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September 27, 2006
I just saw the touching testimonial you left for me back in May. I just wanted to say thank you, but then I remembered I finally got around to reading Skinny legs and all, so I have more to say. Once again Tom Robbins is a genius! Moon goddess and Sun god cycles... just awesome... very ying and yang. Of course, I don't think women are as horney as he makes them out to be. I think he just does that to turn his female readers on... Evolution seems to still be overriding the power of the women's lib movement... in my opinion.

till next time.
May 25, 2006
Wondering why, and watching this butterfly flutter by..
April 26, 2006
If communication is the key, make sure your door isn't locked from the inside. --Gary E. Maddox

You don't like posting to the VISSA group anymore?
March 25, 2006
"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."
- Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5, lines 22-31

I thought this seemed fitting with our discussions of late.
I love you.
January 21, 2006
It was October 9th 2004 and I was so drunk I could'nt stand. Luckly for me this blonde vixen I had met only an hour or so prior was there to carry me home; because, let's face it, people like me should never be left to their own devices and then let loose upon the streets... it's just unsafe. Since that day, Hansi, you have proven to be the greatest thing to ever happen to me. Your insight and never-ending wit always leaves me wanting more. For all of these things, I can only say thank you, thank you for giving this young dumb kid a chance.

I love you with all my heart,

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Tao 31

Good weapons are instruments of fear; all creatures hate them.
Therefore followers of the Tao never use them.
The wise man prefers the left.
The man of war prefers the right.

Weapons are instruments of fear; they are not a wise man's tools.
He uses them only when he has no other choice.
Peace and silence are dear to his heart,
And victory no cause for rejoicing.
If you rejoice in victory, then you delight in killing;
If you delight in killing, you cannot fulfill yourself.

On happy occaisons precedence is given to the left,
On sad occaisons to the right.
In the army the general stands on the left,
The commonder in chief on the right.
This means war is conducted like a funeral.
When many are being killed,
They should be mourned in heartfelt sorrow.
That is why victory must be observed like funeral.

In a culture that revels in competition and views success as equatable to "winning", perhaps it is time to take a closer look at the social mores that reward elitism, exclusion and violence for sake of property...placing an arbitrary and low value on human life. The same human life that has been so ignored by the elite now frightens them with the desperation of poverty...and they buy weapons to protect their status symbols. War is paranoia on a mass scale. Rich boys hiding behind alarm systems, protecting their means of control.
No one needs to win. No one needs to be the best. We can be more if we are given peace in which to think, for then we would see that it is impossible to be better than someone who is not like enough for comparison. The only person anyone can truly himself.

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My new favorite Noam Chomsky quote

Chomsky regarding the new role of women in society-hear hear!
"Her development, her freedom, her independence, must come from and through herself. First, by asserting herself as a personality, and not as a sex commodity. Second, by refusing the right of anyone over her body; by refusing to bear children, unless she wants them, by refusing to be a servant to God, the State, society, the husband, the family, etc., by making her life simpler, but deeper and richer. That is, by trying to learn the meaning and substance of life in all its complexities; by freeing herself from the fear of public opinion and public condemnation."

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The Nature of Reality

"...A person has not only perceptions, but a will to perceive, not only capacity to observe the world, but a capacity to alter his or her observation of it-which, in the end, is the capacity to alter the world, itself. Those people who recoginize that imagination is reality's master, we call "sages", and those who act upon it, we call "artists".
-Tom Robbins
...'and those who find it fascinating and maniacally record their particular perception, we call "writers'.
-Hansi Rhead

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Hey everybody,
I haven't been on here in a while...but I'd love to talk to whoever is still here!
Send me whatever : )
Sun, November 29, 2009 - 12:32 PM permalink - 0 comments
Lately I have this strange feeling that something isn't right-you know this feeling, you've had it before. How do I know that? Well, I don't-but so far, no one I've asked has said no. Basically, I feel like some part of me is trying to tell me that the underlying balance of everything is very, very skewed. I have been, like usual, reading and thinking, both dangerous habits. In an effort to understand a world in which I feel like an alien more often than not, I have been focussing on the... read more
Thu, January 19, 2006 - 1:08 PM permalink - 0 comments
Lately I have noticed that everyone I talk to these days thinks they are the epitome of individuality. Funnily enough, the last half of the word is: duality. Not a coincidence. many people live double lives-in fact,I would venture to say that the least "complicated" person among us has non-social behavoir that differs widely from their public persona. Consider how much time we all spend in our current culture establishing, maintaining and declaring our individuality on a weekly basis. We ... read more
Tue, November 8, 2005 - 11:52 AM permalink - 2 comments
I am sitting at my computer reading blogs of other tribsters and laughing at the quirky humor and the in-your-face political rants, feeling proud of the intelligence of my friends...but something is missing. Gavin said it the other night as we watched a modern retwist of "The Duchess of Malfi", a movie called "The Hotel"-we don't talk that way anymore, it's too bad. So many people are quick to dodge Shakespeare and his ilk today, get the cliff notes because it is "hard to follow"-it's not h... read more
Sat, September 3, 2005 - 4:07 PM permalink - 5 comments
What the hell!?! I am in the grip of satirical rage...I just saw two things in juxtaposition that really ruined my day:
1. last year a school closed in my town and many teachers lost their jobs, due to California's budget shortfall. (I was already plenty pissed about being laid off for the same reason the year before)

2. this year, children trying to register for public school are being put on waiting lists-and yes, their parents pay taxes too, Arnold! They are being bussed out to othe... read more
Tue, August 16, 2005 - 4:42 PM permalink - 0 comments
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Free will is not a credit card...

Memorize this quote and resurrect it in your thoughts next time you capitulate to the ever-growing power of ultra-commercialized capitalism by giving your hard-earned money to corporate interests which perpetuate a system that is sucking the life out of 95% of its participants:

'Any man who is willing to give up any part of his freedom for a false sense of safety deserves neither.'
-Benjamin Franklin

Frankly, I'm with Franklin on this one...

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about me
I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in...

Fate isn't what we're up against, there's no design, the flaws are fine...

I'm on my time with everyone....

story teller makes no choice, soon you will not hear my voice-my job is to shed light, and not to master
strategy is my strength, and not disaster....
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