Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Bernie Sanders Wins!!!

BERNIE WINS!!!!

Bernie Sanders is not going to win California nor be the Democratic Party nominee, but Bernie Sanders won long before Tuesday's election. He not only won 24 state primaries, but he won way back when Hillary adopted the majority of his platform, he won as he brought millions of new participants into electoral politics, and he will win again next month in Philadelphia when the Democratic Party writes a platform based largely on his policies of “economic, social, racial and environmental justice”. Bernie Sanders has won the heart and represents the future of the Democratic Party.

As a lifelong socialist I did not hesitate to endorsed Bernie on April 30th of 2015 when he first announced, and I am so proud of the race he has run since them. Who would have believed that this Jewish 74 year old Democratic Socialist from Vermont would become the face of a political revelation and to have changed the debate in American politics?!

Politics is “the art of the possible” and even as Bernie goes on to fight for his positions on the party platform in Philly, it is time to start coming together in our support Hillary Clinton.
Hillary will be the first women elected President of the United States of America. Entire generations of girls will grow up knowing that they can truly become anything in the world, including President. I think about the historic nature of this election and the fact that my own father was born the year women were given the right to vote for the first time in this country. This is long overdue.

This is going to be an historic election in another way where the stakes could not be higher. Several Presidents will come and go and we will continue to live under the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) that the next President is going to shape with at least two appointments (Ginsberg is on record wanting to retire). As a co-equal branch of government and as the highest court in the land, this court will likely have more influence on the outcome of Sander’s agenda for justice then even the office of the presidency itself ever could. As just one example remember that Citizens United would not exist were it not for the election of George W. Bush over Al Gore in 2000. Think about the significance of Row V. Wade or Brown V. Board of Education or for the alternative vision, think of the Dread Scott case.

Everyone on the left needs to chill out and give people time to adjust but in the end nothing, and I mean nothing, could be more important to the future of our country and indeed the entire world then defeating Donald Trump in November.

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More on Trump here:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

13th Annual Community Gathering at Pamplin Grove July 2, 3, 4, 2016

© 2016 Joey Guidone__


13th Annual
Community Gathering at
Pamplin Grove
Humboldt County, Ca


July 2, 3 & 4, 2016





Plan your Fourth in the heart of the Six!

We are about Water. Here the ocean floor thrust up to form the rocky North Coast, it was carved again by water. Rivers shaped the land, people and culture here. Six of them: Smith, Klamath, Trinity, Mad, Eel and the Van Duzen. This last, the southern border of the ancestral Wiyot, is the very place where people, culture and water come together for renewal this coming July 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Richard Salzman invites you and yours to the 13th annual Community Gathering and Cookout at Pamplin Grove on the Van Duzen River, the heart of the Six Rivers Nation. It has never been dammed and a few groves, like Pamplin, have never been logged.

Sharpen your wits, tune your instruments, pack your bag and bring a side dish for Sunday's potluck. Gate opens Saturday morning* to interesting people, the best swimming holes on the river, some of the world's tallest old growth redwoods and twenty some rustic camp sites around a roomy modern cook house near hot showers and a heroic sized sing-a-long style bonfire pit.

Richard calls folk together from far and wide to cross pollinate all manor of music, politics, humor, a year's worth of tales and always a little drama...you know, culture.

Even if you live in Humboldt it's not always easy to find the heart of the Six Rivers Nation. No worries. Richard will send a map with the combination to the locked gate. Pamplin Grove is all ours for the entire three day weekend of the glorious 4th.

Car pools from the airport and loaner camping gear can be arranged for out of town guests. If you don't want to camp, there are motels in nearby Fortuna. You are welcome to stay the weekend or just drop in and enjoy the big potluck on Sunday! Richard springs for omnivorous grill items, you bring a side dish or dessert.

Friendly dogs cherished.


RSVP required: Richard@SalzmanArt.com or 707.822.5500

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No fee required but donations to help offset campground rental fee are appreciated:   

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Joey Guidone's illustration available as  posters  Tshirts --tote bags -- coffee mugs -- wall clocks -- shower curtains and more at  Society6.com,  search: "Pamplin Grove".

* We expect to be able access the campground starting on Friday July 1st. We'll notify all who have RSVPed two weeks in advance.


Monday, February 8, 2016

SAVE THE DATES: Pamplin Gove 2016


Saturday, Sunday & Monday,  
July 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2016

Certain places and special stuff happen only in Humboldt:  Fern Canyon, Crabs at the yard or on dock C, Jazz by the Bay, Humboldt Roller Derby, Dell’Arte, a world class festival in a small town, Arcata’s Oyster Festival, and Richard’s annual Party at Pamplin Grove. 

Most of these treasures you have to be told of or in the know, ...anyone can catch fireworks on the 4th of July!

Well you're in luck! Richard Salzman hereby DOES invite you to his annual gathering at Pamplin Grove.

The 13th Annual Community Cookout at Pamplin Grove - in Humboldt County, California USA will be on the weekend of July 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2016.

Ask anyone who's been!  It is a fabulous place to stay the weekend, or  just cruise in for dinner on Sunday in this majestic cathedral of old growth redwoods on the banks of the Van Duzen River.  Now that you've enjoyed this lovely restoring winter rain. Warm your heart with thoughts of skinny dipping the Van Duzen in the hot July sun, ...think of the heat. 

You and any friends, family, and well behaved dogs are all welcome.  Individual campsites sleeps from 1 to 15 people.  You can pretty much get all you want to eat up at the cookhouse, so if you are camping, you don't need much more then a tent, a sleeping bag and pad to be comfortable. Interesting people in abundance. Music, sunshine, volleyball, horseshoes, swimming holes and a bonfire are included.

Gates open at noon on Saturday July 2nd and this year the big potluck dinner will be on Sunday afternoon July 3rd.  A breakfast will be served at the cookhouse on Monday morning July 4th and a light supper that evening for those wishing to stay another night (early arrivals before Saturday may be an option, as well as staying over past Tuesday, we’ll know for sure a week out from the event).

Car pools from the airport and loaner camping gear can be arranged for out of town guests, and if you don't want to camp, there are motels in nearby Fortuna.  You are also welcome to just come out for the day and enjoy the big potluck on Sunday!

A formal invite will follow this summer, but mark your calendar now and plan to be in Humboldt County on July 2, 3, & 4, 2016.

No fee is required but if you can help chip in for the cost of the campground, please do so online here: http://fnd.us/c/515XG8/sh/5ZcJe
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Here's a preview of this year's poster art, created by:
 Joey Guidone:





(posters & T-shirts at Joey's Society6 website)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Happy Holidays 2015




















Grampa Richie, Madeline (12), Kora (7)
   Horse Mnt. Humboldt County, CA.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sidney Dominitz (1941 - 2015)

With son Zach 1985

 At poker 2005

With my father at Sid's BD party 2012





Sidney Dominitz, a revered teacher, editor and environmentalist, died Sept. 12, 2015 of complications from a heart condition. He was 74.

A fixture on the North Coast for roughly 40 years, Sid is remembered as a man whose sharp wit and warm heart spilled through his editing pen as he improved the work of those around him. A born copy editor, he devoted nearly three decades of his life to editing the Northcoast Environmental Center’s EcoNews, using his mastery of the English language and wealth of newspaper experience to fight for the forests, waterways and wildlife he loved.

The second child born to Wolf and Blanca Dominitz in New York City, Sid arrived in Humboldt County in 1976 and became captured by its rugged coastal beauty and counter-culture spirit. He joined the NEC as one of its only paid staff members that year, and went on to found its coastal cleanup programs and take EcoNews from a nonprofit newsletter to a respected environmental advocacy newspaper with a circulation of 8,500. Sid also became one of NEC Executive Director Tim McKay’s most trusted advisors. While it was McKay’s voice that became one of Humboldt’s most influential, his message always benefitted from Sid’s input and editing.

In 1978, Sid began lecturing at Humboldt State University, where he shared the knowledge picked up in his 11 years working as a newspaper editor, including six spent as the chief copy editor for Reuters’ London bureau. In the classroom, he developed a reputation as tough, demanding teacher, prone to telling underperforming students to pursue careers in the food service industry instead of journalism. The gruff classroom persona was never inherently mean or narcissistic; Sid just loved journalism too much and saw it as too important to be done poorly or ceded to people irreverent of its power. To students serious about mastering the craft, Sid gave his time generously, often continuing to do so long after they’d left his charge.

Those close to him will remember Sid for the passion that ran through every aspect of his life, whether it was editing pen in hand, on the basketball court, in the classroom, at the poker table or in his friendships; and for his rare mix of realism soaked in anti-corporate, anti-capitalist, anti-bureaucratic sentiment. But as long as you didn’t catch him at the lectern or his editing table, Sid exuded warmth and kindness, especially with children, with whom he had a gift for fostering special and quick connections. 

Sid is survived by his son, Zachary, whom he cherished, his older brother, Henry, and his ex-wife, Sydelle Lapidus. A ceremony honoring his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Trinidad Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who feel compelled to make a donation to the NEC or plant a tree in his honor.

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 (Special thanks to Sid's former student Thad Greenson for crafting this obituary)


A video of Sid's memorial and the celebration of his life that followed, by documentary filmmaker Eileen McGee is available online: archive.org/details/SidDominitzMemorial


Read more here: northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2015/09/17/sidney-dominitz-1941-2015

and RE Tim McKay, here:  northcoastjournal.com/080306/cover0803.html

and RE John Ross here: sfgate.com/bayarea/article/John-Ross-author-poet-journalist-dies-2461837.php

...back together again.

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By Jerry Martien.

(Read as eulogy at his memorial service)

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Nature’s Editor

— for Sid 

a misplaced comma
a hastily chosen word
there goes your favorite beach

it matters that much

I used to refer to him as Sid the Knife. Not that he needed a knife, or even the red pen. He did it with words. Added words. Revised words. Deleted words. Now you hear it. Now you understand it. Like a magician, an editor shows you the cards you were holding.

the news flows from wild nature
the morning edition at your doorstep with the sun
in the evening you read it on the beach 
it rarely gets into print

He and John Ross got into huge arguments about articles John submitted to Econews. John would go through hell for a byline, and sometimes that became the story. He was a jazz poet and a pamphleteer, and like many of us he learned at the Econews to be a reporter. Your editor is your dear friend.

accuracy is learned from nature
every word exactly where it’s supposed to go
every sharp tooth, every eye
looking out for strays

When my five-year-old granddaughter was visiting I introduced her to Sid. She was still talking baby talk, not ready to give up infancy. The family was letting her grow out of it. But he mercilessly made fun of her r’s that sounded like w’s, mimicked her till she had to laugh. Next time I saw her she was talking like the rest of us. Your editor is the crazy uncle who can say things no one else will tell you.


an unreported wolf or mountain
is a dead wolf, a treeless mountain
in the Econews
they at least had half a chance

it matters that much

He and John were the last prophets, wandering in the land of the lumberjacks. They had an editorial comment for every rock and tree and bird. Sid’s jokes were often puns, some real groaners. When he heard a juice bar had opened in Arcata, “At last,” he said, “a place of our own.” An editor knows the absurdity of language. It’s all made up. Every word gets deleted. Every day is a rewrite.

in a wilderness not of our devising
we live by compassion and wit and accurate reporting

One September afternoon I followed the obits from the Trinidad cemetery along Stagecoach Road and down to the beach. From there I floated out to the downstream end of the world, where they say the news is always good. Food and card games and dancing. I was long past deadline and way over on my word count. Sid was already there. Your editor is the first person you meet in heaven.




Jerry Martien

Monday, May 4, 2015

Pamplin Grove July 3rd, 4th and 5th 2015

                                                                           illustration © ManOne


12th Annual 
Community Cookout
At
Pamplin Grove 
Humboldt County, CA
July 3, 4 & 5, 2015 

Certain places and special stuff happen only in Humboldt: The old growth Redwoods hold beings of myth and mystery; creatures of the river, creatures of the canopy. Once a year they come out to party serious. It's good to be there with them when they do... Richard’s annual Party at Pamplin Grove.------ 

Richard Salzman invites you to get wild again during his once-a-year gathering at Pamplin Grove ON THE 4TH! 

The 12th Annual Community Cookout at Pamplin Grove - in Humboldt County, California USA, 
held this year on the weekend of July 4th, 2015. 

This is a majestic cathedral of old growth redwoods on the banks of the Van Duzen River. Ask anyone who’s been! It is a fabulous place to stay the weekend, or to cruise in for dinner on Saturday. 

Warm your heart with thoughts of skinny dipping the Van Duzen in the hot summer's sun, ...be wild. 


Friends, family and well behaved dogs are all welcome. Individual campsites sleeps from 1 to 15 people. If you play an instrument, bring it. You can pretty much get all you want to eat up at the cookhouse, so if you are camping, you don't need much more then a tent, a sleeping bag and pad to be comfortable. Interesting people in abundance. Music, sunshine, volleyball, horseshoes, swimming holes and a bonfire are included. 

Gates open at noon on Friday July 3rd and the big potluck dinner is on Saturday afternoon the 4th. A breakfast will be served at the cookhouse on Sunday morning the 5th and a supper late in the day Sunday for those wishing to stay another night. 

Car pools from the airport and loaner camping gear can be arranged for out of town guests, and if you don't want to camp, there are motels in nearby Fortuna. You are also welcome to just come out for the day and enjoy the big potluck on Saturday! 

Please RSVP ASAP and mark your calendar now and plan to be with the wild things in Humboldt County on July 4th 2015.

rs(at)salzint.com or 707 eight two two 5500