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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, 2013. In June, 2015, the combined views on her articles, diaries and quick link contributions topped one million. She was particularly happy that her article about Bree Newsome removing the Confederate flag was the one that put her past the million mark. Her art in a wide variety of media can be seen on her YouTube video, "Visionary Artist Meryl Ann Butler on Creativity and Joy" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGs2r_66QE A NYC native, her response to 9-11 was to pen an invitation to healing through creativity, entitled, "90-Minute Quilts: 15+ Projects You Can Stitch in an Afternoon" (Krause 2006), which is a bestseller in the craft field. The sequel, MORE 90-Minute Quilts: 20+ Quick and Easy Projects With Triangles and Squares was released in April, 2011. Her popular video, How to Stitch a Quilt in 90 Minutes with Meryl Ann Butler can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrShGOQaJQ8 She has been active in a number of international, arts-related projects as a citizen diplomat, and was arts advisor to Baltimore's CIUSSR (Center for Improving US-Soviet Relations), 1987-89. She made two trips to the former USSR in 1987 and 1988 to speak to artists, craftpeople and fashion designers on the topic of utilizing the arts as a tool for global wellbeing. She created the historical "First US-Soviet Children's Peace Quilt Exchange Project" in 1987-88, which was the first time a reciprocal quilt was given to the US from the former USSR. Her artwork is in collections across the globe. Meryl Ann is a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and has been building labyrinths since 1992. She publishes an annual article about the topic on OpEdNews on World Labyrinth Day, the first Saturday in May. OpEdNews Senior Editor Joan Brunwasser interviewed Meryl Ann in "Beyond Surviving: How to Thrive in Challenging Times" at https://www.opednews.com/articles/Beyond-Surviving--How-to-by-Joan-Brunwasser-Anxiety_Appreciation_Coronavirus_Creativity-200318-988.html Find out more about Meryl Ann's artistic life in "OEN Managing Ed, Meryl Ann Butler, Featured on the Other Side of the Byline" at https://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/OEN-Managing-Ed-Meryl-Ann-in-Life_Arts-Artistic_Artists_Quilt-170917-615.html On Feb 11, 2017, Senior Editor Joan Brunwasser interviewed Meryl Ann in Pink Power: Sister March, Norfolk, VA at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Pink-Power-Sister-March--by-Joan-Brunwasser-p*ssy-Hats-170212-681.html "Creativity and Healing: The Work of Meryl Ann Butler" by Burl Hall is at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Creativity-and-Healing--T-by-Burl-Hall-130414-18.html Burl and Merry Hall interviewed Meryl Ann on their BlogTalk radio show, "Envision This," at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this/2013/04/11/meryl-ann-butler-art-as-a-medicine-for-the-soul Archived articles www.opednews.com/author/author1820.html Older archived articles, from before May 2005 are here.

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Gene Wu 2., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 15, 2023
TX State Rep Sobs "There is No Safe Place in America" With the families of Uvalde shooting victims around him, Democratic Texas State Rep. Gene Wu made an emotional plea for increased gun control
voting carrels - 2019 Ohio general election, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 12, 2023
Authentic Wisdom from a Trump Voter I've been flummoxed by the Christian Fundamentalist Republican Trump perspective. It looks crazy to me, and yet, to be truthful, some of the actions of progressives seem just as crazy. I was just deeply enlightened by a former Trump supporter.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 10, 2023
How Did Long Islanders get Bamboozled by George Santos? New York Representative George Santos is in custody, finally, with 13 federal criminal charges. How in the world did these Long Islanders get so completely bamboozled by George Santos?
Chartres Labyrinth, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 28, 2023
Walk as One on World Labyrinth Day: Sat. May 6 Since 2009, enthusiasts around the globe have been invited to Walk as One at 1 by walking a labyrinth at 1:00 pm in local time zones on World Labyrinth Day,participating in an unbroken wave of wellbeing flowing around the globe. World Labyrinth Day is celebrated on the first Saturday in May.
Series: Labyrinths and WLD #LabyrinthDay (17 Articles, 58831 views), Health & Wellbeing (19 Articles, 92278 views)
The author in the arms of the Chichi Big Sister, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 21, 2023
Chichi in Curacao-- Creativity at Serena's Amazing Art Factory Attending a Chichi decorating workshop at Serena's Art Factory in Cura├žao was definitely a highlight of my Caribbean cruise experience!
Series: Cruising (3 Articles, 3691 views), Art & Creativity (122 Articles, 259847 views)
The Monster Ball - Poker Face revamped2 cropped., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 13, 2023
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Reestablished President Biden announced today the appointment of a dedicated group of high-profile artists and arts policy leaders to the newly re-established President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH).
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Randy Rainbow Channels Andrews Sisters in Indictment Parody Video After the recent news about TFG, the Randy Rainbow fans have been poised with crazed anticipation- and they were not disappointed with his newest parody, "Grumpy Trumpy Felon from Jamaica in Queens!" It's a parody of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (Don Ray & Hughie Prince) -- big plus if you are a fan of the Andrews Sisters.
Company- HAMILTON National Tour, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 31, 2023
Hamilton's Revolution: War, Sex and Politics The musical, Hamilton, is a not-to-be-missed masterpiece about how deeply flawed people can still make extraordinarily valuable contributions to humankind. It is a revolutionary production about a Revolutionary time, hopefully sparking a much-needed evolution in consciousness as we embark on America's second revolution.
Series: Norfolk / Tidewater Area Virginia (16 Articles, 30521 views), Performances, Drama, Movies etc (18 Articles, 24293 views)
Forest, From PixabayPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 26, 2023
How Plants Can Rescue the Planet! (Short Video) Plants can rescue the planet! This video is short, snappy, informative, I loved it.
Marianne Williamson Profile., From WikimediaPhotos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 23, 2023
Wisdom from Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson launched her 2024 presidential campaign in Washington, DC, Saturday, March 4, 2023, and has been offering emails filled with truth and inspiration since. While she takes perfect aim at the problems we face, she also leaves me hopeful and inspired. Here are her words today:
Series: Marianne Williamson (6 Articles, 8315 views)
We Can Beat the Storm, 1993 by Miguel Powery (b. 1957). Acrylic on canvas, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 23, 2023
Musin' on Cruisin': Art Adventure on Grand Cayman Grand Cayman Island was the first port on my Caribbean cruise. While other cruise-goers were eager to swim with stingrays or snorkel at Seven Mile Beach, I decided to check out the art at The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
Series: Cruising (3 Articles, 3691 views)
Randy Rainbow, screen shot from video, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Randy Rainbow's Ba-a-a-a-a-a-ack; Skewers Santos Randy Rainbow rhas eleased his latest Youtube parody, "Life's a F-king Fantasy for Santos,". This masterpiece parodies "Jolly Holiday" from Mary Poppins and "Georgy Girl" by The Seekers.
Series: Humor (4 Articles, 5630 views), Performances, Drama, Movies etc (18 Articles, 24293 views)
Cruise of the Heart cbook cover, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Musing on Cruising: Retirement Adventures on the High Seas "Cruise of the Heart: Memoir of a Transatlantic Voyage" by Robert Ferre' is a captivating combo of engaging travelogue, sensual retirement love story and spiritual insight peppered with fascinating behind-the scenes technical tidbits - a high seas version of "Eat, Pray, Love" direct from the man-cave.
Series: Cruising (3 Articles, 3691 views)
Marianne Williamson Profile., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 4, 2023
Marianne Williamson Announces Bid for Presidency in 2024 On March 4th, 2023 Marianne Williamson was on fire as she announced live, from Washington DC, the launch of her presidential campaign.
Series: Marianne Williamson (6 Articles, 8315 views)
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 27, 2023
The Dennis Kucinich Report to Launch Feb 28 Former Congressman and presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich, has announced the launch of The Dennis Kucinich Report on February 28.
Series: Dennis Kucinich (29 Articles, 55657 views)
Winding Curves by Diane Gerrior, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 18, 2023
The Secrets of Art Quilts, Cortisol and Your Health Why go to a quilt show? Well, there's an abundance of beauty, for one thing. And for another, both appreciating as well as creating art can lower stress and enhance wellbeing as well as longevity, according to scientific studies.
Series: Health & Wellbeing (19 Articles, 92278 views), Quilting and Fiber Arts (18 Articles, 46902 views)
Baphomet, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 2, 2023
Satanic Temple Rescues Reproductive Freedom When SCOTUS steals human rights, the Satanic Temple steps in to rescue women's freedoms from the hands of toxic KKKristianity. And they do it, as usual, with panache.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Creative Artist and Appreciator of Beauty: Tyre Nichols Perhaps the best way we can honor and respect Tyre Nichols is to remember him as a wonderfully creative artist, as he requested.
Series: Art & Creativity (122 Articles, 259847 views), Toxic Patriarchy (13 Articles, 44464 views)
DC Statehood Now., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Statehood Getting Closer for DC Sen. Tom Carper, D-DE, and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.'s nonvoting delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives, held a joint press conference Tuesday announcing the Senate reintroduction of a bill that would make the District of Columbia the 51st state.
Kavanaugh rally at Supreme Court - Kava nope sign, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Karma Comes for Kavanaugh As usual, it's the artists, not the politicians, who save society. "Justice", a documentary exposing even more horrific behavior by Brett Kavanaugh, screened Friday evening at the Sundance Film Festival.
Series: Karma is a B*tch (1 Articles, 9178 views)

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