Alpheus Williams

Wind and Whispers from Down Under

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And God said let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the foul of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepethRead full post »

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And God said let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the foul of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepethRead full post »

 

The Predators Beneath

A few years ago I spent a couple of weeks exploring in the Daintree National Park in Far North Queensland.  A crocodile expert told me that victims of crocodile attacks were more often than not locals.  Locals get used to their neighbours

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Guns and Hate Speech.  

When are the civilised going to hold the uncivilised to account?

Any kind of debate on controlling and limiting access to assault weapons leads to irrational, misinformed and inaccurate parroting of the Second Amendment and irrational and paranoid fear of GovernmeRead full post »

There is a slow rising anger here.  The lines are drawn and the hysteria is about to begin.  The Gun lobby will be screaming the ad hominem rants about Second Amendment Rights guaranteed to us by our Founding Fathers in the Bill of Rights.  The NRA will currently be in damage/Read full post »

Dear Senator Feinstein,

I am a registered voter of San Francisco.  
 
I am now retired and reside in a small community in New South Wales, Australia.  I have always been a strong supporter of the Democrat Party and I continue to exercise my right to vote as an… Read full post »
JUNE 8, 2012 6:06PM

Prometheus

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Ridley Scott is a master of set design and dark ambience. He doesn't disappoint here.  Scott adds 3D to his palette to provide a dramatic sense of dimension and space to scenes and sets.  It is not over used and abused.   There are no gimmicky effects, noRead full post »

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 Gynophobia

This is a new word for me. 

Most of us know the word ‘misogyny’.  Misogyny has been with us ever since women.  Ever since Eve was blamed for our mortality and punished by god

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Hypatia renowned woman philosopher and mathematics professor in Alexandria during the 5th century ADChristian monks dragged her from her chariot, stripped her, killed her, flayed her flesh from her bonesRead full post »

MAY 6, 2012 8:40PM

Four Dead in Ohio...May 4 1970

Kent State 1970 

(Thanks to Patricia and Astraia...from FB political discussion group for reminding me.) 

“Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,

      We’re finally on our own.

      This summer I hear the drumming,

Four dead in OhRead full post »

MAY 5, 2012 1:44AM

Republicans War on Women

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Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow

 

 

If you can establish the calibre of a person by the inanity, pettiness and stupidity of their critics then Rachel Maddow is top shelf, high gauge and first rate.  And I have to confess it was theRead full post »

 

Ronnie Miranda got more than his share of raw deals.  

 

I’m not going to get into his family life or his upbringing.  Hell, we all have a some issues there and no one survives childhood and adolescence unscathed.  My parents did the best they could and I’m sureRead full post »

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Angst and Dark Love

 

Michael Robotham's novel Bleed for Me has been recently released in the U.S.

 

I am biased so let me be blunt.  I’m a fan.

 

There are no bad Robotham novels.  They are all good.  Some are just better than otherRead full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2011 1:17AM

A Message from Santa

 Change of Address

 

You know longer believe in me?  Well, I know longer believe in you either!  So right back at you.

And don’t send your wish lists and letters to me at the North Pole.  It’s melting. I don’t live there anymore.  The Missus andRead full post »

DECEMBER 15, 2011 7:39PM

A Message from Santa

A One Hoarse Open Rant

“You want the truth?  You can’t handle the truth!”

Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men

 

You know longer believe in me?  Well, I know longer believe in you either!  So right back at you.

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There are hand painted signs in each of the four windows on the second story--Open Door--Open Books--Open Mind--Open Hearts.  City Lights Book Sellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Street, San Francisco...the Left Coast.

It's a walk into history.  Laurence Ferlinghetti, Alan Ginsbe… Read full post »

Unique, Beat and Bohemian Chic`...City Lights San Francisco


 

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San Francisco...City Lights...

 A young man from a small community in the San Joaquin...like stepping into a new world.  Read full post »

Black Friday… a competitive shopper enters WalMart in Los Angeles and pepper sprays twenty shoppers, twenty of the competition.  Peace on Earth.  Good will towards Men.

Black Friday… a grandfather shopping with his grandson at a WalMart in Buckeye Arizona is tackled by pRead full post »

I am an American abroad.  I am retired and have excellent medical insurance and benefits.  I can afford to travel fairly often.  If I were an American in America I doubt I would have this piece of mind or this level of comfort.  America does not have a good record… Read full post »