By Ken Krayeske • 10:50 PM EST
Bunch of somewhat connected thoughts, some sad, some happy:
Peter Camejo died Saturday, Sept. 13. He ran for president in 1976 with the Socialist Workers Party. He joined Nader in 2004 as an independent. He was a revolutionary.
His range of knowledge led to books like The SRI Advantage: Why Socially Responsible Investing Has Outperformed Financially and Racism, Revolution, Reaction, 1861-1877. The Rise and Fall of Radical Reconstruction.
And he was a funny guy. I took headshots of him for the campaign the night he spoke in Maryland (pictured). He told me some joke about Bush and Kerry ice fishing, on a boat, somewhere in Maine. I forget the punchline. Yet I know I laughed when he told it.
No matter. Camejo was an amazing man - an Olympic caliber sailor, born in Venezuela, moved to Queens, and in the late 1960s, deemed one of California's ten most dangerous persons by Gov. Ronald Reagan for leading in anti-war demonstrations.
Here's a well-spent Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 5 to 9:30 pm: Pace (People's Action for Clean Energy) will host "Renewable Energy = Peace," an evening of exhibits, dinner and awards for folks trying to bring us to a carbon-free, energy independent present.
And one more Pace event: Sunday, October 19, rain or shine, its the 51st Solar House Tour and Seminar. If you've never done it, call 860-623-5487 for tickets and 860-693-4813 for the skinny on the tour itself. It runs at noon and three out in Bethany. What are you waiting for? Call already.
And a shout out to the folks at the Farmington Apple Empire store for getting the powerbook wireless again. Whew. Beto, Tim, Nikki Stan and Kate - thanks!