Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Truth About Cancer


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Hi everyone,

We’ve all had family members who have died from cancer. Many of us probably have friends and family who are battling cancer right now. The statistics are grim here in the U. S. : one out of two men and one out of three women will be afflicted with cancer in their lifetime. That’s why, when this series came up, I was determined to take the time and watch. My only regret is that I wish I would have shared this sooner, as the nine episodes have been airing, one a day, for free. I was caught up in a lot of projects, though, and it didn’t occur to me to share as a blog post until today – although I have been sharing on Facebook and on the Greenwoman Publishing Facebook page since the day the series started.

All I can say is that this series, created by Ty Bollinger, is absolutely transformational. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the series and telling all your family and friends about it.

You can still watch the last three episodes for FREE, but you have to start today. Today is Episode 7 – sign up to watch it here! Each episode has been an hour and a half and chock-FULL of valuable information on natural cancer treatments (herbs, foods, oxygen therapy, heat therapy, etc.) that have been proven to work! You will see many testimonies from those whose lives have been saved when there was no hope. There’s a lot on nutrition, a lot on all kinds of many kinds of healthy living strategies – what you can do on a daily basis to transform your life in a healthy way.

Again, this is more than a must-watch. This is a “must-incorporate into our lives and share”!

—Sandra Knauf

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Sandra Knauf is the one-woman-show behind Greenwoman Publishing. Her books include the six-volume series Greenwoman, (a literary digest), her young adult fantasy novel, Zera and the Green Man, and an anthology of sexy gardening stories that she says is the feminist gardener answer to Fifty Shades of GreyFifty Shades of Green. She was a 2008-09 featured “Colorado Voices” columnist for The Denver Post and her humorous essays have appeared nationally in GreenPrints and MaryJanesFarm. Sandra lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her family, dogs, huge urban garden, and lots of books.

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On Fire Orange Legs

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Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii”, photo by Chris Brown, via Wikimedia Commons



Rock Wall in Suburban Woods

Stones in the wall nest with each other
as communion comes in touch and quiet.

The moss earns its way in solace
giving seasons a green to measure.

An ensatina salamander slips
from the verge of stone and mud

on fire-orange legs in the dark
and scrabbles for spiders and slugs.

Breathing through skin, hidden
under a rock roof, moss for a rug,

and silence as its hiding place.

—Tricia Knoll

Tricia Knoll has clan in Vermont and follows the ever-so-gradual coming out of snow and snowfest of this late to bloom state. Her garden is full of wildly blooming forsythia, daffodils, hellebore, and the tulips are thinking about it. In summer 2017 her new book, Broadfork Farm, is coming out from The Poetry Box. It salutes life on a small organic farm in Trout Lake, Washington.

Now available at from Aldrich Press, Ocean’s Laughter — a book of lyric and eco-poetry about Manzanita, Oregon. Reviews. 

Urban Wild, a poetry chapbook now available from Finishing Line Press
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Strawberries Half-Drown’d in Cream


Portrait of a Woman Revealing Her Breasts, Jacopo Tintoretto, c. 1570; via Wikimedia Commons.


Because it is May and the flowers are stirring, because I am in a celebratory mood today, because I am naughty, because this was one of my favorite poems (though we didn’t go over it in class) as an English major at CU back in the day, because Robert “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may” was so cool, because there is so much botanical imagery in this poem!

Enjoy – and I hope you all have some sexy plans to celebrate the merry month of May.


Upon the Nipples of Julia’s Breast

HAVE ye beheld (with much delight)
A red rose peeping through a white ?
Or else a cherry, double grac’d,
Within a lily centre plac’d ?
Or ever mark’d the pretty beam
A strawberry shows half-drown’d in cream ?
Or seen rich rubies blushing through
A pure smooth pearl and orient too ?
So like to this, nay all the rest,
Is each neat niplet of her breast.

—Robert Herrick

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