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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Buying Begins soon as Fed contractors get raises, Farmers Market Lancaster

I watched it happen last week.
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Lots of Fed contractors where I live got 8.1 percent raises this month. At Farmers Market you could see it in the vendors' faces. Buying buying buying was going on, blatant proof the economy gets boosted when wages go up. In fact, the vendors were walking over to other vendors and buying stuff they'd wanted to buy for months. It was wonderful to see.
(Watching the news instead of working on book but oh well)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Apocalyptic Visions Look Good for Lancaster in the Future

I want to believe I made the right decision moving here, even though I can't convince my daughter to ride the train two hours up to visit me.  So I grasp onto my apocalyptic visions that are likely imaginary, but they help me justify ending up here.

I think the climate havoc we are about to go through is going to be good for Lancaster, CA.  When whatever is about to happen is over, could be the oceans will have risen so high, a lot of L.A. will be underwater, but here in the High Desert, we will be safe.

I hope.

Since moving here, I've been doing research.  Seems as recently as 300 years ago the area around Lancaster was lush farmland. An archaeologist at NASA Dryden close by says the tools and dental remains they find of previous civilizations on this land show the previous population were farmers. Their teeth show they ate plants, their tools show they practiced agriculture.

Then the Spanish missionaries rounded them up and took them all to San Fernando, around the time the land turned to desert, which was apparently only 300 years ago, according to local history.

That's why when you add water to the dirt here, it becomes lush, and beautiful flowers and vegetables grow.  You just need water.

Flowers in my Lancaster apartment complex yard
Well if desalinization and melting ice caps are in the Earth's future, then it could be that Lancaster will become rich farm land.

Hope my daughter makes it up here by then.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Feng Something

Mojave Apartment Cloister
I'm doing Feng Shui with my apartment and with myself.

Start with an empty room and keep it empty until you figure out what you're going to need where. Then find one item of furniture at a time and leave it alone for as long as it takes to know exactly which direction it should face.  Eventually the function of the room and windows and furniture all work together as you've used Feng Shui.  Everything has a symmetry, and symmetry brings calmness.

That's what I need to do with myself, find symmetry and calmness. 

The rooms are empty in this apartment in Lancaster for now.  I can watch sunlight dance in the trees just outside.  Throughout the day I go from window to window adjusting the blinds to change the way the light falls in.  You get a clear sky full of sun every day in this part of the world, the High Desert above L.A., last stop on the Antelope Valley Metrolink where I now live.

Now to figure out which way the light falls.
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Saturday, February 8, 2014

On the Boulevard, Lancaster CA

Every day I work and write, from midnight to 9 or so, then I'm out the door to walk on Lancaster Boulevard.  Going to start taking my camera with me and then keeping notes here, on my current home.

This blog is CofA 7, part of the City of Angels Network.  Until this date 7 was a site I set up for transcripts in 2007 then forgot about.  Now it is On the Boulevard, Lancaster CA as this is where I am for now.