Saturday, August 29, 2009


BLACK HEART, FREE SPIRIT, ETERNAL INFLUENCE - I made this NE'RE-DO-U-WELL MAGIC MOJO BOTTLE for thee Jinx Dawson of the original metal band COVEN... jinx helped gave birth to heavy metal and definitely preceded and heavily influenced bands like black sabbath. She was the first to give the horns up metal sign that ronnie james dio takes credit for... jinx truly lit metal with the black flame she hold so high to this day.

this bottle was created after jink and I had an online discussion regarding the legalities of finding and keeping a bald eagle feather... I found out she had a heart attack and felt compelled to make and send something charged with healing powers and loving thoughts.

the NE'RE-DO-U-WELL MAGIC MOJO BOTTLE is made using 'the clay' a brass vase and a glass bottle... I also included items inside the bottle that represent, strength and endurance... some of the items inside the bottle include a bulls tooth, sand from my shoe, threads of a rope from a ship wreck, a piece of whale bone and other secret ingredients that only jinx and I know of.

jinx, your influence and spirt are eternal - stay strong doll.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

my very own che chili...

my very own che chili...

Che Chili - If snickers helps you work, rest and play then Che Chili will help you work, resist and slay.


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, chopped
2 red peppers, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 teaspoons sea salt
1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large yam, cut into 1/2 cubes
Zest and juice of 1&1/2 lime
1 28-can diced tomatoes
4 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or 6 cups freshly cooked)
2 jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and chopped
1&1/2 tablespoon cumin
1&1/2 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1&1/2 lime, cut into wedges
1 cup chopped cilantro leaves, washed and dried

1. Warm the oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the onion, red peppers, garlic, and salt. Saute until soft, about 4 minutes.

2. Add the sweet potato and lime zest, and cook 10 to 15 minutes more, continuing to stir occasionally.

3. Add the tomatoes, black beans, jalapeno, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, black pepper and cocoa, bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10 minutes.

4. Serve over brown rice, if desired, with lime wedges and cilantro, or with corn bread, biscuits, or taco chips alongside.

5. meat lovers like me - do yourself a favor, pull out the crock pot and make you some pulled pork... or fry up some chorizo and add it to the individual servings.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

we have a sprout of true hope.

a sprout from a seed, from a tree that survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima... for me, it gives true hope that no matter how ignorant or vile 'we the people' act... LIFE can overcome.

if you're not familiar with the tree project, where I received the seeds of hope... please check the link here:

I strongly suggest you try to obtain some seeds from the tree project, it's fun, fulfilling and is a great conversation starter to say the least... it really has me interested in growing plants that I can leave behind rather than smoke.

here's some pictures of my wife with said seeds... and the sprouts of true hope.

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