Friday, November 27, 2015

An Observation


"A human being whose life is nurtured in an advantage which has accrued from the disadvantage of other human beings, and who prefers that this should remain as it is, is a human being by definition only, having much more in common with the bedbug, the tapeworm, the cancer, and the scavengers of the deep sea."
--James Agee

James Rufus Agee (ay'-jee)
Nov 27, 1909 - May 16, 1955) 


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Speaking Of Dreams...

Today is MJ's birthday. I sent her a greeting using Facebook... which I hardly ever do. She has the most beautiful smile.

Don't you agree?

You'd better.

Mary Jane (MJ)


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Could Be


Did you ever get the feeling that you were living in a dream

(or a nightmare)

and nothing in your life is  as it seems?

Could be...


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Avoiding Green Stuff


Laugh Of The Day

The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule Thursday  that would require the more than 3,100 public housing agencies across the country to make their properties smoke-free.

While I applaud the idea of providing a healthier environment for those who must live in public housing, I recognize how ludicrous it is to propose a government ban on anything, be it liquor, drugs, or tobacco.

I was recently asked (often) if I include kale in my diet. I said that I do not, and in fact I have never tasted the stuff. I was then told that I should make it a large part of my weekly intake of food.

Of course, this meant that I should immediately look up the subject on the Internet.

I found:

Kale is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cruciferous vegetables include mustard greens, turnip greens, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli.
I am not fond of ay of the cruciferous foods listed above, and I an especially repelled by the horrid taste of Brussels sprouts, (no matter how they are cooked.) I also found these next two somewhat interesting paragraphs:

Kale is among a small number of foods that contain measurable amounts of oxalates, naturally occurring substances found in plants, animals, and human beings. When oxalates become too concentrated in body fluids, they can crystallize and cause health problems. For this reason, individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating kale. Laboratory studies have shown that oxalates may also interfere with absorption of calcium from the body. 

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in their 2014 report, Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, conventionally grown kale are contaminated with concentrations of organophosphate insecticides, which are considered to be highly toxic to the nervous system.

Man-Oh-Man! Can't I find anything more interesting to write about than repulsive rabbit food?


I caught a short interview with a fascinating woman on CNN, and I recognized her, from her intriguing comments, as being a person of superior intelligence.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American dual citizen activist, author, and politician. She is critical of female genital mutilation and Islam, and supportive of women's rights and atheism. Her latest book was released in 2015 and is called: Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now.

I intend to learn more about this most enthralling lady.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Election Day




Monday, November 2, 2015



Why do the American people vote for and elect LIARS?

The American people are presented with two (2) politicians and they must select one (1) of the two (2) to be their next president -- and the (mature) American voter firmly believes that the definition of selected 'politician' is most effective 'liar.'

Nothing more needs to be discussed (by me) on the matter.


Jeb Bush said that Donald Trump is appealing to people's angst and their anger.

"angst   angst   angst   angst   angst"

I wonder how many average Americans know the definition of angst.

a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.
informal: a feeling of persistent worry about something trivial.
synonyms: anxiety, fear, apprehension, worry, foreboding

From the Urban Dictionary:
Angst, often confused with anxiety, is a transcendent emotion in that it combines the unbearable anguish of life with the hopes of overcoming this seemingly impossible situation ... Angst denotes the constant struggle one has with the burdens of life that weighs on the dispossessed and not knowing when the salvation will appear.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Is Fantasy Fact or Fiction?


When I was a sub-teen dreamer I was an avid peruser of comic books. Those colorful stimulators of imagination were just that, stimulators.

Later in life I turned to words as they seemed even more stimulating in their depth of detail. But now at an extremely advanced age I find myself falling back to the habits of my juvenile years. Once again I find that certain pictures are much more conducive than mere words to the effective stimulation of fantasies.

Such as the photo below which I like to label...

The Grateful Hitch Hiker

See what I mean?

If not, feel free to ignore all the above.



the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable.


Did You Know . . .?

the Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs.