Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
It was somewhere between New York and Chicago. It may have been in Pennsylvania when the farmer asked me to be a bodyguard, all I had to do was clean up and stand around in front of someone. Or in Detroit when the three young black hoods/brothers picked me up and started flashing their knives and stuff, I said "Far out and Peace brother, we are family". They said, "Man you're O.K." and drove me back three miles to where they picked me up. They said "Keep the Faith, keep up the good work". What they were up to I did not know? I saw them as human beings, that was how I treated everyone.
I caught another ride to Chicago. In downtown Chicago, I headed for the bus depot, bus depots have maps. And a map was what I needed. At the bus depot I found the map on the wall. I took out the letter from Kathy. In the corner of the letter was an address for Laurel. I read the map, found the street address and started walking. While walking I found a place where they print the Bibles that are in hotels everywhere. If you look you see. I found Laurel's address and rang the doorbell. I was buzzed up. I greeted everyone. It was the weekend, we had time to do fun things and feast, I learned that Laurel was a dancer. I learned that she had worked at CBS in New York. I learned that she was now working for a PR firm. I learned that Laurel was extremely intense and tense. I learned that she was the type of person that would not back away from a fight. She would fight man or women and kick their ass. We were completely opposite. I was laid back, a go with the flow type guy. Ambo and I saw that the city was going to kill her. The muscles in her shoulders were like steel, tense. She loved us because we were relaxed and pleasant. I never knew the relationship between Ambo and Laurel. I knew they were friends.
Spiritually, working was where it was at. There is no explanation for this, it is just being with God or I am a being just with God. The jobs I did were not pleasant and they lasted only six or seven hours. These jobs were to help people get caught up. They were menial, hard and filthy. I finally landed a job that I got to keep. I did the job so well that my department manager brought people over to see how efficiently I was doing the job. I created quite a stir with my desire to do the job right at a minimum wage. They could not believe that I could make a shit job into a work of art. I was taking up space and time, I was being. My head was in it's proper place. I had been taught well at Tolstoy and Morningstar.
More on Work
I remember Kyle asking me if I wanted to go to a Buddhist monastery somewhere near Carmel in California....
"The everyday mind is Buddha,"
So if you are a T Party member remember me and do not place government jobs on your chopping block.
I am up now ready for a cup of tea.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Stop teaching to please the budget, the state, the government and the test.
The oil well explosion out in the gulf pretty well tells you what happens when you gut The U.S. Department of the Interior and put oil well executives in charge there.
Look what is happening when food production went out of United States control and our local The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were gutted of personal (wanting a smaller government footprint.
Dr. Rand Paul who is running for US Senate in Kentucky wants to eliminate or water down penalties given to people who break the law (street walking, robbing banks, committing larceny, selling illegal drugs, disturbing the peace and maybe even drunk driving). People want to be in control of our government. We saw what happens when you give big business power. They want more.
Is voting for the T party a step forward or a step back. Barack Obama was a step forward. Do we want our government to be just like Mitch McConnell, "The Good Man of Kentucky" who just says NO to anyone that thinks government and YES to big business outside the United States.
The temperature is somewhere around 43-44 degrees outside and a comfortable 72 inside.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I grew up in California and there was not much of a change when the seasons changed. Here we have picture postcard fall views this time of year as in this photo of our fishing hole just south of us in Ol Kuttawa. Motherkitty took the photo from where we fish from.
Old Kuttawa is behind the trees to the left and right.
Old Kuttawa has a history as one of the towns flooded by the TVA back in the 1950's. All that we see is the edge of town that was on high ground all the rest is underwater. The town was moved to what is now called Kuttawa about a mile away on high ground.
See Land Between the Lakes. The two lakes are Barkley Lake (Cumberland River) and Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River).
There have been some stories that I am aware of that were tried and failed because of the previous owners of the Land Between the Lakes. The first was that Spiro Agnew wanted to commercialize the land between the lakes and that was closed either by popular complaints or the law. The second was that the Federal Government was going to bring wolves back into the land between the lakes but the area farmers said they would be shot as soon as they were turned loose off their government trucks. So that was stopped cold. The third is someone in the Bush Administration wanted to commercialize the land between the lakes and those old property owners said if your going to do that then give us back our land and so that was stopped also.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Anyway today does seem to be starting out as another perfect day on the planet.
You see on the news that some being is misbehaving? Is it a volcano, a earthquake or is some human being squabbling over some land mass. Well, whatever?
Besides that the planet seems to be in perfect shape with beautiful morning views. Did you ever see a buck (deer) standing on a high point looking out majestically. Does he have any incite as to what he is or where he is or why he is as he looks at the kingdom of god before him.
Yes today is a nice day and I do say good morning to the planet and it's inhabitants.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Cleaning floors at home (1953-55). Did it on hands and knees. Tough 2 Stars.
Washing an automobile. (1953-55) Tough 1 Star.
Waxing floor with paste wax (1953-55) Tough 4 Stars.
Edging the lawn with a single edge razor (1953-55) Tough 8 Blisters.
Mowing Lawn with a old reel mower. Tough 7 Stars.
Cleaning paint off window with a single edge razor (1953-55) Tough 7 Blisters.
Weeding with a hoe on hard pan California soil. (1953-55) Tough 7 Blisters.
Paper route on bicycle over one hundred customers (1953-55). Folding Papers Tough.
Working a punch press (1964). Coordinating Tough 1 Star.
Threading bolts. Coordinating (1964)Tough 4 Stars.
Cutting pipe ( 1964) Tough 2 Stars.
Steel working in small shop overall ( 1964) Tough 3 Stars.
Sanding Floors (1962-68) Tough 5 Stars.
Edging Floors (1962-68) Tough 7 Stars.
Sealing Floors (1962-68) Tough 2 Stars.
Picking Lemons Tough 3 Stars.
Picking Hops Tough 5 Stars.
Picking Apples Tough 4 Stars.
Working as a janitor Tough 3 Stars.
Dipping fans in Paint (conveyor belt) Coordinating 4 Stars.
Working with wet hides. Tough 5 Stars.
Raising a Wicket Dam Tough 7 Stars. (Government Jobs)
Lowering a Wicket Dam Tough 5 Stars. (Government Jobs)
Locking towboats at a lock Coordinating 3 Stars. (Government Jobs)
I have done other work at home but this about covers them all.
I would say my life has been average as far as work goes.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Are you getting the point?
All around us human beings are providing a service. It really does not matter what the service is we pay by work, barter, tax or cash out of our pockets. Sometimes these services are almost invisible or taken for granted as in the vaults at the bank to protect our assets or the wide super highways we travel on.
Our great society is constantly moving, working, generating and painting.
Someone or our government is providing a service and we are paying for that service.
The man above and to our left decided that we were paying too much for the services provided and decided to give us our money back and we were tickled to death that we were finally going to get money back because we have been paying for the services for years and it was about time we got our money back.
There is one problem with that, we were emptying the vaults that were paying for the services. The banks decided to move the money into hiding and write each one of us a check (don't forget that the vaults are empty). Well after 6 years of empty promises we exploded.
Do we now understand why we want to tax the rich as they were 10 years ago. I think we should all be taxed but most of us are unemployed. The unemployed do not pay taxes. The only human beings that have any money are the employed and the rich.
How many of us are wealthy enough to hire someone to create an ad on TV?
I know that the unemployed are not the ones creating the ads. The folks that are paying for the ads are the ones that need to be taxed or as I say pay for the service provided.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
|September 20, 2010|
In this MegaVote for Kentucky's 1st Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
Upcoming Congressional Bills
|Recent Senate Votes|
| Confirmation of Jane Branstetter Stranch, of Tennessee, to be US Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit - Vote Confirmed (71-21, 8 Not Voting)|
The Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Jane Branstetter Stranch, a Nashville attorney, to the federal bench.
Sen. Mitch McConnell voted NO......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jim Bunning voted NO......send e-mail or see bio
Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 - Vote Passed (61-38, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate passed a bill that would provide for a variety of small-business tax provisions, including a revival of an expired bonus depreciation provision to allow companies to write off assets more quickly. The bill now returns to the House, which is expected to agree to Senate amendments and clear the bill for the President's signature.
Sen. Mitch McConnell voted NO......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jim Bunning voted NO......send e-mail or see bio
|Recent House Votes|
| Rural Energy Savings Program Act - Vote Passed (240-172, 20 Not Voting)|
The House passed a bill that would authorize $5 billion over five years to create two energy efficiency loan programs. The bill now goes to the Senate.
Rep. Ed Whitfield voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
| National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 - S.3454|
The Senate is scheduled to resume consideration of a motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to a bill authorizing $726 billion for defense programs in fiscal year 2011.
Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 - H.R.5297
The House is scheduled to consider a bill that would provide for a variety of small-business tax provisions.
Movie Wild River fiction half truths.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
September 19, 2010
"We will never know what would have happened if Lehman had not failed. But we can be fairly sure that without its collapse, it would have been impossible to shock the political system into action. In the month after the fall, the U.S. government made a series of massive moves to restore stability to the financial system. And it’s clear that those actions saved the American—and thus the global—economy from total collapse."
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I feel good even though I pulled some of the carpet off the floor in the computer room but I have to scrape the old foam layer off the particle board base flooring and that is the hardest part so far.
I am ready for a cup of tea but I do not hear the steam kettle yet , maybe a cup of orange juice to clear my voice.
9/19/2010 Sunday ..... I think our weather forecast was wrong. This morning as I went out a few minutes ago the skies were clear and blue to the east. Directly overhead and to the west was a sky filled with heavy clouds and darkness.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Acquisition is First Stage in Building New Digital Media Company
New York, New York – June 4, 2010 – Ziff Davis, one of the nation's leading technology publishers, has been acquired by former Time Inc. executive Vivek Shah in partnership with Boston-based Great Hill Partners. The acquisition represents the first step in building a new digital media company that specializes in producing and distributing content for consumers making important buying decisions.
Ziff Davis is headquartered in New York and its writers, editors and analysts produce award-winning and respected consumer electronics and technology content on the Web, and on other digital platforms including smart phones, e-readers and tablet devices. The nine Ziff Davis properties being acquired are PCMag.com, ExtremeTech, GearLog, GoodCleanTech, DL.tv, AppScout, CrankyGeeks, Smart Device Central and TechSaver.com, which reach over 7 million users per month.
I just asked answers dot com about Alfred and this is what they wrote:
I have just had a cup of red tea with honey and cream as my replacement for coffee. Coffee stimulates me fine but has done a number on my stomach and has caused some problems. The red tea is very strong like coffee if steeped 10 minutes and has no side effects that I am worried about at this point in time ( 9/17/2010 0832).
I love the long days where time is a moment to moment existence. I get to savor each breath and the wonderful view that complements that time.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I remember back in 1950 at night on a TV set there would be test pattern usually in the shape of a full screen logo. It was used by TV repairmen to adjust horizontal settings, vertical settings, contrast, brightness and color on the tube.
What do these people want to tell you and where are they leading you.
I remember during the ice storm that there was no electricity and any thought from this brain would have to be penciled into a notebook.
It is early Sunday morning and my life has been very physical until these last few years. I remember moving rock as in a chain gang. The work makes my muscles sore.
Hard work drives out the time to ponder and to muse.
I learned that work is part of life and part of the ability to survive. Being paid to work is a bonus. Work has nothing to do with society; it is strictly a personal thing.
I grew up thinking that a human being had to work a nine to five job and that if you did not work for society you were a slacker. That thought is pushed into the minds of human beings in our society and creates a false sense of moral values of doers and slackers.
The world has learned to abuse the ability of work by creating slaves to do their work; causing me to think that work is part of the evil when in realty it is the man that controls the slave that is evil; not the work.
Where ever you find a group of men working as slaves you always see a few men that are content with their lives and you wonder why. I know why now.
Yes we must free man from slavery; not free man from work; pounding rock is not evil.
We should also free man from the propaganda implanted in the brain about work.
Today I am reminded of the complex beings that we are. We use our bodies to handle intense physical manipulations.
Our bodies handle dexterity with grace. The younger and stronger child with will and determination can climb a sheer wall.
In my life I have had a yearning to work very well and it showed.
I was not into vanity or dressing to fit in.
I was into work, what the body does to fulfill human desire, to achieve the light in the blue sky.
At that time I had no clue of any talents in my possession, other than a good work habit.
How could I know how to climb a creative ladder?
I thought what I created was meager, as I do now.
The difference is that I want the world to know that I exist.
The ego has stepped to the forefront.
The dazzling red cape is teasing the bull.
I am getting older and I want all the world to see the day.
What happens when you suppress the ability to work or you by physical inability stop working?
That energy has to go somewhere.
Now that I am old I do not have the physical ability to work. I cannot just watch TV or those patterns of color, my body has to move that energy from the body to the world with out abusing tired and old muscle. I can stretch and twist but at my age (worn out body) I either have to die or do something.
We still do have some wild human beings that swing axes or repeating firearms for pleasure or tote religious text as propaganda or pay for power but for the most part we are quite remarkable.
I have a whole sack of friends and relatives that are quite remarkable but I will not disarm you with compliments by name. Just be it said that if I know you, you are quite remarkable and talented.
We have managed to secure a portion of the planet with law and dignity.
At the moment we are split by propaganda but once we see though it we see the decency of law and good behavior we vote for that.
The hummingbirds have finished their frenzy and have gone south. We still have some feeding at the feeders but I would consider them a normal or local amount of birds.
They gassed up for their trip and gone. Those staying may live and feed here all year.
Ice-D is laying at my side sound asleep. When i get up for my coffee he may get upset. I will set him on the rocker.
Monday, September 13, 2010
After I finish with the Aloe plants then it is time to put the papers away that are near moms computer. I will mark trash bags with caution signs as to not dispose of these documents. Then I will dismantle the computer and computer table and then remove the old carpet in that room.
The aloe plants are resting now that they have been replanted. Let me check and see if we have any frost warnings. Nothing even close to a frost in this area for the next week. Average low in the 60's every night.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Last year I stopped by my dad's grave and just glanced at the stone and a young woman came by and brushed the new cut grass clippings away and took pride in the job she was doing for those laid to rest where she worked.
Did someone, hopefully my grandfather cleaned up the mess and say a prayer where my mother rests. He had a Catholic Rosary and I am sure he stopped by from time to time and planted a flower or trimmed a limb in remembrance.
Sometimes you have to write your own history because the truth will not come to the forefront. I wrote a few years back that from the view of a satellite we see the planet earth and on that planet is my mother. So my prayer is to embrace the planet and call her heaven and not hurt her (the planet or my mother).
As a child there was a lot of suffering, it was in my nature to suffer as I learned of all the wrongs of the planet. The Holy Roman Church enforced that belief and I did suffer as Christ did. I had to give up that idea or die on my own cross. I chose to live and embrace the good and the flower/children that grow with each day of my life.
So there are no wars in my life because that is my choice. There is law in history as well as a lesson.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Since we are nggetting close to the removal of our carpet in that room our computer (mom's monster) is going to go on a table because the way I see it I have to dismantle the computer desk to lay any flooring.
We are so vulnerable. Our hearts are very strong.
But when it comes to violence our body cannot protect itself without help.
I was told that a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center Buildings in New York.
I walked over and looked at the TV, as I watched the fire and
smoke in one building, another plane flew right into the other building.
I knew then that something was not right.
I knew that something evil was taking place right before my eyes.
I realized that human bodies were being consumed by fire and wreckage.
The intense heat was vaporizing human lives in those buildings.
I knew that the smoke was going to smother the lives of human beings trapped in the upper stories of these two buildings.
As I watched in amazement white/gray smoke fell slowly to the ground.
I thought to myself, " The other building is disappearing and falling to the ground."
The concrete from the building was falling on human beings and disintegrating them right before my eyes.
This catastrophe was pulverizing human life.
More that two thousand human lives were being blown to bits by the heavy weight and pressure of the falling building.
The vaporized bits of concrete and human beings formed a cloud that billowed over the earth.
This dust of human form and concrete settled on the earth.
Only pieces of life were blown away to fall to the ground and settle into their own dust.
I watched again as the second building fell in the same manner with the same results.
It is difficult to understand why another human being would take pride in seeing this happen.
It is difficult to understand why any one would think that this was good and that god would approve of this violence.
The dust of these human beings will settle over the earth.
The dust that is choking me was once alive, a life with a family.
Where is the value in the lighthearted flower?
Could I paint a wonderful picture of a mare standing with her foal behind a black fence swishing
her tail in the colors of the fall foliage?
Would there be any harm in painting a picture like that.
Could I write a poem about dreams in an obscure language making it flow with delight?
Would there be any harm in that?
I have wonderful choices. So why can't the world have those choices?
Where did the world depart in the wonderful dreams of youth?
Are we going to stand up and say what is on our minds?
I think the world knows that we are divided and together as one.
We will all behave differently.
We will condemn violence but we will try to stop a recurring ball from bouncing out of control.
Will our words make sense? Nope!
Our emotions will tell the story.
In the minds of the young, terrorism has sealed it's own coffin.
The world now knows that death of two thousand people will not solve any of their problems.
Like an old factory, the framework of their minds will have to be retooled.
They'll have to update their thoughts and realize that violence does not solve anything.
They are condemned in the minds of the world.
The prison is in their minds; the falling building will fall repeatedly in their dreams.
The screams of the children of god will slide down their walls.
Friday, September 10, 2010
While in Paducah I bought a new aquarium light as ours was worn out. While there in Paducah Motherkitty asked me if I would like a new pair of sneakers and I said I will wait until I have the money and she said she had saved some money for this moment so she bought me a new pair of sneakers as I had worn a hole in my old sneakers.
Motherkitty called me to the slider and said that Mr. Skunky was out there eating scraps of food and she wanted to put some cat chow out there and I said no and no he does not stink up the home that feeds him.
The Humming birds finished two bottles of nectar while we we gone yesterday. I will put two new bottles out this morning before sunrise.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
In the past month the back of my knee is tight every morning as if I need some stretching to limber me up but I am limber it is the nerves in my back that trick the body into saying that hurts when in reality that part is not hurt. When my back heals the pain goes away. Nerve damage does some strange tricks to the body and do cause pain in places where there is no pain. It is like the phantom pain in a leg where there is no leg.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sandy has some great photos at:
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Princeton is only 20 miles south of us where Motherkitty works. I think they will get to see mom after eight this morning as they get on their way back to Berea, Kentucky.
If you ever want to see the beauty of Kentucky just follow Sandy on her motorcycle. If you go to her blog you can get just a taste of the pleasant rides she goes on.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I have been playing solitaire on the computer. My leg does not want to stretch out fully, it is the nerves in my back that is to blame, I have been there before and it is mildly unpleasant making me hobble like a chained convict, it is very unsettling and mildly unpleasant.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
In 2007 America realized that it was time for the common man back home to get his fair share of the profits and elected Barack Obama into the White House and the Republican War Chest was slammed shut. Corporate America sealed its doors and Wall Street put all it money in hiding and then the bubble burst. Now we have a lot of wealthy men standing around with their hands in their pockets just waiting for the Republican War Party to get back in office to get the War Chest rolling and chugging again. It is time to pull together and vote.
Friday, September 3, 2010
My mind is in a free state and I find it difficult to work with anyone that lives for the almighty dollar. I do enjoy working for money but I am not obsessed with the idea of gathering money for pleasure. My beef is with the folks that want me to work for nothing while they make a profit from my labor. There are tons of employers that belong to our chamber of commerce that do just that. Waiters and waitresses (I am counting McDonald's in there too) are the most abused people in the United States and if you ask their employers they will tell you that they are broke and penniless.
Crap give me a break. I asked someone the other day to do something for me free of charge and at first they said yes and the more they thought about it the more angry they got and they just refused to work for nothing.
I guess I should realise that folks do think a little different than me and they will not be slaves to anyone. But it is OK for them to employ waiters and waitresses and pay them pittance for a hard days labor.
Life is really unfair for some folks and there is nothing I can do about it but bitch on my blog.