To start the day …. “Earth Day: Celebrating 45 years”!!


~~April 22, 2015~~ 

I was 19 years old when the concept of celebrating a special day for Mother Earth was coming to be. I remember the joy and the respect that surrounded this concept. We we celebrating our home, our planet. Problems were identified.

The need to step up to this challenge was recognized because something had to be done to preserve our home, to save it for future generations.

I’m sitting here in my office and I’m looking up at my bookshelves. I see books there that I got during those early years:

The End Of Nature, EarthRight, The Green Consumer, Topical Nature, Save Our Planet, Spiritual Ecology, 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth, 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save The Earth, How to Make The World A Better Place, Two Minutes A Day For A Greater Planet, Silent Spring, The Reclycler’s Handbook

and several more.

I took Ecology classes in college. I participated in activities and the spirit was there. Something would be done by my generation to make Earth a healthier, safer and cherished place.

I have become an adult, a senior citizen and I look back … “celebrating 45 years”.

I wonder …. what has been done? What has been accomplished? Is Mother Earth healthy? Will we be able to hand down a sustainable planet to the next generation as we planned?

Sadly, I think not. They will have the same challenges and even more so because of the way my generation has “conducted business” and failed at making this wonderful planet what it should be. We failed to reverse the damages done by “progress”. And these still continue to this day.

We hear it all the time: climate change, carbon emissions, fossil fuels, burning rain forests, disappearance of endangered species, plastic pollution, environmental protection and so much more ….. There’s a lot to do; so much more than what was needed in 1969.

Like Prince Ea says:  “Sorry, future generations“.  It is a beautiful world. Stand up and get the job done.





Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations.

A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in recognition of his work. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.

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~~OUR BEAUTIFUL EARTH: A Visual Journey~~

Earth Day 2015 Video

~~Published on Apr 16, 2015~~

Give back to Mother Earth this Earth Day – April 22nd, 2015 – by planting a new tree in your area, or by donating to have a tree planted in a developing nation.

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We ALL are ONE!! 


The judgement of Robin Williams …. who is anyone to judge??


~~August 13, 2014~~ 

I’m very much aware that much has been written, reported, discussed, argued about Robin Williams’ recent death. The airwaves, the blogosphere and the news have taken to reporting the death of this great talent.

Many are already tired of this topic, others have spoken in ways that show callousness and insensitivity about his passing. I must say I am a fan, I grew up with this man’s creative genius and his work played a part in my life.

Knowing that he’s not here anymore and knowing about his daily battle with depression makes me sad.

Like many, I will miss him ….



“Some people are being judgmental and rude in the unfortunate passing of the great Robin Williams and it’s really upsetting how people can try to make themselves seem superior even in his and his family’s pain.

Sometimes we take take and take and forget to refill, replace and/or replenish. If there was a well full of water, and you were thirsty, you would most likely drink from this well everyday until the well ran dry. I mean what’s the point in having access to all this water if we can’t enjoy it right? No harm no foul. Or so we think. People do this with people too. I understand that sensation of being drained and pulled in every direction and left dry. I know many people who deal with that daily and I know of people who take selfishly daily too.

To feel more lonely in a room full of people than when you’re by yourself, no one understands this?

Robin Williams gave and gave and gave and when you’re the life of the party, the one with that great warm and inviting smile and everyone expects for you to be the entertainment, who entertains him? Who replenishes his spirit and energy? Although many of us feel a certain way in regards to suicide and feel it’s a very selfish act, whether it is or not, many people who do commit suicide are plagued with a very sad and hard mental illness they can’t control.

Fame, money and fans doesn’t equal complete bliss, peace and happiness. Don’t be so quick to say he had it all.

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Robin Williams made several statements and was quoted for years and if you read or listened to what he was consistent with, this poor man was sick for a long time and was honest about his depression and loneliness. Maybe his cries for help? We don’t really know. Maybe he was as funny and genius in his talent and gave his all to his craft and us because that was when he felt loved and appreciated the most or not alone.

I don’t condone suicide or any life being taken in any form, but I think we all can understand in some capacity, whether small or big, the feeling of being alone or feeling like no one understands. Instead of condemning this man, let’s remember his legacy, his legend, his genius, his talent, his contribution to making you laugh and smile when you were down and out and allow his family to grieve without your harsh comments and judgements.

You never know what people are going through and people don’t always know what you’re going through. Be there for your loved ones and let them be there for you.

Reciprocate and have gratitude for great people in your life.”


In the words of #SmokeyRobinson

♪♫ People say I’m the life of the party
‘Cause I tell a joke or two
Although I might be laughing loud and hearty
Deep inside I’m blue

So take a good look at my face
You’ll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it’s easy to trace
The tracks of my tears …. ♪♫

Original artwork & credit: @EmilyStepp

#RIPRobinWilliams #NanooNanoo #YouWereLoved #YouWereGreat #WishYouKnewHowMuch #YouWillBeMissed


MORK AND MINDY - 1970s - 1980s

~~Huffington Post~~

Link to “In Memoriam” Robin Williams video … clips from favorite movies

With the recent death of the great actor Robin Williams, we wanted to take a look back at some of his funnier movie moments. From a wacky scientist in “Flubber” to a cross-dressing man in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” Williams’ roles are always diverse and inspiring.


~~Smokey Robinson & The Miracles~~

~~Uploaded on Sep 6, 2011~~

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears Of A Clown



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