Monday, April 28, 2008

Some Green to Celebrate

Remarkable. Here we are watching and being absorbed by the political protests surrounding the 2010 Olympics in China.

And the Russians give us a GREEN alert to capture our attention.
The planned site for the 2014 Olympics at Sochi is located very near sensitive ecosystems.

The locals are surprised at how quickly development is happening to "prepare" and/or beautify the area in time for the Olympics.

They are even more concerned that the extensive development will produce irreversible environmental damage in their sensitive locale.

Now THAT is worth celebrating. NOT that damage will occur. But that SOMEONE noticed and has begun to DO something to prevent it THIS FAR in ADVANCE!

It is April. So We are seeing more green news everywhere.
What I like about that is that it is a refreshing change from mayhem in the world around us.

It is a reminder that with each season we have a new call to notice new growth and assess how we impact the world around us.

The shortest path into the Universe is through a deep forest. ~John Muir~

Friday, April 25, 2008

My Ears Continued

Healing continues with my ears.

God is so gracious. I am so grateful.

How can I be anything but peace in this world?

This clip is from last summer. But the story still "rings" true for the people of this world with ringing ears.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Is there Peace in Your Head?

Exploring the world of non-silence that is my reality really does fit into this peace themed blog.
Fifty million Americans experience tinnitus... ringing in their ears. And the military has begun to notice more and more cases in soldiers returning from Iraq. It is one more toll the road bombs take and leave them with forever.

Put perhaps it is not forever. Researchers are actively creating new approaches to mitigate tinnitus and its sometimes debilitating effects on one's life.

I share a personal journey with tinnitus at a different blog Feel free to check it out and share it someone you know.

Here I want to share an occasional article on some of the factors involved with this very real and invisible condition which somtimes becomes a disability.