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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want all to thrive in

Saturday, September 25, 2004

ohio bound - leaving nevada

we spent the nite at a nevada rest stop that had a huge, near empty parking lot. rae & i have made a bed in the back of the truck - we sleep with the roll-up door open about 10". in the middle of the nite, i hear another vehicle has pulled in next to us - like there isn't a huge empty lot for him to park in! i can only see the back few feet of a open empty trailer protruding past the edge of my truck. then i hear footsteps - someone is walking from my passenger side around the back of the truck to the driver's side. i wait a moment & hear him retrace his steps. i decide to get up & investigate - he's paused between my passenger's side & his front door. i jump down from the back of my truck & walk around the side to see a tall, 40 something white man & a large pickup truck w/attached trailer. i tell him 'good morning'. he stands there & shyly motions w/his thumb to the peace sign as he extends his hand & asks me if i want some $$$ - then he hops into his truck & takes off. he has left $7.00 in my hand!! i'm able to go back to sleep for a few.
now i'm in elko nevada, once again - but worse, i'm in a casino, and worse, i'm at starbucks inside the casino! but best, we have high speed internet connection - so i get to blog! thus far, nevada has been overwhelmingly positive -= we end up with 25 yeahs!, 4 no's and only 2 f.u.'s for the whole state!
an undecided voter approached me in the parking lot & we talked about the reasons to support kerry - starting w/his courageous act as a young military officer and then peace activist, to his platform of health care, job reform, minimum & living wage stance, etc. - the man leaves saying he feels much better about deciding to vote for kerry. another man approaches me & we talk about hope for our nation =- i.e. we all need to work HARD!
it's off to utah - hot as hell, but on we go! peace, sam


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