December is here and thus begins my simplicity project.
This has been inspired by Kim Manley Ort and so I am joining her in posting images that are simpler and more minimal than usual. It's a way to remind myself to focus on what is really essential in an image and in the rest of life too.
If this also appeals to you, there's a Flickr group devoted to…
Matt Damon reads from Howard Zinn's speech "The Problem is Civil Obedience" (November 1970)
“Our problem is not Civil Disobedience, it is Civil Obedience!” “What we’re trying to do is get back to the principle and spirit of the Declaration of Independence.” This video changed my entire view of Matt Damon. This is the ultimate speech for those fed up with government corruption.
Northwest Angle, Lake of the Woods - October 26, 2013
Up early and into the wind. Islands and a narrowing tongue of water. Thin fingered trees. Tamaracks on fire. Brown blades of grass. Cold. Thirteen miles vanish. A pair of swans soar out of the water, white as cotton, circling the sky, stretching their necks to trumpet the end like heralds.
Anthony Gucciardi of Storyleak breaks down how Monsanto and the global elite are on a mission to alter, mutate, and own the entire planet -- and are assaulting humanity in the process.
Through rampant and unchecked genetic manipulation, multinational biotechnology juggernauts like Monsanto continue to churn out genetically modified creations that threaten the entire planet in a way that we have never before witnessed throughout history.
Yesterday I was running across the news headlines and I found an article that I thought was pretty interesting. Basically, a story about a man who pretty much walked away from modern trappings, dug himself a little "hobbit hole" and lives on no more than $5,000 a year. The article really did pursue people who decided upon stripping themselves of the current material status quo, but it really didn't go into a discussion about people who were FORCED into that lifestyle and had to learn to cope, deal, and move on.
He got introduced by that name, but I prefer being a bit more formal with him, as a sign of respect. Archibald feels more suitable.
Here he is passing time with a couple of boys in my herd, but I distracted him with a compliment and he's on his way over for a scratch.
This is no small feat.
The Monsanto Protection Act that grants Monsanto full immunity from federal courts is back, and once again it is being pushed by elected politicians who have utterly disregarded the very people they claim to represent.
As you may remember, the original version of the Monsanto Protection Act was contained as a secretive rider in the Senate spending bill HR 933…
The Greatest Illusion Ever Performed – 9/11 (new modified version)
No commercial Boeing aircraft hit any building on 9/11
The art of deception – Computer generated images - Both false
Had you seen the image on the left on TV then you would have believed it…….. right?
You did see the image on the right on TV and you did believe it…….
The Open Weekend at Bealtaine Cottage approaches...
It's this weekend everyone!
You have a special invitation to come and spend as long as you like on either Saturday or Sunday, this weekend, exploring the gardens, asking questions, looking inside the cottage and just having a lovely time in the permaculture gardens here at Bealtaine Cottage...and...it's all for charity!
I am posting directions at the end of this blog, so you will find Bealtaine Cottage quite easy!
Syria's "chemical weapons" turn out to be sodium fluoride, the same chemical dumped into municipal water supplies across the USA under "water fluoridation" schemes.
Summer has been beautiful in Seattle this year – and I’ve been taking advantage of it. My month turned into almost two months – I just couldn't bring myself back to the computer. But now I'm refreshed and ready to go again.
We’ve often had people question why organic sofas cost “so much” – and I’ll address that next week. This week let’s talk about what has become known as “fast fashion” – the idea of moving the newest trends from the catwalk to the store quickly to capture the newest design trends.
There is an Eden...we stand upon it.
Our potential to change the environment we inhabit is boundless.
If we started today and worked hard for all the changes we want to see, the possible transformation is beyond our wildest dreams.
Whether we have land or not, what we are capable of implementing, in terms of creating Eden, is only limited by two things...our imagination and our ability to use our energy.
The UK Government’s GREAT Project Cons PhotographersCampaign Pleads Poverty Even Though It Has £55M To Get Free Pictures
Three prominent UK press photographers were contacted by the marketing assistant of the government’s UK Trade and Investment office to supply photographs for the GREAT Campaign. In her email to one of the photographers, Isabel Bustillos goes on to say “The GREAT campaign showcases UK excellence in a variety of sectors”.
To anthropomorphize is to attribute human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects. In other words, make animals over in our image. Is there a word for making ourselves over in theirs?
There are so many ways that I am totally human. I walk on only two feet in the barn, mucking and feeding and doctoring. Those are human jobs. I have a book of checks that have…
Despite the name Japanese Red Pine, these trees aren't naturally red. The foliage here appears pink, magenta and crimson due to being shot with Kodak Ektachrome color infrared film ( Kodak EIR ). This particular roll was quite old, being expired in 1998 and shot just last week ( late July, 2013 ). Since I had never shot super expired color infrared film before, I was really worried about the results - thinking that such an old roll of film wouldn't produce great images.
The legendary singer / songwriter had suffered a heart attack.
There are no immediate plans for services.
His history is well documented at JJCale.com, rosebudus.com/cale,
and in the documentary, To Tulsa And Back.
There has been hardly a day this Spring and Summer when Bealtaine Cottage has not welcomed visitors.
Often times I am left exhausted by the challenge of working, to keep production going and keeping a "welcome for all"
There have been occasions when I have had to turn away requests to visit...and I spend time regretting it, but I work on my own and have others to care for at times.
I was listening to a radio show host, Roy of Hollywood on PRNfm radio from New York, tell a caller that change begins with government policy and one person on their own can do little to make a difference...paraphrased, but the essence is true to form.
This philosophy is way off mark, for the reality is very, very different.
Every action we take, everything we buy, consume or share, is part of the reality WE make, every minute, every hour, every day...
This is a video list of the corporations that use Monsanto products. BOYCOTT all of them forever and tell EVERYONE you know to stop buying their products! Let's wipe these hideous monsters off the face of the earth!
Comprehensive List Of GMO Product: http://theglobalelite.org/comprehensive-list-of-gmo-products/
People who own dogs love their pets. Some love their pet way more than is appropriate when it comes to the tongue-to-mouth scenario, in my opinion (that tongue has been wrapped round a poodle anus, people, come on! Instinctually, the dog isn’t kissing you, it’s trying to make you vomit some rabbit. Stop it.) and as for the whole dog-in-a-bag thing, when the creature has been granted twice as many legs for walking as we have, well, that’s another ridiculous notion I won’t go into right now.
Many people are feeling dis-empowered and frustrated at the way the world around them seems to be disintegrating.
It is the role of mainstream media to keep you locked in that paradigm, for it is much easier to control and influence those who feel helpless and dis-empowered...ask any victim of domestic violence or bullying!
You would be truly shocked to realise how much power you really have!
Brooklyn, NY - June 13-17, 2013
"The best part is that the same police boat pulled me over half an hour later because they thought I might be a terrorist," I told my friend Marisol. "So I got to thank them for escorting me the last 100 yards to Manhattan."
"What?" she laughed.
"People were calling them because I was taking so many pictures and paddled under the ferry terminal's walkway," I said.
The picture may be a bit of fun but I assure you the post you are about to read is of a very serious nature. Having said that, sometimes a bit of fun is the cure to ones fears in the face of such information, allowing us to disseminate and move forward with a new purpose to bring about positive change!
New York City, NY - June 12, 2013
The water's calm, quiet. I leave camp early as the sun rises. I want to steal miles from the wind, but it's waiting for me, blowing in my face as soon as I hit open water.
I slip close to Sandy Hook and work the shallows just outside the breaking waves. The water feels like cement.