Happy May First

Aparently, Beltane was for lighting fires and concieving babies.

Then, May Day was for crowning a virgin mother with flowers.

Don’t you think this tree blooms unique?  I do.



“A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us, like the grass which confesses the influence of the slightest dew that falls on it; and did not spend our time in atoning for the neglect of past opportunities, which we call doing our duty. We loiter in winter while it is already spring. In a pleasant spring morning all men’s sins are forgiven. Such a day is a truce to vice. While such a sun holds out to burn, the vilest sinner may return. Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.”  Henry David Thoreau, Walden


Will the World Put Its Foot Down?

“Only some government could own such an engine of destruction, and in these disaster-filled times, when men tax their ingenuity to build increasingly powerful aggressive weapons, it was possible that, unknown to the rest of the world, some nation could have been testing such a fearsome machine. The Chasseot rifle led to the torpedo, and the torpedo has led to this underwater battering ram, which in turn will lead to the world putting its foot down. At least I hope it will.” Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea


Women United for Change

Last summer, I realized that as a single mom I’m really going to have to learn about money if I want my son to use this tool wisely.  I’ve been reading some books, like The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek, trying to get, if only, a surface understanding of economics.  And, my personal study is feeding into that question about how to put money back in the hands of real people, not paper people, or licensed people, or business with the same rights as people, but the people I can actually have a conversation with, the people with whom I can share a pot of beans, with warm corn tortillas and fresh pico de gallo.

Well, I found this:  Women United for Change.  They educate women all over the world about money.  The graduates of this program are even loaning to each other, so they can actually start their own businesses.

I don’t expect one non-profit to be the only solution, but this one seems like a good one.  And, I’m not done searching.  I’ll share my discoveries with you.  I hope that you’ll share your discoveries with me.


Riding On Insulin

In fall 2012, I attended one of those diabetes conferences at one of those big conference facilities, in San Diego.  It was a few months after my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  Meaning, his body killed the cells in his pancreas that make insulin.  At this conference, I met Mollie Busby.

Mollie was manning the ROI booth.  Maybe, she could see my distress.  I was pretty useless, trying to learn everything and trying not to cry.  Maybe, she’s just a nice person.  Either way, she let me talk with her, and another young lady for maybe half an hour.

ROI, Riding On Insulin, is a traveling snowboarding, skiing, and bicycling camp for kids, and teens with type 1 diabetes.  You may think, why do that?  But, for a camp, or a school to accept these kids into their program they need a nurse.  I’m assuming it has something to do with insurance and liability.  But, definitely a limitation for these kids.

Imagine, going to the snow, surrounded by kids with the disease that you probably don’t want to think about, supported by coaches who either have the disease themselves or have gone out of their way to know how to care for and respond to the effects of the disease, while learning a sport you might never try otherwise. ROI is giving more than snowboarding lessons.

For more info, or to support ROI here is their website.

Amplify Your Contribution

Below, is your possibility with LifeVantage.  Try on a monthly income of $110,000 and tell me how you could contribute.  Tell yourself how you could impact the world and actually make it better.  Because, I have more faith in you than that notorious 1%.

LifeVantage Earnings Income Statement

July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

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The earnings of the Distributors in this chart are not necessarily representative of the income, if any, that a Distributor can or will earn through the LifeVantage Compensation Plan. Distributors’ success will depend on individual diligence, work e ort and market conditions. LifeVantage does not guarantee any income or rank success.

This Summary is intended to provide truthful comprehensive information regarding the income earned by LifeVantage Distributors. A copy of this Summary must be presented to prospective Distributors any time Distributor compensation is presented or discussed, or any type of income claim or earnings representation is made, including one-on-one meetings. Earnings representations include: (1) statements of average Distributor earnings, (2) statements of non-average Distributor earnings, (3) statements of Distributor earnings ranges, (4) Distributor income testimonials, (5) Distributor lifestyle claims, and (6) hypothetical claims.