“the answer is blowin in the wind…”

 

yes, Bob Dylan had it right..answers for life tend not to be empirical but rather instinctive gut level decisions based on the moment and circumstance…we TRY to have rules to follow, methods, reason, and sage advice…any of that really work for you? most likely instinctive decisions  seem to play the largest role for most of us…things seem to either go good or bad based as much on the alignment of the moon and stars as on any reasonable “planning”…there is no doubt that man has always tried to “stack the deck” in favor of good outcomes,  and surely this is a noble effort, but i think we all know that fate, whatever that is, has center stage…whatever actually happens can be justified or vilified by any number of philosophies, religions, political beliefs, and/or coins tossed into the fountain…

those of us who rode out hurricane Irene on the coast of North Carolina indeed did have the feeling that we had cast our fate to the wind…yes, we followed all the rules(well, except the “rule” to evacuate)….boarded up our homes, stocked up with food and water , extra candles and flashlights, and then just waited…and waited..and listened ..and felt….and finally became a part of the power of nature…a spectacular and most beautiful power…a power that was actually only destructive for those who had homes built in the known path of hurricanes..those of us who live here take our chances..this cost some their lives, others their homes…

yet all KNEW the worst could happen…intellectually likely to happen in fact…they just hoped and/or prayed it would not happen…Billy and Sandra Stinson are friends on my street and i suppose now ex-neighbors for they surely will not be allowed by town rules to build another vacation home out over the water where they were..their house was totally destroyed by a fast moving wall of water…last year i  photographed Billy and Sandra in their moments of best family joys  in their home and now also  of greatest despair,  but i will not publish this last moment without their permission on Burn , or  in National Geographic where my assignment is indeed right now the Outer Banks..maybe by next spring when my story is due in NatGeo will i seek to publish, for storms are indeed part of the story…but now my role is friend and neighbor more than journalist….the picture i took for  FB and Twitter of Billy and the destroyed house is not the picture to which i refer…

Michelle Madden Smith, above, lives just a few hundred yards from the Stinsons who lost it all…Michelle, who runs my workshop program and my son Bryan’s partner in life, also rode out the storm, but with a happier fate….here shown in 75mph winds in Nags Head….a joyful moment amongst tragic moments for others and part of a 10 picture series i did publish on FB and soon to be part of a new book….in any case, i have ridden out many hurricanes in my life and IF you are not in a vulnerable position from flooding or wind damage, then it is  truly one of the most dramatic living experiences one can have…so, exhilarating for some, and a tragedy for others….

indeed Mr. Dylan, the answer my friend is blowin in the wind, the answer is blowin in the wind…

236 Responses to ““the answer is blowin in the wind…””


  • a civilian-mass audience

    I would love a report from PAULT,LAURA,MIKE,MICHAELC,SEAN,THOMAS,VIKYM,THODORIS,ROSA…some BRIANS…
    some Italians…and more

    ok…I know where to find you…therefore…you can just bring your reports:))))))))))

    LOVE YOU ALLLLLLLLL

  • a civilian-mass audience

    ok…back to our regular program

  • CIVI – you’re incredible!
    Have a good day – you, and everybody out there.

  • a civilian-mass audience

    oime…DOMINIK …I tried hard to hack your account

    BUT,BUT …I had no luck…

    Thank you for reporting and Congrats again !

  • CHARLES P!
    THANK YOU!!! can’t wait!!!!!

  • CHARLES P!
    THANK YOU!!! can’t wait!!!!!
    U know I want grunge but but I wouldn’t DARE ask you one of those!!!
    Anything u like! although u know I’m a DIE HARD NIRVANA-ian!!!

  • a civilian-mass audience

    hiii…I just hacked PANOS account

    ok,ok…I promise no more…

  • a civilian-mass audience

    I guess I can hack only “Greek” accounts…

    THODORIS…you are next…:)!!!

  • a civilian-mass audience

    ok…on a serious note…

    Happy Feet is missing…may the spirits of the sea…be with our beloved penguin…

  • CIVI, :)
    you are the greatest!

    BTW – I got eMail from UPS, to tell me a parcel is on my way :))))))))

  • civi
    reporting from venice, california…..
    i just put a little slide show of my BuRNIAN get together with Panos and Kim in venice….
    just some snapshots, so if you have a minute and a half…..
    PANOS in VENICE>>>>>

    http://vimeo.com/28993321

  • Okay Panos Nirvana it is but will be one a little more obscure to start the edition off (I edition at 25).

  • Panos. Put a red dot on charle’s picture as soon as it goes up. I will buy the first one. make a good price coz the moneys coming back to Burn right?? Dont sell out cheap.

    j

  • NIRVANA!
    NIRVANA! YES im a little obsessed , and i was showing Kim your books you signed for me…
    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! u made my day Charles!

  • http://instagr.am/p/M_fh4/

    good news also:

    KYUNGHEE LEE’s AMAZING PRINTS JUST ARRIVED FROM S.KOREA!

    thank you sooooooooooo much!

  • JOHN,
    Here is CHARLES PETERSON’s BOOK “CYPHER” and im proud to have his signature on it
    book here:

    http://instagr.am/p/M_oBE/

    signed here:

    http://instagr.am/p/M_oLD/

  • and….Here is CHARLES PETERSON’s BOOK “TOUCH ME I’M SICK”

    BOOK HERE:

    http://instagr.am/p/M_oYA/

    and signature here:

    http://instagr.am/p/M_ogD/

    i picked both books from Charle’s studio in Seattle…Young Tom was there with me, Haik was too busy to attend…i’ll never forget meeting Charles and following him for VIETNAMESE…Charles is DA coolst cat, peace

    ALL
    really really proud of you/us !we doing great..our loft here looks really like a garden!
    A photo garden..yes yes ..its coming together!
    Lets see if that silly : “TEXAS EXPERIMENT” will have any luck..tick, tack, tick….

  • and i dont know if u guys are ready for this:
    but i’ll say it anyways :
    Even the day i got married (night actually) i was wearing the KURT COBAIN T-SHIRT that mr. CHARLES PETERSON HIMSELF gave to me as a gift back in Seattle in 2008…
    Its Kurt playing the guitar, photographed by Charles (who else?) of course!

    http://instagr.am/p/M_ruf/

  • Wendy!!!!
    venice beach california babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JOHN GLADDY..PANOS

    thank you John for buying the Charles P print…and i will buy your print at the market price as well..let’s get something going here….PANOS, red sticker JohnG print sold to me please….

  • Panos…

    put me down for one of Kyunghee Lee’s, please!!

  • http://instagr.am/p/M_vXu/

    KYUNGHEE LEE 2 AMAZING ARCHIVAL REAL PAPER PRINTS! GEEZ!

    DAH!
    sold
    sold
    sold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats want i hope to hear that night of the premiere! 8th of October in SA Texas!
    (cmon Texas, there are some big oil money there, help some starving photogs out, please, will you:)

    RICK PERRY,
    if you are reading all that, please support us! i know u got a fat wallet! mr Governor!

  • EVA…u have to “touch” those prints…
    Real paper , it gave me chills when i simply touched the prints from S.Korea!

  • AGAIN, ALL, THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING BURN!
    FROM THE SOLD PRINTS , 50% GOES TO THE PHOTOG, AND 50% DONATED TO BURN (excluding gallery fee, a percentage up to 30% unfortunately, but hey the gallery needs to survive too..they are hosting it, advertise it, FREE BEER, taco stands, DJ’s etc..real FULL BLOWN PARTY!
    so far we have confirmed up to 400-500 art lovers coming in the premiere, and i still havent placed the Advertisement in the Best ART PAPER here in SA…blah blah…bottom line, while Kim is handling all that PR stuff i deal with the prints, post office, looking at them , touching them…smiling..etc!
    All, thank you for the support, and remember:
    The donated prints will CONTINUE THEIR TRAVEL AND WILL HOPEFULLY MAKE IT TO AUSTRALIA!…sOOOOOO…
    even if your print arrives the last minute we will still hang it up and include it ASAP..but please hurry..its mid september and we start at october 8th….! move fast..fast…faster!!!!!! like a cheetah…

  • so to be clear: NO, the unsold photos will not end up decorating the loft here…no no no…the IDEA is , to keep them moving, touring…like a GARAGE BAND..with many names
    tom, joey, mark etc…names names names…but ONLY ONE LAST NAME:

    “THE RAMONES”

  • Sorry i meant BURN instead of Ramones but i know u get it;)

  • and to be very very CLEAR WITH THE $$ (if any of course)…i will present you ALL in the end with a galley money breakdown..I dont want ANYONE HERE to think im putting even one cent-not dollar- in my pocket, or any misunderstandings..
    its clear, gallery gats paid, the photog gets his share and BURN takes its share (MONEY THAT WILL GO STRAIGHT TO NEXT EPF WINNER IN a few months AS WE ALL KNOW)
    clear?
    ok, peace, one love!

  • Panos,

    Thanks a lot for this mate!
    All the best, T.

  • a civilian-mass audience

    whatever TANGUY said…

    oime,WENDY…you are DAWOMAN you are DASOUL…
    thanks for reporting,sharing…
    we were there with you MY BURNIANS…and yes,yes…KIM is HOT!!!

    Viva BURNIANS…BURN is HOT…!!!

    I am going for a beer…I am an optimist!

  • a civilian-mass audience

    oups…I forgot…no more beers and ouza for me:))))))

    VIVA BURN02 !!!

  • Does 9/11 Truth Have A Chance?

    “In America Respect for Truth is Dead”

    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

    Infowars.com
    September 12, 2011
    In the US on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of 9/11, politicians and their presstitute media presented Americans with “A Day of Remembrance,” a propaganda exercise that hardened the 9/11 lies into dogma. Meanwhile, in Toronto, Canada, at Ryerson University the four-day International Hearings on the Events of September 11, 2001, came to a close at 5pm.
    During the four days of hearings, distinguished scientists and scholars and professional architects and engineers presented the results of years of their independent research into all aspects of 9/11 to a distinguished panel consisting of the honorary president of the Italian Supreme Court who was an investigative judge who presided over terrorism cases and three distinguished scholars of high renown and judgment. The distinguished panel’s task is to produce a report with their judgment of the evidence presented by the expert witnesses.
    The Toronto Hearings were streamed live over the Internet. I was able to watch many of the presentations over the four days. I was impressed that the extremely high level of intelligence and scientific competence of the witnesses was matched by a high level of integrity, a quality rare in US politics and totally absent in the American media.
    As I stressed in my recent interview about 9/11 with James Corbett and Global Research, I am a reporter, not an independent researcher into 9/11. I pay attention when the fact-based community finds problems with the official propaganda. Perhaps this reflects my age. My generation was raised to believe in evidence and the scientific method. George Orwell and other writers warned us of the consequence of succumbing to government propaganda as a result of disinterest in the truth or government manipulation of one’s patriotism.
    My ability to serve as a reporter of scientific evidence is enhanced by my having a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech, a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and post-graduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, and Oxford University, where my professor was the distinguished physical chemist and philosopher, Michael Polanyi. In the 1960s, I was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, in order to provide together with Polanyi to the science students at Berkeley a course in Polanyi’s unique contributions to knowledge. Polanyi’s illness prevented the course from happening and condemned me to being a mere economist.
    This does not mean that I am infallible or that my reporting is correct. If my reporting stimulates you, go to the presentations, which I believe will continue to be available online, and if not, some edited CD will be available. Try http://www.ustream.tv/channel/thetorontohearings
    As one whose own contributions to economics, now belatedly recognized, are “outside the box,” I am responsive to those who can escape peer pressure in order to advance truth. Here are some of the important things I learned from the Toronto Hearings.
    The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, a government agency) reports on the twin towers and building 7 are fraudulent. Witnesses at the Toronto Hearings proved that building 7 was a standard controlled demolition and that incendiaries and explosives brought down the twin towers. There is no doubt whatsoever about this. Anyone who declares the contrary has no scientific basis upon which to stand. Those who defend the official story believe in miracles that defy the laws of physics.
    A nano-chemist from the University of Copenhagen, who together with a scientific team spent 18 months investigating the chemical and physical properties of dust from the towers, found evidence of nano-termite in the dust and quantities of particles not naturally formed by office or normal building fires that indicate another explosive was also present.
    A D V E R T I S E M E N T

    These findings explain the extreme high temperatures that produced the molten steel for which indisputable evidence exists. In the orchestrated cover-up, NIST denies that molten steel is present as its presence is inconsistent with the low temperatures that NIST acknowledges building fires can produce.
    Physicist David Chandler proved beyond all doubt that building 7 fell over its visible part (other buildings obscure the bottom floors) at free fall speed, an unambiguous indication that explosives had removed all supporting columns simultaneously.There is no possibility whatsoever according to the laws of physics that building 7 fell for the reasons NIST provides. The NIST account is a total denial of known laws of physics.
    Many other powerful points were made at the conference that I will not report, at least not at this time, because the revelation of malevolence is so powerful that most readers will find it a challenge to their emotional and mental strength.
    Psychologists explained that there are two kinds of authority to which people submit. One is to the authority of people in high positions in the government. The belief that “our government wouldn’t lie to us” is pervasive, especially among patriots. The other source of authority is experts. However, to believe experts a person has to be educated and open-minded and to trust scientific, professional, and scholarly integrity.
    In recent years in America, scientific and scholarly authority has come into disrepute among Christian evangelicals who object to evolution and among anti-intellectual Tea Party adherents who object to “elitists,” that is, objection to knowledge-based persons whose knowledge does not support Tea Party emotions.
    In other words, qualified, knowledgeable people who tell people what they do not want to hear are dismissed as “the enemy.” Much of the American population is set up to believe government propaganda. Without an independent media, which the US no longer has, people are taught that only “conspiracy kooks” challenge the government’s story. Even on the Internet, this is a main theme on Antiwar.com and on CounterPunch.org, two sites that protest America’s wars but accept the 9/11 propaganda that justifies the wars.
    This is the reason that I think that the US is moving into an era where the emotional needs of the population produced by government propaganda overwhelms science, evidence, and facts. It means the abolition of accountable government and the rule of law, because protection from terrorists is more important.
    The fact-based world in which “we are not afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead” is being displaced by dogma. Anyone who doubts “our government” is an anti-American, Muslim-loving, pinko-liberal commie, who should be arrested and waterboarded until the culprit confesses that he is a terrorist.
    The event of 9/11 is now outside the realm of fact, science, and evidence. It is a dogma that justifies the Bush/Cheney/Obama war crimes against Muslims and their countries.
    Obama regime appointee Cass Sunstein, a Chicago and Harvard Law School professor, thinks the 9/11 movement, for challenging the official “truth”, should be infiltrated by US intelligence agents in order to shut down the fact-based doubters of government propaganda.
    When a law professor at our two most prestigious law schools wants to suppress scientific evidence that challenges government veracity, we know that in America respect for truth is dead.
    The notion that a country in which truth is dead is a “light unto the world” is an absurdity.
    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is the father of Reaganomics and the former head of policy at the Department of Treasury. He is a columnist and was previously an editor for the Wall Street Journal. His latest book, “How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds, ” details why America is disintegrating.

    http://www.infowars.com/does-911-truth-have-a-chance/

  • copy and paste fron infowars link above for whoever is lazy to click on link!

    the author is:
    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is the father of Reaganomics and the former head of policy at the Department of Treasury. He is a columnist and was previously an editor for the Wall Street Journal. His latest book, “How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds, ” details why America is disintegrating.

  • Physicist David Chandler proved beyond all doubt that building 7 fell over its visible part (other buildings obscure the bottom floors) at free fall speed, an unambiguous indication that explosives had removed all supporting columns simultaneously.There is no possibility whatsoever according to the laws of physics that building 7 fell for the reasons NIST provides. The NIST account is a total denial of known laws of physics.

  • “When a law professor at our two most prestigious law schools wants to suppress scientific evidence that challenges government veracity, we know that in America respect for truth is dead.
    The notion that a country in which truth is dead is a “light unto the world” is an absurdity.”
    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

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