Seriously

Sunday, 27 November 2016, 18:34 | Category : activism, buffalo, equality
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So, I was thinking that I would go in a different direction with this blog. Something outside of the realm of citizen action. At the time I made this decision, I believed that we were going to elect our first female POTUS and continue with another 8 years of change for the better. At that […]






Changing Things Up

Monday, 24 October 2016, 11:55 | Category : activism, buffalo, history, localism, nostalgia
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As you can see, it has been quite a while since the last official post here at Rise Up Buffalo. We have been busy working on other projects and getting locked out of our accounts, but we are ready to pick up where we left off, with a few tweaks to the original theme. Rise […]






Nice To See You! How Have You Been?

Sunday, 6 October 2013, 21:17 | Category : activism, equality, feminisim, human rights, lgbt, motivate, positivity
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I realize that it has been almost a year since the last update here at rise up buffalo.  To my readers, I am truly sorry.  Life has become chock full of things to be done and this web journal had to be put on the back burner for a bit.  I should have mentioned that, […]






Slackers Unite!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 15:37 | Category : activism, coffee, culture, environmental, history, sociology
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Troy: what happened to your normal clothes? Michael: wow! Lelaina, look at you. You look…where’d you get that dress? Lelaina: Oh, um… I don’t know. I just bought it. But I think I’m gonna go change because… Michael: No, don’t. You look beautiful. You look like… You look like… Troy: A doily. Lelaina: I’m gonna […]






from the archives – we love coffee! 11 october 2007

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 11:12 | Category : activism, archives, coffee, fair trade, localism
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coffee is one of the best reasons to get up in the morning. at least that is how i feel about it. it was quite easy for me to become addicted to this liquid while working in a cafe. one free pound of beans per week and as much coffee as i could ingest during […]






Technology and Disenfranchishement

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 15:36 | Category : activism, critique, history, nostalgia
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When I say I want to go back to the seventies, it has more to do with technology than nostalgia.  Yes, I realize that I am sitting at a computer in a separate room from my husband, listening to a Pandora playlist online, while I type this into a word processing program.  Meanwhile, he sits […]






From the archives – back from the big city – 30 june 2007

Tuesday, 25 October 2011, 17:31 | Category : activism, archives, buffalo, environmental, motivate
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yes, we have returned! spending a weekend in toronto (or canada in general) always makes us want to do more for the environment. it also nudges us more in the direction of activism. realizing that toronto is a major metorpolitan area, you would think this wouldn’t be the case, but they are very conscious of […]






Equality Now!

Monday, 20 June 2011, 13:28 | Category : activism, equality, human rights, lgbt
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Tomorrow will be the eighth anniversary of the writer and I “tying the knot”.   Luckily, because we are of the opposite sex, we were able to secure a legal marriage with very little effort.   If, in fact, we were of the same sex, we would be celebrating an eight year commitment with no legal […]