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Sunday, December 18, 2016

What is President #DonaldTrump  going to do to help the Middlle Class to grow larger ? Nothing, if you approve of his Cabinet appointees. Urge the Senate to block their confirmations! #TheNation 
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is going to be tied up in Congressional investigations for most of his first four years. That is if he even makes it to the White House as our official 45th President . #DonaldTrump #NotmyPresident ##ElectoralCollege #Stillwithher [QUOTEThe Trump-Russia scandal continues to widen, with revelations that are making it increasingly clear that not only do we need a full investigation, but that investigation needs to be independent and bipartisan, and include public hearings. Some Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, have suggested that the Senate Intelligence Committee can handle it.
But let’s make no mistake: that’s a way of sweeping it under the rug. The Intelligence Committee’s hearings are closed to the public and press, and while there will certainly need to be parts of this investigation that are kept behind closed doors lest “sources and methods” be compromised, we need to learn as much as possible about this scandal. A dusty, redacted report released a year from now will not be enough.

Monday, December 5, 2016

In this fine #AlanWatts quote,[ " I'm
quoting the Book of Common Prayer. And so, all those people who are oriented to the universe in that way feel related to basic reality as a subject to a king. And so they are on very, very humble terms in relation to whatever it is that works all this thing. I find it odd, in the United States, that people who are citizens of a republic have a monarchical theory of the universe. That you can talk about the president of the United States as LBJ, or Ike, or Harry, but you can't talk about the lord of the universe in such familiar terms. "]
https://erowid.org/…/c…/watts_alan/watts_alan_article1.shtml (see above for more of linked quote) . Alan is speaking very much like Percy Bysshe Shelley in his fine poem ' The Revolt of Islam' which addressed the disillusionment of the French people after their glorious French Revolution veered tragically into Napoleon's despotism. The French people could have solved that perplexing dilemma of political power
that often strikes good democratic revolutions if they knew it is always better to be #strongertogether .
Here is my own interpretation of the Alan Watts quote and Shelley' s ' The Revolt of Islam. :
glorious breeze,lovers needs
for poets past and present
our constituency is the World
to unfurl
the peoples' proud majesty
of cultural and animal diversity
Freedom' s ring
I, You,and All to sing.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Urban Self-Sufficientist: Perennial Tomatoes?!?!

Urban Self-Sufficientist: Perennial Tomatoes?!?!: Last year I began researching  a few articles on perennial vegetables and I found out that although tomatoes are not traditionally thought o...

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sustainable, Happy, Efficient

Sustainable, Happy, Efficient   "Historically, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been accepted as a proxy measurement of well-being in society, though its faults and flaws when used for this purpose are legion and increasingly apparent. GDP measures the volume of monetary exchange within the economy—the commotion of money and nothing more. That makes it an infinite planet statistic, unsuited to the challenge of creating a sustainable foundation for the human economy. Thus a movement to go "Beyond GDP" and measure sustainable delivered well-being has been gaining momentum around the world. "--Eric Zencey

Saturday, June 29, 2013

"Auntie Mame" is on Turner Classic Movies tonight!

"Auntie Mame" written by Marion Tanner's nephew , Edward Everett Tanner III ,under the pen name,Patrick Dennis , is being shown on the Turner Classic Movies Channel tonight. I remember being taken to a Broadway showing of Auntie Mame as a child growing up in the 1960's. It was one of my most memorable trips to New York City and Auntie Mame remained my favorite musical comedy to date. The real life Bohemian Salon matron of the arts and humanities ,Marion Tanner, passed away in 1985. I like to reminisce about her life and spiritual vitality on sultry , storm-threatening summer nights like tonight. "NEW YORK — Marion Tanner, 94, self-described as ``the ultimate Greenwich Village eccentric`` and the apparent model for the madcap fictional character Auntie Mame, has died. She had suffered a stroke two months ago. Known as one of Greenwich Village`s most colorful inhabitants, Miss Tanner bought a red brick house at 72 Bank Street in 1927, and for many years it was a haven and salon for struggling artists, writers, freethinkers, radicals and a wide spectrum of what Miss Tanner sometimes called ``Bohemian types.`" ..."Miss Tanner was born March 6, 1891, in Buffalo. She was graduated from Smith College and became an ice hockey instructor--the sort of thing a Mame might do. She studied psychology and psychiatric methodology with Erich Fromm and Karen Horney, and received a master`s degree in sociology from New York University. Miss Tanner devoted much of her life to caring for children from broken homes, and, although she had none of her own, she always had homeless children living with her. Miss Tanner also taught in private schools, did social work and was a volunteer at Greenwich House, a children`s center. In the 1930s she worked as an arbitrator and mediator with the National Labor Relations Board."[ ] We need to remember Marion Tanner, "Auntie Mame" to shake us out of our slumbers in these treacherous, bourgeois times . we're enjoying the sleepwalk too much .

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I finished reading this new bicycling prospective on improving our local roads and connecting bridges to better serve everyone in the community. Okay , car drivers ,slow down, move over ,and share the road more fairly!"General Washington and bicyclists have (at least) one thing in common: difficulty in crossing the Delaware. After examining twelve bridges that connect New Jersey and Pennsylvania at or near Philadelphia, we are releasing a new report that reveals how poorly the Delaware River bridges provide bicycle and pedestrian accessibility. " http://blog.bicyclecoalition.org/2013/06/crossover-our-new-report-on-walking-and.html And Here's a great idea from @https://www.facebook.com/BicyclistsBelongInTheTrafficLane‎ on calling local artists to design new , artful bike lanes. http://blog.bicyclecoalition.org/2013/06/calling-artists-design-phillys-new-art.html