Wednesday, October 30, 2013

People are beginning to wake up! This is good!

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If WE have a gravestone someday, let OUR epitaph read:
'ROW, ROW, ROW,
YOUR BOAT,
GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM.
MERRILY, MERRILY, MERRILY, MERRILY,
LIFE IS BUT A DREAM!'

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Let us delete the word 'I,' and all of its derivations; in all languages, in all dictionaries!
There is only we!
You become it!
Unconditional Love!
The Guan Yin
Vibrating with it!

Tantric Taoism 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rieder: Turning point in government spying saga

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It's just a negative frame of mind we get into…
Think more positively!
Things happen to us.  Are we in control?  What is control?

Tantric Taoism

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Children need a healthy ‘media diet’ to avoid problems down the road, experts say | National Monitor

And yet another one!

Monday, October 28, 2013

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SCREAMING TEENAGE GIRLS!
Screaming teenage girls,
So silly,
Talk about Willy,
Nilly,
Boys,
Parents,
Siblings,
School,
Money,
Jobs,
Clothing,
Shoes, and
Of course, the state of the world!
Same everywhere
All
Trash,
Flash, and
Crash
Lusting after celebrities,
Giggling,
Wigglin' out of trouble.

P.S.  Spare me.

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PlasticBag Land,
A new theme park.
They create jobs!
They decorate the landscape!
They provide a service!
They are strong!
They're indestructible!
PlasticBad Land
Brought to you by:
Coca Cola,
Nestle,
Pils,
And the makers of...
Guaranteed not to bio-degrade for 40,000 years!
H.


“If we don’t find it until a year out, make yourself a nice cocktail and go out and watch,” Schweickart quipped.

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“My grandfather really taught me the value of aimless wandering and the process of discovery,” Frost says. “He was always looking at the next ridge.”
This is me!
I've been 'wondering' around the world, my entire life, just curious!  So, what have I learned?  Primarily that the U.S. isn't the best country to live in, at least for me.
Most people trapped in their living situations, rarely get the chance to travel like I have, on a bicycle (you have to go slowly). 
But, traveling via 'push' (the word they add in Australia and N.Z.) bicycle, has taught me much.  It's a big, wide, world 'out there.'   It's discovery, mostly about yourself!
At home, you see the same people everyday, or most days, a safe circle of support.  'Out here,' there is no 'safety net,' and maybe that's the appeal.  Aaron Burr advised, 'Die Gamely!'   Or, do you want to go hooked up to machines and drugged out of your mind (never knowing dead or alive)?
As you get older you think about death more, but not a bad idea.

H. 

Opinion: The new pandemic: road deaths - CNN.com

Opinion: The new pandemic: road deaths - CNN.com: "Road deaths should roll onto the global radar."

'via Blog this'

Only Texans would think of this!

What a bad idea!

Look Inside the Extremely Rare Codex Seraphinianus, the Weirdest Encyclopedia Ever | Underwire | Wired.com

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Sunday Cycling with Edgar, but this Sunday no Edgar.
It was raining, and raining pretty good.
I went to Charles de Gaulles' Plaza (intersection of Avenedas Santa Cruz and America), thinking Carlos was coming.  Fernando shows up, and all 'decked out,' on a good bicycle.  This is a middle-aged guy, very interesting looking, works with metal, steel, (they make things) who speaks not one word of English.  I call Edgar, to see If he wants to come.  No thank you, something about Beatrice needing bicycles.
I convey, or try to, to Fernando, we should wait five minutes to see if Carlos comes.  He doesn't and we're off in the rain at 0915.
I follow Fernando, who's dressed for summer, carrying not a thing.  His bicycle, basically, a mountain bike, has nothing on it.  Note, there's a group of cyclists-people who don't like carrying anything (racing mentality)--I don't think he had even water!  I race to catch up with him, stay with him.
Up highway #4, it's still raining, and maybe even harder.  Fernando stops ahead, and gestures in the direction we're going.  The clouds even darker.  I excuse him, and he gladly accepts not prepared for the 'inclima' weather.
I continue on, having to check out my new Schwalbe Marathon Plus' MTB tires, I just took delivery on from Rucha.  So far, so good.
The traffic… The traffic…The traffic… For some reason, this Sunday, there's more traffic than ever, convoys of huge (U.S. style) trucks!  We think of Sunday as less traffic, but this day more trucks than I've ever seen!  Must be some tax-free day, or something.
BRING BACK THE RRs!
Just before Melga, the highway grade gets steeper, but I keep going, the tires properly inflated working well.  I had thought, because they are mountain bike tires, they wouldn't do well on a hard surface, but Schwalbe has thought of everything.  Plus, I get much encouragement from people passing.  Some yell out their windows, give me a 'thumbs up.'  The truck drivers toot their horns.  I am somewhat surprised as this is Bolivia, where they love the motor vehicle!  It's my gray beard that does it. 
Above Melga it gets easier, the highway flattening out near the top,but when I stop to rest I notice a strange structure that appears to be abandoned.  
I investigate, and am somewhat amazed, as it's the perfect place to eat lunch.  And once eaten, I can only go down (can't eat a large meal and exert--go up).   So, I have not made it to the lago, or even the pass.  But, in order to do so we would have to depart earlier, to get back home before dark.   37KM up, 74 total, is enough for one day.
On the way down, the trucks going so slowly, I have to pass.  How many times have they passed me!
The highway, in poor condition, hammered by heavy trucks makes going challenging.  People think going downhill is easy.  Try this stretch of highway, with no margin for error.   With some sun comes the wind.  Sometimes going downhill more difficult than going up.
And then at the end of my day, there's my Av. Los Robles hill to climb. This is 2KM, about a 6-7% grade.  At the end 200 mts. of rock road, and then dirt just before my house.  It's a bitch, especially after 72 KMs.  I have to rest a couple of times.
Home, I quickly, unpack, and then lie down to rest.  I'm near exhaustion, and my poor feet, aching.  The biggest problem I have now cycling long distances with weight is my feet!  I need new feet!
H.





Lou Reed Made Me A Believer—In Transvestism, Prostitution, and Lou Reed - The Daily Beast

Sunday, October 27, 2013

It's all about money, honey!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sick Nation, ad infinitum.

Sick Nation!

Go, go, go! STOP WATCHING US!

Mother Sun, now!

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I looked at my feet the other night and wondered where they had been?
70+ years of crawling, walking, running, jumping, dancing, diving, swimming, sliding, riding, crouching, sitting, skiing, and sleeping!  But, where?
We take our feet for granted until they start 'talking' to us, like mine are.
Do you realize the thousands of tasks your hands perform everyday?
Stop, look, and listen!

H.

Friday, October 25, 2013

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Be active in a non-active way!  This, of course, from the Buddhists.
OM MANI PADME AUM!
NOW:
OM PADME MANI AUM!
The Lotus Flower is in the Jewel!

Tantric Taoism

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Let us stretchhhhhh our Sssooouuuulllls to the max,
Wane not, but wax!

Tantric Taoism 

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Another one!

Another one!

And yet, more U.S. violent pathology!

You'll be surprised at the quality of food and beverage in Bolivia!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

U.S. pathology!

Why is no U.S. city on this list. I lived in Utrecht, TN for four months. Yes, very cool, but expensive!

Try multiplying 30 billion X 6 trillion and see what you get...

How safe is living?

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Life and death,
In and out,
Duality!
We can't have 'won' 
Without the other!
Tantric Taoism

P.S.  We 'no' what enlightenment is… Overcoming (controlling) the Ego;  Union with the Divine!

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What was Eve's temptation?  What was so attractive to Eve, she went and 'did it!' 
Did she understand the repercussions:  ego consciousness, 'the other,' Duality?
What did she think, or was it totally unconsciously done as in animal?  She was, in fact, 'animal' (unconscious), before taking 'the bite.'   What caused her to, as it drastically changed mankind?

P.S.  She must have been 'pre-conscious,' or 'touched' by something.  Yet, this is a story in but English words!

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And at the speed of thought!
And at the speed of thought!
And at the speed of thought!
Spiritual Plutonium!

Tantric Taoism 

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Delight beyond Delight!
Lightde, Lightdo,
The Light is with you!
The Light is within you!'
Sayeth The Rock
'I' am filled!

Tantric Taoism

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Wow!  Arturo didn't come so I picked the goal for the day.  Edgar and I always have a goal every Sunday:  Something increasing challenging, as trying to get into physical condition (for our BIG TRIP).
I'd been wanting to check out the Hot Springs (name) ever since coming to Cochabamba.  I think Angelo was the first to tell me about such.
Edgar and I met at the usual meeting place in Cochabamba, the intersections of Ca. Santa Cruz, and Av. America (Plaza de Charles de Gaulle).  I don't know why, but Edgar likes meeting here.
We discuss what to do, and then off, southwest to Quillacollo.  I follow him.  We end up on the street on the east side of the horse-racing park, a lovely tree-lined street with some kind of 'moat' in the middle.  Note, strange to me, that Cochabamba, Bolivia, would have a horse-racing park.
We go through Quillacollo on the main highway, tons of traffic, craziness!
In Q-town, we ask and the street we want to take is Santa Cruz:  turn right, head north (distance to Hot Springs, 10KM).  One wonders how many Santa Cruz's there are in the world?
Santa Cruz, this street, is a mad house, but as we go up, there's less and less.  In fact, it becomes interesting and even desirable (as possible place to live).  But, then it become increasingly difficult.  Steeper and steeper we go until we on a rock road, for the last 3KM.  A bitch, a rock road going up hill! 
Finally, Edgar reads the sign, indicates to the right and down a dirt road.  In the distance we can see tons of motor vehicles?
When we get there it's where the locals are 'lavar la ropa-ing,' or washing their clothing, etc.
The stream is over the road about one foot, so we have to push through and ford.  Of course, boots, socks everything wet. 
Then it's cranking up the dirt road for maybe another kilometer, and me wanting to get there!  Around a corner, we see a mass of buildings and motor vehicles in the distance.
In the parking lot there are 3X as many vehicles parked than the space can take.  Mucho hentes, and I figure out what this is, as no good restaurant.  A place where Bolivian families bring their children on a Spring Sunday.  Not the place to come on Sundays.
Edgar and I parked our bicycles and sat on some stone steps, the masses going thither-yon, children running amok, and of course much noise!  He goes to a local 'snack bar,' for something to eat and I pull out my picnic lunch (two boils eggs and the reminder of Elise's 'Mango Crumble').  He had an egg sandwich, plus two Coca Colas.  Note, Coca Cola 'owns' South America! 
We decide to try for the road to El Paso (village).  It's dirt, and better than rock, but we start going up when I think we should be going down.  No, it does go down after one more 'up,' a driver explains to Edgar.   By the time we get to the down, it's a big down, twisting and turning, as in mountains.  It reminded me of China, the view of the valley, the challenge (all brakes).  
The big river off of Tunari (name?) no more.  They've taken the water and diverted it.  Thus, you have one long, big, brown scab running through the valley, an eye sore.  Nobody ever thinks of aesthetics, and/or mother Nature (big mistake). 
By the time I crank up Av. Los Robles hill, and against a wind, I'm exhausted.  The day, maybe 60KM, much more than I wanted.  But, it's good training!  I think a couple days later Edgar said, 'We did well!' 
H. 

P.S.  This was was definitely 'increasingly challenging.'  So, we did do good!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Try multiplying 13.1 billion X 6 trillion, and see what you get, the distance to this Galaxy.

Better late, than never!

An interesting cultural phenom..

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Medieval social networks: a small world?

U.S. broke international law by killing civilians with drones: rights groups | Reuters

Modern Life too crazy!

We don't know. We think we know, we compete for authorship of the past. But, in ten years they'll be another 'great discovery,' how we're all from South America, or Mars.

Amnesty International: US drone strikes 'may constitute war crimes' - Asia - World - The Independent

Monday, October 21, 2013

And yet another one, more evidence of U.S. Pathology. I wonder when people are going to start admitting there'a a problem...

Friday, October 18, 2013

And yet another example of U.S. Pathology, a Nation going 'wacko!'

U.S. Pathology!

U.S. pathology!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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SMILE all the time, because It's inside you all the time!

Tantric Taoism 

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It's in the silence, for sure!
It never started, so 'She' will never stop!
The Guan Yin!
Unconditional Love, without expectations!

Tantric Taoism 

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It's taken months of hard work cycling up Av. Los Robles, where I live at the end (final).  It's a 2KM straight 7-8% grade hill, concrete and wide for the most part, but the last 250 mts., rock and dirt. 
Today, I made it all the way without stopping to rest, and this with 4 liters of water extra.  Note, I always train with weight!  And by the time I reached home, my green gate, I was not gasping for breath as usual!  Progress!  My gate, by the way, some 2800mts. / 9,000ft. ASL, the pinnacle of Mt. Lemon, outside of Tucson, Arizona. 
You just keep trying!
And thus it gets easier!
And thus it becomes fun!
WE EAT HILLS FOR BREAKFAST,
THE WIND FOR LUNCH!
WE DRINK THE NECTAR FROM THE CLOUDS!
WE DINE ON LOFTY PEAKS!
WE LET NOTHING STOP US!
And, it doesn't!  (Note, the 'Fat Lady' hasn't sung yet!)
H.

Gringo Viejo cyclist

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Connected and completed!
Connected and completed!
Connected and completed!
Chant it:
Connected and completed!
Connected and completed!
Connected and completed!
This is what you seek!
Connection and completion!
Perfection beyond perfection!

Tantric Taoism

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Orgasm beyond orgasm!
Spiritual Intercourse,
The Guan Yin!
It's beyond wonderful!
It's what J. Rumi writes about!
You 'die' (shed the body) with tears of happiness!

Tantric Taoism 

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Monday, October 14, 2013

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In the Silence, that's where you're find THE GUAN YIN!
Ecstasy beyond ecstasy!
Nirvana beyond nirvana!
Supreme Bliss beyond supreme bliss!
Heaven beyond heaven!
Perfection beyond perfection!
Enlightenment beyond enlightenment!
Beauty beyond beauty!
Love beyond love!

Tantric Taoism 

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Humanity!
I sleep on straw,
Something in the raw,
Natural!
Chemicals breathed, too many,
Relived of life,
We're estranged, rearranged by chaos
'The long sleep'!
Modern existence
Killing
Humanity!

H. 

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God is consciousness!
We anthropomorphize it.
But, IT comes from inside, not without!

Tantric Taoism

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The Light is a metaphor for purity!  The 'Clear Light,' the purest, God,
Vajrachod,
The Guan Yin.

Tantric Taoism 

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Vajrachod, the 'Queen of Surrender!'
Love,
Devotion, and
Surrender 
The keys to union with the Divine!

Tantric Taoism

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I've just read an enlightening book, THE GOSPEL OF MARY MAGDALENE,' by Jean Yves Leloup.
Turns out Jesus of Nazareth, was much different than depicted in the Canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John).  Turns out he was much more enlightened, someone who might have ridden a bicycle if in our era. 
The Early (325AD) Christian-Catholic church hijacked Jesus for their own gain (control of the masses, still going on today).
Read this book ('The Gospel of Mary Magdalene') or other of the Gnostic Gospels, banned by Constantine and the Council of Nicaea.
Any time a book is 'banned,' you know it's worth reading!

H.  

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This is the Great Reversal of things, has to in a Dual existence, Enantiodromia at work!  
It's happening now beginning with our Sun, a star, its magnetic poles reversing, north to south. And thus this process beginning on Earth:  North to South, East to West, Male to Female, War to more peace.  Note, you can't have 'won' without the other.  The best place is in the middle, the center, between all extremes!
One opposite goes to its extreme, and then must return to the extreme of its opposite! So, back and forth we go, whether we want or not!   But, it's possible to experience Singularity in Duality!  This Don Juan called, 'Stopping the World!' 

Tantric Taoism  

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Paranoia!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Go, 'The Guardian,' of the public interest. Practically, the only mainstream media I trust anymore.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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I remember the most obscure scenes from cycling trips.  This one from a long (7K KM, 3 months) trip from Urumqi, Xinjiang, A.R. all the way east to Shanghai, and via highway #312.  This was somewhere in eastern China with Xutan, arriving in a city at dusk, much traffic, neon lights just coming on, parking and the entrance to the hotel in the rear. But, that's all…
These flashes come and go like a dream and/or movie. 

H. 

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We have developed the material, at the loss of the Spiritual.  Now, is the time for the Spiritual!

Tantric Taoism

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A raised State of understanding y 'noing!'
Consciousness!
Conocimiento!
!
चेतना!
Conscience!
Bewusstsein!
Conscientia!
Cознание!
Medvetande!
Eling!
의식!

Tantric Taoism

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That's The Guan Yin,
An Ego-less vibration!

Tantric Taoism 

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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It's an objective world, in so far as Singularity is concerned!

Tantric Taoism 

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Nubes in the blubes,
Works of f-art!
Symbols,
Communication most miss,
Too busy chasing their God,
Money!
But, we go slowly on bicycles!

H. 

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Noise pollution, one of my issues!

Parkland Hospital: site of the creepiest detail of the JFK assassination | News | theguardian.com

Greece expects economy to grow, finally


Growth, growth, growth, growth, growth, the Capitalist's mantra.  But, we can't, nor won't grow forever.  So, then what to do?  Wouldn't it be a good idea to start thinking of some alternative... I've grown to dislike the word 'sustainable,' because over used, but it does convey the idea... We have to come up with something that is self-generating, that doesn't require so much GROWTH!  As, we're going to 'grow' ourselves right out of existence!
H.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Rise and Shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

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SOME DAY I'LL DIE!
Forrest of trees atop my clouds,
Clever shrouds illusion!
I 'sea' a Cirrus Cat, 
A curious Cumulus Coatimundi.
They 'real' past,
Mother Sun fecund,
Like a great dune
In the sky,
Why?
Some day I'll die!

H.

'WAR AND BAKED BEANS,' BY ROBERT OLMSTEAD Wish, I'd written this... And the images, this entire piece, brilliant! THANKS SO MUCH RAJESH FOR SENDING ME THIS!


War and Baked Beans

By ROBERT OLMSTEAD
Private Lives
Private Lives:Personal essays on the news of the world and the news of our lives.

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DELAWARE, Ohio —
A few Saturdays ago, I woke from a nap craving my mother’s baked beans. Maybe it’s because I will be a grandfather in a few months. I know how migratory the mind can be. Or maybe it’s because we were about to bomb Syria.
I am surprised how easily Mr. Putin outfoxed Mr. Obama. The exceptional American made to look foolish by the evil Russian. I try to imagine the moment of embarrassment when Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry looked at each other, the blood rushing in their necks, their cheeks burning like hot brass, their bellies aching, because that’s how men (and boys) feel when they are embarrassed.
There will be a baby shower in a few weeks, a circle of gathered women. To this day I do not know what goes on at a baby shower, but the planning tells me it is something special. Women will be arriving from all over the country. There will be gifts and food. When I was a boy, one day I walked into my grandmother’s house from the barn and there were four generations of women in the parlor. They were talking and laughing, but when they saw me they went silent. My grandmother told me there were cookies in the pantry and I should get myself some and wouldn’t they taste good. I went for the cookies and while I forget what kind they were, I have always remembered those women talking and laughing and how quiet they went when they saw me standing there and have long since wondered what the talking and laughing could have been about.
These days I feel my edges falling away. I am sure this is weakness.What else could it be in this armed and dangerous land of ours?When people learn that I teach they sometimes launch into lengthy condemnations of young people: their music, their laziness, their callowness. This makes my blood boil. Young people do not make war. Young people do not decide to send off the drones. But young people will be there to do the dirty work when the old people tell them to. Young people will be there to shovel the manure.
It seems that all my life we have been bombing someone, teaching them a lesson. Every day I understand more deeply how violent we are. Violent to others and violent to ourselves.
Jon McNaught
For most of my life I ate baked beans for dinner and supper on Saturdays and leftovers on Sunday and Monday. Baked beans taste good hot or cold. Baked beans go with hot dogs or sliced ham, potato salad, coleslaw, sauerkraut, and afterward we’d have chocolate cake or slabs of apple pie. Food was meant to keep you going. The cows needed to be fed and milked twice a day every day. They still do and in between there are endless chores.
Maybe our leaders, who seem so quick to threaten violence or shut down the government, should spend some time with dairy cows. They are ponderous ships of milk. There are infinite births to attend. They slow time. They are female.
The little girl will be named Alice. There are Alices on both sides of her family. My grandmother Alice also made baked beans every Saturday, as did her mother. As my mother says, “That’s a hundred years of baked beans and it’s been more than that.”
Will Alice be shy? Will she love to read books? Will she be paid equal to the men she works with? Will she be safe, when restless at night, to go for a run?
When Alice went to Wonderland she, too, found a world of nonsense, riddles and contradictions: the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, a cake that reads EAT ME, the sleepy dormouse, the grinning Cheshire Cat, the raging Queen of Hearts, “Off with her head!” Alice finds Wonderland to be stupid and phony and takes her leave. Alice, Huck Finn, Holden Caulfield — just as old people have their opinions about young people, so, too, do young people have their opinions about the old.
We are a brawling, righteous, pompous, ignorant people, a land of blowhards to the right and left. Our warlike impulses and warlike pride are dangerously coupled with our insufferable vanity, our permanent immaturity, our lives of fear and pleasure. The very land we stand on was taken from someone else and made profitable by people who did not own themselves. There’s a mass shooting and we have a phony little debate over gun control, but no one on the right or the left talks about suicide by gun. We are violently disposed to others and we are just as violently disposed to ourselves. But I read crime is on the decline. Something about leaded gas. Maybe we have not been so bad after all, maybe the greatest generation was simply poisoned by itself.
But the young people still decide to bring babies into this mess of a world. It’s because the young people keep faith with humanity. It’s the young people who believe in the better future. It’s the young people who have yet to lose their minds, their imaginations, their wonder, their intent to give life rather than take it.
I assemble the ingredients: navy beans or soldier beans, salt pork, molasses and sugar. That’s all you need: beans, salt pork, molasses and sugar. You soak the beans overnight in a kettle and in the morning you add the salt pork and parboil them an hour or so until they are a bit soft. Then you add a half-cup of sugar and a half-cup of molasses. This goes in the oven, lid on, at 400 degrees for about three hours. From time to time you may have to add water, making sure they are covered an inch or so.
If I begin tonight they’ll be ready by dinnertime tomorrow.

Robert Olmstead is the author, most recently, of the novel “The Coldest Night.”

Saturday, October 05, 2013

'The Conquest of Happiness', a stage play...

The Conquest of Happiness The Conquest of HappinessPrime Cut Productions Northern Ireland, East West Center Bosnia-Herzegovina and Mladinsko Theatre Slovenia present The Conquest of Happiness – a raw, visceral and powerful night of original, innovative theatre on an industrial scale. Directed by the internationally acclaimed Haris Pasovic.

For two nights only Ebrington Square, Mostar, Bosnia, will be transformed into the city’s largest stage to showcase this immersive, multi-sensory experience that will be unlike anything ever seen here before.
Inspired by the writing of world-renowned pacifist Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness will feature a dynamic combination of first hand accounts and dramatisations of some of the most horrific acts of war of the 20th Century.  Yet, the play displays a human capacity for endurance, love and generosity in even the most desperate circumstances.
Contains scenes some people may find upsetting and strong language and is recommended for 12 yrs +. Wet-weather ponchos will be provided. Please do not bring umbrellas.  Honey, I don't even own one!

Friday, October 04, 2013

Talk about a military genius, this guy was it! He beat the French, and then the mighty U.S.!

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We saw two dolphins in the sky this afternoon.  Now, isn't that crazy?  People would correct me to say I saw two clouds that resembled the dolphin's shape.
No, I say these were dolphins to me, in that 'see' of mystery (the sky)!  To you maybe clouds, thus 'Saving the Appearances,' (by Owen Barfield). 
There is no such thing as an objective world!   Werner Heisenberg proved this in 1923, with his 'Principle of Uncertainly.'  A Nobel Prize winning idea. 
Dolphins to me, clouds to you, 'cuming' together in the 'Big Dic.!' 
Now in the sky in front of me, a huge…?   Oh, I forget the name… So, maybe they don't exist? 

Tantric Taoism

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In the 'Garden of Eden' myth-story the female (Eve) was tempted with the 'taste' of knowledge.  She took the auspicious 'bite,' and thus was blamed by the male for changing the order of things (Duality).  But, little did they know she did humanity a vital favor by introducing 'the other,' and ultimately God!  We could 'knot no' about God without ego consciousness. 
The solution is to acknowledge the ego, but to keep it under control.
Brava Eve, for your contribution to the evolution of humanity!

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There's one thing you absolutely must do to be 'saved,' redeemed, resurrected, achieving salvation.   And that is to submit to a higher power (overcoming the Ego).
Doesn't matter the name you choose for it, IT has billions of names!   Doesn't matter if you're a Christian, Moslem, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, Catholic, or Rastafarian.  You must submit to a higher, greater power.
Surrender!
Submit! and
Commit!
Tantric Taoism

P.S.  People die over these names, helping (ironically) to reduce world population!  Go you Christian-Judeo versus Isalm fanatics!  You're are making a vital contribution, helping to keep world population in check.  Bravo! 

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The Age of the Guan Yin:
'It is the time of union, of vision, the time of resurrection and eternity!
It is the time of grace and generosity, a sea of perfect purity!'
(Rumi, Odes, 'Teachings of Rumi,' Harvey)

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It's been four months since moving to CochabamBO, and finally I'm beginning to feel comfortable here. But, the noise… 
I'm having coffee at Capressa, where the plastic tables are outside on the sidewalk-street.  'Hear' I can barely 'here' myself think!  A car alarm goes off, South America's National Anthem.  Nobody cares.  Someone could be stealing your automobile and nobody would respond to that terribly annoying sound! 
Noise pollution!  If I said the words noise pollution in Spanish, or 'la contaminación acústica,' Bolivian people would go, 'What?'  'What are you talking about?  We're so inured with noise pollution, we can't even identify it, it's ubiquitous!  What?
It's still the 'motor mentality,' here in Bolivia.  What to do?  Stay up in my 'eyrie,' in Terminal Alto, only venturing down into the morass when necessary.  
On the other hand, Cochabamba, is probably the best City in Bolivia.  La Paz, worth a visit for the shopping, but come on to Cochabamba for a better time.
Two nuns walk by a man wearing a Led Zeppellin t-shirt (at Capressa).  Is there a connection?  
Modern life designed to get your attention and to move you smartly to make a purchase.  We've been turned into programmed robots, earplugs in place, waiting for instructions.  We get them from 'control center.'  GO, BUY!
The noise…?  What noise?
'Oh, momma can this really be the end, to be stuck inside of modern life, with the ancient blues again.'  (Thank you Bob Dylan.).

H.

Great example of 'spin!' She may have been suffering from 'post-partum depression,' but she was obviously pissed off at the U.S. Government! What would motivate someone to do this, risk her life?

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Everything is reversing! 
Now, the Lotus Flower is in the Jewel!

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ON DEATH AND DYING…
How to deal with one's own death, understanding it could come at any second?
The thought was… I can take care of myself now, but what about later, when it will be come increasing difficult (with the years)?
Suicide is an option, but then there's the mess left to others.  An assisted-living facility, not my style. So then, what, a dilemma?
Maybe this is not mine to decide, but one does thing about these things when you reach a certain (older) age. 
I have no pre-paid cemetery plot.  Although, it is said the U.S. Army will bury veterans.   I have no medical insurance. 
What to do?   Not worry about it!

H. 

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Would you believe we can purchase 'Twinings of London, since 1706, naturally decaffeinated,' Earl Grey Tea, in Cochabamba, Bolivia?  And, thank God, its the 'light tea strength,' as I don't what I would have done with the stronger!
I have long preferred Earl Grey, as it has Bergemot oil (citrus) in it for an unusual taste.  
Who would have ever thought I could get decaffeinated Earl Grey tea in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  This proves, once again, that you can get anything anywhere, but not everything in every place.  
Is this so good?  This, this gigantic distribution system network spanning the globe, with ships, airplanes, trains, trucks, and every other kind of motor vehicle. Eventually, much of this is pushed through city streets, or carried on the backs of animals and/or people. 
Wouldn't it be better two grow and consume locally, eliminating much of this distribution system?  Some things are just too obvious for me.  Of course, the oil cartel, the M-I, and a bunch of other 'Owners' would be against it, if it affects their profit.  Anything that makes sense or helps people in general, they're generally against. 
But, if we were more local in our production-consumption cycle, it would help to reduce pollution, possibly slowing global warming, reduce traffic, and most importantly support our neighbors, rather than some far flung multi-national corpo.
Huge ships are destroying the oceans, aircraft pollute the skies, trucks and buses the air, destroying the highways in the process.  All this costing the public money!
When did money become God anyway?  We have chosen the wrong deity to worship, and are going to pay for it (irony).  Oh, woe be unto us!
H.

P.S.  I wanted the 'regular strength' Earl Grey tea! 

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Another example of things reversing.   
Most trees shed their leaves in Autumn, as to 'sleep' during winter.
Here we have a tree that just completed shedding its leaves in time for Spring and Summer. (September in the Southern Hemisphere.).  I've never seen this before.
Everything is in the process of reversing.  First, was the sun, recently reversing its poles from north to south.  Now, it's 'Mother' Sun, and 'Father' Earth. 
On earth:
North to South,
Male to Female,
East to west,
War to more peace.
The Lotus flower in the Jewel!

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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By the way, this current fascination with all things homosexual, at least in the more developed countries, is Nature's way of trying to slow the birth rate.   We actually need more same-sex marriages!   Right now we're 'Red-lining' world population;  too many people chasing too few resources.  Why do you think there's such interest in discovering another habitable planet?  We're looking for another one to exploit and ravage, ultimately trashing it out like we have this one!   Oh, the day of reckoning is coming. 
So, go you same-sex couples and adopt!

H. 

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SPIRITUAL PERFECTION, THIS IS THE GUAN YIN!
Chant:
Yin Qi!
Yin Qi!
Yin Qi!

Tantric Taoism 

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We have seen the BRIGHT NEW DAY, and it is WONDERFUL!  

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We spend too much time dealing with things (material objects), both animate and inanimate.  I look around my room and I'm appalled, there must be a thousand things.  I'm tempted to count.  How can I not live without these ''things?'  
Modern life so complicated!  We need to simplify.  I think this is going to be done for us, at least for the survivors. 
I'm not fond of shopping, yet I always seem to be.  Just about everyday, I need to purchase something.  Today another 200Bs. / $30 U.S. at the food mercado.
Basically, living on a bicycle I buy by weight, rather than need.  The lighter the better going up Av. Los Robles!   Liquids are the worst, heaviest.  
Invent 'light' (in terms of weight) water, and you'll be a billionaire.  But, would this 'light' water be as good as the original?  There's a reason it's heavy when liquid.  You know why?   But, then it's also weightless when steam. There's a reason for all this…?
Things, things, things, and more things distracting us from what's important!
And now the wind, a big-time, Spring-kind of gusting, changing, looking sometimes stormy kind of wind!   This isn't my first Spring below the Equator, but this one more obvious in CochabamBO.  Maybe because I'm living in one place and can observe better.
Blowing and going in Bolandia,

Hache  

16 October, 2013 BIG DEADLINE

If Congress fails to lift the debt ceiling by the 16th of October, catastrophic things may be unleashed around the world (economies).
If we default on our obligations to other countries, etc. this will have a 'ripple effect,' around the world, and to label, 'NOT GOOD' an understatement.  No country, including China, is then 'safe.'  We will lose all the credibility we've built up over the years.  For example, China holds something like $2 trillion U.S. in T-bills. 
So, goes the U.S., so goes the world…
We better hope the people WE ELECTED have the sense to not let this happen.
Or, after Detroit, the next domino to fall… Could it be the U.S. Government?

H. 

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I saw something today I've never seen, or noticed before.  Two cloud layers, the nearest moving right to left (to the south), the one behind stationary.  The nearest layer, stopping for a second, as if to say 'greetings,' then continued moving to the south, like a giant, slow moving, silent, Nature-powered Zeppelin. 
The backlit clouds (nubes) like delicate, pure, bright, lace.  In the background the sound of the motor PA selling fruit.  Such contrasts in Bolivia.
When the clouds pass, the sun is revealed hard and I may have to retreat back into the shade.  Luckily, more clouds and suddenly cool again.  Hot and cool, in and out, as Nature previews Octobre, this its first day.  Amazing, the wind is not as strong as in September (equivalent 'March' weather).  So, I guess you could say that 'March,' went out like a lamb. Now, 'Octobre' here in the southern hemisphere is 'April' (weather equivalent) in the northern hemisphere. 
This 'Mother Sun' 'The Guan Yin,' penetrating every darkness, and at the speed of thought. 
The clouds (nubes) in Cochabamba, unusual, the miel (honey) tastes differently as well.

Hache, discovering Bolivia.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Go Snowden!

U.S. Government, dysfunctional!

The Yin is rising!