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STEADFAST, the blog. Common Ground article and a way forward…

Great ideas fall on my head: Common Ground article, 43rd Anniversary Gratitude Issue, Small but Steadfast, stuck in my head as I've been ruminating on What Must Be Done while good work done by others over decades falls to the wayside in this alt-right Republican administration. Tax plan to benefit [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Saving Shollenberger: Dutra Water Permit Denied! (for now)

So what's new in the fight to block Dutra Asphalt from completing its plant across from Shollenberger Park, the gateway to Petaluma? Seems a (partial) victory is at hand, thanks to years-long devotion to the issue by Petaluma River Council, who submitted Alternative Analysis of the Project and received this [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Listening to Chris Hedges on youtube…and other scary stories.

So I've been remiss since that scary election last November - haven't even been able to get my thoughts strait as we seem under seige. We ARE...all our ethics challenged! Some light shed by Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Presbyterian minister and prof at Yale - tells a scary [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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