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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Vermont #Fracking Gaz updates

Today was the day the email piles needed to be sorted...
First, a quote shared w/ me:

As water finds
its natural course,
the people shall


Now some article/links:

After the event but a press release for Fish in:

21 July 2014

Ratepayers, Addison Co. Residents Stage 'Fish-In", Call on PSB to Suspend Pipeline Project

What: Vermont Gas ratepayers and Addison County residents will deliver a petition signed by five hundred ratepayers to the Public Service Board and Department of Public Service, calling on them to suspend the Certificate of Public Good for Phase 1 of the Fracked Gas Pipeline.
Participants will stage a "fish-in" at the PSB office, calling attention to the bait-and-switch Vermont Gas is employing with their recent announcement of a 40% increase in project costs for Phase 1 of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.

Where: Public Service Board office, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT.

When: Tuesday, July 22, 4 pm. Press encouraged to arrive at 3:45 pm.
Background: On Wednesday, July 2, Vermont Gas Systems announced a 40% increase in projected costs for Phase 1 of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project. This additional cost will be borne by ratepayers through a 3.8% increase in rates. Over 500 ratepayers have signed on to a petition calling on the Public Service Board to halt construction and reopen the Certificate of Public Good permitting process. 

Google Map car looking for leaks...
link from wash post:

One more then I am deleting the rest just to get up to date....this stuff wears you out>>>

Ringo Starr at the Ryman - 17. Africa (Steve Lukather with Richard Page)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Levon Helm "The Same Thing"

So it was a while in coming, this masterpiece Levon Helm built with his loyal entourage.
The first track a beauty...and it just gets better.
Posting today, because of the Sevens, I want luck to Levon on selling this, his final CD.
We still wonder how our lives came to include trips to Midnight Rambles.
I know it was a particularly low time when I said, cost is no object,
I must see my Shaman!



Are in the air today,


I tried to post something w/kindle and it went wonky on me,
Not even frustrated, took it as a sign.
Then as I pondered the date, 
the numbers took over the post.

May the Sevens be Lucky for You Today!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Chet Atkins - Mr. Sandman (TV 1954)

For Sunday, a little YT link from the Immortal Chet Atkins....
Mr. Sandman, give me a dream....

Saturday, July 19, 2014

John Hiatt - Terms Of My Surrender [Audio Stream]

heard John Hiatt on this week

Oh, that same masterful musician, songwriter
New music, welcome anytime From John Hiatt!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mark Rivera - Money, Money, Money

One more for Friday...

Mark Rivera...about music...

Breakthrough in MS research at FAHC - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Breakthrough in MS research at FAHC - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

notes: Dr. Applebee is my trusted doctor who I mention, and revere in my ms story "Wheelchair Repellant". She was a fellow at the time, hand picked by the master, Dr. Hillel Panitch. He is known in part for his pioneering research on interferons.
He believed people with ms could be helped, and if you don't know neurologists like I do (having worked many years as a nurse and now patient), you do not know how rare that is. I wrote a story about him, "For my doctor".
When i moved to vt in 1981, I went to work on the neurology-male urology hospital unit.
Interesting mix. I was 23.
I did not appreciate at the time how many great neurologists came to UVM-at that time called medical center hospital of vermont. Keeping fingers crossed for our docs and research participants...

Joan Osborne - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - [STEREO]

Friday Nacht Musik,

yt link by Joan Osborne....

What does become of the broken-hearted?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Prayers for a friend


for a friend,
in Israel.

Read her reports 
of bombing,
brief reprieves,
how anti missile defense systems
rain molten metal
on innocent people, animals.
I call that mass destruction.
Those who would not call it mass destruction
Does not value that which is being destroyed
or they are the destroyers.