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[An experiment in Importing.]
I trolled down my newsfeed just now, about 7 pm eastern. I am AMAZED at all the political posts! If I found one that was not about politics, the post was an ad for something. Maybe, too, there was a soulless article of just a photo of flowers with “cute” bunnies nearby.
Was not such that these political posts were political, it was the *tone* that got me. They all usually had an Edge to them. Like the knives could come out at any moment. There seems to…
I once had a cottage on a Finger Lakes in Upstate New York and I lived in Tallahassee, Florida. I would drive up in the spring, then return in the fall, for several years. I rarely used the interstate roads unless I wanted to bypass a large city. I loved to drive on the local older roads, roads that entered every small town and small city, especially in the South. I would drive for two hours, then stop in some small town and have a cup of coffee in some cafe, then wander around the town, entering shops and enjoying…
Is there an Advantage to being Narcissistic?! *And*, that being narcissistic is a stage of life, while having advantages and also great disadvantages, is also a state of life on the way to further development?!
How *dare* I even make such a statement that there indeed might could be advantages for being a self-centered, “me” person?! I know there are now many articles here about narcissists. But here is a different slant on this condition.
Narcissism is a stage on the way to Something Else!
The first stage is where one is the family or local culture. “We” believe this…
The Storyteller. They can tell amazing tales, true experiences or made-up stories. Not everyone is a storyteller though. One has to have certain talents first. Then one has to cultivate these talents.
Lets see, what are some of the talents?
— -a rich imagination.
— -ability to readily form mental images.
— -a good observation skill.
— -be somewhat introverted, except *in* the telling of stories to people!
— -having a type B way of life.
I find even more talents to help the storyteller; these are just my own opinions and observations, though.
— -a family DNA history of…
I, an ex-meteorology major, in college, have made this observation, over the years.
Them’s that have, will get more!
That is: If the weather gives you rain for days until the very ground cannot hold anymore, yet more rain will fall. And fall. If you are in a drought, the drought seems to “want’ to remain for a long time, and thus you will have parched weather for months or even years.
All the above is an Analogy for another observation I have made over the years. If you are in a positive or negative mood, this mood will seem…
Old cabin located at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Most of us seem to be deficient in “feelings”!
Here is a true story from about 1992. I would go to a certain Gainesville donut shop nearly every day. Often a group of seniors sat around the counter and they met nearly every day too. On this one day, someone announced to the group that he was going to the mountains for two weeks for a vacation trip. [Gainesville, Florida; he meant the southern Appalachian mountains.]
published also in Illumination.
Do your thing. This is an old hippie saying from the late 60s to 1970s.
Also in Illumination. https://medium.com/illumination
Often very hard to walk your way down your road of life. There are *so* many influences out there that will try, like those enormous billboards along the highway, to urge you to take up a “fake” way of life.
“Lose weight now!”
“Change your hillbilly accent so that you can get that high paying $$$ job in rat-race city”!
“I want to go to college to become a music major but Father wants me to become an accountant”!
One can sometimes understand the “large” by looking at one of the small parts of that large!
Yes, the “on page 8” phenomena! Not the headline article that tells the news, the actual reality behind this news is often another article on a page deeply buried within this paper. Maybe this page-eight article is about cats or turnips, but it reveals the Reality behind that front-page news; here is Truth!
Here, I am writing about “creeks, branches, forks, runs, and brooks”. Names of flowing bodies of water. The little flows of water eventually joining rivers or lakes. Each dialect cultural…
Some of my early morning ramblings about a Yahoo News article I had just read. Diversity and inclusion versus the older way of life where nearly everyone sat at the rear of the bus, so to speak. Only *certain* people sat up front!
“”On Tuesday, Dr. Seuss Enterprises marked what would have been the late children’s author and illustrator’s 117th birthday with a major announcement: It will stop the publication and licensing of six Seuss titles which “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” according to a statement shared on social media.””