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Grocery Store Bathroom Selfies

Piggly Wiggly, Columbiana AL
Hudd’s Food Market, Wilsonville AL
Piggly Wiggly Childersburg AL

QOTD: “Obstacles are a natural part of life, just as boulders are a natural part of the course of a river,” declares the ancient Chinese book the I Ching. “The river does not complain or get depressed because there are boulders in its path.”

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Heard and Seen

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“That’s why I got Smart water. It contains a lot of water.”

Note found on the floor
A lichen world on a fence post

My neighbor brought over breakfast: turkey bacon, orange slices and an omelet. It was a cheese, onion, mushroom and canned peas omelet. The peas were a real surprise to me

QOTD: “At every moment, your mind is free—free to reject any thoughts, impulses, and feelings that are barreling into it from who-knows-where. Free to leap to some fresh perspective, inspiring thought, or deep feeling.” ~ Rob Brezsny

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Personal Notes

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Living full time in my rv is an ongoing adventure in down sizing. There is a limited amount of storage space and rig weight is an important safety issue. If I stay parked a month or more it seems things start to accumulate.

Down sizing? Here are a few questions to ask.

1. Does it add value that I can identify?

2. Am I keeping this just-in-case something occurs? Is this a duplicate? Duplicates are often the “just in case” option.

3. Is it digital clutter? I steady have to manage digital clutter.

4. Are these photos and papers really important? Are they still important if they once were important? I no longer print photos and I regularly toss out papers.

5. Is this trash? Is it damaged? The seemingly never ending flow of trash requires attention from the source to the home. I try to select less trash at the store. I feel the need to reduce the incoming flow.

6. If it no longer fits it needs to go.

7. Is this for an abandoned hobby or past phase?Recently I tried to toss my small collection of leather pieces. I just couldn’t do it this time. It’s a past phase. I have some jewelry making supplies that need to go too.

8. Has this items useful life expired? I’ve been culling my clothes. Some are showing their age: really faded or tattered or maybe holes in them.

9. Does this make me feel worse?

Some things are conflicted. Tools and coats are “just in case” items but still add value. More than one shirt is helpful. Spare batteries. Necessary.

QOTD: Want to communicate with trees? “Slow your whole body and elongate it into tree-time. Go … like a child, playful and with reverence. Pay exquisite attention to every nuance of the entire scene with all your senses wide open.” —Written by Red K Elders,

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My 100 Day Project 2022

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I’m not sure about my project this year. I have a lot of questions I’m working out. I think it’s a photo book project. The first phase is collecting photos from my stay at Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve.

Here are a few from the flooding February 4th.

The road was flooded for a quarter mile or so. It was more than a foot deep around the curve. I didn’t take a picture there because I did not want to stop. I think I was off the road several times. Water leaked into the jeep.
You can just see the yellow rails of the platform above the water at the bottom of the staircase. Normally that platform is 10 feet above the water.
The day before I walked past that green sign 50’ or more down to the Big Escambia Creek. Not this day.
The big, wide beach eroded and was still partially under water. I didn’t go there while it was mostly under water.

QOTD: “To achieve what the Zen Buddhists call “beginner’s mind,” you dispense with all preconceptions and enter each situation as if seeing it for the first time. “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities,” wrote Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki. “but in the expert’s there are few.”

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Travel Day

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February 1 I left South Montgomery and headed towards Atmore to hang out in the woods.

While getting prepped to leave, the inverter Freedom 458 had an attacked of humming. I panicked, makes several calls, messed with the inverter and then it stopped humming. My current plan is to roll to Atmore, order a replacement, have it shipped here and install it when I return to Montgomery. Keep your fingers crossed.

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The night before and I’m in bed at 6 pm.

I bought fuel on the way. I have a 60 gallon tank.

I was running on empty.
I have a nice, peaceful new yard. I’m looking forward to the campfires and bicycle riding as soon as the rain slacks up.
My first visitor. I believe it is an assassin beetle.

QOTD: Many raindrops, trickles, streams, creeks, and rivers contribute to the pool of cosmic consciousness. Each tributary has its own eddies, whirlpools, stagnant backwaters, calm pools and rushing rapids. Where they converge the merging is not always easy. At times there is resistance, turbulence as each tries to have its separate way.

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Personal Notes

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1. Laundry dries
Windows open
Refreshing breeze
January 9th sun tea should be ready soon
Frank Zappa
Espresso martini
Raining

2. This great evil
Where is it coming from
How do I know it’s evil?
“War poisons the soul”. ~ The Thin Red Line

3. Four Fine Lines
I’m beautiful
I’m loved
I’m safe
I’m free

QOTD: “…our addiction to the phantasmagoria is tenacious. The stream-of-conscious narratives and ever-bubbling fantasies, even when they’re racked with torment and terror, are perversely entertaining. ” ~ Rob Brezsny

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December Finds

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My kind of Advent Calendar

I am grateful for new experiences.

This lichen world on a fence post in Gatlinburg TN.
This special Christmas was a different kind of Christmas time in old familiar places, with shared pleasant memories from a former life and amazing new memories. It was the best Christmas in many years.

QOTD: “I want enough time to be in love with everything.” ~ Marina Keega

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Road Trip Day 16

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The last day of 2021. It’s rainy. Maybe I’ll make it back to WHQ today.

I thought this was an intriguing marketing idea.
Tasty fruit
This one me was looking at me.
What a surprise at WHQ. One of the air plants bloomed. Isn’t it lovely. I’m looking forward to the pups.

I’m back at WHQ. Things look and function as they should. It’s good to be back. It was good to be away. Sitting outside in shorts enjoying a cup of French Market Chicory coffee.

QOTD: “What worn-out shticks are blinding us to the blessings that life is conspiring to give us?

Which of our theories may have been useful and even brilliant in the past but are now keeping us from becoming aware of the ever-fresh creation that unfolds before us?

It’s not enough to terminate our stale mental habits just once.  We have to ask ourselves rude questions and kick our own asses again and again.

We have to immerse ourselves regularly in the waters of chaos.

Our relationship with life has to be a never-ending improvisation.” – Rob Brezsny

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Road Trip Day 15

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The weather outside is frightful: Rain and wind; Flashing lights from the heavens; Enormous booming. Not my idea of good driving weather. For today I’ll stay in the safe haven of the Belle home and enjoy the warmth, dryness, love, happiness and yummy foods.

QOTD: Listen up all you bad-ass tantric saints “You can stop taking your pain personally…
… you can relate to it instead as “THE pain” rather than “MY pain” and make a heroic bodhisattva decision to gladly feel & transmute THE pain on behalf of everyone else.” ~ Carolyn Elliott

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Road Trip Day 14

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Waiting on the Uber
My location independent home is where I am. It’s even better when my tribe is there.
Beautiful Christmas flowers adorn the entrance.
A book on the table.

There is one last drive and I’ll be back at WHQ. I look forward to seeing my stuff through different eyes. When I started mejeep after 13 days of sitting idle, it ran a bit rough. Tomorrow will be an adventure of one sort or another.

QOTD: “I invite you to have:

an improbable quest playing at the edge of your imagination: a heroic task that provokes deep thoughts and noble passions even if it incites smoldering torment;

an extravagant dream that’s only slightly farfetched;

a goal that stretches your possibilities and opens your mind;

a wild hope whose pursuit makes you smarter and stronger even if you never fully accomplish it.” ~ Rob Brezsny

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