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Newtown’s Dance STOP May 1 and City Speaks Episode 3 On Now with CD soon!

April 25, 2016

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Just in time for National Poetry Month, CITY SPEAKS 3 is up and ready for your listening pleasure at a park in Pasadena located at 1199 S. Fair Oaks Avenue (S.W. corner of W. State St. and Fair Oaks Ave.)

The newest Episode brings the voices of E. Amato, Conrad Romo, and Terry Wolverton to this sculptural poetry/sonic installation daily, through Dec, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM for a sonic experience. Read more…

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here…

April 23, 2016

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Four hundred years ago, at the age of 52, William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, died on the same day that he was born: April 23.

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Two days ago, on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57, Prince Rogers Nelson died; he was born June 7, 1958.

Both were masters of the written word. But more importantly, both showed the world a way of being in the world. Read more…

Earth Day: a whale of a tale

April 22, 2016

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Happy Earth Day!

Depicted is a group project by some of my students. I challenged my classes to form a group and take an action during a three week period related to an environmental issues, environmental or social justice. Read more…

Poetry for Poem In Your Pocket Day

April 21, 2016

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Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die,
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams.
For if dreams go,
Life is a barren field
frozen with snow.

~Langston Hughes

Happy “Poem in Your Pocket Day”!

This poem by Langston Hughes is perfect for today’s “Poem in Your Pocket Day“: it’s eloquent, timely, and it’s short enough to fit easily in your pocket! Read more…

6th Ojai WordFest Celebrates Library’s 100th Birthday, National Poetry Month

April 20, 2016

 

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Happy Centennial Birthday to the Ventura County Library System and to Ojai’s local library! Happy National Poetry Month!

As part of ongoing celebrations, join local poets and writers at the 6th annual WordFest, a literary arts festival that kicks off Friday afternoon, April 29th, at the Ojai Public Library located at 111 East Ojai Avenue with FREE Writing Classes, and Saturday and Sunday readings and signings by authors including ME with more events scattered around the Ojai Valley. Read on for the line-up.  Read more…

Hooray for Earth Month Events! Happy 100th NPS! Vandana Shiva Comes to Town!

April 19, 2016

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“I pledge allegiance to the earth of our beloved solar system
and to all of her creatures for here they dwell
one planet united in harmony
with universal love and compassion for all.”

April is always big for a poet tree hugger like me. But this week is especially big with a week’s worth of celebrations for the 100th birthday of the National Park Service,  April 21’s Poem in Your Pocket Day, and April 22 is Earth Day!

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Plus locally, at an NPS film fest at Ventura College, and this weekend, Vendana Shiva will speak at a conference at Pacifica Graduate Institute near Santa Barbara, CA on “The Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas” as well as at a free talk at Oak Grove School near Ojai, CA. Plus other events I mention in this post on what nature does to your brain!

Keep reading for more details!

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This Earth Month: Find Out What Nature Does To Your Brain

April 16, 2016

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This Earth Month, discover what Nature does to your brain! And to your heart! Not to mention your hair! And yes I’m talking more than being outside at Coachella!

“When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor,” states National Geographic Magazine in a story by Florence Williams with photographs by Lucas Foglia. Williams quotes environmental psychologists Stephen and Rachel Kaplan at the University of Michigan:

“Imagine a therapy that had no known side effects, was readily available, and could improve your cognitive functioning at zero cost,” the researchers wrote in their paper. It exists, they continued, and it’s called “interacting with nature.”

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But research shows that just talking a walk in the woods or even a neighborhood park for as little as 15 minutes makes a difference to your brain and other measurable stress indicators!

Read more…

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