Collections

This posting provides links for a # of topics I've written about more than once over the years. Handy for me to have these items in one easy-to-find location...

Please note: some of the links in old postings still work (I've done a little bit of work on that), but most do not. Apologies for the inconvenience! (It IS hugely inconvenient, believe me, I know!)

 

Topics

 

Activism/Protesting

 

Apathy

  • Courage, Apathy & Evil

  • Innocence & Evil (Apathy too)

  • Why I am an eco-terrorist (not)

  • A comment in a posting of mine from 2011: "Our species faces an awfully daunting number & variety of seriously mind-boggling, stubborn challenges. I was once asked what I considered the biggest environmental problem in Durham Region (the municipality east of Toronto, Ontario), where I was then living. I could have said air pollution (very high rates of asthma in Durham Region). I could have said climate change (not too many people were talking about climate change at that time, though). I could have said nuclear issues (2 huge nuke plants in Durham Region, right beside Lake Ontario, & Lake Ontario a dumping ground for tritium, although I was not tuned in on that at the time…). Or pesticides, an issue on which I did considerable work back then.

    What I actually replied was, Apathy."

 

Belonging, Boxes & Circles

 

Canoe Trips

I did quite a # of postings about canoe trips on my original blog site, over the years. I pulled a lot of them together & put them in a collection in this posting, last year.

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Christmas

The posting Christmas 2016 has links to some of my Christmas postings over the years.

 

Control Freaks

 

Gratitude!

A whack of postings & great quotations here 

 

Grief

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Humour ('cos we all need a laugh now & again, hmmmm???)


Lead

** I have not kept up on the lead issue. Most of my work on this issue was in 2011; but since 2010 I've spent most of my learning/activism energy/efforts focused on nuclear issues. p.s. on Nov. 27/18. I recommend that you see Michael Moore’s latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9 if you’d like to get a good take on the lead scandal in Flint, Michigan. Holy crap, what a tale.)

“The inordinately stupid & irresponsible handling of lead by our society is undoubtedly one of the worst of societal crimes, with the greatest injury & hence injustice concentrating in the ghetto, on the poor.” – Dr. John W. Gofman, MD, PhD, in "Irrevy” – An Irreverent, Illustrated View of Nuclear Power

“Lead moves us down the stupid scale & doesn’t let us come back.” – Stephen Collette, environmental building consultant & certified building biologist

 

Mantras

 ** one of the most helpful, now, I find: I don’t have to figure that out right now.

Motherhood

** motherhood-related quotations here

 

Near-term Extinction, or NTE

** Note: once you’ve become convinced that our species is toast, as they say, everything you write is tinged with that awareness. So ... many postings not listed above are also coloured by this (for me) inescapable truth. Also, I keep stumbling upon old NTE-related postings I'd neglected to add in here, & adding them. The list groweth endlessly!?)

** 4 useful items about dealing with the current human situation:

  • Carolyn Baker on being in hospice now

  • So What If We're Doomed?

  • ++ Some lovely Joanna Macy quotes on how to view & cope with it all in this posting

  • The Greatest Danger, a piece by Joanna Macy that addresses despair, grief & denial in the face of the perilous situation we Earthlings now find ourselves in. It addresses: “How do we confront what we scarcely dare to think? How do we face our grief, fear, and rage without “going to pieces?”

  • & of course, also items about grief up above, under G for Grief.

Nukes

There is simply a ton of nuke material on my old, original blog site ... but it all became utterly scattered & disorganized in the switch-over to this one. Sigh. My (amazing!!) collection of nuke-related quotes is here. An even finer collection of nuke-related quotes can be found at this location.

 

Patriarchy

2009

2010

2011

Men Don’t Apologize

2014

2015

Men who pooh-pooh, patronize & pontificate

2017

#Metoo(2) #PatriarchySucks
 

** Here's what Jane Fonda said, a couple months back, about patriarchy: “The patriarchy is a wounded beast. And nothing is more dangerous than a wounded beast."

 

Psychopaths

World run by psychopaths.jpg

 

Quotations

Quotation Central is a whole separate section on the blog. Tons of great quotations, in many-many categories. Always more collections I want to compile; never quite enough hours in the day!

Religion

Recently harvested quotation about religion: “Jesus preached the most pared-down, dirt-simple kind of truth, and then a bunch of theoretical thinkers messed with it and turned his words into a religion with rules and punishments and things to memorize and get dressed up for. Same with other saints and prophets from every religion – their words are basic, but we humans go through all sorts of convoluted maneuvers to metabolize their wisdom.” – Elizabeth Lesser in Marrow – Love, Loss, and What Matters Most (an utterly memorable, helpful, WONDERFUL book).

Soup Recipes

Vaccines

Vaccine posts are listed nice & neatly, over on the right-hand side of the blog's main page. There are 30+ of them, now (though I see the listing has been cut off & not all are now showing. Gotta fix that). My favourite of the lot is the Miscellany posting. It's here Vaccines: Miscellany, A - ZBut I'm fond of them all. So much work has gone into them!? ** I’ve added a page of vaccine quotes. & The Flu Shots posting has tons of good info. ** Another new favourite? Dear Abigail/Young Mom.

 

Walking

Posts & quotes related to walking are found here.

 

A few old favourites...

** Remember: sadly, internal links have gone dead in these old postings... Some have been repaired, but most have not. This list has been done alphabetically, not chronologically. Some of these items are OLD!!

RELAX - nothing is under control.jpg