“Remaining creative in the face of the machine is vital. You can’t beat a bully at his own games. And I’m not talking about one particular bully here: it’s energy. You have to out-create the destruction – – It’s the only way.” – TORI AMOS

PS - FOR SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT HOW WE CAN TURN AROUND THIS WORLD, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:     12 GOOD REASONS TO HAVE HOPE.   We're going to turn this world around: https://clearblueskyoutwest.com/2017/09/11/what-gives-me-hop/  

Washington Post: NUNS FIGHTING PIPELINE LOST THEIR CASE IN COURT BUT THEY AREN’T GIVING UP

WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/08/30/the-nuns-fighting-the-pipeline-lost-their-case-in-court-but-they-arent-giving-up/?utm_term=.d1f53882815d   FOR SOME GOOD NEWS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:     12 GOOD REASONS TO HAVE HOPE.   We're going to turn this world around:   https://clearblueskyoutwest.com/2017/09/11/what-gives-me-hop/

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Ain’t life grand? :) ………………… 6 THINGS THAT WILL INSPIRE YOU, RENEW YOUR SPIRIT & MAKE YOU LAUGH

Less stuff.  More adventure.  More passion.   More joy.   1. Incredible wing suit jump footage. This is absolutely beautiful. Filmed during jump off of Aiguille du midi in the French Alps.  These 2 fellows soar like birds.   (2 minute video clip): https://www.facebook.com/reffetvince/videos/449292328611195/   2. Climbs El Capitan with no ropes in less than …

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Franz Kafka & Thich Nhat Hanh: “It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”

      Some related thoughts at this other article here on this blog:  "A WHOLE NEW VIEW" https://clearblueskyoutwest.com/2017/08/10/a-whole-new-view/   Click on this link to return to HOME PAGE and see other posts on this blog. https://clearblueskyoutwest.com  

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Mixtape: “Night Swimming”. . . MUSIC FOR BEFORE, DURING & AFTER THE REVOLUTION (Fiona Apple, TV on the Radio, R.E.M., Radiohead, Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett, the Five Stairsteps, The Smiths & many more) . . . Nietzsche must have been watching some of these music videos when he said, “Music is closest to truth.”

(Hint:  The song at the very bottom is the best one).     Fiona Apple  -  "Extraordinary Machine"  (oh my) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JROJQc9Q1T0   The Pretenders  -  "Message of Love"    (This is simply awesome.  Revelatory.   And the lyrics are spot on.  The fidelity is wonderfully lo-fi. . . like a juke box 45 at the roller …

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Lancaster Takes a Stand Against the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

Hey #resistance !  It's happening.  A judge gave the go ahead for construction and the bulldozers are warming up to destroy a chapel on land owned by nuns.  A giant oil company is about to attempt to plow through Lancaster County to continue building the controversial Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline. The pipeline won't help Pennsylvanians.  It …

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“GOOD NEWS: Even with corporations & the super rich firmly in control of Congress due to Citizens United, we still have all the power we need to turn things around & prioritize people & the planet. HERE’S HOW. :)

Below are 11 items that will brighten your outlook and arm us to turn this thing around. First, though, a few brief paragraphs by way of introduction: Republican and Democratic political leaders in the U.S. (as well as leaders around the globe) have championed a policy of neoliberalism for more than 20 years. That policy …

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