May I let my voice be a clarion call. I will use these words for justice. I will use these words for truth. And humour.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


First Four Self-Challenges

Revjd's first four self-challenges: 1. Be mindful of breath and geartbeat for 72 heartbeats; 2. activate each of yr

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revjd's first four self-challenges: 1. Be mindful of breath and geartbeat[sic] for 72 heartbeats; 2. activate each of yr muscles fr 15 mins daily through yoga; 3. self-determine through weekly structured connected prayer; 4. remain non-anxious and focused while riding high biweekly (w/ or wo/ freakfactor on).
Also, on a separate message: "be the size you are, and claim your orbit"

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My First 3 Challenges to Humanity

revjd's first 3 challenges to humanity: 1. Unite; 2. Feed, house and clothe all; 3. Terraform th moon

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Direct Appeal for Supporting the TaxCannabis Legislation in California

Greetings Friends and Family,

I'm writing you today to ask that you help support the "Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis" referendum item on California's ballot in November.  You do not have to be a citizen of California to contribute to the campaign.  In the coming months, there will likely be major political and economic interests reacting to this proposal by casting fear, uncertainty and doubt on it in the major media streams, in order to maintain the status quo.  That is why we need to develop a groundswell of support early on.

If you would like to see some (IMHO) well-reasoned arguments for legalization, visit this post I put up on my blog shortly after President Obama came into office:

And more importantly, please visit this page and donate whatever you see fit:

My goal is to raise $500 or more--putting up a link on my Facebook page didn't garner that much, so that's why I'm sending to you directly.  If each person who cares about this issue donates as little as $5-10, that goal can be achieved.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please know that this is a one-time email.  I do not intend to make a habit of sending appeals to people on my personal contacts list.

Many blessings,

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."
-Bertrand Russell

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Sci-fi Books and Authors to Read

Here is a quick list of books that my friend Andy recommended, so I'm stashing/sharing the list here before I lose them.

American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, by Susannah Clarke (Edwardian-era magicians)
Perdido St. Station and The Scar, by China Mieville
Old Man's War series by John Scalzi,
Beyond the Mountains of Madness, by HP Lovecraft
Declare, Anubis Gates, Last Call, and Expiration Date, by Tim Powers
Hellboy Series, and PBRD Series, by Mike Nignola
The Atrocity Archives and The Jennifer Morgue, by Charles Stross

chant/prayer/mantra: mmm sci-fi!

pax hominibus,
agape to all,

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