Sunday, February 27, 2011

NBNS Greens political party

 Introducing a new US political party .. the NBNS Greens. The platform is shaky but the intentions are firm. We want to register a refresher course in thoughtful civility and trust. The main directions at this time would be to begin dialogue on the following topics.

Conservative yet ethical look at anti-trust and anti-monopoly corporate 'situations' in the US.

Repealing Citizens United and asking the Supreme Court why they tried to hoodwink us poor slobs.

USDA and FDA haste in approving certain products from a rather large monopoly.

House and Senate term limits and compensation limits (including lifelong healthcare).

Campaign contribution and campaign spending limits. Serious ones!

Recognition that this country is made up of a family of diverse values and diverse lifestyles.

That all citizens should have the right to be heard.

That the sanctity of the separation of church and state is upheld and why.

What really is the situation of US imperialistic capitalism abroad?

What is a fair first step toward humanizing health care?

We also wonder if it's time to challenge the intelligence and practicality of a two party system.

 Who we are:

we're thoughtful
extremely honest
cooperative not adversarial
running on human contributions with a dollar limit
and biodynamic greens along with humanely raised animals
also fueled by humanure, solar, wind and biodiesel (from used cooking oil of course)
curiosity and a love for life long learning.
and perhaps most importantly a willingness to leave our egos out of politics.

Friday, February 25, 2011

that beautiful evening blue

Leonardo evening trees line the sky
non perfect entities of dark
forming a horizon below the stars
a fence to support the sagging light

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Portrait of an Artist

he stands
pulling the
pale shadow
of desire lost
round his
shoulders sturdy.
He swiftly calls
calling home
the wayward smile.

for M.M. 1980

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Time and speed

I've been obsessed by time and speed and the earth. Last night when I read about the latest earthquake in New Zealand I was paralyzed by sadness. I have written so many lighthearted poems about the power in this earth but this morning I am praying for safety for those in Christchurch and also for all who are bravely facing the dangers in standing up for freedom (not license). I am only one person with you in spirit but I think there are a multitude surrounding us.

so here is more - to remind me that the earth is amoral - and perceptively diverse.

once and only once

watching the
full moon set
what moves?
the earth or moon?
of course I know
they are both moving -
-but -
once I watched
and saw the earth
roll away from the moon.
I've never seen it
that way again.

Like my first view
of the Grand Canyon
when it stretched out
and in a split second
receded like a
retractable wash line
into a more humanly
comfortable scale.

I often mourned when I was young that I couldn't feel the real speed of the earth... after seeing the drawing of the Little Prince on his tiny guest home - his scarf flowing out behind him. Now I realize I do feel the real earth speed everyday but my brain restricts the scale.

Friday, February 18, 2011

a pavane to February thaw come and gone

This is my spring fever painting - I look at it every year early on as my sap starts rising (!) The last week has been over freezing and I acclimated to warmth (well - oop nort warm - 40'sF) and today the wind hurt as the temp plunged back to normal (9F). sigh. almost -- but it was too early anyway.

I call it Indignatius changing color.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

felted hat - unknown style

I just finished this hat last night and I like it even though it's a bit large. This was Hubro (from Norway) wool in chunky weight. I love the look with the scarf!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

how healthy can a pizza be?

I am trying to live without dairy products but pizza without cheese, while edible and even tasty, isn't pizza. So - for the last few months I've been experimenting. Tonight's blend is ; from the bottom -- bread dough that I keep in the refrigerator -   - unsalted tomato paste mixed with a tablespoon of smokey salsa and olive oil and Italian herb mix (pasta sprinkles from Penzeys) - one small bit of leek sliced thin -- one leftover boiled fingerling potato - 3 green olives sliced thin - one slice of leftover fried cherry smoked bacon in small dices - two roma style green beans sliced .. and finally one stick of string cheese pulled apart into very thin triangles.

I prebake the crust on a preheated pizza pan at 475F for 15 minutes ... then add the toppings - put the pizza back in the oven and turn off the heat. 10 minutes to delight.

The pizza is about 4" x 8" - and is about 2 normal slices? I find it just enough for a meal. The beans and potato make it very filling.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Felted cloche

A tipping point?

Bless you Egypt for showing us that bully politics can be countered. Could it be the beginning of the end for bullies everywhere? Are the *children* growing up and demanding respect?

This is exciting and inciteful!

Monday, February 7, 2011

inspirational erroneous perceptionitis

Since bearing is
not always an
indication of face-
and the look
one receives is
rarely in time
with the heart
(or in control);
the matter upheld
in the eyes of
a poet is changed
in the sense
of proportion
to allow for
inspirational error!

November 9-1979
Royal Winter Fair