Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Grumpy Old Ken's The (Young) Man!

Whilst parusing through my reading list, I came across this wonderful blog by Grumpy Old Ken. It talks about a poem that was written by an old man in a nursing home. Also, it talks about What Do We Really See? Talking about what we really see when we're observing other people, do we just see the surface, or do we delve deeper into their souls, hearts, and minds. And, what do others really see when they look at us? Do they see a devoted father, caring mother, loyal husband, faithful wife? Do they see that something's on your mind? Do they notice who you really are?

Thank you Grump Old Ken.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Nothing will prove the existence of God to an Atheist, yet to a true believer everything is proof.
- Me

Desires must be purified and idealized, not exterminated.
- Rav Eliyahu of Vilna (The Vilma Gaon)

The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way.'
- Grace Murray Hopper

"Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government
that requires every citizen to prove
they are insured...but not everyone
must prove they are a citizen."

-I'm not sure of the author

The deepest truth blooms only from the deepest love.
- Heine, English Fragments, 1828

The ultimate way is without difficulty; those who seek it make their own hardship. The true mind is originally pure; those who exercise it make their own defilement.
- Hui-k'ung

Seeing ourselves plainly, we can change, and as we do so, it brings a feeling of great relief, as if we had dropped a heavy load.
- Ayya Khema, "Who is My Self?"

Neglecting valuable advice, an ignorant man becomes the cause of his own misery. That soul who neither follows another's orders nor fathoms what to do himself creates nothing but torment until he leaves this life.
- Tirukkural 847-848

Man never acts in a manner more resembling God than when he bestows benefits.
- Philo, Special Laws

We arent what we ought to be. We arent what were going to be. We arent what we want to be. But, thank God, we arent what we were.


If you think, I breathe, the I is extra. There is no you to say I. What we call I is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. It just moves; that is all. When your mind is pure and calm enough to follow this movement, there is nothing: no I, no world, no mind nor body; just a swinging door.
- Shunryu Suzuki, "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind"

is not those who lack energy or refrain from action, but those who work without expectation of reward who attain the goal of meditation. Theirs is true renunciation.
- Bhagavad Gita 6:1

True divine religion needs neither arms nor fingers for its use; it is all spirit and heart.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Bombeck
A mind unshaken when touched by the worldly states, sorrowless, stainless, and secure, this is the blessing supreme. Those who have fulfilled all these are everywhere invincible; they find well-being everywhere, theirs is the blessing supreme.
- (adapted from) Mangala Sutta

A real friend never gets in your way--unless you happen to be on the way down.
- Dr. Wayne Dyer


Monday, August 15, 2011

I Found A New Favorite Band And Song.

Got some Sick Puppies for ya. This first one is my new favorite song. Kinda my anthem really.
I'm doin' just fine, I like where I'm at on my back floating down in my own riptide.


You're Going Down


Free Hugs Campaign

Now this is some damn good rock if ya ask me. I also love the last one, Free Hugs, the video is just awesome, and the whole concept is just phenomenal.
Sick Puppies hails from Australia and consists of Shimon Moore on Guitar and Vocals, Emma Anzai on Bass, and Mark Goodwin (From California) on Drums. Now, I've heard a lot of bands, most with four or five members, that don't sound anywhere near as good as these guys, and gal. I've heard a lot of their music, and they're consistently good. And, I have to say that Emma is the best bass player since Cliff Burton, and she's on par with his late ass.

Hope y'all enjoy the music.

Just A Quick Congratulations

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Now What?!

Well, I got the damn hat, now where the hell do I throw it in at? This country is going to shit and it seems that no one really cares. And, if I had the damn money to buy my way into the Presidential Race, I damn sure would. Now, I know that the President has no real power anymore, he's just a damn puppet for Congress. Ok, maybe that's a bit overstated, but as we all should know, that the campaign promises that every Presidential Candidate makes they in no way can enforce or make into law without the House and Senate both approving it, and with the Democrats and Republican to busy fighting and worrying about proving the other party wrong, not much really gets done. I strongly believe that we as a country and as Americans have gotten way far away from the original vision of our founding fathers when they signed The Declaration of Independence, and wrote The Bill of Rights. I don't think that this is what they had in mind when they wrote The Articles of Confederation back in November of 1777. (Yes, I said The Articles of Confederation, and no it has nothing to do with The American Civil War or The Confederate States of America. It was the first document written after The European Civil War, or as it's known in the history books, The Revolutionary War. And, yes that was just as much a civil war as the one between The North and The South some years later. It was written to join the thirteen colonies into a nation that would stand the test of time, and now we're letting our government, our representatives, tear it down and use it to wipe the shit off their asses.) They didn't imagine a country where the government has is citizens so scared to do anything that we can't even properly defend ourselves, or make our own decisions. Sure you can go get a concealed carry permit, and some states just a gun permit, but damn near every place you go has a damn no guns policy. So, you can own and legally carry a gun, as long as it's kept in your car, and God forbid, no wait... Never mind. Government forbid, you actually use it. Talk about a lawsuit and a medial slaughter. You'd have the Govena, President, and every damn news station on your ass, why did you shoot him, why so many times, was it really necessary, why didn't you call the police???? This country is turning into some new age communist form of rule. And, I for one don't like it, but the majority of the people don't care or want to be ruled like they were in the Old Communist Russia (USSR) or China. They like being told what to do, Take off your shoes, I need all your personal belongings in this tub, here take this x-ray, all in the name of freedom??!! Oh, it's ok since they're doing it to protect us, what the fuck?? Give me a damn Colt 1911 1A .45 ACP and I'll protect my damn self, along with my family and your fat, sorry, government please make rules and regulations
so I don't have to make any decisions or take responsibility for them and can blame the company for not making my seat belt chime and restaurant for making me fat and diabetic with heart problems and high blood pressure and for giving me lung cancer because they said it was a light and miss led my stupid ass because my teachers didn't teach me to read and pay attention it's their fault I didn't like school and flunked because of absences, and like all people I have abandonment issues with my mother and father because they bought me every damn thing I ever looked at for more than two seconds and spent as much time with me as was possible so it made me regress into my own thought and didn't allow me to get close to them, or they were never around and beat me, whichever you prefer today. Fuck you and your bullshit psychosis crap. My apologies, but that's what the majority of the citizens of this country have become, just some whining pussies, that don't want to lift a finger to help themselves and want the government to make regulations so they don't have to. Hell, why else would you sue McDonald's because the put toys in the Happy Meal? Or want guns banned on airplanes, hell after 9-11 you'd think that people would want every honest man and woman to have a legal sidearm on them, ya know just in case. But, no they don't focus on the plane that didn't make it's target and the people that gave their lives so that others could be saved, and went down in Pennsylvania patriotically. They focus on the, "Oh my! Somebody got on a plane with a plastic knife! Washington! You're not doing your jobs!!!! WE NEED MORE REGULATIONS!!!!!! Personally, I'm for less regulation, and more individual freedom, like George Washington, Ben Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Oliver Wolcott, and the other signatories of The Articles of Confederation, The Declaration of Independence, and the United States Constitution had intended.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Just A Quick Poet Moment

I call this "Forever Never Lasts"

As the fog on a yuletide morn
Like the leaves on springtime trees
Mr. Frosty come to say, "Hello."
The fragrance of a summer rose
The chill on a autumn night's breeze
The love of a woman to which you were sworn
Why does forever never last for long?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Check It Out

Well, the wife went and got herself a consultant position for Scentsy. We've been using them for a couple years now, and she decided she liked them so much she wanted to sell them. I have to say they work pretty good. They're just wickless candles, that you melt in a pot powered by a small light bulb similar to an oil burner, but with a wax. They keep their scent for a good while, and they have some real nice ones. Some of my favorites are, Weathered Leather, Duke, and Titanium. They have scents for just about everyones tastes. So, if ya would, please go check it out. And, thanks. They also have stuffed animal Scenty products, perfume, car scent circles, rooms sprays, and antibacterial hand foam! Thanks for checkin it out!