As time passes I realize that using absolutes like "never" or "always" is pretty unrealistic.A couple of years ago I was faced with having to get an emergency container of formula for my grandson because we forgot to bring it with us. The only place around was Walmart. So the decision had to be made: … Continue reading Using the word “never” in activism
Of course I can't mention California state parks without a political side.....Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed massive state park closures as part of his proposed budget, in an effort to "save" hundreds of millions of dollars. AND he has rejected state Democrats' proposal to add $15.00 to the state park fees for visitors.News … Continue reading 50 years of life – part 2 addendum
Next week Tom is taking me to one of my favorite places on earth to celebrate my 50 years of living - Sinkyone Wilderness State Park on the Lost Coast in Northern California. The Lost Coast is so named due to the lack of major road and highway access to the area. Embedded in the … Continue reading 50 years of life – part 2
I will be out of town on my birthday in the pristine wilderness of the Lost Coast in Northern California. So I"m posting items now relative to my birth 50 years ago.I researched historical items in 1959 and of course and below is what I found on Wikipedia. It is not the inclusive list, but just … Continue reading 50 years ago….
I will soon be 50. Actually in 13 more days I"ll reach the half century mark. I knew it was coming. I've been anticipating it all year.So now that it is inevitable, I"m celebrating! Here is one way that I am honoring my life on earth for 50 years:I will be celebrating 50 years of … Continue reading Help me celebrate 50 years of living!
Earth Jam will be held this weekend, April 25-26, at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. It's a great festival nearing its 20th year and this year looks to be even bigger and better. It's a family event, so please bring everyone to the park to honor the earth. Here is a promotional video for … Continue reading Earth Jam this weekend
Things you can do:Watch Earth Day TVFind Earth Day EventsLearn about the History of Earth Day (Earth Day will be 40 years old next year!) Participant in Earth Day, 1970. Photo: EPA History OfficeCall the Capitol switchboard at 202 224-3121 and tell your member of Congress to support the Markey climate bill Tell Obama and … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!
The whole world by now knows of Tim DeChristopher's brave act of civil disobedience who won bids totaling about $1.5 million on more than 10 lease parcels in December in an attempt to disrupt a U.S. Bureau of Land Management lease auction of 149,000 acres of public land in scenic southern and southeastern Utah. The … Continue reading Tim DeChristopher: An Act of Bravery. Your help is needed.
My friend Eileen McCabe wrote this piece. She was scheduled to perform it at the Utah Arts Festival last night. She altered the F-word, although she "had every intention of performing it with glee" (her words) at the Festival.George Carlin said "F**k Hope""F**k Hope?" F**k no, George!You gave me more hope thanany holy trinity of bloviating … Continue reading Elegy to George Carlin – an original piece by Utah poet
George Carlin on ageIF YOU DON'T READ THIS TO THE VERY END, YOU HAVE LOST A DAY IN YOUR LIFE. AND WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED, DO AS I AM DOING AND SEND IT ON.George Carlin's Views on AgingDo you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when … Continue reading In Memory of George Carlin – George Carlin on Age