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i’m going in
this will help me develop
my website marketing and distribution skills
and i’ll have the chance to interact
with alot of other innovative
and creative people / that can’t be bad
i’m going to join up / they have 3 floors in the rand building downtown with quite a few members / you can have your own workspace and full membership privileges for $50/month 
hey that’s something

elnuh

check this out https://elnuh.bandcamp.com/
booty feet and elnuh
topics let’s go skating

i’m a big fan
and not just because she performed at the book signing
for ‘poem picture’ at rosellas and brought all her gear
and set it up with her brother and sang songs in the patio

with her guitar under the lights with her sweet voice
and her kind presence but just because she’s so awesome
mostly i like topics/shame
and everything on topics especially

anyways i was just setting up e-commerce on my website
and ran aground had to abort started thinking about all my
failures and and how stupid i am and elnuh’s song came to mind
as in solace as in shelter as in such a shame as in oh oh ah ah

why i’m writing this book

“Material possessions that had to be carried from place to place were a burden for the hunter gatherers.  What was portable and valuable was knowledge often in the form of stories.”
– excerpt from ‘ The Ancient Book of Magic Secrets’

Nowadays, of course, material possessions are what it’s all about and we barely know how to talk to each other much less tell stories.  This recent cultural adaption to the consumer society and to the busy urban lifestyle (55% of the people in the world live in a city now) has had the unfortunate effect of transferring the responsibility for our news and conversation to the commercial media outlets.  We are bombarded with messages telling us what we should think about and what we should think about it.  Compared to those ancient people moving thru the landscape, interacting with their environment, reading the weather, connecting within their small tribe and exploring the world around them – we are totally brainwashed.   They had their own cultural biases and taboos but they were informed by the clouds and the sky not CNN news.  They were informed by the events of the day not by somebody explaining the events of the day and telling us which ones were most important.

I’m watching the fabric of my society being frayed and torn apart from all the intolerant opinions we have adopted.  I really hope human beings can learn how to go outside and look at the sky.  It’s the same sky for everyone.  It covers us and protects us and gives us air to breathe.  I really hope, somehow, human beings can remember that we are members of a tribe, even though it has 7 1/2 billion members, and that’s why I’m writing this book.

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I’m writing a book!

Oh you already knew that?  Bet you don’t know what it’s about.  So let me tell you what it’s about.  It’s got 8 chapters or essays all about different subjects and there’s an accompanying narrative that’s continuous throughout the book that connects them together.  It’s called ‘The Ancient Book of Magic Secrets’ because it talks about the ancient magic secrets of our tribe – how we learned to talk and what we’ve been talking about, how nature communicates thru the language of symbiosis, about the biosphere of our body and the biosphere of the world we live in, money, the city, different magical things we have created.

I’m pretty enthused about it.  I’m about 20% of the way thru a first draft and working on it every day.  I figure a couple of years, maybe 10 months, it should be finished and ready for publication.  Harcourt Brace, Harper Collins, Farrar & Straus, Doubleday, Penguin Books, I’ll let them all bid on it and take the highest offer.  That’s only fair.

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so i need a website

project :: build a website
rohnbayes.com
got the domain name
first i tried wix they’re supposed to be easy
i got lost
then my friend said try wordpress it’s got lots of support
i thought to myself i need support
i’ve tried this before and failed
so wordpress it is i’m going in
even though some facebook friends recommended square space
oh well don’t be distracted / focus / you can do this

wordpress.com
give them your email address ok
and your domain name uhuh
do you want to host that domain name here or elsewhere ??
huh
you can map the domain name or you can transfer it
huh
log in as a promovisitor and then you can map your change name
i’m lost
password just click the blue bar
‘oops that’s not the right password please try again!’
fuck
turns out i have previous accounts with wordpress
monkey two hands and humanstoryprojectorg oh no
what’s my password ?? i forgot / it’s been years
search for passwords in my index cards
you can do this don’t get discouraged
keep the tips of your fingers wet for quick shuffling
thru the hundreds of cards with passwords and usernames
from every fucking kind of digital domain that i’ve ever been involved in
amazon amex google mail to google account to go daddy what is this alphabetical ?? jesus there must be a hundred of them medicare oh yeah there’s a good one
usps youtube paypal facebook
b of a timeless today credit cards iphone itunes instagram
endicia fillz grandecom microsoft
rabbit books firefox
pinterest the new yorker
writer’s cafe.org and global challenges registration
patreon soundcloud verizon warm showers
give donald trump a dog haha my facebook page
drop box netflix couchsurfing
administrator name new york times lulu
wordpress !! whoa half way thru the catalog i found it
ok

making progress now
ok continue / enter password / type carefully and slowly
stop for a moment appreciate the solemnity of this event
press enter press log in to enter
aaaaaaaaaaagghhh !! ‘oops that’s not the right password please try again!’
i’m hopelessly lost
and so i went struggling thru the slough
hacking my way thru the dense jungle with my dull machete
wild birds and tigers were all around
ok so wordpress sent me a link to log in
they’re reaching out and i appreciate that
the link opens a wordpress advertisement whaaaat ??
and a picture of a beautiful woman walking thru the jungle
what kind of a log in procedure is this ??

ok here we go
but it loops me right back to the same log in procedure
and ‘oops that’s not the right password and please try again!’
ok that was the wrong link on the email to click
the other link takes you to a ‘let’s log you in and create a site’
so here we go lord we’re making progress
i’m walking down the windy road searching for the true light
transfer domain to wordpress
can’t be transferred for 56 days
connect domain without transferring
(they have advertising all throughout their tutorial prompts very annoying)
pick a plan – personal
moving at a nice pace / breathing
credit card
1 year or 3
$48 or $116
hum choices so many choices that’s why i can never get anything done
i’m going in at the low end
pay
yeah i will give me a second
the verification has a nice progress bar
ah !! verified / didn’t take long / they can do that well
that’s what it’s really all about anyways / take the money
transfer the funds / sell you something / ok i’ve got
a big congratulations on my computer screen but
no time to celebrate now i’ve got to keep after it and
see if i can make some progress or will i fail again
it’s an adventure of sorts and instead of tigers it’s frustration stalking me

ok / i now have been invited to ‘view your site’
c’mon in look around the door’s open wow and at the bottom of the page
before i enter my new realm a ‘happiness engineer’
is standing by to help me / i’m in heaven
priority support or just normal ??
and i am advised by an advertisement in the middle
of the page that advertising has been removed
wow
and then it opened up
just like that
a lovely teal and green with a photo
of a cool guy writing on his notebook
with a latte and a press release nearby
must be me

i’m just going to sit here for awhile and rest

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