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August 2015, Page 2

Worldwide Wednesday: Mary Allan’s Cruise News

Mary Allan writes:

A friend asked me what was my favorite type of vacation.  The answer was easy…a cruise.

From an early age I went sailing in Canada with my father, and later my Uncle Lorne.  My family had always been sailors, whether on a sailboat or one of the ships of The Allan Line.… Read the rest

Vital Sunday: Farm Sanctuary from Animal Holocaust

Friend to animals everywhere, Chris Hedges writes:

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.—There are mornings when Susie Coston, walking up to the gate of this bucolic farm in her rubber boots, finds crates of pigs, sheep, chickens, goats, geese or turkeys on the dirt road.… Read the rest

Wild Friday: Yes … The ARE Looking!

The Intercept assures us “the sheer quantity of communications that XKEYSCORE processes, filters and queries is stunning. Around the world, when a person gets online to do anything — write an email, post to a social network, browse the web or play a video game — there’s a decent chance that the Internet traffic her device sends and receives is getting collected and processed by one of XKEYSCORE’s hundreds of servers scattered across the globe.”

See how your internet activities are tracked and scored here.Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Dramatists Guild Scolds Insulting Call for Plays

In light of the controversy surrounding the submission process for Words Players Theater in Rochester, MN, the Dramatists Guild of America president, Doug Wright, wrote a response to the director Daved Driscoll.

Early last week, Donna Hoke, the Guild Regional Rep for Western New York, wrote a blog post lambasting the Words Players Theater for their egregious submission guidelines.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Fly With An Astronaut!

Thanks to Ty Rossmellia, an article on my computer caught my eye, “Fly With An Astronaut at Kennedy Space Center”.  I’ve been almost everywhere else, why not space?

When I met my son’s father, he was working on the Apollo Space project in St.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Projecting Change on The Empire State Building

**Sign the Pledge for Wildlife**

Manta rays, 40 stories high. Blue whales swimming hundreds of feet above the city streets. The vision of Academy Award® winning, RACING EXTINCTION director Louie Psihoyos and world-renowned visual artist Travis Threlkel (Chief Creative Officer of Obscura Digital), this projection event on one of the world’s most iconic buildings will catalyze a movement to preserve the real treasure of our beautiful planet: its life.… Read the rest

Vital Sunday: A Sadhu Story

A sadhu under the instruction of his Guru built for himself a small shed, thatched with leaves, at a distance from the haunts of men. He began his devotional exercises in this hut. Now, every morning after ablution he would hang his wet cloth and the kaupina (loin cloth) on a tree close to the hut, to dry them.… Read the rest