Who we are:
Jim, Denise, and, occasionally, Iona live with a wonderful grey tomcat and uncounted squirrels in Greenville NH .
Jim works as a data specialist with the Open Indicators Consortium at the
University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML).
He is a also a graduate student in UML's Regional Social and Economic Development Department (RESD
now shut down as a department and re-constituted as an interdisciplinary program, ESDR).
Jim is also in his second decade as a volunteer co-host of
"Thinking Out Loud",
a public-affairs radio program on labor, community and environment issues at
91.5, Lowell MA, from 9:00
a.m. to noon, every weekday; he is currently on the air Wednesdays from 9:00 to noon.
From time to time he has also been on the air Wednesday mornings starting at 7:00 am, playing eclectic folk music from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
You can listen to WUML in live streaming MP3 or OGG at
http://wuml.org/ ) .
He worked on developing a new international auxiliary language, Ayola
and is still involved as an occasioanl volunteer on the project.
Jim has a mostly obsolete blog
and a myspace page,
as well as a livejournal blog,
and (inevitably) an active presence on Facebook and a minimal presence of Twitter as @nhpeacenik
Denise works at a nearby
Public Library , writes esays and poetry, and facilitates Stillness Retreats.
Her writing can be read on her LiveJournal blog.
Family photos are here. A brief bio of Jim's mother, Ruth Warner Giddings, is here.
Iona graduated from a local Waldorf High School in June, 2003, and graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana in June 2008. She spent the Spring 2007 semester in Northern Ireland, where she kept in touch via a photograph-laden livejournal blog, which is well worth looking at if you have time. She is currently working as a dairy buyer for a food cooperative and pursuing her work as a weaver and fiber artist in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area.
For information on anything "here", send me email at jgiddings AT igc DOT org.
I keep information on our Quaker Meeting (
New Hampshire American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) ,
350.org is possibly the most important website on Earth, dedicated to bringing our atmosphere's CO2 content down to 350 ppm
the town of Greenville NH ,
Brookwood Ecology Center,
The late folk singer and Wobbly U. Utah Philips,
Industrial Workers of the World,
The Milford NH Second Friday Song Circle (second Friday of each month, all welcome, currently at Crestwood Nursing Home in Milford, NH, for info contact Amy Conley 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 or 11:00 p.m.),
Andy's Summer Playhouse in Wilton, NH,
and other efforts I'm (We're) involved in, on this page. I'll also try to keep links to Web pages that cover events and movements that are important to me and my family.
email: jgiddings AT igc DOT org.
Some interesting Web links that I know and love:
Thanks for dropping by, friends!