Hope and Change


What happens when the Freewayblogger goes to Phoenix?

Give me a sign

(h/t Buck Batard @ Bad Attitudes)

Marijuana leaf

Category entry: Stupid (noun)


Nicely inconspicuous, this one is.

Hat-tip Bradley @ Incertus, who has this update:

Curtis Allgier, a convicted burglar and white supremacist, briefly escaped from custody today by stealing a corrections officer’s gun and murdering him. This is not the first time Allgier has been a fugitive– he keeps running from authorities and trying to blend in with the general population.

Love yourself, as you are

Hat-tip Kate Harding.

Colors seem to fade

To shades of gray. Not black and white. Very little in this world is black and white, except the words.

Tip the fedora to malicenwunderland

Make peace now.

Het Meest onnodige Gebruik van het Woord “Belgium” in een Ernstige Campagne

Dank Xsociate (en Babelfish).

Found, or not found?

My wife found it, not me.

Yeah, it’s still early days… Soon everyone will say it.

Hat-tip Cookie Jill.

Recommended viewing:


I planned to make a post which would be called Synchronization, the music was to be the song, “Time After Time” by Cyndy Lauper. I intended to produce some synchronicity but did not know what it was to be.

I went to video.google.com and searched for “time after time”.

The first result follows:

I was first introduced to Eva Cassidy on April 1. She may be invisible, but she seems to be doing her thing.

Recommended listening:

Do you prefer plagues of locusts?

Do you follow this one?

Ibex male

Ibex fight one another; my wife is watching on Discovery channel. They have evolved horns, and this is the natural tendency of all warlike species.

Here is your scapegoat. Habeas corpus.

Here is proof.

Here is another picture.

Take. Eat. This is my body.

Related post:

See also some reaction.

Equal rights for men and women

It’s downhill from here for Republicans

One way to send a message

Photo taken from Dr. James Benjamin.

A half dollar, a half dollar, a penny and two bits.

Is that a “Known Unknown?”

Click chart for more from BradBlog.

What did the president know and when did he know it? Who would have known before Rove and Cheney?

Related post:

Space, the final frontier

Watch this from NASA via Carnacki.


Something to think about

What color do you think polar bears should be?

Photo credit: Associated Press

Read more from Mark H.

Hat-tip Mike.

Google censors.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch

Behold Atlantis!


Sunk beneath a frozen ocean, and soon to emerge: one effect of global warming.

Who will go and populate this new continent where people once lived? Those first who cannot live where they are now should always have the right of return.

Those who know how to live in harsh environments will be essential.

Related post:

Global warming a reality

We might as well make the best of it, and this will probably be good for Finland’s tourism and immigration, if they wanted such things. The downside to tourism (and for that matter, the general warming trend) is that we lose our traditional winter cultures. We need to preserve them, however, for future generations to survive a time when the world might again return to the past or present day temperatures. We as a human species need to be prepared to live in changing environments and teach our descendents how we have fashioned ways of surviving.

That, you see, is the purpose of religion.

It is a survival trait of the human race, and of all species of animal and plant. We alter ourselves by our choices of what we value and pass along to the next generation. In our choices of how and who we conceive with, on a physical plane but also on an intellectual or emotional plane, because these teach others and ourselves to make good or bad choices as we and others have made.

Here’s some pictures of Finland.

I pass along my understanding of the world as I gain it, and sometimes my understanding changes. I am willing to admit that I make mistakes. We all do, but not everyone will say so.

All of the mythologies are history. None of them are false, in the sense that they aren’t talking about real things, but they are metaphors to some extent, due to the limitations of human language. When and as we overcome our communication barriers, our language becomes stronger and our stories become better.

Not every story is a good example to follow. You need to be discerning. Consider whether the source is trustworthy. Test for yourself. What do you want to be when you evolve?

Whose example do you follow? Do you evolve beyond that?

What will humanity be like in the future? What do you think we can do right now?

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

— Mohandas Gandhi

Is it A.D. yet?

Pelosi in ’07

Maha has t-shirts.

Wherein I show off my novice drawing skills

Egg drawing
(pencil on newsprint)

“Keep the egg from fully cracking”

That’s a direct quote from the man who is sending 21,500 American men and women on a fool’s errand of putting Humpty-Dumpty together again, at risk of their lives.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Yeah, you know, that’s an interesting question. I don’t quite view it as the broken egg; I view it as the cracked egg —

MR. LEHRER: Cracked egg?

PRESIDENT BUSH: — that — where we still have a chance to move beyond the broken egg. And I thought long and hard about the decision, Jim. Obviously it’s a big decision for this theater in the war on terror, and you know, if I didn’t believe we could keep the egg from fully cracking, I wouldn’t ask 21,000 kids — additional kids to go into Iraq to reinforce those troops that are there.

Watch the interview here.

Hat-tip Shakes. Read the rest of this entry »

The great comet of 2007

Red, white and blue

The blue is for consensual democracy, unity of purpose

The red is for the blood that has been shed

The white is for peace, a time to heal

The stars are for the heroes in the firmament

The stripes are for the cages we have escaped

Free at last, free at last.


Nancy Pelosi

Hops and cannabis

Something about wheelbarrows of money

Digging through our change for laundry quarters, I noticed a quarter that had been pretty significantly nicked. I set it aside as being unlikely to be acceptable to the washers.

I read that some coinage is now worth more as metal than for the face value.

No more bread nor wine from these

It is done, and a New Year.

Let’s hope it’s a good one.

Come in peace

Klaatu Barada Nikto

World Contact Day


Update: Boing Boing links to video.


Six days of creation

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It’s log, it’s log, it’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.

Everyone loves a log.

For Christmas.

Hat-tip Buck Batard.

Water into wine

The starter which is used to make bread, may separate while refrigerated. The top layer is a liquid, in my case a mixture of water and oil with some suspended herbs, because I always feed my starter with flour, water, oil, honey, salt and fine herbs.

This is mead, a kind of beer.

Fresh bread and smoked salmon

Sixth generation bread with smoked salmon

Caldera rising

Yellowstone dunes are rising with huge uplift, forecasters are calling for a chance of eruption or earthquake. Please be safe. Not a drill.

Hat-tip to mayan.

NTodd gets a rainbow

NTodd's arc

Habeas corpus

Fifth generation

Starter, yellow corn meal, whole wheat flour, distilled water, extra virgin olive oil, hemp protein, cacao powder, mesquite honey, maple syrup, vanilla extract, sea salt and fine herbs.

Solar flare

Solar flare

The sun exceeds normal radiation levels a thousand times over normal.

See more. Read the rest of this entry »

Press the peace button

First twins, third generation

3rd generation

Starter, rye flour, distilled water, extra virgin olive oil, mesquite honey, cacao powder, sea salt and fine herbs.

It’s got groove, it’s got meaning