“Anyone who denies over a century’s worth of established science & basic facts is unqualified to be the administrator of the EPA…the Senate needs to stand up to Scott Pruitt & his dangerous views.” (Sen. Schatz) (420 character-9-liner on Pruitt’s lies)


“I think that measuring, with precision, human activity on the climate

is something very challenging to do

& there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact.”

No, Scott Pruitt, it is EASY to measure & there is OVERWHELMING agreement.

Carbon Dioxide is the PRIMARY greenhouse gas contributing to climate change.

Earth’s temp has risen 2.0 degrees (F) since the late 19th century.

Your statement is a LIE.





TITLE: “Anyone who denies over a century’s worth of established science and basic facts is unqualified to be the administrator of the EPA. Now more than ever, the Senate needs to stand up to Scott Pruitt and his dangerous views.” (Sen. Schatz Climate Action Task Force co-chair)  Scott Pruitt’s “don’t know yet” claims are dangerous to the future of the Earth

No Such Thing as Nothing But Dust! The Nature of Dust (Laura Darling’s Great Song) and That Tiny NASA Craft Headed to the Moon (Another 420 Character Poem in 9 Lines by Patty)

Taken by Apollo 8 crewmember Bill Anders on De...
Taken by Apollo 8 crewmember Bill Anders on December 24, 1968, showing the Earth seemingly rising above the lunar surface. Note that this phenomenon is only visible from someone in orbit around the Moon. Because of the Moon’s synchronous rotation about the Earth (i.e., the same side of the Moon is always facing the Earth), no Earthrise can be observed by a stationary observer on the surface of the Moon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A salmugundi

of cat dander, face powder, cigar ash, soil, pollen, insect poop, human skin.

DUST! Earth dust. I know it well, which is to say much better than MOON dust,

which is why that tiny NASA probe

is gradually going to let the Moon’s gravity pull it away from earth

so that it can dry mop under the bed

as it were

of those craters so as to figure out what all’s in THAT mixture.

I dare say it’s out of this world.


*Looking backward from Moon to Earth made me realize that all dust is not created equally, or at least isn’t the same, especially if it’s on the moon, where there are no humans, cats, or face powders–that we know of, at this point, anyway. –Patty

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It’s Not 352 Million Miles to Mars*, But It’s Better than the 23-Foot “Test Drive” Curiosity’s Just Taken: the Bar-Tailed Godwit Flies 7,200 Miles** Without a Break: Except for the One This Guy’s Taking on South Beach, Chatham While I Munch Fried Clams from the Kream ‘N Kone

I devour my KREAM ‘N KONE fried clams

and worry about the lone, Bar-Tailed Godwit on South Beach Chatham,

way off track from his Alaska-New Zealand 9-hour nonstop migration.

A Concorde-clone when he flies,

he’s shrunk his gut and replaced the weight with fat and muscle.

He’s lost.

I lick bits of crumbs from the greasy red-striped box

while he’s gorges on fingesrnail-size clams with his pencil-thin bill.

Comfort food.

Patty 8/22/12

* Curiosity, the 6-wheeled NASA rover that landed on Mars a couple of weeks ago is now taking test drives. Tracks on the sand as it were, both here in South Beach, Chatham by my plump, looooog billed godwit AND the roving rover. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/science/space/nasas-curiosity-rover-gets-moving-on-mars.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

** Biologist Robert Gill tracked the Bar-tailed Godwit from Alaska to New Zealand and told NPR’s Melissa Block about this 7,200 mile, no-stop, 9-day trip. I listened in, and while I licked all that greasy good stuff off my fingers, I worried about this amazing creature that’s not supposed to be here on the East Coast of No. America.


award winning seafood

The routes of satellite tagged Bar-tailed Godw...
The routes of satellite tagged Bar-tailed Godwits migrating north from New Zealand to Korea and China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)