Been a long time since I posted to WordPress. WordPress adopted my Yahoo! blog when Yahoo! decided not to offer blogging anymore. So, I had an account there called edsaves77 but I lost the password and they were finicky about my proof that I owned the account and all. I wonder if everything there is lost or what. I guess I could go and copy and paste, butthat would take a lot of work.
It takes me so long to get into this site I often forget what I wanted to write when I get here.
Oh, it says on the unpaiid sites, 9 out of 10 dentists recommend and I just went to the dentist
on Monday. Acorn Clinic in Alachua. I need some serious work on my teeth.
I need $115 for another new tire, plus I have a payment to AAA coming up, for $18. That will be the end of the AA payments.
Just can’t find anyone who can help me. Just looking for a loan.
Remember when “we” had a democratic congress? How many of those democrats were Reagan Democrats? I know at least Jim Webb was. We gained so many revolting against the going into debt Bush administration. True, they were hard to count on for the health care law we all wanted, the one with the public option but we did get a law, which is a beginning. We need to encourage those who are opposed to the new radicalism in the Republican Party. Socialism is a buzz word in American politics. I was surprised when Obama was critical of Hugo Chavez, but that’s the way it is. I thought Chavez was a good leader who saved the poor in his country. The President distanced himself from Chavez. That’s okay. I understand that because everyone thinks socialism is communism and Marxism. It doesn’t have to be. It can be democratic and I am not thinking of something like Nicaragua but of Sweden. All we can do in America is move closer to caring about all of our people and less about our vanity and wealth. Laws must be passed to do that. There has to be compromise and negotiations. That’s good, but I believe in Hillary. I believe in Women. I am reading a book called the Hillary Doctrine. With all the discussion of this woman I had never heard of this, that as Secretary of State she established a doctrine that women’s rights around the world were essential to American national security and this book by Valerie M. Hudson and Patricia Leidl provides a great argument that that is the truth. I am reading how terrorism has spread from Saudi Arabia. Nowhere are women’s rights more violated than in Saudi Arabia. In fact it is there that radical fundamentalist Islam has established a beach head to go about the world terrorizing governments into equally oppressive government. That’s foreign policy and that is a great strength. Yes, I suppose I will hear of drones and Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. Those continue under Secretary Kerry and remember who is the President, who was more anti-war than Hillary according to his supporters. This denial of rights to women is not just an issue around the world but in America, too. Look at how abusive fundamentalist Christianity can be to women or our rural areas (keep ’em barefoot and pregnant). Doesn’t it disgust you how women are kept down. We call them Ho’s and LAUGH? What is that all about? How is that good for our democracy and our world?
David Robertson, the Yanks closer from last year went to Chicago, the AL team this year. The story says the Yanks GM, Cashman, didn’t even offer a competitive offer. The little Steinbrenner (Shallow Hal) is more money conscious than dad was so maybe there just wasn’t enough money. So, Chicago is a big city I don’t mind getting to know. Cathy and I stopped there on our trip in 1975. We were just off the freeway at some parking lot. Doesn’t matter. I am interested in the big cities. I’m not big on farms and such, don’t like huntin’ and fishin’. My sister and one of her daughters live in Boston. Her other daughter lives in Brooklyn and her boy lives in Denver. Big cities all. Please don’t say I live in Jacksonville because I don’t. I live in the college town of Gainesville, Florida, 60 miles from Jacksonville.
Yeah, so the President is a Chicagoan and Hillary was born there. So, good things to be said for Chicago as well as that the 5th Epochal Revelation or the papers claiming to be that is said to have been revealed there. Diversey Parkway was where a lot of my letters were sent after I first started reading the better book. I can’t remember the number. 534 goes through my head but I am pretty sure that was the Kerista Commune in San Francisco. It’s the street in that instance I can’t remember. Anyway, I had this friend when I was a kid who preferred Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley. His dad, of course, listened to Frank is how I remember it. My daddy didn’t listen to Elvis, it was my step brother, 12 and 1/2 years my senior. My daddy liked Hoot Gibson. My dad enjoyed tunes like Hillbilly Heaven. Frank famously sang Chicago, My Kind of Town. Being a big Elvis fan even after the acid rock and poetry and left wing politics of a lifetime I have ignored the great Mr. Sinatra. Elvis really is looking better against Franky than the Beatles so I offered a little bit of that on my Facebook page.
You know they play Sinatra’s New York, New York at the end of Yankee games. Do they play his Chicago at the end of White Sox games?
Good, quite literate. Great background on the story of the Shiva Mahimna Stotram.
The story behind Shiv Mahimna stotra is as follows.
Pushpa danta was a Gandharva (a musician for the Gods). He would visit and enjoy the Garden of the King Chitraratha. He enjoyed the gardens and the flowers immensely and subsequently started stealing flowers from the Garden. King Chitraratha could not catch him because he had the power to become invisible. So King Chitraratha spread Bilipatra on the garden. Pushpadanta not realizing it, stepped into the garden and was caught. Since the bilipatra is something offered to Shiv as oblation, Shiv was displeased. The result of this transgression was he could no longer remain invisible. Pushpadanta wanted to have the powers to remain invisible again and he prayed to Sada shiv and created the Shiv Mahimna.
Reciting the Shiv Mahimna 11 times is called the laghu rudri and reciting it 108 times is called Maharudri.
The interpretation : King Chitraratha refers…
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Hard drugs to Hard Work?
Hard work. Hard drugs?
Hardening. Of the Arteries?
Hard life. Hard hearts. Hard world.
I looked up hard in the French dictionary and
it said if I meant hard as in the hardness of a brick
then it is durs, but if I meant hard as in it is hard
to learn french then it is difficile.
I wondered at the differences. If you said
difficult in English you would be being polite. By
saying hard you are being serious.
Of course a brick can never be difficult.
I have worked hard for two days. The question
arises, should I work again for another?
There was no agreement between myself
and Labor Ready that I should work another
day, I had no plans, but the group of workers
I was with when we quit tonight though we
could get another day and requested the
manager to write repeat on their work sheets.
They had a quarrel it seemed. There seems
to be a quarrel in Labor Ready. Yes, I wanted
more work and I thought maybe about another
day, this next day and I told the manager to
wrote repeat on mine, too. Later, i doubted.
I had no gas for another day. I had planned to
go to the office Monday morning, after 10 when
Karen was in and submit my work sheets, but
ambitious people said get in early, see Billy,
get your money and go to work another 8 hours.
Ambitious people. Some people admire ambition
and it can be a worthy trait. Others have another
take on ambition and say “kill it out.”
D. R. Butler says, take life lightly. Be of a light
Heart. I am with him.