James M. Emmerling

James M. Emmerling
June 24
Mental Health Advocate/Dog Watcher
'"And we are put on earth a little space, That we may learn to bear the beams of love,'' William Blake HEGEL: ""The force of mind is only as great as its expression; its depth only as deep as its power to expand and lose itself."


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SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 10:49PM

Blasphemy Day!






'Thou art a man

God is no more

Thine own Humanity

Learn to adore' 





I hadn't heard from the world's greatest philosopher Z in a month when he called me up out of the blue tonight as I was engaging in a… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 9:10PM

What to Do About the Children?

  Or, 'Digesting the Zeitgeist' 

 Or, 'Wherefore We Weave the Weltanschauungs of Our Children'

 But Jesus said unto her,

Let the children first be filled:

for it is not meet to take the children's bread,

and to cast it unto the dogs.

MARK 7:26 

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 2:57PM

Wrath and Pity On the Equinox

'I am what is mine. Personality is the original personal property. As the great philosopher of private property (Locke) says, ''By property I must be understood here to mean that property which men have in their persons as well as goods''. Here is the psychological root of private property. Every manRead full post »

My mother died today, 10 years ago, in the wee hours of the morning in the local hospital. My sister texted me today saying'can't believe mom gone 10 years today!  and i answered, 'yep, our first decade as poor motherless children, we 'have a harder time',' referencing the song 'MotherleRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 12:52PM

An Explanation For My Crime of Passion

You may have heard about my crime, it was trending   on Yahoo News and other places too for a few days last week.

Then again, maybe you haven't. That incident in the elevator, captured on the most famous elevator video in world history overshadowed me. As if that wasn't badRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 6:35PM

Making Sweet Love on a Naked Sunday





~now after a while Little-faith came to himself,

and getting up

made shift to scrabble on his way.


Woke this morning still in love, more than ever, but crippled by sciatic nerve back pain. ItRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 4:15AM

I Love Trudy But I Haven't Met Her Yet


 (A Wholesome  Internet Love Story, Part One)


 You lose yourself, you reappear

You suddenly find you got nothing to fear
Alone you stand with nobody near
When a trembling distant voice, unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear
That somebody thinks they really have found yo
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 I read a newspaper article today that quite satisfactorily clarified this ISIS situation for me. It was written by Robert P. George for the Philadelphia  Inquirer. I recommend it highly.

  Here is his thesis: that the ISIS phenomenon is indicative of the New TotalitarRead full post »
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 6:30PM

Dealing With Crazy People

My friend Brian, who lives in my rooming house, wrote down some of his reflections on growing up abused by his dad and developing 'schizo-affective disorder' as a result. He claims to be writing a book . I had another friend who kept a journal about his experiences as a diagnosed… Read full post »

The day I finally got a date with Lolita the new librarian , whom I'd been crushing on for quite awhile, was hot and miserably humid. I wore my usual cutoffs and short sleeve dress shirt to return several very heavy (in both senses) tomes, some of which i'd taken outRead full post »


 Everybody knows that the dice are loaded 

Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed 
Everybody knows that the war is over 
Everybody knows the good guys lost 
Everybody knows the fight was fixed 
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich 
That's how it goes 
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AUGUST 31, 2014 8:04PM

An Optimistic Prophecy for America


It's coming from the feel 

that this ain't exactly real, 
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there. 
From the wars against disorder, 
from the sirens night and day, 
from the fires of the homeless, 
from the ashes of the gay: 
Democracy is coming to the U.S.
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AUGUST 29, 2014 6:18PM

A New Found Interest in Local Events


 Well, they’ll stone you when you walk all alone

They’ll stone you when you are walking home
They’ll stone you and then say you are brave
They’ll stone you when you are set down in your grave
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned


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AUGUST 26, 2014 6:37PM

Woman's Equality Day, 2014


Oh, sister, when I come to knock on your door
Don't turn away, you'll create sorrow
Time is an ocean but it ends at the shore
You may not see me tomorrow

We grew up

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AUGUST 21, 2014 10:34PM

Gone to the Dogs

 In Scarlet Town, the end is near

The Seven Wonders of the World are here
The evil and the good livin' side by side
All human forms seem glorified
Put your heart on a platter and see who will bite
See who will hold you and kiss you good night
There's walnut groves and maplewood
In Scarlet
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AUGUST 18, 2014 11:30AM

A Cry For Home

"Manic Depression"JIMI HENDRIX

Manic Depression's touching my soul,
I know what I want,
but I just don't know how to go about getting it.

Feeling, sweet feeling
drops from my finger, fingers
Manic Depression's captured my soul.

Woman so willing the sweet cause in vain,
you make love,
you break love,
it's-a al/
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AUGUST 17, 2014 2:44PM

How Do You Drive A Driverless Car?

In Mountain View, Silicon Valley, California, USA, the headquarters of Google, Google Inc. demonstrated a driverless car. A car that has someone in it, but he is no longer known as the 'driver' because the car drives itself. You with me so far? you heard ofRead full post »

today would have been george and eleanor's 67th anniversary. they were married august 16th 1947.
the day before,

  • The greater Indian subcontinent with a mixed population of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Jews, etc. formed by the Partition of India gained independe
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AUGUST 15, 2014 10:43AM

What Condition my Condition is In

I have been happy lately because Eros stole my heart away from inside my chest of stone ...a line of fortresses on my inner empire....a watchtower walked, and time is growing late, and we ought not to talk falsely anymore...


Eros, the god.


Eros appears in ancient Greek sourcesRead full post »

AUGUST 14, 2014 12:12PM

In the Next World...

For Lauren Bacall.
 Alles Gescheite ist schon gedacht worden.
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  • Creativity is the universal of universals characterizing ultimate matter of fact. It is that ultimate principle by which the many, which are the universe disjunctively, become the one actual occasion, which is the universe conjunctively. It lies in the nature of things that the man
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 Thunder on the mountain, fires on the moon

There's a ruckus in the alley and the sun will be here soon
Today's the day, gonna grab my trombone and blow
Well, there's hot stuff here and it's everywhere I go

I was thinkin' 'bout Alicia Keys, couldn't keep from crying
When she was born
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AUGUST 11, 2014 1:45PM

The Secret of my Rise to Fame is...

 …is , simply, the power of good women in my life.

My mother, for example, who at age 40 gave birth to me, after suffering 3 miscarriages in the 1960s trying to get me JUST RIGHT, she said. 

When I came out, I tested her love immediately. I refused… Read full post »
AUGUST 10, 2014 2:17PM

serendipity today

Went out to antique car show we got here in town once a yr. thousands. I felt like a real civilian. A bit loopy . I walked w. mike, my buddy, 6 ft 4 bearded. We bullshitted . At one pt I said’what?you wanna start a kinda humanistic brotherhood, maybe convert… Read full post »
 “There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief

“There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth”

“No reason to get excited,Read full post »