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Let’s see where this goes

looking out of my window, I realise that I’ve treated this blog just like I treat my handwritten journal. I use them -religiously – for days, sometimes weeks on end. Then, one day…BAM nothing.  And that of course, goes for weeks on end too! Of course, during those “nothing” periods, “something” is happening, but nothing that I’m willing to share—during the EVENT.

So, guys and gals, go put a kettle on, get your favourite biscuits and prepare to ask…WTF? 😜

  • I’ve been feeling “disconnected” lately. I was standing in the kitchen a few weeks ago. My housemate and I were doing our “dinner prep dance” then all of a sudden, the feeling of being disjointed – disconnected washed over me. There I was, standing in the middle of the kitchen, feeling apart of, yet removed from the activity around me. Why? Why? Hummmm, more about that later. 13 April- I’ve identified the feeling of disconnection. I should say that I think that I’ve identified it. For the past few years, I’ve been afraid of …the next step. As a result, I removed myself from day to day face to face interactions. I pay my bills online. I shop online. My meds are delivered to me. My health is monitored remotely. So, for all intents and purposes, I had no real reason to leave the house.  So, I’ve not really had any reason to engage or be engaged. As a result, those things that come so easily to others, I believe it is called “small talk” becomes a BLOODY chore. Of course that is just a thumbnail account.
  • I’ve been having these internal conversations. Now, I’ve had them before. Walking ones self through a procedure and stuff like that. Well, these internal conversations have been, what I now call, ” dark side, uncensored conversations” basically, those are the meanest, vilest, most “are you a FRAKING idiot for saying -insert topic- ?” kinds of conversations.  These, although disturbing, have actually assisted with my day to day interactions. That surprised the Koss out of me! LOL!!! 13 April- those internal conversations have become external and as a result, dare I say some realisations have been made. That if I could have and actually give voice to those thoughts then as a few of the “targets” have come to realise, the “shit must be bad.” Pity, that I had to paint the ugliest picture to affect change. That is a pity. 
  • …”There are some things about which I just don’t care. Can’t name them all here. Hummm. … … 😜”

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” President Jimmy Carter

  • Let’s look through the ole leather bound to see, what I’ve forgotten. 
  • I’ve returned to my study of magic. I prefer ” magick.” More importantly, I’m back to the study of spells and talismen. That’s been an ongoing study for decades now. 
  • Ran into an old sci-fi club acquaintance. He and I would often debate: Immortality- Pros and Cons. And one of his thoughts, is that immortality was/is some type of fountain of youth. I, on the other, contend that one would still age, but at a certain point, organs would regenerate, yada yada ya. Then the voice said, he’s talking age, you’re talking passage of time. Aren’t they the same things? “Yes and no. However, I’ve not the energy to explain.

Instead of moving forward, mankind….some of mankind seems to be moving backward. I live in a state where it will be legal to refuse service to someone if the owner/manager feels that the patron violates some “moral” code of conduct. That law seems to be sweeping the country.  Most are focusing on only ONE aspect of this “moral” code. They’ve, I believe, yet to see how this can and will affect everyone.  14 April Can morals be regulated, legislated, dictated?  I’d like to think that I’m a pretty moral fella. However, I don’t feel the need to practise a “mainstream” religion. I don’t care if two men or women want to marry.  If the races want to mix and multiply, have at it! I don’t hate Muslims and don’t think that they are all “evil.” I don’t think that I have to accept any one deity I don’t want to accept.  Some of, many of my beliefs and philosophies are so counter to this “moral code.” I guess I’m screwed!   Moving on……..

I “prepared” for IT. IT didn’t happen.  IT will happen.  But now that IT didn’t/hasn’t happened, what to do? Of course, being grateful is first on the list, but “moving on and living” just doesn’t sum up the “what to do.” I think that is going to be a follow up discussion too.

  • What am I not in the business of? Yep, that’s right!!! LOL😜😂😄 I’m not in the business of being right or wrong. HOWEVER, it is rather pleasing to be right.  LOL, I know, how  unevolved am I? I’m human in this moment so litigate against me.  😜😃😄😝 with that said….

  • One of my TOP ONE MILLION PET PEEVES. People who have to constantly remind people “how much more intelligent and smart I am.” I just look and nod. All the while, I’m thinking, a real intellectual does not have to announce it – on a daily basis…several times a day and then seek confirmation.  LOL!  Meow meow
  • Sexuality and sex. gender identification and orientation…are all different things. Why can’t legislators just allow “THE PEOPLE” to govern their respective personal lives?  Why, is it that the country everyone runs to, or used to run to because it was the beacon to personal freedom seeks to legislate one of the MOST sacred personal freedoms; the freedom to choose who we love?

This wraps up this instalment. I may update this later. I may just tap out another one. Who the Koss knows?


  • Love, in my youth, I admit I sought her out. FAIL!! As I matured, I stopped looking for LOVE and thought that LOVE would find me. REALLY, DID I REALLY THINK THAT WOULD HAPPEN? So, now, I enjoy the “freedom” of having no significant other. However, there are times when I’d welcome the “shackles” of having a sig. However, as I type this, I realise that the words used are perhaps an indication of how I view romantic entanglements.😱😝😂👻

14 April – It’s time to put this baby to bed.

I’m sitting here in my chair, listening to Friday Night Dinner, gazing out my window. Realisation.. despite everything, I am of peace. That sustains me. It also sustains others. Here’s something else that I believe. I believe that through a combined force of WILL, there are groups, communities of people who are also “of peace” and through their efforts we, as a species have not wiped ourselves out. We’ve come so close. Yet…

I’ve lost that train.

I’m wrapping up with a rhetorical here.

Why is it so difficult to just do the “right” thing?

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Just thought I’d share a moment…… 😃✌


Wow, it’s almost the end…

Ok, one way to make up for lost blogging days….post your “drafts.”
Yeah, I think I’ve posted four or five blogs left on or is it “in” “draft” status. Of course, I believe that most of the were combined in another blog, but as I said in one, “oh well.”

I’m just pleased “TO BE.”.




Now off to read some statistical analyses. Type to you next year. 👽👽👽👽😜

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A few of my favourite apps

This is going to be one of my most ambitious blogging attempts EVER. I shall endeavour to list (the easy part) and briefly describe the features (which should be easy too; as all I am going to do is C&P) of a few of my favourite iPhone/iPad apps. Cross your fingers. Ready, let’s go!

Keep in mind that these apps are in no particular order.

Kabaam – Users can create personalized comics using images from their own photo albums.

Photogene2 – The power that comes with Photogene 2 is astounding. There are many, many options, from modifying brightness, exposure, contrast and other attributes to make photos look clearer or in a certain style. Frames and Instagram-esque filters can also be applied, with the ability to take photos with live filtering roses what they’ll look like as the photo is taken. I was quite concerned about what a new app would bring, having bought versions of Photogene for iPhone and iPad, but Photogene for iPhone owners get one of the 3 in-app purchases for free, including the $6 Pro add-on, which adds advanced retouching features and image property editing that aren’t necessary for most users, but are a very nice add-on to have. There are a ton of sharing options, with built-in Twitter image sharing support, Facebook, Flickr, FTP, and Dropbox uploading.

procreate – Procreate might just be the most exciting digital painting app on a
mobile device. We ’ve taken desktop performance, added professional features, built an amazing brush engine and squeezed it all into your iPad. Whether you’re madly sketching concepts or
crafting a detailed illustration, Procreate has everything you need.

Harmonious – Harmonious is a “smart sketchpad” application for both the iPhone and iPad. It uses procedural drawing techniques to transform your simple strokes into more complex “works of art.” But while it’s possible to create a masterpiece doodle in Harmonious, don’t expect it to be easy.

Omnisketch – Instead of standard brushes and pencils, OmniSketch’s brushes use mathematical algorithms to draw patterns which interact with previously drawn lines to produce a cool sketch with detailed effects.

iWatermark – iWatermark is an essential tool for anyone with a digital camera, professionals and beginners or graphic artist. Digitally sign your work/photos/graphic/artwork with iWatermark and claim and maintain the recognition you deserve.

Camera+ – Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or someone who’s barely touched a camera, Camera+ will make you love taking photos. Everybody has a creative side… Camera+ will help bring that creativity out in you, all with a fun, innovative and beautiful design.

And a place to store these creations…

Photo Folder – Organize your photo and video through the real complete folder management application named Photo+Folder HD for iPad (Transfer & Secret). Users are able to safely & conveniently manage hundreds of photos/videos by storing them in their iPad within different folders which are suitable for particular subjects. It gives you strong safety function by setting the ‘Lock’ for the password; ‘Transfer & Backup Mode’ and the passwords by folders. Protect your privacy perfectly by hiding only secret folder with ghost password. This app permits user to write and edit memo on each & every photo & video.

I have more, but switching screens is becoming a pain. But look for…
Mobile Monet
Slow Shutter
Auryn Ink
PhotoLabel (free)

Oh, a heads up. Many of these are free apps. There are a few exceptions. I usually tell people that if I paid for it, it must be a BOOYAKITTY app. (in my opinion at least)

Well, I think I am going to have some leftover Christmas dinner for first meal. 🙂

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Some of the stuff I’ve created…





Complications …

Why do we complicate the simple?

Hey, ‘ello, how are ya?

Harriet the Spy
Image via Wikipedia

I really had a path to follow.  Unfortunately, I was distracted by something bright and shiny – and  POOF, gone…

A lot has been happening, but nothing has happened..if that makes any sense.

I’ve had to put my gym activities on the back burner for now.  A few weeks ago…well needless to say, I fall down and go boom.  Can’t put my full weight on my wrist, so that means No pull-ups, push-ups, lifting, etc… you know all the good stuff.  I have been able to get a nice number of “solid” sit ups and “perfecting” my squat.  I am learning to “trust my ass.”  But until I can give it 110%..

NBC has cancelled OUTSOURCED.  I am really bummed! I really liked that show – from day ONE and THAT is good – GREAT.  It usually takes me a season to really LIKE a show….  Well, I still have Modern Family, Cougar Town, Community and Law and Order: Criminal Intent (since the originals are back)

So, whilst chatting with a buddy on FB.  I decided to look at my current reading list.

This is a list of books I am currently reading and a few that I will add in anticipation for the third (trade addition) in June.

I will read something from each of these books everyday.

Well, here you are, what I am reading NOW…

The Story of B – Daniel Quinn

Dragon PrinceMelanie Rawn

Harriet the SpyLouise Fitzhugh

The Teachings of the Buddha: Dhammapada – Friedrich Max Muller

The Eco Guide to Careers that Make a Difference – The Environmental Careers Organization

Sons of the Goddess – Young Man’s Guide to Wicca – Christopher Penczak

Wherever you go, There you AreJon Kabat-Zinn

Polgara the SorceressDavid Eddings

and also add the various news sites and blogs….


Below are a few photographs I’ve taken over the past few weeks….

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SIDEBAR: Just how are the “auto tags” generated?  I mean ReAlLy!  🙂

Lets see if this does what i want it to do

I believe this is a stairwell.(31 Aug: yeppers, that is exactly what it is..a stairwell. ooo just saw the reflection)

And some lights