About Us

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Surface Earth, the expansion of humanity via the virtual earth.

Digging through the levels of each moment, seen and unseen, recognized or unacknowledged, this is a quest to move beyond the surface.

SurfaceEarth developed when we sought ways to help people or to help ourselves. To find ways to have people live beyond the surface of their days, to imagine a world where towns were not just boundaries drawn on a map, but an interwoven web where we take care of those that need help in a given moment, an exchange of services begins, we strengthen together, moving beyond, town by town, county by county, state by state, country by country, strengthening those along the way, until humanity is elevated.

We have not yet designed the full model for the interweave of this web, but through questioning and thinking out loud, we intend to get there and will enjoy having you along for the ride.

I invite you all to visit our commercial site, http://www.SurfaceEarth.com , where we share our space on the web with creative thinkers across the surface of the earth.

Peace & light.

P.S. I’m still trying to figure this one out: My favorite Chinese fortune cookie saying:

“Character is who you are when no one is watching.”

I’m still trying to figure out the connection with the Chinese word printed on the back:

Hao = Oyster

42 thoughts on “About Us

  1. wow!!! is what I am left with. this statement is mind blowing and sent my wheels spinning. I will definitly be chewing this for awhile. Absolutley wonderful.

  2. Hi There,

    I really enjoy your blog. I have started a blog to help me on my own personal spiritual path. It would be great if we could add each other to our blogrolls. Thanks for considering.


  3. Hello Frank. Thanks for stopping by. We took a look at your site, we weren’t sure what to expect at first with the word cynic, but surfed around and found many interesting thoughts and articles. We will be reading more on your site. In the meantime, we placed your blog under “expansive thought” for our links as we think there are readers who stop by on our site that would appreciate reading a different point of view.

  4. Hi There,
    Thanks for adding a link to my site. I have added yours to mine as well. Thanks also for your feedback. I have been struggling with the name a little as ‘…cynics…’ does sound well kind of cynical. My intention is to look at empirical observations in a critical way, but not to discount them because the don’t fall within the current dogmatic nature of accepted knowledge scientific and otherwise. The end result for me is far from cynical rather in awe and wonder of our shared experience.

  5. Our pleaseure. Didn’t mean to jump on the word “cynic”, just wasn’t sure what I would encounter as to the postings, etc. I did come away with just the opposite, a viewpoint that is probing, questioning, examining, but filled with a thirst for new or expanded knowledge. We will be reading more, for certain. Thanks for linking us up, very kind of you.

  6. Hi! my name is susana and i am form portugal!
    I al really chock with mcCann missing so i justtwant
    to say that my heart is with her in this period of suffering and as a mother i just can stay without doing nothing.

  7. Spada, Susana.
    You speak from your heart.
    We have a post, with many thoughts, much sadness, much kindness, much love to the family wanting their girl back.

  8. Our pleasure.

    If you have other links/resources that you think would benefit others, feel free to place same here, we can always start a new post or blogroll them.


  9. I like your message. I feel a good energy stirring and your site certainly promotes it.

    Thank you for sharing with us..thank you for “being” here.

    ~g -♥

  10. Hello, again I follow a link from Sue Ann’s blog to here. and I as well saw an entry of yours in another tag I read so thought to connect:) but as much as I wish there was time for me to read more now I must return later to do so. Is it pearls that are sometimes found in Oysters? or are they found in clams.

  11. Tumel!!! Thank you for reminding me. For some reason the other night, that fortune cookie came to mind and like a flash I thought: it was so evident, “pearls”. Thanks!!! Please stop back! Namaste.

  12. Wow!
    “Character is who you are when no one is watching.”
    I am spellbound and your blog is the best of the bests I ever have seen.
    “Character is who you are when no one is watching.”
    I am spellbound – the speechless.
    That’s so indeed and literally, but not because I am leaving a comment here at a moment and look for the nice words. I really enjoy your blog and will put it to my blogroll – Thank you!

  13. Tomas…and to think, i found that within a fortune cookie

    Abdur…yes, noble, let’s see where we go with it! peace!

    Lisa…thanks for stopping in….enjoy your site.

  14. Just a thought on understanding your Chinese fortune . . . wisdom, though gained through life’s lessons, is sometimes more a feeling than an understanding. The truth of the proverb Fate sent to you is undeniable, but I don’t believe I could explain why no matter how many words I might use.

    I adore the philosophy of your site and the beauty of both your pictures and words. I’ll see you around.

    Miss Demure Restraint


    The banner on my site is a sliver of a piece of clipart available to anyone that might come across it. Most of the picture held no meaning for me, but the portion you see on my site touched me. I can’t say why. My site has never been planned, so the banner was just one more piece that grew of its on volition.

  15. Dear Miss Demure Restraint:

    I like the way you phrased your reaction to the fortune cookie…”the truth of the proverb Fate sent to you is undeniable…”. I agree, the “truth” of it is quiet recognition.

    Thanks so much for stopping in and the information on your header, I felt very drawn to the artistry.

  16. One of the greatest things in this lifetime that gives me eternal hope is the fact that every day I find people who care about this world and the people in it, not only in words but in action. Since starting One World One Soul all I seem to be doing is finding blogs like yours and meeting people with BIG hearts… can’t help but feel warmth fill my soul and a smile crease my face. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! SF

  17. the expansion of humanity via the virtual earth is the only way out for the locked under the heavy walls of the hospitals for the people with psychiatric disorders. The above sounds sadly but the wondrous flowers bloom there, yet art therapy fruits wither without sharing.
    Sorry for pleading for the help. Could you water via the virtual earth “Modus Vivendi” by accepting art therapy blog http://trustlight.blogspot.com/ into your blogrol?

  18. Tomas:

    The thing about words is, they seek out the strongest and the weakest parts of us.

    Part of our using words is to interpret our audience. What can a word mean, how does it impact, on someone who reads? Do we know, really, what lies behind the facade of our selves?

    And so, I keep my words measured tightly, believing, that some can cause a trigger of pain for others. And even with that safeguarding, I know, my mastery of this thing called language is not enough to safeguard, to truly know, that unintentionally, I too will not use words that will let loose in ways unexpected.

    As a canvas with the innocence it presents itself to the artist’s soul, so to is this, the canvas of the internet, if you will, where we all share in creation.

    Peace Tomas. May God bless you.

  19. SurfaceEarth on Letter to Tomas

    I think you keep your words measured tightly until you can observe the reaction and then to adjust your delivery – ?

  20. “h”: Greetins.

    Yes, I do keep words measured tightly. At some point in this cycle of life I chose economy in words. Long story there, not sure if I even know all of the chapters, but true.

    Not sure about the delivery part, that could be my unconscious ego at work, so perhaps.



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  22. Lovely site, I really enjoy reading your posts. It really is true we are all one. I find it more and more everywhere I go that we are one.

    Love and Blessings,

  23. From, David
    Pueblo, Colorado 81004

    To whom it may concern:

    First of all, if may say;

    I am not an authority on child adoption, yet the account of an unjust one must be told.

    Accordingly, this body of written truths will not sit in wait proposed for humanities accreditation before a panel of scholars whom themselves sit behind the long tables at some esteemed university. Despite lacking thesis and or my name inked on a sheepskin parchment given of some east coast Ivy League college, I still consider my person more than qualified, and all but established sovereign in expertise involving the following subject…

    “Wrongful Adoption!” a phrase imparting of nightmarish effect when used in the dream-come-true world of newly blessed adoptive parents. However, should this declaration stand true, the possibility of them having heard these words spoken in a courtroom are slim, and next to none. Yet, it is these headlines that make good copy, as evidenced by newspapers across the country. [This alone, should cue us of something.]

    With such claimed instances happening now more than ever, it brings up a serious, if not taboo question; a question that is not meant to assault character or the doubt the integrity of ones moral standard. With that being said…

    What role, if any, does the adoptive parent maintain in an illegal child acquisition; even if not made privy, will the situation still reflect harshly upon them? My wording seems to indicate that such is the case; and to a certain degree that is exactly the way I feel. Therefore, with a bias seemingly rather obvious; how is it that a person would criticize the intentions of two genuine, and selfless people?

    The answer given of such question is rather complex, if not paradoxical, and will unfold itself in the accorded chapter of this journal.

    Understandably, based on these statements alone, this book most likely will not gain popularity in the hearts of those having only recently secured court appointed parental rights. Despite such and with disagreeable conjecture set aside, any successes lay hopeful that these writings, perceived by others as informative of value, rather than written script purposed of instigating unwarranted worry and fear.

    Nevertheless, although my name is not of fame or storied in the circles of humanities work or research, these words must be heard by the people, including all elected officials within our legislative process; for here too, change is in dire need.

    As for wrongful adoption, one can formulate opinion of these newborn placements, as viewed through the perspective of the rarely acknowledged platform of the silenced, unknown father.

    Percentage wise, it is true that for most birth father termination of rights, each case was correctly assessed; denied were any future rights of say by means of applied state statute. However, the remaining silent figure of forgotten voice, when in comparison as to the number of increased wrongful adoptions, only evokes further the intended message of this book, ___ for in it, I did accuse, quoting, “New Jersey state adoption statute N.J.S.A. 9:3-39 1[b] is a license to steal.” Incredulously, the State Supreme Court Rule 1:20-3 D [3] concedes this point without defense, further assessing the made statement as correct!

    “There is something bad wrong in the state that is New Jersey.”

    If in agreement of statement withstanding, and as for future social accountability, it is of singular like-minded conscious that which collectively would enable a well-heard shout of acknowledgement in our united concern. Wary would we be of the “trickle down” consequence of unreformed adoption law.

    Tragically though, over the years these statutes have tipped the scales unbalanced. Meanwhile, and just as tragic, along with Lady Justice we have allowed our consensus into jaded complacency; each of us preoccupied with tasked day to day lives.

    Therefore, I ask that all persons whether involved in adoption or not, that they give this book a chance, as the issues concern every one of us…

    Although, adjudicated as victimless, the denied to be criminal aspect of the unread forthcoming trials involving social humanities reveal only the proverbial “tip of the Lindbergh,” for levied thereafter is a far more serious natured accusation. By means of a practiced relationship between state and private enterprise, evolved was a form of adoption equal of description to that of legalized Kidnapping!

    That said, the following are the written words of one story proved true despite a bias Department of Human Services in New Jersey. Their rejection of one man‘s outwardly plighted case forces his own investigation; which in turn reveals documents that uncover adoption attorney/adoption agency horrors, once thought only practiced in the distant past.

    Thank you.

    Odyssey of an Unknown Father

    The Complete Book on Wrongful Adoption

    “The extortion ‘Letter,’ long due read in proper place in script, ominously began rising with its treacherous content. Those of whom having failed to grasp opportunity to expose its treachery, in turn would be consumed by its treachery. The letter would soon announce arrival.”

    Spurred from the depths of guilty conscious, an induced psychological apparition with a purpose of revenge manifests itself in the form of haunting words from the past. This was an entity quested on a mission that would soon expose a blueprinted policy of wrongful adoption.

    Eventually forced into public disgrace was a Rosie O’Donnell funded adoption agency, “Children of the World Inc.” of Verona, New Jersey.

    Upon reading this narrative written by the birthfather, shocking discoveries come to light. The father, who in 2003 thought his son stillborn two years past, embarks upon his own fact-finding journey. Without aid, followed is his conspiracy suspicion that proves true with the unearthing of official State documentation.

    Ironically, as for the conspirators, the key element in this case is an extortion letter authored by the birthmother. Although, shamefully composed after her successful orchestrated deception of the birthfather, this “letter” would later evolve into the centerpiece implicating component of a pending litigation. This treacherously written extortion attempt, when introduced early in the adoptive process should have instantly raised concerns as to the legitimacy of the adoption. The letter’s custodian, an adoption attorney, was keenly aware of certain facts that this correspondence represented. With the content held fast, __ and its fate purposely put on hold; therein quelled was any chance of its exposure.

    It wasn’t until the letter surfaced, and the break down of a ruse that which ultimately did force major violations issued against the state licensed agency. This corporation in turn faced a vengeance requited, for in one reading of the letter, these surreal words of failed extortion did mete out their own form of vengeance.

    This intertwined conspiracy most certainly involves a suspect Department of Human Services in the State of New Jersey. Of suspicion are the supposed non-bias enforcement agents, whose investigative techniques are question of motive.

    It is a case that also details an in-depth study of New Jersey State adoption statutes. These of which, reveal a previously un-detected double standard in application. With this well-hid loophole in adoption law, a tandem duo of adoption agency and adoption attorney, can easily manipulate the State’s adoption system in their favor.

    Also revealed in this all-truth bared story is a full account of how these unenviable set of circumstances evolved. Included, is the complete relationship between the birth mother and the birth father, who at the time of birth was five years afflicted with Parkinson’s disease.

    Did she deceive him for the betterment of the Childs future? Did she have the right to decide the fate of father-son relationship? How did the birth father’s medical condition affect all the decisions made of the birth mother? How will the child eventually feel?

    From pre-adoption to conception of conspiracy, with minimum conjecture, unfolds a riveting story where you can conceivably make your own judgment of the intentions of all involved. All is considered in this ghostly third-person, and self-narrated travesty that encompasses scores of adoption issues. This book is necessary reading for those who have endeavored, or plan to follow the path that leads to the humanitarian act of Child adoption.

  24. I’ve never thought of the human body as an oyster before but what a beautiful methaphore, that we all shelter a perfect pearl inside.

    Thank you for expressing your soul. Truth will set us free.



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