Intricate strategies deserve simple tactics….

Ffolkes,

“Nothing in life is to be feared,
it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more
so that we may fear less.”

~~ Marie Curie ~~

wtf-leelu

WTF is that!….

Hajime…. In direct opposition to how I feel, which is good, in a general sense, my muse seem to have deserted me. Add to that some rather unexpected, if not surprising, attacks from within by my resident demons, and it might be apparent why the intro sections of late have been sort of truncated, if not downright butchered to pieces by ruthless efficient trimming of the dross and drivel that usually shows up. This ruthlessness is not only unaccustomed for me, it’s exhausting, for it is another attempt to fit a square peg into that damned round hole.

While the physical limitations to typing and writing are better, it remains difficult to maintain any stamina; a few minutes will put me into some relevant if not obtrusive pain, so I try to work in spurts. This is good for the hands and shoulders, but, not good for creativity, let me assure you. Ideas need a bit of peace at times, and this constant whirl from one activity level to another, all damn day, is getting old. But, then, so am I, and that ain’t gonna stop, so, I suppose I should stop complaining, and get on with today’s mess/effort/mass of contradictions. Why not? It’s free….

I’ve put together an extensive Pearl for today; I checked out a couple of the suggested related blogs suggested by the WP bots, that show at the end of each post, and found a couple good inclusions for today. There’s also a pretty good older poem of mine, and, of course, an old-school pearl to chew on at the end. To save my hands, and left shoulder, which is giving me fits today, let’s just get this over with no fuss. I can use one of my literary tricks, or break out an old technique from our dark ages. I think, today, we’ll just do this….

Shall we pearl?….

“A heart is not judged by how much you love but by how much you are loved by others.”

~~ The Wizard of Oz ~~

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mariusz-goli

Image from The Inquistr.com via Google Images

A few days ago, I included a video of this gentleman playing a rather excellent piece, while sitting on the street in his hometown in Poland. One of our Gentle Readers ferreted out his information, including his Facebook presence. Here then is another video of his play, which connects you to a page on You Tube with a number of his pieces of work. He is truly an amazing guitarist, and I hope his name, Martiusz Goli, becomes a household word, the world over…. Enjoy!…

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Mariusz Goli

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We the People...

I’m in the mood to rant, but, not the ‘right’ mood. To rid myself of the emotional dross, while avoiding having to actually write, here is one last posted in April of 2013, written in 2012, prior to the last presidential election, which, though pretty lame, cannot approach the degree of lameness already shown in this election….

From 4/9/2013:

Here’s the deal…. I still don’t have a rant ready, but I feel like ranting…. so, I’ll sublimate…. This is an article that I posted on Triond, another web site where I’ve published some of my work, in the latter part of 2012, near the election that took place in November….. All of it is still pretty valid, discounting the date-related issues…. all the rest, I stand by…..

Absence of Honor: The Untimely Death of The US Constitution

“Ignorance can be compounded, made denser, until the light of our spirits is smothered.” — Deng Ming-Dao

As I read this pearl, my immediate thought was that it is a very clear, very accurate take on the 2012 election process that is currently unfolding before us in the daily news. The end of the political scale that is represented so raggedly by what is left of the Republican Party, and the mislabeled liberal end of the scale who claim to be Democrats, both of which are engaging in ongoing battles to see who can display the deepest ignorance.

The leading candidate for the “loyal opposition” to the party in power, Mr. Romney, seems to have a proclivity for alienating the very people from whom he is trying to win votes; women, immigrants and Hispanics, animal lovers, seniors, teachers and students, all have been told, in no uncertain terms, that they matter not at all to him. His plan? We’ll stop taxing the rich altogether, and that will fix everything…. Sometimes I wonder if he is getting all of his information on voter wants and issues of importance from old newspapers from the 1980’s, because he certainly hasn’t a clue as to what is happening out in America in this decade….

The other party, led by our first Black President, is busy hiding what the left hand is doing by distracting everyone with the tax and healthcare issues, to keep them unaware of how few of the Bill of Rights are left to us. “Executive Orders” signed by the POTUS this year, beginning on New Year’s Eve, while the voters were all busy celebrating the advent of the new year, include provisions that allow police to stop, search, and arrest any citizen of this country whom they suspect of any form of terrorism, or even of protest against the provisions of those orders.

These same police who are arresting their ostensible fellow-citizens are not required to tell ANYONE that they have arrested and imprisoned a citizen, nor are they ever required to provide any evidence of their suspicions in a court of law. Even though there may be no evidence, they can subject these CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY to torture to obtain a confession, or whatever it is they are after. There is no oversight to these orders; they don’t go before Congress to be approved, nor are they reviewed by the courts. Both of those particular checks on the power of the Executive Branch are completely out of the loop on this…. and they aren’t even complaining about it!

Does it physically hurt to be that stupid? — Smart Bee

My guess at the answer to this is, No. It can’t hurt very much to be that stupid, as we continue to go out each time there is an election and vote these same lying, cheating, avaricious assholes back into the same positions from which they have been oppressing the American people for oh, a hundred or so years now. I’d say that around the time of the Depression was when the first real strangle-hold on the national throat was first achieved…. the pure bullshit the government was spewing back then can be seen to have been the first real time that the government’s outrageous lies were swallowed whole by a reluctant public, who had nothing else to eat, and thus nothing else to risk…

“He was born stupid, and greatly increased his birthright.” — Samuel Butler

So, how does it feel? Does it physically hurt to be so stupid as to be part of the crowd that continues to buy into all the bullshit lies that our own government heaps upon us every day? To keep going to the polls, just as if it really matters who gets elected? Get real, folks. You will not find a name on the ballot that belongs to someone who is not a willing tool of the powers of oppression, the money-changers who are the power behind the scenes of every government in the world. Not going to happen; they’ve been the real power in the world for centuries, and they’re not about to give up all they have, just to be nice, or because they’ve all of a sudden grown a heart.

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty fucking tired of being lied to, and cheated, and looked at as just another idiot for them to shit on….. and I’m not going to put up with it for much longer, without some kind of return fire….. believe it…. I don’t think I am alone in this, either…. No way to tell for sure, but I find it hard to believe that EVERYONE is falling for all of it…. but, even if I’m alone in this, I refuse to knuckle under any further, and can only say that I will do all I can to see things turn in a direction that will return my Rights, and those of the rest of the American people…. or at least those not stupid enough to hand them over without a fight….

“He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Savory

Blown across steppes of imagination, a spore
finds a niche, takes root,
tries to live longer than now, before
chaos/peace descends, and desire is moot.

Feathered into fecundity, another possibility
builds a nest, hatches kin,
aims at immortality, sans responsibility,
chance manifests, as it does, again.

Leading toward peril, entropy saves creativity,
making tools, and lazy time;
solid signs imply such simple nativity,
as another snitch drops his dime.

Subtle compassion billows, passion to unfold,
covering hearts bloodied by time,
burning flesh made valid, unwaveringly bold,
turning love to brilliant rhyme.

Years weigh lightly, supported by youth,
gaining weight with each year,
only the old men know the actual truth,
peace comes only when we lose our fear.

~~ gigoid ~~

4/9/2013

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Naked Pearls

Five Steps to Living Large….

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“By space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like a dot;
by thought I encompass the Universe.”

~~ Pascal, Pensees, n. 265 ~~

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“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

~~ Walter Bagehot ~~

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“Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.”

~~ Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet ~~

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“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

~~ Buckminster Fuller~~

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“Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.”

~~ Satchel Paige ~~

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Well, there you have it. It’s big, but, it’s mine; it’s also done as well as I can do it. Rather than test any limits yet in place, let’s just cut this off here, and do it again tomorrow. It’s not as if anyone’s paying overtime, right? Right. See ya, ffolkes, unless Reality morphs on us drastically….

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

Kowabunga!

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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10 thoughts on “Intricate strategies deserve simple tactics….

  1. Damn! That puppy can pick! Leelu definitely has something on her mind….LOL

    I am harvesting my satsumas today hopefully it will be Zen enough to keep me from the funk…..have a day my friend….chuq

    • He is truly amazing, and I can barely wait to see him get better with time…

      LOL! Aye, she spotted something that caught her interest, for sure. It’s really cool she is so photogenic; makes the daily picture easy-peasy…

      I hear you re: funk; I can feel the demons, skulking in the shadows, so I’m trying to stay in full light… Satsumas might help, if it didn’t put me in traction… Plus, I have a black thumb, & even harvesting things, I’ve been known to kill them badly… LOL!…

      You take care, amigo; I’ll try to get by later….

      gigoid

        • When I was a kid, I enjoyed working on ranches & farms around where I lived… but, not with plants, as they just made me sweat… I guess I need more mental stimulation, & knowing I’ll end up killing them anyway makes it an unproductive time… Sigh….

          *wink*

          • I need the exercise for my damn brain will not shut down….one reason I have insomnia along with the pain….always working on something in my mind…it is so tiring at times….chuq

          • I know the exact feeling. It can be tiring, but, it’s better than the alternative. That would put us in the same boat as the rest of humanity, and look where they are….

            LOL!

  2. “Nothing in life is to be feared,
    it is only to be understood.
    Now is the time to understand more
    so that we may fear less.”

    ~~ Marie Curie ~~

    Science..
    A scribe
    of God and Nature
    sAMe that kills fear
    straight
    with
    reAson.;)

    “A heart is not judged by how much you love
    but by how much you are loved by others.”

    ~~ The Wizard of Oz ~~

    I cut the word
    judge and worry
    about it out of that
    equation to make Nirvana iSREAL..
    @lEast
    iN pArt..:)

    i suppose ‘that ‘s why i see
    so many individual plan Golden
    years folks smiling.. worry
    just
    got
    plain
    boring..;)

    “By space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like a dot;
    by thought I encompass the Universe.”

    ~~ Pascal, Pensees, n. 265 ~~

    Hmm.. thought.. sure..
    guide posts as symbols
    as such for now..
    but at least for me..
    i do it mostly
    through
    FeeLinG SeNSinG
    A Breath oF UniVerse within..:)

    “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

    ~~ Walter Bagehot ~~

    IF.. i STiLL cared about money..
    and or the acquirement oF iT..
    this could be
    A problem..
    but
    it’S not..
    and this greatest pleasure
    has no limits or expectations from or for Me..:)

    “Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.”

    ~~ Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet ~~

    Focusing life on tools of cultural
    objects literally extends one’s brain
    to feeling
    objects
    as body..
    and no matter what
    the illusion may be..
    no escaping
    Body..
    feed one’s miNd
    WeLL iN liGht to reap a Golden harvest now..;)

    “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

    ~~ Buckminster Fuller~~

    Not sure when
    Buck Lived..
    but yes..
    tHeRe iS DNA..
    of Caterpillars
    and Epigenetic change
    in humans like this too.. common
    experience really for only those who escape A
    i S R E A L M A T iX.. iN aLL neW Neo LiTe..
    otHeR WiSe
    kNown
    seNsed anD
    fELt as aWake..

    “Throw strikes.
    Home plate don’t move.”

    ~~ Satchel Paige ~~

    And Baseball
    is awFul borRng to me..;)

    • Ah, Fred, now you’ve done it… Baseball is probably as close as American culture ever got to real Zen living. When played as intended, it teaches all who play it lessons that are invaluable out in the world of society outside of play, i.e. the real world. I could, and have, written a lot about its metaphoric connection to human nature, and how to teach humans some rather good things… beginning with one of the most valuable, focused dispassion when on the field, guided by the necessity to submerge one’s ego into the team effort.

      There are many other lessons baseball has to offer those who can learn them. Patience, humility, loyalty, community, the value of hard work, and the joy of physical effort. All are there, and more.

      It combines the best of humanity, with only its most minor flaws, even if basic. As shown on TV, yes, it’s boring. But, to those who have known it all their lives, it is more than a mere game….

      Satchel’s words teach a lot; these in particular tell me about the value of focusing on what matters, & letting go of what doesn’t….

      As always, a great response to my unconscious meanderings through the vast, fertile fields of my imagination….

      See ya, bro…

      gigoid

      • SMiLes.. my friend gigoid actually i find all spectator sports boring now..
        however.. surely.. i wasn’t always that way as i followed the Atlanta
        Braves for Decades.. FSU.. and kept clippings of my
        highschool football team on their eventual way
        to a State Championship.. also a big fan
        of Miami in 72 and 73.. the dual years
        for a Super Bowl Win.. and smiles..
        additionally… i spent one year
        on a baseball team..
        Pelican little league..
        actually playing..
        when very young..
        and all team sports overwhelmed
        me as far as playing then with the
        Autism Spectrum issue of sensory integration
        problems and affective empathy that was out of the
        ball park too.. hehe.. like actually feeling the feelings
        of the world overall.. super tuned like my tactile sensory
        issues.. one part that doesn’t go away of not being able to
        even touch most manmade textures without discomfort beyond
        what most folks would define as pain.. anyway.. i was bound and
        determined to find out the whys of how i could do tennis for over a
        decade and racquetball but team sports of more than doubles on a
        tennis court overwhelmed me.. and that did not come until my 50’s..
        along with the emotional regulation and sensory integration that allows
        me even to be comfortable in my skin.. truly having to walk then side by
        side with my wife for years in stores as it was extremely uncomfortable
        to walk alone without anyone to copy.. and sure that probably is why folks
        thought i walked strange for many years too.. heHe.. no males in the
        family to copy as such too.. the disintegration of the family unit
        where the males all leave the roost is a source of much
        misery and suffering for many folks in first world
        problem ways.. particularly African Americans
        as Social Demographics show..
        however.. usually
        it is an issue
        there of social
        economics more..
        as it is rarer not to be part
        of a bigger village as such as
        minorities do have to stick together
        to survive with social support.. as such..
        anyway.. part of the reason.. i graduated with
        degrees.. in Health Science too.. including core studies
        in Leisure and Sports Science.. yes.. there is a science
        of both.. and even a specific class in philosophy of sports
        that mirrors well what you say up here so eloquently of the
        value of sports and microcosm of society that it truly is as folks
        do learn valuable lessons most by playing sports that will carry them
        through a strong and confident better focused life in mind and body balance..
        particularly.. when the contact sports do not cause life long associated problems
        from injuries.. the spectator aspect of it.. provides an avenue for large groups
        of heterogenous multi-cultural societies to appropriately channel the tribal
        instinct to avoid greater otherwise potential for civil strife.. and truly sports
        can be religion no different than politics for bonding over a common
        quarter back and opposing one.. no different really than a so-called
        myth of Jesus as God of the Universe and a Devil named Satan
        as king of an everlasting tortuous place as part of an insanely
        incongruent term of an unconditionally loving God..
        Unconditional.. means no conditions..
        bullshit 101 sings again
        out to church
        pews..
        and heard
        that crap as recently
        as last Sunday.. where
        they also spoke to putting
        oil on a baby in water boarding
        lite.. so the devil couldn’t keep a grip
        on the baby as such.. in Halloween 3 at
        Church even when it is not Halloween.. hehe..
        i have to laugh at all this crap as there is no better
        response to ignorance that is almost impossible to change
        as the ignorance is the social bonding ‘insanity’ that keeps groups
        of humans sticking together over a common bonding myth as such..
        could be
        anything..
        a blue turtle
        OJ Simpson before
        he got in trouble.. or the Good
        Cop Jesus and even the Good
        Cop Muhammad that folks cherry
        pick out of books.. as opposed to the
        Bad cop versions that other folks pick out
        to fear and hate and harm others up to violent
        death.. rape.. torture and such as that.. no one has
        clean hands.. as life is full of this dArk and liGht and
        as far as pastimes go.. i am past passing time.. as i live
        in now and enjoy every second of it.. more as a player
        acting and directing my own play.. instead of planting my
        self in an easy boy.. and losing all of what i could be as i did
        in the Good Old Mall Boy way.. of tribal leaning activities to
        glue the
        bond of
        togetherness
        in shared heroes
        in sports instead of war..
        Sports figures deserve every penny
        they get for averting humans from practicing
        their dark side greater to harm others and those
        in the arts.. including TV Stars.. Music stars and all
        the rest deserve every penny they earn as they work
        to save the human HeARt.. the SpiRit that feels and
        ExPresses that art as Heart of EmoTioNs and SeNses
        as well as inspiration for folks to become players themselves
        as blogs and youtube avenues with the transhumanist advance
        of Information Technology provides almost limitless potential for
        this.. for folks to become not just input folks but output folks too in the
        moving arts of life.. iN Sports and Arts with medium as well.. anyway..
        there are not too many folks in the poetry world interested in sports..
        i appreciate the opportunity to speak to sports.. as it has been a
        huge part of my life overall.. and a fascinating subject to discuss..
        overall.. in so many ways of an activity that does reflect human Nature..:)

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