Category Archives: Jim’s Approximately Monthly MIssives

Communicating in Gold…with a little Lead Doping up the works

[I tend to ruminate about foibles and let downs.It is perhaps reflective of the Sun square Uranus in my birth chart which I also credit with keeping me outraged at issues and injustices that I could instead ignore. I don’t … Continue reading

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My Bar Mitzvah: Korach and Hillel

I was working on a different post but realized that I became a bar mitzvah on June 14, 1975 (or “I had my bar mitzvah” as we in the US tend to say, noting more the ceremony and celebration than … Continue reading

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#WarHurtsEarth. Plowshares Action. Gaza Slaughters.

This Earth Day: Tell Environmental Groups and Gatherings that WAR HURTS EARTH! To Save the Earth, Curb Militarism! An appeal for Earth Day, 2018 Thank you for clicking on the link above to take you to a sign-on letter we … Continue reading

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“Justice. Justice you shall pursue.” “JUSTICE”! NOT “Just Us”!

“Justice. Justice you shall pursue.” That’s “JUSTICE” not “JUST US”! I was closing in on sending this out when I learned about the massacre in Gaza on March 30. The Palestinian organizers did all they could to broadcast the nonviolent … Continue reading

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Not just more of the same, and every sign of hope is precious.

Regarding nuclear weapons, the current administration is continuing policies of the previous one as did recent administrations before it:┬ádon’t work towards disarmament and pretend we aren’t upgrading our nuclear weapons or designing new ones. Despite his undeserved Nobel Peace Prize–his … Continue reading

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Incredible. Unbelievable. But not ridiculous.

Before talking about why nuclear weapons and the military budget need to be on the agendas of more activists (in the next post-ette of this belated, Approximately Monthly┬áMissive), I’m feeling called to say a word about words, certain words that … Continue reading

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For the children’s sake

For Tu Bishvat, Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area and Kehilla Community Synagogue teamed up for a ritual event. It was a lovely evening, fun and playful as well as serious with political intent about the theft of native Ohlone … Continue reading

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