” Many More Sides Of A Coin”

July 19, 2016

Just finished a well written highly recommended book A Life Damon Runyon by Jimmy Breslin. He is indeed the best writer ever. I’ve now read everyone of his books and thoroughly enjoyed each one. I just raced through it from beginning to end. Now I’ve started Women Travelers 1850-1950. Fascinating. My love of reading is a beautiful ongoing pastime.
There are certainly many more sides of a coin. Depending on the circumstances, the single situation, the subject, although it may change the outlook is the same. In my childhood there were lots of nevers. Far too many. However I was able to overcome this however it did naturally affect my way I treat others. It had too there wasn’t anyway around this. For instance I was excluded, so I turn it around especially in conversations I include when making a statement or even asking a question. I just naturally do that without thinking. One aspect of my childhood was that I never had a birthday party, or simply a cake. So naturally I again turn it around and remember each birthday and recognize it by saying a greeting. Again I just naturally do that. About two months ago I naturally recognized my late husband’s brothers birthday and said actually something very sincere and appropriate about that day. I was immediately slammed by an insulting response from a person who will remain nameless. Actually hadn’t said even a word to her. She is a daughter of my niece who is very loving and caring. Naturally didn’t want to say anything in response because I was flabbergasted as the gall of this young daughter. She has noet one redeeming quality. Thought to myself it is a defamation of my character. Then I thought let it go. Not worth a response. It surely didn’t want to response to the mother as of her daughter’s behavior. Surely didn’t want in anyway to hurt the mother’s feelings. So therefore I just let it stand as mute. I seem to overcompensate when it comes to feelings of others, which is a good way to approach this. The inbetween is mine.

” Going Against The Grain”

July 10, 2016

Surprisingly there is again on the social media site which deals with thoughts which is entitled Notes. Well low and behold I found it there once again after quite a time away. So I thought this would be an excellent time to elaborate on this just a bit. Being high strung or hyper sensitive which is part of who I am, I was saying this to one of my friends as part of a broader conversation which entailed bio medicine and she mentioned that people who have red or in my case auburn hair have a tendency to be that way. Wondered why I was restless sometimes and that is part of it. So to counterbalance this have to find ways that I would be able to relax and so do something positive and something I find enjoyable.
I had just finished Soulswimmer by Alfie McCourt a couple of weeks ago, and he died suddenly. Was saddened thought how young he was just a year older than myself. This is unexplainable to me. Now I am reading a book by Jimmy Breslin called A Life Damon Runyon. I am enthralled with it. Am in the middle of it and it is just mesmerizing just a great and detailed writer actually my favorite.
After much soul searching came to the decision to move to Rochester, N.Y. simply one reason is my son Andre is there and he simply really likes the place tremendously. Not finding an ophthalmologist here in Georgia found an excellent doctor in Rochester. Simply I am the only person and it is only up to me to find the very best there is concerning my eyes. It is of utter importance to find someone who has excellent credentials and a patient doctor relationship which is a factor of value. Found the doctor online and made an appointment on December 2nd. Today I got the papers from the office and will post the medical records to the office the next time I go to the post office which is soon. I am calmer now that I am moving too.
Really gave this place a real honest chance and it isn’t working out for me on many factors. Have told my roommate and actually explained fully and she understands. Told her that I didn’t want to leave her high and dry and that’s a Radiohead song and she will have enough time to get another roommate. So in that respect things are somewhat calmer now which I was very diplomatic in the equation. And fair also. She is a friend so have to treat her as that.

” A Mismash” Part Two

June 16, 2016

When things are stressful it is good to at least to hum or better yet sing a favourite song that you know precisely. In my case I’ve been humming a Santo and Johnny song call ” Ebbtide” It is soothing and has a calming effect and actually does the trick, and works. Floating on a barge as I am playing a game works too.
Been patiently waiting for a book from Amazon which is taking their sweet time. Irritating to say the least though cela vie! Must say there are a lot of red underling words with this blog. Then I am waiting for a doctor bill to come in the mail. So who does that? Guess who. You are correct, me! Need to get my haircut again, just want it to look better, then getting my glasses which had been scratched from a while ago in Wisconsin, then posting my dearest sweetest friend in this entire world whose birthday is the 21st of this month a surprise present.
Some people don’t have the compunction or the scruples to know the difference of when the person says something that is derogatory, they actually just blurt it out and yes without a thought of what they are saying. Why they actually don’t have the power to even think so that is very sad. The best diplomatic thing to do it just ignore the source of annoyance. It is difficult yet that is the only thing to do. Just act that they don’t even exist and just remember karma what goes around, comes around.

” Floating On A Barge”

June 11, 2016

Would you believe that it just all at once disappeared all 300 plus words so say oh well start over which is my way as I have all the practice at this. Today is my best first cousin’s birthday. Happy Birthday dearest Mike on your 75th year. Know that your family will celebrate this with you! Just think you are only a year older than myself. How wonderfully amazing is this. Speaking of birthdays still celebrating mine from last month. I am getting presents from Amazon. Just today had to return a laserdisc a favorite movie simply because I didn’t have a laserdisc player and wasn’t intending to have that ever. This is advanced technology for those who are interested. Speaking of that, my mobile phone has issues. Unfortunately had to delete the once said messages from only 5 months in order for those who are sending a message. That isn’t correct saying that only 5 months is “old”, though did this now it is saying to delete messages still so guess what already have done this. It still is happening and if I say anything to the carrier they will say upgrade because they are in the selling game. It is unlikely they will fix it on the spot.
One of my best friends in this world had Conjunctivitis for a short time. I had a similar ailment while in Wisconsin after taking some sinus medicine which was a mistake. Still had to use eye drops for a short time. It too was very painfully anything that had to do with the nerves especially the eyes. It cleared up within a matter of weeks. Gladly Alynn’s condition cleared up and doesn’t return. Mine hasn’t returned either.
There is a smog alert here, and it is most uncomfortable in the mid 90s and it will continue a long time and its not the start of summer yet which begins on the 21st. So welcome or unwelcome to the South. Keeping hydrated too which is most important anytime regardless.
Again keeping positive despite all the negativity and there is a lot of that. Name it, its there. Just keeping in mind there is a time limit to this place: for every action, there is a reaction.

” The Plot Thickens” Part One

June 3, 2016

This is truly a myxmatosis! How to commense is the question, from the end, to the middle, or start. Well as it flows it goes is my best guess scenario. The very used dresser that I am using, yet should be grateful I have one. The drawers stick incessantly and gets stuck in one place since it was given to me. So the first drawer was sticking and not moving at all. So I have my clothes in all four drawers. The top drawer has my underwear in it which is quite a lot. I am opening it and it only goes not even a quarter of the way. Now picture this. So I leave it that way for a more than a month and it is getting to me. Trying to ignore it one night and thinking I will solve this once and for all. Then in the morning I take all the clothes out of the dresser and try to solve this, again without success so I try another way. I put the clothes back into the dresser drawers. Then I stack the three drawers with clothes in them on top of one another. Then I turn the dresser on the floor face down forward, and start to pull with all my might to pull the drawer out. With a series of words which are unprintable, the drawer comes loose and it is out finally. Then I angle it so it will go back in, noticing that there was a plastic piece inhibiting the opening. So that is solved. Now before all of this occurred. I had some items of the dresser. One of them was my present from Ian at Christmas time which was carefully wrapped in paper and put in a box. Then sent to me from Jordan. He had gotten this when he was in the Holy Land. It is blue and white dish which says Bethlehem and other well known places on it. When it was originally sent to me it was broken in shipment so I kept it and had some Elmer glue and secured it. So getting back to this: I pulled the dresser drawer with such force and rightfully so that the dish fell to the floor and broke not shattered in five pieces. Then I picked it all up and was going to keep it regardless. So I spent two weeks trying to glue in back in place. Then after that was thinking about it at night and decided to put it in a small plastic see through bag. Then put all the five pieces into a jewelry cloth bag that I have given to me by my sister, Vivian a very lengthy time ago. So talk about frustrations. Many of them here.
Since I moved into this house noticed that there were wires showing on the wall that were bare. It is suppose to be a fire alarm with a battery in it. But no not here. So I mentioned this to the roommate which she rents the house and she said ” In a two weeks this will be done” So I figured how come it wasn’t done before that and how long hasn’t it been done.” Hearing on the local news here there are many fires. So that prompted me to question this.

” Nothing And Everything”

May 24, 2016

Here I am back on my stomping ground which is feeling like home doing something I truly enjoy, expressing my inner and ultimate thoughts to those who would like to take a quick gander to this.
Keeping things in focus which is truly difficult with such distractions in the way however that is the way it is: just dealing with it and coming out successfully. First of all am on Windows 10 which is somewhat different yet a change which is good. It kept all my sites and just checking where it is because it has changed a bit for instance the passwords are different in the fact that for google and this great wonderful expression of thought website had to reinvent a password and that is fine for the reason all the hacking out there and speaking of that I was hacked on this social media website and still can’t log on so I say” So What, No Big Deal”. I often view things from news sites which I want to share on this social media site and find I can’t so I secretly say to myself people are out there are missing something fantastic. Went to the eye doctor now have to go to another eye doctor which is good. Wasn’t impressed in the least with this doctor. Miss Doctor Michael B Shapiro. He is the best. Still not interested in making a lot of friends here. Just have a few friends here and that is sufficient for me. Have a group of true friends all over the place so that’s what is important. Speaking of that, my birthday was terrific am extending it through the month of May which I feel good about that. Am still getting items from Amazon which having to use my old email and password in order to obtain items which is wonderful getting around the process.
I have wifi so I can be streaming anything. I go on youtube and pick of cuny the news program and watch Jimmy Breslin’s interviews. Then there is Pete Hamill which there are interviews with him by a variety of persons. He has written a movie script which is marvelous and I finally viewed the clips to it. And Hamill speaks also. It is with Steve S. who is an author and an actor. It is called” A Poet Long Ago”. There is a website which shows the advertisement of the movie. It is apoetlongago.com. Check it out. Now there is a red line under what I scripting. Usually it happens when there is a misspelled word or a something that has to do with a website. Well at first I stopped scripting and then I am still do it. Oh, well. As an Irish toast goes” May Ye Be In Heaven Half An Hour Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead”

” Indigenousness”

May 12, 2016

Here it is, three wonderful days before my birthday. Already got a gift card from Ian. Also Andre has been phoning me with stimulating thought provoking positive long conversations which is a real joy that warms my heart. Been feeling fine considering my upcoming age. Really making an effort to stay active, healthy both physically, mentally and emotionally which is very important.
Speaking of Amazon, it is note worthy to say that when you originally have an email and password with them it stays indefinitely regardless if you want to change it. You can’t. I had to call them because I had changed my email and password. Spent nearly two frustrating days which were well worth the time and it ended up successful.
Then on another note had it pop up on my computer which was MacAfee and it was endlessly there when I initially turn it on and would run slower than normal. So I went on google to uninstall it and saw this entertaining humorous video. I went to control panel and uninstalled it. Now it is better.
On still another venue my son Andre asked me to put an attachment on his email so he would have “Paradise Epilogue 2. So I tried and was just not doing it yet nearly doing it so I asked my roommates daughter and she did it.
Now to the subject which is the title. The title is a noun if anyone is interested. Noticed months ago on the guardian a news site an article which informed the readers of a place and people of the Attawapiskat which are indigenous to Canadian Indians. These people live in horrid conditions in Manitoba province and little or nothing has changed for a lengthy time. These people are crammed together in less than what you would call shacks without drinking water, bathroom places for privacy in fact there isn’t any: not even outdoor places. Hardly anything to eat. They live or you might say exist worse than animals. As a result these people are prevalent to alcoholism, other devises to make their life just existing. Sometimes it can be a cataclysmic event that drives these people to the ends of their rope. These human being have the propensity to do all in their power to survive however sometimes it is a quagmire that comes to them. It actually mystifies the outsider who hasn’t a clue. Simply because others are wrapped up in their own selfishness, or something else. The Canadian government seems uninterested too. This is a myxomatosis situation. Are the American Indians treated a little better? These people have the same problems and are on reservations, can’t vote in elections because they belong to a tribe. So if they were asked to fight for this country as a privilege American would they undoubtedly answer surely. Besides there is a new book by Sabastian Junger called the “Tribe” Namely saying if the people of a foreign country can take part in the fighting with the aid of the American soldiers and the American Indians fight and be able to vote in this country. The country is Afghanistan. A question and a thought to ponder.

” A Correlation”

May 7, 2016

Tis the time for a brand new month with birthdays, celebrations, junior and senior proms, weddings, all for the mere ultimate joy and sharing in harmony. Living here in Georgia is an eye opening experience on a daily basis with many new items to fill with the constant sense of learning. Namely here it is called a wetland. Was curious so asked a friend/ neighbor and she replied” in each back yard there is a creek which is filled with natural water and when it rains which it does often this creek is filled with an abundance of water. It stays there all year long except in the summer which the creek becomes bone dry.”
There is a correlation between the many places yet let’s focus on two of them namely the Flint River and the Chattahoochee river. One in Michigan and the other in Georgia. The Flint River which has made news recently is responsible for the drinking water which is and has been unsafe for children and has a quite a lot of lead in it that produces lead poisoning and this is happening in Atlanta too which many children are in the same boat. This is unacceptable. There was a news report on channel 11 which focuses on this issue however it hasn’t brought the attention nationally as it did in Flint. Just give it time and it will hopefully bring the people who are compliance in this dastardly action.
My son Andre is doing well. Gladly I heard from him last night as he was walking home from work. Always love hearing from him. He is the best. Requested that I send his sequel” Paradise Epilogue2″ to him. Not sure how to get this accomplished. It is in my documents on my computer. So I will have to ask someone who actually knows about it so he will receive it safely. So many people say” Oh I know how to do that and then no they don’t. There is a song by toad the wet sprocket which are extremely talented, has a disc called ” Pale” the song which refers to this is, ” Liars Everywhere” Another song is called ” Chile” which is very intriguing. A part of the song which comes to mind is ” it’s hard to tell the right from the wrong, when the right is protecting the wrong.” This happens far to often.

” An Update And A Discovery”

April 30, 2016

A much more magical numeral seven starts this blog with the end of the week and the last day of the month. An update and a discovery is in store as yesterday with determination to the appearance of the outside of the house to have it presentable to visitors and to myself began working on the shrubberies by hand. Then keeping in mind finishing the task asked another neighbors/ friend’s niece, Tracy if Yvonne would have some tools. After starting the task by hand thought it would be advantageous. Sure enough Yvonne came out and supplied an electric saw, hand clippers, and some hand straight clippers. So both of us, proceeded to accomplish a four hour task which was enjoyable and actually didn’t seem that long.
While doing this came across and empty large bird’s nest and immediately thought of my dearest younger son, Andre as he is intrigued by the sight of nature. Recalling the words he uttered about a very tiny bird’s nest which he watched for over a week as he would be coming home after the overnight’s shift. He said,” Mom, birds are very secretive and hide their nest far away from the public and noise.” So sure enough this is where we both found this nest. Wouldn’t think there would be nestled hidden here. Yes, Andre you are very intuitive.
As I was picking up the branches, sticks and other items taking them to the curb there were yes, of course more pine cones, not an endless variety yet they were certainly noticeable. So Yvonne answered an unquestionable thought.

” A Tempest In A Teapot”

April 27, 2016

Now this is the magic number of six for this month surprisingly ending in a note of calmness. A tempest in a teapot derives from the British or Old English- Scottish which again had to view the meaning of the expression. It is mainly used in articles from the news events. Sometimes it is taken out of context saying that women taking a small situation and have exaggerated proportions. This of course is depending whose speaking and listening also. Let’s play the devil’s advocate. It is well known women have the natural ability to overreact to a small situation. However let’s place this to be taken on individualistically not generally as reported in the news media.
My idea is doing things thoroughly and never doing anything halfway and that comes to everything including this. Have to have it with clarity so others may get the true meaning and not play guessing games. Doing some yard work gets time running smoothly and so that’s what I have been doing: although far from finished as my friend/neighbor, Dee enjoys the outdoors and also doing things to brighten the day as well as the yard. So I thought it would be good to pick up pines cones and the more I did the more were there seemed endlessly. And it rained in the process which was normal as it is springtime. Shon had some leaf heavy secure bags which is mainly used for branches, and items such as these. So I began to fill two large bags with these cones and before it rained thought it would be an excellent idea to put the bags in a dry place so it would be easier to transport. Yet Shon thought better of it and so it rained and rained more and rained heavily. So I collected the cones again and repeatedly as both bags split from the bottom. Then I put the stuff to the front, then finally the sanitation people began to take the items as they did they dropped the cones on the street and left them. So I took a broom and a small dust pan and scooped them up put them in three white bags. Then the other recycled people came, as I was doing this and finally it was done to that point.
Went to Mass yesterday and was late however was there for the three principle parts of the Mass. Felt good about it. Though must keep in mind to go to Confession soon.


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