March 30, 2005

Easter Bunnies

These little guys are four days old - born on Easter Sunday - and the red broken doe below is mom - Her name is Zawitch. Satin rabbits go 9 - 11 pounds when full grown. Our hutch has a dozen working does and three bucks. The rabbit poop makes an excellent fertilizer and compost additive.

March 28, 2005


"The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been." -- Alan Ashley-Pitt Author

March 27, 2005

Saving Face

saving face
digging substrata
removing the growth
which return daily
work to catch up
as cells divide
worm their way
into deeper occupation
fungi scraped edges
catalyzed reappearance
until eradicated
logarithmic procession
never gaining ground
constant combat
just saving face

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

March 26, 2005

Windshield Philosophy

Spent most of the week on the road - checking out possibilities. Many miles on the car - fortunately, I have passengers for two of the three distances. Oregon is an awesone state to see the outdoors - Klamath Falls and birds - Oregon Gardens in Silverton - and a conservatory on the Washington side of the Columbia gorge.

March 21, 2005

A Poem of Today

Me : Surrounded by Me, introspective of Me
All knowing, all seeing, this universe circles Me
Happens for my benefit, egocentric about Me
I invite you in for my entertainment
I grant you the privilege of listening to Me
I make up what I say as I go along
Because it is incumbent of Me
You will do what I want, when I want
This world rotates around Me
There is no we in Me
I alone know what is best
I have no time to put up with you
Lately what have you done for Me
I see only what I wish to see
And mostly, not much concerns Me
When do we eat? I am hungry now
You will jump to my beck and call
And support my effort as I spit on you
Because the only one of importance is Me
(Why do I hate the mirror?)
Am I : You?

(c) 2005 lemme howdt (2002)


ThisI have created an interactive newscast - which will be aired live at 6:00 Pacific Coast time on any given day. The ONNRI Interactive News Kast - OINK - will feature News about what is happening and what has happened in the natural resources community of the Umpqua Basin. My characters - Doctor Lenny, lemme howdt, Professor Molybdo and Father Gaia - of the religion of science dogma - may be contributors to the conversation. Which I must attend to presently. Ciao

Order, Chaos and Peace

READSociety needs to be rebuilt from the ground up, by individual people willing to do the things that they feel are necessary to do. Philosophically speaking: The beat that your creativity carries toward your approach to the world is reflected in your contribution to posterity. And the beat goes on. (or so the song says)

March 19, 2005

Karma and Dogma

ReadWhen I woke up, I was angry. I made a post, but the mechanism of the site didn't accept it. I went off to do other things. Now that I am back, I can see where the prior post may not have left the proper impression that I wish to convey.
ThisWe are all in this world together. We do not function in a vacuum. Sometimes, a hug and a prayer is what you need to get going again - to get the juices flowing and be motivated to take action. Do it - hug somebody and forgive them.

Body Language

ReadWords have meaning, but the delivery of words are often mitigated by the action of those delivering the words. If the words keep sounding good, but the action keep sustaining the practice that the words are no longer matching, then the time has come to release the belief that the words have any meaning at all. Actions speak louder that words.

March 17, 2005


paranoid casanovas
settling into command control
microfocused on polemics
to the exclusion of ethics
feeding upon their own
as empires crumble
paradigms change
when the people seek truth
rather than allow
the devine right of kings
economics is non-foundational
our misplaced desire amounts
to problems in distribution
of our common collection
people detached from ownership
see use and abuse as a right
must claim their share before
the resource evaporates
such tragedy involks cries
invalidly addressed
until we forgive assumptions
not so true as we guess
the inane race to extend life's end
for the plight de medici n state
at a cost of wealth and reason
liberty, freedom and justice for all

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

Waxing Eloquent

ReadThe scientific burden of acceptability of the machine is nonsense - vetted data can still be irrellevant. Education has to be personalized, so that people know that they are learning something that they can apply for their own personal profit. If we all learn different skills and barter our services, then perhaps we can open a new colored market, not a black market, so to speak, but a market the color of freedom. Perhaps we can create something - an interactive newscast that gives people the opportunity to raise questions to the news readers.
ThisONRRI is looking for mechanisms that reach out to people, but stay off the radar screen of the functionally oblivious. One of the challenges is to identify those role players within the statist system that are there solely because they would prefer to administrate than be administrated upon. Most people do their jobs rote mindless - that is the problem. Rote mindless follows rules. We know what Thoreau thinks about their rules.

March 16, 2005

Brown Grass for Salmon

ReadHere in the Pacific Northwest, our water levels are 30% of normal for this time of year. The reservoirs are not refilling at the normal rate because most of our normal snowpack took the jet stream south and dumped on California this winter. In order to conserve resources for the depths of summer - I'd like to suggest the Brown Grass for Salmon campaign - an unClean Cars for Coho campaign - and the Water Waste Watch. Otherwise, our fry might fry.

March 12, 2005


Duff, fluff - be part of the fluff
such insult in so tiny a word
our future media circus must provide
entertainment value at a level
having so much fun, knowledge
becomes part of the scenery

Peel away the onion skin of today
to find the innards rotted to the core
yet rebirth each spring in nature
fostered from a ubiquitously absent
congregation of decomposers
whose purpose in life is to turn
rot to mush to soil to life

Baskets ready, hatchets drawn
revolutionary teams exhibit renewal
for at the core, a bill of rights
a shining constituency amasses
layers of rot decay rapidly
when the means to provide justice
falls into the hands of those
prepared to use the tool wisely

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

On Steroids

ReadCongress on steroids - it's not a pretty scene. This Cato Institute opinion doesn't go far enough. Drugs may be a bad decision, but adult Americans need to have the ability to learn why bad decisions are bad decisions for themselves. fight crime, not drugs.
ThisAnother irritant - why are some drugs like caffeine, theobromine and ibuprofin harmful and okay and yet medical marijuana places people subject to asset forfeiture? Isn't asset forfeiture robbery by government? And they take your stuff without conviction. Look at the court records - state of oregon vs. 1994 Chevy Impala. Like the car commits a crime - duh.

March 11, 2005


ReadTension in the air - everybody is acting fruity all together at once. It's almost as if the national mood were governed by some distant pin prick - ouch - physical pain and now everyone's hoppin mad. My guess is that it is economic - the end of the string is upon us and people without foresight are starting to feel the pinch - when gas prices rise two bits in two weeks.

March 10, 2005

Gravity Pulls

Gravity Pulls
People Push
Endless Nonsense
Forces in Miasma
Decay over Distance
Memory Accumulates
Strands of Time
Elongated Length
Pushing Envelopes
Striving with Change
Against Inertia
Orderly Chaos
Chaotic Order
Only Choices
Gravity Pulls
In One Direction

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

March 07, 2005

Meow Mix

Great Cats World Park in Cave Junction, OR opens on March 19th. Here is one of the ferocious felines.

Tiger Cub


March 05, 2005

For serious educators

Confucious say - When words lose their meanings, people will lose their liberty.

Science is based on the process of discrimination, with choice being limited to control the terms for the variables available for study to be the focus of the actual physical change. Biologists are still collating information on what biology is, but chemistry and physics both rely on isolating circumstance to allow the only path that we set to discriminate the variables.

Goslin's read here has a marvelous mechanism for opening students minds to thought.

March 04, 2005

Endeavor Beyond

Endeavor beyond
2 a world where
insanity is nonsense
responsibility reigns
people doing people
building up each other
pushing with warmth
guided by wisdom
curiosity 2 learn ...
rewards in topsy-turvy land
come to those that claim
higher order demanders
walk the gauntlet
built on the backs of folks
who just tried to be fair
by doing so upset
applecarts of respectability
offering a handout
not a hand up...
bread and circuses
provide illusions
never achievable
suffering has no end
moderate by strength
of purpose - live 2 learn
create a place
2 endeavor beyond

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

March 03, 2005

Wisdom of the Dog

ReadThis linked article left me feeling better about Duncan, my German Shepherd and his role in the hierarchy of farm life as new animals replace old friends. It also ended up being deep in education philosophy.

"The teacher John Taylor Gatto ... said true education has three purposes:

To make good people.
To make good citizens.
To make each student find some particular talent to develop to the maximum

Math News

Dr. Martin Nowak of Michelfeld, Germany has detected the world's largest known prime number, the fourty-second Mersenne Prime. For those Douglas Adams fans imagine Trillian's voice while descending from the hyper-improbability drive:

two to the twenty five million, nine hundred sixty four thousand, nine hundred fifty first power - minus one

Ode to a Modern Website

Just another
bells and whistles
god dammit
get off my
type of site

(c) 2005 lemme howdt

March 02, 2005

short dialog

i generally don't think much about what other people think - they think about their thoughts much better than i could

Well, it is good to let people say what they think without getting upset with them. One is no less a human being even if they have bad information or a warped way of seeing a particular issue.