Monday, October 22, 2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Colorado Bike Trip August 2007
Val riding along Colorado River in De Beque Canyon (shoulder of I-70)
Val with De Beque Canyon and Colorado River along bike path stretch parallel to I-70
Colorado River in De Beque Canyon and sunflowers!
Grape Orchard with Bookcliffs in the Palisade area
Mark taking a Dorito break in De Beque Canyon
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Letter I got published at www.Westword.com, in response to, An Uphill Battle, by Adam Cayton-Hollan, April 5, 2007.
My letter was published April 19, 2007:
Adam Cayton-Holland's superb story touchingly focuses on the intimate relationship between Steve Powers and Lance Hering, each successfully protecting the other from societal predators (police and the U.S. military). The thirty-plus grand that Steve has had to pay for the unnecessary search and rescue should be paid by all of us as gratitude for saving Lance from having to go back to U.S. military hell and, quite probably, saving many Iraqi lives.
The sooner we all support U.S. soldiers resisting orders and going AWOL, the sooner we'll have our families back, and the Iraqi people will get their land and country back.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Save Sami Al-Arian's Life!!
March 20, 2007
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, calls on all people of conscience to demand that Dr. Sami Al-Arian is immediately freed from hispolitical imprisonment. Dr. Al-Arian is a Palestinian former University ofFlorida professor who is currently on his 58th day of a water-only hungerstrike. He is protesting his maltreatment by the U.S. Department of Justice(DOJ) which violated an earlier plea agreement that absolved Dr. Al-Arianfrom any further cooperation with the government. According to his lawyer,the DOJ wanted Dr. Al-Arian to testify before a grand jury in Virginia.
When he refused, citing his plea agreement, he was sentenced up to 18 months injail.Dr. Al-Arian is currently being held at a medical facility in NorthCarolina. Family members who recently visited him reported that he had lost 53 pounds, equivalent to more than 25 percent of his body weight. He is no longer able to walk or stand on his own.
More information on Dr. Al-Arian's ordeal can be found in the transcript ofa recent interview with his wife, Nahla Al-Arian. See:http://www.democrac ynow.org/ article.pl? sid=07/03/ 16/1410255ACTIONWe ask all people of conscience to demand the immediate release and end to Dr. Al- Arian's suffering.
Call, Email and Write:
1- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Fax Number: (202) 307-6777
Email: AskDOJ@usdoj. gov
2- The Honorable John Conyers, Jr
2426 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-0072 Fax
John.Conyers@ mail.house. gov
3- Senator Patrick Leahy
433 Russell Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
senator_leahy@ leahy.senate. gov
4- Honorable Judge Gerald Lee
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
Thank you, Val