The key is to trust your heart to move where your unique talents can flourish. This old world will really spin when work becomes a joyous expression of the soul.
Shame shame shame. Abbott seems determined to bring this country to its knees, by selling out to greedy businesses.
Originally posted on The 1910 Bottling Company Blog:
Here’s a man who thinks national parks are a commodity to be farmed and used. So tell me Tony, how do you you replace 2,000 year old trees and closed eco-systems that are hundreds and thousands of years old?? Surely tourism is a far longer and sustainable business proposition for the economy? Given the rest of the world appears set on bulldozing our forests for short term gains. Also you may not understand that tress absorb Carbon Dioxide and give us the Oxygen we in fact breath? The lungs of the world. Unfortunately trees can’t also absorb all the hot air from buffoons such as you – maybe this hot air released by countless twits in governments around the world is one of the major contributors to global warming?
I certainly know from bitter experience, that the government in Australia failed and continues to fail to protect me from chemical damage. Governments have sold out to the multinational chemical companies.
Originally posted on O ECOTEXTILES:
When I first began looking into the chemicals used in fabrics, and finding out that the soft, luscious fabrics we surround ourselves with every day are filled with chemicals that can cause me grievous harm, I was stopped in my tracks when someone suggested that the government wouldn’t let those chemicals in products sold in the USA – so how could fabrics contain those chemicals? I didn’t have an answer for that, because at the time I too thought that “of course the government must have laws in place to make sure we aren’t exposed to dangerous chemicals”!
The current regulation of chemicals in the US dates back to 1976 and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which regulates the introduction of new or already existing chemicals.
But before talking about the TSCA, let’s first take a quick look at what’s changed since 1976, because our understanding of the extent and pathways of chemical exposures has fundamentally changed since then.
Dear Fred alerted me again today, of a snake in the back yard, close to the house. I went into a flurry of activity, putting Fred safely indoors, grabbing more snake nets to cast over it, phoning for assistance and grabbing long handled shovel. At one stage the snake appeared to be wriggling backwards out of the net, so I had to take swift action, not wanting it to escape. Hmm…. nothing like getting the heart rate pumping! Anyway, I had it pinned down, and then had to wait a further 20 mins for help to arrive. It was then dealt with swiftly, and buried near the other snake. This time it was a brown snake, about four feet long. And yes, they are extremely poisonous. I think this could have been the one I almost stepped on a few weeks ago…. at least I won’t have to worry about this particular one again.
Fred got special thanks once again♥
All these images taken with my 45mm lens on the Olympus E-M5.
For those who are suffering from snow, cold winds, icy conditions – may this brighten your day a little
……. reminding me how deeply we can live when we get intentional about it. It also reminds me of the powerful voice of fear that whispers in all our ears. It’s likely that voice that has kept us from living intentionally and passionately. It’s that voice that says, “Yeah, but what if…?”
Yesterday I put my entries in for a photographic competition in my local area. It’s a considerable expense on my low income, and a gamble that I may at the least break even, or perhaps, be fortunate enough to win enough money to upgrade my computer and software, so I can continue with my photographic ‘habit’.
It’s been a tricky time lately. Pixel getting the snake bite, and while nursing her, I overdid my tolerance on being in a town, so ended up not very well for a time. Then I had an unfortunate mishap with a piece of timber, and my ribs came off second best. These circumstances meant a change to what I’d planned to submit for the competition, and it all ended up a bit rushed to get entries in on time. I very nearly changed my mind at the last minute, and was tempted to throw it all to the winds, but, for better or worse, I continued with the plan. It’s now in the lap of the gods. However, more to the point, I’ve followed through on the intention I set last October, which was to live as fully as I could for the next two years. And yes, life has opened up more for me since I made that decision It’s just a question of managing it as best I can. One step – or leap – at a time