In this country we are inundated with a plethora of choices no matter what item (food, clothing, appliances, medications, etc.) we want to purchase. Here's just one of many examples: Have you ever counted the number of choices for Acetaminophen, aka Tylenol, there are on a drugstore's shelf? Furthermore, have you read each label? The choice is actually between regular (325 mg.) or double strength (650 mg.) Acetaminophen; the rest of the choices have to do with the fillers, aka inactive ingredients, which vary from having benign to extremely troublesome untoward effects for humans.
|St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) in full bloom this Summer past.|
|The bright yellow flowers are picked and packed|
lightly in a sterilized glass jar. Within a few days the
oil turns this bright red which I am in awe of every time it happens.
|Each morning before sitting I slather on this richly healing herbal preparation|
to find that the achy joints are soothed for the day.
Perhaps we would find negotiating the excessive number of choices, which are in place to support the capitalist driven economy, if we established for ourselves some helpful parameters before making a purchase, like does it benefit Mother Earth or at worst does her no harm. Avoid using such parameters as "is it cheap?" or "is it on sale"? My beloved now dead stepfather Stephen B. Howard had a saying he lived employing: "Those who buy what they do not need often cannot buy what they need."
Across our county there are many concerned citizens who believe the state of our Union is no longer a democracy and do not believe there is a viable choice for the next President of the United States of America to reverse this. One candidate is determined to maintain the status quo of "Big Money" running our government and the other is a bully.
|Our friend, Larry Needleman, a talented sculptor, created this mask.|
With this candidate's snorting during the debatesan alternative mask to the baboon could be of a snorting bull.