And A quick video summary of 5 different campfire building techniques.
#1 Teepee style Campfire
#2 Log Cabin Style Campfire
#3 Upside-Down Campfire
#4 Lean-to style Campfire
#5 Star-shaped Campfire
Susun Weed reminds us of so much good. At one time, our OWN known people, mothers and women, fathers and men did protect us, guide us through ALL the pleasures and perils of life. They KNEW us personally. They watched and counted our breaths and steps. They were not conscripted or paid. The truth for life’s protection was WRITTEN IN THEM. This is one the basics of continuing life. Heroes in our own lives, families, localities and times. We have another system, and other systems in place. Cold, metal, and man developed silicon intelligence. So be it. And yet, this mothering, fathering, home, innate WISDOMING is required to be part of the whole. In our own homes, and families first are the Eros, Heroes, in service to Aphrodite, Venus, whatever name you will call this originating fierce force for life’s continuation. Wise protective, mother, No matter the amount of “Future Shock.”
Though I have not studied with her, I’d like to. Appreciating what she, and other like her, offer for our times and future.
Timekeeping at the U.S. Naval Observatory
The United States Naval Observatory is located at 3450 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
Beginning in 1934, the Observatory determined time with a photographic zenith tube (PZT), a specialized instrument that points straight upward toward the zenith and automatically photographs selected stars crossing the zenith. This gave a measure of the Greenwich Mean Time (now called Universal Time) , the “time of day” based on the rotation of the Earth. Improvements in clock technology, including the Shortt free-pendulum clock and quartz crystal clocks, soon proved conclusively that the Earth’s rotation was not uniform, and a new uniform time scale known as Ephemeris time came into use in 1956.
Elegant, lovely, generous FOREST GARDENS, FOOD FORESTS…CAN THEY BE DONE KINDLY, AUTONOMOUSLY, PRIVATELY, AND IN SMALL DECISION-MAKING COMMUNITIES, WITHOUT ALL THE NONSENSE OF OVERSEERS STEPPING IN, BECOMING “EXPERTS” AND AIMING TO CONTROL INDIVIDUALS?
One example of a “Forest Garden”in Mother Earth News:
“Now in its fourth season hidden in the mountains of western North Carolina, the Austins’ garden produces more fruit and vegetables than they can eat…
Without manmade materials, Rick has permanently fenced out most intruders with a thick mass of blackberries around the perimeter. Few would-be marauders dare to cross it. Those that might consider the Austins’ pears, tomatoes and grapes just too tempting to pass up, are stopped by an aroma that Rick calls his “liquid fence.”
Rick mixes up a pungent potion of rotten eggs and other undesirables that he pours outside the garden area. For deer, he plants rosemary, one of the loveliest of all culinary herbs. The deer don’t think so. “Deer will literally go around it…”
John Mayer and the Prancercise lady?
I sat puzzled, trying trying to understand this new little internet video. Joanna Rohrback, of Prancercise LLC, gives an introduction, and then Prancercises to a new song of John Mayer’s? Surprise. Is this for real? Did she put this together on her own? Florida is not known for it’s sidewalks. The lady is prancing in the street. As the song played, I stopped the video. Oddness. As if it were my Mom, Auntie Pat, or Auntie Claire enjoying the music of the times. The sweetness of it. His song and her earnestness, almost innocence, the youthful girl still there. (though she is mature, and will be ok, for she seems to have her attorneys in a row by now.)
How unusual, to see this. Communication of the times. Here, bridging generations out loud and for others to see. People accustomed to artfully lit sets and certain, formulaic images of women in music videos are being taken aback by this little video already.
I had to listen again and see it fully. Maybe there is humor, or fun-making in this juxtaposed video presentation. Maybe not.
No matter, the lady is actually “dancing like no one is watching,” standing out in the crowd. And holding her own.
UPDATE JUNE 23, 2013. the paintings of our time. I came to view it again.
I had heard about stairways to climb throughout all of California, including ones in the the Santa Monica and LA areas, during my last visit. I am looking forward to visiting and walking through Southern California again. This time I’d like to have along with me, the book: SECRET STAIRS by Charles Fleming.
“The most scenic of all the city’s stairwalks, this hillside stroll offers sweeping Pacific views, ocean breezes”
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Distance: 3.2 miles
I miss my dance.
Recently, I saw some Dance-Walking video segments! Individuals or groups of people, ebullient, secular Hari Krishnas, celebrating life and breath, happily dancing along their own roads. For me, this participation in dance, en masse, might be be a bit too all-over-the-place. But, it is nice to see others who enjoy the activity. http://youtu.be/Ib3Duz_6a9M
And, now I see: Prancercise. (Thanks facebook friend of Joseph Mind.) One simply prances along like a pony, and enjoys all the health and fitness benefits. Lymphatic circulation, easy on the knees. Really! Now, I don’t see it as an elegant activity, the Queen probably won’t be doing this. But, on private roads, and garden paths, maybe a little hop-skip? why not?
Makes my smile though, for it does remind me of Monty Python’s horseless, coconut-clacking trotters. “What? Ridden on a horse? You’re using coconuts…”http://youtu.be/JHFXG3r_0B8