It's been awhile since I posted anything. I'll tell ya why in a second. But first, read about these cool-ass granite stones.
Those pics above are of the Georgia Guide stones located 7.2 miles due north of Elberton, Georgia. They are located just off hwy. 77 and hwy. 333 on private land. Basically they are made of granite and display guidelines for living after a great deluge or something. They were paid for by an anonymous person named R.C. Christian and were erected on the spring equinox of 1980. According to the Cherokee Nation of the region, this area was once considered the center of the earth. The coordinates of the stones themselves have astrological significance, especially the number 72. There are several holes drilled through the stones at different places which aligns with the sun and celestial poles. They are inscribed with 12 languages, four of them dead languages. You can do web searches for the stones and find many links that talk about them and have better pictures. This is what they say:
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10.Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.
I never have time to do anything anymore. I have been in Atlanta now for a little over two years. Tori and I both went back to college and we both work full time, usually way more than 40 hours a week. Tori just graduated with her degree in internet technology and has a very awesome job as a Director of Web Development for a very profitable company. I went back to school to finish getting my masters in archaeology. I finally got out of the food business and got a job working for an environmental science firm. Basically, I travel the states doing geology and archaeology field work for commercial and private real estate companies wishing to install cell towers on their land. It's a pretty cool gig, but mainly it is just a stepping stone for what I really want to do in a few years.
I want a motorcycle.
I've almost finished my wooden dummy project. If I could just find someone with a wood-turning lathe I would be set.
There is some really beautiful land here.
I am ready for winter.