Burning Man - A Week of Radical Self Expression
'Burning Man is an Adult Playland',
a 29-Hour a day party for a week; A Globally Charged Community in the desert
of Northern Nevada.
'You can vacation in say Jamaica and see things that millions have seen
before you and millions will see after you...Or you can trek yourself & stuff to
BRC and see things that will only be available for one week to see'
Here is an interesting look
back at what Burning Man has meant to me and the lessons I have learned each
2000 > 2001 >
2005 > 2006
> 2007 >
2009 > 2010
> 2011 > 2012
> 2013 > 2014
> 2015 >
2017 > 2018
2009 – Radical Self-Expression
The 2009 BM/BRC/PolyParadise Playa lessons have continued to come to
my consciousness since the Playa and are part of my daily life.
As my 45th B-Day just passed I look at my life and me as a Person,
and I am PROUD! I am not being conceded, I am loving ME and
what I have become. I have not yet made that $1,000,000 but I
have more LOVE in my life than I ever thought possible.
The warmth of family, community & PolyParadise and being a Burner
are worth way more than six zeros...
My Teeth...I have Bad Teeth. OK, There I said
it....My Dad had Thyroid CA at 45, Dementia at 56, Passed at 58, if
all I got was Bad Teeth than I will take that. I admit that as
a kid I did not Brush correctly or at all and I have suffered the
consequences. But all of my teeth are bad, not just one or
When I look at other people's teeth, I see that not everyone has
good teeth, there are many people with missing teeth. Most of
those missing teeth are on the side, where my own is right in the
middle. I choose to not wear the denture Front Tooth when I am
not in a professional situation. That is my Radical
Self-Expression!! It is my hope that anyone I meet or
interact with can look past the fact that I have a missing Front
Tooth, look past this cosmetic issue and see that I am still me, I
Playa Lessons Learned…
was my 10th Playa venture & the 8th being Camp Daddy, Benevolent
What an Amazing Journey!!!
matter how many times you look over your packing list & recheck the
bins and crates, invariably you will forget something...In 2009 it
was Dishwashing Liquid. Thank you to our neighbors @ 4:30 & D for
gifting some suds our way to make it thru the week.
Burning Man 2009 - Art Project
On the Playa in 2009 we had an interactive sign in front of our
camp. The sign was painted - but only had the following written:
"What Is Your Evolution..."
you know, really know...Do not ever compliment a women on being
pregnant, unless you really know she is.
the greatest compliments for me as Camp Daddy is praise that comes
from former PolyParadise campers that have camped elsewhere and will
be returning because they see what I see, they see and feel
not sure what makes one person or another able to accept the concept
of Open-Relationship in whatever label you might choose...But some
people are just way to FREAKIN emotional and need to get over
themselves, not find their own self-worth in others. Stop
feeling so self-important, get over yourself. YMMV
On My Head!!! After 7 attempts...She still is not into you...
Damm it could be oh so nice...
Money is the root of all evil, then Jealousy is the killer of Poly.
did you learn from Burning Man & the Playa in 2009?