Monday, May 20, 2013














Getting used to the future: Why I'm going camping this weekend

     Consider this message in your inbox to be like a vacation e-mail response.  "I'm going camping this weekend -- roughing it, so to speak.  No electricity.  No automobiles.  No computers!  No heating and cooling units, no public library, no TV and no Berkeley Bowl Marketplace for food." 

     Just me and a tent and the great outdoors, up on the Tuolumne River.

     Will I survive?  Given my low-level camping skills, the answer to that question might actually be "no".

     But going camping occasionally is always a good idea.  It makes us more grateful for the soft life we now live down in the cities.  And it should also make us appropriately angry that our greedy, stupid and immoral leaders have systematically squandered the incredible wealth of our national cornucopia on unnecessary, stupid, immoral and endless wars.

     Happy Memorial Day -- although it looks like no one in America seems to remember what our thousands and thousands of heroic dead soldiers should have been fighting for but were not -- the right for ALL Americans to have a future that doesn't involve living in tents.


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Advertizements for myself: In these hard times of brutal (and illegal) corporatist ball-busting socialism-for-the-rich-only, I am doing whatever I can to make a spare dollar. Here are some of my current alternate-economy schemes that never seem to work -- but I keep hoping!

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 If anyone ever wants to hire me on as a travel writer (or war correspondent), "Have laptop, will travel!"



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Need someone to help you throw out stuff? I'm really good at deciding what needs to be thrown out (starting with all those corporate-owned bums in Washington!)

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Need an actor to play an older woman in your movie?
Then I'm your man! I can portray all kinds of older women -- from judges, business execs and other insane zombies to bag ladies, cancer patients, kindly grandmothers and dying patients in rest homes. I've played them all. So send me a script and let's do this. Hollywood, here we come! Here's my reel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C91uEYjLUXA

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Are you a plaintiffs' attorney who is tired of writing those pesky personal injury settlement briefs all the time? No problem! I can write them for you. Years of experience. And pay me only if you win the case.
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I recently got my Notary Public commission!

Need a Notary Public? Have seal, will travel. E-mail me at jpstillwater@yahoo.com and I'll stamp your document, make it official and only charge $10. Of course if you live outside of Berkeley, I may have to charge travel expenses -- but am well worth it!

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Want something good to read? Buy my book! "Bring Your Own Flak Jacket: Helpful Tips for Touring Today's Middle East," available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. http://www.amazon.com/Bring-Your-Own-Flak-Jacket/dp/0978615719/ref=cm_pdp_rev_itm_title_1. It's like if Jack Kerouac, Mark Twain and/or Janet Evanovich went to war.

I also wrote a book about going on Hajj (also included as a chapter in "Bring Your Own Flak Jacket," but this book is cheaper -- but it's worth buying them both!) My book on the Hajj is so outstanding that I bet even Christian fundamentalists will love it! Please buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Mecca-Hajj-Lessons-Islamic-School/dp/0978615700/ref=cm_rdp_product

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"Imagine a world where EVERY child is wanted, nurtured, protected and loved: World peace in one generation!"
You can now buy T-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, truckers' caps, baby gear and/or teddy bears with this logo printed on them. They make great gifts, especially for parents and teachers. To purchase, just click here:http://www.cafepress.com/StillTWaters

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"Life is a competition. The winners are the ones who do the most good deeds."
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