http://oac.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb0b69n6qr/?docId=hb0b69n6qr&brand=oac4&layout=printable. This picture of Waddles, an Oregon landmark, is telling.
My dearest Shosh and Jaialai:
Three titles explains why I never wanted to return to Oregon after moving to Washington, D.C., and the Silicon Valley:
The grandparents of Kailee Johnson, a Stanford basketball phenom who grew up in Oregon, http://www.gostanford.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7850, were prohibited from marrying in Tigard, Oregon. They were a mixed couple. Thus, their son, Kailee’s dad, is a bastard — a child born out of wedlock, or an illegitimate child. This happened within our lifetime. Don’t think this is ancient history.
What happened to us would never have happened in a more progressive place. Move, my sons. Find a place where you can make your contributions and live peacefully. The Silicon Valley is more hospitable. Go there.
All my love, always,