Scribbles & Bits 44: Va-va-voom!

    As vagrant clouds chased across vermillion skies to vanish over tantalizingly distant horizons the lovers twined like vermicelli.   Hearts swelling voluminously to fill the souls lonely vacuum.  No vulgar emotion to mar the moment just pure desire...

Expression of Patriotic intent

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."            This is something most of us know and can recite without...

Memorial Day Thought provoker

          With a nod of thanks to cjb for the tradition of posing provoking questions, I wish to put this before you.             To all who served and serve our country in any capacity, thank you for your patriotism.   Mark Twain...

Sunday Soothing: Hope

Surety given Knowing I'm forgiven all Now I need to! Quietly it dawns Beautiful and certain Morning bringing light!

Pursuing Happiness?

That elusive desirable state With fervid effort we chase it! With avid desires we extol it! That seemingly fleeting state! What catches the eye What floods the ear and sets the heart pumping! Yet is it? Like addicts...

And so it began this week in 1774.

           While the colonies all had separate and similar grievances with the Crown that had been building over the years, it wasn't until the British closed the port of Boston after the Boston Tea Party that the idea for an intercolonial...

The Tale of Two Headlines

As our nation prepares to celebrate and remember the sacrifice and devotion that gave us the country we live in we look to the leaders of today for examples and inspiration.  I give you two headlines from this past week! From The Washington...

Nero would be at home

          Today when what holds the attentions of the citizenry are "food stamps" and "American Idol", the foundations of the precious gifts of freedom, choice and liberty are eroding.  Honey-boo boo is more important than retaining individual...

Deja Vu, all over again!

It has been said that "he, who refuses to learn from history, is doomed to repeat it!   History 1920:  Department of Defense; A recently created bureau was headed by an acquaintance of the president had attention focused on it due to a suicide...

To both sides Well Done!

When you have done something wrong and you finally recognise that fact, you have 3 choices.  One you can hide and hope no one finds out.  Two you can confess and three you can confess, apologize and make restitution.  When you have been wronged you...

A Perfect Night

To contemplate the splendor strewn before me In awe I wonder at the immense glory Yet how is it that I should consider it all turns on my desires So small I seem yet shared it decorates complements the wonders That the mystery of...

Oh my what title to choose

Be Careful What You Wish For or Law of Unitended Consequences Bites Again Drafters of the "Affordable Healthcare Act" were certain that employers would leap to the chance to provide better and more elaborate insurance coverage for their...

Scribbles & Bits 43: Home

Oh the hollow longing that no earthly thing can fill!   When gazing at the awesome truth that fills the universe scattered liberally across the skies, my soul aches for the beauty.   Oh the emptiness unfilled desire for the genuine...

Freedom of beliefs?

In the current scandal seemingly it is not a government intrusion if not establishing a criteria for proper religious practice to inquire of faith based action groups the contents of their prayers!  I'm sorry but when the goliath of government...

Duality

            No matter how often we wish it, no matter how often we say it, there is no human alive who is totally good nor is there any who are entirely evil.  Much as each would love to deny it we are all capable of as much great good as immense...

Sunday Soothing: Pensive Longing

Ashokan Farewell The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan. The pines and the willows know soon we will part. There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken, And a love that will always remain in my heart. My thoughts will...

A point to ponder

  "Once upon a time, Democrats were concerned with infringements on civil liberties,  when the president abusing power was someone they opposed and when the deaths of Americans bothered them.   It was a magical time called the 2000s,  but it might as...

I noted a couple playing at Redneck here.

So I thought I would offer a saying from the "Wise Curmudgeon" on wishing that life was like what Forrest Gump said life was like. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt...

America's Layered Defenders

This Armed Forces day it would be well to consider those that stand between us and that which would go bump in the night! First line: Army   Navy Marine Corps Air Force Second line: Coast Guard Border Patrol National...

I may be a political novice but I ain't this green!

The very same agency that deliberately targeted certain groups because of their political leanings now wants me to believe that the release of information to interested parties (ProPublica being one) was "inadvertant"!  Now really?????!!!!!! This...

Hmm, a thought provoker?

From the mind that brought us to "Narnia" comes this provoking quote:        "Friendship is unnecessary,  like philosophy, like art  .  .  .          It has no survival value;    rather it is one of those things     that give value to survival."...