LI Poets Kimberly and Ian Wilder read at Sachem Library 8/25/15

Long Island poets Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder will perform at Sachem Library in Holbrook, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7pm. The poetry reading is titled “Children & Grown-ups” featuring poems about childhood and admiration. Among the grown-ups mentioned will be parents, local poets, and other heroes. Monthly Series at Sachem Public Library Poetry: Verse […]

Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, essays, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.

Google Doodle: Maria Sibylla Merian’s iguana (and mine)

Maria Sibylla Merian’s 366th birthday is the subject of today’s Google Doodle. She was a German naturalist who illustrated insects in a scientific way. Though, what got me excited, was the iguana!

The Wilders have moved (close by)

Ian and Kimberly Wilder have begun a new adventure. We have moved from our co-op apartment to a new home in Riverhead. If you have missed seeing us around town, that is why. It has taken a long while to find a good home for us, in a community we love. We look forward to […]

Poem dedicated to policeman fired for using Ebonics…

From TribLive News…The headline: “Man claims State Police fired him because he used ‘Ebonics’ in his reports“. The quote: “[William C. Peake of Pennsylvania] claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that the State Police fired him…because of his race and a false claim that he used “Ebonics” in his reports.” A poem, written by […]

Exclusive 11/4/12 Debate Interviews with Nader & Presidential Candidates

Taped at the 11/4/12 third party debate moderated by Ralph Nader at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC,

Columbus Day weekend adventure: Eastern Long Island

Columbus Day weekend adventure: Lawn signs, fun, and sunsets My husband Ian and I took a drive out east on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. We had the idea to capture signs of fall for the blog. Among our observations was a study on lawn signs and politics. The full set of photos is […]

Occupy Long Island: updates and media coverage

Long Island May Day and/or Occupy participation which onthewilderside heard about: Mt. Sinai/Brookhaven – Occupy May Day Tearwater Tea (Ian and Kimberly attended this one) Went well. Stories read to children. Held banners on side of road. Literature table with issues like Move To Amend. Big banner read “Celebrate Peace And Justice” “99%”. There are […]

Occupy Wall Street declarations: One demand, twenty grievances, lots of consensus

Comparison of the two sets of demands/grievances published by Occupy Wall Street by Kimberly Wilder 10/4/2011 The first document I will refer to as the “One Demand Document” The second document I will refer to as the “Grievances Document” To see both documents in text, go to my previous post: here. Up front, I would […]

Walt Whitman’s Birthday: Two videos and a special way to celebrate!

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Video: Two friends review Jane Eyre

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Wikileaks Song: The time they drove ol’ Julian down…

Update: 12/18/2010: To send donations to Wikileaks (without using the companies which have attacked them) look here and at bottom of this post…

Just got off the phone with my bank…supporting Julian Assange and free speech

Kimberly writes: Thought I would share this exhilarating, though shaky, feeling, while it is still fresh. I just got off the phone with my local bank. I am so shocked, angered, and aggravated that Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, and other bank/money companies have stopped allowing donations to Wikileaks. How dare they pile on arbitrarily to a […]

Wikileaks situation – Message to US Government: “Leave the blonde alone, and get to work!”

Kimberly writes: When someone really, really screws up, they need a smokescreen or scapegoat, so everyone will look the other way. It is a great idea, if you are a little kid who takes out your mom’s vase from the hutch to look at it, and your little brother knocks it off the coffee table. […]

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