ADDRESS, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

Phil Ryan’s January 15, 2018 Address to

         THE NAPA COMMUONITY-WIDE CELEBRATION OF

           THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

 

            In the Spring of 1963 I was the youngest legislative aide in the California Legislature. One day there was a sit-in in the Rotunda of the State Capitol in support of fair […]

January 29th, 2018|Essays|

TO KNEEL OR NOT TO KNEEL by PHIL RYAN

I received an email from a high school classmate who included a letter written to the President and Principal of St. Ignatius College Preparatory. This letter by Elmer Carr commented on high school lads refusal to stand with hand over heart for the pre-football game playing of the National Anthem. The following is my contrarian […]

November 25th, 2016|Essays, Rants|

The Democracy Challenge by Kelly Ryan

Kelly Ryan is a brilliant writer who happens to be my daughter. As an attorney poll watcher in Nevada she tells us what she observed and suggests that we stop whining about the disastrous election of a probable fascist and do something about it. (Phil Ryan)

 

NOVEMBER 9, 2016 BY KELLY RYAN
The Democracy Challenge
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Democracy is not […]

November 25th, 2016|Essays, Rants|

Warren Hinckle Remembrance By Phil Ryan

It was  a touching moment to read Kevin Fagan’s moving front page SF Chronicle story on the passing of Warren Hinckle. I’ve know Warren from puberty to passing. We were briefly rival columnists is high school – Warren in the Riordan Crusader and I in Inside SI. I thought of myself as a teenage Herb […]

August 28th, 2016|Essays|