April 28, 2009

Van trouble

Time to cut to the quick. The Dr. Lenny mobile rig is ill and not running properly. It seems to have a transmission problem and now the timing seems all howdt of whack. The debate is whether to spend a bunch of $ on repair or to buy a cheaper vehicle to get about and around. I like the space that the van affords, but it only gets 15 mpg and i can put the miles on it pretty quick. I know that i am not the only person with this trouble - but the homestead is not within walking distance of any of the normal necessities.

April 22, 2009


Touch is the sense of discomfort, and also the sense of love. How can we touch each other when we live in a no-touch allowed society. I like my sense of touch, but other than greetings and departures, i don't get enough touch activity. We all can use another hug. Sensual touch is a communication force that does not emit at the current level. We need to show interest in developing touch as a sense that is desired. Reach howdt and touch someone today. :-)

April 20, 2009

Matter Motating

living on air alone
the natural resources
get cooked from raw
materials transformation
they build, i think
ungulates feed, i think
evaluating life
rethink wage & value
mental, physical
aesthetic balance
holistic way of being
find a place to land
set roots for tomorrow

2009 lemme howdt


As it all comes down, the grubbermint is going to look to launch programs wholesale to pay for the few services that it has left to offer. We can imagine them letting go of the things that do not pay for themselves, like the schools, as they move to control businesses like the banks and general motors. perhaps this will be good for us in the long run (and the short run)!

If we wish to fix the problems that dwell at the heart of our society, we must move howdt of the mindset that created these problems. When we listen to the youth, we find that they are frustrated with a lack of substance in the material that they are supposedly being taught. Reformulating apprenticeship programs to pass along real knowledge about the mechanisms of doing involves taking kids under wing and working with them hands on while they learn and we learn ourselves. We cannot teach effectively unless we are learning at the same time. We deceive ourselves by thinking we have all the answers

The trick is to develop hands-on skill training by creating vocational training in all fields. We need to first ensure nutritious food and clean water, durable clothing and provide shelter for all people. We do not need a failing monetary system dominated by industries such as banking and insurance, which cost a lot and provide very little in terms of service and materials. The key is material transformation on every level of scale - we have to do by doing and not just talking about it.

April 15, 2009

Mind Games

Spirituality and science
Define similar realities
Neither of which illusions
Correllate with being
Hybridization coalesces
Mixing spheres of diversity
Into unity of mind, spirit and soul
Escalating rate determination
Of unfolding dynamic change
Immediacy of present concepts
Tossed into void
Shaken not stirred
Enlighten illumination
(Or mebbe not)

2009 lemme howdt


like an eminem
i melt in your mouth
not in your hand
can you taste my aura?

like a star
we reflect light
unto horizons
can you sense the beam?

April 12, 2009

State of Jefferson

Attended a meeting of the State of Jefferson Saturday morning in Yreka. The political system is cracking and people need to have self-determination without the myriad of rules and regulations. The urban areas of Oregon and California dominate the political system leaving Northern California and Southern Oregon underrepresented. We shall see where it goes - my expertise from the Reform Party in the 1990's may help guide these folks on what not to do. Bylaws issues are counter-productive. We did get some good quotes with the minutes. Enjoy.

The next meeting is May 9th 9:00 am at the Iron Skillet Restaurant, Interstate 5, Exit 24.

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
-- John F. Kennedy

"The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge
without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice": - Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy": - James Madison

"They came first for the Communists,
but I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
but I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
but I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
but I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
And then they came for me,
and, by that time, there was no one left to speak up."

Attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.

April 05, 2009

The group is full of fitfull starting and stopping. What seems to come together goes away because we don't have it together yet to get it done. People live in their own worlds that are not integrated together in a form where we have the wherewithall to do what we know we need to do.

I don't have Dr. Lenny together yet in a coherent form - i get scattered with the wind when too much is happening. I need direction and support from outside to effectively spend my time. Friday should have accomplished more than it did - i kick myself, but mebbe too much. Time says to ease up, lighten up and believe in self - we can only do what we can do. Saturday, I appreciated the mountain - left the book behind and planted pine plugs. Then returned home and today planted garlic and strawberries. Fodder for the deer. If we feed the deer well, perhaps they will leave the people gardens alone.

some where

lost today
came and went
never beyond
here thereafter
in economic
thru confusion
seasons pass
space by time
time by space

2009 lemme howdt

April 02, 2009

At ease

think hard
then let go
crucial times
require action

assemble team
define plan
take the ball
and run with it

work hard
then ease back
nature beckons
can we respond