Friday, April 29, 2005

Riddle Me This

eagle eye

copied with assumed permission from

The Three Trillion Dollar Plot

I have been astounded by the lack of coverage of the recent bust in the Philippines of two men in possession of three trillion dollars worth of bonds. I asked Cliff - the inventor of the web bot technology (which scans huge portions of the internet seeking linguistic shifts that seem to portend future events) to look at the data stream coming in for the current web bot run and sketch out the "big picture" behind this amazingly under-reported story. Here's his report...

Flavell and Beany get busted! 04.29.2005

"Flavell and Beany. No, not the ingredients of a new multi-bean soup, nor the description of the latest craze in the production of wine from legumes. No, in this case Flavell and Beany are the two central, although minor, players on a real game of risk aimed at bringing down the global economy by crashing the USofA dollar and thus shifting the balance(s) of power instantly.

Paul Edward John Flavell and Sam Beany came to global, albeit internet, media attention as they were just going about their business and were paying a freight bill at their local DHL shipping office in Manila, Philippines. Just as Flavell was handing over the 53,967 Philippine Pesos required to ship their largish box to Zurich, Suisse, he and Beany were busted.

"NBI Director Reynaldo Wycoco said the suspects, Paul Edward John Flavell and Sam Beany, both temporary residents of Room 305, CEO Apartments on Jupiter Street, Makati, had tried to send the fake US reserve notes, which had a face value of $3 trillion, to Zurich, Switzerland, through a commercial courier company.

NBI agent Manuel Eduarte, head of the NBI Antigraft Division, said the suspects were arrested after the agency received a call from DHL courier company about a suspicious package the two suspects were sending to Switzerland. "

The first clue that Flavell had about his sudden change in legal status came when the Manila freighting office of the international cargo forwarder DHL Philippines Inc was instantly filled with agents if the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation. The NBI agents crowded in very small office and to Flavell’s horror, seemed to take an inordinate amount of interest in his and Beany’s package to Switzerland.

Details of the arrest can be found at

As the story unfolded, it appears that the NBI agents were quite justified in their curiosity about Flavell’s box. When opened, the packages revealed 3 Trillion dollars in crisp, counterfeit USofA bonds. Now note that this was ‘trillion’ with a ‘t’, in deference to the importance of the amount, it ought to be spelled out in all capitals as in THREE TRILLION DOLLARS!

While it is true that 3 trillion is hardly real money these days, and actually only represents about a third of the USofA GDP, it nonetheless was apparently enough fake currency to do the job.

What job was that? Well, nothing much, just the collapse of the USofA dollar and by extension the collapse of the global financial infrastructure. Even though Flavell and Beany are not saying much since they posted 16,000 Philippine Peso bond and disappeared, there are a host of clues about the plot emerging globally.

Of course, vast quantities of speculation are involved as well, it is the internet after all. However, given the nature of our data gathering and sifting work, and the fortunate coincidence that we had an ALTA report series {web bots – see explanation at for explanation of web bot history} run underway at the time of the occurrence of the bust, we have found ourselves privy to some very interesting data-points which lead to some very interesting speculation.

For instance we first note what is not reported, and that is the story as a whole. Yes, it did make the MSM {mainstream media}, but it was given the ‘chop and stop’ approach to delivery wherein the story is told factually with very little emotive addition through adjectives or adverbs, and with deliberately impact-crushing verbs. That is, the story was just put out there in such a manner as to sink rapidly below the general perceptive threshold of the public. The story is told, just so that its absence does not incite further interest. Fundamentally, as any MSM observer would note, it was given ‘no legs’.

However, the story very much has legs on the internet. Now true, much of the spew out there is froth and worthless, but if one knows how to look, and how to read, and what to judge as valid, there are some very interesting data points floating around amidst the speculation.

One of the data points has to do with the languages in which the story is being discussed. We note with interest that Israeli, Brazil, Dutch, and Malay-Chinese have more verbiage about the story than has appeared in the internet-published, MSM, English language press. Curious, eh?

Our work consists of filtering vast quantities of data from the internet, parsing through it all and seeking changes in language which we postulate precede changes in behavior. In this run our bandwidth capture target is in excess of 80 million reads each potentially as large as 2048 words clustered around our subject target words. One of our largest ever runs.

So we are sitting there happily watching our servers hum along to themselves when the story about the Flavell and Beany bust floats across our processing. It is intriguing, not every day that 3 trillion in counterfeit bonds gets busted. Then there is the associated information, most of which makes no sense.

Ok, being captured in the Philippines does make sense. In fact, it initially went along with our pre-conception of the Philippine population as a very hard working, enterprising people. And, it makes sense that such a thing could occur in Manila as it is one of the major cross-cultural boundary gateway from SE Asia to the Western world. So, not really out of place. As noted, the Philippines population is hard working, and enterprising, and if they were to turn their hands to counterfeiting they would do well at it. But even so, the amount was a bit large. After all, 3 trillion represents a whole lot of dollars and would be very hard for the average counterfeiting ring to work through their usual distribution channels. Bear in mind the point of counterfeiting is to work the fake money into the system such that real value can be ‘extracted’ in the process. Usually that means making purchases, and either getting the ‘real value’ back in the form of the ‘change’ or alternatively, either returning the item purchased later for cash, or selling it at a discount for cash. No matter how it is achieved, the point of counterfeiting is to swap your fake notes for real FRN’s {USofA Federal Reserve Notes commonly called dollars}.

So, for a counterfeiting story, it is very unusual. A very large amount of fake dollar bonds in very high denominations making it virtually guaranteed that it is not to be processed through regular distribution for such work. Then SE Asian association through Manila, and it turns out that Flavell and Beany are not Philippines citizens, and claim to be British. Indeed, they used British passports and converted British Pounds to pay their bail. And they have two, yet to be apprehended accomplishes according to the NBI, both of whom are also thought to be British. Hmmm….

Nor is it the first time in recent months that such a counterfieting operation has been detected. As the Manila Times noted:

"The NBI said the package, sealed in an iron-cast chest, was similar to the shipment the NBI seized a few months ago that also contained fake US dollar notes. " (emphasis added)

That is when we set a few flags on our processing to pick up references to the Flavell and Beany bust should they arise. It was all just to curiosity provoking. Too large to distribute amount of counterfeit money going to Zurich? Home of banks and banksters. Again, hmmmm…. Now why would Suisse banks cooperate in distributing 3 trillion dollars in fake money? Hmmm….

And just what effect would nearly 1/3rd of a whole years USofA GDP have if it hit the financial system suddenly? Hmmmm…externally generated hyper-inflation? Have Flavell and Beany and their masters been getting their ideas from old movies? Specifically the Peter Falk/Alan Arkin film, ‘The In-laws’…..hmmmm, again.

Since most of our work is based on the summation of numeric representations for emotional values, we thought it interesting to find out just where, on this wide planet of ours, and in which languages we would find the most emotively bound content around the story of Flavell and Beany’s bust. Curiously again, it was neither British or American based sites where we located the higher levels of emotive summations. Rather we found that the highest two sites for emotive summations {Ed Note: language/cultural differences thought to be normalized by our processing} turned out to be Russian, and Israeli. True the values on the Russian sites are lower on a total verbiage associated, but higher on emotive impact into the future so the summations are nearly the same. Then we have Brazilian sites, Malay {local Chinese variants}, Dutch, German, and rapidly descending after that, local Philippines languages, then English, followed by Chinese. Again, a very large hmmmm arises from the summation values. Given that the MSM in the USofA ‘chop and stopped’ the story, it is not actually surprising that it has longer international legs. What is surprising is the speculation that arose instantly as to Israeli links to the British Flavell and Beany. We noted that within 30 minutes of the Flavell and Beany bust hitting the net, the first speculation appears that it was an Israeli Government sponsored project. And where the speculation first appears….Israel, then Russia, then English language discussions. Hmmmm.

Then we noted the rise in verbiage about the bust in various other languages including some significant discussion about the alleged accomplices, Seki Mehmet Bayram and Peter Whittkamp. Both names showed up repeatedly with SE Asian associations localized to Malaysia, and India. What was odd was to see some discussion and press reports of some serious lengths appear in Malay-Chinese news sources. Again, an oddity in a case of oddities.

Having surveyed the data points as they are coming in around the Flavell and Beany bust this past week, it is easy to agree that one possible goal for the creation of the 3 Trillion dollars was to actually inflict fatal inflation at strategic vulnerable points in the economic system with the idea of crashing the USofA dollar. The result would be global chaos.

Of course, since the Federal Reserve Bank, which is not a part of the Federal Government of the USofA, and has no reserves, and is not a bank, is also in the business of creation of money from nothing, which is sort of like counterfeiting, perhaps there would have been no major impact from the 3 trillion new worthless dollars. After all, when you have a bazillions pieces of green paper out there {or digi-dollars}, what is a few trillion more going to hurt?

One thing to note is that motivation, and goals ascribed to the now vanished Flavell and Beany are all speculative. We may never know the inside of the Flavell and Beany story. But some things can be ascertained with reasonable certainty: 1) the story is not yet complete; 2) Flavell and Beany are not whom the appear; 3) It takes banks and banksters to move 3 Trillion dollars, legitimate or fake; 4) Banks and banksters are part and parcel of the global governance infrastructure, so somewhere there is someone inside the system who is deeply involved {ed note: don’t buy life insurance for this person(s)}; 5) 3 trillion dollars is not created for the increase of personal wealth, this is a ‘strategic’ amount of money {conclusion from evidence}, likely intended as a weapon {speculation as to use}; 6) the speculation of the use of the 3 trillion as a weapon leads to the conclusion that a ‘war’ is ongoing between non-national, or supra-national groups.

While there is much yet to be revealed about the Great Global Adventure in Counterfeiting, and indeed more will likely emerge over the next few weeks, one conclusion that can be drawn, from this story, and its data-points, is that it is a dangerous universe, and the powers that be {TPTB} have their agents out there working their asses off between busts. This is probably not a good sign for regular humans. Heads up there peoples, Flavell and Beany are out-and-about at large.



Thursday, April 28, 2005

A Little Cool

the little engine that cooled

Chip-scale refrigerators capable of reaching temperatures as low as 100 milliKelvin have been used to cool bulk objects for the first time, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report. The solid-state refrigerators have applications such as cooling cryogenic sensors in highly sensitive instruments for semiconductor defect analysis and astronomical research.

The work is featured in the April 25, 2005, issue of Applied Physics Letters.* The NIST-designed refrigerators, each 25 by 15 micrometers, are sandwiches of a normal metal, an insulator and a superconducting metal. When a voltage is applied across the sandwich, the hottest electrons "tunnel" from the normal metal through the insulator to the superconductor. The temperature in the normal metal drops dramatically and drains electronic and vibrational energy from the objects being cooled.

The researchers used four pairs of these sandwiches to cool the contents of a silicon nitrate membrane that was 450 micrometers on a side and 0.4 micrometers thick. A cube of germanium 250 micrometers on a side was glued on top of the membrane. The cube is about 11,000 times larger than the combined volume of the refrigerators. This is roughly equivalent to having a refrigerator the size of a person cool an object the size of the Statue of Liberty. Both objects were cooled down to about 200 mK, and further improvements in refrigerator performance are possible, according to the paper.

The refrigerators are fabricated using common chip-making lithography methods, making production and integration with other microscale devices straightforward. The devices are much smaller and less expensive than conventional equipment used for cooling down to 100 mK, a target temperature for optimizing the performance of cryogenic sensors. These sensors take advantage of unusual phenomena that occur at very low temperatures to detect very small differences in X-rays given off by nanometer-scale particles, enabling users such as the semiconductor industry to identify the particles. The work was supported in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and NIST's Office of Microelectronics Programs.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Something Cherry


Four horseman braying back
Wherefore their wind blows black?
For the whom of we in woe does their bell toll?
Sing guillotine
Cry more oil for the plasticine
Through what wastelands will they walk us?
Sooth, strange events begin with them thus
Talking in our sleep
Dribbling drool in rolling rivers
Swallows careen overhead
Hooking fish by the tail with a broken rod
To be released head first
To lie with the frogs already burst
What's the worst?
In the liver
In the purse
Down in the Delta
Delta-V to Pluto
Crimson king and all that swing
There's a sign post up ahead
Time wastes no man
Released are the demons
Upon this world

Friday, April 22, 2005

Keep It On The Good Foot

Foot Forward

Love James Brown.

I forget where I found this picture.
Google/image is a great way to troll for interesting visuals.
I like this sculpture though.
It makes me think of how different parts of us feel heavy or more pronounced sometimes.
Whether it be the guitar picking hand (sleepy),
or your feet during a long hike in wet boots,
or the time dilating kiss by that most beautiful person in your life.

Anyway, enough considered, introspective thoughts on art. Now on with:

******Jay's One Liners******
"You couldn't build a gun shaped like a vagina.
It just wouldn't work."

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Lights Are On But Nobody's Home

I can't think of anything interesting to post today.

So here's a picture of someone's ceiling!

----------------------------------------- maybe I'll throw in a:

****Jay & Dread's One Liners****

"Gravity has given up on him."

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

My Dream House


I thought I had lost the link to this awesome abode a long time ago. But through the magic of google (magic being anything that takes less than five seconds to accomplish), I rediscovered this incredible house. It looks like it's still for sale. Now if only I had the half million dollars...!


"This patented steel-reinforced concrete earth sheltered structure, properly called a thin-shell dome, is built to withstand almost any natural or man-made disaster you can name. And that's not just an idle promise. These buildings have withstood tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes - some measuring over 7.0 on the Richter scale - and in every case they have come away with no structural damage at all. Unlike monolithic domes, and all other types of home construction, only Formwork's concrete domes can be completely buried deep underground.

The house has 2472 square feet, with an additional 800 square feet in the attached 24' x 36' underground garage. The main floor of the house consists of a large living room, two bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, pantry, and laundry closet. Upstairs is a loft and two multi-purpose storage/sleeping rooms. The house currently has ten beds (that is, beds, futons, and sleeping bunks) in seven different rooms. There is lots of additional space for other cots or bedrolls. It would be very accommodating for an entire extended family during a prolonged national emergency or global crisis. The safe room also has a ¾ bath with shower. A 22' long x 6' wide hallway leads to the garage. This hall is lined on one side with 18" deep shelf units, providing a considerable amount of quick-access storage. The other wall of this hall is a convenient place to store larger items, such as skis, bicycles, or a vacuum cleaner, that wouldn't fit on the shelves. Additionally, a large storage attic is found above the garage.


The living room's high-domed ceiling gives the room an open, spacious feeling. A custom steel stairway leads from the loft to a cupola perched on top of the house. Light from the cupola gives the same effect as a skylight, but without any loss in security. The four windows in this "lookout" allow for a 360-degree view of the surrounding property. In addition to the four windows in the cupola, there are six additional windows in the house; each bedroom has a window, and the living room has another four windows. So the living room, open kitchen, and loft all receive light from eight different windows (the four in the cupola, and the four in the living room). Because the windows are on the small side, and also because the two bathrooms, the two upstairs multi-purpose rooms, the garage, and, of course, the safe room are all windowless, the house is somewhat darker than most conventional houses. However, the large solar system provides plenty of power to run electrical lights. The lack of large windows is one of the main reasons the house is so secure. Unavoidably, there is a trade-off between lots of natural light and security. It is simply impossible to adequately secure a house with numerous large pane windows. If one wants to further fortify the house, hardened steel shutters can be locked in place over all the windows. In this “mode” the inside of the house has no outside light at all. But again, the oversized solar electric system has plenty of power for lights.

"Energy efficient" implies extra insulation and double pane glass windows to most people, but this type of earth home has proven itself to be the ultimate in energy efficiency/heat retention. With no heat at all, the inside temperature will not drop below 50 degrees F., even in extreme, prolonged winter conditions. For comfort, however, there is a Harmon wood/coal freestanding stove, along with a back-up propane heater. In the summer months, the house temperature stays pleasantly cool.

Every appliance throughout the house was specially manufactured for use in solar electric homes. The kitchen has a Sun Frost refrigerator/freezer, a Peerless propane range with "no-glow-bar" oven, and a Staber 2000 clothes washer, while the garage has a chest-style freezer.
Outside, a 1,000 gallon above-ground propane tank is extremely well hidden and protected from potential vandals. Just in case, there is an additional 1,000 gallon underground propane tank. The generator, water heater, kitchen range and oven, wall heater, and clothes dryer all use propane, but the 2,000 gallons of stored propane should supply all of these appliances for a very long time. In an all-out national crisis, it would be a simple matter to heat water with the back-up wood-fired water heater, and to dry clothes with an old fashioned hand wringer and clothesline. Also, as a back-up to the propane range, there is a Stanley-Waterton wood stove and range."

Follow the link to read about its other features. Call it a paranoid's dream, but it looks solid as a mofo. (Mofo being a technical term in the 'Super Solid Yo!' industry)

Monday, April 11, 2005

Face first

Monday can be a real bitch. Especially when it snowed like a mUther yesterday, and yet as the schools close, work remains open.
Erg!... riding high, and then BLAM! m o n d a y...

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Crocodile Balls Smiles While Flipping You Off

I'm Happy. Fuck you.
i got a hug
here is something happy
my woman loves me
my woman sometimes puts away my underwear
sometimes she tells me to stop smoking but i am slow to listen even though it will probably mean my death
sometimes she tells me to "shut up wanker"
mostly she loves me
and cooks
i was stuck in reno once
didn't see you there
or you
but i did see you
you had one of those clapping hats
wrong finger

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Healing The Money System

....To heal society we must heal the money system. This will involve a two fold process of reducing money's importance in our lives and restoring its appropriate role in service to the wealth creation process. As we embark on the healing journey we should keep in mind that in a society in which relation ships are defined by love, generosity, and community the importance of money in mediating personal ex change and allocating resources is likely to decline markedly. The healing process will require work at both individual and collective levels and will have a variety of elements.

It will be necessary to demyth money. Given the importance of money in defining our values and priorities it is remarkable that our education in money rarely goes beyond teaching children how to count it. Even advanced courses rarely go beyond teaching the mechanics of interest compounding. I earned MBA and PhD degrees from one of the world's leading graduate schools of business. I learned some accounting and how to analyze financial statements, but I was never taught the difference between making money and creating wealth, nor how to distinguish between productive and predatory investments. Such lessons should be a basic part of any education for business or responsible citizenship.

We will need to reweave the social fabric. This will require reducing monetary dependence and restoring nonmonetary exchanges through a process that selectively delinks individuals, families, and communities from dependence on the predatory institutions of a global economy, down-scaling consumption to reduce dependence on paid work, increasing reliance on local products to meet basic needs, and strengthening the engagement of all persons in the productive life of family and community.

The truly monumental task will be to redesign the money system to make money the servant of wealth creation. Radical institutional and policy innovations will be required far beyond anything currently under discussion. Among other things, corrective measures will need to: (1) make speculation unprofitable, (2) limit the growth of financial bubbles; (3) increase incentives for cooperation among people and communities; (4) reward productive work and investment; (5) create a just distribution of claims to real wealth; (6) provide incentives for patient and locally rooted investment in real assets; and (7) strengthen the social fabric of family and community. The purpose of such measures is not to increase global growth and competition. Rather it is to create healthy and prosperous societies that provide economic security and just rewards for productive contribution to their members, have a strong and caring social fabric, and live in balance with their environment. The required measures will surely inconvenience corporations and financial speculators, but theirs are not the interests that human societies exist to serve.

Because we have so little experience in designing money systems to create societies that work for people and nature in nonexploitative ways, we will need to be creative. There are no tested guidelines. Thus, the following suggestions are put forward less as prescriptions than as possibilities meriting further examination. Each represents a sharp departure from conventional wisdom and practice.

Strengthen development of local currencies. A common currency exclusive to its members is one means of defining a community with a mutual interest in productive exchange among its members. It does not preclude exchange with those beyond its borders, but creates a desirable local preference consistent with creating and maintain ing a strong social fabric. A key public policy measure to strengthen local currencies would except them from taxation by any other than the local jurisdictions that sponsor them.
Introduce Zero or negative interest rate money. We take the idea of interest bearing money so much for granted that it is difficult to imagine any other kind. Interest gives money a curiously exclusive advantage as a means of storing wealth. Holding virtually any real asset involves a cost to the holder. Forests, factories, farming land, buildings, and personal skills must be maintained. Technologies become outmoded. Even gold must be stored and guarded. Only those who store their savings in money expect a secure, cost free return that with no effort on their part increases their future claim on the real resources that others have in the interim born the costs of creating and maintaining.

This gives the money person a considerable and inappropriate advantage over those who engage in real work and investment. This advantage is one reason why our money system so perversely advantages money people over working people. The argument can be made that the only appropriate place to store value is in real assets that will have real future value. Money, by contrast, should be purely a medium of exchange. A negative interest rate or holding charge on money, a device well tested in a number of local currency schemes, provides an incentive to keep money moving, because the longer a person holds it the less value it has. In a world of electronic money and debit cards this is an easy process to administer. A negative interest rate also encourages investment in real productive assets that continuously create value.

Limit debt. In our present monetary system virtually all money is created by banks lending it into existence, i.e., by creating new debt. Since loans must be paid back with interest, it is impossible for all borrowers to pay the bank both its principle and accrued interest unless total borrowing grows faster than old debts must be repaid. If overall debt does not grow, then some borrowers are inevitably forced into default, thus forfeiting their material assets to the bank. Beyond favoring the bankers, the system favors the rich in general. The wealthy borrow to leverage higher return investments, thus increasing their rate of positive accumulation. The poor borrow primarily for consumption, thus working themselves into an ever deeper financial hole.

The alternative is for government to create money by spending it into existence for public purposes, such as investment in education and public infrastructure, while placing limits on private and public borrowing. Borrowing to finance purchase of stocks and other purely financial instruments might be prohibited entirely. There might also be an absolute ceiling on the amount an individual or corporation is allowed to borrow for any purpose. This would increase equity investment relative to borrowing and reduce opportunities for a wealthy few to monopolize control of productive assets and create financial bubbles with borrowed money.

Tax Speculative and other Unearned Gains. If there is any place where a tax increase is justified it is in taxing away speculative profits that enrich private individuals at public expense. Appropriate measures would encourage long-term investments in real assets. A first step would be a small tax on all purely financial transactions such as the ex change of one currency for another or the ex change of money for a financial instrument like a stock or bond. A second step would be a time graduated capital gains tax. Profits from the sale of any asset held less than a week might be taxed at a confiscatory rate of 90 percent or more on the ground the gains are almost certainly speculative. Profits from the sale of a productive asset held more than 20 years might be taxed at a concessionary rate of 10 percent or less. A third step might be to tax land at its fair rental value, an idea proposed years ago by economist Henry George. The tax would apply only to the rental value of the land itself, not to physical improvements, thus encouraging investment in physical improvements while eliminating the incentives for land speculation.
Many of the best minds of our time are engaged in finding ways for the already wealthy to use the money system to claim ever more of the world's real wealth for themselves. Remarkably few are concerned with how we might redesign money to serve a society that works for all people. It is time to change that....

-David C. Korten

Crocodile Balls Grumbles


the following was submitted by our dear stranger in a strange Australian land,
with the following suggested titles:

"stoopid" or possibly,
"blistered grey matter" or
"fuck you buddy, i got a job"

here we are again. 4:42 in the am. i must be getting cancer by now.
eat like shit. smoke heavily. a bit overweight. is this how we all
are or is it just me? i am really homesick. i miss my friends and
green chile and taco bell and the good old usa. funny how it's always
the little things. don't it always seem to go, that you don't know
what you got till it's gone. they took away my old man again. fuck
it. not funny now. deadly serious. a few things.
fate is the hunter.
the black keys
leonard cohen
john saffron vs. god
battlestar galactica (new) maybe good, maybe not. spaceships and aliens.
the royal tenenbaums (if you were not happy with it you are fucked and
a great soundtrack)
australia 'cause here i am.
taking drugs is a very appealing plan. makes life dim. not so much
in front as next to. easier to watch. i wrote once. i was sad. now
i am happy. i have nothing. hemmingway and hunter s. had it right
maybe. all life is sad. someone else said that. beneath the ocean
of clouds lies eternity.
i threw up just then. chicken florentine. doesn't do so well in the
toilet. dreams don't do so well there either. how is it that we are
so smart but the world seems no better off because of it.
how i've hated that word
what a thing to do to a child
too many syllables
too many things gone wrong
like a knife in the neck
all the things you aren't
no fucking help
no fucking good
get bent asshole
i think that's it. there's nothing left. i will fall apart now. i
was the only one keeping me together and i wasn't very good at it.

He said "crocodile"!...Everybody has to drink

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Rise Of The Meaning Makers


"As the forces of Asia, automation, and abundance strengthen and accelerate, the curtain is rising on a new era, the Conceptual Age. If the Industrial Age was built on people's backs, and the Information Age on people's left hemispheres, the Conceptual Age is being built on people's right hemispheres. We've progressed from a society of farmers to a society of factory workers to a society of knowledge workers. And now we're progressing yet again - to a society of creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers."

now you don't

Readying For Inspiration


Pucker for the fly
Eyes closed, chopsticks tingle
Buzzzz, I see it in my ears
Breathe in
I wait
Breathe out
Pucker for the fly

Monday, April 04, 2005

Maco Shark

He was a tough bugger, but the taste of that white steak was worth it.
Five feet, Fifty-five pounds.

I'm back,
and I brought his toothy jaw with me!