“Redwoodman exemplified what it means to do science in your backyard: watching and wondering about nature in his daily life, sharing what he learned,” observes OceanDiver. “He had an uncanny talent for entering the spirit of the creatures he knew. He was humble as a chorus frog, fierce as a heron, gentle as a pond lily, playful as Doug the squirrel. His hilarious long-running saga of Frog Court was a stinging satire of the bureaucratic machinations used by developers finagling the legal right to exploit nature. Redwoodman’s creativity was both literary and practical. He got stuff done by advocating for those who need help, and exposing the exploiters.”
Angmar, that worked together with Redwoodman when creating tales, remembers him as “one of my first friends here. He was witty, ironic, and well-informed about the environment. A truly talented and original writer, I was lucky to know him. He’s probably the most interesting person I’ve met and he had a heart as big as a retention pond.”
In 2018, Redwoodman wrote concerning his cancer cells medical diagnosis and after that told of the therapy that caused a remission a couple of months later on. He declared the Community’s assistance as well as happiness made him really feel much better than the marijuana that “helps me coast along amid tides of fears and emotions.” He kept in mind that “dozens of folks confided in their comments that they were experiencing various stages of their own cancers, from those in full remission who had fought it for a decade, to older men like myself with newly-discovered prostate cancer … Most of us shared a cry together. Their support helped me overcome a special kind of loneliness. I’ll always marvel that so many folks, whom I’ve only known through arguments over politics or discussing Cooper’s Hawk identification, would take the time to bare their own emotions in sympathy with my plight.” That remission finished previously this year, as well as Redwoodman passed away in the house on May 23.
BrownsBay summarized his memory, ”The mild compassion of that guy just showed. Such a great guy as there ever before was. I am so unfortunate, a lot so, for his family and friends. Frog Court is currently adjourned.”
OceanDiver cases, “I will greatly miss Redwoodman’s presence on Daily Kos. But I can hear him now in the chorus of frogs joyfully calling from the wetlands near my home. If you listen, you may hear him too.”
Whether you gotten in touch with Redwoodman as a fellow union advocate, ecological lobbyist, nature enthusiast, cancer cells client, or audio speaker to frogs, please share your memories in a remark.
Four Rescued Stories from 1 PM PDT Friday, June 4 to 1 PM PDT Friday, June 11, 2021
Community Spotlight’s Rescue Rangers saved a minimum of 75 of Redwoodman’s tales. We constantly expected seeing one release on our changes, although typically his tales didn’t require our aid to bring in visitors.
We seek well-done job using an initial viewpoint that isn’t obtaining the focus it is worthy of. At the very least one Ranger checks out every tale released by Community authors. When we find remarkable job that is worthy of a lot more acknowledgment, we save it to our group blog as well as release an once a week collection—similar to this one—each Saturday at 7:30 p.m Pacific time. Rescue top priorities as well as activities were described in a previous version: Community Spotlight: Rescuing your excellent stories for over 14 years.
In Democrats need more accountability, GShaw recommends 8 liability reforms that can assist guarantee the Democratic Party doesn’t end up being “an official opposition party … that is allowed to win some seats but faces a situation so gerrymandered and rigged against them that this represents only a token show of democracy.” GShaw participated in 2014 as well as has actually created 83 tales. This is their initial rescue.
The Barnum Effect and the GOP: A peek inside the freak show checks out “the delusions Americans have of ourselves regarding race, money and power” with the lens of P. T. Barnum. Vjr7121 asserts that America is captive to “the systemic racism that permeates our founding premise,” with the GOP overlooking what a number of the most-quoted areas of the Constitution truly suggest. “The Barnum Effect” gives a permit to neglect what’s bothersome as well as leads to today’s circus barker-esque technique to national politics. A participant considering that 2017, Vjr7121 has actually created 180 tales, with 25 saved.
In We won’t dump the electoral college, and I don’t even think we should. Do this instead, Textus explains 2 political election reforms to “protect us from the instability our system now demonstrates … What we need is a system that reduces areas of contention and increases the rights of the people … It needs to create an electoral college that better reflects the proportionality of the vote, reducing—even eliminating—cases in which the popular-vote loser wins the electoral vote.” Textus participated in 2004 as well as has actually created 119 tales. This might be their initial rescue.
“Talk to me when the skies has actually dimmed the sunlight
When rivers run completely dry as well as when there are none
Who can curtail the moment when blossoms continue to be,
And anywhere appears like a deserted level”
This is the initial rescue for BellaEssex, that participated in 2020 as well as has actually created 3 tales.
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT is devoted to locating excellent writing by area participants that isn’t obtaining the exposure it is worthy of.
An version of our rescue summary releases every Saturday at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT) to the Recent Community Stories area as well as to the front web page at 9:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT).
** Yesterday, siab additionally composed a memorial tale that consists of a lot more message from Redwoodman’s tales that inform of his life—RedwoodMan (6412093) has left us (update on a fuller memorial tomorrow/Saturday)—as well as individuals left memorial remarks.