Rain – Drops

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sky cries

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water falls

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Whimsy ~

The Song for Rain (2012), created by Zheng Yawen, his graduation work at the Communication University of China.”

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Angst ~

It’s Raining In Baltimore ~ The Counting Crows ~ album August and Everything After

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Compassion ~

Slumdog Millionaire ~ rain scene

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Loss ~

“like tears in rain” ~ Vangelis ~ Blade Runner

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On a lighter note ~

It’s Raining Men on Baker Street ~ The Weather Girls

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Please do not hesitate to shower our ears with your  choice rain songs.

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Bear selected this Rain song theme.

For May 22, I select —  Night.

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Bear http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/rain-music-theme/

Johnny

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Dreaming? ~ Calling Dreams and Dreamers ~ Music Theme for 5 January 2014

Music Theme for Sunday the 5th of January 2014 ~~ dream ~~ all variations of the word are in play. I do mean ALL. Break the concept open and explore as you wish.

 

Hope is a waking dream. ~ Aristotle

 

Calling Dreams ~~ Forest Elves ~ original song~

Forest Elves Forest Elves

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HAMLET:
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;

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Definition of dream from –> http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/dream

noun

  • a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep:I had a recurrent dream about falling from great heights
  •  [in singular] a state of mind in which someone is or seems to be unaware of their immediate surroundings:he had been walking around in a dream all day
  •  a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal:I fulfilled a childhood dream when I became championthe girl of my dreams[as modifier]:they’d found their dream home
  •  an unrealistic or self-deluding fantasy:maybe he could get a job and earn some money—but he knew this was just a dream
  •  a person or thing perceived as wonderful or perfect:her new man’s an absolute dreamit was a dream of a backhandshe’s a couturier’s dream

verb (past and past participle dreamedor dreamt /dremt/)

[no object]

  • 1experience dreams during sleep:dreamed about her last night
  •  [with object] see, hear, or feel (something) in a dream:maybe you dreamed it[with clause]:I dreamed that I was going to be executed
  •  indulge in daydreams or fantasies, typically about something greatly desired:she had dreamed of a trip to Italy
  •  [with object] (dream time away) waste one’s time in a lazy, unproductive way.
  • 2 [with negative] contemplate the possibility of doing something or that something might be the case:I wouldn’t dream of foisting myself on you[with clause]:I never dreamed anyone would take offense

 

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Thought for today, and tomorrow and the day after that . . . .

namaste

Folk Songs for Climate Justice

Have a listen to Otter Creek’s “Bidder 70”  at  http://music.peacefuluprising.org/releases

There are 14 songs available for download in most formats. Listening is FREE. Modest fee for downloading.

Want to sing with the bees? Visit a waterfall? Deal with the Devil? Play with Petroleum People?

The lyrics are inspiring,  lovely and honest. The audio is perfect.  Downloading is simple.

Get some joy now. What are you waiting for?  Go listen and find some heart.

“What if this moment was the only thing that mattered?” from Steve Bassett’s “Surrender”.

“How much is enough?” What’s your tipping point?

Why do we allow a few people to make important decisions that affect everyone adversely and have a negative impact upon Earth?

 

a temporal tidbit

“For us convinced physicists, the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, albeit a persistent one.” ~Albert Einstein

What happens when we let go of the human construct of “time”?

Overweight Wolves? Where? Come on, where are these obese predators?

Come on, show me some wolves too fat to run because they’re overstuffed with so many meals of beef cattle.  I really want to see these monsters of the food chain. Apparently wolves are such a threat to the human food supply that they need to be hunted to the point of extinction yet again–according to cattle ranchers.  Wolves of all ages are under attack from us not so delightfully egocentric humans in Wyoming, Michigan, Montana, Idaho, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  According to Predator Defense, the War on Wolves has commenced with a vengeance since they were removed from the Endangered Species List. Approximately half the wolves in Idaho have been killed–of about 1,000.

So which species is relentlessly destroying the habitat of all living things, including its own, on the planet? Grizzly Bears? Wolverines? Wolves? Nawwww.  Homo sapiens gets the out of balance, eat till you bloat and then some more, selfish, greedy Top Predator Prize. Hey, we’ve even got airplanes and helicopters to fire away at animals from the safety of our  friendly skies. We usually don’t take on other predators face to face if we can avoid it. We’re working on drone warfare so that we don’t even have to look our human targets in the eye ever again. Just send in the Drones. They don’t discriminate at all. They aim to destroy anything programmed into their target range.

Science Insider on wolves killed in Yellowstone  http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/11/yellowstone-park-research-wolves.html

Causes “Good Wolf” petitions online  http://www.causes.com/causes/610445-good-wolf

The “Good Wolf” community is also on Facebook with some harsh photographs of hunters with their wolf kills. Beautiful images of wolves are also posted on the timeline. (I would post a direct link, but for some unknown reason that is not currently possible.)

Predator Defense site http://www.predatordefense.org/wolves.htm

Defenders of Wildlife online http://www.defenders.org/

If there was a Dangerous Species List we humans would be at the very top. Why do we refuse to share the Earth with other living creatures? Is Homo Sapiens in essence an out of control cancer destroying every other living cell on this planet? What are we going to do about “us”?

Update :  slpmartin’s poem,  “There is No Cause for Alarm”  –>> http://slpmartin.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/there-is-no-cause-for-alarm/#comment-19811

Reading hell = SB 2109 — Let’s rant!

RANT ALERT!  Forewarning–feel free to skip the first paragraph vent if you’re easily offended by ranting that does not bother with being politically correct. Thank you for your patience, forbearance and understanding.

Ever find your patience dramatically challenged by the inability to read or comprehend the written text? Sometimes this is the result of a language barrier. Sometimes it’s the result of fatigue.  Sometimes it’s the result of a cultural divide.  Sometimes it’s the result of misunderstanding a word or phrase. Sometimes it’s just plain poor reading comprehension skills. Sometimes it results from psychological triggers unexpectedly being set off by a word or phrase. Sometimes it’s just plain ignorance. Sometimes it’s the result of stupidity–yes stupidity for lack of a more accurate politically correct word.  Sometimes it’s the result of a mental or physical illness (I suspect my brother’s inability to comprehend simple rational concepts in English is the result of the former rather than the later impairment as he seems to be functioning on the physical level. But I could be wrong about this conclusion.  A coin flip could decide the issue better than I. But it won’t stop me from sending him a visit from a straightjacket brigade when I have the funds to do so.)  Sometimes it’s the result of a cunning plan to mislead and dissuade folks from realizing one’s intentions. Sometimes it’s just the nature of legal documents.  I could go on with these “Sometimes” but I will spare you such speculations. But do feel free to share your own insights and expand my perspective by doing so.

Oh and let me attempt to make one thing very clear— I do NOT support passage of SB 2109.    Second clarification: Links are to petitions to STOP SB 2109– NOT in support of it.   Are we all chill now?  If this is in any way still unclear– polite and civil requests for clarification will be politely and civilly answered to the best of my ability to do so.

The following is basically a list of some items of interest regarding the continuing saga of SB 2109 which involves a deviously ambiguously constructed senate bill introduced by Senator Jon Kyl and Senator John McCain of Arizona.  Reading the full text of the bill might drive you over the edge with its definitions and legalese language.  Have your favorite painkiller/food comfort readily available as you explore the contents.  I needed two rounds of ibuprofen, more coffee than normally consumed and a quantity of dark chocolate that I will not divulge in order to wade through the damn thing.  Yes, I do believe it was written to be confusing and hard to understand–deliberately.  That’s right deliberately written for difficult reading. And that makes the easily comprehensible sections even more suspect in my paranoid brainpan.  Gee, there’s a reason for writing that way–usually it’s to hide things in plain sight.  O yes, asses need to be covered legally and writing such as this is great for covering asses like McCain and Kyl.  I am so glad I am NOT a journalist with aspirations of total objectivity.  I’d fail utterly as I am well aware of my limitations in this regard.  But I’m not a reporter or journalist—soooooo ON with this blog show!

Virtual comfort food compliments of Yi-Ching Lin photography at http://yichinglin.com/2012/04/12/sweet-potato-pie/  Beware– Yi-Ching has a flare for food photos.

Follow whatever catches your interest. Thank you for visiting my blogcasa.

Following excerpt from Anne Minard’s article at Indian Country Today Media Network. In depth piece  complete with decent map and some  very wishy-washy verbal moves by the likes of Stanley Pollack. Gee, I wonder what motivates folks to write hard to comprehend legislature? Could it be in order to make it harder for people to comprehend and therefore oppose such legislation? OO never! (sarcasm).

Senator Kyl acknowledges in a public video  about the bill that, “Legally, the Navajo Nation and Hopi tribe may assert  claims to larger quantities of water [than are outlined in the settlement] but … they do not have the means to make use of those supplies in a safe and  productive manner. “

Becenti disputes that. “In reality we do have a lot of water projects that we  were talking about 30 years ago,” he said. “But every time we approach the  United States government to approve them, they won’t.”

And Jihan Gearon, executive director of the Black Mesa Water Coalition, says  the provisions that help shore up the future of the Navajo Generating Station  are a direct affront to her group’s efforts to build renewable energy capacity  across the reservation.

“As an organization, our goal is to shut down the Navajo Generating Station  and transition to renewable energy development,” she said. The settlement, on  the other hand, appears to be “part of this big strategy to keep the Navajo  Generating Station going at the lowest possible cost. These things that they’re  stipulating have nothing to do with who should be offered which water. Instead,  they support unsustainable development that’s happening in northern Arizona

Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/04/14/little-colorado-water-rights-bill-met-with-protests-from-navajo-and-hopi-communities-108320 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/04/14/little-colorado-water-rights-bill-met-with-protests-from-navajo-and-hopi-communities-108320#ixzz1sPGN2xcx

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/04/14/little-colorado-water-rights-bill-met-with-protests-from-navajo-and-hopi-communities-108320

Link to petition at change.org U.S. Senate Remove S 2109 from consideration. This petition currently has 7,794 signatures of 10,000 goal.

http://www.change.org/petitions/u-s-senate-remove-s-2109-from-consideration

Link to full text of SB 2109 Navajo-Hope Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s2109/text

Link to the Native News Network http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/  and link to Senate Bill 2109 Seeks to Extinguish Navajo Hopi Water Rigths by Ed Beccenti http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/senate-bill-2109-seeks-to-extinguish-navajo-and-hopi-water-rights.html

Link to Native News Network on Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/navajotruth/posts/388536937846648#!/nativenewsnetwork

Via Native News Network: People being turned away from meeting at Tuba City Charter Hall due to room for only 200 inside. Speakers were set up outside for those not able to enter.  Click photo to visit Native News Network site. Apparently people were told to ask questions only in Navajo and some were not allowed to ask questions.

From National Native News:

The following is the schedule of public forums on the Little Colorado River Water Rights. All meetings are scheduled at 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the respective location indicated.

  • April 17   Greyhills High School Auditorium, Tuba City
  • April 18   Pinon High School Auditorium, Pinon
  • April 19   Ganado Chapter House, Ganado
  • April 20   Oak Springs Chapter House, Oak Springs
  • April 24   Leupp Chapter House, Leupp
  • April 25   Teesto Chapter House, Teesto
  • April 26   Fort Defiance Chapter House, Fort Defiance

Take note that there are 110 Navajo communities–not just these 7 picked for meetings.

If you click on the colored sections of the map at the right of the page it will pull up the communities in each area — http://www.nndcd.org/

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/navajo-hopi-arizona-map/

Navajo Nation link for Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_Nation

Navajo Nation Government site link   http://www.navajo-nsn.gov/   Go on visit and put faces with some names.

Climate Connections’ link to KPFK Earth segment with Jihn Gearon, Director of Black Mesa Water Coalition  http://climate-connections.org/2012/04/12/kpfk-earth-segment-jihan-gearon-director-of-black-mesa-water-coalition-on-proposed-arizona-legislation-that-will-have-drastic-effects-on-native-lands-and-the-region/ 

Beyond the Mesas link for Hopi statements http://beyondthemesas.com/tag/hopi/

O I am so sorry if we’re NOT having fun yet.  Some days just don’t cooperate.  Virtual self face slap is in order as I am now annoying myself…….

Please do let me know if any links are broken or not working. Thank you.

Now I need one of those sweet potato yum yums. I don’t deserve it. Just want one.

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