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It is all about compassion - by Max Disposti
INSIGHTS - Several days ago the NC Times published an especially hateful letter about gays and marriage. Max Disposti of Oceanside wrote this perceptive and astute response, published in the NC Times as a Community Forum. Read the original letter also. Read More

Event Reminders:

Candlelight March, Gay Marriage Equality
Saturday, 12/20/2008
Escondido will participate in a national "Light up the Night for Equality" in marriage on Dec. 20 at 5:00 PM at North County Faire. Website for update: JointTheImpact.wetpaint.com/

San Diego's Own Inaugural Party
Saturday, 01/10/2009
The San Diego County Democratic Party Invites You To Our “Blue Skies Over San Diego” Inauguration Celebration! Francine Busby, San Diego Dem. Party's North Region Representative, wants you to know about this timely event. It will be a fun, informative evening, good food/drink/music in the company of kindred spirits. San Diego Democrats, under the brilliant leadership of Jess Durfee, deserve a party.

Poetry Reading, open mic in Fallbrook
Wednesday, 12/17/2008
Karen Cunagin, a Fallbrook-based writer and fabric artist, is the featured writer at Fallbrook's Writers Read free monthly reading on Wednesday, December 17. The reading, including open mic time, runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Café des Artistes in Fallbrook.

Vista ENOUGH Peace Demonstrations Sundays
Sunday, 12/21/2008
The Valiant champions for Peace in Vista WE still gather every Sunday afternoon for one hour starting at 12:00 noon to demonstrate for Peace and Justice. We were 8 (three high school students among us)Sunday, Dec. 14. and very, very cold. I imagine it was the same for everyone everywhere. Brrr! The reception was generally warm, however. We were glad to get in our cars to go home to blankets and heaters, though. I hope this was the worst temp (wind) we have to deal with. Evelyn