Tuesday, November 25, 2008


it seems like every time it gets cold around here, it warms up and the ground turns to mush. We had 2 inches of snow, but it turned to 40 and rain yesterday. Glad I am not in the skiing business around here. They seems to be getting less and less help from mother nature. My opinion is that climate change is real. Having talked to a Norwegian about the effect in his area, the world has undoubtedly changed. My guess is that 200 years ago the ground froze in November and Thawed in April around these parts. Now we get the on again off again extremes.
Well almost the Holidaze season. As my grandfather used to say "Eat for the Hunger to come" my problem is with all the amenities around I don't ever seem to go hungry .

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


its has actully changed quite a bit since this photo...so at some point I may show a finished product. If anyone ever wants a custom painting or mural, i know a freelancer, although fully employed by two kids and a hungry homer, while studying to get her teaching cert.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Went from wet and mild to cool and crisp. Tackled a good portion of the Horseshoe trail past French Creek on Sunday. Bumped into an ole-timer who stated the trail use to have more land and that he once manage that portion of the trail.
Sarah has been working on a painting of the Bay for my parents. Pretty good if you ask me. Her art can be animated day to day.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Is there a target we aim for or are we guided by chance? I volunteered to direct the Mtb race at French Creek this year. I met the park manager at French Creek this morning. For anyone who has never been involved in creating an event, let me tell you the planning is a full time commitment.

One thing that is not encouraging, is hearing about behavior of some participants. Just because you are stressed about a local race, does not entitle you the right to be disrespectful. Hearing about people showing up late, with verbal insults makes me wonder what type of people there are out there. After cleaning up mounds of litter, I do question .

Think about how it is we have a race. It is easy to complain. I will take the criticism constructively, and welcome it as a way to improve. We will do our best to provide a fun, safe, and organized event.

In general I would like to see people look and think a littel more outward towards others and the world we share. I will make sure to try and pratice what I am preaching and hope to put another Stellar year of "On the Rocks at French Creek" for 2009.

Friday, November 7, 2008

hip check

to a tree, ow. mudn fudn. doudting the 1x1 was made for cx

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Changing tides

Glad to see people in this country are open to new ideas. A couple of key win for those of us that believe in Norml change. Here are a couple of links.

Voter can choose

13th state

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

D is for decision

Well the time has come the so called"W" is on his way out. Man, how did he get reelected fails me. He started his first term with budget surplus. Now look at where we are Nation deficit. Yeah so the government gave money back, but then spent out the wazoo. After reading more that website it blamed the deficit on a democratic congress. I can't completely disagree, but still close to 30% of the budget is spent on the Military. Here is a Differt View.
At the mean time the national security fail on the biggest attack on American soil. Some say that this was planned. Some sort of political conspiracy to drag our country into war. So went the war. And still there goes the war. One aspect I had hope for is to help balance and control the oil market. Not. Somehow I felt rob as Americans as our dollars pour into the hands of the Big Oil Company. There was not control what so ever. $50 a barrel for crude was a record high. Well within "W" second term the the price nearly triple the $50 market.

My prediction was that oil is the blood line to our economy. From plastics to fuel. If we lose control on the raw commodity inflation will skyrocket. Luckily for me I can slightly separate myself by human powered transportation. So things started getting bad. And only got worse.

Now we wait, is there a quick fix? Can we find a solution or an end to the war in Iraq? When a government spends billions on Health Care, Education, and the "Projects" they called it Socialism. When a government spend that money to help world wide investor, the richest people in the world, they call it a bailout. To me Bailout equal government assistants which equals socialism. It is just a different cohort of people.

On taxes, I don't want to be taxed or pay tax, but we all do, in many various ways. From sales, to property, to gas, guns and alcohol. The thing is the government just can't produce money and give it away. The bottom will eventually fall out. So make your decision on D-day. And keep you head up regardless of who wins. Our founding fathers made decision that will keep this country strong. Don;t just complain about what is wrong. Try and be someone that promotes a better way.

Monday, November 3, 2008


The tears in my eyes,
are from joy of speed and wind,
in the cool Fall air.

Saturday, November 1, 2008