Worldwide Wednesday: Global Hero Marilyn Baptiste, Canada

Six “grassroots environmental heroes” from around the world were honored with the annual Goldman Prize for their role in defending the earth, “often at great personal risk.”  Today we honor Marilyn Baptiste, Canada: A former chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, Marilyn Baptiste led her community in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in British Columbia that would have destroyed Fish Lake—a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for the Xeni Gwet’in.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Global Hero Berta Cáceres, Honduras

Six “grassroots environmental heroes” from around the world were honored with the annual Goldman Prize for their role in defending the earth, “often at great personal risk.”  Today we honor Berta Cáceres, Honduras: In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Berta Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Global Hero Howard Wood, Scotland

Six “grassroots environmental heroes” from around the world were honored with the annual Goldman Prize for their role in defending the earth, “often at great personal risk.”  Today we honor Howard Wood, Scotland: Howard Wood spearheaded a campaign that established the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland, giving citizens a voice in a debate that has been dominated by the commercial fishing industry.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Global Hero Myint Zaw, Myanmar

Six “grassroots environmental heroes” from around the world were honored with the annual Goldman Prize for their role in defending the earth, “often at great personal risk.”  Today we honor Myint Zaw, Myanmar: Facing heavy government scrutiny and restricted use of tools like email or social media, Myint Zaw launched a national movement that successfully stopped construction of the Myitsone Dam on Myanmar’s treasured Irrawaddy River.… Read the rest

Wild Friday: Are You Indigo?

It is said the Indigo Children are here to raise the cosmic vibration of humanity.  But where did the concept originate and how can you tell if you are an Indigo Child or Adult, and can they really change the structure and boundaries of our culture?… Read the rest

Techy Tuesday: The Joy of Hapax Legomenon

Did you know there is a scientific law that governs how often words are used in the English language?  Or in any language for that matter.  It seems to apply, like gravity, to everything from income to web hits.  Find out all about it in today’s video and learn why I enjoy getting as many hapax legomenons … legomeni?… Read the rest

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Soapbox Saturday: Banned Swimsuit Scandals!

The swimsuit remains a political hot-button in Florida, nearly one hundred years after the “scandalous” one-piece suits in my new musical Sunshine City. Thongs are banned on many beaches in Florida, and the perps are fingerprinted like any other criminal!  (Shouldn’t they be butt printed instead?)

Even People Magazine took note: When Todd Keefe went to catch a few rays on West Florida’s Lido Beach one May 17 not long ago, it turned out to be him who got caught.… Read the rest

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Thirsty Thursday: Sunshine City, Free Reading Monday!

A reading of SUNSHINE CITY, book/lyrics by Dewey Davis-Thompson and lyrics/music by Tom Sivak will be held at the Palladium Theatre on September 21 at 7:00 pm. Supported by a grant from the St. Peterburg Arts Alliance, Sunshine City, The Musical will be sung and read by at The Palladium Side Door, which has donated space for the readings.… Read the rest