January 25, 2020 -Austin, Tx
December 4, 2019
January 25, 2020 -Austin, Tx
December 4, 2019
View from our porch this first morning after waking up.
This past April we participated in KAB’s Annual Volunteer Day
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 / 1-2:30pm –
My wife and I had wonderful time exploring and cleaning the Blunn Creek Nature Preserve. The weather cleared up and the temperature was just right to explore and clean various parts throughout this fantastic little park (that’s bigger than we realized).
Thankfully, the park really had very little trash to clean-up. Most of the trash and recyclables we collected were found in and along the creek; most of it freshly deposited from the recent rains; weather which delayed the initially scheduled cleanup time but whose sudden switcheroo gave us excellent cool temps – both down in the tropical feeling shaded creek and up to the sun exposed and blue-sky drenched north-eastern-most heights where you could look back across the preserve and see the beautiful castle-like St. Edwards University building on the horizon where green met blue with its white and orange palette.
This was an incredibly satisfying experience spent with my wife and nature.
– SMiles Lewis
Source: GivePulse – View Impact
Austin Jogger Attacked, July 4th
on Hike and Bike Trail near “Secret Beach”
If anyone has information on the suspect who attacked a jogger in Guerrero Park, please contact Capital Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-893-TIPS (8477).
Suspect description: Black male, late 20’s, dark skinned, 150-160 lbs., medium build, 5’9″-5’10”, unknown eye color, dark and short full head of hair wearing blue t-shirt with line of white near collar, dark cargo shorts, black, round corded headphones covering ears, dark socks, dark tennis shoes
7/4/2019 – This morning my wife and I were going to go walk the dog at a trail we’d not walked in a long time. It’s the Roy G Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park trail that starts where Grove Blvd hits the river.
As we drove into the parking area I was telling my wife about the naked man in the Travis Heights / Big Stacy Park area that had caused a lockdown at the elementary school and was presumedly linked to multiple attempted sexual assaults in the area that same day – last Monday the 24th – the day after we had last walked the dog there in the Big Stacy Park area.
I parked the car and we exited the vehicle and proceeded to the trail. As often occurs, the dog pooped almost immediately. Just as I put the bag in the trash and was turning/ walking back toward the trailhead I heard a woman screaming for help / that she’d been attacked. We rushed along the trail towards her screams and saw a young lady running towards us looking bloody and terrified. Her face was bloody and swollen beyond anything I’ve ever seen in person- the kind of facial swelling / bulging you only see in photos on the faces of boxers and wives beaten within inches of their lives.
She was attacked by a man who began following her while she was jogging. He grabbed her and threw her to the ground and hit her in the face. She was able to push him off of her and ran.
I called 911 and directed the police and EMS to our location. There were at least half a dozen police vehicles and the ambulance deployed in the area in response to the call over the course of the 25-30 minute experience from when we heard her screaming and left later once she was in the ambulance and the cops continued the search. I don’t know if they found the assailant or not – its a big greenbelt area along that stretch of riverfront there from that trail entrance at Roy G Guerrero youth park fields (near the “family friendly” “secret beach”) that extends west to the Krieg Field Softball Complex and the Roy G Guerrero Disc Golf Course and south to the entrance of the Roy Guerrero Trail.
Attacks of this nature along the river’s hike and bike trails have been a recurring problem here since as long as I can remember- at least since the mid 1980s.
I’ve heard of so many assaults and known so many sexually assaulted women that I’m always on guard and pray everyone else is as vigilant.
I hope they catch this latest inhuman… and my heart goes out to the woman whose life intersected with ours because of such a horrific inhuman assault.
Please be careful and cautious out there. I love humanity even as I reel from the all too common horrors our worst visit upon us.
I’ve not yet seen any news report today about this incident but I am watching and waiting and ready…
– Miles Lewis
Ken Nordine narrated this iconic Levi Jeans television ad from the year I was born.
And here is a tour of his studio…
Farewell fond voice of generations.
ETA (Edit To Add) … WOW! Two more (and another….) iconic Levi’s commercials that I recall from my youth that undoubtedly triggered my love for animation and CGI / video effects:
Sticker just seen on the back of a sign here in downtown Austin…
Alex Jones Is One Of THEM
Today I was reviewing the wikipedia entries for Running Amok phenomena and had noticed it included a “see also” listing about elephants who’ve run amok, specifically one 911-named pachyderm:
Osama bin Laden, named after the infamous elusive terrorist, was a rogue bull elephant responsible for at least 27 deaths and destruction of property in the jungled Sonitpur district of the Indian state of Assam. After a two-year rampage from 2004 to 2006, an elephant was eventually shot; but some were doubtful that the right animal was killed.
Within hours, my wife randomly selects a TV series available for streaming on Amazon Prime … the Independent Television (ITV) series, Vanity Fair. As far as I know, neither of us knows anything about this series. Within a few minutes of the show, a character brings up a story of him having witnessed an elephant “running amok” in India.
Thank you Synchronicity Matrix?
– SMiles Lewis
“The opening credits sequence showing the lead characters spinning round on a Victorian fairground ride to All Along The Watchtower was a bit of a clue.”
Olivia Cooke seemed destined for stardom and Vanity Fair had some modern touches, by Jim Shelley | Daily Mail Online
At the end of a lunch meeting today, I mentioned UT Professor Dr. Pennebaker and his textual analysis work. Within an hour and a half of that conversation, Facebook puts this “Suggested Post” in my mobile fb feed:
Lecture: James W. Pennebaker, “Expressive Writing and Health”
Public · Hosted by Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin
I’ve not been performing recent searches for the unique name of Pennebaker so I don’t think this is a case of algorithms predicting things to put in my path but… perhaps so.
FLASHBACK: My first experience of this phone / advertising / synthetic synchronicity phenomenon, circa Thanksgiving 2011:
…so riddle me this … GPS data mining / colocating for cross-platform advertising? …
This day before turkeyday I was at a relative’s house. They had just gotten new hardwood floors. We talked about it a lot. I was there less than 24 hours. Next morning I am leaving and begin the drive to other relatives house. I am listening to Pandora in the car on my phone and an advert I’ve never heard before comes on.
It was for the same kind of hardwood flooring! And NO I’d not searched for the info on my phone or otherwise.
. . . and another circa 2014 and shared again circa 2017:
“Is this real or simulated?”
“True” Internet synchronicity is harder and harder to discern because of the beast-system information trawling surveillance state.
… and …
Diana – just to be clear, I was referencing a “synthetic synchronicity” moment I experienced back in December 2014 …
“Here’s to Jacques Vallee’s Melchizedek Moment in Messengers of Deception and my moment-a-go realization of the beast-system’s technological adaptation / adoption of the synchromystic associative cosmic bulletin board conspiracy gnosis of the UFO’s coincidence matrix … @BIBENDUM BIBENDUM BIBENDUM”
… and …
“I was trying to encapsulate my sense that our new internet marketing mechanisms have duplicated the synchronicity engineering that Vallee suggests might be part of the mechanisms of the cosmos allowing interaction / cocreation between mind and everything else. Yesterday morning I had commented on my friend Mack White’s posting of several Michelin Man / Bibendum images and then later that night on a random webpage I visited the cookie-detecting / facebook enabled targeted advert on the sidebar was my new avatar: an advert for Michelin tires featuring Bibendum himself making a “thumbs-up” gesture. It really felt like a significant synch for me at that moment – DESPITE my knowing full well the likely advertising mechanisms operating behind the scenes to make it happen. So basically a modern technological mechanism that approximates the possibly innate nature of Universe as described by Jacques Vallee as the cosmic bulletin board / associative universe that “reads” our “intentions” or desires to be connected to certain things / information.”
. . . and another example circa 2015:
This has been increasingly happening to me …
So last night I spoke of spray foam insulation to my wife within earshot of our phones. And this is what I see in my FuckBook news stream this morning…