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  • May 27, 2017 - 12:51am
    Randall Lard
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    "All the things you should have said to your grandmother before she died. We learn too late. You have wasted years. Everyone has. You can only avoid regret by switching off your imagination, by refusing to consider how things might have been. Many of the things we most want are in conflict: to feel secure, and yet to be free; to have money and yet not to have to be wage slaves. To be in close knit communities and yet not be stifled by the expectations and demands of others. To travel and explore the world and yet to put down deep roots. To fulfil the demands of our appetites for food, drink, sex and lying on the sofa - and yet stay thin, sober, faithful and fit. The wisdom of the melancholy attitude (as opposed to the bitter or angry one) lies in the understanding that the sorrow isn't just about you, that you have not been singled out, that your suffering belongs to humanity in general. So often our sorrows are egocentric. We see them as special misfortunes which have come our way. Melancholy rejects this. It has a wider, much less personal take. Much of what is painful and sorrowful in our lives can be traced to general things about life: it's brevity; the fact that we cannot avoid missing opportunities, the contradictions of desire and self-management. These apply to everyone. So melancholy is generous. You feel this sorrow for others too, for 'us'. You feel pity for the human condition." - Uncredited
  • August 9, 2016 - 4:14pm
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    in loving memory
  • July 28, 2016 - 10:56pm
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    many blessings to all
  • February 23, 2016 - 11:41am
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    DEAD HEAD FAN ART
    Attention all Dead Heads! We’re working on Vol 2 of an art history book focusing on the culture & history of STICKERS. Please let us know if you have, or know of any fan created Dead stickers! We would like to feature them alongside official stickers from the band throughout the years. If have anything at all, please contact us at whoMadeThatSticker@gmail.com .  Thank you!  Lauren 
  • February 23, 2016 - 11:40am
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    Attention all Dead Heads! We’re working on Vol 2 of an art history book focusing on the culture & history of STICKERS. Please let us know if you have, or know of any fan created Dead stickers! We would like to feature them alongside official stickers from the band throughout the years. If have anything at all, please contact us at whoMadeThatSticker@gmail.com Thank you!  Lauren 
  • January 27, 2016 - 2:00am
    Randall Lard
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    female:pressure is launching an awareness and solidarity campaign for the cantons of Rojava (located in northern Syria), where women participate on all levels of decision making and building a new society from scratch, with built-in social, racial and ethnic justice, religious freedom, ecological principles and gender equality. With a series of music, media and sound art to listen, dance and fight to, we would like to send our love and strength to these women and spread a positive message in support of their efforts. From the liner notes of "Women & The Gun": "In the revolution of Rojava, a practical defense of women's rights and the safety of women is ensured through the YPJ (People's Protection Units). The Daesh (or I.S. for Islamic State) has from the very beginning of this war addressed its attacks on regions where Kurds mainly live, such as Schengal, Mosul, Raka, Heseke, Serekani, Kobani and Aleppo. Kurdish women, on the other hand, have taken on a leadership role in the defense against these attacks. With their identity as women of many ethnicities, the women have been present in all areas of the fight in Rojava. Women have also jointly begun a revolution socially and politically in Syria and Rojava and expand this more every day. "To understand the revolution in Rojava and the role of women in it, one has to be aware of the history of Kurdish movement and especially of the role of PPK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) in Kurdistan. What's happening there is based on more than 30 years of ideological work in both theoretical and practical aspects. Apart from a justified, self organized, armed struggle of women in Kurdistan against colonizing, oppressive regimes in this area (Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria), they have also done the same political work on a societal level to create awareness of the importance of the women's role in the revolutionary discourse. "Rojava is a chance for the whole world, especially for women and white feminism, to finally understand that the fight for women is nothing else than the struggle for revolution and justice, and the women there are a role model for us. They are building a society where women even write their revolutionary history, a history that until now has ignored the power of women. They have their destiny in their hand. Let us look to Rojava for getting hope for our lost world, and energy to continue our fight for a better life." http://www.femalepressure.net/rojava.html
  • December 24, 2015 - 2:21pm
    trailbird
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    I see
    Guess I can handle that then. Peace!
  • December 24, 2015 - 7:55am
    marye
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    It's a computer thing
    Like "user interface." Worlds collide...
  • December 23, 2015 - 3:54pm
    trailbird
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    non "user" online
    Maybe that's an inside joke or something, but I think it would be nice if these good folks were called "miracles" instead of users. Peace .
  • November 22, 2014 - 3:22pm
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    Great selection to signify the sustained significance of the music even as time rolls by - and one of my favorite songs; but, let's breathe some life into that studio rendition with a bit of stage presence ... not only is the Swing a consensus nomination for best show during a banner year, but it gives us this magnificent sandwich with a remarkable rendition of Wheel as the meat (or Tofurkey) in the middle: (for the time-challenged or attention-deficient, just forward to 14:00 to gain some idea of the PITB outro jam from which Wheel is spawned at about 14:30, then give it to 22:00 when the band wanders back into Playin')/k
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Chris Watson a whisper in the leaves open spaces extension intimacy simple perspectives locations in isolation
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I found my 2005 Official Grateful Dead Calendar. I hung it on the month of June. It is awesome. The Executive Editor was Mickey Hart and it was by Grateful Dead Productions The border is -as wonderful as it's contents. And those... arms and... He would get my vote. With just so much more too! Grateful Good, cheers, xo.
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Reviewing some notes onRoger's Person Centered Theory Roger's Conditions of Worth - self-explanatory do-good your-good do-bad your-bad refrain from bad Roger's Congruence - State of Harmony Roger's Emerging Person's - honest, concerned, cooperative no shams, facades, hypocriticalness Roger's Fully Functioning Person - utilization of their potential to maximum degree Roger's Need for Personal Regard - seek and need approval from others Roger's Organismic Valuing Process - that which we value - we keep that which we do not - we dis-card Roger's True Self - connectedness and progress toward self relations Roger's Unconditional Positive Regard
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These are notes from a dear friend and blind Dr. of Psych. Being blind made him greater in his chosen field as he was unable to judge anyone by appearance. He had a vastness in his ability to utilize other options and harness the words and patterns of an individual. Leading to the most endearing and viable help in the circumstances of the mind. He is an inspiration to me during these hard times I am in. Thought I'd sher what at once I found and now is forever mine. Roger's believed personality is controlled subjectively - self concept is a continuous representation. Today, I attempt to mentally assess the death of my Father. And integrate, discard, discover, unveil all my new truths. And to get back trucking on...even if I need tomorrow too. Maybe the next day...I don't know. Roger's thought Image Creation was Criteria-Related. You must affect the way you feel. Your positive growth drive - tells you what is good for you by the way it feels.
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especially for all the friends with whom I used to dance to this at the Henry J...
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"my high school classmates would copulate with anything that moved, but i never saw any reason to limit myself." -emo phillips
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dark, rhythmic, bass and bulbous.immerse yourself in an English pulse. for Dexter's sake. Sensei Chris Carter bounces for Ninja.
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close enough,wonder if they;ll put those Broomfield posters on sale? Rock on, and thanksss!!!!!! for the music !!! and peace to all the deadnetters ! lol'ing again
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February 18... "There are no antisnow songs. All lyrics about wintry weather are highly sentimental: "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"; "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas." No one ever writes "I Wish This Fucking Snowstorm Would Stop!" -Sparrow (one of several entries from his 'The Winter of My Discontent' memoir)
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I tryed to post this in the poitive vibes forum but it was locked anywhooo....I just want to send out hugs to everyone who kept in touch with me over the past few months. Just in case you are keeping tabs. Last year i found out my wife was cheating on me and i was laid offf also we have two small children. Lets just say my world came tumbling down and push me into a real dark corner. There were a few brothers and sisters who kept sending me p.m.'s sharing thier simular struggles. I just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. There where times when your letters caused the tears of cleansing to flow. I have finally realized that the light at the end of the tunnel is not a speeding train. Yes it sucks going to court fighting for my children but we will get through this. And of course i still have some bad days but those are getting fewer and farther between. HUGS TO ALL AND TO ALL POSITIVE VIBES
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I'm taking my binoculars, fly rod, and an empty cooler out to tour parts of the northeast in 2 weeks, 5/5-11. From Rochester NY, I'll check out Cooperstown, NY; Portland, Maine; Bar Harbor, Maine and Burlington,Vermont. Anyone have knowledge of birding locations and brewpub suggestions? I'd be willing to meet any 'heads along the way. Maybe the cool weather will warm up?
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rise up this morningsmiled with the risin' sun three little birds pitch by my doorstep singin' sweet songs of melodies pure and true singin' this is my message to yo-ou-ou, don't worry about a thing cause every little thing gonna be alright yeah, don't wory about a thing cause every little thing gonna be alright... It's really nice to hear the constant chatter of our feathered friends once again. Best wishes to Bob Weir. All will be alright.
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not that this has anything to do with anything, but this morning I woke up at 1:30 am to a pack of coyotes howling, barking and yipping about 20ft from my bedroom window which I left open for some nice night air. Seriously cool thing to hear at night from a long distance; seriously freaky though when they're so close you can hear them rustling in the leaves and so dark you can't even see them. It's my understanding they "sound off" together when they've caught something ( not entirely sure though). Just glad it was'nt me ifn that's the case. Ma nature vewwy scawwy sometimes.
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to one Mr. Nicholas Sand. Phenomenal underground chemist in the lineage of Owsley and Scully. Most folks know about Owsley and some about Scully but Nick was the intrepid alchemist who kept it going from '66 to '96. Dedicating himself for 30 yrs. to lovingly produce high purity psychedelics up until his second and final arrest in 1996. Virtually anyone who enjoyed lsd from '66 to '96 can thank Mr. Sand, including his and Scully's infamous original "orange sunshine". Much can be found online about this incredibly humble and gentle retired alchemist. Nick turned 72 on 5/10/13. One person really can make a difference. :))))))))
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heard this on NPR and had to pass it on. Since all of us are familiar with the sound levels of a concert, the polar opposite has some interest: "the quietest place on earth" , as rated by Guiness Book of World Records, is in a building in Minneapolis, MN. Eckel Noise Control Technologies (they're online and you can read about how this room was built and see pics of it) has an "anechoic chamber" built in it's Orfield Labs facility that has a decibel rating of -9.4 dBA. - almost 10 times quieter than zero decibels. So quiet that the reporter said he could "hear his scalp move across his forehead when he frowned". The company has hosted a contest to see who can stay in this room, in complete darkness, the longest. Many people have tried and, so far, the winner was a journalist who stayed in the room in complete darkness for 45 min. before he began hallucinating and couldn't take it anymore :) Time for a deadhead to break that record :))))))))
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I spent a few minutes inside one at Owens Corning. The total lack of reflected sound is really unsettling -- the guy touring us related that some people get nauseous in the chamber because auditory cues play a role in balance, or something like that (honestly, I had a hard time hearing what he was saying even though he was standing next to me: my ears felt like they were stuffed with cotton). Then they took us into a reverb chamber. If you clap your hands you can still hear the sound for 6 or 7 seconds after the clap. Yikes!
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this is giving me bad, bad flashbacks to my college days, when I learned just exactly how bad strobe lights were for us migraine sufferers...
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Yesterday, for sport, as I was in a populated public space I asked children and young adults to 21 if they knew what POW MIA Prisoners of War and Missing in Action meant and from about 6 hours of surveying I had not found one that did. I told them to go find out and never forget. How was this possible, how was this truth? One must fathom it. I worked yesterday in their honor and memory. I did teach so many as I couldn't resist to sher what to me, was such a beautiful gift. ATTENTION!
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but ask those same folks how old Justin Bieber is or how much a new iPod costs......pathetically enough, the real drones in this country aren't the ones that will soon be flying overhead.
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Well, well, well... I tried another go at it and low and behold I hit the JACKPOT! Yesterday was a sweet remembrance and a proud occurrence that stands alone in National Holidays. I was with mostly Veterans, and the Elderly with the void of war a revolving story line that's impossible to stop or change. A few youngin's helped ease the concern of the others with their smiles shining that they had pleased me tremendously knowing what others had not. POW MIA So Loved are You, All, xo. Just gotta poke around... just gotta poke around... just gotta poke around...
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I'm not seeing how to get at the private message place. I may be staring right at it, but it must be sitting very still, hiding in plain sight. Or it ain't there. Or something.
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It's right there upon immediately logging in, left side, smallish print.
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a Send PM link in after each poster's name. I've mentioned the issue, along with the difficulty in finding one's own messages. The link http://www.dead.net/messages seems to work though, fwiw.
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scroll down to "Grateful Dead" and enjoy some fantastic black and white photos from two '91 Northern California concerts - one GD and one JGB. I love the pic of the super happy baby on the girl's hip - 3rd pic down from the left - and the dancing and the smiles and the hugs and the love - that incredible GD love.......sighhhh. If I could just reverse time....
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I had lunch in a dandelion snow; it was precious and rare. I didn't have to blow one dandelion for this delightful stream of seeds. Then, I was looking forward to a day that to me was the last day I ever knew. Are you ready?
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I spent the 4th of July weekend in the Stanley, Idaho area. Made it up to Sawtooth Lake and yesterday summited 10,751 ft. Thompson Peak, the highest peak in the Sawtooth range with my hiking buddy Sheela, a 14-month old Black Lab mix. Also stopped in at Jerry's Country Store in Stanley. What a beautiful part of America. Best wishes to all !What will I see What will I learn On this river of no return ?
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sounds like an awesome trip, and so glad you have a new dog pal. Welcome Sheela!
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staring at the Milky Way the only way I can, straight up; 2/3 moon setting, bright and beautiful with lightning bugs flashing by on a warm summer night wind. Thinking of those precious, magical nighttime summer concerts we all used to share :))))))))
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all of August, but peaking in the early morning hours of 8/11, 12, and 13 especially in the northeastern sky. Can average 50 - 100 meteors/hr. shortly before dawn. Hawaiian islands and the west coast will have special viewing privileges this year as far as intensity goes. Lots of chances to make your wishes...who knows where they'll go :))))))))))))))
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video and music by me, enjoy!
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Love your posts Trailbird. Wish I could be a free spirit like you hiking in the solitude of nature. Watching, listening to what is... More power to you, brother!
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thank you for the kind words Anna, I do appreciate it. I like your posts as well !
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has anyone heard of the winning final ingredient for the Dogfish Head "American Beauty" contest from back in Dec. of last year? I emailed the company but haven't received a response yet. Checked their website under "collaborations" and couldn't find anything there either. Just curious.
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under "brew-pub exclusives" on their site. Winning ingredient was granola. Cool story!
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And so there we were... The Moon and the Sun came and went for hundreds of days, again. It served as proof that somethings never change... like my Grand and Festive Supplications, xo's! In remembering... (with awesome appreciation)all the blessings and miracles it has brought forth my way. My grateful heart and soul rejoices. In observing my wonderful and yet so profound list of gifts there as read between the lines there was Bob Weir and a great many others indeed, I pondered that last night after I finished my work. Since 10:16:01 pm struck the clock he had given so many, so many so much. It had indeed seen me though, and rested my weary soul, for free. Darkest hour stuff. I went to kneel in the place I always do. In sweet supplication, I told Jesus I would try and and show him, so many things the things, Bobby had done. My thoughts were rapid in succession and quite a task, to be sure. Through the looking glass in my Eyes; I saw the best of so many shining like stars in sky. I saw inspiration and it indeed, moved me brightly, xo. I saw messages scrolling in dear.. lovingkindness, the lion and lamb; there for the show. I saw a crowded room filled with nothing but joy as I saw alone filled with my own. I saw a grave keeping time as waters hugged the river's side. I saw Jesus smile at me; as held my broken-heart in my hand now patched with bandaids from all over the land. I heard the love of so many- again and again... sher'd perfectly, so on the mend, xo. I saw Bob's smile from a peaceful trance chatting with others in a maliceless stance. I called upon My Jesus to ask a blessing; for the one and only... Mr. Bob Weir! I said unto him in my Spirit that I loved a year of 10:16:01, it had the ticket to take care of 1 second everyday. And it was with awesome appreciation, I thanked him. Now! Now may ask a minute for him... A whole sixty seconds for rapture, excellence, Rock-n-Roll, guitars, friendship and freedom 6 items to truly bless everyone. A minute at 10:47 PM with the time between 10:16:01 and then a dedicated time in which to- "GET RIGHT", yeah, yeah, yeah... 30 minutes and 59 seconds OR 1,859 seconds to reflect, change, embrace, tune-up, however-whatever, "Get Right". Sat in quite hope, stunned of what I had done. Quickly thinking of sheer-delight, Knowing it so, so, so much more than just a pleasant gesture, it was a Universal Deal. If you're with me now, xo. Then---he agreed! He said it was to be a birthday gift and I agreed. The smiling Jesus touched the Hands of Time and Blessed the minute 10:47 PM and he vowed a infinite blessing for the... time between... 10:16:01PM and 10:47:59PM Every Night @ 10:47 PM is a beacon you can use to... "Get Right" A whole sixty seconds for rapture, excellence, Rock-n-Roll, guitars, friendship and freedom -6 items to truly bless everyone. Practice Makes Perfect! Happy Birthday Bobby, Happy Birthday from ALL of the BIG ALL-0f-US! Here, There and Everywhere! You are so loved, xo! 10:47 PM is mythically in set in stone! as is -> To get right, xo...lol! Doubles only come once a decade! Every goodness to you, everyday!
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So, the magazine Conde Nast just voted San Miguel De Allende the world's best city. I remember that's the place John Dawson (Marmaduke) retired and spent his last days. Also, apparently Neal Cassady passed away there as well. Interesting, might be worth checking out someday...
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a lot of US folks seem to retire there.
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Amen!
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Get Right Help/Tip #1 Ask yourself "why" our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln is Honored with his picture on the modest $5.00 (five) dollar bill and...on our meekest coin, $0.01, the cent? Why? Because he was...right!