Pause in publishing proceedings to make way for the seasonal proceedings. Hope everyone has a happy time with family and friends.
Well, I got a new draft from Mary Neighbour, my person doing layout, and it's looking good! Still a ways to go, but soon ...
Well, I'm told that I'll have a completed copy to look at by Tuesday. Then all that's left is to review, make adjustments (I assume small), and then we're ready to get some POD copies printed for me to send out to a few people who have agreed to look at the book to write blurbs.
We had a full moon eclipse yesterday morning, around 7:30 out here in the Southwest. From the We'Moon datebook: "As our projections of others are met in the shadow, offer a peer review. Lighten up with playful pantomimes."_
Sandra Pastorius © Mother Tongue Ink 2010
FYI, the "shadow" is the part of our personality that is totally submerged in the unconconsious (a term coined by Carl Jung.) We only see it reflected in others, and can recognize it when our emotions (and attitudes) are sparked by another's actions or behavior.
Oh well, I guess that's how it goes. I don't have the money to print yet, so what's the rush, right?
I've decided to start a new element on the Home Page. I'll be directing attention towards a couple of websites or recent articles that are giving us good news about trees.
For the record, I'm fed up with bad news. I don't watch news programs much anymore, cause I think we're all being programmed to be afraid of each other—and, of course, buy, buy, buy whatever new product or drug some big company wants to sell us.
Seems clear to me - if we don't learn to love our home, we're going to lose it—or at least access to it, as IT will most likely survive us, if not entirely intact. So the primary goal of this website is to engender curiosity about something in nature—anything, whether it's an amoeba or the oceans. Whatever does it for you —get active, if you can, or get interested and support, if you're like me and are not able or inclined to tromp around in the woods.
I am an artist and writer, living off grid, in a strawbale house on the high mesa near Taos, New Mexico. I have four cats, and live amongst a variety of wildlife including, but not limited to: coyote, pronghorn antelope, elk, endless bunnies and jackrabbits (and myriad other rodents), ravens, mountain bluebirds, rattlesnakes, and tarantula.
The cats stay in, everything else stays out.