Tuesday, September 6, 2016

About last week...

My husband's business partner passed away last week, heart attack. We are making adjustments.

I'm not going to skirt around the fact that I'm dealing with depression; I'm at a low right now. I haven't been reading so the reviews are slow in coming. I'm not sleeping well and I'm throwing myself into positive coping techniques - garden projects and sewing - with the hope that the sun and elbow grease will lighten the depression and help me fix my sleep schedule, which is all over the place right now.

The heavy lifting in the garden, combined with humidity, sometimes triggers my hemiplegic migraines (learn more about familial hemiplegic migraines). It's slowing me down on my projects too but that's what life is with migraines - constantly working around them. I enjoy being in the garden and I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes when a project is done so I keep at it. I work when I can.

But that's where I'm at right now. My brain just isn't working. Please bear with me.

I'm keeping up with what's happening at Standing Rock (and it's not just Standing Rock, these fucking pipelines are going in everywhere and they ALWAYS leak). There's a saying that passes around pagan circles - that which doesn't change, stagnates, and stagnation is death. It's time to evolve both our technologies and our ways of thinking about Earth-Mama. She's the only one we've got. She - and our children, all our children - should matter more than the handful of individuals profiting from these pipelines.

Saturday, this happened: And then the dogs came...

You can find videos from the water protectors, they are posted all over the net. Morton County Sheriff's Department doesn't seem to comprehend that drones are flying overhead and phone-cameras are recording everything.

Morton County Sheriff's office making false allegations about Native water protectors

The Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, David Archambault, responded:
Chairman Archambault claims pipeline builders provoke protesters

My opinion? The only violence that occurred came from the security team that Morton County Sheriff's Department didn't arrest for assault and battery and animal abuse.

Then, this happened: Hearing ordered after Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reports destruction of Sacred Sites

My heart is with Standing Rock. I just want to send some love out to all the water protectors defending Unci Maka. Thank you for being out there on the frontlines for those of us who can't. You are my heroes. Stay strong!

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