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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Poetry- Death of The New Year....Tennyson




The Death Of The Old Year

Posted: 31 Dec 2008 06:20 AM CST

Full knee-deep lies the winter snow,
And the winter winds are wearily sighing:
Toll ye the church bell sad and slow,
And tread softly and speak low,
For the old year lies a-dying.
Old year you must not die;
You came to us so readily,
You lived with us so steadily,
Old year you shall not die.

He lieth still: he doth not move:
He will not see the dawn of day.
He hath no other life above.
He gave me a friend and a true truelove
And the New-year will take 'em away.
Old year you must not go;
So long you have been with us,
Such joy as you have seen with us,
Old year, you shall not go.

He froth'd his bumpers to the brim;
A jollier year we shall not see.
But tho' his eyes are waxing dim,
And tho' his foes speak ill of him,
He was a friend to me.
Old year, you shall not die;
We did so laugh and cry with you,
I've half a mind to die with you,
Old year, if you must die.

He was full of joke and jest,
But all his merry quips are o'er.
To see him die across the waste
His son and heir doth ride post-haste,
But he'll be dead before.
Every one for his own.
The night is starry and cold, my friend,
And the New-year blithe and bold, my friend,
Comes up to take his own.

How hard he breathes! over the snow
I heard just now the crowing cock.
The shadows flicker to and fro:
The cricket chirps: the light burns low:
'Tis nearly twelve o'clock.
Shake hands, before you die.
Old year, we'll dearly rue for you:
What is it we can do for you?
Speak out before you die.

His face is growing sharp and thin.
Alack! our friend is gone,
Close up his eyes: tie up his chin:
Step from the corpse, and let him in
That standeth there alone,
And waiteth at the door.
There's a new foot on the floor, my friend,
And a new face at the door, my friend,
A new face at the door.

By: Alfred Tennyson

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Music- Iron And Wine


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Music- Dr. Feelgood ...Rte 66 c.1975



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WildEarth.TV ... it's in your nature. - wildearth.tv




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Monday, December 29, 2008

Dock Boggs-Country Blues


Recorded in 1927 in New York City. Jon Pankake wrote "[t]he haunted dissonance of Boggs' banjo playing and the harsh, overpowering emotion of his singing together with the bleakness of the vision expressed in his songs caused me to rethink my notion of 'folk music,' which hitherto I had associated with Pete Seeger's optimism and cheerful, bouncing banjo." This tune belongs to the same family of so-called blues ballads as "Hustling Gamblers" and "Darling Cory."

Frank Hutchison-K. C. Blues (July 9, 1929)


The name is Hutchison, no n before the s please. The story goes that his store burned down and he became depressed and went to the bottle. "Just gettin' right on good red liquor" he says in this song. He died, probably of cirrhosis, before he was fifty. Fine slide guitar with eccentric rhythm.

Recorded on July 9, 1929 in New York City. Charles K. Wolfe describes Hutchison as "[t]he first real white bluesman to record." Frank Hutchison learned his craft from black miners in the Logan County, West Virginia area.

Bertha Lee w. Charley Patton-Mind Reader Blues (January 31, 1934)

Music- Latche Swing is a swing jazz quintet out of Rouen, France that successfully attempts to emulate the great Gypsy Jazz sound of the Quintette du Hot Club de France



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Actually, the 7- to 12-year old children have no problem slitting throats while their parents cower inside their Prius listening to “All Things Considered.”



http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/Joel-Salatin-Interview.aspx

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Experimenting with a microscope and iPhone

Mountain flower

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Castello Hammock 12/27/08

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As Mr. Obama weighs a massive stimulus package, he should include new funding streams that promote sustainable food.


http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1226/p09s02-coop.html

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" I say our house is a library with beds; I think I counted seven-hundred books in the living room alone!"



http://www.momsmiami.com/?a=profile&u=2&t=blog&blog_id=1289

It's all true, they're not lying! We spend almost all day outdoors, and when we are inside we're looking something up, or experimenting, or reading. I say our house is a library with beds; I think I counted seven-hundred books in the living room alone!
Posted By: ianraphael on Dec 27 2008 - 09:18:20 PM

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Eartha Kitt, a seductive talent, dies at 81



http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/26/arts/26kitt.php?WT.mc_id=newsalert

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Laughing At The Word Two




Only

That Illumined
One

Who keeps
Seducing the formless into form

Had the charm to win my
Heart.

Only a Perfect One

Who is always
Laughing at the word
Two

Can make you know

Of

Love.

'The Gift - Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master'
translations by Daniel Ladinsky



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Christmas Dinner w/ George and Maureen


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"before"


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immature bud from Sammy's favorite tree

"After"


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Blossom from Sammy's favorite tree

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Tuning Fork by Edward Gorey



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Video: Lucky guy shoots 50 caliber | PicVi




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The Mystic’s Christmas



The Mystic's Christmas

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 06:03 AM CST

"All hail!" the bells of Christmas rang,
"All hail!" the monks at Christmas sang,
The merry monks who kept with cheer
The gladdest day of all their year.

But still apart, unmoved thereat,
A pious elder brother sat
Silent, in his accustomed place,
With God's sweet peace upon his face.

"Why sitt'st thou thus?" his brethren cried,
"It is the blessed Christmas-tide;
The Christmas lights are all aglow,
The sacred lilies bud and blow.

"Above our heads the joy-bells ring,
Without the happy children sing,
And all God's creatures hail the morn
On which the holy Christ was born.

"Rejoice with us; no more rebuke
Our gladness with thy quiet look."
The gray monk answered, "Keep, I pray,
Even as ye list, the Lord's birthday.

"Let heathen Yule fires flicker red
Where thronged refectory feasts are spread;
With mystery-play and masque and mime
And wait-songs speed the holy time!

"The blindest faith may haply save;
The Lord accepts the things we have;
And reverence, howsoe'er it strays,
May find at last the shining ways.

"They needs must grope who cannot see,
The blade before the ear must be;
As ye are feeling I have felt,
And where ye dwell I too have dwelt.

"But now, beyond the things of sense,
Beyond occasions and events,
I know, through God's exceeding grace,
Release from form and time and space.

"I listen, from no mortal tongue,
To hear the song the angels sung;
And wait within myself to know
The Christmas lilies bud and blow.

"The outward symbols disappear
From him whose inward sight is clear;
And small must be the choice of days
To him who fills them all with praise!

"Keep while you need it, brothers mine,
With honest seal your Christmas sign,
But judge not him who every morn
Feels in his heart the Lord Christ born!"

by John Greenleaf Whittier

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Moth eyes x20

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Big Cypress Preserve 12/2008


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While the economists worry and wring their hands, entrepreneurs, many of them mothers, keep the show going....





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A Loaf Of Bread, A Jug Of Wine & Heart-Healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids




Italian researchers have concluded that one or two glasses of wine each day may have the effect of raising the amount of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in a person's blood.

The story, from Reuters Health, says that "omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish like salmon and mackerel, are thought to protect the heart by lowering triglycerides (a type of blood fat), reducing inflammation and preventing heart-rhythm disturbances, among other benefits. For its part, wine may boost blood levels of 'good' HDL cholesterol, reduce the chances of blood clots and improve the function of the blood vessel lining.

"Some lab research has suggested that moderate amounts of wine, or other types of alcohol, may also change the body's metabolism of omega-3 fatty acids."


Italian researchers have concluded that one or two glasses of wine each day may have the effect of raising the amount of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in a person's blood.

http://www.morningnewsbeat.com/Home/Home_S.las?Date=2008-12-23&Source=Newsletter&A=30004&C=11727#A30004

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I would love to hear the story- "Once upon a time....."

According to nutritional scientist Rui Hai Liu, of Cornell University, the apple is a "magical fruit." But the benefits come from eating the whole fruit.


http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=259471&src=120


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There’s nothing like a good rack of cat to round out a meal. Well, unless dog is on the menu


http://webecoist.com/2008/12/23/edible-pets-and-unusual-meat-consumption/


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Fun with foodies- those affluent, in-the-know consumers for whom organic and free-range aren’t just impulse purchases (and who may very well have their own blog).


http://whrefresh.com/2008/12/18/fun-with-foodies/

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Monday, December 22, 2008

That Lives in Us- Rumi


 




If you put your hands on this oar with me,
they will never harm another,
and they will come to find
they hold everything you want.

If you put your hands on this oar with me,
they would no longer lift anything to your mouth
that might wound your precious land -
that sacred earth that is your body.

If you put your soul against this oar with me,
the power that made the universe will enter your sinew
from a source not outside your limbs,
but from a holy realm that lives in us.

Exuberant is existence, time a husk.
When the moment cracks open,
ecstasy leaps out and devours space;
love goes mad with the blessings, like my words give.

Why lay yourself on the torturer's rack
of the past and future?
The mind that tries to shape tomorrow
beyond its capacities will find no rest.

Be kind to yourself, dear - to our innocent follies.
Forget any sounds or touch you knew
that did not help you dance.
You will come to see that all evolves us.

If you put your heart against the earth with me,
in serving every creature, our Beloved
will enter you from our sacred realm
and we will be, we will be so happy.


From Love Poems From God by Daniel Ladinsky
(I ask forgiveness for altering the line breaks.)

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Women in Art: All in the Eyes



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Monsanto acts quickly to resolve harvest mistake....BUT "sorry" doesn't fry the bacon


http://southwestfarmpress.com/news/monsanto-mistake-1219/

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More yummy food in our future?- Gum plus ions may cut fat and salt in meats: Study.......


http://www.meatprocess.com/Products/Gum-plus-ions-may-cut-fat-and-salt-in-meats-Study/?c=juZ6wCiy19VEQKEEBRax5g%3D%3D

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hoppy Hanukkah



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hip2i9yHZ38

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1st night of Hanukkah

Thoreau- December 21 1853- We are tempted to call these the finast days of the year......




http://rweinert.blogspot.com/2008/12/rw-dec_21.html

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The winter solstice is one of the two times each year that the Sun is at its farthest point from the equator


Winter Solstice The winter solstice is one of the two times each year that the Sun is at its farthest point from the equator and appears to stand still. It occurs today at 7:04 A.M. EST. The wordsolstice is derived from the Latin sol, or "Sun," and stitium, or "stoppage." The Halcyon Days also occur around this time. According to ancient legend, a grieving wife named Alcyone, or Halcyon, threw herself into the sea upon discovering the drowned body of her beloved husband, Ceyx. The gods took pity on the pair, transforming them into kingfishers with the power to still the stormy seas for 14 days around the time of the winter solstice while they built their nest and hatched their young..

Old Farmers Almanac

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“ Birds fly, fish swim, man thinks and learns. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing or bullying." John Holt



" Birds fly, fish swim, man thinks and learns. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do, and all we need to do, is bring as much of the world as we can into [their lives]; give children as much help and guidance as they ask for; listen respectfully when they feel like talking; and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest. " -

John Holt.......Organic Learning dot org

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Thoreau....December 19, 1851.....Dec. 19..... In all woods is heard now far and near the sound of the wood chopper's axe.....



http://rweinert.blogspot.com/2008/12/rw-dec_19.html

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GMO food research....YUMMY!! Fears about dwindling fish stocks, coupled with the putative risk of pollutants from oily fish, have pushed some in academia and industry to investigate the extraction of omega-3 from alternative sources.




http://www.dairyreporter.com/Publications/Food-Beverage-Nutrition/NutraIngredients/Research/BASF-pursues-EPA-rich-rapeseed-oil/?c=juZ6wCiy19WAuTeBoQrwTg%3D%3D

The principle of the GM approach is to add genes that convert shorter chain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, found naturally in the plants, into more bioavailable longer chain fatty acids.

The added genes come from a range of other organisms, but are mostly sourced from microorganisms such as fungi.

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Garlic is effective pesticide ......China's Nanchang Agricultural Bureau said it has successfully extracted pesticide elements from garlic and developed an entirely nature-friendly pesticide that also boosts plant growth.



http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=35492

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Plump, smooth-skinned, colored an unmistakable dark yellow – canary yellow, the color of egg yolks or the sun at noon.......


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Traditional food studied in India.....Curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties, has been used in Indian traditional medicine for thousands of years.



"Indian communities that regularly eat curcumin have a surprisingly low incidence of Alzheimer''s, but we do not know why. Part of our research will investigate how curcumin may help protect the brain and prevent the disease."

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Arcimboldo also spelled ARCIMBOLDI Italian Mannerist painter whose grotesque compositions of fruits, vegetables, animals, books, and other objects were arranged to resemble human portraits. In the 20th century these double images were greatly admired by Salvador Dali and other Surrealist painters.

Beginning his career as a designer of stainedglass windows for the Milan Cathedral, Arcimboldo moved to Prague, where he became one of the favourite court painters to the Habsburg rulers Maximilian II and Rudolph II. He also painted settings for the court theatre there and developed an expertise for illusionistic trickery. His paintings contained allegorical meanings, puns, and jokes that were appreciated by his contemporaries but lost upon audiences of a later date. His eccentric vision is epitomized in his portraits"Summer" and "Winter" (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna).



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