We truly live in a amazing world… & coffee thoughts…

While much of the technology that we experience is way behind the imaginations of the writers of the olden times. Much of what has been written is happening, albeit slowly, but surely…. I won’t say I agree in all that I see, but as to a standpoint of being interesting and futuristic, it is all exciting to this old bear…

I have always embraced the new tech, even when I disagree with the effect it is having upon the society. I will always and will push for everyone to garner their roots first. Stepping only in new technology from birth is detrimental to us on a personal level and a society level…

If we do not embrace the earth, wind, fire and water as a beginning in our lives. We never seem capable of embracing it later in life and then we have lost not just our roots, but our ability to survive. Survival is based on what you have gathered as resources and knowledge…

It seems that a huge portion of the worlds people and that is an even huger portion of the western people, have lost the ability to develop along the lines of a techno free world. Thus when we hear about bombs (EMP) that will knock out electronics, so many are scared (Called OMG.) This line of attack is used verbally against countries like Russia / North Korea, by a western world and the western people do not understand that Russia is not going to be effected by such trivial issues as electrical grid collapse. Look at a country like North Korea, Russia, the continent of Africa and so on and so on and see the night time image of its electric lights at night…. The bright spots are the western world in all her glory…. I am here to tell you that aliens from outer space, would know exactly were to blow the crap out of us first and foremost. We have left an easy targeting system for them… 😉 I doubt they would no anyone was alive in North Korea?

When you look seriously at the so called western world and its countries, you realize that in a reverse psychology propaganda issue, the west is using the fear tactics against itself. Because, there is no way in hell much of the world gives a crap if the lights go out, but the western world would collapse and panic itself to death…. We are looking at around seven to eight billion people on earth and two to three billion of them would probably freak and die within weeks of such a crashing of life basics. Five to six billion would look around and shrug their shoulders, keep doing what they do and simply keep on – keep on….

They already live without most things that Americans, Europeans and basically large city dwellers all over the world think is normality, when in reality not having basics of life is the normality…

Most of the main Europe and most of America would fold in upon itself and wither and die… (There would be your exceptions in places like Wyoming and Montana, who live frugally anyway! But stop all basics in New York City and other such cities all over the world, life would be really bad, real quick in them… Yes Moscow too!)

Okay true, Moscow would seem to be a sufferer of such fate, but actually most Muscovite’s are still attached to the earth as they go back to their roots and plant gardens and such every year. Same all over Russia, Russians are not a dependent society upon government…

Yes it is nice to have electricity, running water, hot water and many other niceties, but do we need them to survive and live a full life?

I live much of the year now in a Tiny Russian Village. The village has electricity most of the time, it has no running water, no heat source, no plumbing, no grocery store in the village, no gas station, no nothing actually. It has the core basics; water and electricity and those are sketchy at the best of times…

The power goes off it it looks like rain, smells like rain and the wind blows harder than making the leaves just rustle. Water comes from a cistern and life went three months with no water at all, until they installed a new pump, water was gathered from 1. river and or 2. the source…

The source is a mud hole of a slow trickle of water, the very source that the monastery was founded by. Is the water okay? Yes and it is good enough for life. But is it the most fun to get, No and the mosquitoes will eat you alive as you crawl down a slope 30 feet deep and gather water. But, it is good enough…

You lean to appreciate conserving water. Flushing a toilet is unheard of, to be exact, we all use outhouses and actually that is the best. You can always act like you flush the toilet if it makes you happy. Just make a flushing sound and be happy… 😉

I guess what I am trying to say is this…

We need to touch base with our roots. A city is neat to visit, but we need to live in the country in our hearts and instill in our children such desires. It is nice to have niceties, but and that is a big BUT, we must grab the nearest tree and hug it. We much grow a flower, we must grow a tomato plant, we must live without technology and we must find our roots. The plant can look so wonderful, but if the roots are not developed, such as in a store bought force fed plant. it dies if we put it in the ground. Especially if we don’t water it and care for it…

We must be disciplining ourselves to get farther away from cities. We must stop gathering like ants in a mound and or bees in a hive. There is for the most part land and lots of it all over the world. We need to spread out and most of all we need to come to a balance with the earth. That means population, resource usage and destruction of the earth must be changed for the better, or else…

Care for Earth?

That seems to be the issue. We want and want and want, but we do not want to work for getting those wants…. We want them handed to us on a silver platter… (Just like fracking the earth and extracting more oil. Why? What is wrong with solar power, wind power and how about no power most of the time! Let that microwave sit and turn off the TV!)

I am contemplating going only solar in the Tiny Russian Village. Go off grid completely. Why not?

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George the Birdbrain…

Remember George?

George is healthy and has a family. He works our yard constantly and is a happy bird. His wife keeps him working and he has little time to mess with Boza and I. Sad, but that is such as life. In the Tiny Russian Village, life takes work and George is a tough birdbrain. He comes and says, “Hi!” Then grabs a bug and off he goes…

Ralph the Raven has finally come to the valley and is following us a gain. He lost us for awhile, as we had left. Yesterday, he sat up on his telephone pole and yelled at us. Boza remembered him and got all excited, couldn’t see him, but he could hear him and Boza finally found the pole Ralph sat on. Ralph came close enough for Boza to see his movement and Boza jumped and jumped and jumped. Though Ralph could not understand why Boza could not follow him around, he soon understood and made life better for Boza. Ralph stopped in the middle of the road and cawed at Boza and Boza ran to chase him. Ralph loved it, Boza loved it and I specially loved it. Boza needs his friends and his friends accommodate for his getting older…

Coffee time at the Tiny Russian Village…

At 4 a.m. I got up this morning. Boza and I walked and Boza did his doggy business. Then at 5 a.m. we did Boza’s eyes. It takes around twenty minutes to administer all the medicine and Boza sits patiently while I do it. He understands that the drops we do three times a day, makes life much better, even with the side effects. The main thing is to get the pain removed and then Boza can sleep peacefully. Thank God for medicine to help in this aspect…

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We do live in an amazing world and we should embrace new and exciting technology…

Therefore, we need to work harder at retaining some of the old. Time has a way of erasing the past and many times we rewrite the past to make it meet the current political, social and modern times. But we should never look so far away that we misplace our roots…

Roots…

Pretty much every weekend, my wife and I have the shall-we-live-in-the-country conversation. I suppose it’s something to do with getting older and feeling I want to shed some of the things I’ve been doing for the last 20 years and go back to my roots. – Andrew Motion

Then when you do get to the country, “Hug a Tree!”

We never look deeply into the quality of a tree; we never really touch it, feel its solidity, its rough bark, and hear the sound that is part of the tree. Not the sound of wind through the leaves, not the breeze of a morning that flutters the leaves, but its own sound, the sound of the trunk and the silent sound of the roots. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Want to know what my most serious issue was this morning?

Our strawberries are doing so good, that I had to sit down and eat thirty delicious huge strawberries. All by myself! In the next few weeks there is going to be so many strawberries that I may become a strawberry if I try to eat them all. It is really a serious issue and has me very worried…

I may not be man and or bear enough to eat them all! 😉

Better hurry back Svetochka!
WtR


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