Berries, Closets, Cleansing and Purging, Gardens and Micro-Brews, Surprising Skies and the Peace that Passeth Understanding – Unedited and uncut musings from my journal

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 I loved this year.    Sure, the political climate was stormy, and I have personally never witnessed so much shit hitting the fan, but the cleansing is on. I’m not much of a political analyst, and I do very poorly when it comes to discussing and writing about politics within the traditional framework. Actually I …

Winter, 2017 Becoming Earth Stewards

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I just finished with John Francis’ “Planet Walker: 17 years of silence. 22 years of walking.” Taking a vow to not use motorized vehicles, Francis was motivated by the San Francisco Bay oil spill (1971). Shortly thereafter, he took a vow of silence that he maintained for 17 years. “Planet Walker” is Francis’ journal and …

Winter, 2017 Poetry

Janet Campbell Hale
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“If Irish or Italian culture dies in America it really isn’t that big a deal. They will still exist in Italy and Ireland. Not so with us. There is no other place. North America is our old country.” Janet Campbell Hale Part Irish-Kutenai and a whole lot part Coeur d’Alene, Janet Campbell Hale was born …

Winter, 2017 Film Review: “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World”

Buffy Sainte-Marie
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 Resistance and protest is nothing new to the North American Indigenous. What is new, however, is how Indigenous resistance and protest has contributed to the genre of American rock and roll music. As a global community, we are experiencing a shit-load of skeletons coming out of the closets and woodwork. The documentary “RUMBLE” takes a …

Winter, 2017 ARTICLES from the web

Charles Eisenstein
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“Yes, I am horrified by racism, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, and the rest of the ugly sentiments that have erupted in the USA in the last year. But if we really want to change these things and not just feel righteous about being on the right side, then we have to address the ground from which …