MY DEMONSTRATION – Martha Kennedy – Reblog

More good words for Earth Day. Because we older folks remember the day it began … and wonder why so little has been accomplished. This fragile craft grows more fragile every day.


I'm a Writer, Yes, I Am! and a Painter, too? Who knew?

It turns out that the great love of my has been nature. Nothing and no one has given me — or asked from me — anything comparable. The photo above is of me, Dusty and my tree — it’s been my tree since I was fifteen. That tree taught me pretty much everything I have needed to know about faith, perseverance, beauty and survival. A tiny bit of it went into the ground with my dad when he was buried in Montana in 1972.

Me and Cody and my tree Cody O’Dog and I at my tree in 2010

Back in the day, when people were marching against the War in Vietnam and all manner of things, the only demonstration in which I participated was that of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970.

I was a senior in high school in Colorado Springs. I had my mom’s car (I don’t remember why). I ditched school…

View original post 528 more words

Categories: Earth, Ecology, reblog

Tags: , , ,

3 replies

  1. Thank you Marilyn. ❤

    Honestly, I don't wonder why "so little has changed." A LOT has changed. I think no one could have known how dire the situation actually was or would rapidly become as the under-developed world sped toward becoming the "developed" world. How could we know the toll that would take?

    I think the key is not to give up or be daunted by the enormity of the task or the obtuseness of some people in power or businesses who fear their bottom line will vanish.

    I'm living in a depressed area of the United States where many of the major employers are alternative fuel producers — for example we have one of the nation's largest farms and it is not just powering us it's powering other places in Colorado, just one thing. Almost every day out here there is some small victory — against drilling in Chaco Canyon, or the court deciding Yellowstone Park is worth more as it is than the oil beneath it, research into responsibly cleaning up the innumerable antique gold, silver and tin mines all around. I HOPE all this happening everywhere will inspire others.

    Oh and this National Geographic Piece is good — it made me think that we had to learn HOW to mitigate our carelessness before we could do it.


    • Oh, we’ve done a lot … but we haven’t stopped what caused the problem, so from my perspective, yes. We got the Blackstone clean enough to fish in and even, in some areas, for swimming. But not for drinking. Probably never that. Sure the air in New York and LA is cleaner, but it isn’t clean, Yes, the Hudson is no longer so polluted you can develop film in it (there was a time you could and that’s really POLLUTED!), but it’s not clean. In many parts of the country, even that much hasn’t been done,

      I subscribe to National Geographics because I love photography and because I know the money I spend on the subscription goes to help National Parks. Whenever I have a few spare dollars, I send it to one of the organizations that are breeding vulnerable or nearly extinct animals or taking care of mistreated ones. It’s not much, but it’s the best I can do.

      We haven’t done NOTHING, but we haven’t done nearly enough. Not nearly enough people are trying to fix the problem. They still toss garbage from car windows. They toss trash into the rivers. And that IS drinking water.

      I know because Garry and I are always cleaning it up. If we haven’t gotten to a point where EVERYONE knows not to toss trash from car windows, I would say we aren’t anywhere NEAR where we need to be.

      And did I mention that we are one of the places that gets lots of super fund money? This valley was the original site of American pollution. We’ve come a long way, but not far enough. Many places in Massachusetts (especially Massachusetts) were so badly polluted they will never be clean. They literally CAN’T be cleaned.

      What always makes me the MOST angry is that we could do it. Now that China won’t take our garbage, a lot of places are suggesting we not bother to recycle because we have nowhere to put the recycling. It was on the news tonight, as a matter of fact.

      Liked by 1 person

Talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

Keep it alive

A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness

Covert Novelist

Just another WordPress site

The Small Dog

Life from the Tail End

Cee's Chronic Illness Sisterhood

Peer support and hope for women with Chronic Illness and their support team.

Salted Caramel

Blogging, Motivation, Lifestyle and much more.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.

Green Screen

The Environmental Movie Podcast

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.


Independent views from someone who offers some historical context


I use the best, I use the rest

This, That, and The Other

Random musings on life, society, and politics.

My Blog

Just another site

National Day Calendar

Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Views from the Edge

To See More Clearly

serial monography: forgottenman's ruminations

wandering discourse, pedantic rant, self-indulgent drivel, languorous polemic, grammarian's bête noire, poesy encroachment approaching bombast, unintended subtext in otherwise intentional context, unorthodox unorthodoxy, self-inflected rodomontade, …

draliman on life

Because sometimes life just makes you stop and think

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns



The Day After

Musings, Photography, Writing, and More



Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World


The Fun Side Of Science

A Day In The Life

People, Places, Nature, LIFE!

Curious Steph

explorations on the journey of living

%d bloggers like this: