Friday, June 1, 2007

Here's a funny one. You have to walk threw metal detectors at work so you don't bring in weapons, but the company your working for is an online retailer that happens to sell everything, including machetes, knifes, and nail guns.
Anyhow it's been a busy week and my question this week is a question a friend asked me. "How many wars have been started because of religion and how many have been started because of resources? The reason I pose this question is that I have found that the answer is not always as important as the question it's self.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Speaking of people only seeing what they want to. My wife and I went out to get something to eat. I normally wear a hat, but this time did not. When I went to pay the check, the hostest looked at me and my gray hair and gave me a senior discount. Talk about feeling older than you are.

My wife found this little guy wondering in the front yard. Glad I found him before the cats did. Almost did not see him my self as he blended in with sticks and grass. As I live on the edge of a desert and find my self returning many animal back to there natural home. I managed to get a few good photos as he found a new home.
Most people would have killed him upon seeing him. As I said most people only see what they want to. This little 12" snake will grow up to be a 3 to 5 foot snake that eats rattle snakes. He is non-poison's looks like a rattle snake, eats other snakes and lizards and mice. A neighbor found and killed a full grown one last year and a month later found two rattles snakes in his back yard. I personaly would rather have the bull snake in my yard. Rattle snakes will go out of there way to aviod these snakes and as a result if you see bull snakes (desert gopher snake) you won't see rattle snakes.
So if you see a snake don't be a green horn and kill it. If its not bothering you or a danger to you, leave it alone. All living things serve a purpose, even rattle snakes.

Friday, April 20, 2007

selective senses

Most people that see the photo of the marble below, only see the marble. We all do it, seeing only part of the picture , or only hearing part of a conversation . A great deal of that has to do with how we are raised by our family and what we learn in life.
For example people that move here from wet climates tell me this is a dry and lifeless place to live. They do not see the lizard or the snake, the jackrabbit, or the hawk chasing the jackrabbit behind them . Life is everywhere if you only look and listen. It is the same reason why we have not found life elsewhere in the universe.

Friday, April 13, 2007

P.S. 44

My wife suggested it was like the number 42 being the answer to everything. But as I pointed out to her, if 44 is the answer I still don't know the question.

beleaving is seeing

As an artist I have a tendency to see things others do not. which in part may explain why I keep seeing the number 144 and 44.
I had a professor once ask me"is the apple red". I said "yes it is red." The professor laughed and said"no the apple is not red. The light striking the apple is made up of all the colors of the rainbow. All the colors but red are absorbed by the apple and the color red is the only color reflected. As a result you see the apple as being red but in truth it is only reflected light. So if the apple is only reflecting light and that is all we see, what is the true color of the apple or for that matter what is the true color of anything? Do we live in a world of mirrors or is it another illusions of the mind? Do we really want to know or does it matter in a world where people only see what they want too? With the world made up of so many different kinds of people, of every skin color and of every religion, should we be concerned who is what color or belief. After all, if we can not trust the apple to be red what can we trust in a house of mirrors?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

what does it mean when you see the number 44 everywhere

I have been seeing the number 44 everywhere or the number 144 for the past six months. This isn't to say I'm crazy or that I am psychic, just curious as to what it means. I am also curious if anyone else has been seeing the same thing. The other day the number 144 showed up several times. It showed up on a McDonald's order, on a car license plate, a street address , graffiti on a wall , Wal-Mart receipt , and a piece of trash . So what are the odds or am I a subconscious looking for this number or numbers And if so why ? if subconsciously I am looking for the number what are the odds of finding that number in so many different places?
It's meaning has many from religion to numerology to simple cube or gross or even the four corners of the earth.