Diversity Center

July 4, 2011
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Once upon a time, there was a little Diversity Center that could. Every day, the little Diversity Center that could worked hard “building a diverse community, promoting health and well-being, and advancing social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning individuals and their allies in Santa Cruz County”. But one day, the little […]

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Harry Potter

June 28, 2011
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The blue, red, yellow, and green wristbands I’m wearing on the end of my sleeve in the “sword” graphic to the left are a set of Harry Potter Hogwarts House bracelets — Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin (and you can click the image to the right to see a larger photo of Hedwig wearing them […]

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Freedom Hearts

June 20, 2011
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For some years part of the ritual of going to Santa Cruz Pride was checking out both the attendees and vendors to see what “this year’s necklace” was. David Spada’s “Freedom Rings” necklaces of six anodized-aluminum rings in rainbow colors on a ball chain were definitely the thing in the early ’90′s, going on to […]

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June 14, 2011
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I actually wear this “Strength” wristband more than any other bracelet: Part of this is for color coordination/ symmetry — when I go out I’ve got a watch with a black band on my left wrist and this black Strength band on my right wrist, so yeah, I start out with a black band on […]

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Ocean in view! O! The joy!

June 6, 2011
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When the “Ocean in view! O! The joy” nickels commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition’s reaching the Pacific Ocean came out in 2005, both the sentiment and the beauty of the image really appealed to me, and I picked up a roll of them at the bank with the idea of […]

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Wildlife Warriors

May 27, 2011
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I got these “Wildlife Warriors” wristbands when my son Arthur was mourning Steve Irwin‘s death, with the proceeds going to Steve and Terri Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors Worldwide conservation fund. At the time they were only being sold in the US in packs of ten by Discovery Channel/Animal Planet, so in addition to having plenty for […]

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SEE a Bully – STOP a Bully

May 17, 2011
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For my first post in this blog I’m going to take the LIFO route and describe the newest bracelets in my collection — two of these “SEE a Bully – STOP a Bully” anti-bully bands from the American Federation of Teachers (free for AFT members, and only a dollar each to non-members). To quote the […]

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