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#30DaysofGOOD — Day 9: Document Inspiration To name just a few  of the things that have inspired and continue to inspire me: my  grandfather (photo from perhaps 37 years ago), the natural world, my  children (from 12 years ago), beautifully and intricately written  fiction like Lord of the Rings, “In Defense of Food” which became my  motivation for change and a more purposeful environmentalism, and wisdom  from such thinkers as The Buddha.

#30DaysofGOOD — Day 9: Document Inspiration

To name just a few of the things that have inspired and continue to inspire me: my grandfather (photo from perhaps 37 years ago), the natural world, my children (from 12 years ago), beautifully and intricately written fiction like Lord of the Rings, “In Defense of Food” which became my motivation for change and a more purposeful environmentalism, and wisdom from such thinkers as The Buddha.

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#30DaysofGOOD — Day 8 Document something funny  I took this picture about 4 years ago and every time I see it I crack  up.  :)  My husband “wearing” one of my fake hair ponytails and my  oldest kid (then 15) looking on in horror :p

#30DaysofGOOD — Day 8 Document something funny
I took this picture about 4 years ago and every time I see it I crack up. :) My husband “wearing” one of my fake hair ponytails and my oldest kid (then 15) looking on in horror :p

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#30DaysofGOOD  Day 7: Document Autumn Autumn is a bit different here in the Sonoran Desert.  Some days it’s  bone chillingly cold, others it’s 85 degrees.  But my favorite thing  about autumn, here or anywhere, are the lengthening shadows of the  afternoon and evening.  Here, a purple prickly pear cactus and  brittlebrush silhouetted in the afternoon sun.   Julian Wash Greenway, Tucson AZ

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Day 7: Document Autumn
Autumn is a bit different here in the Sonoran Desert. Some days it’s bone chillingly cold, others it’s 85 degrees. But my favorite thing about autumn, here or anywhere, are the lengthening shadows of the afternoon and evening. Here, a purple prickly pear cactus and brittlebrush silhouetted in the afternoon sun.
Julian Wash Greenway, Tucson AZ

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While in downtown Tucson today, I saw many examples of art—sculptures, murals, architecture, democracy in action…  On the drive home, I captured this.  My favorite from today.

While in downtown Tucson today, I saw many examples of art—sculptures, murals, architecture, democracy in action…  On the drive home, I captured this.  My favorite from today.

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Day 5: Document Something New  #30DaysofGOOD This is a little sapling, started from a seed dropped by my neighbor’s  mesquite tree.  Am letting it do its thing, cheering it along.

Day 5: Document Something New
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This is a little sapling, started from a seed dropped by my neighbor’s mesquite tree. Am letting it do its thing, cheering it along.

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#30DaysofGOOD Day 4: Document Something OldThis is the view atop Tumamoc Hill in Tucson AZ.  This hill was home to the ancient Hohokam people and is the site of the earliest known trincheras village in the Southwestern US. After the Hohokam people moved on about 700 CE, the area provided resources to the Tohono O’odham, Akimel O’odham, and the Hopi. It’s possible Tumamoc is also a burial site for Apache and Papago.

#30DaysofGOOD Day 4: Document Something Old
This is the view atop Tumamoc Hill in Tucson AZ.  This hill was home to the ancient Hohokam people and is the site of the earliest known trincheras village in the Southwestern US. After the Hohokam people moved on about 700 CE, the area provided resources to the Tohono O’odham, Akimel O’odham, and the Hopi. It’s possible Tumamoc is also a burial site for Apache and Papago.

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#30DaysofGOOD Day 3: Document Happiness-What Makes You Happy? The simplest, fleeting things make me happy.   Today the wind was blowing, the wind chimes playing a beautiful song.   As I stood there by the back door listening, wishing I could capture the  wind in a photograph, I noticed the way the morning light came in  through the window into my little yoga corner.  It’s one of my favorite  things, the way the light hits at soft angles on the floor and walls  throughout the day.

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Day 3: Document Happiness-What Makes You Happy?
The simplest, fleeting things make me happy.
Today the wind was blowing, the wind chimes playing a beautiful song. As I stood there by the back door listening, wishing I could capture the wind in a photograph, I noticed the way the morning light came in through the window into my little yoga corner. It’s one of my favorite things, the way the light hits at soft angles on the floor and walls throughout the day.

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30 Days of Good ChallengeDay 2: Document PetsNenya and Mr.Norris

30 Days of Good Challenge
Day 2: Document Pets
Nenya and Mr.Norris

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30 Days of Good ChallengeDay 1: Street StyleMy street, seen through the filter of last night’s Halloween decorations

30 Days of Good Challenge
Day 1: Street Style
My street, seen through the filter of last night’s Halloween decorations

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My story isn’t interesting.  My husband served in the military and I raised two boys, the oldest now 19 and in community college.  Often we struggled, with student loans, expenses, living paycheck-to-paycheck, as so many do.  We didn’t always ask for help from my family, but it was comforting to know it was available.  I’ve never been without medical or dental.   I’ve never gone hungry.   I’ve always had a roof over my head.  I’ve never been truly  poor. BUT I STAND WITH THOSE OF US WHO ARE!  I stand with those who go hungry, get denied or can’t afford medical, lose their homes, can’t get hired, with those who work hard for little.  I stand with those who get sent to war, risking life and limb— while corporations like Halliburton make BILLIONS off of suffering.  I stand with my children, who face an uncertain future, both in terms of the ECONOMY and the ENVIRONMENT.  I stand with those who have no one to turn to, andwith those who are a paycheck away from homelessness (that would be 33% of us)…
…all while 1% of our population have the wealth of 7 lifetimes or more, the average net worth being $14 MILLION!  They will NEVER know hunger.  They will NEVER be unable to afford medical.  They will NEVER need to ask anyone for help (except perhaps the 99% for a BAILOUT!).  They have the majority of the money and  the power. But WE THE PEOPLE still have our right to peaceably assemble, to free speech, and to a free and independent press.  And though the powers-that-be often succeed to divide and conquer us, we have rediscovered our collective VOICE.   Let’s continue to remind the 1% that our DEMOCRACY ISN’T A QUIET ONE!www.occupywallst.orgwww.occupytucson.org

My story isn’t interesting.  My husband served in the military and I raised two boys, the oldest now 19 and in community college.  Often we struggled, with student loans, expenses, living paycheck-to-paycheck, as so many do.  We didn’t always ask for help from my family, but it was comforting to know it was available.  I’ve never been without medical or dental.   I’ve never gone hungry.   I’ve always had a roof over my head.  I’ve never been truly  poor.

BUT I STAND WITH THOSE OF US WHO ARE!  I stand with those who go hungry, get denied or can’t afford medical, lose their homes, can’t get hired, with those who work hard for little.  I stand with those who get sent to war, risking life and limb— while corporations like Halliburton make BILLIONS off of suffering.  I stand with my children, who face an uncertain future, both in terms of the ECONOMY and the ENVIRONMENT.  I stand with those who have no one to turn to, andwith those who are a paycheck away from homelessness (that would be 33% of us)…

…all while 1% of our population have the wealth of 7 lifetimes or more, the average net worth being $14 MILLION!  They will NEVER know hunger.  They will NEVER be unable to afford medical.  They will NEVER need to ask anyone for help (except perhaps the 99% for a BAILOUT!).  They have the majority of the money and  the power.

But WE THE PEOPLE still have our right to peaceably assemble, to free speech, and to a free and independent press.  And though the powers-that-be often succeed to divide and conquer us, we have rediscovered our collective VOICE. 
Let’s continue to remind the 1% that our DEMOCRACY ISN’T A QUIET ONE!


www.occupywallst.org
www.occupytucson.org