Posted by: cosmicgarden | August 7, 2012

Random 2012


“Don’t blame our parents for what corporate greed has done. Permaculture
has been part of rural life for thousands of years. It was just
temporarily forgotten by the masses in more recent years, largely due to
business telling us that if we buy their product things will be better.

The usual opinion is that it takes three generations of non practice to cause a skill to be lost.  Factory farming isn’t even three generations old; we’ll be just fine. 

overheard: “We are currently in the teaching story position of madly pulling the bodies out of the river without going upstream to see what is causing the problem.”


dead trees are a biological legacy passed on to the next generation of forest dwellers

including future generations of ants and grizzly bears.
Dead trees have many other important roles to play in the forest ecosystem. It is obvious to many people that woodpeckers depend on dead trees for food and shelter. In fact, black-backed woodpeckers absolutely require forests that have burned.
Yet woodpeckers are just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. In total 45% of all bird species depend on dead trees for some important part of their life cycle.
Whether it’s the wood duck that nests in a tree cavity; the eagle that constructs a nest in a broken top snag; or the nuthatch that forages for insects on the bark, dead trees and birds go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Birds aren’t the only animals that depend on dead trees. Many bats roost in the flaky bark of old dead snags and/or in cavities.

Lake County “Law Enforcement”

Ben Woods and the Illusion of Heroism

Mr. Woods has it all figured out…

I wonder whether his analysis as a sociologist would show any relationship between corruption, lack of respect for law enforcement, and violent crime.


Sowing Seeds in the Desert

Listen here to Jeanne Robertson – a funny lady

Don’t get frisky in a tent:

Don’t send a man to the store

Update November 2012

Another hilarious lady is

Julia Sweeney— and I can relate to the challenges of explaining the birds and the bees to an 8-year-old

This makes me angry:

The Environmental Policy Office–Eminent Domain Handbook— The 2012 edition– changes made to during the last legislative session


Not everyone is going to *get* Chelsea Handler but I find her extremely funny Smile

I haven’t read her book and probably won’t but I did laugh at the title.

Are You There Vodka It’s Me Chelsea
Author: Chelsea Handler

THE EAGERLY AWAITED COLLECTION OF PERSONAL ESSAYS FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HORIZONTAL LIFE — When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power — vodka. You would too if you found out that your boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo or if you had to pretend to be honeymooning with your father in order to upgrade to first class. Welcome to Chelsea’s world — a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense.

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