This “Giving Tuesday”, I am helping out friends in Great Barrington, Mass. with their public radio music and discussion show (community radio station, WBCR), since the station is cash strapped. They are very good people who have given the world a chance to hear independent folk artists (like me and many SummerSongs friends) and have given their efforts to uncountable noble and worthy causes. The airwaves need more people like Barbara and Graham Dean and their show. The station is all volunteer and 100% listener supported and can be contacted (and donations made) at http://www.berkshireradio.org/
I also place Feeding America http://feedingamerica.org/
and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, http://www.nami.org/
at the top of my priority giving. I support both every year as much as I am able!
Unity of Lake Norman Now Member of Unity Worldwide Ministries
Unity of Lake Norman has been accepted and is now affiliated as an approved expansion Unity Ministry by Unity Worldwide Ministries. The phone call confirming that all proper documentation had been received and approved was received today (Dec. 2, 2013) by Rev. Jacqueline Mace. This achievement is the fruit of her considerable effort and sacrifice. Unity of Lake Norman will now appear in the national directory of Unity churches to enable people in the area to find contact information and join us at services.
Join us in celebrating this joyous entry into Unity Worldwide Ministries!
I went to see the movie “12 Years As A Slave”. It was riveting but stomach churning. It is based on the true story and book by Solomon Northup, kidnapped and sold as a slave in 1841 by professional sociopathic criminals who tricked, drugged and sold a free black man from New York to plantations in the swamps of Louisiana. The book by the same name, was originally published (dedicated to Harriet Beecher Stowe) in 1853.
This movie, though a needed antidote to the phony paternal images of slavery of so many past films, is not for the squeamish. You may not feel like eating anything for a few hours after witnessing these brutal images. The only way to begin to comprehend the denial that would allow rape, torture, whippings, lynchings, and other murders is the bizarre belief that people with a different skin color could be considered property rather than fellow human beings.
The intense portrayal of Northup by Chiwetel Ejiofor is exceptional. Unfortunately, a few of the actors are somewhat [...]
FL legislators fiddle as coastal areas , the Keys, and even the Everglades face flooding beyond control in as little as 100 years. Downtown Miami Beach, only two feet above sea level in areas, already floods regularly at high tide. As the federal government is ending subsidies for flood insurance, the cost of flood insurance will be too high for most middle class buyers and even existing homeowners. Short-sighted denial and political posturing will not make the dramatic rise in sea level in this most vulnerable state go away. Much of the Florida coast that I have loved all of my life will most likely be gone, under water.