Fight for Nature

 

I get how hard it is to change lifestyle

That most folks don’t want any inconvenience

But Life on Earth is not all about us #imo

 

 

To me Nature is the Mother
Her destruction is Sacrilege

Tribes of Trees and Wild Beings are being wiped out

While we shop til we drop

I am not waiting for anyone else to get it
My family has made changes in our way of thinking, eating, shopping, driving, even to what we wear to help the planet and ourselves going forward into this dark time in ‘his’ story

If everyone did only 1 thing for the future today – there would be 8 billion things done by tomorrow – is that too much to give to our children?

Make things better where you are

What a world it would be then, if we all cared enough about something other than our comfort

Thank you

 

Please Don’t Dump Waste into the Ocean

70% of land pollution ends up in the Ocean. Not only that but folks pouring away chemicals and drugs down the drain or in the toilet are contaminating our water ways daily.

 

Have a problem knowing where to put toxic garbage?

Check with your local refuse or recycling companies for the best place to put your toxic trash like paint and household cleaners.

As for medicines; this from Medicinenet.com  –  The US Geological Survey studied water from 139 streams in 30 states and found that 80% contained traces of pharmaceuticals. The affect that those traces of pharmaceuticals may have on the environment, plants, and marine life is unknown. Studies are ongoing to determine the effects of Prozac and other anti-depressants on fish development. Other work is focused on the effects of Lipitor, a cholesterol lowering drug, on fish reproduction.

Some local government agencies have medication receptacles or specific days set aside to collect medications that are out of date or are no longer needed. Doctors’ offices or pharmacies may have medication receptacles. You simply bring your old or unusable medication to the office and dispose of them in the receptacle. You may want to ask your physician if they have these available.

For E waste from Consumers Reports – Electronics products can also contain toxic substances, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, which all must be disposed of carefully. So far, 25 states have passed laws requiring people to recycle old electronics. But no matter where you live, there are safe methods for disposing of electronic waste.

Even Goodwill takes  electronics for disposal – no doubt making money from reclaiming the minerals and metals.

For too long we have use water as a way to hide what we don’t want to see around. Fukushima is planning to eliminate their huge burden of contaminated water by dumping it in the Ocean in 2022. What Japan fails to realize, is that the Ocean is not theirs to infect with poison.

Do what you can where u are to reduce the amount of garbage you accumulate by not buying more than you need, buying only products with minimal packaging, and not using caustic chemicals for any reason. Time is running out. #imo

#SavetheWorld

#BetheChange

Thanks, LuRain

xx

 

 

 

 

Lapse Cats :: The Family Penny

 

excerpt from Maintenance Drinker in the New Age

Rathlin Patrick Penny – my Grandad – was Catholic Irish.

Went to Church only a few times in his life.

He’d thrash anyone who scorned or doubted his belief.

Certain aspects of the religion was imprinted on him at birth.

Took advantage of those rules or rituals which aided him, ignored them that din’t.

 

Old Da was a proud con man by professional inclination.

Under the protection of St. Dismas – patron of criminals and undertakers.

The feast day of this saint is March 25.

‘Lucky’- as my grandfather was known – celebrated it as though it were his birthday.

Wishing everyone a Merry Dismas – handing out Dismas cards.

The local priest was a drinking buddy.

Granma Pen said that this fellow had a hollow leg.

(A description I came to understand viscerally when I took up the glass myself.)

He and Lucky closed down many a bar with a knock down drag out brawl.

After which the priest absolved them both.

Old Da loved Absolution.

Granma Pen was a rigorous believer.

She condemned anyone who wasn’t Catholic as Hell bound.

The Hades of her imagination was only slightly worse than the life her Almighty had in store for her.

Existence was a revolve of retribution, punishment, confession then penance.

Ring around the rosary.

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Last Rites by LuRain Penny

When I’m too old to carry on

Can’t light a pipe or write a song

Don’t dump me in a elder home

Lest I die out all alone

Prop this body against a tree

Cover with leaves then sing to me

Drink and dance till no eye dry

While I rise to fly fly fly

 

Black Trees by codifyer

The Mom Job by LuRain Penny

An excerpt from Miss Penny’s autobiography, Maintenance Drinker in the New Age.

Motherhood is the only state of the union, I never been in.

 My own was an accidental parent.

A case of immaculate deception.

Mama never told me very much, so I never forgot it.

We never shared no sort of bond at all.

She farmed me out to sitters shortly after I danced out of her womb.

There is little recollection left of those early minders.

I was blessed to have been in the care of a woman who was my true mama in all but name.

Ms. Wheater was Black.

We called them Colored in those days.

I seen no difference between us.

She had four kids of her own, and a man who brought in just enough to feed three.

She hired out. I was left with her family.

For nine years.

I ate with them, played with them, went to school with them.

Did a lot of crying out my fears and frustrations on Ms. Wheater’s skirts.

Christmas was spent with her family.

On birthdays, she always made little unfrosted cakes.

Sometimes I get a handmedown from one of her daughters.

A pair of her son’s brown boots, once his toes had shot holes through them.

I realized later that her life was very hard.

You’d have never known it by looking at her though.

She always clean and smiling.

She sang all the time, we sung together.

The Great Depression was in full bloom causing mass migration.

Folks trekked elsewhere to find jobs, houses, even food they could afford.

Her oldest boy got work out West, in an oil field or some such.

They packed up and followed him there, hoping for a better life.

 

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Courage by LuRain Penny

penny-portrait-by-codifyer

“There are many forms of Resistance.

Love in the face of hate is the most courageous.

Be the Better World.”

 LuRain Penny

#hugsandcourage

Portrait of Miss Penny by codifyer

We Don’t Care To Be Parted: My Family

merry-christmas-from-codifyer

My Family is unique.

We chose each other.

LuRain Penny ( on your left ) has been with me since the day we met in the 80’s.

She is a Singer, Songwriter and Philospher.

Her words are those I Live by.

Getting very old, unless she’s mistaken.

She’s not always on the Planet.

please-donut-disturb by codifyer

We’re still working on her autobiography, Maintenance Drinker in the New Age.

Her memory has become untrustworthy so she’s decided to “just make it up as we go along.”

Most of her time nowadays is spent sleeping with Indigo Kitty aka Capt. Black, Adventure Cat.

indigo-black-adventure-cat-by-codifyer

 

My Boy stalked us soon after we lost Cody, our big Lab.

He is the Love of my Life.

And I’m a Dog guy.

We live in pastoral simplicity between Mountain and Sea.

pastoral-symplicity-by-codifyer

Lucky, huh?

HYN,

aza 2017