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Sunday, December 26, 2010

The End of Poverty?

Please watch this documentary. Let your heart tell you how important it is.

The more I awaken, the more sure I become that capitalism and the imperialism that results from it, is destroying life in much of the world so a few in the north can live at our obscene level of luxury.

I try to stay away from these types of posts in my blog but sometimes it is just so damn painful to see what is happening as a result of what we are so completely invested in that I can't help but speak out....there is so much information out there and my own travels have shown me so much that it is just not something I am able to continue to not say something about....

This film is one of many that are made by folks very concerned about what is happening.

Watch it and again I say, let your heart tell you of it's importance....

Is this why we are here on the planet?


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

From the Dalai Lama....

  • Hatred, jealousy and excessive attachment cause suffering and agitation. I feel compassion can help us overcome these disturbances and let us return to a calm state of mind. Compassion is not just being kind to your friend. That involves attachment because it is based on expectation. Compassion is when you do something good without any expectations – based on realizing that “the other person is also just like me"

Monday, December 6, 2010

Posting finally....

Wow, I have not posted here for a while....I guess I would rather do than write about doing..;^)

I had a wonderful several days around Thanksgiving in San Jose, CA with my wife Kit and her family. Very nice actually, including the "Six Pack" pie challenge which involves a slice of each homemade pie on your plate for dessert...this practice depends on how many pies get baked. and has been increasing by one a year. Interesting experience. Much gratitude expressed by all.....

Home to TorC for the month of December for me. Kit plans a visit in early January and I look forward to that....meanwhile I have to make sure the hot water well still works so I am enjoying a mineral bath just about everyday...mmmmm.

I had a couple nice visits with VanDweller friends recently and am looking forward to the first annual Rubbertramps Rendezvous in the desert outside Quartzite, AZ. in late January....

Any of you Vandwellers who have not heard about it yet....check out our host, Bob W.'s site at to find the particulars.....hope to see you there...we plan a few workshops on various aspects of vandwelling and general topics that vandwellers may find useful.

A plus for me is that a very long time messmate of mine from as long ago as our year at NAS Whidbey in 1963 is going to come down to Quartzite with several of his rocket models and will do some launches...that is always an awe-inspiring event as they can be quite large. I have not seen him since 2002 so that will be fun for me. I only have two friends that I am in contact with from my Navy days and Gary is one...

More later,

See you on the road and remember, as Ram Dass says: "We are all just walking each other home."


Baja mellow

Baja Bri

Me and my buddy

Me and my buddy
Bri and "Dina Whitesocks the Dancing Dervish Dog"

B.O.B. and Dina

B.O.B. and Dina


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well, I am a 70 year old married man with a couple of sons and 4 grand kids and am currently wending my way around the planet in any way that I find interests me. I am a retired mechanic, certified motorcycle nut, ride a sidecar rig and practice living in the moment. I am a 31 year friend of Bill and Bob and have lived a life beyond my wildest dreams.