From a simple perspective, though trees serve many purposes wherever they are, they serve two basic functions which make the planet sustainable and livable. One is that they provide shade for the ground, as well as cover the ground with bio mass (needles, leaves, etc) which prevents the Earth from absorbing too much energy from the sun. If the energy absorbed by the Earth is too great, the radiated energy will contribute to the increased temperature of the atmosphere. The other function is that they process carbon and return oxygen. These two functions are required for the survival and health of life on our planet. They also of course provide food and homes for various animals. |
We must not allow deforestation and the general damage and destruction to the environment to continue anywhere on Earth. We must change, because the children and grand children of current generations will suffer greatly and struggle simply to live in the near future as a result of the way we are now living. The only reasonable option is to change how we think and live immediately.
Ringing Cedars of Russia
Peace in Our Lifetime by Planting Seeds
Curly Kissing me - 24 April 2013
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Comet and I with the Landau Carriage in downtown St. Louis, MO
8 December 2012
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Gordy and I in St. Louis - 10 August 2012
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My name is Daemon. I am 44, and I
live in Saint Louis, Missouri.
I am originally from Seattle, Washington,
but have been moving for years, so have
not lived there in a long time. Since the
last time I lived in Seattle, I have lived
in Alaska, Missouri, California, Arkansas,
Florida and now Missouri again. And I have
driven hundreds of thousands of miles in a
semi-truck as well as a few road trips,
a cross country backpack trip, a Rainbow Gathering in 2011, another in 2012 and a couple visits to Russia in the late 90's.
I have 5 brothers and 1 sister. I am the
oldest. Most of us play musical instruments, as well as other artistic endeavors. My brother (Dylan) who does not play music is a chef, and also plays football.
In my spare time, I watch movies, documentaries, read,
play the piano, play guitar (an old recording
of me) and other musical instruments, and tinker on
computers and Linux.
I am an introspective and contemplative
person, and spend a fair amount of time
wondering about everything in the universe.
My favorite books are the Ringing Cedars of Russia series, by Vladimir Megre'. They are the best I have ever read in my life.
In the past few years I have become increasingly aware and disturbed by the destruction of our planet and unsustainable way in which we as a species are living. It has become clear to me that we must change. Otherwise catastrophe will occur across the whole planet in the form of many disasters on a scale which Man has never seen or experienced. Please read my essays and watch the documentaries I have linked, and consider what you learn from them.
If you find any dead links or have any questions, please send me an email.
Updated 29 April 2013
Non-violent thoughts are the only viable thoughts, the only viable way for peace to be achieved. Thoughts of violence lead to violence. Thoughts of hate lead to hate. Non-violence is the only effective way for finding peaceful solutions that can last, and changing the course of thought and life to Love for new generations. Violent angry thoughts, though they may seem justified in the moment, cloud our minds. They act like a drug, the drug of justification. ~ me
So long as the people are dependent on a healthy economy, they will be unhealthy. But when the economy is dependent on a healthy people, then they will be healthy. ~ me
Choose your thoughts with
wisdom, and change the world...
Yours, and theirs. ~ me
Love can only be given, never taken.
~ Many people
Love of the people,
given freely and willingly,
will heal the Earth. ~ me
Avira Antivir, a good effective antivirus program. There is a free version. The pay versions have more features.
Ad Aware adware/spyware removal
Spybot Search and Destroy adware/spyware removal
A hosts file to restrict malicious websites from even connecting to your computer (for geeks, nerds, dorks and people who want to be)
Ubuntu Linux, one of the best solutions for great security and simply avoiding malicious software infections. And it's FREE!!! This is the operating system I run on my computer.
Slax is a powerful portable Linux derived from slackware which can boot and run from a cd, usb flash drive, or a hard drive. It has a very nifty modular package repository which allows running the package without actually installing it.
and other related websites
An official archive of Steven "Jesse" Bernstein's work
I Am Secretly An Important Man
This is a documentary movie about my dad, Steven "Jesse" Bernstein which premiered at the Moore Theater in Seattle, Washington on the 6th of October 2010.
Alex Quinn's Japan Journal
The Vault Night Club, some early exposure to music
Woodrow "Woody" Crockett, Tuskegee Airman #79
Prince William Sound Kayak Center