When Did It Become Okay?


When did it become okay to eat chemically processed food? Food that we know, for a fact is chemically processed, but oh so amazingly  convenient – a part of our modern addictive lifestyle and easily available with very little effort on our part.

What is food today in Consumer Land (you know – right here, right now)?

Food (a loose interpretation): Items bought packaged for longer shelf life in megastores and minimarts. Food bought at fast food locations. Food grown and sprayed with poisonous pesticides and processed using artificial methods and mutiple chemical additives for flavor enhancements and longevity.


When did it become okay to make money off of treating and healing sick people? Or worse, not seeing them at all if they haven’t got the right insurance.

When did it become okay to not be able to afford to take your animal to the vet? When did it become okay to buy products (almost everything) with built-in, short term obsolescence … guaranteeing you’ll buy the “new & improved” version?

Not only are too few of us not thinking about cause and effect, even more of us are not seeing beyond our nose, or should I say the view screen of our smartphones, tablets, computers, television, and so on. Not my opinion, just absolutely true facts!

“It saddens me when, as a race, we humans have been given so many advantages and yet our worst emotions still rule us.”~ Plh

Greed (now called profit margins & for us lesser folks, the constant seeking for a “better quality of life”)
Laziness (now called convenience)
Sloth (now called comfort)
Hatred (against anything and everything you don’t like or fear)

And so we’re left with our own personal rationales for why we do what we do, as we each (more or less) contribute to our downfall.


Wake up! Open your minds, your heart and your awareness. We can bring about dramatic improvements, if we want to, or continue to be harbingers of our eventual failure as a human race.

As always – our own individual choice to make.

Penny L Howe

When Elephants Cry


Did you know that elephants cry?

They do. And even though many scientists attempt to scientifically explain away these reoccurring elephant tears towards a non emotional based rationale, most people do recognize the truth.

Elephants are intelligent, caring and loving mammals. Period!

Which leads me to wonder if they know of their own plight towards extinction. Don’t  be too quick to discount the wisdom in nature.


I believe, at some level of awareness they do know, as do other damaged and endangered species.

My hope and dream is that we can do more to stop and overcome the cruelty and killing of not only our own kind but all life on this, our awesome planet.

“When the heart is filled with love embracing life, there is still room for caring and sharing … always.” ~ Plh

Thank you,
~ Penny

Drops of Pure Water

Drop of Water


Drops of pure water

to succor and secure life

plus many drops more


A few words, a haiku, to illustrate the importance of pure clear water in our lives. I humbly suggest “we” make reasonable changes in our personal lives to help insure the well being of a fresh water supply for our future. Something we can take a positive hand in, beginning in our home and work place.

Thank you,

~ Penny

The Tears of our Life and the Strength of our Convictions!


“Humanity will owe its survival in the future – as in the past – to those with the strength of their convictions who carry on through the compassion of their tears …  despite the burden of their fears.”

Penny L Howe, 2014

Which reminds me ladies (of the U.S.A.) you will be voting in your state elections this year, right? Most important for you to do so … MOST!

The Abyss of Autonomy

Are you your own person? Congratulations but I caution you to remember the following:

A necessary component of independence will always be the ability to recognize not only one’s right to freedom, but also the acknowledgement (at the same time) of one’s own short-comings; to know that within your sphere of self- determination there also exists a need for others.

An abyss, exists as a deep and bottomless pit and if you were to find yourself within a physical chasm of this kind, there would be no way to remove yourself without the aid from others – and so it is in life. No matter how free, independent and “on our own” you wish to be, you cannot succeed without support.

Autonomy or free will of self, serves no useful function unless it is partnered with the shared need and responsibility of and for others.

Life shared is life well lived. No man or woman is an island, nor should they be. Our need for one another has never been greater than it is today.

Let us build no further gulfs between each other, instead, close the existing  gaps. Let us cultivate and grow within (and in spite of) our differences. There can be no autonomous abyss where free thought is coupled with the partnership of love and understanding among all.

Have an excellent week, with great affection,

~ Penny

Addendum to famous Quotes … That which does not kill us …

“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)


While Nietzche’s words are true, I just felt he left a little something out so …

Addendum to his quote: “However it is also certain we will 

get chewed up, quite a bit, during the process of survival

 … stay away from the teeth!”

PL Howe, 2014


Everyone be careful, but have a great weekend. Remember to have some fun!

Witih affection,

~ Penny

The Why of “Fracking”! A Poem of Nature


Photo Credit: Andrieski/AP

Meanings of the word Fracking

1)  A creative word signifying a strong emotion (originally from dialogue on the TV series Battlestar Galactica) used  or spoken to replace a profane word that we can all figure out.

2) The process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas. It is obvious that Big Business would rather rape our lands to get that extra dollar instead of investing in alternative, safe and healthy energy forms.


The Tracking of Fricking  “Fracking”

The land on which I dwell is supple rich and pure

 … which makes it prime for rape.

The land on which we depend, needs be supple, rich, and pure

… and yet they take and take.

The Land on which we dwell, suffers from misuse.

… Will misusers not awake.

The Land on which we dwell cannot exist for long




Please Stop … for all our sakes!



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