now’s the time

for bringing this close to home
thanks al gore for all you’re bringing us
one great climate reality leadership training in miami

happy to add my presentations
time for upcoming FL solar amendment + world paris conf
ma’s very return

time to constitute our INTERdependence


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

* * *

approaching our country’s first quarter millennium
our origins have less & less to do with present reality
well past trials of pushy rulers across the ocean
can’t we stand on our own feet, make a go of it ourselves?

well we’ve done it, moved on to that somewhere else
what’s still alike, even as preamble’s start & finish still apply ?
– ever struggling for a more perfect union
– ever pressing on for something better for the children

giving the dream everything we had
costs of unfocused magnitude surge well past all this profit
much better collectively than trials of bugger king-&-co ?

time once more to take on the bigger calling
beyond mere rights to make it, each on our own
clearly it’s time to constitute our single planet’s very life

* * *

We stand at a critical moment in earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise.

To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.

Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.



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

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

hit the pedals, in touch again


kicking off on my 77th birthday
up the coast on A1A, daytona beach-to-fernandina beach
115 tadpole miles in 8 days

about time to take her in nice & calm
having shared her suffering of so many posts – plus
two climate rides of matching strain – ea 300+ miles in 5 days

will keep you posted …
meantime, no better way to get started
here at earthday/birthday than us-for-ma, front-&-center


1. 19M-daytonaUS92-topaz-flagler8W120

2. 31M-topaz-flagler-anastisiaSP(camp)staug

3. 36M-anastisiaSPstaug-daysinn-nepbeach-jax

4. 30M-daysinn-neptunebeach-fortclinchSP-fernandinabeach

together with earth

coming back after losing touch

YES issue 73, Spring 2015 Together With Earath

YES issue 73, Spring 2015
Together With Earth

fine subscription always pointing to the do-able & positive -even here
this issue devoted to essays making it happen on our beloved planet
pages well worth living with

So-called modern progress has depended on exploiting the Earth’s resources as if they had no end. We’ve lost touch with the ancient wisdom that we are partners with Earth and all life on it. But we’re approaching a moment when enough of us reclaim our sacred connection with Earth to give us a chance to save a dying planet.

Bigger than Science and Religion – by Richard Schiffman
about genesis farm of dominican sisters of caldwell, n.j. inspired by poet thomas berry’s life vision

Undo! Seven Ways We’re Fixing the Damage – by Diane Brooks
– releasing the rivers
– botanical remedies
– citizen turtle guardians
– swimming pool becomes backyard farm
– making room for carnivores
– asphalt be gone
– rebuild smarter

Wisdom-keepers, United – by Jennifer Browdy, photos by Jane Feldman
when the grandmothers awoke

Fight For Life – by David Goodman
deep in the amazon, a tiny tribe is beating big oil

Alternative Grammar: A New Language of Kinship – by Robin Kimmerer
a new word for “it” to heal our relationship with mother earth

Bioregionalism: Organic borders stronger than political ones by Rachael Stoeve
managing whole rivers in new zealand, mexico, united states

Living Earth Economics – author David Korten interviewed by Editor Dean Paton
YES founder’s new story replacing the gospel of money,
succeeding his When Corporations Rule The World (1995).

Swallowed By Whales – by Kiliii Fish
photographer’s spiritual encounter at sea

Revolution Starts Small and Close To Home – by Wendell Berry
reprinted from Our Only World by kentucky poet-farmer

rev rita celebrates prime mass for ma

just ordained, good friend rita lucey
offers first holy mass – for mother

welcome one blessed activist
huge caring supported by as much courage

months of prison walls & miles of protest walks
if not already, one day you’re sure to know her !