June 23, 2020

True Freedom

Filed under: Action,EMF Proof,History — Tags: , , , , , — Michael Dagen @ 8:33 am

So friends what have you been up to during this world wide reset? How far have you slipped down the rabbit hole of questioning… everything?

Thankfully, you and I have the free will choice of what we will consent to and what we will participate in. One beautifully unpredictable aspect of humans is our ability to rapidly adapt to new circumstances and this is exactly what I’ve been putting my energy into these daze.

The past few months have been challenging in many ways to say the least, but having all this extra time on my hands has opened me up to some rather remarkable discoveries. I am reading Arthur Firstenberg’s book; “The Invisible Rainbow” which connects major illnesses, disease and world wide flu outbreaks in the past with solar electromagnetic activity and technological releases throughout history. The book details how in 1889 power lines were first introduced coinciding with the 1889 influenza pandemic… in 1918 the radio era began which was the same year of the great Spanish flu pandemic… radar was first used in 1957 which matches the Asian flu pandemic of 1957 and the satellite era began in 1968 which ushered in the Hong Kong flu pandemic that same year. See a pattern?

Humans are highly sensitive electrical beings, so any changes to our environment or terrain if you wish, are going to likely have affects on us. Cellular phone companies began deploying 5G technology worldwide in 2019. China officially launches 5G networks on November 1, 2019. So here once again we have a correlation between a worldwide “pandemic” and the release of a new technology. So how might we adapt to our changing environment?

Through my research, I have come across information that suggests the number one thing we can do is to have an EMF (electromagnetic field) proof sleeping environment which provides our bodies time to heal and repair, so we are more capable of handling our ever increasing EMF world. Of course, don’t forget about eliminating as many other toxins as possible to give your body a break including: avoiding GMOs & pesticides (grow your own food or find clean sources), avoid chemical laden water (this could get easier in the near future) and last but not least eliminate the stress in your life as much as possible. May I also suggest getting da hell’ out the cities while you can!

Over the last few months I have been building an EMF proof apartment in my basement. My strategy is to use wiring shielded in metal conduit with all of the walls and entire ceiling first covered by reflective bubble insulation overlayed with metal panels. I’m still working out what to do about the windows and will either bite the bullet and buy silver lined fabric for curtains or temporarily create inserts for the windows using the reflective bubble insulation. It has also been shown with an EMF meter that metal screens have some shielding capabilities.

I titled one of my previous posts; “Pass Through the Gate” and honestly I believe if you pass through the gate and leave fear and division behind at this time, you will have the potential to achieve true freedom. There is an opportunity right now to redesign our lives and come together to create better communities, states, governments and a better world. This involves no longer looking outside of ourselves for leadership. Remember that you are the leader of your own life and government is only there to serve.

“He only earns his freedom and his life who takes them every day by storm”. Goethe

So are you ready for true freedom???

September 25, 2015

September 30th DEADLINE to Comment

Filed under: Action — Ralph E. Cook @ 8:40 am

Dear Campers,

September 30th, 2015 is the DEADLINE to comment on ENDbridge’s proposed revision of line 3, the tar sands oil pipeline.  Send your comments to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission at this email address:  jamie.macalister@state.mn.us.  Under the subject line of your email, put in docket PL-9/PPL-15-137 and PL/CN-14-916.  Below is the comment letter that I submitted on September 25th, 2015.

Ground Water Map

To Whom it May Concern,

I am writing to comment on the “Certificate of Need” and “Route Permit” for the Enbridge line 3 oil pipeline replacement project.   The validity of this comment and review process is more than questionable after the unanimous vote of support by the Minnesota Public Utility Commission for Enbridge’s Sandpiper oil pipeline project earlier this year.   I choose to share my thoughts and perspective on this attempt to create a oil pipeline corridor through the region in which I live, in hopes of inspiring others to comment as well.  Not all Minnesotans are willing to sell out the long term livability of our home for short term profits for a foreign corporation.  After listening to debates, attending meetings and following this important matter for over a year, here are some aspects of these oil pipeline projects that I would like to point out:

1.  Water is more valuable than oil.  At a time when other parts of this country and world are literally starving for clean water resources, here in Minnesota we live amongst over 10,000 fresh water lakes and wetlands.  Many of the lakes located along the company’s proposed route for the pipeline corridor are some of the cleanest, least polluted lakes in the state.   If one takes a look at a ground water map of Minnesota which shows the sensitivity of areas to contamination, it appears as if Enbridge intentionally chose a route for their pipelines through the most sensitive areas in the state.

2.  Creating more pipelines only increases oil companies’ capacity for profit, which does not justify the risk posed to Minnesota’s clean water resources.   The idea of creating more oil pipelines to alleviate congested railroad lines is a misconception as oil companies use these two transportation methods:  rail and pipeline; to access different markets for their product.  Most of the oil shipped by rail ends up on the coasts of our country, while much of the oil that would pass through this pipeline corridor would end up in Superior, WI or Chicago.  Oil companies are going to ship their product to the places where they can make the most profit, so adding more pipelines will not necessarily eliminate the congested rail line problem.  Since the recent decline of oil prices, if you pay attention around the state you will notice miles of parked oil train cars.  It is time to slow down, take a step back and see how we can make the process of transporting oil safer for everyone, including the environment.   What appears clear to me is that the explosive “trade secret” chemicals used in the fracking process should be eliminated completely or extracted before transport.  Along with removing the explosive chemicals before transport, the train cars used to transport oil should have double hulls to eliminate the chance of leakage during a derailment.  Any pipeline built in Minnesota should use a similar double hulled technology.  Rather than over produce oil which saturates the market, we should encourage the scaling back of dirty “fossil” resources as the move is made to renewable energy options.  

3.  Why would oil pipelines ever be permitted to run through unaccessible wetland areas that would be nearly impossible to ever clean up?  Enbridge’s stated response time to an oil spill is upwards of 60 hours. Can you imagine watching a ruptured pipeline leak oil into a river for 3 days straight?  Another argument for the creating the pipeline corridor is the jobs that the project will create.  Most of jobs that this project would create would be short term, so why not route the pipeline through southern Minnesota where the soil isn’t nearly as susceptible to contamination.  The southerly route proposed by the Friends of the Headwaters would keep the builders of the pipeline employed longer, protect the more sensitive areas of the state from oil spills and create a route for the pipelines that would be more accessible when there is an oil leak.

After the recent ruling by the Minnesota Court of Appeals requiring a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Sandpiper pipeline, the Line 3 replacement project should have it’s own expanded environmental review to study the effects of transporting  corrosive tar sands oil across the state.  What a foreign corporation has proposed here is a pipeline corridor running through the heart of Minnesota’s lakes and wetlands.  It is our job as custodians of the land to protect it for future generations.  We must not allow the livability of our Minnesota home to be sacrificed in the name of  profits for the oil industry.   The oil fracking industry will leave western North Dakota an uninhabitable wasteland and if we don’t speak up and pay attention these oil pipelines could do the same to our beautiful Minnesota home.

 

Respectfully,

Michael Dagen

Hewitt, MN

 

 

 

September 16, 2014

Barter Fest Demonstration Schedule

Filed under: Action,Barter Fest — Ralph E. Cook @ 7:10 am

Barter fest demonstration classes will be held indoors (unless noted otherwise) at 504 N Front Street Hewitt.  These classes are sponsored by the New York Mill Cultural Center and are made possible “by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultrual Heritage Fund”.

Kathy Connell – Seed Saving

Noon- 1pm

Break

1- 1:15 pm

Kathy Connell- Continued

1:15- 2 pm

Nikki Werner– Coptic Book Binding

2:30-3:00 pm

Brad Wegsheid– Raku Ceramics (outdoors)

3:15-4:15 pm

Pat Kilby– coffin making

4:30-5:30 pm

Bruce Engebretson– spinning & weaving

5:45-7:30 pm

June 16, 2014

The Forgotten River Ways

Filed under: Action — Tags: , , , , , — Ralph E. Cook @ 3:28 am

Often I like to imagine what this area was like before the settlers arrived. There is a rich, but relatively short history to be found here. Most of our communities in Todd and Wadena County were founded 100 to 150 years ago.  Ever think about how humans would navigate this once great Wilderness? Well trails and rivers were their highways and while we may not live in lakes country, thankfully we have the rivers!

A few years back, on a mild November day, my wife and I threw our recently acquired canoe into the Wing River in Hewitt. For nearly three hours we drifted down the river, enjoying the bountiful wild life and vegetation living along this forgotten terrain. I am guessing that it had been awhile since anyone had braved the Wing, with all of the fallen trees and barb wire fences crossing the river. When we left on our adventure that first time, we didn’t even have a plan for how to get back to town, but thankfully we caught a ride home by the county line. Since that initial experience, we have continued to enjoy trips down the river. The head waters of the Wing are located near Parkers Prairie and the river runs to the Leaf River, emptying into the Crow Wing and finally meeting up with the mighty Mississippi. So in theory, you could travel from Hewitt to New Orleans by river!

Rivers have always been great ways to travel, but not that long ago they were also  a clean source of food and water. Over the years we have turned our backs on the health of the environment and the rivers in particular. As the water ways flow through the country side, much like the blood through our veins, the rivers accumulate numerous toxins from a variety of sources. By the time the water from the Wing River reaches the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi, the environment there is uninhabitable creating what is considered a “dead zone”.

I would like to see our communities be more conscience of the water sheds we live in.  It is important for us to be aware of what we are draining into the rivers. The first step in accomplishing this is to get out and explore your river ways! The rivers are an untapped recreational resource in our area that are vitally connected to the future health and livability of our region. It is up to us as citizens to care and monitor what is happening with our water supplies. Only the areas of our nation that make a concerted effort to clean up and protect the environment will continue to support a healthy habitat for future generations.

 

Michael Dagen works and lives in what he calls, “the suburb of Wadena” aka the City of Hewitt. Michael is a song writer, audio engineer, and passionate lover of the outdoors.

Article published in the Wadena Pioneer Journal on June 5th, 2014.

April 23, 2014

Freeing a Fountain of Youth

Filed under: Abandoned Scout Camp,Action — Ralph E. Cook @ 3:16 am

Being a recent transplant to this area, I see our small struggling communities as prime places to create your own opportunities. The cost of living here is low, the natural environment is bountiful and we are within visiting distance to three large cities. Oh, speaking of large cities, I am reminded: there is no traffic here! Since making this place home, I have noticed the lack of people in their twenties and thirties. Where did they all go? You guessed it, to the big cities to chase jobs, culture and education. But what if we were to convince them to stick around or come back? I can definitely relate to growing up in a small town and wanting to get away, but now I find myself in an even smaller town! Who would have guessed it?!

When the time finally came to consider life after high school, I remember not really knowing what I wanted to do for “a living”. I had the good fortune of enrolling in the post secondary program which gave me a taste of college during my senior year. I remember being coached; “if you don’t go to college in this day and age, you will never get a real job”! Well it wasn’t too long after my first year of college, that my parents told me I would have to take out a loan to continue. Being enrolled in a music industry program, I found my real passion after class by writing and recording music with friends. Even with the threat of; “you are on your own if you quite college”, I walked away and have never looked back. I liken these first independent years to a tree’s thickest grow rings. When living on your own you grow in a hurry!

Not being tied down by debt, I was able to raise enough money to take a trip to Europe and Turkey a year after dropping out of college. This experience gave me a broader perspective of this small world we share. The opportunity to see other cultures in action and have a temporary break from the same old influences is hard to beat. Staying clear of a pile of debt allows one to have experiences and take risks that wouldn’t otherwise be prudent. Getting out and seeing the world a bit, can help to foster appreciation for where you come from.

Rather than encouraging our youth to leave the area for higher education, what if we could convince them that everything they needed to succeed can be found right here?  Thanks to the internet, we are more than able to connect with the world and educate ourselves for little or no cost.  That said, we can’t forget about the wealth of knowledge to be found from family, friends, regional neighbors, tech schools and the local library.   Maybe you share similar dreams with your children and could start a company together? Maybe you kind of like your parents and wouldn’t mind building your own house on a portion of their land to stay close to home? If you see or hear about a neighbor or local family starting a business, make a point of supporting them. If we truly desire to thrive as small communities once again, we best return to a path of interdependence. No better way to do this than by encouraging and supporting the youth in hopes of keeping their dreams, ideas and energy around.

M.Dagen

Michael Dagen works and lives in what he calls, “the suburb of Wadena” aka the City of Hewitt. Michael is a song writer, audio engineer, and passionate lover of the outdoors.

Article published in the Wadena Pioneer Journal the week of March 18th, 2014.  

December 21, 2013

Bring on the light!

Filed under: Abandoned Scout Camp,Action — Tags: , — Ralph E. Cook @ 1:57 pm

Dear Campers,

We finally made it to the Winter Solstice!  To be honest it was starting to get hard watching the days grow shorter and shorter and shorter and SHORTER, but finally; this is as far as the darkness will take us!  I admit, this is the first time in my life that I have TAKEN the time to really experience the four seasons with all their depth & beauty.  One of the greatest gifts of having dogs as companions is the wonderful routine of the daily walk.  No matter the weather, they get your ass out there!  You never know what you might see, discover or realize when you spend a little time in nature.  There is nothing better than losing yourself on a walk (or ski).  Give it a try!

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Not having to travel for work for a WHOLE YEAR has really given me a chance to ground myself in this place I call home.   It damn near took the whole year to come to grips with the fact that I don’t have to leave!  I am so very thankful to no longer be constantly uprooting my thoughts, dreams and projects.  As the days grew shorter leading up to the solstice, I decided to rest and reflect on the past year, knowing that this down time would be needed so that the BEAST inside of this individual would be ready to be released!!!  (Are you ready for this!?)

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I feel very fortunate to come to THIS time in this life.  I am no longer afraid of anything.   I know who I am and why I am here.   I will share and use the knowledge that I discover in this lifetime to help others.  I will no longer hesitate to use all the gifts granted to this individual.   I acknowledge that I do and will make mistakes.  I know that I am loved and I will always aim to love, even those who I disagree with the most.  I will always speak up and protect the place I call home:  EARTH.

 

Your Scout,

Michael

October 18, 2013

ATTENTION! It’s up to you silly.

Attention Campers!

We have all been duped.  From the get go of your life, even before you took your first breath, chances are the meddling began.   But before I go any further, stop; take a few DEEP breaths…step back from everything you’ve been told up to this point in your life.  Ok, now that you’ve given yourself a little time, let’s just say (for FUN!) that we humans actually choose when and where to come into this world.   Yep, we chose the situation, no matter how great or crappy it is; this is where we need to be.  Why?  Well, maybe you’ve lived many many many many lives before this and the situation where you find yourself, is right where you need to be to grow and develop as a spirit.  AND just possibly, this is a situation where you saw an opportunity to help change this twisted world we live in!

What?  “You mean that I didn’t come here to buy stuff”?  Thats right, looking at things from back here (remember we took a step back from what we’ve been told:) it seems like the reason we are here is to work our little life away, trying to make enough paper to survive.  The more paper you have, the more stuff you can buy in hopes of trying to feel better about living in this unnatural society?  Now, what if you had been brought up to speed on this intel from the get go?  Would you use this knowledge to better yourself and our home (EARTH) or would you spend your time manipulating others?  Either way for the IN-MAN or the out, it all ends quickly and in the same way.  SO, it’s really just up to you silly!

If you find yourself unhealthy and unhappy (rather than questioning your sanity), question what you’re ingesting through your eyes, ears and mouth!  If the time you are spending is leaving you unfulfilled, (your work) spend your time doing things that you enjoy.  If you have had it with the propped up charade that has been presented to US as; “just the way things are”, STOP BUYING into it.   Sure, nothing happens over night, but the more of US that start on a path to a new way, the quicker we will get there together.  We all have a unique perspective and role to play in this great unfolding drama.  Make the most of your part in hopes of not having to come back to play the same role over again!

Like the Dorthy Fix song says; “Together may we break the chains of the old ways”!

Lovingly Yours,

REC

P.S.  Dorthy Fix will perform with Beware the Vine Oct. 25th at the Creamery in New York Mills & 26th at the Palmer House in Sauk Centre; so check them out!

https://www.facebook.com/events/220507688111129/

May 30, 2013

“Heavy Meddle” has begun!

Filed under: Action,Dorthy Fix,Recording — Tags: , , , — Ralph E. Cook @ 4:12 pm

Dear Fellow Campers,

It has been long enough.  Finally we have started to record the Dorthy Fix double album: “Heavy Meddle”!  I attribute the 6 year delay from our last album “The Darkness” to fear and lack of time.  With our past recording projects, we set ambitious goals of recording an album in a month just before hitting the road on tour, assembling the albums along the way!  We promised to never put ourselves through that rushed process again.  As you may or may not know recording an album yourself is hard and kind of yucky.  Each project pulls a small chunk out of your being, never to be seen again.  This fear of loss has been a sub-conscience anchor preventing the DF ship from sailing.  The time factor has been an excuse as well, being up rooted every few weeks made it hard to focus on a project of this scale, but now there are no excuses!  The world needs this album!  And if we don’t get it out soon, the universe may just come a’knocking to repossess the songs!  So, we may be hard to find for awhile and if you need me I’ll either be in the garden or the studio.  Just place your ear up to the door, before knocking!

Lovingly yours,

Jimmie Fix

 

April 30, 2013

Last call to harmonize?

Filed under: Action — Tags: , — Ralph E. Cook @ 6:38 am

Dear Campers,

Are you able to find any PEACE these days?  It sure seems like we are experiencing an on slot of challenges and disaster.  It’s pretty easy to get over whelmed with this chaos and fear, but at the same time we are drawn to this pool of pain, just to feel SOMETHING!  The taste of powerful feelings is intoxicating, so maybe we dive in, only to find that the current takes you under!  Why and what are we searching for?  Why do we feel so empty and incomplete?  WE HAVE been duped into believing that happiness comes in the form of paper, so if you wanna be happy you best get a job!  What!?  Nothing wrong with doing what you love, to improve yourself or your surroundings, but don’t fall into being a slave for this phony charade that has gone on long enough.  All the while we chase around the rat wheel; we are disconnected to the real source of all life:

MOTHER EARTH.

The greatest deception humans have ever experienced is this seperation from source.  We have been convinced so thoroughly that human bodies are flawed, chemicals are better and corporate science knows best.  Through this conditioning we willingly destroy the very home under our feet!  Our destruction of the planet Earth IS complete insanity.  There are no excuses for US.  We have only ourselves to blame and WE are the only ones who can change course.  The sinking ship is large, but it CAN be turned around.  It may take a lifetime or two, but we best get started now.  Every decision we make from how we live our life to who and what we support is the way to HEAL the wounds and live in harmony with this place.  There is peace to be found in the natural world, just step off of the rat wheel and try it!

 

Yours always,

REC

 

 

 

March 6, 2013

Happy New Year!

Filed under: Action,Barter Fest — Tags: , , — Ralph E. Cook @ 2:17 am

Dear Campers,

WE MADE IT.  Here we are at the Vernal (spring) Equinox 2013!  You may be growing tired of this wild man telling you to set your intentions for the year NOW, but I have learned from experience that if you do; they will very likely come true.  (So be careful what you wish for dears!)   YOU HAVE the POWER to overcome in your thoughts, actions and feelings.  So often we give this power to others: media, doctors, schools, churches, governments and all the other bullies on the block.  Ha!  Why do we do this?…because it’s easier to do what you’re told and not be free.  From the very first minutes of life on this amazing planet our conditioning begins.  This system is passed down from those who were trained before US; by those who were trained before them and so on.  It is time to end these cycles of deception and destruction!

May our paths and intentions cross this year!

Much love always,

US

P.S. Only 6 months left until Barter Fest September 21st, 2013!

January 31, 2013

An Update From the Trail

Filed under: Action — Tags: , — Ralph E. Cook @ 4:49 am

Dear Campers,

As we come to the end of Capricorn into Aquarius 2013, I can’t help but feel rebelliousness stirring within! After living through the “end days” of the past couple of months; I am growing tired of the endless fear propaganda.  Our time here is short.  Many have came before us and many will follow.  It is up to US to make the most of this short time without leaving the place a dump.  Unless you were born as some kind of Tarzan in the woods, raised by mother nature herself; you have been conditioned to accept the designed reality that has been presented to you.  For myself it has taken many years to realize that there is nothing wrong with questioning this existence!   The process of transformation is a long and gradual trail.  At times the scale of the deception can become overwhelming.  When you come to these places, along the trail, it is helpful to know that you are not alone.  Push ahead and reach out to others.  Together with your combined perceptions, you may discover a path that will take you to higher ground.  Don’t forget: when it comes to this incredible vessel that is the human body; the equation is [crap in=crap out]!  Be very carful of what you are ingesting both physically and mentally.  The more you cleanse yourself of these built up toxins, the more abilities you will rediscover.  Possibly the largest benefit of a properly working body is that you will once again be able to trust your instincts.  This is very helpful when wading through rivers of waist high bullshit!

Much love to you!

August 8, 2012

Sand Point Saga

Filed under: Action,Gardening,History — Tags: , , , , — Ralph E. Cook @ 3:50 am

Dear Campers,

This year for Independents Day we decided to drive our own sand point well here at camp.  After 33 days and many lessons learned we now have free water!  Why run a point you may ask?  Answer: the chemicals silly.  Why water your garden with fluoride and chlorine?

As you can see we hit sand and gravel 2.5 feet down.  You would think that this would make for easy pounding, but their was nothing easy about driving this sand point.  The post pounder that we had borrowed had a broken handle on one side and after awhile the other handle came loose.  Lesson one:  you can borrow or rent for cheap a heavy duty reinforced post pounder from most hardware stores.  If I would have known this, I would have still been able to write my name for a few days after pounding.  This brings us to lesson two:  find some friends and neighbors to help you drive the well.  We were fortunate to have help from our neighbors on this project, but let me tell you the MORE THE MERRIER!

So at the end of the first day our pipe had started to slant to one side because we had hit a rock, but after discovering water at 14 feet, I was still hopeful that everything would work out.  The next morning I pounded a few more feet until the pipe broke about 8 feet down!  Lesson three:  shop around for your well supplies cause this shit ain’t cheep!   We were hell bent on driving this point for the 4th of July so I had just picked everything up at one place.  Now that I had to do it all again I found out that the farm supply stores are a good place to find the cheapest point, but you want to buy your pipe at a hardware store that threads pipe. So rather than dowsing to find the “easiest” place for my next attempt, I just moved a few feet over and started the pounding process again.  This time I hit water at 14 feet, but had read ONLINE that you want to drive the well until the pipe will stay filled with water when you pour down it.  This caused me to drive down to 21 feet, but when I tried the pump, it had pressure but no water came out.  Lesson 4 & 5:  it’s best to find someone who has lived through a few sagas and for me this person was the guy at the pipe threading hardware store.  He informed me that no you don’t need the pipe to stay filled with water and that I had likely drove the well too deep!  So next the neighbors and I tried to exhume this dead well with a bumper jack which was no easy task for us or the jack, so finally the jack gave up and broke.  This lead to asking for help from a different neighbor who has a few large toys to play with and I’m glad I did because the well was so stuck in the clay that the back tires of the front end loader started to come off the ground and then finally the point resurfaced.

So when I went to the threading store to pickup the pounder for the 4th time, I asked if I could drive down the same hole as before and the answer was yes.  A few hours later I was taking one of the coldest/best feeling showers of my life!  At first the water was pretty silty, but after pumping for awhile it started to clean up.  The water tastes great, just like old fashioned farm water, but I do plan to send it in to be tested before sharing it with anyone.  A good sign is that Smokey the dog likes it.  The best part is now the produce from our garden will be chemical free.  If you are still living in the fluoride fog, I recommend checking this site out:  http://www.fluoridealert.org/

It is time we ended this forced flawed experiment!

Much love,

US

April 16, 2012

Barter Fest 2012 September 22nd

Filed under: Action,Barter Fest,History — Tags: , — Ralph E. Cook @ 7:00 pm

 

Less than six months left until this year’s Barter Fest September 22nd, 2012!  This may be the time to align your stars so that you may attend.  All visitors are sure to make friends with official Abandoned Scout Camp dog: Smokey.  You may find him in the belly of the beast:

http://www.facebook.com/people/Barter-Fest/637293813

June 23, 2011

Crop Circles in Hewitt!

Filed under: Action,Buffalo Skin,Music,River — Tags: , , — Ralph E. Cook @ 4:49 pm

(ok grass Circles)

Dear Campers,

Today I came across some recent crop circles along my neighbor’s trail.  The circles appear to be connected and with the creek they create a larger circle (like a giant bracelet).  There is one circle attached that is broken off from the larger bracelet.  The grass in some of the circles is laid down in one direction and the others from the opposite.  I climbed the tallest pine tree on the west side, but the view was somewhat obstructed, so when I got down I noticed a taller pine to the east to climb.  I suggest pausing the last few seconds of the video to get the best perspective on the circle.  It would have been easy to just walk by without noticing something special.  The lesson is: it is good to be aware of what is going on around you.  When you are in nature, it is very easy to miss incredible beauty & gifts from our mother earth.   This bracelet symbolizes our separate circles of experience that are connected by love.  Even though some may be outside of the bracelet now, they are still connected and always will be.

April 4, 2011

What the heck is in our food?

Filed under: Action,Food,History — Ralph E. Cook @ 5:37 am

August 5, 2010

Bring your drums to Barter Fest.

Filed under: Action,Barter Fest,Camping,Music — Tags: , — Ralph E. Cook @ 5:14 am

Show up early to Barter Fest, find the choicest camping & Barter spots and be apart of 10 Billion Beats!

April 6, 2010

Hewitt is Happening!

Filed under: Action,History — Tags: — Ralph E. Cook @ 1:20 pm


Hewitt Public School, built in 1910+1911, now houses the Hewitt Museum

Believe it or not, Hewitt is Happening!

http://www.inhnews.com/year10/mar/mar17/hewittmuseum.html

Track the progress…gulp…on face book?:

https://www.facebook.com/HewittPublicSchoolMuseum

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