Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wet a Line

Today I went fishing with my daughter. We caught nothing, save creek weeds and tree branches. Unlike golf, these minor disappointments did not lead to (as Mark Twain said) "A good walk spoiled"

Our walk along the banks of Commonsford Creek (?) included seeing a water snake, a grey herron, a hawk, turtles, and multiple fish who had no interest in the dishes we were surving up to them. Boo hoo......we still had a great time.

Go fishing. With no remorse if you catch nothing. The experience is usually very peaceful and worth the time invested.



Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rich Remedies, Volume 1. Rev 1.

I just submitted my re-edited edition of Rich Remedies, Volume 1, My Amazing Natural Self Healing Discoveries.

This is a revision encouraged and assisted by Janice Terra and William Two Feather, my good friends. AHO

My book is good.

Read it, you will learn something.

Thank you.




This is a beautiful sunrise on Tuesday, May 26th taken from the top of my roof here in Austin. Amazing!



Sunday, May 17, 2009

Canmore, Alberta

Canmore, Alberta is an hours drive from Calgary. It's being developed as a convenient, high-end resort town. It has not lost it's charm (yet) and they won't be able to mess with the spectacular vistas you see from every corner in town. I stopped in Canmore on my way back to Calgary from Banff just to check it out. Nice!



PS- Travel is one of my tonics......must travel.....

PS PS- Not a bad place to wake up in the morning.

FDA Hydroxycut Recalls

Taking any kind of health supplement requires personal resposnibility, research, and professional guidance. Always get your nutrition from natural foods first and supplemtents when a deficiency has been detected through medical tests.

The US FDA has recalled nutritional supplements sold by Hydroxycut, Ontario, Canada.
See this link for more information:



Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday Night Lights............ at ABIA

Saturday night lights off the back of a flatbed towtruck. Pulling my car on to it's back.

I arrived home in Austin from Calgary to a water soaked car that did not want to drive.

Tonight I got a tow-job.

I won't bore you with the details.

Big, torrential rains in Austin today. My 22 year old car did not like the water.

Water is the "soup of life" as I say in my book, Rich Remedies Volume 1. One exception being the internal combustion engine. Water in a cylinder does not work.

Vicktor Schaumberger was right. We should use water as fuel. But we don't (yet) so on this particular evening I was SOL.

Stranded at the airport in I71 ..... AAA to the rescue.....

Water off a duck's (whale tail's) back.



PS- My car started right up early Sunday morning with one turn of the key.

Banff, Alberta- God's Country

A long over due trip to the beautiful Canadian Rockies. I had business in Calgary and took an extra day and a half to visit Banff and Lake Louise. I love the mountains.

Heading back to Calgary. More later.....



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sioux Indian Story

Sioux Indian Story

“My grandfather took me to the fish pond on the farm when I was seven, and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He told me to watch the circles created by the stone. Then he asked me to think of myself as a stone person.

“You may create lots of splashes in your life but the waves that come from those splashes will disturb the peace of all your fellow creatures,” he said.

“Remember that you are responsible for what you put in your circle and that circle will also touch many other circles. You will need to live in a way that allows the good that comes from your own circle to send the peace of that goodness to others. The splash that comes from anger or jealousy will send those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for both.”

That was the first time I realized each person creates the inner peace or discord that flows out into the world. We cannot create world peace if we are riddled with inner conflict, hatred, doubt, or anger. We radiate the feelings and thoughts that we hold inside, whether we speak them or not. Whatever is splashing around inside of us is spilling out into the world, creating beauty or discord with all other circles of life.”

Author Unknown



Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

"Yellow Rose of Texas"



Friday, May 8, 2009

Garden Tomatoes

This morning I was cutting the suckers off the bottom stems of my tomato plants to send more energy to the production of fruit instead of leaves. I eat the fruit, the leaves really don't do anything for me.

While I was pruning, I was thinking how much fun it was going to be to dine on these fresh, organic, vitamin C and licopene- rich fruits starting around July 4th weekend.

Then my old Macrobiotic teachings popped into my mind. "Just say no to nightshades"
If you've read my book, Rich Remedies, Volume 1, , you'll know that I went on a Macrobiotic diet for a few months and cured a stomach ulcer.

In Macrobiotics, the consumption of solanaceous plants (night shades) that originate in tropical regions, should not be consumed by people living in temperate climates. Tomatoes, potatoes, and egg plant are three of the most common night shades we consume.

In Macrobiotics, it is believed that the regular consumption of these foods causes Arthritis. There is a book by Norman Childers titled "Nightshades and Health"

I haven't read the book, but apparently it gives those sweet, tangy little tomatoes and other nightshades a bad rap. That's too bad because I like tomatoes and intend to keep consuming them unless I get Arthritis. No signs of it yet.

Another Pearle of wisdom from this unwelcome as it may be for all of us tomato growers and lovers.



PS- You'll never find nightshades on a macrobiotic menu for this reason. They use beets and other veggies in sausces to mimic tomatoes, but never the real McCoy.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hands in the Dirt

One of my many forms of therapy is gardening. Getting my hands in the soil has a calming effect. The other day I visited our community plot at Mayfield Gardens to pull a few weeds and watch the peacocks. I have to get in most of my gardening now, before the end of May. The heat in Central Texas gets brutal between June and early October for gardening.

A few more weeks and it will be time to hit the hammock under a shade tree with a cold glass of sasparilla.



Friday, May 1, 2009

"The Ultimate Game of You"

Jim Bunch

This is a blog I wrote last night for the PPF. I thought I'd post it here as well.....

“The Ultimate Game” – Part 1
The Peace Project Foundation “Conscious Community Expo and Concert” on April 4, 2009 had a common theme across all of the presenters. That was to make a positive change in the community, the first improvements start with you. If you are happy, fulfilled, self-actualized, and loving, that energy flows out to the community at large. How do you get there?
Getting yourself to an abundant place in your own life is key. Jim Bunch provided a roadmap of how we get there.
Jim has worked for and studied under some of the thought leaders of the self- development movement- Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, and Thomas Leonard, the grandfather of personal coaching.
The “hook” in Jim’s presentation for me was his assertion that 95% of the advertized, hoped- for personal improvement and transformation is not realized by people who attend self-improvement/ development seminars. That’s a lot of wasted time and money and disappointed people! He went on to say that his “The 9 Environments of You” methodology has a 78% success rate! I had to hear more and hear the entire story.
I have personally been a regular consumer of motivational books, tapes, seminars, and all matter of self development materials. It is very uplifting and inspirational. But what do I have to show for all of my good studying and motivational consumption? There are areas of my life that I give myself an “A” grade and others where I would rank a “C”. I aspire to all A’s, maybe a B in some places, as perfection is an illusory goal in my opinion.
I’ve tried allot of things- seminars, subliminal DVD’s for manifesting goals, work books, internet home study programs, meditation, guided visualizations, books of affirmations, and all sorts of good, mind-expanding material. It’s all good.
The names of great authors are all there in my library: Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Norman Vincent Peale, Brian Tracy, T. Harv Eckerd, Jack Canfield, Wayne Dyer, Zig Ziglar, Joe Vitale, Jose Silva, Bob Proctor, and many, many others. I’ve read the biographies of many famous, successful people hoping to extract that kernel of truth or the missing ingredient to my success that I could apply to my life so I can “soar with the eagles”.
I’ve also delved into some “metaphysical” things like Feng Shui, Numerology, Vedic Astrology, Psychics, Native American Shaman, and other energetic practices. They are all beneficial but, as Clara Pellor used to say in that old fast food commercial: “Where’s the beef? Where’s the beef?” Referring to the lack of beef in her hamburger. (My apologies to vegans for this reference, but you get the point. Allot of good effort, but not always all of the results we hoped for.)
Where’s the complete package of success in all aspects of life that we all aspire to and the self-help teachers promised in their materials?
Self development and motivational programs are my favorite leisure reading. I read this material just because I like it, but there is an end game that I am missing.
After all this study and investment, why haven’t I reached all my goals?
I’m not alone. I’m in very good company. I’m a Ninety five percenter! Don’t get me wrong, I’m successful in many areas of life. I am very grateful for what I have, I just want more.
The most plausible explanation that I have ever heard for not reaching all of your goals is that the subconscious mind harbors,” negative counter- intentions” that have been programmed into our minds since birth that continually block or neutralize allot of the positive work you do on yourself. They are hidden and act against your conscious desires unless you call them out and consciously root them out.
So you finish a self help book or motivational seminar inspired, pumped up and ready to take on the world. You write down your goals, game plan, positive affirmations, construct a visioning board of what you want with pictures, and you visualize these things already present in your life. The foundation of success is set. Right?
Your job goes sideways, your spare time is eaten up by responsibilities, your money runs out, your dog eats your vision board, and you can fill in the blank on the number of reasons / distractions that you get sidetracked from the pursuit of your goals.
Life’s competing priorities result in inertia, procrastination, and the postponing of the achievement of your goals because at some deep, imperceptible level, we feel unworthy of the success that is our birth right. This is one theory that I believe has some merit.
The Universe is good, it is abundant and wants you to succeed. Since this is true, how do we get ourselves out of the way so we can grab the brass ring of happiness and success?
Jim’s Bunch’s answer is “The Ultimate Game of Life” The 9 Environments of You.
Here is a summary of The 9 Environments of You*
You- The core of you that is unchanging
Memetic- Beliefs, Ideas, Knowledge, Cultural Norms, Frameworks
Body- Physical body, Health, Energy
Self- Personality, Gifts, Talents, Strengths, Emotions
Spiritual- Connection to a Higher Source, Love and Self
Relationships- Family friends, Close colleagues, Support personnel
Network- Community, Strategic Partners, Customers
Financials- Money, Investments, Budgeting, Insurance
Physical- Home, Office, Furnishings, Equipment/ Technology
Nature- Outdoors, Beauty, Seasons, Cycle of life.
*Copied with Permission from Jim Bunch
In the next blog we will discuss with Jim how 78% of his students achieve their goals by following this process.
Part 2 of this discussion will include a Q&A with Jim Bunch on how the 9 Environments of You Works
Stay tuned……