Monday, October 1, 2018

Whole Foods Interbay

Do not eat or consume the rosehips from the rosa rugosa at Whole Foods Market (Interbay) ! -parking lot area

In the last several months many folks have asked about the rosa rugosa in the landscaping at Whole Foods.  They definitely spray chemicals on the landscaping.  At 7:50 am this morning a guy was spraying the 'beauty-bark' west of the grassy area all along 15th Ave parkway.  He was wearing a vest with Peak Landscaping on it.  I don't know if he works for Peak Landscaping or just wearing their gear.
Peak Landscaping for Seattle shows on a google search as:

For the last several months, the roses and rosehips in the landscape area have been far too prolific and pretty for looking like WILD rose!  They are getting great doses of chemicals for sure.
rosa rugosa visible
Special note:  the flowers off their rosa rugosa are still great for the olfactory nerves

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Links -Problems with Fare Enforcement

Metro bus tickets August 13th and August 14th

The one on the left was from the No. 7 bus coming from Goodwill Industries JTE. (August 13th)
The one on the right was from the No. 13 bus coming from 'Francis-House' after walking up from Goodwill Industries JTE. (August 14th)

The one on the right came directly off the ticket dispenser from the bus driver and I kept it in my left hand the whole time while transferring to the 'D-Line' (Rapid-ride) and was subsequently stopped by Fare Enforcement officers who claimed I was not showing a valid transfer.
There must have been other transit-riders having
 problems with transfers from the #13 on August 14th

Complaint form provided at DESC Interbay Place
According to the Seattle Public Library:
"King County Metro contracts with a private sector vendor, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., to provide Fare Enforcement Officers to enforce Metro’s Fare Payment Policy."
ORCA 'Welcome Kit'
This was provided at Goodwill Industries JTE by a presentation sponsored by Catholic Community Services, Janet Hammer on August 29th from 9 to 12:30.
Unfortunately, the instructions did not work:

"Visit and follow a few simple steps to register your card:"

20 minutes in the computer room (GWI-JTE) and I was not able to make it any further than the third step.

wild rose used in landscaping !


New website: He Shed

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lickety split

Holmes Brothers
Music at you tube ! 

Nick Moss Band w Dennis Gruenling
Music !

Fred McDowell
Music !

I ain't lyin'
Music !

Blues, why you worry me, Why do you stay so long
Blues, why you worry me, Why do you stay so long
You came to me yesterday, And you stayed the whole night long

I will listen to my people, My friends and nobody else
I will listen to my people, My friends and nobody else
I had to make mistakes in life, I had to learn it all for myself

I learn to smile at trouble, I won't let it get me down
I learn to smile at trouble, I won't let it get me down
I'll keep on keepin' on, 'Till the last deal goes down
79 cents !
Room-to- Move
John Mayall 1984
tea anyone ?
Clarksdale Blues

Monday, July 2, 2018

Rose hip / pine needle tea

The wild rose bushes are starting to produce good rose hips.  Time for rose hip / pine needle tea.

'Recovery Cafe' 2016

Rose-hip-tea (by itself) tastes a lot like hot fruit punch.  Not bad in the mountains, but it doesn’t taste like tea.  Pine-needle tea (by itself) tastes a might-on-the-rough-side, but if you've been in the mountains for a few weeks you need some vitamin C and pine-needle tea does the job.  While you’re drinking it, you can want something to add to it to make it taste good like lemon, lime or sugar.  Adding rose hips solves the problem.
I’ve been making pine-needle tea and rose-hip tea for many decades without coming up with the idea of combining them in one drink.  Rose-hip / pine-needle tea actually has a taste something like tea.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Seattle 2018

24 years of homeless, home 2018

The main lesson I learned (over and over) while homeless for 24 years is this:

It is a terrible mistake to encourage homeless people to congregate.
All bad things happen with a large group of angry, desperate people get together. 

Unfortunately, most everything in the welfare system and charity system is designed to do this same thing again and again.

Boise 1994

Home in 1994

Home in 1994 delivering newspapers for the Idaho Statesman newspaper.  The delivery company I worked for was confiscated by IRS (Treasury Department).  They were in business for something like 33 years.  They were my employer and landlord.  I worked several months and got free rent but kept missing the guy that pays out the cash.  When the IRS confiscated the vehicles they stoled my tools which were in one of the vans.