April 30, 2005

Chemistry - learn it

ReadJust read where the UN is meeting next week to discuss banning 12 chemicals that are poison to the environment worldwide. I wonder - how many chemists are invited to this meeting? Most of the banned substances are highly toxic, but have specific uses that function well when treated with proper application. The mechanism works at much, much lower concentrations in biological systems that people expect, but an outright ban is ludicrous.
ReadFirst - it could never be enforced even handedly. The technical knowledge is beyond our enforcement personel and there are better things for law enforcement to be doing. Second - since these chemicals all have functional utility, there is an economic loss required to develop a product to replace their function. The replacements are worse. The list is political, and once started, will be added to in never ending fashion by bureaucracies saving us from ourselves.
ReadWhy? How much contact did you have with the freon in your refrigerator in the past 40 years? Why is asbestos a problem when solid and contained, and not a bigger problem when its ripped out and torn apart? People need to learn chemistry for themselves and not trust what they've been taught to believe by the propaganda that the chemical manufacturers spew forth. Flouride and Aluminum ions are more of an immediate human health problem that mercury. Chemical wastes are sold as manufactured products to save the cost of disposal - hence we have the agricultural fertilizer industry.
ReadDon't allow politicians to make decisions for you. Learn how chemistry works; elements, the nitrogen and water cycles, physiology, carbon chemistry. Figure out if global warming makes sense in your own terms. Then do something about it - if it's a problem.

April 29, 2005

Rural Service

ReadWalked into a barber shop as the barber is sweeping and he says he needs five more minutes to finish cleaning his shop. I head next door to the coffee shop and sit to wait. Enter a conversation with another patron, and the barber signals me that he is ready. I politely leave the conversation and walk to the barber shop where the barber has a person in the chair and another one waiting and i am third. I go back to do some other shopping and time myself for two haircuts, show up again and another patron is ahead of me. I politely thank the barber and get on with my day. I don't think i will ever do business there - he wasted an hour of my time with indignation, especially when he pointed out his policy of being in the shop to get the haircut, as I was leaving the third and last visit.


Read.A philosophy is to a person, as a rudder is to a boat. Pathways open and close in direction because at the time, they were the right steps to take. Modern values are askew and the sense of direction, the societal boat rudder, is constantly twisted as pathways wink, open and closed.
This The path i was on has ended and the trail filled me with wonder and awe. i found the time to find myself, to discover the beauty of nature on the Umpqua and to re-learn the pain of youth. But my service is to mankind, not just to youth and so, as Frost's path not taken has now been traveled, i return to the main road refreshed, my heart light, my spirits high and with new knowledge to apply. i will continue to seek applied knowledge and wisdom.
TwiceThe word of the great non-coercives can be summed up from the 4th century Catholic church, what is to be done - change human beings and the times will be changed. However, the only person I can change is myself, by setting an example and being consistent between belief and action. For me, that is to seek truth at all depths, at all breadths, at all times, while providing mental comfort to troubled individuals as they find their new reality by traveling paths in a rapidly changing maze - modern times. As I set this example, then I may change the actions of others, non-coercively, with the power of my ship, holding the values that I share with kindred souls in a mentored learning environment.

i have grown up to I

April 28, 2005

niche science 8:8

A life of inherent thunder
To be dedicated to public service
We the people behind Oz screen
We the people who run the show
We the people who use the backdrop
To develop a matrix of mutual support
Working productively for infinite value
Freely trading goods for wares
Time for place
In an open market
Of global peace

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

April 27, 2005

New News Multi-Media

ReadAs i surfed around the net this morning - i got the distinct impression that i was being told that television was good and the i am part of a group that should reconsider because the fare is fulfilling and makes me think. Horsepuckey - fiction is fiction and groupthink is groupthink and the press is pressing, hard. their losing it folks. Make your own news. Call Old News Olds and turn to a New News Multi-Media. Blog, I-Pod Kast, A-Rod Cast or OINKast. (Well okay - there is no A-Rod cast, but 10 ribbies yesterday - wow - make George happy).




Let's not allow
you and me
to keep us from
becoming we

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

niche science 7:8

People reinternalize grubbermint
As an understructure
As we are not slaves but sovereigns
Each takes on a role well
A different hat that lights our torch
Seuss novel Go Dog Go hat
An expectation that our hat fits me
An expectation that our hat fits you
An expectation of a few hours service
With hats on and even blinders
Where Solomon and Ghandi walk the halls

With Newton, Pauling and Scheherazade

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

Disfunction due to Drug Abuse

ReadDoesn't it seem strange that with all the economic problems in the world today that the congress is addicted to sports steriods and the Oregon state legislature is stuck on meth?


"To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically." ~ Henry David Thoreau

April 26, 2005



(c) 2005 father gaia

niche science 6:8

As roadblock encumbers pathway
Artificial imposition of will
Limits to – you think my way
Else I blow you to smithereens –
Where is smithereens
Is it next to nirvana?
Is it just me or is everybody unfulfilled?

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

April 25, 2005

Pentafecta !!!!!

ReadIn the wee hours of the morning, I begin to read and acquire knowledge for the day. I spend an hour or two surfing websites, just to get opinions from all over the social scale before i start my week. Strike the Root - (go via cool sites) - had five for five on the top articles today - way to go Rob! Plus, dear reader - you get a quote from h.d. thoreau and a photo!

niche science 5:8

Now people people are another breed
Science requires multiple
Lines of reason
Concise thought that won’t agree
Until convergence at the end
Of the chutes and ladders road
Where two forwards to one back
Is optimistic for the intent of creation
Goals in so many forms
Each personal and driven
Each broad and all encompassing
Each common and yet unique
Goals in so many forms
Have a chance, an option to succeed

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

April 24, 2005

27 day red

The bunny of the moment is the red. All the rex have their own cage, and may become pets. If you would like this guy to have a name - suggest.

niche science 4:8

By the time time passes
When slack collectors are overtaxed
Our novel pathways, cut clean with
Development costs unrelated to result
Novel trivialities of high cost, low mileage
Special tickled interest of goons
Loading up the strictures of the structures
Bind us into a single superhighway
Full throttle and running strong
Opposite of redundant ubiquity

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

April 23, 2005

Earth Day 2005

ReadEarth Day has become quite the celebration - with an Energy Fair in addition to the General Fair. The UBWC booth featured a game where patrons toss rubber fish through culverts in order to see why fish have difficulty getting up streams. My favorite booth of the day was the DEQ macroinvertebrate booth - Bug Zone. On behalf of the people of Douglas County, we thank Douglas County for sponsoring the event and all the volunteers who came out and made it happen.

Salmon Art at the UVAA

ReadWasn't able to stand deep enough back to get the entire visual perspective of the clearcut trees surrounding the set, but this is the primary piece in a show of Salmon Art at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association. The 5-week show opened last night to the folk music of Laura Kemp. The show also features the underwater photography of local artist Richard Grost.

ThisThis is rural culture from the Violet Umpqua - the place where blue amerika and red amerika have beaten each other to bruise colored purple.

ERA - a Model System Structure

ReadBaseball statistics are the best numbers in the whole world. They measure performance in constant terms that delineate the play of a game in a form that allows direct comparison of eras. Eras are periods of time that only appear in retrospect. You are never part of an era when you are living and doing, only when you glance back to see how time has passed, do you recognize your role in history.
ThisERAs are reflective of how often the pitching goal is met - a 3.00 earned run average should be in the running for the season title. In a 9-inning game, that translates to success two thirds of the time. Since a .333 batting average is also darned good - the mathematics of the sport have an internal consistency second to none.
NowSo why do we allow the education system to put additional pressure upon all youth via the disservice of attempting to achieve 90% (or higher) for an 'A ' grade - when the whole process is unrealistic and just defeats psyche and willingness to contribute productively in very short order? Let's make our averages reflective of baseball averages and make kids feel good about hitting home runs, instead of being held to an unreasonable standard of inconsistant perfection!!

niche science 3:8

Novel creatures find a vacancy
A whole where process lies dormant
A world of raw material
Setting idle waiting to be transformed
To get back on with the process of life
While other process’ function
Picking up the slack in the line of life
Do you use the right lure on the life line?
Does your fish catch enough bait to remain
Attached to the pathway where your feet tread?
Can you feel the change rumbling, tumbling
Stirring upheaval in the bellies of folks
Dissatisfied with the means handed forth
By the playing deck of societal privilege
Being in the right place at the right time
Is the right of every activist – at your expense

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

April 22, 2005



(c) 2005 father gaia

niche science 2:8

Until gaia creates evolves uncovers
Migrates form to cover function
Pathways to the end result
Are offline for the time and place
Gaia, in ubiquitous redundancy,
Allows niches to exit
With grace and aplomb
At the end of their functional time
At the end of their functional space
At the end of their functional livelihood
As Harrison said – all things must pass
There is nothing wrong with this
There is nothing right with this
It is just this

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

April 21, 2005

Niche Science 1:8

Process revolves
With uncertainty via
Cyclic phenomena
Products of process A
Raw materials
For future input
Somehow shuffling
Thru multiple eternities
Constantly back

To process A
Predators lurk
Prey scamper
Population upheavals
Where balance can be seen
By cause and effect
In segregated roles
Determining order
From the chaos of life
Occasions an event
Which wipes clean the slate
Perpetrator from niche
Where function necessary ceases
And cyclic process stops
Stone cold dead crazy y’know

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

Investors, please note

ReadSometimes people ask me why i keep resisting going to work for corporations applying technical science and instead fight windmills in the wilderness. If i could have the freedom that Bill Walker implies here to build a lab and pursue chemistry without having to continually justify funding, which takes more time than the effort is worth, then we could produce reams of value in this rural impoverished community in very short order.

April 20, 2005

Bunnies at 24

ReadThis is the last day of all together - i will choose a nice keeper female and start posing her every third day. Vote today, vote often and somebunny will be chosen to test her reproductive capacity.

April 19, 2005

An original quote

Read"Both thoreau and ghandi described pathways to peaceful change through non-coercion. It relies on community involvement with enough character in the characters acting to build relationships and solve problems in local reality, rather than watching character actors play their fictional problems out on television." Doctor Lenny



(c) 2005 father gaia

April 18, 2005

The Econ/Poly Sci Debate

Read"In order to build a viable, peaceful society, we need to adhere to the simple Non-Aggression Principle. This means respecting not just the persons but the property of others. That is, again, if you leave me and my stuff alone, then I will leave you and your stuff alone." Article linked to Mark Davis at STR.

April 17, 2005

Three weeks elde

By the next photos, these wabbitz will be weaned. Vote for the one that we should keep track of at Doctor Lenny's Office --> see cool sites!


ReadJust finished preparing the #7 ONRRI Interactive News Kast - ten pages of hot science gossip from the Umpqua Basin. We talk about wholphins and watershed councils and show pictures. I will try to Kast at 6:45 am and 6:45 pm and 11:45 am when I am home. But it's news on demand - so if doctor lenny's online office is open - come in and talk to me. Please log in the guestbook - i try to check in on quarter hour marks, to see if anyone has noticed.

April 16, 2005

Rosie you're allright (Snakes alive)

Not quite the Rosie that Jackson Browne sung about, but i wanted to get a good facial shot. Perhaps we shall create a snakekast, if the demand arises. Rosie is an albino Burmese Python.

Science & Religious Belief

ReadIt has come to pass in terms of the lord that the pursuit of truth has become lost in the shuffle of human affairs. With complex scientific questions being debated sans factual data, the objectivity of what we have called science in the past has been compromised by the unwillingness to think outside the realm of the narrow confines handed to us by the proverbial great thinkers of past times. We must think for ourselves, and rethink the interface between how things actually work and how we currently believe they work - within the framework of our current thinking style.
ThisAs lemme howdt, doctor lenny and professor molybdo, the mollec hues and several other characters chime in on cue, father gaia will take the science of religion as the religion of science and will bring thoughts in a unique verbal code called scienceprayer. This is intended as a mathematics game with embedded philosophy and parody of life - just another in the cast of irreverent characters using the first amendment while we still can. If we get into exploring some serious issues in our haste to poke fun, then we have done some good to enlighten today's way too serious world.

black thoughts

nothing like
2 make 1
ponder death
we need
a death
to the fear
of death
not as if
has means
2 avoid
2 ply my bod
with players
of redox games
each 1 bigger
each 1 badder
than B4
2 attack then
versus disease
arteries choke
veins stiffen
livers n kidneys
bust balls
doing overtime
pardon me
just don't see
why 2
futures 4

(c) 2005 lemme howdt



(c) 2005 father gaia

April 15, 2005

gettin bigger

Anudda Bunny pix, da boys and me and my fav pet - a trifecta of photopanopea

Tax Day

ReadWe don't pay our taxes on April 15th - we pay them all year long and just adjust the balance on tax deadline day. Besides income tax, we pay lots of taxes on products that hidden and buried in the costs of the products - everywhere and all the time. Insidious. Read Anthony Gregory's spin on taxes, hotlinked from lewrockwell.com .

April 13, 2005

Poppin Fresh

These guys are now hoppin out of the nestbox - little muchkins. The chubby one reminds me of the pillsbury doughboy...


Modern Day Physics

Astrominers undermine
Science god albert
Suggesting variance
In the constant world
Most beloved constant
(perhaps 2nd to pi)
relativity maybe relative
or so they say
fine structure
can you see the waves emitted
can you see the oceans growling
can you see the verve in the continuum
of energy waves in matter stance
ee gee n tee two gee combine for six plateaus
not counting internal field splits
group theory in abundencia
speed of light pendant
on whether it falls into
a gravity well
so say the experts that defame
the demi-illusionary figurehead
of archaic religious intolerance
doorknob to the universe
says doorknob to the universe
and with it shifting the set
of fundamental law
of rational thought
of natural law – no way jose
we pray to uncle albert
and to father linus
or mystical oaths from mentor carl
billions of chances
why poke holes

before there is something better?

© 2005 lemme howdt


ken UCD wavsmitd
ken UCD oshnzgrone
ken UCD verven-Dcontinuuuumm
oven-RG wavzenmatta
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© 2005 father gaia

April 12, 2005


so if all the baseball drug buzz is about steroids, why are minor league players be tested and suspended for using marijuana?

April 11, 2005

information flux - new and old

Print is a dying media for any knowledge that has a shelf life. How we spend our time is a key issue, and at the moment … well, you know how this world is. I live and work in a rural community that is bruise colored purple – the battleground where red and blue state practice meet. I lean green and reject violent hue. By the time I read the news in print - it's really the olds.

April 10, 2005

animal crackers

Bunnies at 14 days, chickens at 5 days and the tiger - well, he's much bigger than this now - get down to Cave Junction and visit the Great Cats World Park soon, before the tiger cubs are all grown up.


pile t'burn

(c) 2005 Father Gaia

myths of youth

don't talk at me
or tell me what 2 do
just create my problems
then bind my hands
hijack my wallet
demand that i fix
a broken world ...
i cry
give me a hand up
not a hand out
remove restriction
that tethers my soul
in unlimited outrage -->
u had no rite
2 mortgage my future
4 your sordid past
butt dot dot dot
pipers always gets paid
and messengers shot
soothsayers are blind while
comic book heroes stand alone
marihuana leads to gateways
one drummer leads the march
people know right from wrong
it will be okay

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

eyes wide shut

ethics 4 me, ethics 4 you
lets call for a DeLay in procedings
revolving door industry
regulatees writing the rules
2 compensate rewards from
taxpayer and tourist 2
favored corporation wired in2
neverending porkbarrel troughs...
prostitute results by caveat
opine derived facts
presupposing assumptions
barrelrolling full speed ahead
apply corrective action 4 history
since belief is greater
than sums of infinite realities...
playing banjo by the curb
of economic desolation @
the current 3% inflation rate
(right; sage les lies, hugging
a plastic x-mas tree owl)
reality bites - but the sting
is less than the willful disbelief
that blinders carry

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

April 09, 2005

Alder Creek

Spent a portion of the day at the Alder Creek Children's Forest yesterday, working on plans to teach land management by doing. Four south douglas county districts will have middle school students working their way through what to do with some different techniques. Removing hazard trees so that people can safely use the forest is the second activity. The first major activity was building this bridge. We would like to see a salmon run in Alder Creek again.


twofiftysix (2 to the eighth)

form and substance
shape and kind
evaluation on levels
pertaining 2 cohesive thought
focus on morphology
integrity of interacting spheres
sequenced by action
molecular locking horns
in an electronic dance
2 create an average broth
chaos moves 2 produce order
but gets lost along the pathway
enticed by seven witches
‘deadly’ sins that rot a soul
moderation n compromise
two sides of a slippery slope
temptation calls, few resist
personal reality requires definition
terpitude 2 follow thru
2 knot accept imposed ethic
defined in ownership terms
words that stand firm 2 kind
allowance of degrees of pleasure
as time allows the guard down
do no harm, absent coercion
tis moral 2 accept people
that set their own accord
whose drumbeat strains
cast a different hue 2
a long cold barren night

© 2005 lemme howdt

April 07, 2005

11 days old

Note the laid back little black one, checking it out

April 06, 2005

Eco-terrorists and anarchists

"unlawful use of force or violence, committed by a group of two or more individuals, against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives." FBI definition of terrorism

the hot-linked article also quotes the Douglas County Oregon sheriff - I wonder if he is referring to Chris Brown or Jim Main or a predecessor?


integrated distribution
wielding relevance
sharing burden of transference
things go - knowledge flows
informational regurgitation
surplus ... resources need effect
contacts person 2 person
moving on the go
ascendent hierarchies
demand accountability
overstructural meltdown
yields positive new beginnings

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

April 05, 2005


This is the same set of Easter bunnies at 9 days old. Eyes are opening. The litter was originally ten - two were fostered over to the doe nextdoor - who only delivered one alive. Rabbits are usually good for every other month production consistently for seven or eight litters. We try to have eight does in production and four growing at any given time. We look for disposition - we try not to keep schizophrenic rabbits.

April 04, 2005

Successful Leadership

ReadLeadership is marching to that persistent drum beat when everyone else has caught another tune. howdt

by teaching learn
by learning think
by thinking create
by creating dream
by dreaming act
by acting succeed

(c) 2005 lemme howdt


ReadThe Yankees won last night, but even so - baseball season has started. I live in a world where performance measures are defined by their relationship to baseball statistics. No matter how down I get, i can always interpret a box score and try to figure out how the Brewers managed to lose again, even though they outhit and out-pitched their opposition. As a Mets fan, I may be able to take this season into august. but it wasn't too long ago - i cut my teeth on Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman and Jon Matlack, who stack up with Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder just fine. Where are my strat-o-matic cards?

April 03, 2005


whose rules rules
or robed clergy
judicial professional
bringing tea
crumpets while
watching... a tank
roll a chinaman
a bulldozer
raising a student
a sniper
snatch a suckled ma
a waco wacked out
way cool vertigo
where doped hippies
hang in jails and
pedophiles govern

I'll take Natural Law for ten, Art

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

April 02, 2005

Confusion Reigns

words at play
connoting wisdom
tongue texture pleasures
of alliterative gospel
connecting thought sequence
strung tighter than HARPP
making depthful points
sarcastic observance {commentary}...
poets never say what they mean
hiding behind themes of soul
each word chosen to convey
multiple intensity
point developed with precision
to mask intent, depth
of archaic structures that
elaborate theme
(mr cummings aloneknows
best) today
...writers bluster
bump n bash as artiste's
sans audience to interpret
indivisible chatter
in crossed belief of nothingsreal
sensesurround untruthfulness
finally coming to grips with
most poet's public inability
to {write} comprehend(able)

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

Pets -

ReadIn keeping with the theme of household pets - here are the Easter bunnies at six days and Rosie getting ready to shed a skin. Note the quarter amongst the fun buns.