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Petaluma Poetry Walk …great day for spoken word Sun., Sept. 17th

Start at the Seed Bank at 11am tomorrow, and follow the whole parade of Poetry Walk around Petaluma's downtown and it is likely to work like an extended meditation on the world and everything. For word smiths and affianados, it's a great day. For twenty-two years, Petaluma Poetry Walk has [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

DRAWDOWN climate change solutions 3: Microgrid and Geothemal

Digging a bit deeper into descriptions outlined in the book, DRAWDOWN, the compendium on HOW TO DRAWDOWN carbon in our atmosphers, we see alternative energy is way less expensive than conventional energy systems - and therefore apt to win out longterm in the energy wars. Our planet can survive and [...]

By | July 16th, 2017|0 Comments

DRAWDOWN climate change? Still possible says Paul Hawken and 160+ researchers

Dipping into Paul Hawken's new compilation/book, DRAWDOWN, I (still) find hope for a healthy planet. "Confucious wrote that calling things by their proper name is the beginning of wisdom," Drawdown chapter on Language begins. We must first know that decarbonization is a tool that describes the problem, "climate changes and [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

DRAWDOWN: Paul Hawken shows reversing climate change still possible! (Make it so!)

For sensitive me (sensitive you may share these experiences?), the soap opera that is our National Government has of late provided me with headaches, nightmares, a feeling of uselessness, helplessness. But I'll never give in. Out to prove to myself, family, friends and readers (those we don't yet know) I'm [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Butter & Egg Parade = Family vs. People’s March for Jobs, Justice and Climate

Whew! An embarrassment of riches, says Micheal Krasny often. Planned on marching with Peace and Justice Center in Santa Rosa this Sat. April 29th to defend immigrant rights, public lands, work to drawdown climate change - and then realized our GRANDDAUGHTER, Bella, is getting her first Capoeira belt and cousin, [...]

By | April 29th, 2017|0 Comments

March for Science: Don’t Just Stand There; Chose Your Work!

I felt compelled to get to the March for Science today, favoring the SF march, but - because the whole entire family minus one or two are coming together here tomorrow, I'm not going. I did it to myself: time to gather the family, long wandering around the globe. What's [...]

By | April 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Love Letters to the World…

During the Vietnam War (and other wartimes - why does this seem like one???), poetry was a thing that helped people keep their spirits up in the streets, in all sorts of venues. In Russia, a hero in the poetry world was Yevtushenko, in Czechololovakia, Vaclav Havel, in Germany, Bertold [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Come out for Free Speech Radio KPCA 2/26: Oscar Night at the Mystic

Oscar Night at the Mystic! Our second year of dressing up for Free Speech Radio - the new KPCA FM station in the making through our Petaluma Community Access (PCA). I attended a recent stakeholders meeting and met a guy who creates radio dramas, murder mysteries with a twist (is [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Keeping peace (of mind) in tumultous times w. help from George Lakoff, others.

Just staying steady in this time of High Wind can be exhausting - takes a village, really. So we'll get to Petaluma City Council to stand for our endangered friends and call for City Council to pass the "It Won't Happen Here" declaration this evening, promptly at 7 pm for [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

About that rug that was just pulled out from under you…

Friends and family and friends I haven't met yet are in turmoil. What happened to the mostly kindly world we were used to? Liars and bullies with big money interests seem to have taken it over...but I haven't given up hope. We don't really know these new people and they [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|0 Comments