A United Front of Truth

How ironic that I find the Congressional Record of Sean Michael Miles who died next to Kathleen Ann Easton, the daughter of Irene and Ian Easton…on the day the G-7 meeting ended. It is evident to me, that the spirit of these kindred souls have visited me, and this day they beg us all – to tell the truth! If you have told lies before this day, then God forgives you, your Nation forgives you, the world forgives you, and the people you love, and whom love you, forgive you.

What a match! I can hear the conversations Sean and Kate had. She was a competitive policy debater. Like Sean, she loved the outdoors and was keen on saving the environment. It appears to me Kate had her mind on serving the government, but, which one? She excelled at Parliamentary Debate. It has been years since I read her obituary. She is liken to Victoria Rosemond Bond. That Rena places the poetic words about a Red, Red, Rose, and places a tail of Heather on a black horse – for a tail – is a Testimony to Kates love of Celtic Music. Was Enya her favorite? If so, this may be the reason Rena freaked out, for I sent her my reading of my ‘The Birth of Venus’ with ten Enya songs. I will see if I have a copy.

The Spirit of Sean Michael Miles, and Kathleen Ann Easton, came through my window, and fell upon the painting I was going to replicate of the one I did of Rena in 1969. She was standing on a hill watching the sunset.

John

Poet Amanda Gorman reads ‘The Hill We Climb’ – YouTube

I am also pleased and honored to announce that the first 
Congressional Fellow serving in this prestigious position will be 
Sean's beloved sister Michelle. Her younger sister, Shaleen, once 
served as Democratic page on the floor of the Senate. So today, 
Michelle, who is sitting behind me, I welcome you to my staff, and I 
know that you bring with you your brother's finest qualities.

KATHLEEN A. “KATIE” EASTON
     Former Bozeman High School state debate champion Kathleen Anne
“Katie” Easton, passed away as a result of an automobile accident early
Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.  She was born April 20, 1979, to Irene (Rena) and
Admiral Sir Ian Easton, K.C.B. D.S.C. on the Isle of Wight, England. 
She attended grade school on the Isle of Wight and transferred to Chief
Joseph Middle School when she and her family moved to Bozeman in 1991.
She graduated from Bozeman High School in 1997.
    During high school, she completed a stellar career in forensics.  As
a policy debater in her sophomore and junior years, she compiled a 72.54
percent win/loss record.  In her senior year, she switched to
parliamentary debate and became a dominant force in the event, winning
the 1997 Montana state championship and the District NFL qualifying
tournaments.  At the 1997 Nationals Katie reached the semifinal round of
competition, a result that placed her in among the top 16 parliamentary
debaters in the country.
    After graduation, Katie attended The University of Montana for three
semesters as a student in the College of Arts and Sciences with an
emphasis in environmental science.  She achieved a 3.9 grade point
average, and had taken up skydiving. She planned to spend this summer
participating in Outward Bound in the North Woods of Maine and the
Florida Everglades.  She recently was accepted by AmeriCorps as a
National Service volunteer, beginning in September 1999.
    Katie loved the outdoors. She was an avid sailor who attended the
Medina Valley Sailing Centre on the Isle of Wight and achieved a Grade 5
with the Royal Yachting Association on the International Competitive
Exam. She enjoyed reading literature and was a Celtic and rock music
buff, a hobby that she shared with many friends and teammates who will
miss her unpretentious, humble manner and dry wit.  Katie was a true
humanitarian, a loyal, caring person who enriched the lives of all she
met.
     She was preceded in death by her father, Admiral Sir Ian Easton
K.C.B. D.S.C.; Her maternal grandmother, Ann Last Christensen, her
maternal grandfather, Thomas Ernest Christensen; and her paternal
grandparents Walter and Janet Easton.
    She is survived by her mother Irene Easton of Bozeman, brother James
Easton, who is serving on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy; and brother Hamish
Easton who resides in London, England.
    Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 13 at The
Salvation Army Church, corner of Church and Lamme Street.  Interment
will follow in Sunset Hills Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Worthy Student Scholarship Fund for
Speech and Debate Scholarship, c/o Jan Wenderoth, Bozeman High School,
205 N. 11th Ave. Bozeman, MT 59715

elebration was tempered with a musical tribute to five classmates killed in accidents in recent years. Honorary diplomas were awarded at the request of the senior class, Saunders said, to Adam Bronken, a diabetic who died his freshman year in a hot tub, and Kelsey Stewart, who died in a snowstorm car crash a few months ago. Also honored in the musical tribute were Stephen Babcock, killed in a skating accident, and Bozeman High graduates Sean Miles and Katie Easton, who died in a car crash on an icy road.

Sean Miles ’01

 JANUARY 11, 1999 IN MEMORIAM

Sean (right) with Anders Chen and Christian Diegel

SEAN (RIGHT) WITH ANDERS CHEN AND CHRISTIAN DIEGEL Sean died on January 10, 1999, not yet halfway through his sophomore year. Born and raised in Bozeman, MT, Sean never truly left living near the “backbone of the world” even while attending Princeton. An excellent writer and a talented artist, Sean graduated at the top of his high school class and gave a commencement address steeped in Native American heritage, an address that still resonates today with those who heard it. A selfless individual for whom family came first and the environment of his beloved Rockies second, Sean had a magical way with words. Of Montana, he wrote, “It is a land I desperately love. It is a part of me. It hurts so much to care so much. Yet as a Westerner, I am invited to breathe it all in deeply each day.”

With the ability to light up the room with his smile and put anyone at ease with his banter, Sean’s openness and honesty affected everyone with whom he came into contact. Senator Max Baucus of Montana, a family fried of the Miles family, read a remembrance on the Senate floor and now sponsors the Miles Fellowship in Conservation. Professor Robert Fagles said of him a few days after his passing: “By my lights, Sean Miles was the best that we can do – bright, responsive, hard-working, clear in expression, clear in thought, and with a personality immediately likable, immediately commanding respect.”

He is survived by his father Mike, his mother Joan, and his sisters Michelle and Shaleen. He is remembered and deeply missed by all Princetonians who came into contact with him.

Sean Miles ’01 | Princeton Class of 2001 Website (tigers01.org)

G7 Leaders Offer United Front as Summit Ends, but Cracks Are Clear (msn.com)

BRUSSELS — President Biden and fellow Western leaders issued a confrontational declaration about Russian and Chinese government behavior on Sunday, castigating Beijing over its internal repression, vowing to investigate the pandemic’s origins, and excoriating Moscow for using nerve agents and cyberweapons. Concluding 

the first in-person summit meeting since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the leaders tried to present a unified front against a range of threats. But they disagreed about a crucial issues, from timelines for halting the burning of coal to committing tens or hundreds of billions of dollars in aid to challenge Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, China’s overseas investment and lending push.


Still, as they left Cornwall, where they had met at a resort overlooking rocky outcroppings in England’s far west, almost all the participants welcomed a new tone as they began to repair the breaches from four years of dealing with Mr. Biden’s predecessor, Donald J. Trump.

(62) If i could be where you are – Enya Lyrics – YouTube

Where are you this moment?
Only in my dreams.
You’re missing, but you’re always
A heartbeat from me.
I’m lost now without you,
I don’t know where you are.
I keep watching, I keep hoping,
But time keeps us apart. Is there a way I can find you,
Is there a sign I should know,
Is there a road I could follow
To bring you back home? Winter lies before me
Now you’re so far away.
In the darkness of my dreaming
The light of you will stay. If I could be close beside you
If I could be where you are
If I could reach out and touch you
And bring you back home
Is there a way I can find you
Is there a sign I should know
Is there a road I can follow
To bring you back home to me?

The Birth of Venus | Rosamond Press

Irene (Rena) Victoria Easton | Rosamond Press

Irene (Rena) Victoria Easton

Posted on July 21, 2013 by Royal Rosamond Press

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Yesterday I came across an old e-mail from a high school friend of Rena Christensen. He admonished me for making this Midwest Beauty out to be a goddess. I had compared her beauty to the face that launched a thousand ships.

This bid me to launch another search for my Muse. What had become of her. Who did she marry? What is her surname? Where are her two children? We know she married an Admiral and lived on the Isle of Wight with her two children. Last night I found and obituary for Rena’s beautiful twenty year old daughter. I wept, like I did when I learned Rena lost her husband. I found her husband.

Rena was afraid to even look at the ocean when we met in 1970. She told me she was afraid of it. Two hours later she does something so dramatic and beautiful in order to get over her fear. Admiral Sir Ian Easton captained Aircraft Carriers. He flew planes in WW2. Ian was Former Head of the British Defense Staff that just met in Washington to discuss cuts in military budgets. He put boats in battle for the Cup. He was seventy one when he died. Rena is sixty one today. I was twenty three when we met, and she was seventeen.

One day when we went to our little beach, Rena disappeared. I found her on the other side of a large rock in a precarious place. She was intently looking at the ocean waves. I knew she was trying to see her future, set a direction for the course of her life.

“Rena. Don’t panic, but, you are not safe there. Come towards me.”

She put these words on her husband’s monument;

“Sweet and low, winds of the western sea”

It is beautiful women like Irene Easton, that put young men in the middle of the seven seas, looking over the horizon for their Helen. The legend of Brutus of Troy, founder of Britain,
is what propels this nation forward, and puts these Trojans in suspense, as they wait for the birth of Kate Windsor’s first child. This mother to be modeled a sexy dress on a runway, and caught the eye of a prince. Beauty rules the waves!

And everywhere Beauty go, the Poet is soon to follow.

I do not regret taking poetic liberty with my muse. English Poetry is the engine of love, a ring of fire that protects that Isle. Irene Victoria is a British subject that came out of Grand Island Nebraska to see what she shall see. Rena has seen the world. Good for her!

Jon Presco

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BlackSheep/1999-01/0916238827

From: Bill & Jeanette Grummons
Subject: [BlackSheep-L] Isle of Wight
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 07:47:07 -0700

Seems to me I remember seeing mention of someone researching The Isle of

Wight, England.  If so, they may find the following obit of interest.
Sorry about that, have another honeydew day ahead of me and was taking
orders

Bill and Jeanette, IBSSG
Rootsweb Sponser

KATHLEEN A. “KATIE” EASTON
     Former Bozeman High School state debate champion Kathleen Anne
“Katie” Easton, passed away as a result of an automobile accident early
Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.  She was born April 20, 1979, to Irene (Rena) and
Admiral Sir Ian Easton, K.C.B. D.S.C. on the Isle of Wight, England. 
She attended grade school on the Isle of Wight and transferred to Chief
Joseph Middle School when she and her family moved to Bozeman in 1991.
She graduated from Bozeman High School in 1997.
    During high school, she completed a stellar career in forensics.  As
a policy debater in her sophomore and junior years, she compiled a 72.54
percent win/loss record.  In her senior year, she switched to
parliamentary debate and became a dominant force in the event, winning
the 1997 Montana state championship and the District NFL qualifying
tournaments.  At the 1997 Nationals Katie reached the semifinal round of
competition, a result that placed her in among the top 16 parliamentary
debaters in the country.
    After graduation, Katie attended The University of Montana for three
semesters as a student in the College of Arts and Sciences with an
emphasis in environmental science.  She achieved a 3.9 grade point
average, and had taken up skydiving. She planned to spend this summer
participating in Outward Bound in the North Woods of Maine and the
Florida Everglades.  She recently was accepted by AmeriCorps as a
National Service volunteer, beginning in September 1999.
    Katie loved the outdoors. She was an avid sailor who attended the
Medina Valley Sailing Centre on the Isle of Wight and achieved a Grade 5
with the Royal Yachting Association on the International Competitive
Exam. She enjoyed reading literature and was a Celtic and rock music
buff, a hobby that she shared with many friends and teammates who will
miss her unpretentious, humble manner and dry wit.  Katie was a true
humanitarian, a loyal, caring person who enriched the lives of all she
met.
     She was preceded in death by her father, Admiral Sir Ian Easton
K.C.B. D.S.C.; Her maternal grandmother, Ann Last Christensen, her
maternal grandfather, Thomas Ernest Christensen; and her paternal
grandparents Walter and Janet Easton.
    She is survived by her mother Irene Easton of Bozeman, brother James
Easton, who is serving on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy; and brother Hamish
Easton who resides in London, England.
    Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 13 at The
Salvation Army Church, corner of Church and Lamme Street.  Interment
will follow in Sunset Hills Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Worthy Student Scholarship Fund for
Speech and Debate Scholarship, c/o Jan Wenderoth, Bozeman High School,
205 N. 11th Ave. Bozeman, MT 59715

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Rena Filed False Stalking Charge

My dear Muse has been telling Tall Tales. She did not write me her long letter from Bruce Vesser’s ranch, on Vesser Road. On December 25, 2013, she wrote me from her home on Grand. I discovered the truth when I read the death certificate of her daughter, Kate, who was living on Grand when she died.

Our Letters | Rosamond Press

Why did Rena lie? She did not want to tell me she was spending Christmas – alone. Her daughter has been dead fourteen years. Her son James is not there, or, she would have said so. She tells me her brother, James, disappeared long ago after showing signs of mental illness. I suspected Rena was mentally ill weeks after we met. When I told her I was tempted to come to the Bozeman ranch, and rescue her, after I perceived she was a prisoner of some kind, she freaked – even though I assured her if was just a thought – a hankering I had. She knew how crazy I was after seeing me freak-out in Winnemucca. Crazy hippies are prone to do shit without planning. So, one day I show up on Cowboy Mountain with a bouquets of roses, knock on the door, and Bruce shakes his head, and says;

“Not another one!! I divorced that crazy woman – fourteen years ago. She keeps telling her old flames we are still married -so they wont come round and pester her! Did she tell you she can’t embark on an affair of the heart – too? Or, I will – get angry?”

“Yep!”

Come on in. Let me pour you a shot of whiskey – with beer chaser – then you got to be on your way. Leave her be. That woman is a natural born liar!”

My dear Rena, and Muse, I totally forgive you for lying to me!……..But – don’t we all!

Bellow are two tapes, on on Sean and Kate

John Presco

P.S. I still love you……you lying bitch!

Copyright 2021

Irene Easton Age 69 (Apr 1952)


Current & Past Addresses

Home address, apartment, business, and rental property addresses for Irene Easton

PO Box 3312 Bozeman, MT 59772 (Current Address)

711 S Grand Ave Bozeman, MT 59715 (Apr 2003 – Jan 2020)

10633 Visser Rd Manhattan, MT 59741 (Nov 1999)

711 S Grand Ave Bozeman, MT 59715 (Apr 2003 – Jan 2020)

10633 Visser Rd Manhattan, MT 59741 (Nov 1999)

Marriages, divorces | | bozemandailychronicle.com

Bruce Visser Company Profile | Manhattan, MT | Competitors, Financials & Contacts – Dun & Bradstreet (dnb.com)

(62) Dawn Of Truth – YouTube

(62) RoseRed – YouTube

Rena Wins Range War

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

“These are the people the president cares about. And he wants them to enjoy the American Dream just like all the people in the cities.”

I suspected this is what Rena was trying to tell me in her letter, that she and her rancher husband was deprived of “enjoying the American Dream”.  Somehow, this is partially my fault, and, I got to pay. Did my muse think I was mocking her and her husband in my letter, and thus she tore it to shreds? It is not clear she is still married to Bruce, or, this is wishful thinking. Did he read my letter and fly into a rage, because, he is not a city-dweller, a eloquent man of words? Indeed, he is boring as all hell, as is most life outside the cities, out there on the vast plains. As to ownership, the white men killed all the buffalo and stole the land of ancient hunters who carved into hunks of meat twenty-thousand years ago. Being bored goes with the choices we make.

There is no place for grief in a house which serves the Muse.”
~ Sappho

I don’t think I heard Rena laugh. Nor did I see her smile that much. I think she thought these things ruined her good looks. She took herself very seriously. After reading about these Political Range Wars, I now understand that taking yourself seriously may be the only recreation and entertainment – for miles around! Then comes getting mean with outsiders who don’t take you seriously………and your American Dream.

Here is the ranch Rena lived on with her third husband. I think they may be divorced.  They lived in a three bedroom trailer that has just over a thousand square feet that overlooks a cattle ranch that is owned by Bruce, and possibly his father or brother. This dream is up for sale.

https://www.movoto.com/manhattan-mt/10700-visser-rd-manhattan-mt-59741/pid_akfs4i2lhh/

Jon Presco

Capturing Beauty

“My second husband was an alcoholic and the marriage ended after two painful years.”

“I walked with you tonight, my dear Rena, in the field of your forever fears, you fearing the wolves rather then the rapists. Is this you preparing me for the truth you are not that stunning beautiful for of perfection, anymore, and just a redneck meal on the way t the outhouse?

I heard you debate for the last six months, you wondering whether I would judge you because the man you love is a cowboy, and you his cowgirl. I heard you arguments, and you read mine? Have you been peeking at my Rosemond blog. Do you recall my plan to move to Lincoln and rent an old barn that would be my studio. I mean, I was willing to come on over, and buy me a chicken or two?

“You won’t like it here.” You said. “There’s nothing here!”

“You’re here!” Was my reply. And you could hear the sound of the tumbling tumble weeds way off in the distance.

“Here I am!” You could not have began you letter a better way. I guess you changed your mind? LOL!

I come from real Redneck stock, and of late I have admitted I always wanted to be a cowboy. And you were my land-loven archetype who feared the sea. That you lived on the Isle of Wight with a Sailor man – blows my mind. Did Ian get you in his boat – and out to sea!

For you, my dear, I will kiss the first redneck I see. For you, I will overcome my fear of them. If he don’t break my neck, I’ll let you know how it go.

In an e-mail to Radiant Engineering, Rena Easton, and Bruce Vesser, thanks the folks that fixed a heater in West Yellowstone where Rena used to live. Does she live there now? Who owns the house? Bruce lives on Vesser Road. He works a ranch/farm that got subsidized by Big Government. So much for his Redneck ways.

Jon Presco

“Farmers are the president’s people,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in an interview with Morning Edition on Monday. “These are the people that elected the president. The president knows that. These are the people the president cares about. And he wants them to enjoy the American Dream just like all the people in the cities.”

“Beef is a big deal in China and I’m convinced that when the Chinese people get a taste of U.S. beef, they’re going to want more of it. These products coming into China are safe, wholesome, and very delicious. This is also a good harbinger of the kind of relationship that can be developed. We hope there are other things we can cooperate on and we’re going to use U.S. beef as the forerunner.”

Some Democratic House members are planning to invite victims of sexual assault to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address later this month to highlight the issue, according to an aide to a lawmaker who has been a prominent voice on sexual misconduct.

“Some members will be bringing survivors of sexual assault and advocates as their guests,” the aide to Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., a leader of the Democratic Women’s Working Group in the House, told NBC News.

Party leaders generally don’t dictate who rank-and-file members can invite with the one guest ticket each lawmaker is given. And there’s still some uncertainty within Democratic ranks over where to draw the line between addressing sexual misconduct and turning the topic into a partisan political war.

Marriages, divorces

  • By Chronicle Staff
  • Jul 4, 1999

The Gallatin County Court clerk recently issued the following marriage licenses:

d Boris David Scyphers, 29, and January Christine Bacon, 21, both of Bozeman.

d Greg Alan Boxwell, 27, and Crystal Mary Owen, 22, both of Bozeman.

d James Bower Maxwell, 25, and Heidi Kristen Schultes, 27, both of Bozeman.

d Matthew Lee Welch, 31, and Jodi Lynnette Holler, 24, both of Belgrade.

d Scott Robert Pierson, 26, and Melissa Jean Reed, 25, both of Bozeman.

d Bradley August Beck, 28, and Sara Katharin Kelker, 27, both of Bozeman.

d James Armond Cavanaugh, 46, and Kay Lee Paro, 42, both of Bozeman.

d Randel Page Lutes, 33, and Holly Christine Vaden, 28, both of Bozeman.

d Robert John Ament, 42, and Lynn Marie Bacon, 40, both of Bozeman.

d Thomas Lee Erickson, 53, and Kerry Kathleen Baker, 47, both of Bozeman.

d Craig Edward Espeland, 35, and Christina Grace Castle, 28, both of Three Forks.

d William Marshall Cook, 46, and Marcy Johnson, 36, both of Columbus.

d Thomas Stuart Starner, 26, and Kelly Ann Pershing, 22, both of Bozeman.

d Arthur Goldsmith Rosen, 37, and Jeanna Ruth Okley, 36, both of Toledo, Ohio.

d Chad Dale Sacry, 22, and Kimberly Marie Wood, 23, both of Belgrade.

d Jared Landresse Johnson, 27, and Katherine Porter Sands, 26, both of San Francisco.

d Aaron Joseph Funk, 24, and Emily Michele Cory, 21, both of Beaverton, Ore.

d Aaron William Morrow, 27, and Jayne Sue Billmayer, 24, both of Manchester, Conn.

Bruce Henry Visser, 46, of Manhattan and Irene Victoria Easton, 47, of Bozeman.

Gallatin County Court recently granted the following divorces:

d Lyle David Ballenger and Leslie Rose Dykstra Ballenger.

d Chris H. Mikkelson and Karla Mikkelson.

d Paul James Johanson and Mary Emily Johanson.

d Hasari Tosun and Ardys Sixkiller Clarke.

d Guy Casey Dodge and Tara Ann Williamson-Dodge.

I Found Rena’s Second Husband

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Royal Rosamond Press

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I found Rena Easton’s ex-husband. He lives in a three bedroom trailer that has just over a thousand square feet that overlooks a cattle ranch that is owned by Bruce, and possibly his father or brother.

“Bruce Henry Visser, 46, of Manhattan and Irene Victoria Easton, 47, of Bozeman.”

Rena Easton divorced Bruce Visser thirteen years ago. This is Rena’s second husband, who was/is an alcoholic:

“My second husband was an alcoholic and the marriage ended after two painful years.”

Before I continue, Rena lied to me and invaded my privacy, employing Deputy Sheriff Dan Wayland to do so. Does Dan know Bruce Visser? If I did what Rena did to me to almost any male in Montana – they would be mighty pissed! And angry!

I am going to write a report to the Sheriff’s department to see if there was a conspiracy to frighten me. To fraudulently respond to this blog – that speaks of the real abuse my family suffered – is sick! Rena wanted me to include her lies in my autobiography ‘Capturing Beauty’. Do cowboys like to be lied to? I guess it is O.K. to lie to artists and left-leaning people – because they aren’t human!

In an e-mail to Radiant Engineering, Rena Easton, and Bruce Vesser, thanks the folks that fixed a heater in West Yellowstone where Rena used to live. Does she live there now? Who owns the house? Bruce lives on Vesser Road. He works a ranch/farm that got subsidized by Big Government. So much for his Redneck ways.

Rena sends Radiant Engineering a handwritten thank you, where she says;

“Troy was such a nice guy!”
“I truly appreciate your emergency service.”

Why didn’t Rena say “WE”?

I think Bruce owns the house that Rena lives in, that they used to live in. I suspect Rena is paying low rent. Is Bruce thinking of selling?

So much for her husband getting angry, and us having a affaire of the heart, and she not being my live-in muse, because, this sounds like a love letter to me, sent after the e-mail. Does Rena have the hots for studly Troy, the first young man she has been close to for quite awhile? Did she show him her photos of her when she was young vixen? Rena includes her address in this letter (blurred out) just incase Troy forgot where she lived? Why two thank yous? Did Rena bump me for Troy – a younger stud-muffin? Is Rena a sexist who was disgusted that an old man might still have the hots for her?

Damn! Showtime is going go with this ‘The Old Artist and His Old Muse’

“You stay away from my muse – boy!”

It looks to me Bruce Baby can’t shake his ex – who is a whole lot to handle. Who’s got the drinking problem, here? I see Bruce sitting in his big leather easy chair counting his cattle, when he sees a cloud of dust on Visser road, and Rena’s Silver Hornet, coming fast.

Bruce cringes, he wondering “What now?”
Rena burst in the door waving my letter, and screaming her fool head off;
“I got me a letter from the Anti-Christ! You got put me up for a year or two, cause, it’s just a matter of time before he discovers I lied to him.”

“Shit Rena! Now you’ve done it. What are we dealing with, that dude in ‘No Country For Old Men? And, what is this crap I’m hearing about Troy? What did you do to him? Did you recite your poems to him all night?”

I have a great idea for a movie, where Anton Chigurh meets the Woman With the Dragon Tattoo in a Dame Sans Merci showdown.

Now that I have proven Rena is a egregious liar, one has to wonder when she told the truth. This includes the reconstruction of our letters. Did she lie in those letters? If so, she filed a false police report. Did Dan Mayland know the truth about Rena not being married any longer to Bruce Vesser? I did post about Dan “better have proof I am stalking Rena.”

Is it any wonder why Rena took my letter and showed it to a friend in order see where I was lying – because Rena is a liar – and expects others to be also. That I call her an “honest woman” in my unsent second letter, is evidence to her cunning and guile – since we met! This is a two pretty-face – liar! Stalkers are liars! Preditors are liars! Con-artists – are liars! She could care less if my book went to prints – full of her lies!

This, witch, mailed me a poisoned apple! That she can begin her litany of lies with these words, is profound, in that she gauges her well being by how accurately she recites poems.

“How to begin? Facts are always helpful. ”

I have revealed more truths in Rena’s letter with my psychic search for the facts.
I nail Rena to the barn door in this psychic hit;

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/i-am-not-renas-lost-love/

In my second letter I was going to send Rena my invention for heating a small room with candles. I made a video instead and was going to post it so Rena and her husband could stay warm. I suspect that heater was problematic at X-Mas.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2014

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Dear Radiant Engineering,

Thank you so very much for your swift response to the boiler break-down in West.  I really appreciated all your help over the phone on that day, & for all the work you accomplished.

Thanks so much,
Rena Easton
Bruce Visser

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Irene Easton was born in 1952. Irene currently lives in Bozeman, Montana. Before that, she lived in Manhattan, MT from 1999 to 2009. Before that, she lived in West Yellowstone, MT from 2010 to 2012.

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Bruce Henry Visser, 46, of Manhattan and Irene Victoria Easton, 47, of Bozeman.
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She was born to Thomas and Dena (Noteboom) Emmelkamp in Manhattan on Aug. 21, 1923. Her siblings were Betty Vander Ark, Andrew Emmelkamp, Edna DeGroot, and Florence Veltkamp (all deceased).

She married Henry J. Visser on March 26, 1944. They raised four children; Don (Lola) Visser of Manhattan, Sharon (Jim) Danhof of Tucson, Ariz., Bruce (Rene) Visser of Manhattan, and Sylvia (Jay) Kintzing of Billings.

Berniece was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She lived in her home on the ranch on Visser Road with her husband, Henry, since 1952. Henry died in 1993, but she managed to continue to live on her own on the ranch until December 2010, when she moved into the Churchill Retirement Home.

Berniece spent most of her time caring for her family, cleaning, and cooking. She was a great cook. In her later years she enjoyed mowing the lawn on her riding mower and taking care of her many flowers – which she of course got from her son’s nursery.

The highlight of her afternoons was drinking coffee at the Kountry Korner Café. She often met with friends there and also enjoyed the company of the “regulars” and appreciated the friendships of the girls who worked there.

Berniece was quiet and shy, but she exuded and imparted love without using many words. She was full of compassion, humility and encouragement, and spoke through the example of how she lived her life.

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Sean and Kathleen

Here is the grave of Kathleen Easton, the daughter of Commodore Ian Easton, and Irene (Rena) Victoria Easton nee’ Christensen, who is my model for Victoria Rosemond Bond. Kate was in a car with James Michael Miles that went out of control on an icy road. There is a Tribute to Sean, but no mention of Kathleen. This tribute is part of The Congressional Record and thus it is in the public domain. I am going to author a letter asking that Kate be added to this record, and her family. There is love here. There is an untold story….waiting to be born.

John Presco

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[Congressional Record Volume 146, Number 34 (Thursday, March 23, 2000)]
[Senate]
[Page S1659]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                     TRIBUTE TO SEAN-MICHAEL MILES

  Mr. BAUCUS. Mr. President, I want to pay tribute to a young man, 
Sean-Michael Miles. Slightly over a year ago, his life was taken 
tragically in an automobile accident in Bozeman, MT, while he was home 
celebrating the Christmas holidays with his family. Everyone privileged 
to know Sean was touched by his contagious zest for life. He was among 
the very best to emerge from our State, from ``The Last Best Place.'' 
He was a shining star. He is my friend.
  Sean's father and I grew up as neighbors. We went to school together 
and remained close friends ever since. I might add, Sean's grandmother, 
affectionately known as Granny Miles, was one of my baby sitters. I 
know this family well. Their strength and love for one another is an 
inspiration to all of us who know them. Sean-Michael's future was as 
bright as one could imagine. He graduated at the top of his class in 
Bozeman High School in 1997 and was selected by his classmates to 
deliver the commencement address. That same address, filled with 
familiar compassion for our Native American heritage, is still talked 
about today. Such was its honesty, its power, its celebration of 
promise.
  At Princeton University, where Sean was in his second year, he was 
admired as an exceptional writer, an accomplished artist and musician. 
Perhaps a classmate put it best: Sean was totally brilliant and 
completely humble, a cool combination.
  Following his graduation from Princeton, Sean intended to return to 
his beloved Montana and commit himself to a career dedicated to writing 
and the preservation of our last remaining wildlands.  Sean enjoyed 
considerable gifts, and was truly living up to them.

  Sean wanted to make the world a better place, and believed completely 
that one person can truly make a difference. There was no cynicism in 
his life. He befriended the friendless, and remembered the forgotten. 
Above all, he was making a difference. It is a loss beyond Montana's 
boundaries as well. Professor John McPhee of Princeton echoed such 
sentiments:

       By my lights, Sean-Michael Miles was the best that we can 
     do--bright, responsive, hardworking, clear in expression, 
     clear in thought, and with a personality immediately likable, 
     immediately demanding respect. We will all miss him terribly.

  Sean enjoyed a way with words. I would like to share a small piece of 
his brilliant work.
  After climbing atop a remote buffalo jump, he discovered the ``drive 
lines'' that the Native tribes of our region used centuries ago to 
funnel herds of bison over the cliff's edge. Looking out beyond that 
edge, toward the vast expanse of the Absoorka Beartooth Wilderness, 
Sean wrote:

       Whenever I think of the changes sweeping over Montana like 
     a spring storm, a lump forms in my throat. My first breath 
     was drawn from mountain air.
       Yet I know that this land may pay a price for being 
     beautiful, as change advances, carrying with it the prospect 
     of loss. It is a land I desperately love. It is a part of me. 
     It hurts so much to care so much. Yet as a Westerner, I am 
     invited to breathe it all in deeply each day.
       Despite change and loss, a drive line containing wisdom 
     offered through memories stretches before me. For now I am 
     satisfied to walk along its path, eyes fixed on what remains 
     a geography of hope.

  Sean-Michael Miles was proud to live his entire life surrounded by 
the majestic spine of mountains that he fondly referred to with the 
Blackfeet phrase, ``the backbone of the world.''
  Sean's death casts a dark shadow over the future of those of us who 
knew and loved him. Yet it is the light he offers that we commemorate 
today.
  I have risen today to announce that I will create a fellowship in 
Sean's name that will focus on the conservation issues that were so 
dear to him. I am also pleased and honored to announce that the first 
Congressional Fellow serving in this prestigious position will be 
Sean's beloved sister Michelle. Her younger sister, Shaleen, once 
served as Democratic page on the floor of the Senate. So today, 
Michelle, who is sitting behind me, I welcome you to my staff, and I 
know that you bring with you your brother's finest qualities. May the 
legacy of Sean-Michael Miles, who walked with the silent feet of 
reverence through the wilds, forever serve as a source of inspiration 
for generations to come.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Georgia.

Baucus announces fellowship in honor of Bozeman graduate

  • By GAIL SCHONTZLER – Chronicle Staff Writer
  • Mar 24, 2000

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., announced Friday that he has established a fellowship in honor of Sean-Michael Miles, the 1997 Bozeman High School graduate killed in a tragic car crash one year ago.

The fellowship will offer a stipend to students interested in working in Baucus’ Washington, D.C., office on conservation issues.

Miles, a sophomore at Princeton University, intended to return to Montana and commit himself to a career dedicated to writing and preservation of Montana wild lands. He was the son of Joan and Michael Miles, formerly Baucus’ representative in Bozeman.

The fellowship will keep Sean’s vibrant spirit alive by exposing young people to public service, Baucus said in a press release.

“He was a shining star,” the senator said.

Michelle Miles, Sean’s sister, is the first to honor the brother’s legacy by serving as a congressional fellow in Baucus’ Washington office. She attended Montana State University as a presidential scholar and graduated in 1999 with degrees in English literature and French. Her honors thesis focused on the Lakota-Sioux land ethic, a subject dear to her brother.

A committee, which includes Sean’s parents, will meet each year to choose a recipient of the Sean-Michael Miles Memorial Conservation Fellowship. Applicants must be university students or recent graduates with an interest in environmental issues.

The three-month fellowship includes a stipend to help defray transportation and housing costs. It will include legislative research, writing and correspondence that focus on environmental, natural resources and Native American issues.

For more information on the fellowship, call 800 332-6106 or visit the Baucus website: http://www.baucus.senate.gov.

Sean Miles ’01

 JANUARY 11, 1999 IN MEMORIAM

Sean (right) with Anders Chen and Christian Diegel

SEAN (RIGHT) WITH ANDERS CHEN AND CHRISTIAN DIEGEL Sean died on January 10, 1999, not yet halfway through his sophomore year. Born and raised in Bozeman, MT, Sean never truly left living near the “backbone of the world” even while attending Princeton. An excellent writer and a talented artist, Sean graduated at the top of his high school class and gave a commencement address steeped in Native American heritage, an address that still resonates today with those who heard it. A selfless individual for whom family came first and the environment of his beloved Rockies second, Sean had a magical way with words. Of Montana, he wrote, “It is a land I desperately love. It is a part of me. It hurts so much to care so much. Yet as a Westerner, I am invited to breathe it all in deeply each day.”

With the ability to light up the room with his smile and put anyone at ease with his banter, Sean’s openness and honesty affected everyone with whom he came into contact. Senator Max Baucus of Montana, a family fried of the Miles family, read a remembrance on the Senate floor and now sponsors the Miles Fellowship in Conservation. Professor Robert Fagles said of him a few days after his passing: “By my lights, Sean Miles was the best that we can do – bright, responsive, hard-working, clear in expression, clear in thought, and with a personality immediately likable, immediately commanding respect.”

He is survived by his father Mike, his mother Joan, and his sisters Michelle and Shaleen. He is remembered and deeply missed by all Princetonians who came into contact with him.

Sean Miles ’01 | Princeton Class of 2001 Website (tigers01.org)

Irene (Rena) Victoria Easton

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Yesterday I came across an old e-mail from a high school friend of Rena Christensen. He admonished me for making this Midwest Beauty out to be a goddess. I had compared her beauty to the face that launched a thousand ships.

This bid me to launch another search for my Muse. What had become of her. Who did she marry? What is her surname? Where are her two children? We know she married an Admiral and lived on the Isle of Wight with her two children. Last night I found and obituary for Rena’s beautiful twenty year old daughter. I wept, like I did when I learned Rena lost her husband. I found her husband.

Rena was afraid to even look at the ocean when we met in 1970. She told me she was afraid of it. Two hours later she does something so dramatic and beautiful in order to get over her fear. Admiral Sir Ian Easton captained Aircraft Carriers. He flew planes in WW2. Ian was Former Head of the British Defense Staff that just met in Washington to discuss cuts in military budgets. He put boats in battle for the Cup. He was seventy one when he died. Rena is sixty one today. I was twenty three when we met, and she was seventeen.

One day when we went to our little beach, Rena disappeared. I found her on the other side of a large rock in a precarious place. She was intently looking at the ocean waves. I knew she was trying to see her future, set a direction for the course of her life.

“Rena. Don’t panic, but, you are not safe there. Come towards me.”

She put these words on her husband’s monument;

“Sweet and low, winds of the western sea”

It is beautiful women like Irene Easton, that put young men in the middle of the seven seas, looking over the horizon for their Helen. The legend of Brutus of Troy, founder of Britain,
is what propels this nation forward, and puts these Trojans in suspense, as they wait for the birth of Kate Windsor’s first child. This mother to be modeled a sexy dress on a runway, and caught the eye of a prince. Beauty rules the waves!

And everywhere Beauty go, the Poet is soon to follow.

I do not regret taking poetic liberty with my muse. English Poetry is the engine of love, a ring of fire that protects that Isle. Irene Victoria is a British subject that came out of Grand Island Nebraska to see what she shall see. Rena has seen the world. Good for her!

Jon Presco

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From: Bill & Jeanette Grummons
Subject: [BlackSheep-L] Isle of Wight
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 07:47:07 -0700

Seems to me I remember seeing mention of someone researching The Isle of

Wight, England.  If so, they may find the following obit of interest.
Sorry about that, have another honeydew day ahead of me and was taking
orders

Bill and Jeanette, IBSSG
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KATHLEEN A. “KATIE” EASTON
     Former Bozeman High School state debate champion Kathleen Anne
“Katie” Easton, passed away as a result of an automobile accident early
Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.  She was born April 20, 1979, to Irene (Rena) and
Admiral Sir Ian Easton, K.C.B. D.S.C. on the Isle of Wight, England. 
She attended grade school on the Isle of Wight and transferred to Chief
Joseph Middle School when she and her family moved to Bozeman in 1991.
She graduated from Bozeman High School in 1997.
    During high school, she completed a stellar career in forensics.  As
a policy debater in her sophomore and junior years, she compiled a 72.54
percent win/loss record.  In her senior year, she switched to
parliamentary debate and became a dominant force in the event, winning
the 1997 Montana state championship and the District NFL qualifying
tournaments.  At the 1997 Nationals Katie reached the semifinal round of
competition, a result that placed her in among the top 16 parliamentary
debaters in the country.
    After graduation, Katie attended The University of Montana for three
semesters as a student in the College of Arts and Sciences with an
emphasis in environmental science.  She achieved a 3.9 grade point
average, and had taken up skydiving. She planned to spend this summer
participating in Outward Bound in the North Woods of Maine and the
Florida Everglades.  She recently was accepted by AmeriCorps as a
National Service volunteer, beginning in September 1999.
    Katie loved the outdoors. She was an avid sailor who attended the
Medina Valley Sailing Centre on the Isle of Wight and achieved a Grade 5
with the Royal Yachting Association on the International Competitive
Exam. She enjoyed reading literature and was a Celtic and rock music
buff, a hobby that she shared with many friends and teammates who will
miss her unpretentious, humble manner and dry wit.  Katie was a true
humanitarian, a loyal, caring person who enriched the lives of all she
met.
     She was preceded in death by her father, Admiral Sir Ian Easton
K.C.B. D.S.C.; Her maternal grandmother, Ann Last Christensen, her
maternal grandfather, Thomas Ernest Christensen; and her paternal
grandparents Walter and Janet Easton.
    She is survived by her mother Irene Easton of Bozeman, brother James
Easton, who is serving on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy; and brother Hamish
Easton who resides in London, England.
    Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 13 at The
Salvation Army Church, corner of Church and Lamme Street.  Interment
will follow in Sunset Hills Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Worthy Student Scholarship Fund for
Speech and Debate Scholarship, c/o Jan Wenderoth, Bozeman High School,
205 N. 11th Ave. Bozeman, MT 59715

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Easton

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/go/article_d797dcc6-97a5-11e0-8ed2-001cc4c03286.html

Irene Easton was born in 1952. Irene currently lives in Bozeman, Montana. Before that, she lived in Manhattan, MT from 1999 to 2009. Before that, she lived in West Yellowstone, MT from 2010 to 2012.

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Admiral, K.C.B., D.S.C. Former Head of the British Defence Staff. He was Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1976, a UK senior serving military officer between 1972 and 2001. For the 2nd Louis Vuitton Cup, which was held in Fremantle, Australia in 1987, he paid an entry fee deposit of $16.000 for Royal Thames Yacht Club’s White Crusader I and White Crusader II, representing United Kingdom.
 
 
Burial:
All Saints Churchyard
Freshwater
Isle of Wight, England

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In 1922 a cabinet committee under Winston Churchill, then Secretary of State for the Colonies, recommended the formation of the College.[1] The college was founded in 1927 as the Imperial Defence College and was located at 9 Buckingham Gate until 1939.[1] Its objective at that time was the defence of the Empire.[1] In 1946, following the end of World War II, the college reopened at Seaford House, Belgrave Square and members of the United States forces started attending courses.[1] It was renamed the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1970 and in 2007 the Queen and Prince Philip visited the college.[1]

The British Defence Staff – US, which was previously known as British Defence Staff (Washington),[1] is the home of the Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) in the United States of America and its purpose is to serve the interests of Her Majesty’s Government in the USA. The British Defence Staff – US is led by the Defence Attaché and has responsibility for military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA.
British Defence Staff – US alongside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other Government Departments collectively serve the interests of Her Majesty’s Government in the USA.
The British Defence Staff in the United States is led by the Defence Attaché Major-General Francis Hedley Robertson “Buster” Howes, CB, OBE. The Defence Attaché is the British Ambassador’s senior adviser on defence issues, and as Head of the British Defence Staff in the United States has responsibility over 385 military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA. The Defence Attaché is drawn rotationally from each of the three Services.
BDS-US Command Group

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130323/DEFREG02/303230007/U-S-U-K-Chiefs-Hold-Historic-Strategy-Meeting?odyssey=tab

WASHINGTON — In what is believed to be the first time since the 1940s, the entire British defense staff will be here March 25 to discuss long-range strategy and the impact of budget cuts with their U.S. counterparts, according to U.S. and British sources.
The meeting is reminiscent of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, when British and American military leaders joined forces during World War II. Both nations are undergoing significant budgetary reductions and will continue to rely on each other in future years for support. Understanding what capabilities will survive and won’t is essential to long-term strategic planning.

Easton joined the Royal Navy in 1931 and qualified as a pilot at the start of World War II in which he saw active service on aircraft carriers.[1] On 4 January 1941, flying a Fairey Fulmar of 803 Squadron from HMS Formidable during a raid on Dakar he force landed, with his aircrewman Naval Airman James Burkey and was taken prisoner and held by the Vichy French at a camp near Timbuktu until released in November 1942.[2] He was appointed Assistant Director of the Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1960 and was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy as Captain of HMAS Watson in 1962.[1] He went on to be Naval Assistant to the Naval Member of the Templer Committee on Rationalisation of Air Power in 1965, Director of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1966 and Captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Triumph in 1968.[1] After that he was made Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy) in 1969, Flag Officer for the Admiralty Interview Board in 1971 and Head of British Defence Staff and Senior Defence Attaché in Washington D. C. in 1973.[1] He last posting was as Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1976: he commissioned armourial bearings for the College which were which were presented during a visit by the Queen in November 1977.[3] He retired in 1978.[1]

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The Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies was a UK senior serving military officer between 1972 and 2001. The post rotated through the three branches of the armed forces in turn. In 1971 the old Imperial Defence College became the Royal College of Defence Studies. In 1991, the post was downgraded to three-star, and then in 2001, it was opened up to competition through public advertisement. Subsequent incumbents have as yet all been senior retired military officers.

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British America’s Cup Challenge (United Kingdom)[edit]
From the Royal Thames Yacht Club, White Crusader was designed by Ian Howlett and was a traditional 12 metre design evolved from the DeSavery Lionhart ’83 boat of the previous Americas Cup event. However, White Crusader II was a radical design and designed by David Hollam. This second boat was used as a trial horse against White Crusader, but the team eventually decided to use the more conventional designed boat. Tank testing was carried out at Southampton University and HMS Haslar. The deadline for acceptance of challenges was 1 April 1986 and Admiral Sir Ian Easton wrote his own personal cheque for $16,000 as an entry fee deposit. Harold Cudmore acted as skipper-tactician and starting helmsman who then handed over the helm to Chris Law for the remainder of each races. Both boats were originally named simply Crusader One and Two but the “White” part of their names were added when millionaire Graham Walker (Of White Horse whiskey fame) gave heavy sponsorship to the British challengers at the last minute before the event started so the “White” was added to their names.

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Easton,
[Sir] Ian

Younger son of Walter Easton, and Janet Elizabeth White-Rickard, of West Mersea, Essex.
Married 1st (08.05.1943, Chelsea district, London) Shirley Townend White, WRNS (26.09.1922 – 12.2002) (marriage dissolved) [she remarried (1962) Lt. Merrick Edsell Maslen, RN (1923-1994)], elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Keith Townend White, of Wimbledon Common; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd ((09?).1962, Kensington district, London) Margarethe Elizabeth Martinette Van Duyn de Sparwoude (marriage dissolved) [she was earlier (1945) married to Ian A. McKenzie Williamson]; one daughter.
Married 3rd (09.1987, Isle of Wight) Irene Victoria Christensen; one son, one daughter.

By LUANN ROD, Chronicle Staff Writer | 0 comments

What does a dancer do when there’s no place to dance?

Some teach, some study, some retire and others decide to put on a show.

That’s what happened when Jackie Englehart and Rena Easton saw the lack of opportunity for trained and talented older dancers in the Bozeman area.

IndepenDANCE alighted on the stage of the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture’s theater in 2009.

Now in its third year, the production is a bit different from other local dance performances in that all the dancers are over the age of 18 and anyone who wants to participate, regardless of experience, finds a place and a stage.

What is on display in abundance is talent and professionalism.

IndepenDANCE is an all-volunteer, nonprofit group of individuals working together to showcase their talent, according to a mission statement from the group.

The idea hatched a few years ago when Englehart missed the auditions for the annual Montana State University dance production. She had already started choreography for a piece and was disappointed to think that there were so few opportunities for choreographers and dancers, especially older dancers, to perform.

She and a few others, including Easton, another local dancer and choreographer, started talking about doing their own dance production.

“We realized there were quite a few dancers in Bozeman that didn’t have an outlet to perform or choreograph,” said Englehart.

For Englehart, after 40 years dancing, performance is still an integral part of the passion. She teaches dance part time at Main Street Dance and works retail the rest of the time. She’s taught, studied and performed whenever she had the opportunity.

Dance is an expression, said Englehart. “For me, it comes from the inside out. It’s not something you can find anywhere else. It combines the physical, mental and emotional spirit of expression.”

But practicing in a studio is not enough to fully enjoy dancing, said Cathy Werner of Mountain Air Dance.

“I think it’s important as adult dancer to continue the performance part of the art,” she said. “Taking class is great, but in the art of dance it is an amazing feeling to be up there on stage performing for your audience … finding that internal expression and sharing it with the audience.”

After a few years of batting the germ of the idea about, Easton put up the money, took a chance and rented theater space at the Emerson. “So we had to come up with a show. It started snowballing from there,” Englehart said.

They held auditions to find out what other dancers were looking for performance opportunities.

“As a movement artist, you need other people,” Englehart said. “So if you don’t own a studio or take classes, it’s difficult to figure out how to gather people to do a movement piece.”

The auditions were designed not to eliminate dancers but as an introduction between dancers and choreographers.

“IndenDANCE has been all-inclusive,” said Werner, who has performed and choreographed for the event since its beginning.

“At the auditions, the choreographer taught a short phrase in the style they were choosing to choreograph,” Werner said.

Englehart found two dancers during the auditions for her performance piece this year. Paige Franklin and Alli Price, along with Kay Van Norman and Englehart, dance a contemporary piece to “Underwater” by Vertical Horizon.

Werner has been both a dancer and a choreographer. This year she’s collaborating with other choreographers to include her style of aerial dance in the pieces.

One of the performances will include eight of her students on trapezes in a jazzy production of “Sway” by the Pussy Cat Dolls. She’s co-choreographing with Skye Anderson.

“It’s in a burlesque style, very upbeat and sexy,” Werner said.

There’s a variety of styles included in the approximately two-hour production, a trend that grows each year.

“We’re more aware of the variety we have,” said Englehart, “from the mambo to contemporary, some ballet, aerial fabric, Charleston, hip-hop. It’s just bringing in more and more diversity.”

“It’s a fun mix of people and style. It’s a good opportunity for a dancer who doesn’t really have any dance performances around Bozeman,” said Werner.

There will be 20 different dances choreographed by 12 choreographers for 64 dancers.

“Each year has been different,” said Englehart. “I think the production has become more efficient. Gathering all the people – probably 50 to 100 people in this one place and time – requires some doing posters and organizing and gathering stage crew and lighting.

“The first one was a big experiment, but came off and got very good reviews from the audience. The second raised the bar. Each group worked a little harder, made it a little more professional.

“This year we feel the pieces are little more serious in content and a little darker. We have a few new people that heard about us … that have come in. There’s more excitement about being involved.”

LuAnn Rod is at getout@dailychronicle.com.

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Nov. 3 – Jazz Dance Workout with Rena Easton, adult beginners jazz class in the Luigi technique, at The Ridge Athletic Club, Saturdays Nov. 3, 10, 17 and Dec. 1, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Public welcome.

Nov. 3 – Jazz Dance Workout with Rena Easton, adult beginners jazz class in the Luigi technique, at The Ridge Athletic Club, Saturdays Nov. 3, 10, 17 and Dec. 1, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Public welcome.

Rena Easton is teaching a jazz dance workout for adults at the Ridge Athletic Club on Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Non-members of the club are welcome.
According to Easton, adults love to dance and attend dance classes, but there are few classes for adults in an adult atmosphere. Many dance studios cater almost exclusively to children and teens. This is a chance for wannabe dancers to jump in and learn.

For more information about sign-up and fees call Julie Kroemer at The Ridge Athletic Club at 586-1737.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bozeman,_Montana

http://americanholocaustcoming.blogspot.com/2011/09/important-things-to-understand-before.html

http://www.theemerson.org/history.htm

http://www.theemerson.org/past_exhibits.htm

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Wells Fargo Art & Mural Program

I was looking at the black and white photographs of Oakland’s Produce Market I just posted, and knew I had to do do something to get them persevered in another place then MY very successful Art Magazine, which I need to promote – comparing it to other underground art magazines. I googled Wells Fargo and Art, and struck pay-dirt. They have a program for creating public murals. These market pics need to be put on a wall in Jack London Square. I am going to write MY bank and see if they will back this idea – and others I have. We might be in litigation. There is arbitration. I will see if they want to back my own sober programs, and ideas for small businesses. We can do a mural on Jack London in Belmont with Janke family history, complete with our stagecoach. I have to copyright MY idea, due to thieves and bushwhackers.

I can’t let my enemies negate any of my projects because I own an IVESTIGATIVE NEWSPAPER and thus they want to label and disqualify me as…..’Not a team player’. Enough! Freedom of the Press has to celebrated – not punished! Down with Big Buckism!

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press ‘A Newspaper For The Arts’

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INSIDE THE STAGECOACH February 14, 2020

‘Sharing the wealth’: Wells Fargo’s art collection

Wells Fargo’s art collection includes about 10,000 pieces — including some by Andy Warhol — and has been shared in more than 100 communities.

When people think of working for a bank, they probably wouldn’t think of managing artwork. But that’s exactly what Piper Hutson does. Hutson is the curator for Wells Fargo’s Corporate Art Resources department in St. Louis. The department is responsible for managing Wells Fargo’s art collection, and its duties range from bringing the art into local communities, to inventorying pieces, to placing art in high-visibility locations for customers and team members.

“If art is involved, it’s usually through us,” Hutson said. “Everything is in-house. We pick the pieces, condition them, map them, frame them, and sometimes write materials that go with them.”

Hutson estimates there are about 10,000 pieces across Wells Fargo. About half of the artwork came when Wachovia, now Wells Fargo, merged in 2007 with A.G. Edwards & Sons, a brokerage firm in St. Louis. In the 1980s, the company hired a curator to inventory and manage the art. During that time, artwork was loaned for public displays, and in 1991, a formal loan program was established.

Community Mural Program – Who We Are – Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Community Murals celebrate the legacy of the communities we serve, highlighting the geography, industry, and cultural diversity that give each community its unique character and sense of place. From small towns to big cities, we have installed custom community murals in over 2,300 Wells Fargo locations nationwide. ‘Sharing the wealth’: Wells Fargo’s art collection (wf.com)Jack London Slept (and Worked) Here (sfgate.com)

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Portrait of Jack London Square

At University High School I did a watercolor of my father’s truck in Jack London Square where Acme Produce was located in a Victorian warehouse. There was a water-tower in the background. My good friend, Bryan MacLean saw me do this, and titled me…

‘The Painter of Trucks’

I had seen the work of Thomas Hart Benton, and may have been influenced by his midwestern art. But, I loved John Steinbeck’s novels – and the novels of Jack London. My father told me he used Wolf Larsen as a model to raise his sons because his father the professional gambler, abandoned him. Vicki Presco told me Christine wanted to mend our famous bond. I suspect she wanted to have our art shown side by side in the Rosamond Gallery located in Carmel, where Jack London and George Sterling founded a Bohemian Art and Literature Colony. Our great grandfather, Wensel Anton Prescowitz, immigrated from Bohemia.

For two years the Presco Family had no car. When we went somewhere, Vic would lash down some lettuce crates with a tarp so Mark and I could sit on the bed without being blown away. We went to Roseville a couple of time like this. One time we went to a function at Glenview Elementary, where Clint Eastwood went to school. After we parked the Acme truck, a Cadillac pulled behind us, and a boy got out…

“Look mommy! Those boys are riding in a truck!”

Eat your heart out you mamzy-pamzy!

I believe the reason Christine autobiography was disappeared, was she wrote about a movie being made about ALL THE PRESCOS! Pierrot’s high school buddy, Jacci Belford, told me she made an offer to buy the entire estate, and my mother told me they are talking about a movie. This would make the movie a part of Rosamond’s estate, and this my nieces would enjoy profits from the movie – which was not included in the covert plant that Buck&Morris endorsed. This law firm should have endorsed Art Production from Rosamond’s BLOOD! I should have been in that gallery – talking about my NEW paintings of the Acme truck, and, how Vick made a loan to London’s daughter. I would frame some of my poems. I would have blown-up photos of London and Sterling in Carmel – along with the photographs and writing of our grandfather, Royal Rosamond Press. Most visitors to Carmel would – GET IT! They came from all over the world to see…..STEINBECK COUNTRY!

Above is a 1950 Dodge like the one I drove Rena in to the top of Mount Tamaulipas. When we drove into Redwood Park, we made quite a majestic picture. Rena was impressed.

John Presco

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Jack London Slept (and Worked) Here (sfgate.com)

Jack London has a square named after him in Oakland and a whole state park in Glen Ellen. So why is the California Writers’ Club holding a Jack London Writers’ Conference in South San Francisco?

Turns out the adventure writer, born in San Francisco in 1876, got his first taste of wild times and country living during his formative years on a Coastside truck farm. He also received a memorable dose of hard labor at a Belmont laundry near the College of Notre Dame.”

International School Art Program

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The Red Cross had a youth art program in the 50s and early 60s where a hundred works of American art were chosen to tour the world in a international show. I was chosen twice, when I was twelve, and when sixteen. The work I rendered at twelve can be seen in the photo above hanging on the wall. It is a watercolor of a sailboat.

The second work was a watercolor of Oakland’s Produce Market painted from memory.  My brother and I worked the summers at our father’s warehouse located at second and Market street near the train tracks in Jack London Square. Acme Produce was located in a Victorian warehouse with a façade like the one on the house I lived in with my wife, the artist, Mary Ann Tharaldsen.

In my painting was a red truck like the Ford the Presco males drove around in, delivering produce as far away as Crockette California. This painting is described in a letter sent to my mother by a official at University High School. After coming home from Europe, the Principle asked if he could hang it in his office for awhile.

I was given a brochure that had the artwork in it that got lose long with both paintings. My uncle Vinnie saved a panting I was honored for when I was in the seventh grade, he finding it on the garage floor. He got it framed and hung to with the seascape I gave him.

Jon Presco

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http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth279656/m1/5/

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PUB. DATE

November 1952

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Art Education;Nov52, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p8

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Academic Journal

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Article

ABSTRACT

The article focuses on the American Junior Red Cross International Art Program. The program is a joint sponsorship of the National Art Education Association and the American Junior Red Cross. The program was discussed by a group of teenagers from the Birmingham Schools with art teachers at the Southeastern Arts Association Conference. An eighth grade participant claims that the friendly understanding of their art creates a new feeling in people about children from other countries. A German exchange student at Birmingham says that the first time he saw the exhibit in Hamburg, Germany when he was in high school was a wonderful experience for him.

Work Continued After the War

When the war was over, the Junior Red Cross continued its activities. Beginning in 1923, the Junior Red Cross provided funds to support Indian schools in the American Southwest. During the Great Depression of the 1930s the youth organization assisted in the distribution of surplus wheat and cotton, the collection of clothing and food, and the canning of fruits and vegetables.

And Another War

In the 1940s during World War II the group increased its activities for the war effort. Members produced clothing, toys, furniture and art works. They entertained at military camps and hospitals. They helped collect paper, cloth and scrap metals for use by the military. They volunteered in hospitals and for the first time youth members recruited blood donors for the Red Cross.

Young People and the Red Cross Today

Membership in the Junior Red Cross began to decline after the second world war. Activities by junior members was less visible during the Korean and Vietnam wars. But that doesn’t mean young Iowans aren’t involved in volunteer work. The term “Junior Red Cross” is no longer used to signify the young members. Many young people participate in Red Cross work and projects across the state. The Red Cross Club, American Red Cross Babysitters Training Course, Youth Against HIV/AIDS and Masters of Disaster are Red Cross activities designed for young people.

http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath.cfm?ounid=ob_000278

The Red Cross introduced an International Student Work-Study Program in 1946 which brought American and foreign secondary and college students together, A “High School Chest Program” was begun in 1947, with each chest containing supplies for 50 school children. They were distributed to children overseas and in the United States where school supplies had been lost in natural disasters. An International School Art Program was introduced which sent student paintings interpreting American life to schools in other lands. Red Cross Leadership Development Centers were created to provide training for junior and senior high school and college students.

http://portagewi.redcross.org/Youth/history.html

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One of my paintings I did in High School toured the world in this show.

John Gregory Presco

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Gypsies and Bohunks Throw Francis The Bird

Where are our strong and beautiful American and British women who made tyrants of the past – ENVIOUS! The University of Oregon had a lack luster graduation – of dullards – beautiful young women who live to please mommy and daddy so they will keep supporting them. After graduating a year ahead of schedule, Rena Easton goes West on a Road Trip, and has the adventure of a lifetime. Then she goes on another Road Trip so she can go to the University of Nebraska – in 1970! The war in Vietnam is still raging! She ends up on a small mountain getting lessons on the Indian religion from a original hippie. Snap out of it – Rena!

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Christine Rosamond Benton did not want to end up being the artist she became. She wanted to be like me. Her first ten paintings looked like my work, but, they got rejected. Iran Cohen developed her style that appear – by accident. Rosamond reinvented Boho Fashion. Our aunt Lillian wanted to start a Rosamond Boutique. None of us knew we were kin to Andy Warhol’s muse, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, who encouraged her best friend, Michael Jackson, to take up art. Liz died not knowing she was kin to Rosamond, and that she shared roots with Hillbillys who had their own fashion, made famous on the Dukes of Hazard, The Beverly Hillbillys, and, Lil Abner. Americans have wanted to dress life bums for a long time. Mark Twain got the Bum Ball rolling with Huck Finn. Augustus John was keen to this fashion truth.

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Lara Roozemond – Poet and Muse

I have two empty canvases and am preparing to do two portraits at the same time of Lara Roozemond as Fair Rosamond – in white! Rosamond Clifford has got King Henry’s full attention, and he has brought her to his bower where other young women are kept as part of a alliance made. She is not happy about being his royal paramour.

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My poet-muse, Lara Roozemond, has sent me another one of her poems.  There is a chance we are related. I have been employing Lara as a model for my James Bond book and movie, starring Victoria Bond, who I would like to see Ms. Roozemond play in a movie. Here is an exert from my book.

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/07/03/the-rose-atom/

There is a real movie going on involving family history. I am kin to Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, and Ian Fleming.

Jon Presco

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Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace:Sint-Annaland, Tholen, Zeeland, Netherlands
Death:1709 (67)
Stavenisse, Tholen, Zeeland, Netherlands
Immediate Family:Husband of Maaijcken Crijnen van Zierveld
Father of Dancker Louis Rosemont and Cornelis Rosemond

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Gerardus Marinus Roozemond

Birthdate:

February 4, 1819 (74)

Birthplace:

Stavenisse, Tholen, Zeeland, The Netherlands

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June 11, 1893 (74)
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The Habsburg Group

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I contacted Interpol about the Habsburg Group painting and the Schnitzer Museum. They took me seriously, at firs, then wrote me off as a nut.

Jon Presco

In an interview on Saturday, Mr. Kwasniewski said, “I did meet Manafort two or three times during our mission in Ukraine in 2012 and 2013, but that’s it. At the time, he was an adviser to President Yanukovych, whom I also met, and it was only natural that our paths had to cross a couple of times.”

He added: “The last time I saw Manafort was probably around the fall of 2013. He never paid us. I never had any financial relationship with him, and I never heard of the Hapsburg Group.”

Mr. Cox said that he had never heard of the Hapsburg Group, had never been paid by anyone for his efforts in Ukraine, and had had no dealings with Mr. Manafort…

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British World Unity In Crisis

Rena is the Midwest Goddess of Art after the work of my kin, Thomas Hart Benton. I beseech you Rena to step up to the plate and represent Two Nations, and heal a broken Unity. You are the face that launched a thousand Chinese warships aimed at dominating America’s Heartland.

John Presco

Britain’s Boris Johnson takes shots at E.U. leaders as tensions over ‘sausage war’ threaten message of unity (msn.com)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took an unexpectedly sharp tone on Saturday after discussing post-Brexit rules for Northern Ireland with European Union leaders, in a break from the message of unity that Group of Seven leaders have been trying to send during their summit this week.

“I’ve talked to some of our friends here today, who do seem to misunderstand that the U.K. is a single country, a single territory,” Johnson told Sky News. “I just need to get that into their heads.”https://www.dianomi.com/smartads.epl?id=3533

Johnson, who is hosting this year’s summit in England, said that E.U. nations needed to “understand that we will do whatever it takes” to protect Britain’s interests in the ongoing trade dispute that has been nicknamed the “sausage wars.” He threatened to invoke Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, a move that would mean unilaterally refusing to hold up Britain’s end of the deal.

Trump Trashes Sir Ian Easton’s Work

Posted on January 13, 2018by Royal Rosamond Press

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox, Sir David Richards, UK Chief of Defence, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen render honors during the playing of the British and American national anthems at the Pentagon, April 26, 2011. Defense Department photo by Cherie Cullen (released)

I am right! I saw this coming! Trump insults a whole continent for not being The Right Stuff, and snubs the British Commonwealth, treats them like shitholes.

Jon

In an early-morning tweet, Trump said he was scrapping a visit because he is “not a big fan” of the real estate deal in which the United States sold the lease of its old embassy, located in an affluent, central London neighborhood, to move to a new site in south London, an area Trump described as an “off location.”

Many Londoners suggested the real reason he is not coming is because he is concerned about hostile demonstrations.

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, said a visit would spark “mass peaceful protests.” Trump is not welcome in London while he pursues a “divisive agenda,” Khan tweeted, and “it seems he’s finally got that message.”

But at least one prominent British cabinet official took no part in the gloating. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a former mayor of London, accused Khan and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of endangering the “crucial relationship” between the United States and Britain. He also called Khan a “puffed up pompous popinjay.”

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Our team in the United States assists this work and communicates the broader transatlantic defence relationship, elevates the UK’s interests and reputation and provides high-quality advice and reporting to the UK on all aspects of defence business.

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The White House had not formally announced the visit Trump said he had canceled, but the president was widely expected to attend a ceremony next month to dedicate the new embassy. Robert “Woody” Johnson, the U.S. ambassador to Britain and a friend of Trump’s, told the BBC last month he was optimistic about a visit in the new year.

Unlike other European leaders, British Prime Minister Theresa May initially went out of her way to extend a hand of friendship to the new Trump administration. She offered the president a full state visit just a week after his inauguration, prompting speculation that she was hoping to secure a good trade deal post-Brexit. But things have since grown strained.

Robin Niblett, the director of Chatham House, a London think tank, said that U.S.-British relations are “buffeted” by Trump’s moods. He noted that on some matters, such as the day-to-day business of security cooperation between the two countries, the relationship is good but that on big foreign policy issues — such as the Paris climate agreement or the Iran nuclear deal — it is tense.

“A personal relationship between Trump and May should be there to cover some of those differences in strategic approach, but it just can’t,” he said, adding that Trump is “constantly looking for new excuses not to come.”

Some foreign policy analysts in Washington suggested Trump and May could meet this year on the sidelines of summits in other countries, and one suggested Trump could visit a smaller city in Britain, perhaps one that included one of his golf resorts.

“It is extraordinary that the president of the United States cannot visit Britain over the fear of mass protests,” said Thomas Wright, director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution in Washington. “That’s unprecedented.”

Julie Smith, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security who served as deputy national security adviser for Vice President Joe Biden, called it “a sorry state of play.”

“It says a lot about where our relationship is with the U.K. and how thin-skinned our president is,” she said.

Smith scoffed at the idea that Trump was worried about the cost and location of the embassy, noting that the move has been in the works for years.

The old embassy is in elegant Mayfair, an area dotted with foreign embassies and close to West End department stores. The area is full of residential buildings, and neighbors were apt to complain about the threat to their homes.

Robert H. Tuttle, who served as U.S. ambassador to Britain from 2005 to 2009, said he knew early on that the mission would need to move.

“There were two narrow side streets by the embassy,” he said in an interview. “They are very slim, and if someone came down there with a truck, a la the Oklahoma City bombing, it would not only blow up half the embassy and kill half the people in it, but it would also kill half the people in nearby residences.”

Johnson, the current ambassador, agreed that security concerns after Sept. 11, 2001, necessitated the move. The new, bigger embassy is in Nine Elms, a former industrial area in Battersea, south of the River Thames. It’s as close to Westminster as the old embassy.

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Rena’s late husband, Ian Easton, was the head of British Defense Staff in Washington that has been working behind the scenes, making sure British and American interests are aligned. Our President has to take in the anti-war movement in both nations as he prepares to battle a common enemy. Rena has a unique perspective in regards to the men she has bonded with. Her worldview is extremely important. But she is a recluse. I bid her to dig deep and bring forth her dream of a beautiful world, yet to be. If WE give up now, then all that is ugly in the world, has won the war before it has begun. We must seize the day, and make over the world in our best image, for it is on the brink of ruin. their town.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/magazine/the-end-of-the-anglo-american-order.html?mc=aud_dev&mcid=fb-nytimes&mccr=DecHighADLowMC&mcdt=2016-12&subid=DecHighADLowMC&ad-keywords=AudDevGate&_r=0

The British Defence Staff – US, which was previously known as British Defence Staff (Washington),[1] is the home of the Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) in the United States of America and its purpose is to serve the interests of Her Majesty’s Government in the USA. The British Defence Staff – US is led by the Defence Attaché and has responsibility for military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA.

Neither Brexit nor Trump are likely to bring great benefits to these voters. But at least for a while, they can dream of taking their countries back to an imaginary, purer, more wholesome past. This reaction is not only sweeping across the United States and Britain. The same thing is happening in other countries, including some with long liberal democratic traditions, like the Netherlands. Twenty years ago, Amsterdam was seen as the capital of everything wild and progressive, the kind of place where cops openly smoke pot (another myth, but a telling one). The Dutch thought of themselves as the world champions of racial and religious tolerance. Of all European countries, the Netherlands was the most firmly embedded in the Anglosphere. Now the most popular political party, according to the latest polls, is led practically as a one-man operation by Geert Wilders, an anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-European Union firebrand who hailed Trump’s victory as the coming of a “patriotic spring.”

Brexit Britain and Trump’s America are linked in their desire to pull down the pillars of Pax Americana and European unification. In a perverse way, this may herald a revival of a “special relationship” between Britain and the United States, a case of history repeating itself not exactly as farce but as tragi-farce. Trump told Theresa May that he would like to have the same relationship with her that Ronald Reagan had with Margaret Thatcher. But the first British politician to arrive at Trump Tower to congratulate the president-elect was not the prime minister or even the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, but Nigel Farage.

Trump and Farage, beaming like schoolboys in front of Trump’s gilded elevator, gloated over their victories by repeating the same word that once made their respective countries exceptional: “freedom.” In the privacy of Trump’s home, Farage suggested that the new president should move Winston Churchill’s bust back into the Oval Office. Trump thought this a splendid idea.

Does this mean that Britain and the United States are no longer exceptional? Perhaps. But I think it is also true to say that the very idea of Anglo-American exceptionalism has made populism in those countries more potent. The self-flattering notion that the Western victors in World War II are special, braver and freer than any other people, that the United States is the greatest nation in the history of man, that Great Britain — the country that stood alone against Hitler — is superior to any European let alone non-European country has not only led to some ill-conceived wars but also helped to paper over the inequalities built into Anglo-American capitalism. The notion of natural superiority, of the sheer luck of being born an American or a Briton, gave a sense of entitlement to people who, in terms of education or prosperity, were stuck in the lower ranks of society.

The British Defence Staff – US, which was previously known as British Defence Staff (Washington),[1] is the home of the Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) in the United States of America and its purpose is to serve the interests of Her Majesty’s Government in the USA. The British Defence Staff – US is led by the Defence Attaché and has responsibility for military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA.
British Defence Staff – US alongside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other Government Departments collectively serve the interests of Her Majesty’s Government in the USA.
The British Defence Staff in the United States is led by the Defence Attaché Major-General Francis Hedley Robertson “Buster” Howes, CB, OBE. The Defence Attaché is the British Ambassador’s senior adviser on defence issues, and as Head of the British Defence Staff in the United States has responsibility over 385 military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA. The Defence Attaché is drawn rotationally from each of the three Services.
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WASHINGTON — In what is believed to be the first time since the 1940s, the entire British defense staff will be here March 25 to discuss long-range strategy and the impact of budget cuts with their U.S. counterparts, according to U.S. and British sources.
The meeting is reminiscent of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, when British and American military leaders joined forces during World War II. Both nations are undergoing significant budgetary reductions and will continue to rely on each other in future years for support. Understanding what capabilities will survive and won’t is essential to long-term strategic planning.

Easton joined the Royal Navy in 1931 and qualified as a pilot at the start of World War II in which he saw active service on aircraft carriers.[1] On 4 January 1941, flying a Fairey Fulmar of 803 Squadron from HMS Formidable during a raid on Dakar he force landed, with his aircrewman Naval Airman James Burkey and was taken prisoner and held by the Vichy French at a camp near Timbuktu until released in November 1942.[2] He was appointed Assistant Director of the Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1960 and was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy as Captain of HMAS Watson in 1962.[1] He went on to be Naval Assistant to the Naval Member of the Templer Committee on Rationalisation of Air Power in 1965, Director of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1966 and Captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Triumph in 1968.[1] After that he was made Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy) in 1969, Flag Officer for the Admiralty Interview Board in 1971 and Head of British Defence Staff and Senior Defence Attaché in Washington D. C. in 1973.[1] He last posting was as Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1976: he commissioned armourial bearings for the College which were which were presented during a visit by the Queen in November 1977.[3] He retired in 1978.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Triumph_(R16)

The Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies was a UK senior serving military officer between 1972 and 2001. The post rotated through the three branches of the armed forces in turn. In 1971 the old Imperial Defence College became the Royal College of Defence Studies. In 1991, the post was downgraded to three-star, and then in 2001, it was opened up to competition through public advertisement. Subsequent incumbents have as yet all been senior retired military officers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distinguished_Service_Cross_(United_Kingdom)

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Rosamond’s Photographic Portrait

When I went to pay my family an annual visit in 1974, my sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, asked me to sit for a photo session because she wanted me to be her first male portrait. These two images were taken in her studio. You can see a canvas in the background, and our brother’s tape player he gave her. I believe Chritine had a Nikon, and when she got the film developed, she freaked when she saw the energy around me that emanates at my solar plexus. I used this energy to heal my muse, Rena Victoria Easton-Christensen, who would do the world of art a great service if she would send me old photos of her so I can do a series of portraits. These Rosamond photographs are copyrighted. I may use them to do my portrait.

John Presco

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