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The Big Tiny: Tiny House Tour and Author Presentation at Village Books

May 11, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Join Village Books and Transition Whatcom as we welcome author Dee Williams for a slideshow and author presentation at 4pm in the Readings Gallery. Unfortunately, Dee will not be able to bring her tiny house on a trailer for people to tour, as originally planned. She will, however, bring life-sized blueprints for her little travel house, as well as samples of salvage and green materials used in her tiny houses. This event is co-sponsored by…See More
Apr 28, 2014
J. C. Walker,Jr. left a comment for Robert C. Jastad
"I will unfriend you. Good luck with that...."
Jan 28, 2013
Robert C. Jastad posted a status
"So; I've gotten saddled with some Nazi crypto-fascist for all I know: Whom this website won't even allow me to de-friend?"
Jan 27, 2013
Robert C. Jastad posted a status
"So; what is the deal with my shared comments appearing with only their beginnings: While the rest of my text is being somehow arbitrarily e"
Jan 27, 2013
Robert C. Jastad posted a status
"I've an iMac computer with OS X 10.5.8; so if that isn't modern enough this whole website is cockeyed with unnecessary prejudice against tho"
Jan 27, 2013
Robert C. Jastad posted a status
"And/or censoring of myself; at some type of moderating function? What gives of this damned internet contraption. More stylized hate crime"
Jan 27, 2013
Robert C. Jastad posted a status
"I get to Walker's page; am set up with a message then click on "send" and nothing happens? My opinion; this is another local scam against e"
Jan 27, 2013
Robert C. Jastad posted a status
"guess these things lag behind a little; as now I notice the post about messaging Walker is there to be read."
Jan 27, 2013
Robert C. Jastad posted a status
"trying to figure out why my recent share of a few minutes ago wasn't posted?"
Jan 27, 2013
Robert C. Jastad posted a status
"trying to figure out how to message my new friend J. C. Walker, Jr?"
Jan 27, 2013
Robert C. Jastad left a comment for Jeanette Wickell
"Hi, Thoren a long time ago in my snafus with Fertile Ground's webpage, said I'd been unkind to you; when I'd not meant anything nearly that personal.  Getting myself oriented here in town has proven difficult, as always…"
Nov 11, 2012
Robert C. Jastad left a comment for Future Man
"futch is everywhere~!"
Nov 11, 2012
Robert C. Jastad left a comment for John Oakley
"hello,  I notice you look close to my age sixty-one now.  I relocated here from Eureka, CA  early in '08 after living in Humboldt county nearly a dozen years.I have lived since early in '85 supported by SSDI/SSI income and…"
Nov 11, 2012
Robert C. Jastad updated their profile
Nov 11, 2012
Robert C. Jastad is now a member of Transition Whatcom
May 10, 2012

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
From having been involved peripherally a short while with Fertile Ground during '08 & '09; making me aware of Transition Whatcom then. Now via the internet. I'm a Bellingham resident; as of early in '08 where I worked for the USPS in a ninety day student temporary job while getting a BA from Evergreen College; and also lived summers of '78 & '79 as part of Antahkarana Circle of healers, begun by former '60s radicals trying to survive the political repression of the '70s with the "back to the land/voluntary simplicity" movements, sort of morphed with the more reactionary right-wing New Age phenomena. Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski is a friend from that era of my life I notice is still popular in the region. We survived together having to work at agribusiness jobs in the orchard economy east of the Cascades; as one of the few sources of any cash income in those days.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I'm just a lonely elder; seeking community and friends. Driven from Humboldt county and Eureka, CA early in '08 for being too much of a leftist radical; where I lived almost a dozen years longer than anyplace else in my life by far. Prior to then I was in the east bay during the mid '90s where I landed suffering mild frost bite on all my toes sleeping in my car in Spokane January of '93. I still like the bay area more than anyplace else I've ever been. Now I'm attracted to the Santa Rosa/Sebastopol area of the north bay; from discovering in '98 I'm a Romani, so-called "Gypsy" person; who since then has been involved in half a dozen California Herdeljezi Festivals, often as a volunteer helping to produce those as fundraisers to make money in an effort to help Kosovar Romani impacted by the Balkan war, one of the least known genocidal atrocities current on the planet now.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Lots of contemplative awareness of peculiarly unusual things; with an off-the-wall elder's spritely cynicism. "The place advantaged yuppies come to breed" my one sentence description of my impression of Bellingham. I think local sustainability has to go hand in hand with global defeat of capitalist imperialism; or people end up creating exclusive community with little resonance, attractive to the sort of right-wing reaction used to exploiting an allowed liberal veneer in places like Whatcom county or Humboldt county where I've come from.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
At the Cedar Glen Apartments, corner of Texas & Toledo in Bellingham's "apartment ghetto" whose reputation as the tough part of town is local redneck propaganda and racist pandering.
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
Through Fertile Ground; and a web search just now.
Please note that you do not have to answer all of the above questions in order to join, and you can always come back later to edit your profile. If it's all too many questions for now, please provide a short answer below on why you'd like to join this site (or a summary of the above, if answered).
Need for relevant friends and community; as someone with mobility problems from physical disability; as well as being an environmentalist all my adult life.

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At 2:39am on January 28, 2013, J. C. Walker,Jr. said…

I will unfriend you. Good luck with that....


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