Stand or Fall

Trying to get up that great big hill of hope for a destination.  I realized quickly when I knew I should…that the world was made up of this brotherhood of man.  For whatever that means. And, so I cry sometimes when I’m lying in bed, just to get it all out…what’s in my head… so I wake in the morning and I step outside and I take a deep breath and I get real high and I scream from the top of my lungs, “What’s going on?!”

 

I have never been one for promoting pro-life.  I am pro-life, however.  That is when it comes to decisions, physically, in my own life.  Not someone else’s.  Being a lesbian, I have no need for birth control.  Still, when I had been younger…and indecisive, birth control from Planned Parenthood, fit into my low income budget.  And, after coming fully-out?  Planned Parenthood had remained my healthcare provider for all my ‘female’ exams!

In these days of appointing Provincial Judges to a higher court and electing right wing officials, our freedoms are dwindling…a little at time.  Slipping budget cuts in between the moments of  #45’s latest debacle.

So…

The White House plans to issue new guidelines for Title X, the only federal program dedicated to paying for birth control. The new rule is expected to require a “physical as well as financial separation” between entities that receive Title X funds and those that provide abortions.

By the way, in-between the fine lines of screwing women over…

Title X provides birth control, screening for sexual transmitted diseases and reproductive healthcare.

Over 40% of Planned Parenthood’s clients receive these services. 

Early abortion bans, known as ‘heartbeat bills,’ are being proposed in at least ten states. So far, those in MissouriMississippiTennesseeGeorgia, and Kentucky have advanced the farthest in state legislatures.

https://www.nbcnews.com

Again, slowly and quietly, a woman’s right’s’ to make informed, healthy choices, are falling away with the slightest stroke of a pen.

 

 

What is Hemp Good For?

What is hemp good for?  Absolutely, or almost, everything.  

Many colonists during the 18th century.  Tired, quiet, industrious, farmers…did not have the same quarrel over weed, hemp, etc., and it’s benefits.  As we do today.  To them smoking a bone held little light over the benefits of hemp.  From clothing to food to armor and lastly, a good buzz: growing hemp had been the meal ticket for many.

When we ever learn nothing lasts.  Nothing that is unless it is of the earth.

Today and Hemp?

Plastics can be replaced with bio-plastics – hemp

Fuel with bio-fuel – hemp

sunscreen

soap

We now have hemp-crete and Hemp Sport’s cars

But my new hemp-improved…favorite?

A pair of rustic, iconic…Levi’s!

enviromentalleader.com
Levi Strauss & Co. has created a new line of clothing made with hemp that “feels just like cotton.” Hemp requires far less water and land in the growing phase and has roughly half the carbon footprint of conventionally grown cotton but has not had wide adoption in the apparel industry because of its coarse feel. Now, however, Levi’s has employed a process developed by fiber technology specialists that softens the hemp, giving it a look and feel that is “almost indistinguishable from cotton,” the company says. The new hemp garments in the Wellthread x Outerknown spring/summer collection include jeans and a trucker jacket. They are made with a 70/30 cotton-to-hemp blend. The hemp, sourced from a rain-fed hemp crop, reduced the water used in fiber cultivation by roughly 30%.

 

Smile Visions

When people smile to themselves in the street, when I see the face of an ugly man or uninteresting woman light up…

I wonder from what visions within those smiles are reflected; from what footlights, what gay and incredible scenes they gleam of glory and triumph.

Girl in Swimming Cap by Diane Arbus

Logan Pearsall Smith

 

the Law is the Law

I’ve often thought, if it weren’t for bad luck…I’d have no luck at all.  Along with ‘I’ve done some stupid things in the past…and, am willing to do some more stupid things…before I go.  It appears I am not alone in these laws of life.  

  • Sod’s law – If anything can go wrong it will
  • Anything that can go wrong…will do so at the worst possible moment.
  • Negative expectations promote negative results.  Yet, positive expectations…promote negative results.  ‘Damned if you do…Damned if you don’t’
  • Howe’s law – We all have a scheme that will not work.
  • Zymurgy’s law – Once you open a can of worms, the only way to re-can them is to use a larger can.
  • Selective Gravity law – Anything that falls.  Falls in such a manner to do the most damage.
  • Carpet law – The chance of bread fallin’ with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of your carpet.
  • Farber’s rule – Neccisity is the mother of strange bedfellows.

The last and final law of life?

Never ever, ever say or even think the following:

‘Shit!  Its been a long time since the car has broken down or even had a flat tire!’

Unspeakable law – As soon as you mention something, if it is good, it goes away.  If It is bad…IT is bound to happen.

**It should be noted that those ‘broken down’ car thoughts usually only occur when it is 20 below zero.  Or, when the humidity is equal to the temperature (approximately, 90 degrees.)