Follow this link to the Brennan Center for Justice’s guide on voting, broken out state by state. New laws aimed at voter fraud, which actually act as voter suppression laws, are specifically aimed at students and take advantage of the ways in which students don’t have the same traditional method of proving identity as others. They have out of state IDs, they get their bills by email and they tend to move a lot. Don’t let people screw you out of your vote!! Please share with anyone you know who may be a student.
You may be wondering what bees need a hotel for, when they make their own hives. The truth is that many species of bees are solitary – the do not live in hives but instead construct their own nest. The main reason for this is because in these species every female is fertile and this would not make for comfortable communal living in a hive.
In the USA, I think everyone could benefit from reading this book. I worry that religious folks won’t because of its references to evolution (sorry guys - its a science book in many ways and you just can’t escape it) but I think both sides of the political aisle would seriously benefit. The first step toward a more civil discourse is to at least understand where the other side is coming from. I see way too many internet comments to articles along the lines of, ‘if you vote [insert liberal or conservative] you are obviously an idiot and mean-spirited.” Sometimes this is true, there are some idiot mean-spirited people out there. Most of the time though, they aren’t. (I can still think the other side is wrong though.) :)
My grams mentioned that she wanted a gnome for her garden. I live in the PacNW and she lives in Florida. I decided to make a gnome and send it her way - complete with back story. His name is Captain Florian Bjarka of the Third Gnome Brigade. Here is to hoping she likes it!
I have work to do and limited time to do it in. Yet I just want to play around my house and garden. Le sigh.
Life is constant change. So when something comes into your life enjoy it, use it well, and when it is time, let it go. It is that simple. Just because you own something, it doesn’t mean that you have to keep it forever. You are just a temporary custodian of many things as they pass through your life…
Everything material is merely energy in transition.
It is so easy and obvious - pack light and live simply.