An American Hippie in Bastogne

An American Hippie in Bastogne

by Amy Martin   Find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground. Mother earth will swallow you; lay your body down. ~ Find the Cost of Freedom, Stephen Stills Looking out from the hill of Mardasson in rural Belgium, steeply folded hills of the Ardennes forest broaden out into green valleys. So peaceful, like it had always been that …

Witch of the French Opera

Witch of the French Opera

by Amy Martin The French Quarter breathes with history, an ageless part of New Orleans that never sleeps, never dies. Perhaps that’s why ghosts are there. Ghosts are apparitions of the past, caught in the present where they don’t belong. Yet in the Vieux Carre, they don’t seem out of place at all. Back in the ‘90s, a boyfriend and …

North Texas will see partial solar eclipse on Monday

North Texas will see partial solar eclipse on Monday

North Texas will experience about 80 percent coverage on Aug. 21, during the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. mainland since 1979. Image courtesy of TimeandDate.com.  by Amy Martin Aug. 15, 2017   Total solar eclipses are not rare. Most calendar years have two solar eclipses, according to TimeandDate.com. But the one happening on Monday is the first visible in the United …

Amy’s Shady Canvas

Amy’s Shady Canvas

I garden. I garden obsessively. Sometimes I rest, but only so I can garden again. Just two injuries so far this year — doing good! Landscaping might be a better word for it. Our yard has no grass lawn and no direct sunlight, only that filtered through a multi-layered canopy of trees. My art is live sculpting with shade plants. …

part 2 March for Science Dallas signs: Earth Day Texas at Fair Park

part 2 March for Science Dallas signs: Earth Day Texas at Fair Park

This is a BIG file. It will take a while to load. The photos are as high-res as an iPhone can go. If you want one, just drag it to desktop. by Amy Martin  moonlady.com Though the March for Science Dallas had a wimpy ending, the sentiment continued through the day at Earth Day Dallas. Signs and t-shirts from the …

part 1 March for Science Dallas signs: From City Hall plaza to Fair Park

part 1 March for Science Dallas signs: From City Hall plaza to Fair Park

by Amy Martin moonlady.com This is a BIG file. It will take a while to load. The photos are as high-res as an iPhone can go. If you want one, just drag it to desktop. The masses gathered at City Hall plaza, about 3000 strong. People checked out each other’s signs and found connections, chatted up the reasons they felt …

Women’s Red New Moon — 2017

Women’s Red New Moon — 2017

The New Moon in Aquarius, the New Moon halfway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox that determines the Chinese New Year. My honor to host a group of power women at my house, women I’ve known for decades and women I’ve just met, ranging from 30s to 70s. For a few hours we embody the world we want to see, …

Women’s March on Austin Texas

Women’s March on Austin Texas

by Amy Martin It wasn’t just women’s rights, though I am damn tired of women being paid 70 cents for every $1 a man makes, damn tired of women having to endure pussy grabbing and other entitled macho crap, damn tired of good women being controlled by contemptible men. All 50,000 of us in Austin — women, men, children — …

Women’s Marches: Links & Social Media & Tips

Women’s Marches: Links & Social Media & Tips

WOMEN’S MARCHES: January 21 Saturday Local, State (TX) & National LINKS & SOCIAL MEDIA > Please share & save! < (updated: 1.14.17) <><><> WASHINGTON, DC <><><> Women’s March on Washington #WomensMarch https://www.womensmarch.com/ Twitter @ womensmarch https://t witter.com/womensmarch Instagram @womensmarch https://www.instagram.com/womensmarch/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/ https://www.facebook.com/Womens-March-on-Washington-1338822066131069 <><><> AUSTIN <><><> March on Austin #marchonaustin https://marchonaustin.com/ Twitter @marchonaustin https://twitter.com/marchonaustin/ Instagram womensmarchonaustin https://www.instagram.com/womensmarchonaustin/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/womensmarchonaustin/ <><><> …

The Aging Hippie: Dancing to Big Band Memories

The Aging Hippie: Dancing to Big Band Memories

by Amy Martin   I watched as he faded into the mist of memories the music had evoked. “This was before your time, of course,” my father said. Though his vision was failing and his health frail, a smile crossed his face as he leaned back into his easy chair. “It’s the most beautiful song ever written,” he said, as …

The Aging Hippie: Prayer Tree of  Spring

The Aging Hippie: Prayer Tree of Spring

By Amy Martin on March 1, 2016  In my backyard, there is a tree that blooms. When we moved here many years ago, it was lost in the darkness of oaks and cedar elms that grew to tower over it. An odd scrawny tree with tough green skin like a succulent instead of bark, it bore tiny round leaves in …

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