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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
Recent Activity
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Social distancing not required... Cat (DJ) and Armadillo, the Moon and Venus, Two Butterflies, Cat (Lucy) kisses Gator, Two Web-footed friends, Five Turtles! All Safe. Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Often I catch myself sitting with my hands folded, like a good school girl at her desk. As a child I always loved this painting of "Praying Hands" by Albrecht Durer Hands - one hand washing the other - like old friends. Like how we help each other now -... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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SPRING! Ignoring world events - has sprung! Red Hibiscus, coming through the slats. ©2020 Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Where beauty is - there rests the soul. Azaleas in full force in St. Augustine. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It is difficult to sit still for an invisible catastrophe - there's no wind, no rain, no flooding - in fact the weather here is perfect. We have electricity, water, internet, the pantry is full, and we have each other. So, wash your hands, enjoy each other - (they are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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In her autobiography, Dust Tracks On A Road, Zora Neale Hurston, with no disrespect to organized Religion, states that- "It is simply not for me... The springing of the yellow line of morning out of the misty deep of dawn, is glory enough for me." Amen! Photo, Crescent Beach, ©... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
The hungry, greedy, insatiable snake, eating its own tail has gotten to the head. What will he do next? Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Ecola I walked by the sea-creek side. The wind laughed, the gulls cried. Sweet water lapped on the salt sand between the deep sea and the deep land. Ursula K. LeGuin Years ago, Joseph Campbell told us that the poets would save us. I begin to understand. From Ursula K... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It might seem incredulous that there were peaceful, cooperative, undefended cities in so called prehistory. But go back as recently as 1492, when Columbus sailed across the Atlantic in search of a route to China and India. Luckily for him and his crew, there was land in between, and after... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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When you have peaceful, cooperative cities that are unfortified: no walls or fortresses - that have not developed weapons of death: there was no need for those things, as their neighbors were friendly - and violent warring tribes from the surrounding arid lands invade and destroy everything in their path,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
Thanks, Barb! Ive been working hard on this one for weeks!
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"Our hopes for peaceful human coexistence are not, as we are so often told, utopian dreams." Riane Eisler Peaceful cooperation existed long, long ago and set the foundation for civilization. Human HISTORY OURSTORY goes back 30,000 years. In most early societies technologies were developed that supported and enhanced the quality... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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The word obscene in Greek Tragedies meant that the action took place off scene, behind the curtain, because it was too terrible to actually depict on stage. I've gone back 100 years to shake up the past and improve our lives. Going back farther one is confronted with obscene brutality.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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...It''s about my journey going from a liberal civil rights lawyer who was tinkering with the machine, and believed that we could somehow get the to the Promised Land if we just filed the next best lawsuit, or met the the governor, or organize the right number of people for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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So, in my alternate universe... There was no degradation of the earth. Clean Air. Clean Water. No lies, no wars in the oil rich Middle East, no lives lost. The U.S. military would be doing what it is charged with- protecting Democracy, not dismantling it worldwide. Cancer would still be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Happy Valentine's Day! Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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There is an interview with the Four Women of "The Squad" on Democracy Now. After reading the transcript of these four diverse women, at a time when I was getting very disheartened about the state of the country and the world, I found HOPE! They are, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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While burning a few things on the deck in the chiminnea, I noticed these caterpillars munching away on the Butterfly Weed. It was over a month ago. There were about 10 or 12 of them, and they decimated that plant. Then yesterday, while leaning over the rail to reach a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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What if, instead of multiple networks of highways, America was crisscrossed with lines of light rail? And there were lovely terminals scattered everywhere, and people could travel safely and comfortably, south to north and east to west and back again, in climate controlled modern rail cars? Imagine the lives that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Imagine that over 100 years of air pollution from cars and trucks never happened. That the arduous task of extracting oil from the earth was abandoned. When Henry Ford was building cars, he experimented with bio-fuels, namely Hemp, the versatile plant that matured in a single season and grew in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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HELP! What if, when chemical companies came up with the idea to spray food crops with the deadly compounds that were developed in wartime, someone very important had said, "This is a really bad idea." OR What if, 20 or 30 years later, when a bright caring poet/scientist saw the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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When you bought groceries in the '50's and early 60's, they were packed in sturdy paper bags. These bags were then used as trash bags that, when full, were taken outside to metal trash cans. (I can still hear the sound of the metal cans on trash day!) Milk and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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"...a soulful ecology is rooted in the feeling that this world is our home and that our responsibility to it comes not from obligation or logic, but from true affection. ...As long as the heart is involved, care of the place will follow." Thomas Moore, Care of The Soul The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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"If kindness takes a little longer, it's worth the extra time." Eleanor McEvoy When we develop kindness towards ourselves, we can change the atmosphere of our days and lives; the atmosphere of our homes and work environments, and our relationships. Kindness, first for ourselves. All love and peace radiate from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Whenever I see a line of pelicans coming along the beach, over the waves, their wingtips just grazing the water, I get a little bit jealous of how simple their life appears to be. It seems that the creatures of this world are better at meeting their daily needs than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud