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Allyson Whipple
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Poet of Place / Aspiring Naturalist
Poet of Place / Aspiring Naturalist

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Resharing via Facebook for a friend, concerning his much-loved lost dog, who disappeared this morning in the Bastrop (Cedar Creek) area. Note: the "Me" referenced in this note is not me personally.

Lost dog. Lab Mix Cedar creek area -- off of Lonsome Dove drive, near 812 and High View Ranch dr.
Responds to "Sadie". 12 years old and 35 lbs. She is microchipped, but was out without a collar because she has a large neck growth that is irritated by her collar. She is friendly if approached. If found, please call me at 314-402-6818. Reward available.
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I had never heard of Thomas Lux until I saw fellow poets posting news of his death recently. We read an assortment of poems for class this week. And damn, if this isn't one of the most wonderful poems I have ever read. Listen to the audio. Definitely worth your time.

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I really hope there's an environment left at all in four years.
Call Your House Members over National Park Service Bills

Especially if you are in Paul Gosar's district, or in one of the House Committee on Natural Resources member districts <http://naturalresources.house.gov/about/members.htm>

H.J. Res. 46
<https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/46>

Note that because of the deluge of phone calls, I recommend 1) Trying phone numbers during working hours, 2) Leaving VM after hours 2) Trying the fax numbers, 3) sending postcards, and 4) trying local offices as well as the DC ones. You can find local home offices by checking the MoC's websites.

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) last night introduced H.J. Res. 46, which seeks to repeal updates to the National Park Service’s “9B” rules. The rules require detailed planning and set safety standards for oil and gas drilling inside the more than 40 national parks that have “split estate” ownership, where the federal government owns the surface but not the subsurface mineral rights.

The resolution is just the latest in a series of moves by federal lawmakers to weaken environmental protections for national parks under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). If these repeals are signed into law under the CRA, it will not only stop these protections, it will also prohibit agencies from issuing similar rules and protections in the future, unless directed by Congress.

CONTACT

The Congressional switchboard number is: 202-224-3121
You'll be prompted as follows:
- Press 1 to contact your Senators, 2 to contact your Representative (in the House)
- Enter your 5-digit Zip code (or speak your state name in the case of Senators)
- For your Representative, only 1 choice will be offered - press 1.
- For your Senators, select 1 or 2 to be connected to whichever one you want to contact. (You'll need to call twice to contact both your Senators.)




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Beyond unacceptable.

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+Aaminah Shakur does amazing work. I appreciate everything they share.
My latest writing. It's intense. Content note for discussion of suicide and mental illness. You really should follow Ceilings & Standards on social media to keep up with great writing (not just me!)

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I totally thought +Bobbi Jo Woods got me one of the anonymous gifts I received, but apparently I am terrible at guessing, and she got me the awesome Zenware glass storage containers instead. They make me so happy! And thanks to the anonymous person who sent me Sleeping Giant. Can't wait to read it.
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12/9/16
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Many thanks to +Patrick Horgan! I'm going to make Mexican hot chocolate tonight! #gplussanta #santagift 
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Thank you +Ryan A for the car charger and dog bed! The charger will come in very handy on my road trip. And Simon is very interested in the new bed. Thanks also to the anonymous person who sent a copy of the Bhagavad Gita.
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12/6/16
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Thank you +dava stewart for the gift of tea! This is one of my favorites. #gplussanta #santagift 
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I got home from travel to find that Secret Santa had definitely visited my house! Thank you +Christine Bogart for the tea, and thanks to the more secretive Santas for the book and the exfoliating sponge.
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11/27/16
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