Go ahead and stand
beneath the trees

catch the yellow leaves
dripping off summer's eaves

You hover in the middle
of a season now in flow,

palm a piece of sunshine;
Autumn will never know

Heavy winds and downpours shook loose many leaves last night. Our green late-summer grass is now adorned with yellowing leaves, haphazardly fallen, like soft footprints on sand. I love Autumn -- the colors of New England are brilliant, inspiring, and cold nights mixed with warm days are appreciated contrasts -- but I always wish to linger longer on summer. You can't deny the signs, though. Yellow leaves on green grass ... it always starts whenever it starts.

Remember:
1. The Amazon is burning
2. The Arctic's on fire
3. The Oceans are boiling
4. The Coral reefs are dying
5. Greenland is melting
6. Permafrost is collapsing
7. Antarctica is heating
8. Ecosystems are crashing
9. Earth is turning to desert
10. Emissions are accelerating

#WasGehtLeute #ChangeNOW

Let us pause for a moment to reflect on how utterly bizarre Pres. Trump's behavior has become. The man appears to be incoherent.

Trump’s Denmark saga of the absurd...

wapo.st/2PaAV8q

US Politics: The misogyny Steve King embodies is very much in the DNA of the Republican party.

The Republican party is very much Steve King’s party – don’t let any Republican try and pretend otherwise.

theguardian.com/world/commenti

I feel like I should apologize to the rest of the world.

US produces far more waste and recycles far less of it than other developed countries.

US represents 4% of the world’s population but produces 12% of municipal solid waste, a stark contrast with China and India.

theguardian.com/us-news/2019/j

These vivid, nostalgic photos show what Tokyo looked like in the 1970s.

A new book by photographer Greg Girard showcases his images from the Japanese city from decades ago.

washingtonpost.com/photography

RT @41Strange@twitter.com
Bus to advertise a zoo in Copenhagen, Denmark. The snake looked so realistic that some commuters refused to board the bus

"Border Patrol Agent Who Hit Migrant With Truck Pleads Guilty

Matthew Bowen, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, had sent a text message referring to immigrants as “subhuman” and “murdering savages,” according to court documents."

nytimes.com/2019/08/12/us/matt

Eugene Robinson writes: Pres.Trump’s claim that he supports legal immigration turns out to be yet another lie.

wapo.st/2ySHhOM

RT @Public_Citizen@twitter.com
Health care spending per capita:

🇬🇧 - $4,246
🇦🇺 - $4,543
🇯🇵 - $4,717
🇧🇪 - $4,774
🇨🇦 - $4,826
🇫🇷 - $4,902
🇳🇱 - $5,386
🇦🇹 - $5,440
🇸🇪 - $5,511
🇩🇪 - $5,728
🇨🇭 - $8,009

🇺🇸 - $10,244

It's our *current* system that's completely unaffordable.

"What Changed in Charlottesville

For white supremacists, Confederate monuments aren’t about the past — they symbolize a racist vision of the future."

nytimes.com/2019/08/11/opinion

'Coal is over': the miners rooting for the Green New Deal

An area desperately in need of an economic transformation looks to new promise after Trump’s promises prove empty.

theguardian.com/environment/20

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