Peach Clubhouse Newsletter 110625

    Movie Schedule (Subject to Change)

Thursday, June 30 – 12 noon (air conditioned) – David vs. Montsanto
Tuesday, July 05 – 6 pm (air conditioned) – The Corporation
Thursday, July 14 – 12 noon – Bioneers Lecture about the Precautionary Principle, and about legal actions mentioned in the film David vs. Montsanto
Tuesday, July 19 – 6 pm – Biography of the Dalai Lama
Thursday, July 28 – Peach Clubhouse will be closed
Tuesday, August 02 – TBA

    Thursday June 30, at noontime

We will rerun the movie David versus Monsanto, and take up where we left off developing a file on this project. Some new events in the news involve birth defects in embryos and a new pathogen in the soil ecosystem that has been disturbed by the heavy applications of Roundup herbicide. We will talk a little about the biology of these problems, and also about the whistleblower who warned us 30 years ago.

    The Corporation July 05

This disk was provided by Debby, and she was right when she said that it’s another of those documentaries that we really do want to see, because knowing the truth gives us power, but we will not leave the room smiling. Long-term power does not come from wielding the biggest stick – it comes from knowing how to cope when the big guy crashes under his own arrogant, ignorant behavior. That is what I learned from my enemy; that’s what my blog has been about from day one.

    Friday Insight Meditation Group – Friday July 01

Meditation group will meet at 2 pm to continue Pema Chodron’s workshop: “The Four Limitless Qualities – Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equinamity.”

This is a classic teaching of all major lineages of Buddhism, but is presented in a fashion that can be accessed and put to work by anyone, even Americans. We will have also the new book of Sharon Salzburg on the same subject and a presentation that was made at IDP, and some scientific findings that support this ancient method of achieving personal wellbeing.

    A Group of Concerned Progressives

has met to develop an ongoing discussion of what we can expect from fracking in the Brazos Valley. It would be lovely to have input also from other groups.

    1. Our First ten-minute Vidcast
  • will be on a topic critically impacted both by chemicals and by availability of clean water. This is the soil. Without the soil our supply of organic energy (food) would be drastically reduced, both for ourselves and to maintain the ecosystem. Lester Brown has statistics on his web site relative to global loss of available soil resources. And how many people have almost no idea what they are walking around on? Or trying to improve? What are your questions about the soil? Our outline so far includes:

    A-Introduction to soil as an ecosystem.
    B-Definition of an ecosystem.
    C-Description of how an ecosystem responds to stress.
    D-Some documented stresses on soil ecosystems.

    If that doesn’t push your buttons, you can let us know why not.

    The Peach Clubhouse is located in Bryan at 1110 Justine Street. Justine is one block off of Texas, you have to turn off Texas at 17th. Regular hours are Monday and Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Thursday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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