I lost almost all of my stuff in that Camp Fire including most of my landscape maintenance tools; but needed to change the part-time work I do to supplement my Social Security income because of worsening arthritis. I'm going to view that event as an opportunity to make a better life.
cedarrrrock: "Mother Earth and all beings are entitled to all the inherent rights recognized in this Declaration without distinction of any kind, such as may be made between organic and inorganic beings, species, origin, use to human beings, or any other status." https://therightsofnature.org/universal-declaration/
cedarrrrock: The Hidden Costs of Happiness is some great advice about life. Do you agree? https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-hidden-costs-of-happiness
tularcitas: Well said. I think that if we have pleasure 24/7 then it loses its meaning. This meaning must be dialectically defined by pain. On accept imperfections I would also add "I am perfectly who I am." Thanks for sharing!
cedarrrrock: I'm reading Braiding Sweetgrass, a widely heralded book about traditional ecological knowledge. It's interesting reading as a native American woman tells her life story, and shares truths we should all know for living with nature / living well.
cedarrrrock: Trump is the most corrupt U.S. President ever. Watch Law and Order by the Lincoln Project
cedarrrrock: This is very informative and hopeful and worth reading and listening to: https://joebiden.com/climate-plan/
cedarrrrock: This 54 minutes of music from Ravi & Anoushka Shankar sounds like just what I needed to help me into a meditative state:
So peaceful !
cedarrrrock: Six Months on a Planet in Crisis: Greta Thunberg's Travel Diary from the U.S. to Davos https://time.com/5863684/greta-thunberg-diary-climate-crisis/
cedarrrrock: Democrats are providing leadership to restore hope for our black brothers and sisters in America, with common-sense policies which are long overdue. Read https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/08/us/politics/democrats-police-misconduct-bill-protests.html
cedarrrrock: Listen to this radio broadcast, specifically to the speaker starting at about minute 34, about the horrible amount of money the U.S. is spending on making new first-strike nuclear weapons (about $2 million per day), at http://kzfr.org/broadcasts/21656
cedarrrrock: “We make ourselves miserable by first closing ourselves off from reality and then collecting this and that in an attempt to make ourselves happy by possessing happiness. But happiness is not something I have, it is something I myself want to be. Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over my body.”–Roger J. Corless, Vision of Buddhism: The Space Under the Tree
cedarrrrock: There's Mourning In America, says this political hit piece by The Lincoln Project, a group dedicated to Trump's defeat that is led by several well-known GOP strategists, lawyers and ad-makers. See it at
cedarrrrock: Intellectually I know it is potentially deadly (in an especially gruesome way) to go to markets even wearing a mask, since many other people passing by could be infected and spreading this virus without yet showing symptoms, and the virus can live 72 hours on plastic. So, I wipe down frequently-touched surfaces using the disinfecting wipes the store provides at its entrance. But in stores not providing even a dab of hand sanitizer, I could lose big time. I have not yet found even one package of decent-size wipes available for sale in stores, only a package of 2"-squares barely large enough to sterilize ones fingertips!. The lack of new cases locally leaves me perhaps much too hopeful that this pandemic has already blown over.
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kittybobo34 in reply to Nicotina: Good question, I am saying my convenience isn't costing any lives. I know of no one I have infected or been infected by them, even though I go to the grocery and support a food pantry on a regular basis.. If we maintain proper personal behavior we do not need Big Brother telling us what we can or cannot do.
cedarrrrock: I think Governor Newsom should not have closed the public beaches. If some people aren't concerned enough to practice social distancing at the beach, where there is plenty of outside space and clean air and a humongous ocean (so mostly a safe place to be), then they are probably the same people who are still shopping without wearing a mask and not wiping down all surfaces they touch. Indoors is a much more dangerous environment; so keeping the shutdown of many businesses is wise. We will probably need to stay home and avoid public gatherings for at least another month. But being outdoors is healthy and provides extra Vitamin D from sunlight on bare skin, which helps our immune systems. And how are the police supposed to enforce the quarantine? Hand out tickets that impose steep fines on families most likely already financially stressed? Take them to jail where they would be more likely to contract and or share the deadly virus? I suspect part of his rationale is the Governor doesn't want to try to get funding to get more properly trained staff hired by the State to more frequently and thoroughly clean & sanitize the public bathrooms.
cedarrrrock: Apparently there has been a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment such as masks, gloves & gowns for even just the essential nurses, doctors, other care-givers & first-responders; so finding enough of that for a new army of sanitation workers seemed impossible.