|Surfing Monk (TM) is a trademark
for John Heartson's record and music companies.
Surfing Monk (TM) reflects a way of life and a philosophy including
integrity, compassion, strength, sustainability, truth and spirituality.
Inspiration for the Name
While recording "The Sound of Angels Crying"
I started envisioning the image of a Tibetan Buddhist monk on a surfboard in
my mind. Amidst all the turmoil that may occur around him in the world,
this "surfing monk" retained his inner peace while riding the waves out. "Ride
the waves feel the joy, don't close your heart and drown in sorrow". Surfing
Monk (TM) is now my trademark, the name of my record company, music publishing company and
was the name of my bio-diesel solar powered motor home.
Surfing Monk the RV
I bought the motorhome in 2004 shortly after my home and
privacy was invaded by Bush and Cheney's thugs. Its was a 1993/94 Serro Scotty 29'
HiLander equipped with a Cummins Turbo charged Inter cooled Diesel Engine. This
engine (as all diesel engines) can run on non-polluting, renewable vegetable
oil. I had equipped the Surfing Monk with 2 large photo-voltaic panels (solar
electric panels) which gave me with pollution free silent electricity. It also
had a 2 cylinder propane powered generator which I rarely used.
My first run from New Hampshire to Albany was on canola
oil. My dad had called me and said it was time (he was dying) Since I had sold most
of my possessions and put my home in Eastman for sale I was free to go and be with him for
the last week of his life. My dad passed away a few days before Chrismas 2004. In January
2005 I drove the motorhome across the United State using a 50/50 blend of used fry oil and
diesel. I spent a month in Herndon VA then continued south to Florida to hang with
some friends and play with Pete Merrigan. I then went to Texas to stay with Doug and
Sherry Grantham of now defunct ShadyRadio.com (like Coast to Coast) After that I was
with the Hopi Indians, then worked my way back east, stopping in Nashville to visit NSAI
headquarters, and sign up with BMI. Eventually ended back up at the house where it all
After meeting my wife and visiting her in Maui, she moved to
New Hampshire in the winter of 2005 to be with me because my house did not sell and
I was broke. My house sold in the spring and we were guided to move to Barnet Vermont. The
motorhome was our home as we made the Old Creamery livable. But after we moved into
the house the Surfing Monk was no longer needed but foundation repairs were so we sold her
to a wonderful couple that had the dream of travel.
Instead of mixing used fry oil in with Diesel, you can make
Bio Diesel which requires lye, alcohol and small chemistry lab in your garage. Bio Diesel
requires no modifications to the engine. I recommend Joshua Tickells book, "From the
Fryer to the Fuel Tank"
Willie Bio Diesel
If you do not have the time or the desire to get down and
greasy, stop at a fuel station that sells Bio Diesel like Willie Nelson's Biodiesel . I visited
Carls Corner just south of Italy Texas. Had a great meal, some great conversation and the
staff gave me a bunch of used fry oil which got me home.
Hey Carl and Willie! Thank you so much for the ride home.
I hope the waitress didn't get in trouble for giving me those jugs of grease, cause I sure
needed em. I was almost out of money and had to get from Texas to New
Hampshire. God Bless you guys!
While I was in Maui, I saw "Powered by
BioDiesel" decals on new and old Diesel cars and trucks. A little investigation led
me to Pacific BioDiesel where I met Kelly Takaya King. Kelly told me the story of how she
and her friend, Mrs. Willie Nelson got together and turned our favorite country
singer" onto the whole BioDiesel business. Kelly also told me that Pacific BioDiesel
is designing and building a new BioDiesel facility at Carls Corner in Texas. Grand opening
scheduled for January 2006. Hope I can be there. "Make BioDiesel not
Visit the DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center
The DOE has an Alternate Fuel Station locator feature
+ Information on biodiesel, electricity, ethanol, hydrogen, natural gas, and
propane. More than 3,000 documents, interactive fuel station mapping system, current
listings of available alternative fuel vehicles, and lots of alternative fuels information
and related links.
Great work everyone at the DOE! This is a fantastic
resource. Thanks!!!! John Heartson
Aqueous Fuels (50% Water 50% Fossil Fuels)
Techniques also now exist to blend water with fuel. Chevron
bought the patent for A-21 aqueous fuel (half water half gasoline micro-emulsion)
Also a fellow in England developed a micro-emulsion water+Diesel fuel.
Cold Fusion Also cold fusion is real and
water supplies the fuel. But the DoD coincidentally and suddenly classified cold fusion as
a terrorist threat right after Dr. Eugene Mallove, expert in cold fusion, was interviewed
by Popular Mechanics magazine (Aug 2004) Also coincidentally, Dr. Mallove was brutally
murdered 4 days after being interviewed by the magazine. I had to break the sad news to
Paul N. (Dr. Diesel) the man that taught me about veggie oil who turned out to be a friend
of Dr. Mallove. Paul was on his way to visit Dr. Mallove when I met him through what
turned out to be fate.
Using cold fusion, with water as the source for
hydrogen..twenty gallons of water has enough energy to power a car 100,000 miles according
to the experts. Research it, read about it. Start here on my Future Page.