Essays & Rants

 

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 […]

January 29th, 2018|

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 […]

November 25th, 2016|

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 […]

November 25th, 2016|

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 […]

August 28th, 2016|

Video of Dante Ryan at BHS 2016 Graduation

Dante Ryan raps his valedictory before more than 10,000 at the Greek Theater, Berkeley High graduation. He entered the stage in full cap and gown, stripped them off to begin his performance.

July 2nd, 2016|