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Publishers' Background

JeanneE Hand-Boniakowski, RN
JeanneE was born on January 19, 1958 in Syracuse, NY. She is the third child in a family of five (three sisters and one brother). JeanneE was a professional animal handler and trainer on Broadway being part of the national touring company for both "The Wiz" and "Annie".  She graduated from Castleton State College, Castleton, VT in May 1990 with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She is a registered nurse and a registered dental assistant currently employed in a progressive dental office in Manchester VT. She is an accomplished musician and singer co-producing an album entitled Power from Within in 1985 with her husband, Jozef. She is an avid reader.  JeanneE is an active amateur (ham) radio operator with callsign KA1PMS holding a General Class license.  She was first licensed in 1987.  JeanneE is an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church.

Jozef Hand-Boniakowski
Jozef was born on January 15, 1949 in Chelmsford, England. He is an only child.  He graduated from Saint Peter's College (Jesuit institution), Jersey City, NJ in May 1970 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics. He received his Masters of Science Degree in Science Education from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ in May 1976. Jozef completed his unaccredited PhD in Information Technology and Distance Education from the then and still controversial Greenwich University in May, 2000.  He served two years active duty (six year commitment 1968-1974) with the United States Navy Reserve during the Vietnam era stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1971-1973).  Jozef has a 30-year teaching career which ended on June 11, 2000 with his graduation and retirement from Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, VT.  Jozef then was employed for 6-years in research and development within the telecommunications industry.  Jozef writes poetry, songs and plays dulcimer and autoharp.  Jozef was the webmaster of the national Veterans For Peace website from 2000-2004 receiving their Peacemaker award in 2004.  He is the co-founder of Southern Vermont Veterans For Peace Chapter 88.  Jozef is an amateur (ham) radio operator with call sign WB2MIC holding an Extra Class license. He was first licensed in 1963.  Taking a cue from his wife's folk album, Power from Within, and believing in the principle of doing no harm, Jozef is an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church.

JeanneE and Jozef have two children: Guinnevere born October 21, 1981 and Dylan Emrys (who calls himself Flang E. Gemring) born November 21, 1985. Flang is a General Class amateur radio operator holding callsign N1UKP and was first licensed at age 9.  He is a well respected young graphics artist.  Guinnevere is a Class of 2003 graduate of  Sarah Lawrence College.  She is an amateur radio operator with callsign KA1ZWK holding a General Class license which he achieved at age 12 first being licensed at age 10.   JeanneE and Jozef have homebuilt their own home in the independent progressive State of Vermont in 1985 adding passive solar heat and active solar photovoltaic capabilities with an addition in 1995.  In 1990 they installed the 224.96 MHz full-duplex windmill powered amateur radio voice repeater atop Northeast Mountain in Wells.

JeanneE and Jozef have spoken extensively over the years on topics as diverse as Nuclear Weapons in Your Community, Pacifism, Vegetarianism, Attitudinal Healing, Science and Atheism, Cuba, Corporate Greed, etc.  They have a 30-year plus history together including Jozef's kidney donation to their son, Dylan. They are best friends and plan to be together forever and two. In 1999, they brought the IFCO Pastor's for Peace IX Friendshipment of humanitarian aid through Rutland, VT on May 1, 1999 and Glens Falls, NY on June 1.  They were involved with the Vermont Progressive party and Ralph Nader's 2000, 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns.

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