Friday, May 29, 2009

Poetry has returned

For whatever reason, maybe the amount of caffeine there-in, my brain has returned to poetry today. The scent of oil paint on a summer breeze equals Anticipation, for some reason. Go figure.
I worked with John Morrison's brother-in-law Dan Graham, a molecular biologist handyman, at Univ. of Oregon and when I left that job he gave me a signed copy of John's book. Great poems.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Had a fun weekend. Did two Twilight tours. Cori got a great tip on Sunday. Got a nice note from someone who took our Astoria tour that we were the highlight of their vacation. That is rewarding. Thanks to my brother Tony for encouraging me and Cori to continue to pursue this. We miss Carmen and Tony and family. We go to McMinnville once in a while for various festivals or what-not and see their old town.
Lots of pollen in the air has me thinking about breathing. Interesting phenomenon. Pull air in and push it out your whole life. Air must be important. Listening to Close Encounters of the Third Kind at work today. "He says the sun came out last night... he says it sang to him."
Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell should be up here at work filming Crowley movie this weekend and on Bernie's birthday. Peace yo. And peach, yo.

Friday, May 15, 2009

What's the MATTER?

We are taught that these things which we cannot see that circulate the exterior of "atoms", are called negative electrons and they are tiny in comparison to positive protons, and that they are collectively called Matter. They say the electrons squirrel their way around the proton in "orbitals" which, said electron, they then say, are impossible to "locate" because of specific laws of observation. How about, that's wrong...? They ask you to believe that these objects called atoms are porous and disjointed, ie there is somehow empty space between the electron and proton. Ha! Here's a new model. Everything is completely solid.
How about, the electron and proton are both welded together solidly, but the electron shell just doesn't have any visible presence except when prodded? It is there, an entire solid thing, this electron, but it exists somewhere else where we can't observe it by direct sight. Call it "invisible" if you like, but it's more likely "hidden just around the corner", that is, you can't see it from here. Is this any more difficult to believe than zippy little eccentric things that are so wiggly they can't be pointed to? I think it is easier to believe that this electron actually has mass, but that mass just happens to exist somewhere else. This in turn makes it possible to believe that the orbital shells have the ability to size the atom, that is, to use up space, rather than to magically hold the entire universe at bay. Then, it is not just that electrons are buffering away other atoms because they have energy, but they are buffering away other atoms because those shells actually have mass and take up space. While they can't be seen from here, they can hold space here. The mass is just somewhere else. Don't you dare ask me where! That's not up to me. I just observe the stuff... and thereby change it, don't I?

Friday, May 8, 2009

UFO? or Unidentified Trans-Gravitational Object

McMinnville is doing their thing next weekend. I'll try to get there Friday evening for a beer.
So, after seein' Star Trek last night, (what a show!), the concept of traveling across the emptiness is clearer. You would experience trouble with objects in your path. The act of assessing this prior to going into any kind of travel across a galaxy would include probing over and over out there to find the clear path. Let us say then, that "probing" is done by creating a variety of possible paths that you can take, and taking them all at the same time, literally, because that would be the fastest way to find a clear path, and because we know light can be in more than one place at a time, and we suspect this is true of matter, let us also say that UFO's are like flashlight beams pointing to various possible paths, except they actually have mass... they attempt to make the travel across the emptiness, but when they run into gravity, that flashlight beam is interrupted and they "arrive in our sky", the act of pulling that flashlight beam back and trying another one makes it appear to us like they are flying away, when in actuality the beam (UFO) may just be getting smaller and smaller until it pops out of existence.

So what happens if a UFO crashes? The guy back there who was trying to beam this UFO across a clear path in the galaxy by creating simultaneous beams ran into a gravitational object with this one beam that hit earth, and he tried to erase that possible path, but something in our gravity said, "nope, this is the only possible version of this UFO that can exist", and all the other beams poof disappeared, leaving the ship to crash hear instead of the vacation paradise they were destined for.

What if a person happens to be there at the proximity of where these beams usually occur? Well they see a UFO. Perhaps the beams give some displacement effect to the local vicinity, because they must be powerful, that is why people say "they were abducted", which is to say, the probing UFO accidentally pulls them off the earth as it runs into the gravity, because the rebound of stopping the energy it takes to probe, has a momentary lag time, and it seems like they were pulled into the UFO, but they just were in the wrong place when somebody tried to chart a course across the galaxy.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Kryptos Kryptos Kryptos Kryptos... and KRYPTOS

Why all caps? That's the first question. Use that difference to sort the vowels and consonants.
The next impression is of four sections, which is a representation of dimensions, height, width, length, depth. All things a sculptor has to deeply think about prior and during assembly. Take into account the compass and lodestone, you've got someone interested in Time, another dimension, which means movement. Thus the wave shape of the thing, speaking of which you look closely at ww and it's not just a couple letters but a waveform, so the implication in that statement is to look at energy, light, etc. Given the punchouts, and the curves, can we expect the dimensions to give rise to sight lines that we need to be aware of? Perhaps. Maybe it gives the reader pause about direction of reading, left to right, vice versa, and reading from the other side?
What is buried at the coordinates? How about the punched out letters? The artist has obviously studied petrified woods. This probably came about because of his study of copper itself. Given the Greek name of the sculpture, and please note with art, the naming of a thing is so symbolic, this symbolism must run through every part of this art, we can assume that because of the choice to use Copper the artist looked into the name of Curprous and traced that element back, and in so reading, discovered the process of petrifaction (petrification?) invovles the element of copper, as does sealing up lumber today to create a "treated" wood. Thus the elements of the periodic table can play into the symbology. The number of Cu is 29, and the number of letters in this hidden puzzle, are 97 (Au... gold). What things are hidden along with the copper letters and the gold coin that is your prize for digging? Words. When you dig you will find only another cypher 4 times the amount of work you have completed already, made up of the punchouts. Good luck with it all. Some things are better left buried.