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Robert Leuallen
Worked at Raku Firemeister, Paonia, CO
Attended Mesa Community College
Lives in Paonia, CO
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Would you like to drive around in Joe Cocker's Jag?
You can buy it now.
Goes on auction starting Sunday, 11-22-15 via our local public radio station. 

Joe made his final home here in our beautiful, rather isolated Western Colorado North Fork Mountain Valley, enjoying a calmer pace, becoming involved locally through his Cocker Kids foundation, growing his special delicious juicy red Joematoes in his greenhouse, putting on 2 dynamite benefit sold out concerts at our local county fairgrounds, he was our Valley Guy.

Joe held a big annual yard sale for his kid's foundation, passing on personal stuff to raise money to help local kids, I remember back when I worked for our local regional daily newspaper, our publisher was so pumped, he found a Joe Cocker suite at one of the sales that fit him.

Joe's a classic, as is his car now, his music will live with us forever.
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Presenting 3 of our new Raku Kids, now all grown up and looking forward to new homes & adventure. When selected, they get to go on a fun cross country journey, some going East Coast, others West, all around the middle. The kid on the right may look forward to a special mission holding the ashes of a loved one and not look like an urn.

My Artist wife Lynne has worked with many folks looking for an urn, often an emotional time for people, she's great at helping them work through their preferences. It's an extra warm fuzzy for us when we know our sculptural work will bring special memories of a loved one. The Art of Love, the Love of Art.

I'm not sure what to have done with my ashes down the road. Hmmm, I know this great artist who makes custom urns that don't look like urns, maybe I should have her design it, but that could be weird, making your husband's urn. But being able to fire my own urn could be interesting. Gosh, maybe I'd get some kind of extra spiritual juice firing my own container for my own leftovers. 
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Thanks +james kalin, it is good to be back with G+, I think, lot's of changes, taking me a bit to catch back up and ride with all the changes.

Ash is a normal ingredient with my wife's glazes that she custom mixes. I ventured the concept of using a person's personal ashes into a glaze when we were finding more folks purchasing our lidded pots and vases for urns that don't look like urns.

Back then my proposal was for using the person's ashes in glaze to produce coffee cups so those in remembering state could have a more personal connection as they woke up in the morn sipping their coffee. But, that idea resulted in ewww, so we passed on that one.

As you noted, human leftovers contain all kinds of stuff, I saw one analysis that put our ashes at a value of $1.87 or something like that if we were to try selling our all chemical leftover components.

Using a person's ashes as a glaze ingredient is still an interesting concept, maybe one of these days we'll experiment with it, does have intrigue to it. :)   
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Grudgingly Accepting Climate Change is leading more and more folks to ask where to live to best ride out this coming storm. While the major impact is a few or so years away, enough of it's here now to stimulate some human thinking about where best to be in coming years? 

The Best-Prepared States
California - A
New York - A
Massachusetts - A
Pennsylvania - A
Connecticut - A-
Delaware - B+
North Carolina - B+
Maryland - B+
Washington - B+
Virginia - B
States Most at Risk
Arkansas - F
Texas - F
Nevada - F
Mississippi - F
Missouri - F
Alabama - D-
Ohio - D-
Montana - D-
South Dakota - D-
Kentucky - D
Few states are prepared to combat the threat levels projected due to climate change, a new report states.
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It is good that it is finally seeing some more media exposure. Very good to know.
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Great concept, via +Laura Gibbs 
 
60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours!

Wonder if it could be fitted with a rowing machine instead?
It is possible to generate electricity at home while simply doing a daily workout routine.
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Only if your math is really horrible. Lance Armstrong can produce about 250 watts of power. The rest of us are doing good to put out 125 watts. The average house uses ~16kwH or more per day which would take Lance 66 hours on the electric bike to generate. 

http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=97&t=3
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Fun piece of art...
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Marijuana can sometimes result in confusion

(this is a take 2, sorry if it shows up twice, I've just returned back to G+, used Do Share, link didn't take and I didn't see it in the stream, oh well, in the re-learning G+ mode)

Here in Colorado, with our Colorado Rocky Mountain High now having a new tag line twist with our recent legalization of cannabis, confusion has ramped up a notch or so, some from the smoking and eating of it, but mostly from the legalization systems, like this catch 22 tax issue. Such glitches are to be expected, after all we are just Lab Rats in this experiment, mainly it's good to see folks can now without fear legally grow and use pot for medical needs, de-stressing, relaxing and occasionally enjoying confusion.
Colorado voters are expected to approve a statewide ballot measure Tuesday to spend $66.1 million in taxes collected from the sale of recreational mariju
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My artist wife Lynne has been cracking her whip on using her Raku FireMeister tool, me, to get her latest body of work fired and finished for the Holiday season. Fortunately, her whip is gentle, actually tickles a bit, I was elated with another 100% spectacular results with the Fire Dancing, another great show, had standing ovations.
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Well, nice!
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Here's how we do it on our 24/7 streaming, sometimes screaming G+.
I normally don't post GIFs, but I couldn't pass this one up.
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A clear 6 minute presentation on World Poverty & Immigration to better help understand the immigration challenges we are having. 
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Here comes the weather stuff...
The weather event follows Earth’s two hottest years on record.
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Our Climate Change challenge of these times keeps getting more interesting with the "shift" of understanding and knowledge that our messing with Mom Nature may be turning into a Domestic Violence situation. But the wrath of this type of prosecution is nothing compared to doing too little too late.
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Marijuana can sometimes result in confusion

Here in Colorado, with our Colorado Rocky Mountain High now having a new tag line twist with our recent legalization of cannabis, confusion has ramped up a notch or so, some from the smoking and eating of it, but mostly from the legalization systems, like this catch 22 tax issue. Such glitches are to be expected, after all we are just Lab Rats in this experiment, mainly it's good to see folks can now without fear legally grow and use pot for medical needs, de-stressing, relaxing and occasionally enjoying confusion.

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Oops, my Do Share didn't carry the story link on this, dang, hmm, will they show up in comments. (I've just returned to G+ and re-learning). http://www.denverpost.com/election/ci_29066651/colorado-again-asks-voters-how-spend-marijuana-tax
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Raku Firemeister, as a business partner, helping my wife with all aspects of her Clay Art business, Shekinah Clay. Art Show rig driver, set up and tear down guy and general grunt labor. Marketing and Sales help at shows and in general, spent 8 years working for the Montrose Daily Press in advertising. Other past work includes Mesa College photographer, VISTA volunteer for 2 years, Youth Program Development Director, one of the founders & pioneers of Third Level Crisis Intervention Center early 70's, Director until '83, Photography Studio assistant, custom color lab manager, marketing & advertising director for a start-up weekly newspaper, admissions director for Alzheimer program, publisher for 11 years of a newspaper for singles distributed in 7 western states region, crew leader 2000 census. See our raku art work at www.Raku4U.Etsy.com and www.rakubyshekinahclay.com
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Paonia, CO
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Traverse City, MI - Plum Valley, MI - Grand Junction, CO - Montrose, CO - Chicago, IL - South Padre Island, TX - Wauzeka, WI
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At age 67, been around the block a few times, lov'n life living in Paonia, Colorado
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There should only be one Robert Leuallen, if you run across another one, let me know as they may be a long lost relative. Or maybe I'm the lost one.
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Helped create, pioneer & directed one of the first 24 hour crisis intervention centers in U.S., Traverse City, MI, opened May 15, 1972, 40 some years later, still going and now serving 20 counties in Northern MI.
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    Photojournalism/photography
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    Everything, photography, psychology, sociology, broadcasting...
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