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This is what I am: watching the spider
rebuild–“patiently,” they say,

but I recognize in her
impatience–my own–

the passion to make and make again
where such unmaking reigns

the refusal to be a victim
we have lived with violence so long

Am I to go on saying
for myself, for her

This is my body,
take and destroy it

—  Adrienne Rich, from Natural Resources featured in The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977
🌿 A Green Witches Spell Post 🌿

Since some of my spells from the past year have been buried, here is a masterpost for quick reference!


Belittlement Barrier Spell

For protection from those who have hurt you.


Charismatic Courage Spell

Boosts creative passion and courage.


Fall Determination Sachet

Keeps your energy up on cool fall days.


Follow Me No More Spell

Helps the user let go of people.


Forest With Me Spell

Brings the forest home, and boosts green magick.


Full Moon Beauty Spell

Feel extra beautiful.


No Wickedness Here

Dispel negative energy and put your heart at ease.


Pets and Blessings

Extra love for our fuzzy, scaled, or feathered friends.


Spell for Reassurance

Fill yourself with self love and strength.


Spell of Steadfastness

Leave your mark, find your home.

Undeniably Me | Self Dedication Spell  

To aid those who are transitioning or in need of extra love.

Pets are intelligent. Religious dogs worship humans as gods, while cats see us as a natural resource. You see your dog chasing away stray cats pestering you for food, not realizing he is a knight from the Order of Saint Good Boy protecting you from harvesters from the Cats Corporate Dominion.


Image: Marian Carrasquero/NPR

In Where the Water Goes, David Owen uses the history of the Colorado River to lay out the immense complexity of America’s water situation, reminding us that both water and time are finite resources. Critic Genevieve Valentine says, “It’s a staggering glimpse of just how complex the situation is — and how long the river has been a concern.”

‘Where The Water Goes’ Is Effortlessly Engaging — And Also Scary

ok so

According to this post, charoite corresponds to anxiety 

And, uh, what I’d like to know is…  


~ Image By Erik Johansson

“We are being made aware that the organization of society on the principle of private profit, as well as public destruction, is leading both to the deformation of humanity by unregulated industrialism, and to the exhaustion of natural resources, and that a good deal of our material progress is a progress for which succeeding generations may have to pay dearly.”  
~ Quote T.S.Eliot


Utah’s Nature High Summer Camp

Story by Beth Wineke, University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern. Photos courtesy of Sierra Hellstrom, US Forest Service.

Nature High Summer Camp is a week-long learning experience for high school youth in Utah. Students are introduced to a day in the life of a natural resource professional by spending time with professionals in the field and learning the ins and outs of land management. 

The camp began in 1991, and is now run through a cooperative partnership between Utah State University Extension 4-H, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Geological Survey, US Forest Service and Snow College. This partnership has helped to enrich the experiences of many high school students at Nature High Summer Camp throughout the last few decades. 

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“We’re going to take out seven countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran”

- Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr. is a retired General of the United States Army.
Quoted from a 2007 interview on the truth about the Middle East.

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month: Oregon’s Rimrock Draw Shelter

In the summer of 2016, the Bureau of Land Management Oregon’s Burns District continued its partnership with the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Oregon Archaeological Society and conducted archaeological excavations at the Rimrock Draw Rockshelter site in southeastern Oregon.

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