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“Speaking Feelingly” ~ Bill Moyers

I have been wondering who has the courage and the knowledge to speak out about the state of our country. I have wondered about the escalation and increases in homelessness and poverty…high unemployment, low wages, including my own recent downhill trek. I have been wondering about the decrease in the importance of education and funding for those with less – education and money. I have been wondering how we can uplift others and make a difference.I have been wondering how the “American Dream” has turned into a nightmare for so many. I have been angry about the arrogance of our political leaders. I have been trying to see a way to see the big picture. Bill Moyers does it here.
Besides reading blogs today, I highly recommend watching this 58 minute video. In it he talks about Spirit, politics and democracy… and power. He speaks for all of us – the we. And I, for one, am grateful for his quiet reasoned voice and words.
This is a wonderful overview… not particularly pleasant, and as always, from Mr. Moyers, informative and balanced. Enjoy – there is hope – you and me and the rest of the we’s. An unusual post for me… and I would like to know what you think, so please leave a comment. Thank you.

Namaste ~ Starbear

Post-A-Day2011 ~ A Thousand Posts

Short and Sweet!
Economy of words.
A Thousand Posts – recycle

Holy Wah! To my blogging buddies, who have been neglected for a couple of days, kolembo, to whom I have not responded, and the hundreds of fans and readers… and myself.
Forgive me.
I am sorry.
Thank you.
I love you.
I am 2 posts behind for February.
Commitment. Commitment.
Short and Sweet!
Economy of words.

Namaste ~ May your recycling be prodigious and your day clear sailing without hitting too many posts in the snow.

Weather Report and…

Chilly. Sunny. A little Rain last night.

Life goes on and the cool weather is creating fog every afternoon on Lake Superior. Rolling in from the Big Lake, quietly filling da woods near the lake shore. 

In town I met two students from Michigan Tech, Brian and Anthony, here to study the bugs and insect life in the recovering Sleeper Lake Fire area. They will be here all summer, staying at State Forest Campgrounds. Next week they plan on staying at Pretty Lake and I think I shall invite them over for dinner. Adopt a student?

Maybe they will let me take pictures of bugs.

I still have not figured out how to get photos into these posts!

The price of gas is killing the economy in this area. Few tourists, and the good (?) thing is very few large RVs coming into the campgrounds. I always wondered what the point of “camping” was, in a rolling motor home, with a TV and generator running all day?

The other “good” thing is, lots of folks are coming up with tents and really camping out.

There are about 10 State Forest campgrounds nearby, none full.

I notice the judgements I make about “good”…

As a child, which I once was and still can be, too often, I decided that I liked the word “good” because if you remove one “o” it is god.  So for me, if something is “good” it has God in it.  Simple, eh! Simple is good!

Life is good!