Care of Earth

“Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.” “When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.” ~ Arapaho “We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” ~ Dakota “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on… Continue reading Care of Earth

Prophecy

“Someday the earth will weep, she will begin for her life, she will cry with tears of blood. You will make a choice, if you will help her or let her die, and when she dies, you too will die.” ~ Hollow Horn Bear, Brule Lakota “Mother Earth has been abused, the powers have been… Continue reading Prophecy

Garnet Mining

Garnet, the January birthstone and official gem of New York State. During a recent trip to Herkimer, NY, I traveled about 2 hours north to one of the world’s largest garnet mines. Barton Garnet Mine on Gore Mountain in the heart of the Adirondack mountains. On this venture I was in awe once again of… Continue reading Garnet Mining

My Trip to Herkimer, NY

Written July 31, 2017 “A muddied diamond is better than an unsullied pebble.” ~Matshona Dhliwayo We’ve all heard the idiom about “a diamond in the rough”, right? How about a diamond in the mud. Actually the ones I was after are more of a crystal but they look like diamonds. More on my dirty story… Continue reading My Trip to Herkimer, NY

Ghost dance

Written November 18, 2016 “You can kill my body, you can damn my soul, For not believin’ in your God and some world down below but,You don’t stand a chance against my prayers, You don’t stand a chance against my love” ~ Robbie Robertson…”Ghost Dance “ I must admit, after doing a bit of research… Continue reading Ghost dance

“The Road Less Traveled”

Written May 20, 2016(edited 2016) “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost Who’d have thought years ago when I had to memorize this poem that I’d contemplate it more in my adult years! One can look… Continue reading “The Road Less Traveled”

In Honor of Earth Day

Written April 25, 2014(edited 2017) “ ‘Look over there! It is the Rainbow, Bright and Cheerful, it is the rainbow. Listen to that! It is the Swallow, Singing to gather the Rain Clouds to Us. Come over here, come, sings the Swallow. Come over here, come, sings the Swallow. Listen again! It is the Corn.… Continue reading In Honor of Earth Day