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Compare: August 23, 2012

Filed under: Concreek — baker Blinker @ 8:07 am

Continuing to read Sesh Heri’s The Handprint of Atlas, found this and highlighted:

Compare w/ this:

https://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/damselfly-island/

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Damselfly Island August 1, 2012

Filed under: Concreek,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 12:49 pm

Damsel, Missouri related:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandglaize_Creek

Grandglaize Creek is a creek and tributary to the Osage River that forms the Grand Glaize Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The creek flows for 10 miles (16 km) before reaching the Lake of the Ozarks, and the Grand Glaize Arm extends another 15 miles (24 km) before reaching the Osage River within the lake.[1]

The creek as recognized by the Geographic Names Information System is spelled as one word. However it is widely spelled as two words Grand Glaize. It should not be confused with the Grand Glaize Creek which is a tributary to the Meramec River in St. Louis County, Missouri.

The creek is formed by the confluence of Dry Auglaize Creek and Wet Glaize Creek near Brumley, Missouri near Toronto, Missouri in Camden County, Missouri. From there it flows north through Miller County, Missouri,

According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources the lowest flow that could be expected in a 10 day period is 16 cubic feet (0.45 m3) a second [2] The creek becomes part of the Lake of the Ozarks at the extreme southeast corner of Lake of the Ozarks State Park.
Bridge
Main article: Grand Glaize Bridge

When Bagnell Dam was built to impounded the Osage River, it also impounded the creek which had previously flowed into the river. The Grand Glaize Bridge carried U.S. Highway 54 over what is now the Grand Glaize arm of the lake. The bridge was known as the “Upside-Down Bridge” because the supporting structure was built below the deck to allow for an unobstructed view of the lake. …

Besides the Lake of the Ozarks creek and the creek near St. Louis there is also an Auglaize River in Michigan/Ohio. Grand Glaize on the Auglaize River near Fort Defiance, Ohio is thought to be the birthplace of Chief Pontiac.

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Significance? The Gran Glaize flow in Missouri is formed from the confluence of Dry Auglaize and Wet Glaize Creeks near Toronto, which in turn is near Montreal. Dry and Wet could refer to the two conditions of Concreek encountered in May-July so far, or the wet and dry conditions of the creek itself. Damsel near the old mouth of the Grand Glaize (which I suppose would represent the whole of Concreek in its two states, wet and dry) would equal the newly found and named Damselfly Island similarly near the mouth of Grandglaise — this is the only US pop place beginning with “Damsel”. Damsel is also the site of the Linn Creek-Grand Glaize Memorial Airport, reinforcing the Damsel-Grandglaize association. Like Concreek (as Con Creek), Grandglaize is often inappropriately spelled as two words, Grand Glaize, instead of one. Montreal and Toronto, being the two largest cities of Canada, may also represent wet and dry itself, or opposite colors red and blue through resonance with Missouri’s own two biggest cities of St. Louis (redbird red) and K.C. (royal blue).

—– (several seconds later)

OMG, I think we have proof of this. In looking up the name Dry Glaize, apparently a historic town near Wet Glaize and on the Dry Auglaize Creek, found out it is on the *Conns Creek* topographic map (!) Dry Glaize was also known as Glaize and Glaize City. Conns Creek is an approx. 7 or 8 mile long flow that empties into Wet Glaize Creek a couple of miles below its confluence with Dry Auglaize Creek, where together they form Grandglaize. Conn Creek’s mouth is between the villages of Wet Glaize and Toronto, or about 2 miles from either, with both these villages being on Wet Glaize Creek.

In fact, however, in checking again, it looks like Conns Creek meets up with Sellars Creek to *form* Wet Glaize Creek, and the village of Wet Glaize is instead on Miller Creek, a tributary of the latter. Hmm, also a Chalfant Cemetery in Seven Springs Hollow off Conns Creek.*

What does all this mean?

In this older Camden County map (before the Lake of the Ozark formation), we have no Wet Glaize Creek but just the towns of Dryglaize, Wet Glaize and the stream of Grand Glaize, which appears to be the same as Wet Glaize Creek or has absorbed Wet Glaize Creek.

This assumption is reinforced in this 1920 map of the county, where once again there appears to be no Wet Glaize Creek (just the village) but a Grand *An*Glaize and a Dry Anglaize that meet near Damsel and also the curiously named Zebra hamlet. Also on this map there is no village named Dryglaize (also claimed by the GNIS database to be later named just Glaize, to add to the confusion!). A zebra is both black and white — wet and dry once more? Is it also curious that the now dry Concreek bed has recently revealed to me an obvious black-white stone pairing?

And then on this 1895 map we have Dry Glaize, Wet Glaize, Auglaize *and* Glaize villages appearing, but no accompanying named streams.

http://www.dreamomania.com/dreamdictionary/animals/zebra_meaning/

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* Appropriate quote:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105665/quotes

[Cooper and Carl look at the space where Desmond vanished]
Cooper: What was here Mr. Rodd?
Carl: I trailer was here. What the hell d’ya think?
Cooper: Could you tell me whose trailer it was, and who stayed in it?
Carl: Yeah, it was an old woman and her grandson.
Cooper: Could you tell me what their names were?
Carl: Uh… Chalfont, that’s it. As a matter of fact, ‘Chalfont’ was the name of a family that rented this space before, or at the same time. Two Chalfonts. Wierd, huh?

http://www.endofmedia.com/?p=169

 

Great Northern Tree July 31, 2012

Filed under: Allen Knob,Concreek,NORRIS,Uncategorized,Whitehead Crossing — baker Blinker @ 6:21 am

One more map of Concreek, this time focusing on Green Stream and probably Parallel Creek, may come this next week, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

The island is Mayfly, the island is Dragonfly, the island is Damselfly. Three in one. Foreign One. The tall standing weeds concealed.

bb:

Thanks for that, Hucka D. I’ve decided to accept myself as an outsider artist and also illegal artist but also a collage artist. All three. Foreign One I suppose, again.

Hucka D.:

The island is you. It’s not The Island (on Concreek) but an island. But it has a one name. One name. Either of the 3 of 4, with the 4th hidden of course per tradition.

bb:

I think it may just be Foreign One, then, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Concealed. Breeze blocks.

—–

bb:

I must think of when I turn into Whitehead and actually move into the woods at times. This will happen at Whitehead Crossing.

Hucka D.:

Among other places. Rock knows.

bb:

I must begin to focus again on Whitehead Crossing, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Tree. Rock. Flowers. Bloom. Blossom. Grass. Meadow. Rock Meadows. Rock’s Meadow.

bb:

Jeogeot captured in that rock. Grey Rock.

Hucka D.:

I like talking about Green Stream and Concreek and Whitehead Crossing. And Martin… er, Allen Knob. And Norris or NORRIS or norris.

bb:

Another Foreign One or 4-in-1.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Voice.

bb:

And the great tree to the north.

Hucka D.:

The tree certainly has stories as well. Another type of toy avatar, unknown for now.

bb:

Pizza?

Hucka D.:

What?

bb:

Dunno. (pause) Speaking of unused pictures here…

Hucka D.:

Someone…

bb:

Someone wants norris[ stream] for themselves. A Jesus Factor. Purification. Their own personal channel. Voice.

Hucka D.:

Voice…

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The name of the island indicated what forces controlled Concreek at any given time. THREE IN ONE. FOREIGN ONE. Hope is on that island. CONCEAL.

 

Way Help On July 30, 2012

Filed under: Carrcass+1,Concreek,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 6:25 am

Great weekend of hiking. Explored and also expanded the Con Creek area, learning more about its mother flow Green Stream and another island there near the conjunction of the two water courses. Also returned to Billfork in Herman Park for the first time in several months, to find that Billy Spring had almost dried up as well like Con Creek. There was a *bit* more water in Con Creek yesterday than the last time I checked, but not much. The lower part of the creek was still totally dry — all past the section called The Straight. The former little pool next to The Hump on The Island was still devoid of water. I’m not sure when the flow will return; maybe not until next Spring even?? Fungi was a key subject in my last visit.

Hucka D.:

You will have fun this fall exploring Con Creek. And Green Stream — Green Stream I meant in particular. Mossmen’s heart of mythology. Baxter area. Rampant.

bb:

Baxter?

Hucka D.:

Help is on the way.

bb:

Heart of summer, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Creek, walk, feet, wet, Island, island, computer, island.

bb:

Mossman computer?

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause)

bb:

I think I’ll call that island Dragonfly Island. Or Blue Dragonfly Island.

Hucka D.:

Mossmen hid in the tall grass[ there]. Interior was the computer. Built with breeze blocks.

bb:

From the Square Forest?

(Hucka D. doesn’t answer.)

bb:

Is the Square Forest instead the computer, Hucka D.?

(no answer.)

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bb:

What of the black and white stones found on the south side of The Other, Hucka D.?

The Other:

I am The Other. I am black and white. I have shadow. I am not The Island. I am shadow. I am Other.

bb:

Like this?

Other:

Call me Other. The Other.

bb:

So that’s the reasons the black stone is smaller. It’s like the picture[ above]. The Other and The Island[ people] as we know them up until then, headed by Jack.

Other:

There was a… split. In plot. The hatch and the cave. Jack wanted Adam and Eve to be formed in the cave. He thought he and Kate were Adam and Eve. In real life…

Hucka D.:

In real life, Kate is Eve as well… Evangeline I believe. This was not lost on the actor at the time. This is the girl. Real into fiction. Like Marion Crane in Kansas.

bb:

Yes.

Hucka D.:

Water was found. The survivors could[ continue to] survive.

bb:

Of course Eko carrying Sawyer is black carrying white, and in Forrest Gump it is opposite, with white, Forrest, carrying black, Bubba.

The Other:

Other.

bb:

So the stones were there[ at The Other] because of my recent research into LOST.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Other.

bb:

In Forrest Gump, Bubba dies, [while] in LOST, Sawyer lives. Barely.

Hucka D.:

The two[ movements into the jungle] collide here and fuse. Black and white.

bb:

Geez I’ll never figure this one out.

Hucka D.:

LOST is the spine. (pause)

bb:

Groundhog Day influences LOST… makes the days repeat. Jack is forever trapped in the day he woke up in the forrest.

Hucka D.:

That is the influence. Leading to water… caves… Adam and Eve. Lost father. Father. Coffin is station. Empty coffin is empty station… without meaning.

—–

bb:

What is the picnic in the jungle?

Hucka D.:

It is The Wall. It is the survivors trapped on the Island and fed like pets. Trapped like the others were in that meadow, in that trailer, building that wall. The people on the island were also building a wall of 10,000 stones. (pause)

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bb:

I was building a wall of 10,000 stones in Part A of 1Pink, Hucka D. But then I was set free as Let’s Rock faded.

(no answer.)

bb:

I was on the side of Wind River again, then, looking for answers elsewhere. This came as Mulholland Drive instead of Twin Peaks, the location I mean. Switcheroo.

Hucka D.:

Car. Wreck. Jail sentence over. But then: death. Death of A. Start again.

bb:

Let’s see… driving and wrecking the car. The car is part B. Regaining the car is… the key. The key to the car. Starting the car. Ignition. Failsafe.

http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Fail-safe

Crashing the car in B is crashing the plane in A — same thing. “Repeating” again. This is the only one, Hucka D., that could be held together like it did. It is one and it is pink and it is large.

Hucka D.:

It is large.

bb:

It’s probably the source of the Billfork Agreement.

Hucka D.:

*Yes.* Pennsylvania.

bb:

The Billfork Agreement said something like, “Get me to Pennsylvania and I’ll do the rest.”

(no answer.)

The Other:

Corsica.

 

Con Creek 02 July 29, 2012

Filed under: Concreek,Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks) — baker Blinker @ 10:26 am

Another unidentified, green-ish Con Creek fungus.

Rocks from The Straight region.

Moss Falls from same. Still water here but not a lot, and it disappears rather quickly as we move from The Straight to The Bends region heading “downstream.”

More fungi:

I believe this is called a coral mushroom, and there are a number of other examples nearby.

Mysterious black and white stones found on the southern side of The Other. Hucka D. has since directly linked them to the black and white motif running through the LOST series, including black and white stones found at Jack’s cave prominently featured in 1Pink. In other words, this seems to be another, meaningful paranormal manifestation at Con Creek already witnessed in several locations at The Island just upstream from The Other.

The center spot of The Other may be this “veiled gateway” between the two sides of the pseudo-island. The black and white stones mentioned previously lie just beyond this gate in the now dry stream bed on its southern side.

More mushrooms found near the upper end of The Island as I was walking back to Jacob I. Road, this time of a yellow (left) and red (right) variety, and quite small as well. Could this conjunction of colors be yet another psychic indicator of some sort?

 

Con Creek 01

Filed under: Concreek,Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks) — baker Blinker @ 10:20 am

Fungi was a key word for today’s hike down Con Creek, starting with this apparently new beauty found just upstream from The Hump. Classification (as with a lot of the ‘shrooms pictured in these 2 posts): unknown. But it was pretty large and pretty yellow and pretty period. Larger than what it seems like in the the below photo.

The rather dry weather is also taking its toll on some of the local vegetation as well, like this clump of umbrella plants next to The Hump, apparently.

Another fungus found on The Straight section of Lower Con Creek.

More interesting rock placed on top of another, larger rock in The Dark.

Then we move on beyond Con Creek to the mother flow Green Stream, which I was able to explore at some length today thanks to the bright idea of taking my shoes off and wading down the creek barefoot a distance. My journey included stopping at this log with mysterious marks on it — will return here later for sure for more stories and photos.

And also here… (that’s a dried up centipede in the foreground — another quasi-drought victim?).

Beautiful new spot found on the banks of Green Stream further downstream from any place already mentioned in this blog, but not far beyond the location described in this earlier post: the mouth of Parallel Creek.

Then we move to just below the Parallel Creek-Green Stream conjunction. That’s my sneakers atop the log crossing the stream in the background.

Another major find today was Mayfly Island in Green Stream, near the mouth of Con Creek. Below we see the lower end of the small island, and the fallen petals of red flowers which I believe are scarlet beebalms…*

… as pictured here a little further around and in back of this island — the likely source of the floating petals, then.

Tall standing weeds marking the length of the island, as paralleled by the limbs of an overshadowing tree.

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* Later the name of the island was settled upon as Damselfly Island, since those were the actual name of the insects fluttering about and around it (and not dragonflies or mayflies). A special relationship with Grandglaize Creek in Missouri was also implied upon this settlement.

 

“With… July 13, 2012

Filed under: Concreek,Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 6:27 pm

… the next carcass, Hucka D., non-carcasses that can be named will equal the number of carcasses, both with 19, then. Amazing.

Hucka D.:

King of the Stans is the last non-carcass. And Billfork is the first carcass correct. Billfork, Herman Park, Haze County, US of A.

The 19th carcass will then be Carcass-7. Carcasses have no other names besides numbered carcasses within the confines of this blog, a natural limitation.

Hucka D.:

You have graduated high school. Soon will be college. Soon will be The Table. The Table is already there. Middlesboro… path of Green.

https://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/concreek-once-more-x-2/

Two interesting humps of moss lie nearby. Do they represent a middle “green way’ between opposites red and blue? Does The Flat as a whole stand for this median position?

Cousins (brothers?) Bossmoss and Mossman per chance?

https://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/we-better-start-hucka-d/

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Concreek: Almost Dry July 7, 2012

Filed under: Concreek,Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 2:51 am

From The Bends section we present Ovool, completely dry now with absolutely no reflective magic left.

Arrangement of rocks in The Dark just beyond. No water in this creek basically from the lower end of The Other to its mouth at Green Stream. Or what was once its mouth. Needless to say, probably, that the pool in front of The Hump is also dry. *Very* little water here.

Hucka D.:

Dry Falls was the first to go, then it’s like dominoes.

bb:

Opal. Not Ovool but Opal. That’s the name of the oval pool.

Hucka D. (correcting):

Opel.

 

Concreek Once More x 2 July 5, 2012

Filed under: Concreek,Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks) — baker Blinker @ 1:25 am

Pool at The Hump has obviously dried up in recent days, although now by the time I snapped this picture last weekend it was filling back up with water. When I revisited Con Creek yesterday, however, the pool was completely dry again, with cracks widened. How long will it take to fill up this time?

Interesting rippled rock on the downstream side of this pool. I guess I’ll go ahead and call it Hump Pool for lack of a better name right now.

Rhododendron now in full bloom in the woods.

Interesting “spirit” effect in this particular picture.

Also near The Hump’s dried up pool was found this hornet, still attached, it appears, to part of a fallen nest. The hornet seemed to be dying.

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Then yesterday I took the remaining shots of this blog post, starting with two objects found when first entering a Concreek region I call The Flat, just north of The Island and Con Creek itself. True to its name, the region is basically flat, bordered on one side by the Slope of Philo next to Concreek (a name subject to change) and then by another slope with thick rhododendron on the far side from Concreek. The two objects in question are a single rhododendron bloom (pink) and a cracked bird’s egg, perhaps a robin’s egg. The conjunction of pink and blue immediately caught my eye upon entering The Flat, and I knew I should take my first picture of the day here.

Two interesting humps of moss lie nearby. Do they represent a middle “green way’ between opposites red and blue? Does The Flat as a whole stand for this median position?

Interesting stump with attached roots in the middle of The Flat, as seen through the rhododendron branches.

Early appearance of fall leaves? Or is it just a partially dying tree?

Tangle of rhodo limbs just upstream from Concrete Falls, near the center of The Island.

 

Castor Lite June 26, 2012

Filed under: Concreek,Herman/Frank Parks (rl parks),Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 12:36 pm

Early oil painting of The Island (Max Ernst’s “Castor and Pollution”, 1923).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Guam

The name “Guam” is an exonym. In his final State of the Island Address on February 15, 2010, Governor Félix Camacho called for Guam to formally be henceforth referred to as Guahan (Guåhån), the name of the island in the indigenous Chamorro language,[12] and issued an executive order to make it official.[13] Camacho simultaneously began referring to himself as the “Governor of Guahan.”[14]

According to historian Toni Ramírez of the Historic Preservation Office of the Guam Department of Parks and Recreation, the name Guahan means “we have”[13] or “a place that has”,[12] in reference to the island’s rivers and other natural resources, which were relatively rare on other neighboring Micronesian islands.[13]

Guahan or Guaján was the name widely used on the island between 1521 and 1898.[12][15] However, both the names Guam and Guahan appear in historic documents and maps dating back hundreds of years, according to Peter Onedera, a historian and Chamorro language professor at the University of Guam.[14] Richard Leary, the first United States Naval Governor of the island, adopted the name Guam in 1900 when he called it “isle of Guam.”[13][14]

Two-term Governor Camacho, who could not seek a third term, left office in 2011.[14] He explained in his final State of the Island Address that the name change will solidify his legacy as governor and cement his place in history.[14] He argues that the change to Guahan will reaffirm the island’s distinct identity and Chamorro cultural heritage.[13] Camacho’s order specifically states that the change “enhances the practice of the Chamorro language and promotes the historic and cultural connection to the island”.[14] The executive order will apply to only local Guamanian government institutions, official communications, business transactions and signs at this time.[14] However, Camacho expressed interest in having community leaders, businesses and lawmakers adopt the Guahan name as well.[14] He further announced that he would introduce Bill 331 in the Guam Legislature to change the name to Guahan in law.[12] The executive order does not have a set deadline for agencies to adopt the change, in order to lessen any time or monetary burdens on the government during a prolonged economic recession.[14] Changes should be made when it is most convenient for the government agency, such as ordering new office letterhead.[14]

Reaction to the proposed change was mixed among both lawmakers and residents. Speaker of the legislature Judith Won Pat noted that the change could help restore a perceived loss of identity in Guam.[13] She told the media, “This is the age where, throughout the world, people want to know who they are and find their identity. This is very important for Guam as well.”[13] Author and former senator Katherine Aguon, who recently published a Chamorro–English dictionary, also supported the name change, but emphasized that any proposal should be approved by Guamanian voters.[14]

An official, sanctioned name change may have some economic repercussions on the island. Then senator (and later governor) Eddie Calvo, while supporting the order, noted that the costs of changing the name on signage, documents and advertising campaigns would have to be taken into account.[13] The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), which has spent millions of dollars to brand Guam as a major tourist and business destination using the island’s current name, recently launched a new marketing campaign called “We Are Guam”.[16] The economic costs of changing all road and welcome signs, as well as documents and tourism campaigns, would have to be evaluated.[16]

https://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/6695/

http://www.pacificworlds.com/guam/land/water.cfm