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Mudhouse.

Charlottesville.

5-26-09.

9:22am.

 

Today, is the day of buying the domain name for the site (the http://www.domainname.com) and I have narrowed it down to 2 choices. 

 

Create Your World.  versus  Create Our World.

VOTE!!!

 

 

According to my friend, Paul Gilbert, “Change” is so 2008…, so I am losing “Change” and going with “Create”.   But I can’t decide between “your” or “our” so I have decided to Google both phrases and analyze the top 5 hits.

 

Both look promising on being able to dominate this Keyword Search.

 

“Create your world.”

 

5.  Create your World – Commercial on YouTube.  

 

I am not sure what the product is but I think it is a Dutch commercial and I like the graphics and the big blue crayon.

 

4.  Create or Conquer – Create Your Own RPG Game World.  

 

This is a site devoted to creating your own RPG Game, “immersing yourself in a role playing world, built by yourself or other players of our community.”  OR it looks like you could join another player’s world.  MALMON looks interesting, it is a small city on the edge of the Aquatea Sea, with quite a few amenities.

 

3.  Create your world – Making Dreams and Visions a Reality.  

 

“We have all been made in the image and likeness of the Creator, therefore we are creators also,”  from Nicole Andrews the CEO and Founder.  She has a passion to help individuals discover and fulfill their God-given purpose through practical means which will ultimately advance the Kingdom of God on earth.

 

2.  MAPme.com – Map Your World!  

 

Create a Map of your favorite places, travels or destinations and share the map with friends or the whole world!

 

“It’s a really powerful set of tools for travelers and map lovers, and a great way to find people who share your interests.”

– Jim Nichols, Partner, Catalyst:SF

 

AND THE NUMBER ONE HIT….

 

 

1.  Make Your Own Evil Plan – The Evil Plan Generator.  

 

“Have you ever wanted to come up with a great evil plan, but just never had the time or intelligence? Well, your prayers have been answered…”

 

I will share my Evil Plan that was generated:

 

“Your objective is simple: World Domination

Your motive is a little bit more complex: Love (Yes, it works)

 

Stage One:

To begin your plan, you must first Seduce a Wall Street Executive.  This will cause the world to sit up and take notice, stunned by your arrival.  Who is this Evil Genius?

Where did they come from?  And why do they look so good in a Supervillian Costume with Gimmicks?”

 

It goes on but I will spare you the details.

 

 

Create our World.

 

5.  Goal.com Logo Contest: Create our New Logo!  

 

“Goal.com represents the global football fan.”

“Our fans are the lifeblood of our site and our community..”

 

4.  Our World to Create – Poem: Get More Poems at Quizilla

 

 Our World to Create create by gr33nkoz

Together we have gone through a lot

Our eyes have seen many people get shot

Fighting for our rights

Following the lights

To live in freedom.

Marching down the street

Their life has not been a treat

It still isn’t that great

But soon change will occur in our fate,

People will see us as equals.

This World Is For Us To Create…

 

3.  Our Thoughts Create Our World.  

 

“Mindfulness doesn’t always have to be work; it can be fun.  I can be amused at the things I cook up in my mind.”  by Lenore Flynn

 

2.  YouTube – Creator/ Create our World.  

 

A reggae music video with the hook:

 

“As far as the eyes can see;

my people they all are free;

free as they want to be;

creating our history.”

 

#1.  TONER, TONER CARTRIDGE, LASER TONER, PRINTER TONER, SHARP TONER…

 

 

“If you have an HP, Brother, Canon, Samsung, Sharp or Konica/Minolta Printer or Copier, you know how much you can fork out in cost for toners and drums!”

“TAKE A RUSHING CHARGE AT LIFE! CREATE YOUR WORLD!”

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Going to hang around Charlottesville today and work on the site and relax.

 

B & R Market. 6:50am.

B & R Market. 6:50am.

 

Love. 7:06am.

Love. 7:06am.

 

 

 

Please tell me what you think!

 

Create your world, Create our world,

ben. ben.

“We must maximize our full potential and create our world!”

– Nicole Andrews, CEO and Founder of Create your world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ezzy, Ronna, and Silas under the Oak Tree.

Ezzy, Ronna, and Silas under the Oak Tree.

 

 

 

Ronna Strilaeff-Maldonado gave birth to her youngest son, Ezreal, or “Ezzy” in her bed at her small home in Farmville, Virginia.  A mid-wife helped with the birth.

 

“It changed my life,”  she said, “I can’t describe it in words.”  

She had this sparkle, or glow, or something about her as she said it.  She was holding Ezzy at the time and standing on her porch in the sun.  This was a few weeks ago, but I wanted to know more.

 

Ronna is the co-director of the Farmville division of Birth Matter’s, an organization whose mission is “to improve the culture of birth in Virginia by promoting an evidence-based model of maternity care and supporting care providers who practice mother friendly care.”  

 

I sat down to talk to Ronna a few days ago in her living room on what seemed like a typical day.  Silas, her oldest son, stood in front of me offering me his finest toys: skateboard, cowboy hat, red cape, and some others.  Ezzy ran about the room without any pants on playing with whatever toys lay about.

 

Now keep in mind, I am feeling a bit out of my league talking to Ronna, as a man and a single man at that, whose child-bearing career looks far off, but, I am interested.

 

“There are choices and there are options for women in their maternity care and the way that they give birth.”  She started.  There is also a lot of information, that is not widely accessible.

 

According to Birth Matter’s website, the United States spends more money than any other nation on maternity care.  YET, we are the 29th ranked in infant mortality (babies dying before their first birthday) and the US ranks 41st in maternal mortality (the mother dying around the time of childbirth).  What is the difference between the United States and other developed nations that is causing this?  Midwives and, not obstetricians, are used to manage birth in the other countries.

 

I like the idea of the natural birth process with no drugs, in your own bed with loved ones nearby.  I have recently read a book about aborigines, whom would go out to the “birthing spot” in the outback and hold onto a tree, while standing up and the baby would plop out into the hot, desert sand. 

 

As Silas was running off into other room with my car keys, “I got your kweeysz!!!” 

Ronna was trying to quote from a recent documentary about the maternity industry, “The Business of Being Born,” that “birth is going to change you, it is just a matter of how.”  

 

For more information, check out the Birth Matter’s website, it has a host of information or there is a monthly meeting in Farmville, that discusses birth options and information for couples.

 

Tommorrow, I will be heading out on another pre-hitchhiking trip up North towards Charlottesville.  My goal there will be to meet at least one World Changer and talk to them.   

 

Change your world,

ben.

 

“Women need to have variety of options for giving birth where they feel the safest, and that is going to be different for every woman.”   -Ronna Strilaeff-Maldonado


Check out this article, I just saw in this month’s issue of Time Magazine, “When Gen X Runs the show” 

(http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1898024_1898023_1898086,00.html)

Over 30 years ago, my Dad was going to college in southern Michigan when he dropped out to work at the local factory to make probably more than he would have, had he had his degree.

Today, he is looking at potentially losing his job a few years before he can retire. And he is one of the lucky ones, many factory worker’s have lost their jobs already.

I have been reading a lot of books, websites, blogs, and such to try to learn as much as possible about where everything is headed for the future, because it seems like our society as we know it will be changing very soon (less than 10 years). 

What is ahead for us?

I sure don’t know. But I am very interested and want to help.

Heck, I read an interesting quote last night on Buzzmachine.com, from the CEO of Google Eric Schmidt, (by the way if anyone understands our current society it’s this guy, his company controls about 70-80% of the internet traffic worldwide),

“Don’t bother to have a plan at all. All that stuff about having a plan, throw that out. It seems to be it’s all about opportunity and make your own luck…. You cannot plan innovation. You cannot plan invention. All you can do is try very hard to be at the right place and be ready….”

This is what he told the graduating class at Carnegie Mellon.

Change your world,
ben.

“the times, they are a changing.”
-Bob Dylan

Monday 9:57pm.
Farmville, VA.

Tommorrow, I am going to get up. Pack my bag quickly. Water my lawn (and leave a note for my roommates to water it) and then walk west with my thumb out. See how far I can get West in One Day!

I’m going on a shitty gear test run. I am going to see exactly what gear I am going to need to buy for the journey.

Meaning when I return I am going to be writing Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Patagonia, North Face, Moosejaw Mountaineering, Apple Computers, and any other companies that would be willing to sponsor me gear. But I want to know what I need so gear that I currently have that I need to test and see what makes me uncomfortable and what i can live with:

1. Shoes – Nike’s that look retro, old. need boots.
2. Sleeping Bag -40 degrees, very small but is it warm enough.
3. Tarp – thinking of buying a small tent or bivy sack for journey
4. Video Camera – just “bought” today from Wal-mart. Flip Video HD hooks directly to the computer. small. this is nice.
5. Trash Bag – to keep my laptop waterproof, this definitely needs an upgrade but for a couple days should be okay.

My goal also is to spend less than 5 dollars a day.

Will write tommorrow from the road. Davey and Robbie hey guys thanks for joining, my goal is to have 10,000 members of my actual page after a year so cheers to your pioneers. If you have any feedback please send it. This facebook page is all about ideas! You guys rock on!

Change your world,
ben.

“When we are dreaming alone, it’s only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginnig of Reality.”
-Dan Helder Camora

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