Half-Moon

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Poised between,
We live in
Tension,
Balanced
In a moment.
All breath
Is a choice.
Every choice,
A decision.
Every decision,
Forever,
Irrevocable.
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Agawela … 03.21.2017
ⓒBearspawprint2017
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THANKSGIVING 2016

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MY DEAREST ONES, WHOM I HOLD IN MY HEART,
I AM GRATEFUL THAT YOU ARE.
 
THIS THANKSGIVING WE MAY GIVE THANKS.
 
WE MAY GIVE THANKS THAT WE DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE THE SAME IRRESPONSIBLE AND DESTRUCTIVE MISTAKES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE.
 
WE MAY GIVE THANKS THAT WE ARE YET REQUIRED TO BE WILLFULLY IGNORANT OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF GREED AND LAZINESS AND UNCARING HEARTLESS EXPLOITATION AND DECEIT.
 
WE MAY GIVE THANKS THAT IT IS STILL POSSIBLE TO DO BETTER.
 
WE MAY GIVE THANKS THAT WE HAVE TIME TO AVOID A THIRD WORLD WAR.
 
WE MAY GIVE THANKS THAT WE HAVE NOT YET DESTROYED ALL POTABLE WATER.
 
WE MAY GIVE THANKS THAT WE HAVE NOT YET ANNIHILATED ALL SENTIENT BEINGS.
 
WE MAY GIVE THANKS THAT THERE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE RISKED, ARE RISKING EV EN NOW, AND HAVE GIVEN ALL TO ALLOW US TO HAVE THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE THE DIRECTION OF OUR FUTURE.
 
WE MAY GIVE THANKS THAT WE STILL HAVE THE OPTION OF CHOOSING A BEAUTIFUL FUTURE FOR ALL OF HUMANITY AND ALL SENTIENT BEINGS.
 
WE MAY GIVE THANKS THAT THERE IS STILL TIME.
 
WE MAY GIVE THANKS.
 
I AM GRATEFUL.

DAKOTA EXCESS PIPELINE

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Published on Oct 21, 2016

The US Government just released this advert about the Dakota Access Pipeline and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.

☛ 10 WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX FIGHT THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE: https://thejuicemedia.com/nodapl

1. Call North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. When leaving a message stating your thoughts about this subject please be professional.
2. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
3. Donate to support the Standing Rock Sioux at http://standingrock.org/news/standing…
4. Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List: http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/
5. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf
6. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp
7. Sign the petition to the White House to Stop DAPL: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/peti…
8. Share this video.

☛ CREDITS:
* Written by Giordano – with ace input from Adso, Jake & Lucy
* Produced by Patrons of the Juice Media (join them: https://www.patreon.com/TheJuiceMedia)
* Presenter performed by Matylda
* Voice by Lucy
* Thanks to Lucy, Benna, Jillian, Franklin and Emily for valuable feedback
* Excerpts of footage gratefully borrowed from the following videos:
– Unicorn Riot: https://vimeo.com/182875115
– DemocracyNow!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VADcW…
– TeleSur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB-rJ…
– CarbonatedTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aepGZ…
– TRT World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ8pG…

☛ TRANSLATIONS:
– Spanish translation by Vitama
– Hebrew translation by Jonathan B
– French translation by Julie Chatagnon

☛ FURTHER READING – these are some good articles on this topic:
– Vox, “The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline, explained” http://www.vox.com/2016/9/9/12862958/…
– Slate, “Standing Tall: The Sioux’s battle against a Dakota oil pipeline is a galvanizing social justice movement for Native Americans” http://www.slate.com/articles/news_an…
– Time, “Shailene Woodley: The Truth About My Arrest, http://time.com/4538557/shailene-wood…

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Two Thousand Six Hundred Worthwhile Magazines Times Nine

Twenty Three Thousand Four Hundred
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As soon as I get home
I shall cancel
All subscriptions
Especially those
That are interesting
And published weekly
Fifty Two times
Fifty years
Equals
Two thousand six hundred
Magazines
To be eventually
Disposed of
Having quite
Recently
Experienced
The disposing of
Aspect multiplied
By several other
Worthwhile
Fifty plus year old
Collections
Of periodicals
I shall not bequeath
Such a legacy
Not even in
Chronological order
With lovely
Illustrations
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Bear … o9.07.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015
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Toxic Grin

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The rivers are dead
And sky has turned red
Hungry ghosts howl and
Are begging to be fed
Cherubim suckle on
Zinc white painted lead
All has become as the
Henna haired seer said
There is no pillow
To rest your foolish head
You must share the
The poisoned dreams
Slumbering in the
Animas river-bed
And when all waters
Have withered and dried
You will find that
Your ancestors came this
Way before they died
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Bear… 08.11.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015

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Mercury and Selenium are Accumulating in the Colorado River Food Web of the Grand Canyon

Posted: 19 Aug 2015 10:24 AM PDT  Summary: Although the Grand Canyon segment of the Colorado River features one of the most remote ecosystems in the United States, it is not immune to exposure from toxic chemicals such as mercury according to newly published research in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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Toxic Fallout Continues as Colorado Mine Spill Declared Three Times Larger Than Stated http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/10/toxic-fallout-continues-colorado-mine-spill-declared-three-times-larger-stated

Goose Lake Dries Up
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86358&src=eoa-iotd

Hard Times

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Times are so hard
I must plow my
Garden’s furrows
Using a spoon.
Scarabs roll away
The fertilizer
And doves peacefully
Eat all the seed.
I harvest from my
Rocking chair,
‘Cause nothing
Is there.
Sweeping’s a chore,
For I must use
My toothbrush,
Which leaves my
Teeth all snaggly,
And to trim the
Grass my scissors
Must do.
The walkway is
Deep gluey mud,
And the road bed?
It’s loose
Blowing sand.
My life is in files
All numbered thirteen.
But I am blessed,
Oh so blessed,
As long as chlorophyll
And my eyes
Are still green,
And tiny arms hug.
Oh the joy that
Children are both
Heard and seen.
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Bear … 06.07.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015

GRANNY (me) with Photographer (Granddaughter) reflected twice in the sunglasses  ⓒBackSeatPhotography2014

GRANNY (me) with Photographer (Granddaughter) reflected twice in the sunglasses ⓒBackSeatPhotography2014

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