This past week has been busy! Busy with celebrating the first of my 39th birthdays, with enjoying Grandparents, co-mingling with dead friends, managing candy expectations and doing some inner spelunking about the forward trajectory of my life. Combine all that with either 1. a lack of photogenic moments and 2. a lack of remembering to bring the dang camera when we go out, results in Too Much to Say and No Pictures to Entertain You With.
However, we haven’t touched in for a while about the Tar Sands. Have you been following the updates? I think this issue has been slightly buried by the Occupy Protests. For me, I had to step back for a minute when Leo got sick. There was only so much grief and worry I could handle. This is the topic of a much longer post, but I am surfacing from my recent adventures in the underworld, and the Tar Sands are back on my radar.
This Sunday, thousands of people are surrounding the White House to support President Obama in saying NO. Here is a great video from Julia Louis- Dreyfus.
President Obama made his first real comment about the Tar Sands last week, and has taken on responsibility for making the decision (before he was kinda passing the buck to the State Dept…which has been uber shadey in their dealings with public response. Boooooo.). And holy crow of an update…this just in. Whoa effin’ nelly, way to totally blow it, State.
I haven’t heard much about any rallies in SF on the 6th. I’m on all the email notifications, but maybe I missed something. I’ve also been kinda out of it. If you’re more hip, could you clue me in?
Push forward. Obama must hear our voices around this. Progressives have the ear of the media and government like never before. Speak up.
p.s. Thank you for all the kind and lovely birthday wishes! It was a great day (with a big revisit of Crows vs. Hawks…hurrah!) and I was so warmed by your loving words. It’s a big part of my gratitude on this turn around the Sun…having made the connection with you folks…it truly has been, and I hope will continue to be, such a gift. xo