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Cathie Bird
Pioneer, TN
I'm a citizen scientist, writer, researcher, conscious evolutionary, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Tennessee.
Interests: writing, psychoanalysis, the intersection of science and spirit, spiritual transformation, conscious evolution, my dogs and my cat, earth and life sciences, Qi Gong, listening to music (jazz, blues, classical and bluegrass), other life in this solar system
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Great video on the origins of the Rights of Nature movement as Ecuador becomes the first country to include Rights of Nature in its Constitution and communities across the United States adopt Rights of Nature and assert their community rights. Related articles Global Alliance for Rights of Nature Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Earthbytes
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Open wing view of Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on 11 July 2014 [Photo by Cathie Bird] Closed wing view, Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on 11 July 2014 [Photo by Cathie Bird] Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at The View From Frog Pond Holler
Last Sunday, I was joined by the internationally-renowned scientist, philosopher and visionary, Ervin Laszlo for a public conversation we titled “The Self-Actualizing Cosmos: The Akasha Revolution in Science and Human Consciousness.” The conversation ranged quite widely, and some of what he had to say even startled me. via beyondawakeningseries.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 10, 2014 at 206 Million Years on Earth
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Butterfly milkweed (Asclepius tuberosa) on 23 June 2014 [Photo by Cathie Bird] Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at The View From Frog Pond Holler
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Many different bird species live here in the holler. Usually I hear them more often than I see them. This week, though, a pair of Carolina wrens poked around in my planters for several minutes -- both of my cameras were in another room, otherwise I could have gotten some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at HollerPhenology
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Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor), July 4, 2014 [Photo by Cathie Bird] Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at The View From Frog Pond Holler
Cathie Bird added a favorite at Birding NH
Jul 6, 2014
The Anishinabek have launched a campaign to get rid of the term “Aboriginal.” According to a recent press release, Chiefs from the 42 member-communities endorsed a resolution during their annual Grand Council Assembly that characterizes the word as “another means of assimilation through the displacement of our First Nation-specific inherent... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 5, 2014 at LOGOS
I'm glad to see a growing discussion of cultural appropriation in sports and entertainment industries. In this video, Yocha Dehe Chairman Marshall McKay and Secretary James Kinter talk about why they decided to support the Change the Mascot campaign. See also: Press release from Oneida Nation (60 KB pdf) Change... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Raising Cain...
This week the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR) released a new report, Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Though I'm not a stranger to intimidation as a more frequent tactic of choice against justice activists, I decided to Google "attacks on human rights activists"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Raising Cain...
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Evening Primrose (Oenothera sp.) on 2 June 2014 [Photo credit: Cathie Bird] Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at The View From Frog Pond Holler
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For the past few days I've stepped out my back door for a holler walk and into the mesmerizing song of a wood thrush. I've heard one of them fairly close to the house but -- unless the first one is following me -- there's at least one more further... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at HollerPhenology
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Hurricane photos fascinate me, and (almost) never fail to draw me into their swirls to contemplate order and chaos and what it all means (or can mean) for lived experience at the edges of predictable and unpredictable. Awesome...thank you, Amanda and NASA. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this view of Amanda—the... Continue reading
Reblogged May 30, 2014 at Earthbytes
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I recorded my first dreams about contacts with interdimensional spacecraft in 1973. In them I was usually just observing craft flying around. Later dreams included experiences of sound or of being lifted up by some kind of energy from the... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at The Daily R-r-r-ibbit
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[See my first post in this series: The holler’s seismic neighborhood] On September 25, 1976, I dreamed that I was working with other people to help move large sections of the Earth’s crust and to reduce large pieces of rock... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at The Daily R-r-r-ibbit
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Coming across a red eft on my holler walks makes me happy. They are so small that finding one can seem almost magical or mystical. Today I saw two! The first was smaller and moving through a darker part of the holler, so catching a photo while simultaneously trying to... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at HollerPhenology
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Apr 30, 2014
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It's happened again...spring is moving fast through the holler but I have not kept up with it on this blog. Fortunately, I have photos to remind me what's come out so far. Three of the flowering plants I observe for Nature's Notebook have bloomed (see photos below). The cutleaf toothwort,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at HollerPhenology
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Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris cristata) on April 20, 2014 [Photo credit: Cathie Bird] Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at The View From Frog Pond Holler
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Rue Anemone on April 18, 2014 [Photo credit: Cathie Bird] Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at The View From Frog Pond Holler
Environmental reporter Dan Fagin joins us to discuss his book, "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation," which has just won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. Fagin tells the story of how a small New Jersey town fought back against industrial pollution and astronomical rates of childhood cancer,... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 25, 2014 at TennesseeCitizenScienceWatch
Cathie Bird added a favorite at The Zen Birdfeeder
Apr 21, 2014
On April 26th the Cowboy Indian Alliance -- ranchers, farmers and tribal communities along the Keystone pipeline route -- will be in Washington, DC for their Reject and Protect event. Members of 350.org will also march with the Alliance and present a tipi to President Obama. According to 350.org, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at Raising Cain...
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via www.commondreams.org Robert Reich: "In many respects America is back to the same giant concentrations of wealth and economic power that endangered democracy a century ago. The floodgates of big money have been opened even wider in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in “Citizen’s United vs. FEC”... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 19, 2014 at Earthbytes
Despite mounting evidence that global warming is an urgent crisis, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases grew faster between 2000 and 2010 than over the previous three decades, according to an authoritative new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Some governments have instituted policies to try to hold down emissions of carbon dioxide -- by far the biggest contributor to climate change -- but these measures do not go nearly far enough. We're doing a Michael Jackson moonwalk, appearing to move ahead while actually sliding backward -- toward what scientists fear is an abyss. via truth-out.org Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 19, 2014 at MicroHawk's NewsScan