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A thirty year old women living in South Surrey, BC has discovered and responded to an internet posting by Bored.com. By shaking up the tedious hiring process, Michelle Mahoney hopes to find herself writing for the online site and entertaining internet users around the globe.
Cafe Wasteland is a series of Sculptural pieces made from garbage. Made mainly of disposable coffee cups, these pieces are a trash to treasure story. Continue reading Recycled Medium; Cafe Wasteland
I am a craft loving mom. As an artist, nothing makes me happier than sharing my love for creation with my children. I have seen the Rainbow Loom sensation take off, and love this fun and easy tool for children. Continue reading Do It Yourself and Make a Rainbow Loom!
The Elsipogtog people have found themselves repeatedly outnumbered by police officers, as Shale Gas attempts exploration on land that they are most definitely not welcome. Many have been arrested, and many more are being pushed back in an attempt to lead the way for the next pipeline project. The protests and support is remarkable, but not near enough as Shale Gas and the RCMP stand against Elsipogtog. The fight is not only for their land and lifestyle, but to protect the most valuable natural resource for all people, our water.
The War for Our Waters
As the face-off between First Nation Elsipogtog and Shale Gas continues, the need for support and supplies grow. Police officers fight to overcome a battle that they must know to be unmoral. The Elsipogtog is only doing what any First Nation that adheres to their spiritual and cultural beliefs would. There is no visible benefit for the earth by beginning this project, and oil is not a necessary resource for our existence. This is only one of many battles that is being fought in our land today, but it is definitely an important one.
People need to know about the gas wars happening in our backyards. Brothers and sisters are putting themselves on the line between fresh water and wastelands. So many people do not understand the magnitude of the events going on in our world today. We must listen to more than main-stream media, and learn about important environmental issues. The economy is one thing, but what does money matter when the world is destroyed? Escaping to the moon seems like the only sensible option in this snapshot of time, but it is clearly not aligned with the big picture.
Moving Many to Idle No More
Idle No More is a movement gaining momentum and support. On Facebook this movement is 120 000 likes strong, and is working on many important issues. The power of solidarity is a strong one. Aboriginal and other Canadian supporters are trying to give back the First Nations voice. The First Nations have the knowledge needed to begin to mend the many wounds man has given nature. I urge everyone that contributes to a cause to research more into the movement, and the action being taken on a variety of environmental issues. All of these causes need monetary and volunteer support, and some of them are of particular importance. Perhaps your regular annual donations could be better placed for the year, and go towards making a positive change in the name of our Mother Earth.
Main-Stream Media Markets Destruction
I watched a commercial yesterday and was both in awe and shock. Awe, because the commercial was beautiful, with amazing landscapes and nature scenes. Shock, because it turned out to be an advertisement for the oil sands and BC pipeline project. That alone was not the most shocking part. At that end of the commercial a large tag line read “We are pretty good at this”. Really, that is what they are going with?. They can drop buckets of money creating, and airing a commercial, yet the best they can come up with is “we are pretty good at this”! I don’t care what industry we are talking about, accidents happen, but somethings are just not worth the risk. This land all needs protecting, and all of our lives and nature is at stake. Reserve land and lands promised to Aboriginals has not been respected, it never has. Thousands of unsettled treaties show the respect of the crown and federal government. More and more of the country is suffering, and should not be pillaged necessarily to feed greed and destruction.
I hope more people begin to hear the cries of the Elsipogtog people, and all of the earth’s warriors. If you are near the area, and can stop to show your support please do. Spirits are high, but numbers are low. Follow the spirit, and respectfully show your opposition to Shale Gas. I am in BC, but my spirit and support are with you there.
January 28th marks a big day in the “Idle No More” movement. Although the impact is debatable, thousands of supporters participated in worldwide protests today to be the voice of our mother earth. Whether the focus is a bill that is feared to farther the destruction and contamination of our great country, or simply to demand that we proactively think about sustainability, it is inspiring to see so many come together. Continue reading Idle No More a Revolutionary Movement
New Years resolutions are annual promises we make to ourselves to reach goals and fulfill unused potential. What ever the resolution, making one specific focus would likely check an item off your list, but it seems to me that our lists are never done, and being so specific could limit our potential and opportunity. Continue reading Affirmations not Resolutions for the New Year
2012 has been an amazing and busy year. Although I haven’t blogged since the summer, I have accomplished some great things, and achieved some of my short-term goals. I have taken on a heavy volunteer load, but have really enjoyed the process and learned many new and useful skills. Fundraising for my children’s school doesn’t show any personal financial gain, but the experience and gratitude is priceless. With the school year half over and the New Year beginning, I feel the need to refocus on my business, as marketing and networking are two other parts of my business that have seen no attention since September. Continue reading A Journal Entry from My Journey