John is ACJT’s founder, primary blogger, and general all-around go-fer. He lives and does a little farming on an idyllic 40 acre spot up on the east shoulder of Mt. Hood in Oregon. With a nod to the restorative gift that music provides he calls this nourishing place, Harmony Park.
Claude Oswald Anderson, John’s grandfather taught him patience. His father, Dean Ralph Hickox taught him to advocate for justice. Patience and Justice are not easy partners. It has taken him 74 years but John is now finally evolving into a change agent. He is actively seeking new aspirants to the title “agent for change.”
John is ordained in the United Church of Christ, the “God Is Still Speaking” church. He is also a Board Certified Chaplain, occasionally deploying to National Disasters. Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy are examples. (National Disaster is an unfortunate term but it’s a whole lot better than ‘Act of God.’) John loves preaching, officiating at weddings, and singing the National Anthem at football games and rodeos. He still takes the occasional group to Palestine so folks can see for themselves what’s really going on over there.
In addition to passionately advocating for Palestinian human rights, he has come to believe there is a pervasive threat to our future due to what Chris Hedges calls the Corporate State. John likes to make the case that our most threatening issues these days—which include “Too Big to Jail” Bankers, our country’s non-response to Climate Change, along with Israel’s entirely negative influence on Middle East geo-politics are due, not only to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, but also to the fact that all three branches of our government are bought and paid for by the 1%.
Scott is a born-and-bred New Yorker. He is passionate about the issue of critical thinking. Scott is the owner of J. Hammock & Associates, LLC, an Internet marketing company based in White Salmon, WA. Scott’s past includes working in advertising in NYC, captaining a boat, and running a trade association. Not incidentally Scott has sung in the beautiful Gothic Revival sanctuary of Riverside Church in Uptown Manhattan, accompanied by the acoustically thrilling Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. More at http://www.hammock.net/scott-see/