19th June 13:33
Charlie and me (books time)
So here I am, having gotten invited to Charlie's house
for ... and so I hoped ... some help with my ongoing
education in matters "druidic".
One week passes... two months pass. I'm waiting.
All the while, there's good food and fun and lively conversations
about this and that* and Summerlands politics and policies and
how his website could attract a bigger following and how the
whole thang could possibly generate some revenues and all...
and I'm still waiting.
I'm a patient guy.
Now you need to understand I'm also a rather 'outdoorsy' guy, so...
Prolly into week 9 or so, I've got enough of the living room and
the bathroom and the kitchen and the study with all them books
and computers and I take a heart and ask Charlie a question:
"Charles!", I say
"What about we GO somewhere soon. Just out there.
Down to the river hangin' out under a tree or something."
"Well...", he says
"There's this copy of a celtic megalith monument about 2 hours
north from... (or something... I forget the details ... bear with me...)
"Well no" I say
"I mean... nothing spectacular or specificly educating or
something. Just go out there. Be with Nature and just BE!"
He looks at me, puts on that characteristic smirk when
he's about to preach and says
"Ya know... I do not need to go out there. I know how it
all works anyway."
Made an impression on me.
* so far part of the splendid hospitality I enjoyed
and for which I will remain eternally thankful
21st June 02:31
Charlie and me (life)
One of life's most trying experiences is having an investment in an idea of
what a person is like, or ought to be reasonably expected to be like, or
what we would like the person to be like, and then having a direct
experience of the person which is different enough to create real
dissonance. I do not pretend to know what your particular experience felt
like to you; I do, however, know about such experiences. The thing about
them that I would change if I were the architect of the psyche is the fact
that that they almost universally make us angry at the person, who was,
after all, just being himself.
One cat's opinion.
21st June 02:31
Charlie and me (time)
Dan's lying Pangur. Deborah and I took him in and helped him when he
was in a trying time. He was unhappy in Huntsville because he couldn't
find work and for most of the time there had little money. Even then
we were still on civil terms with him when he left or so we thought.
21st June 02:31
Charlie and me (data process)
We took you in. Housed you, fed you and entertained you for months. We
helped you out financially and we even helped take care of you when you
fell down the stairs while drunk. We didn't invite you to our home with
promises that we'd train you in the Druid Way. I personally had hoped
that you and I could discuss these things but you were mainly
interested in getting online while there. Since you couldn't afford a
decent computer and were havingmany problems with your own, Deborah let
you use hers. You managed to reformat her harddrive and lose her data
files in the process which cost me about $500 to repair (software and
I wasn't keeping you around waiting I was merely footing the bill in
21st June 02:31
Charlie and me (esoteric holy women atheist sacred)
The first part of your postings down to "Be with Nature and just BE" is
loosely based on the truth. The last part is just a plain and simple
I purposefully stayed away from anything that was sacred and esoteric
with you because frankly you had too much baggage hanging around with
you. I'm not sure if it was because you were coming off being rejected
in a relationship that you were attempting to have with a married woman
or it was your statement that you liked your women slim and were turned
off by those that were overweight. All these things were happening in
close proximity to our second Summerlands Gathering at Roan Mountain. I
soon discovered that you were not a person of integrity at all. I'm
continuing to see how little integrity you actually have as well as an
aversion or fixation against deities and to truth.
Your heavy reliance on drugs and alcohol were also warning signs to me
as was your drunken admission in Texas that you were an atheist. Why
hang out spiritually with an atheist? Why share truth with a liar?
I'm very thankful that I sensed these things about you before sharing
anything sacred or holy with you.
21st June 02:32
Charlie and me (data don)
I get it, Dan. But as for the "nice try", I would say the same to you. I
don't buy that you're a victim-type. That is my own idea of 1X2 Willows, an
idea of my own invention, based upon a quite small amount of data. You, of
course, will exercise your sovereign will to be who you are, and it may or
may not fit my idea of you, nor is their any good reason why it should.