The Various Threads

I write about many things, but my stories tend to follow these threads of related pieces… note: some articles are cross-posted in several categories.

the onehumanblog

notes and observations from the journey… the journal, the images, the souvenirs from Jon, onehumanbeing as he travels through this life… This is where most of my writing finds it’s home.

5 most recent stories:

  • The Twos – Drawings from December…

    December 28, 2014


    My exploration of the tarot continued this month as I found myself drawing the twos…

  • The World (Card No. 21)

    November 30, 2014


    This is the 21st and final card of the Major Arcana of the tarot called The World…

  • The Hanged Man

    November 28, 2014


    We live in a world made of images and symbols which we perceive through our eyes and interpret with our brains…

  • Meeting The Future Of My Dreams

    October 12, 2014


    The following is an excerpt from a collection of memories I wrote down in 2003. This piece tells the story of how Tania and I met, and how our relationship began in 1986/87.

  • 28 Years of Love!

    October 12, 2014


    Adding another photo to our annual Anniversary Day post…


The Bipolarcoaster

These are all posts which relate in one way or another to my ongoing journey on this strange ride I call The Bipolarcoaster… If I’ve written about depression, manic depression, bipolar disorder or anything closely related, it’s here somewhere.

5 most recent stories:

  • A Conscious Change

    January 31, 2013


    January 31, 2013 – After The End Of The World, Part Two | In this post we go down a rabbit hole of books – into fear and loathing, conspiracy theories, alien abductions, near-death experiences and finally into the NOW…

  • Driving Towards The End Of The World

    January 19, 2013


    January 19, 2013 – After The End Of The World, Part One | December 21, 2012 – a.k.a. “the end of the world” – was quite a good day for me. Probably one of the best days I’d had in weeks, and definitely one of my top ten best days of 2012.

  • Talking Medical Marijuana Blues

    January 16, 2012


    January 16, 2012 – Since 2007 I’ve been a member of a number of different collectives in Long Beach. I’ve volunteered, built websites, taken photos of over 300 different strains of medical marijuana, and grown to care about a number of incredible people. I’ve also watched one collective after another crumble under the burden of legal ...

  • We Shall Overcome!

    January 16, 2012


    Talking Medical Marijuana Blues – Part Four Rev. Martin Luther King stated over 40 years ago in a speech that “the arc of the moral Universe is long, but it’s bent towards Justice…” During my long, personal civil rights march towards medical marijuana justice I’ve seen that this statement is true, just as I also believe that ...

  • Talking ‘Bout My Medication

    January 16, 2012


    Talking Medical Marijuana Blues – Part Three A Life Long Journey I wasn’t diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder until I was 33 years old. This revelation – that there was a medical reason, of some kind, behind my most confusing moods and actions – caused a paradigm shift that made me look back over my life through a ...


When We Were Mods


This is a 5 part series of articles I wrote about my experiences as a Mod back in 1982/83 in Orange Country and Los Angeles. Includes photos, fliers, buttons and other memorabilia from the time.



UFOverdriver is my sound collage project which started in January of 2010. You can find out more about UFOverdriver by visiting the project site at

5 most recent stories:

  • UFOverdriver 2012 And Beyond Project

    August 7, 2012


    August 7, 2012 – You can add your voice to a UFOverdriver sound collage!

  • New Souvenirs From The End Of The Age

    August 5, 2012


    August 5, 2012 – in my opinion it’s not the end of the world but the end of the age we are witnessing right now – also known as the Kali Yuga – a time of chaos, destruction and rebirth…

  • 4 UFOverdriver CDs Now Available!

    July 25, 2012


    July 25, 2012 – 3 complete albums, and one EP of sound collages are NOW available from UFOverdriver on CD!!! Each album takes you on a journey of sound aboard the UFOverdriver into the sub-conscious realms of today and the quantum possibilities of tomorrow…

  • Grand Deception Star Promo #1

    July 20, 2012


    July 20, 2012 – “Why do you try and put out a CD during a Mercury Retrograde?” I ask myself… not just one CD, but four of them.

  • Grand Deception Star

    June 29, 2012


    June 29, 2012 – Grand Deception Star is a collection of selected sound collages from December of 2010 through May of 2012, and though previously released on their own, make a complete vision when grouped together.


Songs and Playlist

Posts that have playlists or songs included…

5 most recent stories:

  • Selected Eclectic – Volume 3

    March 24, 2013


    March 25, 2013 – Both Tania and I have been making our lists of songs we like which we’ve heard on KCRW’s Eclectic24 since our last playlist in January. Here’s the results…

  • Selected Eclectic – Volumes 1 and 2

    January 30, 2013


    January 30, 2013 – Music mixes that capture the songs we are listening to at this particular moment in time…

  • Hell Broke Luce

    August 13, 2012


    A song for the moment – I recommend it be played repeatedly and very loud… “Hell Broke Luce” by Tom Waits I had a good home but I left I had a good home but I left, right, left That big fucking bomb made me deaf, deaf A Humvee mechanic put his Kevlar on wrong I guarantee you’ll meet up with a ...

  • The Sound of Early June…

    June 13, 2012


    June 13, 2012 – I have several albums that I’m listening to that are forming my June 2012 soundtrack – the lead one is M. Ward’s 2006 album “Post War”, it’s really gotten under my skin and it’s turned out to be perfect for Long Beach’s “June Gloom” days…

  • Fight Test EP by The Flaming Lips

    December 30, 2011


    I’ve listen to this EP several times since I wrote about The Flaming Lips last night… I felt I just had to share it. This EP made such a big impression on me, and since I first heard this EP (received as a gift from Amy Bentley-Smith) I’ve bought numerous other Flaming Lips albums – I ...


The Turning

This is an ongoing serial from Jon, onehumanbeing about time, being human, bipolar disorder, god(s), creation, history, Mayan calenders, astrology, space, the sub-conscious mind, quantum physics, American Christianity and the coming Long Cycle – among other things…

5 most recent stories:

  • Self-Portrait as a Two-Headed Dragon

    October 28, 2009


    Here’s a sketch I did last night in my notebook, thinking about my story and allowing the picture of myself as the two-headed dragon I’ve been writing about to pour out of my pen on to the paper. You can see the left head (our right) seems to be very delighted with these new wings. The ...

  • The Turning – A New Project Site

    September 17, 2009


    I’ve been spending the last few days putting together a project site for The Turning, which is now open and ready for use… you can visit it here: (site no longer available) On the new site you’ll find the story has been organized to make it easier to follow. I’ve added extra material to help you ...

  • The Turning – Kukulkan – 9-11-9

    September 11, 2009


    The Return of The Plumed Serpent So many different stories, myths, legends, and names: Kukulkan, Ququmatz, Quetzalcoatl, The Plumed Serpent, The Precious Twin, The Giver of Calenders, The Bearded White Man, The Keeper of Wisdom, Intelligence and Self-Reflection, Thoth of Egypt and some would even claim – Jesus Christ. In every story he’s a benevolent Man-God of ...

  • The Turning – Start Now – 9-9-9

    September 9, 2009


    Beginnings… 1 Imix and 9-9-9 I posted on my Facebook page today… September 9, 2009 Today begins the new Tzolkin round – The Mayan Sacred Calender of 260 days. The round that just finished yesterday started on Dec 23, 2008. Today – 1 Imix – is a perfect day for new beginnings and new projects… Have a happy ...

  • The Turning – Helter Skelter

    September 5, 2009


    The Dream of the Two-Headed Dragon I remember the comfort… spread out like a blanket in the quiet dreams, and rest, and wisdom, and communion, everywhere, nowhere – the only existence. I remember when I was the universe, before the journey that crossed your path – when all of time was one instant, one symphony. It was you ...