Unplugged

I unplugged a bit this weekend. Other than football scores, I heard no news, weather or other sports. Just pulled my wings in to reset my bearings a touch. Back to work this morning and listening to the news about the shooting in Arizona of 20 people. An assassination attempt on a congresswoman that critically wounded her, but killed six bystanders...of whom the biggest deal is being made about a young girl that was born on Sept 11, 2001. It is interesting about how both political wings have taken shots to blame the other for this. The American left suggesting that right wing talk has been laced with violent suggestions. A Tea Party website had this particular congresswoman, literally, in their sites. Using slogans like "don't [Read more...]

Human

There is someone across the street standing in the glowing snow. The snow glows in reflection of lights above. It glistens and shines from street and house lights...man made lights. The lights of the gods are covered over by a thick film of snow filled clouds. They shall remain until they empty themselves of this current snow fall. I would not see the figure across the street without the lights. Even with reflected Moonlight, unlikely. Only visible from the light of humans. Yet the figure stands there. Quietly, unassuming, not asking to be seen...seen, none the less. Waiting on some imaginary bus that never travels this road. In need of a driver to take him home. The figure wears a human made coat and human made shoes...he waits for a [Read more...]

Atheists Amongst Us

I finally got around to it. With the flu I had been fighting, I have mentioned all the shows I have been drifting through. The last couple of days, now that I am off the sleepy drugs and getting my energy back, I am still having naps but listening to some audio books whilst laying down. Today and yesterday, I have finally been working my way through Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion". Dawkins is a damned fine salesman. He is a believer that could easily convince the weak minded into believing in The Bible, the Qu'ran or gold filled pots at the end of rainbows. However, in this case I would call him the first atheist preacher that I have heard. I am about half way through the thirteen hour recording, and he has yet to tell me anything I [Read more...]

Enlightened

Dead star light Dead star bright First dead star I see tonight I wish I may I wish I might Know who looked to you before your twilight All of those gorgeous dead stars in the sky. Considering the billions of years it took some of that light to get here, curious how many of them are still burning up there. This is one of those illusions that has proven to me that not all is as it seems. All is simply as it is perceived. Through these perceptions, we assume and claim to know facts that, in retrospect are simply made up fables. The world is flat. The galaxy and sun revolve around the Earth. There are stars in the night sky. On this last point...what is night? Who's sky? Ours, yes, but in some other part of the 'verse it is likely not [Read more...]