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 …

Vivian Castleberry: A pioneer in moving women and humanity forward through peace

Vivian Castleberry: A pioneer in moving women and humanity forward through peace

A pioneer of women’s rights and international peace for 80 years, she contemplates retirement for real, but first has one last goal to meet by Amy Martin Vivian Castleberry is not ready to retire from retirement, even at age 93. By 1984, when she left the Dallas Times Herald after 28 years, she’d revolutionized how newspapers cover women’s issues. At …

photo essay: Women’s RED New Moon

photo essay: Women’s RED New Moon

Sunday, Feb. 7 The Red Temple featuring the Vagina Hall (otherwise known as the abode of Amy “Moonlady” Martin)   It was exuberant and smoky, a rollicking wild ride sandwiched between those heartfelt and fascinating conversation-and-nosh sessions that weave the women’s web. Such a great group of sacred and silly women! I feel so grateful to host this gathering every …

Elva Roy and Ambassadors For Aging

Elva Roy and Ambassadors For Aging

 January-February 2016 Helping Arlington and the mid-cities civic community get ready for the Silver Tsunami by Amy Martin   “Be the kind of woman who when your feet hit the floor in the morning the devil says ‘Oh no, she’s up!’ ” In the case of Elva Roy, it’s not the devil but Arlington officials that feel the tremor. The …

The Aging Hippie: Becoming a Crazy Aunt

The Aging Hippie: Becoming a Crazy Aunt

by Amy Martin Issue – Fort Worth, January-February 2016   Hippiedom is superb training for being the crazy aunt. A good hippie embraces each day as a unique gift overflowing with creative potential and opportunities to connect and serve. We are the keepers of the carpe diem. My heart melts each time my grandnieces greet me at family gatherings with …

Cosmic & calendar highlights 2016

Cosmic & calendar highlights 2016

Just the highlights, not an inclusive list. Lots of seasonal dates and Full Moons falling on weekends, including a Saturday spring equinox. Biggie of the year: Full Moon weekend Summer Solstice! Next biggie: Lunar Samhain and Divali occur on a Sunday, the the day before Halloween/Samhain. February 8 – New Moon & Chinese New Year 23 – Full Moon falls on a …

The Aging Hippie: Crepuscular

The Aging Hippie: Crepuscular

by Amy Martin Sleepless nights and too much rumination. Menopause is long past, so I don’t have that to blame. By this point in the fall, the longer nights should have me in a mood for sleeping. But no, I lie here deep into the night, weighed down by endless what ifs, plagued by perceived slights and lost opportunities, and …

Mosquito Madness: monitoring spray plans / do not spray list / reporting possible West Nile

Mosquito Madness: monitoring spray plans / do not spray list / reporting possible West Nile

How to monitor City of Dallas mosquito spraying plans Bookmark and check this page regularly: City of Dallas West Nile alerts http://spwebext1.dallascityhall.com/departments/codecompliance/WestNile/Pages/default.aspx Bookmark and check this page regularly: Dallas Citizens for Safer Mosquito Control https://www.facebook.com/groups/500647603298628/ Sign up for spraying alerts through the city hall news service, but don’t be surprised if you get none. Go to http://spwebext1.dallascityhall.com/Pages/default.aspx Scroll to the …

Hippie funerals: Homegrown grieving

Hippie funerals: Homegrown grieving

I’ve become quite the expert in hippie funerals. By experience, alas. The early-to-go baby boomers, the ones felled by cancer, too many of those, and folks like my friend Stu, who we still don’t know what happened. And those perished in car accidents — so sudden and relatable, we all drive. The unaffiliated flail a bit as we learn to …

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