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Desire in Hawaii 2009 – an invitation

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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Desire links

The 26′ Westerly Centaur sloop ‘Desire’ is awaits our arrival atop a lava flow on the big island. Here are some details and specs. http://web.grinnell.edu/individuals/zeiss/boat/WesterlyOwner.html http://www.yachtsnet.co.uk/archives/westerly-centaur/westerly-centaur.htm http://westerly-owners.co.uk/boat_centaur_26.htm

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Train

May 28, 2009… Train as in practice, not what hobos ride. How do we prepare ourselves for anything. Just because I am drinking a beer right now doesn’t mean that I couldn’t whoop a battalion of fascists with one arm … Continue reading

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Knowledge archive

After several blogging experiments – Mistakes I have made, Awesomesheet and Desire – I begin to have some clarity on what the objective is. This I knew… • Keep the network humming with the latest news. • Distribution improves the … Continue reading

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Aloha New York City

It’s about 2:30 pm on Sunday the 23 of April 2009 by the mad reckoning of the Gregorian calendar. I am gorging on tofu and onions with a dash of tumeric, just a few vacuum swipes away from departure. Leaving … Continue reading

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Birthday present

From:     Thorsten Andresen Subject:     use of image Date:     May 18, 2009 2:14:15 AM EDT To:     Dan Kelly Cc:     Nils Sparwasser Dear Dan Kelly, Thank your for your interest in our images. I am happy to … 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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Thanks universe and by the way…

The universe comes through – I’ve sold my car and more production gear. Just one big hurdle left – sublet. To keep a NYC apartment while you travel and not sink into a morass of debt,  you’ve got to find … 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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Movie strategy

Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Foundation is trying something interesting. They are posting chapters of the documentary Rethinking Afghanistan as they are completed. This provides for a lot of interaction and audience involvement, even audience building. Here’s the URL… http://rethinkafghanistan.com/ I … Continue reading

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Priority

Almondz gots to get launched. To faciliate connections in Hawaii, I’ve got to refresh my own web presence, specifically Trickster Pictures and Artist house. I’ve got to clarify myself, Dan ghee. What about that pesky trademark? international name server and … Continue reading

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Letter to Drew Kapp

From:     info@artisthouse.com Subject:     image Date:     April 29, 2009 9:25:47 AM EDT To:     dkapp@hawaii.edu Cc:     info@artisthouse.com Hey Drew, I really like this image. Did you make it? What sort of data was used? I’m planning a … 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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Vision version 0.1

For the last week, I’ve been fighting a rather nasty flu with an expired bottle of Ayurvedic immune booster. Rumors of a deadly Mexican flu outbreak in nearby Queens means I might not make it through the night. So this … Continue reading

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Plans

Kai is incommunicado until mid June 2009 as he sails from San Diego to Tahiti with…. For now, only Dan’s plans are in process. Dan here – planning is akin to visualization. Project a richly detailed simulation of an idea, … Continue reading

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Dive

I’m interested in scuba and free diving. Scuba requires equipment and training, free is mostly training.  My recently re-discovered friend Jason has gotten me re-excited about free diving. scuba refresher course regulator fins wetsuit booties fins mask snorkel tank (in … Continue reading

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Trek

The ability to sleep anywhere is handy – in a grassy glade, a construction site after hours or in the coat room of a fancy hotel. Yes, I have. I imagine a return to Mauna Loa, some backwoods exploring and … Continue reading

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Health

This includes medicines and supplements. Having recently rumbled with a flu in Brooklyn I’m sold on Banyan Botanicals Immune Support – another of my brother Steve’s recommendations. Here’s the short list of herbs, roots and potions. Eastern Banyan Botanicals Immune … 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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Go west

There’s the getting there and the coming back. In the spirit of small footprint, I want to go west with low impact so no flying. Getting to California by train is reasonable, but leaping from CA to HI is another … Continue reading

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Music

As currently described, all three of Dan’s kits would probably fit into the big backpack. It would be super if I could bring the little Larrivee Parlor guitar too, but that’s probably pushing it. I have no idea how I … Continue reading

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Documentation / production

I am thinking that my current set-up isn’t really appropriate for the Desire Project. I’ve got an HVX-200 but maybe something smaller would be preferable, perhaps two smaller cameras rather than medium one. I’m thinking a Canon Vixia Hf11 – … Continue reading

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Camping / trekking

I am all about back country if the opportunity presents, sleeping cheap on the islands. I need at least a sleeping bag for bedding on our fine Desire. Add the basics – an internal frame pack that can hold a … Continue reading

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scuba diving / free diving

I am NAUI Openwater 1 certified, but it’s been awhile. I grabbed my books to refresh. As you know, I love water. It’s likely we’ll be interfacing with Cetaceans. I see bliss and insight in our future, in and out … Continue reading

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Dan’s plan

April 1st, count down. I am green to go, but it’s all visualization and hutzpah presently. I’ve got to sell a good deal of gear to enable this, so on my ride back from Michigan last night I made some … Continue reading

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Big World Small Footprint Continuum

Big World Small Footprint Continuum ~The Desire Project~ RAW Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10:04 AM (not foolish at all) From: “kai” To: “j gallone” Hello John, Here’s the scoop on what Dan and I are building. We’re calling it (working … Continue reading

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Sailbabalu

Dan, We now have the capability of updating our web blog on ‘Babalu’ by satellite phone at sea. This includes our position on Google Earth every time we update the blog. It’s still in it’s raw state but will get … Continue reading

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Junkraft

Dan, Here’s an interesting site (sometimes buggy) about two guys who built a raft out of junk and sailed it from California to Hawaii. Cheers! ~Kai http://junkraft.com/blog/

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Re: go here

Yo, We’ll just edit or password protect certain posts so only we can see them. They are safe-ish for now, I’ll do something about them once I am back. You can do it too once you futz around with administration. … Continue reading

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Re: go here

From:     kaisail@yahoo.com Subject:     Re: go here Date:     March 31, 2009 12:51:54 AM EDT To:     info@artisthouse.com Hey Dan, Thanks for setting this up. Can this be set up so that we can limit access to the information? … Continue reading

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Welcome to Version 0.1

Hello and welcome to The Desire Project, code named The Desire Project. Here are our initial emails that started this off. We can just post everything to each other here from now on and build the archive. You/me will need … Continue reading

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Re: update

From:     KAI Subject:     Re: update Date:     March 17, 2009 8:55:56 AM EDT To:     DAN Sounds Great Dan. Things are pretty crazy for me here in Seattle right now as I get ready for my trip. I’m … Continue reading

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Update

From:     DAN Subject:     update Date:     March 14, 2009 9:09:00 AM EDT To:     KAI Hey! I am keenly interested in doing Desire in May. There are several projects that have to be closed down before, it’s slightly … Continue reading

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Re: alternates (to flying)

From:     DAN Subject:     Re: alternates Date:     February 27, 2009 12:56:48 PM EST To:     KAI Thanks, I’ll look into it all. I’ve started to build a plan. I found these so far. http://www.cruisersforum.com Attitudes and Latitudes Forum … Continue reading

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Re: alternates (to flying)

From:     KAI Subject:     Re: alternates Date:     February 27, 2009 7:15:42 AM EST To:     DAN Hello Dan, It was great talking with you yesterday! As for getting to Hawaii I’ll try to find some more crew list … Continue reading

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Alternates (to flying)

From:     DAN Subject:     alternates Date:     February 26, 2009 4:15:36 PM EST To:     KAI Kai, I’m looking for alternates to flying from cali to hawaii – cruisers, working boats, zeppelins, etc (not cruise ships). just priced amtrak … Continue reading

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Message

From:     DAN Subject:     message Date:     January 13, 2009 9:18:14 AM EST To:    KAI got your message, am presently up to my ears. will call or write soon for the next wave. your email response was very … Continue reading

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The Desire Project – Big World small footprint

From:     KAI Subject:     The Desire Project – Big World small footprint Date:     January 6, 2009 12:28:32 AM EST To:    DAN Hello Dan, Sorry it took a few days to get back to you an answer your … Continue reading

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Desire

From:     DAN Subject:     Desire Date:     January 1, 2009 2:11:05 PM EST To:     KAI Kai, “Almonds” is an idea that i’d like to expand on. let me know if you think there’s a connection to the church … Continue reading

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Der boat

From:     DAN Subject:     der boat Date:     December 29, 2008 8:37:04 AM EST To:    KAI yo mofo, happy merry and best wishes for the upcoming year of the ox. do you have a blog about your sailing … Continue reading

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