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06/02/2020
Indigenous Rising Media

We sing and dance and pray for justice and equality.

Jingle dress healing for George Floyd and Family

What would happen if 6 boys were shipwrecked on a deserted island? I doesn't surprise me the true story includes coopera...
05/10/2020
The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

What would happen if 6 boys were shipwrecked on a deserted island? I doesn't surprise me the true story includes cooperation, kindness and consideration. I learned as a high school teacher for 12 years that children/human beings are, for the most, part kind and caring. This story has a multitude of wisdom inside. A very good read.

When a group of schoolboys were marooned on an island in 1965, it turned out very differently to William Golding’s bestseller, writes Rutger Bregman

Faces of the Lenape Tribe, the original Inhabitants of Manhattan
04/27/2020
Faces of the Lenape Tribe, the original Inhabitants of Manhattan

Faces of the Lenape Tribe, the original Inhabitants of Manhattan

Why did they sell Manhattan for $24 worth of beads and trinkets? That's one version of the story anyway, about the legendary transaction between the European colonisers and a once powerful indigenous nation. The Dutch called it "New Amsterdam", and then it became "New York" under the British. But is

04/08/2020
Deva Premal Gayatri Mantra 2 hours

Meditation and chant to end suffering. Wishing everyone on earth health, peace and love in these difficult times. ❤️🙏🏼❤️

Recuerdos de Mi México
03/17/2020

Recuerdos de Mi México

Una familia de Xoloitzcuintle, una raza de perros mexicanos y es la más antigua del mundo.

I really admire this art movement. It has achieved so much over the decades. A great inspiration. Thank you Cicely Gilma...
02/19/2020
The Bread & Puppet Theatre: A Living Museum of American Hippie Culture

I really admire this art movement. It has achieved so much over the decades. A great inspiration. Thank you Cicely Gilman for sharing ❤️

The year is 1979. Thousands of people flock to a farm field in Vermont, and wait for their stilt-walking hosts to christen the "Circus Ring" field with their presence. When they do, it's in a parade…

Gardening
12/08/2019

Gardening

The Manual of Seed Saving: Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits : https://amzn.to/2E5ubAZ

“Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able vessels in the waters than there are right now across the wor...
12/03/2019
We were made for these times

“Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able vessels in the waters than there are right now across the world. And they are fully provisioned and able to signal one another as never before in the history of humankind.”

  My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations...

Stop Clearcutting CA
12/02/2019

Stop Clearcutting CA

The irony is that most of the current logging projects on public lands are justified in the name of “forest health” and “resilience.” Yet logging past and present is removing the genetically resistant trees from the forest. One study sampled genetic diversity of forest plots before thinning. Immediately after the logging project, the genetic diversity was reexamined. The researchers found approximately half of the natural genetic diversity had been removed by logging.

COLLECTIVE IGNORANCE OF ECOSYSTEMS
By George Wuerthner, The Wildlife News
http://www.thewildlifenews.com, November 9, 2019

A researcher in California is collecting seeds of sugar pine that appear to have resistant to bark beetles. Her goal is to capture and propagate trees that can withstand beetle attacks. According to the article, past logging of sugar pine has dramatically reduced the genetic diversity of the sugar pine population. https://yubanet.com/regional/the-survivors-sugar-pine-trees-and-the-future-forest/

Loss of genetic diversity is one consequence of the Industrial Forestry Paradigm that dominates the timber industry and all public agencies from the state forestry agencies to the federal agencies like the Forest Service.

For example, on a recent field trip, the foresters in the group told us they were going to log some fir trees that had “root rot” as well as adjacent fir trees that “might” get the pathogen. No one in our group, which included several so-called “conservation groups”, questioned the starting assumption that it was desirable to eliminate root rot. When I asked the lead forester, why he felt it was necessary to log the trees, he responded by saying the trees were likely to die.

So I inquired further. “So, you want to kill the trees by logging, so they don’t die from root rot?” And then I went on and said: “Isn’t that kind of like our policy in Vietnam where we had to destroy the country to make sure the Communists didn’t destroy it?”

I followed up with “what is the ecological role of root rot in the forest ecosystem?” I got no response, just blank stares. No one had even considered that root rot might play any critical role in forests.

I do not know the role of root rot either, but I don’t just assume that removing trees with root rot “improves” the forest ecosystem. At the very least the dead trees would continue to store carbon, provide homes to countless forest animals and plants, and serve as functional components of the forest landscape.

The irony is that most of the current logging projects on public lands are justified in the name of “forest health” and “resilience.” Yet logging past and present is removing the genetically resistant trees from the forest.

One study reported in Conservation Biology sampled the genetic diversity of forest plots before thinning. Immediately after the logging project, the genetic diversity of trees in the plots was reexamined. The researchers found that approximately half of the natural genetic diversity had been removed by logging.

Importantly it was the rare genetic alleles that were eliminated. Maybe one tree in a hundred might have genetic resistant to say drought. Still, when you remove 50% of the trees from a stand, you are likely to eliminate that one tree that might provide survivors to repopulate the forest stand under adverse conditions.

One of the problems I’ve experienced in my limited participation in forest collaboratives is that no one is even asking the question of whether logging the forest harms it. The entire starting assumption is that logging creates “resilience” in our forest stands. Yet clearly, most foresters don’t even have the curiosity to ask about the genetic implications of logging, much less the answers. And sadly, most of the so-called conservation groups that participate in these collaboratives are equally as unprepared to examine the starting assumptions.

Many ecologists adhere to the “precautionary principle,” which acknowledges our collective ignorance about how ecological systems work. The precautionary principle warns us to save all the parts, restrict our manipulations to as small an area as possible, and at the same time, create extensive conservation reserves where human intervention is minimal.

Nearly all forest collaboratives I’ve examined start out with the assumption that our forests are “unhealthy” due to normal ecological processes from bark beetles to wildfire. Then, like the old-time Snake Oil Salesman, they assume they have the one and universal cure for every malady real or imagined—logging.

A red flag goes up whenever I read or hear the Forest Service claiming that they are going to thin or log the forest to improve “forest health.” Abundant evidence exists to suggest that periodic mortality—even significant losses—from drought, disease, beetles, fire, and other evolutionary processes create “resilience” and “healthy forests.”

It’s time for our public agencies to acknowledge that the Industrial Forestry Paradigm is a threat to our forest ecosystems and to act with humility in the face of our collective ignorance.

This is the Smallest lovely Library in Italy :-)
11/30/2019
This is the Smallest lovely Library in Italy :-)

This is the Smallest lovely Library in Italy :-)

Antonio La Cava, a retired school teacher, transformed his 3-wheeler into a tiny mobile library to spread the joy of books to children in the remote places of Italy.

11/18/2019

A friend posted the free Art Book resource from the Metropolitan Museum today (thank you). I immediately searched every relevant book referencing the MORA collection. There are a few links attached to photographs of the artwork that can expand our knowledge of this unique and historical artwork from Asia. Click on Photos and an individual piece to find more in depth information on the origins of this art. Thank you for your interest and support

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A New Year and a New Beginning

MORA has taken a significant step forward in 2018. We acquired the land. It is completely raw land and we will start from scratch with a well and an off-grid solar system. There are many goals to achieve in 2019:


  • Grow Organic Food Onsite

  • Build Agritourist Business

  • Museum with Ancient and Contemporary Art

  • Workshops for Wellness in Mind Body and Spirit

  • Library for Art Specific Study

  • Cafe

  • Outdoor Guided Adventures

  • WWOOFing

  • Honor System Farm Stand
  • This is a very exciting time for a museum that will build community through education, art, wellness and outdoor activities. We hope you will support us with encouragement, experience, knowledge and time on the Farm/Museum. These things are most valuable and appreciated. Thank you :)

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    Usually the sense of something unsaid but implied makes more sense to people. It is not particularly holding back the truth, it is being honest and at the same time festive about what you have to say. Then art is a living process. ~Chogyam Trungpa