Saturday, October 24, 2009

350 on 10/24, Terry Tempest Williams and Halloween Bunco, or was it?

http://www.350.org/
Check out this site talking about activists around the World today(Oct. 24Th 2009) working on spreading awareness to the need of getting the air CO2 level to 350, it is this year recorded to be 385. Let us hope that the word sent is heard and that we can work all together toward a cleaner air. We share it so let's be nice to each other.
On another note but still connected to the environment I am reading "Refuge" by Terry Tempest Williams. After listening to her talking on NPR (press on the button"Listen to this Show" at the top of the article), the other evening about her new book (few months old already) "Finding Beauty in a Broken World" I wanted to learn more and read about this amazing beautiful and talented woman. Emily had gone to listen to her lecture when the book got out and was so impressed by her too that I had acquired a couple of her older books. So now reading "Refuge" is making me want to go back to Utah and spend some time bird watching and hiking in the Great Salt Lake area. Terry Tempest Williams has a way with words like a master painter like Chagall has with colors and images. Everything makes sense and is in harmony connecting all the senses with each other in a spontaneous but well learned and rehearsed dance. That level of knowledge is a gift only improving with age and experience.
Can you tell that I am enjoying the read? Her website is full of great links where you can listen and have first hand interviews with this fantastic person. Technology can be so good sometimes.
Finally, I had a fun night last night at Bunco with my friends. It was the annual Halloween Bunco where we always find a great costume to reflect our personality.... Well I guess I showed up as an Indian from India (you know my passion for India and Africa).... and I was the only one dressed up for the occasion!!! Oh I guess Nancy showed up as an Alaskan tourist. Sweat Shirt that said "ALASKA" and jeans... Ellen had a Fish Diva Sweatshirt.... cute though, Dawn appeared to be also a tourist with her Maui sweatshirt and jeans of course Barbara was in black same with Mary (vest), Dee and Becky which is appropriate for the holiday, Marcia had a scary little ghoul of a girl on her tee shirt so that might count for something too...but... What is up with that... Where is our sense of tradition? haahhaha. Oh well, once again I was the only foreigner in the room. Too funny! Good food, good friends, good drinks. Ellen has a beautiful new kitchen by the way. Carol was very relaxed. Everyone was happy to be there with or without costume and that is the custom! and that is the end for now!

12 comments:

Nanc said...

You looked so cute at bunco, Roxane! I'm glad at least one bunco member was in the Halloween spirit!

Iliana said...

Well you look too cute in your costume. I wish I was going to a halloween party this year. I don't have a costume but I'm sure I could throw something together at the last minute.

Have not heard of Terry Tempest Williams but I'm intrigued so I'm going to check out the NPR link!

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