Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary fame died yesterday. I think I've known their songs for all of my life: Puff the Magic Dragon, their versions of If I Had a Hammer , Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Leaving on a Jet plane and Blowin' in the Wind.
I loved the way she sang so passionately and with all of her heart and soul. Her voice was strong and warm.
She will be missed.
This Land is Your Land (sung in concert in Japan)
And When I Die as the circle of life turns on and on.
Originally, We Don't Buy It was about my family's life experiment of not buying new things for a year in 2008. We mostly did it and learned a lot about our relationship to things. Now, this blog is more about the ideas we don't buy. Oh, so many awful ideas and pressures out there. We're rejecting a lot of them--ideas that keep people boxed in, and stuck. We're going our own way. We still don't buy it.
There's a plate of 12 cookies sitting on a table. The rich take 11 cookies leaving only 1 cookie left on the plate. They then turn to the Tea Party and say, "Those unions are trying to take your cookie."
"Some folks rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen." - Woody Guthrie