Wednesday, August 31, 2016



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MNN. AUG. 30, 2016. We onkwe’hon:weh, the natural people of great turtle island, are not part of the occupying CORPORATION. All Admiralty courts are artificial private Vatican courts for banks, corporations and are always about money. The corporation is a violent squatter that put their guns to us, killed us and stole everything. They started the same in Palestine in 1947. They try to put all of our issues into their own corporate matrix.

There is only one court that has jurisdiction over such an international matter, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, set up in 1899 in The Hague. It is a dispute resolution court. Every corporation has private shareholders, they can be held accountable for the crimes of their corporation in the Permanent Court of Arbitration. No trial about us or our land belongs in their corporate matrix.

This occupying corporation and their armies have to be put on trial in the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

The pipeline is on our land. They need our permission. Consultation with their corporate band and tribal entities are fraud. Canada and US have no right to arbitrate anything with regard to us and our land. We are not part of their corporation.

We have international partners, such as Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, China, India, iran and other ancient allies who sponsored us when we went to the League of Nations in 1923. They remember us.

As Bob Seeger sings about the people at Standing Rock: Like a rock, standin’ arrow straight. Like a rock, chargin, from the gate. Like a rock, carryin’ the weight. Like a rock.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Our Revolution: Is It Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

Bernie Sanders’s New Political Group Is Met by Staff Revolt

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, his presidential campaign behind him, looked to advance the movement he built during the Democratic primary race, with the public unveiling on Wednesday of a political organization focused on addressing economic inequality and taking on special interests.

But while the establishment of the new group, Our Revolution, had been eagerly awaited by many of his most ardent supporters, it has been met with criticism and controversy over its financing and management.

A principal concern among backers of Mr. Sanders, whose condemnation of the campaign finance system was a pillar of his presidential bid, is that the group can draw from the pool of “dark money” that Mr. Sanders condemned for lacking transparency.

The announcement of the group, which was live streamed on Wednesday night, also came as a majority of its staff resigned after the appointment last Monday of Jeff Weaver, Mr. Sanders’s former campaign manager, to lead the organization.

Several people familiar with the organization said eight core staff members had stepped down. The group’s entire organizing department quit this week, along with people working in digital and data positions.

After the resignations, Mr. Sanders spoke to some who had quit and asked them to reconsider, but the staff members refused.

At the heart of the issue, according to several people who left, was deep distrust of and frustration with Mr. Weaver, whom they accused of wasting money on television advertising during Mr. Sanders’s campaign; mismanaging campaign funds by failing to hire staff members or effectively target voters; and creating a hostile work environment by threatening to criticize staff members if they quit.

Claire Sandberg, who was the organizing director at Our Revolution and had worked on Mr. Sanders’s campaign, said she and others were also concerned about the group’s tax status — as a 501(c)(4) organization it can collect large donations from anonymous sources — and that a focus by Mr. Weaver on television advertising meant that it would fail to reach many of the young voters who powered Mr. Sanders’s campaign and are best reached online.

“I left and others left because we were alarmed that Jeff would mismanage this organization as he mismanaged the campaign,” she said, expressing concern that Mr. Weaver would “betray its core purpose by accepting money from billionaires and not remaining grass-roots-funded and plowing that billionaire cash into TV instead of investing it in building a genuine movement.”

Kenneth Pennington, who was the digital director of Our Revolution, declined to go into detail about his reasons for leaving but confirmed that he was no longer with the organization.

The staff members who quit also said that they feared that the 501(c)(4) designation meant that the group would not be able to work directly with Mr. Sanders or the people that he had encouraged to run for office because such organizations are not allowed to coordinate directly with candidates.

Mr. Weaver did not respond to requests for comment.

In an email sent to Sanders supporters on Tuesday night encouraging them to participate, Mr. Weaver said that the new group would work together to “empower a wave of progressive candidates this November and win the major upcoming fights for the values we share.”

Mr. Sanders has been using his vast list of supporters to raise money for local lawmakers like Chris Pearson, a state representative in Vermont. He is also supporting Tim Canova, a liberal Democrat who is trying to unseat Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, whom Mr. Sanders accused of favoring Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the primary race.

In his live-stream announcement, Mr. Sanders sounded nostalgic about his presidential campaign as he repeatedly said his candidacy had changed the Democratic Party and pulled Hillary Clinton toward his progressive ideas.

“We changed the conversation regarding the possibilities of our country. That is what we changed,” he said. “We redefined what the vision and the future of our country should be, and that is no small thing.”

Mr. Sanders also said Our Revolution would focus on seven specific initiatives across the country, including a California proposition aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs and a Colorado initiative aimed at creating a single-payer health care system.

But Mr. Sanders also made it clear that he did not plan to run the organization himself, saying, “As a United States senator, I will not be directing or controlling Our Revolution.”

Mr. Sanders praised Mr. Weaver as someone who had worked with him for 30 years and who has “very, very good qualifications.” Mr. Sanders added that Shannon Jackson, his former assistant, would be the executive director of Our Revolution.

“I expect big things from them and all of you who join with them to carry the political revolution forward,” Mr. Sanders said.

The creation of the group comes as Mr. Sanders faces lingering disappointment from some of his supporters for his endorsement of Mrs. Clinton and questions about his finances that have arisen since he left the race.

During the primary race, Mr. Sanders repeatedly delayed releasing his financial disclosure information, and ultimately never did. This month, he spent nearly $600,000 on a vacation home in Vermont near Lake Champlain.

Paul S. Ryan, a campaign finance expert at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit political finance group, said that it was unusual for a federal lawmaker to set up such a fund-raising organization and that Mr. Sanders should have had to follow Federal Election Commission donation limits and disclosure requirements.

“There are definitely some red flags with respect to the formation of this group,” Mr. Ryan said. “We’re in a murky area.

Our Revolution Launch Event 8/24/16 ~

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


The Cowboy-Indian Alliance 
by Zoltan Grossman

"Indigenous sovereignty is all about protecting the land, the water, the animals, and all the environment we share.” – Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam

It’s not everyday you see cowboys helping to set up a tipi encampment, but that’s what is happening this week on the National Mall. An unlikely alliance of white ranchers and Native American activists, known as the Cowboy Indian Alliance, has erected the tipi encampment in the nation’s capital to protest plans for the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Alliance (with the ironic acronym “CIA”) brings together Native Americans with white ranchers and farmers–the archetypal enemies of the American West–to protect their common land and water.

The Cowboy Indian Alliance may seem like an unprecedented type of environmental movement–multiracial, rooted in struggling rural communities, and often more effective in its grassroots organizing than traditional urban-based white upper/middle class environmental groups–but it is also part of a long, proud tradition that has been conveniently covered up in American history. Our history books present Manifest Destiny as inevitable and uncontested in the 19th century, so we never read about the white Wisconsin settlers who opposed the forced removal of Ho-Chunk and Ojibwe, the Washington settlers put on trial for sympathizing with Coast Salish resistance, or other atypical stories that highlight the “paths not followed” of cooperation rather than conflict.

Since at least the 1970s, unlikely alliances have joined Native communities with their rural white neighbors–some of whom had been their adversaries in treaty rights conflicts–to safeguard their local environment. These unique convergences have confronted mines, pipelines, dams, logging, power lines, nuclear waste, military projects, and other threats to Native peoples and white ranchers, farmers, and fishers. I was involved in groups such as the Black Hills Alliance in South Dakota and the Midwest Treaty Network in Wisconsin, which stopped the world’s largest mining companies, by bringing together Native and white communities that had previously been at odds over natural resources.

These alliances not only joined Natives and non-Natives to confront an outside threat as a common enemy, but also shifted the consciousness and actions of the white participants, as they learned about the continuity of Indigenous cultural traditions, legal powers, and environmental sustainability.  Ironically, the areas of the most intense treaty conflicts developed the earliest and strongest tribal environmental alliances with white Doern artfarmers, ranchers, and fishers. As the tribes strongly asserted their rights, they left an open door to their white neighbors. They knew that if they continued to argue over dividing the fish or water, there may not be any left to argue over.  So they instead came together to protect the sacred resources, as we saw this week in an agreement between tribes and white farmers to overcome their longstanding water rights conflict in the Klamath Basin of Oregon and California.

In the second decade of the 21st century, new “unlikely alliances” of Native peoples and their rural white neighbors are standing strong against fossil fuel and mineral extraction throughout the continent. In some areas where tribal governments protect the local environment, white residents have begun to see them as more effective guardians of common ground than their own local, state, and federal governments. Using their sovereign powers and federal trust responsibility, tribal nations can draw federal agencies and courts into the fray in a way that local and state governments cannot, and Indigenous people offer a strong cultural anchor to the movement that makes it less willing to compromise. Tribes cannot simply move away from risks or shift their treaty harvesting areas, because they are fixed in place, in their ancestral territory.

Here is a rundown of some of ongoing unlikely alliances between Native Americans and rural whites:

In the Pacific Northwest, Native nations are using their treaty rights to slow plans for coal and oil trains, partly because shipping and burning fossil fuels threatens their treaty fishery. Washington tribes not only won the 1974 Boldt treaty rights case, but used it to co-manage the fishery with the state government, and to protect and restore critical fish habitat. The same fishing groups that used to protest treaty rights now view the tribes as the only governments with the will to protect the fishery from harmful development and climate change.  With the help of local environmental groups, the Lummi Nation is opposing a coal terminal in a sacred burial ground and critical fish habitat, and the Quinault Nation is opposing plans for Bakken crude oil terminals that threaten salmon and shellfish harvesting. Washington tribes have joined with British Columbia First Nations in opposing oil pipelines from the Alberta Tar Sands, as Columbia River Basin tribes block megaloads of equipment being shipped to Alberta.

In Montana, Northern Cheyenne tribal members are at the forefront of the movement to stop the proposed Otter Creek coal mine, at the other end of the of the rail line from Washington state. They have been joined by white ranchers in the Tongue River Valley, just like they were in the 1970s when they used tribal environmental laws to slow down the first round of coal development. Northern Cheyenne organizer Vanessa Braided Hair observes that the Arch Coal company “doesn’t understand community. They don’t understand the fierceness with which the people, Indian and non-Indian, in southeastern Montana love the land.” Rancher Roger Sprague says of the Northern Cheyenne, “We’re neighbors with these people, and we’re proud to work with these people. We don’t want this mine in here… It’s our life. We’ve fought hard to put it together, and we’d like to keep it that way.”

In Wisconsin, Bad River Ojibwe, who are fighting to stop iron ore mining, have been joined by non-Native neighbors; meanwhile, Ho-Chunk and local residents are protesting frac sand mining. As recently as the early 1990s, many Wisconsin white sportsmen were protesting Ojibwe treaty rights to spear fish. But the tribes presented their treaties as a legal obstacle to mining plans, and formed alliances such as the Midwest Treaty Network. Instead of continuing to argue over the fish, some white sportfishing groups began to cooperate with tribes to protect the fish, and won a key 2003 victory by stopping the proposed Crandon copper-zinc mine. Racism is still alive and well in Wisconsin, but the organized anti-Indian groups have lost their mass following. As Mole Lake Ojibwe elder Frances Van Zile said, “This is my home; when it’s your home you try to take good care of it…including all the people in it.”

In South Dakota, the “CIA” is only the latest incarnation of alliances that previously fought a coal railroad and stopped a Depleted Uranium munitions testing range. Similarly, the Black Hills Alliance halted uranium mining plans in the early 1980s, joining Lakota tribal members and white ranchers to protect their groundwater (and as the uranium companies have returned in the 2010s, it has been reborn as the Black Hills Clean Water Alliance). Rancher Paul Seamans, chair of Dakota Rural Action, told me recently that the Lakota “feel the government should step up and do what’s right by them on the 1868 Treaty… They’re not after the deeded land. They would like the government to recognize that they’ve been screwed, and…to have the federal and state lands back…After being around them and listening to their point of view, I get to thinking, ‘hey, if I was Indian I would be doing the same exact damn thing that they’re doing.’”

In Nebraska, the pipeline company TransCanada tried to buy off some ranchers and farmers by moving the Keystone XL route away from their lands—but they have not given up the fight, and continue to work with others who are still directly affected, including Native communities. Farmers and ranchers opposed eminent domain seizures by stressing their right to private property, which of course originally were homesteads stolen from the tribes. As a result, tribal leaders insist that their allies not only fight the oil pipeline, but also become stewards of the land and help to protect sacred sites on their property. Ranchers have even visited the spiritual camps that tribal leaders have set up for prayers to protect the land and water. In a meeting to form the new “CIA,” Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb remembered “that moment one of the ranchers stood up and said: ‘I finally understand how you feel having your land taken away,’ and one of the tribal leaders stood up and said ‘welcome to the tribe.’…There was this amazing connection… We’re all in this together in the fight.”

The Cowboy Indian Alliance represents not only a common stand against an oil pipeline, but (like previous alliances) has become a way to build connections between land-based communities that last beyond the immediate threat of oil spills and climate change. Equally important, these unlikely alliances  begin the process of decolonizing Native lands and shifting white hearts and minds. Ihanktonwan Nakota elder Faith Spotted Eagle, a leader in past and current alliances to protect treaty lands, concludes, “We come from two cultures that clashed over land, and so this is a healing for the generations.”


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Time Banking and Digital Credits: Building Blocks of the Bridge

My introduction to time banking was back in January when Sirius Community members traveled to the Earthlands Collective during their annual retreat for "Joyful Productivity" work exchange on a Saturday and each of us who worked received 4 hours of time in the Earthlands Collective Time Exchange, which is affiliated with the hOurworld time banking network. Sirius Community, thus far, does value exchange work hours as a supplement to residency fees for those of us living on the land, yet most other transactions involve fiat US dollars as currency. Many participants who received time to deposit via hOurworld have not done so, as there is a general disconnect with the concept of time banking. I have added 9 more hours of time to my account at Earthlands Collective Time Exchange and now have joined Valley Time Trade (also an hOurworld affiliate) so they may all be transferred to the Northampton based time bank that is closer to Sirius in Shutesbury than Earthlands is in Petersham. First intended outreach is into the Hearthstone Village near Sirius Community...

The Hearthstone Village grew up around this intentional community founded by Gordon Davidson & Corinne McLaughlin in 1978 (Bruce Davidson and Linda Reimer joined them as co-founders in 1979). Some members of Valley Time Trade live in Shutesbury and may also reside in the Hearthstone Village area on Baker Road near Sirius. Until time banking is viable for value exchange within Sirius Community itself, Valley Time Trade for goods and services exchanges around Shutesbury and the surrounding Pioneer Valley is one way of bypassing fiat money of the Federal Reserve System in the United States. Earthlands in Petersham is exploring the option of using a digital currency: rCredits created by Common Good Finance. John G. Root, Jr. presented this recently at "The Future is Now" planning conference held in the big tent between Earthlands Lodge and Medicine Circle... ~ JDHWB-R

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I Stand upon the Keystone of the Bridge with Lantern Held High.

Archetypal Hermit is positioned at Midpoint of the IN-Community Bridge. Metamorphosis of Intention for an Overland Tour has transmuted my role into that of Bridge-Builder from Sirius Community to Earthlands Collective, bringing forth a synthesis of IN-Community vision for both Beacons of Light, one set in Shutesbury and the other one in Petersham, Massachusetts. On December 20th, 2015 I met the Tour Director who has already begun traveling among the Intentional Communities, so in recognition of this truth I do release any personal attachment to its manifestation or to that of an inter-communal Switchboard as she is already the Operator, plugging people and resources into each other as all of us are collectively paving the way for entering into the New Paradigm as The One People of Earth...

I AM rooted at Sirius Community, where the Angel of the Dog Star showed Gordon Davidson where to build this Beacon of Light starting in 1978. I was building the House at Pinewoods Hollow in Stetson, Maine but was not ready to enter the Cosmic Dream. I looked back... so my project turned to a pillar of salt and subsequently vanished. Years later, I had read BUILDERS OF THE DAWN by Corinne McLaughlin & Gordon Davidson and was led to leave my Old Paradigm life in New Bedford and move to Sirius Community. While exploring membership at Sirius I will actively work toward strengthening the bridge of co-operation between Sirius and Earthlands, as a signifier of this was erection of a new North Stone completing Medicine Circle near Earthlands Lodge. I was present at this event on August 17th while the Sturgeon moon rose above us during placement; waxing toward fullness and penumbral eclipse at dawn on the 18th. Parallel alignment of missions is evident as the recent Future is Now planning conference at Earthlands appears to dovetail seamlessly with upcoming work by Tree of Dreams Sanctuary at Sirius. Aquarius Lunar energy brightens Lantern of the Archetypal Hermit, as it illuminates our Bridge of co-operation... ~ JDHWB-R

Evolutionary Journey of The Fool through the World 

Symbology of the Twenty-Two Major Arcana Trumps in the Universal Rider-Waite Tarot

Imagery used in this analysis was drawn from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck; distributed exclusively by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Intuitive interpretations by Joseph H. Bryan-Royster, Ph.D.

9 - THE HERMIT - Introspection and Internal Illumination (Teth; Virgo)

Seeks Wisdom of the Source....

The Light shines from within the Soul; the view from the Summit which puts life into its proper perspective. This vantage point is accessed via looking to God who dwells within us; the infinite Creator being the reservoir of all the answers which the Seeker pursues. Each one of us is symbolized by the Lantern image; God's Light of inner awareness being the Candle Flame. Wisdom is the transcendental interpretation of knowledge as illuminated by the Light shining within one's Soul. All barriers of the material World are beneath the Cosmic Consciousness of the Hermit who has already traveled his Path of Quest. His search has led him to the Summit of his own perfection. Now, from this great height he can see 360 degrees without obscuration. His Lantern is held high as an inspiration to all who aspire to attain the Wisdom which he has come to realize during the process of his own Soul journey. The isolation and abstinence image sometimes given to the Hermit is one of the past; a glimpse of his travels through the physical and emotional wasteland where the misrepresentations of life as seen through the perception of the Physical Plane have been experienced and eventually transcended. This Archetype passed through a period of solitude and alienation during this walk through the proverbial "Valley of the Shadow of Death" that could have driven him Mad had it not been for the Light in his Lantern penetrating the Darkness and illuminating his Soul thus granting him hope of deliverance. The Hermit has indeed been carried through this initiatory Journey via his unwavering Faith in the Universal Source who Teaches and Guides all of us internally. The Lantern which he carries symbolizes his inner Vision provided via his "Third Eye" (Candle) which grants this Archetypal traveler a keen sense of Spiritual insight. PARALLEL ARCHETYPES: The Sage, The Old Wise Man, The Wandering Friar, The Lamplighter.

State of Mind: Counsel, Knowledge, Solicitude, Prudence, Discretion, Caution, Vigilance, Circumspection, Self-denial, Withdrawal, Regression, Annulment, Tendency to withhold emotion, Fear of discovery, Loner, Insensitive, Expressionless, Misleading, Misguiding, Illumination from within, Divine inspiration, Retirement from participation in current events

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Full Moon Installation of North Stone at Earthlands Collective...

Yesterday, the Four Cardinal Directions of Earthlands Medicine Circle were made complete with erection of a new North Stone cut by a Master Stone Mason locally in Petersham, Massachusetts. This Stone was raised in ceremony beneath the light of a Full Sturgeon Moon. A balance of energy is restored to the land that reverberates along the Ley Lines... ~ JDHWB-R

 Nipmu​cs​ ​Receive Deeded ​Land ​from Earthlands ​a​s
The NEW North ​Medicine Circle Stone is Placed.​

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Friday, August 12, 2016


The 1860 Democratic National Convention:
The Party Splits 
The Democrats Face the Big Issues

As the 1860 presidential election approached, the Democratic Party should have been a stable, united entity. After all, it had been around since 1792 when it was formed under the leadership of Thomas Jefferson, and it had received its current name in the 1830s under Andrew Jackson's administration. With its long history, it should have been able to face conflict without falling apart.

By 1860, however, the Democrats were facing some big issues that they couldn't ignore and couldn't solve. Slavery and states' rights were at the forefront of Democratic discussions, and the party soon found itself splitting down regional lines.

Northern Democrats were firm in their belief that slavery should not expand into the western territories. Southern Democrats were just as adamant that slave owners should be able to take their slaves wherever they pleased, even into the West if they so chose. Northerners tended to favor the power of the Union over the rights of individual states. Southerners were quite the opposite in their views, claiming that states should have the right to govern their own affairs, especially with regard to slavery, without interference from the national government. As the Democrats approached their 1860 national convention, their party had turned into a battleground, and many faithful party members wondered how they would ever be able to select a presidential candidate who would at least be tolerable to the entire party.

The First Convention

On April 23, 1860, the Democrats met in Charleston, South Carolina with the goals of finalizing their platform and nominating a presidential candidate. Stephen Douglas of Illinois seemed like a good choice to many party members. He was an experienced politician who had helped craft some important legislation, including the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act, both of which tried to solve the issue of slavery's expansion into the West.

The Southern Democrats hated Douglas; for although he was not completely opposed to slavery in the West, he wanted to limit the institution's use in the territories. The Southerners simply could not stomach such a view.

After several days of arguing, fed-up delegates from ten Southern states walked out of the convention on April 30. The remaining delegates lacked the two-thirds majority needed to nominate Douglas. There was nothing else to do but close the convention and try again at a later date.

Another Round of Conventions

The party tried again at a second convention in Baltimore, Maryland on June 18, 1860. The Southerners soon departed in disgust, but this time enough delegates were left to secure Douglas' nomination. They also decided on a platform of popular sovereignty, that is, allowing the people in a territory to vote on whether or not they wanted slavery.

The Southerners refused to agree to either Douglas or popular sovereignty, so they held their own convention, also in Baltimore, and nominated Kentucky politician and current vice-president John C. Breckinridge on June 28. The Southern Democrats' platform called for the unhindered expansion of slavery in the West and also supported the annexation of Cuba, a stronghold of slavery that would increase the slaveholders' political power.

A third group of Democrats decided they didn't like either option, Douglas or Breckinridge. More concerned about preserving the Union than dealing with slavery or states' rights, they formed their own Constitutional Union Party, held their own convention, and nominated Tennessean John Bell for president. Their motto, 'The Union, the Constitution, and the Enforcement of Laws,' succinctly summarized their platform.

The Democratic Party had now split three ways. A disgruntled newspaperman commented on the situation soon after the Baltimore conventions. The controversy, he noted, 'has divided and demoralized the party, -- sharpened and made more prominent its differences of principle, -- aggravated its sectional and personal hatreds, and nominated (three) candidates, each of whom will aim, specially and primarily, to defeat the others.'

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Now take a look at the fracture that recently occurred at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, caused by vote rigging during the Presidential primaries and a deliberate attempt to hide protesting by Bernie Sanders delegates inside the Wells Fargo Arena from mainstream media coverage during this political event; especially after staged "coronation" of Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Party's nominee, and cover-up of Sanders delegates walking out with paid ($50 per head) place-holders hired to fill empty seats in time for Hillary's acceptance speech, giving appearance of Democratic Party unity... ~ JDHWB-R

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016


When Bernie Sanders opted to endorse Hillary Clinton as nominee before the Democratic National Convention started in Philadelphia, die-hard supporters of the Independent Senator from Vermont did not consent to this. They made their voices heard, both in the streets outside and inside the Wells Fargo Arena as well, during all four days of an event staged as a coronation of Hillary, destined to be first woman President of the United States... ~ JDHWB-R


Sunday, August 7, 2016

O.P.A.L. Summer Gathering 2016 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

~ Sunset at Strawberry Hill Farm on Saturday, August 6th ~

We gathered this past weekend for our O.P.A.L. (One People Absent Limits) North East Region Interface Summer Gathering at the Strawberry Hill Farm, which is the initial road trip stop on the One People of Earth IN-Community/Unity Link 'n Sync Tour launched at Sirius 3/20/2016

 ~ Bong, Teresa, Sandy the dog, Linda, and Tess in the barn ~

 ~ Joseph, Tess, Bong, and Tony in the tipi on Saturday night ~

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


An Important Message to the Ground Crew