A Haiku for the Fourth of July


I think I will stop writing for the John Muir Project for now.  I can pick it up at a later date after I finish reading a couple books for the project to arrive upon a clearer direction of where the writing is going.  A more realistic project is reading and writing poems as I study for my exams for New Testament (August 15th) and Systematic Theology (After August 15th).  I picked up a book called A Poet’s Guide to Poetry by Mary Kinzie that should help in this project.  Here’s a haiku by Basho that seems fitting for today:

At the ancient pond
A frog plunges into
The sound of water

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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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