After all, it’s only a goose….

Ffolkes,

“How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life wouldn’t you say?”

~~ Kirk, “The Wrath of Khan,”  stardate 8130.3. ~~

This artist's concept released April 17,...This artist's concept released April 17, 2014 by NASA/JPL-CALTECH depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone. The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable" zone of a star. The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using NASA's Kepler telescope, according to research published Thursday in the US journal Science.  == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT: "AFP PHOTO HANDOUT-NASA/JPL-CALTECH/ T. PYLE "/ NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  NO A LA CARTE SALES / DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==T. Pyle/AFP/Getty Images

This artist’s concept released April 17,…This artist’s concept released April 17, 2014 by NASA/JPL-CALTECH depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone. The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward — an international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of the first Earth-sized planet within the “habitable” zone of a star. The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using NASA’s Kepler telescope, according to research published Thursday in the US journal Science. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT: “AFP PHOTO HANDOUT-NASA/JPL-CALTECH/ T. PYLE “/ NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS NO A LA CARTE SALES / DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==T. Pyle/AFP/Getty Images

Earth-like exoplanet, artist’s rendition

Image created from data taken by the NASA Kepler Deep Space Telescope- @ nasa.gov


Good morning…. In the outer reaches of the galactic spiral, circling a small yellow star, on a small, blue/green planet, an old man sat, gazing in blank confusion at the screen of a computer, wondering how in the universe it had come to this…. Then, of course, I woke up, to find myself again pounding the keyboard with abandon…. One of these days, when I begin this process, I’ll actually be awake, and coherent…. I don’t suppose it will make much difference; It’s been almost four years, and I still don’t have a consistent method for opening the damn thing…

Oh well…. As they’re fond of saying out on the streets, fuck it. Let’s just pretend it isn’t 0216 AM, and we’re actually happy to be up and doing…. Maybe we can fool Murphy into thinking we got the jump on him today…. Luigi! Fire it up, and get us out of here!….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Life is like quotations. Sometimes, it makes you laugh. Sometimes, it makes you cry. Most of the time, you don’t get it.” — Smart Bee

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The Who’s Latest Tour Logo

http://thewho.com/tour/


Pictures of The Who are apparently very well protected; trying to find one that did not require some sort of major attribution took forever, and, was ultimately unsuccessful. The logo above is from the home site for the band, advertising their 50th year anniversary tour, joining The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, and a number of old rock bands in celebrating a half-century of making music…. Here for your enjoyment is an older concert, from 1970….. Enjoy!….

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The Who

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    Most days, in this section, if I’m not going to rant, I’ll use an older piece. Guess what?

Yep. It’s another selection from the archives, but, relax…. No ranting today. It is now 0352, & I’ve been up for over two hours, having been driven from my very comfy bed by the ache in my joints, enough to keep me from staying asleep, or, getting back to sleep after awakening…. If I attempted to rant, there is no telling what might happen; my brain is so fatigued, the defensive restraints on my deepest feelings of anger and frustration at the world are not merely weakened, they’ve been deleted. Whatever I chose to rant about probably would never be the same….

Fantasies about having any real effect on Reality aside, I really don’t trust myself today to even pick out something appropriate…. So, here is an entire Pearl from the early days here on WP, before I’d developed/evolved the current format… It will do…. Enjoy the break, ffolkes…

From 10/15/2011:

Ffolkes,

The Sun, life-giving orb of light and warmth, which dies each night, is born again each morning, gloriously aflame with potential. As the world turns in slow majesty, a scene of aching beauty is revealed; small plants and trees stretching their leaves toward the source of warmth, creatures great and small moving over the land, greeting the day with energy and purpose, colorful birds arcing and swooping through the warming air.

Casting a jubilant look at each other, the two young boys grinned; with a cry of pure joy, they took off running toward a nearby stand of trees. Legs pounding as hard and fast as their hearts, evenly matched, they ran with abandon, startling birds and small creatures, laughing in sheer exuberance. When they came to the edge of the trees, they stopped by mutual accord. Breathing hard, they gazed into the shadows, thinking about why they had come, why they were here, filling their souls with beauty at the beginning of the day……

I’m told that constant practice makes for constant improvement, and if this is so, then I should be getting damn close to competence, if not perfection. The paragraphs above are the start of yet another story, which will most likely never be told. I write them principally to keep dross from building up in my psyche, and as a sort of contrast to the reality of the rest of the piece. An introductory bridge, as it were, carrying the reader into the realms of thought, where I can then provide you with an upgrade to the DABSDS (Defense Against B___S___ Delivery System) that comes installed in your brain. It gives me a chance to limber up my typing finger, and loosen the mental muscle, which, as we all know, is an essential precursor to the use of these peripherals without sustaining injury.

Today’s group of Pearls is an eclectic one, with a diverse, compelling batch of authors. Cultural values from all over the world, and from many (well, two or three, anyway) different ages of history are represented here; I think the variety is part of its strength. It shows, metaphorically, of course, wisdom is not limited to one book. Indeed, I believe the admixture that came together today is greatly enhanced by the contrast of ideas, creating a more powerful effect upon the reasoning mind….. Hope you enjoy!….

“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.” — James Thurber

“The only real failure in life is the failure to try.” — Smart Bee

“It is a misconception that spirituality brings everlasting happiness. There is no such thing. Sadness still comes to the wise, but, unlike most people, their clarity of mind allows them to see beyond the temporal emotionalism of the moment. They are farseeing, and so happiness and sorrow become the same to them.” — Deng Ming-Dao

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
 I know.
But I do not approve.
And I am not resigned.

~~ Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Dirge Without Music” ~~


“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of–but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” — Lazarus Long

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” — Emily Dickinson

Trust yourselves, my friends, so that ye may trust one another….. Y’all take care out there…..

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    When I was in my teens and twenties, I wrote some poetry. When I look back on it, I wonder why, because it was pretty bad. I gave up trying to write any at all, aside from an occasional haiku, which I’ve always found to be rather simple to create…. When I retired, & began writing more, I still had no urge to try my hand at it again, until I started writing this blog, and reading a lot more poetry myself… In late 2012, around August, a poem burst out, and I’ve been writing more ever since…. This wasn’t the first to come out after my long hiatus, but, one of the first few, for sure…. Enjoy, please….

Piraeus calls me, silently.

Sizzle, sizzle, crash, bang, boom.
Intellect burning with subsequent doom.
Lingering long over decisive style,
Whistling up chaos all the while.

Such frozen thoughts may shatter,
Should we infer, but, no matter.
Firing blanks is children at play
Blooded sages all gasp in dismay.

Nonsense is good sense at times
Mundane objectives trip lightly in rhymes.
Fallen angels dance on a pin
Until each sinner enters within.

Fast moments with natural rain
Bring ashes, yet still must remain.
Final thoughts clamor for more
Find them only on a far distant shore.

~~ gigoid ~~


Written 9/6/2012.

Well, it’s a start….

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ankh

    If this pearl, and Pearl, had struggled any harder to NOT get done, I’m not sure what I would have had to do. Now that I look at that statement, I’m even more impressed with the strength of the resistance, as it has completely discombobulated me…. and, isn’t THAT a great word? Discombobulated. Say it out loud to yourself…. Isn’t that cool?

Anyway, this pearl tried very hard to not get posted; don’t ask me why, because I don’t even WANT to know…. In addition, it came out a little funny…. not ha, ha funny, either. In fact, I think it would be best, at this point, to just let it speak for itself, for whatever good it will do…. Enjoy, ffolkes; if nothing else, it’s a nice little trip into fantasy land…. Well, except for the fact it’s mostly talking about Life and Reality…

“I like life. It’s something to do.” — Ronnie Shakes

“A good place to start is where you are.” — Charles Wolf, Jr.

“Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions form our true honor.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Don’t teach your children what to think; just teach them to think.” — Tannenbaum

“Not all who wander are lost.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

“Except for our thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.” — Descartes

“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.” — Albert Einstein

“Don’t worry about a thing because every little thing is gonna be alright.” — Bob Marley

“So as this only point among the rest remaineth sure and certain, namely, that nothing is certain. . .” — Pliny The Elder

Actually, that’s not bad… not bad at all….

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We are unsure of just what happened here today, but, remain confident in our heart all will be well, if we only stay the course. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by your expectations of quality you would find here; it’s not our fault Reality does not respond to even our royal ministrations. You may, if you wish, apply for a refund, but, good luck. (I’m using the royal/3rd person ‘we’ to avoid full personal responsibility for the above; it’s intended to distract y’all from blaming me for this…. Did it work?….)

All that said, in place of the standard disclaimer, I think I should let this one go to it’s fate. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes, when we find out the latest in the ongoing war of nerves called Life at Large…. It’s the only game in town, so we may as well learn to play.

To honor that intention, I leave you today with a final thought, which may happen now and then around here. It’s a good one to start the day….

“Despite its suffix, skepticism is not an “ism” in the sense of a belief or dogma.  It is simply an approach to the problem of telling what is counterfeit and what is genuine.  And a recognition of how costly it may be to fail to do so.  To be a skeptic is to cultivate “street smarts” in the battle for control of one’s own mind, one’s own money, one’w own allegiances.  To be a skeptic, in short, is to refuse to be a victim.” — Robert S. DeBear, “An Agenda for Reason, Realism, and Responsibility,” — New York Skeptic — (newsletter of the New York Area Skeptics, Inc.), Spring 1988

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

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

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

dozer3


À bientôt, mon cherí….


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4 thoughts on “After all, it’s only a goose….

  1. “It is a misconception that spirituality brings everlasting happiness. There is no such thing. Sadness still comes to the wise, but, unlike most people, their clarity of mind allows them to see beyond the temporal emotionalism of the moment. They are farseeing, and so happiness and sorrow become the same to them.” — Deng Ming-Dao
    True.

    Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
    Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
    Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
    I know.
    But I do not approve.
    And I am not resigned.

    Down ,Down, Down into the Darkness of the Grave
    Gently they go.
    The Beautiful
    The Tender
    The Kind
    I do approve
    I am resigned…
    For many
    I speak.

  2. SMiLes gigoid.. here i am Again in the Archives of July 28th on Your
    Blog.. a little less than 3 Months away to ‘Back to the Future Day’..
    On October 21st.. 2015.. and at that Point of History Here in 2015
    a little more than a Year away where Biff Will be Elected President
    and By God the Cubs Will Win the World Series
    and ATandT Will Consume Direct TV
    Along with my Wireless
    Star Trek SmART
    Phone and Global
    Connection Service with
    FB updates on What Everyone
    is Currently Doing What They Are
    Doing and By God Who They Are
    Doing Life With Now With A Few
    Clicks of A Finger As That
    ATandT Logo Rolls
    Across
    the
    Big Screen
    As A Screen Saver too..
    True.. it’s a little like Screen or
    ‘Scream’ too depending on if one
    Masters the Tools of Culture or
    Becomes Servants of and as
    the Tools of Culture more
    As in all stuff life
    Yin
    and
    Yang
    in Keeping
    the Art Alive
    in the Systemizing
    Reason Mind so what we take
    doesn’t Give All the Barry Manilow
    ‘Trying to Get the Feeling Again’ Away
    YeS AGAiN.. but it’s True.. Barry isn’t President
    any more now and By God Spell Checker doesn’t
    even know who the F Barry even is as far as MaNiLow
    Goes for It’s true if ever there was an ‘Anti-Christ’ in ‘Minion’
    Ways not ashamed to say he could shoot someone in Public and the
    Minions would still follow Illusory Fears and take Empty Promises now
    like Jobs in a Heaven in a Dirt Nap and Ever Torture or at least insults
    on TV in Hateful
    Fearful Violence
    Mongering
    Ways
    to Incite
    The Evil
    Minions to Wake
    up and do their Zombie Deeds
    in Evil October Surprises in Darkness
    that come in Threes from Kentucky to
    all over the Place Back to Pittsburgh too..
    in Three days too.. True.. who Needs Halloween after all of
    This But True Halloween isn’t evil it Just Makes Fun of Trump..
    Meh.. Meanwhile
    i Dance in
    Public
    as after
    all is said and
    done someone
    has stay Sane in/as Art
    With Plenty of Reason to Make
    Fun of/as Halloween
    is
    really
    here now
    Year ‘Round..
    Anyway one thing is for
    Sure.. “DarK/LighT Clowns Fall/Arise October ’18 Surprise”
    Comes Sooner than Later Back to Future Soon Enough Again..
    Anyway.. the Truth is Most of ‘the Minions’ don’t really like Trump..
    but ‘tHeir’ Fear/Hate of Different is Stronger than Their Love For Different
    As Little Do ‘They’
    realize it
    seems
    tHere is
    No Escape
    From the Penalty
    of not Doing FearLeSS Unconditional Love
    In terms that Science Proves now Hope and Love
    Heals in Joy Loves Company and the other ‘Place’ Kills Joy
    in all the ways
    HiStory
    Shows
    in Destruction and Death
    as Karma has a Pretty Smile
    And Sharp HalloweenTeeth For Real.

    Anyway.. Now.. Back to The Future NoW oF ‘That’ Feeling..;)

    “How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life wouldn’t you say?”

    ~~ Kirk, “The Wrath of Khan,” stardate 8130.3. ~~

    THE LIVING DEAD

    “Life is like quotations. Sometimes, it makes you laugh.
    Sometimes, it makes you cry. Most of the time, you don’t get it.”

    — Smart Bee

    i JusT Dance And
    Forget Everything
    Butt
    ‘All’ i am..:)

    “Life is like quotations. Sometimes, it makes you laugh.
    Sometimes, it makes you cry. Most of the time, you don’t get it.”

    — Smart Bee

    Alway A REaL Option of Living Dance..:)

    “If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that
    certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and
    very, very few persons.”

    — James Thurber

    All tHere is is NoW
    And All i Need to kNoW
    NoW is me And Dogs Go to
    Heaven Now And Dog is Real..;)

    “The only real failure in life is the failure to try.”

    — Smart Bee

    Or PuT iT oFF uNtil After Death…
    Jesus F iN Christ Can/WiLL
    You STiLL
    Believe
    Humans
    Are Still Doing
    ‘That Now Later’.. AnYWaY All i Believe
    Heaven is Now And Dog is Real..
    True
    i
    PuT
    A
    Theist
    iN Realest..;)

    “It is a misconception that spirituality brings everlasting happiness. There is no such thing. Sadness still comes to the wise, but, unlike most people, their clarity of mind allows them to see beyond the temporal emotionalism of the moment. They are farseeing, and so happiness and sorrow become the same to them.”

    — Deng Ming-Do

    Now is Forever As Long
    As Now is Forever
    So ITs
    True
    i Dance
    And Sing
    Forevernow
    Sure CaLL iT WHaT ‘YoU’ LiKENoW.. too..;)

    Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
    Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
    Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
    I know.
    But I do not approve.
    And I am not resigned.

    ~~ Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Dirge Without Music” ~~

    Considering now is forever
    as long as now is forever
    that now
    will
    be forever
    too until
    forever
    no
    longer
    exists as now..
    but for now i do now..:)

    “Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed
    of–but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.”

    — Lazarus Long

    Hehe ATandT And Back to the Future..
    do
    not
    Agree..;)

    “We turn not older with years, but newer every day.”

    — Emily Dickinson

    It’s True Every New Human Connection From:
    Head to: Toe Within.. Outside Inside.. Above.. So
    Below And all Around is New While
    Other folks
    Focus
    on
    Living
    Corpses..;)

    “I like life. It’s something to do.”

    As Above So Below..;)

    — Ronnie Shakes

    The Victory Goddess Nike agrees
    as long as ‘she’ is Selling Shoes as my
    Feet Agree too as long as they are
    Resting for now
    From Public
    Dance
    While my Hands Speak..;)

    “A good place to start is where you are.”

    — Charles Wolf, Jr.

    And End Now
    As Now Begins Now..:)

    “Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions form our true honor.”

    — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Unless one iS iN A
    Majority Of Minions..
    And Of
    CourSE
    ‘Leading’
    ‘Them’ too..;)

    “Don’t teach your children what to think;
    just teach them to think.”

    — Tannenbaum

    Get Daddy A Beer..
    Johnny
    For All Work
    And No Play
    Makes
    Johnny’s
    Daddy Still
    A Very Unhappy Boy too..;)

    “Not all who wander are lost.”

    — J. R. R. Tolkien

    Mary Poppins Gets This too..;)

    “Except for our thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.”

    — Descartes

    Modern Science Disagrees As Visualizing Getting
    Stronger Is Enough to Empirically Get Measured to
    Get Physically Stronger
    With
    Zero
    Words At All
    As Visual Imagery Will Do More
    than
    Words
    alone in
    Terms of not only
    Getting Stronger but Healing too..
    But True.. Thinking is Just Another Word For Visually Thinking too..;)

    “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”

    — Albert Einstein

    It’s True AlberT A Real Life Fantasy
    Of Imagining Yourself Getting Stronger
    With No Exercise Is No Longer
    Just A Fantasy
    Now
    But
    iT iS too.. True..;)

    “Don’t worry about a thing because every little thing is gonna be alright.”

    — Bob Marley

    And Yes.. A Placebo Effect Heals And Extends Life
    And Yes.. As Science Shows A Nocebo Effect iN Negative
    Belief Destructs
    And
    Diminishes
    LiFE NoW Too..:)

    “So as this only point among the rest remaineth
    sure and certain, namely, that nothing is certain.”

    — Pliny The Elder

    DoNoW
    Got The Feeling Back
    To The Future DoC NoW
    iS All That Feels For Now
    WhaT’S uP FoReaLNoW..;)

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