This site is a collection of 13 Meditations from Dr. Thomas A Billings. Dr Billings gained his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Oregon. After 3 years of teaching at Sacramento State College he moved to Washington DC to became the second National Director of the Upward Bound and Community Action Programs in the Office of Economic Opportunity in the late 1960's where he received an Accolade Extraordinaire for his Upward Bound leadership. Among his most cherished achievements are Outstanding Teacher of The Year awards from both Sacramento State College and Western Washington University where he taught until his retirement in 1993.
Dr. Thomas Billings writes
"The reason I worry about it is this: If Diane were my daughter, I would want the whole world to be absolutely certain she’s guilty of the crime for which she was convicted."
"No, innocent victims – Cheryl, Christie and Danny Downs, and the entire Frederickson family are paying for the crime – endlessly daily, eternally."
"Why did Judge Foote deny Melvin Belli the two week postponement he needed to prepare for trial?"
Eugene Register-Guard - Apr 24, 1984
Melvin Belli is quoted as saying “This is the first time in all my 50 years of practice that a Judge was so arbitrary that he wouldn’t continue a trial”
In Tribute to Dr. Thomas A. Billings
- Supporter of Diane Downs -