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    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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Why You’ve Never Met A Man Named Shirley (A Book Review)

The full book review, and the answer to the “man named Shirley” question, is at Peace Couple: here. (excerpt) Book Review: Shirley by Charlotte Bronte Charlotte Bronte’s novel Shirley is a must read for people interested in the topics of: economic justice; Occupy Wall Street ideas; women’s social history; feminism; war and peace; and charity. […]

Thoughts on flag burning incident and the life of Whitney Houston

My thoughts on the Michigan father of a soldier who burned the NJ flag in protest of the lowering of the flag for Whitney Houston: The man from Michigan who burned a NJ flag to show his upset about the honor to Whitney Houston is completely wrong. First of all, it is wrong and taboo […]

Oct 23: Poets for Renewable Energy and Peace event in NYC

Featuring: Anne Waldman, Eliot Katz, Sahar Muradi, Zohra Saed, The Mast (featuring Haale Gafori and Matt Kilmer), Sara Goudarzi, Bob Rosenthal, Papoleto Melendez, Yusuf Misdaq, Tahani Salah, Jackie Sheeler, Chris Brandt, David Henderson, and surprise special guests. 10/22/2011 update: New additions to the evening’s celebrations: -Plus! Guest speaker, the author and investigative reporter, Greg Palast […]

Kimberly’s thoughts on the Anthony Weiner incident…

While former Congressman Anthony Weiner and the world were deciding if he would stay, be fired, or resign, I did not want to chime in. I felt like I did not have enough information, and that most major party politicians are not worth my reflection, anyway. Also, I did not want to distract from the […]

Jane Austen vs. Jane Eyre (and Esther vs. Vashti)

Kimberly writes: Since I enjoy Jane Eyre in all forms, I have an e-mail news alert for “Jane Eyre”. Found this interesting article on a blog devoted to discussion among Jewish women. The full post is: here. (excerpt from) The Jewish Daily Forward/the sisterhood Esther vs. Vashti, Austen vs. Brontës By Sarah Seltzer As I […]

Video: Two friends review Jane Eyre

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC_Jaek0uF4] About the video:

PeaceSmiths January Coffeehouse: Hildegard and Turtlehead

Update: (As of about 1pm), This event was canceled due to the weather. No PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse for January! Please come next month…Friday, February 4, 2011 The PeaceSmiths, Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse for January will be… Is canceled! Friday, January 7, 2011 at 8pm _______________ Charlotte Koons presents “A Hildegard Homily” a […]

Jane Eyre: New video and link to trailer

See below for link to trailer at MTV. What are you going to do while you wait in eager anticipation for the new Jane Eyre movie, coming out in March 2011? Me: I made a video project. Hope you will be interested in watching it. I promise it does not have any real plot spoilers. […]

How do full body scanners make women feel?

Kimberly writes: Below is an excellent video to express how women feel when faced with the choice of full body scanners or having to have an aggressive pat down by TSA personnel at airports. I will not fly due to this horrible violation of human rights. Though, I know that my decision lets the human […]

Backwards compliment to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

KW writes: Egads! This is a new low for sexist, chauvinistic attitudes towards women candidates. Is this guy for real? (excerpt from) Capitol Confidential/Time Union Blog Gillibrand challengers debate, one calls her ‘attractive’ Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 9:24 PM by Jimmy Vielkind SCHENECTADY — Bashing Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the one issue the three […]

Response to the NY Democratic Party’s white, white Governor ticket

This article is a reflection of race in the 2010 NY Governor race. The starting point was a quote by Sen. Ruben Diaz about Andrew Cuomo’s actions. Diaz said, “I am glad to hear that our future Governor, Andrew Cuomo has called Rev. Al Sharpton to apologize for not choosing a person of color on his ballot for Governor. At the same time, it worries me that Andrew Cuomo did not take the same opportunity and show a little respect and appreciation to the Hispanic community…”

An adult’s reflections on the Connetquot School situation

Patricia Burkhart is an activist and community leader from Long Island, New York. These are her thoughts on schools, and on the need for healing at Connetquot School District.

Can Male Hatters be feminists?: Kimberly’s review of Alice in Wonderland 2010

A critique of the critiques of the new movie Alice in Wonderland — 2010, screenplay by Linda Woolverton and direction by Tim Burton. Article by Kimberly Wilder. The focus is on feminism, though other plot points are covered. Spoiler alert – major plot points and the ending are revealed.

Monserrate loses State Senate seat (in a landslide against him)

(excerpt from) The Daily News/AP Ousted state Sen. Hiram Monserrate loses bid to regain seat as Assemblyman Jose Peralta triumphs Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 10:35 PM A New York state senator who was expelled after a domestic violence conviction has lost his long-shot bid to get his seat back in a special election. Assemblyman Jose […]