Thursday, April 22, 2010

AARP Health Care Video

May this note find you well.

A friend forwarded this note from the AARP regarding health care. It gets a YAY from those who have seen it! What do you have to say about this, and health care for all? I definitely believe that our nation’s resources would be better served by using the bulk of funds currently wasted through the expansion of fear destruction and terror for health, reconstruction and education. Then we may begin to see light at the end of the tunnel.
Dear Readers,
For the last two years, we've gotten the same old song and dance from Wall Street, big banks, and other financial institutions.
Well, we say enough's enough – so today we're releasing a funny and hard-hitting new ad that will help us garner the outrage we need to defeat Wall Street and pass the financial reforms we need. But we need your help to get it seen!

Click here to watch the video and then share it with friends!

Here’s why it's so critical that we get this video seen:
America’s seniors are hurting right now – they've lost retirement savings, homes, jobs and more. And they urgently need the Senate to pass the financial reforms that will protect them. These reforms would rein in banks’ reckless behavior and crack down on the abusive and deceptive practices used by mortgage lenders and credit card companies.

Not surprisingly, the usual suspects on Wall Street have hired an army of lobbyists to storm Capitol Hill and cripple efforts at reform. They want to keep the ridiculous loopholes, the undeserved bonuses, and the lack of honest oversight that many financial predators still enjoy.

It's up to us to fight back.

Watch our new ad and share it with your friends!
Thank you for standing strong against Wall Street’s excesses. With the help of people like you, I know we can secure the reforms that America’s seniors urgently need.
Barry Jackson
Senior Manager, Grassroots

Monday, April 19, 2010

Save Bradford Woods for MCCSC 5th Graders!

Save Bradford Woods for MCCSC

For more than fifty years, Monroe County fifth graders have been spending time in the woods, enjoying nature and learning about ecosystems and the need to conserve resources. This year, the school corporation has eliminated all funding for future trips to Bradford Woods. A grassroots action organization,"Save Bradford Woods for MCCSC," has formed to raise funds to reinstate Bradford Woods outdoor education program in the Monroe County schools budget for the coming year. The need is urgent and immediate: $40,000 must be raised by May 15th to enable Monroe County fifth-graders to attend Bradford Woods in 2010--2011.

Concerned citizens can donate online directly to the MCCS Foundation via their website ( To ensure that online donations are targeted to support the Bradford Woods campaign, donors must a) select "Designated Gift" in the "Purpose of Gift" pull down menu, AND b) type "Bradford Woods" in the "Related Gift Information" field.

Additionally, starting Monday, April 19, all Bloomingfoods cash registers will be equipped with the means to enable customers to donate funds to the MCCSC Foundation earmarked specifically for Bradford Woods.

“Save Bradford Woods for MCCSC” encourages all concerned citizens to join this effort to ensure that local schoolchildren continue to benefit from the experience of outdoor education. In this time of crises in the environment and in children’s health, outdoor education has never been more important. The time to act is now! Join with us to save Bradford Woods for MCCSC!

For more information or to get involved check us out on Facebook (Save Bradford Woods for MCCSC) or visit the Support Public Education in Monroe County booth at the Farmer’s Market.

Friday, April 16, 2010


What beautiful weather here in Bloomington! For many this beauty helps to revive our spirits, and reminds us that we exist within cycles that allow us to go within ourselves, then reopen somewhat like the perennial plants, into a renewed and slightly transformed world.

As the 40th Earth Day approaches, the Indiana Holistic Health Network Calendar - offers a variety of opportunities that include a variety of benefits, concerts, the Great Unleashing in Bloomington, tree plantings, farmer market celebration, and more.

Non-profits everywhere are dealing with much less than in previous years and this in a time of increasing need for services. That goes for Green Dove and its projects the Indiana Holistic Health Network and Local Food; as well as the collaborative projects of the Reiki Wellness Project for Vets and persons with PTSD. To say that things are tight would be an overstatement. We will just have to see how things evolve and do our best to make decisions that honor the work and those who do the work. To that end, we appeal for donations. We want to continue offering these resources in support of our collective wellness.

May we all be well. Thank you.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Calendar Updates

Here are a few
Calendar updates that include Free events, wellness clinics, and a grand opening! - for complete calendar information click

"Bodies In Motion" workshop by David Kirshbaum

Divine Warrior Training Circle, Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 6-8 pm in Room 2B of the Monroe County Library

Divine Warrior Training Circle, Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6-8 pm in Room 2B of the Monroe County Library

Free - Reiki Clinic for Vets, Every third Friday - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

That's the Rub Massage therapy Center Grand Opening Party!


Edy's Ice Cream is giving away a free orchard, and in Bloomington the necessary space has already been donated, and the fresh fruit from the orchard would go to a local food bank!

You can help make this happen.

All you need to do is vote electronically: Go to Edy's website at - click 'list by state',
find Indiana in the list, click on Bloomington, enter your name and
email address and click on "Plant my Vote".

The city that gets the most votes, gets the orchard. Btown is in a
neck-and-neck race with one other place! Please vote for Bloomington
today and every day through the end of August, using the e-mail addresses in your household.

Thanks! and Pass it on...