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Inconsequential

What you believe

What you think

What you know

 

Unless you’ve happened

Along some great truth

You’d care to share

 

I’ll share

Chances are

you’re wrong

Never listened

Never learned

All you got

Is what you’ve

been told.

 

Parents, Friends

Relatives, Politicians

God

All profound truths

That pale in comparison

to thought, to knowledge

to action, to compassion

to Experience.

 

Truth from someone

who has never ventured

from their safety

from their warmth

from their family

yet in their world

They know the world

as it is.

 

Their truth.

 

 

Ship of Fools

I'm tired of Trump and his sinking ship of fools and idiots. I'm tired of the fake news bullshit, tired of the lies, of the tweets, confusion, changing stories, diversions, derisions, and personal attacks. It's all a bridge too far long for this old man to get to the other side, I'm ready to jump off now. I feel sorry for every single living American living through this embarrassment. I don't care what your political beliefs are, but experiencing this sinking ship of fools grasp for air is humiliating for all of us, because they ain't leaving any air in the room for the rest of us to breath in. This administration has been a clusterfuck from day one, and while I get the media ain't perfect, it ain't their fault the golden boy has no real hair. Here we are two years after inauguration, the government is in the midst of the longest shutdown, ever, with no end in sight, Cohen admits to rigging polls, and Giuliani has changed his tune, once again. What a shitshow!

Odd Encounter in Pascagoula

I first heard this story back in the wild days of my teenage years, and the tale hasn't changed one bit over the last forty years. You won't find any wide eyed gray aliens in this abduction account, what you will find is a horrifying account of abduction, described in terms as best as two men fishing off a dock in Mississippi can give. I've visited the story a few times over the years, looking for new hints of what happened, but it's the same story, always, told in weirdness, and in fear. I've read a lot of alien abduction stories over the years, and there's a lot of similarities in them all, including this one, but none of 'em, except this one has strange looking aliens who look as if they're wrapped in tinfoil as they're floating to come take you for some probing experiments.

Money for Nothing

A new federal mandate dictates Hospitals have to post their costs Online so consumers can effectively shop for the best bargain, and one would think that's a good thing, and one would be wrong. I don't even know where to start with this, this bullshit. Like any well intentioned law designed to do public good, hospitals have fucked it all up, listing their costs in medical jargon so the general public doesn't have a clue what they're reading. Way on the other end of the spectrum, I gotta ask? What's the point? Here in my town, there's only one hospital that pretty much owns everything, clinics and all. But hey, good try Mr. Government, but maybe you might want to ask the medical community what they're trying to hide by confusing their price lists like they have? I know the cost of being gouged is pretty high, and so is the pain.

The Other Side

Theoretically, it may be possible to traverse the boundaries of a black hole, and exit the other side. Possible if the singularity's rotation is weak, if I understand the jargon correctly. Interesting possibility  because one has to wonder what's on the other side? My guess is God, welcoming us home to heaven. Or maybe a mirror universe, with an evil Rob. I don't know, but it's a fascinating thought. I do wonder though, do all black holes lead to the same place? I'm guessing not, that there are as many possibilities out there as there are black holes, including the thought, that we live on the other side of a black hole, but that's too much for my brain to handle at the moment. I need coffee.

Insect Control

I ain't talking about spraying your yard for mosquitoes. More about our military thinking its a good idea to figure how an insect brain can merge with a robot, give it consciousness, that's right, self awareness, and control it. Of course, the black ops people think they can control the insect so there's nothing to worry about. Until shit hits the fan and the insects revolt, and just like that, they're bigger than us, smarter than us, stronger than us, and they start corralling us into food farms. I'm thinking there are just some things the Military should leave alone, cuz I don't want to be a third bit actor in some 1950s horror movie. I've seen that one, it ain't pretty.

On the blog

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Before peace on earth, there was hell.

 

Strange, this work is over 25 years old, and looking back on it, I get why it never sold. But damn, I'm proud of it. Check out a sample, here.

Short Fiction

With all the pieces laying around,

why is life so redundant?

GO!

God speaks to all, many hear, one acts.

There exists in every person the potential to do great harm and most people find that potential because it’s easier to find and execute than to find the potential to do good.

Keep the people fed with bread and they’ll catch you stealing them blind. Put a steak on their table, and they won’t care.

Social Commentary is an act of subterfuge that will destroy our civilization, but it just also happens to be a good thing.

Harry Knows Shit

Ex Senate Majority leader Harry Reid is asking current Senators to find a way to ease the backlash upon military pilots for reporting UFOs. While I personally appreciate his effort, I don't necessarily applaud it? Like Harry, why didn't you do something when you were actually in a position to do something? Of course, let me jar you're memory here, Harry is from Nevada, the great desert state where Area 51 is located, and in Harry's own words, he's been there a 'whole lotta times', so I'm guessing Harry knows shit, that you and I don't.

Rights of the Beast

I was raised to believe families are loving and nurturing, so I have a hard time in understanding the male dominance in countries like Saudi Arabia. I get fathers need to be strict, but controlling to the point of abuse, is beyond me. There's no nurturing, and whats bred is rebellion and hate. Imagine, man or woman, being told you can't go outside, can't go to a movie with friends, can't learn to drive, where you'll go to school, who you'll marry. Worse, the dominance isn't hidden, it's out in the open, on the streets, in the homes of a ultra modern city, and the worlds aware of it. The bottom line is, when you're super fucking rich, you call the shots, even if it means murdering an American resident.

Inhibitions Be Damned

I sometimes ponder why people do stupid things. Like having sex on a car hood, in public. I'm not exactly a prude, I do like sex, but I have my inhibitions, and respect, and common sense. I even had sex once, in the woods, the deep woods, and we had mosquito bites in all the wrong places, just because we we impulsive. I'd think old fucks like me, though, would've learned the dangers of public sex, and cold, hard car hoods, but like I said, I ponder a lot, and I'm thinking some people don't learn shit, regardless of age, and I can't but help but wonder what their kids are thinking.

Years flying by,

there's only 50 weekends left, so get out and have some fun.

The only way you can claim that life's been good, is if you enjoy it. Make it so.

In the Light of the Sun

Imagine boiling potatoes the size of softballs, shredding lettuce the size of basketballs, Corn, the size of a baseball bat. That day might no be too far off, considering scientists have found a way to hack photosynthesis, the process plants make to convert sunlight into food. By hacking tobacco plants DNA, scientists were able to produce plants forty percent larger, and that's pretty damn significant. Now I don't have to tell you the impact this would have on the world, you're smart enough to figure that out. However, remember, we are what we eat, and it's good to know that before broccoli spears the size of rockets hits your local market, there's a lotta testing to be done, and in the meantime, I'm wondering how I'm going to roast a bat sized ear of corn in my firepit, much less wrap my big ass mouth around it? But I'll try.

No Answers

I like to surf the net, and read, that's why I'm passionate about social commentary, hence this website. I usually have thoughts to some degree about everything, but this read is different. Unethical experiments has produced some remarkable medical and scientific advances. It's easy to claim the advances aren't worth the moral and ethical violations, and I buy that. But I can't help but wonder about how far those experiments advanced our medical knowledge, saving millions of lives. So in the long run, there's a thought that at least some good came out of people suffering, it's not a satisfying thought, and it doesn't ease the the other thought, the one that reminds me of how evil we can be to each other. That's important to remember. Leave your thoughts in the comments, I'll respond.

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