Tag Archives: environmental threats

Sometimes I Just Don’t Understand

Carol A. Hand Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever understand why people in power seem to care so little about the suffering and destruction they leave in their (una)wake(ning) *** *** Robin wings and bloodied backbone lying in the grass … Continue reading

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February Impressions

Carol A. Hand Even though surreal psychopathy rules, gentle moments of beauty still fill my heart with joy. It’s the poignant passing moments I prefer to celebrate and share today. *** Green grass revealed by this week’s untimely thaw now … Continue reading

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“More or Better?” – Revisited and Updated

Carol A. Hand For the past month, my friend, Cynthia Donner, and I have been working on revising a class focused on social justice. It’s been a daunting process to frame and describe the purpose and create new assignments. And … Continue reading

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A Powerful Message from Standing Rock

Carol A. Hand On November 20, 2016, Kendrick Eagle posted a video appeal to President Obama. “You gave me hope…. You said you had our back, and here we are. Help us stop this pipeline. Stick true to your words, … Continue reading

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Brief Reflections about Standing Rock – Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Carol A. Hand Today a young woman is in critical condition due to escalating police violence, all so corporations can pollute and profit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/standing-rock-arm-amputation_us_5834853ee4b09b6055ff01ec. Her only “crime” was standing in peaceful solidarity with Standing Rock Water Protectors to prevent corporations … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Update

Carol A. Hand The news from Standing Rock, North Dakota, is alarming. I’m not sure if the link below will take to you to a recent video of escalating police violence, but it greeted me this morning when I visited … Continue reading

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A Request for Action to Support Standing Rock Water Protectors

Carol A. Hand My heart is heavy with the news coming from Standing Rock, ND today. It’s led me to do something I rarely do. I’m posting a request for the help of all of those who follow this blog. … Continue reading

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The Journey Home, by a Special Guest Author

Today, I’m posting an article written by a special guest author, my daughter. She graciously agreed to allow me to post an article she wrote and originally shared on Facebook. Jnana Hand (Originally posted on Facebook, September 6, 2016) North … Continue reading

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Reflections – Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Carol A. Hand The privileged language of different disciplines never ceases to fascinate me. Today’s photography challenge is “Treasure – Zoom In.” In other words, a “Macro” shot. I remember when I first started visiting photography blogs. I was puzzled … Continue reading

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Reflection – Monday, June 20, 2016

Carol A. Hand Of late, I often find myself wondering if I am truly odd. It’s not a question I can ask family or colleagues. But I do wonder, and the aftermath of the severe storms that blew through here … Continue reading

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