Whiny wimps boast no cheeses….


“A man of quality is not threatened by a woman of equality.”

~~ Gentle Bee ~~

Best Two

Best Shot Two

Hajime….. Time, Space, and Reality at Large can be a rather complex three-body problem to solve, especially when our routines for dealing with the chaotic world in which we live become less than reliable. To be honest, the changes that seem to be taking place aren’t unwelcome; it’s hard to complain about getting more sleep. But, adjusting the elements of Reality thus affected is not as simple as it may sound, or look. That said, I think it’s probably a good idea to let this subject die a natural death, by negligence. So be it.

Okay, we’ve managed to obscure the issue fairly well, so far. Let’s see if a bit of nonsense will help us get to our necessary jumping-off point, shall we? Zippy always enjoys it so much when we do. Why, look! There’s our spot now! Okay, we’d better go, so hang on….

Shall we Pearl?….

“A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party:
there is no battle unless there be two.”

~~ Seneca ~~



    The process today is a bit choppy, but, I think we can get done, if I go with a default for this section. Classical music, of course, is our default, for it seems to soothe my fevered brow when I write, or read… Go figure…. Oh, and, enjoy, too, if you wish….


Classical Music





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    I mentioned, somewhere, I’m not into ranting for now; so be it. In keeping to that policy, here is an archived piece, an old-school pearl from another day I wasn’t up to the challenge of speaking out…. Ah, well, so be it…. Enjoy the break from routine, if you would; I intend to do so for an extended period of time…

From 12/5/2013:

Any ranting I do today will be related to the above subject, in order to keep the details fresh in what is left of my mind…. Plus, I haven’t kept up with what is happening out in the Big Blue Room, which tends to keep me from picking a current event to rag upon, more’s the pity….. That does mean a bonus for y’all, as I’ll naturally fall back into the default position here at ECR when this happens…. Yes, you know what it means, ffolkes, another old-school pearl, a group of small but tasty pearls, all in a certain direction, or implying a certain theme…. Sure, those themes may not be immediately apparent, even to the most discriminating of Gentle Readers, but, more often, they simply bash one over the brows, driving home the desired point with all the delicacy of a professional wrestler….

I am, as is already obvious, more than just a little verbose this morning, having not written ANYTHING for over four days…. but, I don’t think that will hurt this section, since I’m going to segue right into the remainder of this section’s contents by using the old magical phrase, “slick as Natty Bumpo’s Chevrolet sedan!”…. Or, as we like to say here on ECR… let’s dive…. Ooh, ooh, let’s go really old school, too, with poetry brackets and everything all mellow….

I knew, by the smoke that so gracefully curl’d
  Above the green elms, that a cottage was near;
And I said, “If there ‘s peace to be found in the world,
  A heart that was humble might hope for it here.”

~~ Thomas Moore — Ballad Stanzas ~~

“I readily relapse into my reflections on the uselessness of our education.  Its aim has been to make us not good and wise, but learned; and in this it has succeeded. It has not taught us to follow and embrace virtue and wisdom, but has imprinted their derivations and etymologies on our minds. We are able
to decline ‘virtue’ even if we are unable to love it; if we do not know what wisdom is in fact and by experience, we are familiar with it as a jargon learned by heart.” — Michel de Montaigne, Essays

In the vacant places, we will build with new bricks.” — T.S. Eliot

“As long as we’re going insane, we might as well go the whole way. A mere shred of sanity is of no value.” — Smart Bee

“Be not ashamed of thy virtues; honor’s a good brooch to wear in a man’s hat at all times.” — Ben Johnson

“We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beware the Jabberwock, my son
 The jaws that bite, the claws that catch
 Beware the jubjub bird, and shun
 The frumious bandersnatch

~~ _Jabberwocky_, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) ~~




there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
you want to blow my book sales in
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
and we sleep together like
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do

~~ Charles Bukowski ~~




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                    .                  .               .   .  .
      .           .                .               .. .  .  *
             *          .                    ..        .
                           .             .     . :  .   .    .  .
            .                         .   .  .  .   .
                                         . .  *:. . .
.                                 .  .   . .. .         .
                         .     . .  . …    .    .
       .              .  .  . .    . .  . .
                        .    .     . …   ..   .       .               .
                 .  .    . *.   . .
    .                   :.  .           .
                 .   .    .  x   .
              .  .  .    ./|\
                       .   .. :.    .    .|               .
     .   … .            |
 .    :.  .                     .   *.        |     .               .
   .  *.             You are here.
 . .    .               .             *.                         .


“Integrity has no need for rules.”

~~ Albert Camus ~~


Virtue is not left to stand alone.
He who practices it will have neighbors.

~~ Confucius ~~


“One of the greatest joys known to man
is to take a flight into ignorance
in search of knowledge.”

~~ Robert Lynd ~~


Virtue is a habit of the mind,
consistent with nature and moderation and reason.

~~ Cicero ~~


The mind ought sometimes to be amused,
that it may the better return to thought,
and to itself.

~~ Phaedrus ~~


“Be a moving target.”

~~ Raoul Lionel Felder ~~


“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible,
but also for what we do not do.”

~~ Moliere ~~


…for the most part happiness consists in being willing to be what you are.
 — Erasmus


Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules.

~~ Zen Bee ~~


“May the Forces of Evil become confused on the way to your house.”

~~ George Carlin ~~


Well, that was something…. Interruptions by a cat insisting on cuddle-time, a call from a friend in Europe, and small coffee disaster made it even more of a struggle than usual. As is our wont today, to this we say, so be it. We are practicing our dispassion today. And, we shall see you tomorrow, when we shall try again to achieve some minor brilliance, and get this approximately right. We’ll also try to lose the royal ‘we’, if possible. See y’all then, ffolkes, as long as reality stays on course….

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.


“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch


À bientôt, mon cherí….


6 thoughts on “Whiny wimps boast no cheeses….

  1. SMiLes.. gigoid.. the GreAtest JoY
    oF mY life.. WeLL.. among
    many.. reAlly..
    iS that
    folks don’t
    take crazy
    serious.. now..
    and haha!hehe..
    watching recently
    ‘Risen’ As
    religious movie with
    tints.. shades.. and now
    hues of hmm.. some freedom
    iN the message as alWays
    wiTh vehicles and vessels
    of myths that hold higher
    liGht as Love and Truths as
    Wisdom REAL.. i loved iT..
    when the Roman
    dude decided
    not to do
    one of the
    Mary’s in the
    show.. as he
    called her touched
    and not deserving
    punishment.. all
    the way as it
    were to
    back then..
    when the sword
    was judge.. jury..
    and lawyer
    as one
    and sharp
    reality of life..
    and ain’t it that way..
    now.. sTiLL.. iF ya reAlly
    wanna get the job dONE..
    a little to lots of
    iS the
    best tool
    ever.. WeLL.. one
    of the best anyway..
    to be left a hermit
    as hermits
    oF all..
    mer fUn2..;)

    • The line we all walk between sanity and it’s mirror in reality is a thin one; I know this for certain, having dealt with it in myself, and worked for 29 years with people for whom it was even thinner…. and, don’t let anyone tell you mental illness is not contagious, for I can tell you for sure and for certain, it is.

      But, insanity, as you say, has always, somehow, been recognized, and, accepted more easily by all creatures, human and otherwise, as ‘special’, and are accorded more leniency in judgment, which, after all, is only a human concept. But, I digress. I don’t know if you read Shogun, the novel, by James Clavell, but, in it is a scene where one man, acting insane, saved the lives of the future shogun of Japan, and his entire retinue of courtiers and retainers, by acting ‘over-the-top’ insane when confronted by a hugely superior warrior force, persuading the captain to let them pass without examining the train of palanquins, using a flute, and a sailor’s dance, called the hornpipe…

      I didn’t see that movie, but, I think I know exactly what you mean; to some extent, insanity is a choice… In fact, I’ve written previously on that. But, those who consider themselves sane don’t know that, unless they have accepted the insane part of themselves inside….

      Balance is the key to flowing with the go….whichever side of sanity/insanity one chooses to reside…. Choice is the ONLY real human power in this plane of existence.

      See ya…



      • SMiLes.. gigoid.. i think there is definitely an inherent advantage
        of pulling crazy off.. when necessary.. but in the actual
        state of mind of crazy.. not much advantage.. i see..
        as i’ve been to crazy land and do know and
        feel how not to return now..
        however that is a lesson
        of experience
        that is one
        of emotional
        regulation.. and
        sensory integration more over
        actual associated thoughts..
        in moving ways of
        connecting and
        creating with
        human WiLL that iS
        choice of directing the
        inner being of choice
        for positive.. instead
        of negative flow
        of life.. oh.. so high
        it can go.. but oh so
        low out of balance
        and high too..
        it can come
        to.. now.. so now..
        for me to now express
        iT aLL iN sensory.. emotioNal
        and sensory balance iS the
        best way never to go back
        to cray cray
        land again..
        for real.. now
        but meanwhile
        i can glare my animal
        feral side that some folks
        feel iS crazy away from
        uncivilized to
        animal being.. and
        to leash that animal
        iN balance iS
        to have
        a wolf
        ready for
        more actions
        and consequences
        of liFe.. against what
        come what may.. as dArk..
        and yes.. most definitely agree
        only for the coldest of hearts is
        insanity not contagious..
        and of course
        why it is
        of the
        now most
        stigmatizing oF
        illnesses as the dArk
        oF heARt naturAlly
        rubs off
        on others..
        when we are
        truly connected
        as well as joy
        oF liGht..
        a place now
        wHere i do my
        best to land..
        to keep
        iT better
        as Lord
        knows and feels..
        i’ve spent some cray
        cray nows.. too much
        at the Wrong Planet..
        wHere humanity
        can be iN
        sparse response
        to the warmer
        side oF
        Human Being..
        i feel that most crazy
        iS associated with disturbances
        iN mind and body balance.. wiTh
        emotional regulation and sensory
        integration all out of whack.. love the
        movement arts to literally get iT back iN balance..:)

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