The first notice I had yesterday about the terrible beheading of reporter James Foley was on a friend's Twitter feed. If there's one thing that's consistent these days it's tragedy after tragedy coming from the Middle East. As noted on many recent blogs here, Gaza by itself is a never… Read full post »
Chapter Fourteen – Methusela Goes Mobile, Room At The Inn, Jailhouse Rock
When last we visited the Velvet Jesus People, a huge chunk of frozen waste apparently dislodged from a passing airplane and demolished the sculpture of Jesus. Oddly enough, Methusela had nothing to do with… Read full post »
Hermead Volume 2
Epic poem about philosophers
Tales of Thales, Anaximandros, and Pythagoras
Thales was the first scientist, who was the first to argue that lightning storms were clouds of water crashing together and not giant angry men, devising a natural explanation for all phenomena. Thales develop… Read full post »
Remember when Obama negotiated a "prisoner transfer" with the Taliban over the return of a Marine "deserter"? 5 for 1. Shortly after, the Taliban publically vowed to kidnap more American's for "future negotiations". This put American's worldwide in harms way. We label them (and some of our own… Read full post »
For the past two years, I’ve been working on a book about eastern Connecticut’s 130-mile trail system, and it’s finally finished. (With three jobs, raising a child, and working on a full slate of scripts/poetry and other projects, I can’t believe I actually got it… Read full post »
.......I was listening to the radio and Billie Holiday singing "Strange Fruit" began playing. And I noticed something in this particular rendition - her voice sounded older, more pained. And she was growling.
Where is the line
When past is then?
In this many days and… Read full post »
“Pay to Play,” to most people, is a political term, and has a negative connotation – improper contributions, campaign contributions made in order to secure favors from… Read full post »
remember i bragged that some exec director had sent me a note to apply for a job? i called yesterday and went in for my first interview and my second is today at 1 and i will likely get it.
should be able to keep the job i love, since this… Read full post »
One morning it was just there. It hadn’t been there the previous day, as far as I can recall. But this morning, there it was, as if some nocturnal sorcerer had cast a spell. A wildflower in my garden. Bayoneted yellow petals, center-buttoned by a bronze, pixilated bud.&n… Read full post »
Rhys, Tabitha and I are working for The Bugle, a fictional London newspaper, at the onset of the Falklands War. In Part 1 Rhys and I are hearing from well-placed sources that the U.K. isn’t equipped to fight a real war so far from home. Tabitha has a source from/… Read full post »
James Foley, Missing American Photojournalist, Beheaded By ISIS In Syria
AND LATER.... maybe today.... who will be the next?
Crucifixion.. beheading... burying alive. WHY?
Learning about ISIS/ISIL is imperative. This is the time for us to understand and to learn.
I found this exp… Read full post »
To travel and not be able to access your bank account is a mishap that you do not want to happen.
It has been happening to me during all of this month during my travels and now that am trying to settle in. My bank account has been frozen by some… Read full post »
New posts at Many Years Young 8/20/14
Get Up Offa That Thing!
Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight
Child's play takes a turn at new Texas playground for elderly
Does Physical Activity Show Signs of a Tomato Effect?
Plus lots more.
… Read full post »
On his twenty-second birthday, October 27, 1880, Theodore Roosevelt married nineteen-year-old Alice Hathaway Lee. He had been relentlessly courting her for a year and a half. "See that girl over there?", he once as
Alice Lee and Theodore Roosevelt
Edmund Morris' MASSIVE three-volume biography of Theodore Roosevelt was over thirty years in the making. I'm smack-dab in the middle of it at this… Read full post »
Whether it’s the pots knocking in the dishwasher
as the cycle blasts them with scalding soap foam
or the padding of dog’s feet on the wooden floor
as the big boy strolls toward the window
looking for deer he smells through the panes
he has smudged with his wet nose,
whether… Read full post »
You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.
And when two lovers woo
They still say, "I love you."
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by.
Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date.
Hearts full of/…
GLZORP, Freedonia. By day, Ksiusha Milda is a housewife with a one year-old daughter. By night, she is something completely different; a blues singer of sorts, a practitioner of this country’s traditional folk song, kalek.
Ksiusha Milda: “It is not enou… Read full post »
Liberal, Conservative. Stop voting for people who's empty promises you like better. There is a reason we have PRIMARIES.
It doesn't matter if you agree with what they say if they keep doing the exact opposite of it. Republicans who run up massive debt and allow government intrusion into… Read full post »
"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." Bette Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve.
NOTE: I’ve been off OS for another periodic pause. More is coming, but in the interim I’m throwing this silly quickie out there. Mind you, it d… Read full post »
On the day before my 29th birthday in August of 1989, I move across the country from the East Coast to the complete unknown of Los Angeles to start a brand-new life. I arrive on the West Coast the same hot Sunday that soon-to-be-famous teenaged brothers Eric and/… Read full post »