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  • today iI joined the family picnic, also a nephews’ 42nd birthday. As I arrived numerous people thanked me for “serving to protect our freedoms,” and i just had to hmmph and nod my head.

    These are the kinds of […]

  • I have this thing about laziness.. not physical laziness mind you, but rather mental laziness. in particular I’m referring to reading and writing literacy.

    When I was growing up back in the 60’s it seems […]

    • Sadly, there has always been a sort of anti-intellectualism within parts of this nation. My father, for example, believed that the more books you read, the less sane you would become. Reading a lot of books would literally, in his mind, drive you crazy.

      Suffice it to say, he never read anything. He was a conservative Christian, but I don’t even think he spent a lot of time reading the Bible. He just trusted to what the preacher and/or his father had told him. I never understood it either but such it was.

      My father was born in 1912 so it isn’t a new situation….maybe just more weaponized with the current marriage between extreme right wing politics and extreme conservative religion in this country.

      • yes…… Ok…..so I remember watching a little bit of Glenn Beck years ago on the Fox network. And he was talking as if he was talking to children trying to explain something or another. I really wasn’t listening to what he was saying but was just amazed at what he was doing. Not only was he talking as if he was talking to children he was using donuts and chalk boards to give his viewers visual tools to help them understand. He moved donuts around…..cut some into pieces and moved them around….scribbled in the chalk board.
        Ok….lost my train of thought here but I think someone may get my point.

        • It was sad really with my father. He might very well have eaten up that simplistic explanation from Glen Beck. I remember a former brother in law of his who apparently made a comment one time, and my father repeated it for years to come. It was based on nothing more than an off-hand observation with any deep knowledge of what he was talking about in both cases.

          • I get it. When ever I hear a crazy story from anyone that sounds like it may have teeth…..I research before I repeat it. Luckily I have a circle of family and friends who are pretty knowledgeable in different fields so I get some great information from them whenever I ask.

    • America not only grants work visas to labor workers from across the border to work our farms…we also grant work visas to the most intelligent foreigners to work in our labs and hold high positions in our tech companies.
      We apparently think we are above picking fruit but we also do not have enough people in our work force who are intelligent enough to develop cures and design technology of the future. Which is why our government has to grant these visas.
      So yeah…..it’s laziness.

  • I have been taking ASL off and on, for years, but even that, now that I have also lost the use of left arm/hand due to stroke, is futile. As I said, it’s not really that important to me because my mind races so fast inn a continuous basis that neither my voice, nor my hands can even begin to keep up, so I still seem like I am off the chain. Told…[Read more]

  • I have mentioned before many of my detriment, both mental and physical, as well as emotional, which I guess fall under the mental category, but, as I say, wgaf..?

    I was treated for the throat cancer 5 years […]

    • My brother was in an accident maybe 35 (?) years ago and has permanent damage. It was a head injury which paralyzed 1/2 of his body and since he was in a coma the Tracheotomy did damage to his vocal cord. After recovery he had to learn to speak again and has since finished getting his degree but he is somewhat like you. The vocal cord damage makes his voice deep and low and with half his body behind paralyzed his speech his slow. So people look at him the same way…as if maybe he mentally isn’t all there when in fact he is very intelligent and can carry on a great debate on any topic. There are times he does gets aggravated with people…..but he has a few friends who are patient and enjoy his conversations.

      I was signed up for a sign language class before this Covid hit…..but may just take it online. it is something I have always wanted to learn. Maybe it is something you should look into. Not many people actually know how to use it…but it would give you a way to communicate should you also lose your hearing.
      They also have options for that too. My Aunt lost her hearing years ago and was one of the first patients to get Cochlear Implant. It’s amazing the things that are available these days. Its an implant in the skull….and they have a magnetic attachment that goes behind the ear that allows people to hear. So she can take off the attachment when she sleeps and just needs to change batteries.

      • I have been taking ASL off and on, for years, but even that, now that I have also lost the use of left arm/hand due to stroke, is futile. As I said, it’s not really that important to me because my mind races so fast inn a continuous basis that neither my voice, nor my hands can even begin to keep up, so I still seem like I am off the chain. Told ya before, I’m a “hot mess.” I much prefer writing, but you cannot have a conversation online via typing, especially when one party only has access to one hand/one finger. But writing is my outlet, and is one of the only things in life I am halfway good at. It gives me great satisraction.

        • My brother loves to write too. But he uses pen and paper.
          He is always journaling and mailing letters.
          He has a few neighbors in his building who will meet him to discuss different topics.
          His education is in the Mental Health field so he loves to discuss those topics with people.
          Anyhow….its good you have an outlet to raise Caine 😉

  • So I have this curiosity..?

    I am constantly besieged by new followers, along with message requests, in the Instagram, and it kind of spins the inside of my brain sideways.

    All these follows and message […]

  • Similar to Seinfeld routine but more deadpan. Emotionless. He’s not bad

  • two yyoung black men found hanging from trees 45 miles apart in California in past month. America was built on racism and bigotry. The most emotionally insecure white men on earth. With the most emotionally […]

    • So, the rhetoric from the man in the White House supporting white Nationalists and other hard right racists and bigots has resulted now in lynching making a return. It just keeps getting worse.

    • It’s horrible. I am waiting to see what the investigation concludes. I hate to say this but I am hoping it was suicide. Both outcomes are horrible I know. But with the times we are going through……a lynching is the last thing we need.

  • Here in the environment of the supposed ” greatest economy in the history of ciivilization” I just spent the afternoon having a cookout with a few Trump supporters who were discussing how they cannot afford to […]

  • Do you now, or have you ever, seen a psychiatrist? I have been seeing a psychiatrist for 9 years.

  • nobody commented on the post, Waiting 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I learned long ago when it comes to people and relationships expectation is a buzzkill, because nothing is permanent, no matter how much we’d like it to be so. Everything is subject to change. You can actually count on the inevitability of change. Especially people. We cannot own another person. I like to put myself in positions where I have…[Read more]

  • I don’t think it is a result of organized thought as much collateral damage from deranged power mad thought. I watch the people supporting him, particularly evangelical extremists and white supremacist types talking openly of civil war, and Trump is being pushed in this direction by them. If you remember, I was predicting the path he is now…[Read more]

  • I am well aware that my posts do not always seem consistent with the “one love” philosophy, what with the way i use words to criticize and illuminate certain topics.

    For elaboration I am going to mention […]

  • Nothing says freedom like a nose ring controlled by Hannity and Limbaugh

  • I believe,..No, I KNOW , the decision by Tubby the Toddler Trump to hold an ego basting campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma of all places, on June 19th of all dates, at this point in American history when race hate […]

    • Not sure I would give him credit for such organized thought. Suspect he is just blathering on with his normal song of hate and division. Having said that, though…He seems to be pushing us further toward a potential of a civil war than we have been since 1865.

      • I don’t think it is a result of organized thought as much collateral damage from deranged power mad thought. I watch the people supporting him, particularly evangelical extremists and white supremacist types talking openly of civil war, and Trump is being pushed in this direction by them. If you remember, I was predicting the path he is now taking for over two years

  • I honestly dont believe the American flag means anything to Trump supporters. More effective would be a mask made of money. Money is the God of Trumplandia

  • “I refuse to wear the mask that MSM tells me to wear because freedom…oh, and because Hannity and Limbaugh told me not to because freedom.

    Same knuckleheads who have been proudly self identifying as […]

    • Hey, I like freedom…the freedom to live without coughing my lungs up because I was careless and refused to wear a mask to protect others…and to keep distance to protect myself.

    • Maybe if we put an American Flag on all mask….they will stop complaining.

      • I honestly dont believe the American flag means anything to Trump supporters. More effective would be a mask made of money. Money is the God of Trumplandia

    • 🙂 you certainly have a way with words. I know I would rather take advice from Fauci or some medical person than from a blowhard on a political channel or the man in the White House who is consistently wrong about everything. But hey, whatever floats their boat. As long as they stay away from me and mine, i am happy.

  • I learned a few years ago to label all my tablets after forgetting PIN to a couple of them and being locked out by Google because I had changed the emails I had used to register the tablets, essentially turning them to paper weights

  • I’m not for sure if iv read it or not. It would have been about 40 years ago. I did enjoy the movie. The time period I most likely would have read it I was all into what I consider the same genre: Dostoevsky,, Winds of War, Exodus, Ayn Rand, my favorite of hers being We the Living, In Cold Blood, The Onion Field, those types. Then around 1980…[Read more]

  • I have coded labels inside tablet covers

  • No One is really in the same place I am about anything. I tell my family I am an island. I have nothing in common with any relative, and no “friends” with similar interests. I am 64yo, and to be honest, have no idea what the word “friend” really even means. I have a few online “friends,” but even that is confusing to me. Just never been able…[Read more]

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