Frederick Douglass speaks on the 4th of July

One of our greatest Americans, Frederick Douglass spoke at a 4th of July picnic on human rights

Happy Pi Day of the Century!

Pi Day of the Century happens today. π is fun! You can experience ten digits of Pi at exactly 3/14/15 at 9:26 and 53 seconds. To celebrate the beauty of math, and the perfection of circles, below is a classic poem. Onthewilderside dedicates this poem to anyone who has ever used Pi as a calculation… […]

Celebrating Pi Day 3/14/15 for preschool through early elementary

Pi Day this year, 3.14.15, at 9:26:53, the date and time will reflect the first 10 digits of Pi (3.141592653), which happens only once per century.

Groundhog Predictions for Winter/Spring 2015

Long Island groundhogs predict Winter and Spring. Holtsville Hal and Malverne Mel agree with Punxsutawney Phil for 2015.

Google Doodle for 2/1/2015: A Langston Hughes animated poem

A Langston Hughes poem to share with preschoolers to elementary students, plus thoughts on the Google Doodle.

Eleven Reasons To Love Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Vintage jewelry is a great holiday gift, helps the environment, adds sparkle to your life, and helps to save the world.

Halloween Fun: Carved Pumpkin Ideas and more…

The Riverhead Country Fair 2014 was great fun on a beautiful day. Lots of folk art and community expression. Had to share some of the ideas for carving pumpkins. Will share a couple of photos here. More fun at our Flickr album: Carved Pumpkin Ideas. ______________________More Halloween Fun…

Vintage Jewelry = Eco-Friendly + Fashion-Forward

Are you thinking about Valentine’s Day gifts? Or, about sparkling up your own winter wardrobe? If so, please stop by our shop, Wilderside Jewelry, on Etsy. Why did The Wilders open a vintage jewelry shop? We love the environment. And, choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle […]

4th of July on Long Island: Help End Corporate Rule

Move to Amend Brookhaven is working towards the goal of adding a 28th amendment to the US Constitution. The new amendment would counteract the Supreme Court’s “Citizen’s United” decision, and assert that money is not the same as “free speech”. Move To Amend Brookhaven marching in the Patchogue 4th of July Parade Thursday, July 4th […]

St. Patrick’s Day message from the band Black 47

We are on the e-mail list for Larry Kirwan and the band Black 47. Below is the St. Patrick’s Day message they sent around this week. We thought it was beautiful and inspiring. (Note that Black 47 will be playing in New York City on the day of the big parade, Saturday, March 16th.) Saint […]

Merry Christmas! Music Videos for Peaceniks, Occupiers, and Activists

from 99 Silver Bells and other Occupy Christmas Carols ………(was our Peace Song of the Day for 12/13/11) __________________________________ Below: Happy Xmas (War Is Over): Peace Song for 12/12/2011

The 12 Days of a Capitalist Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my employer gave to me

Comfort for the community of Newton, Connecticut

How are you handling the news about the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut? It is upsetting me a lot, on a variety of levels. I am finding it difficult to blog about it, or to analyze causes, or to offer suggestions, because I still feel immobilized by the tragedy of it all. Today, I found […]

Occupy Holiday Gifts

How do I give a good present and at the same time do good?

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