A blog post for the tenth of November

A blog post for the tenth of November – the only tenth of November that shall ever come to pass in the year 2009 (all the rest are just fakes, don’t buy them)
Well, I’ve wanted to have my garden planted by now but it hasn’t rained enough so the ground is very hard to work. Probably my most successful venture is still my work with Zingalume Basic in doing the Inoviropreneurship program, although we have a bit of a problem of the students coming on time.
The internet program is still facing delays – no one wants to attend meetings but when I talk to them they say that they really want to do it. Hopefully I get something done on this front before I have to go.
My latest push is “top lit updraft” (TLUD) stoves. Basically they are stoves that use small fuel that can be grown quickly and burn the gas that would otherwise come out as smoke. I made one with the head women and that is what I am currently working on at the basic school.
Well, today (right now) we had our second really good storm. (There’s been a few quickies that haven’t left much) I hope there was the same amount of rain that came down in Dovu. I hope someone plows my garden when the rain lets up.
Of last regard, my solar panel doesn’t seem to be working well enough to power my battery (and there have been several days that I hardly think you even need a solar panel photons to charge my battery the rays have been so scorching). My multi meter ran out of juice and it needs a 9v that can only be bought in Chipata so I’m going to have to wait till the end of the month to assess the problem.
Alright, all for now, there’s probably more I could add but I should be packing up soon… I hope it stops raining before I need to head out.

(or is it the Danish market?!)

2009-08-29
Working on finishing up my Inoviropreneurship syllabus
Also went to the Dutch market (or is it the Danish market?!) and bought some really good Indian food… I didn’t see any Dutch food but then other then the chocolate, is there any traditional Dutch food?

Think I’ll start put quotes at the end of my blog:
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
– Fran Lebowitz
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
– Lane Olinghouse

Well we now have Wi-Fi at the PCZ headquarters

2008-09-09
Well we now have Wi-Fi at the PCZ headquarters although the speed is not as good as the old LAN-line one that can only be accessed on the government computers and therefore cannot be used to upload. Anyway, this means that I have a way to upload all my photos to my website the only question is whether I can get them all uploaded by the time I leave. Hopefully I can.

Went to the dimba and watered everything good, some of my squash plants are starting to flower so hopefully I will have squash sometime soon…

2008 07 15
Went to the dimba and watered everything good, some of my squash plants are starting to flower so hopefully I will have squash sometime soon. I asked a villager if she could water my garden while I was away and she said she would. Hopefully this will mean my vegetables do not dry up. Went back and sowed a new button on my pants. It’s the second pair I needed to sew and I used about 20-30cm of doubled thread each time so hopefully I won’t need to do it again. Packed everything up, ate dinner and went to bed somewhat early because I need to get up really early tomorrow and leave as soon as it gets light out because I’m not 100% certain the AG vehicle is going mawa or Thursday.

Beneath my feet are a thousand chocolate shadows,
Languid like love pedals,
But visions say –
‘lick my tongue,’
Picture friends under sweet lather,
Bare and sordid but fluffy.
-By someone in my apartment

“I am here,” she said, and I heard her and went. I was there and then I was we and we were one. Now there is this search for the we that once was, and this one will be two until found or create. It may be long on this path, but this path should be fun, and so as I wind throughout time, creating what seen should be done, I carefully think and then before act, I way all my options and choose what is fit.
-Aaron E-J

“Don’t let the sound,
Of your own wheels,
Drive you crazy,
Lighten up while you still can,
Don’t even try to understand,
Just find a place to make your stand,
And take it easy”
-from killer8524’s away message

In the year 1000004 AD (after ducks) there will be much rejoicing, for on a day in this year there will come a time and a place in which something will happen. We all await this day with mediocrity so extreme that one third of all garlic plants will flower profusely thus making rise for a much needed rest on my behalf.

Given that “The Year 1000004” is so long off, is it not true that this statement is about as predicted as just about anything else? Shold we not place information on the same merit as people in that we place it as true until proven untrue? For if we do not think out side the box, than will we ever know what lies beyond its walls?
-Aaron E-J

The Problem, Itself, is the Solution

          Fighting, not exhaustion, but that feeling you get at the end of a week spent half learning and half doing monotonous tasks that are somehow necessary; I now write. It is interesting how my writing is better when I am in this state of unalertness. Not that my current words are coming out in the best fluidity, but the fact remains that I have a hugely improved vocabulary in these instances. So thus, with little else to do, writing is the most productive thing I can. Today I do not have a topic, and this leads to a problem, and, in this instance, a problem will be my topic. There are many problems, and many solutions – which of the two there are more I remain unsure and it is with much sureness that I remain, soundly, unsure. There are also many types of problems. The fact that I do not have huge amounts of energy to do huge amounts of things is a problem. Caffeine is a solution but should not be used before bed time or you will need more of it the next day, spiraling into a never ending cycle that can only be solved by becoming immune to that causes it. Then there is always the Who, What, When, Where and How although Why I have no idea. There are no solutions to these types of questions save those asked by the one who is to answer them. If anyone else tries, you’re sure to get a less than adequate response. Finally 2 to the X squared = 5.
-Aaron E-J