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Earth Hour

Saturday evening for one hour all over the world electric lights were extinguished as an environmental symbol to lessen the carbon footprint that humankind inflicts upon the Earth. Here is the way the Associated Press put it: “…illuminated patches of the globe went dark Saturday night to highlight the threat of climate change. Time zone by time zone, nearly 4,000 cities and towns in 88 countries dimmed nonessential lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.” I took my place in the earth hour of darkness…

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The Voice

Good Morning All, I trust your day will be perfect and that your weekend will be filled with inspiration. I guess it’s becoming a ritual. Friday posts will be poetic. My thanks to Canadian photographer Claude Charlebois for the inspiration of his magnificent and spiritual photograph. You can check out his inspiring photography at the following address. www.charlebois.ca The Voice© 2009 Rolland G. Smith I heard a voice the other dayIt simply said, “I love my trees.”The sky had clouds in swirled grayWith beams of…

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Watercress Spring

I took my first spring walk in the woods yesterday. The place was alive, but at first glance you wouldn’t know it. You have to peek, probe and be still to see that life abounds beneath and within the ground and even at the edge of branches and twigs. There is something spiritual about the spring season. It’s a celebrating renewal and rebirth for many religious communities and disciplines, and it’s a regenerating time for all of nature. As I walked a meadow some of…

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The Presidents News Conference

I watched President Obama’s news conference last night. Afterward I flipped around and listened to the pundits, both positive and negative. I didn’t think the President was angry when he responded to a follow-up question from CNN on what took him so long to publicly react to the AIG bonuses. I thought Obama was direct in his answer. He said he wanted to think about his reaction before he spoke publicly. A CNN pundit thought he was angry in that comment. I think CNN was…

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