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Sunday, July 28, 2013


I don't have much to report of late. Lots of doctor stuff trying to stay ahead of the cancer and be sure nothing else is sneaking up on this 'ol boy. I truly want to be healthy enough to travel in September.

Also I am hosting some CT90 building in my yard and shop...we bought 7 and I had one in pieces already...Ed is building two, Dick took one back to MI for his grandson and Steve is heading toward building one for for me, helpful to them and the ultimate goal and my main agenda is to have more buddies on them to go explore the desert with. I don't do it alone any more because at my age and medical issues, not a good idea to be a lone wolf.

I slowly go through the material stuff that is clogging my space and sell it on Ebay or give it away, or in some extreme cases, throw it out...argh, yeah I's only when it is in the last ditch. (grin)

My spiritual life has reached another dimension and I know I have talked about it just expands and resonates for me. I have been really inspired by my native American friends who have embraced their oral traditions and how it has given them such a better a grasp on their roots and inspired them to learn and keep alive those traditions.

After a particularly amazing Navajo sweat with several of my local brothers up in Window Rock, one of whom is a full blood Native American, I was encouraged to pursue my own roots as I have deep roots in the UK. My forebears sat in sweat lodges as well and invoked the same earth spirits. I know it was transforming for me and the impetus I needed to pursue the path I am on.

I am on that path now and amazed at how the traditions resonate with me.....

So I hope to meet some of you on the path,

Blessings be,


Monday, July 22, 2013

A little gem....

This is by a fellow named carverdoug....after you listen to it his weblog is worth a look too, incredibly talented carver as well as songster....

I hope you enjoy....

Monday, July 15, 2013

Ride up Emory Pass..

I was invited yesterday to do a day ride up in the Black Range with a couple of friends. Pat and Fred and I took a nice ride up to the Emory Pass overlook and it was the first time I had seen the burn from the Silver fire and how extensively  it had affected one of the most scenic rides in southern New Mexico.

It was pretty stunning to say the least. I took a pic from the overlook and it is of an  area that was completely treed and green a month ago....

And here are a couple of the view from Truth or Consequences while the fire was raging.

For those who aren't aware, this was a fire in Kit's forest and what has occupied her dispatch center for the last few is effectively out now with the advent of the monsoonal rains...thankfully.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Latest personal news....

I am excited to share that I have gotten a great, clear set of  health reports that covered my entire body! I still have cancer and emphysema and a bad back but the rest is good. In some cases really good....

The drugs I take to manage these things appear to be working and I am relieved to say the least.

So on to more fun and interesting things like.......oh, I don't Yeah, that's the!

Peace to all and thanks for the warm thoughts and prayers....


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I know I have said I wanted to keep my blog advert free and I do. However my good friend Ed Adkins, a mildly eccentric and delightful inventor has invented something that I think is a wonderful tool and I want to share it.

He has initiated a crowd-funding for it on Indiegogo and if you like, you can take a look. I don't get anything but the enjoyment of seeing him be successful with the product. I did buy the DIY kit for my own garage. And I really look forward to receiving it in January or February.....

Anyway, here you go...look or not and it cost nothing to decide....


This morning I practically watched the goatheads appear in my yard due to a hard rain last night...
Just the truth of nature.



Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Good morning....

I woke up at 3:00 AM and laid awake thinking about many things, not the least of which was how little is known about the early Druids.

I am really just amazed at time that the Romans occupied the British Isles for 400 years before pulling out. They interbred of course like any good occupier. We have been occupying North America for that long....and have interbred like any good occupier...
The Incas, while a very old culture, were only top dogs in western South America for 100 years before the Spanish came along and nearly exterminated them and colonized/occupied much of the continent..

Having been born and bred here in North America I have trouble with time spans longer than 400 years....
An interesting factoid is the the Camino Real trail between Mexico City and Santa Fe New Mexico is 4000 years old. 4000 years old!...that is a  long time in anyone's book.

So the Romans were in and out of Britain before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.  The Druids were pretty much wiped out as the Romans began their occupation of Britain.

Now what I am learning is that many of our elder belief systems were pagan and held to the TRUTH of nature....including the Druids. Nature can only be truth, much of what we say and believe in our personal and collective imaginary worlds is untruth and fantasy.

Interesting and amazing....and excruciatingly simple.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Aha, back on me 'horse!

Life is good today. A couple of good friends are back in town and they are peaceful souls...very calming and positive to be around.

After friend Cyndi mentioned the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with the phrase: "Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right then it is not yet the end.", I watched the movie and totally agree with the phrase...thanks Cyndi and my other good friends....

All is well here in the desert! It is currently raining...apparently the Rain Dance Celebration that we all held  on the summer solstice worked and brought the monsoon season a bit cool is that? There was  a main celebration in Silver City with Blue Thunder leading it via Skype as he was elsewhere, and a drum/prayer circle in our local town park. Those of us who had prior engagements joined in prayer and wet thoughts and it has rained twice here in TorC and more than that over the mountain in feels very, very good in this drought burned river valley.

Blessings to all,


Sunday, July 7, 2013

This morning...

I have been hesitant to post since my mind is in a dark place these last couple of days. A series of upsets came along and I guess that set me in that direction.

Nothing dramatic but as a friend says, "sometime that will happen in a big operation like this!" Kind of a size check, huh!? Hahahaha

Anyway, I have been reading books and watching videos relating to Druidry and Britain before the Roman occupation. I would like to post more about that but need to wait until I am in a more positive head-space.

"If the path is clear, you are on someone else's!"  Joseph Campbell


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.