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Monday, October 31, 2005


This perspective disappeared between 1986 and 2005.

Now it is back.

A Dream Neighborhood

I dreamt early this morning that I was walking through a rain shower. Walking through the village I have lived in for the last 25 years.

Suddenly the street became unfamiliar, wooded and with buildings set back from the road that I had never seen before. I noticed that my feet were soaked but I just kept walking, I didn't care.

I came upon a big, three story brick building. It seemed to cover the whole block. The brickwork, the masonry, was very odd. The bricks were laid in distinct patterns that I seemed to remember, but could not place in my memory.

The two upper floors were apartments of some kind. I could see drapes in the windows. The entire bottom floor was a open room with concrete pillars and floor. This floor was open to the street through wide entrances like garage doors.

I walked in. It was a market. There were vegetables and fruits on the shelves. There was a smell of earth.

I thought "Excellent. This is far in the future. At least one hundred years. I'm fortunate to be seeing this."

Sunday, October 30, 2005

From the Summer - the Cherrypicker

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As the season changes more thought goes into heat. Solid fuel heats the Fortress.

I have a turkey roast that I want to do in the wood burning oven this evening. My only concern is that the weather is so mild that the Fortress won't want as much heat as the turkey. This problem will be solved. Say the turkey roasts for four hours at a lower heat instead of two, for example.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

The Fortress Hussars

June 18th, 2004 at the Front Door
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All Hail Ganesha - Our Beloved Initiator!

I am going to look for white candles for the altar. One can find fine white, cylindrical candles this time of the year at low prices. They are meant as grave decorations. Meant to be set out for Allhelgons, but that's no hinder.