International Women’s Day

March 21st, 2017

IWD falls on March 8th and this year it was extra special for many reasons. Many national events dovetailed on the Women’s March in January. In Pat’s little world, it was so cool because I got to be part of a $3 million match day on the Kiva Website. It … Continue reading

BirthDay Week – Oh My

March 21st, 2017

I love Birthdays – especially mine – LOL. This year I decided to count Sun-Sat of the week in which the actual B Day feel to celebrate. I went for enjoying time with as many friends as I could convince them to do so. This included, David, David and Dovid; … Continue reading

Local Politics = Teamwork.

February 28th, 2017

  On 2/22/17, The Portland Maine City Council voted unanimously to protect the view from a historic park on Munjoy Hill from being blocked by a proposed condominium project. Here are two photos of sunset from the park, which is at the top of my street. How lucky am I. … Continue reading

Life Changing Event

February 27th, 2017

The 2017 Sister Giant Conference was held in Arlington Virginia on February 2-4th. Marianne Williamson and Derrick Harkins convened this conference. (www.sistergiant.com) You can view the speakers here. Its purpose was to explore the intersection of spirituality and politics and to impart the need and urgency for everyone in the … Continue reading

Fascism – Yikes!

February 22nd, 2017

  In 2003, Dr. Lawrence Britt wrote an article about Fascism. It was published in the Free Inquiry magazine. He studied the fascist regimes of Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Suharto (Indonesia) and Pinochet (Chile).   He found they all had 14 elements in common. These were: Powerful and Continuing Nationalism. Disdain … Continue reading

RESULTS – the Power to end Poverty!

February 22nd, 2017

RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed people dedicated to ending poverty. This advocacy support group started in the early 1980’s. RESULTS create the public and political will to end poverty by empowering individuals to speak up for change. They support long-term solutions to poverty by advocating for government programs that … Continue reading

Net Neutrality – Why Monitor ?

February 21st, 2017

Net Neutrality rules are designed to ensure equal access to content on the internet. Consumers can go where they want, when they want. These Open Internet rules went into effect in June 12, 2015. They are ensuring consumers and businesses have access to a fast, fair, and open Internet. In … Continue reading