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My name is Bill Becker, and I live in Southern California.
This site is named in honor of Ivan Karamazov, my alter ego. To get an idea of what that means, you must read two chapters in The Brothers Karamazov: Rebellion, followed immediately by The Grand Inquisitor. (This is a PDF file, which requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the reader.)
Ivan's Place is dedicated to all of the beautiful and loving people with whom I have worked in the peace and justice movement over the years. They have been my inspiration, and whatever strength and stamina I have been able to muster, I owe largely to them. I am deeply, profoundly, inexpressibly grateful for their being in the world. Nevertheless, I tried:
Those who work for peace with justice
Unless otherwise designated, all photographs on this website are mine. All others were taken
with my camera(s) and my film, and I took all the pictures except those with me in them.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you will find the site useful. —Bill Becker
Page updated October 20, 2020