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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.

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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Twitterer-in-Chief, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Hope You Had a Happy Final Presidents' Day Hope You Had a Happy Final Presidents' Day. Apparently the holiday belongs to only one president now.
Adam-Troy Castro - Quora, From GoogleImages
(73 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 17, 2020
Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid? Author of 26 books, Adam-Troy Castro is a Hugo, Stoker, Nebula, World Fantasy Award Nominee, who posted this brilliant gem on Facebook, which quickly went mega-viral.
Pete Buttigieg - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 12, 2020
What is it that Feels so Unsettling About Buttigieg? Are you wondering what it is exactly that seems so unsettling or "off" about Pete Buttigieg, but are having trouble putting your finger on it? Nathan J. Robinson, Editor in Chief of Current Affairs, nails it in his outstanding oped, "More About Pete" (07 February 2020).
N.H. Voter: I Voted For Sanders Because Of Media's 'Cynical' Coverage Of Him | MSNBC Ari Melber speaks with voters in New Hampshire, asking them who they voted for in Tuesday's primary and why. One voter shares her criticism of MSNBC's ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Media's 'Cynical' Coverage of Sanders Pushes NH Voter to Vote for Him A New Hampshire voter explains that MSNBC cynical coverage of Sanders and his campaign is what tilted the scale to inspire her to vote for Bernie.
Series: Bernie Sanders (36 Articles, 152096 views)
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7 Ways The Media Is Freaking Out About Bernie Sanders Cody Johnston, former newsperson and news partner Katy Stoll are creating weekly Some More News episodes "about and against the news."
Series: Bernie Sanders (36 Articles, 152096 views)
Alexander Vindman, Jewish staffer who testified in impeachment ..., From GoogleImages
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 10, 2020
How to Nominate Lt. Col. Vindman for a Profile in Courage Award Lt Col Alexander Vindman lost his position and was escorted out of the White House for telling the truth under oath. Any citizen can nominate him for a JFK Profile in Courage Award by Feb 15.
Ayanna Pressley Portrait., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 7, 2020
Ayanna Pressley's (D-MA) Poignant Revelation Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) has revealed publicly that she has alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.She announced the news Thursday via video with The Root. Her Senegalese twists have been her signature hairstyle. This heartfelt and touching video is her "official public revealing."
Matthew Fox -- BetterListen!, From GoogleImages
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 7, 2020
Preparing for Death: an Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh from Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox Theologian, priest, and author of dozens of books, Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox, penned this insightful public letter to Rush Limbaugh upon Limbaugh's announcement that he has terminal lung cancer.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 6, 2020
Robocall Scams and how to Report Them I just got a robocall pretending to be from Apple. If you get one, you can report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ftccomplaintassistant.gov, here's the complaint I just sent to them.
Artist's rendering of the  Virginia Women's Monument, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 6, 2020
Groundbreaking Virginia Monument Honors Women
Bernie Sanders July 2019 retouched., From WikimediaPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The DNC Cheats, and There's an App for That, Thanks to the Sanders Campaign Bernie Sanders' previous presidential campaign learned a lot from the last cycle of vote thefts, and this time they were prepared for it with a secret app that caught the DNC red-handed:
Series: Bernie Sanders (36 Articles, 152096 views)
Daniel Deitrich, From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 26, 2020
Hauntingly Beautiful Christian Song Calls out the Evangelicals "Hymn for the 81%" by Daniel Deitrich is stunning, heartfelt, tear-provoking. Deitrich notes, "In 2016, 81% of white evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump after (among other things) hearing an audio recording of him bragging about sexually assaulting women. "
Series: Art & Creativity (87 Articles, 183668 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 19, 2020
Women's March Video 2020 Women's March video by MoveOn, "Women's March on Washington."
Women's March 2020, Washington DC, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 19, 2020
2020 Women's March Today's Women's March 2020 included over 250 actions, rallies, teach-ins, voter registration drives, and town halls, across the nation and a mass march in Washington D.C.
It's Up to Us by John Kasich, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 29, 2019
GOP Gov. John Kasich on Impeachment, Climate, more, on Jimmy Kimmel A Republican voice of sanity on Jimmy Kimmel: Gov. John Kasich talks about the impeachment of Donald Trump, Quid Pro Quo, our divided country, being a member of the GOP who doesn't always side with his party, climate change, Greta Thunberg, responsible gun control and little ways we can all bring about change for the better.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 20, 2019
NY Rep Jeffries on Fire about American Freedom and the Constitution Hakeem Jeffries is the U.S. Representative for New York's 8th congressional district which covers parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Jeffries has also chaired the House Democratic Caucus since 2019. Watch him in action!
Myla reading
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 16, 2019
Gifts That Help Kids Cope with our Political Climate My granddaughter was trembling and scared when she told me that her mom had been crying after the last presidential election, because "a very bad man is in charge of us." She was only four at the time. Three years later, she's still stressed about politics. How can we help our kids through this?
Series: Art & Creativity (87 Articles, 183668 views)
Vodafone 5G Karlsruhe., From WikimediaPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 15, 2019
Exposing, Prosecuting a $1 Trillion Scandal Behind 5G A group of telecom industry experts and insiders are taking the FCC to federal court in January 2020, armed with evidence of an estimated $1 Trillion scandal and strategy that could very well pave the way to a great restructuring of telecom and dissolution of the 5G agenda.
Macys-parade-1979., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 28, 2019
Magical Music Transformation at the Thanksgiving Day Parade As a native New Yorker, I consider watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade an unshakable tradition -- and this year I was in for a musical surprise.
Series: Holiday Insights (7 Articles, 11373 views)
Fred Rogers, From GoogleImages
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Radical Activism in Mr. Roger's Neighborhood Cloaked in unassuming hand knit cardigan sweaters, Fred Rogers carried out some of the most covert radical activism of the 20th century.

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