Keeping new year’s resolution # 2

In case you haven’t guessed by now, my new year’s resolution #2 was to get back online and blog. Now don’t get all pissy because it’s #2 instead of #1. Numero uno was checking email for the first time in MONTHS. Yeah, now that I’ve found out all about who’s been naughty and nice, read Christmas Letters to Satan, had a few laughs thanks to Bear and Berit,  discovered my offspring INTENDS to put in an appearance on the new home front in a matter of weeks–goddamn it, she’s been gone for YEARS, what’s this prodigal daughter bullshit? Huh? I’m kidding. Okay not so much. Yeah, just kidding. Or not.

Anyway, long overdue greetings to anyone out there who’s paying one whit of attention to what’s NOT been going on in my blogcasa.

Am I supposed to feel guilty about this neglect?

Well, I do.

Sort of.

But–if you all knew what I know–you’d be grateful for the resounding silence here. Oh yeah.

I’ve been debating on what this first post of 2015 should be about for a couple of weeks: the holidays, films, books, horrible current events, –are there ever any wonderful events? I think not. –Sarge and Lily updates (yeah their story is ongoing), random thoughts about old dark British crime dramas such as Wire In the Blood and Touching Evil and what they reveal about the people who write the scripts, etc. . . .

Obviously NONE of the above has been taking up any wall space here. Nope.

I have decided to share one tiny suggestion for anyone considering making a long-term commitment to a significant other of any variety. Yep.  There may be fallout from this, but– that’s okay. Feel free to prove me wrong about this notion.

Forget pre-commitment counseling. Forget talking through all your hopes and dreams for a shared future. Don’t bother getting all your duckies in a row. If you really want to know what you’re in for with each other — MOVE.

You read that right–MOVE. As in take all your material shit from one place and put it in another-and see what happens. See who does what–and how they do it. Listen to what’s being said. Who decides what goes where and why. Have you got a leg dragger as a partner in moving crimes? A non-stop whiner? A get the job done no matter what mind working full steam ahead? Is your “other” taking time out for all the other things that need doing–like watching every episode of something called “Haven” nonstop? Who is willing to make midnight runs to empty huge trash bins because there’s NO way the trash truck can haul ALL the bags away at one time? –This requires a certain sense of humor and willingness to fight the wind blowing it all back at you again and again and again.  Are you ready to BANISH your partner from the moving site because all they keep saying is: “We’re never going to get this done. Never in a million years.” Frankly, who needs to hear that while getting it done? Hmm? Can you imagine someone saying that while a baby is being born? Better not to go there, right?

Seriously–if you want to get to know someone conduct a major move of worldly goods with them. I think some enterprising spirit could make a mint setting up a couple of abodes for people to ‘practice move’ in and out of in order to find out who their partner really is when it comes down to the nitty-gritty that’s involved in moving. Obviously hiring OTHER people to do the work defeats the purpose–unless your partner does this and leaves you to direct the hired help. That would tell you something important right there, wouldn’t it?

Bubble wrap–check.

Reusable grocery bags–check.

Cardboard boxes–check.

Duct tape–check.

Full tank of gas–check.

Keys–check.

Attitude adjustment–check.

Yeah, I missed you too. Oh come on, why would I lie about it? Huh?

Detouring the usual ~ “and now a word from our sponors”~ : Yes, the sidebar to the left has been ‘refreshed’ for your listening pleasure.

Hey folks, it’s chilly but sunny at my tiny spot on the globe today. At the moment I’m making an effort to deal with the advertising that appears from time to time on blogs. These marketing exploits run the gamut from insurance sales to something just the barely acceptable side of what might be termed “solicitation.” I’ve discovered the ads cavorting in my blogcasa by visiting when not logged in and from different computers than those from which I usually finger yap from.

I’m not quite sure how these ads affect the appearance of the videos posted in the sidebar to the left << — . I hadn’t given this much thought until still a dreamer inquired where was the video I referred to in a comment.  So I thought maybe an aside post of this nature was in order.

Anyway…

Hitting the  “play” > arrow for these videos will get  you a concert in miniature while you’re visiting . Or you can enlarge to full screen–or go to YouTube to check out the comments, turn on the captions or explore whatever else is offered. But you do not have to venture to the tubes of you in order to listen to the music.  Take note that the majority of the videos have been refreshed/reloaded/replaced by new offerings.  Birdy is today’s headline act with “Wings” and “People Help The People”.  Further down the sidebar Mr. Frost is live with “White Lies.” Along the way there are some “Bad Men,” and Odetta’s cover of Dylan’s “Masters of War’–among other things such as “Don’t Stop.”  I’ve retained “La Lista” because it’s currently my go to uplift song of choice and I like having it at the ready.

There’s no way to know who likes what in these video buffets unless there are comments left here X. Everything offered is subject to my whims and mine alone. Having said that last sentence, I am interested in indie music creations–as in those people who do not usually have the money to market their music on the radio waves or MTV. So if you ever care to share an “unheard” voice, please don’t hesitate to drop a video link in a comment.

Thanks, gracis, merci—cheers.

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Yeah, look to the left. If you don’t see music videos there, please let me know. 🙂 ~~~ sound waves all around~~~

Vigilante Tantrums

H3nry has been chatting about some very interesting items of concern to everyone who loves cyber-surfing–and other things about internet freedom and other freedoms that are of vital concern to the freedom of the imagination. He’s neatly covered a few things simmering in my brain-pan, so I thought I’d like to share his fun little take on those items of concern. Aside: yes, DuckDuckGo is real search engine. It quacks along quite nicely with the clucking hens and cheeky rooster. If you haven’t yet discovered H3nry’s blogcasa, now might be your chance. He has some fun Cool Reads, rants and strolls too. No, not trolls, strolls, as in cyber-strolling. Now where did Mr. Hyde get to?

high-grade discourse

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Friends, Romans, countrymen, and even my fellow psychic explorers who tune in from time to time, I think a chat is somewhat overdue. Today’s controlling archetype seems to be the valiant sentinel chicken and a clucking is in order. Got some stuff on my mind that just might interest you.  In the realm of epidemiology, our friend the sentinel chicken is housed several miles from the outskirts of a population center to indicate potential infectious threats.  Well, it seems to this vagabond toting words, that the infections associated with Consumer Capitalism 2.0 are mental in nature and require identification to facilitate distillation within the crucible of your lives.

Lemme first apologize about the radio silence as every now and again I like to engage my mental cloaking device for a minor reprieve from the information overload. The incessant data delivery is definitely detrimental, even to devotees of the Dewey decimal…

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Music Theme for Sunday December 1, 2013 ~~~ Revolution

Music Theme for Sunday December 1, 2013:  Revolution

Any application of a definition of the word is on the table for exploration.

Go Political.

Go Artistic.

Go Musical.

Go Industrial.

Go Technological.

Go Scientific.

Go Spiritual.

Go Sexual.

Go Food.

Go Mental.

Go for any revolution that inspires you and uplifts your spirits. Have some FUN! 

Revolution definition–with which I’m not quite satisfied, hence my commentary.

noun

  • 1a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. [I believe the Czechs in 1989 would take issue with parts of this definition as they employed NO force to oust the government. They rang their keys in the streets by the thousands. Among other things that spilled no blood and committed no forcible acts of any violence.]
  •  (the Revolution) the American Revolution. [Obviously NOT the only apparently ‘positive’ Revolutions to ever take place in the world.]
  •  (often the Revolution) (in Marxism) the class struggle that is expected to lead to political change and the triumph of communism. [Take note of the employment of the word ‘often’ and ‘communism’–I consider this an outdated assumption. But that’s just my view of things.]
  •  a dramatic and wide-reaching change in the way something works or is organized or in people’s ideas about it:marketing underwent a revolution [Well, marketing isn’t an awful example, it’s just very limited, isn’t it?]
  • 2an instance of revolving:one revolution a second [I think these three are pretty straightforward and free of bias. How about you?]
  •  the movement of an object in a circular or elliptical course around another or about an axis or center:observing the revolution about the axis of rotation
  •  a single orbit of one object around another or about an axis or center.

Online source   http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/revolution

Tracy Chapman’s take on Revolution.

Note:  Don’t bother arguing–I’m in Control here–sort of. Let’s define control, shall we?

Note to Note: No one has to be on time.

Note to Note Again: Everyone is welcome to join in — or  not. No pressure. No pressure.

A frankly candid cartoon explanation of gender date dynamics = “Brain Divided”

Hi. It’s Thurdsay. I’ve been not blogging. If you’re reading this, then you are blogging.  For your enjoyment during my brief intermission from cyber-space, I offer an animated explanation of what’s going on with men and women and everything between them. Frank & Candid. Take a few minutes from speeding through blogland a la Word Press and have a good cartoon time.  🙂

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“Brain Divided”

The Cgbros

Published on Aug 13, 2013

Check out this great CGI animated short film by the talented Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song and Joon Soo Song! Presented by Ringling College of Art and Design and debuting online exclusively in Cartoon Brew’s 4th annual Student Animation Festival. For more information about this short film please see the links below:
Brain Divided Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BrainDivided Short film “Brain Divided” Official Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/66771902 http://legend20x.wix.com/josiahhaworth Josiah Haworth’s Animation Reel: vimeo.com/63448192 Joon Soo Song’s Animation Reel: vimeo.com/66196390 Joon Shik Song’s Animation Reel: vimeo.com/66089657
To learn more about the production of this film, visit: cartoonbrew.com/brewtv/braindivided-8585­1.html

Reach out and “Touch” a blogcasa.

Peace all.
 
For no particular reason I have not “done” blog awards in a long time.  I know  they’re useful for connecting folks to new blogcasas that they might not otherwise discover. They can be an interesting form of networking in blogland.  I have appreciated each one that has come my way while blogging.  I just often get caught up in using my blog time tossing out posts about other things that have caught my attention. So this is an effort to not forget about two recent awards from Jingle and eva626.  Thanks to both of you for your kind  words and thoughtfulness.  In return I thought I’d create my own award visual using one of my energyscapes, “Touch,” for whomever decides to accept and post an award visual at their blogcasa.  Hey, an artist is always on the prowl for exposure! LOL. So, if you see “Touch” making its way around blogland beyond here to new blogcasas that would be a way of tracing how far our connections have traveled.  I hope others will reach out and touch others with “Touch.”
 

"Touch" by Eva Wojcik

 

Jingle–offers a playground for poets.

http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/

eva626–I think this “eva” has food on her brainpan about as much as I do.

http://herenownotforever.wordpress.com/

I ought to share 7 things about moi:

I adore sweet potatoes fried in olive oil then drizzled with honey and dashed with sea salt.

I enjoy driving old state and county roads rather than interstate highways.

I wish my car was a horse.

Wisteria is one of my favorite flowering plants.

I do not like wearing shoes.

Watching “wire in the blood” starring Robson Green on hulu is one of my vices.

I covet a large loom for weaving.

Okay–now  here are  some blogcasas I offer for your explorations–I’ve come across 7 and 15 blogs to be awarded. Does it really matter? Hopefully everyone will discover something new. 

Clegyr Boia–mAgdA’s wild land art in Wales! O yeah.

http://clegyrboia.wordpress.com/

roxie–She’s got publishing opportunities of all sorts if you’re a writer searching for ink.

http://roxieh.wordpress.com/

artist at exit O–Al’s artistic wanderings along the Ohio River to create ART from styrofoam and water borne “trash”.

http://artistatexit0.wordpress.com/

flandrumhill–Need a nature walk? Information and beauty in one blogcasa.

http://flandrumhill.wordpress.com/

penpusherpen-Pen’s Poems ‘n Stuff–lovely poetic darkness–and she’s got great gifs too. Life slants in mysterious ways.

http://penpusherpen.wordpress.com/

Dennis’ Diary of Destruction—O MUCH fun and trouble with dogs –and cats.

http://dennisthevizsla.wordpress.com/

Living a Whole Life–Meg’s writing, photography and visual art as she moves through life’s search for pearls–and  real love.

http://thispearl.wordpress.com/

One Cool Site–great blog development information and more! Check it out for the wordpress doctor deluxe.

http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/

Posky’s blog–for some modern wicked written humor and comics–be forewarned.

http://mattposky.wordpress.com/

Yi-Ching—Careful, her photographic tours of New York City include plenty of food porn to torture your taste buds. Poetry “to fu.”

http://yichinglin.com/

Matthew Ashton–For a political perspective of a certain sort that includes reviews of movies, books and games.

http://drmatthewashton.com/

slpmartin’s Read Between the Minds–poetry with a sharpening edge.

http://slpmartin.wordpress.com/

Barbara Rodgers’ By the Sea–Art, quotes, inspiration and insights.

http://ingebrita.wordpress.com/

The Arts Web Show–Oh for some just plain silly fun at times.  Never know what Richard will serve up next. Really. 

http://artswebshow.com/

Leslie Paints—If you’re looking for some art instruction online, Leslie offers it with each post of her own creative process.

 http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/

Lynn Wiles–Check out her lovely abstract photography and relax.

http://lynnwiles.wordpress.com/

Dustus–Adam does it all poetic! Poetry challenges and more.

http://dustus.wordpress.com/

LazFreedman’s fun micro poems “Moving right along with you”

http://lazfreedman.wordpress.com/

Echostains & Bookstains for a mix of art and poetry–including Lynda’s  poetic challenges with art prompts fun.

http://echostains.wordpress.com/

YesBut’s Images –color and black & white photography.

http://yesbuts.wordpress.com/

Ryder’s weblog of ramblings galore–and your Tanka Bar connection. Yes, you want Tanka Bars!

http://ryeder.wordpress.com/

Gabrielle Bryden’s life in the land down under with children and frogs.

http://gabriellebryden.wordpress.com/

Samanthamj  –poetry in motion

http://samanthamariahjane.wordpress.com/

Designldg by Laurent G –photographs and words from India’s universe.

http://designldg.wordpress.com/

My apologies to any blog awards I’ve not returned in a timely fashion. No slights intended.

A quickie post it note. No! Not that sort of “quickie”! Get your minds out of the gutter! Or not.

"leaves and stones" @ eva wojcik

 
 
Wow, it’s been busy here–traffic in one door and out the other from the looks of the tracks left by visitors to blogcasa. Welcome folks, newcomers and regulars. Yes, Al, that includes you too,  river blog artist.  Quick by the way, yes, I do have the best of intentions to return the favors of visitors who have left tracks and to do something about a couple of networking blog awards–which always seem to present when moi is most distracted by things outside of blogland. No slights intended to Jingle or eva626.  Hopefully I do all things by rights and create some webby connections for you both.  Meanwhile, I hope you all enjoy “leaves and stones” from my falling in love with my Minolta x 700 collection.  If you’re stateside, all the best hoped for with all things taxed, taxing and taxable–unless you’re GE of course. Why should any corporation pay federal taxes, right? Oh I don’t know, maybe to contribute THEIR fair share to the collective potluck? Then again, corporate personhoods are more special than that rest of us persons. Afterall, they’re not really persons at all except in legalese.  Hey, maybe that’s the tax-free ticket for the rest of us–declare ourselves “corporate persons” so that we too will be tax-free. Wonder how long any government will continue functioning or even be-ing once that happens. Hmm?
Okay, well, must run off elsewhere besides aqui para uno tiempo. Everyone play nice. Oh and all the best to the ongoing recall efforts in Wisconsin. Four down and four to go.  Recalls to keep everyone busy and focused until they can beam Scotty up and out.  Ain’t he lucky those Wisconsinites aren’t inclined towards French historical activities?
                                                                                              “I’ll be back.”  LOL
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                

 

Would you blog for peace?

Bloggers blog, right? Duh. We write short and long posts about everything from sex and drugs to forest slugs and oil spill slime.  There are over 300,000 bloggers just in WordPress land.  Lots more in the cyber-space beyond.  Blogging goes on around the globe.  In WordPress we find each other via tags and networking. We can connect with people in different time zones all day long.  We work the world-wide web like cyber demons sharing our humor,  poems, paintings, photographs, pains, joys, news, opinions, and everything else under the sun.  I wonder how many bloggers would blog a plea for world peace.  Just one blog post in the manner of one’s choice–poem, art, music, just a simple few words to signify that you desire peace around the world. How many bloggers would blog for peace? I don’t know.  I am  curious.  Shall we find out?

If you blog a plea for peace in the world please leave a link to your peace post.

 Shanti Om                                   Visualize       PEACE

Teck~line lounge of random pleasures! o my!

http://teckline.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/organic-traffic/

T3CK is the friendly guy with the tech lounge for loitering and learning about geek stuff that makes no sense to my mind beyond receipe along the lines of go here, do this, it will look like this etc…  There’s a post with information  about site traffic you may or may not have webbed across, over, or into. But it’s worth finding out where T3CK ‘s casa is for all sorts of blog and tech stuff and talking shop–for those of you capable of talking tech shop.  Lucky for the likes of me, he does not seem to be an incarnation of artifical intelligence–yet. I’ve linked to the lounge for sending s.o.s. requests myself–keeping the line in sight seems to comfort me on some strange blog level.

This is the most of a geek gift I can give. It was given to me by the Trekking Forrester and so I share it in the same spirit of community and curiosity.

surf  the tech waves~~~ grins

 

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