We are the world's peace keepers, eh? Well, perhaps we were, not so sure anymore. Whenever the holidays roll around, I always have this one song that bounces around my skull. A bit of irony with this tune. For one, I am big P Pagan and small W Wiccan, so Christmas tunes are generally frowned upon by me. Second, the guy who wrote and sings this particular Christmas song wrote a very famous song that goes against the Christian ideals of the holiday: "Imagine there's no hell below us Above us only sky... Imagine all the people Living for today..." Normally I would reference who the quote is from, but odds are these lines are better known than any verse from the Bible, Qu'ran or any other scripture. So, before my cold drugs send me off to [Read more...]
I know I am not the first to say this, but George Lucas cannot write romance to save his life. he writes romance the way Stephen King writes endings. As mentioned in my previous post, I am ill and sitting on my couch. Pretty as the snow covered Canadian landscape is, one does grow bored of looking out at it constantly...so I am now into Episode III of a Star Wars marathon. Lucas is second to none in writing multi-pronged battle scenes. He is the Master Jedi as he flashes between fights going on simultaneously in space, on the Endor Moon and the light saber duel in the new Death Star. However, watching the smile on Han's face after discovering that Luke is Leia's brother without so much as a double take... In the prequels, the romance [Read more...]
There seems to be no sun today. I sit on my couch, sniffing and sneezing and staring out at the snow covered yards. Gun metal grey clouds above the barren street today. A car or truck passes every now and again as they dance towards there destination. Everyone has somewhere to go...something to do. There are no destinations anymore. Only resting points between trips to the next resting point. They all hurry on with the theory that their destination is more important than yours. Their purpose trumps yours...makes yours unworthy. With more money...a faster car...more things...we gain the appearance of being happy. But what have we lost? "Lost a planet, Master Kenobi has...how embarrassing." - Yoda, Attack of the Clones Generally I [Read more...]
"Damn!" Cliff finished his ice cream cone just as he spotted the drips on his red sweater. Licking the tip of his thumb, he brushed at it trying to get it off his large belly. He walked along the path watching the people. Compared to most, he was over dressed. The arm pit sweat stains grew by the second. The splash of water hit the beach just south over his right shoulder. Children giggled as they had their first chance of the spring to play. A brunette in hot red shorts sped past him on roller skates. Her pale skin winked at him from under her white halter top. "Too skinny," Cliff whispered. "That can't be healthy." He saw a shock of red hair over his right shoulder before he felt her run into the back of him. The female scream made [Read more...]
Drifting home tonight as the wind a flurries push me on my way. Sign ahead says Newmarket is ahead, but I'm not convinced that is where I want to go. The Moon is in hiding tonight. Considering how bright it was for Solstice, it probably needs to recharge. Took the dog out a week ago, and it seemed as though she was mimicking the sun. Perhaps it was flirting. She was showing her bright feathers to reinitiate the chase across the sky. It was wonderful feeling her light across my face. Feeling her looking...and I cannot decide if she looks up at us, or down upon us. Either way, we should give her a show to make her smile and grow even brighter in the night sky.
Going to retread over something tonight. I have talked about this on previous blogs...before I *ahem* evolved and found WordPress. Evolution versus Creationism is the age old debate about the big bang or the forbidden fruit...God created Earth and Heaven or some freak cosmic accident. Were these the only two options, I would firmly see evolution as, easily, where we came from. However, I always have seen a third theory as one that could explain the possibility of both. We are not initially from here. I first heard this theory, probably fifteen years ago...and, for me, it potentially explains both the gap evolution cannot yet quite figure out as well as the story of Adam and Eve. Think about it. Caveman runs about, club in hand [Read more...]
I still see her face, beautiful as day... - Sting, The Hounds of Winter "Let's talk about the elephant, shall we?" He sipped from his beer. "Elephant?" Derek was not as large as the tank behind the bar, but he was big. African American with a near buzz cut afro hair. He wore a red tie over his black shirt and slacks, but even the loose shirt could not hide the impressive shoulders and chest underneath. "Cliff, come on. You buy two seats on an airplane. That makes you an expensive date for a woman." Cliff chuckled as he gulped and almost lost a mouthful of beer onto his red sweater. "You have such a way with words." Derek smiled at him as he picked up his beer with one hand and sipped. Glancing at his watch he returned his [Read more...]
Was not going to be online today, but I am sitting alone with the Doberman in the car as my date for the day has gone into the barn to check on her horse. The Doberman is not happy. I am feeling much better. Still have to cold but this morning is the first time in four days I have felt well enough to go out. Called my kids this morning and they got flooded with gifts (as predicted) by their mother. That's only the beginning as they will be off to their her parents later today as well. That type of excess that they are going through today always bothers me. Not much I can do from here. I guess this is the punishment for picking badly on relationships. I miss my kids something awful this morn...but I am scared to think of the mess I would [Read more...]