Saturday, September 27, 2014

Almost a tragedy

Faith (18) was pushing this cart on the shoulder when an old man in a pickup fell asleep at the wheel and hit her head on. She was thrown thru the air but the cart probably saved her life. She's ok except for very large, sore bruise on her leg and some residual trauma. Happened in front of the home of a physician who witnessed it and examined her immediately. Very scary and upsetting to all of us who put our bodies on the line every day.

Wabash Cannonball Trail

What a welcome change from dodging trucks and breathing carbon fumes all day along the highways!

Puffball mushroom

Kim is holding a huge puffball mushroom found on the trail we walked for many miles on the way to Toledo. We had it with our dinner.

UN Building - NYC

I chose to be at the WECAN (Women's Earth and Climate Action Network) meeting at the UN rather than Wall Street. Very powerful and inspiring talks by mostly indigenous women from Peru, Canada, the Maldives, and other "sacrifice" areas.

Carbon "bubble"

Big carbon bubble balloon
used at Flood Wall Street action. Naturally, it got popped by police. Perfect!

Police everywhere

These officers are not the enemy, BP, the Koch brothers and other corporations who profit from the plunder and destruction of our earth are.

Battery Park. NYC

Peoples March participants gathering at Battery Park in Manhattan
prior to Flood Wall Street action where over 100 (including 6 of our young people) were arrested for sitting and blocking entrance to Wall Street. Corporate profits are driving climate change to a large degree. They rejoined us in Toledo last night. This is Gavain with Simon, age 8, (being interviewed by journalist) who is on our march with his wife and 3 small children. They weren't arrested. History demonstrates that just asking for the changes we need doesn't accomplish much. Watch for many more such actions ahead in this movement. We are fighting for our right to a livable planet for all life.

Monday, September 22, 2014

At the People's March - NYC

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Begin forwarded message:

From: Kai Sanburn <>
Date: September 21, 2014 at 5:35:41 PM EDT
To: "" <>
Subject: Beautiful you!

People's Climate March - NYC

As one of an estimated 310,000 to 400,000 marchers in this game-changing and amazing event, I feel more hopeful about the future. Several of our coast-to coast marchers are still MIA after a "flood Wall Street" action today. Last we heard there was gear gas and pepper gas used by police who were out in force. TBC. Our buses Ed to go back to Ohio in a few minutes and back on our march tomorrow.
For the Darth, Miriam


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Longest march meets largest!

People's Climate March - NYC

Just finished the PCM with 350,000 new best friends !
Amazing experience. Same feel, I guess, as Marti Gras. Gives me hope and inspiration. Resume our march Tues AM after all night bus ride back to Ohio tomorrow night. See more Px to come after I eat. Excited and tired, and SO glad are here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two Mayors

Mayor Allen Kaufmann of Goshen - a delightful man - marched attended our potluck and event at Goshen College, and marched out if town with us on a beautiful bike trail for a couple if hours.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Miriam Kashia |

Looking for someone who cares
about the climate crisis to adopt
me! ONLY 700 more miles to walk
with a 4 day side trip to The People's
March in. NYC on 9/21 before
resuming our march to D.C.

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Friday, September 5, 2014


Kathe, John A, and me in our mosquito met headgear. We encountered the most we've had to date at the Blackwell Forest Preserve just outside Chicago. Ick!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Here comes Faith

Quick dip

Hot day, long walk, opportunistic dip in this cool pond en route. (I took
The Px after folks got out.) some skinny-dipped and others stripped down to their undies. We are a relaxed, intimate community.

Lyndon, Illinois

We ranked right up there with garbage pickup!

New sign

Rod- our shepherd

From CO, rod came for a week and decided to stay to DC. A retired engineer, he's absolutely delightful
and fun and rides the bike back and forth keeping tabs on everyone. What a guy!