Backyard sunflowers, in yellow and blue In our little neck of the woods — in which “woods” consists of thousands of acres of almond, pistachio, walnut, orange varieties, all sorts of pit fruit and apple trees and so on — Paco (son-in-law) and I yesterday took a trip to the vet to refill Elf the … Continue reading Broken windows, $5.50 gas and qué será
Lately many miles of protected national lands are being opened to fossil fuel extraction. Opinions are so very divided on how to proceed with this... Native tribes in the southwestern USA oppose reduction of national parks such as Bears Ears in favor of oil, gas and coal leases. To them the "empty" acreage is … Continue reading Losing touch with the ancients
It came as no surprise, really, yet when I read earlier today that the President of the US has decided to get the United States out of the historic Paris Climate Accords, the news returned me to that same sense of incredulity, shock, dismay, and finally deep swamps of sorrow that I felt last November … Continue reading In which I sniff my way to hope over Paris
We are a part of Creation; thus, if we break the Laws of Creation, we destroy ourselves… We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is … Continue reading Justice … Thoughts on Standing Rock
Recently the Baha'i International Community released a statement to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. It's quite down to earth and emphasizes the role of collective human thought and action, how this is to be found and focused. Below I'll share a few excerpts. If you've been eager for something a little beyond … Continue reading Collective action on behalf of the planet
This past Saturday night’s activities included dealing with a busted rivet in one of my new leg braces. Though pain free, this particular event is best explained to the normal-legged public as being rather like having the tibia and fibula removed from action in the lower leg. You can’t walk. So out of the closet … Continue reading Enduring symbol. We Will Survive.
Approaching COP21 ... In Paris, 30 November - 11December 2015 I sit in the warm afternoon sun of the back yard this mid-November day, musing about the upcoming, awfully important Paris talks on climate change, in light of a recent scientific kerfuffle regarding mass extinctions on our pleasant little planet. Evidently these catastrophic events — … Continue reading In the middle of the ocean we have to keep swimming