That's what I'm thinking about right now. I'm heading out the door to see the Beatles White Album Christmas at The Alberta Rose Theatre - a potent combination of goodness. With friends. The universe has been very good to me of late. There has been a steady stream of new business energy coming my way; there have been a number of good gatherings where I can tell I'm deeply connected to friends; I had a great trip back to the East Coast to
see my family
for Thanksgiving and visit our cabin in Sumneytown, PA; my health is good; and the rains haven't
the entire city of Portland, yet.
Then, there's Bernie Sanders - continuing to share wisdom - not running a negative campaign - and making a lot of sense - in such stark comparison to the front-runners from across the political spectrum who I've pretty much tuned out until the primaries are over - figuring I'll deal with whichever nutjob wins the R primary, but not waste a lot of time thinking or listening to them until then.
On the local level we somehow missed the chance to save 3 large coastal redwoods in my neighborhood and they were clear-cut last week. It's very sad - they were some incredible trees and the neighborhood is not organized for quick action. Though I know it's not my fault, there is a way I do feel I was asleep at the wheel and I neglected to use all the tools at my disposal to try to stop the destruction. We were able to save 2 giant Doug Firs, recently, so I do know that we are capable of pushing back against the demolition and clear-cutting fervor by developers, here. Really, our tree-code just desperately needs to be revised.
Well, that's it for this episode of the 11. I hope life is treating you well - that you're getting plenty of
love and affection in the right direction
and that you are having a happy time of it. We only get one chance on this planet - let's give it our best shot and have some laughs and good times while we strive to make things better for all.
Me at Camp Smiley: named after my grandmother, Florence Kitey