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FREE Occupy Wall Street Bumper Sticker October 20, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Sustainable Living.
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From Democracy for America:

One of the most powerful things about the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it’s leaderless.

No one person or organization controls it, drives it or can take credit for the movement that’s continuing to build everyday. Most importantly, that also means no one person or organization can stop it.

That’s why big corporations and their right-wing allies are freaking out. They’re scared of the movement that’s sweeping the country because they know it’s real. It’s organic. And it has the power to win because it’s clear we’re not going away until change happens to improve the lives of the 99%.

Here at DFA, we know that it’s not our job to try to take over this movement or take credit for its work. We’re here to help grow and support the work that people across the country are doing organically. So, when thousands of DFA members started writing in to ask us to make “We are the 99 percent” bumper stickers so they could show their support, we knew we had to do it.

To Get a FREE “We Are The 99%” Bumper Sticker . . . Click HERE!

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Desperately Seeking Reptiles October 20, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Home & Garden, Humor, Nature.
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Fall made a brief appearance this morning.

With temperatures in the 60’s, we turned off the air conditioner and opened the sliding glass doors. Tigger bounced and pounced around, indoors and out, enjoying the brisk fall air and breezes.

His energy level rebounded from its summer set-point of “barely breathing” to the much more energetic setting of “frisky as a kitten.”

With vigor, our happy hunter combed the deck for lizards.  He sniffed under  chairs, wandered around table legs, checked the umbrella stand, and stood on hind legs (like a meerkat sentry or prairie dog on patrol) to examine the underside of the bar stools.

Nothing.

2014-01-08 11-20-18_0002He looked high.
He looked low.

Nothing.

He scanned left.
He scanned right.

Nothing.

He wandered here.
He wandered there.

Still nothing.

He stuck his neck through the deck railing to check for tell-tale reptilian movement on the rocks below.  He scratched his head and examined the tracks of the sliding glass door.

All for naught.  No luck.  No lizards.  Not a single reptile to be found.

Wikipedia ~ Lizard (in Public Domain)

Lizards enjoy the heat of summer  more than the cooler temps of fall.

When air temps drop into the 60’s, they make themselves scarce.

They’re smarter than they look.

Perhaps they move inside to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and a good book.

Alas, poor Tigger!

All coiled to Spring with nothing to Fall.

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Enjoy The Journey October 20, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Poetry, Word Play, Writing & Writers.
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Writers when attached to the goal of publication 
May focus more and more on that elusive destination
Writing can become a chore ~ no longer just fab fun
If all that drives us on is to be The Chosen One

After submitting each partial, our writing often stalls
Focused as we are on fielding e-mails and phone calls
Eagerly waiting to hear whether our work made the cut
Or whether we’ll be told “We’re very sorry but . . . ”

Frustrated, we search for an agent to market our book
Someone who’ll get publishers to take a good look 
Finding the right agent means potential publication
Even if our story requires more word masturbation

Success!  At last!  Now we stare at our Amazon rating
Hoping sales increase and our ranking keeps inflating
We monitor comments to see what each reader thinks
Compliments make us smile . . . but criticism stinks!

We obsess over each rating less than a perfect “5”
We worry that our sales will take a fast nose dive
When our Amazon ranking drops from high to low
Affected writers cry out,  “Where’d all my fans go?”

Ratings and rankings are fickle, and tricky, you see
In writing, like life, it pays to enjoy the journey
Sure, recognition is nice ~ financial rewards too
But best of all is knowing, this is what we’re born to do

Happiness is not waiting for us at the end of the road . . . it’s found here and now, by enjoying each step along the way! 

Aah . . . that’s better!

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