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Before And After June 4, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Nature, Sustainable Living.
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Beautiful birds

Wild and free

Soaring high

As they’re meant to be

Then BP came

And soiled their nest

Look in their eyes

Let’s give oil a rest

Our conjoined future is at stake


After all . . . what good is a house if you haven’t got a decent planet to put it on. ~ Thoreau

Help BP see the Big Picture . . . Caught in the Oil: The Big Picture

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What Does BP Stand For? June 4, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Nature, Sustainable Living.
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What does BP stand for? 

* Broken Promises?

* Blatant Propaganda? 

* Bloated Profits?  

* Blackened Pelicans?

All good answers. 

The real question, of course, is what do WE stand for? 

If you’re looking for an answer to that question, in light of the disaster wrought in the Gulf of Mexico by BP, Big Oil, and power-hungry politicians, check out Andy Willner’s Op-Ed: 

 Big Oil Out of Control © 2010 BlueRidgePress.com

Andrew Willner has been a city planner, furniture designer, sculptor, boat builder, environmentalist, storyteller, and photographer.  Before retiring in 2008, he served as Executive Director and Baykeeper at NY/NJ Baykeeper for nineteen years.

Maybe BP stands for the Big Picture?  Caught in the Oil: The Big Picture

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“Rebate . . . Rebate” June 4, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Nature, Poetry, Writing & Writers.
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One of my favorite features on Uphill Writing is Rik’s “Word of the Day” challenge. 

Today’s post, Rebate: Word of the Day, garnered a laugh from me and then inspired a silly poem:

Try, try, try as he might
Freddy couldn’t get it right
“Rebate . . . Rebate” remained his refrain each night

The rest of the chorus
From dusk to first light
Cried out, “Rib-It . . . Rib-It” with disdain and delight

LISTEN . . .  

“Rib-it . . . Rib-it”
The frog chorus reprise

“Rebate . . . Rebate”
A lone frog replies

No rules.  Just write!

Clearing Clutter June 4, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Home & Garden, Less IS More.
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To effectively clear clutter, change your perspective.

Instead of asking:

“Would I maybe possibly someday want to have this object, article, or knick knack in my life?”

Try asking:

“If this object, article, or knick knack had not appeared in my life . . . would I have missed it?”

If no . . . let it go.

Stuff Stuff and more Stuff
Possessions overwhelm us
Enough is enough

Create space for what matters.
Simplify your life.

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Feasting at the Smorgasbord June 4, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Magick & Mystery, Nature.
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Life is a smorgasbord of ideas to taste and thoughts to sample.

That’s one reason I decided against Academia when leaving the practice of law.

Who wants to spend their entire working life rooting around a single tree for truffles . . . when there is a whole world to explore?

Not me!

It’s also the reason that I love being a part of the cyber space generation, or as Garrison Keillor would say:  “a hummingbird in an endless meadow of flowers.”

Variety is the Spice of Life!   Dig in!

“God’s Little Jewel” by Jan Philpot ~ a talented artist, prolific writer, retired school teacher, and compassionate humanitarian.  ♥ ♥ ♥

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