Tommorrow is the eleventh anniversary of the day our son Bill died.

Alec, Catherine and I are going to Seattle first for dinner with Noel and then to Town Hall Seattle. The evening there will be opened by The Righteous Mothers. Then Cindy Sheehan and Anthony Arnove will speak. The Righteous Mothers are four female progressive feminist folk musicians based in the Olympia area. They have fantastic …

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Hunger in America

Thirty years ago Alec and I met and we help run a soup line at the Everything for Everybody organization in New York City. Then we moved to Mississippi where we founded Persons and fed free meals in our home. The problem of hunger in America is still here. Right now 38 million Americans don’t …

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Colbert Gets Serious at Dinner for Bush and White House Correspondents

Saturday night comic and journalist Stephen Colbert the lampooned President Bush when he performed at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Click here to read Stephen Colbert’s Take at the White House Correspondents Dinner ~ by Daily Kos, on the Common Dreams website. Editor & Publisher published: Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner …

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Cover the Uninsured Week ~ May 1-7 2006

Alec and I don’t have health insurance. We work on contract and also are self-employed. He had open heart surgery in 2002. I have epilepsy (adult onset starting in 1998 and I was just recently diagnosed with diabetes and high cholesterol. So we are private pay on everything – doctors, medicine, hospital stays etc. During …

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song ~ “Holy Dirt” by Steve Schalchlin

With me mentioning the new songs of war and politics by Neil Young and by Pink with The Indigo Girls I want to share this one too. My friend Steve Scalchlin wrote in his online diary, Living in the Bonusround: “Musical Insurgency” (dated December 18-20, 2004). In an entry called The World of The Song …

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welcome Linus!

email from Noel this morning: There is a new member of the family. I finally got around to adopting a cat. His name is Linus. He’s 2 years old and he’s currently adjusting to his new home by hiding in the closet. I’ve attached a picture.