Watch your feet padawan.

(c) Lorenz kerscher

(c) Lorenz kerscher

Is it just me, or do most people ignore the idea that balance exists? Or if they do try to balance ideas, they keep comparing apples to oranges… Hmm. It’s like this whole “open-minded” term: Why does it have such a positive connotation? Close-mindedness has just as much validity. Sigh… probably overreaction to the collective wrongs of past generations who tended to be more close-minded. There we go with that over-correcting thing again.

So I have this friend on Facebook, posts quizzes ALL. THE. TIME. So I take these quizzes (it’s his fault). Apparently on a scale from 1 to 100 I’m 66% Millennial or something… which according to the chart thingy puts me at about 1977? I knew I always like the 70’s… something about the architecture… angles… wood… whatever.

Anyways, BALANCE. Yes. Myeessssss. Well, it might just be a “western” mishap… Is there anyone from China out there? Or Japan? Yeah because I’m pretty sure those are the only two asian countries that exist. Oh, and lets not forget India.  Right. Hey, maybe I’ll just call myself a non-specific “Buddhist” and get me some nice Thai fisherman’s pants. OH! THAILAND! THERE ARE FOUR ASIAN COUNTRIES! Wow, I learn so much just typing out my thoughts.
I AM ENLIGHTENED!

Ok, well, to wrap this up – a proverbial sushi roll – I would like to encourage all free peoples (and all peoples who aren’t sure what freedom is) to consider: “How is my balance today?” Find comfort in the fact that you even ask such a question, but not too much comfort that you never answer it. That whole “Well if you’re asking the question then you probably don’t have the problem” thing is a big load of rotten coconuts. And that does NOT make a satisfactory pina colada. And PINA COLADAS… are not asian. SO:

Who else?
-Amy

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God is a tree hugger. Ermwell… kinda.

19 “When you besiege a city for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them. You may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Are the trees in the field human, that they should be besieged by you?
20 Only the trees that you know are not trees for food you may destroy and cut down, that you may build siegeworks against the city that makes war with you, until it falls.

– Deuteronomy 20:19-20

Clouds do a soul good.

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“Clouds in my Coffee” by ~suitehearts

Every day the clouds come, I feel so much more at ease. The west coast summer days seem to dry out my energy. It’s really not the heat, it’s the light. However, grey skies in winter do drag on, and the cold makes things worse. But seeing objects in the sky gives a needed dimension to eyesight, and the lighting is more enjoyable. I just can’t communicate how good it feels… it just feels right. Plus it’s great for the camera, unless rain accompanies the clouds.

Woody Allen and I are in the cloudy camp. I’d like to here what more filmmakers, painters, poets and dreamers have to say on the subject.

SCIENCE TIME! According to a geologist friend of mine, Dennis Bokovoy, proponents of the “water canopy theory” believe that there used to be a vapor shield around the Earth that kept the climate pleasant and diffused the Sun’s light and energy. These scientists usually subscribe to Creationism, believing the bubble popped before Noah’s flood causing the first rain. Their theory explains that the high atmospheric pressure created a more inhabitable environment on Earth, allowing for the prosperity of large amounts of vegetation and mega-creatures, such as the brachiosaurus (who’s brain is so far away from it’s heart, that either it would have to have a huge heart, or it would need a high pressure environment to survive) and the woolly mammoth (which have been found to have been completely frozen by climate change before they even had a chance to decompose.) This high pressure would have produced similar effects that hyperbaric chambers use to heal various ailments. To learn more about Creationism, check out Creation Encounter Tours