Explanation Due

I’m not going to chase after you

So you can push me away

I’m not going to hold onto you tight

So you can tell others “had to run away”

I’m not going to ask for your support

So you can sigh then grudgingly agree

I’m not going to stand by your side

While you criticize judge false friend others and me

You tried to make me feel bad about my monthly

You tried to make me feel bad about my work

You accused me of cheating one two three times

Said some women are happy with just dinner and a fuck

You said every girl you’ve ever been with

Has told you that you’re an asshole

Well you’re the common denominator hon

And I agree you ain’t been a very good beau

So now that you’ve decided it’s over

Now you want to be my friend

And now you want to be open

To trust and have good communication

Sorry dear that’s just not gonna happen

You had over a year to be a worthy boyfriend

To participate with good communication

You wasted so many opportunities to be genuine

Now I no longer care to concern

For trust is earned not an expected given

You’re fourth tier off my mountain

Honored title “friend” is not synonymous with forgiven

So stop trying to control the situation

Stop trying to force your agenda on me

You want friendship? Explanation due.

Or kindly fuck off and leave me be

@nicholehastings

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4s + 1t = 5d

Spatially we consider our universe to exist in 3-dimensions of horizontals and verticals with the 4th-dimension of space being space that is outside of and surrounding the other three dimensions and at angles. For example, the universe may be said to be the 4th-dimension. Being outside of and around us on the 4th-dimensional plane, and because of our 3-dimensional existence, we cannot perceive or even conceive of the universe’s size and or shape.

Time is considered to be one dimension although we conceive of it in a linear three dimensional way of past, present and future. Our minds conceive of them as separate units hence three dimensions in spite of their continuous uninterrupted flow. And our ability to conceive of and understand that those three linear dimensions are in truth a singular one, divided and defined and segregated in our minds by relativity, being the fourth. Simply, there is no such thing as past, present or future; there is only now.

4s + 1t = 5d

By this equation, we see that the fifth dimension is the sum of both space and time. Carl Sagan discusses it here:

If the 5th dimension is the sum of both space and time, what is the 6th dimension?

Drug Abuse is a Result, Not a Cause

Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse as Health Issue

Inside: Naloxone, used to counter the effects of a heroin overdose

Photograph by Shane Lavalette for Bloomberg Businessweek

Inside: Naloxone, used to counter the effects of a heroin overdose

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address in January to what he called Vermont’s “full-blown heroin crisis.” Since 2000, he said, the state had seen a 250 percent increase in addicts receiving treatment. The courts were swamped with heroin-related cases. In 2013 the number of people charged with heroin trafficking in federal court in Vermont increased 135 percent from the year before, according to federal records. Shumlin, a Democrat, urged the legislature to approve a new set of drug policies that go beyond the never-ending cat-and-mouse between cops and dealers. Along with a crackdown on traffickers, he proposed rigorous addiction prevention programs in schools and doctors’ offices, as well as more rehabilitation options for addicts. “We must address it as a public health crisis,” Shumlin said, “providing treatment and support rather than simply doling out punishment, claiming victory, and moving on to our next conviction.”

Read more here.

 

Cross Country Adventure: Utah Continued

Day 9
A slow start to the day. Gregory and I kick it off with a visit to Whole Foods around 1pm followed by the US vs Belgium at the RAMP factory. Afterwards we head back to Salt Lake City.

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Beers, BBQ, soccer and music ensue.

Day 10

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Today’s plan is to hike that mountain.

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We did.
Views from the summit of Mount Olympus
Mountain in Utah
Elevation: 9,026′ (2,751 m)

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We celebrated with still cool PBR.

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A great breeze blew us up.
Once atop it was dead still.
Not a whisper of wind.
Just relentless sun and thin air.

What an adventure!

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Color I

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Color II

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Light trails on a darkened bumpy road as we drive from Salt Lake to Park City.

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More of the aforementioned. Upon arrival to Park City we head to
Cisero’s for last call!

Cross Country Adventure: Utah

Day 8

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Hammock tented among tall aspens last night.

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Cold clear night becomes cool clear morning.

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It’s early and we’re all headed to Salt Lake to Simone’s place. Schuyler has to head to work. Simone is there already.

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Post- shower and France vs Nigeria we drive to the factory of the company Gregory skis for, RAMP in Park City.

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Reused.

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Bamboo, made in America, and love here.

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Gregory makes new friends with new members of the team.

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Pano.

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Hanging at RAMP and playing guitar.

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We depart with this RAMP employee and his newly created bike trailer. A rest day to see if it can go the distance. Twelve miles to and fro.

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Road construction from Park City to Salt Lake.

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We meet up with Simone and Schuyler and head to Hector’s for Mexican food and the view of the sunset.

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The only literature in the place.

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We stayed in Salt Lake last night. Camp fire in the back yard sipping scotch before bed.

Cross Country Adventure: Mississippi to Colorado

Day 4

Did not have a dull moment in Kansas.

Kansas at 3am and heat lightening. Occasional long bolts appeared on the horizon. Then the rain. Intermittently large spatters smacked the windshield, a torrent for 15 minutes or so, then calm and clear as though it had never been .
Closer to the center of the storm, giant chains danced all around us and across fields of vision, dazzling eyes. Attention to the conditions were on high alert. Wind pushed the Honda around the road.
I was unable to photograph the alien stretch of dark landscape of red lights strobing about us. Wind farms. Using a long exposure app I did manage to capture this:

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A little past 5am I’m unable to safely drive any longer. Tired and eyes crossing I pulled off at a rest stop. Greg and I traded driving again as dawn approached. I fell asleep with the sunrise.
A few hours later, I felt the car stop and awoke. We’re off 70, at a sign, turning, and stopping to walk here:

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Balance.

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