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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ban GMO Pet Food

My cat Kali got out and was gone for a week.  When she came back she was wild and disorientated. You can see what happened to her in the second picture below.  

It turns out a GMO company grabbed her and fed her with their pet food. She resisted and escaped but not before gouging out the eyes of two lab technicians. Good for you Kali!  Even though she's back she's just not the same as can be seen in the following picture.

She told me they force fed her at first and that the food tasted very good and she ate a lot.  But now she has three heads,one of them sticking out of her ass. Suppose the heads represent Republicans and Democrats.  She's practically ready to be President. Is the the third head coming out of her ass the Tea Party candidate to be Ben Carson?

Ban GMO's for the sake of your beloved pets. I''m sick at heart about this. She is politically neutral and this imposition on her is just plain wrong.  If a politician supports GMO's they must be put out to pasture and relieved of duties. 

I'm proud of Kali for surviving all she's been through, but I can't bring myself to pet all three of her heads.

(C) 2014 David H. Roche

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

As The Geese Fly: a seasonal poem with photography

"As The Geese Fly" is a seasonal poem rooted in the cycles of life. 

There is a previous version of this poem. I re-wrote it, removing an entire verse. I think it is improved.

It's not all sunshine and lollipops. Sometimes there is a grey drizzle almost, but not, quite water.  

Photography and poetry 

(C) 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Re-Defining Eco-Terrorism

I made a video using my environmentally conscious art.  

The desires for wealth in conjunction with the activity of industry and governments have resulted in making the earth a place that is becoming more and more inhospitable to life.

1.  Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use

Many of the environmental problems our world faces today result from our dependence on fossil fuel. These include global warming, air quality deterioration, oil spills, and acid rain along with the extinction of many species of life on the planet.

2. A partial list of pipeline failures in the 21st century ie the last 14 years. 

3. Coal and the dangers it presents to the environment.

The dangers of using carbon as a fuel source are in the news every day and every day are ignored by politicians.

By their behavior or lack of it 7 million lives are  lost to the effects of air pollution every year. Death, disability and disease are the legacies left behind by the lawmaker’s decision to serve the cause of profit rather than the cause of the people.

There is an enemy among us who culls from the population 7 million human beings a year.  It takes many of the very young and the elderly and many in-between. 

If this enemy were a foreign entity it would of course be declared a terrorist organization and the full resources of the American wallet would be arrayed against it to keep us safe. But those polluting the air and skies of America are home grown.  They are welcome as benefactors in the legislative halls and given special privileges, tax breaks and loop holes to continue on selling a product that lays waste to the environment leaving behind millions of dead, sick and disabled in it's wake.

It's clearly time to re-define what an eco-terrorist is.

Monday, November 03, 2014

21st Century Doxology

21st Century Doxology

                         There is one God
                          with many names
                          and many prophets
                          in many places
                          for all people
                          and all time

Poetry by David H. Roche 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Conversations With Time And Tide

I put together some photos taken on the beach.  The cycles of the tide inspire me to think of transience, impermanence and the ever changing flux that makes up life. 

I photographed bits and pieces of shells, sticks and stones which had been washed ashore some of which were in the process of being washed into shore.

I also photographed the skeleton of the Peter Iredale which ran aground in October of 1906.  Since then the remains of the ship have been a tourist attraction. The wreckage has a somber beauty to it.  My eye was caught by the texture of the metal.

The collections of stones scattered on the shore by the random motion of the tides caught my interest. 

The array of natural coloring was a pleasure as were their shapes.

A broken sand dollar with a feather resting temporarily on it caught my eye

as did the different pieces of driftwood.

I put some of the pictures along with some video clips together in a video I titled "Conversations With Time And Tide".  You can watch it below.

Photography and text (C) by David H. Roche

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit (Poetry and art by David H. Roche)

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

Am I poor because I have ketchup on my noodles
instead of sauce?
Am I poor because my best jeans are stained
making even relatives ashamed?
Am I poor when I say
"No I'm broke, I can't go"?
Am I poor because I have only one true friend
who will be there to the end?

No Lord I’m poor because
I see you so dimly
and I want to see more.

The poem was written with the sermon on the mount in mind.

Poetry and Art (C) 2014 by David H. Roche

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Survival Plan (a poem from the depths of a devalued American dream)

Survival Plan

garlic, onions,
noodles, vegetables,
bread and butter
a little meat.

I can eat good this month...
and cheap.

Poem by David H. Roche (C) 2014

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