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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Music Link....Forget about Tax day...Goin to California....Jason Bonham interview...

Jason Bonham....

A familiar tune,
Close your eyes,
Crank it up,
go back in time.
Years melt away,
I took a bus to California,
with about enough money for bus fare,
$68 I believe.
one way. I was meeting friends out there
and we were driving back.
(That's the summer I lived in Des Plaines, Il
with Kadi and her family.
I worked at the record warehouse (vinyl...).
1977, I had flunked out of engineering school
where we cranked Led Zeppelin on speakers we handed up from the 12th floor to the roof.

In a momentary dispair, I decided I would visit my sister,
see what California was about.
I went with another friend who went total California on me.
She had to have flowers in her hair as we crossed over at Lake Tahoe.
She shed her shoes and was wearing some gauzy blouse...
She kept singing this song.
Today as I heard it,
understanding the lyrics better,
I just knew it would be perfect for Tuesday.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Music for Monday

As I searched for something to post,
I looked for Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa,
Live from Amsterdam,
2 cd
Here is one.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Neurological Healing

Neurological Healing

Is possible,
Or at least a beginning,
A human adaptation,
Thanks to spinal cord, neurological research,
We humans are beginning to understand more each day.

Thanks to Christopher &  Dana Reeve
For daring to suggest

I worked on a neuro floor at the hospital.
We saw all kinds of injuries, insults, diseases, trauma 
Genetic, toxic, bacterial, viral, unknown, 
Sometimes having no disease but symptoms and very convincingly,
Confusing the doctors.

We always held out hope,
That things would be better,
Like Star Trek...
Stroke? MS? Brain injury?
Wave the healing wand.

Instead we often were holding the hands of patients & family.
Often sad, sometimes lonely, sometimes broken people.

For myself and those who fight Multiple Sclerosis,
We welcome neuro healing,
We embrace the Reeves and brave hard working researchers,

The news this week of men who were paralyzed,
Pioneers in research,
 fostering our hope
For neuro healing.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Futile Necessity

Fighting the pipeline,
Feels like
A futile necessity.

Meaning an effort, 
No Matter how much effort you expend,
You cannot truly affect.

Meaning a belief I have,
Which if the belief was
The other way around,
I couldn't live with myself.

So early on,
I watched
My mother's face,
Typing letters,
Lots of letters,
On a typewriter,
She typed So fast,
And never messed up.

She saved the Osprey with her
Futile necessity,
She fed a young African girl,
She fed us.

I see the world a lot like
She saw through her eyes
Or so I believe.

I still cannot believe people saying
Pipeline, pipeline...
Gotta have it...

No thought or a care in the world.
That smells.
Now futile or not,
This post must go up.

Also adding a video I did of the bridge at Crown Point.
The ferry was nice 2 take pictures from.

There was 3 feet of ice covering the lake this winter.
What if their imaginary pipeline was under all that?

Now what if Canadian gaz gets to run a pipeline
Under the lake?
They will keep going to NYC, that's what,
And they'll add power shuttles.

Bad idea all around.
Feeling my futility today. Meg

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gaz Dump

Am Finding,

Through no fault of my own,

Only the genetic predisposition to right the wrongs,

Learned by my parents, siblings, friends and all the teachers along my path of circles...

So my goal is to dump as much anti pipeline stuff as I can before 11:11 this morning...

Cleaning my mailbox periodically avoids the daily grind that robs my energy

aka energy suck.

Already I am extending the time.

Ok, make i 12:30...why affiliate it with the
 magical 11:11 anyway?

I want to dump it all here,
clean out a bazillion spams to find those gems like this EPA conference at Columbia Law school:

How many of you hip fracking fighters near NYC saw that one?
You might want to check out the fracking info.

 For local Addison county, VT news, (tongue in cheek)
I regularly got to York County, Maine's only newspaper...

Thanks to Rising Tide & Vermont Digger
And the landowners/farmers of Monkton, Vermont, and Peter Galbraith...

This one really hits below the belt...
NY newspaper says yippee, International paper company of Ticonderoga, NY got some guys to say,
Yeah, Canadians, run a pipeline through pristine farmland where poor farmers live,
Then go under Lake Champlain,
once described as the 6th great lake by the presently conspicuously absent.

NY state?....Run it down your own side of the lake. Better yet, run liquid on rails...
Discard this article as totally useless:

OK, for those of you who really want to go deep...

The pipeline wanters haven't even got the environmental permits yet...
I told Fred, what if we strutted into the town office and said we were going to do something,
wait, I did that and was reprimanded.
and we didn't have the enviro permits..."Get out is all I would hear....

So re-focusing,
(do you see how hard it is when every day we are bombarded with new permits to contest,
weird foreign lawyer language, the corporations have all the rights, all the cards, foreign or local,
and oddly the environmental people are divided into common people like myself and this odd strata of elite extreme money saturated, no on, and comment if you like...did you know every piece of water touches every other?This is big.)

Written comments will be accepted at the address below until the close of the public comment period on May 2, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Comments may also be faxed to (802) 828-1544 or e-mailed to All comments received by the above date will be considered in the formulation of the final determination.
A public meeting is scheduled on April 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Union High School, Room 160 located at 369 CVU Road in Hinesburg, VT. The public meeting is an opportunity for the public to provide comments in person on the draft permit. Written comments will still be accepted through the close of the public notice period as specified above.
All comments must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on that date. For information on the application, access to related documents, including the permit fact sheet and the draft permit, the Vermont Water Quality Standards (including §1-03 Vermont’s Anti-degradation Policy) or the Vermont Standards and Specifications for Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (2006), interested persons should contact:
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources - Department of Environmental Conservation
Watershed Management Division
Attn: Jenna Calvi
Main Building, Second Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522
Telephone: 802-490-6166

Here is the Section 410 Water Quality Certification permit re-notice to go along with the storm-water re-notice

OK...Wake up!
There is more...
Essex, NY county likes the thought of a pipeline over the river and through the woods and under the lake, as long as it's nimby!
(NY likes International Paper in spite of the Odours du jour of a paper mill and untold pollution into our beloved lake...)

Link above from Channel 3 website...

Oh, and here is a pro gaz advertisement Story by the same channel. Oh and note that natural gaz can be transported by rail...and prices went through the roof last year
like maple steam rising from the sugar shack :<{

That is all for today. I am fracking weary...
Do you see what we are fighting?

We want the Lake, the land to be intact,
We don't want no hydrofrack,
pipelines give me a heart attack,
don't let those nasty land agents come back,
I like to drink my water,
fresh and clear,
Don't want you pipeline,
Get out of here...

Friday Nacht Musik! Neues!

New Music...

Friday's choice.

Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham...

have some more names to learn

California Breed...

Brand new video, released Wednesday.

Check them out & preorder the new album

Have a great weekend...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Travelogue for the Universe: Lightning

One more rerun for spring...

Travelogue for the Universe: Lightning: I was born of the lightning and the thunder and the rain. And when the dry spells happen, there the rain is once again. Sometimes too much...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Travelogue for the Universe: Rumble

More archives...
I liked this one,
scary too.

Travelogue for the Universe: Rumble: Rumble Rumbling Thunder, The winds must have woke me up in the night, Growing, Gusting, Pelting the house with rain, Like the weat...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Season of Lightning & Thunder

Lightning & Thunder...

Bloody exhausted from shuffling tax papers yesterday,
their getting a lot of money already
and all this hassle when I cannot do much else.
Energy suck. I am confident the next generation will abandon
some of this,
or will the idiocy of IRS laws live on and on...?

Wanted to post a link to my posts about Lightning ...
tis the season.

Be careful. I saw a fireball in Illinois once.
People in New England sometimes get complacent.
Today the air actually smelled warm,
that collides with that undulating cold air mass
over the north pole.

We need lightning,
it freshens the air and does things...I do not doubt.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Taxes, Taxes


Tis the season indeed.

Sifting through the paper rubble of another year,
Would drive anyone to take some cheer.

Receipts and envelopes,
Second pages left blank,
Dead trees all around me,
Wasting paper, and my time.
It's taxes, why should any of it rhyme?

Privacy notices lie.
They gave up my stuff,
Now I have to tell them what they already know,
And pay taxes
I'm gruff