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While opening the Helping Hands Network community learning center in East Texas, I was only 400 miles from New Orleans and the center of American Carnival celebrations. It is too much fun to pass up every few years.

 

I found a few scheduled poker and dart tournaments along the way and packed up Lil Blue, our 2006 Honda Element. I loaded up all our recycling to drop off a sorting center along the way.

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Once I arrived I went straight to the Friday night dart tournament location in the uptown district. It was a fun group of people and I made some money after losing 3 to 4 in the final.

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In between matches I was able to go outside and watch some of the parade as it passed by.

In the morning got breakfast and cleaned up along the way to midtown central park. The last time I was in the park was 2009. I lived in the park for a few months while helping with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The area I lived in was still the same for the most part. Some newer restoration has been completed on one of the Historical buildings.

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After my workout at the park, I cruised the midtown parade route.

 

The midtown parade had some great costumes and a big music stage that played all day.

 

After the midtown parade, it was time to head down to the quarter for the parade down there and some French Quarter fun.  The night hike through the park on the way back to the car was very enjoyable.

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The parade litter is so filthy it is worth sharing images to help everyone consider the consequences.

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I usually end my evening with a pass through Burbon Street that ends at the Harrah’s casino. The cards went well for me again and I made enough to pay for the entire trip.

In the morning I did a workout on top of the parking garage and then headed back to the Hawkins Learning Center project.

I was also able to time it just right to play a poker tournament at this amazing Baton Rouge Casino.

It is one of those days where so many thoughts have pilled up that I struggle to focus on the tasks ahead. As quickly as possible I must begin writing anything and everything on my mind in an attempt to move forward successfully. Skip the long morning workout, avoid TV and social media. Get a cup of hot tea and some fruit and get outside to a nice creative space in the garden.

I am constantly battling between the nomad world and the world of the capitalist. I’m a starving artist, a missionary with a lifetime mission, and I find that I am actually at war with myself more than any theoretical opponent. In this day and age, I must clear my mind from time to time to increase my strength.

One half of my world is fine with living in nature and spending months in between the solitude leading an army of volunteers to make a positive change. The other half begs me to maintain a fort with tools and treasures in order to provide stability. I can not live happy and healthy in one world without the other so I choose to live in balance. Yin and Yang. Back and forth I march, doing the best I can to please those who support me.

I live the dream. The dream that I am walking the world in a time before the industrial revolution where living among nature was all there was. A world where possessions where few and money did not dictate how we lived. A world where you could just gather your food and enjoy time with friends and family without despair. Perhaps the dream lives me.

I have a life partner who is happy with my efforts to build the financial wealth needed to provide shelter and security. I also have supporters who are happy to see me venture the world leading efforts to make positive change.

Recently I have been focusing on strategic moves that make progress on both fronts.

To progress in the capitalist war, I have established a permanent center of operations in Hawkins Texas. A center that invites the community to gather and learn about positive subjects. I share knowledge on health, fitness, art, spirituality, gardening, renewable energy and other positive topics. This center offers communal gardening, art studio space, fitness room and a gallery to aid in raising money to offset the $800 a month in expenses.

To keep moving forward in my nomad battle, I must continue creating works of art and increase efforts to promote them in order to survive.

For years I lived with no worries, no bills, no “To Do” lists. I lived the dream.

And now….

I need to…..

  • give my loved ones some love ( I realize I am lacking in this because of the stress I’m attempting to release by posting this blog.)  xoxoxo
  • review and edit a land lease for the center
  • promote remodeling and computer / phone services to generate income to pay for the center
  • promote the center to connect with members who will make financial contributions to support it (Any artists, gardeners, fitness students, nomads in the Hawkins area?)
  • setup the lower level of the learning center
  • complete the final edits on a 10 year writing project (Life Wisdom) and get it published
  • write a 6 minute short story about my life and audio record it for a Tyler Texas story telling event deadline
  • sell tons of antique furniture and art in our inventory to relieve some of the financial burden
  • go spend some volunteer time at the mission around the corner
  • go for a jog around the lake down the street
  • ????  I know I’m forgetting a few things”

 

 

 

The Helping Hands Network can assist people in many ways. The list is long so we are posting it on this blog so it can materialize as we add to it.

We have a long list of partners and supporters. If you can use any of our services to help fund our charity network please email tfrentz@hotmail.com or txt 903.707.8857

If your company would like to join those on this list and get involved to help others in need for reduced rates, please message us to work out the details.

We have divided our current SERVICES by categories below.

 

HHN Charity EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • Fundraising ; On site visits ; Urgent Repairs ; Care Networking ; Legal Consulting

 

BUSINESS PARTNERS

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES

-Smart Phone Service (Data backup, App training, Performance improvement, Selling & Buying assistance, Music/Media organizing)

-Computer Service (Data backup, Software training, Performance improvement, Selling & Buying assistance, Video/Media editing, Music/Media organizing, hardware repair, accessory/printer/camera consulting)

-Security Systems & Smart Home Device setup & training

-Internet TV solutions & Smart TV setup and training

 

CONSTRUCTION / REMODELING SERVICES

GM Construction – http://GregMordue.wordpress.com

 

BUSINESS SERVICES

FRENTZ CONSULTING

-Business Planning, Marketing, Social Media design & management

-Business Networking and lead sharing

 

CADE REPUBLIC – ( Hawkins TX Office & Studio in Edom TX)

-Interior Design (Staging, product placement)

 

WELLNESS SERVICES

HHN Community Center – Hawkins TX

-Yoga instruction (currently in Texas but available through WEB CAM sessions)

-Meditation

-Fit Training

-Reiki and Crystal stone energy sessions

Updates are posted at: https://www.facebook.com/FrEnTzs-SeRvIcEs-211699098845102/?fref=ts

 

MECHANICAL SERVICES

-Car Repair (Purchase consulting, detailing, repairs, maintenance)

-Mechanical item repairs

 

ARTISTIC SERVICES

-Art Creation, creative consulting, design (We upload pictures of our inventory for sale on our facebook pages at:

https://www.facebook.com/FreeHelpingHands/media_set?set=a.102400577164.121648.515817164&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/FrEnTzs-SeRvIcEs-211699098845102/?fref=ts

and sometimes our eBay store at http://myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs )

 

-*See our latest blog for all our home building, remodeling and maintenance services at:

https://freehelpinghands.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/building-remodeling-tips/

This month Helping Hands Network founder, Tim Frentz, publicly introduced the Hawkins Texas Learning Center fundraiser to the local community.

The Network set up a booth at the Hawkins Festival and representatives of local media interviewed Frentz to help us spread awareness.

The teaser and one FULL interview was released today on

https://www.facebook.com/empowermentcdc

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The full issue can be purchased at this link:

https://tinyurl.com/y7cnnrqt

The feature of this issue is about the Community Zen Center we are trying to fund in Hawkins Texas. This is an effort to provide a center for the community to learn about positive change issues like Gardening, Renewable Energy, Art creation and communal networking through events like shared meals & movie and game nights.

The center has a dedicated fundraiser page and blog here:
https://freehelpinghands.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/hawkins-tx-community-center-fundraiser/

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This fall we are working on helping restore a farm in northeast Nebraska, fixing autos and winterizing for Native friends, volunteering at CommunityCrops.org to increase youth programs in Lincoln NE area community gardens and much more to be reported in coming blog updates.

We are also now adding a blog titled “Americana Picts for Fundraising”

High res files of these picture are now available for any sized donation which will go to the projects causes listed above. One picture will be added each day (we hope) for several weeks to come.

“Applez in the Sky” 

“The white Knight”

– you can only see signs of the presence but he/she is near to rescue you when you need. (Part of the daily Helping Hands Americana photo Series being sold tø raise money for fall community garden & farm projects)

“Free Range’n on the Prairie”

“Wind Milled”

“Privy-cy”

Here is a current list of the donated items we have to sell to raise funds for our charitable causes.

We only sell on eBay after items have been on advertised on Craigslist and Facebook for a few months. eBay is your last chance to donate before the item is GONE!!!  myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs

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Auto Stuff 

Honda Emblem, Ranger Emblem, Ford Emblem, Nova Emblems (3), Regal Emblem 
Chevy Floor Shifter Cover part#355399-H, 400-S, 3996820-S, 6819-H 
GM motor mount buffer in box Part#75J9 #3927019 
Chevy Chrome Cig Lighter Center Floor P#C-10606A 
Wood Shifter Ball 

Books 
1885 Shakespeare Books (Mershon Comp. Publishers) NYC Vol. III, V, and VII $40 each. 
1968 Walt Disney’s “Goofy in Giant Trouble” (A Big LIttle Book) #5751 $10 
1973 Casper TV Tales #2 (Tempo Books) Paper Back Excellent Condition $10 
1963 The Wizard of OZ (Grosset & Dunlap) Hard Cover 
Jake Logan 1970s Western Collection $5 /ea. 
Louis L’Amour 1970s Western Collection $5/ea. 
1960s Playboy Publishing Paperbacks 
Stephen King “The Shining” 1977 edt.1 (Book Club Print) R52 pg.447 $30 
How to Grow When Markets Don’t $5 ISBN#446531774 
1951 Bedtime Tales (Big Golden Book) in Color $30 

Adult Magazines 1999-2003 (PB) PH 9/1989 20th Anv. Spin 1970s $varies 

Finding Your Place in the Country ISBN#020892004 $5 
China US Policy 1945-1980 (Congressional Quarterly) FREE 
1963 LIFE w/ JFK Commemorative 11/29/63 Issue $15 
1964 LIFE w/ Oswald Issue 2/1964 Issue (Ruff Edges and Cover cut) $5 
1967 LOOK 2/1967 JFK Commemorative $10 

CAMERA’s 

1960 Kodak Brownie Starmite $15 
1950’s Kodak Brownie Hawkeye $15 
1960’s Keystone Capri K-30 Windup 8MM Video Camera $25 
1960’s Kodak M2 Instamatic 8MM Video Camera $25 
1970’s Polaroid Captiva SLR 95 Film Camera $10 
1980’s Canon AF35M Camera $10 
1980’s Canon FD 50mm 1:1.4 S.S.C. Lens $50 

COLLECTIBLES 

1993 Precious Moments “Seeds” Fiqurine $10 
1993 Precious Moments “Sugar Town Chapel” $20 
1960s-70s Comics 

Baseball Cards (1987-1995) 
Jim Abbott, Sandy Alomar Jr., Roberto Alomar, Moises Alou, Kevin Appier, Bobby Bonilla 
Craig Biggio, Jay Buhner, Jose/Ozzie Canseco, Wes Chamberlain, David Cone 
Delino Deshields, Doug Drabek, Shawon Dunston, Scott Erickson, Alex Fernadez 
Junior Felix, Travis Fryman, John Franco, Ron Gant, Bernard Gilkey, Tom Glavine 
Juan Gonzalez, Tom Gordon, Mike Greenwell, Marquis Grissom, Pete Incaviglia, Bo Jackson 
Gregg Jefferies, Ricky Jordan, Wally Joyner, John Kruk, Roberto Kelly, Les Lancaster 
Chuck Knoblauch, Mark Langston, Ray Lankford, Barry Larkin, Al Leiter, Kenny LOFTON, Pat Listach, 

1960’s Pocket Knives 
CHINA 

email us for details (will list them here soon) 

Electronics 

Gateway Laptop Model 450ROG w/ 1g RAM; 2g Processor (needs $15 screen LED replaced and a hard drive) $50 
for $100 extra we will fix the Laptop 
Siemens Speedstream DSL Router $20 
Internet Phone Router Linksys Rt31p2-VD $20 
DLink Wireless Router $20 

Pyramid PS52KX 50-Ampere AC to DC Power Supply/Converter w/ Built-In Cool Fan by Sound Around $150 ($250 retail via: Amazonhttp://tinyurl.com/6pn8jfe ) 

Misc 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Blanket, Flag, Hat and PJ Pants $40 
Lizard Pet Reptile Heat Rock 6×4 inch $15 

SHOES 

Girls Doc Martens Size 4 $20 each (email for pictures) 
Womens Adidas Running Shoes Size 10 
Womens Nike Running Shoes Size 9 $30 (Near New) 
Womens Size 9 Nike Airliner Walking Shoes $10 (Lightly Used) 

Boys Size 7 Adidas TraXion Soccer Cleats $20 (Near NEW) 

Tools 
Antique 2″ Wood Plainer Corsair 

 

Let us buy or sell for you!!! 

We save you money and then take our 50% cut of the difference and give it to Charity causes listed at: 
http://Netvibes.comHelpingHandsNet 

Full Inventory can be seen at Frentzs.8k.com. Pictures can be viewed at: http://picasaweb.google.com/timfrentz 

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Alloy universal 16″ racing wheels $400 set + w/ new 215/55 R16 Tires ADD $80/ea. 

EMERALD 

Alum V Boat (52″ bowe, 14+” length) $275 
16″+ Canoe (3-4 person) $325 
Late 70s Yamaha 125 (running/registered 2009) dirt tires $1200 
Newer Franklin Wood Stove $475 
KitchenAid Superba electric Dryer (#3388652) $50(comes with Washer that needs a part) 
Kids Driveable Battery powered CAT riding car/loader $75 
Industrial Flat Scale 500lb.+ rating $200 
OAK DESK (nice condition, light stain finish) $100 
Antique Stone Sharpening Wheel $125 
DOUBLE BASIN WASH TUB $40 
Chairs (30+ to choose from $1-5) 
MINNKOTA TROLLING MOTOR $50 
Smoker Grills (1) electric (2) wood $10/ea. 
OAK STAND $30 
Kids folding Wood Picnic Table $15 
WOOD GOLF CLUBS (30+ Wilson and other brands to choose from) $5-20 varies 
Misc Old Paintings and Frames 
ANTIQUE TRUNKS (4+ to choose from) $50 
Holiday Decorations 
IRON BED 
Old (1920s) Bede MO Rec Parlor Posters 
HARLAND YOUNG Stagecoach PRINT in Frame (large) $40 
Duck and Mallard Painting 2.5×2′ (unknown artist) $75 
BICENTENIAL FLAG (1976) $50 
Antique Glass, Fixtures and Porcelain 
Old Iron Tractor and Wagon Wheels 
Old Bikes (Triumph $50, Todler $15, 70s generic $20) 
Thousands of Collectible Books 
Barn Wood 
Old Tools 
House Siding $25 per 2sq. box (enough for a garage) 
Old Collectible Suitcases 

LYONS 

Lumber – Our client bought a nice sturdy school house and we have been helping them part out the antiques and lumber. We sell at 50% of retail for clean and 25% for those full of nails still. A lot are 20′ so they can be cut to length needed before loading if needed. 
Retail *Menards prices 
2×4 
8ft. $2.97 12′ $3.69 16′ $5.69 

2×6 
8ft. $3.94 12′ $6.30 16′ $9.26 

2×10 
10ft. $7.85 12′ $11.82 16′ $15.47 

Terry Redlin Plates and Boat Shelf 
Eagle and Wolf Plates 
1940s Acoustic Blues Guitar $250 

 

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1 year (3 issue) subscriptions and limited edition numbered and signed prints are available by donation to paypal id tfrentz@hotmail.com

Contributions help with printing costs and marketing to increase awareness to potential sponsors and media outlets. 80% of contributions can go towards any cause requested by grantor.

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On Wed Sept. 28th, Will and I went to the LA Galaxy Champions league game against Monselia. We picked up 2 $40 tickets for $15 each in case we couldn’t jump a fence. It ended up being a waste because we found a spot on the press box.

I got careless and rushed my technique. The was a railing to catch my foot on the stadium side of the fence but it was just out of reach while holding on to the fence so I grabbed a cement rafter to turn around. My grip slipped and I almost fell which I would have resulted in my leg getting caught as I catapulted the back of my head straight into the cement. Fortunately, my angel caught my finger tip on the edge and guided me safely down.

Once inside we sat with the press on the first row of the 50 and got in some of the tv and media shots. Then we were asked to stay above the front section so we got some lounge chairs for the 2nd half.

It was tied going into injury time as LA scored in the last minute off a corner to avoid elimination from the tournament.

Thursday night I stopped at the Lawndale soccer fields to get a workout in and met some Turkish friends to play with on the winter league.

Friday the 30th, Sung/Sean and I went to a Dead cover band in Long Beach called Cubansis. On the way Sung got pulled over and fined $500 for tossing a burning item out of a moving vehicle.

Saturday was the beginning of the Occupy LA march and protests so I spent the day downtown. I met several wonderful new friends, including a few cute girls who would later dance the night away with me at the LA Decompression Burningman festival until the sun started rising over historic park.

I went back to the rally after the girls went home and Will was up playing cards still. It was almost 5 by the time I laid down in the van and then I got up at 7 to take the train home.

As soon as I got back Sung was ready to go to an Art walk event. An old brewery was closed down and remodeled into an artist commune. The place was amazing with all the self expression covering over 100 unique studios. There was a studio open for rent to consider for Shhmokewear but it was not available for viewing. It took us 4 hours to visit all the studios and then it was time for dinner. We stopped at a restaurant in Chinatown where a lot of movie scenes have been filmed in front. It was nice to have authentic sweet and sour pork and Saskatchewan chicken and $10 a plate was fair for L.A.

The next morning, Monday, I headed back to Shhmokewear to get the business plan done. After work Will and I went to City Hall to protest again with Occupy LA. We made several new friends each time we went over there. It was basically a big festival with media around. There is a tent for everything from general store to food and recycling. There are compost bins and drum circles and everyone barters and shares.

It is basically a temporary unitopia of traditional life like the old west gold towns. Unfortunate that there is not a continuous string of such events in more local areas for others to experience. The Occupy rallies would continue on in most major US cities for several months of 2011.

We went to the rally Monday and Tuesday but then Wednesday I went to the Further Fest at the Greek Theatre. You can take the train 15 blocks from the theater near Vermont and Hollywood and then bike up to the park. The first night I went straight to the Hyde Observatory above the theater to watch the show for free. I went in the wrong entrance and took an extra 20 minutes hiking up the Hyde trail.

Once I got to the top I discovered you could park for free at the top vs. Paying 15 down below. The trail by Hyde has several spots to put a chair or blanket down to watch the show plus you get an amazing view of the LA and Hollywood sky lines.

The temps dropped to 40 and I started shivering so I rode down to the theater to scope out ways to get in. The fence top was flat in front but extra security was on duty to stop jumpers. You could climb the hill in back and get over but you need a spotter on the inside to let u know a good time to come over. Once over you need to remove your hat and mix into the crowd to avoid being chased.

The next night Will, Brian and I rode with Scott and his lady to Furthur. This time I was in the lot 3 hours ahead of the show to experience the touring  flea market. It was quite an experience seeing all the colorful characters and their art creations they sell to survive on the tour.

We spent too long promoting Shhmokewear and waiting for scalpers to sell cheap before deciding to hop the back fence so the cross lot was taped off and being secured by security. I ran diversion while Brian and Will snuck around. After that I waited for 20 minutes before giving up. I went by the front gate so I could see the screen and hand out with the other members of Shhmoke that were there.

After the show we set up our merch in the path leading everyone back to their cars and we put Shhmoke cards on the luxury cars. It is a great way to break the ice with attractive people you want to meet.

Friday Will and I went camping. He showed me the sacred Oaji hot springs and hiking trails. We camped and cooked some grub about midnight after several hours of full moon yoga and hot springs rituals.

Saturday we hiked all day and swam in a freezing fresh spring water hole and then returned to Occupy LA.

The weekend group was 2x the size of the week day groups. All areas of the block and park were completely covered and there were now tippis and plywood walls for graffiti art in true Venice skater form. This night there was a community projector theater and we contributed Russo’s Freedom to Fascism.

After meeting several more new activist friends we headed back to the pad around 2am.

Sunday I toured Mariachi plaza shops for hand-made leather crafts then biked with 100,000+ at CiclaVia.org. The city of LA closed downtown and 40 other blocks to biking only to promote green living and transportation. It was amazing. There were events and bands on several streets and parks and it joined with the Long Beach south bay tri-athalon. I rode most of the route and then spent the afternoon making new friends playing volleyball and Manhattan beach.

I especially enjoyed meeting 8 new lady yogi friends who are in LA for a 9 week training by the airport. They were very friendly and added our LA Fun facebook group to keep in touch for future gatherings.

When I finally made it home for a night, Sung’s friend Neil was temporarily staying with us because the job we helped move him to San Diego for, had fallen apart. He was staying with us while lining up a new Dr. position.

We caught up on the weeks events and then passed out. Monday morning (10/7) I hit the hot tub, swam some laps, pumped some iron, did my yoga and then headed back to the Shhmokewear head quarters.

MEET PUBLISHED TYLER TEXAS ARTIST JOEL REAMS

Joel Reams is a Tyler Texas Wood carver with many published articles on Carving Wood Ship models. J.  REAMS spent his early days as a sailor in the Navy and now has retired from a career as a water purification technician.

Many of his carvings, models and painting are influenced by his wife and days at sea. He has lived in Hawaii and several Islands where surfing took up a lot of his free moments.

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J. Reams has generously donated over 100 of his finest works to benefit the Helping Hands Charity Network with the value of over $50,000! We are so thankful for his contributions and hope you will purchase one of his items to benefit any of our causes you so chose. See our “WHO WE HELP” and “CAUSES” tab on the blog for all the CAUSE options please.

ALL ITEMS details and pictures can be seen on Picasso and Facebook.

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facebook/FreeHelpingHands

Purchases through the net can be made by transferring the funds to PAYPAL ID: tfrentz@hotmail.com

Purchases in person can be made at the Tyler Studio at:  ???? AND/OR the ARTISTS Palestine/NoonDay Studio (directions and time to be provided by request)