Mattimore, Hank
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Hank Mattimore is the Chair of the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Commission.

2343 Avenida De Las Brisas
Santa Rosa, CA 95405



Currently showing only those Articles posted in: 2016

Running From God

Francis Thomson was a dope addict, a man haunted by his failures to pull himself together and be the person he wanted to be. He sought meaning in sexaul conquests, in nature, in the innocence of children but came away empty. Frustrated, he would go back to his opiates and hated himself for it.

Date posted: 2016-11-03

The Brothers in Our Midst

Why is it that we separate our fellow human beings into the little boxes of countries or states or neighborhoods as though where we stand on this great blue planet divides us into different species? Does not the same red blood flow in our veins?

Date posted: 2016-09-11

If My Son Were Black

If I had a black son what could I say to my kid? I hope I would be big enough to say "You did right, son. In a racist society, your first rule is to survive. But that doesn't make it right for that cop to act the way he did. He wasn't respecting you son, Not OK. Never OK."

Date posted: 2016-07-17

Fear of the Stranger

Just as the human need for hospitality is a constant, so, it seems, is human fear of the stranger.

Date posted: 2016-05-15

A Thing Called Hope

In the musical, South Pacific, Nellie sings "You can call me a cockeyed optimist..but I'm stuck like a dope with a thing called hope and I can't get it out of my heart, not this heart." Want a buzz word for 2016? How about Hope?

Date posted: 2016-01-18