Category Archives: Poetry and Notions

Lyrics for the Zou

Had to get these lyrics down before I forget them as a melody:

Have you  ever put your head down to the rail,

and heard the bell ring through the steel !!!

Heard the wood laying underneath…surround it;

and the cries of those that are real?

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Interesting times we live in!

I, being a proud United States of America citizen from births that go way back in the history of this GREAT COUNTRY; have decided to try and tell my version of our history in the most honest way I can. My earliest known relative (to me) was John Bissell Somerset England Connecticut. Try it in Google you will find About 4,560,000 results (0.47 seconds); In Bing, it nets about half that; but without telling me how long it took for Bing to collect its results.(2,560,000 results). The other side of my family was Scottish, Irish and French, with some Germans thrown into the mix in the beginnings; with a Cherokee great, great, grandmother who changed her name to avoid walking the ‘Trail of Tears'(and whose family sent her sister instead); to marry a ‘white man’ instead; is my heritage.
Along with many hours spent on Facebook, MySpace, Universal Studios, The Writers Guild of America West; and apprenticeship at United States Steel, not only having worked in and on most of the good sites that come to mind (like TED); I have decided to publish (is that too big a word?) just another blog. WTF?! ANOTHER BLOG?!!! Yes! Sorry, or not, THAT IS NOT ALL THIS IS. I intend these pages to include the poetry, art, and music of the youngest, best, and brightest among us; as well as what some might call ‘old-school lessons’!
If you are interested in what my attitudes, opinions, and understandings of OUR LIFE IN THESE TIMES; ask me, and KEEP READING. I will open ALL records as to how I came to be in the situation of finding homelessness, drunkenness, stupidness, unkindness, bad parenthood, 4 times-married, and a ‘prone to violent reactions’ existence preferable to contemporary view of some of the BULLSHIT (sorry to any of those to whom this phrase is politically incorrect!) I currently see as an accepted norm.
People speak of freedom and justice these days as they do of McDonalds…It’s ALL GOOD!…NONSENSE!!! And ever since Ray Kroc automated their milkshake machines and took over the Brothers McDonald’s name; things have been going downhill. Let me make it clear that my version of the last fifty years is NOT going to be sugar-coated for every taste.

PEACE in the desert of the Middle East!

Amazing! Jews and Arabs on the Gaza Strip cannot stop shooting rockets (or worse!) at each other…Are they both ignorant of the notion of survival of the planet?! NO REGARD for the rest of us Hindu, Christian, Scientologist, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Evangelical South Koreans??!! LOL…Oh well, we always revert to our worst behavior when called upon to deliver the goods…THANK GOD the Iranians do not have a dog in this fight yet!! TEBOWING for THAT situation!

Check out my friends Deborah Gee and her crew!

This is good music! http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=23287130&ac=now; just as good as family’s tunes! I invite you to listen with the idea that this may be the one and only time you will see this link as a public free post!

Kent State Murders

An Update!

Please don’t be concerned! there is nothing malicious in this code! just an image update!

Called the Circle of Life by Many Religions!!

The ultimate brilliant discovery of all students of spirituality is the recognition that new ideas are hard to come by~~!!! HAHAHAHA LOL

2012? Blessings or Disasters?!

I can only find good news for the next year in the Mayan prediction that the coming year will bring RENEWAL! yay…about time!!!

New musings in poetry and music put together!

Some of the best musicians I know are:

Tony Newton

and

Marc Keller

Love both these guys because they are as good teachers as they are accomplished artists! Thanks, Gentlemen, it is always a pleasure to listen…and learn!! 🙂

Vanishing personality in the workplace

More and more the lines between personal life and one’s commitment to a particular employer in the workplace are becoming blurred. The huge growth of social media on the internet dims the distinction between what is personal private opinion and goals; and the opinions and goals of the employer.  Companies scramble to protect their professional public image. They struggle with social media communications policy; while becoming more and more intrusive into the private lives of their employees. Employees grow more fearful of making ‘personal’ comments that may be used as a cause for reprimand, lay-off, or outright firing. With the more and more pervasive use of internet communications through mobile personal devices; this issue grows exponentially! Is there a policy that a company can use to protect itself; while recognizing the rights of freedom of expression for the individuals who work for it?

Of course this is a bigger societal issue; witness the case of Pfc. Manning and the U.S. Government with WikiLeaks.  But, more and more; the issue raises its ugly head in everyday commonplace events like this situation with the NY Ballet and its union : http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8014662

What is the solution? No one knows for sure, as the issue itself is fraught with ignorance of the future. But the issue continues to grow without calm, reasoned discourse. We all say…we cannot see the legal outcome until precedents are set. But the real issue is…how do we begin to deal with the issue ethically across the global landscape of the internet? Solutions anyone?

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