The Roots Factory Event | 11/27/2010 | Book Signing

We had fun at the Arts and Crafts Fair (Hecho a Mano)! There was good music, excellent food and beautiful people! I am including some photos so that you’ll get the picture (pun intended). I forgot to take a picture of my own stall, but no problem; there are enough pictures of my book in this blog.
“Started earlier this year, the Roots Factory on Barrio Logan (1878 Main St. San Diego CA, 92113) has grown exponentially in the short five months it’s been active. It hosts daytime, family-friendly events that teach attendees everything from screen-printing to DJing—all for free as part of its School of Guerilla Arts…” More info at San Diego City Beat: Guerilla artists in the midst

General View
Mike Maxwell –
Steven Suiter –
Flying Panther Tattoo−−2323 Broadway SD CA
Art Work, Flying Panther Tattoo
Beto in the Kitchen
Our Hosts: Beto, Ana
and Wendy

A Vagabond in Mexico, Excerpt | Cannon PowerShot A490

This picture of a partial page from ‘A Vagabond in Mexico’ was taken with my Cannon A490.  Nice little camera! I tried to do it with my computer camera to no avail.

Excerpt from “A vagabond in Mexico”

Christmas is approaching, and a good book is a good present. If you are one with a spirit of adventure and a liking for travel, I bet you’ll find it interesting and instructive. If you want to know more about the book, read more excerpts or purchase it, please click on this link: vagabond 

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

The amazing amazon kindle 2; the next generation!

Hyperinflation; what is it? | A Definition | Don’t Worry!

Do not worry! A complete collapse of the economy may be a good wake up call in more ways than one. We already know that our government is controlled by the corporate giants and the central banks, and we are in the wrong hands. We just refuse to accept it.

I found this interesting article with an informative  video at: I hope you find it useful.

And this definition of hyperinflation by Gonzalo Lira.
“But hyperinflation is not an extension or amplification of inflation. Inflation and hyperinflation are two very distinct animals. They look the same—because in both cases, the currency loses its purchasing power—but they are not the same.
Inflation is when the economy overheats: It’s when an economy’s consumables (labor and commodities) are so in-demand because of economic growth, coupled with an expansionist credit environment, that the consumables rise in price. This forces all goods and services to rise in price as well, so that producers can keep up with costs. It is essentially a demand-driven phenomena.

Hyperinflation is the loss of faith in the currency. Prices rise in a hyperinflationary environment just like in an inflationary environment, but they rise not because people want more money for their labor or for commodities, but because people are trying to get out of the currency. It’s not that they want more money—they want less of the currency: So they will pay anything for a good which is not the currency.”

Awakening | Steve Hagen | Buddhism is not what you think

To better understand Buddhism, Steve Hagen is one of the authors I recommend the most. This quote is from “Buddhism is not what you think”. (Recommended reading)

“To seek enlightenment as though we expect some kind of payback is only to frustrate ourselves. If you really want to wake up, then just wake up.” Or to paraphrase Kabir, if you really want to see “It”, you’ll see it instantly.

It is simple! Our thinking mind (ego) wants complication. Pay attention. It is all right “Here”.

His website: Home

“There are worse things I could do” | Stockard Channing | Grease

This video reminded me of a few “women” who could have learn from it. Besides, Ms Channing is so good that it is a pleasure to watch her, so here it goes. From “Grease” with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Enjoy!

The Eye of the Dragon | A Vagabond in Mexico

I resigned my post. We run out of time you know, and there are things to be done. I will be finishing  “The Eye of the Dragon” and promoting the new edition of  A Vagabond in Mexico It will be fun! Everything is interconnected. I may be on the road again soon. Last trip? Maybe.  Mexico? Maybe. And dancing . We are here to break boundaries, aren’t we?   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

— From “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

Arctic Echoes | Jienat | World Music News Wire

Album Cover

I found this interesting group in World Music News Wire. Music from the Arctic.

“Tundra Songs and Musical Saws beyond the Arctic Circle: Norway’s Jienat Has You Surrounded with Arctic Echoes.”

“I’m presenting sounds that aren’t thought of as music in a musical context,” Fliflet reflects. “As far as I’m concerned, everything is musical raw material. It’s just the context that makes us think if it’s music or not. It’s not unlike Warhol’s soup can or Duchamp’s Fountain.”

For the video Click here.

For the Article  Click here.

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