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Happy Anniversary | Aug 30 1996

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Working on a card for my husband.

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Front of card.

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Back of card.

Harvest Moon
Neil Young

Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say

Just like children sleepin’
We could dream this night away.

But there’s a full moon risin’
Let’s go dancin’ in the light

We know where the music’s playin’
Let’s go out and feel the night.

Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar

When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.

But now it’s gettin’ late
And the moon is climbin’ high

I want to celebrate
See it shinin’ in your eye.

Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

Beer And A Banana Nut Muffin

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No – it’s not a banana nut muffin!

It’s a S’mores thingy. Humph! : |

… just watch this… ok? 10 million other people did.

The Power of Vunerability

Playlist – Ode to Neil Young (Mellow)

Thank you Neil Young!

Playlist – Ode to Neil Young (Mellow) – curated by Christine Upton

Old Man
(Album: Neil Young Greatest Hits 1968)

The Needle and the Damage Done
(Album: Decade 1976)

After the Gold Rush
(Album: After the Gold Rush 1970)

Heart of Gold
(Album: Harvest – Remastered 1972)

Harvest Moon
(Album: Harvest Moon 1992)

Helpless
(Album: Neil Young Greatest Hits 1968)

Sugar Mountain
(Album: Decade 1976)

Only Love Can Break Your Heart
(Album: Neil Young Greatest Hits 1968)

Southern Man
(Album: After the Gold Rush 1970)

Ohio
(Album: Neil Young Greatest Hits 1968)

Tonight’s the Night
(Album: Tonight’s the Night 1975)

Like a Hurricane
(Album: Neil Young Greatest Hits 1968)

My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
(Album: Rust Never Sleeps 1979)

Cinnamon Girl
(Album: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – Remastered – Neil Young With Crazy Horse 1969)

Cortez the Killer
(Album: Zuma – Neil Young & Crazy Horse 1975)

New Learning

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There. I’m trying something new.

Sitting by a shallow river listening to calming gurgling water, bugs of many sorts and birds here and there. Oh… and I am writing this post on my phone. This is challenging enough with the dog constantly pulling on his leash, as I try to keep my fingers on this skinny keypad. My reading glasses always pain me, but…

I really have been obsessed with the ‘brain’ these last couple of years.

I just finished reading “The Male Brain” (Louann Brizendine) that I picked up second hand at White Rabbit Books.

I found the book very interesting from the perspective of understanding how our brains ‘physiologically’ work a certain way (i.e. through hormones like testosterone or estrogen) which lead to our ‘behaviour’.

Since I haven’t yet read “The Female Brain”, “I am assuming” the same [perspective] is more or less true for the female brain. Yet, we still ‘eye roll’ when we encounter behaviours [annoying?] in people because ‘we think’ they are ‘choosing’ to behave that way. I don’t think we really consider that it is our ‘brain’ and it’s physiological processes that are making us behave in certain ways. I know I am over simplifying, but it’s been changing the way I think about people and why they behave the way they do.

[bugs trying to eat me]

As I was winding my way down the dog path today – I started thinking about the ‘brain differences’ between environmentalists, profit seekers, academics and the many of us hard working people who want to live our lives, be productive [go away fly] and leave something behind for our kids when we – check out.

I got an email from Environmental Defence the other day. They just completed a Report on Urban Sprawl.

[ok I now have 6 bug ‘or something’ bites on my leg. Not even going to check the other leg… eye roll].

I didn’t read the report. Just skimmed it. Some good thoughts about our need to build more sustainable communities, but a lot of us, already know this stuff.

I’ve been more interested in sustainable communities lately, because I want to sketch out what I think would be included [next post maybe]. I’ve already made some notes and can picture some of the ideas in my head. I’m not a Planner or anything. Just want to express these thoughts on paper. I think it would be fun.

The thing I realized, in glomming [love this word ‘glom’] all my thoughts together on all of this [brain, how we think], is that there is NO WAY IN HELL, that we ‘all’ [environmentalists, profit seekers, academics, workers] would have come up with this [cardinal singing] ‘sustainable community’ idea, thinking so differently the way we do.

I think communities start out pretty much the same way. Someone buys a chunk of land. Parcels it off into smaller pieces, people set up businesses on those pieces, others move closer to the businesses because they want to live near where they work and they want to access all the things they need [food, education for kids etc] to live.

Now though, we are hitting the wall – and we know it. So where do we go from here?

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