Well, Little Sister (known to most of you as Webmistress) said I have to write a personal page
explaining who I am and what I do so here it is. |
Born Edward Alan Bresette in May of 47, raised
as Alan L Hamann, by a very loving mother who started me on fixing up old houses at a young age. I,ve
done many since, for friends , family and of course for money.
I was given the name "Patience
Of A Small Mountain" when I was working in the Four Corners area teaching passive solar design and
construction. Any of you that have been to the old mission in Bluff Utah and have seen the greenhouse/solarium
there have seen some of my work. When asked to teach there I went to the grade school and explained to
the young ones how some of the cliff dwellings were passive solar homes (or condos as the case may
be) and then I asked them to go teach their parents. To this day every student that I have had the pleasure
of teaching anything has had that same class. Those were the "Carter Years" and I gave that same class
at the Utah State capital. We were writing and lobbying for the tax credits for passive solar. I firmly
believe anyone who builds a house is foolish not to include solar heating and/or cooling.
who does know me knows that I am a quiet man, a typical Taurus, but I do get passionate about a few things
and passive solar is but one. Every winter people, usually elders, freeze to death in sub standard
houses on some of our poorer reservations. I will spend the rest of my life doing something about that.
I believe the Great Spirit (or what ever you choose to call him or her) has put all of
us here with a purpose and the skills to accomplish that purpose. It is our responsibility to find out
what we are here for.
I believe that every one of my students have something to teach me if
I take the time to listen.
I believe there are a few really good people in this world and
a few that are really bad but most of use are somewhere in the middle. I feel it is in the heart. Those
few really good people have more heart and the bad have none. The good have gotten over the broken heart
that we all get, the bad never do and the rest of us are healing.
I believe one of the most
amazing places I have ever seen is Pueblo Bonito http://ratical.org/southwest/PuebloBonito.html For
those of you that do not know of it, it was the worlds largest multi-family dwelling until almost the
twentieth century. It was probably the first if not the largest Passive Solar "condo" ever built. It
was abandoned a couple hundred years before Columbus bumped into us and is but one of the wonders of
the four corners area.
Well webmistress, did I earn my buffalo???