Wednesday, July 31, 2013


What if you
Imagine something good,
come on,
peace, love, happiness,
ice cream, chocolate,
puppies and Saints.

Sing, start to sing,
What you see.
It is good.
Food, prosperity,

Feel, start to feel
the vibrations
of the universe.

start to
what you
so many years

Tuesday, July 30, 2013



just turn the dial,

and Focus.

Turn the pretend knob
next to your ear

and Tune in.

Can you visualise
What it is that you want?

Are you wasting your life
Getting revenge,
Getting back,
Out of

You need to
on all you wish for,
as long as it doesn't hurt 
someone or something,
or likewise has a 
negative effect, like to rob another.

it only takes a second

Monday, July 29, 2013



Sweet Politics,
How can thee cause so much strife?

Right or Left,
In or Out,
Yea or Nay,

Right or Wrong,
This is not a song.
Spell checker doesn't rhyme.

Anyone can run in a race,
Only one will win.
One side is side happy,
The loser is sad.

Lately the press poking & jabbing a guy,
Who sells duct tape wallets,
Tickets, CD's and Why,
Does the press think People like me won't go vote,
For the guy who sings and dances,
Never misses a note.

So just saying my vote's for Rusty,
No matter how long a shot,
He's a guy like old Fred Tuttle,
and I liked him an awful lot.

mary gerdt..endorsing the logger, rusty dewees
i think he has a fighting chance
at whatever he decides.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Strange Sky

Strange Sky

The sky
looked strange,
What can I say?
My lifetime of memories,
Never a sky like this.

Does it mean something?
This unusual sky?
No one could tell me,
Nowhere, Nothing, Nobody.

I paused to look at the
Ominous cloud formations,
Calculating my certain demise,
When a mighty wind
Came through and in the blink of an eye,
It all changed.

The sky was blue
Not a cloud in the way
The world's not over,
Looks like we are here to stay.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Psalm Challenge 114

Psalm 114

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
114 I have loved, because the Lord will hear the voice of my prayer.
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me: and in my days I will call upon him.
The sorrows of death have encompassed me: and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow:

and I called upon the name of the Lord. O Lord, deliver my soul.
The Lord is merciful and just, and our God sheweth mercy.
The Lord is the keeper of little ones: I was little and he delivered me.
Turn, O my soul, into thy rest: for the Lord hath been bountiful to thee.

For he hath delivered my soul from death: my eyes from tears, my feet from falling.
I will please the Lord in the land of the living.
by Public Domain
Psalm 114


Gem from Brian Mitchell...

Gem posted by Brian Mitchell....Sweet memories....

Be a Twit 2

Be a Twit 2

Do you know how to?
Be a Twit, I mean,
a Twittering machine,
your opinions, photos, quotes,
links to interesting

At least it looked so
at the time,
which thankfully passes,
The Twitter Universe 
Changes daily with
the Masses.

Like flocks of birds,
The Twitterers
fly together,
in the virtual sea
of data machines.

So fear the flock not,
Be a Twit,
Tweet your song,
As the flock takes to flight,
Fear not, you belong.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Musik

By Black Country Communion
Listening to this band Every day this week...
one last soul...
happy friday!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

the frowny face. :-(

The frowny face made me smile,

It was a tool for nurses to assess pain.
Frown is pain,
Frown plus tears worse, 
smile means pain free.

Many times I have held the hand
of one in pain.
Cancer, ischemia, infections, system failure.
I learned to recognize pain
in people's eyes,
blind or not,
Look into their eyes,
hold their hand
and feel.

I told Mom, before she died,
that part of her problem was
she wore a smile,
no tears,
and had excruciating pain.
She learned that.

Frowns may not respond to
pain medications,
Smiles may not tell you what is inside,
Tears likewise not reliable,
meaning joy or sorrow in the extreme.

Trust your gut,
Look at him,
hold his hand.
is he in pain?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Simple Inspiration

Simple Inspiration

Looking for a sign,

a station,
resting my mind,
leave my worries behind.

Resting a minute,
Not too much,
Just enough,
To make life kind.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Girly Girl aka Missy

She enjoys having the upper hand
Like most cats and
Some people.

Watch your head
Going down the stairs,
She may just give you
The Craw!

She doesn't mean anything
by it,
Just being a cat.

Monday, July 22, 2013

#3 Top Blog posts: Travelogue for the Universe: Glenn Hughes - You Keep On Moving

Just wanted to post Glenn Hughes links.
In My top Three all time.
He has been all over the world.
Travel there with me tonight...

Travelogue for the Universe: Glenn Hughes - You Keep On Moving: Music Links Great! ...and link to another by Glenn Hughes

Guest post: movie link

Piping Up: Vermonters Speak Out Against the Fracked Gas Pipeline

  A growing number of Vermonters in and around our community are concerned about the Canadian fracked gas transmission pipeline that is proposed to go through the farm fields of Chittenden and Addison counties and under our lake to New York State. You can learn about it by watching short videos of Vermonters expressing their concerns at a public hearing. Here is the first video: More to come!

From the Vermont Stop the Gas Pipeline Group.

Blogging a Link: EPA Pulls Its Punches When It Comes to Issuing Findings on Fracking

EPA Pulls Its Punches When It Comes to Issuing Findings on Fracking

Sending links as they appear in my in box...



are a beginning
a fresh new week
to start again.

is it really
a whole New work week,
or the same old,
same old thing.

With some sunshine,
Sunday's pleasant,
Mondays cannot spoil
that day.

Music spooled 
for Monday's cheering,
BCC live and

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Psalm Challenge 113

Still into the psalm challenge, my weekly study, one psalm at a time. i read others' entries in the challenge meme worldwide. fun to see how everyone sees the words, the stories. i found this 1899 version on public domain a keep using it as my go to reference. Have a great weekend. mary



Psalm 113

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

113 When Israel went out of Egypt,
the house of Jacob from a barbarous people:

2 Judea made his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw and fled: Jordan was turned back.

4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like the lambs of the flock.

5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou didst flee: and thou, O Jordan, that thou wast turned back?
6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye hills, like lambs of the flock?
7 At the presence of the Lord the earth was moved, at the presence of the God of Jacob:
8 Who turned the rock into pools of water, and the stony hill into fountains of waters.
9 Not to us, O Lord, not to us; but to thy name give glory.
10 For thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake: lest the gentiles should say: Where is their God?
11 But our God is in heaven: he hath done all things whatsoever he would.
12 The idols of the gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men.
13 They have mouths and speak not: they have eyes and see not.
14 They have ears and hear not: they have noses and smell not.
15 They have hands and feel not: they have feet and walk not: neither shall they cry out through their throat.

16 Let them that make them become like unto them: and all such as trust in them.
17 The house of Israel hath hoped in the Lord: he is their helper and their protector.
18 The house of Aaron hath hoped in the Lord: he is their helper and their protector.
19 They that fear the Lord hath hoped in the Lord: he is their helper and their protector.
20 The Lord hath been mindful of us, and hath blessed us. He hath blessed the house of Israel: he hath blessed the house of Aaron.
21 He hath blessed all that fear the Lord, both little and great.
22 May the Lord add blessings upon you: upon you, and upon your children.
23 Blessed be you of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
24 The heaven of heaven is the Lord's: but the earth he has given to the children of men.
25 The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord: nor any of them that go down to hell.
26 But we that live bless the Lord: from this time now and for ever.


Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) by Public Domain

Saturday Musik

Cool Music link for Saturday

Blogging Forward...Guest post...rkeptical Eye: Confiscated Raisins - Small Farmers Stand Up to th...

Skeptical Eye: Confiscated Raisins - Small Farmers Stand Up to th...: "They want us to pay for our own raisins that we grew," says Raisin Valley Farms owner Marvin Horne. "We have to buy them bac...

editor comments:
thx for shining some light on raisins! Love small farms...they Have to care more. Isn't that where you want your food to come from?? meg

Summer Image

2007 was a good garden year.
I think I was going through my last MS workup
before diagnosis. Had tingling left side.
I had optic neuritis and lost a lot of my right eye sight in 2005
Remembering how when my vision did mostly recover,
the Colors looked so much brighter.
Keep Cool!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Musik

For Friday...
Yt link

Ringo's All Stars
Joe Walsh,
Clarence Clemmons
and so much more.....

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Blogging Forward: Yes Vermont Yankee: The Live and Local Podcast: Assessing the Energy P...

Blogging Forward
Meredith Angwin post link to a podcast...and her analysis...

Yes Vermont Yankee: The Live and Local Podcast: Assessing the Energy P...: Energy Safari group  at Lempster Wind Farm The Comprehensive Energy Plan and My Op-Ed The Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan, issued ...

Ranting about Gaz...what else?

To some it is called, Gaz Metro...

South of VT border, it is called Vermont Gas,

In Connecticut close to investors, it is called Valener who owns a chunk of Gaz Metro.

Guess they are who profits from Green Mtn Power too, aka Gaz Metro.

Confused yet?




Necessary Nuisances

When you tried to be so 

when you were a child.

If you had that kind of childhood.

I had to accept 
That I need
and yet I still rebel
and sleep in when I can.

Is it Saturday yet?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pipe Dreaming

Hot off the press...
Blog post by the Conservation law project,
Yes we too at the Travelogue are concerned re: wetlands,
we own 10 acres of swamp land near the planned pipeline.

Great blog post:
Pipe Dreaming

Walking on the Moon

Walking on the moon

all those years ago
it was Donna's birthday
because she had the pool party
I didn't miss not going
when the skies turned dark
and threatening,
because we got to go home
and watch those cool astronauts
walking on the moon.

h.b. donna p ;-) <3 div="">

Tuesday, July 16, 2013



has hit with heavy humid air
and the Sun's intense power.

Scottish Highland Beef
They are accustomed to cold temperatures.
Beautiful to look at.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Guest editorial Links to public meetings re: Proposed Gaz Pipeline...We join Cornwall in saying, "No, Thanks"...

Guest editorial by
Kevin Burget...
he posted this great piece to our anti pipeline group...
Here are links to highlights and full coverage of  Cornwall, VT public meeting with Vermont Gas Systems. VGS, a Canadian-owned company wants to put a transmission line containing Canadian fracked natural gas through Vermont and drilled under Lake Champlain to serve International Paper in Ticonderoga NY and connected with fracked gas infrastructure pending in NY State.

Cornwall Meeting - Highlights (14 min)

Cornwall Mtg - Full Coverage (1 hr) part 1of2

Cornwall Mtg Full Coverage - (1 hr) part 2of2

Judging by the voiced opinions of Cornwall citizens, there is strong objection to the state seizing land of Vermonters, threatening homes, land values and Lake Champlain itself with an entirely new fossil fuel infrastructure, said to last 100 years, with only questionable short-term financial benefit to some Vermont families and businesses. According to MIT's recent studies, the pipeline is also as bad or worse than oil in terms of global warming emissions of Methane and CO2, let alone its permanent destruction of Alberta, a hitherto pristine province of Canada from fracking. In the long-term, Vermont is being asked to give right-of-way to a company that will "in perpetuity" be able to run fracked natural gas or indeed "any energy substances" via expanded infrastructure through this right of way forever, as worded specifically in the lease agreements VGS is pressuring landowners to sign.

This is rare footage, because it is one of the few times this company's executives must publicly confront the people its work will impact forever. If the Public Service Board approves the pipeline, VGS, protected by contract law and a Certificate of Public Good, will forever after speak only through its lawyers, if at all.

If you agree this is grave and wrong direction for Vermont to be headed, please read more and contact the Dept. of Public Service through the number listed here: . Speaking to these folks and your own town Select Boards are the only way to get the state to recognize the will of its citizens and stop this pipeline before the Public Service Board makes its ruling in the fall of this year.

The Power of Three's

3, Three, ***



triple play

There's a lot of power in three's

Or so I was told

The third chakra awakening

I'll have to take their word for it,

I looked up and the clock read


ok, now what does it really mean?

My Chakra went to bed,

and is not awake yet,

she needs her rest.

so then i accidentally posted the Josh Fox interview,
it was not accidental that I posted it, it was that I posted it Three times!
I decided to leave all three up for emphasis and a stable triad may help the cause.
we got some more garden planted...freaky late but many gave up after losses.We never started which saved us rotting seeds. We at least have a chance with sunshine predicted the next week.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

More about Gaz pipeline, No

Report: US Energy Infrastructure a Sitting Duck in Face of Climate Change

A fellow pipeline opponent sent this article

with credits to follow. Quite interesting considering we have a lake and lands subject to extreme weather conditions Normally. I know. I have lived here for >30 years.

New report from the Department of Energy shows the vulnerability the nation's energy system faces in a warming world

- Andrea Germanos, staff writer

The nation's energy infrastructure is a sitting duck in the face of climate change.

This is according to a report released Thursday from the Department of Energy that looks at how the effects of climate change--from increasing temperatures, decreased water supplies and rising sea levels--threaten the nation's energy network.

U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather looks at examples where energy infrastructure has already been impacted by extreme weather events.

In the summer of 2010, for example, two nuclear power plants--Hope Creek in New Jersey and Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania--had to reduce power when the cooling waters from rivers was too high. Or take July 2011 when an Exxon pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River was ravaged by flood debris, spewing oil into the river.

And coming temperatures increases, heatwaves, droughts and shrinking water supplies are only set to worsen with runaway greenhouse gases, bringing further threats.

Rather than steering away from water-intensive and water-polluting energy extraction techniques like fracking, the report states that "attendant water demands for their development and production become increasingly important."

"Water is obviously the big question," the Associated Press quotes Jonathan Pershing, deputy assistant secretary of energy for climate change policy and technology, who oversaw the report, as saying. "In drought you don't have enough water. As seas rise, you have too much."

A press release on the report lists more of the upcoming challenges:
  • Increased risk of temporary partial or full shutdowns at thermoelectric (coal, natural gas, and nuclear) power plants because of decreased water availability for cooling and higher ambient and air water temperatures. Thermoelectric power plants require water cooling in order to operate. A study of coal plants, for example, found that roughly 60 percent of the current fleet is located in areas of water stress.
  • Increasing risks of physical damage to power lines, transformers and electricity distribution systems from hurricanes, storms and wildfires that are growing more intense and more frequent.
  • Higher air conditioning costs and risks of blackouts and brownouts in some regions if the capacity of existing power plants does not keep pace with the growth in peak electricity demand due to increasing temperatures and heat waves. An Argonne National Laboratory study found that higher peak electricity demand as a result of climate change related temperature increases will require an additional 34 GW of new power generation capacity in the western United States alone by 2050, costing consumers $45 billion. This is roughly equivalent to more than 100 new power plants, and doesn’t include new power plants that will be needed to accommodate growth in population or other factors.

“We don’t have a robust energy system, and the costs are significant,” the New York Times quotes Pershing as saying. “The cost today is measured in the billions. Over the coming decades, it will be in the trillions. You can’t just put your head in the sand anymore.”

The American Society of Civil Engineers also recently flagged the nation's energy grid and distribution system as being in need of serious investment, giving it a grade of D+ in its 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License

Article printed from www.CommonDreams.orgSource URL:


Josh Fox on Gasland Part 2, the Fracking-Earthquake Link & the Natural Gas Industry’s Use of PSYOPs | Democracy Now!

Josh Fox on Gasland Part 2, the Fracking-Earthquake Link & the Natural Gas Industry’s Use of PSYOPs | Democracy Now!

Josh Fox on Gasland Part 2, the Fracking-Earthquake Link & the Natural Gas Industry’s Use of PSYOPs | Democracy Now!

Josh Fox on Gasland Part 2, the Fracking-Earthquake Link & the Natural Gas Industry’s Use of PSYOPs | Democracy Now!

Josh Fox on Gasland Part 2, the Fracking-Earthquake Link & the Natural Gas Industry’s Use of PSYOPs | Democracy Now!

Josh Fox on Gasland Part 2, the Fracking-Earthquake Link & the Natural Gas Industry’s Use of PSYOPs | Democracy Now!

Note: PSYOPs is Psychological Operations

Conservation Law Foundation Yes, We need a full environmental review in Vermont.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

YT Link...The Band- Don't Do It- The Last Waltz- Uncut Video.

Right now another midnight ramble happening in Woodstock, NY

Went searching for links & found this one...

Psalm Challenge 112

Psalm Challenge 112

Psalm 112 Psalm 112
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
112 Praise the Lord, ye children: praise ye the name of the Lord.
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord, from henceforth now and for ever.
3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the name of the Lord is worthy of praise.
4 The Lord is high above all nations; and his glory above the heavens.

5 Who is as the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high:
6 and looketh down on the low things in heaven and in earth?
7 Raising up the needy from the earth, and lifting up the poor out of the dunghill::
8 That he may place him with princes, with the princes of his people.
9 Who maketh a barren woman to dwell in a house, the joyful mother of children
by Public Domain



Every day of July it rained...up until ? yesterday?
So tired and my solar battery has run down.
I need sunshine, as do fellow Vermont people.
Today, the air cleared out, clouds parted and there it was,

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Musik

Friday Musik

A week after going back to Levon's Barn
We are tired and happy we went.
The garden, we hope, will be planted
This weekend.

Now want to play fall colors movie
and musik by I am Kloot...Great group
My pick for Friday

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – June 17, 2013 - Natural Gas

this link came across the wires tonight...

This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – June 17, 2013 - Natural Gas

and a pic of the ring necked pheasant we hear often,
see rarely.
I got a glimpse last evening by the No pipeline sign by Jane's Garden,
Took it as a sign,
how else could you take such a sight?

For Mom

your birthday always means a lot,
wishing i could call you,
it is a time to celebrate  you.
July 10, 1925 was a hot summer day
for Fanny and Carl,
mom's parents,
she barely remembered her pa Carl.
For Mom,
a picture from the archives

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Video link to Kindred Spirit opposed to Pipeline...

One link to fox business video.
Thanks to them for asking some questions

Something You Can Do

Something You Can Do...
My neighbor Jane has sent this simple message,
a brief energy on your part, and who knows? maybe we can keep Jane's Garden Gaz Free
Gaz Frei......Sans Gaz....Clean, Schoen (sorry, no oomlout)...Belle! Thanks Jane, Danke, Merci!
Jane Said: If you are feeling insignificant bur want to do something to help stop Vermont Gas from building this pipeline through our countryside, here is a way to make your voice heard. ( aside from the notes you have already sent to the PSB)
Sign this petition. All it asks is that our governor be consistent and follow through on the promises and claims he has already made. Sign it and then send it to anyone you know who might care about what happens to Vermont.
If you support the Rosanne Rosannadana used to say....never mind!
scroll down to sign after reading this disclaimer...
Anyone who cares about Vermont, read this and consider signing this petition.ty.meg

Summer's a Good time to hear the Blues


You just Know this is a Blues album by the cover...
Summertime, a good time to listen the the Blues.
I keep remembering Burkhardt's In the 1970,s South St. Louis.
Sitting outside, hearing great music.
Sweating and drinking Bud on tap. Or Stag.
After a ballgame when the Cards lost or won,
It didn't matter,
we were listening to live Blues
in hot and muggy St. Louis.

Now we see what prolonged rainfall can do in Vermont.
Our garden a tragedy, thankfully we did not plant a month ago.
What few tomatoes are in look good. Squash that is in is loving it.
Will try to plant the rest this weekend as we run out of time for some things.
So when I saw "didn't it rain" album coming out, how could I not post it.
Besides, Hugh Laurie is such a great musician, singer, blues man.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Cycles of Pipeline planning

25 years ago, there was a plan for a pipeline...
could it be that was enough time to retreat, plan and reapproach?
If this were not sacred ground, would any of us be fighting so hard to hang onto it?

From my neighbor Jane, whose garden is threatened by the proposed pipeline
...words of wisdom:
somethings never change. That project {1989}fell flat...and I think the industry learned a few things...mainly...break it up into smaller, easier to chew pieces. Hmmm.

Link to an article from 1989----

Protestors demand more open pipeline process - FOX44 - Burlington / Plattsburgh News, Weather & Sports

Protestors demand more open pipeline process - FOX44 - Burlington / Plattsburgh News, Weather & Sports

posting a few pipeline articles as they come up...this was last



We never question Monday,
Or Doubt It has come around,
As the old week goes down,
There's a newness in town.
What would we do without Monday?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Amy Helm - Makes No Difference

Now I know who Elizabeth Mitchell is...She and husband Dan and daughter Shined Friday at the barn
along with Amy and Byron. We missed Justin...was he recording a live tape??? We hope so.


some summer gardens better than others.
2013 our gardens drenched, deluged with rainfall,
we are
disgusted, dismayed,
and understanding of garden's failures.
Here photos remind me it does all come together sometimes in

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Psalm Challenge 111

Psalm Challenge 111

This Psalm coincided with my following 11:11 awakening code,
have become more aware when I see it (sequence of "ones").
Have been busy with time off and we went to a concert last night,
almost forgot the weekly challenge.
I borrowed a piece found in the public domain scroll down...below the line is theirs...

This will have to do and after I read it, it really grew on me. meg.
ps. mom did not like the fear factor of religion. she thought it was not God like to instill fear when He/She is said to be a  forgiving God.
drilling down, it is more than fearing God, perhaps...

Psalm 111:10

EXPOSITION Verse 10. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. It is its first principle, but it is also its head and chief attainment. The word "beginning" in Scripture sometimes means the chief; and true religion is at once the first element of wisdom, and its chief fruit. To know God so as to walk aright before him is the greatest of all the applied sciences. Holy reverence of God leads us to praise him, and this is the point which the psalm drives at, for it is a wise act on the part of a creature towards his Creator. A good understanding have all they that do his commandments. Obedience to God proves that our judgment is sound. Why should he not be obeyed? Does not reason itself claim obedience for the Lord of all? Only a man void of understanding will ever justify rebellion against the holy God. Practical godliness is the test of wisdom. Men may know and be very orthodox, they may talk and be very eloquent, they may speculate and be very profound; but the best proof of their intelligence must be found in their actually doing the will of the Lord. The former part of the psalm taught us the doctrine of God's nature and character, by describing his works: the second part supplies the practical lesson by drawing the inference that to worship and obey him is the dictate of true wisdom. We joyfully own that it is so. His praise endureth for ever. The praises of God will never cease, because his works will always excite adoration, and it will always be the wisdom of men to extol their glorious Lord. Some regard this sentence as referring to those who fear the Lord -- their praise shall endure for ever: and, indeed, it is true that those who lead obedient lives shall obtain honour of the Lord, and commendations which will abide for ever. A word of approbation from the mouth of God will be a mede of honour which will outshine all the decorations which kings and emperors can bestow. Lord, help us to study thy works, and henceforth to breathe out hallelujahs as long as we live. EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS Verse 10 (first clause). In this passage fear is not to be understood as referring to the first or elementary principles of piety, as in 1 John 4:18 , but is comprehensive of all true godliness, or the worship of God. --John Calvin. Verse 10. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, etc. The text shows us the first step to true wisdom, and the test of common sense. It is so frequently repeated, that it may pass for a Scripture maxim, and we may be sure it is of singular importance. Job starts the question, "Where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?" He searches nature through, in quest of it, but cannot find it: he cannot purchase it with the gold of Ophir, and its price is above rubies. At length he recollects the primitive instruction of God to man, and there he finds it: To man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Job 28:28 . Solomon, the wisest of men, begins his Proverbs with this maxim, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, Proverbs 1:7 . And he repeats it again: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the holy, (the knowledge of those that may be called saints with a sneer), is understanding, Proverbs 9:10 . "The fear of the LORD" in Scripture signifies not only that pious passion or filial reverence of our adorable Father who is in heaven, but it is frequently put for the whole of practical religion; hence it is explained in the last part of the verse by doing his commandments. The fear of the Lord, in this latitude, implies all the graces and all the virtues of Christianity; in short, all that holiness of heart and life which is necessary to the enjoyment of everlasting happiness. So that the sense of the text is this: To practise religion and virtue, to take that way which leads to everlasting happiness, is wisdom, true wisdom, the beginning of wisdom, the first step towards it: unless you begin here you can never attain it; all your wisdom without this does not deserve the name; it is madness and nonsense. To do his commandments is the best test of a good understanding: a good sound understanding have all they that do this, all of them without exception: however weak some of them may be in other things, they are wise in the most important respect; but without this, however cunning they are in other things, they have lost their understandings; they contradict common sense; they are beside themselves. In short, to pursue everlasting happiness as the end, in the way of holiness as the mean, this is "wisdom," this is common sense, and there can be none without this. --Samuel Davies, A.M. (1724-1761), President of Princeton College, New Jersey.



Back to the Fracking truth....
thx dave letterman

Friday Night

Friday Night was so special last night in Woodstock, N.Y.
Amy Helm and her Musical Entourage was a completely
perfect ending to our trip to Virginia.
The Barn was packed and the wood resonated with people & Music.
The floor and walls walls and people like another instrument...
no one could stay still, Fun, surprise guests, impromptu mastery,
Stellar music.
Wonderful caring staff, nice food fresh and tasty.
Fred and I went to Levon's pond and toasted him.
We watched fish jump out of the water and knew this was a place Levon could meditate.
The Catskills have a special feeling. The stone, hard, heavy and dense.
The streams cool and fresh.
The artists sang the full gamut of emotions,
Love, Loss, Labor.
Pain, Elation, Grief.
Someone else will write about this concert, I bet.
It was a night we will not forget
& are grateful for the tickets, being able to get there.
Look for more @

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday Musik...

Here we are in Woodstock

Going to see Amy Helm and many dedicated musicians @ Levon's Barn.

Feeling blessed with getting tickets and making it here. Will post more tomorrow!

check out

link from YT.  ain't that good news!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013


A friend @work liked my early chicken sketches. She encouraged me to do yet another chicken scene. This one reminds me of the Wildey Theater back home.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Turn around

More glimpses of the scenes I found when painting.
I kept painting corners.
Called them "time out" know, punished, go sit facing the corner.

One day I thought, if I turn around,
What will I see?

This is what I saw .

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Castle Bound

The little girl was Castle Bound
She walked along making not a sound.
Carefully treading on shaky ground,
The girl knew not what was to be found.

For Sharry :-}
More adventures of my little imaginary girl

For Earth

All the words in me could not stop the people who want the pipeline.

So I prayed.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Archival skies

morning winter sky
This photo is on my YT channel marygerdt,
I wanted to show the sky with sunlight reflecting
off the clouds.
Keep thinking about the heliosphere.
Like the solar system is an egg
The sun is the yolk.
And we are the protein strands
That help predict what kind of universe we live in.