Thursday, June 22, 2006

Forgotten Sol's new CD release!

My pals in Forgotten Sol are releasing their new CD, Contradiction, at a party July 1st. That's Saturday night, 9pm, at Chop Suey. You in?

Catalan voters approve "Statute of Autonomy"

It's not often that a national government agrees to decentralize and allow one of its regions to assume greater powers, but that's exactly what a popular referendum did this weekend in Catalunya.

The power struggle between Spain and Catalunya is of great interest to me for a number of reasons: my sister lives in Barcelona; the region has a rich history of powerful social movements; and because I'm researching the role Catalan soldiers played in occupying California in the 18th century, around the same time Spain laid siege to Barcelona and consolidated its control over Catalunya.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


May the Sun shine upon you all day long.

Monday, June 19, 2006


Yesterday I saw this movie at the festival, where audiences voted it one of the five best. It is as good as they say. See it as soon as you can.

words like blossoms.

Recently my friend Ms. Tara invited me to be "Guest Poet" at her second grade class at the New School at South Shore. I read the story The Boy Who Loved Words, about a boy who fills his pockets with his scribbled favorites and one night places them at the tips of a tree's many branches. Afterward we had the kids choose some of their own favorites, write them on cards, and paste them onto this illustration ...

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Protest Police Attack on Mexican Schoolteachers

2132 Third Ave., at Blanchard St., Downtown Seattle
Monday, June 19, 1:00-2:00 PM

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Police smackdown on striking Mexican teachers

See Jill Friedberg's Granito de Arena film webpage for updates, or Indymedia Mexico.