Lake Champlain, charcoal, 7 1/2 x 10 inches, by artist. June 2, 2018.
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Rock Face on Lake Champlain, 7 1/2 x 10 inches, graphite and watercolor pencils, by artist.
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The Nourish Vermont experience took some processing. Six days later Jan and I had gone through the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut. In the village of Mount Kisco, New York we chatted at a diner with the Total Eclipse couple we met at the Carrollton City Pool, the ones from Chappaqua. The husband told me about motor boats. Later that day, Jan and I drove along the Hudson River to the village of Fishkill, New York.
That morning as I looked back and wrote down what I had learned, a mess happened and made me stop - and think.
Issue of motor boats: The husband told me story of the man-made lakes at Quabbin Reservoir (south of Orange, Massachusetts) People in charge decided to flood the region to create the large lake. That meant the former towns were at the bottom of the huge lake. Then the people in charge said you could not use your own boat on the water. You had to rent one. You had to rent one of their boats. A boat with an outboard motor on it. The husband complained about that decision, because the motor boat would pollute the lake water that others drank from. The reservoir provided the drinking water for the towns. In his estimation it made no sense to spoil the drinking water that everyone used.
One concern raised at the Nourish conference was the increase of radiation coming into neighborhoods. Metal boxes are showing up in neighborhoods to boost electronic signals. Apparatus in clusters on rooftops. Cellphones next to our heads exposes us to radiation. Cars with the latest technology become "hot spots." Too much exposure is a poison. Brain functions are affected. It messes with our thinking process. You can lose your focus, feel dizzy or dazed, tired all the time, have a hard time sleeping. The concern rises with children and adults who are plugged in every minute of the day. There are sicknesses the doctors flat out disregard. First it was 3G (third generation technology), now some cities are introducing 5G. Cell towers are closer together and to what end? Where is public safety? Where is the testing on humans concerning this malaise? Why should an industry be able to make decisions for cities that affect everybody?
Personal choices can limit your exposure.
= My wife and I already shut off the breaker switch to our bedroom each night to limit the signals coming in.
= We set our cellphones on "Flight Mode" before we go to sleep or when we are not using them.
= Talking over the speakerphone moves the source away from your head and your brain.
= We shut off the Blu-Tooth mode in our car.
= Some people answer texts at the end of the day.
= Some limit cell phone usage to nine minutes a day.
= You can unplug your Wi-Fi router when not in use. Unplug your computer.
Signals keep coming in to your house until you shut it off.
I learned this from the presenter Nick Pineault of Montreal Canada
Nourish Vermont speakers raised other public health warnings, such as the chemicals some farms used on their crops. Again, the practice of one group affects the health of the many. If I do something for myself that is one thing. If I do something that affects groups of people that is when it becomes political. Not everyone agrees how it it done.
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Tuesday AM. As Jan and I climb out of the outdoor swimming pool - she spies it first. The apparatus atop the main motel. It looks like the "5G" we had heard about. The hidden netting that is invading the spaces where we live. I refer to it as Darth Vader. We slept under that? !!!
Wednesday June 6, Fishkill, NY. 7:40 AM As I am writing here about rooftop towers -- I reach for my cocoa cup and it slips away -- spills over the bedside end table, over the clock radio, onto the white wall, onto white pillow on floor, on the motel room carpet.
The big mess astonished me. As I paused from journaling, and listened, this strong impression filled my mind: ## The 5G electronic stuff is beyond my control !!! ##
Finding a towel I clean up. That spill, it drew my attention to The Topic. Circumstances beyond my regulation. To rest in You, Jesus. To seek Your protection. Celebrate Your care, Your power, Your aid.
I resume writing: So, our friend from Chappaqua, the wife, she shared how easy technology is to use. How she and her husband used their Smart I-phones to locate villages in Missouri -- which helped them locate the village of Carrollton -- for lodging the night before the Day of the Total Eclipse in August of 2017.
As I write this entry, suddenly Jan's cellphone blurts out a voice -- she did not intend to hear. What button caused that ??
Later on I add to that TOPIC. A road sign in the village of Poughkeepsie, NY features a large number and letter. It stands out to me. I draw it in the journal.
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