[rainbow slick]

26 02 2020
rainbow slick
washing ashore with the tide
a dead sea

[who will cry]

16 04 2019

who will cry
for the land soiled by greed
broken pipeline

[oil smear]

7 11 2017
oil smear
in the parking lot
a tow truck


22 05 2014

oil smeared
across the threshold-
spilled coffee

West Virginia Girl, All Bottled Up

29 01 2014

Water water everywhere, but nary a drop fit to drink. And those who are responsible for this latest crime against humanity – who are they? Where are they? The only thing you can be sure of is that those who have permitted this to happen do not live anywhere near the mess they have made.

Yet again, those with the means, those who hold the power and the responsibility that comes with it have been shielded from the consequences of their actions.

Be well and may your God shield you from what has happened


“We are not going to change our life because of the Water Company”…

This post is a little different than my usual, but then again, my life is a little different than usual.Image

As I walked into one of my favorite coffee shops in town today, I cautiously asked, “Are you still using bottled water?”  The cashier politely responded, “No, sorry, we are not” So I longingly looked at the perfect slice of tiramisu behind the glass and replied, “Ok, that changes things then, I will just have a bottle of water”.  I then took my water, reserved my usual seat, and jaunted to the restroom.  As I left the restroom, I imeadiately realized that I needed to dig out my own personal stash of hand sanitizer before unscrewing the cap of my bottled water and pulling out my laptop to work.

As I settled in, I began to reflect…

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Where am I today?

14 06 2013

Sol beats down

golden grains lie about

black riches below

Where are our tax dollars going?

1 10 2012

Mr Harper September 2009, you promised to end tax breaks to big oil.

Since that point, you have given big oil more than $4 BILLION to big oil. Now, I appreciate supporting businesses that need a little help to keep them moving forward, that is part of being a socialist state. For the first quarter of 2011, Shell claimed a profit of $8 Billion. At that rate, for a year Shell would show a profit of $32B. Why are my tax dollars going to support a company that is obviously not in any financial distress?

Over the 3 year period of the promise you have not honoured, $1.3B of our tax dollars could be going to do something helpful like, improving medical coverage or funding schools. Shell doesn’t need my tax dollars, the over crowded school down the street does.

Mr Harper, you made a promise to us, the people who elected you to office. When are you going to be a man and honour those promises?

The counter that shows what we have given to big oil can be found here