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    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.

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    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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Happy St. Pat’s Day: What’s green on Long Island?

Ian and I woke up early today. So, we have already gathered some images of green for this lovely, sunny, St. Patrick’s Day. Full set at Flickr: here and with story below. What’s Green on Long Island? The soccer fields: ___________________________ The soccer players: A girls soccer team celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with green hair. […]

Rainy Day on Long Island: Flooding Photos

What to do on a rainy day on Long Island? See our informative post with list: here. 2012 Hurricane Sandy video: here. Looking for Irene photos? We have some trees down photos at Flickr: here. Also, if you are FaceBook friends with Lisa Votino, she has some great photos from flooding in Eastern Long Island: […]

Video: First wind, then snow

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

Help for Wyandanch School District

Newsday reports: “Wyandanch’s board president says the system should close and send its 1,900 students to other districts nearby.” KW writes: I know that school district issues are complicated. School districts are not just bureaucracies, they are also quasi-governmental entities. Still, I think the bottom line of the current problem with the Wyandanch Schools is […]

Did a tornado strike North Babylon?

A friend of Ian’s took photos of clouds near our home (this is further South, on Montauk Avenue) on the same day. Looks like a tornado to me! You have to log in to a FaceBook account to see these: here. The weather service says Long Island was not a tornado. Hmmm…I think I disagree. […]

Last snow video of the night…

Still snowing!  A lot! On Long Island, at 11:52pm Wednesday night, it is still coming down steady. Lots of wind, too. Here is my latest video, comparing this morning to this evening… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixJ0loJTTdc]

Alert: Need healing, conflict resolution and community reflection at North Babylon High School

KW: There are many angles to look at the recent news at North Babylon High School: A teenager who attends North Babylon High School was injured when a pipe bomb he was creating at his home blew up. The teenager is reported to have material related to the Columbine incident at his home. And, now, […]

North Babylon Schools: Budget, Elections, Proposition

KW: Voters in the North Babylon School District had three big items to vote on: Elections for school board; the annual budget/taxes; and a proposition about how to elect board members in the future. The results were: The budget passed by 1,496 YES to 800 NO. Three board members were running unopposed, and will be […]

Photos and video: ALS Ride for Life

KW writes: This morning, Wednesday, May 20, 2009, looking outside my second story window, I saw an empowering scene: young people marching through the street to raise awareness about ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. Someone from Ride for Life wrote to me that they are students from North Babylon High School and West Islip High School. I […]

Photos: Fall becomes winter in Long Island, New York

KW: It is Saturday, November 22nd. Winter does not officially begin for about a month. Though, I believe that today was the first ice. Ian and I went for a walk at a park with a lake that is around the corner from our home in North Babylon, Long Island. Ice was starting to form […]

Help and Healing for North Babylon High School

What could you do to help at North Babylon High School? It is the school down the street from me. And, I am going to have to turn my attention there. You may recall a few years ago there was an attack of a student recorded on youtube. Recently, there have been a series of […]

Global Warming In Your Neighborhood