How to keep learning? How to counter Trump and Fox News. A 420 character 9 liner on Times Square bees and staying in the know.

 

 

 

I approximate to stay on the edge of my learning.

I read, listen, & make connections.

Often I do this frenetically so as not to fall prey to conspiracy-theorist,

Fox News predator types.

I like the mindset of that beekeeper

watching the capture of a huge bee swarm in Times Square.

He estimated the swarm size to be 20,000.

Are you sure? No, he says, but, to be sure all you need to do is

count the legs & divide by 6.”

PATTY



 

Let’s label Earth an “Important Area” like the Important Bird Area designations for sites of outstanding value; do it for the Vermillion Flycatchers & our kids. (420 in 9 lines)

Spectacular: Vermillion Flycatcher!

A multi-syllabic name for a multi-gorgeous bird

who makes a shallow cup nest of twigs & soft matter,

lines it w/ hair & finishes it w/ lichen

where the high desert meets the mountains in Big Morongo Canyon.

I came upon a nest in the horizontal fork of a tree just off the trail.

Big Morango is designated an “IBA,” Important Bird Area.

This label will help the VF etc be.

Spectacular.

PATTY

 

Designate Earth an “Important Area” like the Important Bird Area designations for sites of outstanding value; do it for the Vermillion Flycatchers and our kids’ kids’ kids. (420 characters in 9 lines)

Ideas can be recycled, repurposed, reimagined say I and the Deer Mouse in our back woods. A 420 character 9-liner

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Finding a new use for an old item or idea is what the Deer Mouse does:

She thatches leaves into a roof for an old bird’s nest,

filling it with nuts, seeds, dried beetles, feathers & thistle down,

a cache.

This first snow insulates her winter getaway.

I watch her scurry 50’ up the tree trunk,

pause to survey w/ her large ears twitching, then slip inside.

I’m awed & reminded to search out new purposes,

to be a finder.

PATTY

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/home-items-you-can-reuse-over-and-over-again/