James Mark Emmerling's Blog (42)

We Shall Be Reborn

  • Verse, Fame and beauty are intense indeed,

    But Death intenser – Death is life's high mead.

   "Jim, do you think we're getting close," Margaret asks, casting her eyes to her sleeping slumped…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on October 3, 2015 at 3:00pm — 31 Comments

Appraisals of Pope Francis

As the giddiness from Francis' visit wears off over the next few days, consider these appraisals of the man and what he is doing.

Eugenio Scalfari, in…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on September 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — 22 Comments

However She Wakes Up---a story from the deathchamber

  Donna lies on her ''deathbed''---a puffy new recliner we bought  for her return from the hospital---with a puke tub on her tummy, mouth agape, in a morphine fuelled sleep. She had various aches and pains this morning that would not go away with half doses of morphine ---Donna calls it ''medicine''---or lydocain patch. 

   Yesterday…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on September 22, 2015 at 11:25am — 30 Comments

Non Mutual Exclusivity : Coming Home to Die.

 Home is the place where, when you have to go there,

They have to take you in. Robert Frost…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on September 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — 25 Comments

Encouragement

 

  • To live in hearts we leave behind

    is not to die.

Tomorrow is National Day of Encouragement….

 

 

  National Day of Encouragement

National Day of Encouragement is observed annually on September 12. This day is dedicated to uplifting…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on September 11, 2015 at 8:30pm — 25 Comments

Other Holiday Alternatives

 

   If like me you don’t work, you probably are in no mood to bring undue attention to this fact , and thus will not be overly whooping it up   this Labor Day.   “Here’s to all the people who go out every day and put in an honest day’s work’’ may not slip comfortably out of your lips, and even if it does , it may frankly not sound that good to people who…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on September 7, 2015 at 12:30pm — 38 Comments

Short Sketch of My Brother In Law

 

I met a man who had a dream he'd had since he was twenty 

I met that man when he was eighty-one He said too many 



folks just stand and wait until the mornin', 

Don't they know tomorrow never comes

And he would feel a new tomorrow coming on 

And when he'd smile his eyes would twinkle up in…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on September 6, 2015 at 12:00pm — 19 Comments

The Providence against Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software. It is also the name of the academic field of study which studies how to create computers and computer software that are capable of…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on September 5, 2015 at 4:00pm — 65 Comments

All My Animal Friends

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on September 1, 2015 at 10:00am — 20 Comments

texttalk

texttalk is taking over we all text we all know how to read text and make allowances for it.

a text comes in and immediacy is the arena of being in which it is experienced, it calls out to be answered…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 31, 2015 at 4:00pm — 22 Comments

For Art James: Tale of the Baboon and the Ewe

  

' One day the baboon grew jealous of all the attention the…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 31, 2015 at 1:00pm — 23 Comments

Finally

  One look at Margaret told me she should always be with me, and that settled down a lot of my mental health problems tremendously I gotta say.

Until I got stuck at the role of dude living with mom...I yearned for true parental authority but was afraid to claim it . I didn't want to startle the kids...I love them all but they are VERY fragile it seems to my 48 yr old…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 31, 2015 at 12:00pm — 33 Comments

Like A Fish Thinking of Water

a question in yr nerves is lit

yet you know there is no answer fit

to satisfy you insure you not to quit…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 30, 2015 at 3:30pm — 23 Comments

Note to My Friend Who Killed Himself

   Now that I have a family that I would happily die for, anytime, no hesitation you say the word and I will gladly give my life for your continued existence, it is just that damn precious to me...Now that I have this, I was saying, I think of my pal Cliff who was a fellow manic depressive.

   He became a Mormon. Former stoner turned man of…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 30, 2015 at 10:00am — 31 Comments

Eat Me: The Continuing Adventures of Blake and Burroughs and me and Jmac

Trust yourself

Trust yourself to do the things that only you know best

Trust yourself

Trust yourself to do what’s right and not be…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 29, 2015 at 6:30pm — 15 Comments

The Possibilities of a Temporal God

  

The great philosopher, self admitted smartes t man in the world, X, has left another fragment.

God as creator…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 29, 2015 at 2:00pm — 25 Comments

How A Bipolar Thinks

I realized recently a thing which has changed my outlook. We were stalled in a mcdonalds take through line

I was listening to Dylan on my phone and looked into the drive…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 29, 2015 at 11:00am — 31 Comments

Fun Family Time

   I I have always considered myself to have lived a long time in a very short while.  Either that, or a very short time in a long while . Either way, it hasn't always been fun,.

   Now that I have a family, the days are pretty much unpredictable because families get up to the most unexpected things, like making spontaneous plans a week or…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 28, 2015 at 7:43am — 15 Comments

i worry

   My parents would have celebrated their 68th anniversary yesterday at ages 93 and 88. We got the results of Donna's cancer biopsy of her breast that day. A cancer .

   Dolorous times.

   My mom survive d it i told her .I didnt mention she succumbed to…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 27, 2015 at 5:56pm — 23 Comments

I am a Racist But I believe something ought to be done

   My racism is of the kind where it essentially is a jealousy of a whole race due to an losing face to a black person perhaps pre puberty. Perhaps in egoic stage..  Two different kinds of racism. I am the hard core kind. I hate black s. They  show me daily what I could be.

  But look, if we don't do something about racism it will quickly…

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Added by James Mark Emmerling on August 27, 2015 at 4:42pm — 14 Comments

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