My Man!

We can paint him black, we can paint him white, we can paint him in rainbow colors or in muted tones.  That’s what makes him awesome.  I could spill out his worst qualities right now for my entire audience of about 12, and he’d still love me.  Not only would he still love me, he wouldn’t be offended.  He knows his worst qualities (perhaps thanks to me) and he does what every great man does with such wisdom, he works to change what he can, and he works to balance what he can’t change with love.

He has a ‘real’ job that makes me cringe!  He does it with a bravery and consistency and stoicism that I can hardly even fathom.

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Then he comes home and creates magic.  He builds structure, raises the bacon, fixes the problems, big and small and well, other stuff, but we’ll keep this G-rated.

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He built that, mostly alone, with just me as highly UNskilled laborer.

I could write a book about how wonderful he is, or I could write a book about how much better he could be, and he wouldn’t argue, and he wouldn’t say, “Why don’t you write a book about how much better YOU could be.”  Because he knows me, and he knows how much time and effort I spend on trying to be a better me.

That he is a good provider, a good worker, a gentle-man, with a long list of other positive characteristics and attributes are all secondary to the way he earns my adoration.  I am secure in my devotion because he does not ask me to self-erase.  He does not expect me to falsify my experience to make him look good or feel better.  Life squashing is not an amusement for him.

He knows when I’m hurting and he knows I’ll get through it, but he’ll face my tears with the same courage he faces the great big Gulf.  And smile at the little ways I find to soothe myself, like goofy garden art. 🙂

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I love you, my sweet, Happy Birthday! I hope and intend to be with you for the rest of them.

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The UN Torture Report On Assange Is An Indictment Of Our Entire Society — Caitlin Johnstone

I don’t share this story out of any real familiarity with this case, because I’ve started to avoid out of suspicion all massively-hyped stories, and therefor throw the baby out with the bathwater, which is a character flaw I’m trying to remedy.

Nonetheless, I trust this journalist, so I will share those pieces of hers I believe warrant it whether or not I have the time or inclination to sift through the data and speculation and most certainly some degree of political theater, for myself.

But even more, for me it speaks to something bigger.  It reminds me of the need to better understand strategy, and this TedTalk with Malcolm Gladwell is an excellent brief look at learning to see what we could be missing right under our noses.

 

On the eighth of April, shortly before London police forcibly carried WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy, a doctor named Sondra S Crosby wrote a letter to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting that the office look into Assange’s case. Today, following a scorching rebuke of multiple…

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The Sea of Twaddle — Dispatches from the Asylum

Some sane words about the insanity, refreshing.

As the sea of twaddle rages on from the psychopath’s, diverting the attention of the unwashed with a steady diet of sludge on all that is unimportant, fed through a tether-line of their f**kery into the hand-held radiation devices the masses are addicted to, there is another “sea” out there – the sea of innocents, […]

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On Sacking Rome!

On sacking Rome. That is: On Censorship! YAY!
If we had a dime for every bloke screaming censorship right now we could build our own damn castle in Narnia.

Seriously?  You want to sack Rome, but you expect them to provide the roads?

Wow!  Basic training bugles sounding now.

The censorship banner is waving so fast and furious it’s like Kundera or Kafka or Poet-President Havel—if you haven’t been to prison you haven’t lived!  Please, censor me, I never expected or prepared for this, and now I’m . . . Magically Justified.

At least I can rely on Corbett to continue to pierce the veil?

And Jon Rappaport,  relatively delusion-free, still, after all these years, still powering on, even after banned from this very WordPress channel.

Wise-up, quick, I beg y’all. Collaborative Wisdom from the wee homestead: Circle the Wagons folks.

 

 

 

Once upon a time, when I was popular

 

It’s hard to believe, I know, but there were a few intermittent occasions when I was very well received by others.  Like when my boyfriend’s best friend was a dealer of the street drug we then called ecstasy.  I don’t know what they call it now.

But after a semester of that I ‘cleaned up’ and flew straight.

Anyway, it was innocent enough, and then I joined the Peace Corps, still a fresh young thing!

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U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Prague 1994  

Oh I was so popular then!  That was long before cell phones, but if they were around then, mine would have been buzzing all day and night, woohoo!  And I probably would’ve loved it.

I imagined myself a future bonafide travel writer!

Lots of early clips I’ll someday scrapbook

There’s a lot actually, now lost to time and even cyberspace.
Like this little one giving a wee spanking to officers in Thailand.

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I like being insipid and bitchy now and I feel inspired by other previously ‘harmless’ and people-pleasing types who have been donning their snark-spirit.  

From prey to threat, because, when in Rome.

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Still hamming it up, Mena, AR 2018

But then, I dared to speak of subjects unpopular, and in a voice too unsavory.  Unsavory is the result of swallowing the bitter pill.  The obvious pleaser contract being:  Coat it in marzipan and holy water and all things ‘light’, or for heaven’s sake, at least smile!

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I know how to smile; I have 1,000 of them. 

Teach me how to bristle again, like a teenage hedgehog, at least when they run me over in the night I’ll have humored us all first, authentically.

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This Talk Between Aaron & Gabor Maté Is The Best Political Video I’ve Ever Seen — Caitlin Johnstone

It’s good to be disillusioned?!  If it doesn’t feel good, Americans won’t do it, not willingly anyway.

He’s putting a high degree of hope on the notion that the American people will not just exchange one illusion for another, again.

And, again.

The Grayzone‘s Aaron Maté has done an interview with his father titled “America in denial: Gabor Maté on the psychology of Russiagate”, and it is the single best and most insightful political video I’ve ever seen. In 27 minutes it essentially describes the fundamental problems of our times, not just with Russiagate but with world politics…

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They’re All On The Same Team — Dispatches from the Asylum

 

Love finding a fellow blogger in the same mood as me at the moment, makes me feel less lonely.

(Editor’s note: The following is just an opinion piece. I’m getting too old to give a care about linking to every thought, opinion. fact. etc., I might present in these opinion pieces…research on your own – it’s there to be found if you care.) Or better yet…skip reading my drivel and instead chose to listen […]

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5G Smart Cows Are Being Milked By Robots In England — Monitoring the Planned Poisoning of Humanity

Luddite I apparently am, I predict this does not end well for humans or cows.

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MMR Vaccine Approved After Only 42-Day-Trials In 1978, Per FDA FOIA Reports — Monitoring the Planned Poisoning of Humanity

“Borderline criminality” the article states, I’d say that’s very generous.  Absolutely egregious lies and manipulation that continues for decades on a docile and completely misinformed population.  What kind of society are we living in?  I’m appalled!

By Catherine J. Frompovich Del Bigtree of High Wire filed … The post MMR Vaccine Approved After Only 42-Day-Trials In 1978, Per FDA FOIA Reports appeared first on Monitoring the Planned Poisoning of Humanity.

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