On the trellis outside my window these winter birds perched and pondered. I am so thankful for the habits they’ve instilled in me. A 420 character 9-line poem by Patty

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Habits that I’m, well, in the habit of:

I consider that any spot I’m in has potential for discovery

even if it’s “only” the sidewalk in front of yoga;

so I think “this is a wilderness” & then wait

because I anticipate that something new will reveal itself;

I try to be brave & ask questions

even if such reveals my tank of ignorance.

Birding helped me develop these behaviors,

but living life every day hones the habits.

PATTY

 

On the trellis outside my window these winter birds perched and pondered. I am so thankful for the habits they’ve instilled in me. A 420 character 9-line poem by Patty

Morgan Freeman’s “Our Future” and the “Short Answers to Hard Questions on Climate Change” is a great reference to reply to Climate Deniers without sputtering to death in frustration.

First Mr. Freeman:

Next the list explanation of climate change.  I’ve put it in my notebook & keep it at the ready for when a denier’s got me cornered:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/28/science/what-is-climate-change.html

 

Uh oh. Gallimaufry of insults, generalities, and schoolyard bullying wins the day? Disconnected talk with no serious, substantive, responsible thought behind it? (420 character 9-liner)

Presidential candidates, no more gallimaufry.*

Try to channel the Martian:

“At some point, everything’s gonna go south on you

& you’re going to say, this is it. This is how I end.

Now you can either accept that, or you can get to work.

That’s all it is. You just begin.You do the math.

You solve one problem & you solve the next one, & then the next.

& If you solve enough problems, you get to come home.”

Or be President?

PATTY (With help from Mark Watney the astronaut left on mars which is where I sometimes think some of our candidates might be coming from.)

  • gallimaufry (pronounced gal-uh-maw-free) is a hodgepodge, a jumble or confused medley–think: a hash with a bad taste
  • https://youtu.be/mDYCLFE86Po

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_martian/quotes/

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/24/donald-trump-victory-nevada-caucus-voter-anger