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thanks for being my wonderful friend..
I enjoy yr company...
Seeker and Explorer.
Earth guy living a conventional lifestyle. Totally enthusiastic about life. Into pushing boundaries and exploring the fringes of our existence (OK, well when I have spare time).
Focused. Work really hard. Very serious about things I need to be serious about.
Sometimes like to question that status quo. Being a rebel is sometimes a good thing.
I try to be good person. Usually I am.
Sometimes I give off a lot of raw energy.
Goodness and light rule. And curiosity and honesty and generosity and openness and simplicity.
"In wildness is the preservation of the world." (Henry David Thoreau)
"Carpe Diem." (Some wise ancient philosopher who spoke Latin and had a white beard)
Wild imagination. If you want someone to create really cool alternate universes, I'm the guy. Imagination sometimes needs to be subdued with metaphorical tranquilizer darts.
I like wild places. I think swamps are a great metaphor for life. I'm into deep thoughts and whimsical trivia. I'm a really fast keyboarder.
I was a kid once.
Some of my friends say I am a lousy driver. Sometimes I forget to tie my shoes in the morning. Otherwise, I got my act together.
I think laughter is a good thing.
Ask me anything you want.
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Today (November 30) would be Mark Twain's 178th birthday. Mark Twain (a/k/a Samuel Clemens).Sat, November 30, 2013 - 4:59 PM permalink - 0 comments
Now there's one very unique human being. People think of him as a humorist and satirist. He's really a philosopher and wise-man-of-the-ages.
It's worth having a drink in his honor today. And it's worth pondering a few of the many thousands of his immortalized sayings ...
"When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not."
"You can't depend on your eyes when your ima... read more
Movies I saw and books read in the last two weeks.Fri, November 29, 2013 - 3:52 PM permalink - 0 comments
Rudy - The Rudy Giuliani Story. A serious look at his good side and his not-so-good side interspersed with 9/11 shots and Rudy's response to the terrorist attacks.
Elysium. Sort of a sci-fi morality play that depicts the conflict between haves and have-nots. Not exactly Star Trek, but a good flick.
Atlas Shrugged. I started reading the book a couple years ago, but it was so long I never got through it. Hard core libertarians will lo... read more
Age admission. I was alive when JFK was assassinated. I was a little kid, and it was Friday afternoon near dismissal time on November 22, '63, and the principal's voice came over the PA system announcing that President Kennedy had been shot and killed.Fri, November 22, 2013 - 5:00 PM permalink - 0 comments
What I remember most was the stillness. Everybody was wondering how it happened, and the murmurs all revolved around "The Russians." Which made sense. It was only a short time after the Cuban Missile Crisis, when everyone felt the very real... read more
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Wed, November 20, 2013 - 5:01 PM permalink - 1 comment
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might liv... read more
Q: What's the navigation/shopping experience on the new federal health care exchange supposed to be like?Thu, November 14, 2013 - 4:45 PM permalink - 0 comments
A: "The same way you’d shop for a plane ticket on Kayak or a TV on Amazon." -Pres. Barack Obama, October 1, 2013
Q: OK, we have problems. Will things get fixed?
A: Yes, "if we can just get the darn website working and smooth this thing out." -Pres. Barack Obama, November 14, 2013
Q: Well, what can the federal government do to fix the problem?
A: "One of the things it... read more
"Do not go where the trail may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Re: Weather? (in Tribal Lounge) Flannel PJs and house coat are OK on the outside as long as you keep summer in your heart.
discussion post on Sun, December 8, 2013 - 4:35 PM
Re: Old-Fashioned Sayings (in ! Trivia Tribe !) Used to be that kids called their grandparents "Grandma" and "Grandpa."
Many new monikers today.
According to The Baby Center Survey, here are the top five:
Grandma - 49%
Nanna - 25%
Grammy - 11%
Mimi - 6%
Nanny - 6... read more
discussion post on Sun, December 8, 2013 - 6:13 AM
Re: Weather? (in Tribal Lounge) Really well said, Meeko.
Like Winston Churchill once said, we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
discussion post on Sun, December 8, 2013 - 4:18 AM
Re: Weather? (in Tribal Lounge) Yes, we are our own worst enemies.
Long-term need has so often been replaced with short-term gratification. Discipline has been replaced with pleasure. Thought-informed action has been replaced with knee-jerk reactions to the events of the mom... read more
discussion post on Sat, December 7, 2013 - 5:55 PM
Re: Weather? (in Tribal Lounge) Many strange and brutal weather "events" all over the world. I can't remember the source, but there was a really detailed scientific analysis done about weather events not too long ago. As I recall, we've had more extreme weather events in the las... read more
discussion post on Sat, December 7, 2013 - 6:36 AM