Power of Love

January 22, 2009

Anyone doubting the grassroots power of online social media should consider this story, which I wrote for today’s edition of The Oregonian. Without Twitter, Facebook, and blogs, a son’s heart-warming attempt to help his mother’s financially ailing bookstore would have never reached and connected with so many people so quickly.


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Soundtrack to the Past

October 30, 2008

I’ve written recently about finding a long-lost friend in an unlikely way, via his son’s photo on a Facebook page. Now comes word that the son — singer, songwriter, and aspiring actor — will soon release his first CD. His father and I have exchanged emails since making contact in September and pledged to meet […]


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