The house at PuTzu corner

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April through June mostly in Tucson with a few short trips.

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You can easily reach out to me directly, anytime, anywhere on the planet, and I’ll usually get back to you in less than a day.

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This page is my “home page” it has links to many of my different sites…take a poke around and see if you find anything interesting. Come back here often to explore more of my worlds. I am adding new sites regularly. And even adding to my poetry and tales of adventure every now and then…as the adventures occur. I’ll usually have my newest and latest most exciting news and offerings right at the top…so, come on join me on an adventure.

  1. Gem-O-Light
  2. Buy Thumbnail Minerals
  3. Rockstar Pins
  4. Grateful Dead Merch
  5. Tiny Stickers
  6. Tela’s Jewels
  7. Solastro

Butterfly Wing Earrings, Back in Stock!!!!

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Well, this past year has sure been a doozy. I hope you have found a way to THRIVE. I sure did!!!

The journey has been a wild one which has included a path toward healthiness. All kinds of healthiness from embracing my new Live-IT way of eating and living and thriving to settling down a bit more, getting a new home, and restructuring and changing my “business” in many many different ways.

The first big change is that you’re not likely to see me setting up to sell treasures at festivals and assorted gem and mineral shows.

I did some calculating of both the time and effort and the money it costs me to do these things, and it just doesn’t quite pencil out anymore.

I’m sure there will be the occasional special event that I will in fact attend and bring treasures to share, however, I do not expect it to become the routine that is was in the past.

In the meanwhile, I’ve been working on a product line. Some things I have sourced around the world, and can provide to my clients regularly, both retail and wholesale.

I pride myself in my lightning fast shipping, whenever possible. Sometimes I can get things shipped out within seconds of payments being processed. Now, that is a rarity, nonetheless, I do get things shipped as fast as possible.

Another project I’ve been working on is checking out assorted mineralogically interesting places in the Philippines. It’s a great country, and has a very diverse mineralogy. We’ve found everything from Amethyst to Uvarovite Garnet to wonderful petrified woods and fossil coral. And a few more yet to be analyzed things that could be very exciting.

Planning another trip to the Philippines in July to research a Treasure Hunting Adventure Tour there in 2024.

Treasure Hunting Adventure Tours…click below to find out how you can come too.

Looking at trips to Tasmania, Indonesia and Vietnam in 2023…stay tuned, and sign up to learn more.

Digging Grape Agates in Indonesia with the locals

I’m a treasure hunter and inventor by trade. I travel the globe in search of cool treasures.

Sometimes I work with master crafters in local villages to create new treasures.

Sometimes I find new, never before seen minerals, or long forgotten rock and roll memorabilia.

I like all kinds of stuff, so you’ll find all kinds of stuff here that you can buy.

What is in a name?

People often ask me in some fashion about my name, since it’s not a “normal” American name.

My legal name came from a couple of sources and the name that is my legal name has changed, legally, over time, finally landing on Robert Paul Fowler.
The source of that legal name turned out to be a huge mistake.

I was given the name Robert Paul Thompson Jr. after I was born, it was a Jr. because I was named after some Navy dude my mom married because you were supposed to be married when you had a kid in those days in my mom’s family/upbringing.

My mom divorced him when I was 6 months old. And I NEVER spoke to that guy once in my entire life.

When I was about ten years old, I found out that that dude had taken his entire name out of a phone book a few years before he met my mom.

When I was 12 years old my mother and I changed our own last names to match my cousin’s last name in an effort to “adopt” him into our own family.

In the summer of 92, on tour with The Grateful Dead, a girl called me Pooh, like Winnie the Pooh and I began using that as a nickname.

When I started classes at Colorado State University later that fall, my professor of Taoist studies, Grant Lee, called roll call on the first day of class.

He said that if we went by another name, to let him know.
I told him I went by Pooh and he responded that I meant P’u Tzu.

Later that week, I adjusted it to PüTzu.

And I met Benjamin Hoffs that week when he came to do a reading at my school and he signed my copy of The Te of Piglet to PüTzu.

And finally when I was 25 my mother told me that Robert wasn’t even my father in the first place.

So, my name comes from the Chinese philosophy of Taoism.

P’u is the Chinese character for “the uncarved block”

Tzu is the character for child.

Being that Taoism is the origination of the yin yang, Tzu has also come to mean master.

I do not picture myself as a master of anything.

I am but a child constantly changing on my way to becoming a master of Taoism and life itself.

The master knows that he knows nothing…

When one follows the correct path, life will unfold with the mystery and beauty of a thousand petaled lotus blossom.