Archive for August, 2010

“Questions Without Answers”

August 28, 2010

Again it is a seasonably warm day typical of August. Can surely feel the added warmth in the air. Have the windows open as one had slept with them status quo. Had the fan going yesterday as one had gone to a neighbourhood garage sale and purchased a couple of pairs of shorts, one on them one is wearing presently, a couple of pairs of jeans, and at least a dozen blouses( dress shirts) all for a little over ten dollars. Oh, with that got an air mattress and a runner rug. Now are the topic at hand. Why do other people speak negatively throughout their lives and when the person finally succumbs, then those same people speak in a favourable way? Ok now, another one. Why do some people get away with everything and then other people can’t get away with anything? These were two questions nagging in ones craw. Surely there are many more to come. Maybe one will continue to persue this at a later date, however it can’t be under pressure. For now this is it.

“A Threshold”

August 27, 2010

With the weather changing and it still being August, the windows are down in one’s room now as it gives some comfortability although don’t want to let go of summer just yet still wearing short sleeved shirts and light weight shoes. Haven’t been blogging for a while. Been reading”Voices of Ireland” by Malachy McCourt. A collection of different writers who are in the vain of known classical. So this is a threshold one might say, as August was the month in which one started. One recalled that it rained solidly for five straight days. In ones absence from scripting one has been preoccupied with mutitaxing thoughts. And reading is somewhat of an outlet. Now to focus briefly to the subject at hand. Last month one was having a normal conversation with my sister Vivian. Each of us giving our points of view on general expensives. In the course of it one had mention”when I move” then Vivian took it literally as said” why don’t I move to Indpls.” Didn’t really want to say what was really on one’s mind, for fear of hurting her feelings as she might take it differently. Vivian has the best of intentions. She was saying why don’t I do this and that. She was pulling me back, as it felt like being stretched thin as if one was elastic. Felt most uncomfortable however left on a good note.

“Make Your Voice Heard”

August 8, 2010

The weather is much more seasonable now. What a difference. To turn negativity into being positive is very difficult to accomplish depending on the circumstances, however it can be done. Just read a recent article about a former gang member whose nickname was shotgun. There were bullet holes in a nearby school in which he used. Now he is at the same school teaching neighbourhood children in Chicago to learn to finesse of boxing. That is only a suggestion that he may do, better yet if he gets his gangs buddies to assist him in this effort. Now members of the community do something as well and ask the people to make your voice heard. Now it doesn’t mean in a literal sense as speaking. It can be a code of a hand signal to let the law authories know exactly what is happening. These could be a series of hand signals. So this will give the police enough time to respond. And of course give some added protection to the people who are requesting aid. It would only take a second and only one or two persons at first then more to follow their lead. This eventually will make the streets a bit safer. While one is on this subject if a person sees or hears of a crime in progress then they may use this same method of hand signals. Or another suggestion would be to have ear phones acting as if music would be heard and in fact there were music however at the same time these ear phones would be especially geared to the authories in a unique way. These ear phones on the surface would look like any other however they would be designed differently. This premise wouldn’t happen momentarily it would take some time to enact however it would be good for all concerned.

“Caught In The Middle”

August 6, 2010

It is relatively cooler seasonably wise and more comfortable, as one bought a fan the other day. Wouldn’t you know! However it is going to be sizzling later on this week, so needless to say it was a wise investment in the long run. One’s two vhs movies are being shipped so can’t wait for them to arrive. At this point one is reading “Dying Words” by Nicholas Evans. It is outstandingly sensational. Human beings are caught in the middle when there is a divorce. That is understandingly so and a normality. What is tragic is the fact that when there are custody fights over human beings that is beyond the realm of circumstances. Or when a kidnapping results and worse when the family is split and the victim is a human being. When two adults who are married and have another human being and one or both are charged with abuse. Or the father is accused of murder. These instances are happening more and more on a daily basis. How awful is that! And moreso regardless of the place it happens to be, geographically in the US or in the world. It is doubly worse, because one doesn’t expect things such as that to happen in places like England or the British Isles, or western Europe. Sometimes one has to contemplate just who are committing these acts. They are people who for the most part are uncivilised in the beginning. There are increasing incriminating acts of women killing human being who have come moments into the world. If these culprits dream up a likely excuse such as stress. That is not so. Everyone has stress and the key to that is how one deal with it. There is absolutely no excuse whatsoever as to these violent acts.

“Utter Persistence”

August 5, 2010

As this new month is well underway, things were proceeding at a normal pace with one’s utter persistence. Namely speaking of purchasing three items. Well easier said than done as the story goes. These items were as follows: The McCourts of Limerick, The McCourts of New York and Side by Side by Sandler and Young. Now referring to the first two items. These are both movies and they are on vhs. The third item is well known by some music masters who knows anything at all about what music should sound like. Now not a store in sight had these items. Barnes and Noble hadn’t had these items either as one saleman commented to oneself that vhs is not in stock as one’s determination wasn’t going to falter. Checking ever so often if Borders had the items. Then one would go to the advanced search and type in the said items and sure enough the store had all three of them. In fact Borders was the only store which had them. Not ruling out Amazon and of course online companies. This in one’s mind didn’t matter. So the time was then and now. Went there and one couldn’t proceed with the transaction for one needed to purchase a visa of mastercard. Reason being the products weren’t coming from Borders however they were coming from several other companies which weren’t affiliated with Borders. These were a separate entities. So went to Walgreens to purchase the card however couldn’t do that. This is after one wrote out a check. This transaction just needed cash which one didn’t have at the moment. So went to Copps to purchase so items so one could go back over to Walgreens and give them cash for the card. Put only $25.00 figuring that would be an adequate amount. This one must say it happen yesterday. Now the shifts changed and the salesman was unable to complete the transaction. After receiving the card one had to activate it and the salesman was most helpful in that respect. There were a number of questions which took a toll and in the process left the salesman on hold for a period of time. So then today one went again to Borders and another person a saleslady was able to complete the two items. As for the third item it wasn’t done due to the fact that the total was just over the limit of a dollar.This included shipping. One made the decision to forego the third item and purchase that another time. Besides, being that it was a LP one will have to get some blank discs and record the album. With the check written yesterday at Walgreens one purchase a small fan, some other items. Was over the amount so one wrote another check for a some amount to couver those items. Put the fan together and it makes a world of difference. Last night had to leave the blinds open and got cross ventilation. It was that warm. In fact it was stiffling to put it mildly. So what a comfort that is.