The Therapeutic Value of Work

Crushing Anxiety, Hopelessness and Despair are your Christmas gifts from the present administration. Donald Trump is doing everything he can to make you, personally, the target of his contempt and social pathology.

Even without Donald J. Trump and his mean-spirited friends, you’d be hard-pressed these days to get through the Dark Hours of the Soul, and if those Dark Hours are happening every night and well into the daylight, you need what I’m selling.

It’s not just your ordinary everyday run-of-the-mill snake oil, either. It’s something you make yourself, and you control your destiny in this regard all the way through the project. I’ll explain:

You’re sitting or standing around minding your own business, when all of a sudden, a million bad thoughts and worries and fears come crashing into your brain, just when you most need quietude and calm, serenity and peace. No matter what you do, it’s bothering you and it won’t stop. Continue reading

Nevada City Tours

Old Fire Station, Broad Street, Nevada City, photo by E.J. Gold.

If you click onto nevadacitytours.com, you’ll note that the first listing takes you to zazzle, where you’ll initially see postcards, views of Nevada City and environs, that I took when I was regaining my walking skills after the second surgery in 2002.

The gallery is well within view here — it’s just to the right of the middle of the photo, inside the historic and very haunted New York Hotel. We feature very high-end ORIGINAL art by Chagall, Miro, Picasso, Degas, Manet, Gauguin, Matisse, Rembrandt, van Ostade and many more.

Our first offering will be a very rare and very personal Jasper Johns 0-9 lithograph in colors, pencil-signed and numbered, but the most important aspect of this offering is that it came from Sotheby’s and carries with it all the documentation from Sotheby’s auction house in New York City.

You’ll see at my gallery — and have a chance to buy or help sell — museum-grade art, which could be purchased by an art patron in your hometown, on the public’s behalf, then bequeathed to your local art museum. There may be tax benefits to the estate by so doing, but the social and cultural benefits far outweigh personal wealth. This can be a legacy that you can leave for future generations, or help facilitate if you can’t buy.

Here’s an example:

This is a very unusual form of Jasper Johns’ zero through nine series; it’s pencil-signed and numbered by the artist. It’s small, personal, and very, very limited in the edition size. JASPER JOHNS — Zero Through Nine (0-9) — color lithograph — Ca. 1978 — Edition 60 — Signed – Numbered – Dated – C 160×124 – S4 – G 781 – Full Margin — Sotheby New York – 05/13/87 – # 833. Continue reading

Mass-Murdering Fuckhead?

Hey, I wasn’t the one to say it first in public. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuliz Cruz said “I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell. This is genocide.”

Meanwhile, Mass-Murdering Fuckhead Donald Trump tweeted back, “The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.”

Human suffering means nothing to him. Death and destruction mean nothing, no matter to whom they happen, but to brown and black people, he doubles down on not caring.

Donald Trump is going to go down in history as a Mass-Murdering Fuckhead, just like Adolf Hitler, although you can’t get anyone to believe that, quite yet, but wait, you’ll see what happens, and Donald’s name will be besmirched forever.

He doesn’t care how it happens, as long as he stays more famous than Obama, he could care less how history sees him, and as an advanced Altzheimer patient and paranoid-schizophrenic with delusions of poverty, he couldn’t give two shits, and he doesn’t.

The reason he’s totally shameless is that he really, really doesn’t care.

Nothing means anything to Donald Trump. He has no reality on anything around him, and very little reality even on his own self.

In short, he comes up short. Continue reading

Trump is a Social Disease

 

Trump Sucks Eggs.

I say this and more, with no apologies. After the insults that Trump delivered to our national sports heroes this weekend, all bets are off, and I’m doubling down Presidential Style, on my claim that Trump is totally insane, with no holds barred on that accusation, and I can prove it, and will heretoforth lay down the particulars:

Never mind my association with the Gestalt Movement. Forget my background. Just on the basis of simple observation and logic, I can tell you in a nutshell — pun intended — what’s wrong with Donald J. Trump.

Sure, he’s an NPD, a Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a classic textbook case, but there’s a reason why, and I’m prepared to tell you what it’s all about, deep inside what passes for a mind in the case of Donald J. Trump. Continue reading

The Fuck-It Meditation

What is the “Fuck It” Meditation?

First of all, it’s intended to offend, hence the name and designation, and I’ll tell you why it’s the way that it is, in a nutshell. Because it just is, okay?

I know that’s kind of a stretch, kind of hard to understand, to grasp, to dig, to grok what I’m laying down here, but fuck it.

The Magic Mantra “Fuck It” is cleansing power, courage power, overcoming power.

“Fuck It” will bring Trumpies to their knees.

The “Fuck It” Meditation is a powerful tool, a constructive and positive method of defeating Trumpism and the effects of Trump within you and around you.

The “Fuck It” Meditation is a way of Transcending Trump and Trumpism, and a way to gain power over the venomous emanations coming to us from Washington, from both the Bullshitting President and the Bigger Bullshitters in Congress. Continue reading

Take America Back!

Goddess Power — Take America Back!!! Use your spellcrafting, not your pitchfork!
Just in case you think there’s a chance that the United States will pull out of this slump, that people will rise up and take back their country, get used to disappointment. There is no courage in Washington, which is what made it into such a dump that an idiot could get elected to “fix” it, which can’t happen as long as assholes are in charge, and they are.
Don’t sucker into the marches. Don’t take up pitchfork & torch. No need to take to the streets — those who are hip to spell-casting know a better way, a quieter way, an invisible and subtle way.

Trump is thoroughly committed to the course of nuclear war. He lives on the Dark Side all the time. Even though he’s the President and has access to any information he wants, he still believes that the astronauts live in the NBC studios in Burbank, that the moon is hollow, and the Earth is flat.

He is in fact a “Flat-Earther”, which rhymes with “Birther”.

Nuclear weapons are so tempting. Those nukes are toys that Trump — who lives at the mental and emotional age of about three —  just can’t resist playing with, and NOKO is an easy target — just some tiny country near China, no problem, nuke them out of existence, and they won’t bother anybody again.

Of course this only makes sense to an under-achieving loser like Trump. Continue reading

Greatest Kid’s Gift Ever

 

No matter how strapping and healthy I might be at age 76, and the issue is still in doubt, but getting better every day — I’m a short-timer on Planet Earth, and I’m not making any long-term personal plans that might involve the 22nd century.

I guess you’d place me in the “Oh, go f*ck yourself” stage of life, meaning that there’s nothing they can do to this country or to the national standards of decency and honesty that has any long-term effect on me, but Hell, that’s been true since the day I took rebirth, and it’s not likely to ever change, not now, not ever.

As for building personal wealth, I’ve had a running battle with government for years on the subject of Voluntary Poverty as a way of life that is accepted, but have not had much luck on that front.

I have no retirement fund, and no plans to build one. No medical insurance, if they take away medicare. I’m shit out of luck on that front. My only concern is that I’m not a burden, and I’ve done what I had to in order for that to happen. I’ve made sure that my personal voluntary poverty will at least do no harm.

Personal Poverty is one thing, cultural poverty quite another, and in this country, culture has gone rapidly downhill toward the days of Ancient Greece, Rome and Sumer, not to mention Babylon. Continue reading

Trump is a 4-Letter Word

 

Trump is a 4-Letter Word. It’s properly used in a sentence as in: “Trump you”, or “Go Trump yourself”, and can be applied correctly in this way: “Trumpsucker” or “Trumpfucker”, making it obvious that the word “Trump” is far more obsce than “fucker”, but I digress, and I haven’t even started yet.

Trump makes a habit of attacking people. I don’t have that habit, but thanks to our stupid and clearly insane leader, I’m learning.

But, like I said before, Trump Trump — there’s no time to hassle his world, no energy to take in the news every day, day after day, no room to fit the overflow of information about Trump. Try to spend the entire day never once saying “Trump”. Good luck on that. You’ll be muttering his name constantly, until he gets himself impeached.

That’s why I say, “Trump Trump” — I gotta concentrate on making a living, and at the age of 76, that’s no longer an easy task — it’s barely possible.

 

 

Maybe you’re in the same situation. Almost everyone is, these days, thanks to Trump’s incessant need for praise and public scorn. They go hand in hand, in case you didn’t know.

So — are you living from paycheck to paycheck or worse? What I mean is, are you living from day to day? That puts you in the “day-laborer” category, whether you know it or not.

If you’re living from hour to hour, that’d place you on a street, in a subway or sleeping in an all-night theater.

You need some cash, and fast.

Do you dine frequently in the local cafeteria? Do you count out the change when you board a bus? Are you worried that you might not have enough money in your bank account to cover the check you’re about to write? Has your credit card been chopped up by your mate?

If the answer to any of those questions is “Yes”, you’re in more trouble than I thought, and there might not be any hope.

 

 

Oh, Hell, we can always hope. Let’s hope. Are you hoping yet?

Kind of a “Mr. Rogers” way of handling things, eh? Can you spell “Up shit’s creek”???

It’s so simple to pull yourself out of it, but will you do it? Do you have the will, and if not, can you borrow the will?

I want to send you to a website page. When you get there, please scroll all the way down the page to note all the items. It took me an entire evening’s work to hang those there, and many thousands of hours to produce them in the first place.

Keep in mind that these are FREEBIES in the sense that YOU pay the same as I pay for these items, except that I have to order 24 at a time, but YOU can order just a six-pack carton to try out a title to see how it sells, or to use for an event that relates to the item.

These FREEBIES carry small versions of images that I sell and have sold throughout the decades for hundreds of dollars, and they are all available through Redbubble as prints, posters, metal prints, stretched canvas and  acrylic block prints, as well as a variety of additional products featured on Redbubble.

The presentation and premium value of these items cannot be overestimated. They make incredible corporate gifts, personal and family gifts, get-well gifts, wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation, baby shower, baptism, confirmation, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and indeed any other holiday or festive occasion, including Celebrations of Life for short-timers who want to, as it were, attend their own wake.

 

 

These collectible tins come in two sizes, 3 ounce and 7 ounce, and the official worldwide wholesale price is $6.20 per tin. Keep that number in mind. Actually, memorize it.

The retail is $12.50, but you can vary this as $12.95 or $12.99 if you like those numbers better. They all work — I’m convinced that it’s a matter of superstition that one price tag makes more sales than another, and I’d be inclined to try $11.99 as a better alternative, but you’ll never really know what makes a looky-loo into a cash customer.

There are a wide variety of images on these things, but keep in mind that, no matter what they look like, THEY ARE ALWAYS THE SAME PRODUCT.

It’s just one product, called “The Product”.

Properly marketed — which means I need about $20,000 to make this happen — we’d put a single product into bulk form, dispense and package it up at need, and have a wide variety of images that could be put on the product, all of which make the product collectible.

Collectible tins. They can hold buttons, seeds, sea shells, antique iron keys and so much more. They can be traded, and in the case of the illustrations and fine art images, they can be collected in groups, if you can manage to connect the dots, which means, in a nutshell, that I put the things up as they came up on the screen, not in any particular order.

Consequently, you’ll inevitably find a few doubles that appear in two or more places at once, which is a feature — actually, it’s quite explainable as an effect of quantum entanglement, where a single object is bilocating — they do that, in my world, and it makes it hard as Hell to keep track of who’s who, and where they are, exactly.

 

 

Okay, so the point is that these FREEBIES are useful as marketing tools. They can be given as a premium in a much higher dollar sale, or placed at every place on a board table at a marketing meeting, or sold as “samples” at a mall, or sold in a fair, in a shop or taken into any kind of shop from beauty supply to builders & consumers lumber yards.

Every imaginable tie-in is available, and if it doesn’t already exist, I’ll make it for you and put it up for you.

If you want more than one six-pack flat, contact me. If you want any flavor other than DOUBLE DUTCH, you’ll have to order 24 tins or more to get the design through their process. They won’t run less than 24, unless the order comes from zazzle — that’s the only exception, and that’s part of a promotion operation that might not last forever.

What I mean is, get off your ass and DO something.

If you’ve wanted some of my artwork, or vintage historical photos and more, this is your ONE opportunity to get them in this great, saleable art-form that is SO inexpensive.

I’ve never had any of my artwork up for sale this cheap.

$6.20 per Unit of Product.

Again, don’t forget that important word, “Product”. It’s the only word you need to describe what you handle, use and sell.

It’s a magic product.

 

 

The magic is in the Blessing, but also partly in the image — but the image and the package have a greater use. They invite the buyer to bring this powerful magic into their lives.

Please take advantage while we still have the freedom and the means is still here for us.

FIRST COLLECTION

There are two WHOLESALE ONLY collections at this time. Here’s the link for the second one, which I’ve just completed this morning, about an hour ago, before working on this blog.

SECOND COLLECTION

Those two pages will give you more than enough to get started selling. You can use those pages as catalogs, and the whole idea is to shift the customer away from the basic six-pack order to a 24-count totally custom product for their business or shop or family event, so you can get a percentage out of it.

If they only want the six-pack, let them select and buy right there on zazzle. I’ll protect you on any custom orders, so not to worry about losing the sale.

Think of all these pieces on zazzle as merely samples. The real sale happens when you take an order for 1000 units or more of a single title.

See You At The Top!!!

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YOU WIN!!!

 

 

Not only can you buy a 3 oz. tin of drink mix on my wholesale pages on zazzle, but you can also buy the 7 ounce tin, which I wasn’t going to introduce at all, but here it is, delivered by zazzle! The price of the 3 ounce tin is $6.40 apiece, and the large 7 ounce tin is only $8.40!

Hey, a major breakthrough came through last night, thanks to my friend, Marketing Angel Archangel Zadkiel, who suggested this rather novel and eminently workable scheme, in which I list hundreds of buyable wholesale-priced — that’s $6.40 a tin — products, at the base wholesale price, disregarding the fact that I get a lousy quarter for each item in the bargain, but before you sigh out of pity, let me explain:

The Wholesale Hustle

Okay what the hell is a wholesale hustle? I really don’t know, but it had such a mellifluous ring to it that I could hardly refuse to duly exercise my digits accordingly to bring this concept to type. In short, the title is itself a hustle to get you interested, and me whipped into a frenzy of explanation to help you over the few higher hurdles of POD Marketing.

First of all, I’ve spent the past several days feverishly — some would say haphazardly, but they’d be wrong — working out the math on the wholesale end of the drink powders, which is all I’m going for, at the moment.

What I wanted to do was make hundreds or thousands of package and label designs, and yet have the luxury of not having to actually order the items and store them, let alone pay for them.

I developed a line of interesting drink packages both iced and hot, and made hundreds of designs, all of which work, but you can’t see, so you can’t order them, and I can’t make that happen without a great deal of personal effort and a lot of time that I really can’t spare. Continue reading

Tea Tasting Ceremony

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This is a short exposition on the Tea Tasting Ceremony, which has its public expression in our Prosperity Path Tea Tasting Rooms and Tea Tasting Parties.

This dissertation is more or less for my circle of friends, hoping that you will be able to use these ideas to get yourself going and make a little money on the side for those workshops you’ve been wanting to take!

Don’t forget that all the items carry Blessings!!!

Now, don’t get scared. If you want to get a sixpack carton of stuff for wholesale at $50 apiece, keep on reading, I got ’em down there below a few paragraphs or so. Meanwhile, let’s consider possible full-time occupation operations with these fabulous merchandising puppies.

They lend themselves to fund-raising, but you can use them for parties, and even set up a fresh fruit and coffee tea and cocoa stand somewhere as a pop-up marketing device — there are tons of ways to use these!!!

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