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joined on 06/07/06
last updated 08/04/08
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My Testimonials

April 9, 2008
Sauciness, as someone said--yes, that it definitely one of Ron's many endearing traits. No matter how serious a conversation may be-- and he really listens and engages--still, you can feel that sauciness, waiting just belew the surface!
July 5, 2007
Ron....well what can i say,we've never met but he seems like the biggest sweetheart.Ofcourse he'd deny it...(?)OK enough about of him already.

Love you , sweet man.And keep growing,spiritually.Unbound.
November 28, 2006
Ron is a living, breathing cultural legacy embodied who continues to prove one can become a valued grass-roots community leader......undergo a major personal paradigm shift....and become.....a valued grass-roots community leader.....
July 27, 2006
My friend Ron has taught me so much, I thank God that he is in my life. Ron is a sweet and saucy man, I can always count on laughing when we talk. I love you Mr. Avila!
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It All started June 1st, 1955...

about me
I know more dogs in my neighborhood than people and often carry biscuits even though I don't have a dog. Love swimming in the Pacific. Gray Whale Cove at Devil's Slide is still my favorite beach. You can get an all-over tan through the fog. Driving down to Pescadero for lunch at Duarte's or on to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for a ride on the Giant Dipper rollercoaster is my ideal day trip. Walking along side Purissima Creek, shaded by redwoods is the walk I love most. Hanging out at Crissy Field here in my adopted hometown is cool - lots of dogs and kids and kitesurfers - fun!

This is an update. I haven't been out much for the last year. I fractured my right foot last spring 2006, Mom died New Years Eve 2005. I've been depressed and gained weight. My feet won't support me cause the bones are brittle from the diabetes and I'm just too fat). I'm being treated for these things and strive to take things one day at a time.
There is still much joy in my life. house/pet sitting for friends is really great. I stay in touch with friends and family.
I watch a lot of TV, American Idol and Ugly Betty are my favs.

I've fallen out with several friends over the past year, but life goes on.
Still dealing with health woes but enjoy going to kirtan with Courtney, drives with Peg, meetings with Joyce or Andrej, lunches with Michael, kisses with (I'm not telling).
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Mirror, mirror ...

I'm holding Guido. His parents are to my right.
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Another Bozo On The Bus

I have PTSD from childhood abuse - physical, sexual and emotional. The perpetrators were members of my immediate family.For most of my life the world seemed a very dangerous place and often I was ashamed to just be alive. Things seem to be changing now. For the first time I am working with a therapist who specializes in trauma. One of the things that's changing is in my dream realm, there are many more places where I feel safe, protected, cared for, where I can take refuge. I believe thi... read more
Wed, January 11, 2012 - 11:44 PM permalink - 1 comment

'They Should Have Shot Them All' - 30 Years of Radical Righters Who Incite Murder
Filed by: Patricia Nell Warren
February 22, 2011 7:00 PM

On January 28, with the world in a flurry over whether the UK would deport Ugandan refugee Brenda Namigadde back to certain death in Uganda, few reasonable people were doubting the criminal culpability of extremist religious righters who preach death to those they... read more
Wed, February 23, 2011 - 11:32 AM permalink - 2 comments
1. Hug your child – often - for no specific reason. Just show your love.

2. Encourage your child. Use positive words often.

3. Place a valentine’s day card by their bed so they see it when they wake up on Valentine’s morning & feel special.

4. Make plans to spend at least half a day alone with your child doing something they enjoy.

5. Remove any & all put-downs from your mind & your parenting vocabulary.

6. When your child is angry, needy, argumentative or in a bad mood, t... read more
Mon, February 7, 2011 - 5:55 PM permalink - 2 comments
So I've moved. I'm no longer in a room twice the size of my Queen (of course) -sized bed but I'm no longer in the beautiful and peaceful Pacific Heights either.

What I like about my new digs/neighborhood: ethnic diversity (the people, the stores, products and restaurants) convenient public transportation, proximity to the Castro and 12 step meetings, having an oven and closets and a bathroom I can walk to naked, having enough room to have a friend over, even 2 or 3.

What I'll miss a... read more
Mon, August 16, 2010 - 9:06 AM permalink - 0 comments
Today is Thursday July 1st, 2010. On Tuesday June 29th, 2010 I woke up and around 8am went upstairs to the dining room to get my 1st cupof coffee. Waiting for the elevator to return to my room, Gerard the General Manager of the hotel (Hotel Drisco) walked by. He smiled and said "good morning."
This was extraordinary since he usually acknowledges me with a scowl and if he does speak to me it's only to accuse me of being a liar and a thief. He let me know that it was OK with him if I w... read more
Thu, July 1, 2010 - 8:06 PM permalink - 1 comment
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