Gee, ya think the occupiers are onto to what this Trader is saying? What’s occupying your mind?

Well, now those folks occupying Wall Street–and “Liberty Park”–really have a point when they shout about corruption and greed on Wall Street. Gee, I think they’re onto something real. Don’t you?

I confess I have developed a new vice lately– it is watching the Global Revolution livestream and chat of  Occupy Wall Street that runs just about constantly with live footage or video clips when rest is needed. This media team works beyond the call of duty day in and out.  The feed content runs from the mundane logistics of showing the batteries needed for the media team to the increasingly interesting handling of the General Assemblies, complete with the creation of the “human mic” since the police deny them the use of bullhorn (yeah, that’s why everyone loudly repeats what’s said). And then there are the marches complete with police escorts deluxe.  The police are making the news all by themselves lately as there are so many people with cameras that if one person is arrested for filming, there are dozens of others there to record the event–and every face slammed into the street without provocation.  It took stubborn determination on the part of the marching occupiers to reach the Postal Workers’ Rally as the police blocked several streets in an effort to prevent the two groups from joining ranks.  When the occupiers turned a corner and saw the Postal Workers the joyful cheers were intense and spine-tingling.  An alliance was immediately created there in the New York streets.  One part of the 99% had found another part of the 99% and together they were greater than apart. More alliances are on the docket for consideration via the General Assemblies. “Reach out and touch someone” has a new meaning these days.

Take note that this is a peaceful and nonviolent occupation. Nonviolence is touted and mandated even in the chat stream. Violators are warned, cleared and banned. Hate is not welcome. Violence is banned.

This is a petri dish of community discovery and exploration of evolving ideas, thoughts and values. It’s incredible to watch it change and grow day by day–and nights too.  This is not the status quo—no, it’s not. This is something new working hard to be born.  This is America waking up. And like anyone who sleeps hard–there are crusty eyelashes, wild hair and dazed moments.  Where it’s going is anyone’s guess. But we know where we are and where we’ve been. New trails need to be blazed regarding human community–and this is one search for where to begin a new and better way of be-ing.  Like any brainstorming work session it’s messy and chaotic and crazy.  But then there’s the next step and the next until ??????  Who knows?

Surf into to “Liberty Park” and New York City at will:

Water-scapes at the Rock Inn, Kearney MO




Okay here’s another example of absolutely shameless self promotion. If you’re adventuring into the lands of Jesse James and the Watkins Mill Museum and the great lake nearby then you might want to stock up on chow at the Fourth Street Deli which is part of the Rock Inn enterprise in Kearney, MO.  The Deli offers a great selection of meats and cheeses–and ice cream bars (oh yeah, vice time)–for a picnic at the lake.  Oh and since it’s an “inn” there are rooms to rent in the bed & breakfast fashion.  Actually you really could just hang at the inn for breakfast, lunch and dinner because, yeah,  you guessed it, there is something called the Rock Inn Cafe.  Beware the desserts–yeah–um–way too many yummies for anyone’s tummy.   While my favorite food combination of sauteed mashed potato pierogies, Krakus ham, sweet gerkins, and chocolate ice cream is NOT part of their menu–and more’s the pity for me–(yes, in the past I have yapped about this food vice of mine)–they do offer a much more midwestern flavored menu for their all you can eat buffet, homestyle pies and cakes and…yeahhhhhhh you better swim at the lake and hike all over Jesse James’s place.  

Here comes the shameless self promotion part of this blog feature.  In an effort to visually cool off and refresh the folks the Cafe feeds,  my photographic water-scapes are now chilling on the Rock Cafe’s walls.  Yes, you can enjoy the cool green grassy waters of the Agate Fossil Bed in Nebraska; Limantour Beach at Point Reyes, California; Line Creek, MO; and Rush Creek, MO.

So if you’re venturing into the nearby haunts of the James’ Boys or the Mill or seeking some water fun at the lake stop at the Inn and take a gander at the prepared and raw foods offered by its very friendly owners, the Rock Family, and their stomach stuffing staff.

Rock in to the Rock Inn at –>

–oh the inn’s site has links to the Mill, James, lakes and other area ‘attractions’….even Worlds of Fun–if riding fast rollercoasters is part of your  head game.

ps.  10 reasons why Krakus ham should be one of  your food vices too!


Even the Artswebshow Chef could indulge…..hmmm.  T


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