Hi there, and welcome to my birthday edition of The
Eleven. My monthly e-letter where I share the latest and greatest thinking I've
got to offer and point you to fun things to do, read and try out, with an activist option from the menu of
life. And this month's offering is
going to be packed well with some really fun and interesting things so I hope
you'll take a moment and read on.
I'm turning 49 today, May 11th! And to celebrate I'm having people over for a voting party @home @7 (address below) - bring your ballot and a healthy, local, organic, grass-fed,
horomone-free, potluck item that starts with the first letter of your last name, and we'll try to figure out who to vote for and why. There are a
couple of races in this year's primary that are really quite interesting. Ballots are due in by May 18th!
This morning I got some nice confirmation about activism
and its link to happiness. One of
my favorite magaizines, YES! Magazine, has an on-line article where they link
increased levels of political participation and happiness. Have a look
In honor of this article, I decided to push one of my wishes
a little further along by starting a FB cause "Billboard Free Oregon". I'm bothered by billboards, and have
written a bit about this here. And, I think Oregon is ready to go
billboard free. If you agree, or
just want to tag along, please join
the cause and we'll see how fast we can make this change. Scenic America is the group at the forefront of this movement.
friend, Dave Gardner, the director of Growthbusters
visited recently and filmed interviews @ my house. This month's action request is to visit Dave's website,
learn about the film, sign up for his email list, and consider supporting the
film. Many hands make light work,
and this film will be big, necessary and important.
Pleasure. Permission. Possibility
get your tickets now!
Speaking of effecting change, my good friend, Eleanor
O'Brien has created a show called Inviting
Desire: Pleasure. Permission. Possibility... which opens this Friday, May 14th and runs for 4
weeks. I saw Inviting Desire 1.0
last year and I will never forget it.
Eleanor and her cast write the scenes about womens' fantasies themselves
and the result is the most edgy, inspiring, and exciting theater I've ever
seen. You can get your tickets here, and chat with other
theater-goers here before, during and after the run of the show. Do not miss Inviting Desire, nuff said!
|Healing the Planet|
Life continues to amaze me. From the drama of the gulf oil disaster to a
continuing awareness of our other impacts on the planet via a variety of inputs
- I'm fluctuating a lot of the time between discouragement that we can ever
hope to continue living on this planet as a species - with a balance of living
an incredibly rich and productive life filled with incredible friends, warm
community, delicious food and a lot of ecstatic dance. Abundance. Thank you mother earth. Dance set from yesterday's Sacred Circle Dance here
I made a pact with God a number of years ago in the
desert. His (felt like a
he to me) "words" to me were something on the order of: "get on with it,
already". He seemed to think I had
an ability to care for the planet and encouraged me to get busy. And that message has come through other
times loud and clear - usually while facing the sunset on the Black Rock
desert. I think it's part of the
reason I go 2 Burning Man - to get recharged and to hear a great big voice in
the desert. And, I'm doing my best
to fulfill my part, and I know I could do better. Which is partly why I've started working with a personal
coach. I can use a hand with
focus, and follow-through. And
possibly other things.
had an idea for an invention to help plant
more trees quickly. Contact me if you'd like to help me make this happen -
or steal the idea and make millions (while increasing the amount of oxygen on
the planet) on your new patent!
for reading along and for your love and support. I appreciate you and all that you do each day to make this
Albert and Eecole @ the beach, Trinidad, CA
Do you need a wonderful musician for an upcoming wedding,
house concert or fundraiser in the Pacific Northwest?
Look no further.
My friend, Hans Barklis
, has it all - interesting songs - jazz,
Brazilian music, originals, and he can create an ensemble to bring
the tempo up a bit, too.
Hans is a
great guy and an incredible talent. I highly recommend him for your next event
featuring live music.
friend Gretta has a beach house in Netarts, OR.
Eecole and I have stayed there a number of times and love it. It's quiet, beautiful and near some wonderful bays and beaches.
Here are the details: 3 bdr/2 ba; no
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