Above Captain Bullfrog Music Store in
Brattleboro VT I was resting on an tired old couch. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was having real problems with leaks.
A friend and activist at the time had got me involved in a protest there. I and my best friend Shane had been caught in the
wind streams of Three Mile Island Incident and suffered physical damage as a result. The protest was getting quite heated
and it was my turn to man the anti-nuke office. I needed some shut eye badly. Then out of the blue I heard a woman's voice.
She was saying something but being grogy by the time I woke up to say something no one was around. Good I said to myself and
tried to get back to sleep. Still again I hear her say, "Who can save the children for we haven't much time." This
time I jumped up grabed a piece of paper and started typeing on a very old Royal. I banged out the words I heard then began
to hear a tune. A floor above the office was a member of our group. She had been a scientist involved in the Manhatten Project.
I asked to borrow a tape recorder and she offered her last cassette tape too!
After I recored the music off I went to see Shane. She listened and put a losely organized
bunch of words and a hummed tune into true lyrics and music. And in 1980 SAVE THE CHILDREN song later called a anti-nuclear
anthum was born. And to this very day Shane Marie Devine continues to sing it at her performances.
WIKIPEDIA: 12 JUNE 2010
June 12, 1982 - In NYC, 750,000 people marched from the UN to Central Park to protest nuclear weapons
— in what was probably the largest single protest in U.S. history. New York City was shut down for the day. The concert
featured Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Shane Marie Devine etc. Keith Haring created a poster for the event which was handed
out free to the audience and John Fekner stencils were on the site.
WEB AUTHOR'S NOTE: Sue Walsh did stage
management for the NDR at Time's Sq & Centeral Park Stages.
PEACE PARKS! LET'S DO IT AND TAKE
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED!! I believe it's time to design our public parks with peace memorials. America has and continues to
have great individuals that work for world peace. As we quickly approach 2012 our understanding of what we place value in
is what will be returned to us. Wouldn't it be wonderful if children played in areas that they saw people who stood thier
ground for issues that brough people together? I'm scouting around and hopefully will find such an area to create such a space.
Perhaps you might want to build one to? Please join me in this effort. Let's give peace a chance.
Facing the Future
Every journey begins withbut a small
every day is a chance
For a new, small step
In the right direction.
follow your Heartsong.
by Mattie Stepanek
Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.