Contemplating whirled peas…

Ffolkes,
Of late, coming up with a fresh idea has been, shall we say, problematic at best. I sit and stare at the screen, while various scenarios play out in my head, but none of them clamor to get into print. And they (ideas) can’t be forced into service, willy-nilly; they turn ugly and nasty to deal with. So I try to think of nonsense, and of course, all that comes to mind is politics, which we are all sick of, and wish the pundits would all just SHUT IT for a day or two. I swear, it’s several times a day we have to hear about the latest batch of BS coming out of their cavernous mouths, and each statement is more outrageously stupid than the one before. By election-day, we’ll all be so crazy, it won’t matter who we elect because we’ll all be stone catatonic.


But, there is hope. At least the ffolkes who receive these will be inoculated against the contagious ignorance so prevalent today. Didn’t you know? These Pearls are far and away the best medicine that can be found in the fight against rampant stupidity, against which the gods themselves contend in vain.  Heck, you can even use them for the entertainment factor. Take any two of the Pearls, and use them when speaking with someone whose opinions are primarily faith-based. You will note the glazing-over of the eyes, the hunching of shoulders, the withdrawal into cliche, and the stark fear of the unknown which will manifest in the light of evidence-based fact. It’s almost gratifying, until one thinks of how many of these piteous folk there are in the world, how great is the challenge to bring them into the light; getting them to open their eyes to see will remain a problem even then. You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can’t make him think. Which is really too bad, n’est pas? Enjoy……..

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made all the time, made new.”– Ursula K. LeGuin, The Lathe of Heaven

In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.

The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings.
— The Buddha

Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, offer no angles to the wind.

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time,
the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…” — Jack Kerouac, “On the Road”

“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.” — Joe Louis

And so begins another day…..y’all take care out there…..

 


Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes
I just sits.
gigoid

Just Dozer

Kowabunga!

46 thoughts on “Contemplating whirled peas…

    • Sorry the reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..
      I’m glad you like my work; it’s always nice to hear from new readers. I’ve been writing these every morning for about ten years now, and will keep posting them until somebody makes me stop. Thanks for stopping by to check it out, and take care…..

    • Sorry the reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      I’m glad you enjoyed it…feel free to use anything from the article, as long as you give it proper attribution. It’s always nice to hear that someone liked my work, so thanks for stopping by….

    • Sorry the reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      I’m always happy to hear that someone likes my work, especially new readers, so thanks very much for stopping by…..

    • Sorry the reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      I’m glad I could ignite your brain…that is always my intention when I write, and it is nice to hear positive feedback from new readers. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to hear from you again….

  1. Aw, this was a really nice post. In thought I wish to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and actual effort to make a very good article… however what can I say… I procrastinate alot and under no circumstances appear to get something done.

    • Forest….Sorry the reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      I understand about the procrastination; one of my blogs this month was on that very subject…I’m glad you enjoyed this piece, and invite you to come back every morning for a new Pearl….thanks for stopping by to check it out…..

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    • Sorry the reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      First, thanks for stopping by to read my work. However, I have to confess that
      I am speechless…..I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, or how any of that applies to what I wrote above. Maybe it’s just me…..NOT! What is all that about?……I’m sorry, not trying to be unpleasant here, but I just don’t understand any of what you wrote, but I would like to….please feel free to write back to clarify, or comment again. And again, thanks for reading my blog….

    • Sorry the reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      Well, Peggie, I can be serious at times, but I have to confess it isn’t my natural state. The funniest thing in the universe to me is myself, and as a grand joke on the part of the universe, I have a hard time being completely serious even when writing about serious subjects. I like to think that every time we laugh, we make ourselves younger, so by laughing a lot, you can live longer, and it will be more enjoyable than otherwise…..thanks for stopping by to read my work, and welcome back anytime….

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    • Sorry the reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      If I understood you correctly, you are saying that none of the subject tags lead back to my blog….it would be complex to explain fully, but try this…. when at my webpage, use the bookmark function of your web browser to bookmark the page. Once there, you can navigate forward or backward from that page to see more posts.
      Feel free to clarify your question, if that is not enough answer, and I will try again. And thank you for stopping by to read my work; I’m glad you liked it….

    • Sorry the reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      Dear french beds….thanks for stopping by to read my daily blog. It’s always nice to hear that a new reader likes my work. And thanks for adding the link to your page, too. If you reply back to this with the address, I’ll go check out your website too….thanks again….

  4. Hi! I realize this is kind of off-topic but I needed to ask. Does running a well-established blog such as yours take a large amount of work? I’m brand new to running a blog however I do write in my diary every day. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for new aspiring blog owners. Thankyou!

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      I spend about an hour to an hour and a half on this blog per day; I do have other places I submit my work to, but this is the only one I do every day. The actual writing part takes less time than the research and/or preparation and operational activities. This blog, which I began posting here about two months ago, was posted elsewhere for a few months prior to that. It all started about 11 years ago, when I started sending out Pearls Of Virtual Wisdom via email to my address book. I’ve continued with it daily all that time, and it has never taken more than that amount of time/day, and generally takes less than that.
      The blogsite here at WordPress is elegant in its simplicity to use; just sign up, and you will be walked through the entire process of getting started. They have excellent resources that provide information on how to increase readership, etc.
      The only tips I have about writing are those that my favorite author, Robert A. Heinlein, gave when asked that question, to wit:

      HEINLEIN’S RULES FOR WRITING
      —————————-
      1. You must write.
      2. You must finish what you write.
      3. You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order.
      4. You must put the work on the market.
      5. You must keep the work on the market until it is sold.

      I hope that answers your question adequately. I try to answer all comments, but got behind in that due to a lot of comments getting sent to the spam folder for
      some reason. In future I will be faster in getting back to you…take care….

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      And thank you for stopping by to read it…always nice to hear someone new enjoyed my work. Feel free to drop in again….take care….

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      Sorry, I know nothing about natural swimming holes beyond knowing where to find a few, if they’re still around. Haven’t been in one in several decades…..but thanks for stopping by to check out my blog….

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    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      I’m happy my work got you through a slow time on your job. Thanks for the kudos, it’s always nice to hear that someone likes my work. Feel free to stop in any time, even if you aren’t at work…….take care…

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      Thanks very much…I’m glad you liked my work. This is posted here every day, so feel free to come back anytime. Oh, and thanks for posting the link on your site, I always love to hear from new readers. If you write back to give the site address, I’ll be happy to check it out. take care….

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      Thanks very much; I’m glad you enjoyed my work. Feel free to come back by any time; I publish here every day….take care….

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      Thanks very much; always nice to hear new readers liked my work. Come back every day for a new one…..take care….

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      I’m glad you liked it, and invite you to come back every day for a new Pearl of Virtual Wisdom…..

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      Well, that’s an interesting comment. I’m not sure I know what it means but it does sound enthusiastic, so I’ll assume you liked what you read in my posting today, and just say thank you. I’m glad you liked it, and invite you to come back every day for a new Pearl of Virtual Wisdom…..

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      Excellent…always happy to be the conduit for needed information. Thanks for stopping by to read my post. I’m glad you liked it, and invite you to come back every day for a new Pearl of Virtual Wisdom…..

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..

      Thanks for the good words; it’s always nice to hear that new readers like what I’m writing. I’ve been doing this blog for about 11 years now, and really enjoy hearing from new readers. I’ll be faster in responding next time; I got behind because a bunch of comments got sent to the spam folder…don’t know why, but it put me way behind….anyway, I’m glad you liked it, and invite you to come back every day for a new Pearl of Virtual Wisdom…..I appreciate you posting the link, and if you give me the address of your site, I’ll go over to check it out. Take care….

    • Sorry this reply took so long; the WordPress blog editing function put your comment in the spam section for some reason, and I just found it today…..
      Thanks for the kind words….I’m glad you liked it, and invite you to come back every day for a new Pearl of Virtual Wisdom…..

  6. Aw, this was a really nice post. In idea I wish to put in writing like this additionally ?taking time and actual effort to make a very good article?but what can I say?I procrastinate alot and under no circumstances appear to get something done.

    • Since this is copied from above, with another name on the comment, I’ll just refer you to the above response, and ask you why you have copied the other comment?….

    • Water alarm….thanks for stopping by to read my work. I’m glad you liked it, and invite you to come back every day for a new Pearl of Virtual Wisdom…..and thanks for posting a link; I really enjoy new readers, and hearing from them. If you will post the address of your site here, I will go over there to check it out. Thanks again, & take care…..

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