By Bill Britton Bill Britton is a freelance writer and formerly an editor for John Hopkins University Press, ABI Research, and Elsevier Science. He is a frequent contributor to Vero Communiqué. We strive to encourage a free and open exchange of opinions and welcome yours. Through discussions like these we can all learn more about … Continue reading Bill Britton: THE “END” MIGHT BE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
Do You Know “Millie” Rutherford? Part One
Part Two: Opinion. Is DeSantis the new Millie Rutherford? "Millie" Rutherford On October 7, 1919, in Atlanta, Georgia, a committee led by an invited speaker, Miss Mildred “Millie” L. Rutherford, met to discuss how Southern history should be, “correctly taught in our school.” Born into a wealthy slave-owning family in 1851, a devout Christian and a … Continue reading Do You Know “Millie” Rutherford? Part One
A Training Manual for the Neo-Nazis. Heed Notice
Little-known for decades outside of extremist circles, The Turner Diaries is now well-established as a core text due to its use as, essentially, a training manual for America’s largest neo-Nazi organization. The internet has made it more accessible than ever. Nick Statt of the verge wrote that “the novel espouses ideologies that overlap with those of QAnon believers, … Continue reading A Training Manual for the Neo-Nazis. Heed Notice
Plant a Live Oak – Get One for Free!
Canopy of Southern Live Oak Trees One tree at a time, communities in South Florida are trying to save the world from the climate crisis. "Palm trees do not sequester carbon at the same rate as our native canopy trees and do not provide shade, cool down streets and sidewalks to help counter the urban … Continue reading Plant a Live Oak – Get One for Free!
Green Your Yard – Plant a Forest, With Free Trees
The Indian River County Pelican Audubon Society has 1,000 new trees ready to plant this week! “Green” your yard, plant a forest in your backyard, and replace grass to save water, and not use chemicals or fertilizers, as native plants can grow on their own, once started! Please go and get a free tree … Continue reading Green Your Yard – Plant a Forest, With Free Trees
Switzerland and Indian River County, FL are Growing Native Plant Gardens.
Ambassador Pitteloud’s Native Garden Molly McCluskey wrote in the Audubon Magazine on September 8, 2021 that when Jacques Pitteloud, Switzerland’s new ambassador to the United States, arrived at his new home and office in the fall of 2019 in northwest Washington, D.C, he was dismayed to discover its historic six-acre stretch of land looked and were treated like a … Continue reading Switzerland and Indian River County, FL are Growing Native Plant Gardens.
Why Switzerland is Growing a Native Plant Oasis in the Heart of Washington.
The Swiss ambassador, an avid birder and bird photographer, is on a mission to remake a former farm into a biodiversity haven. By Molly McCluskey/Contributor, Audubon magazine September 08, 2021 When Jacques Pitteloud arrived at his new home and office in the fall of 2019, he was dismayed to discover the state of the property. As … Continue reading Why Switzerland is Growing a Native Plant Oasis in the Heart of Washington.
Bill Britton: RACISM AND THE FABRIC OF AMERICA
Growing up in America exposed me to both subtle and palpable symptoms of racism. Having been born in 1938, I was first exposed to racism during World War II. The Japanese were simply called “Japs” and were typically pictured in cartoons with large buck teeth and squinty, slanted eyes. They were also portrayed as being sub-human, … Continue reading Bill Britton: RACISM AND THE FABRIC OF AMERICA
Three ‘Founding Mothers’ Describe How Women Built NPR
Daniel Moore dmoore@post-gazette April 29, 2021 As Linda Wertheimer rode the bus to work ahead of National Public Radio’s first broadcast in 1971, mobs of antiwar protesters tried to throw tear gas canisters through the windows. Braving the nauseating smoke, she finally made it to the fledgling station, where a group of talented and under-paid … Continue reading Three ‘Founding Mothers’ Describe How Women Built NPR
The Westons, Windsor and the Plutocrats.
W. Galen Weston O.C., C.V.O., OOnt., B.A., LL.D, DDIV passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2021, at the age of 80, after a long illness faced with courage and dignity. “We had been looking for a place to establish a winter home to escape the brutal Canadian winters and play polo,” says Hilary … Continue reading The Westons, Windsor and the Plutocrats.