Standing With Standing Rock North Dakota ***** NO DAPL*****

I stand with standing rock! You hear that a lot here lately, but do they really mean it?

These brave men, women and children are trying to protect the waters of us all……..

It’s come down to cries from Mother Earth, we’re killing her, she can’t stand much more…….

We’ve got to protect her, her waterways, her sacred lands, the food she grows for us,  her honor….

we have stripped her down to the bare minimum, she can’t heal us if we can’t heal her……

2016 almost 2017 and this is how we treat our people???    “big money has no soul”

we MUST stop the black snake, before it squeezes the life clear out of us all……….

Not just me, my children, my grandchildren, their children and their grandchildren………

Turtle Island is our home, we can let her flourish once again, working together to achieve this…….


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where there is fire, there is smoke

i live in an area called the “great smoky mountains”

that is not because of fire, but because of rain

when it rains here, the mountians smoke

but that is not the case these last few weeks

we are surrounded by wildfires, TN, NC, GA

here in jefferson county we are over 7″ short on rainfall

we’ve been in a drought for most of the summer

lightning, a spark, arson, they are all in this game

but the stakes are high and getting higher each and every day

please, Creator send some rain to help all these brave men and women

that are fighting these fires, trying to save homes, trying to save lives

please be with them and keep them all safe from harm.


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Another Angel i Know

went to say goodbye to my sweet angel sam, tall pine on sunday afternoon.

my dear friend Becky came from Knoxville to get me in the car and down the road.

i found a “back way” for us to travel, all 2 lane roads, by farms and creeks and fields.

many of the trees are trying to show color, it’s been so dry here this summer, that’s for sure.

but several were blazing in their orange and yellows, so pretty to see and enjoy on our trip.

up the mountain of a wheel chair ramp and inside we go, didn’t want to see as i went by.

we sat in the back with friends and becky’s cousin, chris, family sat in the first few rows.

as long as i couldn’t see angel, i was ok, i looked at the flag draped over his casket instead.

gloria came down the row, first time i’d seen her, got to share our sorrow and try to give her strength.

Vietnam Veterans #1073 did a fitting ceremony for Angel, he was an air force man i learned.

later we got to sit with Gloria and meet her daughters and now sons  and grandchildren, too..

they had created such a beautiful family full of love, been married over 50 years, still in love…


back home and had a feast here and got to visit…becky always helps my head and heart…

i went thru turning off the lights, closing the front door, turning off my scented warmer light.

i turn on the hall light to use for computing here in my office, it was the only light on…

hours later, i got up to turn off the light and head for bed, i stopped, the scented light was on…

it’s a touch lamp, takes 3 touches to get it to the brightest level, that was how it was lit…

i laughed and said out loud, “angel, are you messing with me”? and then i got the reply

the hall light blinked twice, nothing else electric was fazed, the answer i was looking for

thanks, Angel for saying goodbye to me too…have fun dancing in heaven…miss you already…

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