Friday, November 10, 2017

Camping Ski Basin, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Camping Ski Basin, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Nice hike with two of my best friends -- Woodyman and Mo.

I had purchased this Black Diamond four season tent, and I wanted to try it out. Hiking to the to top, I set camp and tent. Intention was only one night stay.

This was back in 2008. Today, thinking about my tent purchase, I wouldn't have purchased an expensive tent. Because, there are instances, when I'm not always around the tent, and someone would borrow it for an extended period of time. I would be without a tent.

No money, because of this expensive tent purchase, I didn't have any money, so buying another tent was out the question. The tent was never borrowed, but, because of this money situation, I took down the tent carrying it with me everywhere -- big pain.

Today, I buy inexpensive tents, so if someone does borrow my tent, then I wouldn't have an issue purchasing another tent


Monday, August 21, 2017

To Sleep Yet Again

I’m here only when I sleep
Dozing waking only to scurry
Off to school for the daylight hours
Returning only at darkness
I sleep yet again.

Its walls painted
Colors intense as black
Erect, starring, looking for some end
Its boundless borders 
Descending down softly curling
Coming to sleep yet again
Sleeping yet again

I’m here only when I sleep
For me it isn’t a way to sleep
An alternative way will be
Unorthodox it may be

So I must be careful where I sleep
What type of question I answer
Criminal it may be
To sleep yet again.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Global Warming?

Getting hot, however the flowers are blooming and there is no need purchasing bulky winter clothing.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

At Eleven

Year 1970, living in Walled Lake, Michigan, at the age of nine, I started playing tackle football. At ten I played on a team my father coached, and we went undefeated. Our team received trophies at a banquet, which all teams came together and watched then old film clips of the Detroit Lions destroying their opponents.

When I was eleven, we as a team didn’t win much, but my experience was memorable. Attending that year’s banquet, I was shocked learning that all teams that year, regardless win loss record, every player would receive a trophy. The top winning team did have their record showing they were the best, but...

I’m not trying to create a debate, but stating that at the age of eleven and receiving a trophy it first surprised me and then it had bothered me. At the banquet, I questioned my father why would I get a trophy?

When I was eleven, the definition of someone earning something had changed, and my father’s response didn’t really answer my questioning why I deserve something that I didn’t earn. A trophy isn’t what I was playing for. At the age of eleven, I enjoyed its competition and winning, and contributing to a team. We didn't have a winning season, but I learned and contributed toward steps improving myself. That year, for me, receiving a trophy reflected nothing and stood for nothing. 

Needing clarification: I treat winning as a measure. A measure on what needs to be worked on and improved, so winning is everything.     

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cultural Integrity - Ramble

After twenty years, I have returned back to OSU. My hopes are to allow time striking out on new ideas. Seeking a simple, not complex, way of life. I have tried escaping culture’s grips, eliminating and all of culture’s expectations. A quest of a social non-participating ideology. I don't participate in culture's rhetorical expectation and regulation. I watch, with popcorn in hand, observing as the film roll manifests cultural amusement at 24 fps. Drama and tragedy are at work.

The culture, in regards to its description, is described through its habits. The habits are limited to the edges of its stage or cultural boundary. Each stage is an element of a cultural set, and the cultural set of stages are within a wooden framed sandbox. The sandbox’s borders are regulated, and regulation offers each stage its prompts, and inspires the entities within the sandbox to put-on their performances -- describing their culture. Regulation grants each stage with the prompts and toys for them to select. By granting this selection narrows cultural integrity. Culture can be arisen from within a prison, but cultural integrity will be misplaced. Cultural integrity can only exist when human dominance and regulation isn’t introduced. It is when the sway of air, rivers, and vitality do regulate that Cultural integrity exist. Cultural integrity is misplaced when I empower myself over another or when I form a culture to regulate over another.

Simply put, cultural integrity would be a good idea. It would eliminate all dominance and spur a shift toward culture based off a personal awareness. Allows the land base to be the stage and offers culture it pure existence. Pure existence by offering the prompts and toys, which each culture must notice and know of its existence. Shelters will be made of sod, wood, rocks, leaves, underground, above-ground, etc. Regulation wouldn’t exist enforcing every house must contain a garbage disposal or if children are present, then every house must have running water (not walking water). Dogs may be off leash. Cars may or may not be existent. It will be the decision of the single entity and their interaction with the culture. A culture is a tolerable awareness played out by all its entities through their interactions.