Tuesday, December 15, 2009

men who stare at goats

do you ever feel like you are the only one in the theater laughing? do people in front of you turn around and glare because of your laughter... men who stare at goats.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

i just want to be happy

I was walking down the road and and didn’t help the old man take the chains off his car... you see I did not want to force him into reciprocating the kindness, next time I help... and not let this worry prevent me from making the world a better place, and me happier... It’s strange but I’ve been suffering from the regret of not helping, of not making my world better... It is my goal to embrace all things that make me happy and pass by those things that don’t. This is not always easy to figure out since the me I’m trying to make happy is so big.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

poached from Huffingtonpost

Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. (Matthew 7:15)

"For what is really sad is you and your lying. You are twisting My words and inventing 'Messages from the Almighty' that I didn't speak." - Jeremiah 23:9-36

"Do not listen to your false prophets, fortune-tellers, dreamers, mediums and magicians.... for they are all liars!" - (Jeremiah) 27:9-10

He needs to join the one true church

The northern, reformed 3rd day Visigoths of Christ the geologist

Friday, October 02, 2009

dust to dust and the stuff in between is made up

What did you own the moment you were born.?...nothing, and how did you get the things that you now have?... you either made them from raw materials that you got from nature, or you convinced by some means, others to give you things that they and others made from raw materials from nature (this usually is a long chain of events that just confuses the matter.)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

the lie in a reflection

It seems to me that what separates man from the rest of the beasts is not our ability to use tools, or speak, or even reason but our ability to lie to ourselves with our knowing it.

Some call it cognitive dissonance, most don't see it in themselves, but all do it.

It is so easy to see other peoples faults and strengths and so hard to see our own... I've know people who seemingly had such a bad understanding of self that when they spoke about their-self they seemed to be speaking about someone else and I wonderer how much like that I am.

I realize that I do not really know what I look like, yea I've seen pictures, video and reflections but when It comes down to it I've never seen me.

The same goes for the rest of me, sure I have the on going dialogue in my head of my thoughts that seems to reason out my actions and interactions but I wonder when people tell about me it often seems like they are talking about a different person. I wonder if I only ever really see just a reflection.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Why Insurance Companies will always suck with bonus 9/11 numbers.(totally ripped off from my sister)

BECAUSE IT COSTS MONEY TO TAKE CARE OF SICK PEOPLE! (Ahem, please forgive the caps.)

If you have a preexisting condition, you simply cannot get insurance to cover it. This is not a difficult point. Why should a rational for-profit entity give you coverage? This is why it makes no sense (to me) to have our health care rationed by for-profit institutions. You get sick, they get busy finding a way to deny you coverage. The worse they treat you, the more money they make. Yahoo! Martinis and stock options all around.

How many people are uninsured? In 2007, it was 27% of the population under 65. (Because we already have socialized medicine for the 65 and older set.)

What happens when you don't have health care? 13,000 people between 55 and 64 died in 2002 because they didn't have health insurance. (As an aside, the study that gives the 13,000 number is great. It looks at about every confounding factor you can imagine). Just since 2002 (without adjusting for anything), that's a death toll equivalent to 24.5 World Trade Center bombings (for only a slice of Americans). I seem to recall that we've racked up $1.6 Trillion and over 5,000 American lives to pay for the War on Terror. How much is health care supposed to cost? About a billion and for 10years. Less than the War on Terror.

What's our problem? I guess it's the Quentin Tarantino effect--no chases, plane wrecks, explosions. People without health care die quietly, but they still die.

Monday, August 24, 2009

what is

I didn't feel like getting up this morning, a pain in my stomach, but Kyle would be at the building lot at 8 so I needed to, besides the sun was lighting up the inside of the Sprinter and more sleep would be a fight. The clock in the cabin read 7:40 so I made some espresso, frothed some milk, thought I broke the milk frother, cut up peaches for my yogurt and headed off to the lot

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Every one is a drug addict Even you who think you do not think you have felt their effects

Yes, even you teetotalers. You see everyone's body produces a wide variety of drugs, pretty much any drug that gets people high is also produced by the human body. The body uses them to itself to do evolutionary beneficial things. Emotional responses are a result of internally manufactured drugs.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The U.S. already has rationed health care

I'm upset that there are not more people yelling about the ethical offenses being committed by the America health care industrial complex.

We have great doctors and hospitals, arguable the best in that world. The problem is with the gate keeper to those resources.

Stories being circulated about health care rationing in Canada and England are out right lies yet they get repeated over and over, even on the floor of congress.

They are trying to scare us all into believing that governments ration health care when in fact the people rationing health care are insurance companies.

Insurance companies are businesses, and like all business in the world their purpose is to make money. If you can't afford a car you don't buy it or if you buy a car that is too expensive you lose it. But with health care if you can't afford it you die...

Business has the responsibility to make money and that goal is anathema to health care's responsibility of health.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

visiting the smallest town in America

New York City, so many people, so many things to do, But when I'm there I really just want to hang out with these people.

Yes I did have the best Pizza on the planet, Sorry Italy, and the best cookies and saw an interesting play... but really when it is all said and done...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

a robot

It's been asked before but never by me...

If you were a robot that was constructed to appear exactly like you, past memory's inserted in, feelings feed back systems constructed to make you feel that thoughts felt real and memories felt real... how would you know it was not real?

Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Puppy Named Sparkles

dawn patrol
everything and nova bagel
long board race around Central Park
then a garden party in Warwick
later, Shakespeare in the park

Eva, who insists on being called "The Puppy Named Sparkles"
and Mara, who walked out this morning with pants on her arms, a shirt on her legs and underpants on her head...

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Biblical Marriage explained

I wondered about all that

Sunday, May 24, 2009


My 6 year old niece who leaped at me with a hug when I arrived here in Massachusetts just asked me why I do not honor Heavenly Father by not watching TV on the sabbath... I'm so afraid for these kids in their home school bubble

Saturday, May 23, 2009

up in the middle of the night

People do not know what is going on, but think they do.

The problem is that we trust what we think about the world. Each and every individual is inundated with too much information to process so their brains filter out information that is not useful for survival, sounds, lights, movements and all sorts of other input. but it gets formatted in such a way that it all makes sense.

We each think that our world view is the real world view

Basically I think the we are all always deceived in little and big ways but we do not notice it because our brain protects us from things that damage our world view.

By about age three or four children children lose the ability to hear and differentiate between sounds that their parents do not make, there is too much information that is not necessary for communication. We've all had the experience looking for things. This same kind of filtering takes place on many levels, combine that with the ability to hold give mutually exclusive ideas equal weight in the reasoning balance... can you see where this is going?

Just listen to someone with a different ideological stance then you have. And it becomes clear that they think their ideas are logical, even if they are clearly nuts (or so we think) and the opposite is true too.

A friend of mine takes the unorthodox position that every philosophical and religious position is equally correct because they each make internal sense... This seems true and silly... more later

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Death seems next, think I should be concerned, just want to leave what I have. mad ?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Standing on a roof

Standing on a roof, nail gun in my hand, fighting with incompetence, enjoying the day.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

a peaceful man

8 years ago Daniel still had $50 in his back pocket... insurance... then he sent $25 to his sister and left the other $25 on a picnic table... and he was free.

I just spent two days with him, at his cave. He claims that he eats better now then he did while he had a full time job as a social worker. He does not get anything through any kind of exchange... I call him an urban hunter gatherer.

For dinner we had oranges, Juniper tea, wild onions, potato chips, mozzarella cheese, all provided culled from the planets plenty.

He is a college graduate, peace corp graduate... does not accept any form of government assistance, and is a productive member of society... giving more then he takes.

We took two hours of video, and plan on getting more

Monday, March 16, 2009

a happy man

In the tree house met a man:

Daniel stopped using any form of money 8 years ago. No cash, no barter, no overt exchange of value of any kind.

He lives in a cave. He loves his life. He is happy.

Monday, March 09, 2009


Not as warm as I wish,
but blood oranges wild from the neighbors yard
cinnamon toast
Black tea

but I want to swim in the ocean

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I've got pie

Apple pie as I wait for my 11:45 flight I've never noticed it before but the restaurant here at the airport has a panoramic view of the mountains I think they want us all to miss this place.  But I'm turning right around and driving back with my new to me Sprinter home... 

I was afraid that I would not be able to catch a plane because I do not have valid ID,  but here I am waiting for my plane

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

the GPS doesn't know the truth

The sun poked up over the Book Cliffs and I didn't stop to watch,

 a 30 dollar a night motel with it non water conserving shower stall, no tub, old hard bed blank white wall and a TV.

$1.29 a gallon for Gas and the car gets 48 MPG

  dodging  slow moving Semis ,  passing one on its side, sometimes the wind in Wyoming wins