You will find here in this edition of Eos, much pathos and humor, as befits the time, in my opinion. After the disaster in Japan I have been both very busy and very numb, I imagine like many. It was hard to produce another edition until now. It has been a relatively mild spring here in Silicon Valley, however many folks sport sore throats or worse, like unaccounted pneumonia or digestive disturbances–much like during the aftermath of Chernobyl. I have been well overall, despite a few bad spots; however I attribute it to taking a few precautions, like for now not eating locally, avoiding milk products and Pacific sea food, taking N.A.C., taking chlorella, brushing my teeth with baking soda, not walking in the rain, and the like.
Unfortunately it is not a story that just goes away, despite the relative news blackout. The EPA has not only raised the limit on allowable radiation 1000%, they have also actually stopped taking radiation counts. Out of sight, out of mind, eh? Unfortunately, not so. It still affects us, though some more than others (like children and young mothers and those with delicate health). Nevertheless its not good for anyone–and sensible precautions should be taken to protect oneself since this radiation exposure is likely to last another 7 months–i.e., before the reactors and spent fuel rods can finally be cool enough to be buried. The world has never experienced anything like it. I almost think part of the black out is that the story is too intimate and too big for most to take in. i think the implications of this will come out over time nevertheless–implications which are another sign that we have to change the way we do things in the modern world if we are to survive. Policital action against creating more nuclear nuclear power plants must occur. Advice on what to do, as well as how to find out more, can be found both in Chris Arcus‘s in-depth article, as well as in my poem towards the tail end of this edition of Eos.
I have chosen to feature a number of watercolor paintings throughout this edition by Erik Kaye, who resides with his wife in Funabashi, Japan where they hold jobs teaching English. It seemed timely, given everything, plus Erik’s paintings continue to be sensitive and beautiful.
Marilyn Graham‘s poems also seem timely in their breadth and introspection.
Joan Dobbie‘s short stories should bring a smile to even the most jaundiced heart.
Am hoping a number of you can make it to Al Preciado’s Ten/10 Gallery Rainbow Garden Exhibit this Saturday, May 28th, of which details are midway down this edition. I should have pictures to share of the show soon.
I also have another gluten free recipe (onion rice bread) that many of you might enjoy.
So take a moment and enjoy! And check back later in case I have added a bit more.—————–
Petition to Reinstate EPA Testing for Radiation from Fukishima:
Please take a moment and sign the following petition: Reinstate EPA Ongoing Testing For Radiation from Fukushima like both Chris Arcus and I did. Its easy and vastly worthwhile considering the present circumstances.You can view this petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/774/petition-to-reinstate-ongoing-testing-for-radiation-from-fukushima/
Message from Chris Arcus:
Hi, I signed the petition “Reinstate EPA Ongoing Testing For Radiation from Fukushima”. I’m asking you to sign this petition to help us reach our goal of 1,000,000 signatures. I care deeply about this cause, and I hope you will support our efforts.And here’s a humorous article on the subject by the Health Ranger: http://www.naturalnews.com/031963_radiation_exposure.html
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