feb 28

Casita Chronicles

THE 50th STATE

Feb  28  2015

The plan is to hike south on the coastal trail today and see where it leads.  A heavy rain last night after the perfect little camp fire.  We ate the wild chicken and it was yummy, let the killing spree commence.  Perhaps the mis information is a product of people that want to keep them all to themselves, typical.  We are also in preparation for the epic trek down into the grand canyon of the pacific.  Who knows what wonders we shall behold.

The 4 plus miles of coastal exploration was fantastic a combination of beach, rock hopping and forrest along paths long unused since ancient times.   We met nary a soul along the whole route.  There was disturbingly a lot of flotsam washed on the shore mostly plastic.  Rajni was overjoyed to see a whale that was playing off shore.  We called Greg when we reached a road and he came and got us to take us back to the GC.  We then went to the music/art festival in Kilaua a very nice venue.  As is the custom of my people we grow our beards out in late summer in preparation for the hunting season.  We do not cut them off until we have made a kill or the season is over.  We keep a mustache and goatee until spring the first day of March and then shave, a momentous occasion.  Now I won’t have to look at Rajni making strange faces at me in public to alert me that various food particles are stuck on my upper lip!

Feb 27

Casita Chronicles

THE 50th STATE

Feb  27  2015

Tomorrow will be the last day of winter in the Uriah Calendar.  Another month and a half and we will return to Colorado.   Yesterday Rajni took Greg and I on another amazing hike.  The little known hikes are the best.  This hike is not in the guide books and hard to find on the net but it is to date one of the best.  We went some 3 miles up the Hanalei Valley.  The Hanalei river is the largest on the island and it is somewhat of a surprise that this broad and beautiful valley has never been developed or used except by hunters.  The quest for wild goats and wild boar sends my brothers into this magnificent valley like it sends them places similarly untouched by the processed food eaters of our planet.  The trail is their legacy and their delight.   They left their mark in the occasional bud lite or coors can to remind us of the way.  At our picnic point we turned around after taking in the sight sounds and smells of the jungle in its glory.  It began to rain and did so the entire return making the two river crossings at least 2 inches deeper!  The rain and water however was such that we never got cold, a good thing since we were scantily clothed.  Hats off and many thanks to THE HUNTER.  May they never disappear from the planet!!!

Feb 26

Casita Chronicles

THE 50th STATE

Feb  26  2015

I slayed my first wild chicken yesterday and we will eat it this week.  Having been a hunter for a very long time and having slayed and cooked many a wild bird and found them tasty and healthy I find it disconcerting that people have told me that wild chickens are either inedible or not worth dealing with.  Like most mis information it is a product of some lack of knowledge, experience or personal issue.  Well,  we shall see.  I selected a young rooster just to prove that sex is not an issue as well.  It also eliminated the culprit of the wake up call every morning.

Yesterday we cut down numerous trees, some heavy with fruit like Noni and Papaya,  The bounty is amazing,  As I gathered a bowl of Mulberries for this mornings pancakes there was much to ponder.  We have been told that the focal point of the earth for the entrance and exit of souls used to be Tibet and then when the Dalai Lhama was ousted it went to Chili and now is here in Kauai.  The portal is adjusted by the D L when he visits here on occasion and the actual location is a hole in the rocks above our compound.  HMMMM.  I wonder if he can shut it down for awhile and reduce the population our biggest problem?   Its this kind of mentality that is so very helpful to actual progress of humanity.  Back home there is a major blizzard and you know what that means—a lot of scorpios will be born. Hey, maybe thats the answer.

feb 21

Casita Chronicles

THE 50th STATE

Feb  21  2015

Another banner day.  The whole compound by Sheri’s reservation went to the Hindu temple here on Kauai for the official tour.  Eric, Greg, Rajni, Sheri and mua.  They own an astounding 300 plus acres of beautiful views a river and prime agriculture land.  Mrs O was very happy sitting under the Banjan tree and The new temple they have almost completed is constructed of hand chiseled granite intricately carved in India and transported here.  I have a picture of a chain of granite!   It was masonry heaven.  The dome rock was one single stone of enormous size carved and then covered with Gold.  They also claim to have procured the largest quartz crystal ever found.  The monks live in austere circumstances and must come for life.  They take only men below the age of 25 to insure that they are pliable.  They must become celebate.  The monks work and farm between meditation and worship which includes yoga.  They grow approximately %70 of their food- they are vegetarians.  It was fascinating.

Later, in the afternoon I ran to the beach and on a promontory I watched 3 whales frolic and maybe other things for a long time.  There were also Sea turtles and i wished Mrs O could have seen it.  It was there that I came to answer a question that had bothered me for many years.  Why is it that you never see the Hindus provide soup kitchens or homeless shelters?  Or for that matter the Jewish, the Muslim, the Buddhist and the other myriad of religious groups.  At least for the Hindus they are busy buying expensive real estate and building wondrous temples.  I guess they reckon the christians have the helping others covered.

The wondrous Mrs O took me up to the Moloaa coastal trail overlook for coffee meditation requiring a wake up of ??  It was a beautiful sunrise and on the way back we met Bill and Rita, also on vacation from Houston.  I congratulated them for being from one of the largest cities whithout zoning and regulation in that aspect and working fine!!  Bill also started his career working for the Govment in the environmental field.  He now works for the energy industry where he advises them of the law and good environmental practices.  Except for a few rogue corporations he was of the belief that the industry is not only concerned but eager to go about business in a sustainable fashion.  His comment that there are extremes on both the corporate end as well as on the environmentalist end.  The correct path is somewhere in between.  I accused him of libertarianism (not) but he did admit to leaning in that direction.

feb 20

Casita Chronicles

THE 50th STATE

Feb  20  2015

I am developing an affinity for this land of the Sandwich Isles.  Yesterday we decided to hike to Makaleha Falls also known as the eternal falls with the belief that if you make love there your relationship will last forever.  It is an unmarked non maintained trail such that if your not efficiency at following the signs of what could be a trail you will never find your way.  Maybe thats symbolic of finding your way thru the obstacles to relationship.  For all i know we could have been in Nam  minus the poisonous snakes and charlie cong.  The thick bamboo grove and the jungle gym forrest, boulder hopping and possible flash floods.   It was awesome and despite numerous side tracks and back tracks we found it!   We were all alone before this magnificent creation of nature.   A brisk dip in the cold clear waters was required and the ceremony consummated and it was time to go.  I felt young again and the future bright.  This feeling however wained and despite Mrs O having taken all my precious bodily fluids the wondrous nature of this place still persisted.  And there you have it we are now one with Kauai and each other  forever.

feb 19

Casita Chronicles

THE 50th STATE

Feb  19  2015

THOSE DAMN LIBERTARIANS

The Libertarian concept of freedom and justice for all is not in any way opposed to laws and regulation.  Laws and regulations  however, should only be for the use of determining if someones rights have been violated and who is the responsible party.  In the libertarian world if your going about your own business you are solely responsible for your own actions.  Let that sink in a moment.   This of course is not the case in the Democrat or Republican dominated government or the many other socialist, communist or even monarch governments.  The profuse laws that are enacted are to ingratiate certain people or entities, force others to conform to someones standard or my favorite, for the benefit or safety of all.   The result if a quagmire  counter productive, labyrinth of fear and control.  in the end we have become a litigious society in which liability is assigned to everyone but ourselves.  Instead of discovering or prosecuting actual villains we penalize everyone.  We actually believe we can better our lives and world with this shit.   Having travelled extensively I have a few favorites.   In Australia someone had their car broken into by a thief, their car was unlocked.  It is now against the law to not lock your car!    A child at a daycare got their foot cut while walking around barefoot. It is now against the law for daycares to allow children to walk barefoot.  And we can’t forget the good ole USA.  you have to wear a seat belt or a motorcycle helmet.  Can’t sell liquor on Sunday or smoke Mary Jane and of course the minimum wage to name a few.   I would surmise that no one actually spends a day without some violation of some kind of some law.  We are a society of self imposed criminals and the world is our jail. Alright,  thats enough politics for now, back to Kauai paradise with the amazing Rajni