Category: Life Tools


Zero-Waste-ish: Sea To Summit Silicone-Coated Bag (Good for re-useable shopping bag for Kale/Collard Greens/Celery), Life Factory Silicone/Glass Bowls, Nalgene plastic bottles (I use mine for Brazil Nuts and other small number bulk-food items)


Zero-waste-ish: 14K Rose Thinnest And Strongest Thin Gold Hoop Earrings in “Medium” and 14K Gold Thinnest And Strongest Thin Gold Hoop Earrings in “Grand” and Sustainably-Created Hummingbird Art


Zero-waste-ish: packaging

I’m not sure if there’s an actual thing as zero-waste…I do my best to be zero-waste…and be judgment-free of others who choose to do otherwise…it’s all about self-observation and being okay with what you do in the midst of what keep swimming, to keep rowing that boat…between the waters of yourself and “the other”…for the sake of the children and their future world which still somehow your own. I welcome wise zero-waste ideas from our ancestors and from young pioneers…

As always, thank you for your kind feedback and purchases…I’m truly grateful…


From now until October 9th, a percentage from purchases will be donated to the GoFundMe page for the “Forever Vegas Strong” Las Vegas loved ones and their families…


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…this is sent once a year (or in last year’s case, even less often than that) so this Helenbobelen figured she’d do some screen shots and give you a glimpse if you’re new to this website or if you just wanted some more reading material.

There’s over 330 people on my unofficial mailing list (about how many Facebook friends I used to have before I focused that allocated time on my website and artwork)…some of the people I’ve known since the 70’s and some powerful people that I’ve crossed paths in NYC and LA as clients and colleagues…and others — equally valuable — from recent website purchases.

I believe in branding, but I also believe in giving people space so they can live life in the best way they feel possible. An artist requires space and if they’re a good artist…will also give space…for artists are meditators and meditators look for God — and know that God — is in all the available spaces.


A Recent Weird Austin Conversation…

I was just having a conversation with my friend, talented musician/music writer, father-of-three/husband Tody about the present and the future. It started off with details about the sage Parahamsa Yogananda and then evolved into from what substance this reality is created.

Yogananda called them “Lifetrons” rather than atoms. And I added that the best way I could describe them would be as “Dreamtrons” as synchronicities become more and more the norm. To me, the word “dreamtrons” seems to be more personally apt as dreams often become much more peaceful once acceptance is engaged.

He agreed, and then said, “You know what? That makes me think of a dream I had last night…I dreamt that we didn’t have to worry about the survival of our planet because we discovered another habitable blue planet. In my dream I was looking through a telescope, and there it was.”

“Well, you know what?” I replied, “We don’t even have to do that…”

“What?” he asked.

“I always have these business ideas,” I replied. “You know how Elon Musk wants to go to Mars?”

“Yeah,” Tody replied.

“Well, why doesn’t he instead create a rocket on which kids can ride and then use one of his “boring”/tunnel machines to collect trash, put the kids and the trash on the rocket, and then use those self-driving car sensors to guide that rocket to the nearest live volcano and then drop that trash into the volcano to incinerate? The people who contribute to the trash pay in proportion to the amount they contribute and the kids get an educational ride. Elon’s already figured out the space travel, recycling of spaceship materials, and has the desire to go to Mars. Mars isn’t for me but I’d be interested in being on that volcano rocket,” were the words that came out of my mouth.

“Here’s the thing…I don’t want to go to Mars,” Tody says with resolve. “It’s too far.”

(I went on to tell him about the business idea about a phone app that keeps track of people’s comments. If the comments aren’t  positive then a counter keeps track and then hangs up (Tody said there should be an audible voice/noise that indicates the impending call’s end). I also added that if there are solutions included in the non-positive comments then the conversation gets extended…)