Personal Status

Dark Forest, Bright Path

OK, the title of this post has nothing to do with ego stuff—just what has been happening in my life lately.

My parents have moved from a large, four bedroom home to a tiny, two bedroom condo, so pretty much all I’ve been doing the past two weeks is packing and moving and hauling boxes and boxes and boxes. The good news is that we are about done so that chapter will close and my folks can get some rest.

Mom is doing well, and her treatments only leave her feeling weak about two days out of the month. Since her CAT scans were clear during the last doctor’s visit, I’ve decided to hit the road on December 7th, my death day. I didn’t plan it that way, but that’s just when the campsite is paid up to.

I’ve been completely off-grid for the last two weeks. All my electric needs supplied by the sun, my water via holding tanks, and everything else by propane. The park is packed for the season, but I’ve got the overflow area—a large open space the size of a football field—practically all to myself.

Because of my family obligations, I’ve been neglecting my software consulting, and only doing the minimum with my students, but that will change soon.

I’m looking forward to a change of scenery and some much needed down time—a chance to recharge my spiritual batteries.

Stumbling Northward

The Pacific Coastline

ASHLAND, OR—Over the last few days I’ve checked out a number of California towns to see if they felt right—Lake Tahoe, Point Arena, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Arcata, Mount Shasta. Each “called” to me on the map, but after driving through them and about them and talking with their people, none of them felt quite right.

I had been to Tahoe and Mount Shasta before (and loved them), but this time they felt “off.” I guess She’s got something else in mind.

What has become clear to me are the things that I’m drawn to: Nature and trails nearby, free-thinkers, coffee shops and bookstores, mild winters and summers. I like college towns because of their energy. Arcata is close (the town and people remind me of the Hawthorne district of Portland), but too isolated. Ashland’s close, but somehow too… civilized? Tomorrow I’m going to check out Jacksonville, OR, then head north to Eugene, Corvallis, etc. I’m open to (and appreciative of) suggestions.

I think if I don’t find a place to call home by the time I hit Canada, I’ll buy a used truck and travel trailer and return to my nomadic ways. Who knows?

Either way, I can’t lose.

Homeless Again

The Ritz - Brunswick, GA

GREENVILLE, SC—My mother is all healed up and back on her feet. My sister is moved into her new condo and now, as of Monday, I’m back on the road once again. No RV, no stealth camper, just a battered old Ford Escort carrying my few meager possessions. More below the break (huh?).
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Two New Videos

I’ve just released a couple videos that I hope will stimulate interest in A Simple Explanation for Everything. Please go to YouTube and:

  • Watch them
  • Share them with your friends
  • Comment on them (on YouTube)

I hope that with your comments and sending the videos to others that your actions will generate enough interest that the videos will spread on their own. This will help me a great deal.

Here are the YouTube links:

Thanks, I know I’m asking for help here (and I hate asking for help), so I really appreciate it!

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Wayne

I Think I’m Killing Celebrities

Wayne Wirs Is Killing Celebrities

Oh, no. They warned me about this. They said, “As you become more advanced in your spiritual practice, you may find you attain certain, mysterious powers. Don’t get attached to these!” They didn’t tell me I’d inadvertently start killing people with my mind!!! I’m not claiming responsibility for Michael Jackson or Farrah Fawcett, but apparently I did kill David Carradine and Billy Mays…

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Six Miles

Oregon Forest

Even though the I had read it was only a mile hike to a waterfall, because of two wrong turns, it turned into a six mile hike. What made it worse, is one of those wrong turns was very steep going up, and very steep coming back down (the kind of steep where you seriously consider scooching down on your butt like a bad dog on carpet). 🙂

The Struggle For Survival

Desert Flowers

I spent the day tying in a blog to the Missing Children component of CareCause. How that changed things! All of a sudden these photos become so much more than just background noise to my tired web-browsing eyes. Suddenly there are stories behind the children’s faces. Keeping the blog updated will be a lot of work for me – yet it is so vitally important.

If just one child is saved because of these efforts – it will make my entire life worthwhile.