Friday, April 15, 2011


Nature has it's own clock


The third world….and why it isn’t always best to be first. Being number one is a lot of work. Do you really want to work that hard? You are always a target when you are number one.

Filling up the tide pools, the wind, the sun, the moon, slow movement like the workings of a clock.

Trash – landfills as opposed to random distribution

The ‘need’ for order, regimentation, oversight, protection. The trappings of an anxiety ridden society.

No clocks, no radio, no media.

Fireworks and other dangers….the lack of litigation and the free market that it fosters.

No franchises, capitalism at the basic level, little regulation.

Leaded Gas / Diesel / The Ocean / Cooking Lard …. The smells of Mexico

Things work, but just barely, there are a lot of buttons and knobs missing.

Power rests in control of the few (government) and not in the ability of the masses to influence society.

As a child I would have hated this, boring and remote – disconnected. As an adult, sometimes, I think it is the only thing that keeps me going.

Watching the surf and seagulls to the strains of Beethoven’s Fur Elise or Rachmaninoff’s Vespers. A calm life, a moving life.

Forced to slow down, the struggle, breaking the bad rhythm / cycle.

Constant stress

The GOOD Tequila…..

Music on the beach….iPod and the tide.

David Hans Schmidt and his fiance, lessons never learned