j.jill

Still seeking to meet Trust where She stands, J.Jill embraces service as key to gratitude and balance in life. She feels most serene in freshwater woodlands and has shared space-time on terrain of her Ligurian and Oscan ancestors. Today, after over thirty years of service in children’s programs, secondary, university and adult education, she accepts and offers unpredictable life-gifts on the Matinecock-Algonquin earth of Long Island.

The New York Poor People’s Campaign: Fusion Power for All People

New York is the most unequal state in the nation and yet we know our government officials – those elected by us to represent us—ignore realities most New Yorkers are experiencing.  And worse yet, they try to convince us that…

Agape Community: 40 years of Nonviolence

The word “Love” has lost much of its authenticity, it seems, in recent years. It’s much like the difference between a warm bowl of homemade garden vegetable soup—hand-peeled onions, chopped through tears, diced potatoes and carrots, garden greens, beans, vine-ripened…

9/11: Channels of Peace: Lost Sons

There are more judgments from experts and pundits than there are cable channels with the rolling witness of deception and destruction in Ukraine. On a recent broadcast, an expert in geopolitics referred to military troops under authoritarian mindset as, “used,…

Jesse Kinch Returns: Love It, Live It, Share It

Under a sky with an imposing full moon, the Jesse Kinch Returns concert offers more than just music—the gratitude and love from this talented artist are palpable at Long Island University’s Krasnoff Theater. A version of Jesse’s own Divine Comedy…

A View from Breakfast.

In February 2021, I went out to breakfast with a friend of mine whose husband died after a long illness. We refreshed the friendship after years of living, picking up the bittersweet pieces of life’s joys and tragedies with the…

April 24: The Peace and Fraternity March – Assisi, Italy

There are many countries that understand and will celebrate April 25, 2022 – Liberation Day. It is a designated day  marking the beginning of the end of Nazi-Fascism. Today, April 22 is Earth Day, an awareness moment celebrated globally in…

Humanists Interconnected: Why Their Stories Matter

On a school trip to Central Italy in April 2014, I met Italian film director Paolo Bianchini, who together with Paola Rota, create and produce artistic, meaningful films full of social value with their enterprise, Alveare Cinema. These films of…

The “Other Side” of the Story: Combatants for Peace

When we pick up a newspaper or turn on a television news broadcast, more often than not, information focuses on conflict, violence, disaster. Nationally and internationally, it seems an increasing number of broadcasts and publications skew focus and create confusion…

Heeding Nature’s Ways

    ESSAY     By Jacqui Jill In a quiet neighborhood, in a not-so-different town, a grandfather told his grandson a story that he would always remember as he grew. The six-year-old possessed an unusual curiosity for everything and…

Changing the World by Making Friends

This week in the midst of television news with the continued horrors of gun violence, the various definitions of “freedom” from right to left, and the realization of its nonexistence in the middle of contention, demands, ratings, and a mule-headedness…

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