Living the dream....
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This year I will be camping with Gypsy Nebula (schedule of events and details to follow)
PENGUIN's 10th burn anniversary party!!!
Dark Nebula's Playa Events:
Daily from sundown to sunrise: BODHI film festival, featuring documentaries, sci-fi, and visually stunning films.
Dance in the Dark Dome with us...10pm-2am
Tues: Icing Sugar; DJ Veganinblack spins sweet and deep electronica with midnight munchies featuring The Cure, vegan cookies, and an alternative milk bar
Wed: Satellite; featuring DJ Veganinblack's extensive Depeche Mode collection, remixes, B-sides, solo projects
Wed: 3-5am Special guest DJ Cripsi 1: Crunk beats on dem new subs
Thurs: BURN; goth/industrial/90s hard rock with DJs Veganinblack, Grumpy Bear and Porter
Thurs: 2-3:30am DJ Dr. No
Fri: Desert Kisses: New Wave 80's Prom with DJs Veganinblack and Sparkle
Sat: Future Perfect with DJ Veganinblack and guests, darkwave to dubstep
Sun: Afterburn with DJ Veganinblack and Spacerwoman
Vegan Food Giftaways:
Wed 2pm; Tofurkey Sandwiches
Tofurkey Sandwiches served cold with organic romaine lettuce, vegan mayo, and stone ground organic mustard for a sweet afternoon treat.
Fri 4pm; Chicago Style Veg Dogs
Chicago Style Veggie dogs served on a poppy seed bun and topped with yellow mustard; chopped white onions; bright green sweet pickle relish; a dill pickle spear; tomato slices; pickled sport peppers; and a dash of celery salt. The Chicago style veggie dog is said to be "dragged through the garden" due to the many toppings.
Sun 2pm; Vegan Kebabs:
Grilled veggies and Eco-Vegan's spicy bites served hot on a skewer.
Address if you want to mail something from Outside of Burning Man:
3:45 & Esplanade
Gerlach, NV 89412
If Penguin appears to you in a dream, vision, in a series of pictures or articles, PAY ATTENTION – for Penguin has selected you to guide.
When Penguin first appears to you, do not be surprised if she bows. As well as looking formal in their black and white attire, Penguins have an intricate social pattern that includes bowing to one’s mate upon leaving and arriving in the nest, bowing to others as they move throughout the society. Bowing represents a tool for appeasement and to maintain social structure. Those who have Penguin as a guide are encouraged to become more polite and attentive to how the social structure around them is holding together. Perhaps you are being called to pay honor to your mate or to your friends. Perhaps you need to appease someone where you have been harsh with your words or actions. Penguin also moves in straight lines when they are gathered in groups and moves with orderliness and a sense of purpose. They are determined and focus. If you lack determination and focus, ask Penguin to assist you in strengthening these areas.
As Penguin has become smaller and more aquatic, its ability to see out of water has diminished. It sees best in the water. As water also represents emotion, then Penguin has the clarity to see through the emotion and get to the heart of the issue. Additionally, Penguin moves through the water with the style of an acrobat or ballerina. They may be awkward on land, but Penguin is graceful and fluid in the water, twisting and turning and shooting upward, achieving speeds of 25 miles per hour. Penguin then teaches about tuning to your inner rhythm, and how to move with speed through emotions, shortening the time you would otherwise spend there.
Pay attention to Penguin’s color. Black and white, ying and yang, magic and mystery! The whiteness of the Penguin represents the awakening spirit and the light of all that is – as does the whiteness where it resides. The black represents the unknown, the density, and the different dimensions. The balance in Penguin’s color shows you how to balance and merge the darkness and the light, and to move between worlds as the Penguin moves between the sea and the land – two different worlds. Feel honored that Penguin is your guide for your journey of magic and mystery is moving in a new direction.
SBP & I will be in ***Nectar Village*** AGAIN!!!.....come visit!
*** 7:00 & Detroit, 7:00 & Detroit, 7:00 & Detroit, 7:00 & Detroit, 7:00 & Detroit, 7:00 & Detroit ***
Address if you want to mail something from Outside of Burning Man to me:
Steam Bath Project / Nectar Village
Detroit & 7:00C/O
BRCPO Burning Man
Gerlach, NV 89412
By: Terry Thomas
Every time I step outdoors, I learn something new. Sometimes it is about nature itself. During time spent making hundreds of casts, I had plenty of time to ponder what steelhead fishing teaches me about me.
Faith: Although generally viewed as a religious principle, no one needs faith more than the steelhead fisherman. Faith is required on two levels.
First, it is the belief there are actually fish in the hole being fished, not a given with migrating steelhead. Secondly, it is the hope that with enough casts, I will finally seduce one.
Self-doubt should stay home because the imponderable variables of steelhead fishing will drive you nuts. Am I casting too far? Not far enough? Using the right lure? Too much weight or not enough? Am I standing in the right spot? Location, location, location.
Steelhead faith is keeping your line wet even when you realize that you are part of the reason for a statistic of six hours per fish rather than two hours per fish.
Patience: Patience is an active verb for the steelhead fisherman. This isn't a sport where you wait for the salmon flies to hatch. No, steelhead patience demands a line in the water at all times while you patiently and faithfully anticipate a strike.
Vigilance: Daydreamers pay dearly when steelheading. "That's what you get for not paying attention," an angler across the river shouts as I miss my only strike of the day. Eternal steelhead vigilance means never letting your mind wander, having faith in your technique and patience to bear it all, just for that one strike.
Temperance: Steelhead fishing is often combat fishing, shoulder to shoulder in the best holes, each jockeying for the sweet spot, and the crowd isn't always friendly. Patience can crack as lines cross or yet another fisherman, likely a foreigner from Boise, or worse, Salt Lake City, shoulders in. It can crack when the fisherman on my right or left becomes surly because I just did one of the above (or he saw my 8B license plate). Steelhead temperance requires turning the other cheek when a fist to the nose is in order.
Charity: I know it sounds petty, but I hope that guy walking away with three steelhead on a stringer rips his waders on the bushes. Steelhead charity should rejoice in the victories of others.
Faith wanes after a long, fruitless day. A bird's nest in the line on my reel mocks my vigilance. A snag, blessed for the short-lived spike in adrenalin when mistaken for a fish, is subsequently cursed as it robs yet another setup and I am forced to rig up once again. Patience, in this case long-suffering, fails and the muttering under my breath becomes an uncharitable diatribe against anyone and anything steelhead.
Fishing for steelhead becomes a great measure of how we can progress in the development of character.
A young woman went to her mother and told her about her struggles in life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting for survival and struggling. It seemed that as soon as one problem was overcome, a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to the boil.
In the first pot the mother placed some carrots. In the second pot she placed an egg and in the third pot she placed some ground coffee beans. She let them sit on the fire, without saying a word.
Fifteen minutes later she turned off the burners. She fished out the carrots and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the egg out and placed it in a bowl.
Turning to her daughter she said, “Tell me what you see.”
“Carrots, egg and coffee,” said the girl.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft.
The mother then asked the daughter to take the egg and break it. After pulling off the shell she noted the hard boiled egg.
Finally the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted the rich flavour and aroma of the coffee.
“What does it all mean, mother?” she asked.
Her mother explained that each of these things had faced the same adversity, that is, the boiling water. Each reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
The egg had been fragile, but after being subjected to the boiling water, its inside became hardened.
However, the ground coffee beans were different. After they were in the boiling water, they changed the water.
“Which are you?” the mother asked the daughter. “When adversity knocks at your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
Ask yourself, Am I the carrot that seems so strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?
Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a major loss, a break-up, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same but on the inside am I bitter with a hardened heart and an unyielding spirit?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases its flavour and fragrance. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and the trials are at their greatest do you elevate yourself to another level?”
How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to sustain you.
The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way.
I like to think of myself as a Guatemalan coffee bean :)
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