Saturday, January 16, 2010

meet nancy braus, bookstore owner

who walked, with a small group, from brattleboro to montpelier,
126 miles, 12 days,
in the grip of winter,
to protest the extension of an operating license
for a 38 year old problem-prone nuclear power plant.

19 comments:

tapirgal said...

Wow. That feat sounds rather amazing. And the photo is full of character.

Diederick Wijmans said...

She did well and you did well portraying her!!

Kate said...

If more citizens would be socially conscious, we might have a different world. Kudos for her, but, of course, what else would you expect from an independent bookstore owner?! I hope that it is successful!

Birdman said...

I can't even get to the woodshed and back these days... envy!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I hope the jaunt does some good for those who can't make the trip or protest in some other way.

It is almost impossible to take nuclear anything back once it has been released into the environment but people still toy with it and want to have a license to heat our homes and power our cars and make more x-rays of our bodies. I suppose it is here to stay but I still don't think anybody knows how best to contain it much less handle it.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Thank goodness for independent book stores.

Sorry I was not able to make it to your favorite photo posted yesterday. I look forward to your photos each morning.

Small City Scenes said...

Good for her. Doesn't problem prone mean anything????
All the Nuclear plants out here were shut down even before they were finished but the huge chimneys (or whatever they are called) are still standing.

Zone 8 for the Dawn viburnum. I bet they would freeze where you are. MB

Anya said...

Wow!!
That was a very long walk !!!!!
(Nothing for me .... LOL)

Sunny said...

I admire anyone who stands by their convictions. Good for her!
Sunny :)

Jacob said...

Kudos to Nancy. It's so difficult to protest effectively when the odds are stacked against us common folk, so I give her credit!

And thanks!

Nice portrait, Brattcat.

Leif Hagen said...

Hi Nancy! Looks like a healthy way to protest!

cieldequimper said...

Oh, for a split second I thought she had walked over the ocean to Montpellier, stupid me.

What a lady!

slim said...

I hope Nancy and friends got some good press coverage for their courageous effort. Beautiful portrait and great blog subject.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great effort to focus attention on nuclear safety. I hope their effort has a positive effect.

Sharon Creech said...

Bravo to Nancy; that's quite a walk!

Julie said...

I did not know quite what you meant when your comment included "holmesian". There is an entire industry out there using this expression, tort law even. It is now in my vocabulary. Taa ...

I did not comment on this wonderful character study of the librarian, mainly because I am coming around to the thinking that nuclear power is the safest way for the future. Just a few short years ago I would not have dreamt that this could be a position I might have adopted.

JM said...

Great tribute to a brave lady!

Amin said...

Dear friend I had problem wiht internet ,that was why I could not write..This picture makes deep imperession......,,,,,,,

Nathalie said...

Those old power plants were never meant to be kept in operation for so long. There's every reason to be concerned and I much admire citizens who go through that sort of effort to spread the word.

I hope their voice is heard...