Today I want to write about my need to become more accountable to others. This has been apart of my journey since my baptismal a few weeks ago. This yearning to be in the light during the darkest of times.

Tonight was like any other night in Austin, except today we had reason to look back before going forward. On the menu was a prime cut of meat and this quote...

Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men and weak men create hard times.”

I have been hearing this quote for the longest time. You hear it on almost every bitcoin podcast or every meetup you go to. To be honest I never really understood it.  

contemplating accoutnabilty while soaking up the lunar eclipse

Fact remains, the majority of my city is half awake to a fake empire. My normal friends and family have no idea what is going on around them. The air is still and the night is early but I keep thinking about how to spread more light.

D O    W E   J U S T   S U R V I V E?

Is a word that I have been hearing many people say including myself. How do you survive during this dark age we our in? Kyle touched on it during TFTC this week. I honestly had no idea before. Before I had fear concerning this but not anymore.

C O M M U N I  T  Y   I  S   E V E R Y T H I N G

Yes it is. Too many people are suffering in the dark right now. We have to shine a light through these dark clouds that are above us. The more we shine our beacon of hope to the sky others will see the beacon of hope before getting burned alive by darkness.

Wish You Were Here album cover by Storm Thorgerson

The backstory is in the details. It was very clear the world was changing back than post 1971 and the people paying attention were the artists. (Photo taken in 1975 on Ave. D and 5th St. on the back lot of Warner Brothers.)

Themes of absence and void of meaning play out as an executive-looking gentleman greets his doppelgänger with a firm handshake. The team devised a concept for the cover involving two men — record execs fashioned in a style suggested by the album’s “Have a Cigar” — shaking hands to seal some unknown deal. Hipgnosis explained a handshake is often seen as an empty gesture, void of meaning or purpose. And the flames? A visualization of people’s tendency to remain emotionally withdrawn (or absent) for fear of “being burned.”

This album and song is so symbolic of our times right now. So many family members of mine are gone. Vanished buried in our little fiat dark age.

W a s   i t   m e  ?

D i d   I   f o r c e   t h i s   u p o n   m y s e l f  ?

I don't think so anymore. We have to choose. We either lay down or get up and fight for the future we all know bitcoin can bring.

The lyrics for Wish You Were Here

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell?
Blue skies from pain?
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell? Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk-on part in the war
For a leading role in a cage?

Realizing we have to decide whether we keep going or give up. With community its an easier decision to keep going and fight. There is no choice for me. These hard times created me to be stronger and I am thankful for it.

finding the beacon of light anyway I can and soaking up the sun

Listening to Greta and waxing poetic about life experiences with bitcoiners.