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iNaturalist BioBlitz — Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. George Genereux Urban Regional Park.

This week until Aug 30 work with the Nature Conservancy of Canada NCC as a conservation volunteer! Contribute to community science in your own afforestation area! Grab your smartphone, tablet or camera and contribute to online community science by searching for plants, animals and insects in your backyard or local green space. Track your observations […]

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Racing for a Hundred Dollar Bill — lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

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FOWC with Fandango: Vapid — Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

She hated taking the last train in the evening, but there was no choice. The party dragged on into the late hours of the evening. Everyone else lived near, but Joan lived in the next town and it seemed that no-one was travelling in her direction. She was alone on the platform when the train […]

via FOWC with Fandango: Vapid — Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Raise Our Voices, a poem


Sumyanna Writes

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Some of us

are the songs,

she says…

the lilting melody

the gentle birdsong

the reverberating pulse

that soothes the inner spaces.

Most of us

are not aware of this,

but still – we sing,

filling the silence

with reassurance

and hope.

Some of us

are the songs,

she says…

and some of us

have not yet learned

to sing.


© Sumyanna 2018


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I Won’t Leave You Alone, a poem

Sumyanna Writes


I whispered

in the silent moments,

when no one else

was brave to speak

I wanted people to know –

I knew they were there.

Often, in the shadows

they would stand quietly,

hands in their pockets,

head down,

holding their worn,

uncomfortable smile

for fear someone would notice

that they were all alone.

But I had learned somehow –

to be unafraid.

I know the yearning

the desire for kindness

and I know how many times –

I was left empty-handed

wearing a well-worn smile

to hide the tears.

I saw you standing

in the corner

all alone

but I did not allow

the emptiness between us

to swallow us up.

Hand raised,

a rush forward,


 and then . . .





(c) Sumyanna 2018

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Are you a biophiliac? — stbarbebaker

“The eminent biologist E.O. Wilson first called our affinity for the natural world “biophilia,” and the term has stuck.” F. Kaid Benfield. KE. O. Wilson defines biophilia as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.” When you think about Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden) in Paris, France, it is amazing to find a […]

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Anticipation: Train Ride of Life

Beautifully said!

Piper's Adventures

TrainRiding in the train

excitement in the air

anticipating the journey

living life with a flair

Slight breeze

through the open window

train chugging along

reaching for tomorrow

Trees and wildlife

beauty along the tracks

living in the moment

unable to go back

Always anticipating

hard to enjoy the day

so much life around

worry gets in the way

The train of life

continuously flowing

so many adventures

the sun is glowing

Train slowing down

a sharp turn around the bend

time to reflect

coming toward the end

Life is beautiful

filled with family and friends

learned so much on this ride

living it fully until the end

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

Anticipation: Train Ride of Life

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A New Daily Post Word Prompt – June 14th, 2018 – Word: Phenomenal

Your Daily Word Prompt

A New Daily Prompt

Daily Prompts – Words and Images

To participate in This Daily Prompt, all you have to do is publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words, images anything that you like. All you have to do is put your post’s link into the comments below(I know it’s not as pretty as the original, but it works)

Today’s Word:  Phenomenal

Step 1.

Please link to this prompt in your post by using this URL in the text of your post or at the end of your post: 

Step 2.

Please leave the LINK to YOUR post below in the “Leave a Reply” Comment section at the bottom of THIS post so others can visit you.

Leave a small comment with your URL if you wish or a short message to readers. If you’re not sure how to get that link check out…

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Google workers oppose complicity in war crimes, resign

Take a look, decide for yourself!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 14 May 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

News Today | Some Google employees are resigning due to involvement with Project Maven

From in the USA:

Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract

by Kate Conger

Today 6:00am

It’s been nearly three months since many Google employees—and the public—learned about the company’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a controversial military pilot program known as Project Maven, which aims to speed up analysis of drone footage by automatically classifying images of objects and people. Now, about a dozen Google employees are resigning in protest over the company’s continued involvement in Maven.

The resigning employees’ frustrations range from particular ethical concerns over the use of artificial intelligence in drone warfare to broader worries about Google’s political decisions—and the erosion of user trust that could result from these actions. Many of them have written…

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Simply beautiful!

Megha's World

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.”
― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets


Let me tell you what you mean to meyou are that feeling of homemy tired feet feelwhen they step inside thecold streama wild brookafter walking a whole day

You are the soothing feel of the sun onmy face incrisp winters

You are a waft of that fresh breezewhen  I open the window to spring mornings

You are that soothing smellthat petrichorwhich rejuvenates me from within

You are the feel of dewdrops falling…

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