Saturday, January 10, 2009

Affordable Housing in Turn of the Century America

Rooms to Let
I found a real good deal in case any of you kids, cats, chicks, or whatever, are feeling a crunch, squeeze, pinch, or any other kind of housing discomfort. Or even if you just need a change. Sometimes that clears the head.
These units are clean, efficient, and easy to maintain. And most of all -- reasonably priced.

Gotta home in that rock.
Anasazi ruins:David Muench


Anonymous chrispito said...

i want to live there!
i love my home but the last bought of weather has brought mold and that is not good, not good at all.

10/1/09 10:44 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I hate mold in the house!

Funny how love is. I've loved all my homes with my Sun in the 4th, but some of them have given me a hard time.

Housing, man.

10/1/09 1:16 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Hej, y'all just need a cat who paints floors, as i caught my Ulli-Maki doing...actually his masterpiece was done. Pthalo Man, indelible. Abstract, almost pleasing. Almost. Preferable to mold.

Uranus in my 5th with the full moon. Yep.

10/1/09 9:25 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Looking at the image full size, it has a Plutonic feel as if blended with Saturn. An interesting choice for the times.

10/1/09 9:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Almost pleasing? Sounds like my work.

10/1/09 10:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Funny you should mention painting. That's my latest idea. Maybe a chicken who paints walls is what I need, although not in the Saturn-Pluto mode. And now that you mention it, the moon has me thinking about working on my home again. Now why after so many moons do I feel like it now?

10/1/09 10:12 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Cancer moon.
With Pluto unearthing treasures, cleaning out the cave.

10/1/09 10:15 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Probably not like your work!

Tho, he was extremely insulted at the paw washing. Bubbles and cats, i'm informed, are not meant to mix. And the pthalo has stained his fur blue. A character this guy. What prompted him to dip?

10/1/09 10:18 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Zelda is highly uranian, I know she is high strung but it's a possibility have you inquired?

10/1/09 10:20 PM  
Blogger jm said...

She's persnickety and does what she wants to, but we get on well together so maybe I can talk her into it. She's of the Uranian-Neptunian persuasion so I'll let her choose the colors.

What prompted him to dip?

The muses are impossible to predict.

10/1/09 10:27 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Mercury is retro so don't let him go back and redo it no matter what he says.

10/1/09 10:29 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Myrtle Rae has been losing her patience lately, and she'd be glad to get Zelda out of the house for awhile. So maybe I'll ask.

Mars in Capricorn is a good time to get something done. If there is such a thing.

10/1/09 10:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It really has been unsettling. Myrtle Rae won't let Mortimer watch CNN so much anymore with all his gastro-distress, and you know how much those old folks love TV and how loud they turn it up. Then Mort screams at the damn thing, Zelda gets shrill and the normally easy-going Myrtle starts yelling for everyone to shut up. I have to be prepared to go over there these days.

10/1/09 10:39 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Well i sawed and moved downed trees all day (at my mother's house & on her roof). That qualifies i guess.

It's all in how you look at it. One view says, what an obstacle, i need to be home finishing my own projects.

The other view is look at all these downed trees, real obstacles, i'm moving.

10/1/09 10:41 PM  
Blogger jm said...

So your Joop in Aries has been acting up again?

You're right. There are so many sides.

Moon in Virgo. Service to Mom. Saturn headed back.

10/1/09 10:55 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I have my angry view, my loving view, my accepting view, my critical view, my right view, my wrong view ... the only view I don't have is a non-view.

10/1/09 10:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The Saturn-Uranus opp is just about upon us. Jan. 31. 20 degrees. Square your Merc and exactly square my Moon.

10/1/09 11:01 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I mean my Joop. Moon very close.

10/1/09 11:01 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Well i got Uranus opp Saturn exact on my moon the last time.

At least Myrtle Rae has you. And that is no small thing.

Around here we also have the CAT's view which he makes sure i'm aware of...that south node in the 7th, born knowing how to serve. I'm working on it but with a cat it is a rigorous and constant training program.

10/1/09 11:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Servitude, servant, service, serveoir faire, "Are you being served?"

The many views.

10/1/09 11:46 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

I am being served with parsley.

And buttah. Unsalted.

11/1/09 12:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Would you like your humanity boiled, baked, or fried?

11/1/09 3:45 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

baked... LOL

11/1/09 5:07 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

poached i think, with a touch of cayenne

11/1/09 5:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I finally found you! My people!

I think I'll go for fricasseed.

11/1/09 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

frittata. cos i'm feeling fancy with that moon in cancer.

11/1/09 11:35 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

"This is my body, marinated and seared upon an apple wood fire grill for thee,

Chow thou in remembrance of Me!"

Saith the chicken, pig, cow, bison, deer, rabbit, salmon, trout, cod, mahi mahi, tilapa, iguana, vegetable kebab and tofu brick.

12/1/09 11:23 AM  
Anonymous hajibaba said...

Have you seen the photos of the Obama family visiting the Lincoln memorial after dark Saturday night, JM? Sometimes, no matter what seems to be happening, I am not ultimately worried at all. Someone is meditating on the nature of Abraham Lincoln. We've been parched and running along the banks in despair, but it may be that the river of history is going to rise to meet us. This is cool.

12/1/09 12:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

That poor tofu brick! I will remember since I chow on so much of it.

12/1/09 3:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I am not ultimately worried at all.

That is wonderful haj. It's so good to relax for a moment. Ultimately is the keyword.

I never have been worried about the overall, but for me it has nothing to do with Obama or Lincoln. I felt the same when George bush was there, since I think the sequence of everything is right. One thing leads to another and nothing can be deleted. I don't think they hold any power.

If you knew beforehand that you couldn't get from here to there, a good place, without a bad thing happening, would you forego the bad event and thus sacrifice the good? Or take your chances? Until people are willing, the good doesn't get good. Until they realize that they brought the bad upon themselves and are also the architects of the good. And the bad isn't all bad, nor the good all good. It's a fair exchange that marks all experience. So I'm not sure the bad is as over as some are hoping. The good is always available no matter.

We've been parched and running along the banks in despair.

I don't think these times have been that bad in the whole picture, and in a way, we always despair a little bit. It's the nature of living. I'm not so sure that the exaggeration of the evils of GB are any worse than that of the goodness of the new guy. I particularly think the clinging to GB's evil is going to prove problematic. Humans have been like a plague of locusts on the earth and perhaps the group is ready to mutate in some way but it's too soon to tell.

My own life was better in the last eight years so I know it has nothing to do with them. I paid more attention to the collective agony and that was disturbing, but still, my life is my own. I'm not watching the drama anymore because I prefer not to have my feelings manipulated too much by outside happenings right now. Break time. I always have to remind myself to get a hold of myself as much as I fly! You all have MKLs birthday coming, too, so get ready for the ecstasy. I'm out for now.

The feeing of safety is internal and it comes and goes. I agree, haji, that history is showing a divine continuity at the moment. I felt that during the campaign and it was emotionally stirring.

I've always been optimistic about the future, but since my Pluto transit, optimism is a different thing. I don't expect things to be good or bad, they are always both, but now I don't cling to a need for things to get better. I'm neutral about the future and see it as basically a grand continuation of the now. We get through everything successfully. I like myself enough to continue willingly!

There's a long way to go with collective guilt. We have the first black president, but on the other hand we are still contributing to the oppression of others around the world through trade policies, supporting regimes that do the worst in human behavior. I'd like to see that addressed before I give politicians my like.

I agree that history rises to meet us but that means seeing the truth and taking it as it comes. Say if we get into real economic hard times and life gets worrisome in the US, will you be prepared to have the same trust, realizing that each experience is necessary to get to what you perceive is a good destination? How much will you give for what you get?

So Bush was necessary to get you the joy of seeing Obama at the memorial, but there will be downsides to the Obama experience in order to get to the next joyous leap.

Nothing diminishes this step and people should enjoy it to the fullest. Since Pluto entered Capricorn my head has moved on and I'm thinking about my own life and directions which have nothing to do with these politicians. I have yet to see how I fit into the collective ups and downs but I don't want to wait and react. I'm experimenting with my own actions. My own stage. My own props. I might even try my hand at directing! It looks like I'm returning to myself - back to my old detached, observant, philosophical ways newly Plutoed in the 9th.

I have no expectations about Obama and the future. I trust life enough to take care of it. I am going to work on a few improvements in my own life just in case I can influence it.:-)

12/1/09 3:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The image of thirst and the river is a good one. It's a universal longing and thirst is powerful. It seems as though it remains no matter what happens. One reaches an oasis and drinks it in, but then has to keep traveling.

Even when we have our basic needs satisfied, as the people of this nation do many times over, the thirst and despair remain, one lesson that could be ahead.

Through all of it I've found art, music, dance, and many intangibles provide that elusive liquid nourishment humans crave. We haven't done well with our physical rivers in our lust for commerce, so maybe there's an awakening ahead of the other dimensions of that need. We'll see.

I love the image. Despair is a toughie. It always comes back around, us being mortal and all. But it goes on it's merry way ultimately. Or we do.

It's all games we play with ourselves and this vast thing we're caught in and don't really have any way of understanding.

Pass the tofu.

12/1/09 3:59 PM  
Blogger jm said...

That's suppose to be "MLK." I get so confused with all these heroes!

I was thinking ... if you took all the breath and energy put into repeating the words, "George Bush" or "Obama", you could probably fuel the entire country if not the planet.

12/1/09 4:20 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

I've always been optimistic about the future, but since my Pluto transit, optimism is a different thing. I don't expect things to be good or bad, they are always both, but now I don't cling to a need for things to get better. I'm neutral about the future and see it as basically a grand continuation of the now. We get through everything successfully. I like myself enough to continue willingly!

This is probably the closest to my own sense of my Pluto|Sun transit. Very well put. And i laugh more.

12/1/09 6:04 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka, it's been quite an awakening and it took less time than I thought it would to experience the results. It's liberating in a way that I didn't anticipate. I mentioned before how unusual it is that we got the Sun and the Moon in unison. I'm pretty sure that these conjuntions mark major crossroads in our lives.

The 29th degree was the real learning in practice as I went through the whole spectrum and ended up here, detached from the forcing of future on the present. It's unfair to the present and myself. I've shaken off the yoke of expectation with great pleasure. I "hope" it remains!

Let us laugh together and apart as the wind blows!

It's good to share the experience, SB.

12/1/09 6:52 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Let us laugh together and apart as the wind blows!
Great plan, Let's.

12/1/09 7:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I come from a funny family. And I don't mean giggles. These were real laughers. I have one cousin in particular who made my childhood bearable, an Aries who was great with dialects. Anyone who can fracture foreign accents has me rolling on the floor. M did a German one, so funny that my elimination circuits sometimes got perilously close to out of control.

My favorite is when I double up and the tears come. oh I love those laughs and there are few who can stimulate them.

That kind of laughter comes from the gut where sorrow and keening from grief originate so I think laughter is wildly therapeutic. When I start to sink over nothing really, I often look at myself in the mirror and make a funny face. Then the laugh comes and I realize how self pity can dominate the day.

Anyway, you can't force it. The bubble of delight with life sort of is there or it isn't.

That's what disappoints me so much in the public arena. If they were as funny as my relatives I'd love watching them. But alas, everyone tries too hard and somehow the bubble of delight pops. You know, - that expectation. Humor needs spontaneity.

I've been compared to Chaplain on many occasions because of my natural slapstick talent. And I've never tried! I think it's my shaky equilibrium that I seem to get right somehow and land on my feet.:-)

12/1/09 8:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Another thing that's interesting is the universal language of humor that everyone understands, like music. I wonder if the brain is patterned similarly in humans so some recognition is there despite individual tastes and experiences.

It would be interesting to do experiments to see what is universal. A clue to commonality.

12/1/09 8:20 PM  
Anonymous hajibaba said...

At the risk, the inevitability, of being made a fool by life I am opting for enthusiasm. The people I love and admire the most practice enthusiasm, appreciation, a long view with an adoring close focus on wonders. The momentum of the development of human consciousness doesn't forbid enjoyment along the way. I'm taking my chances. That there is someone who wishes to do a good job of the presidency is a happiness to be acknowledged. I support that desire with prayer. It is in the hands of God, and yet there is such a thing as the blessing that comes from our own hearts and bestowing that blessing is probably the primary freedom of will we have. The outcome isn't so much the point, is it?

12/1/09 9:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...


12/1/09 9:17 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Laughter. You just elicited a hearty gaffaw with your description of elimination circuits!

Another thing that's interesting is the universal language of humor that everyone understands, like music. I wonder if the brain is patterned similarly in humans so some recognition is there despite individual tastes and experiences.
this actually was rumbling through my brain today. I mentioned a nice encounter with a bobcat on my patio. She so delighted me that i began to laugh, the kind of laugh that one has for sweet delight.her response A bubble of humor....spontaneous.

12/1/09 9:22 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

I very much like this idea of re-mapping and maybe jumping circuits.

12/1/09 9:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Great photo! Mirth is the word.

The joker is in the background at the moment but the lines of communication stay open for some.
Jumping circuits is a thought. Leaping over chasms and finding new roads. A million places to focus in a second.

12/1/09 9:40 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I've been thinking about this thing called happiness that's so popular in theory and the pleasure receptors in the brain. We look in a million directions at once for that reassuring connection. Something to make it all right.

I saw a fascinating doc about the history of drugs in the US. Every pleasurable substance was legal at first and even thought to be a cure for man's ills. Then comes the use, excess use, disappointment, and censure of the experience. I have a lot to think about since almost everything we hook onto as humans is an attempt to stimulate these parts of the brain, destined to fail with repeated experiences.

Sometimes I think it's the innate urge for freedom that causes us to reject what we depend on. Where is that magic button?

12/1/09 9:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Haj, blessing a new venture is an ancient human ritual that always endures. I used to do it with incense sticks in oranges singing with my tabla. Simple, inexpensive, but nice.

It must have worked. Here I am.

12/1/09 10:07 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

Another thing that's interesting is the universal language of humor that everyone understands, like music. I wonder if the brain is patterned similarly in humans so some recognition is there despite individual tastes and experiences.

It would be interesting to do experiments to see what is universal. A clue to commonality.

My dear, the book for you is Conference of the Birds: Peter Brook in Africa.

So this internationally revered theater director takes a couple of Land Rovers full of internationally famous actors out into the Sahara Desert, see, and they go off on a haphazard journey through Africa in search of primal, universal Theater. For instance, they begin a performance by rolling out a carpet and setting a pair of shoes on it.

Helen Mirren was in the bunch. it was the 1970s. Preview pages, with the Shoe Show, are here:,M1

Long URL, I'm sorry. I haven't learned how to embed.

12/1/09 10:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Omg, that's it. Thank you yesh.

Here's how to embed if you can follow it. Kadimiros gave me the proper way to explain it but I lost the note! Anyway ....

Start with <
Then: a href="your URL"
Then: >your title<
Then close with /a>

Try it. You'll like it!

12/1/09 10:51 PM  

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