Wednesday, April 29, 2009

i'm positive i'm negative

my sister clare, a true student/teacher of the principles and theories (uh... rambling musings) of this blog, sent me the link to the following video, which uses words (in a backwards way) to send a clear message that things can be turned around, if we choose to perceive the situation from a different perspective.

as we click on the video (below), the goal is to have enough patience to get through the negatives, so as to enjoy the positives.

click here for "lost generation"

all of this word-reversal resonates with a poem entitled "i'm positive i'm negative" which was written by an atom named ann y. atom.

29 april... i.m positive i.m negative (2008).doc


row, row, row your boat

no one in particular wrote a poem as a comment on the post entitled "no one in particular."

since i felt that her poem was poetic, i decided to analyze the un-analyzable, in my own lennyworld way. ..what follows is her poem/thoem, and my humble attempt to See Beyond the words, into the Mind of "Every-One, in particularized." (form)

--------------------------her poem, below------------------------------

Row, row, row your boat

So the boat is rowed.

Merrily, warily, scarily, verily

Look! The boat is towed.

-by “no one in particular”



color-code (below)

red is an apparent movement away from Love (ego) <<<<>>>>blue is an apparent movement toward Love

  • here, in the material world, we “do” (row, row, row) and we experience the illusion of ownership (i.e. boats, spouses, houses, etc.).

  • so the boat is rowed” implies that we are not the only one “rowing.” ..there could be a collective-consciousness, influencing the various variables that affect the boat-ride.

  • merrily, warily, scarily, verily” explains the roller-coaster-like, up & down dance of duality. .."verily" could mean "more," and it could be a fun way to hint that "virility" is the path-way to life's co-creation, here. ..let it be said, Here & Now, that i'm pro-creation!



  • Look!” implies “See-ing Beyond,” which implies “Awakening,” which implies “Opening” of the “I” -- to the in-Light-enment that sur-rounds the boat, as it flows (gently, down the stream).

  • “the boat is towed” is a beautiful way to describe the idea that Oneness Is, and that the course (it-self) is an illusion (of Course), and that “rowing” is moot.

  • in the final analysis, verily, varily, vurily, virily, life is but a Dream.

sidenote: “row” backwards is “wor” which is the experience of trying to “make” life “wor-k” with-in a dual/duel, relative, material construct -- where everything seems to be separate (or a-part, in pieces).

Peace, however, is the Love-ing Way out of wor-ry, during the very times when this world has gone to pieces.

: ) -len



i was reading a post entitled "this is paradise" by "no one in particular" on her blog "nothing exists but appearances," and clicked on "chart" to find a very interesting depiction of what david hawkins describes as "level, log, emotion, and life view."

mr. spock might say: "astonishingly interesting."

power-force chart, by david hawkins

we can view this chart as a continuum. other words, think of it as a flowing Whole, made up of apparent "parts" or levels, while (All the while) Be-ing "Level One."

"wwwwwwwhat????" -dane cook

* according to some chakra/color theories, david might consider moving the color "red" down to the root (for more of a rainbow effect) :

7. white
6. violet
5. blue
4. green
3. yellow
2. orange
1. red

no one in particular

no one in particular [1]

inspired by no one in particular

no one in particular, met me yesterday

out there in the sandbox (it’s a place where children Play)

co-creating mystories and Dancing in the sand

no one in particular reached out and held my hand


  • this thoem is dedicated, in gratitude, to the bundles of energy who we (apparently) meet, only to re-Cognize that wIe are “they,” in a world of Spiritual Play.

  • call it what you will, and your will co-creates the call.

  • ...and that’s all i have to say about that.


for a depiction of this thoem (with graphics),

click -> 29 april.... no one in particular (2009).doc

[1] martineau, l. (4-29.1-2009). book 65: there’s a reason why you are here. © 2009 by no one in particular is the "poem of the day,", 29 april.

* for more of an in-depth view of "no one in particular," visit, click on "nothing exists, but appearances," and prepare yourself for the fusion of In-Sight & art.



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"I Am" ...Is

“I Am” …Is [1]

by I. Amming & I. Issing

let’s take a moment to explore the magical phrase, “I Am.”

“I Am” is the only thing that wIe really, Really Know.

think about it: all of our senses provide us with skewed, inaccurate data.

our eyes perceive huge buildings, trees and mountains as "tiny" (from a distance),

even though they are much larger than perceived.

our ears hear the sound of thunder, long after the lightning-bolt accompanied the sound.

the input mechanisms which (literally) provide us with our experience here (our senses),

are fun-duh-mentally flawed!

history & research prove only one thing: we are wrong. ..we’ve been wrong all along. ..we thought that the earth was flat; we’ve prayed to gods of the sun; we used to cut people, to heal them; we thought that the earth was the center of the universe, etc., etc.

even current research, for “validity” purposes, justifies itself based upon “the .05 level,” meaning that we consider something “proved” if it happens 95 times out of 100. ..everyone knows that research is flawed, and everyone knows that history is only as correct as the documentation of it (in books, videos, etc.) by the perceiver. ..even in your own life, you've got past "history" that you see differently than someone else.

you’ve probably wondered if This Whole Thing isn’t some kind of Giant Movie,

all going on in your head.

or (better yet), maybe you don’t even have a head –

maybe This Whole Thing is a Dream-like projection in your Mine(d).

with virtual-reality, drugs, out-of-body experiences, etc.,

the human mind can perceive all kinds of surreal existences.

maybe you’re perceiving one, right now.

maybe you are the only One who (Really) exists. ..maybe all of this is a projection. ..imagine if you were the “test” human, and the Research Gods were watching -- to determine if they should continue this “human being project” or not – based upon you!

while we could get into millions of scenarios, let’s revisit the one thing that you do Know:

“I Am.”

even if all of this is a projection, there is a certain “I Amness” inside of me that Knows that It Is, even if its experience of itself is incomplete. guess is that you have the same experience, and that (if you peel away all of the possibilities), the one thing that you can be Sure of is that:

“You Is.”

deduction: "I Am" and/or "You Is" must have a "Source," unless, of Course, wIe are the Source.

-the Beginning.


are the eyes a window, or is it versa-vice?

[1] martineau, l. (4-28.1-2009). book 66: you are here for a reason. © 2009

* note: my apologies for the multiple fonts in this post. ..there are some fundamental flaws in the system that tend to "change" certain aspects of your original post from that which you upload. ..blogger does this at random. ..try as you might, you cannot "fix" blogger's perception of your post. ..sigh.

* note, two: in regard to the "deduction" (above), the horse named "mr. ed" might sing "a Source is a Source, of Course, of Course..."


Monday, April 27, 2009

flash future, II

for those of you who might be interested in traveling overseas, scroll down (a bit) for a workshop/playshop near you!

* 2 may - bruce springsteen, greensboro, north carolina (pete & jennie might visit nc)

* june, july, august - possible workshop tour, florida.

* 1-14 july - lenny visits family in rhode island

* 11 july - femino family reunion, bristol, rhode island


* september, 2009: thai massage (pura vida, costa rica)

* november, 2009: thai massage cruise (belize, cozumel)

* march, 2010: wellness boot camp (belize)

* may, 2010: thai massage (pura vida, costa rica)

stay tuned for more wellness boot camps (destin, florida; charlotte, n.c.; maybe costa rica; maybe bali). ..note: a wellness boot camp is when you enjoy a vacation (and... instead of gaining weight), you get in better shape -- while mapping out your ultimate future by taking advantage of your presents.


wellness boot camps emphasize:

* fun
* yoga, fitness, meditation, massage
* positive experiences, in a positively gorgeous environment
* YOU! -- which includes documentation of the most important thing in y(our) You-niverse: YOUR Thoughts!

(more to follow)


-picture of maho bay on st. john, u.s.v.i., where they have an eco camp that might be purrrrrfect for a wellness boot camp!

stand by me

there is no-thing better than knowing that
we can stand by One-another

during times of trouble,

when the night is dark,
when the tendency is toward fear.

in the video, below, note how the little furry microphone is the "constant" that allows for "fusion" to take place. the human mind a fusion mechanism, or is this "con-fusion?"

lyrics to "stand by me" by the temptations (below):

when the night has come
and the land is dark

and the moon is the only light we see

no i won't be afraid

no i won't shed a tear

just as long as you stand,
stand by me

and darling, darling stand by me
oh, now, now, stand by me
stand by me, stand by me

if the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall
and the mountain should crumble to the sea

i won't cry, i won't cry

no i won't shed a tear

just as long as you stand,
stand by me

and darling, darling stand by me
oh, stand by me
stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me
oh, now, now, stand by me

oh, stand by me,
stand by me,
stand by me

darling, darling stand by me
stand by me
oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

Thursday, April 23, 2009

flashback: "snake operations"

Lenny’s note: I did not write this (although I wish I had).
Years ago, I received this as an e-mail, and modified it "slightly."
(okay, okay... it was slightly more than "slightly")

Anyway... if anyone knows the original author, please notify me so I can give him/her credit.
This (if you are, or ever were, in the military) is completely hilarious.
(note: This post is not Spiritually Scripted, so you can expect conventional punctuation/spelling throughout)

The Differential Theory of US Armed Forces (Snake Model)
upon Encountering a Snake in the Area of Operations (A.O.)

What follows (below) is how various branches/sections of the military might deal with a snake in the AO:

Armor: .Tank driver aims (and fires) at snake, but misses by several meters. ..Tank then runs over trees, vehicles, buildings, and everything else in the area of operations. ..Tanker laughs, then looks for more snakes.

Aviation: .Has Global Positioning Satellite with the exact coordinates to the snake. ..Can't find snake. ..Returns to base for refuel, crew-rest, manicures, and extended happy-hour.

Ranger: .Plays with snake, then eats it.

Infantry: .Snake smells them, leaves area.

Airborne: Lands on (and kills) snake. ..Badly twists ankle, due to inept parachute landing fall (PLF). Receives an "Article 15" (along with reduction to the rank of "corporal") for "misuse of government property" (ankles).

Field Artillery: .Kills snake with massive Time-On-Target barrage, with three Forward Artillery Brigades in support. ..Kills several hundred innocent civilians as unavoidable collateral damage. ..Mission is considered a success, and all participants (i.e. cooks, mechanics, maintenance personnel and D.A.C. clerks) are awarded Silver Stars.

Special Forces: .Makes covert contact with snake. ..Ignores all State Department directives and Theater Commander Rules of Engagement by building rapport with snake and winning the snake's heart & mind. ..Trains snake to infiltrate extraneous, militant snake compounds & kill enemy snakes. ..Files enormous travel voucher upon return.

Combat Engineer: .Studies snake. ..Prepares obscure, in-depth, 563-page doctrinal thesis as
an incomprehensible, 5-series Field Manual about how to defeat snake using available counter-mobility assets. ..Complains (to anyone who will listen) that maneuver forces don't understand how to properly conduct doctrinal counter-snake operations.

"Waaaaaa, waaaaaaaa, waaaaaaaaaaa!!!!"

Navy SEAL: .Expends three days worth of ammunition in his first three minutes at the AO. ..Then calls for heavy naval gunfire support in failed attempt to kill snake. ..Snake bites SEAL, retreats to safety. ..Hollywood makes fantasy film in which Navy SEALS kill Religious-Extremist snakes using a variety of impossibly-acrobatic hand-to-hand combat techniques. ..Snake laughs while watching the film, telling war-stories and assuring his grandchildren that Hollywood is, quote: "Off its rocker!"

Navy: .Fires-off 50 cruise missiles (cost: $90,000 each) from various types of seafaring vessels...Badly injures several members of snake's family, angering the snake. ..Navy then makes flamboyant presentation to Senate Appropriations Committee as to how Naval forces are the most cost-effective means of anti-snake force projection/elimination/management. ..The Senate approves trillions of dollars in additional Naval Warfare funding, but only after awarding itself a significant raise in annual salary (justified as "homeland security appropriation incentives"). ..Meanwhile, the global economy experiences a serious depression, which the government describes as a "short-term" recession.

Marine: Critically injures snake (by accident) while looking for souvenirs. ..Local civilians demand immediate removal of all US forces from Area of Operations.

Marine Recon: .Follows snake, using state-of-the-art (map & compass) technology. ..Gets lost.

Combat Controller: .Guides snake elsewhere.

France: surrenders

Para-Rescue Jumper: Wounds snake in initial combat-encounter, then works feverishly to save snake's life. Applies tourniquet.

Special Operations Aviation (“Nightstalker”): Conducts “Operation Black Snake” under cover of darkness, using exquisitely designed night-vision technology. ..Secretly transports a small unit of ultra-special-forces soldiers to within 50 meters of snake (within +/- 30 seconds of ETA). ..Procures the unlisted phone number of the snake’s girlfriend, and makes a date with her after leaving her a “very suggestive” telephonic message using a top-secret government “blackberry” while flying NOE (less than 50 ft. AGL) en route to a holding area. ..
...More to follow.

Supply: (NOTICE: Your anti-snake equipment is on backorder.)

Transport pilot: .Receives emergency request for anti-snake equipment, then delivers a partial supply of useless anti-snake devices, two weeks after due-date.

F-16 pilot: .Determines location of snake. ..Drops two CBU-87 cluster bombs, but misses target due to weather. ..Buzzes the air-traffic control tower upon return, yelling "whoooo-hoooooooooo!" over the "special use only" TACAN frequency. ..............."Talk, to me, mon-goose!"

AH-64 Apache pilot: .Unable to locate snake, because cold-blooded enemies don't reflect well on infra-red. ..Casually unleashes 16 "Hellfire Missiles" downrange (into the general vicinity of the snake), based upon sketchy reports that, uh... "snakes may or may not" have been sighted in the area.

Ka-BOOM! * *

UH-60 Blackhawk pilot: .Finds snake (on seventh pass) after snake creates huge bonfire to mark the Landing Zone (LZ). ..Upon approach, the rotor-wash blows snake into the fire.

B-52 pilot: .Pulls ARCLIGHT mission on snake, kills snake and every other living thing within three miles of target. ..Pilot smiles, sips coffee, requests update on anticipated "zulu-time" for subsequent target.

Missile crew: .Locates snake. .."Lays-in" target coordinates for snake (in under 15 seconds), but can't receive National Command Authority "
authorization to use force on snake" (for 15 hours).

Intelligence officer: .Snake? ..What snake? ..Only 14 of 37 indicators of snake activity are currently active. ..We assess the potential for enemy snake activity as extremely LOW.

Judge Advocate General (Military Lawyer): .Snake declines to bite, citing grounds of professional courtesy.

CH-47 Pilot: .Slingleg breaks in flight while slingloading anti-snake equipment. ..Pilot immediately detaches slingload as an emergency procedure. ..Slingload lands on snake and kills it. ..Crew chief uses dead snake to replace broken slingleg.

Navy Jet Pilot: .While chugging a double, flaming-margarita with his right hand, uses left hand to drape snake around neck (at Tail Hook) as a means to pick-up hot chicks. ..Incredibly, the technique works like a charm! ..Years later, snake is interrogated as part on an ongoing investigation into alleged "questionable behavior" demonstrated by Naval Aviators. ..Snake answers all 53 questions with the same response:

"No confirm/no deny, sir."

Military Police: .Gives snake a sobriety test (for not moving in a straight line). ..Snake touches tail to nose (without incident), but fails test (can't recite the alphabet backwards)
. ..Snake's USAA membership is revoked by the Tampa office. ..Snake loses job, automobile, friends, self-esteem. ..Snake now lives under a bridge in Tallahassee, Florida, and carries a cardboard sign that reads, quote:
will slither for food.
God Bless, go 'noles!

Signal: .Broadcasts 200,000+ watt transmissions in support of anti-snake operations, accidentally electrocutes snake in the process. Transmits immediate "situation report" (SITREP).

DAC (Department of the Army Civilian): .Just seconds after picking up a frantic telephone-call from desperate snake, recites the 107 reasons why she will not be able to assist the snake (or anyone else, for that matter) at this time. ..Then (abruptly) hangs-up on snake.

Corps of Engineers: .Surveys and researches area for plans on improving emergency flood-evacuation doctrine, but can’t develop the land because snake is on the endangered-species list.

Cooks: .Snake sneaks into chow hall, reluctantly eats dinner. ..Snake gasps, turns green, goes into toxic-shock, then dies.
..Cook uses dead snake to create “mystery stew” for next day’s chow.

Air Force: Angered by having to work past 1600 hours on a Friday, intimidates snake into doing several shots of Jagermeister (along with cheeze, krackers, and shriveled-up beanie weenies) at the Officer's Club. ..Snake suffers massive coronary, and must be air-lifted to the nearest military hospital for triple-bypass surgery.

Medical Corps: .Medical team prepares extraordinary OPPLAN with a primary mission to extend the snake's life, only to find that they operated on the wrong snake.


Army Chaplain: .Conducts funeral service for snake, which includes a 21-gun salute and flag-folding ceremony/presentation. ..Drinks heavily (with the snake's widow) for the next five days (or so) as part of the grief-management process.

* drawing of snake by l. martineau.

* * note: the combat engineer delivered a detailed, 5-page report to the brigade commander, citing the error in the blurb about the AH-64 pilot (above). ..combat engineer stated that
the word "ka-boom!" should be changed to "kaboom x 16," and cited the AH-64 pilot for numerous airspace-related violations.

unfortunately (for the combat engineer), before his report could be filed by the DAC, his tent (and her office) were mysteriously blown to smitherines by (what appeared to be) a hellfire missile. ..go figure.


* 4-25-09: so far, the best bet at the origin of this forwarded e-mail is:

"all you can sing" buffett

yes, my fellow parrotheads, jimmy buffett did rock charlotte yesterday...
...but that's only half the story.

because, at a buffett concert, you are part of the show.
self-expression dances & sings as wildly as the landsharks flow.

i'll allow the pictures to speak for themselves (for the most part), below:

the sing-along begins early (with tailgating)

........can you find that "lost shaker of salt"?

below: brothah dustin and melissa: love, love, love
below: brothah dan and lori: love, love, love

.................below: pirates of the carolinas

more tailgating pics

.......below: please... do not try this at home
....or, if you're the one holding the tap,
at least pretend to stay focused!

...............yes, there's always that one, stray sox parrothead...
........................somewhere in the mix

the "buffett for president" platform: "a tiki bar in every garage"

tailgating 101
....below: melissa, mike and karen

below: dustin, melissa, karen, mike, lori, dan, deb, moi, jean
with a couple of fin-headed strap-hangers (background)

a scalper's paradise ($20 [or less] will get you in)

...if... you can get by the guards

at some point (shockingly), an actual concert occurred.

...below: the typical parrothead perspective

below: fins to the right?

if you've never sung "fins" with thousands, then plan on doing it at least once in this lifetime. fact, "singing" isn't the right word -- it's more like "swimming in a fintasy world of buffetted proportions."

epilogue: it is important to "pace yourself" at jimmy buffet tailgates. ..only 37.5% (3 out of 8) of our group actually made it into the concert. ..lesson: friends don't let friend drink moonshine prior to shooters of crown royale. ..just say: "not now."

you've got a friend

even if you've seen this before, it's 3:56 of must see video, with the ultimate climax.

i see you, my friend,
as s/he who turns into a tree,
which turns into beautiful friendship,
relaxing... with beautiful tears...

as he/r tears turn into even deeper beauty,
turning into even deeper friendship...

- len

ps: thank you, rev. julie, for sharing this video!

for mohit...

Lenny, please mail me some pics (like nature, flowers, kids… (pics that u captured during yr different trips)



It will be easier if I link you to the posts with good pics, and then you’ll be able to pick what you want. All you have to do, when you get to a post, is right-click on any picture and then save it to your file. I’ll guide you to the best of the best (nature, flowers, kids) below:


  • garter snake: Providence, Rhode Island

  • sea turtles: Hawaii

  • island beauty: Navati, Fiji

  • mountains, river: Chiang Dao, Thailand

  • coastline: Narragansett, Rhode Island

  • animals: lizard, on Caye Caulker, Belize

  • animals: fish reflexology, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • glacier: Franz Josef, New Zealand

  • elephants: Elephant (Sanctuary) Park, Thailand

  • lake: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

  • mountains, lake: Queenstown, New Zealand

  • beaches: Byron Bay, Australia

  • sunrise, water: 3-Day Sailing Trip, Belize

  • waterfall, volcano, river: La Fortuna, Costa Rica

  • beaches, fish: Destin, Florida

  • mountain/bay, sea turtle: Hanauma Bay, Hawaii (the rest of the graphics on this post came from Microsoft clipart)

  • manatee: Crystal River, Florida

  • fish (underwater): Fiji

  • scorpion, water: Dry Tortugas, USA

Flowers, plants

  • coconut tree: Fiji

  • views, water, flowers, beaches: Koh Samui, Thailand


  • volcano; kids; flowers/plants: La Fortuna, Costa Rica

  • kids: Caye Caulker, Belize

  • my niece and nephews: Providence, Rhode Island

  • kids: cosmic bowling: Tampa Florida


  • go slow: Caye Caulker, Belize

  • island beauty: Belize

  • sunset: Arenal, Costa Rica

  • Union, Oneness, Art: Costa Rica

  • Wildcat, waterfall, full moon, river: Costa Rica

  • Snakes, nature, spiraling plant, scenery: Costa Rica

  • Yoga halls, cabanas, hot tub in nature: Pura Vida, Costa Rica

  • The irony of nature & “progress”: Belize

  • Island life: Kuata Lobe, Fiji

  • Walking meditation: New Zealand

  • Island paradise: Koh Nang Yuan, Thailand

  • Beach, bungalows: Cambodia

  • Too beautiful: Koh Nang Yuan, Thailand

  • Beauty, in your own back yard: Graveyard Fields, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

  • The natives aren’t restless: Naviti, Fiji

  • Water; iguana: US Virgin Islands