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Thursday, June 17, 2010

I Stand

"I Stand"  was written last night after watching Avatar once again and reflecting on the Gulf oil crisis. This poem is a tribute to those citizens in the region that are doing all they can to protect and clean the beaches and wildlife areas which are being contaminated by tar balls and drifting sludge. I admire these Americans for their courage and their love for the shores and magnificent marine life of their homeland. A green and blue Earth is a healthy world, with diverse, well-managed ecosystems and massive territories for wilderness. We must set aside more Nature conservatories for posterity, allowing for educational excursions, quiet tours, and non-disruptive recreation.

The oceans, in particular, should include additional pristine park lands and preserves. We also must work together for the benefit of all nations in the development of clean, green energy and the non-invasive management of natural resources. The term "non-invasive" suggests that human beings should not disturb the soil, air, and water of a region in order to extract minerals or fossil fuels.

Bristol Bay in Alaska, is in particular peril at this time, and I urge my blog followers to learn more about this important Native salmon watershed. The Natural Resources Defense Council offers many informative articles : The  Ghost Horse Hollow adventure series continues to stand for family entertainment, environmental awareness, and the resurgence of old traditions that fostered humankind's sense of honor with regard to our planet. Please feel free to share this poem with others. I am delighted to stand with you. 
Anne Severn Williamson.

The first photograph was taken by our Intern Monica Bedsole. The other photographs on this blog are from iStock. They are a part of our Book Trailer "The Song of the Earth."

       “I Stand”  © 2010

I stand across a wavy line with soldiers in the blood,

With fools and tools and techno – pools before an oily flood.

A blackened wake from sea - charred smoke

And tides of tar and foam,

From distant smells that wrench and drench

The seaweed and the loam.

I search for kindness and for peace, for cleanliness and sweet release,

For never have the oceans cried nor wept red tears of grease.

Who would have thought the next great war

Would be a battle place

For leverages from black to green

To save the human race?

Look not for pressure valves to blow, nor crevices to seep,

Without the heart of Earth’s deep crust boiling havoc in the deep.

I stand … I STAND … and stand again,

But not alone stand I,

The tide of change is coming NOW,

Do not stand idly by!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Presidential Letter

Our Ghost Horse Hollow summer intern Monica Bedsole from Pensacola Beach, Florida, wrote a marvelous letter to President Obama before coming to Ghost Horse Prairie Ranch in Montana. I am very please to share with our followers on Blogspot the White House's response to her plea for conservation and wise management of the Gulf Coast oil crisis. It is heartwarming to know that President Obama responded so quickly to a citizen's concern for this tragic event. Please enjoy Monica's photography of Pensacola Beach, Florida and Gulf Shores, Alabama. The pictures were taken shortly before the arrival of the oil and tar upon the snow white sands. We invite you to read The Holly King with the spirit of global preservation in mind. The adventure series celebrates life one hundred years in the future during the aftermath of climate transformations.

           Live sand dollar

Monica's Initial Letter

Dear President Obama:

         First of all, I want to let you know that I voted for YOU. I want to express my concern for what is going on in the Gulf of Mexico. It really seems that you and your administration are mainly making BP take full responsibility in the cleanup of the oil, as well as the prevention of more oil being dispersed into the waters. I am currently a third key manager at a children's store. I have noticed the dramatic drop in sales and customers because fewer people are visiting the Gulf Shores/ Foley area due to the threat of oil on our beaches. That in itself is a big concern of mine and many families I know. We depend on tourism, seafood, and recreational water usage. Although the oil has not reached us, it is already causing a negative impact on our economy. Also, I have lived in this area my whole life. I plan on raising a family here. I do not want them to miss out on days at the beach because no one would stop the oil from coming to our beaches. Please save our economy, ecosystem, and family days, all of which depend on how quickly this issue is resolved.


Monica A. Bedsole

            Pensacola Beach Sunset

President Obama's Response

Dear Friend:

     Thank you for writing to me about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  I am going to stand with the people of the Gulf Coast until they are made whole, and I appreciate your perspective as we continue to do everything we can to address this crisis.

     The Gulf is one of the richest and most beautiful ecosystems on the planet.  For centuries, its residents have enjoyed and made a living off the fish that swim in its waters and the wildlife that inhabit its shores.  The Gulf is also the heartbeat of the region's economic life, and this oil spill has upended whole communities.

     My Administration will continue to leverage every resource at our disposal to protect coastlines, to clean up the oil, to hold British Petroleum and other companies accountable for damages, to begin to restore the bounty and beauty of this region, and to aid the hardworking people of the Gulf as they rebuild their businesses and communities.  For information about response efforts, how to help, or available assistance, I encourage you to visit,, or Small businesses may also find resources by visiting or calling 1-(800)-659-2955.

   Thank you again for contacting me.  I encourage you to visit to learn more about my Administration or to contact me in the future.


Barack Obama

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Tribute to the Sands

Why is conservation so important? Humankind is faced with the growing need to answer this question in order to survive on our irreplaceable, fragile, and splendid planet. We have long struggled to overtake and tame the forces of Nature, only to belatedly realize that we are unltimately linked to the Earth's diverse ecosystems and to their preservation. We cannot survive without fresh air, clean water, rich topsoil, protective atmosphere, and freedom to relax, rest, and grow. As people leave their footprints in the sands of the future, let them be steps towards a peaceful globe where Nature is cherished and honored. Our humanity is defined by our capacity to uphold the beautiful, and not by our abiltiy to destroy the inconvenient.

The Gulf Coast oil spill catastrophe is a worldwide wake-up call to turn our needs and our greed into a conscientious channel of positive, organized action. Green energy, green economy, and green life-styles make sense. It is only logical to care for our planet and not to abuse Her resources and our theater of existence. Clearly, the use of fossil fuels must go the way of the dinosaurs. We can make adjustments and improvements through innovations and new energy technologies. Recycling and the re-use of human waste and garbage have not been fully explored. Our practical steps towards clean environments will be an honorable legacy for the next seven global generations.
 Why read The Holly King: Part 1 of the First Triad: The Fairy Lore of Ghost Horse Hollow? The family novel launches a series of magical adventures that are set one hundred years in the future. The locations inside the book are none other than the endangered ecostystems of the Appalachian Mountains, whose breathtaking scenery and medicinal plants are part of humankind's planetary heritage. The foothills of the wilderness provide wondrous landscapes for daring deeds and marvelous exploits involving the MacKennon homesteaders and their equine companions, the legendary blue-eyed Ghost Horses. Each chapter in the series is filled with insights into humankind's relationship to the plants, animals, rocks, water, and soil of our globe. The wisdom pours out, drawing each reader into a deeper and deeper journey of thrills and revelations.
If you enjoyed reading Harry PotterThe Lord of the Rings, Fablehaven, or The Chronicles of Narnia, then The Holly King is the READ for you. If the movie Avatar stirred your soul to conserve and protect our world, so that it remains green and blue, then please join us in spreading the news throughout the Internet that the Ghost Horses are galloping for the Earth! We invite you to share our video, our blogs, and our Web site with your friends and family. The Ghost Horse Hollow series is for all citizens of our remarkable world. As the Seven Laws of the Fairy Lore unfold in the coming years, may the wisdom enrich your life personally, and may the characters set an example of harmony within the People... A ho. All My Relatives.
Anne Severn Williamson
In Tribute to the once pure white sands of Pensacola Beach

Ghost Horses Gallop for the Earth: Enchanting New Book Series Captures Worldwide Attention

Ghost Horses Gallop for the Earth: Enchanting New Book Series Captures Worldwide Attention

A few months ago, Anne Severn Williamson published an article about Ghost Horse Hollow and its book series. If you would like to read this article, please click on the link above.