Using the word “never” in activism

As time passes I realize that using absolutes like "never" or "always" is pretty unrealistic.A couple 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:  … Continue reading Using the word “never” in activism


You’re Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell – Granny D. Passes at 100

That's the title of Granny D's book about her hell raising.  Granny D. has passed at the young age of 100.Granny D spent her late years doing just that - raising a little hell. At the age of 90, in the year 2,000,  she walked across America - 3,000 miles from California to D.C., to … Continue reading You’re Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell – Granny D. Passes at 100

Afghanistan Escalation

The peace community around the nation is outraged at Obama's announcement of the deployment of 35,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But should we be surprised? Obama promised the reduction of forces in Iraq and further escalation in Afghanistan during his presidential campaign. Regardless, not only are more lives going to be lost in an escalation … Continue reading Afghanistan Escalation

Local Action: Making Dreams Come True – You Can Do It

Today is Green Blog Action Day, a project of Green Change which was inspired by the global day of blog action on climate change. The topic: Local action. Check out all the Green Blogging going on over at Green Change to see what people around the country are writing about local action. My local action … Continue reading Local Action: Making Dreams Come True – You Can Do It


Today is "Juneteenth", the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and … Continue reading Juneteenth

Military Recruiting – California

Full adult privileges are not afforded to U.S. youth until age 21, yet youth in the U.S. are recruited for the military as early as middle school. Aside from the issue of marketing the military to ANYONE, there's something wrong with this picture of youth recruiting. Democracy Now! aired a segment yesterday on military recruiting … Continue reading Military Recruiting – California