20171004: A Little more like Home…

I have been busy, as you can see, I can now cook food in a semi kitchen area.

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Yes, that cooking hot plate arrangement is wired together to keep it stable, but to be able to cook and have room for doing so & a place to clean dishes is very nice.

Shelves on the wall even to keep things out where I can see them instead of having to hunt around in this box or that box.  I grew up sailing and did consider sailing around the world solo. So yes I can use my laundry hanging system, the wet stuff goes over the sink till it stops dripping. Also I have the water cooler set up so I don’t have to try to filter my  tap water any more. (just behind the stove)

I also have my wire rack set up for going outside and selling on the street. I did this the other day and spent several hours out there. I did not sell anything, (did not expect too), I am just getting people use to seeing me out there.

The people who did stop and look or read my sign over the doorway made the day worth it and a success. I have owned a dozen businesses, never expect to be an overnight Success. But build it up by being there. I have run business for others some of whom never learned that lesson and complained that running a business was too hard…

I will start being out on the street outside the building several hours a day, on at least Thursday thru Sunday when the main tourist days are.

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So, while life is not great, I do survive. One step after another gets you to the end of the journey…

I hope this helps others to understand & survive their struggles in life.

The flavor in life comes not from always getting your way.

But from being able to say “Wow, I survived once again!”

What an adventure life is when you live it!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20171003: PEACE OF THE WORLD, poster #2 Dec Event

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OK, Another event for my Peace Activist friend, (his Facebook page link)

Lamina Kamiludeen Omotoyosi

WIP link:

https://www.facebook.com/wipinternational/?ref=profile_intro_card

Looking for Artists, Musicians, Poets & Writers

PEACEFUL PEOPLE changing the world BY ACTIONS OF PEACE.

Looking for a little financial help with these 2 events too.

So if you can spare some change, given the world disasters & war mongering I am not surprised that few can spare much of anything, let one of us know, PLEASE!

 

 

20170922: What I left behind to MOVE forward! My new apartment vs old

I recently moved out of my old Mexican apartment for the past 20 months.

It has been a trying time to be there & living here!

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Here you can see the foot of my bed, the desk and some of the stuff piled up waiting for me to find a place to sort through & see what was still good after the Dec. 2015 auto accident.

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The head of the bed, rain water drip catcher over it, blue water bucket for purifying my drinking water. That “white card stock” by the head of the bed was to slow down the mice & cockroaches that would run over my face as I slept.

So yes, folks this is what I did not want to show as I lived there. I do not like pity.

I worked to find answers.

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The small windows in the door, like my jail cells, not light. But sometimes a little is better than none.

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The corner of the desk to the door, not much smaller/bigger that one of my past jail cells too. The moving blanket was for winter, it would block out the colder air at night. Summer could hit 100F and was often 90F at 12midnight. So winter’s 55F was cold.

There was no sense buying any kind of heater, the other units used them and blew the whole complex’s electric box all the time.

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yes a tin roof with cement on top of it. Mexican construction yes that is a crack running down the wall.

My new place,

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This is a week or so ago. The laundry pile is smaller now. But here is the front rooms, Laundry sink in the left corner, place to let dishes dry, book shelves and a workstation to train people at.

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20 months later I am open for business “Locally”, sign on the street. Internet installed.

I currently have 7 different calendars to offer for sale on the street. Yes, just like an ordinary Mexican, selling in front of my house. I have even located some “wire racks the locals use to display their products on that I can use.

And a sign by my patio doors,

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Notice the cut step of the stairs… PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE HERE DRUNK OR ON DRUGS THAT IMPAIR YOU!

That is the area to step into my entry! ha ha… once again the “Gods” have given me a place that is hard to attack!

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Inside the NEW apartment, my workstation, and the reverse view. A studio for photography.

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My bed has some legs I had made for it after moving in too.

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& I even get to hang my night panorama of London!

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by the way, yes this is my chair… and you can see even in the new apartment the sleeping bag is hanging out of it!

(I ran around the old apartment trying to figure out where the 2nd warm sleeping bag was, till I stopped to straighten up the chair and remembered I used it to “stuff” the chair!

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So the next time some one tells you not to TRY, just remember that I came here NOT SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE, not having any friends, very little money, and quite a few people wanting to steal from me. PLUS no ability to return to USA other than to go to prison for BEING A WHISTLE BLOWER with corruption charges on the USA court system & a threat of death if I ever ENTER A USA COURT!

A one way ticket into Mexico & I Won!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170922: A call for PEACE World Wide. October PEACE SUMMIT BY THE YOUTH!

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My friend Lamina is doing a PEACE SUMMIT in October 2017.

We need your help.

People of NOTICEABLE PEACE ACTIVISM, POETS/WRITERS, MUSICIANS, ARTISTS of all walks of life who work with YOUTH & YOUTHS THEMSELVES OF NOTICE are invited!

Lamina needs a small amount of funds to help promote and present this PEACE SUMMIT. Any donations that are given to this website with notation of being for his event will be transferred to him (PayPal takes a small amount & I will not take anything more than PayPal’s 3% either, if I take anything at all). “Donation Button” on the Home page or top of this post. PLEASE STATE IT IS FOR THIS EVENT!

So PLEASE, pass this message along to others.

The YOUTH are the FUTURE, and the 0.001% ELITE RICH have screwed up the planet bad enough that the YOUTH have no future as FREE HUMANS!

Links to Lamina Lamina Kamiludeen Omotoyosi & WIP

https://www.facebook.com/wipinternational/?ref=profile_intro_card

https://www.facebook.com/ALLAHDEY4LIIVE

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20170706: Any donations to Keep a “Whistle Blower AGAINST CORRUPTION” alive & free?? ISS Creator.

OK, so I am not into begging, but heck I do need to survive.

Looking for work, OR YOU CAN JUST CLICK THE “DONATION” Button and give my PayPal account a couple of dollars.

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I can not use USA courts as they have offered to “Just Kill me.”

I do have to eat & pay bills, keep equipment running.

I did create the International Space Station, no small piece of Human History…

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just a couple people involved….

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Nope, the USA gives me nothing for my creation.

However just as I gave the USA the International Space Station to save it, so to this day do I continue to help… A Recent offer of Fresh Drinking Water for the Poor.

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So if you can spare a $1 or $2, think about helping some one who did so much for the DREAMERS of the World.

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20170602 Just reliving a nice memory 160.5mph! Dreamed of doing it and Then DID!

 

As a little boy, I saw Formula 1 racing as the BEST! It was about driving skill and world wide too.

It was not that NASCAR pushing and shoving while driving in circles…

Well, I always wanted to at least just once drive racing fast in an open wheel race car. 2015, Oct. I got that chance. I bought myself 2 drives of 8 minute each.

When the driver’s was held, the instructor said that the cars would only do 150mph in a single or double drive. You would have to buy a 3rd drive to go faster as the governor would set. He hear my groan and and I said I had the dream of doing at least 150mph. He quickly added that if you drove really good you could get to 153mph, but you had to be right on the sweet spot the whole time.

Well, the first 8 minutes I let myself feel into the car, what and where that sweet spot was at.

The 2nd 8 minutes I let it all hang out, it was the ‘QUALIFYING RUN!”

So you might imagine my surprise when I pick up my computer printed certificate and it said I did 160.50mph….

Yeah, I could have had fun being a real race car driver….

Enjoy this video of those 2 runs & the certificate shown at the end!

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20170519: Friday Funnies!

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Having spent 57 years laughing at people who want to live forever & believe some religion can produce your past in a “new world that never dies so your physical body lasts for ever & ever”…

I have as far back as I can remember used the saying “Born to die.”

After all how long do you think you will like eating chocolate pudding for every meal of every day… Eternity is very long.

I will take the experiences of this life and move on!

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