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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"

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lake Charles


The Louisiana welcome center is gorgeous and quiet. After spending the rest of the quiet, peaceful nite here, I get up early and explore the paths through the bayou’s and around the lake. I don’t see any alligators but plenty of little lizard-type creatures eating lots of mosquitoes I hope!

I have until 5pm to make it to Scott, about 70 miles from Lake Charles so I head to Lake Charles, don my bathing suit, and spend the day on the beach & swimming in the warmest tea-colored water of Lake Charles, and continue reading Patricia Cornwell’s new book & I’m still in heaven!

Jasi & I swam here in June on our way to California, but it was late at night. Now, as then, I am almost the only one on the beach & certainly the only one in the water.

I wonder if the water in contaminated – what an idiotic thing to wonder in this country & this day & age. I passed an oil refinery just on the other side (probably texas side) of the bridge & there are a lot of industrial-looking buildings around here.

But the water is warm & inviting, the bottom sand so no squishy yucky lake bed to disturb me, at least close to the shore.

By 3 I need to head out to make it to Scott on time! I can’t wait to fill up again.