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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Sunday, June 12, 2005

repainting my truck - gift from tessie!

tessie calls to give me the words for the back of my truck - words from her teacher: Our Liberty: amBUSHed and CHENEYed!!! i cannot repaint the whole back, altho i will when i get to a ladder. now i stop at the first rest stop in utah, overlooking the great salt flats, back the truck up to the curb, & cover the 'bush admin', moved 'kill, etc.' to the Geneva Convention line with white paint; then bright pink; then i'm ready to repaint.

i'm getting few responses to my truck - even here as i paint, most folks smile & wave or just ignore me. i'm wondering if there's too many words to read - you know how u.s. americans are - or everyone is mostly agreeing? i've only gotten 2 fuck you's, one in nevada and one just a minute ago as i crossed into utah. ufb!!! most folks are just smiling & waving, a few peace signs.

i did travel thru california mostly at nite - which makes me sad because the mountains are SOOOO beautiful; all of california is beautiful really - but i'm not on the road 4 hours when i see a shooting star!!! i make my usual wish, and it's not for world peace, as i move under the gorgeous black filled with brilliant stars, usually hidden where i live. Mostly truckers respond, honking & waving, flashing their lights at me in support.

nevada is beautiful too, stark vegetation but beautiful reds & browns and blacks - the mountains dusted with white snow, the clouds imitating the mountains, dark on the bottoms, white & fluffy on the tops.

good to be on the road again! i'll stop at that scary gas station & check things out in utah! & i'll hit the libary in cheyenne. peace, sam