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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Music link: Tedeschi Trucks Band - The Letter Poem: Invisible Malware made my Kindle Kindling

Tuesday music

melds into
Wednesday music...
More YouTube links from the Tedeschi Trucks Band...

Great music!


Now for the Poem,
Dedicated to the hours I have spent
Trying to get Google to talk nice to my Kindle, er, Kindle siblings,
one older than the other,
both succumbing to some mysterious malware,
invisible to malware detectors.
I emailed Google and am waiting for wisdom,
in the meantime,
if something looks wonky,
when you kindly visit my blog,
then please let blogger know
So I have affirmation of my
about otherwise invisible malware.


Demon Malware,
Whoever put you in my fire?

Is it Google,
That you target,
Or Silk or some obscure free game?

As I run the antivirals,
Never faithful
They will work.

Sure enough,
Invisible Malware,
Has escaped the 4 star app.

no this does not rhyme...meg
stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Angel From Montgomery/Sugaree

What a great Susan Tedeschi & the Tedeschi Trucks Band...

Now for updates on

Yes, you Can be part of the 
Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis.
Click this link:

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Another Year 3

Lake Champlain

A wonderful day yesterday,
with friends, food,
children busy running around.
by this big, beautiful lake.
(were we all together in another time? another era?)
Photos from Another Year. meg

Friday, August 28, 2015

Guy Forsyth Live at Blues Peer July 2014 full concert

Could be no doubt,
Surfing YouTube desperately,
Then I saw Guy Forsyth put up this link,
heard a few bars,and...
I knew this would be Friday Night Music,
for the last Friday in August 2015...
Thank you, Mr. Guy Forsyth.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gaz Round up

it's that time again,
my in box brimming with news
about gas, er, Gaz.

many of us in Addison County, Vt
are opposed to the proposed trans-vermont pipeline.
no no no no no no no no no no no no no

Vermont's affordability crisis causing exodus of retirees
“For our last winter there, which was the winter of 2011, my Vermont gas bill was in the vicinity of $400 a month. I think the highest gas bill I have ever ...

Some industry officials criticized the proposed rules as duplicative, but several companies that produce and transport natural gas said they already ...
From our group:

Hi friends!

The campaign to stop the fracked gas pipeline in Vermont is at a pivotal moment. We expect a decision from the Public Service Board this month, which could either stop, delay, or give the green light to Vermont Gas. Many of us have resisted this pipeline expansion for years – attending rallies, speaking publicly, filing complaints, writing letters, and some have taken courageous acts of civil disobedience. This struggle against the fracked gas pipeline is part of an escalating resistance against fossil fuel extraction and other systems of oppression worldwide.
Will you join us?
It is time for us to pledge to resist. That is, we are asking you to commit – should it be necessary to stop the fracked gas pipeline — to engage in serious, dignified, peaceful civil disobedience. If the system fails us and allows Vermont Gas to proceed, we must join together and take action.
What you can do:
1) Check out the link here for more information, to sign up for trainings, and to pledge your participation!
2) Forward this email to your friends and family.
3) Donate to our action legal fund!
more news:

Ottawa Citizen
The project involves converting 3,000 kilometres of existing natural gas pipeline to carry 1.1 million barrels per day of crude oil from Alberta and ...

Re: an advertisement July 12 by Mountain Valley Pipeline, “Let's talk about property rights, values, and respect,” which states: “Natural gas pipeline ...

Posted cartoons Courtesy of The Gasman

more news from friends...
I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

Fracking impact on CO2 cuts in US emissions 'a myth'
New research suggests that the impact of fracking and shale gas in reducing US carbon emissions has been overstated.
Disclaimer: The BBC is not responsible for the content of this email, and anything written in this email does not necessarily reflect the BBC's views or opinions. Please note that neither the email address nor name of the sender have been verified.

Throughout the project, Vermont Gas Systems has presented so many financial models and varying numbers, it has been hard to keep track, but from ...

From a friend's blog:
It's not easy being green...

Middlebury College wants a there!

Middlebury College has submitted a letter to the Public Service Board stating that although they are currently using CNG from the gas island, they still want a pipeline. Here's their love letter:

The recent Public Service Board hearing on the Vermont Gas Pipeline was a pretty exclusive affair. Only official parties to the case, several lawyers ...

So how do they start when they don't have the rights of way?...meg

In a mandatory budget filing with the Public Service Board Friday afternoon, Vermont Gas Systems reported the company's Phase 1 natural gas ...

from the digger:

All for now, meg

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Art & Music

Art & Music

Susan Shulman


art and music
music and art
one thing leads to another
another leads to another
music and art
art and music

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015


The neighbor was kind in sharing this special moment with Ed,
This year the Earth is slowly swallowing Ed's sawmill,
You can barely see a roof in the sumac.

When a man finds something that makes him this happy,
How does it get any better than this?
Ed found it.