Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Monarch Butterfly in Northern California - photo taken this summer in the "Bee Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden" that i started in the spring   (this is an unadjusted photo, as posted in my WHAT IT IS photo blog - what it is: Monarch Butterfly)


i see that its been quite awhile since i posted anything here! - i will try to put up a few more posts!

Bee-Butterfly-Hummingbird Garden media set on Facebook:

 via GMO Free USA on Facebook–
Make no mistake. Vast GMO monocultures and Roundup herbicide are the main reason for the Monarch butterfly decline. Monsanto and the agrichemical industry are fully aware of this. Boycott GMOs. Boycott Roundup. Save the Monarch.


Monsanto’s Roundup and genetically modified crops are harming everybody’s favorite butterfly

Stand with Just Label It and Friends of the Earth U.S. to oppose Monsanto’s RoundUp and protect the endangered monarch butterflies!… ‪#‎justlabelit‬

Sunday, July 19, 2015

"Follow your bliss." - Joseph Campbell on The Rapture of Being Alive

Joseph Campbell
"Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human manifestation..."

My general formula for my students is "Follow your bliss." Find where it is, and don't be afraid to follow it. 

BILL MOYERS: Do you ever have the sense of... being helped by hidden hands?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time - namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be...

more at Joseph Campbell Foundation

Joseph Campbell on The Rapture of Being Alive

Joseph Campbell on The Rapture of Being Alive from

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Walking Towards the Sun; an Interview with Àrnica | Heathen Harvest

Àrnica is a neofolk duo hailing from the Iberian Peninsula who are dedicated to rediscovering, recreating, and performing music with an indigenous edge. Focused largely on local and ritual instrumentation, which the listener will find is uniquely percussive in nature, Àrnica’s music is as in-tune with the spirit as it is their ancient past and the struggles of trying to elevate Tradition to a place of importance in their own modern existence. They do not rebel against the world around them so much as they try to change it from within, allowing their music to filter out and remind their fellow Iberians of their roots. Having released music through Pesanta Urfolk, Ahnstern, and Fronte Nordico among others, Àrnica have now spent nearly a decade honing their craft and proving themselves to be one of the most genuine and sincere projects of their kind. Yannis H. was fortunate enough to have a recent conversation with co-founder Carles J., which you can read below...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

my new "hurdy-gurdy" portrait

hi all! - here is one version my new "hurdy-gurdy" portrait, taken over the weekend by my awesome daughter Anya!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Hurdy Gurdy Weekly • #HGWeekly

Hurdy Gurdy Weekly • #HGWeekly BLOG