Happy 4th anniversary folks! January 7, 2015 is the date the 99 officially went live. I can't believe it's been 4 years already.
January 7 is the 7th day of the year
It is also Boomtime, Chaos 7, 3185 YOLD (discordian)
And let us not forget 18.104.22.168.8 by the Mayan Long Count
I would like to meet you all and check out Portland as a possible place to live as I am currently a nomad. Perhaps we could arrange a time and place, not too soon, not too far off?
Learn and Grow
It is a new year and time for new growth. When I arrived (like the shipwrecked person floating on the C99 sign) on this site, I was hopeful. I thought Bernie was destined to the presidency and our nation was going to move in a better direction. As Bernie was being cheated from the nomination , we had the Standing Rock protest which I saw as a powerful statement about many things from environmental justice, indigenous rights, and citizen movements to fossil fuel's dominance, climate chaos, and complete corporate control... including mercenary domestic policing. I continue to study and learn of our situation...social, political, and ecological. Perhaps there are answers and political paths toward peace and prosperity, but I personally don't see a political way forward. I come more and more to the conclusion of my youth - to be a gardener, a naturalist, a musician and enjoy my corner of the world - the biologically rich eastern deciduous forest. So I want to shift the focus of this column to look at stories about people and communities that are living at peace and harmony with the planet while maintaining an eye on the news of the day.
How can this waking nightmare get any worse?
A lobbyist for Boeing heads the Pentagon, a coal lobbyist heads the EPA, an oil lobbyist heads the Interior Department, and a Big Pharma lobbyist heads Health and Human Services. All of those agencies are charged with regulating those same industries. https://t.co/bkQOzzzwlv