Blogging Random Thoughts

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THE BIG WAVE

I am trying to face into the storm, to sit on my metaphorical surfboard and stare out over the tops of smaller waves waiting for the big wave, hoping that the coming storm is not the storm of the century and the big wave is not a tsunami. I fight my basal desire to...

OH HOLY NIGHT

Holy Nights in the City of Denver, Colorado,  The police there have been confiscating blankets from the homeless under a new law that allows them to take away everything homeless persons possess and destroy it. The new law is to prevent illegal camping inside the city...

ON HUMAN KINDNESS

To identify what's wrong with conservatism and Republicanism - and now with so much of America as we are about to enter the Trump era - you don't need high-blown theories or deep sociological analysis or surveys. The answer is as simple as it is sad: There is no...

THE PORSCHE

I helped a guy in Hawaii once. I was helping him run his little bitty but very upscale auto repair shop. He worked on cars I loved, like Ferrari and Porsche. I worked for free and I didn't even have a car. This guy was a seemingly great expressive and entertaining guy...

LOST HERE IN AMERICA

Why did we, as a country, choose to ‘toy with the system in here in America? What did we do when we made that decision? What will be the result of sweeping changes that are now going to reverberate back and forth across the country and then the world?

LEARNING BY GAS CHAMBERS

It is always interesting when people reveal their true underlying belief system on social media. There is a coldness that lays there dormant in so many human beings. Is it better that they normally disguise it or is it better if it is revealed to everyone around?...

NIAGARA FALLS

You simply must go back and read and study some history if you want to understand the damage potentially coming to the world when Trump takes office. The wording of his comments and those of his awful appointed officials is the same as in Germany in the early 30s....

GORILLA IN A SUIT

My life in the America I have known will not be going on for too much longer. Oh, I'll still be alive, for the most part, but the America that so admired and loved John Glenn and then mostly voted for Donald Trump shows the underpinnings of a place I am about to come...

FAIRY DUST

Well, it's pretty much certain now that the new administration coming in will be stacked with climate change deniers and their Fairy Dust Anyone remember back when they had smog alert days in some of our major cities and all that? I don't know what to think, other...

KILLING FOR JESUS CHRIST

Why do I have to be afraid of Christians? Because of history. Because life is becoming steeped in a headlong pursuit of going back in history. Because preachers at churches across the land are instructing their flocks to treat non-believers as lepers and those lepers...

PREVENTIVE STRIKE

Alright, want to spend the night a little sleeplessly? Want to really begin to understand what is scaring the absolute shit out of the people who've played with the big boys of the intelligence major leagues? That 'concern' that nobody, but nobody is writing or...

JILL STEIN, Just another fraud

Let’s see, a whole lot of people contributed to Jill Stein’s recount effort, thinking she was trying to bring some honesty back to the U.S. election system. She collected around nine million for the effort….

More reflection of 1993……

1993 just can't seem to leave my memory bank. Other events of note in 1993: January 20: Bill Clinton is sworn is as the 42cd President of the United States. January 31: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Buffalo Bills 52 to 17 in Super Bowl XXVII. February 26: Six people...

Reflections of 1993……….

1993 Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.96% Year End, Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 3654 Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 6.00% Average Cost of new house$113,200.00 Average Income per year $31,230.00 Events: include Brady bill signed into law, World Trade Center...

The Online Banking Ripoff, 2016…….

I have been writing about some banking phenomenon going on across the country of late. I liken it to the luggage fees charged by the airlines. Outrageous? Absolutely, these luggage fees, but at least the airlines tell you what the fees are and what you are going to have to pay…..

Sunday Morning at Geneva Java Coffee Shop

Dateline: Sunday, January 9, 2016 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Sometimes interesting people are just at the next table. Geneva Java Coffee Shop on Sunday morning. This guy and his female friend (Cal Tech graduate in physics) talking about Larry Niven’s first book about the Pak…….

Advent Trees and Star Wars…..

Four days in between me and Christmas. I must finish the fourth and fifth Advent trees today so the fourth will be up tonight and then the fifth I will light up on the 23rd. The first four are all white lights, except for that weird yellow…………

Matchless, a Short Story

MATCHLESS Short Story By J. Strauss   The old bike wasn’t much, certainly nothing that any islander would buy.  Kam counseled with his dad about getting a new Harley, but the old man was no help.  “Sell the damn thing to one of those dumb Haole’s down at the...