Personal Notes


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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More joy

Myku Covid-19 5


The squirrel runs along
Little screens make me crazy
Each day the sunrise
©️JR Cline 3.28.20

Be chill. Be safe. Don’t Panic! I love you.

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate all of you.

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As an aside. How does one put line breaks in the new visual editor?

Samsara and Nirvana


Non duality

When life is good, embrace it, experience it fully.

Death in Paradise

When life is bad, embrace it, experience it fully.

In quantum physics you will understand that nothing exists. So in reality there is no difference between samsara and nirvana, they are one.Wooden Nickel

One coin/two sides

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Thank God I’m Single Day


I’m the one!

There are times
I get lonely
I wish for companionship
But for the post part
I am happy with my own company
I do as I please
When I please
Peace and quiet is rarely an issue
Sleep late
No worries
Get up at 3am
Make noise
Beat the drum
No worries
Come and go
Where and when I please
No explaining
In celebration
I’m taking myself out for lunch
Pho it is
Or maybe that sketchy Honduran place
Or Mama’s Waffles and Wings
Pho for the winPho and garnishes

Happy love day, today and everyday!❤️

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Moment to Moment

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“As this figure moves across the stones, he steps lightly and non-seriously, and at the same time absolutely balanced and alert. Behind the swirling, ever-changing waters we can see the shapes of buildings; there appears to be a city in the background. The man is in the marketplace but at the same time outside of it, maintaining his balance and able to watch it from above. This card challenges us to move away from our preoccupations with other spaces and other times, and stay alert to what is happening in the here and now. Life is a great ocean in which you can play if you drop all your judgments, your preferences and the attachment to the details of your long-term plans. Be available to what comes your way, as it comes. And don’t worry if you stumble or fall; just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, have a good laugh, and carry on.

The past is no more and the future is not yet: both are unnecessarily moving in directions which don’t exist. One used to exist, but no longer exists, and one has not even started to exist. The only right person is one who lives moment to moment, whose arrow is directed to the moment, who is always here and now; wherever he is, his whole consciousness, his whole being, is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now. That’s the only right direction. Only such a man can enter into the golden gate. The present is the golden gate. Here-now is the golden gate. …And you can be in the present only if you are not ambitious–no accomplishment, no desire to achieve power, money, prestige, even enlightenment, because all ambition leads you into the future. Only a non-ambitious man can remain in the present. A man who wants to be in the present has not to think, has just to see and enter the gate. Experience will come, but experience has not to be premeditated.” – Osho.com

At times I manage to be present. I rarely voyage into the past. The future catches my mind on occasion. I prefer spontaneity and now here-ness. It’s my practice. It’s my one precious life and I don’t wish to miss it be wandering in the no longer existing past and nonexistent future.

Card of the day

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Progress Report


462 days to go

What have I done?  A lot of things are the same as the last time I posted about my progress.  Some of these seem to be never ending.

Cleaned out my office some more.
Took some junk away out of the yard
Threw more things away at the house.  It amazes me how much there is to throw away.
Took a lot of  items to the donation box
I looked at three more motor homes.


This Infinity motor home has 32,000 miles and the asking price is $33,000.I have no idea if that is a good deal.  I did like the way it looked on the outside.  It had one slide and no awning.  One slide and an awning are on my preferences list.  The mileage is two thousand over my 30,000 mile preference.   That isn’t a big deal.  I think this is a gas burner and people have told me that diesel is the only way to go.  Beats me if there is any important difference.


It didn’t say how many miles were on the 1991 Holiday Rambler Imperial.  The asking price wasn’t listed either.


It had no slide but it did have an awning.  It appeared to have a gas engine.  All around, I didn’t like the way this one looked.


I really liked the driver’s side door.  I haven’t seen that before.

1991 Winnebago

I also looked at a 1991 Winnebago.  It had body damage and wheel damage.

1991 Winnebago Wheel Damage
500 Days is the name of this evil plan. I need your help picking a title/name for my upcoming evil plan: a seven day road trip across Tennessee:  Memphis, Nashville, and Oak Ridge.  Any naming suggestions?

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 The photos where taken with the Hipstamatic app and post processed with the Snapseed app on an iPhone.

500 Days: Attachment is the trap


Attachment to the ‘things’

Am I dragging around a lifetime of mental and physical baggage behind me?  I have been.  This blog is about the physical baggage.  The mental baggage will have to wait for another day.

I’ve gotten rid of most the easy things. I’m to the items that I like, the ones that have some emotional meaning for me, and/or have monetary value: a variety of tools, art, real paper books, a Bonsai I’ve grown for 15 or 20 years,  house plants, clothing,…you get the idea.  These are the things that I pick up and put back where they were.  There are some things I haven’t even taken out of a the box since I’ve lived in this house.

In order to get past this challenge these are the questions I’m asking myself.

  • Have I seen or thought about this item in the last year?
  • Does it have a practical use on the road?
  • Can I carry it in the motor home?
  • Is it worth paying to store?
  • Does it have monetary value? i.e. can I sell it?
  • What feeling, event, or person from my past does it represent?
  • If I don’t own it, will I still be able to keep the memories that are dear to me?
  • Will a photo of it suffice?
  • Can someone else in my family have better use of this item?
  • Does it feel like me?

I realize that is a lot of questions, but there are a lot of feelings wrapped around some of my physical baggage.
In tossing away the things I know and love, am I suddenly losing my personality? Do I cease to know myself?  And if that is true, am I that shallow that I am defined by things?

Attachment in the present moment is the trap.

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