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 thought 
Now, everybody talks about a new world in the morning 
New world in the morning takes so long

I sent my hippy brother in law , the gifted 79 yr old writer of non-cybernetic  stuff (mostly in handwritten letters and short scribbled sketches kept on a bunch of yellow legal pads ) Margaret's last post. When I got no response , I calle d him.

   He didnt read it because he doesnt read things on the computer, he said. Could you sent me a hard copy, he said. He would be delighted to read it under those conditions, he assured me. How am I doing, he asked.

   I bit my tongue to prevent taunts of Luddite-ism. We had gone roundey round on that many times. He simply did not wish to use technology, it wasnt that he had anything against it. The Luddites, as I remember, smashed machinery. Or machine frames. They smashed them up good. But he's not a Luddite he's a Hippie, the king of the Hippies in fact.He doesnt smash computers he just never goes near one. Only rarely looks at  a computer delivered photograph, even of his daughters or dear friends, and that only in a printout. 

   "Have you seen any good movies lately, " I said. "That's the reason I am calling, actually. We are always on the outlook for a good cinematic experience, sans kids. "

   "You can always go to our theater's we b site, " he suggested helpfully, without a hint of irony.  Then with a bit more pushing I got 3 or 4 professional quality film reviews of movies Margaret and I had already seen. I didnt let on. I just liked listening to him. I am glad he uses the phone. 

   Though as you may guess,only landlines...

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Comment by Arthur James on September 6, 2015 at 12:18pm


2- views

3- brother

in law send

illegible writ

back. JME is

asked to try

to write as a

legible writer

Scribbler. huh?


4- if Ya's go

golfing? Yell!

Whore? nope.

Fore! 5- ? O

Look Ya Out!


Comment by James Mark Emmerling on September 6, 2015 at 12:23pm

legibility is my only eligibility into the old boys network where i may find employment as a tutor to woody?

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on September 6, 2015 at 12:24pm

look ya out

illegible writ can sit in a drawer for a yr and a half

and when its time to come out

it gains gravitas and meaning in a fuller share,

from resting so long.

Comment by Arthur James on September 6, 2015 at 12:27pm


4- views...

FORE! and

please try

and write



Comment by James Mark Emmerling on September 6, 2015 at 12:30pm

i write in jelly on the walls of my sanitorium garage.

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on September 6, 2015 at 12:31pm

free advice to anyone who wanders in.

last night it was three teenage boys and i fixed their brains for em.

they were grateful.

Comment by alsoknownas on September 6, 2015 at 1:59pm

Did you hear about the Luddite who invented a machine to smash pieces of technological wizardry faster than ever before?

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on September 6, 2015 at 2:02pm

yes from you as a matter of fact.

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on September 6, 2015 at 2:03pm

Although the origin of the name Luddite (/ˈlʌd.t/) is uncertain, a popular theory is that the movement was named after Ned Ludd, a youth who allegedly smashed two stocking frames in 1779, and whose name had become emblematic of machine destroyers.[1][2][3] The name evolved into the imaginary General Ludd or King Ludd, a figure who, like Robin Hood, was reputed to live inSherwood Forest.[4][a]

Comment by JMac1949 Today on September 6, 2015 at 2:03pm

R&L ;-)


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