Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions - It's Alright (August, 1963

Apropos the continuous humanistic need for discourse, dialog harmony and all the goals of utopia, time like a slipped clutch on a moonlit asphalt blue highway, why don't we strive toward the Disneyesque reconstruction of all our urban goals...

If fiction is dead, reality is not far behind.

Good day, and better tomorrows.


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Comment by J.P. Hart on April 10, 2018 at 10:11am

that we'd (Our Salon) would have had a rally in our ally what with all the international controversy 'guarding FBook. Last week (wasit?) I'd thought of the blog phraseology 'as Fbook thins its herd' but did not venture the typing. And next thing you know, the following day, a maniacally depressed person whines up dead by her own hand at FBook HQ'.
Right now we await the well-intentioned CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional testimony. As a sidebar or aside rather, please allow the proposal that expansion of Major League Baseball to Havana and San Juan would do vastly better than attempting to punish the diabolical perpetrators of the latest Syrian War atrocity.
{am I the only one 'picturing the last scene-seen-sane-Seine of the Killing Fields when the words are spoken . . ."nothing is forgiven" . . .as John Lennon's 'Imagine' hits the sensurround?)
The resources are there, ladies and gentlemen. Compassion has not left the building.

Beware and very afraid of the Tri-global machinations of 'coincidence'

And it just happened again when I was going to ask (reach out) if I should remove 'Creative Genius Since 1967' from my business card. You know if I were a news reporter with say, the Mashington Boast at this a.m.'s Residential press conference I'd yell the question: 'Mr. Resident, do you know what it costs for a tank of portable oxygen?'

Just sayin here at the Ponderosa that Tibet has been way 'out the news' and whenwasit/21 days or such/ and I was piecing together a reflection 'garding that 1989 California earthquake and the next morning that bridge in FLA pan-a-caked, and last time very contemporaneously I was going to promote Richard Angle as Demo-POTUS candidate, and clicking forward and backward on Our Salon one of our more prolific scribinista's posted Junger's TED talk; my guess is that I've of late been flummoxed 'gardin the patient population of the Veteran's Administration U>S }

Comment by J.P. Hart on April 10, 2018 at 10:16am

Godspeed and thank you Anthony Acevedo! The U.S. medic who documented the horrors of Nazi camps


We'll be free, won't we?

Comment by Anna Herrington on April 10, 2018 at 11:03am

I've pondered for decades the ramifications? of growing up with songs of peace and freedom and times are a changin' and it's alright and imagine and get together now and to every season turn turn turn and yet ideals turn sour or jaded or despairing and much less often into gritty meaty goals fought for and insisted upon and dedicatedly won....

For me, thank goodness there are flowers and birds and bees and green grass outside to soothe which sounds so shallow and maybe yes Disneyesque but in truth it is reality and life sustaining core and necessity as well to keep good health there.... unless and/or until the sprays and mutant feed and greed and poisoned waters and soils and distractions and so whats and nuh uhs bring about an endless silent spring.... while we parse religion and nation and governance and shove compassion aside because *we know.* ha.

We, liberal conservative race religion not factory corneroffice righteous corrupt, cannot willnot survive endless silent Springs. 

Comment by J.P. Hart on April 10, 2018 at 11:43am

Perfect sentence, dearest Anna!

Albeit now I'm confined by paradigms, parachutes & paraNormal. Oh well at least I can shower and not fear electrocution, you know, free at last. 

Comment by greenheron on April 10, 2018 at 11:43am

As an eccentric monkish artsy type, I never understood the appeal of facebook, so never opened an account. Without an account, they won’t let non-members see pages, a blocking window demands account sign up. I won’t and that’s okay. They probably know plenty about me anyway from friends’ posted pictures.

I’m with Anna about making sure you have your own oxygen mask secured before assisting others. The present is darker and weirder and more chaotic than I’ve ever experienced or imagined. I ask myself many times during a day, what do I want? Is it this? What then do I need? A perk of being sixty is that I usually have a right answer. If it's not a right answer, not long until I recognize that.

Today was one of the last days off before the ratcheted up last month of the semester begins. I walked three miles, looked for signs of spring while listening to a birdsong symphony, beautiful and soothing after the silence of snow, the never ending winter. Then I drew two XXed stones for my sister; it’s national sibling day!  Who knew there was such a thing?

Comment by Phyllis on April 10, 2018 at 5:25pm

Finals week is the first week of May where I work, I haven't noticed an increase in copying yet. The department head sent around a reminder for no exams during dead week, which some of our instructors have been doing for a while.

I bought 5 new journals and sketch books yesterday, all with wonderful sayings on the covers about Bliss and Living in the Now. A new mantra is "I have nothing to be sad about right now" and it seems to be working already. I just have to get my facial expression pointed up now. 

It might be fun to live in Disneyeque surroundings, lord knows they love a good double entendre there and sexual harassment doesn't exist. 

Have a good time, cause it's all right.

Comment by The Songbird on April 10, 2018 at 11:47pm

I like this thread, JP, and the thoughtstream comments connex.  Much indeed ado, adieu, undone, through the same view.  Sometimes I wonder if the spectre of the awfulness so blathered about, facebook really being a hatebook, every movie and book title like one particular's microscopic opinion of a newsart/ickle, awk!, eek! oh nooooo, not aaagaaain, little to forward to, things staying the same, anthems underneath.  So, my conclusion is that anything outside the sphere of earth has always been presented as a gasp! it must be awful! menacing! invasive!  Why is that?  Why never ooooh!, ahhh! loook!, something different!, what could come, be, fruit, blossom, inform, explore, emanate?!, rapt instead of capture?  All it takes is a simple twist of thinking.  

Comment by Steel Breeze on April 11, 2018 at 5:33am

R&'s rarely as bad/good as it seems....

Comment by Steel Breeze on April 11, 2018 at 5:42am the Grass Roots (i think) said....."live for today".....

Comment by koshersalaami on April 11, 2018 at 6:18am

National sibling day? I guess I’ll call my sister but not mention that to my wife, whose closest sibling’s funeral was a week ago today. 

I don’t do Facebook. Wife says it’s too dangerous for a guy with ADHD. Distractions too endless. Glad now. 

Cold today. 29 degrees right now, but after today in the forecast I see mostly much warmer, nothing else cold aside from an oddball prediction of some snow next Tuesday, but temperatures at night falling to freezing, not below. If it doesn’t get to 32, we may be looking at the last outdoor ice of the season. 

The nice thing about the world is that it operates like a pendulum, the kind that can move 360 degrees. We swing toward excess and then enough people get upset for us to correct. A new generation will correct a lot of what scares us only to throw out a different baby with the bath water, a baby who will be rescued by the next generation who in turn throw out a different baby. We are watching a country mobilizing to rescue our baby. That is a good thing. 


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