Also August 18th 2016
And when I went to pay our WATER BILL, this pittance of a fee for the unfathomable privilege of having clean potable life giving water ON TAP, ANY temperature, ANY time, as MUCH as we want… I wept.
Never thought I’d weep over a truly modest utility bill. Fine I’m a total weirdo. But as I understand it, human blood is comprised of about 83% WATER. It’s literally our LIFE BLOOD. ON TAP. In our town there are numerous places it is spewed into the air all summer long for pleasure.
I still get teased by my east coast mother and my midwestern husband for my California drought-inspired water conserving ways. (And have been ridiculed severely by others in the past.) And yet now -this gives me no pleasure to say- water scarcity is HERE. In NEW ENGLAND. They are rationing water on Cape Cod like we rationed gas in the 70’s. And just this week 30 miles west of Boston I found myself in a town with a water BAN. All the counselors and children dutifully managing everyone’s personal water bottle, like we should (instead of the nonstop dumping of plastic bottles).
Colorado is in a drought crisis, California is so dry that much of it is literally on FIRE, and meanwhile Baton Rouge Louisiana has been completely flooded away. Climate Change is TOTALLY happening all around us and we have an entire Republican Party what refuses to acknowledge it lest environmental restrictions cut into PROFITS. And neither of our main two presidential candidates show any prospect whatsoever of conducting themselves as stewards of the planet.
#StillSanders #BernieForever #SenateMajorityLeader #OurRevolution
Thursday, August 18th 2016
His name is Omran Daqneesh.
Here is a video: Little boy rescued from the rubble in Syria [2:30]:
Just yesterday I wrote that this blogsite is a little slice of heaven I’m leaving my kids. True. Yet my idea of heaven is not one wherein we blindly ignore the plight of so many so less fortunate than us.
Not at all.
In the face of too many horrors about the world I arguably shouldn’t be reading, this blog is the little slice of heaven I leave my kids. Here ya go kids, another beautiful, amazing thing:
THIS IS A LOG, A WORK IN PROGRESS, FOR REFERENCE INTO PERPETUITY, so our flamly can speed-dial up the stories, photos & videos from our camping experiences. Our first year (2013) we went ONCE. The next year (2014) we went ONCE. Last year (2015) we went THRICE. This year we are on pace to go 5x! With a prices between $8 and $16 per night at state parks… we will surely break the bank any century now.
PS: Also Happy 7th Anniversary to my one and only Manmeat. So far so good Wove!!!!!!!
August 15th 2016
Today is the day of a much anticipated sleepover for ClaraJane with her beloved Bubble Wow.
And it is perfectly delightful.
Thank you Bubble Wow!