It is often difficult to find time to write these days, but there was a time when I wrote quite often. That writing lives at the Palace Of Muse. My blog. Click over there, for the archives and new work, as I continue to wax poetic from time to time…
A moment with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! At the Indigenous People’s Climate March:
From The Hudson River to Standing Rock, December 19, 2016:
Please watch Tiokasin Ghosthorse from the same evening:
People Have The Power (^From Spinning On Earth^):
A Branch Of The Talkingstick:
Speaking For Hudson Valley’s Water:
In November of 2014 the Town Of Ulster Supervisor was called to consider municipalities who were clearly affected by his plans for a massive water bottling plant in his town, taking 1.75 million gallons per day from a small lake in Woodstock, which serves as the supply for the City of Kingston, NY— coincidentally and kindly, Kingston provides water to assist him with the water issues in his own Town of Ulster.
**The following clips begin with Rachel—the entire meeting can be viewed by starting at the top of each.
Calling legal compliance, he and the board denied both Woodstock, and Kingston a voice as Involved Agencies in the Environmental Review, while discussing a segmented action, which, is coincidentally, outside of the law.
Somehow, by the grace of community action, the diligence of several and the supportive power of numbers, we were able to send a major bottling company looking elsewhere to land their project. Many in the Hudson Valley Region are still working to secure our infrastructures, repair inter-municipal relationships, and bolster the immune system of our collective commons with an eye on sustainability and restorative economic development. The Hudson Valley holds too much of New York’s heritage to tackle our economic problems with industrial and urban sprawl…
Woodstock Story Slam 2015:
Woodstock Story Slam 2014:
Some Fun From The Archives!
Vila Vila Kula:
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