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My partner Sally & I are parents of two young adult kids all living in the amazing city of Los Angeles, enjoying our lives' journeys. My blog is focused on individual development & societal evolution, from hierarchies of control to circles of equals.

Real Name: Cooper Zale

Groups: Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism, Education Alternatives

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Diaries published: 429 (19 days since last diary on Sat May 09, 2015 at 11:16 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 6646 (19 days since last comment on Sat May 09, 2015 at 11:16 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: frequent

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 3336

Total Comment Ratings: 5926

Most Recommended Diary: Happy Birthday John Holt – “Patron Saint” of Unschooling, 93 comments, 52 recommends

People Following leftyparent: 85

leftyparent's Most Recent Diaries:

With all the bravado I could muster I left the hotel and my travel companion Angie, the two of us having decided to part company, I to continue some version of our original planned trip to the ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 11:16 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Previously that summer of 1973 I had made a note in my journal… I missed the 1968 generation. I came too late. That’s when we were still all together moving in the right direction. Now the ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 08:35 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
As a counterpoint to all the gritty R&B music I had been enthralled by the past months at Western Michigan University, Paul Simon, recently separated from his partner Art Garfunkel, was all over ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 01:40 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
The final book I had to read for my Freshman Reading class that first semester at Western Michigan University was Norman Mailer’s novel An American Dream . It was a story of a war-hero former ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 02:46 PM PST with 0 Recommends
The last week of summer finally arrived as it always did, and with some reluctance but also some excitement I left my hometown of Ann Arbor, the place where most of the developmental events of my ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 02:19 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Among other presents, my brother Peter and I got the Beatles’ White Album and Simon and Garfunkel’s Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme for Christmas, both on our list that our mom had solicited ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 01:19 PM PST with 6 Recommends

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