Author Archives: maidstonejewelry

About maidstonejewelry

My name is David. I have a jewelry design studio. We make unconventional jewelry with unusual materials. We are located in East Hampton, NY, USA. I blog about all things pertaining to our jewelry. I cast a wide net. Subjects can be as diverse as the biology of anomia simplex (shells that we use for ear rings), a motorcycle trip in California, or the blood diamond trade...nearly anything is fair game!

First Hand Report on Immigrant Families in Tijuana

Friendship Park, along the United States-Mexico border in San Diego–Tijuana   By Lisa Votino Tarrant (Southampton) Down in Tijuana, I befriended a 5yo little girl whose family was awaiting turning themselves over to US authorities to claim asylum. All I … Continue reading

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Background Checks for all Gun Sales

Washington has finally noticed that 97% of Americans favor passage of comprehensive background checks for all gun sales. A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives – 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans – just introduced a universal background check bill.  H.R. 8 … Continue reading

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Women’s March 2018

Last year I was in Washington DC!  Just one little dot on that picture of the mall, the picture that tells it all about facts versus blowhard fake news. Remember Sean Spicer? This year I went to Sag Harbor with … Continue reading

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“Shithole” Nations

Republican Rep. Mia Love: Trump ‘must apologize’ for ‘shithole’ remark From Susan Solo Esq.: Exactly how much longer do Americans have to endure this racist man? His comments today about why the US has to accept immigrants from Africa, Haiti … Continue reading

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Glenn Simpson Transcript: Summary

Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Thomson Reuters One of us has actually read the Glenn Simpson transcript! Mr. Simpson is the man behind an explosive dossier — produced at his firm, Fusion GPS, with a former British spy, Christopher Steele — outlining … Continue reading

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Most Popular Blog Posts – 2017

Map of all Indivisible groups across the USA, which includes Resist & Replace (R&R) of East Hampton, NY   The 10 most viewed blog posts in 2017 on R&R are: 1) 780 views  – Special Report: Brookhaven Town Clerk (part 1; … Continue reading

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Zeldin Boasting about Environment Record?

Recently Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), co-chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus and founding member of the “Congressional Estuary Caucus”, was joined by EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director Carrie Meek … Continue reading

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