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Toxic Metal Fire in Redwood City California and beyond   Leave a comment

A toxic metal fire burned all day Sunday, November 10th, 2013 in Redwood City, California, US sending visible plumes of poison to San Jose, California and places unknown. We are told that the fire is stopped, but toxins from that burnt waste must be in many unthinkable areas, our water, the soil, our gardens, farms, and even in our food.

“Just thinking… about what we don’t get told.”

There is a very real photograph by (nz)dave at http://www.EVERYDAYPOLLUTION.wordpress.com

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2 Chronicle S. Dorrance and House Sparrow Studio presents Contemporary Group Art Show   Leave a comment

The group show being put together opening the holiday weekend in San Francisco, California at the “Back to the Picture, The Latin American Gallery”, in May/2014 is about Water.  Currently artists are being invited, letters are being sent and yesterday the photographs for the postcard which always shows “me and my dog” was being shot out at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California, USA.

Nick on the wall, with Golden Gate Park at his back theatrically improvising his Love Dogs Talk.

Nick on the wall, with Golden Gate Park at his back theatrically improvising his Love Dogs Talk.

Maxine Kraemer, Assistant Curator for the Water Show was also the photographer for this shoot which included our own actor, Nick. It happens that there is a Big Corporate Woman’s Run, happening this weekend October 19th or 20th, 2013 with part of it being on The Ocean(s) Highway, with tents set up in the parking lot, next to the beach, in the outer Richmond District of San Francisco.

Pacific Ocean San Francisco, California USA living and beautiful

Pacific Ocean San Francisco, California USA living and beautiful

Pacific Ocean alive and beautifully powerful

Pacific Ocean alive and beautifully powerful

Surfers at the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Beach on a lovely day.

Surfers at the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Beach on a lovely day.

This  just happened to be the day we had chosen for our photo shoot. Nick was a great theater person and added much to the importance and humor of our artful mission, to get the perfect picture for our collaborative postcard.

Maxine Kraemer has a great eye so it took little time to get our perfect image. We hung out for a bit after the shoot, sipped our water, watched the surfers at the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Beach, breathing in the negative ions on a beautiful, sunny and breezy day.

The Postcard will be something we work on together late into this process

Nick seeing us off after our photo shoot

Nick seeing us off after our photo shoot

 

 

 

Earthquakes and a Plan   Leave a comment

Recently, in the Bay area we have had multiple earthquakes. This is nothing to get worried about, but it is a hint to get prepared. Here are some easy things anyone reading this should be able to do.

Pack a backpack with medications you need, an extra pair of walking shoes and socks, an entire walking outfit, a filled water bottle  and single dollar bills, in case the electricity is down and you need to buy something, but no in is giving change for $20 bills. This should be kept at your work place or wherever you go regularly.

Because none of us is sure where we will be when “the Big one ” happens, you should leave  your route to and from wherever you go most often, and phone numbers for you and your family, so your people can look for you, just in case. Canned goods are important in an earthquake.  Store the not lined in plastic canned goods, again ‘just in case’ in your closet or somewhere you think will be safe in an earthquake.  Sleeping bags and a good coat can be stuffed into a plastic bin or bag and stored in the backyard or under your bed, a piece of charcoal in a paper bag will help keep the moldy smell away if you put them outside.

In your house you should have candles, matches, and a flashlight. Of course you should have water, those big blue plastic jugs are perfect for this, each person should have their own 5 gallon blue jug.

At your house you should know where your gas shut off valve is and have a wrench to turn it off if you smell gas.  This tool is found easily at hardware stores. You should have a land line phone, so when cell phone lines are down, you might be able to use your land line.

And for senior citizens the Red Cross Use to give free backpacks, so if you are a senior citizen I would give them a call now, find out and get yours ordered. For more information contact the Red Cross.