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11.16.2017

If I sit by while our mother is being too spoiled I am the lowest of creatures. If to stop it I do not commit all that I am and all that I have I am the lowest of creatures.

If I sit by while our mother is being too spoiled I am the lowest of creatures. If to stop it I do not commit all that I am and all that I have I am the lowest of creatures.

More Than 200,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill Along The Keystone Pipeline About 5,000 barrels worth of oil leaked out of the pipeline in northern South Dakota.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/oil-spill-south-dakota?utm_term=.lkBa2MML6#.vuekleey3

Love is God, the Creator, not some disgusting cowardly comforting comfortable little sentiment. Or it is not love. We are to be used at Love's convenience, never ever the reverse. This is to blaspheme the name of God.

Love is God, the Creator, not some disgusting cowardly comforting comfortable little sentiment. Or it is not love. We are to be used at Love's convenience, never ever the reverse. This is to blaspheme the name of God.

Pope reaffirms conscience as heresy debate divides church. Link

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/pope-reaffirms-conscience-as-heresy-debate-divides-church/2017/11/11/1c92e674-c6fa-11e7-9922-4151f5ca6168_story.html?sw_bypass=true&utm_term=.83d741e18081

11.15.2017

Without a mission I am Paralyzed by the horror in this world. With a mission I cannot sit on the sidelines.

Without a mission I am Paralyzed by the horror in this world. With a mission I cannot sit on the sidelines.

Very important. We have made this vehicle Fun.

This vehicle is fun now. It never dawned on me that this would happen. That could be due to the mission that has me totally absorbed within its grasp. But it could be that it seemed technically unlikely. Whatever the reason this vehicle is fun. Due to inhospitable infrastructure for a bicycle of this size or indeed any bicycle, this vehicle is not for the faint of heart. But how many things are done by people of means that are not for the faint of heart? Cycling, mountain climbing, long distance hiking, long distance cycling, hang gliding, kite sailing, windsurfing, snow skiing..... It now seems impossible to me that self solar energy harvesting Transportation will not become a thing in a variety of forms almost immediately. It's irresistible. To a tiny segment, maybe, but irresistible. And each one that happens becomes a powerful advocate for renewable energy. I suppose these electric cars are nice but they're not a revolution. They are four thousand pounds worth of needless consumption. They are not a revolution. They are more of the same grotesque overconsumption. Ultralight self energy harvesting transportation is a revolution and it shows the revolution that is entirely possible. The final obstacle to this vehicle being remotely fun was substantial downhill travel. It was pretty miserable burning up those brakes. Stopping every half-mile to let them cool down. And of course all that braking was heat and all that heat was the energy invested in climbing. Yesterday in a 30 mile Journey from the coast to the east side of San Diego is steep Rolling Hills one after another after another. 2200 feet on the day. There was only moderate sun to help. It was surreal to watch a battery indicator that should have been plummeting only decreasing as though we were traveling on flat ground. It still seems surreal. But the gauges are accurate. 20% of the energy for this trip came from regenerative braking. I suspect it will be many many many many months before the brake pads on this vehicle need to be replaced, if even then.

11.14.2017

Phase 2? A new phase of this Mission emerging? Not important in my view, but interesting. Every day....

What is important is that hundreds of thousands of eyeballs can now not unsee the future that is possible, renewable, ultralight living on our mother earth. Constructive coexistence. Life lived in the service of others not self. The only Revolution. This thanks to the contributions of so many now.  Will it make a difference? It is impossible that will not make a difference. Large enough to nudge the needle? Unlikely, but possible. Many now have helped these seeds be sewn. And the sowing of seeds will continue for as long as I can see with this now so capable vehicle.

Phase 2? A new phase of this Mission emerging? Not important in my view, but interesting. Every day.... of the last 14 months, almost 12,000 miles, has been a race, a Sprint. A Sprint to get to Standing Rock. My Sprint to get to Lansing Michigan for the new Harvester micro RV to be built. A Sprint in northern Wisconsin to show it at the Midwest Energy Fair. Sprint back to Lansing Michigan for the solar Harvester micro RV to be completed. Sprint to Western Iowa for the 7-Day Cross Iowa bicycle event with 10,000 people or so. A Sprint to the West Coast where this vehicle could be seen by those with the means and know how to take the idea and run with it. Well, the sprinting phase seems to be over. Except for the Sprint to save the world which is what this is completely, entirely, all about. That will end with my last breath. But the sprinting phase as it has been seems to be over. With the help and generosity and skill and kindness of so many people this being written from the southwest United States, San Diego, it is completed in Phase 1. And coincidentally this miraculous vehicle is now completed. With regenerative braking it is now absolutely a fun vehicle with many fewer incidents that terrorized me, to travel in. There are few climbs that can stop it. And The Descendants from steep grades which were horrible brake melting, vehicle crushing events are now something that recharge the batteries effortlessly  descend  at 15 miles per hour! Game-changing. And those of you that stepped forward with material Financial contributions when it became apparent that this vehicle was so outmatched by the mountains on the coast you enabled the stored battery power to be doubled and there are now few climbing situations that it can't handle. Maybe none. It has been the entire purpose of this vehicle to be seen to try and awaken people's hearts to the possibility of averting a otherwise certain horrible future for the children. That remains 100% of the mission. But the new phase is a move from a arduous Sprint to something I don't remember how to anymore because it has been so many decades, follow my interests and curiosity in the world. As I have written recently I'm aware that my intimate relationship with nature has cooled dramatically. This may be okay but I'm not sure. After some important work to improve the solar generating capability with wiring and a new controller that may be completed tomorrow, the Palm Springs, Joshua Tree area campgrounds become the new initial destination. If my nervous system responds I will linger and try and have my connection with creation reignite. The vehicle got to be seen these last 14 months by sprinting the various locations. For the months that I see ahead it will also be seen but by Meandering to spiritually significant locations to my nervous system primarily. Interesting. My gratitude to those who have contributed to this Mission will never waver.

11.12.2017

The only true protection for the middle class is true protection of the lower class.

The only true protection for the middle class is true protection of the lower class.

Four things this vehicle embodies Each of which may prove irresistible I think. Self-sufficient....

Four things this vehicle embodies Each of which may prove irresistible I think. Self-sufficient.... solar powered travel. Human solar hybrid serious transportation. Human solar hybrid micro RV. extremely light living on the planet. Will these ever be more than niche things? Possible. When carbon fiber becomes a prevalent means of Construction and the equivalent of gallium arsenide is prevalent in solar it will be unlikely that these four things noted above will not at least have serious niches.