Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I can do stuff.
You can do stuff.
Others can do stuff.

But not always
the same stuff.

I want your stuff.
you want my stuff.
We want other's stuff
Or they want ours.

If I have something you want
and you have something I want
We can trade.

But Others can too.

If I don't want to trade ...

You can beat me up
And take my stuff.
Or I can do that to you.

Or we can do it to someone else.

Maybe there are more
Than us
Who make stuff.
Who want stuff.
Who trade stuff.
Maybe there are many.

Not all want to trade
at the same time.
But at some time.
So we have money.

So We can make stuff.

That creates money.
so we can spend money


To buy stuff we want.


Or I can blow you up.

I don't want to do that.

You better do what I say.




And so it goes.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Real News is in the Asahi

Supermodel: Save water, pee in shower

SAO PAULO--Environmental conservation advice from the world's richest supermodel? Apparently so, and some you really would never expect.
In the name of saving water, German-Brazilian Gisele Bundchen recommends that everyone urinate in the shower.
Bundchen, 29, says in her blog that everyone should do their share in protecting the environment in daily life. Her suggestions include not pouring used cooking oil down the drain and ways to minimize paper waste.
And then there's that urination in the shower thing. She says that for every 19 people who take her advice instead of flushing a toilet, about 83,220 liters of water can be saved every year.
Bundchen, whose riches include a property valued at 16.5 billion yen ($180.44 million), has been actively engaged in environmental causes.
What a way to start Sunday: Good coffee and fresh news from the world through Japanese eyes.
Besides this, today offers a glimpse of manga adopting traditional Kabuki and Noh drama themes. Funny how we move from new to tradition to old hat to irrelevant to new... 
Happy Sunday -- its Strawberry jam season here at Dum Luk's.