Sunday, November 30, 2014

Birds and Bird Dogs

When you have bird dogs all birds are of extreme interest.
Not far from our front door this Blue Heron is fishing and the Bird Dogs are watching

For those in Denver a little weather report from the lake
High scattered clouds .. no wind

For those who think Black Friday and all the other stupid retail holiday are great, there is this

Do We Own Our Stuff, or Does Our Stuff Own Us?
Click above link for full story 

Being freed from being owned is a form of liberation with many manifestations.

The frenzied acquisition of more stuff is supposed to be an unalloyed good: good for "growth," good for the consumer who presumably benefits from more stuff and good for governments collecting taxes on the purchase of all the stuff.

But the frenzy to acquire more stuff raises a question: do we own our stuff, or does our stuff own us? I think the answer is clear: our stuff owns us, not the other way around.

Everything we own demands its pound of flesh in one way or another: space must be found for it amid the clutter of stuff we already own, it must be programmed, recharged, maintained, dusted, moved, etc.

The only way to lighten the burden of ownership is to get rid of stuff rather than buy more stuff. The only way to stop being owned is to is get rid of the stuff that owns us.
I propose a new holiday event, Gold Sunday: this is the day everyone hauls all the stuff they "own" that is a burden to a central location and dumps it in a free-for-all. Whatever is left after the freeters have picked through the pile is carted to the recycling yard and whatever's left after that culling is taken to the dump.

Frankly, I wouldn't accept a new big-screen TV, vehicle, tablet computer, etc. etc. etc. at any price because I am tired of stuff owning me. I don't want any more entertainment or computational devices, musical instruments, vehicles, clothing, kitchen appliances, or anything else for that matter, except what can be consumed with some modest enjoyment and no ill effects.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Migration has begun

Elephant Butte State Park 
Truth or Consequences NM
Dry camped

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Without Bounds Documentry

During the winter months for the past 4  years I have had the privilege to meet and enjoy a group of like minded individuals that gather in Quartzsite to an event called the RTR (Rubber Tramp Rendezvous).

Organized By Bob Wells ( the main character in the video)
I have posted some blog reports from there in the past

The video shows the folks that full-time the mobile lifestyle 

51 minutes

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Glowing Bike Path

Glowing Bike Path is Inspired by Van Gogh


 In The Netherlands, solar-powered paths seems to be all the rage. There’s SolaRoad, which we blogged about yesterday. And now today, we bring you the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path, which opened to the public this week in the Dutch town of Nuenen, where Van Gogh lived in 1883.

The path, created by local artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde in collaboration with Heijmans Infrastructure, was inspired by Van Gogh’s iconic Starry Night painting.
The path is made of thousands of stones that absorb sunlight during the day and then glow at night. Embedded in concrete, the bikeway should last the lifetime of any cement path.

The inventor

More Information about the path



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coming Soon .. Documentry of Vandwelling

During the last 4 years I have traveled to the desert of Arizona to get out of the cold in Colorado, to enjoy meeting folks who live outside the norms of society.
A society that dictates that the population (of milk cows) should live to support their desires..

During these trips I found Bob Wells who started the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous .
I met many new friends there, who are articulate, fun, smart, and engaging in a good way.

There is a Documentary coming out at the end of this month with some of these great people and Bob

Can not wait...

a few pictures from the past

For those who hate keeping up a house .. Colorful language titled F**k this house

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Un-Identified .. Critters in Nebraska

Found on the Carl & Judy Farm

Yard art from the Scrap Iron Pile