A few weeks ago, I attended a conference where Vandana Shiva was a featured speaker, and while one day soon I plan to blog more about what she had to say, today I want to share one mind blowing piece of information and an opportunity to do something about it.
85% of the Nepalese seed was destroyed by the Earthquakes from April 25- May 12, 2015 which struck the Kathmandu valley and two districts east of Kodari.
For the third time, we are heading with our white VW van with the tiedye pop top to the 27th Annual Live Oak Music Festival at the Live Oak Campground Hwy 154, Santa Ynez, California 93460 for Father’s Day Weekend. This year, headliners include Steve Earle who performs on Sunday night and tickets for the weekend and the day are still available! So join us and here’s why!
The beautiful Live Oak Campground is located among the rolling live oak dotted hills behind Santa Barbara. A fundraiser for San Luis Obispo public radio station KCBX, the festival offers an eclectic collection of traditional musical acts from around the world on several stages with an emphasis on Americana and family fun. Musical styles showcased this year include blues, reggae, bluegrass, jazz, rockabilly, African, country, folk, and more!
“Arkansas Traveler” Phil Salazar & Friends. featuring Scott Gates, Hans Ottsen. Video by Phil Taggart. Read more…
Today is Buddha’s Birthday as celebrated by the Vietnamese and others. Just as Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ, so does Vesak celebrate the birth of Buddha. Read more…
According to Longchenpa, “Life Is Not As It Seems Nor Is It Otherwise.” Longchenpa (1308-1364) was an important spiritual leader, philosopher, teacher, and writer of Tibetan Buddhism. Many of his works are currently in print in English translations.
Tomorrow is one of the most important Buddhist celebrations–Vesak, or Buddha’s birthday.
In some Buddhist cultures, Vesak was celebrated last month. But for the Vietnamese and others, it will be celebrated Sunday, May 31.
Locally, events for VESAK or Buddha’s Birthday Ceremony at An Lac Mission, 901 S.Saticoy Avenue, Ventura, CA 93004 include: Read more…
Help save rescue animals while celebrating Chardonnay Day May 21!
Originally posted on wine predator:
Did you know that May 21 is Chardonnay Day? If you read this blog regularly, you probably do; here’s last year’s post where Helen and I traveled to various wineries in Ventura County.
Did you know that May is National Pet Month? And do you have any idea how many pets are waiting at shelters for HOMES?
I do! Since I was in second grade, I have been rescuing cats
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In May 1953, BB King released his single “Please Love Me” with “Highway Bound” on the flip side. By July 4, the song with BB King’s distinctive mournful and plaintive singing was a number one hit on the R & B charts where it stayed at number one for three weeks.
“B.B. King in 2009” by Tom Beetz – http://www.flickr.com/photos/9967007@N07/6577873073. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.