Sunday, September 30, 2012

I'm spiritual but not religious' is a cop-out

I disagree with this notion.
Organized religion wants something of an individual for their help. Join us they say and give your money or your time for us.
That is the same thing the Pharaohs asked of the slaves that built the pyramids, "Do it for me your god!"

Individual spirituality is just between the human being and god. Of course it is nice to help another being but that is a something between man and society or man and organized religion.
I spilled a whole mug of coffee next to my computer; little sister helped me clean up and wipe down my laptop and everything seems to work fine. A couple of works of art from little sister and little brother made the fluid flow away from the laptop ; those two papers absorbed all the wetness and goo.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Good Morning,
I stayed up late watching a football game and awoke groggy with a little headache. It is raining steady, no thunder, no lightning, just a good cleansing of the planet in our area.
Inside chores today; our pool is ready to close and cover and I will leave that to folks that get paid to do difficult things. I am not capable of putting a winter cover on a pool or is it I really hassled with the winter cover before and I do not want anything to do with it anymore. I did lift the heavy water soaked bags of sand out of the pool and that was a little too much for me. I may get me an electric winch to lift the steps and sand next year.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

We had an inch of rain last night on this area of the planet earth. It is 66 degrees outside this morning and partly cloudy. The lighting and thunder moved east.
It was just after dark when the lighting showed up and then the loud claps of thunder and then it poured.
Some day the weather map will loo like the photo of the planet at left, in real time at the moment.
I know that a weather satellite failed or was shot down a few days ago. But we always have one waiting in the wings. I am not sure whether/if Apple (China) shot down the Google Maps (United States) satellite or not but that is my wild tale of what happened.
I feel good this morning.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

War and Peace

Yesterday the planet moistened the earth here in town or was it just a feeling of rain, either way it did not rain even though it must have done something for the dampness in the area. Normally fog settles in and moistens the planet like in those jungle movies where you see just the tips of mountains or hills.
I took the day off yesterday and did nothing.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday at Noon,
I feel good. I have not done anything today, there is a threat of rain today. Mom turned on the TV and made a loaf of bread with her bread machine. Today is an Aldo Ray day on Turner Classic Movies Channel.

Monday, September 24, 2012

I am tired of helping/feeding the planet and then becoming the world scapegoat.
I tired of being burned by the Apple factory in China and then becoming the world scapegoat.
I am tired of offering our young warriors for the good of the planet and then becoming the world's scapegoat.
I am tired of paying for the United Nations for the good of mankind and then becoming the worlds scapegoat.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sun Day

Good Morning,
It is a cool 40 degrees outside this morning. I have my pool almost ready for the winter. The first of the month I will place the winter cover on it.
I feel good this morning.
I need to cut our lawn again but it is a little to cool for that at the moment. Our tomato plants keep producing small tomatoes but they never turned red. That happened about a month ago, very strange. Next year I will go back to some more reliable plants. We did get quite a lot of tomato sauce from our plants.
Today is a day of rest for me personally.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

There is a god within this shell.

We live in the age of enlightenment. There is a vast array of knowledge within the confines of our homes and villages and we as a member of this planet's society have taken full advantage of that knowledge. So I know there is good within this body as there is good surrounding this body. The brain within our selves can work with that knowledge and direct good function within the body as a desired mode and mood with a understanding that balance has always been the best for mankind. So I can see a doctor, take a drug, think properly, live well and say good morning to the planet and life withing this shell of a human being.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Good evening,
I went to town today, we ate out at Thom's Marion Cafe. Mom got a video and we picked up a few supplies.
I was going to the vet tomorrow but mom said the cat looks fine and is all done with the antibiotics.
Our male Tom brought home a young female calico kitten to be his mate. Mom was going to fix the young female and I said it is not our business as she is our Tom's mate. So we will feed them and as soon as she has a litter then we will/maybe fix her and they can resume their lives. Mom is taking another photo of the kitten and Punky.

Friday, September 14, 2012

For those of you that do not understand,  Man (human beings) is the son of god.
So when Jesus said Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
He meant that men are killing God. Meaning not him Jesus but man kind as a whole.

So when I see men on the street killing men on the streets then I see children of god killing children of god
God killing God.

It is time to take a lesson from technology and what thoughts it can place in your brain.
Thoughts can be good or evil.
History tells us that the Hebrews knew how to preserve life so that the children of god would not poison themselves with rotten flesh or scum eating fish (god killing god).


Different stories, Different minds, Different Variations

If I were to ask you to give me an image of God,
be it vocal, a visual image, a void, a written explanation, a drawing, a photo,
a video that you created or some other explanation or definition?
Whatever the medium, I could ask a million people for a definition,
I could stack these explanations in my/our memory banks.
Remembering that I asked for some kind of definition of God
and I received what I asked for.
My point of view acknowledges every one of these as valid.
Each one is God, each a definition represented by a different mind.
I could sort them, you could sort them, we could categorize them.
We could put each view in a different building throughout the world.
We could argue, but the definition would still be the same.
Each one is God.
We could argue again, but the definition would still be the same.
Each one is God. 


God forgive them, for they know not what they do!

Why is it that some folks have nothing better to do than to kill, loot and burn. All they need is a push forward. Do human beings really believe that destroying lives is a good thing and blessed by god?
If that was the case the United States could just drop a Atomic Bomb on the middle east and all would be forgiven by god.
No we do not think like that in North America. We let the mind go where it pleases and let the artist do as they please. We do not need to see it or we can see it, that is freedom of choice. That is our choice and that choice is what makes us better than the violent mind of religious boys who would travel a thousand miles to just kill.
I want to send every young women and young man back to the middle east and let them study there instead of our universities. But I know that our government is made up of a diverse group of individuals from all countries. Our laws protect everyone and we believe our laws and we do not let crazy people leads us to war (Well I am wrong there).
God forgive them, for they know not what they do!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hibiscus Flowers

I was outside moving my lawn clippings around our Hibiscus plants (seeds from my sister) at my small out-building. The Hibiscus have self pollinated themselves around to the south-side and east-side of our out-building. The ones at the east side of the building are still blooming.
 West-side of the out-building.
This is an earlier 2009 photo of those plants on the west-side of the out-building. (North <==> South).

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I spent the day yesterday outside moving brush and mowing in the garden. I meant to pickup grass clippings yesterday but that is something I will do today with our lawn sweeper. I have some perennials I have to keep warm for the winter and lawn clipping mulch will do the trick.
I feel good mentally and physically. I do lack a lot of stamina and activity seems far off. I do balance what I can do but the physical is not there. Cleaning the pool helps but cool weather is a deterrent.

I found another spelling tool.
Merriam-Webster's Word Central

I am not the best at spelling and I embarrass myself by not remembering names. I guess I will keep losing at that until I remember their names.
My mind is in a great place but putting people in a comfortable place by knowing their name is far off in the distance. I really do not want folks to smack me in the head after I forget their name but that is life some folks got it and some do not.

This is a nice photo my sister Sandy took of her husband Jimmy taking a walk in the park in Berea, Kentucky. This is a great photo.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sometime soon we will call this cool weather Fall, Autumn, it is 56 degrees out there on the deck. I will turn my pool heater on and the pool may warn up. That I am not sure of; the pool was 72 degrees 2 days ago and I need it about 80 to jump into to clean it before putting it to sleep, hibernate this winter. I may just go in any way to just get it over with.
I have to rearrange the audio equipment in our daughters room to facilitate a LP turntable and a reel to reel tape deck. I have some Long Playing Recording's on vinyl that I am going to make a few WAV Compact Disc.
I got half of the yard mowed, it was taller that 6 inches and it was thick so I had to mow 1/3 of a swipe at a time for a while, now I am mowing 1/2 of a swipe at a time. It is slow and thick to mow. I am sure the folks around the place are relieved. My back tire is getting thin from rubbing and will soon blow out. I figure about 6 months and it is gone.  I have been having to fill it up with air about once a week. I noticed it when I was mowing; as my mowing swipe was higher on one side and looking very uneven from a distance.
We have gotten behind on our to do list because of the economy. We were going to put in a new floor but that got behind and then our house wiring is lacking in places and has been put off. But hey we are no different than every one else in the United States. Since the year 2000 life has changed. I think instead of the time on the computers not working it has been the folks. As companies have left for foreign lands our work force has looked for work and just given up looking and now work part time mopping dishes and delivering home made bread.
I just finished what I had planned with the mowing; I have some brush to move and then mow that area then I will mow inside the garden area around the tomato plants; the plants have a lot of tomato's that have not turned red yet.
I have about 30 bushes of grass clippings to go around some perennials out front and maybe around the tomatoes in the garden.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Good Morning,
I did buy a new rain gauge and we did have 1 1/2 inches in it from the rain Friday night.
Our yard is about 6 inches tall in some places and I will mow it today.
It is cool in our home this morning because it is 55 degrees outside at the moment.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Good Morning,
I feel sleepy; a cold front came through so the hot weather is gone. I was sweating when I went to bed and chilled windy dampness woke me up at 2:00am.
The Hummingbirds are getting ready for their winter migration and fattening up on those nectar stations.
I see trees blowing in the cool breeze.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Revisiting Kremenchuk: Lest We Forget Who Came Before Us

Good Afternoon,
I spent the day yesterday and half of this morning burning CD's and burning labels.
Laurel Rose spent a better part of 10 years researching data for a photo she had gotten from her parents.
Laurel Rose assumes that the Holocaust wiped out the cemetery where the photo was taken.
Hence the quote:

" This headstone, and the grave site, probably doesn’t exist anymore. Any historical or written record of this man, our ancestor, probably doesn’t exist anymore. He died of natural causes in 1908, but inevitably was a victim of the Holocaust."

Revisiting Kremenchuk: Lest We Forget Who Came Before Us
Mom says 30 years on the photo above instead of 10.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Smartphones and the Internet help mankind

Good Morning,
It is cool in the mornings without air in this abode, this home holds heat. I am not sure what today's temperature will be but hopefully it will not be as hot as it was yesterday. I am not a young man like I was and prickly salty heat is a little too much for this soul. As a young man I devoured food and heat, age is not as kind and I enjoy the comfort of conditioned air.
It will take a few days to get a new air conditioning pump plus the service mans back-load of work, he said three or four days then he would have it in. In the meantime if it gets too hot I will go to mom's room.
I lifted the heavy air conditioner from the window in the garage and carried it to mom's room and set it up and my back is fine with no aches. There is something to mental chores of ones own body to solve problems and replace old wear and tear with rebuilt muscle and ligament. It is a wives tale that prayer for ones own body does not work with the intelligence that is available mentally and physically. I has asked my brain to function with a doctor and without a doctor to heal new and old wounds without harming what is good about my being and my body and my body and brain responded.
Mentally I am fine.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The compressor went out on our whole house air conditioning unit outside so we are going to get a new compressor installed sometime this week.
Mentally and physically I am fine. I just lugged our old one room window unit from the garage and set it up so mom can sleep at night. The rest of the house will have to wait for cooler weather.
I just filled up three (3) hummingbird feeders and replaced my dead hard drive with a new one. My desk top now works fine (Windows XP Pro). I just need it to do music on if I want to and maybe with a new monitor do some web pages on it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Is Walmart Practicing some sort of Slavery?

Who were the slavers?
The Egyptians
The Romans
The English
The Spanish
.................I think I can go on and on

Some movies I have seen had some sort of slave bought and sold.

The Ten Commandments
The Robe
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Gone with the Wind
Memoirs of a Geisha
Planet of the Apes

I do not know what to call a part time job that goes nowhere but to another part time job?

I can live peacefully in poverty (been there, done that).

Good Morning,
I feel good this morning even though my dreams say otherwise. It seems my dreams are filled with creditors asking money for just maintenance of our home. I guess that is why they say times are tough when you have to start giving up things that are a bit extravagant. Plus I am getting to the point where Cream of Wheat, Quaker Oats and all soft foods are a must for me. That is what I get for ignoring what my grandmother said, "Brush your teeth." (she said it in Spanish). Mom made ribs last night and I asked her for a hamburger.
I also did ignore everyone when they said to do your homework from school. I failed every class starting at the 8th grade. Only hard physical work has made an income for me. I worked very hard all my life even in the communes and now I do have a pension to live on and pass on to my wife. I am not eligible for social security that money went toward my pension. If I pass on my wife gets my pension plus her social security. I cannot collect her social security because that is double dipping and that is against the law for Federal Employees. My best bet is to somehow make extra money cleaning toilets at Walmart or give up the pool, cable TV, telephone, air conditioning, my web sites, fancy coffee and teas. I can live peacefully in poverty (been there, done that).
Two months ago we were watching Satellite TV, swimming in the pool and living off peanut butter and crackers. There are folks so poor in Africa that all they can afford to eat is whatever they can find and with excellent smart phone service.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day

Good Morning, it seems a bit cloudy outside and mom is off this Labor Day.

1832 New England unions condemn child labor
The New England Association of Farmers, Mechanics and Other Workingmen resolve that “Children should not be allowed to labor in the factories from morning till night, without any time for healthy recreation and mental culture,” for it “endangers their . . . well-being and health”

  1938 Federal regulation of child labor achieved in Fair Labor Standards Act

For the first time, minimum ages of employment and hours of work for children
 are regulated by federal law.

Read More about Child Labor.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Good Morning,
It rained last night after we went to bed and I looked out this morning and everything looked OK. Rain did fill our water dishes and our pool last night so we know it did rain quite a bit.
I am thankful this morning that there was no danger or damage. We never know, we watch the weather channel and look at the RADAR on our computer to see where the storm is at. Our Satellite TV did go off when the heavy portion of the storm came through; I just looked at the RADAR and the same storm that was here last night is still here in our area. It is lingering over us as it did everywhere else it has gone and that is why there is so much water in the pool and cat dishes outside.
I will go over to FaceBook and see what everyone says about the rain and storm.
I tried to find out how much rain we had and could not, I guess I will have to get another rain gauge like I had before.  I did look at the amount of rain they had a Smithland Locks and Dam and it was 2 1/2 inches last night, I also looked at the Television Station in Paducah and they had 1 1/2 inches of rain last night.

The Hummingbirds are swarming over the feeders this morning like they were yesterday (4 at a time at 4 feeders).

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I would rather be FDR Liberal Democrat vs a George W. Bush Conservative Like Paul Ryan.

Good Morning,
We have had no rain as of now from the storm Isaac. A look at the RADAR shows that everything is just about cleared our area but we may get a little of the tale this morning.

Last week we had taken our cat, "Tiger Lilly" to the vet for a bite on her back leg and this morning I took her to the vet to see if her drain could be taken out and he said wait until after the Holiday then bring her in again then. So she is an inside cat until after Labor Day. She is fine and sleeping a lot and taking antibiotic.

Someone help me with this word or phrase, "a lot" is there another spelling?