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Advocacy: Letter to the Editor re: Pro-Smoking Messages

Below is a letter I wrote today to the editor of a popular skateboarding magazine, regarding images I keep seeing that I believe portray pro-smoking messages.  As a psychologist and father, I believe this is harmful and that people like … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Franklin’s Paine (Skate)Park: A Lesson in Resilience and Changing Stereotypes

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 was the grand opening of the Franklin’s Paine Park in Philadelphia, PA. I would call it a skatepark, but it was built as a multi-purpose city park, developed on the idea that, contrary to stereotypes and … Continue reading

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Advocating for Action Sports

Those who know me know that I have been skateboarding for many years.  And for the past three years I have served on the board of a nonprofit organization called the Downingtown Skatepark Organization.  Our goal has been to advocate for … Continue reading

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