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onehumanbeing_logo_2014the 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.

 

Please note: most recent posts are listed first – Enjoy!

  • The Twos – Drawings from December…

    December 28, 2014

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

  • The World (Card No. 21)

    November 30, 2014

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

  • The Hanged Man

    November 28, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    Adding another photo to our annual Anniversary Day post…

  • A Consciousness Vehicle – Imagination and Reality

    October 7, 2014

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    Want to change your perspective for a moment? Realize that every single person around you is a consciousness inhabiting a physical body – a consciousness vehicle.

  • The Pencil and the Manifestation of The Creative Idea into The Physical World

    September 4, 2014

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    Think about what happens when you write or draw with a pencil…

  • Real Life Fiction

    August 21, 2014

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    How are you making your choices, who is making your choices – is that even you making those choices? Important questions, especially if your finger is on the button…

  • Summer Skies And Clouds In the Hi-Desert

    August 20, 2014

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    This is where the land of the Joshua Trees meet the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. The air here is clear, and the clouds and summer thunderstorms keep the day time skies interesting… but when the sky is blue, it’s impossibly blue.

  • Recent Drawings – 3 From July 2014

    August 19, 2014

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    After taking a long break from drawing I decided to return to working on ink and colored pencil drawings during the first week of July.

  • It’s Clean-Up Time… And Time To Reflect

    August 18, 2014

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    onehumanbeing.com was established 6 years ago as a way to initiate a new season of art for myself…

  • Moving To The Hi-Desert!

    November 19, 2013

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    November 19, 2013: By this time next month we should be settled in our Jackrabbit Homestead-style home on 5 acres in Gamma Gulch, just above Pioneertown…

  • NOW AVAILABLE: Awesome Eyebama T-Shirt Goodness!

    August 10, 2013

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    Four T-Shirt Designs NOW Available from NOSUCHAGENCY on Zazzle.com

  • Layers of Reality

    June 29, 2013

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    There are many layers to this experience we call reality. Layers of knowing, layers of the senses, layers of the spirit and intuition, layers of people just trying to live their lives, layers of mainstream news, layers of secret societies and power control groups, layers of intelligence networks, layers of corporate greed, layers of criminal ...

  • Bankers

    June 18, 2013

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    June 18, 2013 – We’re not talking about your local banker here, your small bank guy – we’re talking about the big boys club, the Too Big To Fail bankers.

  • New Project Site Launched – The All-Seeing Eyebama

    June 16, 2013

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    June 16, 2013 – NSA, warrant-less-wiretapping, secret detentions, The Illuminati, reptilians, secret societies, nightmare techno-fascists, angry militarized police thugs, constant survellience, things that go bump in the night and more… Is this paranoid? Not if it turns out to be true.

  • Creating The All-Seeing Eyebama

    June 12, 2013

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    June 12, 2013 – A graphic metaphor loaded with all kinds of different meanings, from the power of money in politics, the NSA intrusions into our privacy, the rise of the surveillance state during Obama’s administration, to conspiracy theories about secret societies like The Illuminati controlling the President, and, of course this image means all ...

  • Eyebama

    June 11, 2013

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    The All-Seeing Eyebama…

  • Freedom, American Style

    June 10, 2013

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    FREE Data Back-Up Plan included with every citizenship… thanks NSA! Graphics ©onehumanbeing.com

  • David Icke, They Live, Eight O’Clock in the Morning and OBEY…

    June 9, 2013

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    June 9, 2013 – This little excerpt from my life began with me wondering, “Who is David Icke?”

  • The Man Who Quit Money

    May 26, 2013

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    May 26, 2013 – “Meet Daniel Suelo. He’s been living without money for 12 years…” I’ve watched this video several times, and really love what Daniel Suelo has to say about money.

  • Imagine My Future

    May 25, 2013

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    A short story by Jon Christopher — The future was just a radio signal away…

  • Consciousness, Quantum Physics and Being Human

    May 19, 2013

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    May 19, 2013 – I watched this on Friday evening. It’s about an hour long and very interesting, if you’re into stuff like consciousness, quantum physics and being human.

  • Think Before You Speak, You Are Being Recorded

    May 8, 2013

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    May 8, 2013 – What was just a “conspiracy theory” bit of paranoid thinking yesterday has crept upon the stage of our consensual reality today.

  • Don’t Just Do Something…

    May 1, 2013

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    May 1, 2013 – Every month I like to throw a new quote on the header for this site. The quote for this month reads, “Don’t just do something, stand there.”

  • The Wall of Weed

    April 20, 2013

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    April 20, 2013 – Happy 420! – to celebrate I’d like to give you a wall of weed! 1960 photos of medical marijuana taken between 2008 and 2012 at collectives in Long Beach, California.

  • PORTFOLIO – The Art of Jon Christopher

    April 16, 2013

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    Introducing PORTFOLIO – 112 Paintings – 98 Drawings – 155 Collages – 41 Photo Works – 9 Videos – Sound Collages – 6 albums, 7 EPs, 5 Singles and 4 Early Works

  • The Enlightened One

    April 6, 2013

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    April 6, 2013 – Reposted from www.godwin-home-page.net – One day Godwin and I were discussing what the enlightened person might be like. As usual the conversation was wide-ranging and eluded to ideas from the Buddhist texts, Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi, Taoism and other traditions…

  • Roadtrekkin’ To Anza-Borrego

    March 31, 2013

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    March 31, 2013 – The plan for this adventure began last year, with the goal being to go camping in our friend’s Roadtrek 190 RV (a very generous friend!) to see what “RV Camping” was like, and to decide if we’d want to take the RV on a cross-country adventure later this year.

  • The Man Who Planted Trees

    March 20, 2013

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    March 20, 2013 – In honor of the first day of Spring I recommend a wonderful and uplifting story of what one human being can do to improve the world around them…

  • The Great American Cowboy And Other Images

    March 7, 2013

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    March 7, 2013 – Yesterday afternoon I watched a really long alternative history type documentary with pretty low production values… Towards the end of the film the video quality totally deteriorated. Bad video compression? Copied too many times? Both? – I don’t know, but the picture was digitally trashed…

  • Philip K. Dick Reading Club – The Beginning of the Adventure

    February 5, 2013

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    February 5, 2013 – It started with a post on Facebook on Saturday morning (February 2, 2013): “I have never read any work by Philip K Dick, even though he’s considered by some to be one of the greatest novelists of the Twentieth Century. This month I’m launching into a marathon reading project to try ...

  • A Conscious Change

    January 31, 2013

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    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…

  • Family Photo Memories

    January 29, 2013

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    January 29, 2013 – Sunday evening my sister Barbara stopped by and dropped off our family photos- our souvenirs of family memories stretching back from around 1919…

  • Driving Towards The End Of The World

    January 19, 2013

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    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.

  • The Novel As A Long Term Creative Project

    January 8, 2013

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    January 8, 2013 – I’m finding that being “in the process of writing” my first novel-sized literary construction to be an excellent way to watch the long-term (meaning anything that took longer than a couple of days to finish) creative process as it happens.

  • Christmas Card 2012

    December 20, 2012

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    December 20, 2012 – Images from the making of our Christmas card for 2012

  • Off-The-Grid In Hidden Valley

    October 20, 2012

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    October 20, 2012 – Tania and I don’t just go camping, we mount a small expedition in our Honda Element…

  • 26 Years of Love!

    October 14, 2012

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    October 14, 2012 – Adding another photo to our annual Anniversary Day post…

  • Joshua Tree – Hidden Valley Campground – 24 Views

    October 10, 2012

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    October 10, 2012 – There is so much beauty to see in Joshua Tree National Park – there is the land itself along with the iconic namesake trees. There are the small flowers, the lizards, snakes, plants of various kinds – and then there are the boulders…

  • $1 Hits – The Complete Word Collage

    October 5, 2012

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    October 4th – On August 29th we embarked on a 36-day trip called “$1 Hits” – a word collage that covered 36 pages in a handmade book from 1994… here is the complete word collage.

  • A Little Change Here, A Little Change There…

    October 4, 2012

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    FYI – Over the next few weeks you’ll be noticing new little changes to onehumanbeing.com – like my new little header which I’ll be changing that every month now… Why? Because I can… Also, you be getting much more updates about my ride on the Bipolarcoaster – something I’ve been rather quiet about for months. September was hell ...

  • My Personal Cognitive Matrix

    September 24, 2012

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    September 24, 2012 – What make each of us perceive the world differently? What is spirit and consciousness, and how do they relate to my personal cognitive matrix?

  • The Late Great American Novel

    August 21, 2012

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    August 21, 2012 …this year – or the last few weeks specifically – I’ve been busy writing away on a project I’m calling The Late Great American Novel.

  • Paul Ryan – YOYO King

    August 15, 2012

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    August 15, 2012 – When I think of Paul Ryan, I think of YOYO Economics – “You’re On Your Own” Economics…

  • Hell Broke Luce

    August 13, 2012

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    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 ...

  • Making Sound Collages…

    August 4, 2012

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    August 4, 2012 – When I’m making a sound collage it’s an experience that is very visual for me, like I’m working on a physical collage – except the picture is just in my head, and what everyone else experiences is an audio experience.

  • Do It Yourself and Give It Away

    July 31, 2012

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    July 31, 2012 – On my birthday, back on June 18th, I got the idea in my head that NOW would be a good time to look into making a CD out of my latest group of sound collages and call it Grand Deception Star.

  • 4 UFOverdriver CDs Now Available!

    July 25, 2012

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    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…

  • My Tree Friend

    July 9, 2012

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    July 9, 2012 – This is one of my friends, who happens to be a tree. A great tree. I love to stop under his tall branches when I walk my dogs and stare up into his lofty and spacious realm…

  • Grand Deception Star

    June 29, 2012

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    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.

  • Today’s Image – An Ongoing Series

    June 14, 2012

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    June 14, 2012 – Last Friday I started the long process of moving my “Today’s Image” from my Facebook page to this onehumanbeing.com website…

  • The Sound of Early June…

    June 13, 2012

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    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…

  • Chill Out Already

    June 10, 2012

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    June 10, 2012 – Here’s today’s front page graphic from The Huffington Post. Q: I’m wondering just how close we are to the tipping point on this issue (marijuana legalization)?

  • 22 Years In Our Long Beach Apartment

    May 27, 2012

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    May 27, 2012 – Tania and I have now been living in the same one bedroom apartment/studio since May 25th of 1990 – that’s 22 years… and we still love this special place.

  • The Police State Flag

    May 21, 2012

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    May 21, 2012 – I love the land of my birth, and everyday I try to dream of a better American future… An America that celebrates it’s diversity, embraces it’s dreamers who live outside the box and off the grid, and a place that is full of generous people…

  • of clothes, NOW – the poem

    May 20, 2012

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    This collage was created in the mid-1990’s. The original materiel for this collage were done on sailcloth stretched over a silkscreen frame. The collage was measured off into 6″ x 4″ pieces, cut out and mounted in a book created for them…

  • The Zombie Birdhouse

    May 12, 2012

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    May 12, 2012 – For some reason I had this poem stuck in my head yesterday, and when I found it I realized it was exactly 26 years, to the day, from when I wrote this: May 11, 1986 – nice synchronicity!

  • Tania’s Random Photo of the Day

    January 28, 2012

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    January 28, 2012 – Tania has started posting a random photo of the day on her Facebook page, and because you might not be her friend on Facebook I wanted to post the photos from this last week, along with her captions… Enjoy!

  • The Year of the Dragon

    January 23, 2012

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    January 23, 2012 – I was born in June of 1964, in the Year of the Wood Dragon, and I have been very proud of being a dragon my whole life…

  • My D. B. Cooper Spoon

    January 22, 2012

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    January 22, 2012 – A post about D.B Cooper, my favorite Northwest Orient spoon and Mad Men…

  • Talking Medical Marijuana Blues

    January 16, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 ...

  • I Get By With The Help Of My Friends

    January 15, 2012

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    Talking Medical Marijuana Blues – Part Two That’s No Way To Get Your Medicine There was a time, not very long ago, when I would often have to wait for days, sometimes a week to get my medicine. Sometimes nothing would be available from the few friends I knew, who knew a friend, who knew a friend ...

  • The Man On The Other Side Of The Wall

    January 15, 2012

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    Talking Medical Marijuana Blues – Part One Today I have a number of thoughts about medical marijuana running around my head, all of which I’ve grouped under the heading of Talking Medical Marijuana Blues in my head. I plan on posting several articles today and tomorrow following this line of thinking… In these postings I’d like to tell ...

  • Newt Gingrich Superstar

    January 12, 2012

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    January 12, 2012 – From a musical that will never be written (most likely) – in three parts… it begins as follows: The Transfiguration of Newt – Standing above a gathering of his followers, Newt was transfigured before their eyes into a being of brilliant light…

  • 10 Years of Gitmo

    January 11, 2012

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    Jan 11, 2012 – Today is the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the Bush/Obama Guantanamo Bay prison, or Gitmo as it is called…

  • Sleep, Wake, Sleep, Wake, Repeat…

    January 8, 2012

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    Tonight the moon is full, Orion is rising large in the east, Jupiter is straight overhead and Venus is shining brightly as the Evening Star – it’s a beautiful night on planet Earth…

  • Terrified Woman From Another Universe Wakes Up Here

    January 5, 2012

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    January 5, 2012 – What would you do if you found yourself in a strange bed, your workplace had changed, and you discovered your lover no longer existed?

  • Happy New Year 2012

    January 1, 2012

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    January 1, 2012 – I hope everyone made it safely out of 2011. Here’s The 2012 Mayan Apocalypse A-Go-Go Calender…

  • I Am The Walrus / Goo Goo G’ Joob

    December 29, 2011

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    Every day has it’s threads. We wake up, move through the day and different ideas come at us from different directions. Sometimes they seem to form a meaningful pattern – sometimes it’s just an abstract tapestry. Here’s a few threads I’d like to remember from Wednesday, December 28, 2011. The Flaming Lips perform I Am The Walrus I really ...

  • Merry Christmas 2011

    December 25, 2011

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    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas And A Happy New Year… Above: Our mantle on Christmas Eve – photo by Tania Below: This year’s Christmas card design… Above: Buttons, photo and card by Tania and me… Bonus: Christmas Sound Collage!

  • History Is On Our Side

    December 12, 2011

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    Throughout our country’s history, we have grown as a civilization and a culture because individuals stood up to the status quo as they saw a greater light of justice, a better world than the one they lived in; The Abolitionists, Women’s Suffragettes, The Civil Rights Movement and The Gay Rights Movement, just to name a ...

  • 25 Years of Love!

    October 12, 2011

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    The Jon and Tania Story – In 25 Photos! We started going out on October 12, 1986, got married on October 12, 1992 (our sixth anniversary) and now 25 wonderful years have gone by..

  • Today’s Image – September 29 through October 5, 2011

    October 5, 2011

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    I’m into the third week of building a habit of posting a new image every day on the onehumanbeing facebook page. I’m doing pretty good with the new habit – so far only one Today’s Image had to be posted a day late… Here’s a gallery of the images from September 29th through October 5th:   During this time ...

  • Today’s Image – September 19 through September 28, 2011

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    I’ve decided to try and create a habit of posting an image a day on my Facebook page… a process I started a week and a half ago on the 19th. Here’s the first image I posted. All the images posted so far have been from a series called Raising The World Tree/Incoming Comet. These mixed-media collages on ...

  • i love AWC

    September 17, 2011

    Above: a few of the several hundred new buttons I’ve made for AWC because “i love AWC”… Compassion For Long Beach A new collective re-opened this last month here in Long Beach called Avalon Wellness Collective, or AWC for short. I have to tell you, the place is really awesome, and that’s not just because I got to ...

  • The Long Legs Of The Law

    July 31, 2011

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    Drawing On The News Above: The Long Legs Of The Law – 7-30-2011 – The Huffington Post front page. (click image to see larger version) Welcome to my new feature called Drawing On The News which basically involves drawing on found bits of News pages online, like the piece above taken from The Huffington Post yesterday (7-30-2011). I ...

  • The Great American Novel

    July 1, 2011

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    July 1, 2011 – Last week while pondering “The Great American Novel” I wrote down a list of what would you need to include in your story to make your book qualify as The Great American Novel…

  • Today’s Image: Coffee, Torta and Tacos

    June 30, 2011

    Here’s an image for today, a collage called “Coffee, Torta and Tacos” and was made using found images from Long Beach. Enjoy!

  • Every Grain of Sand

    April 16, 2011

    A Transcendent Moment Have you ever had a moment when you connected with a song in a way you can’t really explain to anyone else, like a transcendent music moment? I had one yesterday during an even larger transcendental moment, which happened like many deeply spiritual moments, while I was washing the dishes… To put it briefly, and ...

  • Dystopian Shifting

    December 19, 2010

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    Note from Jon, onehumanbeing: I address this to you on the eve of a total lunar eclipse over North America, and just a few days before the Winter Solstice. We are on the cusp of a 30-year cycle of change as well as larger, era-changing moment in human history… these are significant times we are ...

  • Rule Number Two Is The New Rule Number One

    December 7, 2010

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    New sound collage completed last night and released on the UFOverdriver site. Rule Number Two Is The New Rule Number One – The Wikileaks Big Cable Dump Mix Listen Here Track listing: (click on track name to hear individual track) Track 1 (0:31) War is Peace – Freedom is Slavery – Ignorance is Strength Track 2 (4:12) ...

  • Rule Number Two Will Be Told To You In Reverse

    November 30, 2010

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    From my project site: UFOverdriver Here’s the latest podcast from UFOverdriver – a sound collage about Wikileak’s release of over 250,000 confidential and secret U.S. State Department diplomatic cables to major news organizations around the world… Read more and Listen to the sound collage here.

  • Latest Photos on The MMJ Lists

    November 28, 2010

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    I went up to The Treehouse Collective to take photos of a bunch of strains that had come in the day before. I was expecting 8 strains, but there were 12 different ones to photograph when I arrived. Lucky me! It’s been a little while since I’ve visited my collective to do the photographing work I ...

  • Souvenirs From The Late 20th Century

    November 27, 2010

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    November 27, 2010 – Over twenty years ago, in May of 1990, Tania and I moved to Long Beach. At the time we were involved with a group of artists, actors, musicians and short-film makers (who had migrated from Colorado to California together) which we had met through our job working at an interior design ...

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 25, 2010

    Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a great day eating, relaxing and remembering all the people, places and things you are thankful for… Here’s a song for the day from U2 called Scarlet off of their October album from the earlier 80’s. Rejoice! Bonus Image of the Moment: Here’s a photo collage I found last night ...

  • Orange Orbs Over Long Beach

    November 14, 2010

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    Ever since I was a little child I’ve wanted to see a UFO, but in all my years of watching the sky I’ve never had any luck seeing a real UFO. Well, that has changed..

  • Songs To Restore Sanity

    October 30, 2010

    In honor of Jon Stewart (and/or Stephen Colbert) and the Rally To Restore Sanity and/or March To Keep Fear Alive in Washington D.C. today, I put together a few songs (Who needs more than a few? You’re going to be watching the Rally on TV or out ...

  • 24 Years of Love!

    October 12, 2010

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    Adding a photo to last year’s Anniversary Day post… The Jon and Tania Story – In 24 Photos! To celebrate our Anniversary today, here’s a gallery of photos of us together from 24 years of love – From 1987 until now, with one photo representing each year of the journey. Enjoy!

  • Rising From The Ashes

    August 26, 2010

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    A Dragon Doing The Dance Of The Phoenix “When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide Where I stop and turn and I go for a ride Till I get to the bottom and I see you again Yeah, yeah, yeah From Helter Skelter by The Beatles Helter Skelter is one of my theme ...

  • One Year On The Road

    August 22, 2010

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      In honor of our friends… Our friends, Russ and Laura, have been traveling by bicycle across the United States since last Summer on an open-ended journey. For several years before they left Long Beach to follow their dreams, they were a major part of our Friday night Happy Hour crew which met every week ...

  • The Heart Is The Center

    August 21, 2010

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    Here’s my thought for the day; The Sun rests like a crown on the head of mankind, but the Heart is the center of everything. Have a blessed day. Note on drawing: sketch created on 8-20-2010 to illustrate the idea expressed in today’s thought…

  • (This Story Is) Subject To Change, Pt 1

    August 18, 2010

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    Change? You’re soaking in it… After a prolonged period of depression (this latest bout started in early July around the 8th) it takes some extra effort to start communicating again; responding to emails, getting back on Facebook, getting my various project sites updated and trying to reconnect with my friends again because my head is so ...

  • Trouble Every Day For Hungry Freaks, Daddy

    July 4, 2010

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    For some odd reason I’ve chosen a couple of Frank Zappa songs as my Fourth of July/Independence Day posting… Both of these songs are from an album that’s still inspiring and relevant 45 years after it was released (1965) – Freak Out! by The Mothers of Invention – thank you Mr. Zappa, sir. Trouble Every Day [media id=53 ...

  • Notes about the day… New American Prayers

    June 2, 2010

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    Today is June 2, 2010 – and the second day of my lamentations for America… my soul is crying. Weeping and wailing and throwing ashes on my head (figuratively speaking) – so sad. I have been working on some sound collages for the last couple of night, ever since we returned from camping in the desert… ...

  • Happy 420 From UFOverdriver and onehumanbeing.com!

    April 20, 2010

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    Here is 11 tracks with over a half-hour of marijuana culture in one delicious, fat, blunt-sized mix… Listen To This Sound Collage Total Running Time – 33:50   How Long? Not Long! As someone who’s watched the long drama of the drug war for over 27 years, I can’t help but feel the time is getting ...

  • Kicking Out The Jams

    April 8, 2010

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    Another movie running through my mind… I keep watching this strange movie in my head about this massive, rotting tree. A huge tree, bigger than any tree I’ve ever seen –  only it dead inside, rotting, but with billions of creatures are making their home on it. Groups of creatures patch up their bit of the ...

  • The Crazy Firecracker Party

    March 24, 2010

    I have this little movie I just can’t get out of my head, so let me try and share it with you… I keep watching a party of crazy, angry people – shouting and stomping around with packages of firecrackers in their hands – with all the fuses being lit with more great shouts and more ...

  • You’ve Got To Be Crazy

    March 12, 2010

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    You’ve Got To Be Crazy – The Glenn Beck VS Eric Massa Mix Listen to This Sound Collage…   A little theater for the mind… For your enjoyment – a new UFOverdriver sound collage – contains: Pink Floyd, David Byrne and Brian Eno, a DJ John Digweed Mix, Johnny Cash, Eric Massa, Glenn Beck and more ...

  • Glenn Beck Attacks Progressives, Again…

    March 10, 2010

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    This Just In – Jon Christopher, (AKA – Jon, onehumanbeing) is the real mastermind behind vast, imaginary, left-wing conspiracy… as seen here: And here’s the video: I love this kind of political theater – just what we need… Here’s where I found this: A trio of progressive groups is releasing an interactive video that mocks Glenn Beck for, well, ...

  • Change Has Come – Parts I, II and III

    March 8, 2010

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      Listen to This Sound Collage… Part I – If You Didn’t Care – 0:00 – 1:22 Part II – On This Day – 1:22 – 6:41 Part III – Our Most Desperate Hour – 6:41 – 10:22 Total Length: 10:22 From an album in progress called: Weapons of Mass Communication FREE Download at the bottom of this posting! About ...

  • Happy Valentine’s Tania!

    February 14, 2010

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    This is the image from my Valentine’s Day card for Tania… That’s me at age four (BTW – That’s also the photo I used for my onehumanbeing logo.) Have a great Valentine’s Day everyone!

  • Central Services… In Progress

    February 10, 2010

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    Short post today – here’s a few stills from my most recent project – turning my Central Services drawings into animation. More information will be available as this project grows… Image Gallery

  • Introducing UFOverdriver

    January 29, 2010

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    My new sound collages now have a project name – UFOverdriver That’s pronounced “You-Eff-Overdriver”… and the U and the F are initials that stand for lots of different things… but that’s something we’ll discuss sometime later down the road. Here’s the first sound collage created under this name (even though my previous sound collage called Area 5150 ...

  • Eccentric Activities – 1985/86

    January 27, 2010

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    What Are Sound Collages? As a little kid I was fascinated by my parent’s cassette recorder and would play with it all the time, making recordings and dreaming about making what I now call sound collages. A sound col­lage is like a paper col­lage, but using audio sam­ples, syn­the­siz­ers, drum tracks and other audio mate­r­ial to cre­ate ...

  • Area 5150 – The UFO Take Over Mix

    January 18, 2010

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    Abducted by Aliens… Some people might have been wondering where I’ve been lately… maybe abducted by aliens or something? In a way I have been, as the last week was taken over by this project and the ideas that it plays with… Above: Jon, onehumanbeing working on Area 5150 – Photo by Tania About The Video This is a sound ...

  • Mark Leysen and The Irascible Group

    January 3, 2010

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    Here’s the art piece Tania and I made for her dad’s birthday this last week… Mark Leysen and The Irascible Group 10″ x 8″ x 5″ 3D Cardboard Cut-Out Collage About The Piece Tania’s dad, Mark Leysen, who is an artist, is the one standing in the foreground, and was deeply influenced by that irascible group of artists known as ...

  • 2010 | Share Your Story

    January 2, 2010

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    Last year my motto for the year was Share Your Truth, and this year my motto is Share Your Story… Where does my motto come from? I have been following the tracks of a vision, a creative pilgrimage of sorts, for several years which I am now chronicling on one of my project sites I launched in ...

  • Happy New Year – 2010

    January 1, 2010

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    Do You Realize… I love the ecstatic humanity expressed in this video, and it contains many of my hopes for 2010… Do You Realize – that you have the most beautiful face Do You Realize – we’re floating in space Do You Realize – that happiness makes you cry Do You Realize – that everyone you know someday will die And ...

  • New Year’s Resolutions | 12-31-2009

    December 31, 2009

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    My New Years Resolutions 1. Stop going around the mountain when I should be climbing. 2. Return peoples Cellphone calls, emails, and text messages. 3. Give more, take less and celebrate my little story as one part of the great story of humanity. 4. Forgive myself for not living up to my high ideals and start everyday new. 5. ...

  • Christmas Card – 2009

    December 23, 2009

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year …from Jon and Tania, Moseley and Suki, Redbot and The Baby Jesus Sacred Hearts Club Band… The Baby Jesus Sacred Hearts Club Band 14.5″ x 9.5″ mixed media on cardboard Jon and Tania | December 2009 (click on image above – or here – to see the card larger…) Coming Christmas Morning – The key to ...

  • Gemini with Canis Major and Canis Minor

    December 21, 2009

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    Walking my dogs through the Heavens… Every day I walk my two dogs, Moseley and Suki around the neighborhood – several times. A while ago I came across a Star Chart from yesteryear (really old, that is) with drawings of the constellations, including Canis Major and Canis Minor, which looked a lot like my Moseley and Suki. I ...

  • Rainy Days With Whirlpools

    December 12, 2009

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    For today I’ll just re-post the three songs about the weather, both inside and out, which I posted on Facebook this afternoon… First Posting Depression comes in like a storm with my thoughts washing down a gutter of whirlpools – The first day is always the worst… Here’s a Verve song I listen to on days like ...

  • My Wife – The Cover Girl!

    December 10, 2009

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    Above: Tania on the cover of The District – December 9, 2009 The District Weekly – December 9, 2009 The new issue of The District came out yesterday with an article that has been much anticipated around our home… Rachel Powers, a writer for The District, has been putting this article together since the summer, and our friend ...

  • Telomere Repair

    December 8, 2009

    I rescued this flier before the rains came down because I thought it looked really cool – made with spray paint and a hand-cut stencil on cardboard. It was posted on the corner for over a week, and I’ve been looking at it everyday. The show was a week ago so I figured it was time ...

  • In The Emporium – Central Services Buttons

    December 6, 2009

    Images from the whimsically strange world of Central Services on 1″ pinback buttons – Sets include Ed and Red, Scooters, Fishes, Flowers and little Neurobots… Only $5 a set… shipping included! Each set includes 3 buttons in a collectible button set package with hand-dated insert sleeve… and shipping is included in the price – what a deal! ...

  • Rebuilding…

    December 4, 2009

    Sometime around the end of October this year something went weird with my blog, the onehumanblog, and I lost control of the background administration area and links to my blog have been causing “Page Not Found” errors. I have no idea how this happened, or how to fix it – and that’s after numerous hours making ...

  • Self-Portrait as a Two-Headed Dragon

    October 28, 2009

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    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 ...

  • 23 Years of Love!

    October 12, 2009

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    The Jon and Tania Story – In 23 Photos! To celebrate our Anniversary today, here’s a gallery of photos of us together from 23 years of love – From 1987 until now, with one photo representing each year of the journey. Enjoy! The Great Journey began on October 12, 1986… A poem I wrote on the day Tania and ...

  • The Week That Was

    October 11, 2009

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    Some weeks pass by with very little change in my life, and every so often one comes along that rearranges the landscape of my life. This last week was one of those weeks… Redbot Now For The Future I submitted this graphic to our local alternative/culture weekly – The District Weekly – to use as a header ...

  • Update – First Week of October

    October 4, 2009

    Updates from the world of onehumanbeing… Redbot Loves You! It’s Arts Month here in Long Beach, and Redbot is helping to celebrate his hometown… On Saturday, Oct 3rd we were at the Soundwalk in downtown to enjoy and ponder the various works of sound that enveloped a 4 to 6 block area of Long Beach. Much of the ...

  • The Turning – A New Project Site

    September 17, 2009

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    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: http://theturning.onehumanbeing.com/ (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 ...

  • Making Redbot Stuff…

    August 17, 2009

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    ORIGINALLY POSTED on Redbot Loves You! August 17, 2009 “Here, let me give you my card…” Today’s projects included working on various Redbot materials as this campaign keeps growing… now I’m ready if anyone asks me if I have a card. Notes on Feedback I’ve been asked if Redbots bite. The answer is – no, and unless you’re allergic to ...

  • Building a Cardboard Redbot Army

    August 16, 2009

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    ORIGINALLY POSTED on Redbot Loves You! August 16, 2009 Redbot News! Redbot now has his own domain name – redbotlovesyou.com, just in time for the release of The Redbot Army… I’ve been working on building a Redbot Army, and I have a small collection that is excited to go out and explore the world… which is just ...

  • Moseley – Three Years of Doggie Goodness!

    August 14, 2009

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    Around this time of the day – the early afternoon – on August 14th, 2006, Tania called me up because she had a desperate situation at work. A dog problem. One of her people had this dog he needed someone to look after while he went into the hospital. Tania had called everyone she could think ...

  • Faith

    August 13, 2009

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    This is a drawing I made back in May of 1998… when I made this drawing I was in the midst of my first big depression, laid off from work, injured, and on Workman’s Comp. If you would like to get a framed print, sticker, note card, journal or greeting cards of this drawing, you can ...

  • Collages – The Mailman Reminder

    August 12, 2009

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    Today I’ve been scanning lots and lots of collages and drawings I’ve done over the years into the computer – which will be available soon for your enjoyment… Here one from the mid-1990’s called “The Mailman Reminder” – one of a larger number of cut-and-paste dada poems and small pieces I was making at the time. Also ...

  • Redbot Loves You!

    August 9, 2009

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    Introducing Redbot… and he loves you! I started working on Redbot last Fall and now he’s powered up and ready to roll… I’ve put his message of love on a number of items in my CafePress shop – the onehumanbeing shop… Redbot Loves You! is Redbot’s message, and it’s love just because… love for no reason but ...

  • Fun With Social Activism

    August 9, 2009

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    What a busy week, probably the busiest in a long time… If you’d like a taste you can visit the AAC – Apothecary’s Assistants Collective –  website to read all my postings from our Help Save AAC campaign and visit to the City Council meeting… or you can visit the new AAC Facebook page, or the ...

  • My appreciation for my collective – AAC

    July 31, 2009

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    I posted this last night on WeedTracker.com – a service for medical marijuana users – on the AAC Forum (you have to sign-up at WeedTracker to view the page) My appreciation for this collective… Volunteering at AAC… Much of my volunteer time is spent at home, working on the computer. I have menus to update, photos ...

  • Thought for Today – About Appreciation

    July 29, 2009

    My question for myself today… “How many of my personal ills and those of society are caused by a lack of appreciation – appreciation of friends and family, the simple and the good, the acts of love and simple kindness that I encounter every day?” What do you think?

  • Tracking The Storm on Facebook

    July 26, 2009

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    I had a pretty bad depression storm move in this last week, and I’ve been tracking it by making daily posts on Facebook. Tonight I thought I’d try to elaborate a little on those postings… Day 1 – Wednesday This storm started on Wednesday morning, the 22nd – I could feel the storm coming and I tried ...

  • The Monster Pill, Part 2 – Jelly Paws and Black Hole Suitcases…

    July 20, 2009

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    Continued from The Monster Pill – July 19, 2009… Last summer, and during August in particular, I went through a really bad depression – I mean – really bad. As you can see from the drawing to the left that I made of my brain in my sketchbook during that time it was not good. On the ...

  • The Monster Pill

    July 19, 2009

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    If I’m okay, then you’re okay… In a world that is often childish and emotionally driven, I find there are days when I’m less than my ideal self, and everything I do seems to be a reaction from my emotional storms and bi-polar-coaster ride. On those days the old 70’s saying “I’m OK, you’re OK” gets warped ...

  • Enter The Dragon Flower

    July 18, 2009

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    One of the great moments in the life of a marijuana smoker – medical or otherwise – is getting a new pipe… and how nice when it comes to you as a gift from a friend.

  • Election 2008 – Finally Over…

    July 2, 2009

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    Here’s the graphic I posted the day we voted, November 4th, 2008, as I was in the midst of writing my “STEW” story based on Esau and Jacob as a metaphor of the Obama/McCain situation, and as the story is told – you can read it starting in Genesis 25 – Jacob gets everything, and ...

  • Some Thoughts About Decisions, Dreams, Words and Big Sur

    June 26, 2009

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    Decisions, Decisions… Time is a map and we build upon it with our dreams and decisions. Every thing we do, and every action we engage in has an effect upon ourselves and on the world around us. The abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell wrote that a painting is the result of thousands of decisions. If you have ...

  • Long Depressions and a Life of Cycles

    June 4, 2009

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    It may seem like I’ve disappeared, but I’m still here… weathering a long storm of depression. This storm started back in late April, and has come and gone in waves, in cycles within cycles. I should be use to this by now, but I never get used to it, always hoping that the blue sky days will ...

  • Thought to Ponder | Living 1000 Years…

    May 20, 2009

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    I’ve pondered this thought often over the last few months… “How would you live if you knew your lifespan would be a thousand years?” Would you live your life the way you do today? Would you treat the planet differently? Would you pursue wisdom or greed? Would you want to control others or find a new common ...

  • Thought to Ponder | Giving…

    May 9, 2009

    Here’s a qoute to ponder – I’ve found it to be true in my life… The only things you get to keep are those you give away… – Jon, onehumanbeing Have a great weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Updates to The MMJ Lists

    April 29, 2009

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    Note: the project known as The Medical Marijuana Lists is now using a shortened version of the name – The MMJ Lists From The MMJ Lists… Catching Up… I’ve been dusting off the files, photos and various materials of The MMJ Lists to move it closer to how I envision it… Since January I’ve been taking photos at A ...

  • Celebrating 420 – National Marijuana Day

    April 20, 2009

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    Happy 420! It’s National Marijuana Day (or National Pot Smokers Day) I’ll be celebrating the day at AAC – Apothecary’s Assistants Collective in Long Beach, where we’re handing out FREE XXX (triple back-crossed) Master Kush joints (very nice herb – body comfort), Special 420 buttons (like the image to the left), and AAC stickers… Stop by and visit ...

  • Making Buttons for the Collective

    April 13, 2009

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    Spending Time At The Collective… Today was my first day behind the counter at AAC – Apothecary’s Assistants Collective – as a volunteer staff member. Before I left home this morning I made a bunch of buttons to bring in with me. That’s me in the little movie pressing the buttons with my button machine. Tania took ...

  • Pioneertown Adventure | March 2009

    March 18, 2009

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    hi it’s me, tania. i’ve taken over jon’s blog! just for a minute. i wanted to get my photos up from our pioneertown, integratron, wonderland of rocks adventure this last weekend. the photos pretty much tell the story… jon will post something soon. a couple of the photos are his, (he always takes really cool detail shots i ...

  • The Bankers and the Homeowners – A Story

    March 6, 2009

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    It’s Friday, and I thought it would be a nice day for a little story… The Bankers and The Homeowners A new administration and a new Congress had come to Washington DC, along with a massive financial disaster brought about by a number of things, but one major factor was the greedy and shortsighted bankers collapsed plan ...

  • I Stand For Change | MMJ Rally in LA

    February 23, 2009

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    Tania and I went to the rally at the Federal Court Building in downtown Los Angeles for Charles C. Lynch and for the cause of Medical Marijuana this afternoon. I had emailed Charles to let him know we going to be there and bringing buttons to give away. The official name for the rally was “Hope ...

  • The Right Way To Do Business

    February 17, 2009

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    I had the best business encounter over the phone late last week, and to balance against my complaint posting last week, I thought I would tell you about it. I have a button machine for making 1 inch buttons. I started making them several years ago when my friend Ryan Smolar loaned me his machine for ...

  • Change

    January 22, 2009

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    I have been one busy human being, and much goodness is in the works from onehumanbeing.com in the weeks ahead…

  • the sound of onehumanbeing

    December 26, 2008

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    I got a new set of headphones a couple of weeks ago with a microphone, so I started working on some new experiments, like this one (created on 12-17-2008) – “the sound of onehumanbeing” I’ve been making sound collages for many years and this is the first time in a long while that ...

  • Back from our Death Valley adventure…

    December 14, 2008

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    We returned from Death Valley this evening. Tania and I traveled out there with our 2 dogs, Tania’s brother Derek, and our best friend Tina to celebrate her birthday. Death Valley is beautiful in December, and cold… We stayed in Stovepipe Wells at the motel near the sand dunes. We explored the sand dunes for quite ...

  • Palinode – or – What I really meant was…

    October 22, 2008

    I was looking up the word “Palindrome” today and found this interesting word “Palinode: a poem in which a poet retracts something said in an earlier poem, a recantation.” I don’t consider Sarah Palin a poet, but some might consider her a “salt-of-the-earth, bless-her-heart” type of plain-speaking poet… whatever. To me she sound’s like the head ...

  • Medical Marijuana Tattoo

    October 6, 2008

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    This is a photo I took at the Charles C. Lynch Rally in LA on Monday, October 6, 2008… here’s some more I took. I’ll add some descriptions later on…

  • Pink Floyd – Animals

    October 3, 2008

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    In recognition of the current state of politics, the Republican party, the Wall Street bailout, Sarah Palin, and the whole last 8 years – Animals by Pink Floyd. Still vital and amazingly accurate commentary on today’s situation… Animals Produced by Pink Floyd Released January 23, 1977 Recorded at Britannia Row Studios April through November 1976 ...

  • Won’t Get Fooled McCain

    October 3, 2008

    I use this image (I did a slight modification to the original “Who’s next” album cover) for my playlist this week, but I just had to post it here for the image of the day…

  • Vice Presidential Debate – John McCain, I’m insulted…

    October 2, 2008

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    People, I Just Got To Speak About Something I am offended by John McCain and what he has done in his craven, last-gasp attempt at the presidency  – Injecting a not-ready-for-prime-time-way-right-wing governor of Alaska into this race in an attempt to use celebrity to make people look past the reality of what’s going on, and get ...

  • The random images…

    September 17, 2008

    Making plans… trying to change my website around. I’ve been using an Open Source program called Joomla for my last version of onehumanbeing.com, but now I’m switching over to WordPress so I can blog, along with having image galleries, forums and a whole mess of other stuff… I’ll be working on posting a random image of ...

  • Thoughts From The Day… on Suffering

    September 16, 2008

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    “it is through our suffering that we are refined and defined…” Jon, onehumanbeing Sometimes life is like the hammer coming down on the chisel, or that is how it seems to me as I go through the ups and down of living with bipolar disorder, not to mention the regular daily struggles… To enlarge this thought I’m ...

  • Welcome, and that first blog entry…

    September 13, 2008

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    Welcome to my first post on the onehumanblog… (this is that post I just have to get out of the way… like making that first mark in a new notebook.) Welcome to my journey… I’m an artist who lives and creates in Long Beach, California. For over 18 years my wife, Tania, and I have been ...