Archive for April, 2011

“Legacy”

April 30, 2011

Another cloudy seems that rain is on the way. That is fine for numerous rain showers bring May flowers and afterall this is Spring. Was at Borders yesterday and the store was again displaying various types of coffee flavours to send to the troops, or one could purchase a bag for yourself or both, and in turn a free latee each Friday. One had taken part in that promotion three times previously this year. First time being that one had read the book ” War” by Sabastian Junger and saw the sensational film an award winning ” Restepo” deservingly so. So then yesterday when one had heard the announcement requesting people to take part in this venture. Suddenly tears came to one’s eyes for the reason being that Tim Hetherton was killed and three of the journalists along with him one later had died Chris Hondes. This had happened on Holy Thursday. At first when one heard it one thought ” Oh No” initial reports were so unbelievable that one had to make a concern effort to be calm and just think of something cheerful while avoiding the upcoming news. Then again while hearing the updated reports, it was sinking into one’s brain as a reality. Thought of why, how, most of all thought of their extended families. How senseless the whole incident is. What an unspeakable loss. The legacy is their dedication to their work and their gifted talents. Just thought one would take a second and mention this. That is the least one could do without dwelling on it.

“Rays Of Sunshine”

April 28, 2011

What a chilly cloudy day here however far better than elsewhere. Spring has surely sprung with massive storms in the south. Surely think of friends especially at this time and am confident that they will come through with flying colours. Has anyone seen the rolling racing clouds just before the sky opens up with many raindrops pouring down upon the earth? One has many years ago. While doughing sprinkles of rain here and there. What a marvelous sight to belong, to see the clouds with shades of colour from deep blacks, greys, pinks, blues as rays of sunshine begin to pour in suddenly. This sight was before oneself as one was on the way to work at a brisk pace. Have finished the book “Race” and just started another one, ” Touch And Go” both by Studs Terkel. The first being most informative while entertaining as well. The second one is a memoir and was written when he was ninety four years of age. Imagine that. The previous one being prescribed interviews of various people as they have experienced their numerous incidences and feelings toward the happenings. Things are relatively going ok. Am coping and trying to stay on an even keel.

“Bystander”

April 20, 2011

Another seemingly winter day without frigid temps, however had some snow mixed with rain yesterday. It was rather ok walking hearing to crunching underfoot and seeing the waves to water while numerous cars were passing. This is the first time in a long time where one has scanned all the news sites on the computer. It felt good. For a long time one would just see the emails quickly and of course take a look at facebook and then turn off the computer. Now today it feels good to blog. Today one got an email from Kyle Kramer and he had posted a picture of the three amigos including my son Andre. Have been out of the house for long periods of time, spending time at Carol’s work. Sitting in the community room reading while she is caring for a person. Been reading ” Race” by Studs Terkel. It is most informative. Have ordered a couple of books and three movies from barnes and noble. They should be coming soon. Just to say that one has spent most days away from the house either going to the nearby coffee shop, half price, borders, barnes and noble and going with one’s friend Carol. This had been happening and will be occurring most days. Have made an application to another apartment in the area. It will take three months. Been put on a waiting list. Three months seem like a great deal of time however just have to deal with that.Will just make the best of it. A while ago one has bought some demins at goodwill at a reasonable price, a total of six pairs. Was looking at the make and material and got them in the size of ten so therefore have been wearing a belt and they all look becoming and are comfortable. Been watching the final season of ” The Guardian” What a great series! Purchased too, ” Homicide Life On The Street” season one and two. Got them both at a bargain price. Just trying to give an explanation to one’s friends and relatives that one is a bystander in a situation. That is all one can say that is relevant without giving the sordid details. Only thought it would be fair to the persons who cared.

“All In The Game”

April 15, 2011

With a cold snap underway it is back to winter again. Seems that it is everlasting. It is all in the game when one wants to achieve something and therefore in the process in doing that accomplish and carry on to better things in life.  Don’t want to appear vague yet as the readers know in some aspects that is the way it is. Just finished a book” Chaplin A Life” It is really informative and answered some unanswered questions. It was fasinating to be able to investigate about such matters. Super busy. More later.

” Moments”

April 3, 2011

On this Sunday it is slightly warmer, though still there is a chill in the air as one is still dressing in layers and winter attire just to be comfortable and avoid any sickness. Now as the weather is better, one has moments of seeing relatives/ friends/ family which is the natural scheme of things. One is also trapped for lack of money and if not trapped then torn as to who to visit as one has a list of favourite relatives who one hasn’t seen or hasn’t yet met but chatted at length. Of course there is my dear son Andre who tops the list. A question comes to mind and it this! When one wants a favour from a family member: why is it that family member has the nerve to ask all these personal questions from oneself that doesn’t change their life at all. It is most irritating. And then end up not even doing the favour only wanting one to answer questions. Some people just don’t know how to act! That is why confidentiality is so very important!

“Finishing Touches”

April 1, 2011

The first day of this new month, it is still wintery. Still in layers, with winter coat, hat, scarf and shoes attire. The nor-easter in the eastern part of N.Y and N.E. woke up to see a foot of fresh fallen snow. Still it would be wonderful to be in that part of the country rather than here despite that. The finishing touches aren’t the frills of danty colourful decorations in one’s living quarters. To one’s amasement one figured out how to inflate one’s airmattress. Have slept comfortably for now three nights in a row. Now one must be advised how to assemble a floor lamp and obtain a glass figure to a small touch lamp bought previously. So perhaps one will persuade a neighbour or a friend to do that for it seems to be very difficult. Been reading the book” The Corner” and nearly finishing it. What an eye opening details of inner city life in graffic form. Awaken to a cloudy day. Haven’t been online in a couple of days and checked emails and found my neice Christal is finally on facebook. How wonderful to see that! Now one may have more contact with her as she may have more with the rest of the family. This now will conclude momentarily.