“I have learned that even though I don’t have the answers or a cure; that I can still make a contribution. I can be a sounding board; I can help explore the options; I can validate a person’s self worth; I can listen with my heart…I am extremely frustrated with the AIDS epidemic and the level of funding the government contributes towards AIDS research and care. A friend of mine died recently and my anger over “when is this nightmare ever going end” surfaced strongly. I still feel that anger and frustration. I don’t want to lose anymore friends because of our government’s apathy.” -from Eclipse: The Shanti Newsletter, 1987, p. 6.