For My Late Father On Memorial Day (repost)
The thunder of heavy rain
on trees covered in new…
Beth Nakamura from The Oregonian posted this photo on twitter this morning, taken up in Portland - it perfectly encapsulates just who Asha, Taliesin's mom, is.
It is absolutely no wonder to anyone who has met her that her son was also who he was.…Continue
It is Memorial Day and there will be plenty of things written and said about fallen soldiers, grave decoration and our efforts to keep the memories of loved ones alive. This is something entirely different.
For those of you who are tired of hearing about politics this is a diversion
If you like the outdoors and nature you may actually be entertained.…Continue
Memorial Day is suppose to be the day we remember the people who died "defending" America.
It has always struck me as odd that the only people who actually defended American were the ones during or prior to WWII. The rest of the wars we have started by invading other countries and by trying to jamb our ideas of "democracy" down their throats (usually as an excuse to either sell weapons or steal their natural…Continue
DETROIT. The news out of Motor City is good these days, with car sales trending upwards for the past seven years. “It’s really been a boom time,” says automotive analyst Morton Hatch, “except for the runt of the litter.”
Hatch is referring to what some lump together as “green” vehicles, typically hybrids that use a combination of energy sources, such as a gas-fueled internal combustion engine and a battery-powered electric motor. “They’re the sick puppies of the industry,” he says,…Continue
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Memorial Day is supposed to be something more than the Indianapolis 500, backyard barbecues and Big Box store sales. Try to ignore hubris of the Beast "45" and take a moment to reflect on those, living and dead, who truly sacrificed to make America great. …
Somebody somewhere voted for a man who mocks the afflicted and disabled.
Somebody somewhere voted for a man who boasts about his sexual assaults and direspect of women.
Somebody somewhere voted for a man who would date his own daughter.
Somebody somewhere voted for a man who thinks American POWs are losers.
Somebody somewhere voted for a man who believes that Frederck Douglass is doing a great job.
Somebody some where voted for a man who…
Lack Of Sleep May Cause Your Brain To Eat Itself: Scientists say not getting enough sleep can cause the brain to “eat up” its connections, while also increasing risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders. Great, like I needed something else to worry about at 3 AM. On the other hand, this may finally explain what’s up with Trump when he’s blasting out all those angry, incoherent tweets in the middle of the night.…Continue
O that the three best words had been learned as such!
Ya think John Lennon, JFK MLK RFK and countless millions would still be with us ?
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY
Originally Titled, "JUST A COMMON SOLDIER"
by A. Lawrence Vaincourt ©1985
Reprinted By Permission
This is consistently one of the most popular pages posted on Jack's Joint
He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
NEW YORK. It’s been a half century since the Age of Aquarius began, but most observers agree that the potent brew of psychedelic drugs, casual sex and anti-war politics that were mixed together during the “Summer of Love” in 1967 changed America forever.…
White House May Appoint Legal Team To Monitor Trump Tweets: According to The Wall Street Journal, the White House is considering appointing a legal team to police President Trump’s infamous social media posts as numerous investigations are being launched into White House officials. Yea, and while they’re at it, they might wanna think about adding a few psychiatrists to that team also.…Continue
This is not like January when I continue to write the previous year when I fill in a date. That's just about another year passing. With each year that has less appeal, but it could be a better year. But not this year. Nothing has suggested an improved future. I won’t be able to change this year. I want to go back to 2016. When someone on the news mentions the President I see Barack Obama’s face. When they mention the First Lady I see Michelle Obama’s bare shoulders and big…Continue
You might have seen it on the news, two Muslim girls being harassed on the Portland, Oregon, MAX train, two people try to intervene, they both are 'viciously attacked' and killed by the racist harasser.....
You might also remember a post I did last November, about my son attending a party where suddenly a young man is murdered....