I always forget this trick – so maybe if I post it here I’ll remember.
We went on a family Christmas vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. And instead of rehashing the story over and over again when everybody is asking about my tan- this is where we stayed and my suggestion for anybody wanting to go to the “DR”:
VILLA BUENA VIDA PUNTA CANA
Ask for Georgina at Volalto she was a RAD hostess & definitely hire the chef from Hacienda A13; José for all your meals. I can’t wait to go back.
My only regret was not going deep sea fishing…
Just a quick reminder for myself. *also works with earthquaker devices avalanche run v2
So simple & yet so good.
The golden age of the internet is over – it’s not breaking news by any means… Thinking about it did inspire me to write this:
How to make the internet cool again
You want to be paid for being a youtube star?— Linda Vigil
Free stuff cuz bots follow your instagram?
Buy a domain.
Pay for bandwidth.
Say what the fuck you want.
Post your pics & videos.
Beg for money.
If this doesn’t work
get off the internet.
With what seems like so little time to do anything daily, who has the time to think about consciousness?
20 years ago I was pretty much already focused on altered states of consciousness. In the days of a society with slow internet speeds and dumb cellphones, I was quietly reading esoteric books, smoking pot & sitting by a campfire most nights. In this setting I was able to take a Ayahuasca journey.
A friend had decided to leave everything he had and move to the Amazon. Though he was a couple of decades older than me & my husband, when we left him at the yyc airport gate it was like dropping our kid off at summer camp – one suitcase with everything that he chose to keep and a fearful look in his eyes.
On one of his trips back to visit. He brought a brew made by his local Shaman. Oh, the crazy things you do when you are young… when handed a dark mushy tea to drink you do so, so you can trip your brains out. It’s been decades and without searching my journals I couldn’t tell you much about the journey except that it changed my view on what reality is. In the end my friend paid for pushing his limits of exploration, killed in the backwoods of the Amazon… I think of him quite a lot these days.
Book recommendation: The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby
or listen to this youtube video: Ayahuasca Benefits – The Cosmic Serpent | Cosmic Echo Podcast
“Buy local or buy less…” should be everyone’s motto. You’d have to be a complete dimwit if you are asking why your town is slowly becoming a generic dying cliche. Drunken internet shopping, and I’m not just talking about boozing up and spending money you don’t have on stuff you desire. I am talking about consuming. Each one of us, an entity worse than the “fictional Dracula“.
It’s your worst nightmare come true. Everyday billions of consumers are trying to satisfy a desire of obtaining, collecting items waiting to become trash or worse – trash you are willing to pay top dollar for! Buying things that you just store away hoping that one day someone in the future will think “this is the greatest item ever made” (eg: those mini stuffed creatures that everyone thought would make them millions – I think McDonalds are still giving them away for free).
I’m not even sure why I’m on this rant. Maybe I was set off by a local FB post of the needs of an orphan whose good samaritan spokespersons top priority was asking for an Xbox! Technological consumerism, over perhaps – a secure home and a loving family to fill that tragic emptiness?…