Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ma and Pa

I was out with my mother and father today. This is somehing I do on a weekly basis since they live about 45 minutes outside Chatham. Dad is not hobbling around quite as much as he did before the hip replacement and the other two operations he recently had. We did the rounds of the local discount shops like goodwill and in the process went to the pharmacy to get their meds filled. We always have fun and it is a cheap day out. If I need anythng out at the Big Box stores that is the time I get it. They have to go out there to fill their scripts anyway...

I don't like the big box stores but I often cannot find the item I need at the local downtown mall or local(bike riding distance) stores. After viewing a documentary called "The high cost of low price", the Walmart movie, I try hard not to give them any business. If you saw the movie, you would not want to either.

On the way back into town we stopped into a store run by a friend of mine, Shannon, called Mystic Mountain. They sell alot of hemp clothing and other hemp items as well as fair trade items. In amongst all that good stuff is some of my Siver jewelry, Bee's wax candles and drums. She is doing a brisk business and creates an outlet for local craftspeople like myself to sell their items. That is the way more business should be. Ken Bell's picture was smiling at me from her counter where she had his fliers and Green party buttons to hand out. The Green Party and Hemp go hand in glove, in this case hemp mitten (made by hand).

I pray for a day when hemp and hemp products are cheap and abundant so we can all have clothes that last 10 times longer than cotton and it does not cost the environment dearly in the form of herbicides,pesticides and huge amounts of water, like cotton does. I look foreward to a day where I can build myself a car with a ceramic engine block and hemp materials make the body, interior and produces the gasoline or alcohol to run it. That is a wonderful future.

Michael J. Kaer, President of Kaer Enterprises (.com), www.mikesworms.com, www.mjk-private-income.com and www.onthespotmassage.biz


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