The Web of Recycling

The Web of Recycling

by Amy Martin (c) www.moonlady.com An aluminum can, emptied of its fluid contents, is tossed into a recycling bin and taken away. Is it a profound act of community? A spiritual ritual? An ecological cure-all? Or just another version of garbage in and garbage out? The clattering of a plastic jug in a recycling bin rings with values that some …

Intersection: Marquez Crater

Intersection: Marquez Crater

by Amy Martin About 60 million years ago, a meteorite or comet around one kilometer in diameter slammed into the Earth at some 20,000 miles per hour, blasting a 15-kilometer-wide crater on the edge of what was once a massive shallow bay on the proto-Gulf coast. Geologic time levels all things: crater rims erode, basins fill, fissures close. Only a subtle central depression …

Women’s March Dallas 2018: Pink Strength

Women’s March Dallas 2018: Pink Strength

Attending the 2017 Women’s March in Austin was a wild ride. Plans for a Dallas one seemed vague, and the charter buses to Austin were filling up, so off I went to the capitol. But in 2018, I could not imagine being anywhere else but Dallas. The Women’s March Dallas was well organized and clearly missioned.  I estimate there were about …

2018 Cosmic Calendar

2018 Cosmic Calendar

by Amy Martin  www.Moonlady.com Many seasonals and New and Full Moons fall on weekends this year, and several holidays coincide with lunar events. . . Full Moon weekends in March, April (Wesak!), July, August, and December (Winter Solstice!). . . Easter is set on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after Easter. Since Easter this year falls on the 3rd …

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, …

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