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Footprints and trails.

What Quaker Dave SAID:

We won’t come close to what this felt like again until we touch Mars, or the next planet, or the next system. Even then, with the wonder of those events yet to arrive, they will be points on a continuum.

In the mean time, while humans are floating through the atmosphere of the Gods, we have the wonder of the first African American man to lead the NASA agency:  Charles Bolden, and a woman, Lori Garver, as Deputy Administrator.

SacBee is reporting here this evening that California’s solons have, amazingly, reached a budget agreement, HERE.

Lest you get your hopes up, it still has to be ratified by legislature.  I haven’t seen it yet; I have no idea what they came up with.  They are hoping the plan’s ratification will give them the credit they need to acquire short term loans and avoid the IOU’s they have been reduced to.

We lost another pioneer this week, Walter Cronkite.

In addition, we lost a wonderful writer, Frank McCourt.

We are thinking of this MAN. We hope he returns soon.

In the fifth year of a growing tradition, North Carolina Cherokee hosted tribes from far-flung places including origins in Hawaii, Mexico, Peru, New Mexico, British Columbia, Oklahoma, and Arizona.

FESTIVAL HONORS HISTORY, HERITAGE, ART

[CHEROKEE, N.C. – Traditions, history and cultures collided as indigenous tribes gathered for the fifth annual Festival of Native Peoples, with a special Indian Art Market Preview on July 16, at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds….]

http://nativetimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2187&Itemid=0

We witnessed the return of the Blob, last seen in 1958, HERE. Since it was last dropped off in the Artic, it probably wasn’t too much of a swim to Alaska after all that global warming.

Do we sci-fi people know our stuff or what?

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In regarding Martin Luther King, Jr.; today’s federal holiday, as always, snaps us in our complacent faces. One cannot look at the accomplishments, and honor of a great man, and be unaware of the distance yet untraveled. If you are a fan of the Indigo Girls, or “hooked in”, you know the term “Blood Quantum”. Otherwise, this issue might have slid right past you.  Some forms of racial discrimination are alive and well, still contained in our laws and treaties with others. They continue to rankle and corrode. (more…)

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A reminder of what the future brings: pragmatism, centrism, misdirection, and corporate interest. Citizens must keep their goals clearly in mind to win what promises to be  a wingdinger of a shell game. (more…)

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November

This month the seventeen year old  Sacagawea, or Sakakawea, saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time, hunted for food to feed men who were tired of dried fish, and voted over where the Lewis and Clark Expedition would winter along the Oregon coast. She had begun her travels at sixteen with her French Canadian husband, Charbonneau, an black slave named York, who despite his efforts and another’s promise, would never be freed, and a gaggle of white men who did not speak her language. (more…)

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