As I was leaving my house today, in order to attend my youngest Grandson’s Birthday Party, I smelled something very familiar. It was smoke from a chimney … the first Wood Fire of 2015 in my neighborhood. Two days ago it was 70 degrees and now, in some places,we went straight to Winter. It has already began to snow in some areas. It always amazes me just how time flies. On the other hand October was a bit boring when it comes to news and events, the only news on TV was about the elections NEXT YEAR and shootings which took place across country on a daily basis. We get so desensitized about killing, it becomes part of our routine. We say to our self it can’t get any worse and go on to the next sunrise like everything is normal. Actually, I took the time to re-read all the Newsletter books going back to 2007 and SURPRIZE nothing has changed. It was very interesting to reminisce and remember all the things happening each year, our saying it can’t get any worse and here we are on another repeat. We regurgitate and rename the same issues. GOOD NEWS is we have always survived and continue another year. The new End Of The World story at the moment is an Asteroid fly-by…very close fly-by.. on Halloween. I am sure I will plan my Birthday Party on November 1st.
Kanashibushan had TWO deaths in the family and was trying to board a plane from Atlanta, GA to Seattle,WA. She was stopped and searched in Atlanta: “Because her hands were hot and she looked suspicious.” She said taking off her shoes was the hardest part for her. It brought back memories for me… all the hoops I had to jump through after 9.11.2001, looking like Cleopatra. Needless to say my friend was NOT happy!
My friend Samuel Schmid took a train from Switzerland to Northern Germany. He skyped and showed me what the countryside looked like. I asked him how many Refugees he encountered on his train trip, he answered: “NONE”
Some of us are having trouble sleeping. We try to find reasons, we usually arrive at a conclusion and some of us think it is just the changing energy of the Planet. I sleep in the daytime, so I see the Sun rise and set each day. Sunset is my favorite. On the morning of the October 10 I thought I had lost time and the sun was setting, when in fact the Sun was rising. I posted it on my Facebook Page and ask if anyone else had noticed the strange look of the sunrise. It only took a few minutes and pictures arrived on my page. Turned out many people saw it and took pictures, because it was just that unusual.
I remembered one year when the Sun set twice and it was discovered there was a discrepancy in the Photon Belt. Here is a collage of the pictures the friends posted.
One of my cousins posted the following conversation with her 5-year old son.
Henry in the car last night….
Me: what’s up?
Henry: can we talk about babies being born again?
Henry: well me, I want to talk about when I was born. Why did I need help again?
Me: well not really help… You just took a long time because you were facing the wrong way.
Henry: is it dark in your tummy?
Me: not totally sure. I have Never been in there but probably….
Henry: Well I probably couldn’t see where I was going!!!!!!!!!
I am assuming this conversation came about because my Great Grand Daughter arrived 9 days late. We welcomed Alexa Kamaria Gonzales Wells on October 20th.
My grandson drove from Michigan to Atlanta. As he does often, he put me in his pocket and I came along in spirit. Technology is wonderful when we know how to utilize it. Friends have taken me on a train per SKYPE and this time I located a road my grandson and his daughter were traveling on on YouTube. I was able to follow along on YouTube and wondered what did we ever do BC…. before computer.
For those of us who don’t get to go places any more, we can just sit in our favorite chair, visit friends, go on trips, attend lectures and go to the stars. There are live links to the Space Station.
Saeeid Dastmalchian, my friend from Germany has finished his project: My Face For Peace. He noted:
Many people ask me if they can still order the Peace Book. YES OF COURSE. Here is the link for ordering (the price includes the shipping charges) http://myfaceforpeace.org/How_you_can_help.html
We have already started to plan exhibitions. We hope to finance a part of the exhibition costs by selling the Peace Book.
Another post came in from my friend King Shakur:
I’m reading all these post with people being pissed that BET didn’t cover the Million Man March this weekend ( but certainly covered the recent hip-hop Awards ). What people don’t realize is that BET is not owned by Black people. It’s owned by Viacom which is owned by Sumner Redstone (thanks John) who could care less about a positive gathering of a million Black Men or what a speaker like Minister Farrakhan has to say. But have no problem showing bouncing boobies and Snoop with gin and juice and the hip-hop awards. The mandate cones from the top. Hope that clarifies some things.
Happening NOW: Tens of thousands of people are marching on the national mall in Washington, DC to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the #MillionManMarch, and to demand an end to institutional racism.
The media is almost totally silent about this historic march. Share and help spread the word! This year many of our Native Friends attended and again requested a Pardon for Leonard Peltier. I listened to some of the speeches on line. It made me look back on some of the struggles us Baby Boomers were involved in. Again I found we are almost asking for the same things AGAIN as we did in the 1960’s. Hard to believe. I talked to a friend about that and he said : “Drama makes you realize you are alive”. I thought about that for a while, he is right.
The biggest Storm EVER recorded on the Planet hit Mexico. They named her Patricia. Patricia lived up to her name. She has enormous reserves of ENERGY. Her Elements are AIR and WATER, and if she thinks she falls short of her potential she will call on a friend for help. The National Hurricane Center said based on hurricane hunter data, Patricia had strengthened into a monster Category 5 hurricane with estimated 201 mph *sustained* winds — with even higher gusts!
I stopped at the local Smoke Shop on Columbus Day. BTW it is now finally called Indigenous People Day. The owner of the shop is Korean. I commented him on being open for business. He said: Not my Columbus. Not your Columbus either and made the sign of a UFO… you not from here either.
Love and Light
Here is a re-post of Faces, It was an honor to have been allowed to do the show.
And the Tunnel of Trees in Michigan.
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