the mole-rat story

The mole-rat story

In 2013 I was hiking and lo and behold I ran into a Norwegian man from Norway on the trail. We both stopped for the other to pass and before I knew it we were introducing ourselves to each other. A very friendly man with dark brown hair, prominent facial features, dark brown eyes, unblemished skin except for a mole on his lower left cheek above his mouth. I asked him where he was from as his accent was of an attractive European language. Ya ya ya my name is Vandeee, Vandeee Digitalis he said from the old Nordic country of Norway. Van der camp County or something he said I wasn’t really sure. So, I said yes, I have toured Europe for a few weeks when I was a young man but did not get to do any outdoor sports as time and money was an issue. Mr. Vandeee was interested in the trails here in Southern California so I offered him a few days of hospitality and intro to some local trails for a beautiful few day hike.
As we got to know each other I told him I was a native to California. I was born and raised in a very poor quantum physics type NASA family. Our family had no money so there was no need for technology gadgets and stuff like that. Both my parents, I told him were of natural artists one Catholic and the other Egyptian art. Plums were our fruit of choice. He stated his favorite desert up in Norway was plum pudding and plum pie Norwegian style with coffee. Vandeee went on to tell me there was also very little to none Hollywood television at his home growing up in Van Der Camp County Norway. I hailed him the good smile and he did the same with the huge mole on his left lower cheek. This was an unusual genetic trait I thought for Norway people the size of a kumquat.
I explained to Vandeee that there is very little radiation up in Norway as studies geology and oceanography when I was a young man. The UV from the sun light is less penetrating there compared to Southern California. He said yes, it is true and there is less UV radiation up in Norway as a result there are very little new arrivals up in Norway as the suicide rate there is the highest in all of Europe. He also stated the ladies up there don’t care much for men as they are too busy saving the planet.
I agreed that was an ideal way to live and righteously just like the Bible, the ancients and native peoples of all lands. I asked him what his thoughts were about the new technology in the U.S.A. He stated that the toxicity level was too high and few people use it so excessively up in Norway. Our agreement was good and we both gave each other the high five the day he departed on his flight back to Norway. Years later I decided to start my own Norway
type company to help people help the planet with no impact on the environment.   vandeess-digitalis-by-mjd-2022-rev-color
Founded in 2019 by Michael De La Vega, mole-rat idea was and is to reduce the erosion of the human mind with less technology usage and more (man vs mind) bio-feedback discipline. Alone in your favorite sports, exorcise sessions, jogging solo, with a friend in non-contact sports on your feet outside sports or errands on your feet walking it can be a more friendlier experience.

For more info visit bio page of Mjd

sand_puppy_Molerat-tees_coat_of_arms_final_by_mjd_2017_003The mole-rat coat of arms

Above, in-between and below I didn’t know which way to go. A cool nice subterranean tunnel away from the heat. Cool off and contemplate the next trail, route or road. The mole-rat appeared to be a nice mode of thinking for a while, a break from the digital. Computer gadgets are good but not any and all of the time year around 365/24/7.

The mole-rat animal story

From Africa to Eurasia to Asia to India to South America to North America these subterranean, burrowing and tunneling animals are mostly eusocial. Spending most of their lives under the surface of the dirt, they help reduce soil erosion by mixing and digging the dirt bringing lost nutrients back to the surface. Large animals, insects and yearly seasonal weather alone cannot do this. Mole-rats avoid humans as one of their survival mechanisms.