Grateful During the Fires 13 y
Sitting out the latest fires in Southern California, I find I have much to be grateful for.
I’ve been sitting in the house for the last 3 days, with the windows taped shut and my 3 air filters blasting. The air outside smells awful--ash and smoke, and it’s not even as bad today as it was yesterday. Yesterday, to make it to my car, I had to wear a charcoal filter mask; my daughter held her breath--she has better lung power than I do. Once we were in the car we blasted the car’s air filter. This is why I bought the air filters in the first place--all activated charcoal--because of the wild fires in Southern California in 2003.
My house is about 12 miles from the closest fires st ... read more
Fall Composting! 13 y
It's Fall and time to start that compost pile! Here's a list of articles I've posted before to get you started. Also, put "composting" in the Curezone search and get a whole list of articles other curezoners have contributed to the subject! Happy composting! Blessings, Liora
Worm Composting A-Z
Recycle your kitchen waste into soil for your lawn, garden, or houseplants -- all with the help of thousands of new friends!
Yesterday, my good friend Your Enchanted Gardener came over and helped me to start a compost pile, something I’ve wanted to do for a couple of months, and something he’s wanted me to do for the past 5 years!
Earthworms & Soil
Mother Earth heard my intentions to start a backyard compost pile, and started one for me, natur ... read more
Art:Birth & Decay 13 y
This lovely digital art about the cycles of nature, created by artist Julian Konczak, allows the viewer to manipulate the multiple layers of photographs. This artwork is on display at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery's new art show, "DigitalEyes 2008-2009: New Esthetic Dimensions in Computer Visualization Technology" from November 6, 2008-January 18, 2009
Birth and Decay
To manipulate this image, go to: http://www.hidrazone.com/artists/julian_konczak/birth_and_decay/birthanddecayinstall.swf
NOTE: When you play this piece on your own computer, it works best to disable the right mouse in System Prefs, and make the cursor invisible.
Southampton Solent University
Artist Site: http://www.zerok.tv
Birth and Decay invites the audience to ex ... read more
Butterfly Totem 13 y
Had a butterfly encounter today--butterflies are symbols of freedom, creativity, soul growth and transformation.
I had an encounter with a large Giant Swallowtail butterfly this a.m. I was taking a walk along a nature trail at about 7:45 a.m., and spotted the butterfly on the ground, pushed up against a chain link fence on one side of the trail. It’s wings were opened up completely flat, and it wasn’t moving; at first I thought it was dead until I nudged it gently with a leaf, and saw the legs wiggle a bit. I put my index finger next to it and it crawled right onto my finger. It clung to my finger, not moving, not flapping its wings. Looking closely at it, I saw it was missing one leg, and had a sma ... read more
Belugas Protected 13 y
Beluga Whales of Alaska's Cook Inlet now on endangered species list
Photos:Striped Icebergs! 13 y
Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. These beautiful photos make the icebergs look like ice cream layered with candy! More photos show a frozen wave in the Antarctic--yep, it's so cold that the wave froze as soon as it broke through the ice! Amazing!
Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet
fills up with meltwater and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.
When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can
freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a
Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up
when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.
Antarctica Frozen Wave Pixs - Nature is amazing!
The water froze the instant the wave broke through the
ice. That’s what it is like in An ... read more
Pause for Beauty 13 y
Heron Dance is a beautiful art-poetry-prose-nature magazine that founder Roderick MacIver sends out to subscribers 2-3 times a year. This e-newsletter comes out weekly, and is FREE!
I wanted to share it with you.
Night Flight by Rod MacIver, Heron Dance http://www.imagekind.com/Night-Flight_art?IMID=0074f87d-6603-4158-85c8-83acd82867c7
Dear Heron Dancers,
The fall leaves seem to be at the peak of their color change, despite the warm weather. Yesterday, walking in the woods, little birds flittered all around. They were kinglets stopping by on their migration from points north. Some spend their summers as far north as northern Alaska.
At the recent Heron Dance journaling workshop, much of our exploration revolved around the implication of this quote:
... read more
MCS & Superior Court 13 y
Got a traffic ticket. Trying to get the Court to allow me to take traffic school online instead of going to class in person. This is shaping up to be a quite a challenge. Wonder how the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) may be able to help me? Any lawyers out there in Curezone Land?
I was supposed to go away for a couple of days for Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) but felt too ill today so stayed home and wrote a letter to my county Superior Court. I got a traffic ticket a couple of weeks ago and didn’t have the energy to fight it. The Superior Court said I could go to traffic school to get the ticket off of my record but they don’t allow you to take the course online.
The letter I wrote requests taking the course online due to my disability--it took me on and off all freeking day to compose it--it took more energy than if I’d gone to traffic court and thrown mysel ... read more
Give for FREE! 13 y
Financial Crisis Got You Down? Give for FREE by clicking on the links below--you don't have to have money to help out those in need! Just click on the links and sponsors pay for food/mammograms/habitat protection/books/healthcare for kids/food & care for animals! CLICK EVERY DAY!
Child Health Site
YOU CLICK DAILY, SPONSORS PAY FOR HEALTHCARE!
Help Victims of Hurricane Ike:
YOU CLICK DAILY, SPONSORS PAY FOR FOOD!
Help Victimes of Hurricane Ike:
Breast Cancer Site
YOU CLICK DAILY, SPONSORS PAY FOR MAMMOGRAMS!
Click to Give Free Mammograms:
http://www.therainforestsite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2&link=ctg_bcs_home_ ... read more
HELP Hurricane Victims 13 y
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, relief organizations are struggling to raise funds for hurricane relief operations in Texas and Louisiana. The media has turned its focus to the financial crisis and presidential elections, and away from the devastating consequences of the hurricane. WE CAN HELP!!
After the hurricanes, relief fundraising stumbles
Aid groups wonder, are Americans too distracted, anxious to give?
Hurricane Ike evacuee Nessa Devens, 4, of Corpus Christi, Texas, watches as a Red Cross volunteer serves dinner at a San Antonio Food Bank on Sept. 11.
Lisa Krantz / Zuma Press
By Kari Huus
updated 7:16 a.m. PT, Thurs., Sept. 25, 2008
As Hurricanes Gustav and Ike zeroed in on the Gulf Coast, the Mennonite Disaster Service — a small nonprofit based in Akron, Pa. — ramped up its phone center to handle t ... read more
Natural Flea Control 13 y
Received this email--Green Hope Farms sells Flower Essences for people and pets, including one for natural flea control
I wanted to let you know that I beat the flea situation at our house
with three dogs and two cats (at the time) in California where fleas
just love to live. I used a product from Green Hope Farms
called ”Flea Free.” It can be put into the animals’ water bowl or
given to them directly. I used the direct route. One of my cats
didn’t like it, and the other one would chase me around the house
trying to get some when I pulled the bottle out of the cabinet.
Of course I gave it to the dogs too. I had a very flea-sensitive
Aussie/Border Collie mix who would have a scratching/biting fit i ... read more
Mushrooms Save World!! 13 y
Mycologist Paul Stamets believes that mushrooms can save our lives & restore our ecosystems. In his video presentation, he lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the planet including cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu, more! Watch the Video! Amazing!
Watch this amazing video!!
Paul Stamets: Mycologist
Why you should listen to him:
Entrepreneurial mycologist Paul Stamets seeks to rescue the study of mushrooms from forest gourmets and psychedelic warlords. The focus of Stamets’ research is the Northwest’s native fungal genome, mycelium , but along the way he has filed 22 patents for mushroom-related technologies, including pesticidal fungi that trick insects into eating them, and mushrooms that can break down the neurotoxins ... read more
Healing MCS Part4 13 y
Had a second visit with the new chiropractor, who worked on detoxing my liver. Bleh…this portrait is how I felt for the next 24 hours. This is Part 4 of my continuing healing adventure from MCS and other health challenges.
Self Portrait 2: Sick & Tired
Created by Liora Leah 9/17/2008
Let’s see, where did we leave off? Oh, yea, did a lot of philosophizing and stuff in parts 1, 2, & 3. Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty, shall we?
When last we left off, our heroine had just been told that the underlying etiology of her MCS and other chronic health challenges was primarily emotional, but no, it’s not “all in her head” as in “making it up”, as emotional trauma of any kind at a time of physical vulnerability or illness can cause the mind/body to lay down ... read more
ADA Expanded! 13 y
The legislation, which Bush has vowed to sign, overturns a series of Supreme Court rulings that limited who was covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Job Discrimination Bill to Widen Coverage
By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 22, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Millions of Americans with diseases or impairments such as diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, cancer and carpal tunnel syndrome will be protected from job discrimination under a new disability rights measure set to become law this week.
The bill, five years in the making, won final passage in Congress last week, and President Bush said he would sign it.
The measure overturns a series of Supreme Court rulings that sharply limited who was covered by ... read more
Rockies Wolves Saved! 13 y
thanks to all who participated in NRDC's campaign to save the wolves from Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana from slaughter!
It’s the best possible news! The Bush Administration has just announced it intends to withdraw its plan to strip gray wolves of their endangered species protection in the Northern Rockies. What a huge win for wolves AND for hundreds of thousands of online activists like you who share the credit for this amazing victory! Let me bring you up to speed. Last March, the Bush Administration declared the Northern Rockies’ wolf population "fully recovered," then it handed off responsibility for the wolves to Wyoming, Idaho and Montana ... read more
Full Moon Morning 13 y
Photo of full moon during the daytime
Full Moon Monday Morning 9-15-2008 Photo by Liora Leah
This photo was taken around 8:30 A.M. PST. I’ve never seen a full moon so clearly during the day time. visit the page
Photos:BirdOParadise 13 y
Photos of the first Fall Bird-Of-Paradise flowers from my back yard. There are the "twins" on one plant and the "emerging" flower on another plant. I must've taken over 20 photos. I love these plants!
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Hummingbirds love the sticky sap
New leaf emerging
All Photos by Liora Leah 9-14-2008