Sexy Hippy


cell phones, bees and brains
August 28, 2007, 1:09 pm
Filed under: Animals, Clean living, Environment

check out this powerful article by Bill Maher, called The Birds, the Bees and Earth Day: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/the-birds-the-bees-and-_b_46410.html.   there is strong evidence that cell phone waves are causing the bizarre dissapearance/death of bees.  bees are important!  Maher cites Albert Einstein’s prediction that if bees dissapeared, humans would have 4 years to live.     

i’ve long harboured suspicions of cell phone waves.  when i talk on a cell phone (especially long distance) my ear and head seem to ‘heat up’ and  i get very tired and irritable.  i generally end up ending the conversation so i can lie down.  i’ve heard similar stories from a few people, but for the most part the general population doesn’t seem to be bothered.  

my sensitivity may be explained by my rocky affair with a brain tumor.  my guess is that i may have been made more sensitive by the scars and weaknesses in my skull and neck left by surgery to remove the tumor.  though most people don’t get the same feelings i do when talking on a cell, i’ve often wondered if we are all being affected. 

the case against cell phones (and for that matter, all wireless devices) is mounting…



Made in Iraq
August 27, 2007, 7:19 pm
Filed under: People

Factories, surrounded by tanks and wires and troops carrying guns.  Inside, people working for dirt wages.  The t-shirts the people stitch, the baskets they weave and glue, the appliances they wire, are not to be enjoyed by them. The products are shipped overseas to the country the troops call home, though they haven’t seen it in a very long time, and there are sold at rock bottom prices. 

The lower classes in the homeland, many of them the relatives of the troops, stand in long lines and sometimes hurt each other to acquire the products, believing that their lives are enriched by the addition of incence, softer sheets, faster appliaces and artificial flowers.  And they are glad to have saved a few dollars.          



Good life living: Pick wildflowers
August 24, 2007, 5:02 pm
Filed under: Environment, Miscellaneous Hippydom, Tip of the Day

Who needs to spend money at the grocery store on factory flowers?  At this time of year, there are beautiful flowers growing all around us!  The flowers sold in stores lack charm – their beauty is as staged as the cover spreads on magazines.

I now make a habit of stopping whenever I happen upon pretty wildflowers that catch my eye.  I indulge myself by taking in the beauty and wonder around me.  This reminds me that whatever I was hurrying to really isn’t all that important.  What is important is, as they say, stopping and smelling the flowers.  Its an old adage and a good one.  Health, peace and vitality can all be increased by revelling in the gifts Mother Nature has given.       

I feel a sense of satisfaction when I bring the flowers home and arrange them myself.  The flowers remind me of pleasant, quiet times spent outdoors.  And they literally add a breath of fresh air, as they inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen.   

And if all that hasn’t sold you on wildlfowers, I add this: the flower industry is not a rosy one.  Flowers that come from other countries (as I believe most of them do) are farmed by workers who work long, hard hours for very little.  Many of these workers are women, and the work they do takes a hard toll on them.  The crouching positions workers have to stay in while tending the flowers leads to resproductive problems — the abdomen area is warped over time.  Worse yet, pregnant women must keep their condition hidden to avoid being fired and continue working, which means the fetus is developing in very cramped quarters.  Of course, then the women are indeed fired once they are found out.