Prime reasons to negotiate….


“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines,
but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”

~~ Buddha ~~

wine country

Wine Country Spring, 2016

Hajime…. Today we will begin with an apology. For two or three days now, including today, I’ve been avoiding going to the blogs I follow, because I simply didn’t have the time to do so, and still deal with reality. Getting a Pearl done yesterday was, in essence, a rush job, which I don’t really like to do, as I’m not able to give it the attention I prefer to give, thus making the quality a questionable matter. It also means I haven’t commented or hit the Like button, to let them know I was by to read their work…. I am sorry, but, for a few days, I will need to reduce my blogging interactions, in order to maintain any semblance of sanity….

Now I’ve managed to bore everyone silly, we’ll just use a Tardis toy, in a moment, to get us down to the next section, where you’ll find today’s video. We’ll be doing some archive diving, as I’m still not in the most creative space I’ve ever been; hell, I’m having a hard time tying my shoes. And, they’re slip-ons…. Writing coherently is currently not in the schedule, or on the menu. But, I continue to type, just as if I could make up some fine, stentorian passage, thrilling all with my expertise and creativity. Fat chance of that today, right? Right. So, rather than torture y’all, or myself, any further, I’m going to push this little button on the side of this little cube, and….

Shall we Pearl?….

“There is not enough love and kindness in the world
to permit us to give any of it to imaginary beings.”

~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~



I have this concert on my computer. Whenever I’m feeling a little down, and want to hear great music, I put it on, from the beginning, and let the beauty wash away my blues. All the music herein was written, and played, with love at the core of it. George Harrison left a legacy of love, in his work, and his life, and, as far as music goes in today’s world, this is as good as it gets…. Enjoy!….


Concert for George





Sandclock .jpg

    As promised in the intro, here is a piece on reincarnation from the archives to fill in today’s ranting section…. I hope you enjoy it….

From 2/9/2013:

“Been there.  Done that.  Reincarnated.”

~~Smart Bee ~~

Reincarnation is a fascinating concept, especially given its controversial nature as being in opposition to what is believed by many of the world’s most influential religious systems. Some do, and some don’t believe in it, and I have yet to determine, through either research or luck, just why some do an some don’t…. I mean, I know why, in the sense that it doesn’t fit in with the dogma of those religions that subscribe to an afterlife consisting of harps and clouds, while it does match those that have a clearly different view of what happens after death. No, I mean I don’t understand why….. oh. Wait….

You know, I just realized, as I wrote that last line there, that this is a complete waste of energy and time, and further, is in direct violation of one of my own personal rules of life, and avoiding hassles in same…. That rule says, “Asking why is a waste of time, especially as regards human behavior…. so don’t bother.” It’s an old lesson, and one that I should have realized I was close to breaking before I did, as I’ve had a lot of experience with it in my time. Hell, I’ve had enough time that almost everything is something I’ve had experience with; maybe I can use that as an excuse for missing this time, yes? Well, okay…. Still, I can claim a lot on my mind, and nobody can tell me different, so there….

Any who, getting into the “why” of how folks choose their beliefs about a subject as speculative and controversial as reincarnation is bound to be a subject that would entail a great deal of delving into human behaviors that would only serve to frustrate me no end. If there is any area of existence that people are more foolish, or deliberately ignorant about, than such a subject as the afterlife, well, I don’t know what it is. Add to that the very dominant tendency on the part of most people to choose one religious dogma over another based on how much it makes them think (seeking the lesser of two evils, in their minds….), and you get subject matter that can only lead one to drink, to try to get the bitterness and shame out of one’s head….

Me? Hell, I have no idea what will happen when this life ends, not in any specific sense…. I believe that my consciousness, as a form of energy, will not be destroyed, and that part of the universe that manifests as the essence of Ned will merely change form…. to what form I couldn’t say. I can say that, though I am in no particular hurry to find out, it sounds like a great adventure, and I’m looking forward to knowing the answers to all the great questions that we humans ask ourselves during our stint on Earth, in the form we currently inhabit, even if those answers aren’t anything like any of the speculative concepts I’ve heard of or seen, or though of myself…. As Bob Heinlein said, “…. Soon enough, you will know, so why fret about it?”

“He who awaits much can expect little.”

~~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez ~~



My Nose Is Growing Old

A long lazy September look
in the mirror
say it’s true.

I’m 31
and my nose is growing

It starts about 1/2
an inch
below the bridge
and strolls geriatrically
for another inch or so:

Fortunately, the rest
of the nose is comparatively

I wonder if girls
will want me with an
old nose.

I can hear them now
the heartless bitches!

“He’s cute
but his nose
is old.”

~~ Richard Brautigan ~~



Naked Pearls

Things You Should Know By Now


“Forward, as occasion offers.
Never look round to see whether any shall note it….
Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter,
and think that even such a result is no trifle.”

~~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, ix, 29 ~~


“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”

~~ Seneca ~~


“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

~~ Anais Nin ~~


“He bids fair to grow wise who has discovered that he is not so.”

~~ Publius Syrus, Maxim 598 ~~


“Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.”

~~ Robert Green Ingersoll ~~


“The most important thing in a man is not what he knows, but what he is.”

~~ Narciso Yepes ~~


“Pearl of great price.”

~~ New Testament, Matthew xiii, 46 ~~



Well, there you have it. Such as it is, it is, and shall ever remain. So be it. I’m done for today, ffolkes, but, I’ll be back again tomorrow, to subject us all to yet another Pearl of Virtual Wisdom. As always, y’all have the choice as to whether that is a threat, or a promise. For me, it’s a given…. See ya….

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….


2 thoughts on “Prime reasons to negotiate….

  1. “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines,
    but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”

    ~~ Buddha ~~

    SMiLes.. my friend.. gigoid..
    today has been a day of turtles
    for me.. from Katrina’s tattoo..
    to objects of her
    in figurines..
    to a friend helping
    to conserve turtles landing
    a job doing that at a beach..
    to the patience and
    over one of the
    longest lives
    a Turtle
    protected in
    SheLL.. often
    lives in NatUre free..
    and the other night at the
    gym.. i asked the assistant there
    why do Monkeys rarely fall out of trees
    and Hawk fall down from sky.. and she
    asked why and i said one word.. practice..
    yes.. practice.. practice.. practice.. continuing
    on after every setback.. finding liGht iN the dArkest
    of places more than yesternoW.. now… so much
    practice iN excellence of liFe
    makes hUman
    what HuMaN
    tRuLy can
    be In both
    potential for change
    and Epigenetic unpacking
    oF DNA foR All the gifts our
    ancestors share that sadly
    culture has taken away..
    noW.. ripe for
    thE remembeRinG
    iN hEart.. SpiRit..
    MiNd.. and BoDy
    BalanCinG sOul
    noW for those
    fiNd and
    practice tHeir
    alWays nEw giFts
    oF liFe poTEnTial..
    most everyNow.. i lEarn
    a neW moVe.. iNnately..
    iNstinctually.. and
    iNtuitively.. FeeL
    NeW EmoTioN..
    more nuanced
    than before..
    wHeRe the
    withiN eXpanDs..
    more and more..
    anyWay.. thank you.. very
    much for helping me to continue
    to go past limits everynow.. wHere
    the past now of day to day noW..
    looks and feels liKe
    iN compariSon
    to pursuiNG aLL aVeNues
    oF lEarning.. FeeLinG.. kNoWinG
    iN moVinG.. connEcTinG
    And CreATinG waY
    iS to gRow
    wHere No
    oF Ocean
    haS swAM beforE..:)

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