Exasperate; Verb, to irritate or provoke to a high degree. To annoy greatly, especially because you can do nothing to solve the problem.
Futility; Noun, Uselessness, with little or no positive outcome. The quality of having no useful consequence.
Chrsocracy; Rule by the wealthy.
There is a faith that weakly dies
When overcast by clouds of doubt.
That like a blazing wisp of straw
A vagrant breeze will flicker out.
Be mind the faith whose living flame
Shall pierce the clouds and banish night.
Whose glow the hurricane increase
To match the gleams of heaven's light. By A C Parker
I have spoke often of my irksome poetry sprite that annoys my dreams with its incessant needling. The little prick was in my dream the other night and thus the phrase “Exasperated Flesh” was bestowed upon me. I am at present downright peevish and irksome with my own disposition and our ever-present st...
Yea! Unfortunately, I got busted being outside without my mask on. I do thank God and Lady Luck that I was not given a citation for my transgression. Of course, I am being satirical in my usual curmudgeonly manner. Let me expound.
My neighbor, who lived across the street, decided to sell her home because her husband had passed. We were good friends and shared house watching duties for each other. She was from Germany and had no nearby family, so she decided to move to San Antonio.
The new neighbor moved in just before the Covid 19 crisis occurred. Everyone in the neighborhood went into lock down. I viewed the new neighbors occasionally but from afar. I was outside cutting some fresh flowers for my wife when I noticed most of them sitting out in front of their home. On impulse I decided to walk over and say hello and welcome them to the neighborhood.
How are all my Facebook friends? About as bored as I am? I am really getting tired of doing yard work and house repairs. The yard is beginning to look too pristine and I am afraid I will catch myself washing and waxing my lawn mower. Doing home repair is downright costly. I changed a neon light over my kitchen sink and broke the spout on the tap. I then had to go buy a $134.00 new kitchen sink water tap. I am severely OCD, so I must curtail myself.
I decided to share what I deemed to be a funny incident but some of you will not think so. I was aroused from my comatose state of obnoxious meditation by a shriek from my wife. I was hailed to come quickly as if someone was breaking into our front door. I arrived to see my wife pointing semi hysterically at a tiny withing animal in the middle of my kitchen floor. My wife lamented that our dog, Scout, had brought a live rat into the house.
Yes! I am bored, as are most of you. To placate myself I piddle at this computer and research a variety of subjects that itch my curiosity.
At first, I inquired as to how many of our recent viruses originated in China and why they did. Many of them have originated there. I discovered the Chinese like live animals to cook. They think the animals taste better freshly killed. Thus, the Chinese have the live and wet markets. They buy the fish still alive or the chicken, take it home, butcher it and cook it.
Europe and America, we don’t do this, we buy it frozen at Kroger, Winn Dixie or HEB. Some epidemics don’t arise in the country after which they were named. The Spanish Flu didn’t begin in Spain.
I would encourage all of you to look up the history of epidemics. I found it quite thought provoking.The first profound fact you will see is: Today's pandem...
I was listening to Franklin Graham, the late Reverent Billy Graham’s son, about the current crisis. He stated a very pertinent truth when he said”God will never leave you nor will your God forsake you.”
I have known the truth of this for most of my adult life, but I nevertheless paused to ponder the thought. Often, when I recollect a person or idiom, I presume I am being prompted to act. I usually call that person or in this case write a post.
What of those who have never acknowledged God in their life. If God is not there, then it’s impossible for him to leave. If your refuge and fortress in times of trouble is your government, then government is your God. There is no salvation to be found in your government. Mankind will eventually let you down.
We are fortunate to live in a country which can aid its citizens and businesses. What other countries...
“I was conceived in the falling of leaves.” This phrase was conveyed to me by way of suggestion this morning. In that realm between slumber and awakening. This phenomenon is not a rare thing with me being I have often mentioned my irascible poetry sprite that plagues my subconsciousness. It asserts itself precociously when I am not completely awake and vulnerable to its vulgarities. I would state it was spoken or communicated but that I would suggest I hear voices, which I do not.
As I lay there contemplating this bafflement, I gazed out my bedroom window. There on my plastered outer wall were shadows that flittered, back lit upon the faded beige and eroded paint of the plaster. Unseen were the branches that filtered the light, dappling it erroneously. The shadows were still and sharp but then blurred and frantic as they were stirred by an unseen brea...
I feel very insolent / impudent today which is just a contrite word to describe my attitude. I will re-frame from being polite and discrete and say what is irking me. Damn the torpedoes!
I will begin with saying I am homophobic, and I am not apologetic. I resent the current dialogue and acceptance of male homosexual behavior. I Am Not Woke! I am old school, biased, prejudiced, and non-conforming to the current acceptance of homosexual behavior.
What has gotten my dander up you ask? The Boy Scouts of America having to file bankruptcy (chapter 13) to protect themselves from the in-coming bombardment of lawsuits pertaining to homosexual scout leaders being predatory and abusing their scout troop members. You got it! Grown men seducing young boys, some raping their charges and threatening them if they disclose their abhorrent behavior.
Isn’t it enough that the world was made aware of the s...
Alas! my fellow Americans! Aren’t we all, every one of us, weary of all the political recriminations that our political parties are incessantly flinging at each other?
What are we to do? I attempt to listen to the news to know what is transpiring, to be knowledgeable and informed. I am reminded of Samuel Longhorn Clemens’s (Mark Twain) ironic and sarcastic quote. “If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, then you are misinformed” Our newspapers are becoming obsolete so we must rely upon our modern sources; TV, Yahoo, Google, etc.
Sometimes I wish I didn’t hear the current news. The death of the six-year-old little girl in South Carolina really upset me. We can all guess what transpired. She was abducted by a sexual pedophile from her front yard. She was probably abused and raped and then murdered to keep her from identifying her assailant. What that innocent young girl suffered...
I must digress, the word “bewilder” was the first word that came to mind when I began this post. I looked at my drop-down of synonyms and found a bevy of other applicable words that I could readily substitute in its place: Baffle, Confound, Mystify, Perplex, or just deliberately confuse. What am I talking about you ask? The inane hilarity of our current news cycle. I suppose it isn’t funny to everyone especially those who are infected with the “Trump Syndrome Malady”. I can see them gnawing at their fingertips and slobbering in hysteria as they listen to the current news especially if it concerns President Trump.
Let us consider the news from the royal family in England. That fiasco which is erupting over Meghan Markle’s dissatisfaction with becoming a wife of a royal. Meghan is American and ambitious. She is not content with being rich and living in castles and being an icon, whose only job is to look pretty and give rise to royal progeny. She has...
As of late I have been employing myself in the rehabilitation of our Masonic lodge’s cemetery. In Masonic terms I am availing myself to the dissemination of my obligatory masonic wages. In other words, I am donating my time and labor by laboring in the quarries for the edification of my masonic character. In short, it needed doing and I am retired with time and knowledge and a “Can Do” attitude.
It has been a somewhat simple task: I installed a new door in an old building or shed on site. It was built around 1900 and was constructed with adobe brick and river stones. I repaired the little porch and repainted it. I then moved over to our new “Columbarium”, There I installed an irrigation system and planted some shrubs; Sage, Lantana and Oleander. I then addressed myself to the sprinkler system which was in dire condition.
The city used to maintain our part of the cemetery because they used our tax free water and sprink...