(God bless LeBron for teaching us how to announce any career change. “Taking my talents to South Beach.” That still cracks me up!)
I guess I may as well use this blog for something, since I rarely use it for blogging. This is more or less a note to my friends to let them know of some big personal news for my family and me.
Those who know me know that, for better or worse, I can get pretty wound up about any social injustice that needs to be addressed. I get some right and I get some wrong along the way to be sure. There is no issue that I’m more passionate about than the abolition of the death penalty. It’s systemically biased based on race, socioeconomic status, mental capacity, ignorance and other factors. Innocent people have been executed, and even more close to it, often freed by chance. It’s expensive and ineffective. In short, even if you don’t disagree with it philosophically, it’s bad policy.
I have had the great privilege of being offered the position of communications and development director at a national death penalty abolition organization, Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation. It’s a great organizations that has been around since 1976, and it certainly fits in line with my policy and philosophical beliefs.
I start in a few days and will work from Little Rock until January, at which time Shannon, Cash and I will be moving to DC. That gives my Little Rock people 3 months to buy me drinks, go hiking, have dinner or the other things we enjoy together. I’m sure I’ll be a little more sappy and sad as January nears, but for now, let’s celebrate with a cold Diamond Bear somewhere!
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