Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Nero (Trump) Fiddled While It All Burned

The most disappointing isn't the fact that our President is a philandering crook that resembles the description of a mafia Capo with a family that fits the description of a mafia family. The most disappointing thing about it all here in the good old USA is that 35% to 40% of the voting public know it and do not care. I'm not sure why but they just don't care.

Adding to the disappointment is the fact that they know deep down in their hearts that Trump is in the hip pocket of Putin and they don't care so much so that they will decry all the proof showing this and they will decry the fact as "fake news" and the investigation of Russian interference into our election process as a "witch hunt" even though they know there is no such thing as "fake news" except that which is spewed out of the mouths on Fox News and the only "witch" that is being hunted is a true one name Trump and he should be caught.

Hopefully our 35% - 40% will wake up and realize before we are taken over by the "Evil Empire" headed by Trump reporting to Putin that there is no good in evil even if they think stacking the Supreme Court and getting tax breaks are good things. Evil Empires have come and gone in the history of the world but not before they wrecked havoc on the world that still is giving the bad effects it gave birth to.

Wake up America before your children and grandchildren pay for your mistake of accepting evil for good!


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Christmas 1956

Long ago and far away there was Lou, PFC on leave with his love Sarita & his parents Louis & Lena. Good times! Great memories.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Greeks Had More Than One word For It

When he was married he knew just by a touch when things were going right or wrong. They had lived so long together, so close together, so as one it seemed in many respects they were one. Not everything was right all the time. They had differences. They had fights. They had lives separate from one another. Yet they always came back to the fact while they could survive alone they couldn't live alone. They needed one another, to live, to enjoy the joys of life. They really didn't need any others although others added to their mutual living, laughing, loving.

Then she left. She didn't really choose leaving it just came upon them, over the years, until there was nothing left so she just slipped into eternity.

He went some time being alone then he found someone who while never replacing her filled the void that was there after she left. There was excitement, a feeling of mutual attraction that fed upon a touch, a kiss a sharing of intimate details of their lives.

There came a time when their relationship just wasn't enough so the urge to rekindle old friendships which might have even been relationships intruded upon their idyllic time in Eden. No longer was there sharing, touches, kissing. The relationship continued but on a cooler, less intimate level and that is the way it continued until it reached a point where he realized there was no romantic relationship at all. The fact of the matter was, as he thought about it all, they had a relationship but one that was quite different from the one they had for the first three years that they knew one another.

They definitely were in love but the Greeks knew very well that there were different kinds of love and that's why they had more than one word describing the term we have which is one word, love.

With his first love affair that lasted 50 years he experienced all the six stages the Greeks referred to. But with his love they never lost the first stage which made their relationship special and unique because what they shared was intimacies that bind each one to the other so that they become "one" as Jesus said. They shared all forms with each other and only some with others. When the time came for separation there was no regrets, only a true sense of loss on his part.

With this relationship he was in now they shared Eros but she now didn't want to remember that as if it never happened. This is a form of death he didn't like experiencing. He guessed what they share now is Philia and Pragma which wouldn't be bad if that was all they ever shared but that wasn't the case.  Her exclusion of their affair is like saying they never lived or shared that experience and of course to him that is like saying I was drunk and really would like to forget doing something I regret.

He had regrets but not the same as she. He regretted that they lost something that was like magic and could've bloomed into real magic if she wanted it but somehow how she didn't want it. He saw this as an end to an affair. She didn't! and he is in Limbo, that stage of life that is neither here nor there, just hanging suspended in air until something has to happen which causes it all to drop suddenly.

There's gotta be a better way to end a love affair! At least he thought so! 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Weddings & The Aftermaths

I was at a beautiful wedding recently. It took place outside on a beach and was filled with all the right words of love, fidelity and life long commitment.  The Bride and Groom are still kissing and making love I am sure. But overheard from a young man recently married but the day and time were separated by a few years responding to a comment that the words exchanged was so beautiful said, "But wait until she wants to do her thing. Then the arguments start, words fly and won't stop until she gets her way!"

This made me think, weddings are fine but marriage is like getting off drugs, the high that weddings give, and getting down to the nitty gritty of living a committed life.

At the wedding were couples that split after many years, some 25 or more, Some couples ready to split after only 5 or 10 years. The only couples holding hands, cuddling and feeling the high of professing love were those living together not married or those just getting together. A sad commentary of what happens when one starts on a long journey of togetherness.

The celebrations are fine and should be had but they should be experienced daily. Hard to do when the trials of life, be they financial or involving heath or even differing goals take the glitter and tarnish it all.

I am sure this is why so many marriages fail, the couples stop talking, stop saying "I love you!", and mean it. The couples stop working at their relationship to keep it alive, to keep it passionate to stop thing of the other person and only think of themselves.

Yes enjoy the day. Enjoy the glow like drugs give as you take part in a wedding watching twp people so much in love ready to take the jump. But keep working at your own relationship. Keep the day alive. Never go to bed angry. Never lose interest in each other sexually. Never stop loving.

It isn't easy to keep the fire alive but it takes two to do it every day starting with a kiss in the morning and a wonderful night of love before you go to sleep. Perhaps the day's events have you too tired for love making then at least a wonderful good night kiss will get you to the next morning ready to love some more. 


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trump Lost To Kim

Yes he did. There was a summit that North Korea's nukes brought the President of the USA to shake hands, give  him his trust, and grant concessions while Kim signed a paper that was like me signing a letter that had nothing to back it up.

Trump the Master Dealer lost his pants but won't know it until time has past and Kim just continuing to laugh at him as the softest touch what-so-ever.

The worst part of all this is perhaps everything that's happening is planned to satisfy Putin, covering whatever deal Trump and Putin may have while they cut up the worlds riches without anyone stopping them because their supporters who wield power want more power and to hell with the rest of the world.

Where is Trump's taxes? Why does Trump never have anything tough to say about Putin while Trump has no problem insulting our closest allies and disrupting Blocs that have stabilized the world for decades to Putin's dismay?

This deal is sucking in many who want peace at all cost. Sound a little like Neville Chamberlain in 1938 after meeting with Hitler just before WW II began finding the world at its weakest point because many wanted peace at all costs.

Donald Trump is the world's greatest huckster. He doesn't mind it at all this conning people, the world, so he can add to his wealth. He considers treachery the art of his deal. Hopefully, our leaders get some starch in their spines and save the world from this charlatan.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Gorden Jenkins Best! Written in 1958

This Is All I Ask by Gorden Jenkins

As I approach the prime of my life

I find I have the time of my life
Learning to enjoy at my leisure
And so I happily concede
All the simple pleasures
Walk a little slower when you walk by me**
This is all I ask, this is all I need

Beautiful girls**
Children everywhere
Lingering sunsets
Stay a little longer with the lonely sea
Take me to that strange enchanted land
When you shoot at bad men, shoot at me
Grownups seldom understand
Make my wish come true before the night has flown
Wandering rainbows
Leave a bit of colour for my heart to own
As long as there's a song to sing
Stars in the sky
And let the music play
And I will stay younger than spring

This song written so long ago has resonance for all times. It has been recorded so many times
by the great
vocalist of all times, e.g. Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett. Go to Utube plug the names in and
listen to the wonderfull
interpretations and enjoy. But while you are listening let the words sink in and take root because
the philosophy is
lovely and life inspiring, take it from one who knows.

I am way past the prime of my life but I feel younger than Spring because the flowers always bloom,
the girls are
always young be they 10, 50, or 100. And the children are always present bring back memories of
when we replayed
the Saturday serials that played with the movies every week.

Most of all the music is always playing so I can stay younger than Spring.
I hope the reader can do the same.