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Cathie Bird
Pioneer, TN
I'm a citizen journalist, citizen scientist, conscious evolutionary, subtle energy activist,and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Tennessee.
Interests: writing, psychoanalysis, the intersection of science and spirit, spiritual transformation, conscious evolution, my dog and my cat, earth and life sciences, Qigong, listening to music (jazz, blues, classical), other life in this solar system
Recent Activity
I'm still working on a new blog post, but wanted to share a great article I saw at The Atlantic. I found it fascinating and relevant to the general content of HollerPhenology. The article at Science Advances is open access, and can be downloaded here. From the article: About three-quarters... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at HollerPhenology
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I have been recording the presence of wood thrushes for several years, but had not seen active individuals until one flew up out of the grass and landed on a branch, at eye level, only 10 feet or so from me on April 24th. I had my camera but focused on a mental picture so I could double-check the field marks when I got home. I'd have to say that was the most treasured sighting since my last post. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at HollerPhenology
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There's been a leafy-green explosion in the holler since last week's phenophase report. Even the oak family -- typically the last tree buds to pop around here -- have a few small leaves. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at HollerPhenology
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While I work up a post on what I saw in the holler this week, I want to acknowledge that today is Earth Day, and that, across the United States and around the world, thousands of people have shown up to March for Science. I had planned my own march... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at HollerPhenology
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Sweet white violets (Viola blanda), April 12, 2017 [Photo: Cathie Bird] Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at The View From Frog Pond Holler
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West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis) on a Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), April 19, 2017 [Photo: Cathie Bird] Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at The View From Frog Pond Holler
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The Halberdleaf and woodland yellow violets are long gone, but all of the later-flowering violets are out now, so here are some fresh images of the other ones: Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at HollerPhenology
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On holler walks this week I collected images of some open flower phenophases, and a beetle I've been trying to photograph for 17 years. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at HollerPhenology
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In March I posted some information and photos of plants I observe for Penn State's "shady invader" project. This week I figured out that the lone honeysuckle bush in the holler is an Amur honeysuckle, another one of the species being tracked. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at HollerPhenology
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New activity in the holler has kind of left me breathless this week -- and with a lot of images in my photo files! Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at HollerPhenology
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I observe phenophases for a number of plant, animal and insect species throughout the year, but activity generally takes off in March and April here in Frog Pond Hollow. This year some plants I observe made the spring shift earlier, and I go out every day now to catch the changes. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at HollerPhenology
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I had to laugh a bit the other day as I wondered whether or not there might be phenophases of phenology observers as well as of the species they observe? Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at HollerPhenology
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Keep moving forward in these perilous times. Less than a month before the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Phillel, of Mark-Age, channeled this message from Dr. Hannibal. To me, it seems as relevant (or more so) following the 2016 election as it did eight years ago. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Interdimensional Intersections
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On December 12, 2016, I took part in a teleconference hosted by Jacklyn Johnston (You Awakening) and featuring Patricia Cota-Robles (New Age study for Humanity's Purpose). Here is an excerpt from Patricia's website news announcement regarding the significance of this day and the first 11 days of January, 2017. You... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Interdimensional Intersections
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Today I'm going to share information from several groups related to spiritual work and challenges ahead for 2017. I have been studying and reflecting on these ideas and practices for several weeks as I get myself ready for whatever lies ahead. The first one is from Chief Phil Lane at... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 31, 2016 at Interdimensional Intersections
Cathie Bird added a favorite at The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
Dec 27, 2016
Cathie Bird added a favorite at The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
Dec 17, 2016
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If you are interested in human experiences of contact with "UFOs" and non-human intelligent beings, check out this summary of initial data from the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Interdimensional Intersections
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When I started seeing a toad in one of my planters this fall, I decided to add this species to my observation list at Nature's Notebook. But what species? Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at HollerPhenology
What connected me to Standing Rock news today was Dr. Safer's discussion on Saturday of siblings doing harm to other siblings, while, in some cases, parents make excuses for the abusive sibling or otherwise fail to intervene. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at In Hawk Space
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via bsnorrell.blogspot.com I'm reblogging this because Brenda Norrell's links to stories at Censored News are being blocked by Twitter, and I'm unable to share directly from her site. http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/10/police-beat-water-protectors-with.html# Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 23, 2016 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
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My second post on growing up white in a white supremacy culture; I look at experiences in Chapel Hill, NC, between 1957-1961. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at Raising Cain...
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As a citizen journalist, psychoanalyst and social justice activist, I’ve spoken of this process of socialization into a white supremacy culture in many pieces, in both private and public spaces. My intention now is to tell a whole story and to bring it more completely into a public sphere. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Raising Cain...
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I knew The Movement for Black Lives was preparing a new platform for release this summer, and this morning I found news of the launch in an email. It's really awesome. I hope folks will check it out and endorse the platform as an individual or group. You can access... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Raising Cain...
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From the article: Elizabeth helped to present Klein’s rich and fertile clinical insights into the world in a way that brought out their depth and originality, to the great benefit of those interested in child analysis and the development of the unconscious mind. In 2010 she was made a distinguished fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. See the full article at The Guardian Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at In Hawk Space