Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’


The movement to ban the spreading of cities’ sludge on agricultural lands scored a major victory last week when Superior Court Judge Steve J. Reimnitz ruled the rural municipality of Elgin, 95 kilometres southwest of Montreal, had the right to pass a bylaw banning the transportation, storage and spreading of sludge within its territory.

“Now many other municipalities will pass the same kind of bylaw,” Elgin Mayor Jean-Pierre Proulx said. “I know a lot of them were just waiting for this judgment.”

In his ruling, Reimnitz noted that experts are not in agreement on whether sludge spreading is safe.


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Its been a heavy day- I just thought of the perfect thing to make me feel better

Music- I went to Youtube and listened to one of my favourites: Katie Melua and her song Nine Million Bicycles check it out! 4,248,789 views to date. Pretty impressive for a young woman most of us haven’t heard of.

Kitty bell

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Dreaming Music

After a lovely weekend what better way to relax than listening to some spectacular music?

I first heard ‘Chris Botti in Boston’ this weekend. A must have for my music collection.


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Touch the earth, love the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places. For the gifts of life are the earth’s and they are given to all, and they are the songs of birds at daybreak, Orion and the Bear, and the dawn seen over the ocean from the beach.

Henry Beston ‘The Outermost House’See  http://www.henrybeston.com/index.html

our south seas voyage

our south seas voyage

Spring is renewal and I feel the awakening of the earth in my soul. As we look for a reason to hope you can find it if you hold yourself above the fray and refuse to get caught up in the contagion of doom. Turn the TV, radio off. Turn inward & just tell yourself defeat is not an option.

Don’t I get depressed? Damn right I do, who could be a cancer survivor given a poor prognosis & not get down now & then. Who could look at the headlines & see the impact of the planet’s peril and the world economy peril & not get depressed. I am here to have a conversation with my sons and anyone else who cares to and I am telling you, We can hope for a better future, We must get off of our collective asses and do something. Don’t sit there and whine about the state of the world if you’re not willing in the smallest way to take responsibility and do ONE thing.

There is inspiration all around us, if you need some there is Veronica Guerin the Irish reporter who took on the Drug lords of Ireland and almost single handedly was responsible for the cleaning up of some neighborhoods in Dublin. (The Movie Veronica Guerin with Kate Blanchett should be at your local video store)

In the wake of Guerin’s death, the Irish parliament realised the potential of using tax enforcement laws as a means of deterring and punishing criminals. It then enacted the Proceeds of Crime Act 1996 and the Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996, so that assets purchased with money obtained through crime could be seized by the government.

I tell my kids this is the ‘Power of One’. One person can make a difference; start small, help a friend, a stranger- “pass it on”. Take a bag to the park pick up garbage, once, twice or even every time you go. Be kind, above all be kind, you will be amazed how contagious it can be.

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