I get the whole church/religion thing. Seriously. Spent a few nights and days here or there reading THE BOOK. The good book, don't you know. Actually enjoyed parts of it. I especially like what Thomas Jefferson did with it. But I also have to admit that the Book of Revelation has left me somewhat scarred … Continue reading Adults Room?
Thinking too much about my beloved & missed #Americant this morn, dear worst-reader. Thinking about what could lead to the likes of President Stupid and his pee-pee-hair? I mean, is there an essence to it all? Is it that so many compatriots are as stupid as the leaders they elect? That must be the magic-sauce, … Continue reading Sleep of Reason
Watching/reading about the proceedings regarding scariest #SCOTUS appointment ever--that #Americants deserve? Also a few pics from #Eurowasteland that coincide with it all. (Actually I've since learned that, in Germany, women who died from botched abortions, did so because of knitting needles not coat hangers.) Rant on. T
Another email exchange with an old friend. To Worstwriter: I've been reading a bit lately. Found this quote: What's more crazy than a bunch of people gathering each Sunday to sing and greet each other at the foot of an empty cross, the ancient equivalent of the electric chair? Pretty good, eh. Your old friend. … Continue reading Misdirected Lyrics And The Ultimate Lie Of The #Americant Mind Long Run Amok
Let us at least say of religion that it means that every part of the body is infused with mind, not that the mind is overwhelmed and drowned in body. For the principal attribute of the Gods, without or within us, is mind. -Caeser's Journal XLII-B, aka Thornton Wilder, The Ides of March Rant on. … Continue reading The Caesar Equation?
Ok. Obviously there are better things to be done on a Friday night before flying to my beloved homeland Sunday morning. The only question that remains is: what the hell to do Saturday night? In the mean time, here another fabulous quote as I re-read a book. "When individuals are finally emasculated and alone, bereft … Continue reading Another Night Of Not Finding You-Know-Who Or How I Beat It Before Turning Sixty One Last Time
The political payback president stupid owes certain republicans has been trickling in with ferocity lately. By certain republicans, of course, I'm referring to the bat$hit religious nutjobs that got Stupid elected. The best example of this can be seen in #Trump's appointees. There are also a bunch of bat$hit appellate judges he's been appointing--some of … Continue reading The Bridge To The Cliff Has Already Been Crossed. So How’s The View While Falling Off The Cliff That Has Been Your Life Journey?
The man I was sent to replace was named Charlie. His full name: Christofer Littleton. He was born in Liverpool, England, but hadn't been back there since he was a kid. After his mother abruptly died on his twelfth birthday, his father, who was an engineer for the British army, packed up everything and the … Continue reading Pyongyang’s Train Driver (A Dream)
During a scenic ride through the forest above the Flensborg Fjord I came to a cross in the road. A sign indicated it was forbidden to go to the left. Something about danger of loose ground along the cliff. When I turned the bike to the right to continue my ride, I noticed something in … Continue reading A Cross In The Road In The Forest
One last thought before heading back to the old country where rational thought (still) prevails in the confines of political discourse. I spent a lot of time joining my mother this visit to her various church gatherings. Whether it's mass on Sunday morning or happy-hour at a local lodge, I'm there watching her, witnessing, taking in … Continue reading That Woman Syndrome
Anti-theist. There. I said it. (Pause.) It's who I am. The only problem is I don't feel any better by having said it. I mean, it's obviously not the same as coming out as gay or purple or a hetero who likes pink. But my therapist said that by going public with it, it will help … Continue reading Anti-Theist vs Atheist In The Church Pew
psychopath |ˈsīkəˌpaθ| noun a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior. sociopath |ˈsōsēōˌpaθ| noun a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience. In the wake of recent "mass" shooting in my beloved #americant, I got to thinking about one … Continue reading By Definition We Are
Trillions of dollars have been spent. Habeas Corpus has been suspended--along with Bill of Rights. The government has the right to spy on you. You can be put on a no-fly list. We now have a government institution named homeland security. We also have a patriot act that cannot be dissolved which guarantees all the above. Seriously. Can … Continue reading The Bigot Meter
There is a reason you can't get divorced in a church. There is also a reason a church can't issue a marriage license. Beyond the fact that worst-writer thinks marriage--as a state sanctioned institution--should be abolished, there is the age-old question of what came first: the chicken or the gullible? I won't argue the issue … Continue reading Separation Of Church And The Gullible
"The greatest men in the world have passed away unknown. The Buddhas and the Christs that we know are but second-rate heroes in comparison with the greatest men of whom the world knows nothing. Hundreds of these unknown heroes have lived in every country working silently. Silently they live and silently they pass away; and … Continue reading Great Unknown Men
Ever wonder how a king is made? I mean, how does a monarchy come to be? How does it get its power? Who makes those gold calf crowns? I know. I know. History tells us that monarchs usually are rich, have even more rich friends, including lots of wannabe rich people--and then there are the rest who … Continue reading Kings or Churches
"Their precepts related chiefly to ourselves, and the government of those passions which, unrestrained, would disturb our tranquility of mind. In this branch of philosophy they were really great. (Italics mine.) In developing our duties to others, they were short and defective. They embraced indeed the circles of kindred and friends, and inculcated patriotism, or … Continue reading They Were Really Great
Why wasn't I shocked to see a twelve year old boy plowing a field yesterday? Maybe I was shocked. Or maybe what I was shocked by was how normal it felt to see something like that. We drove through the farmland of The Plains People yesterday. A boy was guiding four majestic horses towing a … Continue reading Plain Wonder
Three characters. One hears noises or sees something, the other two do not. Audience sees/hears what one does. One things, eventually, that two and three are playing a joke since they say they do not see/hear what on/audience hears. Radical economies. Like religion it's time for a reformation in economics. The day will come when … Continue reading Some Sins
2004 12 22 What is the logic? (Where?) Sexism, for example. Or prohibition of pornography by so-called moralists. What's the point of a bunch of men out there protesting a porn movie house? The only answer to Christopher Marlow being another of W. Shakespeare's work, although he was (supposedly) dead, is that he had already … Continue reading True Truth
2004 12 17 Dear worst-reader. My dear little wrost-(note)book (Moleskine) full of whatnot, it has a fancy but dull hard black cover. What is the sense of it all if it all has been done? No. If it all has no sense. (Yeah, that's the ticket.) Even the question must have been asked a thousand times. … Continue reading Careful Planning
2004 12 15 Imposition. Visit to Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel. The ceiling works almost three dimensional. How could "work" ever be done in this room? Who is trying to be impressed? A statue of Christ gets lost in this space of colorful human history. Colorful human loss. Why does this room work like a … Continue reading Sistine Chapel