Posts Tagged ‘earth’

Demand a Better World

April 27, 2011

Why NOT? It is our generations destiny to remake the world into a better place to live. Sadly, the greed freaks have taken over and are destroying our lovely planet in their endless pursuit of profit… The French have a word for it… Guillotine… read more at: gregvanderlaan.com

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Second Growth Redwood Forest Haiku

April 26, 2011

Between the stumps in the redwood forest

There is a sunny spot

where the ferns grow.

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People used to log responsibly, cutting 1 of 10 trees.

Ron Paul for President 2012

April 25, 2011

I voted for Obama but will not do so again. I’m not happy with all these wars… The USA  has invaded Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Supposedly, the war in Iraq is over yet thousands of American soldiers remain…

I believe Ron Paul would do a better job…

Mom told me…

April 12, 2009

“It won’t kill you to ride the BUS…”

And she was right! I rode the bus and did not die…

So here I am years later… During the last year the price of gas just went sky high and I got angry. It all seemed to be an artificial squeeze on the general public by the super rich and so I decided to just say no. I find that it is possible for me to get to work and back with a single bus ride. That makes it a practical alternative to driving my own car. There were some unexpected blessings. First, there is a great sense of relief when I get on the bus. I feel at that instant that I am not the responsible adult. Someone else is the responsible adult. If there is a bus crash, so what! It’s not my fault. If I was driving, I am the person that has to pay attention. I am the person that is in charge of listening to the engine for strange sounds… and so on and so on…. When I drive, I am constantly alert and looking for other drivers that could crash into me. So, as a bus rider, I am able to close my eyes and dream or plan art projects or compose lyrics… total freedom… for 45 minutes… also, I get to cruise by the boats at Eureka’s harbor and admire them… also, I get to chat with my fellow riders or evesdrop on their conversations. It introduced me to a totally different class of people and their world. Expanding my horizons…

“The bus came by and I got on,

That’s when it all began…

There was cowboy Neil, at the wheel,

Of a bus to never-never land” -Jerry Garcia

I almost always sing the song when I see the bus arriving… This was one of the Grateful Dead’s Best songs… called “The Other One” It featured about one minute of lyrics and 30 minutes of abstract jazz/space/drums/crazy noise… OH YEAH! It sings of Cowboy Neil Cassidy driving Ken Kesey’s magic bus named “Furthur”

So, get on the bus…

The Beatles took a Magical Mystery Tour on a bus and so did The Who…

“The Magic Bus”

Eco-Festival in Arcata April 25th HSU.

March 30, 2009

More info about the SLAMFEST at their official website…

http://www.myspace.com/hsuslamfest

Here is a picture of the Samba Parade band performing. Come dance with these people… it’s really fun…

all-species-parade

Earthday: Every Day…

March 30, 2009

To celebrate Earthday, here in Arcata, California we have a music/ecology festival. The event features booths explaining appropriate technology and how to build it. Calypso music and Samba Parade. This artwork is available for sale as a mousepad on my store: http://www.zazzle.com/gregvan*

Earthday: Polar co-ordinate distort on photo of the whole earth.

Earthday: Polar co-ordinate distort on photo of the whole earth.

I hope YOUR town has a fun event to celebrate the birthdat of the Earth!


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