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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13th Annual World Labyrinth Day Offers Healing and Wellbeing on May 1 The 13th annual World Labyrinth Day is on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Walking a labyrinth lowers blood pressure; reduces insomnia, chronic pain and stress, and enhances wellbeing. Here's how you can find out more!
Series: Labyrinths and WLD #LabyrinthDay (15 Articles, 48189 views)
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Choosing Joy: 50 Simple Pleasures to Select From Here's a list of the top fifty simple pleasures of life, how many can you comfortably add to your experience this week?
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Earth Day is Now Over a Half-Century Old: Looking Back at the Beginnings Earth Day is over a half-century old- a look at 1970, the year it was born.
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Happiness Tips from the Green Witch of NY The Happiness Recipe Show is offering authentic stories from twenty or so experts in different fields, dedicated to revealing ways to move and grow through our challenges, and capture joy! Free to attend this week!
Series: Green Living (10 Articles, 30491 views), Happiness (4 Articles, 14582 views)
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On the 18th of April in '75... Who is the young heroine referred to as the female Paul Revere?
Series: Sheros (25 Articles, 51188 views), HERstory (18 Articles, 42646 views)
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What Do Ya Do With a Bernie Sanders? Music Video Parody There are some good things that never seem to end, and thank goodness! What Do Ya Do With a Bernie Sanders? is The Cog is Dead's video parody of sea shanty "Drunken Sailor," all about Bernie Sanders in mittens! Enjoy!
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Affordable Solar Powered Car with 1K mile range available in 2021 The car of the future is here - a solar/electric powered vehicle with a 1K range for about the price of a Prius.
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Trump reinstated glyphosate, sign this petition to support its removal Just before leaving office, Trump approved seven dangerous pesticides for use in the US. These pesticides, including glyphosate, atrazine, and aldicarb, have been banned in other countries. They harm farmworkers, children, pets, and pollinators. Sign this petition to alert the new head of the EPA if you want to remove these toxins.
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While Cruz Escapes to Cancun, AOC Comes to Texas' Aid with Over $5M While Ted Cruz escapes to warmer weather, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes (D-NY) raised $2 million for direct relief in Texas in less than 24 hours, and just a couple of days later the total was close to $5 million.
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The Women are Coming - Video While the world has been distracted by the noice of all those resistant to change, change has been happening anyway...
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Assault, Whether Sexual or Seditionist, Inflicts Terror and Trauma: AOC's Story AOC shared an emotional Instagram Live on Monday evening in which she recounted her harrowing experience during the Capitol insurrection on Jan.6. Here are the truths we can extract about assault, terror and trauma.
Series: AOC- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (7 Articles, 8263 views)
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Larry King, Hank Aaron die after Possible Covid Connections Larry King, Hank Aaron, join a list of those whose timing of death reveal possible Covid-related connections.
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Covid Vaccine Pros and Cons, and How to Discover the Truth Could one of the opportunities of the pandemic adventure be to nudge each of us toward more direct communication with the deeper truth within ourselves?
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"Sedition" - the Brilliance of Randy Rainbow Randy Rainbow deserves a lot of credit for helping many of us through the darkest days with his creative brilliance and humor.
Series: Art & Creativity (100 Articles, 213649 views), Humor (2 Articles, 3158 views)
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Warnock Wins in Georgia, Ossoff Race to be Called, Leans Blue Blue Wave in Georgia Senate races could switch Senate to Democratic control.
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Ossoff Wins, Senate Turns Blue With John Ossoff's win, Democrats won control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in six years with victories in both of the two runoff races in Georgia.
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Bernie Sanders, Zephyr Teachout Live Today: Break 'Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People Today at 2pm ET, Senator Bernie Sanders, Zephyr Teachout, the American Economic Liberties Project and People's Action will kickoff a new virtual event series: "Break 'Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People."
Series: Bernie Sanders (44 Articles, 170418 views)
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Romanian Monolith is Third One to Disappear Update on the mysterious monoliths: The three silver, metal, triangular shaped monoliths approximately 10-12 feet tall which suddenly appeared in Utah, Romania, and California, have all disappeared.
Series: Mystery Monolith (3 Articles, 3315 views)
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How Can We Sift the Truth from a Smorgasbord of Fake News? In a chaotic world of fake news, conspiracy theories, high drama and rapid change, how can we ferret out the truth?
Series: Spiritual Politics (5 Articles, 7247 views)
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50 Ways To Leave The White House - video 50 Ways To Leave The White House, written and performed by Don Caron of the Parody Project has had nearly a million views in its first two weeks.
Series: Art & Creativity (100 Articles, 213649 views)