Go Ahead, Show Off a Little...
Here's the bulletin board/virtual refrigerator door/etc. for showing and telling about accomplishments you're proud of. Your art. Your graduation. Your promotion. The garden you just planted. Your kid's karate trophy. You get the idea...
wonderful news, fred! congratulations! many more years of health for you!
happy anniversary and many more!
This week will be year three of having hopefully beaten bone cancer. I look at life in a whole new way!!!!!!!!!
Normally, in my line of work, I'm cranking out stuff all the time, whether it's about dog-and-baby classes or energy-efficient windows. Hey, I've got a lot of different clients. (Thank God...)
But this week while all this, uh, merriment was going on in various quarters, I wrote two articles as different as night and day, and I'm insanely proud of them both.
#1, definitely coming from my nicer side, is a piece I did for the Rex Foundation's site about Project Avary, which is one of the groups Rex supports. I've always kinda been a fan so I was tickled to get a chance to work on this one. Check it out because I'm proud of it, or check it out because they're wonderful folks, but check it out! (The Avarys have a topic in the Forums under Dead-Related Charities also.)
#2, coming from my fire-breathing side, is my latest pets column on KGO's web site, which is, in essence, a plea for the judge in the Vick case to stop listening to the idiots who say there's nothing to do with Vick's victims but kill them, and to instead require Vick to fund their lifelong loving care as part of his sentence. I'm very grateful for my radio station boss who a) loves dogs as much as I do and indeed adopted one of my fosters and b)lets me write outspoken columns on stuff where it matters. So, you want fire-breathing, read here.
Yup, the two sides of marye's writing career in this crazy week....
....I'm impressed as well. Keep up the good work, everyone.
The Dude Abides!
I just moved to Virginia to start college as an art and english major!!
You guys rock!
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I have been an environmental activist since I was about 14 -1970. At that time I was involved in a recycling group. In the late 70’s and early 80’s I was involved in the anti-nuke movement taking part in demonstrations, marches and educational activities about the dangers of nuclear plants and nuclear proliferation.
In the late 80’s my activities turned more towards habitat and wildlife issues. In 1989 I formed Tallgrass Prairie Earth First! We brought in almost 30 speakers and events to Iowa City about environmental issues. At the same time we stopped illegal grazing in public lands in the city, curtailed some cutting of urban trees, stopped the destruction of habitat for a rare orchid in a county park, stopped spraying of pesticides on several prairie remnants on public and private lands.
In the early 90’s I moved to the Northwest and became more involved in forest issues. I helped stop the logging in several Roadless Areas (over 5,000 acres, keeping them intact). I was a core person in stopping the Bureau of Land Management trade away a 600 acre area containing some amazing large old-growth.
I helped form and lead several environmental book groups; been involved in or helped organize hundreds of rallies, demonstrations, press conferences and marches on environmental, peace and social justice issues. Also support for Civil Disobedience actions. Most exciting event ever was involvement in stopping WTO in Seattle in 1999 (it was not a riot, many peaceful people; media slanted it to highlight violence as always).
Current involvement in Sierra Club in wilderness, forest and wildlife issues.
Those are the highlights –much more. Impeach Bush. Peace now. Hello FBI people. Subvert the dominant paradigm.
Oh and I am a Registered Nurse working in a nonprofit mental health agency.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
I am moving from Germany to Spain to be in charge of day to day operations for a game manufacturer. My professional talks with the owner have escalated from his thinking "I can afford to help out my broke and unemployed friend, and can use her skills somehow" to "Damn! I need her" and now he is thinking in completely different directions for growing his company since we've talked together in Sevilla in early June.
I am totally proud to be taken so seriously in this industry that is so overwhelmingly dominated by men.