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Petaluma Grange Emergency Forum offers advice to save livestock

So Petaluma Grange President, Tiffany Renee, her helpful techie husband, Jaimey Walkingbear and Grange Secretary/video editor, Kelly Collins pulled together an excellent talk and workshop on how to protect and take care of animals in emergencies Wednesday night at the Library. Petaluma Community Access (PCA) sent two camera people and [...]

By | November 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Engaged Optimism @ Building Resilient Communities Convergence, Hopland Oct. 9-12

Fall and we're all ampted up to get stuff done before winter, the holidaze. Tough to keep deadlines whirring while thinking of all the problems that beset man and woman kind - but, thankfully, some skillful, dedicated people are in the trenches daily to do the heavy lifting for and [...]

By | October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Seed Satyagraha: Civil Disobedience to End Seed Slavery fr. Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva, author of 20 books including Water Wars Privatization Pollution and Profit and Making Peace With the Earth was again keynote speaker at the National Heirloom Festival, called "The World's Fair of Pure Food," this week. She was again insightful and inspiring the audience to action. "Control seed and [...]

By | September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Save Our Seeds: March at Ferry Bldg., 11am TODAY…

YOU COULD JOIN IN IF YOU LEAVE NOW - OR STAY TUNED AND FIND A WAY TO FIGHT THIS BACKWARD MOTION: Great thing to join a huge crowd of people actually attempting to be do-gooders - at the Ferry Bldg. SF 11am TODAY to march to Civic Center. AB2470, the [...]

By | September 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Sylvia Boorstein, the Four Noble Truths and Peace Alliance…great direction

Spirit Rock has been my touch stone where matters of peace and contemplation are concerned since my 29 year old was 6, and so it is with joy that I've returned several times recently to the wonderful sitting and lecture practice of Sylvia Boorstein's Wednesday morning class; she's not there [...]

By | September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Toby Hemenway at the Seed Bank, hope, joy, community

The Seed Bank was packed last Thursday as Permaculture hero, Toby Hemenway, introduced his new tome, The Permaculture City, to a hopeful room full of people who espouse resilience (the capacity to recover from difficulties; toughness is one definition) and an underlying community that supports that. It's assumed you know [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|0 Comments

True Stories: Project Censored the Movie at Aqus

Project Censored the Movie is more than relevant: should be required viewing to keep your mind functioning well according to me. Trailer at: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF-DAJlvX4E" http://www.bohemian.com/binary/9555/1366141896-pc_the_movie.jpg Great conversation followed Metta Center's showing of this brilliant movie last Sunday night at Aqus Cafe, part of a film series created by Petaluma Grange [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Ferry the English Channel, say goodbye to Paris…

Images: La Vachalcade, Fernand Pelez tribute to poor ethnic children around Montmartre, MAD'S Great Moments of Advertizing, La Louvre picking up sunset colors, a Picasso Minataur (there's a whole series), typical ceiling at Versailles, Jeff Koons showing off with his then-wife, an Italian porn star and member of parliament, in [...]

By | April 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Paris, winter/spring…Charlie Hebdo, Shakespeare Books

We had ventured into Paris and our flat in Montmartre mid-February, coldest time of the year, with the least tourists! In February, we could bundle up a bit, walk through the square of working artists in Montmartre and even visit the most popular sites in central Paris without encountering huge [...]

By | April 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Paris, City of Lovers, Musees, reflection

Wanted to get to Paris since age 11 when I watched Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face - that serious Greenwich Village bookshop girl always in black, who exclaimed "I want to see the den of thinking men like Jean Paul Satre; I must philosophize with all the guys around Montmartre [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|0 Comments