Making the Most of Your Life: Lama Yeshe

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Published on Oct 3, 2013

In Lama Yeshe’s and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s first trip to Europe they offered a weekend seminar based on their famous month-long Kopan meditation courses. Preceded by Lama Yeshe’s lecture on meditation at Kensington Town Hall, these teachings at Royal Holloway College, Surrey, encompass the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment. Please also visit us at !

I need to find a way to make this work, to get my mind to take it in, to take all good teachings in.

Otherwise, suckage will continue.



Part 1: Introduction to Tantra – Lama Yeshe
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Published on Nov 1, 2013

Part 2: Introduction to Tantra – Lama Yeshe
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Published on Oct 30, 2015

*Recently Updated*
This DVD forms a companion to the second half of our free book “The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism.” See the DVD “Three Principal Aspects of the Path” for the first half. For more information, please visit in English.Introduction to Tantra: In 1980, in California, Lama Yeshe gave a commentary to the Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) yoga method. This video is Lama’s introduction to this series and constitute a wonderful explanation of the fundamentals of tantric practice.Please visit us at

An old friend sent me the first part of this in a valiant attempt to soothe my tattered soul. As regulars may suspect, the demons have gotten some pretty good footholds of late. A playground, they have here.

She did well. as although this fellow has some unusual eye activity and swaying about a bit, which I was advised to look past; his message comes through and he managed to hit on some big ones affecting the comfort level of my stay here on earth. Thank you, dear heart. What the man says makes good common sense and is realistically presented.

I was impressed with the dude and figured part two should be up here as well. And so it is. Enjoy.

Let us have


edit: Oh dear I have learned that Lama Yeshe passed in 1984. He left us with a lot of good teachings, so we should give him a nice, grateful tip o’ the hat!





This picture and I were made for each other.

It frustrates me so deeply. That is because I have no info on it. None at all!

That is not good, especially given the content. Big red flag, actually.

If anyone knows anything, at all, or has other versions, or complete other “team scorecard shots,” please leave a comment. Or email me at [email protected] I implore you.

I would actually like to send my highest compliments to the members of this team.

And that is simply because, as, I’m sure you’ll agree, that is one Hell of a scorecard!

You have noticed they shot down more UFOs than planes, yes? That probably points to…



But, you never know. And I hope not.

You know?



The Mysterious Origins of Civilization: John Anthony West in conversation with Graham Hancock

Published on Jan 28, 2017

Filmed in New York, December 2016, a month before John was diagnosed with cancer. Please show your support for this great man and for his work by making a donation to his crowdfunding campaign, The John Anthony West Project, here:…

Filmed, produced and edited by Dave Steffey. Additional camera by Bill Cote.

Brilliant men, simply brilliant.



Missing 411- David Paulides At The University of Toronto

Sasquatch Central
Published on Jan 19, 2018

The Great Lakes Triangle – Manchester Canal Deaths – David Paulides Speaks At The University of Toronto May 21, 2016 THANKS FOR WATCHING! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE & SHARE! Individuals claiming to have seen Bigfoot describe it as a large, hairy, muscular, bipedal ape-like creature, roughly 6 ft –9 ft tall, covered in hair described as black, dark brown, or dark reddish. Some descriptions include details such as large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead. The top of the head has been described as rounded and crested, similar to the sagittal crest of the male gorilla, with a strong, unpleasant smell. The enormous footprints for which the creature is named are claimed to be as large as 24 inches long and 8 inches wide. Proponents of Bigfoot’s existence claim that the creature is omnivorous and mainly nocturnal. Be sure to join the Outlaws for their weekly shows!… Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Please email video removal requests to [email protected] please include video title or url VISIT THE SASQUATCH MYSTERY MUSEUM EXHIBIT- BROWSE FOR BIGFOOT BOOKS –… WARNING: Federal law allow citizens to reproduce, distribute , or exhibit portions of copyrighted material. This is called fair use and is allowed for the purpose of criticism, news reporting, teaching, and parody which doesn’t infringe of copyright under 17 USC 107.

These tales of terror in the wood never fail to get me going.

Some brush them off with a Bigfoot causation. Classic cop out. Sure, a few could be. A few. But others… not so much. Others can and often do boggle the mind with ease. So, what about those? Who or what does those dirty deeds?

It is my considered opinion that whatever is doing this is something so strange that no one can currently imagine it. And as for why, well, same thing, really. Including those who think to ask this such as myself. It is going to be mind altering in the extreme, I would venture.

Some of these are just this close to being technically impossible  and yet they still happened.

They still happened.

This needs figuring out.

Cuz it is bad, folks, real bad…people are dying.

Like, way worse than even Frunobulax, ya dig, man?

And, guys, if it could preferably be twigged and sorted out before it gets itself into the world beyond it’s current confines, yes?




I liked this a lot and thought this article worthy of scarfing up and sharing with you all. I am especially intrigued by this neem oil, of which I have never heard. Must research it and most importantly, where to get it.


Urban farming in Oakland: Kosodate Farms

Yolanda Burrell is a farmer and beekeeper on Kosodate Farms, a half-acre urban family farm in Oakland, California. Yolanda has a long history with farming. She grew up on a one-acre farm about 60 miles north of Oakland in Santa Rosa, where her parents emphasized the importance of knowing the origin of one’s food. Though her parents farmed with chemicals, when she started Kosodate Farms, Yolanda chose to employ sustainable methods to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit.

Yolanda’s agroecological practices include grey water recycling, beekeeping, composting and a variety of pest management techniques, including mechanical traps and neem oil.

Her mechanical traps are colored or scented sticky papers placed on tree trunks or attached to stakes. The color or scent attracts the insects, and the sticky substance traps them. Neem oil is a naturally occurring pesticide from the seeds of the neem tree that can be sprayed on plants without harming them. Yolanda uses these techniques to manage unwanted insects at Kosodate, including scale insects (an order of insect that parasitizes plants and feeds on their sap) and citrus leaf miners (a moth that feeds on young leaves).

Yolanda maintains a vibrant homestead where she and her family produce much of their own food, all without the use of chemicals. She is also co-founder with master gardener Brigit Evans of Pollinate Farm & Garden, a general store in Oakland that offers supplies for and workshops on organic farming and gardening, beekeeping and small animal husbandry.


Look at that, this is a story from 2013… hmmm. Tried finding the url in the photo… gone. Oh well.

I think there should be a lot more of this sort of thing, what this lady is doing, I mean. It would solve so many problems and ease so much stress. Maybe even bring back a bit of more relaxed times.

But I am very sure that that is just not going to happen and the world will become ever more reliant on technology until it reaches a point where it just collapses under it’s own chaotic weight.

Time, as the cliche goes, will tell.

But, not to derail my own thread, but damn, arresting people for having a vegetable garden instead of grass – as some towns now do – is not only un-American in my view, it is downright asinine and those who advocate and enable it should perhaps be put in public stockades.

Wow, I am getting a bit … something … in my old age.

And my old age has only just begun.



George Harrison My Sweet Lord

Published on Jul 11, 2013

George knew the deal … the real deal.

George Harrison -“Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna)”

Published on Feb 24, 2011

George Harrison “Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna)”

Mister Harrison was, quite simply, not only brilliant, but one of the most beautiful people to ever walk this earth.

Thank God we have his wonderful music to guide us through the turmoil that is life.

I am not religious in the sense that most people think that term means. I do, however, believe strongly in the force, to borrow a term from a series of nifty films, which is the energy that connects every single particle in this universe … and in every other universe out there as well. It can be good or it can be not so good, the nature of the waves in our vicinity depends on the energy our souls make.

Our souls are incredible and fantastically incomprehensible active bright spots within this sea of endless, seamless energy … basically, if our minds are good, then our local force will be as well.

Simple as that. Works. Try It.

Dig it, man.




Be on the lookout for Santa’s favourite Elf, FishElf, spreading Christmas cheer all over the world. Samantha Fish with Chris Alexander and Go Go Ray.

Ferd Di Ubaldo to Samantha Fish Fans

Appearing here for all of us via my dear friend Frank Petrilli, stage and screen director extraordinaire!

I am starting to realize just exactly how blessed I really am … and it is mind-blowing … and if a right proper a$$h∅!e like me enjoys such treasures, I implore you to look at your life and see just how blessed you are! Be amazed!


It is everything and it is all that matters.



“All humankind is from Adam and Eve. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab. Also, a white person has no superiority over a black person, nor does someone who is black have any superiority over someone who is white — except by piety and good action.”

Excerpt from the final sermon of the Prophet Muhammad



Peace, dammit





ai ai



Sometimes life feels like this:

At other times it almost feels “like it’s supposed to…”

ok here is the scoop…

I recorded some yammerings in audio.

Didn’t get all that far but got a good start…


Will need to cut into pieces as the files were way over the limits for upload here, which is 100MB. The main one is 384MB for about 15 minutes of Igular utterances. Soon… soon… tomorrow eve probably.

Note: I will stick them on here where they are supposed to be.


OK, fair warning… these are 100% unedited and will no doubt be borderline excruciatingly awful to listen to. But That is, in essence, what an Ig is. Learn why I only half a handful of friends. Learn why even uncontacted tribes in remote forests want me dead.





Well, there’s 15 minutes of not a lot. I will get the hang of it eventually, I would imagine.




This Is What It’s Like Inside North Korea’s Luxury Ski Resort | Short Film Showcase

National Geographic
Published on Aug 6, 2017

Get a glimpse of what life is like in North Korea, a country rarely seen by foreigners. Britain’s fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow is our guide around the DPRK’s capital city Pyongyang before he heads up to the slopes of Masikryong. Follow filmmaker Jackson Kingsley on Twitter at @cinematicamedia. Jackson Kingsley: Twitter: ➡ Subscribe: ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic’s belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email [email protected] to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase at Get More National Geographic: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

Britain’s fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow is our guide around the DPRK’s capital city Pyongyang before he heads up to the slopes of Masikryong. Follow filmmaker Jackson Kingsley on Twitter. This Is What It’s Like Inside North Korea’s Luxury Ski Resort | Short Film Showcase National Geographic

What I most often find in these efforts to attempt an understanding is the inability to see the forest for the trees… to see the big picture.

And here it is again.

My problem with the blurb above is that although the title of the film is completely correct, the description provided for it by National Geographic starts with the line: “Get a glimpse of what life is like in North Korea, a country rarely seen by foreigners.”

No foreigner gets to see what life is like in North Korea. Ever. (Wait, what? What are you on about, Ig?) They get to see what life is like in Pyongyang, which has rather little to do with what the people experience outside of that city. Not typically mentioned in these works is the little tidbit that notes that… in order to live in the capitol, one needs to have a life that is connected to the functioning of the government. And you need to have shown a high level of loyalty to and performance for the government. Regular folks do not live in Pyongyang. Perhaps the filmmakers are not aware of this? Could be, I suppose.

Shortly thereafter they get to see what life is like in the purpose-built showcases. The out-of-town museums and such. And that certainly includes this most recent project of the continuing stream of wasted effort passed off as a service to the people that is used to pacify outsiders. Note that just like in the museums and restaurants and model homes and other places you can check out in explorations readily available online… for example such as the excellent Vice series, the visitor in the video along with the crew are the only people there. This is to be expected. This is the norm. These places are propaganda…and sure, you can give em some dough and go ski there, but, I am confident that no North Korean citizen has partaken of this place…nor will they ever.

Oh dear.




Channel 4

Tuesday, August 15 at 12:03pm

The amazing outcome of The Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds: The Experiment

This is absolutely fabulous!

I hope this goes beyond “experiment” and becomes standard operating procedure

Because obviously it works wonderfully.



Cream – Rollin’ and Tumblin’

Clapton, Baker and Bruce performing Rollin’ and Tumblin’ @ the Royal Albert Hall on May 4th, 2005.

Ooh yeah, Blues my Blues away, boys!

Thank you kindly.

I swear that is what happened to the timeline after the cosmik navigator took that left at Teterboro. Must be. Madonne. What am I on about?

The damage I did to my motor’s motor is perfectly inexcusable. That was a long time ago, too. The thing I was worried so much about was not real, as usual. But so many other things are. Oh Lord.

I feel like I am flailing and tumbling through an eerily dark part of the Verses. Hence the Title which led to picking the song on the tube to go along with this gibberish, which is the reason for this post, unlike most other music posts. This zone is weird in that it has some good things in it. Very good things. Which is great. But… I get the feeling my out of control, misguided audio type building trip needs to pause real quick and the wagen needs to get sorted.

I hope I can get through, because we are headed for the weirdest zone of all the notorious Q continuum. Wuzzat? Thought it was just on telly, huh? Oh, how we wish it was.

But – my mind. Shot. Scary af. Whoa.

I had to get a tacks number to collect Sayles tacks for doin’ the magazine. Sigh. Cost o’ doin’ bidnis. At least it lasts five yarn. They’ll probably come and lock me up though, you know, just on general principals.

Oh God MY MOTOR!  

 I ordered the parts, because I have to make it go, but, the poor tortured thing needs retiring in the worst way. But I can’t afford to get a car. Even an old very used car. Damn, Jake, I probably can’t afford frikkin’ Uber, either! Fuck.

 I need to stop thinking about it for a bit. I’ll go even more insane.

How about a picture of a meteorite on Mars? Okay, here you go…


And here is another pretty pic, this one of Titan in Infrared showing the very alien hydrocarbon sand dunes that there are apparently quite a lot of.

And one more pretty pic. A lovely old sea turtle with plants on, looking rather like a pic of the globe…

Okay, I better go.


Czego szukasz w Święta? | English for beginners

Czasami brakuje słów, by wyrazić to, co najważniejsze. W takim przypadku trzeba się ich po prostu nauczyć.

#Allegro #CzegoSzukasz #angielski #święta #iloveyou #youareperfect #english #englishforbeginners #christmas #iamyourgrandpa #grandpa#whatareyoulookingfor #bardzo


This is beautiful.

PentaProps™ to the person known only as Luna Oldlady Cascabelera for sending this.


This is rather excellent.

PentaProps™ to Jeff Jamroga of the Jamrogas for this post.

The schools – like everything else here – is geared not towards learning to live a life of discovery but rather towards an end goal of producing corporate profit. At the expense of all else, of course.

It is a crime against humanity of epic proportions.

It needs to be scrapped and redone so it benefits the people it professes to teach. Like it says, students may be 20% of the population but they are 100% of the future.

Get it?


JRE #852 – John Anthony West from JoeRogan on Vimeo.


#852. John Anthony West is an author, lecturer, guide and a proponent of Sphinx water erosion hypothesis in geology.

John is a long-time personal friend and mentor and I think the world of him.
He knows what he is talking about, especially regarding Egypt and rest assured on most other things as well.

I am adding a paragraph here on 9/29 as I was just noticing that whoever writes the Rogan blurb above mentioned the water erosion “hypothesis.” This, dear readers, is a big part of the problem in our culture of total science ignorance and arrogance. It is not a hypothesis. It is a fact. Theories have nothing to do with the fact that the Sphinx is water-eroded. I know Mr Rogan and crew did not mean it in a bad way, I just thought it an interesting marker as it caught my eye just now while looking over the blog and listening to Cafe Enigma.

Visit his site at and his blog, Phoenixfire, where John has his own podcasts!

Bobby McFerrin performing Don’t Worry Be Happy

EMI Music
Uploaded on Feb 24, 2009
Music video by Bobby McFerrin performing Don’t Worry Be Happy.

Oo do I love this. Always have. Not so good at following his advice, though. Always telling others to do so, however.


14088565_10210408915839718_4305054363108695889_nThe more we do to you the less you seem to believe we are doing it.”

– Obersturmfuhrer-SS Josef Mengele

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to h arm our country and our people, and neither do we.”

– George W. Bush – Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction.”

– Albert Einstein

“Only two things are infinite the universe and human folly. and I’m not sure about the universe.”

– Albert Einstein

“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”

– Mark Twain

“Just ’cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.”

– George Carlin

“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.”

– Bill Hicks

gl57c7312e“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience … In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. […] ”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower – Farewell address

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are:

‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

– Ronald Reagan

“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”

– J. Edgar Hoover

“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.”

– Bishop Desmond Tutu

“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.”

– Frank Zappa

“Commerce with all nations alliance with none should be our motto.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death. What luck for the rulers that men do not think.”

– Adolf Hitler

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”

– Edward R. Murrow

“The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we do about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”

– General Omar Bradley

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Originally and still part of a column in the footer at What’s All This, Then?


14034834_10210391145155462_4604734196794356279_nHoo doggy.

Well, I don’t think I’ve ruined anything. Which, when you think about it, is remarkable!

Of course I may be wrong. But I don’t think so.

Still living dangerously, though. I can’t help it. I try to see the value in it, at least. And there is some. I think.

I don’t think there is any value when I start to become annoying by emitting a bit too much radiation, however, like the last couple of days.

Anyway, my tiny little sister will be happy to know that I have finally found a name for my car. The true one, I mean, not the apparent aliases I’d been using. Too bad it’s ready for retirement. LOL.

It was revealed in a deep thought session just a little while ago.

Interesting picture there. No doubt an exhibit, but one that looks like fun.

The thing just looks way too “fairy tale illustration” to be “real,” in my humble opinion.

Who’s that dude? Is he real or is he woo now?

I cannot recall where I got this from.

But I like it.

I dunno, folks…it says that accompanying my one email subscriber are some 956 registered subscribers. Wow! I am flabbergasted by that. That’s twice as many as WATT had. I am saddened by the lack of likes or comments. Why? Anyway, I really do care about all of you enjoying yourselves here and am happy to make you happy.


Fantastic news straight from the world renowned Salk Institute … straight from the “pages” of Leafly Marijuana Reviews!

herb photo by wcpo

Is Cannabis Part of an Alzheimer’s Cure?

By Gage Peake — 7/5/2016

Scientists at the Salk Institute labs in San Diego have published preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in cannabis can remove amyloid beta, the toxic protein most commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Officials at the Salk Institute cautioned that the results, published in the June issue of the journalAging and Mechanisms of Disease, shouldn’t be taken as a sign that cannabis is a panacea for Alzheimer’s. The studies were conducted in neurons grown in a laboratory, and may eventually offer insight into the role inflammation plays in the disease. The Salk Institute’s work could end up providing clues about developing novel therapeutics for the disorder.

“Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s,” said David Schubert, the study’s senior author, “we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells.”

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that leads to memory loss and can seriously impair a person’s ability to carry out daily tasks. According to the National Institutes of Health, it affects more than 5 million Americans, is the nation’s most common cause of dementia, and is a leading cause of death. Alarmingly, the incidence of Alzheimer’s is expected to triple during the next 50 years.

It has long been known that amyloid beta accumulates within the nerve cells of the aging brain well before the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms and plaques, according to the Salk Institute. Amyloid beta is a major component of the plaque deposits — a hallmark of Alzheimer’s — but the precise roles of amyloid beta and the plaques it forms remain unclear.

In the study published last month, Salk researchers found that high levels of amyloid beta were associated with cellular inflammation and higher rates of neuron death. They found that exposing the cells to THC reduced the amyloid beta protein levels and eliminated the inflammatory response by nerve cells.

“Inflammation within the brain is a major component of the damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but it has always been assumed that this response was coming from immune-like cells in the brain, not the nerve cells themselves,” said Antonio Currais, a postdoctoral researcher in Schubert’s laboratory and the first author of the paper.

The human brain has receptors that can be activated by endocannabinoids, lipid molecules produced by the body and used to send intercellular signals in the brain. THC, a phytocannabinoid (that is, a cannabinoid produced by a plant) can activate the same brain receptors.

The current study is one of many looking into how to slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s. Physical activity also results in the production of endocannabinoids, and some studies have shown that exercise may slow the progression of the disease. As Schubert emphasized, his team’s findings were conducted in exploratory laboratory models, and any future use of THC-like compounds as therapy would need to be tested in clinical trials.

I could not help but post this as I see the ravages of this terrible disease every day all day and then all night.

The plant is truly a gift from God.

Of this there can be no doubt.



Paul Simon – The Afterlife

PaulSimonVEVO Published on Jul 5, 2011

Music video by Paul Simon performing The Afterlife. (C) 2011 Paul Simon. Under exclusive license to StarCon LLC d/b/a Hear Music TM

I love this song.

I mean, it just… has to be.


Simple as that, really.

Mr Simon is the Wizard.


d4bee7ae-c8d9-4062-bb0e-7c991875a850That post title is a pretty good representation of how I feel. At the moment. All things are momentary.

I do not understand.


That bothers me. I used tp at least think I knew something about something. But many have noted before me that no matter how arrogant our culture becomes, when it comes down to it, we don’t know jack shit. About anything. Pardon my language.

It can be argued that I’m dead wrong because our species has proved to be wonderfully effective at knocking itself nearly out of existence.

But those folks only know how to kill others so that some other guys they’ve never seen and never will can get a new jet.

But that sitch is ever-present. More concerning is an absolute cluelessness about what to do in the future. There are, thank God, good plans awaiting. Via the grace and kindness of others, naturally. I am no good at that sort of thing. Im only good at half a dozen things max and only half of those can I still actually do.

But, hey, perhaps the glory and brilliance of failure alley can finally be defeated. That line sounds awfully familiar. But I have received some interesting signals of a positive nature. Im currently thinking it is going to be alright. Let it be so.

That would be great.

Personally I am so chuffed gr52c42967 to get to live through these little moments of delight that have been happening lately , so keep ’em coming. Yes. do!

As always I am supposed to be writing. I’m also supposed to be doing the lawn. I dunno…

Gawd. Enjoy. Peace.












Paul Nicklen Photography at Makaha Beach. June 7 at 6:59pm

Ha’a Keaulana, daughter of Brian Keaulana and granddaughter of legendary Buffalo Keaulana carries a 50-pound boulder while running across the sea floor to train for surfing. Her father teaches surfers that they should train for a four wave hold down in case of a wipeout in big surf. At 13-second intervals between waves, that means about a minute of being held down. It is one thing to hold your breath in a swimming pool for a minute and it something completely different to swim down 30 feet, pick up a huge rock and then run as hard as you can for a minute. Thanks to her lineage, community and training, Ha’a is a true water woman from Makaha. Hawaiians have saltwater running through their veins and epitomize what it means to be connected to the sea. As I shot these moments, I was completely in awe and full of gratitude for being exposed to this beautiful part of the world and the people who live it everyday. How does the ocean inspire you?

Shot on assignment for National Geographic with Cristina Mittermeier Photography ‪#natgeooceansday ‪#‎worldoceansday ‪#oceanseveryday‬

This is passion.

Passion at this level is not often seen.

I cannot begin to feel the depth… except in love for a person.

I mean, I can’t even swim…

I think this lady is awesome.

Via my dear friend Jim, Fortean of Maine.


Interview: Stephen Jenkinson Speaks with Bodhi Be

APR 12, 2016


Stephen Jenkinson interview with Bodhi Be’s Doorway into Light radio show about life and death as it explores the wonder in the fields of aging and dying and death and what brings meaning and purpose to life. Doorway into Light Founded by Reverend Bodhi Be, Leilah Be and Ram Dass (Dr. Richard Alpert), Doorway Into Light is engaged in advocacy and educational programs on Death and Dying on Maui, with families and professionals in the field, as well as actively engaged in helping dying people, their families and care-givers.

This fellow is new to me.

I was turned on to Stephen Jenkinson by my good friend Andy Raynor, who I am lucky to have as my guide to levels more elevated than this one.

I met Andy via her position as Hospice Chaplain during this long, strange journey of caring for my Aunt Clare, my mom’s sister and the last of her clan. She will be 94 on Thursday and is back in the care of the good people at our Hospice, which here in Connecticut is done here at home, with yours truly as the primary caregiver.

So topics such as Mr Jenkinson goes into—life and death—are of ever-increasing relevance and hence interest around the HQ.

My opinion on these views has been requested, so I need to formulate one! As I type I have not yet completed this interview. I think I will get to read a copy of the book which I am looking forward to.


Okay! Wow, this guy is awesome. You really should listen to thus, I am going to get this guys book.

I need to listen a couple more times, too. He delves mostly into the (sorry) state of our culture and many others regarding the ingrained fear of death and how so many things are related directly o that.

He also covers the idea of suicide and rights to die and euthanasia and in that department he really grabbed my attention and has reversed my thinking a full 180 degrees!

Please check this out.

Here is a quote to give you a feel for the man:




David Icke Live at the Oxford Union Debating Society

commonlaw007  commonlaw007 Uploaded on Feb 9, 2012


My thoughts exactly, good Sir.

Especially in light of recent developments in my local timeline, which has clearly changed yet again!

(This one’s not so nice.)

Believing is a big problem. For our whole species. It is a problem in everything from jihadis potentially lighting off World War III to some gullible nutters paying thousands to go sit in a park to meet the aliens. They all believe something. Strongly!

Never mind that what is believed is patently ridiculous — that guy said it, so it’s true, dammit!

And there you go. It only snowballs from there.

Now, suspicions, on the other hand, are great. They show us that your motor is humming.

And that is likely a good thing.

Carry on.

Wear your seat belts.


image by the facebook group Discordianism via my friend Lesley Gunter