Archive for September, 2012


1 in 8000 (+) Chance

September 30, 2012

Tonights fabulous rolling streak:  (1) (1) (1) (9) (1).

And the evening started so well with a nat 20…


Notes for a real future

September 22, 2012

Some random notes I took while at the Cradle to Cradle event last year… found them today and was inspired by them and love ’em.

There is a distinction between Efficient vs Effectiveness:  Efficient is doing something right or perfect.  Effectiveness asks What is the Right thing.

If you perfect (maximum efficiency) the wrong thing, then you are perfectly wrong.

Design is the signal of human intention.  If we look at our designs and their impacts, we can ask “what is our intention as a species?”

A tree is not carbon neutral.  A tree is a carbon positive:  not less water, clean water; not minimal carbon, but cleaned up carbon and more oxygen;  not less soil or same soil, more soil;  not less or same, but more shade, more food, more habitat, etc.  X neutral can be a trap (create something that goes beyond).

No ant is jobless.

Celebrating abundance



Endeavour into the Horizon

September 21, 2012

Beautiful flyby.  Almost couldn’t have flown closer to us too.  Enthralling.  Everyone in the office was on the roof with me!  Thank you Endeavour and the awesome folks at NASA for the work and passion.


Water Gremlins

September 18, 2012

I must have angered them, for yesterday the water lead into my hot water tank also ruptured and began to wettify many things in my garage and all of the floor therin… in the midst of the water damage/work/repairs already in progress in the house.

Fortunately, I’ve been given a secret recepie that ought to keep them distracted for a while until I can make peace with them.


The wheel turning

September 16, 2012

Was up in the city last night and hooked up with a friend to see the film Samsara, the sequel of sorts to Baraka, both done by Ron Fricke.  And like Baraka, it was great.  Beautiful imagery and a haunting score presented without narrative, overarching context or direction, leaving the mind open for free association and introspection, and conversation.  Well worth seeing.

Now to get the film score…


Ultimate Delivery Service

September 13, 2012

When your freshly baked goodies  absolutely, positively, most assuredly, have to make it to their destination with style, reverence and martial awesomeness:


Delivery run by the Black Rock Kwoon


A Great Burn 3

September 8, 2012

And here we go, things cleaned and put away, loaned items made ready to be returned, Sifu’s truck safely back at its berth, and getting used to a world not made up of dust, heat, dust, sun, dust, wind, dust, music, dust and dust, with a side order of dust.  Did I mention dust?  While not the dustpocalypse that was predicted, it was indeed much dustier this year than the prior two, and if I was suffering any lingering effects in the lungs from mold it was surely killed by the dust.  Dust, however, didn’t matter.  For it was another great burn.  Read the rest of this entry ?