Monday, February 19, 2007

Worker Protest at Burning Man Headquarters

Today, Feb. 18, 2007, a few workers, some with their heads covered by paper bags, staged a small demonstration outside of Burning Man headquarters in San Francisco to protest what they say are reductions in pay, forced "death waivers" and lack of adequate health care for the workers who primarily clean the desert up after the Burning Man event.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Clarence Allen's Execution

Clarence Allen, an elderly wheelchair bound Native American partially blind inmate at California's San Quentin prison, was executed on his birthday on January 16, 2006. This is the protest and prayer ritual of Native American Activists at the execution outside the gates of the prison.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

off to hidden realms

The pope goes off to hidden realms
where effects like snow tumble out of unrealized dreams
that dream and think
forms of electrical energy
sending impressions over the highway of the brain
from whence to where.
his god in a far away castle
waits for his return
when did he leave? could he be so small to fit into a hat box? a shoe box
an ash box blown through deserts impeccable in stillness and night.
what thinking goes on in the brain turned ashes what thought traces through the alleyways of carbon
burnt with last impressions
last thoughts
electricity burnt spark fills the air with ions
ionization canonization
flowers officiate at the ceremony of sainthood internal
though that be unperceived.
what spark burnt particle atomic simplicity thinks the last thought
the thought that counts and keeps counting like a heart beat
a thought beats back and forth in silence silenced
who says
the final thought
says hello.
hello, shall we begin?

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Banana Guard of BurningMan

A doctor invented this thing. One day it will end up in the Smithsonian Museum. Check it out

Friday, February 02, 2007

Climbing Shasta With Troward

One of the founders of Religious Science, (no not Scientology), Thomas Troward once said, "In its highest workings intuition becomes inspiration." This climb I made of Mount Shasta in 2003 was dedicated to Thomas Troward, a mystic, a visionary and a seer into the world of the possibilities of focused intention.