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Seven Years Since the Oil Spilled

Living Lightly

Florida, BP oil spill, sea turtles

BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded seven years ago on April 20, 2010. I recently did a book signing for Trails in the Sandmy novel that uses the oil spill as the backdrop to the drama unfolding in one family. “The race to save wildlife from tar balls approaching Florida’s beaches runs parallel to a reporter’s quest to save her family from an equally disastrous end,” I explained to a potential customer.

The customer gave me a puzzled look. “What was Deepwater Horizon?” he asked. “I forget.”

Please don’t forget. We must hold behemoths such as BP accountable for their actions. What was Deepwater Horizon? It was a horror where eleven men died and untold damage was done to our wildlife and the environment. Please remember.

To honor the lives lost and the destruction created through neglect of safety procedures, click here to download Trails in the Sand

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#WATWB – NYC to Build 90 New Homeless Shelters in Five Years

#WATWB -Spread the light.

Living Lightly

Hello – The news is filled with plenty of the negative these days, but there are many stories out there of folks doing positive things to make a difference in our world.  As a result, I’m participating in We are the World Blogfest with other bloggers who want to bring some light to our world and share news of hope.

The hosts for the March #WATWB are Belinda Witzenhausen, Lynn HallbrooksSimon Falk, Sylvia McGrath, and Damyanti Biswas. Please visit their blogs and read the good news they have to share.

I found an article that warmed my heart. We need to do more to help the homeless in our country, and here’s a model for other communities published on the Good News Network. Read the entire story here –  New York City to Build 90 New Homeless Shelters in Five Years – Good News…

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Republicans and Democrats: The Hypocritical Team

Josep Goded

Since its beginnings, Wikileaks has aroused both hatred and veneration among its followers and detractors as much as any other worldwide organization. However, what is most striking is that a large number of these people, including Donald Trump and the U.S. Democratic Party, have changed their opinions about Wikileaks several times over the last few years, revealing a high degree of hypocrisy.

In 2010, after Wikileaks published hundreds of thousands of classified documents and videos provided by Chelsea Manning, President Trump said:

“WikiLeaks is disgraceful, there should be like the death penalty or something.”

At the time of the above statement, Trump was often criticizing Wikileaks and its staffers. However, during the last Presidential campaign, Trump changed his mind, and started to praise Wikileaks’ work while encouraging the group to continue disclosing secrets related to John Podesta and Hillary Clinton. He also suggested that Wikileaks was the most reliable media…

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