Thursday, April 22, 2010

Around the World, We celebrate EARTH DAY



Just found out it's Earth Day - So Happy Earth Day everyone!

10 Things to do on Earth Day / 40 ways to wish Earth Day a happy 40th





"You buy the stamps - Halo buys the food for 1 million shelter pets."

... hope Ellen doesn't mind being our guest star for a day - read that she introduced these stamps on her show (actually, the real stars are the animals).

The U.S. Post Office is featuring Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet commemorative postage stamps to raise awareness about the millions of homeless animals waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters across our nation.

You can preview or preorder the stamps featuring adopted pets from New Milford, Connecticut, photographed by Sally Anderson-Bruce at http://www.stampstotherescue.com/. If you mouse over the stamps, you can read a paragraph profile about each pet.

"Stamps of past years have helped to raise social awareness for worthy issues such as literacy, breast cancer awareness, organ and tissue donation, philanthropy, Alzheimer’s awareness, children’s health, and now in 2010, stamps are focusing public awareness on our homeless animal companions." Stamps to the Rescue! Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamps Revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

99 comments:

Chloe said...

This all started in Coreen's home state, Connecticut. Your state should be proud Coreen!

Coreen said...

Chloe,

Pleasantly surprised this a.m. when I saw this
post...glad you took the time to put it up, since I have been forgetting to pre-order these
stamps....my local post office told me about
them when I was there a couple of weeks ago,
these stamps are not available for sale until the end of April...

Ivy Green said...

I tried to buy the stamps at the counter two weeks ago. That's when I learned they'll be released on April 30.

Carol said...

Nice post Chloe. At work with Iphony. I want to
wish everyone a

Happy Earth Day!

Ivy Green said...

It's Earth Day today too. Remember when we used to get the day out of class to plant trees on campus? The first Earth Day was 1970.

40th Earth Day

jan said...

Chloe, great post. Timely.

Ivy, you must have gone to a great school. We didn't get out of class to plant trees. Wish we had. I think we had lots more trees on the planet when I went to school - makes me kind of ancient :)

Chloe said...

Oh Carol and Ivy, I see you already knew it was Earth Day. I just found out on PBS - so came back to add a pic for it. I probably would have done the blog on Earth Day, if I'd known.

Chloe said...

Jan, I think you're right, there were a lot more trees, and a lot less people and houses. Things have really changed in our lifetime.

Solar said...

"It sounds like the only reasonable answer to this "too big to fail" bank problem is to break up the big banks. If they don't do that, nothing will change.

Maybe a little problem here also..."344 million spent on lobbying financial reform".
(Ratigan)"

What he doesn't say, is that the problem of consolidation is why-what lead up to our present problems...the bigger they are the more that they can control our lives...they spend big $ to do it.!!

Consolidation of already huge corps is when we started to go down hill.....when some goes shopping and they see 10 variates of milk...bread, cookies .....they don't realize that all of them are owned by the same parent corp...everything that u buy is controlled by your shopping habits.......people feel that it is not big deal to give the cashier their zip code and other information.....it is a huge deal.....so is all of the other ways that they collect data ...checks, debit cards, etc at the grocery store makes it easier for them to manipulate us......

Consolidation, corporate take overs etc, are laws that make it all possible for out of country tax loop holes and much more....both parties work for their own corps....

Breaking up the banks is what is needed...but he is a little late in reporting it......everyone should know this by now.....

What we need is someway to educate the masses....they just don't see many connections that lead to thier misery because of our collective ignorance.....and I don't mean any offense for anyone that does take the time to find out...like here and at other blogs..tm etc....but it is our own faults for watching dancing with the stars, Leno, Letterman, etc.....

people say that they don't have time cos they are tired after working all day......but they are not too tired to put on the soap operas, the reality shows...etc..how stupid can we be, when we accept shows that are called reality, and they outcomes are controlled.........

Happy Mother Earth Day....just another thought about corps....they are somewhere giving some shit president of some country a lot of cash...so they can take down the trees/forest that the people need....this area all dries up..and they get to go into the cities and rot....

sorry for the rant....will going out and enjoying the nice cool day........

Coreen said...

Solar,

That corporations control the world is not likely to change in the forseeable future, maybe not ever...so in the meantime...just
have to do what each can do on an up close &
personal level....beyond that...there is really
no change in sight...

It is a lovely day here too, so I will also try
to get a little pleasure from the great outdoors on this Earth Day.

But how's this for further evidence of cynicism
about 'earth day'....

At 40, Earth Day is now Big Business

Coreen said...

As far as the issue of the day (since the President is about to tell us what he thinks!)
here is a little more about the financial reform legislation pending.... an issue that is more important than anything D.C. has done so far...

and Carol, its from one of Dylan Rattigan's favs, economist Simon Johnson....

Not sure any of what he advocates is really going to happen...

Breaking up the Banks

Chloe said...

Coreen, Thanks for linking that article - you find the most interesting and important news in your N.Y. Times - and always well written. The paper here in Houston is _rap.

An interesting paragraph from your link (although obviously not surprising): "The big banks give a lot of money to politicians on both sides of the aisle and they are now digging in hard to defeat reform. Indeed, there are credible reports of various “front” organizations being used for this purpose."

Ivy Green said...

From the looks of things this morning, Mama Bluebird has kicked My Little Chickadee's @zz out of the nest box. L'il Chickadeedee tried everything, including trashing the bluebird nesting material as fast as he could. Ultimately, I think he was unable to attract any willing female to join the fight, pretty as he and his song was.

Ivy Green said...

"Scatter Seeds of Happiness Whenever You May Go."

Ivy Green said...

WHERE-EVARRR...lol

Ivy Green said...

Solar,
Having one of your smoothies for lunch. My liquid glucosamine supplement is gross-tasting all by itself, but when I sneak it into a berry smoothie, I can't even tell it's there. First time I bought it was Sam's Club (or maybe Walmart) in Phoenix. Now I order on-line.

Glacial Milk

Solar said...

Ivy,

Real proud of U.! Healthy drinks, eating right, yoga, exercise etc...pretty soon the beach......pic please...hahaha

Ivy Green said...

Solar,
Lol. When I go to the beach, I'm wearing the same thing I have on in my blog pic...big hat, sun glasses, head-to-toe shroud...can't take any chances getting burned...already had a melanoma...if my dermatologist sees any evidence of sunbathing, I'd be in trouble with her.

Carol said...

Evening folkes. Chloe that was a cute pic you found for Earth Day. I think I saw Mr.Mallard in that pic. Might have been off taking it when he disappeared.

Went down and visited the babies today. They are all still pecking around. HB must have a fuzzy thumb or whatever kind of thumb you have when you're good with raising ducks.

I met some more of the neighbors. I HB and her gentleman friend know everyone out here.

Anyone do anything special today, besides our usual, to celebrate Earth Day? We are an earthy group here.

Ivy, I saw a Bluebird at HB's place yesterday. I haven't seen one of them in quite a while. She does have a birdhouse there.

I still have the Indigo Buntings coming to feed. I just love those blue colored birds.

Solar said...

Chloe,

Really like the first picture..i did not take the time to look at all that well.

I have been on the watch for a program that I know that u will like....how the universe was made....i just missed it once again a few days ago....

Chloe said...

Carol, I looked at the pic of the Indigo Bunting you linked the other day, and it is beautiful. I don't think I've seen any of them here. I have tons of those great big blue jays, that are really dominant and feisty, kinda like what Ivy said her blue birds are like. They rule around here, but the large population of Cardinals here do just fine too. They're my favorite.

Chloe said...

Solar, Sorry to hear you missed that show about how the universe was made. Please let me know when you'll be seeing it, and I'll try to tune in too. If I know ahead of time, I'll record it to make sure I don't miss it.

Chloe said...

What's the hardest part of being on Dancing With the Stars?

"No, not the long rehearsal hours, the physical exhaustion or even losing your pants...It's having to work to make people like you. At least, that's the case for a certain rose giver who's used to having a house full of women fight over him." Is DWTS a Popularity Contest? Jake Pavelka Sure Thinks So!

... see you all tomorrow.

Solar said...

Chloe,

I have it taped, but thought that U would like it....nite

jan said...

I am not sure I am in NM any longer. It has rained here several times in the past 10 days. Lobie and I walked this morning and enjoyed being outside. That is not a contribution but an appreciation.

jan said...

Ivy, With your love of wildlife, do you try to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day? You live in the sunbelt too?

jan said...

I am off to bed. G'nite.

Carol said...

Ya'll, I'm seriously afraid that "too big to fail" is NOT going to change. I listened to some of an interview with Senator Durban on Ratigan yesterday and he hemmed and hawed but pretty much said that wasn't going to change. Again, a lot of double talk.

It's like everything else that is wrong in the country. Our legislators on both sides bicker and fight, call each other names, blow a lot of smoke up our collective asses and then come up with a fix that is worse than what we had or not any better. They tell us it's better but no one sees it.

Have any of you seen anything that you are impressed with yet?? We are screwed!

I do think that it is very possible that because the Dems can't fix anything, the Repubs will use that to get back in office, like they weren't the ones who started this whole mess. We all need to wake up and smell the coffee and get rid of all of them. Who can we replace them with??? I don't have a clue.

Carol said...

Of course, they are watching out for us, that is, if we have a porn video online.

SEC Porn Probe: Staffers Watched Porn As Economy Crashed

Carol said...

Just when they want to open up more of the waters off our coasts to more exploration, for very little return, they have this nasty oil rig disaster. Do you think Mama Nature is trying to tell us somethin? In the giant pecking order of life, Mama Nature seems to be top duck, so to speak.

Ivy Green said...

I found this gem of a post over at the Marie Winn bird site. Seemed perfect for us too.

The Seven Pleasures of Birding
1. The beauty of the birds
2. The beauty of being in a natural setting
3. The joys of hunting, without the bloodshed
4. The joy of collecting (in that the practice of keeping lists -- life lists, day lists, etc.-- appeals to the same impulse as, say, stamp collecting)
5. The joy of puzzle-solving (in making those tough identifications)
6. The pleasure of scientific discovery (new observations about behavior, etc.)

and saving the best for last,

7. The Unicorn Effect--After you've been birding for even a little while, there are birds you've heard of or seen in books that capture your imagination, but you've never seen for yourself...and then one day, there it is in front of you, as if some mythical creature has stepped out of a storybook and come to life. There's no thrill quite like it.

If you get tired of people asking you, "Why do you go birdwatching?" as I eventually did, these are handy to whip out.

Here is the link to the site:

Why Bird?

Chloe said...

"Mama Nature seems to be top duck, so to speak."

LOL Carol. Those ducks 'ARE' Nature (a part of it). Nature isn't some separate entity, it is 'us'.

Carol said...

Hello folkes. I took the day off and it ended up being a bummer. We had the drizzly drips all day and I ran all around the area trying to find a part to a little trailer that I broke when I ran over it last week. Someone else ran over the same part a year ago so I already knew where and how to find a new one. I ordered it last week but they changed the design so what I ordered doesn't work anymore. After a lot more travel, I did find the part I needed. It's that little thingy that goes thru the tongue of a little trailer to hold it on the trailer hitch. What's the odds I could have that thingy broken twice.

Then I went to Walmart, thought I'd get that over with. After a short distance into the store, I wheeled around and decided I just wasn't in the mood. The produce looked like it fell off the truck and after some traffic ran over it, they picked it up and put it back in the truck. Also, they musta read our blog and marked up all the fruits and veggies I wanted to buy. I decided I wasn't up to dealing with that today, I'll worry about it tomorrow.

Oh, and if there was any enjoyment left to the day, I got 16 calls from work, some of which the answers were right in front of their faces, if they would have bothered to look. Argggh.

The one nice thing was reading the reasons we like to watch birds. Yes, birds......they are so pleasant to watch. I think I could now write a book on the sociology of ducks. What I have read said that ducks are usually monogamous even though the bonds usually last only a year. They didn't mention all this fighting and carrying on that I have been observing.

Carol said...

Ivy, get your safe space ready for tomorrow. There is very bad weather heading your way. Check your milk, bread and TP. I'd stock up on some more exciting things also.

Ivy Green said...

Carol,
The TP is the one thing still stocked up...doesn't have an expiration date...the milk and bread will need to be resupplied...

Ivy Green said...

The ancestry show comes back tonight. Susan Sarandon is tonight's featured celebrity. I've always liked her.

Ivy Green said...

Some weddings will be rained out this weekend. Talledega will get wet and wind-blown too. The storm shelter plan there is "every man for himself." That's the way we do things in Alabama.

Carol said...

You stay safe Ivy. Do you know the ETA for your storm? Something is suppose to come thru here between midnight and early tomorrow. They don't know if it will be bad here or not. I guess I'll know when Maggie starts burrowing under the covers. She will be way ahead of everyone with her little bad weather detector.

The bbp duck is on to my underminding his authority. I told ya'll that I distract him with a handfull of corn, which he will not let Mr. share, and then throw Mr. his corn off at a distance. Bbp is now on to me and makes them all leave without even finishing the corn. AH.

Do you think that Mr. can get his status back if his wing heals? Should I get him some karate lessons?

Chloe said...

Saw this story late last night, then by morning it had disappeared:

Report: Health overhaul will increase nation's tab
"President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law will increase the nation's health care tab instead of bringing costs down, government economic forecasters concluded Thursday in a sobering assessment of the sweeping legislation.

The mixed verdict for Obama's signature issue is the first comprehensive look by neutral experts.

In particular, the warnings about Medicare could become a major political liability for Democratic lawmakers in the midterm elections. The report projected that Medicare cuts could drive about 15 percent of hospitals and other institutional providers into the red, "possibly jeopardizing access" to care for seniors." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100423/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_care_law_costs

Chloe said...

Don't know if this right from this first link, because the next link doesn't mention fighting - but it sure fits into what happened with your ducks Carol.

"The Females might entice males to fight. For example Mallard ducks mate with the winner of a fight" Mate choice (of differnt species)
Mallard Duck

Chloe said...

... that is 2 separate links above - 'Mallard Duck' is the beginning of the second link.

Since the second one didn't mention fighting, I thought it was important to link it too, to show the contradiction.

Chloe said...

Yes Ivy, as Carol said, be safe - and please let us know how you're doing and if it's as bad as they're predicting.

I'm going to find a new book to download, and go to bed early to read it. See ya tomorrow.

Carol said...

I'm sure someone is coming out ahead Chloe. It's just not us.

Carol said...

The first link you left Chloe didn't work. I read the second one. What was strange is that Mr. and Ms. were a pair for a while before the aliens came in the picture. She still seems to prefer Mr. but the BBP keeps her away from him. I may also have a socioduck on my hands.

Chloe said...

Carol, I'll do it the old fashioned way. Here's the address of the link that doesn't work above.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gary.sturt/matechoi.htm

Chloe said...

Carol, What surprised me most about that health care article is that it disappeared overnight. It seemed important to me, and was the headline on all the major outlets at 11pm last night, and was no where to be found this morning.

I'm so tired because I didn't sleep well. Later.

Chloe said...

.. Ok, one last one - another surprise:

The sex lives of ducks
"Rape is not typically something you associate with those darling “duckies” who bob along the surface of the water to the delight of children and adults at the local pond. It’s a shock to discover that male ducks are the rapists of the bird world. Often, a gang of three or four of them attacks a female duck, sometimes resulting in her injury or death. While ducks are not the only species in the Animal Kingdom to display aggressive sexual behavior, they are the most aggressive of bird species. "
http://www.webvet.com/main/article?id=2156

Carol said...

Well, that makes sense Chloe. It's what I have been observing. Maybe it's time to call the law. What am I talking about, I'm the law in this yard.

Carol said...

Actually, the other day I got down there and tried to corral the bbd from my two friends. He's more afraid of me. I was doing pretty well for a while but I got tired of that game real quick and he can waddle faster than I can.

Carol said...

Chloe, you found much better info than I have.

Ivy Green said...

"When getting your ducks in a row, first make sure they're your ducks."

~ Anonymous

Ivy Green said...

Our local news played a story of a kitten rescued from being stuck inside a car dashboard. How does that happen??

Ivy Green said...

We have some rain and a "light show" going on now. They're telling us it's not the Main Event which is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

Carol said...

Actually, no one owns those ducks or any ducks but around this Hood, he/she, who is biggest or can waddle fastest, is boss. I lost the waddling contest.

Carol said...

It's interesting what I can find for entertainment around here.

Carol said...

Did you hear the news story about the dog, Lassie style, that brought the cops to that fire and saved his master? It was on the news tonight.

Carol said...

Chloe, did you read all of that duck tale you posted? There are some dudes, in our species, who would be a little envious of some of those ducks.

Carol said...

If I ever run into an Argentine lake duck, I'm running.

Carol said...

Coreen, I just purchased the Coast to Coast Streamlink. I can listen to his nightly shows or archive shows anytime. I can also do it on Iphony. It's 30 bucks for 6 months. I'm going to try it out.

Carol said...

Chloe, I can't look at ducks in the same light that I used to. After what you linked, that is. I kinda knew though. Mr. wasn't like that. He was civilized. When those bbp ducks hit town, I started learning the facts of life. They were bad!

Last night, on C2C I pulled up the Russel Targ program from March. Now I can listen to the program with clear, sharp sound, anytime. And usually that will be at bedtime, and I will fall asleep like I always do, but now I'll be paying to not remember what I heard, but that will only be 5 bucks.

Carol said...

They are already shouting tornado warnings for Mississippi. We haven't seen anything much yet but there is a little line of storms hanging over Beaumont, Tx. Chloe, the lookout, did you have anything pass over you?

Carol said...

Report of baseball sized hail around Shreveport. Yuk.

I ran into that once, many years ago, when heading to Beaumont to party one night. I was lucky to find a place under one of those overpasses to take shelter. It was scary.

Carol said...

The rating for Tuscalousa Ala. for tornados today is 8/10. Duck Ivy. Weather channel said that's the highest rating they've ever given or something like that.

Carol said...

I assume you have a basement Ivy. Is that what you call the man cave?

Coreen said...

Hope that the bad weather spreading along the
SE is not causing anybody too much of a problem...today, we are starting out really nice....

I am going to try to clean up a couple
of spots where I have some plants starting to
grow & hope for the best....clematis vines have
returned & need to weed & add top soil, the same with some peonies...I bought 6 small bags (not even a cu. yard & they are difficult for me to get out of the trunk & drag to the area that needs new dirt) but today looks like a good day to do it...

Carol, the Coast to Coast programs, I don't
use my computer to listen to anything (still have not had my sound put back!) & I shut it off at night, only listen on the radio when I go to sleep & I guess what you purchased is
something for a computer or your Iphone to listen too?, so I will have to rely on you
telling us any 'strange' stories that Noury
has on....

Carol said...

We look to be out of any significant weather here. It is pooping out and moving north.

It's Ivy that we have worry about. There's some serious red stuff heading her way now.

jan said...

Chloe, I saw that kind of behavior in the ducks in Dallas at this pond I mentioned earlier. During mating season - or whatever they call it in ducks - it looked like gang rape. I found it very disturbing. If the ducks were anywhere close to me and exhibiting these behaviors, I would try to break it up.

jan said...

OMG - ducks have penisis - I will never look at a duck in the same way again

jan said...

Our weather is very strange here. It has been cold for 2 days - we have had snow in the higher elevations. I actually like it. Got back out my hoodie and wool vest for my walk with Lobie.

jan said...

No more exciting movies before I go to bed. It doesn't make for a good night's sleep. From now on it is romantic comedies before sleep. I rented "the Lovely Bones" night before last and "2012" last night. "...Bones" was the worst. I kept waking up remembering parts of the movie. I guess this is a side effect of age. I don't remember this effect of a movie when I was younger. Do any of you have this problem?

jan said...

"If I ever run into an Argentine lake duck, I'm running."

Carol, LOL, I just read the post about duck penisis and now know what you were talking about. I don't remember seeing any ducks in Argentina.

Chloe said...

We sure got into the mid 80's fast this year Carol - and already around 60 at night. I think we'll stay here for a while, until we get our 90/70's, then on to even hotter days (and nights) shortly there after.

Have you noticed how much thicker the greenery is this year? I've never seen such heavy growth. It must have been the cold winter, 'cause I don't think we had any more rain than usual.

Whatever caused it doesn't matter, because I'm enjoying (and appreciate) it so much. We have so much privacy on our property this year because of it (I can't see through it), and sometimes forget there even is an outside world. All I see are trees and growth, through windows on every side of the house, and it's particularly beautiful from the second story. I really am living in a tree house (like you Carol)

Way to go Mother Nature!

Carol said...

You have lots a nice places for wildlife to hide and take shelter Chloe. We've had less rain here than usual, which is fine with me.

I've thought that our more plush greenery is the result of the healing from that hurricane. It thinned things out for a while.

Wish Ivy would check in and let us know she is hunkered down. Maybe they have everything unplugged due to the lightening. Weather channel moved her area up to 9/10 for tornados.

Carol said...

Big sun is already coming out here. Drats, I'll have to mow and weedeat at the house.

COLORADO BOB said...

Program rehabilitates injured, orphaned baby owls



http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_owl_sanctuary.html?source=mypi

Carol said...

C-Bob, Vertigo did OK. He wasn't injured, except maybe his pride. He's off somewhere learning to hunt now.

Ivy Green said...

Looks like we're going to be safe here.

Carol said...

There was severe damage from a tornado in Yazoo City, Ms. Interesting pic of a house that was completely knocked down but a bookcase laying over with everything still neatly on it.

I'd sure feel better if we heard from Ivy. That really worrisome lines of storms is closing in on them. As soon as that passes, they may be out of the woods.

Carol said...

Well, you took your time letting me know you were OK. Were you just testing me?

Carol said...

Still have that nasty line of storms that did so much damage in Miss.

Ivy Green said...

Our local weatherman said the approaching storm encountered a "hostile environment." In other words, it decided to look for an easier target.

I got people in Mississippi. They have reported in, and are safe.

Carol said...

That's great Ivy. Now I can relax and go walk the Magster.

Ivy Green said...

I lost a comment. If it shows up, it will have mistakes in it. lol

jan said...

Ivy, so glad to know you are safe.

We were on our way to see 8 y/o granddaughter play soccer. A few miles from the soccer field we saw emergency vehicles and firetruck and several police cars. My heart dropped when I saw a yellow Mustang just like my 17 y/o stepdaughter drives. We stopped and walked back to the accident. Sure enough it was her and 8 y/o GD. 17 y/o was rear ended which caused her to rear end the car in front. Both girls are fine. We went with them all to the hosp to get checked out. Whhhew!

jan said...

Ivy, also good to hear your "people" in Mississippi are ok too.

Ivy Green said...

Jan,
"Near miss" is an oxymoron, but that's what it sounds like you had. Glad they're okay. Brings back a chilling memory of once when I was on a cell call with Hubs as he got rear-ended.

jan said...

Mistake above - 17 year old step granddaughter.

Thanks Ivy.

Both had their seat belts on and 8 y/o was in back seat. 17 y/o is a good driver - I have ridden with her. This was her 1st accident - and I hope her last.

Carol said...

Oh Jan, how horrible that must have been. I think I would have fainted. Even when I hear of an accident within the area where my family and friends drive, I worry until I know they are all safe.

Carol said...

Ivy, you were blessed with missing that last line of severe storms. It seemed it went right above you guys. You musta got a good bit of rain though. You had a lot of red and green over you for a good part of the day. I've been monitoring your weather off and on all day, even on Iphony.

Carol said...

Coreen, I've been listening to some of the C2C programs today on my Iphone. Grocery shopping with George Noory. Alternated C2C with Pandora radio. I've really enjoyed my Iphone today.

jan said...

Carol, auto accidents are terrifying for me. My brother died in one. I was dozing when we passed their car - John, of course, was driving. I was a little groggy when he said it was our gr kids - so by the time I was fully awake I could see the car was not badly damaged. We had to park a block away and walk to the crash site. I guess I didn't have too much time to get scared. They were both still in the car where they were sitting before the accident, and there were EMT's and police all around the car. I could see quickly they seemed ok. Of course, there can be internal injuries. John and I were the 1st ones of family there at the scene. 8 y/o's dad (my son) was there a couple of minutes after we arrived. Then my other son pulled up in about 5 minutes - we were all going to the soccer game. The 17 y/o has a yellow mustang - sort of stands out. We all trooped the hospital to get the girls checked out. 17 y/o had some back pain but 8 y/o was not hurting at that time. She was pretty shook up though. You know teens have the worst driving records. I hope this serves as a learning experience for both of them.

jan said...

We have been watching the news about the tornado in Miss. A mile wide - that is how wide the tornado was near OK City several years ago. That is a big tornado. So very sad to hear of the deaths and destruction.

Carol said...

Coreen, I'm certainly becoming enlightened. Yesterday I listened to a program about compusive hoarding. They talked about these two crazy brothers up your way. Ever heard of the Collyer brothers. Rich guys who held up in their manson in Harlem with 170 tons of stuff. When they died it took a while to find them. That sure beats my little, not wanting to throw something away, problem.

Another program was an interview with astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser as he discussed the origins of the universe. I learned we are made of stardust. Isn't that a neat thought. No wonder that little map has us blicking like stars.

And last but not least I fell asleep listening to a show on our internal guidence system, what we call intuition. The guest was a woman named Zen DeBruke. She has a website called http://www.smartsoulacademy.com/. Since joining that C2C site, I'm not getting as much sleep but my brain is growing.

Carol said...

That was horrible about the deaths from those tornados yesterday. Seems we all live in areas where we have to worry about some type of hazzard from Mother Nature. Jan, do you have anything over your way? I wonder if it is the planets way of thinning our population and clearing the earth for regrowth.

We should be concerned about our population growth since this planet can only support a certain number of people and other animals. And we make these people who have a large brood so popular like Kate plus eight and Octomom. I've done my part to counter that.

Do any of you think people should be discouraged from having a large number of offsprings, especially when they have no way of supporting them?? It seems that around here it is those in jail and on drugs, who have to most kids. They are fertile beyond belief. Then there are those who are responsible, have so much to offer a child and they can't even buy a kid.

Carol said...

It's going to be a beautiful day today. It's cool now but going to get into the 80s later. I must go do yardwork before it heats up.

Coreen said...

A new post is up everyone....

jan said...

Carol, I have not heard of tornados here in NM. Our biggest concern here is wildfires in the summer when it gets really dry. We are not immune from earthquakes. There was a small one in NM in the last few months. Once in a while we get flooding in areas when we have a really hard rainfall. when I first moved into our house 4 years ago, we had one of those unusually hard rainfalls and water came in through our basement windows. My son came over later and did some work on the outside and we have not had that problem since.

Where are you going with your trailer?

jan said...

I worked with a woman in Ark. whose mother was a hoarder. The woman I worked with owned 3-4 houses and her mother filled every one with stuff where she said she could not walk through. The woman I worked with was a psych nurse and teacher. I don't know why she kept enabling her mother in this addiction rather than getting her some treatment.

jan said...

I like to think of our planet as one big organism and us as microrganisms. The hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes could act as antibiotics ridding the planet of the things that make mother earth sick.