Archive for June, 2015

School’s Out

June 30, 2015


If you live in plain sight of the school yard
you will never go further than home
when the bell rings your legs will not dally
but will tread the few meters alone.

Though inclined to the path least resisting
don’t be frightened of stretching your self
take the back gate and go round the houses
for the ultimate good of your health.

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Bernie Sanders tells Bill Maher: Climate change is young people’s issue, and mine, too

June 24, 2015


As you know, writers in New York’s coolest borough have nothing better to do on a Friday night than to watch political talk shows. So it was that I was watching HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday and I got to see him interview Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders is a strong climate hawk who has authored a carbon tax bill with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and a bunch of bills to improve energy efficiency, boost renewables, and cut corporate welfare to fossil fuels. Sanders has always mentioned climate change as one of the key issues that is motivating him to run.

On Friday, though, he moved it to the center of his pitch to potential supporters. Maher noted, “Where I think you could do really well is with younger voters … are you on Tinder?” Sanders, 73, seemed to actually know what…

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Purr-ls of Wisdom

June 24, 2015


Betroth Mtn Sunset

Hello. My name isKaren Noel.
to Purrs-ls of Wisdom.

Loving two beings and getting to write and learn from them is truly a gift!   Spirit #1 is an amazing feline I have been incredibly blessed to share life on this earth with for 14 years!  For a vagabond like myself, if Satchmo was there it was where I felt at home.  She was a constant in the sea of my ever-changing gypsy life and we came to really love and truly understand and honor each other.  How blessed am I to have that continue now that she is on the other side and has become this blog’s original teacher?!  Just when I think I have seen all her tricks, more pop up each time she edits makes us laugh, and expand our thinking.

Satchmo’s brilliance allowed this conversation to grow from her experience of the afterlife, into possible ways to personally grow and understand the world around us. …

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