Monthly Archives: May 2013

Semisweet–Four Stories In Chocolate

Tonight [2013-05-29] we watched a doc called Semisweet: Life In Chocolate that juxtaposed four stories: two promoters in Hershey, Pa; Ron and Nadine, who craft a very pure, very cosmic chocolate bar; Patrick, an award-winning French chocolatier-cum-sculptor; and former, current, and … Continue reading

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Ecology–Scientific And Philosophic

Tonight [2013-05-29] we watched a show about the WWW–Wood Wide Web (How Nature Works: The Magic Forest). In it, it was revealed how salmon bring nutrients from the ocean to the forest. More than grizzlies depend on salmon–hares, lynx, and … Continue reading

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terra mater–song

2013-05-23, 30 midland (inspired by vandana shiva’s biopiracy) it [C]seems kinda [Dm]strange in these [G]modern times to be [F]singing a[C]bout an ancient [Dm]story but do you re[G]member, do you re[F]call [C]maybe buried [Dm]deep in your bones when the [G]seed wasn’t … Continue reading

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‘history’ Versus ‘History’

Lerner writes very clearly. This suggests she thinks very clearly too. One hopes she thinks clearly, for she has been greatly influential as a historian, writer, and educator. That she writes clearly (in English, not in her native tongue–she was … Continue reading

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In the Interest of the Seventh Generation

“There is a tradition in some societies, whenever decisions are being made, to consider the interests of the next seven generations. For the modern world to do the same would mark our passage to maturity.” Making decisions in the interest … Continue reading

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Summer Ice–Days Of The Week

Tubey Tuesday • tonight [2013-05-21] we watched ‘walking man’ fly to the faroe islands. although he mentioned the traditional whale hunt, he didn’t mention that ‘the chief medical officers of the Faroe Islands have recommended that pilot whales no longer … Continue reading

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what to do this saturday

if you can access little lake park in midland, ontario, there are at least two events happening: 8-1 the georgian bay rowing club regatta 11-? midland community gardens are planting fruit trees if you go anywhere: get out there! if you … Continue reading

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staying alive by vandana shiva

1989 i’m trying something new, to integrate my writing. so starting 2013-09-09 excerpts from this book and my thoughts about them are mixed in with my regular posts. part of that integration is less quoting and more writing.

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biopiracy by vandana shiva

1997 Patriarchy And The Nonecological View GMOs And Hubris And Ignorance ‘life itself will have been colonized’ The Pro-Choice And Pro-Life Movements

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‘We Are All Corals Now’–Days Of The Week

Tuesday Institute For Figuring Director Margaret Wertheim presented ‘We Are All Corals Now’ –‘a metaphor for human action in the face of global warming’ image from theiff.org. • overnight at the gh Wednesday Panorama crocheted corals images from theiff.org. Thursday … Continue reading

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