Ministry of Spare Parts

Illustration from Genetic engineers are now working the building blocks of biology. They pop some daffodil gene into rice and the rice then produces vitamins it normally does not produce (I think it was Vit. A). I think they popped some gene from a deep sea fish into a mouse and made it glow didn’t ‘they’. I use the word ‘they’ as if I was not part of the same human seed I am, thus I should continue this with the word “we” I suppose!

Well what will happen when ‘we’ stop discovering ever smaller sub-atomic particles and reach the ‘unit-brick’ that allows us to calculate the coded recipe of all elements. Will sub-atomic engineers be able to use the lowest constituent parts to build ‘matter’ that has either, never existed before, or at least be able to ‘tweak’ the composition of existing elements so their behavior alters?

I often regress to ‘our’ pre-big-bang stage, when the sum of everything was in a rather dense unified form, or so the present theory goes. At that point in my pre-history, the ingredients I presently use to form my being would have been in rather a mixed up cocktail along with all the other ingredients ready to create what we now know as ‘everything’.

It is not a very easy state of ‘being’ to describe but the feeling of unified potential is ‘mammoth’ – like one pre-poppy seed ooze in a universally large developing seed pod but in a micro-kind of way.

When we find a code that is common to all physical ‘matter’ it will be another code as the biological one already exists. However such wonderful discoveries are made, the biggest breakthrough will come when we all willingly unite over future issues that are so much more important than now issues. We have a long way to go to find a code common to all social matters.

Waves ~~~ macro and micro ~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

Illustration (above) from “Genius” [By Kind Permission of Little People Books ISBN 1-988573]

Low Impact Philosophy

Recycling LI styleProgress without a care achieves no goals…

At the HoBB, we believe this with a passion. So when we offer our creativity we incorporate our understanding, depth of experience, personal nature and capacity to ‘be there’ when needed.

On the phone today, someone described the HoBB as a ‘creative boot camp’ and others have at times viewed us as an ‘attack’ rather than a ‘Retreat’. It’s certainly true that the couch here rarely gets used and the get-up-and-go aspect of the HoBB dominates.

However, progress takes a lot more than heading off in the direction ahead regardless of the consequences. The World’s gradually waking up to the reality of being over-used in a poor quality manner and hopefully a far fresher era of low impact progress will develop over this century.

At the HoBB, we love to re-cycle and the word ‘waste’ is never applied to materials for everything has its worth. All goods produced are ‘of the Earth and formed from the fixed and finite family of materials on the Earth. We live as part of one delicate recycling process and we must wise-up if we are to remain a healthy part of that process.

I’m only one person in a World of problems, what can I do?

Essentially, keep going and try to get the rest of the World ‘on-side’. Practically, whilst there is no full directory of ‘low impact’ goods, you can look out for the ‘Fair Trade’ sticker on your purchases. You can buy goods that are less ‘processed’ and more ‘local’. You can support people who will repair goods and find new uses for unwanted goods. You can start a ‘Transition Group’.

Share the recycling information you find and the ideas that you have to promote and secure low impact growth. Never give up on a vital thing, for with the internet you can reach the World and keep it changing. Post your thoughts on message boards, newsgroups, guest books and on a section of your own web page. Show the World how you are working to create an ever healthier tomorrow.

I know in some parts of the World, and in some families, it is less easy to think about building a better tomorrow but all of us must try as the World needs everyone to look after it and care for it.

We all live on the same planet no matter which corner our home stands upon. We share the Air, the Water and the Sun. and we all depend upon them no matter where we come from.

Waves from Grant ~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~