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About ezlight

Eric Z. Lucas is an alumnus of Stanford University, the University of Washington (BA:1981) and Harvard Law School, J.D. 1986. He has been a public servant most of his career life: a prosecuting attorney, a city attorney and a trial judge. Married to his wife Beth since 1974, they have four children. He is the author of The Island Horse (2005) and The Tao of Public Service published by Balboa Press (2013). Both books are available from Self Discovery Publications, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.com. The Tao of Public Service is also available from Balboa Press.

We Are All In This Together: A New View of Citizenship

“Ask not, what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country…” President John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961 The New Citizenship In everyday life, every single person has the power to change the world.  This … Continue reading

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The Path and The Tao of Public Service

  “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.…”  President John F. Kennedy, 1961 A new time and opportunity are on the horizon.  It is a time … Continue reading

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No Security Without Community

Today elections are about the acquisition of government power to enable the victors to establish their view of the best social order.  Often the opposing views breakdown to security versus community.  But is this a real choice?  In my view … Continue reading

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Real Change: Not Just in the Hands of the Politicans

After a lifetime of public service, I am convinced that real change is not just in the hands of the politicians.  Real change is within the reach of each and every one of us depending on how we do our … Continue reading

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The Need For True Service

Introduction  Since graduating from law school I have been a public servant for most of my career life: a prosecuting attorney, a city attorney and a trial judge.  I am a deep believer in public service.  In my private life … Continue reading

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The Practice of Law as a Public Service

By Eric Z. Lucas[i] “A lawyer, at minimum, must stand for truth and not falsehood…Too long have we been known by our fellow citizens as agents of deception.  The era of deception in legal practice must be brought to a … Continue reading

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The Nobility of Every Day Work

By Eric Z. Lucas Every citizen can feel a sense of mission, place and importance. Every task can be considered an act of service to our nation. Tim Knopf, an English teacher at Mariner High School, just retired after 38 … Continue reading

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