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Sojourn on the Path to Harmony

until there is no enemy, but peace.

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An idiot (full of sound, and furry) signifying nothing.

I need to follow my saint, Milarepa*, more. I don't know how I got lost. But I'm learning to find my way back.

*Here, as well.

The Suburban Hillbilly, self-proclaimed.
The Professional Hillbilly Association of America(bonafide member)

"In short, a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammelled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires of his revolver as the fancy takes him." ["New York Journal," April 23, 1900]

sub = lesser or lower
urban = of the city

Now that my family history is out of the way. Let me tell you about me. Well, I don't know about me. In the past this was less of a journal and more of a repository of odd internet findings. In the future it will probably be more of a journal and a repository of still odd internet findings.

Friends List
The following has been lifted from danmeddy
my take on the whole "friends list" thing that so many people seem to get their panties in a knot about:
if you wanna add me to your friends list, go ahead, you don't need to ask my permission. if i have you on my friends list, and you ask me to take you off my list, i will kill you, then piss on your corpse for being such an immature bastard. if your only annoyance in your life is whether or not someone has you on their friends list who shouldn't, then feel blessed because you have a truly good life.
if i don't put you on my friends list, it's not necessarily because i hate you, we're just different people who have different interests. but then again, maybe i do hate you. or maybe i'm just too lazy to read lots of journals. most of the people on my friends list are actually friends of mine, so i use it to keep up with what everyone else is doing. deal with it.

Some wisdom from Lao Tzu:

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
When the wise man learns the Way,
He tries to live by it.
When the average man learns the Way
He lives by only part of it.

When the fool learns the Way
He laughs at it.
Yet if the fool did not laugh,
It would not be the Way.
Indeed, if you are seeking the Way,
Listen for the laughter of fools.
Alternate Translation(that sounds like a kickass band name):

When the great man learns the Way, he follows it with diligence;
When the common man learns the Way, he follows it on occasion;
When the mean man learns the Way, he laughs out loud;
Those who do not laugh, do not learn at all.

Therefore it is said:
Who understands the Way seems foolish;
Who progresses on the Way seems to fail;
Who follows the Way seems to wander.

For the finest harmony appears plain;
The brightest truth appears coloured;
The richest character appears incomplete;
The bravest heart appears meek;
The simplest nature appears inconstant.

The square, perfected, has no corner;
Music, perfected, has no melody;
Love, perfected, has no climax;
Art, perfected, has no meaning.

The Way can be neither sensed nor known:
It transmits sensation and transcends knowledge.

23rd Psalm for Jazz Bassists

The Lord is my drummer, I shall not rush.
He maketh me to lay out in tasteful places
He leadeth me beside cool meter changes
He restoreth my "one".

Yeah man, though I read through the trickiest
charts, I will fear no train wrecks.
For You are with it.
Your ride and Your snare, they comfort me.

You setteth up a solo for me
In the presence of mine guitarists.
You annointeth my lines with drive.
My groove overflows.

Surely good feel and swing will follow me
through all the tunes of each set.
And I will dwell in the pocket
the whole gig long.

And now for some advertising(everyone else is doing it):

The best RPG out there:

Although Hackmaster is close, and WFRP by Black Industries is closer, although I haven't checked out the new version.

This is fun too. captbut007 clued me to it, though he doesn't play anymore. I currently have a Level 4 Gecko Supervisor who's equipment consists of: a mullet wig, a Turtleslinger, white satin pants, and a continuum transfunctioner. If that doesn't tell you how cool this game is, nothing will.

For the megalomaniac in all of us:

and here is my nation:

The local(San Diego) radio station that's not that bad:

Listen to my radio station:

More to come....

this is just for me:

1984 chevrolet caprice, adult responsibility, ancestry, animism, arthur c. clarke, babies, bach, baroque, bass guitar, beating depression, becoming a veterinarian, beethoven's ninth, being human, benjamin franklin, bernadette, black russians, bladeslinging, bombay sapphire, bukowski, canadia, classic rock, cleveland, condition one, creutzfeldt-jakob disease, cyberpunk, def leppard, diction, directing, dragonlance, eminem, emotion, enlightenment, entropy, etymology, everybodycarrieshisownwater, evolution, exploration, falun gong, fastjack, fate, fatherhood, film, finding drummers, finishing my degree, fishing with ghandi, football, forgotten realms, freedom, funk, future, gary oldman, genealogy, genetic engineering, gnosticism, good things, gravitydistortiontimedisplacementunit, grokking, guinness, hackmaster, hating cats, heroes, high-speed pizza delivery, investment planning, ireland, jackass, john irving, john keats, john titor, justice, kamb3e, kenzer and company, kobolds, kodt, language, lao tzu, leaving the earth, led zeppelin, les claypool, les miserables, little balloon people, love of the arts, mad mardigan, march madness, marino, miami dolphins, molson ice, neo-paganisn, no-kill shelters, nostradamus, okinawa, origins, other worlds, ounces, peace, percussion freaks, positive thought, primus, punk rock, quantumn mechanics, queen, randomness, revolution, riddleseeking, robin williams, rock'n'roll, roleplaying, rotnem, rpgs, rx-8, san diego, sci-fi, scorsese, shadowrun, shula, silence, simplicity, speaker for the dead, spiritualism, spongmonkeys, stand-up philosophers, strangers in strange lands, street philosophers, switzerland, the blues, the force, the foundation trilogy, the oversoul, the prydain chronicles, the riddle of steel, the violent femmes, theory, trekkies, tros, true love, usmc, viagara falls, victor hugo, victor wooten, war, warhammer fantasy roleplay, west virginia, william gibson, yakimandu, yakitori, yoda, zydeco