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Avid reader, jazz musician, philosopher, chef, stone mason, carpenter, writer, painter, poet,humanist, teacher, holistic ethicist who believes consciousness and love pervade the universe, except among self-obsessed humans. I perceive the philosophical unified field to be consciousness and joy. The entire universe is composed of waves, which we surf by understanding. Worked and marched for CORE in the 60's. Built 100-ft., 80-ton sculpture on Pratt Beach, Chicago. Planted trees in Oregon. Solo canoed Illinois, Mississippi, Chicago, Rock, Missouri and Wisconsin Rivers. My big thrill as a kid was building small rockets, archery, cruising my woods and going to the Birdhouse on weekends to see the Miles Davis Quintet and many other Jazz Greats.
I was in San Francisco in '65, '66, '67, and '68. Built Burr Tillstrom's puppet theater for Kukla, Fran, and Ollie at WTTW, Channel 11, Chicago. Briefly taught stage carpentry at De Paul Univ. Technical Director one season at Oak Park Shakespeare Festival.
Played trumpet in many small jazz bands, Sextessence, Nova Express. Played on road tour with rock band and many union and studio gigs. Lived with the Rasta in Blue Mountains, Jamaica.
Drove millions of accident-free miles Over the Road in big trucks, 48 states and Canada.
Currently living alone, caring for four rescued animals, one of which a kitten I recently found 'helpless as a kitten up a tree', abandoned in a city park. He came down to my call, so we folded him into the family. Without someone to care for life makes little sense. All reason is born of the heart. As Maya Angelou wrote, "Love holds the stars in their courses."
(12 comments) Friday, January 16, 2015 probably the best 100-page book for serious thinkers, ever.
A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind. A journey through history of lives, ideas, and accomplishments and cycles of war and conquest. A must-read for objective analysis of current events in a five-thousand-year perspective. A treasure.
(3 comments) Wednesday, December 5, 2012 A Synergistic Solution
Out of the box we're in, facing extreme weather, pollution, extinctions and military deployments, drug violence, and dependence-- a synergy offering a simple solution to many problems at once. Grow hemp.
(4 comments) Friday, November 2, 2012 Election prediction by algebra
The Fix Is In, and the election is a fait accompli. Anybody thinking they can waste a vote on third parties or omit voting altogether doesn't realize these guys play for all the marbles and for keeps, and they REALLY don't care what you think.
(3 comments) Friday, September 2, 2011 Article seven, Constitution of Massachusetts
Article VII. Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men: Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government;
(7 comments) Sunday, August 21, 2011 A Republic of Minds
A new awareness arises, crystallizing a republic of minds.
(3 comments) Friday, July 29, 2011 What Bush v. Gore Cost Us
Bush V. Gore started a cascade of costs. The current Supreme Court is a cancer of the body of law. But destruction, unlike construction, ends. The good men do lives on.
(3 comments) Friday, July 15, 2011 the disappeared-- fiction
a fictional account of a harmless little old lady's response to a police state.
(10 comments) Sunday, July 3, 2011 Of Human Bondage
The inalienable rights innate to human nature will always cast asunder the shackles of human bondage.
(13 comments) Monday, March 28, 2011 People of Earth
Message from the Galactic Confederation to the people of Earth.
(2 comments) Wednesday, September 29, 2010 "Whale Nation" Sends Emissary to UN
Hundreds of thousands of tons of nuclear waste dumped into the oceans have finally paid off. Mutation is the engine of evolution and to prove it, whales have requested UN representation.
(20 comments) Wednesday, August 18, 2010 the meaning of justice, in reply to Mikhail Lyubansky
In assessing the failures of the US justice system, Dr. Lyubansky offers a systemic solution.
But the US justice system is an economic machine, not a justice system.
Defining justice helps to understand.