The hippies were right
1 Make love, not war. It’s a cliché, but it’s as sensible as anything anyone ever said anywhere. The Vietnam of the past is the Iraq of the present. We’re still at war, and would prefer not to be.
2 Natural foods are a way of life, not a lifestyle. Natural foods are not a fad diet. When people eat natural foods, and eat slow food and cook at home, those people enjoy better health. We know that people are committed to eating healthy, natural food because Outpost owners stick around, even during a recession.
3 Buying bulk saves money & the planet. “Unpackaged,” a new store in London recently opened its doors, marketing itself on this premise: customers buy empty containers, fill them in the store and return to re-fill them when they are empty. This keeps prices down, and keeps bottles out of landfill. We agree, and it’s why we’ve been offering bulk grains, soup, tea and spices for decades.
4 Pesticides are harmful. We instinctively know this. A pesticide kills bugs, so why would we want to eat it?
5 Cooperation is better than corporation. It works for Outpost, of course, but consider others. Think about the recession. Think about the banks. Then think about the credit unions. The credit unions fared better because of their cooperative, less risky business model.
6 Knowing where your food comes from makes sense. “Know your farmer, know your food,”. Whether it was a slogan on a sandwich board in 1973 or a clever piece of copywriting out of Washington , the fact remains that consumers are less likely to suffer from food-borne illnesses if they know where their food comes from. This isn’t just about touchy-feely community relations. Recall the October New York Times article exposing how ground beef products can be made up of different cuts of meat from different slaughterhouses — impossible to trace. The reporter told the story of dance instructor Stephanie Smith, whose E.coli-tainted hamburger meat put her in a coma for nine weeks. How can we keep food safe when we don’t know where it came from? We can’t.
7 Herbs are nature’s pharmacy. If a natural remedy can cure what ails you, why use anything else?
8 Logo t-shirts are cool. Just ask Alterra or Milwaukee’s Teecycle Tim, who runs a business selling vintage logo shirts.
9 So are Red Wing boots with vibram soles. It’s how you wear ‘em.
10 Freedom. People everywhere just want to be free.
11 Yoga. People everywhere just want to be flexible, strong, calm and pretty.
12 Composting. Even hip NYC urbanites are composting in their teeny kitchens these days. And the mayor of San Francisco made it a rule. If you don’t compost your food scraps, they smack your legs. Of course, San Francisco officials are now coming under attack for supplying residents with toxic composting material, so I guess they’re the ones getting their legs smacked. Lesson learned: It pays to research your compost.
13 Fair trade. It’s only fair.
14 Collecting rainwater. While this is outlawed in some western states, this makes common sense here. Protect that lake, people!
15 Growing our own food. There’s an amazing amount of satisfaction to be gained from eating food you grew out of your own spot of earth.
16 Meditation. This is going to keep on growing in popularity. We are information-saturated; imagine being able to empty your mind!
17 Joplin,Hendrix, Dylan the Stones and the Beatles.
Love them or not, there’s no denying the influence.
18 Community works.
Small-based businesses coming together as a community have pooled their talents and resources to promote themselves, each other, the city and the shop local ethos.
It looks like your ‘ordinary’ house cat, a really cute one. But this lovely creature is a wild one: a black footed cat, which lives in Africa. The black-footed cat is the smallest African cat, and is endemic in the south west arid zone of the southern African subregion. It is one of the lesser studied African carnivores, and is listed as Vulnerable by IUCN since 2002. Black-footed cats are solitary and strictly nocturnal, thus rarely seen. They spend the day resting in dense cover, in unoccupied burrows of springhares, porcupines and aardvarks, or in hollow termite mounds. They emerge to hunt after sunset.
They also need your protection: help them if you can! click thru link :)
Mystical moon, Arches Park~Three Phases Full Moon
Well, I know she’s a tracker, any scarlet would back her…
They say ‘she’s a chooser’, but I just can’t refuse her…
She was just there, but then she can’t, be here no more…
And as my mind un-weaves, I feel the freeze down in my knees…
But just before she leaves, she receives…
She’s been ‘down in the dunes’ and she’s ‘dealt with the goons’…
Now she drinks from the bitter cup, I’m trying to get her, to give it up…
She was just here, I fear she can’t be here, no more…
And as my mind un-weaves, I feel the freeze down in my knees.
But just before she leaves, she receives….
It’s long, long when she’s gone, I get weary holding on ..
Now I’m coldly fading fast, I don’t think I’m gonna last ..
Very much longer…..
“She’s stoned” said the Swede, and the ‘moon calf agreed”…
I’m like a viper in shock with my eyes in the clock…
She was just there somewhere and here I am again…
And as my mind un-weaves, I feel the freeze down in my knees..
But just before she leaves, she receives………
words by: levon helm
image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/buddhafield
She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air~~
The quality of your projection is determined by your mental vibration and your spoken words. You can use certain words to raise your frequency, elevate others and heal the planet.
Peace to all -Peace to the Universe -seafarers-footsteps
(There is a full moon out tonight, April 13th, 2014)
Relax, breathe, inhale, exhale, and listen to the singing bowls…
Your feet are firmly grounded, standing at a threshold of your life journey. Plant the seeds of your adventure, your actions, for those seeds will grow and blossom into your experiences. There is a universal labyrinth laid before your feet here. It’s a blueprint of your journeying. At the base of the flower bulb, there sits your AGNI/fire element that ignites the interest of unveiling the Unknown in you. You is the Universe and the Universe is you. Help finely carve the Universe by your experiences for this will become a help and support for others.