It Saves Going To Heaven

I hope you love birds too.
It is economical.
It saves going to heaven.
Emily Dickinson


Important March Events: 

March 8th: International  Women’s Day ‘ Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.’

Spring Equinox – March 20- On the day of an equinox, daytime and nighttime are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. Not exactly equal, due to the angular size of the Sun and atmospheric refraction. The word is derived from the Latin aequinoctium, from aequus (equal) and nox (genitive noctis) (night). For me it is another turn of the seasons, and already the sun is setting later behind the townhouse.

“March for Our Lives” will take place on March 24, 2018 in Washington DC, as well as with ‘sister marches’ in major cities across the United States. Organized by survivors of the school massacre in Parkland, Fla. to rally against the continuing mass shootings taking place in our country. The event will include “student speakers, musical performers, guest speakers and video tributes,” according to the National Park Service permit application, with 14 Jumbotrons and 2,000 chairs, and an expectation of 500,000 participants.

However, the Washington Post reported this morning that the ‘March for Our Lives’ application to the Park Service for use of the National Mall,  was bounced by an application by a  “a student group at a local educational institution. The film crew’s plans listed equipment such as two tables, two bikes and jump ropes.”

I suggest and believe that it will not be so easy for the current individuals who hold office in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate, and Trump White House Administration to squelch an American populace of young people coming up (and the people who love them), that refuse to be at risk of  slaughter by assault weapons, simply because they desire an education and attend schools in the United States.

 A safe and peaceful month of each and everyone.


    1. Thank you for your lovely words.
      What our children experience as a result of this horrific gun violence forever changes who they are, and what their future lives will look like…..that is if they survive. I pray for them to be strong, united, and supported by the rest of us.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by on this first day of March.

      Birds just fill me with so much optimism. To pause a few moments in the day and listen to a bird song…and the tune they are singing is Spring is on the way! All my best to you.


  1. The rejection of a permit for the reason listed is about as ridiculous of an excuse as I have ever seen. I’d bet on NRA influence backed up by NRA influence in Congress and at the White House. Hopefully it will bring twice as many kids out! Be interesting to see who the school is… –Curt

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    1. I imagine some young smart reporter will be asking Betsy DeVoss that very question. Thank you for stopping by. Always a pleasure to hear from you, Curt. An excellent weekend to you and Peggy.


  2. Beautiful birds! Love seeing the Robins. We don’t have them down here in the Valley but do back in Pennsylvania!

    I agree… it’s going to take the children to make Congress listen!

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    1. Robins always remind me of my east coast childhood.
      Everything got a good rain up here in the high desert, and just a quick bit of snow. The dust is settled, greenery fresh, sun out, full moon, temperatures warmed up nicely, and Cottonwood, Old Towne, Cornville, Village of Oak Creek, Camp Verde…everywhere is jammed jammed with folks in the area for the Sedona Film Festival, and the seasonal Snowbirds…which are not Robins!
      Thank you for your supportive comments.
      An excellent weekend to you, Nancy.

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  3. We had a pair of lovebirds in our home when I was growing up, they used to snuggle together so adorably. I hope you are successful in bringing awareness of this need for more love in the world Johanna. Schools should not be the scary place they seem to be in the US right now. Best wishes and peace to you too 🙂

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    1. Yes, I did not realize that until just a few years ago, when I really read her as part of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Class) on poetry. That class, combined with not being a teenager….the previous last time I had read her, really opened my old eyes to a poet on whom nothing was left unobserved.

      Always great to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. All my best to you.

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    1. Young people I know that are coming up are asking themselves “What Kind Of America Do I Want To Live In?” and then figuring out where they fit in making that happen. I find this very refreshing and optimistic. Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by. All my best to you and your family Lynz.


    1. I never gave her a serious look until a few years ago when she was one of the poets in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Class) class I took. What a very real surprise to learn of a really interesting and talented woman, capturing the world with such a unique and spot on perspective. Thank you for stopping by Carl. Always good to hear from you and enjoy your website’s hilarious cartoons. Thank you.


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