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Activist, writer, researcher, addicted to sharing information and facts.

BC’s Stunning Marine Biodiversity Was Well Known Among Native Peoples – Mother Jones

A treasure trove of biological hot spots sheltering ancient rockfish, delicate corals, and sponges hidden inside the inlets of British Columbia’s isolated central coast merit protection, a new study indicates.

A number of sites of exceptional biodiversity—well-known to the region’s First Nations but previously undocumented by science—have been identified with joint research between the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance (CCIRA) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), said one of the study’s lead authors, Alejandro Frid.

The hot spots studied fall within the territories of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Wuikinuxv, Nuxalk and Heiltsuk Nations, which are also involved in the CCIRA, Frid said.

“None of (the hot spots) was a surprise to the First Nations,” Frid said, adding a number of sites identified through traditional knowledge need more exploration. “But from a formal scientific standpoint, there were no surveys of what was there in terms of rockfishes, corals and sponges.”

Source: BC’s Stunning Marine Biodiversity Was Well Known Among Native Peoples – Mother Jones

Alphabet soup for the soul vol.2 -“H”

Words from Walden

H is for Healing

“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else” -Maya Angelou-

Is love the stepping stone to healing? Or, is healing is the stepping stone to love?

When we love, we begin to heal and when we heal we can begin to love, ourselves, and others more fully.

Imagine you were in the depths of despair and you had a chance to speak with God.  What would you say?

Despair and depression are the best friends of pain and for those who suffer chronically life can seem to be hopeless at times.

Every day waking up knowing exactly how the day will unfold before it even started.

Knowing that all day will be a struggle. A struggle that no one can understand and because of that, the person in pain isolates themselves from the world. Not because they don’t want to be around…

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Tropical trees grow less in warmer years, study shows – Mágica Mistura を

Trees in tropical forests grow less in warmer years, according to a new study published in the journal Journal of Geophysical Research. This suggests that, with the temperature rise caused by climate change, these. forests they can absorb less carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Deborah and David Clark – a couple of researchers from the University of Missouri-St Louis in the United States – spent decades at La Selva Biological Station, a place in northeastern Costa Rica where scientists from around the world are dedicated to investigating the rainforest.

From 1997 to 2018, they made detailed measurements of the forest, evaluating the wood production of the trees, their growth and the accumulation of leaves, branches and other organic materials in the soil.

Source: Tropical trees grow less in warmer years, study shows – Mágica Mistura を

Black Oak View

Michael Stephen Wills Photography

Black Oak Road approaches Connecticut Hill from the north. At this point a long view to west opens up that include Cayuta Lake and the distant highlands of Seneca Lake.

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Copyright 2021 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills

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Tô Thuỳ Yên | Monument (13)


By Tô Thuỳ Yên, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm



You ran away from your past

Erasing all evidence of yourself

Worried the old promise might pursue you perhaps?

What if one day by accident

We meet again

The heart shall sidestep, freeze

The door deadlocked

Me forgetting the security code

But you won’t have to worry

Forget about the storm surrounding the fire

How wonderful is it to watch heaven soothe the earth

A period when, I had time to dream

Not a hint of it and all rocks have shattered in my head

How long with the flame grapple with the wind

Rather sad. But rather brave

Glancing over the poem, (em)did you know 

The source of my suffering is that fire?

Missing death the way I miss my parent’s house

Wishing I never met you if I were to begin again

Rest in peace, to…

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Wet’suwet’en 11.27.2021


There is increasing visibility and support for the LANDBACK movement and what the Wet’suwet’en people are doing now.

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I am thankful for the ability to learn, but to what end?

IS the March of the Penguins a metaphor for mankind?

ARE WE fated by our genes and early experiences to unroll our lives to the very end?  And why do we hate that notion so?  Because we would not matter, then?  Do the penguins matter?  Perhaps it is all in the service of Emergence.  Survival is the drive, emergence mans the tiller.  But what of war and pestilence?  What of chaos, or chance…or pandemics?

Eisley writes, in the Invisible Pyramid, “Beginning on some winter night the snow will fall steadily for a thousand years and hush in its falling the spore cities whose seed has flown.  The delicate traceries  of the frost will slowly dim the glass in observatories and all will be as it had been before the virus wakened.  The long trail of Halley’s…

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Couldn’t resist….

grin and groan – people are people…


From  Google Groups “X1-Friends” group:

AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it’s not Walter who’s lacking the intelligence?

Police in Oakland, CA spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting, ‘Please come out and give yourself up.’
 Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn’t control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words: ‘Give me all your money or I’ll shoot’, the man shouted, ‘that’s not what I said!’
 A man spoke frantically into the phone: ‘My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart’. ‘Is this her first child?’…

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