73 years of nuclear attack remembrances and the world is still under the threat of nuclear war.
Bea Gaddy doesn’t have anything to do directly with our Community Coat Exchange. Bea Gaddy has everything to do with inspiring me to serve our community. As a younger woman growing up in Frederick County, Maryland – about 50 miles west of Baltimore, I would watch with intrigue each Thanksgiving as the local news would air the piece about … Continue reading Bea Gaddy and My Wish
This past week marked two historical events in 1945 that will never be forgotten - Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). Ironically, it was during this same week the tensions continued to rise over the threat of the use of nuclear weapons between the U.S. and North Korea. As President Donald Trump was threatening … Continue reading “Fire and Fury”
On June 24, 2017, the Green Party of Utah held its state convention. Candidates for party offices were elected and Dr. Jill Stein was our guest speaker. I was elected to state delegate to the national Green Party and as a state Grassroots Coorindator. This is the speech I prepared, part of it was earmarked … Continue reading Dee’s Green Party of Utah Party Office Candidate Speech
(This is a version of a post I wrote in ***2012***. Some things never change!) Efforts to seize the land in Utah that is protected from development by the Federal Government are continuing by Utah legislators and others. This has been an ongoing controversy that is gaining momentum with the election of Donald Trump to … Continue reading “Land Grabs”? Look at the Utah Constitution
As I age, I realize I still have a lot of growing up to do. There are many women I want to be when I grow up. Granny D. is one of them. I have long admired Granny D. and the work she did in her later years. Granny D spent her late years raising … Continue reading Hell-Raisin’ Women Series: “You’re Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell”
A number of years ago I was faced with having to get an emergency container of formula for my grandson because we forgot to bring it with us. The only place around was Walmart. So the decision had to be made: Do I allow my grandson to go hungry because of my political aversion to … Continue reading Using the word “never” in activism
June 17, 2016 I pledge allegiance To all life In its interdependent diversity. And to the planet Upon which it exists One world, under the sky, Undividable, With harmony and balance For all. I went on a field trip with friends to study to the biodiversity of the open land adjacent to the Utah Tar … Continue reading The Fieldtrip 10: Sacrifice for the Cause
It's been a really, REALLY long time, but I'm back. Six years ago I decided to take a break from a lot of things. (That's why you see a huge gap between my last post and this one!) I'm ready to get back to work!
The Utah Legislature will be considering a bill aimed to save marriages. The mandate will require couples to attend a "divorce education class" before filing for divorce. The bill will make the course free of charge and available online. The proponents say this will help teach marriage survival skills that might turn some away for … Continue reading Divorce Education?