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feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 13, 2012 - 10:33am PT
Oh, by the way, we are carrying on with Doug's thoughts—some synthesized with my own, some his own brilliant and unique expressions of freedom. You can read more here

Others of like minds and spirits are invited to join our Project GNAP web ring.

You see, after Doug got me past my shaky fear from a really pretty horrible fall, and got me up on the heights again, and Doug proposed, Doug and I started our own foundation, specifically funded to devise effective questions, said questions so devised as to incrementally inoculate individual freedom and individual responsibility memes into the cultural matrix.

These memes are designed to cause synaptic jumps across chasms of mental contradictions, enabling people to think more effectively for their own logical, rational, and ethical benefit. And if you start chasing links, you will find epistemology applied, and cultural conversation thrown in to balance the logic with some love. :)

For those of you who are interested, and have the high curiosity for the work, check this out. Let me know you are reading. There are already a lot of members of GNAP, and you could be a part of it if you say you are. But let me hear from you: Doug left some instructions for those whose curiosity compels them to explore thinking.

Remember, Whales and Birds live in anarchy. You can, too. :)

Wow, if this posts correctly, with all the links I've tossed into the mess of words, I will be impressed with this program.
Climb On,
iloilojones.com

Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
Feb 13, 2012 - 10:40am PT
Much appreciation for your postings. I will look up the links and report back, thank you for making the suggestion.

I hope Dougs' passing was easy on both you and him, and filled with the understanding that this is the way of all life, and the price we pay for love.

Best wishes, and PLEASE, post here as often as you like. We appreciated Dougs viewpoint, his humor and his insights. We will appreciate hearing those thoughts from you as well.



God Bless and I hope your grieving is brief.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 13, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
A great interview with Dick about Doug:
Brilliant job, Dick!
*<twinkles>*
iloilo
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 13, 2012 - 07:08pm PT
Thank you Rokjox. As you will see if you read much, my thinking is much like Doug's but not entirely. We came to many of the same conclusions from different paths, actually.

Thank you for the kind words.
iloilo
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Feb 13, 2012 - 08:49pm PT
Rest in peace.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
hey there say, ferralfae.... thank you for for posting the interview link...

also, a ways back, someone had shared a very doug-link, on him, and some kind of a first meeting that they had with him? *the link in shared on the supertopo here somewhere... it was very interesting to learn more of doug, on that link...

perhaps someone may find it, or, later, when i am on line, i will try...


again, wishing and praying strength for you at this hard time of loss...
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 14, 2012 - 07:02am PT
Douglas L. Buchanan, beloved husband of Ilo, left peacefully for his next adventure on 7 February 2012, with his wife at his side as he made his journey. A brilliant thinker and gifted epistemologist, Doug wrote significant works on the ethics of government's use of force, on the evils of murder disguised as warfare, and on the contradictions of armed robbery by taxation. His contributions to climbing, the culture of climbing, and to the causes of individual liberty will continue to resound through the minds of thinking people around the Earth, where he is widely read and discussed among other philosophers, as well as among students of his works and other thinkers. His primary website for climbers is AlaskanAlpineClub.org. Thinkers will want to visit Think.ws and MeansofInquiry.org.

Memorials are suggested for the Alaskan Alpine Club, 1957 Weston Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709 or the charity of your choice. A celebration of Doug's life will be held in Fairbanks on 19 May, as well as other celebrations on the East Coast, Helena Montana, Yakima Washington, Lander Wyoming, and various other locations at various times.

Doug Buchanan in his iconic top hat.  Photo by ilo.
Doug Buchanan in his iconic top hat. Photo by ilo.
Credit: feralfae
mt10910

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2012 - 04:26pm PT
http://packrafting.blogspot.com/2012/02/doug-buchanan-may-19-1947-february-7.html?showComment=1329265476131#c7606913868748501546

a good tell tale by Roman Dial
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 14, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
Thank you formerly known as and neebee and all of you.

Part of Doug is still here with me, so it's not as horrible time as it could be. I can still feel him around a lot, which is very helpful. We made this agreement a long, long time ago about such an event. We had no idea at the time that Doug might become ill and leave so soon. We had plans to 103!

Doug is on reboot, doing a trade-in. That is what he told be before he took off for this adventure. I am glad I was there to blow kisses to him as he left.

Being here with Doug, by his side, holding his hand, through the last hours and minutes of the "getting out of town" phase ("the hardest part of any climb is getting out of town"), and listening to him negotiate his future plans with the angels/photons/spirits/fairydust/G*d/Universe/energy/Oneness/your own concept of Existence/questioners (Doug asked questions as well!) was miraculous and affirming. I'll write that story up one day, and post it over on iloilojones.com, or one of my other sites.

You are all a great comfort to me right now. It is touching to find others who knew and loved him, or knew and reviled him. I thought he was a totally arrogant guy the first time I got a letter from him on AAC letterhead, criticizing my thinking! But he was correct in his correction of my contradiction. :) Anyway, it's a good story of two highly independent climbers/artists/writers/anarchists meeting and ending up married.

So, thank you for all the kind words and good thoughts, the prayers and the fairy dust.
Climb on
ilo

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 14, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
hey there say, ferralfae....


as to this part of your quote:

Anyway, it's a good story of two highly independent climbers/artists/writers/anarchists meeting and ending up married.


a perfect valentine post, for the two of you, and your life adventure, as a team, while being: two, but 'one' in union... :)

bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Feb 14, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
I heard many good stories while living in Alaska about various men of the mountains. Doug was one of them. Godspeed Mr. Buchanan.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 15, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
19 May, 2012 at Mushers Hall in Fairbanks, Alaska
Dear Friends,
The pleasure of your company is requested

For a celebration of the adventures of
Doug Buchanan
magnificent individual and extraordinary spirit.

Mushers Hall
Fairbanks, Alaska
19th and 20th of May 2012

The big party will be the evening of the 19th, which is a Saturday evening.

Potluck, as is presently planned and be sure to bring your very best bottle of wine. Bring your videos, slide shows, photos, and memories. The more Doug stories, the better.

I have reserved the Hall for two days. That way, people who are tenting will have time to gather stuff up, we will have time on Sunday to clean the hall, visit, chat, talk with everyone, and all will be well.

Climb on
feralfae
Fletcher

Trad climber
Over there
Feb 20, 2012 - 02:41pm PT
Man, just came across this today. Had no clue he was ill. RIP Doug and condolences to your friends and family. There is a bit less color now on the Taco Stand.

Peace,
Eric
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 20, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
hey there say, fletcher... we can hopefully bump this up, around may, too... as a reminder...

Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
Feb 20, 2012 - 04:23pm PT
Yes. Middle of May. I wish I could be there.

Thanks for the post Fae. You bring tears to my eyes. My wifes name is Faye, and I worry now about her after reading your posts. Guys my age Do crap out suddenly on ocassion. Given my idea of fun, I could easily be next. ((Hold my beer and watch this!))

I have to consider what to say to my wife on this.


Thank You.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 21, 2012 - 03:08pm PT
Oh, no, your poor wife! One of those "watch this!" guys! :)
You would have loved to see Doug run the ice ridges! :)


Where are you?
There are celebrations in other places, on other dates!
Some are posted over in the guest book on Caring Bridge

I know there is one in Yakima on Memorial Day, North Carolina on May 19, not sure yet of when and where on others.

Climb on!

feralfae

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Feb 21, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
Definitely a unique poster. God bless him, may he rest in peace now.

I lift my glass and salute him.
jmap

Social climber
NC
Feb 21, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
I enjoyed his posts and was sorry to hear of his passing. Let's hope St. Pete didn't try to collect an admission fee.

Maybe that was our February thunderstorm.

feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Apr 3, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
Reminder:
This is just a draft announcement, but there won't be many changes.

Have Entirely Too Much Fun!

Join with us to celebrate the life of

Doug Buchanan,

individual extraordinary.



Come celebrate together May 19, 2012-May 20, 2012. Mushers Hall, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Main party event begins at 6:00 PM on the 19th, with toasts, tributes, trip stories, and terrifically outrageous tales.

Climbing videos narrated by Doug. Hoping we can do the Waterman Slide Show, too. In any event, there will be slide shows, videos, and other Doug-related activities around the perimeter of Mushers Hall, inside and outside, depending on the weather, the whim of the individuals, and the celebratory tone of the party. Music is rumored to be planned. Fine wines will flow. Delicious foods will be served.

Bring your favorite stories, slides, photos, videos, tall tales, and memories of outrageous adventures. Bring fine wines, delicious foods, music, and memories.

There is space for tents, room to roam, and lots of activities planned to contribute to everyone having entirely too much fun.

Hang out with us on Sunday at Mushers Hall as well.
Send a PM if you need more info on how to find us, what to bring, etceteras, etceteras (as Doug would type).
Looking forward to seeing any one who can make it.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 27, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Credit: Mighty Hiker
(A marvellous photo.)
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