Friday, May 31, 2013

Round And Round

Robin's red barn we go.

I await events re my 'mugging', cops doing a great job, cops dropping the ball,  property return and other things I'm wont to comment on til the right time, which is NOT YET.

What's happening doesn't amount to a hill of beans compared to draconian gov and decent people getting the jagged end.  But it is MY hill of beans.

And I try not to haunt myself by wishing I'd stopped the threat.  It would have indeed stopped a string of events for others as well.

So hang in yet again and keep alert and aware of what's going down re the Republic.

When the time is ripe, I will have a dandy post for all.

Remember re my minor event and major ones such as gov lies re Benghazi, gun walker, IRS etc and injustice perped against folks like the Reeses, that there is a sore thumb sticking out:

There is truth and there is legal truth.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Something Rash

No, not a Fort Sumter.  I have a rash lol.

Shingles/hives etc are still unknown territory to a great extent.  Cause is still wispy.

Someone said I'm internalizing too much.  Maybe.  But, I'm pretty good at saying what I think.

There are a lot of things going on right now.  I still have some developments pending and I meet things head on.  Let them go too. 

As for others, you must find your own way.  That doesn't mean lack of support.  It means that your problems must be solved by you.

So I don't let rashes get me down.  There are far worse things.

Send some healing my way and I'll send some your way too -s-.

It is from all things we learn.

Don't be distracted.  Let the bad stuff pass through.

Let this be a tiny dose of philosophy for the time being lol.

Obstacles are opportunities. 

Enough said.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Paper And Ink.

I love books.  I love the feel and smell of paper and ink.

I'm sure our electronic lives will progress, but I hope not at the cost of paper and ink.

Probably when the time comes soon, I'll have my books available on Kindle as well as print.  All well and good.  But for me, their is something impermanent ephemeral about it.  Yes, eventually paper degrades, but their are types that are age resistant and why not reprint?.  There are plenty of trees, in spite of what green folk say.  Hey, we can even recycle.  -s-

We are so conditioned to the computer world, it's hard to imagine life without them.  Actually, though the years were early, the kids were without them.  My entire childhood never saw them.  Now they have 'baby puters' to condition little ones early.

Yes, I'm writing on one now and posting this on my blog.  It's a good thing (Miri).  What we should ask is what do we do if and when the power goes out?

One summer a while back, we experienced a storm of Biblical proportions.  Floods and power outages happened for at least a day.  Some places have had it worse with no electricity for days even weeks.

The time I recall is minor but telling.

We simply whipped out the candles and read books.  We managed to eat without a working kitchen and we listened to hand crank radio.

A relative of their, a cousin was flummoxed.  Didn't seem to know what to do except languish, seeming to mourn the loss of power.

Tech is fragile if civilization is not.  For even without power, we can make our choices, live our lives.

So treasure paper and ink.  They are a conveyance for weal or woe.  A Bible, a communist manifesto.  A Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights or Mein Kampf.    Such is choice and by which we may know many things.

Paper and ink are outward expression of what is in heart and mind.

And what is written on the heart is forever. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Our Own Good.

Am I repeating something here?  Probably so forgive the repetition.  When something sticks in my craw, I have to work it out.

How many times do we hear something is for 'our own good'?  It assaults us and pounds us monotonously.  All the collectivist drivel is touted to be good for us.  Obamacare, gun control, drones etc are just what Dr Marx ordered as a prescription for tyranny.

We are treated as children who cannot make up our own minds.  Then again, collectivism insults humanity's intelligence.

One of the more subtle personal moments regarding this condescending attitude came years ago when the kids' Mom and I decided to send them to school outside our homeschool.  Particularly, we applied to Park Tudor a private school on Indianapolis' Northside.

Certainly our son and daughter were academically qualified.  High IQ, achievers etc were and are common refs for them.  Moneywise, we planned the tuition.

Yet, after interviews with them and us, the school declined us.

We were specifically told in the rejection letter that it was in their best interest (sic) NOT to attend Park Tudor.  Huh?

Snobbery had reared its bloated head.  Yes it's an exclusive school, chockfull of wealthy as in prominent parents' kids attending.  What possessed us to even apply in retrospect eludes me.  I grew up on the Northside and went to North Central HS.  Never cared for the pompous attitude at Park Tudor.  It was too 'fishbowl' or 'test tube'.  Isolated upper middle class and wealthy folks' kids mixing mostly with only their own element.

We agreed it was indeed in our best interest to go elsewhere.  We decided on a charter school for our daughter and his Mom's HS Alma Mater.  This worked out well and both kids excelled as usual.  No doubt they would have at PT, but they were exposed to lower income and inner city folks.  The ivory tower of the Northside would have given them a very skewed view of the world.

My Dad was well known for communicating/relating with almost anyone from anywhere.  This was evident in our children as well.  Their experiences gave them a broader base from which to work out and determine for themselves about people from many walks of life.

Thanks Park Tudor for the ridiculous but ultimately unintended consequence of declaring our kids persona non grata.  They will take their places as leaders and achievers where no snob cared to go before.

So they also determine for themselves what is for their own good.