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“I’ve got sweaters … what I need is soci

One year, my relatives gave me a cow for Christmas … not a real cow – a Project Heifer Cow. As a kid, I’ll admit to scratching my head over that one, but, now that I’m an adult who has outgrown pink foot pajamas, dolls, and toys, gifts for social change make me really excited! […]

Three R’s They Don’t Teach In School

Resistance, rabble-rousing, rebellion: a maturing empire such as ours has no room for these. Unquestioning obedience is required. Every standardized test, multiple choice question, regimented schedule, gold star, or failing grade trains us to obey authority. The curriculum that is laid out in yearly tests leaves no time for free thought, only a frantic rush […]

Upcoming Adventures in the Works …

Workshops, speaking tours, and The Dandelion Insurrection Study Guide . . . it is an exciting time as several long-anticipated projects begin to emerge into the world. Rivera Sun is scheduling a West Coast, East Coast, and Rocky Mountain Tour for Spring 2015. While the snow starts to fly in many parts of the United […]

Cultivating vegetables and democracy – a

Dear Friends, Certain things fall by the wayside while the squash and weeds proliferate and our US tax dollars go to work bombing children in foreign countries. Updating my website and sending out newsletters lose significance as the power mongers maneuver for a stronger stranglehold on our lives. Yet, the crises grow into constants, and […]