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The Bull Case for Bitcoin in the Covid-19 Era with Peter McCormack TPP276

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In this episode I’m joined again by my brother in Bitcoin and metal, Peter McCormack, host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast for a timely exploration of bitcoin’s many apt use cases in the Covid-19 era

Please visit his website and podcast at:
https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/

And find him on Twitter at
https://twitter.com/petermccormack

My Non Verbatim Show Notes

TP: if there’s one podcast you listen to, What Bitcoin Did Podcast

PM: thanks for the intro, love the last show we made, talked about metal

government vs liberty, misinformation

enjoying cooking, exercise, time with children, processing strange time

TP: echo of satoshi’s voice, I told you so, proving out every fundamental thesis, right now in super concentrated form, positive response, I’m not technical analyst, bitcoin still leading all of crypto, is some from of safe haven, hedge, uncorrelated, continues to show gains, best performing asset the history of money, selling points, or study points

PM: never want to go too far, one of most important things I did with bitcoin, about a year ago, stopped checking price, sold on my thesis, hedge against government fuckery, fiat dying, insurance against a lot of things, investments made, not selling any for 10 years, stuck with that for a year, doesn’t matter what the price is done, that said, if you don’t own bitcoin, never been a better time to look into it, do some research

at a conference, mass adoption, we have mass awareness, most people have heard of it, don’t have mass adoption for a reason, some reason they’re not buying, could be for a number of reason, weird magic internet money, reality is, over long enough time frame, always proven to be a success, scarce asset, limited supply value will always go up

governments printing money, us dollar global reserve currency, with everything happening now, weird government decisions, reason to question government/money, research bitcoin, if you think you need a hedge/insurance, maybe its the time to buy

TP: hesitant to be a shill, go out and buy, coinbase statements about 1,200 stimulus checks, don’t invest money, invest time understanding it, if you can answer certain question, andreas antonopolis youtube binge party quiz

like to see speculative hype energy to closing the loop of products and services, like New Hampshire, the end to end, real peer to peer, narrative, can’t trust government, can’t trust money, beyond hype bubble, use it for peer to peer electronic cash, more circulating

PM: wouldn’t put all money in anything right now, weight out risk/reward, healthy hold some bitcoin, some gold, some cash, some physically some in the bank, have a spread in case one blows up, in a bad way

peer to peer cash, strange one, white paper, has to be a store of value before medium of exchange, I don’t think it’s a death nail for people not to be spending, people may spend it, is it coffee, betting, buying a house, whatever people choose

what do I spend it on, buying people, donating, I get paid in bitcoin, I don’t spend bitcoin on every purchase, depends on user, don’t need to push any specific use case, find the use case that fits you, some people censorship resistant spending, investing, hodling, capital controls, people can find own use case, don’t need to push a narrative

TP: enlighten people about use cases in hyper inflated economies

meme coin, orange coin good, number go up, robust and healthy memes, strategies for people in different circumstances, bitcoin podcast, crew massage this notion of hodl plus, be a hodler, but when you can have gains that provide life changing event potential, paying off debts, not be in mind fuck, when do I take money of the table, if you can do something that radically transforms your life,

then notion of spend and replace, buy something with bitcoin, to keep it circulating, take same fiat amount, place a trade try to get a discount buy, or just a market order, spend and replace

PM: number go up is a great meme, meme so important, bitcoin plays on human greed, get wealthy, buy something new, save for a future, capitalism is about green, desire to make more money, it’s what makes a capitalist economy tick, engine drives efficiency, desire, number go up is a great meme, truly works

however good the meme is, the reality is, how much does it suit you

Venezuela, hyper inflation, 90-5percent people can’t use it, people living on $5 a month, high transactions fees, fluctuation

but if you’re middle class or upper class you know you need bulivar, but don’t want to hold your money in it because it’s getting inflated you can hold bitcoin

Argentina, people used to having money seized

memes are memes

need to buy in to what bitcoin is, find a use case

TP: you’ve done a great job bringing light to the case of ross ulbrict, helping people understand, bitcoin was bootstrapped by the silk road, still to this day majority dark markets are still using bitcoin, not monero, not any other altcoin, or shit coin

your personal story of your mother’s need for medicine

PM: mom had cancer, wanted to get her cannabis oil, illegal in uk, had to buy on dark market with bitcoin, great case study, gave me the option, option of buying cannabis oil, based on morality of government, uk can’t buy it, illegal drug, bullshit, don’t care what government thinks, treatment for my mother, 3 tools bitcoin, tor, plus the website, enabled me to buy treatment for my mother, get around bullshit of government. Other people want cannabis oil for treatment, could be for somebody suffering from anxiety, child with epilepsy, whatever, enables to buy for treatment

victimless crimes, government wants to punishment, great thing about bitcoin allows you to get around that bullshit

TP: of all critiques of bitcoin, I appreciated what Edward Snowden said, potential existential threat to bitcoin, tracking, not fungible

interview with chainalysis, people believed in pseudoanonymity

jameson lopp could give primer on how to go dark with best practices to do transactions, now with more spot lights on you, vpn, tor, always a moving target, advise people on staying private

PM: if you’re a tech nerd, proficient in computers, understand all of this, you can set up perfect privacy, tor, you can still leak out information, easy to make small mistake, perfect privacy is really hard, some people can figure it out, I can’t I know I’d make mistakes, I don’t know how you could do it, lot of work, waiting for day when it’s all abstracted away

TP: could you explain trade offs, trust minimized digital currency across the internet, intro series that just came out

PM: as soon as you use an exchange, KYC you, attached to your identity, you can use coin join, tool allows you to essentially anonymize your coins, gets super technical, beyond me, pretty sure you can coin join coins, problem, you try to move them to certain services, they’re gonna block you, flagged as something companies don’t want to deal with

most important thing you could do is a set up an anonymous wallet, buy bitcoin for cash on the street, you can mine, it couple other ways, for common man, no solid easy way to have full anonymity

TP: it takes just one nanosecond of internet going up before VPN connects, run by an agency, local bitcoins, hyper regulation, a lot of chilling effects, in covid-era, a lot more black and gray market, medicine, food, contraband of all kinds, weapons for defense,

argentina financial collapse, not mad max over night, just encroachment of more crime, need for more security

grey market exchange, if government has their hands full

PM: best way to get bitcoin is to earn it, not attached to you, mining, meet in person, buy bitcoin, obvious and easy ways, but everything now is kyc, sad, annoying,

TP: I think earning is a great idea, of your studies, what are most compelling scenarios, how can people earn or do something that people tip you for, trace mayer, setting up own wallet yourself or with service

stories of how people earn it

PM: earning it, andreas, talks about, bitcoin you earn you really enjoy it, all I can tell you is you can do, you can create a wallet you get paid in bitcoin, I pay a lot of people in bitcoin these days, enjoy doing it, enjoy supporting economy, I don’t really talk to people who’ve done it, don’t want to dox them

TP: some of my favorite bitcoiners in the space, Alex Gladstein, some one very public, digest of feelings about his work, if you want to be donating to causes, humanitarian work, charitable bitcoin organizations

PM: Big fan of Alex, because of him I set up second show defiance, am now making films, human rights foundation, want to end tyranny, expose authoritarian states, cruely unleashed on people, lack of freedom you get, he recognizes over half the planet people live in authoritarian regimes, have no freedom, bitcoin opportunity to exit, vote out, might not have ability to vote for leaders, they can vote out of the economy, china, get around capital controls, turkey, iran, avoid hyper inflation, buy something you can’t buy

he’s taking bitcoin beyond that la, san fran, new york, london speculation, he’s taking it to people who actually need it

TP: one of my favorite guys to listen to, for the people haven’t really been down the rabbit hold, covid 19 era, understanding, can’t explain glossary jargon, economics, history ledgers, do understand simply, something you can expand on, what is soft money, hard money, sound money, should be household terms now we have government financial fuckery on steroids, created for money printer go brrrr, devaluing, flooding market with currency, like an insidious tax that never ends

PM: most people think of money as cash, pounds or dollars, survive day to day, don’t ever think about properties of money compare, bitcoin, gold, and fiat, analyze in terms of how good, grade them, fiat, pretty good, pretty fungilbe, portable, verify, easily divisible, problem its not scarce, when government needs more money they just printed, the more there is the less it is worth, dollar or pound value just drops and drops,

gold definitely scarce, bitcoin scarce only 21million, scarce gives more value, durability, portability, hardest money has highest rating on all these factors,

people will defer to the hardest form of money

if they keep printing fiat money, it’s not gonna end up good

TP: you can make all the covid 19, quarantine jokes you want until someone close to you dies, ways it’s impacted me 100% thanks to bitcoin I have a financial strategy that’s making me far more robust in these times than have just been bleeding money out and not saving and not holding, I owe a lot to satoshi and network

there’s a bit of a cynical chuckle when I see the government fail so miserably, so parasitic, comes time for them to give tiny fraction of bail out money to the people, consumers, how simple it would have been to press a button, bitcoin network, during 2017 bubble, multiple us states we accept taxes in bitcoin, well send it back to my address thing, they want to take fiat taxes, and bitcoin

the spirit of satoshi, ten years later, the need for it, and what’s been revealed about the governments

PM: views are slightly controversial, yes the government is completely incompetent, abuse financial system, print money, use to fight wars, stupid shit, all that is true, at the same time, are we ready for an entire economy based on bitcoin, I don’t think we are, technically not ready, not educated, people don’t really want to be self sovereign, father wants insured bank account, that’s reality,

we can get all excited, hyper bitcoinization, a lot of people don’t have skills to use bitcoin in that way, we’re talking about a parallel world,

still have to go from bitcoin back to fiat, spirit of satoshi is alive, hyperbitcoinization, maybe, seems unlikely, does give opportunity to vote ourselves out, government can’t stop you

more realistic about how that will happen, what are the steps, if it can’t happen what’s getting in it’s way, support ideas of freedom, taking down government is hard, people are conditioned to enjoy having the state

people live in democracy, are happy with it, I could be bitcoin cheerleader, fuck the government, take them down, have to be realistic

bitcoin taken us in positive direction

really touch and complicated questions

TP: on realistic camp, I have my wild fantasies of crypto anarchy, sci fi, cyber punk, cypher punk, hacking the matrix, but it’s gonna be a multigeneration process, historical events continuing, white paper, functionally the systems we rely on, government incompetence,

chills I got from watching one of first andreas videos, called bitcoin guru, spoke in early days to financial or technology committee in canada, wrote powerful essay, indicted everything historically corrupt about currencies, explained, peer to peer networks, tool of the people has to be understood and embraced

do not underestimate this, governors of wyoming and colorado, crypto friendly , realistic, not so much about replacing all fiat, chopping head off government

but implementing math, computer science

are there actors within government or processes happening in regulation that you feel are validating and hopeful, hybrid between crypto anarchy and crypto-statism

PM: no, state just wants control

ban bitcoin in china, massive step to ban bitcoin in us, jobs lost, uprising, what can they do, just regulate the fuck out of it, dont see as nice compromise, they see no benefits, they would love to get rid of it, only doing this because they have to, don’t see any nice comfortable relationship government, they’re gonna regulate it

if it continues to grow and becomes a threat they’ll ban it

TP: you could say it’s parasitic in its nature, will continue to exploit and abuse, best arguments iv’e heard, if we had local governance, transparent financial ecosystem, community voluntary tax, people in community agree to give up percentage of wealth to help solve problems we all agree on, preventing child abuse or stopping people from smoking plants or eating fungus,

could you see models where people, in defiance of governments, we’re gonna solf our own problems not by socialism, or top down, but self managed mutual aid networks, making services of governments obsolete, crypto anarchism

PM: if they try to replace a government services, can’t see how that works, government allow it, doesn’t mean you can’t have crowdfunding project, raise money through bitcoin, replacing government will be very difficult, smaller voluntary acts, pay in bitcoin, don’t declare, micro shadow economy builds up, get into the realm of the citadel idea, sounds interesting, don’t see government saying yeah you can be autonomous

TP: Erik Vorhees, its about moving in direction fo more freedom and autonomy

PM: I think I said I can’t even picture this libertarian world, one of my issues its a great idea, but requires everyone to be a libertarian, might just be greedy with guns who just rob people, gangs warlords, assumption is everyone in libertarian society , everybody is libertarian

TP: not about getting 100% of night

PM: lets just talk about having less government, 5% or even 1% just move towards less government, are we happier, maybe, has to happen step by step

TP: the prepper fantasies, zombie apocalypse, new world order, red dawn, more plausibility to any number of collapse scenarios, apocalypse porn, people want security in an area no longer being heavily patrolled, bitcoin militia, more practical, farming/growing co-ops, new hampshire,

PM: do want to go out to new hampshire, really do, haven’t been out there

TP: really heart warming stuff, believe voorees was there, porq fest, full loop peer to peer off government rails, not the first time, hippie back to the land co-ops, time banks, local currencies, precedent for displacing government service

government will tax you and take money from you weather you like it or not, policing, city codes, impose rules,

other type, buy their services, make them obsolete, they’re taking money from you, don’t give them money if you don’t have to, buy peer to peer

timeliness and timelessness of this revolution,not necessarily hyperbitcoinization, moving towards less volatility more stability, belief that when the whales who are sucking up huge portions of the market, manipulate, pump and dump, flood the market, macro, financialization, potentially abuse of its nature, to create fractional reserves, leveraging, fuckery, as the little guy, retail investor, hodler of last resort, in major crash, black thursday, a few weeks ago, data that came out, really hopeful for those who are looking towards this effect, big whales get nervous, liquidated all assets into fiat, opportunity for commando hodlers to buy that dip and spunge up that supply tighten that drum, poor people mop it up, rich people don’t need it, dump it, every time that happens, one drop at a time, that’s what moves to towards more reliable, less volatile, more commoner, usability, we don’t care about the lambo

PM: care a little bit about the Lambo,

TP: used to have lambo posters, hack it make more eco, reliability, more stability

PM: forget about price, buy into the core ethics, the core idea, its an exit from government, the only money you can truly own and not be taken from you, you can hold it in your head, hide seed in your head if you memorizing, don’t recommended, can’t be stolen

buy into the mindset, play the long game, buy, stack sats, hold out for decade, see what happens, put in whatever you’re welling to risk losing, we don’t know when volatility will end

TP: paying premium for immutability, paying for security, time stamping, notarization, immutabilty as a service, what I’m gonna take away from this conversation, the most valuable thing for me, I pipe in a lot of podcast, hodler of last resort, want to have more tools to explain to people why they should participate in the movement, risk minimized, simplest way, say have you ever joined a club, not necessarily you’re paying for a gym you like the people, like twelve steps, you pass the hat, I have been in recovery have put in dues, if putting in the dues, holding the network together, hold a couple of chips, hold a couple coins, not checking the price everyday, supporting movement because its’ healing me, enhancing my life, I value the people, those moments of epiphany, hats off to you Peter, stepped up in a huge away, humanness, feeling of being a part of something, it’s cold faceless governments

when I hang out at bitcoin meet up, or podcast like yours, inclusiveness, solidarity, links, thoughts to wrap up, appreciate you being here, top favorite metal bands

PM: appreciate you having me on, two shows, what bitcoin did, defiance.news, made films, metal at the moment, Ghost Inside, been around a few years, 3 years ago, tour bus crash, driver was killed, drummer lost half a leg, last year played gig in la, flew out went to the gig, afterrmath, drummer new drum kit, plays with one leg

TP: hopefully we’ll take again soon and under better global health circumstances

 

 

Ben Tantra Punk in the Garden in front of the Pond

Ecological Security, Treeage, Self Quarantine, and more Land Lessons TPP271

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In this episode I share more land lessons and updates focusing on a tree care, self care, overall resilence

My Non Verbatim Show Notes:

Last night, dancing in the night, warm and dry, seizing the night, before pouring rain, but still coming down, went out and planted an array of different varieties of seeds, mostly annual herbs and veggies, to be an understory guild around fruit and nut tree plantings

its been a couple of months, phase in and out of blocks of time doing this rehab on this project, that has had exquisite design implementations, that have just been, when you dance and have romance with nature, things can get ahead of you pretty fast, takes people power once established to do maintenance, more or less light, head, cold, moisture, aspects can be set and forget, stuff that needs to be maintained

I’m coming in as reinforcements, do feng shui, rehab, text book permaculture design system, my triage/treeage, set foot on this property I bow to the ground first evening, celebrating the union, faceplant to the earth, made vows, spirits of the land, ancestors, I will do my best to take care of you if you take care of me, never want to set foot off this property again, not wanting to re enter the mix of the matrix, was barely becoming aware of that thing in china, yeah they’re probably gonna lock it down pretty hard, it was one my radar as a prepper, had been since early stages, now it’s exponentially increasing, I’m piping in the up to the minute facts,

prepper fantasy come to life, first days I was here it was quiet, too quiet, picking up from the colony reality tv show, ran a drill of what is exactly happening right now, both seasons of the show, everyone should watch that to see how to navigate the social politics of extreme austerity, they nailed it, a lot of the social dynamics, check it out

this feels like that situation where you’re gonna have to take inventory of what you can mcguevyer and a-team together, food, shelter, water, etc.

its a fucking miracle, all the stars aligning to put me where I’m at now

tragic irony, paradox, you could be doing everything, could still be infected, its a mind fuck, I feel blessed to at least have for myself the optimism of feeling like I have a survival retreat, if I have to go out and do missions into the matrix I have a place to go back to

I’ve done self quarantine already, have the means to extend that for a long time, financially and with preps stored, continue to cycle through

that sort of recap on this last couple of months, getting on to this land and saying to myself, you better maximize the ecological security, resiliency, and productivity of this land now, so you’re not struggling later in more austere times, so filling up every possible container with water

strategizing on rainwater catchment, looking at overgrown system and having to train the eye and the mind and the deeper settle aspects of intuition to feel into where on this design are the places that need the most love and attention and get the most yield, could be immediate, long term, that’s the triage

that’s the training from first aid in cert, community emergency response team training, anyone who understands triage in a mass casualty event, this site is a mass casualty event for trees that have been chewed bare at the base by adorable critters that I will not by any means ever poison, but will have to develop strategies of what’s gonna make it on its own, war metaphors, if you’re gonna survive here, you’ve got to determine systematically, what gets primary care immediately, literally tagging, this tree’s dead, pull it out, chop and drop, mulch in place, so it doesn’t confuse us as we’re going to find the trees that will make it and then sorting the efforts into what needs the most care now, what is doing okay and can wait a little bit longer, what is barely hanging, maybe a goner, lost cause beyond the point of no return, we’ll do a little bit to keep it alive but can’t over extend resources, sorting the efforts into what needs the most care now, and what is doing okay and can wait longer

may look fine today but need to be maintained to keep that level of vigor

that has been the name of the game out here, stacking sats, hodling crypto, dollar cost averaging, smart trading, holding, risking exposure, social distancing, sanitation, strength of immune system

lot of different rodents, trash heaps, places that need tlc, cautious about dust, stirring up a lot of dried rodent feces and urine, dust masks for that, praying hard, really really meditating on the throat and lungs, not gonna go into my herbal remedy approach

don’t want to make any mistakes in any medical advice or natural medicine remedy advice

so that’s the zone that I have been in, meditating on my health, if you don’t want to end up in the hospital, better not be stupid, careless, move to fast, do something mindless to end up in a hospital where they feed you dead toxic food which lowers your immune system, trapped air flow, you’ll be exposed to virsuses, every pathogen on earth cohabitating there, you don’t want to take the space from someone who needs it, slow the fuck down, mindful slow down, don’t get snagged on rusty chicken wire, don’t stomp on rusty nails move slowly, deliberately

had a few nicks, have strategies for maintaining the surface of my skin, phased there immune responses to various stimuli, various symptoms, I feel like a million dollars right now

not medical advice, timely spiritual practice revelations, maybe things happening for a reason, maybe things being synchronistic, some exciting news

its been a wet dream come true to get the fuck back here from mini mission to babylon, before the rains to get dense polyculture seed mix planting into these large donuts of semi composted wood chip mulch around 20 or 30 beautiful trees, need to be cared for, protected, there needs to be a design consideration for anchoring the human activity to regular maintenance of these young developing trees so they don’t get neglected

treeage pulled out a lot of dead twigs, like profusion test, check of consciousness, methodology of steps to determine the vital signs, without equipment, say you’re in a battle field or disaster situation, doing triage, system of tagging and sorting people who are ambulant, can get up and move, put in an area,people who are alive but can’t move, people in critical state of blood loss or other things, can’t speak but conscious, a whole process, not an expert, doing that with trees, which are dead which are alive, you can slowly apply pressure to tips that look super dry, without ripping off more than necessary, take a dry tip, does it flex, bend, snap off, more resistance there, tiny little scratch test, be careful, mindful, scratch a tiny bit, moist green life, interesting practice of shit, if there is any life left, it may be all the way down in the roots, and not know

don’t yank it out, kick it over, or stomp on it, it will have a chance

is there growth below the graft, we go through that process, determine which as salvageable, probably about 20 cubic yards of wood chip mulch, remnants of a bigger load, composted nicely, it was a good mix, cycling through

full disclosure, went to psytribe valentine’s day party knew at that time it would be basically risking death, if I go to that social event, breaking what I had already been feeling was a need to maintain the social distance

everybody elses winter funk, I felt like a million dollars, but everyone drinking sweetened cocktails, smoking cigarettes, lots of love, like clockwork and orgy of viral spread, as far as I can imagine, at that time no indication of a corona virus case in california, no one in state of panic or alarm, in my heart of hearts with or without corona, you better be self inquisitive, is this something that is going to possibly, its the cost benefit, I gotta see my tribe, I gotta see my people

I thought to myself I could pass on this party, but no I need it, I want it, I will be sad if I don’t go,

so I went I danced all night, best party, best vibes, so much to celebrate, for me, global pandemic looming, we were blissfully ignorant for the most part at that point

or course, like clock work, little scratch in the throat be morning, and also when I slept, I felt like there was a bit of a draft I didn’t account for, oh shit, good thing I’m gonna bug out to this land and be totally isolated, and have practically zero contact with anybody for almost 2 weeks, and that was the drill, that was the self quarantine drill and I went through a bizarre fever, and very very mild upper respiratory, pseudo,, proto coughs that didn’t really take hold

as soon as I got tiny tickle in throat, I said battle mode, self quarantine, no more solid food, not gonna say the herb I used but basically did what you would consider like a ayahuasca dieta, I wanted to connect with some of the herbs of this land and say already, take me I’m yours, if I’m goin out, I’m going out in a beautiful nature place, romance with this new to me herb, highly potent and medicinal and I’m not trying to start an mlm taking about it, also placebo effect, okay, I love myself, I do my absolute best to nurture and support and boost my immune system, this is a test, no fear, no worries, just soldier on, about 36 hour period where I was pretty incapacitated with fever, boiled from the inside out, lymph nodes didn’t swell, wasn’t miserable, almost had no mucus, maybe one night I put some very gentle soft, natural soaping solution onto a bit of paper towel, and inserted to stop one night of a bit of a faucet out of one nostril, then it was fine, little bits of phelm over the course of a couple of weeks, I never get sick, hardly ever have fever, keto paleo, no added sugar, no processed foods

a lot of confidence in my immune system, knowing I’m not constantly inflamed, eliminated grains, legumes, dairy, sugar

we’re talking, fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, mostly fish, some poultry, lots of herbs, not gonna get into specific choices of things

I hunkered down, self quarantine, bona fide drill, real threat, I swabbed that whole party, water filter, washed hands but so much hugging and talking, everybody spraying particles

fever was its own psychedelic experience but I would say over all on scale of 1-10, I was surprised by how mild most of the symptoms were, how limited in duration, whatever it was, there’s no reason for me to believe I had exposed to corona virus, it was more lik ea drill, what was off though is that I wouldn’t normally get sick, I wouldn’t normally be getting sick, I would expect ot be fine, novel, no precedent in the immune system, you don’t get any freebees from immune system, you’re fighting a new…

I don’t have mastery of virology, been studying it, I out on the other side of that, no residue phelgm, I feel this more today like a billlion dollars, not selling any herbal secret, I had a profound experience last night out there, seizing the night, humbled by cold and rain, dry with multiple layers of tactical casual gardening clothes and rain gear

and also knowing you don’t want to be out here to long but you gotta stay warm, you gotta dance to live, dance to stay warm, get seeds in ground before you miss the rains, living on the edge, some people are raiding walmart, I’m out there dancing to stay warm and dry and get seeds in the ground, healthy panic mode

win/win, force multiplier, to say to these trees, you take care of me I take care of you, I love you, this is a beautiful romance, I will nurture you, nourish you, and cherish you and be shaded by you and fed by you and you will be the habitat,

as zanzibar said in a recent podcast, polywombic, helping to create habitat fro wildlife, the frogs and toads, almost to tears, so heart melting, I’m just bumping into them, got my light on, actually squared off with one, I got out of its way, the power of this being in front of me, wow, amazing

a beautiful realm, thrilled to be here, I hope I survive everything, a stay strong, do the ecological magic to work this land, make it abundant, build on the strategy of these trees, we’re gonna guild plant around these trees, establish for myself a daily ish route that are dispersed around

keep fertigated, keep moist, rather than orchard over there that does its thing, irrigated, integrating human pathway daily commute, walking through it, gotta go out to where the trees are, kitchen garden growies, overlaying zones 1 thourgh 3, comingling them

small enough to all be convenient to access not so dispersed that its a big chore, you should be walking, hiking, creating a bunch of mini zone one plantings that will be stitched together through earth works, ponding, fertigation, candy land game board

to me that’s been the most important objective, get to that point, so many critters, no mercy, don’t just get ot have a little raised bed box, your veggie garden nope, it will be pulled from underground, checked from above ground, slithered on, grubbed on, little stems

doesn’t work in this level of wilderness, going to have to plant a huge diverse array of sacrificial planting,s

okay with attracting competitors, be happy they are coming around doing their bits, if you go from seeds, the key leverage point of that is that a lot are dirt cheap you don’t need to be that extravagant

I was thrilled to get to that point to have survived that period of self quarantine, to bond with the herbs o the land and to at the moment of the rains beginning have had the hard and soft scaping rehab triage, new where to go int eh dark, with a headlamp those mulch donuts were my tags on the tree age, visual ques, very systematically, need to draw them out on a pirate treasure map for now its in subconscious

don’t want to forget the ones off the path, have a route that trains me to get to all of them incentivize that habit, bend the rules of permaculture zonation, stretch, this tree needs treatment, or pruning, care, change contours so basin is gonna hold water,

all the care you gotta have a reason to care, go out there, planting things around it, things I’m gonna harvest quickly that’s the name of the game,

what was put into action last night

many reasons in spite of whats happening in the world, to be ecstatic and celebrate in the bitter sweet glory of having earned the privilege and luxury to have at least 75 to 85 percent buffering ot be able to follow the best practices, not have to compromise to much

the worse things get, I can scale into and scale out of the official protocols and restrictions and just try to keep myself on a tight leash to this property

the most tragic irony would be to have done all this work, my lifes work to be

secure ecologically and have this opportunity and then be swept up in net, or do something stupid end up the hospital and then be exposed

whatever I’ve done to build my immune system to this point, it’s all nullified by being hospitalized

this is what’s real, this is as fucking real as it gets part of my strategy to adapt to his moment is to really do the triage on making sure the people I love in the world really know it, making the amends, we don’t know who could be next

instead of worry, do the lower chakra things, focus on security, get that squared away and then really carefully feel into who needs to be reminded of your deep and true love for them

a lot of them are coming to me in my dreams, bubbling up to surface of inbox on their own

this is advice, make every day like valentines day from now until the vaccine an effective vaccine and beyond

no matter what your relationship is to a financial crisis, an epidemic, a pandemic, treat every day like valentines day, say namaste, every day and mean it