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feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 17, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Okay, it has been more than a year now since Doug escaped from the insatiable demands of government bureaucrats and from his non-functioning body. As far as I know, he is doing fine. I still find the occasional note. He hid them all around before he left. Best yet, I find things he hid around our forest for me, which is totally cool.

The great report of the day is that between snow sprinkles, I made it across our ersatz balance beam today, legs trembling, but strong enough to balance me across a slow, twenty-feet walk on the log across the gully, which happened to be free of ice and snow today. This is huge. I could not walk at all 7 months ago. I could not feel my legs, even. My goal, of course, is to run across the balance log, then start climbing the trees across the gully as my legs get stronger again. Whoo hoo! I have not yet begun to use Doug's chinning bar.

Now then, about these insane government weapons laws:
Depriving any sane and peaceful woman of the right to self-defense is totally repugnant to the human rights of everyone. I mean, isn't it enough to tax us of half our grain and cattle and sheep? Does the king not have enough to eat? Is his house without heat? Still, would that excuse armed robbery?

Has he no clothes? Oh, wait, that was the other guy, that emperor who took half my grain and cattle and sheep, too, several years back, and was too stupid to put on clothing because someone bamboozled him. (All right, he just had an impossibly horrid wardrobe, but I consider that a distinction without a difference.)

So, now we have this guy who thinks we will all turn in our spears and swords? I'm not even willing to part with my atlatl. Or my blowpipe from Brazil. So, on the disarmament thing, no, thank you, I think not. Thank you all the same.

If this king. emperor, whatever he calls himself, if he needs more money, he needs to learn to ask nicely, instead of all this armed robbery and trying to take away my weapons. How many jets can he fly at once, for goodness sakes? How many limos does he need? How many chefs?

And how come they want to take my sword and bow, but they have bombs? I think that is backwards, because I never threaten or attack or kidnap or imprison or enslave them. But they do that to other humans. Peaceful ones. I actually bake cookies for people. Who in government is that kind?

Sheesh, I am keeping all my blades and bows, and especially the atlatl. (If you need to send a line across a chasm, by the way, a good old bamboo wand and atlatl made from another wand will work very well. I am sure several of you have constructed an atlatl and thrown a line on the spot many times.)

By the way, if you think the park rangers would not rescue you without a bribe (and I am kindly discounting their highly amusing incompetence) do you think paying for the prospect of their rescue "skills" will cause them to be any more proficient? Or is your not paying the initial bribe just an excuse for them to collect more bribes from you if you want to stay out of jail after not paying the initial bribe? I am trying to figure this out.

Time to go get stronger. I have mountains to visit soon.

Hey, neebee!!!

*<twinkles>*
feralfae
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Feb 17, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Viva la Liberte!

Great to hear and Aloha. This week in my AP government the topic is the bureaucracy. Wholly...can you say leviathan? While it was locke's attempt to limit the State, he failed and Hobbes showed the power lovers their dream of a social contract.

Wonderful log crossing!

Will
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 17, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
Break on through to the other side.
We gotta get outta this place, if it's the last thing we ever do.
We gotta get outta this place, if it's the last thing we ever do.
Credit: mouse from merced
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
hey there say, feralfae!... happy to see you here tonight!

as to this qoute:
Best yet, I find things he hid around our forest for me, which is totally cool.

wow--this is really something...
in my jake books, i had a loved hide little fun things along the trail for their loved ones, as well, and thus, after the one passed on--there was 'little bits of love' left behind...

how wonderful, dougs love for you....



keep on getting well, so welly! the body back doing what our body was meant to do:
walk, run, skip and jump... like the 'kids we are' at heart...

:)

feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 17, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Hey, neebee,
Doug might have read your books if he knew about them, you know. He had an excellent level of curiosity. It was one of our tests for each other, by the way. Curiosity. Asking and answering questions.

The best loved treasure found so far is the blue shell, one of mine made from porcelain in my studio, dozens of which we hid in trees from here to Fairbanks. It is stuck in the bark of a tree on the other side of the balance log. I have earned the right to smile at it.

My training course also has trees to climb, no joke, and rock hopping, and some nice little puffer inclines up which I carry the firewood. And Doug lift tokens of love all over the forest. I had no idea until after he escaped. It is more cool than I can talk about fully right now.

I am very well loved. No doubt about it at all. I think I live inside a shell of love energy.

Your prayers helped a lot. Your notes and love helped a lot. Every gesture, card, gift, the portrait, all the loving things you did, I know they helped to tip the balance. I have a couple of your cards out and I read them very often while I am doing exercises. :) Great incentive, your vessel analogy. I thank you ten thousand times. You are really a great Angel. Thank you.
I am truly thankful to know you.

I am thankful to all the *Angels* here who sent so much love and support this past year. Thank you more than I can say, more than those grains of sand. I'll just send you all a toss of fairy dust, hhmmmmm?
* < twinkles > *
feralfae
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
hey there say, ferelfae...


my arms and heart are open:

catching the love from all the 'fairy dust' you got there...


got a few more things to send you, in march...
:)

i will always picture you in your healing-woods, with doug's
trail, :)

my mom loves these kinds of stories, too, she loves the woods...
i will share this with her...

getting off line to get some chores done--hope to see you here and there, on line, thank you for sharing this post, here tonight...

meant a lot, in lots of ways...
that's why we are here...

to share life and love! :)
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 17, 2013 - 07:53pm PT
Thank you nohea and Mouse,
Nohea, If you have not read Nozick's Anarchy State,and Utopia, you will enjoy it.

Mouse, that is a great image. I like the idea that if they keep climbing, eventually, their heads will touch.
Then they can figure out a better plan. :)

Take care, you two. See you around.
* < Twinkles > *
feralfae
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Mar 22, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
Greetings SuperTopo Tribe,
I send everyone good wishes from Montana, where I am watching a snow storm begin to scuttle across the Divide, riding on the stampeding wind. It is slate blue over there to the West, where the clouds are spilling down on Helena. I am still in sunshine out here.

Very Good News!
I have permission to run, to play on any and all of our equipment we had here for Playing in Shape. Some is in the forest, some is in the media room/library. They are resurfacing my track this next couple of weeks as well. Life is good.

I am mixing the paints for the new design for the rainfly. I am drawing my new banner. Our old one is folded away. I have my own banner this year.

It is Spring. Time to prepare gear for adventures, because even if I am not climbing, I WILL be in the mountains, on the waters, or in the sky. I hope to visit new places in Alaska, and then maybe return to the known paths of the Winds. There is time for both.

Two girlfriends and I have been talking about picking up a circumnavigation that was begun years ago, before our darling, magnificent, and wonderful Husbands intervened. Husbands can be an entirely excellent adventure. Definitely no complaints here. But we did not get across the Pacific to some places we wanted to go. She is in Trinidad right now, not under sail. So, we are sort of half-heartedly pondering this possibility, but I don't think any of us are very serious about it this year. Two are playing other places with their Husbands. It may be that the two married couples will put her under sail this year, or next, but it is nice to dream about Tahiti. :)

One brother suggested that we would need to be careful of pirates, three or four women alone, oh my! Maybe we should take a chap along. Maybe him. Can't you tell he is a politician? Created a scare, and then offer a solution which requires his presence, or input, or stolen money. It is so incredibly laughable. We laughed and laughed, and suggested that he go peddle his fear to someone he could scare. We know we are a superb set of humans, with excellent skills. Any one of us can outdraw and outshoot him, for goodness' sake, if we need protection.! We are all far superior cooks, and equal or better sailors. And better conversationalists, too. He has never done honest work, except maybe before he was thirty or so, and began his "career." I am laughing robustly.

Politicians: they sell you a scare, and then offer their solution. Stop feeling grateful. Laugh at them. Lean on the Tribes you have, where you can Trust people. Doug told me some stories about some politicians he knew, and we laughed and laughed at their predictable antics. They keep telling us that humans will mess up big time if left alone without politicians. They encourage us to fear each other. They try to scare us, and to set us against one another. Fling the fear back at them. Laugh at them.

Most humans on Earth manage to have voluntary, free market systems that keep us fed, clothed, shod, connected, and making a living, and there are cultures with fewer politicians that are doing it even better.

So, let us try to meet somewhere in the mountains where the Armed Ones will be not so inclined to attempt armed robbery. I am open to good suggestions, for I far prefer honest pirates to politicians and their ilk, who hide behind some sets of bureaucratic papers which I, for one, never agreed to obey.

I think I will bring our ice tower banner, too, come to think of it. :) :) I am once again laughing most robustly. (It's in the pack. We had it up in the Ice Shack, some of you will remember.)

This will be a fun year.

Are you still here?
Quit wasting your time reading this stuff, and go do something free and extraordinary, for you are made of Star and Earth stuff, and this Earth is our playground (perhaps this Solar system, huh?), as well as our responsibility, come to that. Humankind creates better when feeling happiness. Go play.

I am going. The wind is battering my sense of space, the Sun and clouds are shadow dancing, and I am going out to walk my balance logs and skip around a bit.

Go play. This is Your Life, after all, so make it an Extraordinary, Magnificent One. I certainly intend to continue doing so.
* < Be your masterpiece. > *
* < twinkles > *
feralfae


survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Mar 22, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Wow, what a post!!

Welcome back!
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Mar 22, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Thank you for the welcome.

Making an entrance, you know. :)

Please read it again; I changed the ending. I am laughing so much!
I am laughing most robustly, actually.

(Hello everyone. I'm still planning on Rainbow. I think I have at least one person in. Shall we let guys tag along? Or will this be just for the Sisters? I am not sure we are allowed to do that in this New Dispensation, actually. I mean, it would not be good manners. Bad form and all.)
Carry on.
:)

* < twinkles > *
feralfae
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
hey there say, feralfea!


happy to see you this eve!! the snowstorm sounds exciting, as to the colors, oh my...

got some friends around the area of libby montana, they've shared a few snow stories, and CALVING stories... seems they got baby calves, dropping out, all over, :) and glad for it...


say, as to this:
Very Good News!
I have permission to run, to play on any and all of our equipment we had here for Playing in Shape. Some is in the forest, some is in the media room/library. They are resurfacing my track this next couple of weeks as well. Life is good.

I am mixing the paints for the new design for the rainfly. I am drawing my new banner. Our old one is folded away. I have my own banner this year.

It is Spring. Time to prepare gear for adventures, because even if I am not climbing, I WILL be in the mountains, on the waters, or in the sky. I hope to visit new places in Alaska, and then maybe return to the known paths of the Winds. There is time for both.


will have to go skip and jump in my dance room, now, to join in on the fun
of you being 'permitted again' for play!



happy new year, as it IS still a new year!

so glad to see that 'laughing robustly' will not die out... ;)
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 22, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
Feralfae rules.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Mar 22, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Hey neebee,
Good to see you. :) I am most happy to have my permit to play re-certified. Woo Hoo!

Our Godson Jason called a while ago: he is at a nearby ranch (we could see the cattle across the Lake) helping with calving while on Spring break from Montana Tech. There is more snow over in Butte, I hear. Jason and Doug used to solve puzzles together. Anyway, Jason said they had 53 calves today, one of them red and one tiny one that is being babied by all the ranch hands. Jason said it is about the size of a lamb, but very feisty.

So, I am back to doing some nice training moves, even if at only the Pebble 101 level. Not up to Boulders yet. But working on it. :)

Yes,it is a good day to dance, for sure. :) But then, every day is a good day to dance, is it not?

Thank you for the welcome.
Carry on.
* < twinkles > *

feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Mar 22, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Hey Skully,
Thank you.
I only rule myself.
You rule yourself.
We all rule.
So, yes, logically, feralfae rules. :)
Carry on.
* < twinkles > *
feralfae
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
hey there say, feralfae, yes, everyday sure is good to dance... keeps the inner self happy, too!


say, my twins buddies, they got mostly black calves, so far, from their
'mammas'...

they don't have a large place, but good sized for them, :)


well, i got to leave all the fun, for now, and go have fun in the kitchen, as:
the ol' RABBIT is loose and playing and jumping, too...

seems it EVEN dances, at times, :)

once again, soooo happy for you!!!!!

night now, to the ol' taco, 'til later perhaps, :)
or morning light, :))


johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 22, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
I only rule myself.
You rule yourself.
We all rule.

pretty much says it.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Mar 22, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
"Women on the water with the wind"...quite a trip that would be Ferfal! Best to you and yours.

Smiling robustly here.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Mar 27, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
Rumor has it that there may be a shindig in Fairbanks on about 19 May, for all you Alaskan Alpine Club members out there. What? You have not yet declared to the Universe your allegiance to adventure and autonomy?

Go, read the website. You can Google it. It's been hacked, so links to me are gone, but we mirrored the sites before the hacking, fortunately. Maybe they will get put back up as they were sometime soon.

Just go read the Alaskan Alpine Club web site, if you have not done so. If you agree that anarchy is better than bureaucracy, you will find much to ponder there.

And I'm writing again, too .. .

Go. Be.
Have entirely too much fun and
Carry on. I am laughing most robustly right now. Life is excellent, and better every day. Cool adventures are afoot.
* < twinkles > *
feralfae
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
hey there say, feralfae...

it's been hacked?

say, i got a surprise... am sending it first week of april... it
is for to SIT in the alaskan alpine club...

you will see why :))


i love reading doug's adventure at that alaskan alpine club, :)
hope all will be well with it... :O

EDIT: AFTER reading some of those adventure, i WONDER if his folks used to worry about him, as a kid-- :))
the adventures remind me of a little kid testing the waters of anything and everything under the sun, that NOT ONLY comes a kid's way, but also to all that one finds to DO as well, when the parents are too busy to grab hold of one!

he SURE found a LOT to do! :O
nice that he shared it all with folks for the future...



hugssss, and keep on using that got-well body to get well into fun, :)
even as you are! :)

after all--spring is about to finally be sprung, :)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 27, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
And I am doing what you say feralfae....I am following dreams. lynnie
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