Twitter in Your Nuclear Town

From 21st Century Disaster Tips You Will Not Hear From Officials.

We live right next to a Nuclear power plant at San Onofre California and being an avid twitter user, and knowing what we know about former catastrophes I contacted my city about using twitter in some way. Got a nice reply, but nothing ever came of it. When I noticed our mayor was looking for questions for her blog, (No commenting, No RSS Feed, Blog??) I sent one off and I want to share it with you here....

"Thanks for starting a mayors blog Lori, very cool, …The question from me for your blog is… when do you plan on using twitter, and more importantly when does the City of San Clemente plan to start using twitter?" -Darin

And I sent her a link to this blog post that I did back in 2007.

"Hi Darin. About Twitter: It may well have a role in San Clemente in our long term business plan for the city. Short term, we are committed to promoting ease of access via the City website, email and web based tools such as bill-paying, recreation sign ups and news to our immediate community. As the community embraces the website, it may be that Twitter is added. In the meantime consider joining the “Mayor’s eList”. It’s an email subscription with the latest blog postings. You can think of it as our interim RSS feed." -Lori

In reply, I make this blog post in 2009, and again in 2010, using free tools, that give me two RSS Feeds, An Archive, Commenting, and many other bells and whistles.

Meet My Stalkers

Meet My Stalkers

Hey Now!


Kate was a little fussy @Surfrider will have to try again


Kate was a little fussy when we attempted to get picts of our new @Surfrider onesie will have to try again... Now back to mommy...


Isn't She Lovely

From Katherine Hudson McClure HELLO WORLD!

Today my mind turns to my first born, now 9, who saw her little sister Kate come into this world on Saturday. I can rem being 9 and having my sister come into this world. When you are an only child and you see the other kids playing with thier brothers and sisters, it is the one thing you wish for most. The song on the radio when Susan was born was Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder, and I can rem mom and my spare dad crying over that song. kinda making me teary eyed as I write this, but I feel that way right now. Isnt she lovely, Lisa you made the perfect little girl, and the perfect little sister for Ella & I love you all Daddy


Squeezing Action From Inspiration

Squeezing action from inspiration,
or what to do after getting all jacked up by Scott Stratten or Seth Godin.

Be "Remarkable" Seth Godin,

Be "Awesome" No one spreads "Meh" Scott Stratten

So what kinds of ideas tend to spread? I notice these three things,

#Relevance: how pertinent, connected, or applicable something is to a given matter to ME so "Not Meh"

#Recency: Of, belonging to, or occurring at a time immediately before the present. New so "Not Meh"

#Local: to ME, My Community, Or My interests, ME so "Not Meh"

Relevant, Recent, Local, the path to "Not Meh"

Food for thought for your purple cow...


Terence McKenna Alien DreamTime

All right. Tonight for your edification and amusement, three raves, two interegnums. Visions by Rose-X. Didjeridu: Steven Kent, and sound by Spacetime. Words and ideas by Terence McKenna. Rap 1, The Archaic Revival.



Future Of Blogging Platforms Blog World Expo 2010

This Year @Google gave @BlogWorld their seal of approval, with a booth on the floor, and a seat at the Future Of Blogging Platforms table.

My #1 Rant Blog, Wiki, Forum, of any stripe is a just a Content Management System. #SEMANTICS

I want a tool that will let me Curate and Create my content without having to take care of the back end. I want a well funded group of white hats fighting the skript kiddys for me there...

That tool does note need to be complicated, but should be expandable.

More rant found here #SMMOC


Blog World Expo A How To

How to DO Blog World Expo #BWE10 (From 3 years of experience)

Show up, tweet about it, use the hashtag #BWE10, follow the hashtag #BWE10, Follow @BlowWorld & @BlogWorldExpo, don't be a lurker, be a producer, take pictures, take video, take notes, stay hydrated, bring sunscreen, bring lip-balm, save a tree, leave your business cards at home to keep off the spam lists, bring a smile, follow on twitter, friend up on facebook, link up on linkedin, show up to the parties, take pictures, take video, don't drink too much, TAKE BLOG WORLD EXPO!

Any Questions Recruit?



The Singularity

Terence McKenna speaks about the epic transition we face in the very near future called the Singularity. #2010

This shift will be the result of the inevitable culmination of infinite technological progress and the emergence of completely new states of connectedness. Once the Singularity happens, infinite growth is reached. Within a very short amount of time (as a result of this exponential growth), we will take our first steps towards a new age as an entirely new entity.

We will then go on to saturate the entire physical universe with our newly born super-intelligence, or we will gain the ability to actually leave the 3-Dimensional universe and move to higher (or simply other) states of being.



John Lennon Google Doodle

Some things are only interesting once you click on them, imagine that...


Are You Taller On Twitter?

Jared Attig, @sy4me_Jared Geek, Entrepreneur, Enterprise 2.0, and what this "Social Learner" learned at #LavaCon.


Twitter Is Not A Fax Machine via @ScottAbel

I have heard twitter described as chat, but fax was new to me @JackMolisani

To me Twitter is like a real time searchable Bazaar, with all that that entails, pic pockets, panhandlers, misanthropists & philanthropists, thrill-seekers & newsies.. all in one big open space, flat time, flat earth interacting with and around each other.

"You poke it, it pokes back, that is what makes it fun!" @LisaMcClure

I learned @LavaCon that not only does it poke back, that poke is an injection of pure OXYTOCINE, (the cuddle hormone) via @MarioLehenbauer

Jack gets it, take the etiquette of a cocktail party, bring some infotainment, and perhaps a little chocolate...

LavaCon 2.0: The Conference on Digital Media and Content Strategies


New Airwalk

From My Kids New Airwalk

My Kids New Airwalk, Deck by Aunty, Safety equip by Parents, Trucks & Wheels by birthday money, Mahalos family!


2010 Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Expression Session

From The 5th Annual Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Expression Session #SCES

2010 Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Expression Session

MARTYN LENOBLE (Host, Porno For Pyros)
CHRISTINA APPLEGATE (Hostess - Surfer Mom)
ANTHONY KIEDIS (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
FLEA (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
ERIC AVERY (Jane’s Addiction)
BRIAN GERAGHTY (The Hurt Locker)


Surfing Dogpatch San Onofre Photoset

Dogpatch to catch a couple of waves... first time ever with Ella riding her very own board, an not my passenger!


My Kid Goes To Surf Camp

Summer Camp for surf grommets. May even see some sun this week, mucho mahalos Unkle Josh!


San Clemente Beach Concerts

Thursdays thru the end of summer, the San Clemente Sunset Concert Series on the beach at the San Clemente Pier


Laird Hamilton and the Surfrider Foundation

Join big-wave legend Laird Hamilton and the Surfrider Foundation in asking President Obama and Congress to reinstate the federal moratorium on new offshore drilling.

For more information go to www.NotTheAnswer.org


Stawarz Low Flying San Onofre

Stawarz with yet another beach pass from above our favorite local surf spot, San Onofre Surf Beach, Soundtrack: Message From Art, Live! by The Joe LaBarbera Quintet


San Clemente Fired Up For Independence Day!

San Clemente Pier Annual Fireworks Extravaganza!
Showtime 9 pm Party time All Day Long!


Hypnotize Whole Lotta Love Freak

rocking mashup of biggie's "hypnotize" with zeppelin's "whole lotta love" and estelle's "freak" by @therealrx


Colin McPhillips and Hands Across The Sand

@EllaBell interviews Colin McPhillips at today's Hands Across the Sands event on the sand at the San Clemente Pier. #JoinHANDS



Homemade Ice Cream Base Recipe

2 large Eggs
3/4 cup Sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk or half n half

Destructions For Homemade Ice Cream Base

Whisk eggs in mixing bowl until light & fluffy, mix in sugar until completely blended & then add cream and milk, chill before placing in the ice cream maker! makes 1 quart



Crunked While Geocaching

I got "crunked" while geocaching, this note it to let my insurance company know I was outside exercising & looking for tupperware with my iPhone, and not binge drinking in a bar...


We Always Kill Those People

The World is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real, because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round, and it has thrills and chills and is very brightly colored, and it's very loud. And it's fun, for a while.

Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they've begun to question, 'Is this real, or is this just a ride?', and other people have remembered, and they've come back to us and they say 'Hey, don't worry. Don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.' and we KILL THOSE PEOPLE.

"Shut him up! We have alot invested in this ride! SHUT HIM UP! Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account, and my family. This just has to be real."

It's just a ride.

But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that. You ever noticed that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter, because ... It's just a ride.

And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear wants you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead see all of us as one.

Here's what we can do to change the world right now, to a better ride:

Take all that money we spent on weapons and defense each year and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and WE CAN EXPLORE SPACE, TOGETHER, BOTH INNER AND OUTER, forever ... in peace.

-- Bill Hicks (1961 - 1994)


True Success John Wooden

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. - John Wooden


The Corporation

This documentary looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance...


Free Will And Physics

"In a way, in our contemporary world view, it's easy to think that science has come to take the place of God. But some philosophical problems remain as troubling as ever. Take the problem of free will. This problem has been around for a long time, since before Aristotle in 350 B.C. St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, these guys all worried about how we can be free if God already knows in advance everything you're gonna do. Nowadays we know that the world operates according to some fundamental physical laws, and these laws govern the behavior of every object in the world. Now, these laws, because they're so trustworthy, they enable incredible technological achievements. But look at yourself. We're just physical systems too, right? We're just complex arrangements of carbon molecules. We're mostly water, and our behavior isn't gonna be an exception to these basic physical laws. So it starts to look like whether its God setting things up in advance and knowing everything you're gonna do or whether it's these basic physical laws governing everything, there's not a lot of room left for freedom.

So now you might be tempted to just ignore the question, ignore the mystery of free will. Say "Oh, well, it's just an historical anecdote. It's sophomoric. It's a question with no answer. Just forget about it." But the question keeps staring you right in the face. You think about individuality for example, who you are. Who you are is mostly a matter of the free choices that you make. Or take responsibility. You can only be held responsible, you can only be found guilty, or you can only be admired or respected for things you did of your own free will. So the question keeps coming back, and we don't really have a solution to it. It starts to look like all our decisions are really just a charade.

Think about how it happens. There's some electrical activity in your brain. Your neurons fire. They send a signal down into your nervous system. It passes along down into your muscle fibers. They twitch. You might, say, reach out your arm. It looks like it's a free action on your part, but every one of those - every part of that process is actually governed by physical law, chemical laws, electrical laws, and so on.

So now it just looks like the big bang set up the initial conditions, and the whole rest of human history, and even before, is really just the playing out of subatomic particles according to these basic fundamental physical laws. We think we're special. We think we have some kind of special dignity, but that now comes under threat. I mean, that's really challenged by this picture.

So you might be saying, "Well, wait a minute. What about quantum mechanics? I know enough contemporary physical theory to know it's not really like that. It's really a probabilistic theory. There's room. It's loose. It's not deterministic." And that's going to enable us to understand free will. But if you look at the details, it's not really going to help because what happens is you have some very small quantum particles, and their behavior is apparently a bit random. They swerve. Their behavior is absurd in the sense that its unpredictable and we can't understand it based on anything that came before. It just does something out of the blue, according to a probabilistic framework. But is that going to help with freedom? I mean, should our freedom be just a matter of probabilities, just some random swerving in a chaotic system? That starts to seem like it's worse. I'd rather be a gear in a big deterministic physical machine than just some random swerving.

So we can't just ignore the problem. We have to find room in our contemporary world view for persons with all that that entails; not just bodies, but persons. And that means trying to solve the problem of freedom, finding room for choice and responsibility, and trying to understand individuality."


Paul Carter Search for the Key

My brother from another Mother, surfer shaper artist, Paul Carter, living in the moment.


Planning for the end of oil

As the world's attention focuses on the perils of oil exploration, we present Richard Sears' talk from early February 2010. Sears, an expert in developing new energy resources, talks about our inevitable and necessary move away from oil. Toward ... what?


Google Wave Goes Public

@GoogleWave open to all, too little too late? or is there some gem there yet to be found...


How technology's accelerating power will transform us

Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.


Awakening To Mindfulness Jack Kornfield

Deep Listening & Mindful Attention, resting in an open heart and open mind and noticing what is true here and now - Thich Nhat Hanh



Life Is Fun!

Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching...



Thelonious Monk Quartet - Epistrophy (Paris, 1966)

Keeping it mellow Thursdays


My Baby, She's All Right

She's a long, tall drink of water
Badder than Bo Diddley's electric guitar
Badder than anything this whole year
I don't like bragging but I can't help myself, well...

Long and lean like a Cadillac
Supercharged like the Batmobile
She drives me into the woods
When she gets behind the wheel

In the deserts, in the hottest fires, in the houses and over the seas
In the cities, in the telephone wires, they all
talk about what she means to me, 'cause...

My baby, she's allright
My baby, she's allright
My baby, she's allright
My baby...

She's got that certain something
Man, I hope you know what I'm talking about
If you've ever had a lover who was really true
Just walking down the street or when you turn out the lights, 'cause...

My baby, she's allright
My baby, she's allright
My baby, she's allright
My baby...

And when she kisses me, I hear the Drells or is it T. Rex?
I could hang my arm out the window, but around my baby is where I'll be...

I know you must have heard about her
You know everything they say is true
I suppose you know what she means to me
And if you don't then what's the matter with you?

Haven't you been listening
Or did you hear what I just said?
If someone tried to show me something better
I'd have to say I'm not interested, because...

My baby, she's allright
My baby, she's allright
My baby, she's allright
My baby...Yeah, yeah, she's allright
My baby, she's allright
My baby, she's allright
My baby, she's allright
My baby...Yeah

Scruffy the Cat - My Baby, She's All Right


Picasa now has a "Post on Blogger" button

New to me at least...

Should Obscenity be Illegal?

The definition of obscenity is notoriously slippery—works as varied (and sexually inoffensive) as Lady Chatterley's Lover, Ulysses, and I Am Curious Yellow have all been deemed obscene—and its prosecution is famously subjective and selective. Material is considered obscene only when a jury finds it to be so; the same book, movie, or song can be illegal in one region and totally fine in another.


CUSD Teachers Strike March Up El Camino Real

Guess when the CUSD board saw all the footage of the teachers, pissed off parents and kids coming thru, their thoughts turned to the ballot box...

We love our teachers it is good to have them back in their classrooms teaching.


Senator Bullsh*t

The latest from @TheRealRX, Stephen Tyrone Colbert interviews Senator Bullsh*t...


Sunday Walk

Looking for color, walking the Del Mar Farmers Market in San Clemente.


In a highly structured and bureaucratic state, the government has installed extreme and highly counterproductive measures for which to track down terrorists...


TEPPAN THIS!! @Ichibiris

TEPPAN THIS!! @Ichibiris

The Politics of Muhammad Ali

Various video clips of Muhammad Ali speaking about the Vietnam War and racism in America and the people he influenced - the more things change, the more they stay the same...


It's Up To You

Television is not the truth. Television is a god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats & story tellers...


"Did Somebody Put Sugar In My Tea?"

"Did somebody put sugar in my tea?"

What began there nearly at the end
Of an ill fated love affair
Between a Doctor and a Patient
And the fondness that they shared
For their preferred medication
Byproducts of their generation
Technically speaking
They were technical experts
The order of events on this particular evening
Of extraordinary consequence
Underneath the influence
Of Government issued
I must confess remains somewhat a mystery to me

Hearing voices in his head
There's a haunting in the tower
And by order of the king
Secret agents everywhere
There were cameras in the garden
Helicopters flew the sky
The flower in your hair
Planted by the FBI

Inside information
Despite this operation
Must have triggered the alarm
There is something in your eyes
They way they glitter when your high
That say this wasn't one of those times
So I wonder why
Every time I listen to my heart
It tells me you were lying from the start
But so was I
At an undisclosed location
In the favored age of information
Our supper duper top secret agent
Is desperate to retire
When a flash lit up the wire
Your assistance is officially requested and required
Without hesitation
Commence operation
Procure all necessary proper medications
There is a problem with the patient
And to be an operation
In the spirit of co-operation
I made my preparations

I have acid
I have weed
It was an excellent time indeed
Undone in the end
By the most wonderful mescaline
I sampled it again and again and again
Henceforth to be known as the mescaline incident
The trouble began days before I moved in
When a man was murdered across the street
On the conner in the most depraved sort of way
It was not a good sign
And certainly not a good time
To go fooling with such a haphazard and unpredicatble thing
As my own mind

What could I have been thinking?
Having my sugar and eating it too
It was delicious delirious time
And all of it without you
Till when at last you caught up with me
I was already already all rapped up in the most improbable series
Of highly unlikely coincidences
That were more likely to the aforementioned hallucinogens
Than some half baked international conspiracy's
To put acid in my sugar
And the sugar in my tea
Am I crazy is it my or did somebody put sugar in my tea?

It's like this
I like trips
I love trippen
Ya I love sugar

It's like this
I like trips
I love trippen
Ya I love sugar

There were letters of intention
There were statements of denial
4:20 early morning when the call came down the line
Without hesitation,
Without reservation
Consume all remaining and proper medication

Faster than you can say
Don't drink the tea
Regrettably I did it
with the whole world watching me
At that very moment,
My life became digitized
You were playing with the lights
And I began to feel hypnotized
You had X-Ray Vision Eyes
And you were trying to read my mind
The matter of suggestion in your questions the deception
This implied everyone was there
And everything was wired
All the lines were tested
And all the lies were tired
Truly desperate measures
For truly desperate times
The moment of truth had finally arrived
With all my calculation
There was something in the e
There was acid in the sugar
There was sugar in my tea
It was bittersweet and sugary
Then came the third degree
I was ready
I was waiting
I've been watching you
Watching me

It's like this
I like trips
I love trippen
Ya I love sugar

It's like this
I like trips
I love trippen
Ya I love sugar

It's like this
I like trips
I love trippen
Ya I love sugar

It's like this
I like trips
I love trippen
Ya I love sugar

So there in his hour of testing
On trial for his life
Overdosed under fire and just completely exposed
Our favorite chemical technician
The very definition of a man on a mission
Himself the accomplished liar
With only his wits to save him
With these damaged at best
And sabotaged at that
He senses a trap
Pushed deep deep deep into the well
In what is sure to become know as a legendary performance
In the literature of anti interrogation operations
Slowly turns it back
With a message for the king
An in his warble of a voice
Begins to sing

Lately I've been wondering
Is my imagination
Am I crazy
Is it me
Or did somebody put sugar in my tea?

Was there acid in the sugar
Sugar in the trees
Something in the eats
Am I crazy
Is it me
Or did somebody put sugar in my tea?

Thus began the Acid Chronicle's
It was a troubled time in the muddled mind
Of a not so very famous so called International DJ
Who at this particular moment was perched somewhat precariously
And precipitously on the balcony on a chair atop table
Slowly going crazy saying

It's like this
I like trips
I love trippen
Ya I love sugar
Bit by bit
I eat my trip
I love trippen
Ya I love sugar,

It's like this
I like trips
I like things with sugary bits
Bit by bit
I eat my trip
I love trippin
Ya I love sugar,

It's like this
I like trips
I love trippen
Ya I love sugar...


San Onofre Bluffs & San Clemente State Park Photoset

Went for a walk to down trail one, run the dog and the kid... while waiting for the sun to shine, the off to State park once the sun did come out.


Sweet Tooth Photoset

A stop at the candy store for a treat...

No Child Left Inside

Join the No Child Left Inside Coalition and Earth Day Network as we call on parents, teachers, and schools across the country to take kids outside to learn on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2010.


If you boil ribs the terrorists win photoset


Support: "I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop." Customer: "Ok." Support: "Did you get a pop-up menu? "Customer: "No." Support: "Ok. Right click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?" Customer: "No." Support: "Ok, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this point?" Customer: "Sure, you told me to write 'click' and I wrote click'."



Walter Tragert & the Rated G's

http://blip.fm/~o1n55 Walter T. & The Rated-G's – Rough Day At The Sandbox, led me to Singing on the Radio, digging it.