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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

Sunday, September 26, 2004

ohio bound - leaving wyoming

it was great visiting laramie again & finding the organic coffee shops! we didn't spend much time & didn't find guillermo again this time but the feeling was friendly, with several folks waving or commenting on their liking the truck. off to cheyenne and another parking lot - an older white man & his son enthusiastically approach me - the father is wearing a coast guard hat, the son a baseball shirt. they both shake my hand & ask me if i was in michigan a few months ago, where they first saw my truck. as i'm speaking w/them, an angry white womon rushes by & screams over & over: "what about the twin towers?" i try to say i'll talk w/her about the twin towers but she begins screaming about how i'm a disgrace to america & can't be called an american & i need to leave the country. she disappears inside the fleamarket building as i'm trying to encourage her to stop & talk. the older man i'm with, shakes his head & says people like her just want to yell, not talk.
i go to meet rae & have a great conversation with a 30 something white straight couple from boulder colorado. they're short on hope, except excited about the 15,000 new voters registered this month in their little town! the wife says her biggest fear is the corporate controlled media & how dismal they are painting kerry. we talk about alternative media sources & codepink! rae has talked with several wimmin about voting & kicking bush out - we are both pleased with the interactions we've been able to have in wyoming!

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