wishing you much love rick..
thanks for being my wonderful friend..
I enjoy yr company...
Seeker and Explorer.
Earth guy living a conventional lifestyle. Totally enthusiastic about life. Into pushing boundaries and exploring the fringes of our existence (OK, well when I have spare time).
Focused. Work really hard. Very serious about things I need to be serious about.
Sometimes like to question that status quo. Being a rebel is sometimes a good thing.
I try to be good person. Usually I am.
Sometimes I give off a lot of raw energy.
Goodness and light rule. And curiosity and honesty and generosity and openness and simplicity.
"In wildness is the preservation of the world." (Henry David Thoreau)
"Carpe Diem." (Some wise ancient philosopher who spoke Latin and had a white beard)
Wild imagination. If you want someone to create really cool alternate universes, I'm the guy. Imagination sometimes needs to be subdued with metaphorical tranquilizer darts.
I like wild places. I think swamps are a great metaphor for life. I'm into deep thoughts and whimsical trivia. I'm a really fast keyboarder.
I was a kid once.
Some of my friends say I am a lousy driver. Sometimes I forget to tie my shoes in the morning. Otherwise, I got my act together.
I think laughter is a good thing.
Ask me anything you want.
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Back from the mountains.Sat, July 26, 2014 - 3:44 AM permalink - 5 comments
Hiked mostly around the Blue Mountain/Indian Lake area, including some mountain trails I haven't traveled before. Had my camera with me, and pictures are coming.
When I'm in the mountains, I can't help but be struck by their vastness and wildness. Mountains cut human beings down to size, and remind us that we're an insignificant part of the natural world. Humbling.
I did my usual safety stuff. I learned long ago always to carry a pack on any ADK trail - even... read more
So on this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first human landing on the moon.Sun, July 20, 2014 - 4:11 PM permalink - 1 comment
And by coincidence, on this day in 1976, U.S. Viking 1, the unmanned exploring vehicle, made the first-ever landing on Mars.
And by coincidence, it's the birthday of Sir Edmund Hillary (1912), first human to scale Mt.Everest.
And in the mountain world, I'm off for the week and hoping to hike up a couple of ADK mountains I haven't traveled before.
And totally unrelated to mountains, I ... read more
I'm glad the USA exists. Despite its faults and problems, it's still a great country. And we don't have to bow to a king or queen.Fri, July 4, 2014 - 5:48 AM permalink - 4 comments
That said, if I could change some things about our political system, this is what I would do:
Constitutionally require a balanced federal budget, just like most states require. Our $17 trillion structural debt is going to screw us with inflation at some point.
Require government at all levels to stick to the basics - law enforcement, roads, public essenti... read more
Ever since Lyme disease came up on the medical radar screen 20 years or so ago, people have been watching for deer ticks, which can carry the disease (although only a small fraction of them do). In all my time hiking around here and in the NYS mountains, I've never encountered a tick. When I've visited Martha's Vineyard, which is sort of like home base for ticks, I've had dozens of them fall or crawl on me. But now it looks like deer ticks are headed our way in Western New York, and a new stu... read moreSun, June 29, 2014 - 6:41 AM permalink - 4 comments
Green earth. Blue sky. Sunshine. Warmth. And the reality or the illusion of freedom, or maybe both.Sat, June 21, 2014 - 4:15 AM permalink - 2 comments
Summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere at 6:51 a.m. today.
"Do not go where the trail may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Re: Extinction - Another Life Issue (in Tribal Lounge) Maybe those huge reserves could have U.N. protection?
discussion post on Wed, July 30, 2014 - 2:50 AM
Re: Life Extension (in Tribal Lounge) "The whole fabric of the space-time continuum is not merely curved, it is in fact totally bent. "
-Douglas Adams, Restaurant at the End of the Universe
discussion post on Wed, July 30, 2014 - 2:49 AM
Re: Life Extension (in Tribal Lounge) I like that "Anything goes"/message of hope.
It is true that there's a wide range of attitudes toward life. I've also known people who have lived to nearly 100 and made every day really count. And I've also known younger people who act like li... read more
discussion post on Mon, July 28, 2014 - 2:59 AM
Re: 10 Astonishing portraits of the worlds most remote tribes (in Tribal Lounge) The big question: How do we get some of the ancient tribal wisdom embodied in those tribes without disrupting their lifestyles?
discussion post on Mon, July 28, 2014 - 2:55 AM
Extinction - Another Life Issue (in Tribal Lounge) So the other day I stumbled on the article about cryogenics.
And now I just stumbled on a USA Today/Associated Press article which says that current research suggests we are in the middle of a mass extinction. Human population has doubled over... read more
discussion post on Sun, July 27, 2014 - 6:20 AM