I'm going 'home' this weekend, to Santa Cruz, after SLO, and the past keeps getting me before I've even pointed myself south. Sally sent a post about another, former neighbor passing:
Claire Delano Thompson.
which thoroughly saddened me. Claire was the cool mom on my road. We had few neighbors at the time, and I recall going to her daughter's bday party and being served wine in handmade, pottery wine goblets. My parents weren't hippies but a lot of my classmates were. Anyhow. What really made me sad was her age (only 65) and the cause. A lot of people have died due to cancer in that small community, including my parents, and I can't help thinking it's pesticide related. Springtime on the outskirts of Watsonville, meant crop-dusting and both the school yard and my yard smelled of sulphur and other compounds during that time. Argh.
So, today a few organic and pesticide action links:Pesticide Action Network
and a quote from another hero: