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    Green Party Peace Sign Bumper Sticker
    The Green Party has continually opposed entry into war and has consistently called for the immediate return of our troops, in stark contrast to the Democratic and Republican parties.
    Today we march, tomorrow we vote Green Party.

  • Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened?

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? ebook cover


    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook on Amazon

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook ; Smashwords independent eBook seller; and a Kobo for 99 cents and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer.

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    Please visit our Etsy shop at: Wilderside Vintage and Antique Jewelry
    Choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle on the planet. Remembering the Waste Hierarchy Triangle, folks who love the planet should always try to…”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Please share or donate your own jewelry and try buying vintage rather than new.

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Groundhog Predictions for Winter/Spring 2015

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

Happy Boxing Day!

  I think we were so busy visiting with our families, we kind of forgot to say this. So…

11:20am on LI: It is snowing (or snaining)

We have been on weather watch for NYC, wondering if the folks at Liberty Square will stay warm and dry. Keep them in your thoughts (and bring blankets if you can). As of Saturday morning, 11:59am, there is a wintry mix of slushy snow falling. To keep watch over the Occupy Wall Street protesters, you […]

Video: Spring Swan

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rVpClSjrPk] This Swan, moving through the water on a gray day, reminds me of the capricious way that Spring has unfolded here on Long Island this year. Contradictory, but satisfying, with the beauty being worth the wait. This footage was taken at Southards Pond in Babylon.

Video: First wind, then snow

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsHCm_ykyCc] About the video:

Groundhog Day 2011: What do the groundhogs say about winter?

On Wednesday, February 2, 2011, here is a round-up of ground hog reports for Ground Hog Day: The most famous, prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil says: No shadow, Spring is near. More, groundhog predictions:

Snow photo (and snow help numbers)

Snow on Long Island. Friday, January 21, 2001. Snow problems phone numbers for Nassau County and Suffolk County beneath photo. Of course, in an emergency, in Nassau and Suffolk, you should call 911. Thanks to Long Island Press for publishing a variety of other, local snow-help numbers. Full story at Long Island Press: here. Nassau […]

Blizzard 2010: Video of snow on Long Island


Blizzard Fun! (Photos)

The wilderside team lives in North Babylon, Long Island, NY. One report says that we received 12.5 inches of snow by this morning. It is still blowing, and there is more to come. Update at 11:30am: Newsday reports the snow had mostly stopped by 10:30am, and total in Babylon was 18.5 inches of snow! Below […]

Eclipse video and photos (was – “Eclipse is now!”)

Update: Video and some photos at Flickr. The sky above Long Island from midnight, with a bright moon to 2:45am, when the moon is hiding! http://www.flickr.com/photos/29795482@N06/sets/72157625518264837/ And, the youtube video from our courtyard in North Babylon: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJxKxheN5Iw] Text of orginial post:

Late night Monday (Tuesday morning): Total lunar eclipse…

Update after the height of eclipse: Some photos at Flickr: here. Have you been feeling wound up, extra energy, the feeling that something magical is in the air? I have. And, I learned from some friends who celebrate Solstice that not only is the energizing, renewing, astronomical and astrological event of Solstice happening on December […]

Snow on LI today, 12/14/2010

Oh, well, in case anyone is interested in the weather, I made a snow video this morning. Now it is 11:30am, and I think the snow has stopped. -Kimberly [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EewqGSI9mS4]

Did you know it snowed on Monday?

It really snowed on Long Island Monday. A woman at the library had told me that she saw snow at 7:30 am Monday in North Babylon when she took her children to the bus stop. Now, Newsday reported snow on Monday as the first snow of the season. (Although, my young nephews in Coram claimed […]

Suffolk County: Warnings/Closings related to Hurricane Earl

Update for Irene 2011: Hurricane emergency/nonemergency phone numbers: here. ________________________________ 2010/Earl Updates… Some important things to note: There are train closings on the Eastern Branch of the Long Island Railroad due to Earl. Saturday morning 9/4/2010 update: LIRR Train service restored. See LIRR/MTA announcement: here. Update 9/4/2010: To check on Fire Island Ferry service (which […]