Thursday, June 4, 2009

Working on the Navajo Reservation

Yes, it looks like all our family has been there now, and its my turn to call the desolate place "home" for a while.

I will be working there for the summer and in between I will be able to see my brother James who will also be working down there as an EMT. Hoping this is a time for us to be able to connect and understand each other where so much has been left off and unsaid.

Down there- near the 4- corners Area to the west of it for about 100 miles, I will be there to make green things show up and wet down the place for all those thirsty people, animals, and plants.

The water down there is very alkaline and the San Juan river is about as gross as rivers can get. 40% of the Navajo down there have no water what so ever for their once main-stay trade of sheparding. Nearly all of them have entirely abandoned the practice of agriculture, but some how they need to be converted to the idea of some self sufficiency which the governments constant dumping of money, along with beer and sodas has led to a huge deterioration of those critical essentials. They have houses spread all through out the land in the most desolate and barren of places, and some how, they all need water. That is my job--- oh yeah.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Up-date on the American Alchemy Project

Something better than a grant? how about someone who will help you do it for free and do a real professional job?

I have found some one now with about 12 years of video editing experience!

He wants to do this pretty much for free as we have like minds on accomplishing something. He is a very honorable and trustworthy person and we have spent a few previous classes together, so much of this upcoming summer will be spent together making this come about.

Monday, March 30, 2009

A Worldwide Landmark

Some times it may be hard to believe you have found something that really could help change the world- for the better. But God provides things to those that seek for the answers.

I have received an idea that has taken time to evolve into something that makes even remote sense, but it has at last become clear to my mind. I have sent the past six month obsessing over an idea that can help the world as far as maertial exploitation, consumerism, ans waste has its hackle with recycling obstacles.

A new program has been set up on Microsoft PowerPoint tha will soon be made into a film production. I go into depth touching upon flaws in the recycling industry and how it can be made into a real-to-life fully functioning industry that promotes all recycling and reuse in every field of material products. If this can get off the ground I would consider it the greatest world acheivement in economics, resource management, sustainable development, and care for our earth in accepting our human presence upon it.

Today is the day I show my first small appearance to a small audience who are of interest to get a grant to make the film production for this program.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mom Enters the Ring

So when the rest of you bloggers wake up (we finished 3:30 am) you can know that we have been diligently making an effort to stay in touch with you all.

I had the most fun trying to get a picture for mom posted up.  I still have yet to see if it sticks.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

An incident--- a while ago now

Fun story:

ON the freeway
Behind a truckload of store goods
A strap is lose
And a large package
Falls and tumbles along the road
I swerve a little to miss it
As it settles between two lanes.

I speed up a bit and wave
The driver that he lost something.
He starts to pull over.

I think---
Maybe tha package back there is still good
It had toilet paper in it.
IfI don't succeed to return it,
We could all use a little more.

So I turn out at the next exit.
And go up, off, around, and down again to find
Where it went.

It was all over the freeway for a hundred yards.
What a sight.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

So I wait, and wait,and then

I have to wait some more

It all aby my silly NEW used car.

$1200.00 for a nice used green Dodge plymouth neon '96. All too similar from my former desolated car except that this has an auto transmission.

$1,400.00 in car repairs for silly stuff. It's what you could expect....

It will take $300 more to get it legal to drive again. I took my chances and made it a few days.

$130 towing ticket. (I was going to get it a licence plate!!)

Now I am waiting to get money so I can drive it again. Till then- it stay's home and I go to school with bright-minded Brooks Lee and his ancient (still working) nissan sentra.

A learning experience.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Grandmother and Salem

I have been blessed to live all my life and still have an honest to goodness incredible Grandmother at my side in life: Grandmother Mary Jean Thompson

Grandmother has been committed to Oregon Territory and the land of Salem and Portland for most as long as I remember except for some number of years in Reno, Nevada. Grandmother had the great futune of being one to weigh heavily upon my very own name, and I am ever glad that she had. Between Book of Mormon and Biblical characters and meanings, I may have been named Moroni ---[Something]--- Thompson. Mary Jean had the foresight to comprehend what so many others in todays world view would only find odd or an opportinity for ridicule and hoped that my name would be different. Living in Salem, the capital of Oregon, was excited when mother had my name fit perfect: Salem Moroni Thompson. For influence great or small, I am gald that Grandmother's hopes were found. My many thanks to you and mother as I have never regreted the name and feel it to give me something as a meaning to live for in life.

Naming, however, has only been the beginning of a long string of influence and development for me and my family under her son, and my father, Brooks Thompson. For a long part of life, Newt Thompson and Mary Jean were parent to Brooks. Brooks and his older brother Craig (formerly names James and john Ray) become adopted to Newt Thompson and kept them as his sons for many many years. Under Newt and Mary Jeans's circles of care, they gave a high rise for some of the best of experience. Skiing was one of those. Newt was an Olympic Champions training coach and made sure that 'Papa' was good enough to win national downhill ski competions with speads arround 80 mph! Grandma had actually met Newt Thompson on a ski run that they made a day ski-date out of. Much later in life Newt and Mary Jean were separated, but Mary still made sure that we as her son and grandchildren got plenty of skiing experience. One of the most memorable events ever was that of the resort near Tahoe Lake [reseort name?] where she and all of Brooks and Bonnies family went skiing for the day. it was there she paid for real beginners training and of which took most of the day for me to learn. I gain a great deal of confidence because of that. Late on, with ski trips with Papa, he helped me refine the art and sport so I could do mogules, steep swooping carves, and jumping- to some extent.

to be continued...