State of the Revolution, Fall 2008

For over two hundred years, the President of the United States has taken the time once per year to deliver an address to Congress about the state of the nation. Sometimes, this was simply a written message that was read to Congress by a messenger. Other times, it has been a speech delivered personally by the President himself. Ever since the term of Franklin D. Roosevelt, this address has become widely known as the “State of the Union” address.

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Standing Up To The Madness

Tiananmen Tank Man: This is the iconic photo of the Unknown Rebel, aka Tank Man, who stood up to a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Photo by Jeff Widener (Associated Press) So… this entry is half book review and half call to action. The book is “Standing Up To the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times” by Amy Goodman and David Goodman. And the action… well, that’s for you to decide. But you’d better make it good if you want to end up in Amy’s next book!

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Health and Wellness

Vitruvian Man: I included this image of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man image in a blog entry called New Beginnings. Since my earlier Adrenal Burnout entry had used the Vitruvian Man with a frowny face, I used this as a way of establishing continuity with the previousNow that another year of my life has come and gone, I find myself thinking deep thoughts about life, death, the meaning of it all, and the direction that I”m headed in. The lessons that I’ve learned lately and the thoughts that I’m having lately will lead to some definite changes in the way that I approach social and ecological projects. I’ll have more news on that soon, once I’ve sorted out more of the details. In the meantime, I have a bit to say on the importance of health and wellness in any quest for personal empowerment and/or social transformation.

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Poll: Short Stories

I’m thinking of publishing short stories individually: $1 for PDF with a print/PDF compilation for $10-ish, What do you think? Vote in the Poll

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My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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