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Niilo & Joan December 2011 — 4 Comments

  1. I look forward to visiting Niilo, Joan, Heather, Chena and Gary, Alex between the 9th and the 14th of January, when I’ll be coming up to catch a few ice-rays. If anyone needs anything from down this way,
    or Oregon in particular, please let me know. And do check out our
    nonprofit where we take an antique bookmobile to outlying areas and give books away for free. See http://www.bookstothepeople.org. See you guys in a few weeks!
    Art (Ezra) Tishman

  2. I am sorry to hear that Niilo is struggling with Alzheimers, though I think the operative word here is “struggle”, which is how I remember him as a boy when my mother worked for Project Homestart in Fairbanks in the early 1970s. Please know he and your family are in my thoughts. Niilo, Westine Holmes and a few others from those days represented for me what it means to continue a tough political battle with what Comrade Dorothy Day called this “wretched, wretched system”. I do my best in the education wars of now, as we hold the line to build a resistance to the privatization effort now overwhelming our urban schools everywhere. But we will win. Hang tough, y’all, and peace to you now and always.—Michael Hureaux, Seattle

  3. If there is any way to whisper Danny Bloom says BIG HELLO to Niilo from Juneau-Tokyo-Taipei cave, age 63, Capital City Weekly long ago, please do. L’chayim!

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