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Mark F.

"Dolphins Make Me Cry"

Olympia, WA, USA
male, age 51
divorced, 2 children
Speaks: English
Joined Dec 3, 2003

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It's been nearly one year since I was here (last here 11/2010).  I'm going to try and be around a little bit from now on. 

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, it is morally treasonable to the American public." President Theodore Roosevelt

           by Christie Ward

Not many the joys the gods grant to mortals:
the joy of the springtime, the summer's sweetness,
the season of autumn, the pause before snows,
to plough and to sow, to heap high the harvest,
to reach at last peace, rest labor's reward.

Not many the sorrows the gods grant to mortals:
heartbreak falls heavy, simple living is hard labor,
until silent and stealthy death steals swiftly nigh.
Fair friends prove false, youth's a fleeting fable.
Long reknown the sole reward of a life well-lived.

Of what should I sing then? Of what should my song speak,
of any other joys or sorrows but these?
What tale could I tell that has not been told>
a thousand times and a thousand times more
by Sheherazades so much more skilled than I?

Sing shall I then, of what is given to sing of!
Sly tricks or mere skill are not songs for the ages --
present to the people these poems with power:
chant of the year-change, the chimeric seasons,
the proud pageant of life, the procession of death!

But bright rainbow beams all else under heaven,
glistening faery-gold, glimmering fox-fire.
The true poet shall tell his tale, terrible and truth-filled,
a gift we are granted, growing like a goddess,
springing full-formed from the pen to the fretful page.

Of men there are many, and many the singers.
One is the song that shall rise above all:
of man sing the song then! The ideal! The spirit!
Away shall pass peoples, but never the power
of song, nor the poet who sings the soul of his people.

      Copyright © 1999 CL.Ward/Gunnora Hallakarva

Earth cry

sitting on this lonely cliff top
I watch the waves crashing against the rocks below.
high as I am
the spray still sparkles on the grass all around me...
feeling cool and fresh on my naked skin.
the wind...
blowing through my tousled hair,
seems to carry a sound, a cry...
not the screeching of the gulls overhead..
but another.. older.. deeper sound
that touches my very soul.
is it the cry of the earth
calling out to anyone who listens?
is it the cry of the earth
asking us to cease our destruction
before it is too late?
before we destroy the very ground we walk upon...
asking us to return to her
all that we have taken...
so thoughtlessly..
so needlessly..
and I wonder how long it will be
before mankind hears his mother's plea
and heeds her troubled song?
how long will it be
before we join together and cease our endless wars...
to put behind us the ways of hate
...the differences we fail to understand...
and save our wondrous world..
so lovingly created
yet so easily destroyed? 
                                                    -- Author Unknown 

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein

One of the great things about America, one of the beauties of our country, is that when we see a young, innocent child blown up by an IED, we cry. President G. Bush Washington, D.C., Mar. 29, 2006

We support the election process, we support democracy, but that doesn't mean we have to support governments that get elected as a result of democracy. President G. Bush -Washington, D.C., Mar. 29, 2006

People have not been horrified by war to a sufficient extent ... War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior does today.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy



Where are we without the animals?

If the animals were gone, we would die

from a loneliness of spirit.

For whatever happens to the animals

soon happens to us.

All things are connected.

This we know.

The earth does not belong to us;

we belong to the earth.

This we know.

All things are connected.

Like blood which unites one family.

All things are connected.

Whatever befalls earth befalls the             

People did not weave the web of life,

we are merely a strand in it
Whatever you do to the web,

you do to yourself.

            -Chief Sealth (Seattle)
Historians today acknowledge this speech was probably never given. There is no known transcipt of Chief Sealth's speech. But, the words ring true for me.


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Birthday July 09, 1963  
Languages English  
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Spiritualist  
Eating Habits LOTS OF TEA, Aspiring healthy eater  
Wild Fact About Me Dolphins make me cry.
My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope Change
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Eliminate Ignorance and Prejudice.
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me intolerance, Chain E-Mails, War  
Passions earth, Dolphins  
Inspirations nature, Sarica  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Ignorance and evil, current USA administration  
Role Models bono, Mother and father, Jane Goodall  
Quotation Humans need the Earth to survive, the Earth does not need Humans to survive
Interests music, herbs, Spirituality/Philosophy, Mind/Body/Spirit, meditation, Massage, Archaeology, Oceanography, Environmental Studies  
Music 80's, Charlie Parker, REM, Lucinda Williams, U2!!  
Movies Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, Braveheart  
TV Shows seinfeld, The Simpsons  
Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places San Juan Islands in WA, nature, Seattle, New York City, london, woods  
Can't Live Without Heart, Brain, Lungs, Arms, Legs, Eyes  
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