Wanted to Hire: Someone who can convert websites from Drupal to WordPress

I have four Drupal websites, two of them quite large, that I need to convert to WordPress, because I’m unable to deal with all the updating that Drupal requires. A month and a half ago, I hired a guy named David Gusick who did part of the job and was paid for it, but still hasn’t given me the work he did. I’ve given up on him. I’m looking to hire someone who can do the job in a reasonable and agreed upon amount of time for a reasonable and agreed upon price to be paid upon completion. The job requires moving thousands of posts, pages, and images, and working with WordPress to make them all accessible, including the images, in WordPress. It does not require designing the new WordPress sites beyond adjusting templates to make images visible. If you’re interested, please send resume and references to david AT davidswanson.org.

Upcoming Event in Cambridge, Mass.

U.S. Never-Ending War in the Time of Trump and How to Stop It

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

Presentation by David Swanson followed by discussion and book signing.

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 PM

Friends Meeting at Cambridge

5 Longfellow Park

Cambridge, MA 02138

(Suggested donation $5.00)

Sponsor:  United for Justice with Peace

info@justicewithpeace.org    justicewithpeace.org

A Three-Year Old's Office

Oliver, you’re three. When you’re older, I hope the lunatics now dumping everything into wars and environmental destruction have left you a livable world. I also hope that the word “office” means something wonderful to you — not because I want you to be devoted to working, or working in a little room, but because I want you to remember.

I work at home, with my office right next to your bedroom. When I work in there all day, you don’t come in, and I don’t pay much attention to being in there either. I’m focused on my work. But when we’re eating dinner, and you finish first, as you always do, you usually start shouting “Office!” and “Play Office!” And your brother Wesley who’s almost 11 joins in, and you guys are pretty loud. And by the word “office” you mean something like “amusement park.”

I’ve long meant to try to catalog the games you play in the office. Some are just you, others with you and Wes, others with all three of us. One of the main ones is wrestling on the futon, which has variations galore, including piling on, making a sandwich, trying to keep someone off, etc. A big one is called “flopping” in which I flop on the futon, then Wes on top of me, then you.

Then there’s racing from the kitchen. You and Wes take turns racing from the kitchen to the futon in the office, with me timing you on my phone. In some variations I throw something in the air that you have to catch before you land on the futon. Other times you just race back and forth across the office.

Sliding in. You put the little mattress from your old crib on the few steps down into the office, and you slide in face-first. Or you and Wes stand the mattress in the doorway and tip it in.

Music. You generally turn on loud music on the CD player in the office, which sometimes means dancing or the limbo or the hokie pokie. Sometimes it’s called “flopping music.”

Jump me in the air. When you say “jump me in the air five times” that means I’m supposed to throw you up and catch you five times and then throw you on the futon.

Spinning. You also like to be held by the arms and spun in a circle until you say “That’s enough!” at which point you’re tossed on the futon. Then you say “I’m dizzy.”

Office games generally involve saying the exact same words each time they’re played. Often they’re the endless repetition of something that just happened. Once I lay on the futon on my stomach. You and Freddy (your toy dog) climbed on my back. I twisted to each side saying “Who’s on my back?” until you fell off. Then I grabbed you and said “What nice dogs!” and you said “I’m not a doooooooog!” Now those are the words we have to say for that game, over and over; and you tell me my lines if I miss them.

The same goes for spinning in the chair, typing on the computer, climbing behind Daddy in the chair and then around in front of me until I flip you onto the futon, as well as for flipping you from side to side over me as I’m lying on my back, and for turning the futon into a boat to travel to a duck pond, or putting the whole box of pennies through the didgeridoo, or for the game where you turn off the lights and I go to sleep and you turn on the lights and I say “Hey, it’s bright,” and you say “It’s morning!”

I played a small part in inventing any of these games, and trying to list them all would be hopeless. But I do hope you remember them, Ollie, and how much your Daddy loves you.

AUDIO: I discussed what else on connect the dots

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Lila Garrett’s  CONNECT THE DOTS.

Did the Democrats bring this disaster on themselves?  Monday morning guests suggest a change that will make a right wing putsch like this election less likely to happen. 

Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida, who along with many progressive Democrats was betrayed in his run for Senate by the right wing of his own party, lists other candidates who suffered the same fate. In his remaining days in this Congress, he plans to introduce a bill which could bring dramatic change to the election process. 

Former Assembly person Jackie Goldberg analyzes what went wrong and what went right with the election.  Believe it or not, some things  that should have won, actually did. 

Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Swanson has a different take on the significance of the election altogether.  What can we do about it?  Prepare to be activated.

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Video of Debate: "Is War Necessary?"

I finally got a video of the debate I did on whether war is ever necessary.

To edit it or put it on Youtube I need somebody who has a program called Tegrity to upload the video to Youtube from which I can download it. Please let me know if you can do that.

In the meantime, you can watch the video here. To get to the start of the debate, you have to jump ahead about 12 minutes by sliding or clicking at the bottom of the video. To get to my initial remarks, you have to jump ahead about 36 minutes.


Let me know what you think.



I'm Headed to Alaska

David Swanson to speak in Fairbanks, Alaska, on “How we abolish the institution of war”

WHO: David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015 and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

WHERE: University of Alaska, Schaible Auditorium, Bunnell Building, 303 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks, AK 99775

WHEN: 7 p.m. on October 22, 2016

SPONSORS: University Peace Club and Alaska Peace Center

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  info@alaskapeace.org

WEBSITE: http://alaskapeace.org

FLYER: https://alaskapeace.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/swansonflyerfinal2.pdf