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Saturday, October 23, 2021
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Thursday, October 21, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
I loved the friendly donkeys...who let me pet them out on the patio at the Bush Farmhouse Restaurant.
Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Actually most of them were out in the garden, and only one donkey came into my dining area, and was easily steered out to the garden by one of the staff, and that was before we ate.
I got there early, at The Bush Farmhouse, which has gone through several changes over the years When I moved here in 2007, it was a little farmers market which was owned by folks who soon became friends of mine. It was a bit pricy but local produce was available all year round.
Later owners put a lot of effort into raising various veggies right on the property...and those beds are still active.
OK, I've already shown you a lot, so let's do other photos tomorrow!
The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas-covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal, is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be. -Douglas Adams, author (11 Mar 1952-2001)
Monday, October 18, 2021
My friend had to purchase one of the cups about the Flying Weiner Circus (they are actually Dachshunds doing tricks depicted on her works.)
At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted. -Eric Idle, comedian, actor, and author (b. 29 Mar 1943)
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
The teepees in various movies were similar, but I didn't see the starving Native Americans, nor their children torn from families and sent to boarding schools. I only saw the hero cowboys and their lives.
So this last Monday was Indigenous People's Day in many communities around the USA. The Italian descendants all celebrated the old Columbus Day still. I noticed lots of FaceBook posts about Native Americans, and wonder if that's just because of my own interest. My Italian friends may have missed seeing all those posts!
Charlie Bulletts, Kaibab Band of Paiutes at Bryce Canyon.
"We're not 'these people,' 'these people once lived here,' 'these people once thrived,' 'these people survived in a harsh environment.' Those types of statements, to me, are not true because it's who I am, and I am still here, we are still here."
"Indigenous Peoples' Day celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples, as well as a commitment to their inherent tribal sovereignty. It is also a day for the celebration of native culture and cultural understanding through cross-cultural teachings.
"We invite you to learn more about Bryce Canyon's indigenous peoples, their stories, and tribal elder perspectives at: https://www.nps.gov/.../history.../americanindianhistory.htm"
From: Smithsonian Magazine
Friday, October 15, 2021
Last Sat. in Asheville!