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Hey Mothandrust - are you there??
05-16-2010, 11:24 PM,
#31
RE: Hey Mothandrust - are you there??
(05-16-2010, 10:55 PM)nik Wrote: i can imagine the night skies are pretty good too
yup. although they call these the 'cloud forests' for very good reason - most particularly at this time of year. just been outside, you can't see more than 20 metres.
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05-17-2010, 12:02 AM,
#32
RE: Hey Mothandrust - are you there??
dense foliage. awesome
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05-17-2010, 06:27 PM,
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Congratulations on the house already Jack! Fantastic news...

Quote:Still, whatever, regardless, it means if I want to work/teach I am spoilt for choice.

That sounds incredible! Clap It's going to be fun to see where all of this takes you! Smile And no, fun doesn't even come close to describing how exciting all this is !

Thanks for stopping in! I was wondering when we were going to hear from you again.

I had a look at your pictures over at http://awareness.tk/ last night! It's like a dream come true.

Tell the locals we said hello ... and Bast too. Grin

Glad you like the birthday drawing I made for yeti Ok

Lookin forward to hearing from you next time... Smile
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05-17-2010, 09:55 PM,
#34
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Looks like an amazing place to be. Big Grin
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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05-18-2010, 06:01 PM,
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RE: Hey Mothandrust - are you there??
Awesome Jack. Im so happy for you. You're following your heart and living your dream. Best of luck and God bless you man. Just KIT ok? Big Grin
"Listen to everyone, read everything, believe nothing unless you can prove it in your own research"
~William Cooper

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05-23-2010, 02:35 PM,
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Don't know you Mothandrust (Jack), but it looks like you are able to do something that alot of us aren't. You're lucky that you can travel throughout the world and see these things and share with others.

However, I have always held to the line of thinking that progress and technology have been two of the biggest components in helping to take down civilizations. There are those who believe that these two things are good and needful. But I believe very strongly in the old ways and that simple is best. What is education? I would be willing to bet that you can and most probably will learn more from the locals than you will ever teach them with a computer or any other technological instrument. But then again there are those who stand by and swear by their gadgets and all that they can do.

Just thought I would offer up my opinion and say that maybe you are the student and the world is the teacher. Once you get out there (if this is your first trip out) you may just find that you are the student in search of being taught. For myself, at 50 I find that this is becoming more and more the case in my life. The more that I think I know the more that I learn I don't.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats. H. L. Mencken




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05-24-2010, 10:35 PM,
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Hey guys, thanks for your wishes and salutations. When i get more settled and the eco project gets up and running there will definitely be places to stay: you are all welcome (i'll meet you at Wundanyi, the last place fixable by map).

April, i've not yet introduced them to concen: they're still captivated by my Marley videos (whom they idolise), and, gobsmacked by the hemp info i brought. Hopefully one day i'll get them on the internet, and the most aware as valuable contributors here.

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Hi Nick, thanks for your perspectives, you raise many issues close to my heart. Rest assured there is no one who questions my influence (and motivation) more than I. A few brief responses:

Nick Wrote:Don't know you Mothandrust (Jack), but it looks like you are able to do something that alot of us aren't. You're lucky that you can travel throughout the world and see these things and share with others.

It's all about choice. I've surrendered much to make this journey, and am doing it on little more than 'a wing and a prayer', but with a belief. 'Psychosis goes Shopping' gives a little insight into the internal conflicts underlying such a drastic (and scary) venture if, you had a mind to search it out.

Nick Wrote:However, I have always held to the line of thinking that progress and technology have been two of the biggest components in helping to take down civilizations. There are those who believe that these two things are good and needful. But I believe very strongly in the old ways and that simple is best.

I agree to a point. I acknowledge the corrupting potential of technology, and 'progress', but change happens and ignoring it will not make it go away. Almost everyone here already has a mobile phone, and everywhere you look you see increasing influence and pressure from the outside world. I am all for simplicity, this is where true understanding lies. Personally I'd like to teach mathematics/geometry from the perspectives of the ancients, but firstly the authorities would not allow it, and secondly it would just confuse the kids. Although, if I'm teaching older kids computer logic, then it's not such a problem because the Ancient Egyptians also used binary: and there is nothing simpler than binary.


Nick Wrote:What is education? I would be willing to bet that you can and most probably will learn more from the locals than you will ever teach them with a computer or any other technological instrument. But then again there are those who stand by and swear by their gadgets and all that they can do.

Bob Marley said something like: “We didn't have education, we had inspiration. If I was educated I'd be a damn fool.” I cannot tell you how long it took me to realise the truth in this statement. Education comes from the Latin verb 'educe', meaning: to bring out. This was my greatest problem with the educational establishment in the UK (and I had many), all they want to do is put in. I came here a year back and the thing that struck me clearer than all else was the health, happiness, balance, honesty, openness... of the natives. A quantum leap from the outsize, material laden, stressed out, psychotic inhabitants of the 'civilised' world. Yes I want to learn, to absorb, but more than anything I want to harmonise.

In one way, if I could stop outside influence, shield this haven, I would, but of course I can't. So all I can do is perhaps forewarn and forearm: awareness and understanding are their best defence.

Nick, I don't know, I was just looking for somewhere to live harmoniously, as far from structured authority as possible. My first idea was to meditate and write in as serene environment as I could find, although I knew I'd have to interact with the locals: just wasn't expecting to find so much demand for my expertise (archaic though it may be).


Nick Wrote:Just thought I would offer up my opinion and say that maybe you are the student and the world is the teacher. Once you get out there (if this is your first trip out) you may just find that you are the student in search of being taught. For myself, at 50 I find that this is becoming more and more the case in my life. The more that I think I know the more that I learn I don't.

Agreed. We are all students of life, whether we appreciate it or not. I'm sparrow's fart from 54 and gathering an increasing appreciation of my ignorance by the moment Big Grin

All the best, thanks again for your insights.

more soon(ish) guys. Viva la Revolucion!

Love,

jack
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07-09-2010, 12:05 AM,
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hey guys, back in the (Y)UK for a month, so i have a decent signal and will probably pop in from time to time. although doubt i will comment much, i'm out of touch with the news, and quite frankly i don't miss it.

i sent the following to a few friends and associates asking for input on my upcoming project. all advice gratefully received.

Quote:Hi Bec, hey Guys, long time no speak, hope you're doing OK.

I addressed this to Bec because it's her subject, and expertise, but really it's an open call, and my usual apology for being so hopeless with communication: my usual overwhelmedness and inability to coherently function in the civilised world. It has been an increasing problem through the years and has led me to where I am now, and the subject matter of the email: access to dialogue.

I'm living in the Ngangao Forest, Taita Hills, Kenya: it is very remote. I came here to reflect, write, consider my place in the world, how I might usefully participate...

There is time enough for all those things, but since arriving what has been called upon in an immediate and practical way is my aged computer knowledge, for their aged computers: so generously donated by the west. Well, basically junk from last millennium: not a single monitor that isn't blown, distorted beyond adjustment or missing a colour and CPUs (strictly 'coms' and 'printer' ports), stripped of CD drives, network cards and all but the most basic of memory. In effect, dumped on the Third World rather than being disposed of responsibly. Hell, they probably even get tax relief!

There's six schools in the local area, and what is euphemistically called a polytechnic (from whom I am renting a 'house'), none of which has any computer skills or backup. I can't support/train them all so what I'm proposing is to offer courses at the poly to older students who can then in turn distribute the info to the schools.

I'm doing a flying visit to the UK in July and will retrieve my old Linux software, buy some memory and a DVD drive so at least I'll be able to knock up a couple or so basic systems, although as things stand internet connection is out of the question, because there's no landlines, and although dongles work (weather permitting), the computers are all USB-less.

Access to dialogue? Are you kidding?

I've never been one for charity and campaigning and that sort of thing (always too selfish and self obsessed) so I have not the first clue on how to organise campaigns, generate interest, or actually get stuff here. I don't want to have anything to do with regular charities and NGOs: all their bureaucracy, restrictions and self-important time wasting will drive me to distraction, and achieve nothing. Basically I just want to get some (decent, usable) stuff and get it shipped, as quickly and as simply as possible.

So, if anyone has any advice, expertise, ideas, computers, resources... I really would love to hear.

Perhaps now I've found myself a place where life is simple and ethical conflicts are minimal I'll find some time and space in which to be more communicative. Perhaps.

Hope you're all doing OK.

Viva La Revolucion!

Jack
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