Category Archives: bliss

Musings in the morning

With ALM, I have three basic flows for telling the story – raw video, motion graphics and posts (text). Though I wasn’t as faithful with imaging everything, I was fairly thorough in my writing. I captured details that I certainly … Continue reading

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Jean Klock Park

Day 25 and 26 Jean Klock park. Spent yesterday and this morning with Carol deconstructing the very sleezy maneuvers required to tear down exquisite wild dunes and privatize a community commons. Will a poorly designed golf course and an upscale … Continue reading

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Shakedown

Morning of Friday May 28, three weeks after the original launch date. If I can get on the water in the next few days, I’ll likely be sailing into late August early September. I’ve still got a 3 month window, … Continue reading

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Swimming

Yesterday afternoon I tested both the Aquapac underwater camera solution and my Gul skin out wetsuit with a swim to the blue line. A classic tao situation. All the cheese and yogurt I’ve been eating is starting to show – … Continue reading

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9 days – Love!

Notice how calm I appear? Tomorrow gear should start arriving via ground shipping including the voice of Hello World, Winslow’s Torus. I’m a Taurus too! Hello World has yet to go into the shop for fiberglass patching, but I think … Continue reading

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13 days – dreams

It’s 5:15 am, a bit early for me to be up. On my way back to bed after taking a leak I knocked over a mason jar of water. Groping in the dark for some clothes, towels – anything to … Continue reading

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15 days – Making of a Saint

Getting close now. Order of operations seems to be holding together, it’s spooky that I’m mostly on schedule. Everything can go right between now and launch… it’s possible. I am noticing more, recognizing the unfolding of a larger story. A … Continue reading

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16 days – Roman Nose

Kari was over last night for dinner and we talked about guns, earthships and vision quests. She used a big cutting board as a model of Hello World, sliding it back and forth on the counter top as if it … Continue reading

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Hilarity ensued

Good times under the catamaran last night. A core cadre libated and kibitzed until the wee hours. Pictures to follow. Patrick stayed over and helped clean up. Now the lake temple is once again presentable. Can a party have a … Continue reading

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On artifacts and the incomprehensible

In a scalding tub, burning away the muscle ache from yesterday’s kooky backward run. I skip showers for several days running just so I can dip neck deep in steamy agua caliente. Today I bought a minivan from my fam … Continue reading

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Second* day of spring

8:30 am on Crystal Lake and it’s quite brisk and still. Strangely though, it feels different than the deep silence of a couple days back. This morning i don’t hear so many creatures speaking and their timing isn’t concerted, they … Continue reading

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On the wire

Moving out towards the Manitou Islands from the mainland felt wonderful. These islands have much resonance for me and approaching them while in synchromesh with the wind and a sailboat made me giddy. Long tacks to the NE and NW … Continue reading

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Moon trail

I recorded an iPhone audio snippet of my moolit sail to Otter Creek. The slight wind continued for what seemed hours. In the dark, I passed chatty smokers anchored by what I guessed to be Platte River. Later and far … Continue reading

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E Beach arrival and party the second

Elberta Beach, the most dazzling jewel in Benzie County’s diadem of wilderness destinations. Granted there are fools who occasionally drive their vehicles on the beach and yes, jetskis buzz by once in awhile. In spite of these insults – glory, … Continue reading

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Sweet moon

Another week in full tilt at the water temple. The Hobie renovation support team arrives in about 3 hours. For the moment, sweet silence and the moon. Been doing a little strategic shoving of local allies, helping to deploy web … Continue reading

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Telemetry 090630

So here I am again, in my well appointed fiberglass barnacle on the edge of paradise behind a chain link fence, only this time no dogs parole the perimeter. Instead of smelling cordite and consumed jet fuel I’ve got whiffs … Continue reading

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Telemetry 090620

8:50 AM 8/3/06 For me, the ocean is a place that keeps me riveted to the reality of the moment. A place which is always changing and one that keeps me focused and alive in so many sublime ways. I … Continue reading

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Letter to Steve Jobs

From:       Dan Kelly Subject:   Hey Steve! Date:        June 16, 2009 7:36:07 PM EDT To:            Steve Jobs, Apple Computer Hey Steve, Trust you are doing well. I haven’t been following your progress, have you looked … Continue reading

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Still here?

I laze. It’s spring at the artist house, lovely. One might conjecture a very slow tourist season hereabouts, what with the end of capitalism and all. Sigh! What a time to be thousands of miles away. A cat eating mackerel … Continue reading

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Desire and Faisal in the house

Beulah, Michigan In December of last year I heard from Kai, captain of the 26′ Sloop Desire. He was planning to set her up for future adventures starting with a shakedown cruise in the Hawaiian Islands, and did I want … Continue reading

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Vision

Vision is an articulation of the elemental ideas that motivate and inspire a project. Why would two guys wander around the Hawaiian islands on a sailboat? Certainly this is a silly question – given the chance, who wouldn’t wander around … Continue reading

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Aloha Beulah

Here a silver gray and green morning with rain lightly tapping on spring leaves, copper roof and stone.  Location – Artist house, Beulah, Michigan, USA, Earth. It’s exceptional and a little hard to believe. I drove 18 hours in a … Continue reading

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Instruments of mass creation

I’ve been listening to Zietgeist addendum today while rotoscoping Almonds and had a flash on self education. My brother Steve and I have been talking about how students emerge from college with significant debt. His kids (my nephews) are not … Continue reading

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Wishing machine

Here’s a lecture William Burroughs made at Naropa. There’s interesting material here about a machine he experimented with and his critique of science’s indefensible split of consciousness and external reality. naropa_william_s_burroughs_class A few of the references that Burroughs mentions… Frontiers … Continue reading

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projects are self education

This might be sort of a duh moment, but sometimes saying obvious things can lead to sublime insights. No promises… I am self educated. My last institutional degree was a high school diploma. Pros and cons? I celebrate the pros … Continue reading

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Vision version 0.11

I see the Desire project as a pragmatic application of the ideas that are presented in Bleep and Secret. It’s one thing to gas on about the creative power of the universe while making with the trippy graphics, but what … Continue reading

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Astoria Virgin

Watch Astoria Virgin This is supposed to be a video blog, so finally I am getting around to catching up on the chapters of the story. Here’s the first Vixia video from April 7, shot with an HF-11 I later … Continue reading

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