Author Archives: Monica

Green River and Browns Park

Green River Psychic ReBoot Golden glowing majestic meandering green water gleaming enriches the soil nourishes the senses broadens the land focuses and quiets the mind. Above 2 images courtesy of Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service … Continue reading

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Shout Out to Bill Maher/Wild Animal Markets and Big AG

Bill Maher speaks out about wild animal markets, trafficking in wild animals, and our system of raising and slaughtering animals for food: “Big AG”.  He says what I have been waiting to hear from someone whose voice can be heard … Continue reading

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American Entitlement: Does the Jury Acquit?

Americans: Who are We and How do We Define Ourselves? Hints from the movies:  The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941 Synopsis: A farmer sells his soul for seven years of good luck, good crops, and the money and power that … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2020

(See photo copyright and usage license information below.) After We Are Gone Will rivers wander ancient routes, nurturing hills and valleys of their youth? Will flowers extend scented tendrils at the sound of bees buzzing? Will the land bless its … Continue reading

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Noticing Global Warming, Before We Knew What It Was

Marie Dressler, as Carlotta in Dinner at Eight (1934), reminiscing about her past life as a super-star of the New York stage, and why she can’t return to live in the city: No, everything’s changed. I couldn’t stand it here.  … Continue reading

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Returning to One

Returning to One Knowing from the inside out — the black bear’s dreams during winter’s quiet — the feel of face tucked to living fur — the movements while sleeping the warmth of life slow-breathing the rise and fall of … Continue reading

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Sheltering in Place with Good Grace

Hello WordPress community, The last two posts do not simply highlight two great leaders.  These posts are meant to suggest what great leadership has in common: a firm grip on reality; a devotion to decency as the underpinning of civilization; … Continue reading

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Leadership, John F. Kennedy-style

Kennedy’s civil rights address to the nation, June 11, 1963 (Time indicators follow quotes.) John F. Kennedy began this address to the nation on June 11, 1963, by describing what had just occurred at the University of Alabama.  Pursuant to … Continue reading

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Leadership, Andrew Cuomo – style

Some recent quotes from New York governor Andrew Cuomo on combatting the coronavirus outbreak (among other things): [In response to federal government statements and action]:  No one is held harmless from reality.  Being angry is a luxury.  We don’t have … Continue reading

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Nostalgic for Neanderthals

And speaking of evolution, I wax evermore nostalgic for Neanderthals.  Anthropologists confirm that Neanderthals buried their dead with tender care and were probably not the brutes we thought they were.  (Is it a human survival trait to think anyone different … Continue reading

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