Hilary has finally pulled the pin...thank God...i was afraid for awhile that the democratic party could screw this up even with the two most viable democratic party candidates in a lifetime.....i must stay positive about the American public electing obama...i have to hope that we have learned our lesson from the bush years, that we have put away our insane fears that he played to and used to rule through our own stupidity...that we can recover individual freedoms and recover the natural American sentiment that we are a nation of the future not a nation destined to live in fear of any and everything...that we can begin to invest in OUR people, OUR infrastructure, and OUR economy by kicking out the bush cannibalistic capitalists who raped our treasury for their own fortunes....i hope the conservative christian political element that are no different than radical, conservative mullahs they preach against are done forever.....that we immediately pull out of Iraq and rebuild our own nation...rebuild it green...rebuild our reputation in the world at large as a peaceful nation and not as the bully we have become. We do not need an enemy any longer to exist as a society... that is immature....we do not need fear of terrorism to prop up stupidity in leadership...we do not need to remain childish as a nation....we do not need these concepts we do not want them...OK enough of this political self abuse....I'm just so happy that we have a clear cut choice this time...and as Mr.T said "Pity the Fool" who does not take advantage of this opportunity for change.
It's really all a process isn't it? I'm finally after 56 years I am coming to grips with that statement..everybody's got to go at their own rate in understanding the universe..there's no owner's manual...so we do the best we can..Read, do art, don't listen to spin doctors, help your neighbor,improve your living space (it will make you smarter)keep a pocket notebook to jot down idea's and concepts, plant flowers, play with your dog, compute, drink coffee, smoke cigarettes and philosophize about everything...
Discovered this little interesting item...the nation with the largest military on earth is apparently financially unable to feed their children a nutritious school lunch. Supposedly we cannot afford healthy food and rising food prices without parity in federal budgeting is crippling school lunch programs across the country...WE ARE DOING THIS ALL WRONG...
I want to integrate a segway into the smaller footprint living concept my wife and i are constructing. Everything we are doing is designed around, smaller size, higher quality of life, using less and creating more...each of these elements involved in an active lifestyle while rotating around the intelligent usage of technology as the mainstay of our little art colony.I have truly attempted without success, resisting the purchase of a segway...but i have come to the realization that there is only a small possibility of a viable electric car becoming available in 2010 and 2-3-5 years is too long to wait to travel electrically. If i wish to uphold the smaller footprint concept a segway it is..for the foreseeable future. I am hoping to charge the segway when i get it off my new solar panels. A 60 watt output given by my panels would be perfect for this charging application. It is now back to researching, planning, researching, studying, designing to become self-powered, two wheeled transit capable..I do not have enough time left to wait for the rest of American society to catch up to where i want to be....we are creatively living in a house the size of 8.2 parking spaces---1200 square feet--(how did i figure that one out? here is a link to a great site called, sensible units, which calculates any measurement into terms easily understood---like the fact that 1200 square feet equals 8.2 parking spaces--this is very cool and you need to bookmark it.
http://www.sensibleunits.com/ ) we are enjoying this process...i do have to admit that it limits conversations when we are reducing our lifestyle and everyone else is constantly attempting expansion...the up side is that we have money in the bank, can maintain our own property, lack for nothing and use less...here's the most recent reading list--purchased but not yet started:
1491...new revelations of the America's before Columbus by Charles C. Mann-- I've picked up and put down this book multiple times---always intending to buy it someday---and yesterday was the day. I've been interested in the recent change in attitude on new world societies prior to Columbus and this book supposedly covers these concepts.
Uncertainty--Einstein,Heisenberg,Bohr and the struggle for the soul of science--by David Lindley. Covering the debate on the Heisenberg uncertainty principle...once again I've wanted this book for quite a while..thinking about purchasing it, picking it up and putting it back on the shelf--so i guess this recent book expedition was all about past desires.....I just love the weirdness of Japan you must let what they do roll over you like a wave without trying to figure it...it was no coincidence that Japan was the setting of the break through cyberpunk novels of William Gibson....this is a link to a site with photo's of the undescribable Harajuku fashion statements made on the streets in certain area's....it is like the future is already the past in places on earth...amazing.