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Crystal Ray's Profile

Real name: Chris Hables Gray: Writer, professor, activist.

Real Name: Gray

Location: Santa Cruz, California

Occupation: trouble maker

Groups: Shamrock American Kossacks

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Diaries published: 6 (514 days since last diary on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 09:48 AM PST)

Comments posted: 7 (514 days since last comment on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 09:48 AM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: seldom

Total Recommends: 255

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: Irish Surprises: 13 Things You Probably Don't Know about 21st Century Eire, 88 comments, 131 recommends

People Following Crystal Ray: 5

Crystal Ray's Most Recent Diaries:

This morning (December 9) on NPR, Cokie Roberts commented on the attacks, by Republicans, on Newt Gingrich and other Republicans for saying nice things about Mandela. To “balance” her ...
by Crystal Ray
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 09:48 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Many people know something about Ireland. We've read some books, seen a parade, had a few beers. We might have Irish blood or even have visited the 'ol sod a few times. But Ireland is more ...
by Crystal Ray
Comment Count 88 comments on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 07:47 PM PDT with 131 Recommends
The Egyptian Revolution is only two years old. While it has already changed Egypt profoundly, it is far from over. This was proven again today, January 25, 2013, two years from the beginning, as ...
by Crystal Ray
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:17 PM PST with 3 Recommends
[An essay about David Graeber’s book Debt: The First 5,000 Years (2012) and the political economy of George Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire fantasy. (Spoiler alert: I discuss events in Ice and ...
by Crystal Ray
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 05:58 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
Miami, 1972: Protesting at the Republican Convention I got to meet Abbie Hoffman, encountered an elephant leading a Yippie March, heard thousands of people cry at the sight of the VVAW, saw a ...
by Crystal Ray
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 09:11 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
It was a beautiful wedding--Douglas firs, fantastic flowers, and green lawns overlooking the incredible blues of the Pacific. There was great food, dancing music, and many witty and wise sentiments ...
by Crystal Ray
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 01:57 PM PDT with 50 Recommends

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