As on every September 11, I am posting Jefferson Crowther's poignant remembrance of his son, Welles Remey Crowther. Tonight, on September 11, 2014, at Mets Citifield, Jefferson will have the distinct honor of throwing out the first ball in tribute to his son.
'The Man in the Red Bandana'
By Jefferson H. Crowther
Please excuse these ramblings of a proud, old father who lost one the
brightest lights in his life. This light was my dear, dear son, Welles
Remy Crowther, who at age 24 was killed when the South Tower of the
World Trade Center collapsed on him and so many other innocent victims
of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Welles was an equities
trader with Sandler-O'Neill and Partners working on the 104th floor of
WTC2. He was also a volunteer firefighter and … [Continue reading...]
P O S T - E V E N T M E D I A A L E R T the 10th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tour 2014 Hamptons Tennis Tournament benefiting WHO:
Jared Palmer (Pro)
Ashley Fisher (Pro)
Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Charles Evans Trust)
Michael Milken (PCF Founder, Chairman)
Dr. Jonathan Simons, MD (PCF … [Continue reading...]
At only 16 years old, a junior, in high school, it was on December 11, 2008 when Amanda Suzanne Brownell tried to take her life in a bathroom at Del Mar High School in San Jose, California. This was a result of the bullying, sexual bullying, and cyber bullying she endured through MySpace, Facebook, AIM, and the 3500 text MESSAGES she received the month before her suicide attempt. Amanda, suffered severe brain damage, unable to speak or care for herself.
After almost 4 and 1/2 years Amanda decided that her job here was done. She was hospitalized with pneumonia and seizures on March 13, 2013, while her parents were in Hawaii on vacation. On March 23, Amanda did not want to be poked and squeezed anymore. She was done and did not want any type of medicine or food. There was a family meeting … [Continue reading...]
Dear Peaceful People,
Our PEACE initiative continues…from our largest Peace Sign Broadcast in Times Square/NYC in 2013
www.peacedayparty.org, a nonprofit 501 C 3 invites YOU to help strengthen the message of the International Peace Day September 20 & 21, 2014. All the countries of the UN unanimously agreed to a Day of Peace. Here are our peaceful details
1 3rd. Annual Day of Awareness & Peace Rally in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, California, September 20 at 10am. www.amandanetwork.com
13th Annual Vigil for International Peace and Ecology in Central Park, Band Shell/ 72nd Street Mall, New York, New York, September 21 at 10am. www.vigil4internationalpeace.org/
WHAT WILL WE DO?
Create a HUMAN PEACE SIGN
Have SING ALONG with … [Continue reading...]
Omega is a place to explore the extraordinary potential that exists in all of us as individuals and together as a human family. Chrissa Pullicino shares the Good News:)
Omega was founded on the holistic worldview that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things. Since 1977, we have offered diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Omega, a nonprofit organization, continues to be at the forefront of human development. We nurture dialogues on the integration of modern medicine and natural healing; design programs that connect science, spirituality, and creativity; and lay the groundwork for new traditions and lifestyles.
Each year, more than 23,000 people attend workshops and … [Continue reading...]
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The Pursuit of Happiness
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Jefferson's three examples of our unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Happiness is the state of Felicity.
It has been said that it's not how much we have but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness (Charles Spurgeon).
Lincoln added most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The top 10 things that come mind that make me happy are (not necessarily in the order of importance):
1) French Champagne
4) Winning (fun is more fun when you win)
5) … [Continue reading...]
Locker Lounges, Unique Patterns, and Stylish Lunchtime Gear: 5 Easy Ways to Get Kids Excited About Getting Back to School
-- Top Organizational Expert Shows How to Rev Up Back to School Readiness and Get Kids Prepped for Success --
Back to school is a two-pronged dilemma for parents and caregivers. First, you need to get them revved up, excited and ready to return to class. Once they’re there, you want them to be successful and that means arming them with the tools they need to stay engaged all year long.
Organizational expert, Holly Bohn, has teamed up with Office Depot to bring you easy, fun, creative new ways to get kids engaged for success. From the latest back to school must haves to keep them organized and on track to fostering excitement in the coming year with creative, … [Continue reading...]
And being Good Samaritans for the ALS cause. They are heroes:):):)
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. It went viral throughout social media during the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014.
The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.
4 United Kingdom
5 Notable participants
The origins of the idea of dumping cold water on … [Continue reading...]
www.vigil4internationalpeace.org Submitted by Rev. Susana Bastarrica. Greetings and Blessings
We hear from many of those participating in the Vigil at a gathering to discuss the event. A wonderful group will perform and make this special day a great success.
It is a big honor for our Peace Day Party to join into The Vigil for International Peace and Ecology. Good News has been involved since its inception. Rev. Susana has done a great job in keeping Peace into the minds of millions. http://www.vigil4internationalpeace.org/ … [Continue reading...]
THE GIVER- THIS IS A POWERFUL MOVIE ON WORLD PEACE, TODAY AND THE FUTURE. DON'T MISS IT.
The Giver. As I watched the Press Conference in awe for this outstanding movie team, I was fascinated with the author of the book Lois Lowry and the screenwriters Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide. How did they weave her book to make you realize how stupid war is; How Deceitful the Elders (the political leaders) could become and how wonderfully innocent and intuitive our youth are?
The result of this books screen adaption, which is drenched in "the light and the darkness of life" (As suggested by Marcello Padilla, Good News Film Producer), is that our youth SAVE US from OURSELVES, THE GROWN UPS. They see the brighter tomorrow and have the strength to make changes..BRAVO…to … [Continue reading...]
This summer, Shiang, would like to introduce you to her photo series, including “Waiting Line”, “Catch”, “The Divided”, “The Invisible”, and “Moments in China” and a work in process piece,” Transition”. A couple of her newly developed songs, “Journey of Blurriness”, “Fly Like a Bird”, "Sharing Peace" and " Speak Up Hope" will also be introduced.
Shiang also will share you 20+ peace kites with meaningful and cute drawings from her students in Taiwan, featuring the messages of peace, love, and hope.
Place: 25 East 13th Street, 4F and 5F Lobby
Studio Hours (Shiang will be in the studio during the following hours) (or by appointments)
August 3, Sunday, 4-9pm
August 4, Monday, 4-9pm
August 5, Tuesday, 9:30-11pm
August 6, Wednesday, 4-9pm
Music … [Continue reading...]
NEWARK, NJ – A grant from the Nicholson Foundation will enable the Newark Museum to offer new educational programs to young learners (ages 3-5) and their families in Newark and the surrounding communities. The Museum is the only institution in Newark that provides access to works of art, a natural science collection, and cultural and historic artifacts that stimulate curiosity and learning.
"We are very pleased to launch this new partnership with the Newark Museum. The Creative Play project will provide many parents and young children with mutual art and science discoveries and enhance parents' engagement in their children's early learning," said Charles Venti, Executive Director of The Nicholson Foundation.
The new series, Creative Play enhances the Museum’s weekend … [Continue reading...]
Yoga for Kids with Lauren is an Amazing Class Designed to Motivate Children to be Active, Build Confidence and Manage Stress.
The 45 minute Class Incorporates Cardiovascular Conditioning, Fun and Original Music and Games, Plus All of the Traditional Aspects of Yoga; Meditation, Breathing Techniques, Peace, and Relaxation.
Lauren Christensen is a Montessori Pre-School Teacher and a Certified Yoga Instructor from The American Yoga Academy and Kidding Around Yoga Teacher Trainings.
She Graduated from Fairfield University in Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology. She received her Early Childhood Teaching Certificate from The Princeton Center for Teacher Education. She is currently Teaching at The Westmont Montessori School in Mendham, NJ and … [Continue reading...]
The dynamic 25th Anniversary Edition of a New Age Classic including prefaces by Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou, an 85 page study guide, and website links for further study.
THE SEAT OF THE SOUL. www.seatofthesoul.com
25th Anniversary Edition with a Study Guide
“If there was just one book on this planet that I could recommend that you read, it would be this book, The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav. It has been for me, one of, if not the most powerful book I’ve ever read, except for the bible.”
“I suggest to the new Zukav reader to draw close to share this book with someone who has firm nerve and a wonderful sense of humor because when Zukav’s ideas stop challenging you, you will laugh with the wonderful laughter of the discoverer who has found a new … [Continue reading...]
Actor Kevin Spacey to Introduce World Peace Orchestra Inaugural Youth
“Play for Peace” Concert at Lincoln Center September 10th
New York, NY • The World Peace Orchestra (WPO) (www.peaceorchestra.org/concert/) is
bringing together more than 100 students from over 50 countries across the globe to perform
in an inaugural classical music concert on September 10, 2013 at Lincoln Center. This sold-out
event will be the only global youth orchestra that combines both classical and ethnic instruments.
WPO is a nonprofit organization that brings together young musical talent from around
the world in its first annual New York City concert to demonstrate how the unifying power of
music can powerfully transcend social and cultural boundaries.
A star-studded evening is planned at Lincoln … [Continue reading...]
Picture a young surfer dude wandering around a dock lined with charter boats. A grizzled old captain yells out, "Hey, kid, you want a job ?" That was exactly how Captain Mike Vegessi got his start in Montauk fishing in 1977. He had never been fishing before and was drawn to Montauk for the surfing, not the surf casting. The grizzled old captain was Doug McCabe of the "FRANCES ANNE", nearing the end of his career as one of Montauk's offshore pioneers, and Mike would be his mate for the next three years. In addition to learning the fishing business, Doug, who also owned a diesel parts business catering to the fishing boats in Montauk, taught Mike all he needed to know about the maintenance of diesel powered boats.
Doug retired in 1979, and the next year Mike went to work as a mate for … [Continue reading...]
And worthy of Broadcast Coverage???
A wedding hopefully should be a once only occasion and can be expressed in so many ways with many different budgets.
We thought to introduce you to an impromptu wedding with a very limited budget. This story is a Romantic Comedy ready for Prime Time presented on June 21st. You are all invited.......Here are some of the unique interesting attributes;
* The Wedding Ceremony on June 21st @ 10:00 AM will be performed in one of the oldest Chapels in Philadelphia.
* The Bride & Groom will not enter to “Here comes the Bride” but will dance down the Bridal Path in Fairmount Park at Valley Green in jeans to the Doo Wop favorite “Today I meet the boy I’m going to marry” by Darlene Love
* The Wedding will bridge many generations … [Continue reading...]