Thursday, September 14, 2017

travel pix summer 2017






RMC square dance

https://www.instagram.com/p/BX_5MYLl6nG/?igref=ogexp

Updates Summer 2017

This was a frustrating summer.  I had four gigs that I had been told I had booked fall through.  

I was in "Sleeping Ugly" at the Identity Theater more info here Sleeping Ugly Blog

I did get to do a story slam in NH -- Please note that I'm looking down, because I'm in the pulpit of a church looking down at the audience.



And I edited a voiceover reel




Here are a couple of YouTube videos that I made for fun

This is a portion of a Shelley poem with some of my hiking videos



This is a character impression



Travel Pix on a separate blog here


I've sometimes gone to a drop in dance class with James T. Lane of "Chicago" on Broadway.  He's amazing, but I'm not.  Don't hire me as a dancer, yet.

Some friends say they spotted me in background on "Wizard of Lies" and last winter's Hallmark Christmas movie.



Saturday, September 9, 2017

Awaken the Dawn -- Ecumenical Alternative???

I saw this video on my timeline on FB.


I was very moved by this man's tale of having a vision of having a national religious festival on the national mall -- something like a Woodstock for Jesus -- and having encountered so many others who had had the same vision.

I don't think I would personally feel comfortable with a festival that was focussing so exclusively on Jesus, tho.  Still, I am captivated by the idea of a huge religious/spiritual festival.

I am wondering if it might be possible to organize an alternative, ecumenical festival celebrating religion and spirituality in Central Park in NYC -- not focused on one religion but including everyone.  It might be very healing.

Certainly, as we watch the storms and the fires seemingly bringing us closer to the long forecast predictions of global warming related catastrophe, having a big prayer gathering seems like a nice idea.

I feel kind of powerless to organize this, but maybe people would be interested.

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Didn't get much coverage in MSM, but even though I'm not a fundamentalist or evangelical, I still think that a prayer event could be good for us.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Wildfires in 2017

Well this is sort of morbid, but I'm collecting reports of wildfires in 2017, because they seem not to be getting so much attention, in view of the hurricanes

Northern California wildfires

https://weather.com/news/news/2017-10-10-california-wildfires-wine-country-evacuations-deadly


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Siberia

https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-images-capture-worst-siberian-wildfires-in-10-000-years

Sakha, Russia

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/russias-sakha-republic-experiencing-second-highest-rate-of-fires-in-russia

Glacier National Park

https://www.outsideonline.com/2238536/glacier-national-park-being-devastated-wildfire?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookpost

Central USA

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_feature/public/thumbnails/image/20160404-unitedstates.jpg

US West in general

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/us-wildfire-season-worst-49690858

Fire in Oregon

https://www.facebook.com/theoregonian/videos/10155120103966973/?hc_ref=ARRAVHvN9i0DZ_u0OAbi2t8zF2gH0VD3qO3q5t5QFseUX4r0qGhy7WPMKDXXN9ue5fA

Washington State air quality map

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/sep/05/looking-for-washington-air-quality-map-here-it-is/

Greece

http://wildfiretoday.com/tag/greece/

Portugal

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/17/wildfires-trap-2000-people-in-macao-village-in-central-portugal

Greenland

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/15/543406558/greenland-is-still-burning-but-the-smoke-may-be-the-real-problem

Brazil

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-landrights-environment/brazils-raging-forest-fires-threaten-indigenous-land-uncontacted-tribes-idUSKCN11R2B5

Not sure if this is still going on.  Probably not, but Nova Scotia

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/wildfires-fire-crews-shubenacadie-firefighters-woodland-1.4126663