pope francis convenes world’s mayors to discuss global warming

L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP

L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP

” . . . francis intends to be a major player in spurring leaders to combat global warming, which he sees as inextricably linked to efforts to lift the plight of the world’s poor.

” this week, the vatican’s science committees will host two days of meetings with 50 mayors and governors from around the world; they will discuss ways to implement policies aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, boosting resilience to climate extremes and eradicating poverty. ”

high up, taking needed stand at last  SEE FULL ARTICLE – MASHABLE.COM  7/19/15

church & ma – confessional to pulpit


so good to hear it
rediscovering maker in ma
frank church at last

galileo’s sidereus nuncius
to yesterday’s laudato si
four hundred years of wakeup

if rome can do it
so can our very generation
speediest & costliest


thanks, frank !

xmas gifts for ma, paris, dec 2015

1. fossils are plunging – our up & out chance
let’s kick oil while the price is down – naomi klein


2. then, just as we were able to get to the moon
now let’s spend it again on this very planet of ours
bringing wind & sun back home

( click on MOONSHOT CALL ON CLEAN ENERGY by BBC’s roger harrabin )

3. meantime, not to forget grandest upcoming party

the trail is the thing, not end of trail

. . . travel too fast and you’ll miss all you’re traveling for

~ louis l’amour

sierra club daily ray of hope photo by ken bondy

sierra club daily ray of hope, may 14, 2015
photo by ken bondy / point buchon trail, south of montana do oro state park, near los osos CA

springUP 15

ma & me, our eight days alone up florida’s beautiful SRAIA

so much for tiny trailer. ready for tiny movie itself ? CHK IT OUT