Thursday, March 28, 2013

My fleeting seconds of television fame





Have you had fleeting seconds of television fame? Tell me about them!

I was a Chaplain working part time at a retirement home with 300 residents and 300 staff when my second wife the Evangelist said to me, “Honey, you need to get a real job and I found one. I talked to the head Chaplain and he said, “How do you do that?” He had a woman to train in my place. I liked her.

Well I said my good bye, dragged my face which was on the floor behind me. I put my face back on after I closed the door behind me. I thought, “Why did I have to work at this Fly-By-Night company.” I like getting paid to be a Chaplain never mind that it was a low pay part time job.

The job came with its perks. One day I stuffed myself with ├ęclairs that just happened to be in the refrigerator. Hey, no one was looking! What did Fly-By-Night have to offer compared to ├ęclairs? Well, I found out, donuts and coffee once a month.

 So what, I wanted to be Chaplain and I did not know what a Chaplain is. However I did see one on Mash. Father somethingorother. But that’s another story.

Anyway, while we were having donuts and coffee at the monthly staff meeting they made a video recording of it. I thought Hmm. So I inquired about it. I thought wow, “That’s why I am here!” I became a TV producer of my own TV show. Well, that is what I thought. My wife became the host and said it was her TV show somebody meddling said.

But I did have fleeting seconds of television fame. She let me interview a staff member of the Bible College I graduated from, Bay Cities Bible College in Oakland. You have to have a wife or a girlfriend to understand the natural order of things. She will train you with her superior intellect.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

We Must Look at What We Seek to Accomplish


 
 
Shakespeare Wrote Commercial Fiction–The Battle Between Literary & Commercial Fiction
 
 
 
Image via Wikimedia Commons (Source The Washington Times)
 
I am 59 years old and sometimes I prefer movies and TV shows my generation used to watch. It was called family entertainment. They were layered with something for everyone. Children would laugh and adults enjoy the children and the entertainment. The children and teenagers, and young adults were not old enough to understand what was said. Now, I enjoy them the more so because the layers and complexities made the difference and I still discover much.

Many TV shows and movies today leave me with an empty feeling after a period of time. The difference is they are geared to a certain audience level with very little to ponder about. The special effects are fantastic but I compare them with books that have pictures and few words. When I watch them again I don’t receive much of anything else.

But those from my youth I still can watch them over and over again and many agree with me. It seems those who are teenagers today are more interested by Adult Swim than by anything on TV and at the movies. My granddaughter age 16 would leave it tuned to that station all night and day if I didn’t change the channel.

I never read Shakespeare. I thought I was not interested in poetry at the time but that is another story. A few years ago my Wifie-Poo and I recorded a CD of 28 minutes of playtime in my room. It was not planned or rehearsed. We were just having fun. I call her my Wifie-Poo because we were not legally married but we were one flesh sanctioned only by God.

We could not afford the low income marriage penalties specifically designed for people who receive General Assistance, Social Security Insurance, or Social Security Disability Insurance. It was difficult at best because of the restrictions low income housing puts on all of the renters. They can change without notice and you will find yourself homeless again.

Wifie-Poo had me read I think Sonet 130. It was fun and funny how she coached me along to read it. Finally she let me loose to read it in its entirety. Low and behold I knew Shakespeare was a Black man. Only a Black man knows and about and how to talk to a black woman like that.

 

SONNET 130 with my commentary:

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;

(her eye’s are brown far from blue)

Coral is far more red than her lips' red;

(her lips are not red. Coral is “orange pink” is far more close to red than her lips)

If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;

(her beast are not white. The color of dun is black)

If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.

(Black women did not have hair products so often their hair was called wiry or nappy)

I have seen roses damasked, red and white,

(She was a rose with her mask removed not red and white)

But no such roses see I in her cheeks;

(She is a Black women, her cheeks don’t turn red when she blushes)

And in some perfumes is there more delight

(And in some perfumes,

Is there more delight?

punctuation)


Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.

(Her breath is more sweet smelling than in some purfumes)



I love to hear her speak,

Yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;

 

(Her voice may have been soothing and sultry like Sade and Anita Baker. Yet he knows the sound of music is supposed to be more pleasing than the sound of her voice.)

 

I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks,

Treads! on the ground:

(He called her a goddess

and he never seen a goddess

as she walks

leave tread marks as she goes)


And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

(This is a double negative and cancels each other out or it is done for emphasis. This Black woman can be compared to none other)

Sonet 130 could be enjoyed by “common” people, but there are references that captivated, challenged, and even upset the highly educated. To think Shakespeare holds a Black woman to be more reverenced and esteemed than a white woman? Preposterous the men said! That is scandalous the women said. He is a Black man Chaplain Winston Muldrew said.

But even to this very day the highly educated won’t let on to the common people what Shakespeare meant. They would lynch him in his time if they ever knew what he meant. It was so layered. Layered can mean you use the same words for child and adult. The maturity level not age determines understanding.

 

My goal was to enter in the dialogs and exchange of ideas of the world, to make friends and influence others and to be influenced by others. This discussion is exactly what I want to do in the Shakespearian style. He knew how to reach a multitude of people. In online university I was taught authors have to know who their audience or write to a specific audience. I just write not actually knowing who my audience is. What I do know is I like to write and research. In the process of time I discovered that I had an audience. My blog has been viewed by many countries in the world. And I discovered the best critics are the global virtual community of writers.

What do you think the state of the State should be?

 

 
Look closely at the U.S. symbol for justice. It is a woman in a male dominated society. That has she is blindfolded so she can not see and does not have to see. You can not judge something that has been seen. The remedy for that is they have tipped the scales in favor of government. Our government is a republic. Justice for us is not balanced. They always lean to the same way. They always lean towards the law and the dictate of the law that is constantly being changed by lawmakers.

Theocracy: the problem began for us when we decided to not be under Theocracy. We wanted government. We were warned that government is a cruel taskmaster but we wanted anyway. So there you have it in a nut shell.

Under Theocracy marriage was not a legal matter. Government did not exist for us. It was not up to the government to license. It was not up the men and women of Church to provide wedding festivals. It was not necessary.  

Thousands of years after we decided we wanted government to be our slave master you have to be married to make it legitimate. We did not object for we did not know what that meant. Under Theocracy we become one flesh male and female. Under government the courts are not held to any constraints. We don’t understand a legal document. It is not written for our understanding by government constraint.

So what has one flesh become? A legal marriage. So how do define marriage. It is up to the government to decide. How can government decide what marriage is? For one we gave our rights to be one flesh and condemned the practice. One flesh has been redefined as marriage. Marriage is not a union of a male and a female. Marriage is a union between a male and a female, and government with government dictating the terms of marriage. The Church has been successful in redefining one flesh into their ideas of marriage.

Now, they have dictated what constitutes marriage is not intent to procreate. The purpose of marriage is to take in orphans or procreate. Same sex marriages can take care of orphans and opposite sex marriages can take care of procreation. But it still remains and will always remain becoming one flesh under Theocracy.

Why be concerned about government when we have Theocracy? Who can condemn us? Who can separate us? No not one.

Under Theocracy everything is taken care of. Under government they tip the scale towards the government, blind fold themselves, and therefore one person is not responsible. It seems to work.

The one thing proponents of same sex marriage and participants of same sex marriage have not considered. The laws that govern marriage that already exist. They haven’t had time. It has been only four years since they considered married. And ignorance of the law is no excuse. For instance if same sex marriges want to have children of their own.

Well, they would be guilty of adutlry in all 50 states. And under Theocracy and under government that is legal grounds for divorce. Under Theocracy you don’t have to get a a divorce. Under government they will enforce it. The scale is already tipped when the laws were passed. That goes for any and every law past present and future. Who knows what future laws that will govern marriage.

How many people are Gay in the U.S? How many people out of that number want to get married? These and a lot of other questions have not been added to the discussion. Some questions are very sensitive and they already have moved to the United States Supreme Court to render a decision?

They want yet another legal remedy so fast the populous won’t know what hit them. They are caught up in the fury of what Gay people now say is a civil rights movement similar that what took place in the 60’s which was about racial equality.
They already have those benefits.

We all need time and more information. It will take at least a generation 40 years to know what the effect is on everybody

We would not have issues under Theocracy. We wanted government to make all our decisions. We got what we wanted. We are like sheep that has no master.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

How Being Tired Can Make You a Better Writer


Fully awake or tired does not make a difference. I don’t know if I am either. I have to be inspired to begin with and like my English Composition teacher in Junior College said, “Just let the thoughts flow without understanding them or trying to use proper grammar and spelling.” I earned an “A” in that class and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. He actually read my papers. In high school I did not do well in English classes.

 

Now, after I write I have to take several naps, and get back to it some time later. Like this comment, I had to rely on what I knew, go back in time to the 80’s, and that is mentally exhausting.

 

I had to use my conscious mind to program my subconscious mind to write computer programs, trouble shoot hardware and software problems, and do Research & Development. I was good at this. It was amazing. All I had to do is gather all the facts or thoughts. Then I would sleep on it. The answer would pop into my conscious mind. The only problem is when I turned to writing what I did could not translate into a novel, but thoughts. I was part of a Think Tank. All I did was complete a thought that would work. When I consulted all my company needed was the missing pieces.

 

I have written thousands of pages that are just thoughts pretty much like replying to leaving a comment. Before I started writing a woman on the job said to call them SHORTS. It is a work of art to me and requires programming my self consciousness mind.

 

When I write I use my conscious mind to gather facts and pass them on to my subconscious mind. This is a practice I have done for years. Then all of a sudden my subconscious mind has a break through with something to say. Maybe keyed off a topic or a phrase. All the related bits of information come to the surface of my consciences mind where it is assemble as a single or many thoughts.

 

Some people have a problem understanding my thought process because it is not necessarily linear. I don’t mind. You have to follow my train of thought. I had that problem on the job also. My Lead had me do a presentation on a project I was working on to the others she led. I used colored erasable markers on the white board. I was so motivated by their interest and happy to explain it to understanding ears. She told me afterwards they had no idea what I was talking about. I welcome questions as this makes for a more cohesive thought. Mostly I have to do this myself.

 

I will never be able to write a novel. Nothing personal but I can’t handle writing all that superfluous information (being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.). I have to try to scale back already. Sergeant Friday used to say on the TV Police show, “Just give me the facts.” We both have an investigative personality.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Trifextra: Week Fifty-Nine

 
This weekend we're asking for exactly 33 words inspired by the following photo. Good luck!

What is in the clouds?
 
Are there people in the clouds?
 
Do they only put their data in the clouds?
 
Is there really safety in the clouds?
 
Everything is not what it seems.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunch Time







 

 





Pork and Beans and Weenies

 This delectable little dish is a delightful delicacy of the poor. It is best served when you have no money. Being poor adds to the richness of the full-bodied-taste. It has an aroma like a bouquet of the finest meat and beans saturated in pork fat and a lovely sauce you can only dream of. Sweet dreams of Beans, Beans, “Pork and Beans and Weenies,” so sweet, you don’t want to wake up. Mm, Mm good! Pork and beans are a tasty Mm, Mm good.  

 

Mind you Pork and Beans and Weenies are a required, acquired taste. Unfortunately for some, once one chooses to consume this extraordinary lunch, one might not want to consume it again, having tasted a variety of other more expensive delicacies.

 

Probably because Pork and Beans and Weenies remind them of where they came from and they don’t want to return to that state. Whichever the state they were from they were poor.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Time Has Come Today





MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

Trifecta: Week Sixty-Eight

On to the weekly prompt.

TIME (noun)
3a : an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end <arrived ahead of time>
b : an opportune or suitable moment <decided it was time to retire> —often used in the phrase about time <about time for a change>


Time Has Come Today
Let us go out to play
That is the only way
That is better than any religion Okay
Okay is Okay and Okay is Okay

The doomsayer will turn grey
The enemy will continue to slay
The Church will continue to pray
The Governments will continue to stay
For Time Has Come Today

A friend yesterday is a friend today
A friend in deed is a friend all the way
Let us be friends today
Childbirth is here to stay
Children are staple, joyful, and gay
Children don’t know any other way
My girlfriends’ or wives lead the way
For Time Has Come Today

It is always today
No matter what anyone might say
Past, present, or future it is the same day
Time travel is the same day

Some people think about how they live a day
They think of how they can stay
Give it time and it is still the same day
A past, present or future day
Travel in time it is the same day
Past, present, future it is the same way
There is no direction but the same day

Time doesn’t matter to the planets stay
Time is no concern to angels all way
Time is no concern to any other creatures if they may
Time is only the concern today
Of those who lost their way
When times up and they can’t stay

Quality of life is their main stay
And they can’t do it the same way
Until that uneventful day
When Time Has Come Today

Because people have gone astray
In time constraints they lost the way
We can’t throw our clocks away
Controlled by time that is here to stay