Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

Experiencing ‘E Pluribus Unum’

My week with the 2001 California AIDS Ride

Day of departure: True to the spirit of the ride, everyone was safe and kind throughout the week. [This and all photos by the author.]

All of us have seen the words E pluribus unum on our coins and bills. At some point in school we learned that this is Latin and that it means “Out of many, one.”

As it applies to our nation, it conjures up the grand scale of multitudes who have gathered on our continent from disparate places across the globe over…

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Jay Davidson

Jay Davidson

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Retired teacher (San Francisco, 1969–2003); Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mauritania, 2003–2005); public speaker, artist, writer, world citizen, traveler