Rollin ... an old photo of an old friend with whom I traveled many miles together with our bikes.
Notice his bike in the background.
I haven't met up with him yet and am not sure if he's alive, but I haven't heard that he died.
Another old friend happened to have this old photo.
Backside of the above photo.
"I evoke and refuse to waive my fifth amendment right to remain silent. Do not ask me any questions."
This is the bike I was riding for the period of time we traveled together.
You might imagine the scene Rollin and I made in wealthy southern California, spring and summer of 2003 ...
Hi Charlie - terrific news about the Koompi. I read Rithy's interview & some of the articles. I'm very happy for him & everyone who is working to make this happen. Congratulations to all! Margaret
14 March 2019
Land of the free ... including free WiFi ... All for our homeless friends, who very much enjoy their perpetual state of homelessness, often fueled by addiction or the never ending desire to capture that elusive "free lunch".
Is there really such a thing as a free lunch?
Quoted: "Shortly before his death in June 1988, Louis L'Amour completed writing his most unique adventure story: a personal reflection on his lifelong love affair with learning.
Education of a Wandering Man, in which L'Amour vividly recalls many of the books he read, the places he visited, and the people he met that catalyzed his evolution as a writer."
15 March 2019
To be wealthy is first and foremost to have optimum health of body, mind and spirit, in otherwords, to possess wholistic health.
Beyond wholistic health, it is the freedom to be able to go and do whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want, without harm to other living things.
The greatest physical barriers to quality of life, healthful living and sound thinking are nicotine, alcohol, and pharmaceuticals.
Pure laziness, lack of self-respect, and a general lack of care and concern holds most people back from achieving their full potential.
The most difficult thing for an older adult to do is to look back upon an unfulfilled life and admit they are fully to blame, or even partially to blame, thereby keeping them blind, ignorant and in a state of slavery.
Unrecognized and hidden fear hold most people back, a fear of contagion, or a fear of looking foolish, or standing out carries much more weight than any fear or concern for the loss of personal liberties, freedom or enlightenment.
I found a nice nearby library for working, but have not yet been able to get the Koompi working environment operational.
This part of America has many hot rodder race car drivers who love to race their engines, squeal their wheels, waste their money on gasoline, and act like they are tough guys (and maybe some tough girls?).
They might own a small sporty car, a huge oversized useless truck, or even a lincoln cruiser.
If they have so much money to waste, I wonder why America is said to be headed toward bankrupcy?
America is the most expensive place to live in most all the world, yet they continue to throw money away.
Hollywood movies teach these youth how to behave, and Hollywood movies teach our youth many many more wrong and senseless behaviors.
Zoom Zoom and Boom Boom are the predominant theme on American streets.
The kids rule the streets here, like thugs and bullies,while the so called authority is powerless.
Policing is being replaced by cameras, and in some places, sound sensors.
Traffic tickets are automatically sent to the driver's legal mailbox, making them outlaws if they don't pay up.
Some of the very few more enlightened communities understand the link between crime and noise.
The boom boomers and zoom zoomers are a menace to society.
They are the terrorists, who rob communities of peace, aside from the danger they present, and the bad example they set for the younger children growing up.
Let's put an end to this, all you sleeping everyday Americans.
The modified muffler business and the subwoofer installers are soon to be closing down and unemployed.
This basically useless industrial equipment out on the open streets and in our business and residential areas.
Why are Americans so dead and unaware of what is happening right under their noses?
Too many prescription drugs?
Or is it all the tobacco, alcohol and spectator sports?
Maybe it's because they're all really just fat and happy.
Above - they have so much money and lack of common sense they sit there with one foot on the brake and the other on the accelerator spinning their right rear wheel burning it up while they scare the pavement.
Money for gasoline, money for tires, money for a destroyed car., money for amphetamine drinks and money, money for drugs and alcohol, and money for sexual stimulants.
What exactly fuels this madness that plagues the whole country?
No where else in the world.
Above - the 3D holographic packaging found on the side of the road literally costs thousands of times more than the white powder capsule inside.
13 dollars plus tax so you can feel like a real man.
Only in America ...
Apparently a joint project with the prisons and the firefighters.
I didn't enter.
California signage is typically always quite specific.
A grand vista while climbing the Pacific Crest.
It appears anyone can mine for rock and gravel here ...
It doesn't appear this guy has an exclusive right, but it seems he has a key.
A very well constructed tunnel, 1953
Once you've crossed the Pacific Crest, it becomes clear you're entering the desert.