Shawn L. Bird

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Poem- Greta is great September 23, 2019

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:49 pm
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Her eyes!

She watched Ignorance enter the room.

No obsequious sycophantry in her glare.

How naked are the emperor

and his bloated toadies

under her perspicacious gaze.



poem-glacier death August 18, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:33 am
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The rocky mountain tops used to cradle winter.

Bowls of ice, white blankets, held in stone arms

comfort over centuries.

A decade of cataracts, dripped.

Now, monolithic arms are empty,

so even ancient glacier tears are dry.


global warming? February 8, 2012

Filed under: Commentary — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:17 am
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It is rather ironic that ‘global warming’ is the likely cause behind the deep freeze causing mayhem in Eastern Europe these days.

I suppose that the more accurate term would be “Global climate change” because changing it definitely is.

So what are we going to do about it?  Solar panels, geo-thermal heat, and cisterns are all simple enough to add into a building project.  Why can’t all of our construction be energy self-sufficient?  If they can’t quite all, can enough be done to at least make them significantly self-sufficient?  I think it’s worth the effort, and we certainly have the technology, if we are just willing to use it.  Big business is not more important than global survival,  no matter what they think.


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