Words for Wednesday
by Gary SnyderRocky Mountain Contemplative Writing Retreats
I snatched the links above from Michael of Spontaneous Arising
who is one of the teachers at the Writing Retreats. I learn so much when I read his page. I was going to point to a couple important posts of his yesterday before my page was so rudely swept offline.
Today I learn from him that Ram Dass needs help
. Please go read his page for the details.
As Michael says, "Ram Dass has done nothing but serve others for the past 35 years. There can be no sweeter presence imaginable, anywhere, anytime, and we really must do something to ensure that his last years are made as comfortable and secure as possible. Please help if you can.
Don't stop there. Scroll down his page. Especially go out of your way to find and read Some Scientists Getting a Clue
and Joe Bageant: In Praise of Holy Madness
. Important stuff there and Michael has a knack of pulling out and expanding on the pressing points. Indeed a good teacher.
Tim Boucher is thinking of the children
. With links that will blow your mind if your into Armageddon information and how it is dispersed.
"First off, I think it’s crazy to be pumping children’s heads full of this kind of thing - even if it’s in the form of entertainment. Apocalypse fantasies are almost like pornography. They can be a lot of fun, but you shouldn’t get confused about how the world really is and how to treat people from them."
Brian Moffatt sees a different perspective while thinking about the older children. He promises to get back to more thoughts about this later so I won't permalink this. You may have to scroll to "Here's my one thought for the day"
"Anyway...my though is...gee...isn't this the sort of thing - the site BAG news- that should be taught in schools, to young men and women - about the age of thirteen is my guess - and lo and behold, upon reading the About this site section at Bage News - that is the guy's purpose."
Dawn is thinking about all of us. Frugal For Life
has been one of my regular reads for quite sometime. She has great hints, resources and original ideas. I guess it's way past time I shared her link. We can all be a bit more frugal.
posted by Cyndy