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THE NEW YEAR AND BEING 80

Posted on December 31, 2017, in My Blog, with 82 Comments

Me with grandkids on my birthday

(I’m not old, I’m perennial)

It’s the last day of 2017 and I’ve been 80 for 10 days. Here’s what’s bad about being 80:
I can’t run
I can’t ski
It’s hard handwriting thank-you letters which is the polite way to do it
(osteoarthritis is responsible for all the above)

Here’s what’s good about …

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GIVING THANKS

Posted on November 27, 2017, in My Blog, with 29 Comments

Hi all my wonderful friends. I am so sorry that I haven’t posted a blog in forever and hardly even tweeted. I hope you are all well and that wherever you are, you had a Happy Thanksgiving. I did, for sure. Here’s what I said at the dining table as we went around, each saying what we are grateful for: …

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ONE FAIR WAGE IN MICHIGAN

Posted on September 19, 2017, in My Blog, with 64 Comments

Before this Sundays Emmys, Lily and I spent the week in Michigan with activists working to advance the One Fair Wage Campaign. I hope you will take the time to learn more about our efforts by visiting the website www.onefairwage.com

Here are articles and video from a great week:

FOX 2 DETROIT:
http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/fox-2s-one-on-one-with-jane-fonda-lily-tomlin-on-minimum-wage

FOX 2’s one-on-one with Jane Fonda,

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VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

Posted on September 11, 2017, in My Blog, with 10 Comments

I traveled to this years Venice Film festival, where Bob Redford and I were being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. We also had the premiere screening of our new Netflix Film “Our Souls At Night”. I decided to pad some extra days onto the trip to spend some additional time in Venice, and visit Florence.


I arrived …

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BITS AND PIECES

Posted on July 21, 2017, in My Blog, with 39 Comments

We wrapped 4th season of “Grace & Frankie” this week. I feel orphaned, especially from Lily. I miss her already but I have some dates reserved in the months ahead when we will be doing activism again together . . . in Michigan.


Everyone was so happy that our show received 4 EMMY nominations! Here we are, four …

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WHY I’VE BEEN ABSENTEE AND OTHER RANDOM THOUGHTS

Posted on June 20, 2017, in My Blog, with 62 Comments

I started to write a blog about my grandson’s beautiful high school graduation from The Putney School in Vermont; another about seeing “The Doll’s House II” with journalist Laura Flanders (it was fantastic); several blogs about the 4th season of “Grace & Frankie” and about the new movie I will start in August, “The Book Club” …

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People’s Climate March in Wilmington near the Tesoro Refinery

Posted on April 30, 2017, in My Blog, with 36 Comments

Me, speaking on top of the rally bus at the People’s Climate March in Wilmington near the Tesoro Refinery. The very explosive crude oil from North Dakota will, if we cannot prevent it, be brought through Standing Rock, under the Missouri River, across the Plains states down to this refinery as will the most dangerous, poisonous, methane-producing tar sands oil …

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JOIN ME AT THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Posted on April 26, 2017, in My Blog, with 5 Comments

This Saturday will mark Trumps 100th day in office.  In cities all across America, and in fact all over the world we will gather, we will speak, and we will rally at The Peoples Climate March.  We will mark this 100th day by showing that we continue to resist an agenda that disrespects and attacks our planet and our people …

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF TOM HAYDEN: A COMMITTED MAN

Posted on March 2, 2017, in My Blog, with 22 Comments

The memorial ended with a rendition of “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” led by Bonnie Raitt, together with the members of the First AME Choir. Left to right: Me, Tom Morello, Barbara Williams, Holly Near, Bonnie Raitt & James McVay with the guitar.

Tom died last October surrounded by people who loved him. For the last 4 months,

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