A Rant

Did not post yesterday. Was totally uninspired. Tried to learn how to upload photos to my blog but I swear this is the most difficult blogging site I have ever encountered.

I may move everything from here to someplace else that is more user-friendly.

One person has looked at my blog. I think that is fine. I write to suit myself and not for anyone else. If they find this blog, fine. If not, that is o.k. as well.

I had hoped to write the great American novel when I was young. After reading some of the more recently acclaimed novels I am not so sure that I would want to write and be acclaimed because I found those same novels boring.

What happened to the great writers of yesteryear? Probably buried under all the blogs.

 

Stolen

i don’t like this place i am in someone took my credit card before i received it and activated same now i have to dispute the charges when it was not my fault nor is it the credit card companies fault the post office either lost or misplaced same or someone stole if from the mailbox the feeling of violation sits sour in my stomach  who would do this and why just deal with it and forget the violation the world is a wasteland of unintelligible thugs looking for intelligent life is a daunting everyday task machines are easier

some write beautiful prose and i love to read what they write in living in a man’s world i learned to bottom line the prose seems to elude me now

Google, Facebook, Twitter, Egypt and Onward

Posted on FB. What shared responsibility do the three named above have for the revolution in Egypt and if it sours can responsibility be shifted equally to them?

Is this social networking? or is this world domination by these billionaires? I do not know. The talking heads of TV seem enamored with Zuckerberg, a robber baron, a thief if law suits are the sign that he stole from his friends.

Money makes media salivate. They assign intelligence to those who have money or fame. Money or Fame do not necessarily mean wisdom or intelligence.

Other revolutions will be staged across this region. Where does it end and who is asking who is behind this? Are the people being led like sheep to the shearers? Do they represent the entire population or just one segment of the population?

I would like to know where it all ends.

Intelligent or Beautiful

Neither.

I want to be who I am. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and intelligence is hard to determine. One might ask: in what? chemistry? engineering? art? literature? languages? what?

One could be intelligent in one area and an absolute dummy in another so I choose neither because to some I am extremely intelligent and to others I may be beautiful and to others neither.

Do I care?

No.

Being who you are makes you both intelligent and beautiful.

Words

Favorite word: Saskatchewan.  Sound.

Least favorite word: But. The meaning behind. Knowing that a “condition” is going to modify the earlier statement.

Neutral word: a. Don’t know why.

I was taught to “answer the question” and shut up.

Carl Sagan

“Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring–not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive… If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds.”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994


Gene Roddenberry


“Let me end with an explanation of why I believe the move into space to be a human imperative. It seems to me obvious in too many ways to need listing that we cannot much longer depend upon our planet’s relatively fragile ecosystem to handle the realities of the human tomorrow. Unless we turn human growth and energy toward the challenges and promises of space, our only other choice may be the awful risk, currently demonstrable, of stumbling into a cycle of fratricide and regression which could end all chances of our evolving further or of even surviving.”
Gene Roddenberry, Planetary Report Vol. 1, 1981