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Things to Think
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      8 comments

With classes just around the corner, this poetry selection from Panhala especially touched me this morning. I hope I learn to think that way and that my university experience supports this process! Robert Bly is definitely high on my list of h... Read more
University Anxiety and BIG Changes
Monday, August 23, 2010      20 comments

Irby Hall, World Languages Building I've been having a very hard time since I got back from my summer road trip odyssey. Those three months definitely left me in a diffe... Read more
Call Me By My True Names, Thich Nhat Hanh
Saturday, August 21, 2010      8 comments

I add this poem with Thay's explanation as an addendum to the "Ending Violence" blog I just shared because, as he says, "'When i hear one of these names I have to say yes': proud members of the Military-Industrial complex, pacifists, youngsters ... Read more
Ending Violence in Myself, My Family, My Community and the World!
Saturday, August 21, 2010      11 comments

In reflecting about yesterday's blog on violence in video games, and all of the insightful, thoughtful, and thought-provoking responses, a comment of GENKI_WARRIOR's ("...... Read more
Should Violent War Game Videos Be Regulated Just Like Hard Core Pornography?
Friday, August 20, 2010      13 comments

I have a bumper sticker on the back of my little Honda Civic that says, "KILL your TV!" That gives you a purdy clear picture of my position on the quality of television and the miniscule amount of it that I think is worth watching. This segues... Read more
Just Say NOOOOOO! to Monsanto's FRANKENsugar!!!
Thursday, August 19, 2010      12 comments

Court Blocks Future Crops of Monsanto's Genetically Engineered "RoundUp Ready" Sugar Beets... ...Unless the USDA Completes an Environmental Impact Statement and Decides Again to Deregulate www.organicconsumers.org
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Sister Love!
Monday, August 16, 2010      19 comments

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28/Summer10: Biking the Youghiogheny River Trail
Saturday, August 14, 2010      10 comments

I left Pennsylvania a few days ago. I last stayed three days and two nights in Ohiopyle, an area incredibly rich with recreational resources, among them an awesome bike trail. The Youghiogheny River Trail has 27 miles of trail in the park ... Read more
27/Summer10: FLW's Kentuck Knob
Friday, August 13, 2010      11 comments

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26/Summer10:Frank Lloyd Wright: Fallingwater
Thursday, August 12, 2010      10 comments

Already well-known during his lifetime, Frank Lloyd Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as 'the greatest American architect of all time'. I was so looking forward to seeing work more of this brilliant, ecce... Read more
25/Summer10: SPARK WOMEN EXTRAORDINAIRE & a Maha-Friendly Village!
Thursday, August 12, 2010      17 comments

You create yourself in ever-changing shapes that rise from the stuff of our days--- unsung, unmourned, undescribed, like a forest we never knew. You are the deep innerness of all things, the last word that can never be spoken. To ... Read more
24/Summer10: Every Common Bush AND Niagara Falls!
Saturday, August 07, 2010      23 comments

Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning, from Aurora Leigh I'm in my THIRD month of trippin' about in this huge, awe-inspiring country of ours (and a *touch* of Canada as well)!!! ... Read more
23/Summer10: Kaniatarowanenneh
Friday, July 23, 2010      23 comments

The Saint Lawrence River (Mohawk: Kaniatarowanenneh, meaning "big waterway") is a large river flowing approximately from southwest to northeast in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It is t... Read more
22/Summer10: Francesca and Kathleen, and the Wonder Of It All!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      18 comments

I am making this blog more visual than textual. I'll begin with the lovely bike ride at Lake George which I took before arriving to Francesca's. I rode solidly one way and stopped for photo ops on the return ride. ... Read more
21/Summer10: FRESH
Monday, July 19, 2010      20 comments

I just spoke to dear lovely Francesca (FRANCESCANAZ); we'll meet about 5:00pm; I'm back at the state park after an 11-mile bike ride and decided to use some battery power to write a brief blog before I have lunch and begin the journey north. ... Read more

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