about rc



About Me - Robert Cherwink
- i'm under construction


Artist, Photographer, Designer, Musician & Environmental Activist; "Philosopher-Scientist" & Zen Student

re: activism, why i do this -

to help establish a peaceful and humane society which respects and stewards its people and the entire ecosphere; and for my own sanity! ~ living in a world so filled with suffering, greed, hatred and delusion one has to do something. this is my offering.

premise: we need to get power back from corrupt politicians, misguided institutions, and immoral corporate gangsters through fighting for environmental, economic and social justice.
– we need to think and be quick as there is true peril in these times.



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I.   EDUCATION
II.   EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
III.   PAST ACTIVITIES
IV.   CURRENT


I. EDUCATION

Sonoma State University | School of Environmental Studies and Planning, SSU | Ali Akbar College of Music | Career Transitions | Alchemical Hypnotherapy Institute

B.A. Environmental Studies and Planning: School of Environmental Studies and Planning, Sonoma State University, 1987; emphasis on Aquatic Environments & Riparian Ecology

B.A. India Studies: Sonoma State University, 1987; Music Minor

Clinical Hypnotherapist Certification: Alchemical Hypnotherapy Institute, 1991

what next: Got Science? | climate deniers get my goat

- Cirriculum -

The Humanities:
Anthroplogy | History | Mythology | World Religions | Art/Music | Psychology | Zen Buddhist Philosophy & Practice | Native American Studies | Music / World Music with emphases on Hindusani Classical, plus African and Balines Music & Dance

The Sciences:
Biology| Botany | Zoology | Chemistry | Geology | Hydrology | Ecology | Physical Environment | Biological Environment | Social Environment | Human Environment

Special Interest Studies:
Art/Photography | Aquaculture | Computer Sciences | Native Plants/Herbology | Riparian Ecology | North Indian Raga | African and Afro-Caribbean Music | Balinese Music and Dance

Special Studies in Aquaculture:
Aquaculture Studies

- "Development of Dungeness Crab Larvae" at The School of Environmental Studies and Planning, SSU, with Dr. Stanley Scher, UC Berkeley - in conjunction with Bodega Marine Labratory [UC Davis])


- "Endangered Species - California Freshwater Shrimp" (Syncaris Pacifica) Special Project with Dr. Stanley Scher, UC Berkeley, at The School of Environmental Studies and Planning, SSU, with participation of Bodega Marine Labratory [UC Davis])


Special Studies in Music at SSU and Ali Akbar College of Music: Hindustani Classical Music

Certified in Computer Operation, Database Development & Programming, and Business Applications [Career Transitions]

Alchemical Hypnotherapy, Alchemical Hypnotherapy Institute: Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Alchemical Hypnotherapist



II. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Experience in Sports/Events Photography, Graphic Design, Fund-raising, Inventory Control, Consulting, Sales, Customer Service, Media Relations & Fulfillment; Public Relations and Event Production

Photographer, Sonoma Index-Tribune

Freelance Photographer, from Commercial Aerial Photography to Weddings and Portraits

County of Sonoma Water Agency - Flood Channel Maintenance & Riparian Restoration/ Native Tree Nursery Project

Staff Musician, Lotus Sutra Retreat Center

Fundraiser for a Nursing Home Reform Advocacy group

Warehouse Manager, Inventory Controller [Business Systems Unlimited; Copyline Corp.]
Warehouse Manager & Service Dispatcher [Affordable Business Equipment]

Independent Computer Consultant/Teacher and Graphic Designer - Custom Programming, Database Development, Computer Training, PR & Graphics

Hypnotherapist, Independent Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist/Alchemical Hypnotherapist

Creative Director/Webmaster/Publisher, Photographer, Graphic Designer; Production and Sales Associate / Production Manager - [Summers-McCann, Inc. Public Relations c.1993-2009]
~ Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Sonoma Salute to the Arts, various clients in the wine and hospitality industries



III. PAST ACTIVITIES

Founded and Chaired the Save Our Sonoma Valley Creeks Committee

Spearheaded Creekbank Restoration Projects

Worked with the California Department of Fish and Game to harvest Steelhead fry from drying pools in intermitent streams

Served as Elected Board Member, Sonoma Valley Environmental Council

Served as Advisor, Friends of The River General Guidelines [Riparian Corridor Protection & Restoration]

Contributor, County of Sonoma General Plan [emphasis on Riparian Corridor Protection & Restoration]

Coducted Educational Creekwalks for Children [through various programs]

Maintained Native Tree Nursery for Riparian Corridor Restoration, and conducted plantings

Coordinated "Fryer Creek: Model Riparian Restoration Project:" (Sonoma, CA - in conjunction with Save Our Streams of America; Roland Hauck, "Mr. Creek," Founder and President of Save Our Streams of America; Friends of the River; Sonoma Valley School District; Sonoma County Water Agency; City of Sonoma

Internet Activism: Publishing online "newswires" since approximately 1997
[focusing on environmental and human rights issues; emphasis on ancient forests protection and anti-nuclear action]
Websites -

•   Rob's Place [extinct]
"Robert Cherwink's electronic monument to spirit, truth, peace, justice, and freedom" - Russell "Ace" Hoffman's Friends of the STOP CASSINI web site

•   /RENEGADE/ [extinct]
acknowledged as "webmaster" in Karl Grossman's "The Wrong Stuff" (see Ace Hoffman's Excerpts from THE WRONG STUFF by Karl Grossman, etc.

Some would remember me from that period as:
*STRIDER* Sector Air Raid Warden at /RENEGADE/
      /RENEGADE/ news_service: http://fornits.com/renegade/
    DEDICATED TO SPIRIT, TRUTH, PEACE, JUSTICE, AND FREEDOM
  "WHEN SPIDERS UNITE, THEY CAN TIE DOWN A LION" -- Ethiopian Proverb


IV. CURRENT

photo by Roseadjoa

Artist, Photographer and Graphic Designer; Environmental Activist, Blogger; Student of Zen Buddhism, Musician


see whats up, what it is, whats more, and what next - - see also: whats up: beggar's bowl: "not a monk"

•   art & photography   •




•   meditation   •

Ango participants following the closing ceremony on August 27, Sonoma Mountain Zen Center - Mountain Wind - Fourth Quarter, 2011
  
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

see
whats more: (Master of the Shakuhachi) & about Zen
whats more - tag: zen and buddhism
what it is: Sonoma Mountain Zen Center Mandala Bazaar 2011 - slideshow
what next - tag: zen and buddhism

•   activism   •

whats up: NO NUKES | RE-TOOL NOW - Flyer | Shut San Onofre | Code Killers


•   what next
      RC'S NEWS & RANDOM BLOG
action african music art censored chernobyl climate entertainment environment Film fish food forests fracking Fukushima hindustani human rights Hurdy Gurdy indigenous Keystone XL later media music nature nuclear occupy oil peace photography plastic poetry politics pollution random reading list recovery satire science seals space sustainability toxics video war water wildlife zeitgeist zen and buddhism

•   The Robert Cherwink Daily




      RC'S NUCLEAR BLOG • NO NUKES! | RE-TOOL NOW


NEWS
started up in March 2011 for miscellaneous news and random postings which don't fall under the photo or art & studies themes of my other two blogs ... includes a number of  newsfeeds and a videos page.. launched on the day of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. 
After the first few posts it became basically a news blog about the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe with related nuclear news and commentary - not so random anymore, and it became progressively more activist...

no more nuke waste!



DO YOU OCNUKE DAILY? > OCCUPY NUCLEAR!
web : http://tinyurl.com/OcNuke
~ tweet your activist URLs using #OccupyNuclear to have them published there!

on twitter
• ALERTS: #OccupyNuclear
• ARTICLES: #OcNukeDaily
• SHOUTOUTS: #OcNuke


•   music   •




links

website / portal: robertcherwink.com


RC'S NUCLEAR BLOG: whats up

The OcNuke Nuclear Daily (#OccupyNuclear)


RC'S PHOTO BLOG: what it is


RC'S ART & STUDIES BLOG: whats more

The Hurdy Gurdy Weekly • #HGWeekly


RC'S NEWS & RANDOM BLOG: what next

Robert Cherwink's Daily • #RCDaily #eco Robert Cherwink's Weekly • #RCDaily #eco


@r_cherwink on Twitter

robertcherwink's Channel on YouTube

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