Happy Anniversary

Did you know it’s our anniversary? Yes, five years ago this month, I started A User’s Guide to Power, with this inaugural post on power, democracy and leadership. A lot has changed since 2008. Five “internet years” feels more like ten in the real world. For...

What Do You Expect?

Architect. Chef. Surgeon. Shoe Designer. Those are big dreams for any kid. But especially for the “Dreamers,” the 60 or so eighth graders I’ve been working with in the I Have A Dream program. You can’t be what you don’t see. If no one in your family ever went to...

We’re Here. We’re Normal. Get Used To It.

Definitely not as catchy as the original: We’re Here. We’re Queer. Get used to it. But way more successful. And that is how, it came to pass, that gay rights won. Well, it’s far from over, but the Supreme Court weighing in on the constitutionality of DOMA certainly...