THE WORLD IS WEIRD

The world is weird. Well yes it is, not since 1918 have we seen a virus hunt for humans at such a level. We have always known that virus are out there lurking on the edges, but now it is war. We smart humans are not very well prepared for this event.

In history, the actions of past humans called for human or animal sacrifice to appease the gods and hope for change. Now we have science to give us answers, but do we listen to what science says and wash our hands? Or do we pray for the clouds to part and the voice from the sky to tell us we are saved.

This is a time where some people go into high gear and are saving lives as in the health professions. Truck driver, warehouse workers, food service workers and cashiers who we often do not think about are saving lives and keeping people from starving today and tomorrow. Are you grateful?

Some people are working from home and quarantine and this is quiet time away from the routine. How are you using this time? Are you drinking and binge watching TV or reading and taking up a new practice or skill?

And what of our actions? Did you go out and donate money, masks and gloves to medical staff and assist setting up a hospital or care center? Or did you buy a gun and horde your toilet paper and ammo to kill people in the near future?

I am not judging you, but I am asking you to think about your choices and decisions. These decisions forged in these times will be with you and affect your life.

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PANDEMIC

The World is a comedy to those who think. A tragedy to Those who feel.

-Horace Walpole

So I have been off the grid or at least not on this blog. BUT I AM BACK! Maybe even on a regular basis.

All things change like it or not. Now there is a virus traveling around the world. Be careful and use all precautions for your own health and the health of others. This is a serious business so be mindful and cautious. This virus in new but the idea of a world wide virus such as this has been predicted for at least 5 years by the World Health Organization, WHO. Why no government or agency was prepared is a mystery. Well maybe it is if you trust science as a purveyor of truth or a myth system as truth might explain not being prepared. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton have had pandemic plans in writing for how to proceed for such an emergency.

In my own life, I know my vehicle will always get me where I want to go ’cause my dealer and the owner’s manual told me so. There is no reason to listen to reason to put gas and air in the vehicle or change the oil those are what science says to do and I do not believe in that so it is of no consequence to me. I believe in the good book, the Owner’s Manual and what my Dealer told me to get me to buy in.

So the plan is that I will talk about a variety of things in this blog. I will stick to the title that I am untethered and have my creative process, my art. This relates to what I create and how I live my life. We are all artists of our own lives and can create beauty or mayhem as it is our choice.

This blog will continue with it’s tradition of being a bit sarcastic and tongue in cheek in some of its comments and if it offends you, I am sorry but I hope you will find humor in my observations and travels in life. I will ramble about as that is my way and I am getting younger so it is harder to keep a focus. So… where are my glasses so I can see?

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America: An Experiment in a Republic

The Republic is based on a balance of power between 3 branches of government. The founding fathers were very leery of monarchy. America had fought a war against a monarch and was seeking citizen rule. Executive branch includes the President; Legislative, which includes the Congress and the Senate; and Judicial, which are the courts. The Constitution holds that one branch can not withhold or have power over another branch.

We celebrate July 4, 1776 as the founding of the Republic. This lasted until January of 2020 when many in the Legislative Branch colluded and formed a Monarchy with the Executive Branch. The Legislative Branch has been colluding for years to disrupt the Judicial Branch and make it an arm of the Executive Branch in violation of the Constitution.

For these reasons there is nothing to celebrate in the demise of the Republic except of life that lived far longer than many thought it could. The Republic is now just a tool of Capitalism in it’s worst form of greed and money manipulation, or Oligarchy. 150 families in America control 90% of the wealth and resources of the Republic and so a citizen’s voice has long been a whisper in the wilderness.

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Journey

A journey is a start and an end. The travel may be across the country or around a table or through a mind.

A birth is a start of a journey, a death an end.

Humans want to control everything, yet control little. What matters is relationships and how we affect and influence others.

This journey, I have been blessed with adventure, and many people who offered and expressed kindness.

People mostly want the same thing, some comfort and love. A good meal and a little respect.

I have joy and gratitude to all who helped make this part of my journey joyful.

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ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS

A day in the Southern Piney woods

on the porch of a log cabin

near a deep Spring

porch swing and

2 fine rocking chairs.

after a gray morning

and a bit of rain

the late afternoon

grew shadows

and warm sunshine.

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Cazan Hotel

n the heart of Cajun country, Mamou La is known for Zydeco music, crayfish, and rice fields. In the center of town is the Cazan Hotel. Historical place and wonderful people. They want to make you feel at home.

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Texas

MUDDY WATER

FILLS BORROW DITCHES

CREEKS OVERFLOW

FIELDS TO PONDS

SKY FAST MOVING

SHADES OF GRAY

HUMIDITY IS HIGH

BEEN 30 HOURS OF RAIN

5 DAYS IN TEXAS

7 DAYS OF RAIN

WINDS CHANGE

BUT ALWAYS BLOW

LOTS OF TRUCKS

NOW AND THEN A CAR

LOTS OF TEXAS FLAGS

A FEW SLAVE FLAGS

NOW AND THEN

STARS AND STRIPES.

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