Ho hum! I feel as if I’m a man in a drum being assaulted by the reverberations and echoes from of all this political diatribe and rhetoric. All I hear are the talking points of our political gentry haranguing over the pros and cons of the ACA or the new bill to repeal and replace it with something new. Enough already!
I have been accused of complaining too much by both my daughter and a niece. My wife is silent but I flinch from her glowering looks of exasperation.
Allow me to make a humble observation without offending anyone. That is my desire? Approximately seven years ago, President Obama passed his signature piece of legislation and that was the Affordable Care Act. HOORAH! The Democrats rejoiced and the Republicans were reticent.
Disambiguation: Noun, (dis-am-big-u-a-tion) Refers to the removal of ambiguity by making something clear. It narrows down the meaning of a word and it is a good thing.thefreedictionary.com
Political Carve Out: Refers to a business unit or units that are spun off or carved out of a larger company or entity, usually having existing management and customers, having a service or core that is not core to the overall strategy. Synonymous with cronyism. Unions are given control of their pension funds so as to invest and manage them for a better monetary return than that of Social Security. In return they pledge their allegiance to the Democratic Party.
Note! Our social security is not invested, not even a money market account. It is the sacred cow the Democrats refused to let Bush manage for a better return. Our Social Security is borrowed from continuously like Obama taking a half a trillion dollars to fund the ACA. Our Social Security pays for all the welfare aid like SSI...
I recently posted a blog post called, Speculative Speculation, in which I discussed or proffered my opinion about Ancient Aliens helping mankind erect large megalithic structures. I also touched upon the subject of Genius. I offered the possibility of great geniuses throughout history tapping into a Cosmic Database thru meditation.
I have now read and re-read this month’s National Geographic Magazine article concerning a similar subject, Genius. The article in Nat. Geo. was very enlightening, it offered insights for me to think about. To turn over in my prodigious mind (pun), while pondering the minds mysteriousness.
I will attempt a synopsis(recap) of the article which intrigued me so much. In a study conducted by scientists, the scientists chose about 1500 individuals (children) with IQ’s of 140 or more and followe...
1)Precocious: Adjective, intelligent, advanced, special in mental aptitude.
2)Pernicious: Adjective, harmful, malevolent, working in a hidden or injurious way
3)Aperitif: Noun, an appetizer such as an inebriant or intoxicant
"Lawdy, Lawd! Pour s Me!Ah canst tink of nutin to rit bout?”, quipped an itinerant southern sharecropper? Not the precocious rhetoric of a polished southern gentleman. Not the molasses drawl of a classic southern movie like Gone with the Wind, when Rhett Butler chided Scarlet O’Hara. This is a medley of oxymorons being that I am neither a southern gentleman nor precocious. I am self-improved poor white trash from across the tracks at best. The Southern Aristocracy I was acquainted with were absolutely as snobbish and arrogant as any of the wealthy landed gentry of England. I watch the British serial episodes on Netflix and I am quite amused by their snobbish propriety.
1. Imago: An image of something or someone formed in childhood and persisting in later life: plural: imagines or imagoes.
2. Elves: plural noun, a group of beings with magical powers and supernatural beauty, ambivalent towards everyday people and capable of either helping or hindering them.
3.Faeries: plural noun, synonymous with Pixies, Brownies, Nymphs, Sprites or Fays. Diminutive ethereal creatures deemed to be malicious in nature. A surprise! Webster Dictionary also defined them as adult male homosexuals; so much for political correctness.
I have challenged myself to write something that is not political. It seems that my daughter is every bit my protagonist being she is the ultimate critic of my blog posts. We have what most people would call, quite lively discussions, about an assortment of topics and I always come away sort of angry. I am not irate with my daughter in so much that I feel chagrined about...
1) Ediacaran Period; (e-di-a-ca-ran} Approximately 635 million to 542 million years ago.(BC).
2) Trilobite: Ancient horseshoe crab that crawled around during the Cambrian Period and alludes to the age of this writer and often crabby author.
I was reading my Smithsonian Magazine and came upon this word, Ediacaran, It impressed me so much I decided to write an article about it and tie it into what I believe.
Most of you that read or have read and have a rudimentary education, can recall some of the primary periods of earth's evolution( other than the movie, Jurassic park-pun!). I had always began with what I thought was the first, the Cambrian Period.This was the period of ocean dwelling creatures that lived and swam in the primordial oceans before the first reptiles crawled out from the ancient oceans, everything prior to that was Precambrian. Much to my surprise I discovered a period that exi...
I am in a dark place this morning. I awoke about 8:30 AM as usual and laid there about half an hour just musing as I usually do. I say my prayers and contemplate the day ahead. My dogs usually get impatient and the older one starts barking as if saying "Get Up!, Where's our breakfast"?
I finally stirred and proceeded to the bathroom and discovered the tap running. I questioned myself "Did I leave it running all night"? I then remembered I had gotten up about 3:00 AM to pee as we older people do. At that time I had taken myself a couple of Nyquil Caps of water being I didn't have a glass and evidently left the tap running.At least it hadn't run all night.
Why is this upsetting to me? I see it as a sign of my ever encroaching old age and senility. Rest assured that" as God is my witness" I can avow that all of you will reach this point in your life one day. I walked around the house grumbling to myself and proceeded...
An affinity: The definitions are multitudinal as I discovered when I looked the word up. The word just came to me this morning while in church. I was doing my usual abstract musings about assorted things as I listened inattentively to the sermon. I often find myself destitute of inspiration when I finish a blog post or article. What more is there to write about being I have sworn off politics? Oddly, there was no poetry sprite dropping this word into my dream, the word just appeared like a light bulb being turned on.
It’s a force that attracts atoms together( all matter attracts)
It’s kinship by marriage or adoption
It’s a close connection such as common interests or similarity in nature and structure.
It’s a natural attraction such as an affinity for...