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March 9 – 15, 2016

THE ORIGINAL SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARY’S DEATH. This was taken September 12, 1966. Even back then our City Council made stupid decisions. They destroyed this classic library and built what we have to live with now. It’s the same location…you can see the once upon a time funeral home complete with incinerator just across Church street.  Now it’s the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church.                                                  

photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo collection.

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DATELINE March 7, 2016

CITY COUNCIL RACE UPDATE. If you scroll down to last week’s Brattononline you’ll see the first attempt at listing the “maybe” candidates for the upcoming Santa Cruz City Council race. You’ll see J.M Brown, Robert Singleton, Dru Glover and Gloria Nieto…so far.

Gloria “Glo” Nieto just informed me that she’s not going to run. She said she’s too involved with the Santa Cruz County Latino Affairs Commission. Steve Pleich (rhymes with “H” ) told me that he’s definitely going to run this time , and that he would have run as he usually does in the last election but other stuff got in the way. I’m betting we see plenty of changes in this list because I was informed many times that “we’ve got a great candidate but we’re just now either convincing them or clearing their backgrounds before announcing who it is”.


BICYLISTS DEATHS IN SANTA CRUZ. UCSC’s City On The Hill newspaper just gets better and better at reporting news we all need to know. Like Santa Cruz being drempt of and pictured as a bicyclists heaven. According to the March 3rd issue of C.O.T.H. in an article by Alex Wilkins it says, “The City of Santa Cruz was recognized as a “gold-level bicycle friendly community” by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) last year, but the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), in its most recent 2013 report, ranked Santa Cruz first for number of bicyclists killed in California cities of comparable size”. Later in the article it says, “Rogerson pointed out that neither bicyclists nor drivers are solely to blame for bike incidents, but that both parties are normally at fault. Countywide statistics from a 2013 California Highway Patrol report show that 54 percent of the accidents were the bicyclist’s fault and the rest the fault of the driver.

Read it all here…

Suppe’s Light Cav. Overture. Watch this machine!!!

11,000 MARBLES. I’m not sure why humans do this…on the other hand, why not?

UC CHANCELLORS OTHER MONEY. In the March 4, issue of The Sacramento Bee there was an article  subtitled “UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi under fire for paid corporate board seats”. The article stated, “As a Sacramento assemblyman called for her to resign Friday, UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi apologized for accepting questionable corporate board positions and pledged to give $200,000 in textbook company stock to a scholarship fund for UC Davis students. The article then said, “She faced additional criticism Thursday after The Sacramento Bee reported that Katehi received a total of $420,000 in income and stock across the 2012-2014 fiscal years as a board member for John Wiley & Sons, a publisher of textbooks, college materials and scholarly journals. Her tenure came as students and state leaders sought to reduce the cost of textbooks and encouraged public colleges to use free, digital alternatives’. Beyond that, the SCTO.Bee has a list of UC Chancellors and the positions they hold on/in  other profit and non-profit organizations. It lists UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal as follows…

2013 Blumenthal, George R. Santa Cruz Chancellor Helius Education For Profit Member

2012 Blumenthal, George R. Santa Cruz Chancellor Helius Education For Profit Board Member

If you look up Helius Education, its headquarters are in Tampa and Phoenix. They work with kids in Arizona and Florida to further their education…and it looks just fine. Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, chairman of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, called Friday for oversight hearings as the Legislature considers UC funding.”Chancellor Katehi’s paid positions with private, for-profit corporations raise important questions about UC’s conflict of interest and outside employment policies,” he said in a statement. “This information is particularly concerning in light of the positive strides that the state has made to increase funding for the system.”

Be sure to read the entire article…it’s tricky.

ONE MORE INTERPRETATION OF SHAKESPEARE Santa Cruz Shakespeare just announced its first season in the DeLaveaga Glen as featuring a woman playing Hamlet himself, along with Midsummer Night’s Dream and Orlando.What’ll they think of next???   Last year S. Cruz Shakespeare’s version of  Macbeth had more laughs than Monty Python, and some of us saw all or part of the all woman cast for Hamlet at our Center theatre a couple of years ago. Now can we look forward to The Monterey Bay Aquarium doing King Lear with an all fish cast?? Go to here..  and check out the artist’s concept of what the new Glen theatre will look like, which isn’t bad at all.

HILLARY BRATTON TO SING IN REDWOOD CITY. Daughter Hillary Bratton has a band together and will be singing the songs from her new album “Tears on My Pillow but the Rest of the Bed’s OK” at The Club Fox 2209 Broadway in Redwood City at 7:30 this Saturday night. Go here for more info and tickets… . Her show at the Federal Bar’s Mimosa Series  in L.A. last weekend was jam packed and KCRW and WPKN played her album.

APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA or something like that. On last Friday’s Bushwhackers Breakfast Club doing my usual film critiques (13 years now!) I mentioned Lady Gaga’s musical performance on the Oscar show and said there were 50 survivors of  Roman Catholic priest  molesting that appeared with her. I was wrong and a listener called in to say so. He was correct, those courageous youngsters who appeared with her were survivors of campus sexual attacks. An equally scary and dangerous part of our world today.

For those looking to shop at the New Leaf Market in a “new” Aptos Village, it is going to be awhile.  Barry Swenson Builders has prepared a level surface for the old Apple Barn to be moved onto to accommodate New Leaf, but for some reason they’re saying the market won’t be open until August 2017.  If you drive by the fenced off area, try to picture the market, 6 or 7 retail shops, a restaurant and 69 residences. I can’t.

ELERICK’S INPUT. Mr. Paul Elerick of Aptos writes…


At least we locals can start getting used to the traffic this project will generate. Not sure what caused the traffic stack-up one morning this past week, but it was bumper-to-bumper from Trout Gulch to State Park Drive. And it wasn’t moving. Still don’t see the logic in adding two more traffic signals to accommodate BSB’s project in this stretch to “mitigate” such jams.

Not directly related to the Aptos Village Project, but the word is out that “Terrific Cuts” in Rancho Del Mar will be gone by the time you read this. This shop has been there for over 20 years, at least I’ve been going there for that long.  Vacancies in that part of Rancho Del Mar continue to spread, especially after the closing of Aptos Cinemas.  One might ask, “What did we Aptosians do to deserve this!” I’ll be gone to Hawaii for a couple of weeks to help my brother celebrate his newest granddaughter’s first birthday. Aloha.  

(Paul Elerick is a member of, and former co-chair of the Campaign for Sensible Transportation, . He’s a current member of Nisene to Sea, a group of mid-county citizens committed to maintaining an open hiking trail from Cabrillo College to Nisene Marks State Park



In an unprecedented course of action, the UCSC Student Union Assembly (SUA) passed a resolution calling on Chancellor George Blumenthal to tell UC President Janet Napolitano that UCSC cannot accept more students without severely compromising the quality of education for all students. In an op-ed piece in Sunday’s Sentinel, reprinted from a longer version in City on a Hill Press, the SUA president, Julie Foster, outlined a slew of negative impacts from continued student growth.  Services and resources listed as stretched too thin to accommodate further growth are transportation and dining facilities; unaffordable on-campus housing; library space; classroom space, wellness centers (aka gym and pool) and counseling services. Double dorm rooms have been converted to triples (a violation of the 2008 Comprehensive Settlement Agreement (CSA) between the city and UCSC) and lounges and common areas lost to bed space.  A proposed plan, shortly to go before the Academic Senate, to shorten classroom blocks and squeeze in more lectures earlier and later has impacts on students, academics, transportation and support services. In reference to the resolution the SUA chair wrote, “We do not do this out of malice or ill intent but out of desperation for our situation and concern for future students.”  

About time! During my 30 years working for students at UCSC, I was actively involved in highlighting the detrimental effects of growth on student life and quality of education. When the student population passed the 10,000 mark I naively anticipated that surely now students en masse would protest their inability to get into classes for graduation; the overcrowded buses; the loss of faculty engagement; the rising housing costs; the rising tuition costs: the overworked staff and ever growing gaggle of Vice- Chancellors, Associate Vice Chancellors and Assistant Vice Chancellors in non-academic areas. But that critical mass never materialized. Students are renewed every 4 years and accept the conditions they find themselves in as given, not noticing the slipping away of the quality of their education until perhaps their fourth year and then they are gone, replaced by another group.

Throughout our protests and marches and rallies, we were attacked as elitist and ignored. We were scolded as forgetting that the original campus goal was 30,000 students. Never mind that that goal, proposed prior to any environmental awareness of sustainability, was re-examined and early on tempered to 10,000 as a recommendation by the Academic Senate. The growth continued. During those years the city council vigorously critiqued UCSC growth as negatively impacting rents and rental availability in town. They were ignored.

When UC Merced was opened in 2005 we assumed that there was now no excuse for continuing the destructive path of growth at UCSC, since all students who wished to attend a UC could do so. We were wrong. We forgot who benefits from continued UCSC growth. Academic departments jostle for status. Numbers matter. Business interests capitalize on more students. Landlords in town check the latest growth-fuelled campus housing costs and adjust their rents upwards. Ryan Coonerty was applying for more secure employment on campus as he was negotiating the CSA. How many current council members have this conflict of interest, even if legal?

The SUA Resolution provides an opening for our community to join forces with the students to halt the destructive growth on the hill, which similarly impacts our town. Think Corridors Plan. For whom is this housing infill developed if not students? And the students need to join forces with our town, which bears the brunt of UCSC growth. The city council should find the courage to support the students’ demands. And if they won’t, then neighborhood groups, environmental groups, water supply groups and anyone who has trouble finding a rental in Santa Cruz should join with the SUA voice in this historic awareness that growth has its limits and we have exceeded them.

(Gillian Greensite is a long time local activist, a member of Save Our Big Trees and the Santa Cruz chapter of IDA, International Dark Sky Association    Plus she’s an avid ocean swimmer, hiker and lover of all things wild).

PATTON’S PROGRAM. From Gary Patton’s KUSP Land Use Reports for this week….

A local newspaper columnist is calling for a revolution at City Hall.

Jeff Mitchell writes a “Civic Chronicles” column for the Salinas Californian. In his column on March 4th, Mitchell addresses “Millennials,” those who are between eighteen and thirty-four years of age right now, and his message is nothing less than a call for a civic “revolución,” using the Spanish spelling. That’s “revolution” to the English-only speakers.

Exactly what, specifically, is Mitchell calling for, by way of this revolution? Well, it’s not guns! That’s some good news. In fact, the civic revolution that Mitchell would like to see is to have millennials “start participating in local government and community affairs.”

Now, there is a message I can definitely endorse. In fact, long time listenersknow that I’ve been advocating just this kind of revolution for a very long time, and Jeff Mitchell is absolutely right: civic engagement can have truly revolutionary impacts. There is a Presidential candidate, in fact, who seems to be saying the very same thing.

Jeff Mitchell is asking interested persons to contact him, so they can get an invitation to attend a March 16th workshop on how to obtain access to public records. I hope Millennials and others will take him up on this offer. Listeners and readers can get links to more information at  

Read the complete scripts of the above at Gary Patton’s KUSP Land Use site . Gary is a former Santa Cruz County Supervisor (20 years) and an attorney who represents indivuduals and community groups on land use and environmenatl issues. The opinions expressed are Mr. Patton’s. Gary has his own website, Two Worlds/365” –  

SANTA CRUZ BAROQUE FESTIVAL. The next concert is titled , “Cutting Edge Bach & Beyond”. Power duo and Santa Cruz Baroque Festival favorites, Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall mandolinists  return with a new program featuring the timeless compositions of J.S. Bach. Hailing from classical European and traditional American music backgrounds, respectively, they bring a singular musical aesthetic to the Baroque . The concert happens  
Saturday March 12 at 7:30pm and Sunday March 13 at 3pm Peace United Church of Christ , 900 High Street, Santa Cruz.For info and tickets 831-457-9693 ? E-mail ? P.O. Box 482, Santa Cruz, CA 95061.

FELIX KULPA GALLERY. CID PEARLMAN PERFORMANCE presents rare dance performances titled “Economie of Effort: 3″at the main gallery. Show dates March 17-20 & March 24-27 7:30 & 9:30pm Free admission.Reservations suggested and entry is limited to 35 people per performance. Go to to reserve your spot. The F.Kulpa main Gallery is at 107 Elm Street by the telephone booth.

CLASSICAL DeCINZO. See below a few pages for an aquatic view of Monterey.

EAGAN’S DEEP COVER. Check out Tim Eagan’s blog for his “Trust Me Sucker” thought. Scroll low down for his classic Subconscious Comic….

LISA JENSEN LINKS. Lisa writes: ” Come along for the ride this week at Lisa Jensen Online Express (, as my next novel passes another milestone en route to publication! Also, despite what you’re thinking, find out why The VVitch is NOT another cheesy horror movie.” Lisa has been writing film reviews and columns for Good Times since 1975.  


LONDON HAS FALLENAaron Eckhart as the President of the USA, is barely believable then there’s Morgan Freeman as vice prez. Angela Bassett plays somebody beautiful and Gerard Butler is the prez’s bodyguard. I must admit that in spite of the miserable ratings and critic’s zingers I was really enjoying the first 15 minutes of chase stuff around London. Evil lurkers killed several world leaders in London  and tried very hard to kill our president. It is one awful movie. Extremely bad diaglogue, way heavy and overdone FX…avoid it at all costs (or even free)!!

WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT. That’s W.T.F. or “W _ _ _ T_ _  FUCK” ? Tina Fey produced this female TV (CNN type) brand- new-novice–war-correspondent goes to Afghanistan movie. Tina faces the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan and some heavy sexist dealings and manages to get a few laughs in this deadly serious and pointless movie. Tina is actually very good in this mostly serious role. But there really isn’t any reason for you to spend your hard earned money on it.


SPOTLIGHT. A big Oscar winner for this excellent film. When you have a cast like Mark Ruffalo, Michale Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Billy Crudup, Stanley Tucci and Liev Schreiber and a plot involving the Roman Catholic church’s child molesting priests and the “official cover-up” you got a winner. It’s shocking, even though you think you know all there is to know. When you add in the current troubles the Vatican is having…you’ve got a very sick institution. It’s newspaper business at its best. It’s also reporting such as no newspaper can afford today…you’ll see how important that is/was. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 97%!!! A perfect example of what Hollywood can do….sometimes.

THE VVITCH. That’s not a “w” in “Witch”, for some unexplained reason the film always uses 2 capital v’s in the title.  This completely deadily serious film does a fine job of creating and keeping a very scary mood throughout the whole piece. It’s set in 1630 New England centering on a family just off the boat from the old country. Perfect acting, perfect sets, the Brit/New England accents are hard to follow at times. There isn’t a familiar “ghost” idea in this film. No chainsaws, cellar stairs, hockey masks, or more importantly not one previously used scene in it.

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. We liberals/progressives tend to think we know everything that Michael Moore has to say in his films…we sure don’t. His Invade film is full of very well thought out political concepts that we overlook constantly. He takes on women’s rights, slavery, college tuition, pregnancy leaves, bankers going to jail, decrominalizing drugs, prison sentences, school lunches, and many more. Moore is way too heavy handed and sinplistic but there are some very tearful and relevant points he makes in this documentary. He delivers the fact that so many great steps in human legal prigress were started way back when in the good ol’ USA!!! See this film. And vote accordingly! (that would be Bernie, naturally).

BROOKLYN. Whew…I knew I loved this film and  now I see that Rotten Tomatoes gives it 100% Saoirse Ronan plays the lead Irish (very Irish) girl who comes to New York City in the 1950’s. She adjusts then falls in love with an Italian (very Italian) young man. That seems to be ok but  she has to return to Ireland on a visit and falls in love with a young Irish (very) young man. It’s not too funny, it’s deep, profound, wrenching and perfect acting. You could easily loose your heart in this film. See it, if you like wonderful films. It also stars (in a smaller role) Jessica Pare who you’ll for sure remember as Megan Draper, Don Draper’s dark- haired sexy wife in Mad Men.

THE REVENANT. What’s odd about  The Revenant is that hardly anyone I know, knew what the word meant. Looking it up (I had to) in Wictionary you’ll find…   Someone who returns from a long absence. A person or thing reborn. A supernatural being that returns from the dead; a zombie or ghost. The film is a Big Golden Globes  and Oscar winner for best Drama film and for Leonardo DiCaprio’s best acting and Alejandro Inarritu for best Director. Set in the 1820’s its about Leonardo and his fellow fur trappers being attacked or occasionally helped by Indian tribes such as the Ree, the Ankara,the Pawnee and the Sioux. DiCaprio almost dies from a bear attack and spends the rest of the film crawling and freezing his way to revenge the trappers who left him to die. DiCaprio has only 15 lines in English, he takes off his clothes and sleeps inside a dead horse (after removing the guts) and then he wins the Golden Globes and the OSCAR !!! Go figure, but you do need to see it on a big screen.

THE LADY IN THE VANMaggie Smith is now 81 years old. She’s played everything from Desdemona in the 1965 Othello to Exotic Hotels and Harry Potter roles. Her real acting strength has saved many dull minutes in Dowmnton Abbey, as we all know. She’s just as good in this one as the cranky, haunted, funny, brittle, homeless old lady living in a van…obviously. You’ll laugh a bunch of times, the plot does get bogged down, but if you’re a fan of Maggie’s, it’s well worth seeing.

THE BIG SHORT.The cast is very well known by now. Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Marisa Tomei, and Brad Pitt. This is a Hollywood version of what should have been a Michael Moore documentary of the bankers, real estate brokers, and the rest of the crooks behind the Wall Street explosion of 2008. It bored me to a snooze because I haven’t the foggiest idea , or any knowledge of all those financial dealings.  Go only if you’re up on all those money market concepts.

TRIPLE 9. What a cast…Woody Harrelson, Chiwetal Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, with Casey Affleck as the only honest cop. This bloody movie will definitely fill your need for buckets of blood and vans of violence. A group of crooked cops plan and execute a robbery. There are some surprises, but you won’t care. There are some smirks (not quite laughs), and you’ll leave the theatre wondering why they make movies like this. Box office reports aren’t in yet.

HAIL CAESAR. Let’s face it…the Coen Brothers just can’t get it together to direct great films anymore. Think back to Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Fargo, Oh Brother Where art thou, and more. Hail Caesar stars Goerge Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Josh Brolin, Scarlett  Johanessen, Channing Tatum, and Ralph Fiennes and it still will provide you with about two half laughs. It’s a very polite, condescending, wholesome satire on the Hollywood of MGM, Esther Williams, Ben Hur, Charlton Heston, Gary Cooper et al. Its sophmoric, easy, nearly stupid attempts at humor are embarrassing. Wait and rent it.

STAR WARS The Force Awakens STINKS & MORE. I was actually stunned when I left the theatre after viewing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. My sister and friends immediately asked what I thought about the film, I couldn’t even think about it as I would have with any other film I’ve critiqued in the last 40 plus years. Then I read Michael Hiltzik’s business column in the 12/30/15 edition of the L.A. Times. Michael’s new book is titled Big Science. His column is titled, “Why Star Wars Stinks”. In it he tells how the film is unimaginative, dull in long stretches, and is a poor copy of the original 1977 Star Wars. He says and I agree that it’s not a movie.”It’s the anchoring element of a vast commercial program”. He goes on to say that this film will bring in nearly 5 Billion dollars and that because of the related product sales it wouldn’t matter if NO ONE SAW the film, it still would make those profits. The plot is obscure, the art work is wonderful, and it’s cold, impersonal, and dullRead the critique above. This is not a movie, it’s a product placement showcase for Disney productions and world wide toy manufacturers.

EDDIE THE EAGLE. This movie claims it was based on a true heart tugging story. Hugh Jackman plays a big role as Eddie’s coach/friend and now we find out none of that was true.It doesn’t matter if any of this gross, manipulating, saccharine, dulcet, mellifluous,  sugar coated movie is true…it should be made illegal. It’s that sappy. Why Jackman and nasty ol’ Christopher Walken (only at the end) showed up for filming can only be attributed to a need for money. Don’t go…ever. It’s about psychologically challenged Eddie becoming a British ski jumper in the Olympics.

BATTLING FOR BOTTOM = DEADPOOL & ZOOLANDER 2. To be fair Deadpool is a better movie, because if you’ve followed the Deadpool comic book character for its many years (since 1991) you might relate to this meaningless , pointless, extra violent mess. Deadpool is a reluctant, foul mouthed superhero. If you like superhero/Marvel type graphic heroes, you could like this movie. Zoolander 2 for some reason attracted Benedict Cumberbatch to play a maybe trans gendered monster in a few scenes and scads of other stars cameoing to blink on screen. Neil deGrasse Tyson does a thing too, so does Willy NelsonBen Stiller must accept all the blame for this sequel to a film that sucked its first time around. I could continue but you can imagine where this is going. Deadpool is making millions at the boxoffice as of 3/07/16.

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UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE. Each and every Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. I host Universal Grapevine on KZSC 88.1 fm. or on your computer, (live only or archived for two weeks… (See next paragraph) and go to WWW.KZSC.ORG. On March 8 Julie James and director  Susan Myer-Silton  discuss Jewel Theatre’s “Master Class” production, that’s the Maria Callas sessions on stage. Also on the 8th David Foster from Habitat For Humanity tells us about their new Senior Home Project. March !5 has Dru Glover talking about the aims and goals of Project: Pollinate Santa Cruz Then Michael Tierra talks about the music of “The Northwest Passage” happening March 20. Brian Ragunan tells us about the UCSC Veterans programs and benefits on March 22. Michel Singher talks about the next concert of the Espressivo Orchestra on March 29. He’s followed by Jack Nelson relating the purposes and achievements of the Committee For Sensible Transportation. There’s no Universal G’vine on April 5 because KZSC is broadcasting Robert Reich’s talk at The Rio Theatre live that same night. April 12 has UCSC’s Matthew Lasar talking about his new book, “Radio2.0 : Uploading the !st Broadcast Medium”. Do remember, any and all suggestions for future programs are more than welcome so tune in, and keep listening. Email me always at  

Wouldn’t these be great in Santa Cruz?

NEW UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE ARCHIVE FEATURE. Stuff changes at KZSC a lot. If you missed either of the last two weeks of Universal Grapevine broadcasts go here You have to listen to about 4 minutes of that week’s KPFA news first, then Grapevine happens.

UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE ARCHIVES. In case you missed some of the great people I’ve interviewed in the last 9 years here’s a chronological list of some past broadcasts.  Such a wide range of folks such as  Nikki Silva, Michael Warren, Tom Noddy, UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal, Anita Monga, Mark Wainer, Judy Johnson-Darrow, Wendy Mayer-Lochtefeld, Rachel Goodman, George Newell, Tubten Pende, Gina Marie Hayes, Rebecca Ronay-Hazleton, Miriam Ellis, Deb Mc Arthur, The Great Morgani on Street performing, and Paul Whitworth on Krapps Last Tape. Jodi McGraw on Sandhills, Bruce Daniels on area water problems. Mike Pappas on the Olive Connection, Sandy Lydon on County History. Paul Johnston on political organizing, Rick Longinotti on De-Sal. Dan Haifley on Monterey Bay Sanctuary, Dan Harder on Santa Cruz City Museum. Sara Wilbourne on Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre. Brian Spencer on SEE Theatre Co. Paula Kenyon and Karen Massaro on MAH and Big Creek Pottery. Carolyn Burke on Edith Piaf. Peggy Dolgenos on Cruzio. Julie James on Jewel Theatre Company. Then there’s Pat Matejcek on environment, Nancy Abrams and Joel Primack on the Universe plus Nina Simon from MAH, Rob Slawinski, Gary Bascou, Judge Paul Burdick, John Brown Childs, Ellen Kimmel, Don Williams, Kinan Valdez, Ellen Murtha, John Leopold, Karen Kefauver, Chip Lord, Judy Bouley, Rob Sean Wilson, Ann Simonton, Lori Rivera, Sayaka Yabuki, Chris Kinney, Celia and Peter Scott, Chris Krohn, David Swanger, Chelsea Juarez…and that’s just since January 2011.


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
Vivian Greene

“There is peace even in the storm”
Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

“The rain set early in tonight,
The sullen wind was soon awake,
It tore the elm-tops down for spite,
And did its best to vex the lake:
I listened with heart fit to break.
When glided in Porphyria; straight
She shut the cold out and the storm,
And kneeled and made the cheerless grate
Blaze up and all the cottage warm;”
Robert Browning  


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