Resolutions for Civic Literacy
I will both limit and protest
gratuitous violence, especially in my DAILY
life. This includes movies, television, games, books and magazines.
I will consume less -
repairing and repurposing BEFORE I replace whenever possible.
organize, utilizie and minimize my possessions.
I will actively resist stereotyping, marketing, reductionism,
emotionalism and ignorance. An opinion is NOT a fact. Unsubstantiated
opinion is NOT informed argument.
from my own values is more important than the opinions or expectations of
52 years old and currently
involved in a long-term relationship.
My knitting group on MeetUp:
Highway Knitters celebrated its 1-year anniversary this past summer and
I am now also moderator for a
Mountain Highway Crafters. I have volunteered at Vogue
Knitting Live (in Bellevue) where I manned the Market doors, dressed
runway models, staffed the registration desk, and provided assistance in
the Beginners Lounge. I've also attended various local knitting and
craft events. The knitting group I founded turns two this month.
pagan and see the divine in Nature, but I'm more spiritual than religious. I was born
in Washington State and moved back home
in December 1999. I share my home with my partner
cats, two black pugs and a small parrot.
I suffered my first
broken bone when I fractured my right arm just below the shoulder last
summer. I wound up staying with my mom for a month and undergoing months
of physical therapy. I've got most of my motion back and knitting
helped to retain my flexibility. I don't recommend it, but I'm
definitely more ambidextrous that I used to be!
I got my IT
certifications: MCDST (Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician)
and CompTIA Security+. I will be getting certified for MS
Windows 7 this fall. I am also thinking of enrolling in a Master's
program with Pacifica Graduate
Institute, perhaps when I retire. I
have a Reiki certification and I was
certified as an Adult Literacy Tutor by TALC. I also enjoy all my
tech toys and recently bade Sprint farewell and moved to
Republic Wireless (phones)
and FreedomPop (mobile hot
spot). I highly recommend both!
Note: I have four tattoos (water,
earth, air and fire) - click here for pictures of all four!
I am now toying with the idea of a back piece, perhaps the Millennium
Gaia. I highly recommend Brian
(owner) or the other artists at the Tattoo Machine in
Puyallup, WA. (Note: I just found out tha Brian is still in
business and the "itch" for something new has started.)
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2012-2014 Concerts & Events
Alabama - The Band Perry - Fiber Fusion NW - Fleetwood Mac (Reunited!) -
Hell's Belles - Kid Rock -
Lincoln (2012) - Little Big Town -
Madrona Fiber Arts (Winter
Fiber Retreat) - Neal McCoy - The Northwest LYS Tour (Yarn Crawl) - Seattle to
Portland Yarn Train - Dan + Shay - Blake Shelton - South Sound Yarn Crawl - Vogue Knitting Live (Seattle)
2010-2011 Concerts & Events
Perry Acker -
Trace Adkins -
Big & Rich/Gretchen Wilson - Bon Jovi - Billy Currington - Dashboard Confessional - Dustin Bentall Band - Ani
- Hell's Belles -
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts -
Norah Jones - Toby Keith - Vicci Martinez -Willie Nelson - James Otto -
Uncle Kracker - Lilith Fair ( Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Erykah Badu -
Colbie Caillat - Miranda Lee Richards - A Fine Frenzy - Marina and the
Diamonds - Sheryl Crow - Sugarland - Sarah McLachlan - Lucy Schwartz)
-SAM Picasso Exhibit - Uncle Kracker
2009 Concerts & Events
Rodney Atkins - Dierks
Bentley - Brandi Carlile -Brett Dennan - Heart - Hell's Belles - Julianne Hough - The Kin - Little Big
Town - The Lost Trailers - Motorhead - Nashville Pussy - Need To Breath
- Paulo Nutini - Brad Paisley - PBR 09 Tacoma Classic -
Prosper - Puyallp Pro Rodeo Finals - The Reverend Horton Heat - Serena
Ryder - Crystal Shawanda - Rod Stewart - Keith Urban - Gretchen Wilson - Zero Down
2008 Concerts & Events
The Ariat Playoffs of the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour -
The B52's - Joan Baez -
Carter's Chord -
Aaron Daniels - Don Dokken - Melissa Etheridge - Alan
Jackson - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Just Dirt - Toby Keith - Kid
Rock - Miranda Lambert - The Loyal Sinners - The Vicci Martinez Band -
Montgomery Gentry - Sam Moore - Nashville Pussy -
Queensryche - Rascal Flatts - Rehab - The Reverend Horton Heat -
Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) - Supersuckers - Taylor Swift - Too Slim and the Tail
Draggers - Trailer Choir - Wintergrass (The Duhks, Three Generations, The Infamous
Stringdusters, Sarah Jarosz)
2007 Concerts & Events
.38 Special - A Fine Frenzy - Gary Allan -
The Ariat Playoffs of the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour - Steve Azar - Big & Rich (Cowboy Troy and the Muzik Mafia) - Clint Black - The Boinkers -
Garth Brooks (Kansas City Simulcast) - Bx3 - Brandi Carlile - Jason Michael Carroll - Neko
Case - Marc Cohn - Daughtry - Def Leppard -
Foreigner - Merle Haggard -
Heart - Hell's Belles - Faith Hill & Tim McGraw - Joan Jett & the
Blackhearts - Just Dirt - Blaine Larsen - Loverboy - Lynyrd Skynyrd
(Cancelled) - Magic Bus -The Vicci Martinez Band - Reba McEntire - Ronnie Millsap -
Megan Monroe - Mos Generator - Pain in the Grass (Godsmack,
Candlebox, Buckcherry, Finger Eleven, Operator, Black Light Burn,
Evans Blue & Point One) - Kellie Pickler - The Pretenders - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band -
Vonda Shepard - Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband - Shedaisy - Rod Stewart - George
Strait - Stray Cats - Styx - Taylor Swift - ZZ Top
2006 Concerts & Events
- The Beach Boys - Pat Benetar - Dierks Bentley - The Boinkers - Brooks & Dunn - Shawna
Carol (& Friends) - Cirque du Soleil (Varekai) - Rita Coolidge - Crosby,
Stills, Nash & Young - Sheryl Crow - The Dixie Chicks - Melissa Etheridge - Foreigner -
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw - Jack Ingram - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Jamey Johnson -
Kris Kristofferson - Miranda Lambert - Blaine Larsen - Little Big Town - Lonestar - Los
Lonely Boys w/Susan Tedeschi - Bill Maher (HBO Real Time) - John Mayer -
The Vicci Martinez Band - Montgomery Gentry - The Parrothead Band (Jimmy
Buffet Tribute) - Danielle Peck - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Guests
Stevie Nicks & Eddie Vedder) - Queensryche - The Randy Rogers Band - Sugarland - Train - Josh Turner -
Previous Concerts, Live Performances and
Tim Allen (Men
Are Pigs) - Lynn Anderson - RC Bannon - The Beach Boys - Pat Benetar - Big & Rich (Cowboy Troy
and the Muzik Mafia)
- Blue County - Michael Bolton - Brooks & Dunn - Mary Chapin Carpenter - Kenny Chesney (with Uncle
Kracker) - Rodney Crowell - Billy Ray Cyrus - Dance Factory - Billy Dean -
John Denver - Diamond Rio - The Doobie Brothers - Emerson Drive - John Fogarty - Foreigner - Vince
Gill - Jonathan Harris - Ubaka Hill - Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge - Lillith Fair
(The Pretenders/Sarah McLaughlin/Mediaeval Baebes) - Little River Band - Marshal Tucker
Band - The Mavericks - Tim McGraw - Reba McEntire - John
Mellencamp - The Steve Miller Band - Michael Martin Murphey - R. Carlos Nakai - Willie Nelson & Family - The Oak Ridge Boys - Oklahoma!
(Musical) - Rascal Flatts -
Jerry Reed - The Rockettes - Sawyer Brown - Silly Wizard - Rod Stewart -
Billy Swan - Randy Travis - Shania Twain - Keith Urban - The Vicci
Martinez Band - The Warren Brothers -
Gretchen Wilson (with Ann Wilson) - Lee Ann Womack
Native Mind vs. Scientific Mind
Bear Heart's Philosophy
Casting the Circle
Dismissing the Circle
the Goddesses! (Link)
In the Beginning: the First of All Myths
The Unknown: A Conversation
Cycle of Transformation
Link to: Tarot.com
US Naval Observatory
NW Environment Watch NW Source
Tacoma Area Literacy Council
All Africa Online
The Progressive Majority
Action Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders
Lawyers Without Borders
Mothers Without Borders
Borders Teachers Without Borders
Words Without Borders
Citizens, Our Civil Rights
and Our Armed Forces
the Backdoor Draft - Encourage Diplomacy
- Military members: refuse to deploy under stop loss.
- National Guard: refuse to deploy outside the US.
- Citizens and Friends: denounce torture, support civil rights,
demand the separation of church and state AND the division of power
BETWEEN the branches of government.
2. Stop Funding Overseas
Aggression - Stop the War for Oil and the War on Terror
- Meeting economic threats with military action isn't acceptable.
- Support the use of the military ONLY for international actions approved and
coordinated by the United Nations.
- Renounce fear and secrecy. Support transparency in government.
- Terrorists are criminals not soldiers. Act accordingly.
3. Stop the Drilling, Fraking and
- Drilling and fraking don't solve problems, they create them.
- Clean coal is entirely theoretical and thus a myth.
- Nuclear power encourages nuclear proliferation and has no answer to
storing the radioactive waste.
- Subsidize solar and wind instead.
- Our addiction to oil is killing us and destroying the natural world.
4. Stop the Transfer of Wealth to
the Wealthy - Stop Poverty
- Repeal subsidies and privileges for profitable
commodities and organizations.
- Tax luxuries, inheritances, large incomes, corporations and monopolies
- not the common citizen.
- No more tax cuts for the wealthy. Simplify the system.
Save the middle class!
- Support universal health care, unions and campaign reform. That means
single-payer! Allow early enrollment in Medicare.
5. Stop the Assault on Immigrants and
- Offer a clear, simple, and free path to citizenship.
- Stop separating parents from children and husbands from wives - stop
destroying families if you have family values.
- People died to protect your civil rights, all of them. Those
rights belong to everyone and are not a privilege for the few. Don't let
fear, bigotry or greed trump them.
"Honor requires the soldier to kill or be killed,
whatever his scruples. But it is not regarded as dishonorable for
the politician to swallow his misgivings and allow the young to die
"The simple fact that occupying armies, whether allied or enemy, always
become unpopular hardly ever figures in official calculation."
--- I.F. Stone on the Vietnam War.
It's been nearly two
and a half years since the much-missed Molly Ivins observed of media
moguls that, "for some reason, they assume people will want to buy more
newspapers if they have less news in them and are less useful."
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