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Michael P.

"To Leave The Earth Better Than I Found It"

Oswego, IL, USA
male
married, 2 children
Speaks: english
Joined Dec 29, 2007


 
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"By Saving One Species of Animal or One Piece of Forest, We Save the World."









-Bernd Heinrich
'The Trees in My Forest' 













                                       





                                   

                                                                                                          
                           



                                       

              
                                                             










"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."







- Frank Lloyd Wright, architect.
































  
                                                               
                                                                                                                                             
                                    










 





"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."












- Minnie Aumonier














                                   



  

Each moment of the year has its own beauty... a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson




   










"I am apart of all that I  have met."















- Alfred Tennyson








                               






                                                   


                    

 
"It is our choices...that show what we
truly are, far more than our abilities"
- J. K. Rowling

                 
                                    


                        
                                                                                         


                                                                                               
                                            

                            

                                




                                     
                               

    Humans don't just like dogs,we cannot do
without them.

They are our only touchstone to an emotional
past we have forever lost,
and yet desperately need. 

-Jon Franklin 'The Wolf in the Parlor'






                                         


                                       
                              




                                     
                                           

  
                              
  



                                                                                     
                                 


                            



                                                     
                                  
   


"When one tugs at a single thing in nature,
    he finds it attached to the rest of the world
-John Muir


                                                           
                                                               
                                                   
                                     
 


                                              






                                              


           

                                                                                          
                                                                           

                             







      










                                 
                                 



 "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike."- John Muir

                                        


No rational human would think of ripping pages from a sacred book, but the human race is ripping not just pages, but entire chapters from the sacred world. Every time a species is lost, every time a plot of ground is paved, every time an oil spill occurs, irreplaceable messages - call them environmental indicators, if you must - are ripped from the pages of time.
-James A. Tucker



        



                                                      































 
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Dec 29, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for  
Group Host of none yet
Groups Backyard Birds, Care2 Get The Word Out?, Clubster, Defenders of Wildlife, NWF - National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
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Birthday Oct 12  
Languages english  
About Me
  Introduce yourself to Michael
  Lifestyle
Pets 2 Birds, LOTS of fish!, 1 Cat, 2 dogs  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Tree Hugging, Earth Loving Pagan  
Eating Habits Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I spend as much time as possible outdoors!
I work outside in the forest preserve, I relax outside,I garden outside.....
My Philosophy Tread Lightly
What Gives Me Hope Planting Trees and Seeds
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Make my town LEED
What/who changed my life and why Meeting my wife while each walking our dogs.
What Bugs Me Ignorance and cruelty, Any one that would hurt an animal  
Passions My Wife!, family, environment, animals  
Inspirations Sitting in a forest  
What Scares Me global warming, ignorance  
  Favorites
Role Models John Muir  
Quotation The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

-- Joseph Campbell
Interests gardening/working outdoors, photograpy, wildlife  
Books The Body Toxic, The Wolf in the Parlor****, Food Inc., Ten Acres Enough, Fast Food Nation, The 64 Dollar Tomato, Made from Scratch, It's a Long Road to a Tomato, The World Without US  
Music celtic, new age  
Movies Avatar!!, What Dreams May Come (Robin Williams), The Time Machine, Braveheart  
TV Shows Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow Show, Discovery Channel, the Daily Show, Dr. Who  
Favorite Foods Fresh veggies from my garden, apples, cheese, organic chocolate  
Favorite Places My Garden, Forests in the fall  
Can't Live Without My wife, sons and pets, nature  
  Introduce yourself to Michael
 
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    Hugs for all you do!!
    Wherever you go there once was a forest.
    Plant and protect Danny's trees for life.
    Trees are the lungs of the earth.

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    Jun 28, 2012 3:21 AM

    Bette M. (91)

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    Wherever you go there once was a forest.

    Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.

    Trees are the lungs of the earth.
    And, have a great weekend!!


    Apr 27, 2012 12:21 AM

    Bette M. (91)

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    Wherever you go there once was a forest.


    Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.


    Trees are the lungs of the earth.


    Mar 16, 2012 10:38 PM

    Bette M. (91)

    Wherever you go there once was a forest.
    Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
    Trees are the lungs of the earth.

    Mar 12, 2012 3:08 AM

    Bette M. (91)


    Wherever you go there once was a forest.
    Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
    Trees are the lungs of the earth.
    And, have a super week!!










    Feb 22, 2012 8:41 PM

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    Bette M. (91)


    For my precious son Danny......
    Wherever you are there once was a forest.
    Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
    Trees are the lungs of the earth.

    Feb 11, 2012 11:02 PM

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    Bette M. (91)
    HAPPY-HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL!!!



    May you have many many more!
    Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
    Trees are the lungs of the earth.

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    Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
    Trees are the lungs of the earth.

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