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BLONDIE’S NEW FACE AS REMEMBERED

BLONDIE’S NEW FACE

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BLONDIE’S NEW FACE      

The biggest threat to America today is probably not BLONDIE: I’m guessing that we are at our most vulnerable when asked to make a life-altering decision. We appear to have forgotten how to do that.

Instead of thinking, we cling to our centuries-old belief that there are only two viewpoints to every issue; by taking sides we fulfill our obligation while sadly dis-empowering ourselves.  We have become victims of our laziness. We have everything our parents wanted for us. Life has become cozy.

And then along comes BLONDIE.

Cozy will probably never return.

And so…

The Tortoise is winning the race.

We are convinced that the Tortoise is a good guy

I think we are wrong.

I spend eight hours or more nearly every day  writing  poetry, one act plays and essays. And I write books. I call these books success books and they make people laugh. They make me laugh.

I am no longer laughing.

And suddenly people are discovering that our new America does not fit into a slot…

…yet.

On the last  day of February in the seventeenth year of the twenty-first century of the common era, people all over the world  began re-organizing into two  new groups.

One group is composed of those who are suddenly discovering that they still know how to think for themselves. Others are still clinging to beliefs that are based not on logic but to a pass-it-on mentality.

One cannot successfully judge  last night’s Address to the American People  by subjecting that ONE-ACT-PLAY to the usual rules of LEFT or RIGHT; I am certain that everything we heard was WRONG.

How could anyone who seeks to be honest with themselves not see that this administration’s goal has been from the very beginning, to start a world war.

Today, Blondie threatened Mexico’s  Ricky the Right with our military. A NEW WORLD WAR  has officially begun.

In fact, there is very little hope that the plan BLONDIE laid out last night has a chance to succeed without that war. And as I see it the war actually began with the crumbling of the Berlin wall. We had a very convincing actor taking responsibility for that incident also.

Never has Blondie been honest while making  his childish threats. He has always known that Mexico’s, Ricky the Right would never comply except with brute force.  And Ricky is as lacking in courage as Blondie is in sanity.

My guess for the future begins and ends with a Third World War. Once it has begun Blondie will be put out to pasture either through loss of life or commitment to an asylum. The plan he described sounded like one which would work as long as everyone does exactly what they are supposed to do according to whomever will be running our country.

I cannot read the future but I do read body language and facial expressions and our actor last evening actually changed personalities as he morphed during his intro speech, from Blondie the Confident Leader , into a man we have never seen before.

He was no longer wearing a 100 dollar polyester, J C Penny’s suit with wrinkled sleeves and a roll of excess fabric curling up around the back of his neck. He now was wearing a suit that could easily have cost tax payers fifty thousand dollars or more.

For the first time…

BLONDIE looked confident.

BLONDIE’S head was erect.

BLONDIE”S face was relaxed.

As I tried to understand what it was that I was seeing, BLONDIE changed characters and began his pitch.

Standing before us now, was Blondie, Mama’s Little Boy, a character whose identity never changed throughout the rest of the address.

BLONDIE’S well rehearsed New Face never changed, never smiled, never twitched the smallest of facial muscles.

Neither did the tilt of his head.

Some professionals refer to this bit of head posturing as “Looking Up At Mom.” I am told that such body language is usually only momentary; In this performance the tilt of BLONDIE’S head and the uncharacteristic mask of facial muscles remained the same during the entire act whether facing the Left or facing the Right.

BLONDIE was lying

So…

if this is all an act then who is running the country.

My best guess is The DOGMAN. His staff is already in place; they will follow the new plan when ordered to do so.

DOGMAN owns a company that buys and manages distressed companies. Most of his acquisitions were made during the last decade. He named his company after a mythical character from Hell.

I cannot read the future but I do pay attention. I am not a religious man but I discovered evidence of the strong possibility of The Memory of all Past and Future Events. I see no evidence that this Memory possesses a will or a reason to intercede in the problems of the material world. And I believe that this Memory possesses the greatest power of all and that this Power is Love. I have discovered as have others that LOVE HEALS.

I Accept The Love and I Pass It On.

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SALES PITCH

Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.

Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.

Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes that make it useful,
Lao Tsu translation by Gia Fu Feng.

 

Each morning I greet the day by committing to living it.

Each morning I sit at my desk and repeat that commitment.

My commitment is not to the Doing but to my Being.

To say “That is all.” is often thought to mean “Not much.”

“Why is that?” I wonder as I open Outlook.

IMAGINE A HERD OF TURTLES CHASING A FLOCK OF BIRD DOGS

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Imagine

THE GREATEST DETERENT TO TRUTH: the Obsession for proof.

Q: What can be learned when an issue generates only two conflicting opinions?

A: Only that someone has remained silent?

 

The level of respect due for the beliefs of others must be based not on what they believe but on their ability to gather reliable information.

Popular opinion requires no truth.

Those who join sides miss the point.

Friendship does not come easily to Free Thinkers.

The key to Freedom is Courage. The Padlock is pressure to conform.

If I could persuade others to think as I do, I would encourage them to seek answers to every question that enters their minds and to then question the answers.

I was asked what I revered above all else. “Freedom”, I replied.
“And how do you feel about Fairness?”
“What a silly question.” I thought. “In order to be treated Fairly, one must first lose their Freedom.”

I did not reply.

I YAM WHAT I YAM

 

 

I YAM WHAT I YAM

“Do you ever feel like a comic strip character?” This was the topic of conversation at a weekly dinner with  some pals of mine last week.

“My secret self is Popeye; who are you?”

When I first approached this train of thought, I was alone at my desk, wondering what I wanted to write about and the thought crossed my mind about playing cops and robbers as a boy. Or Cowboys and Indians. Or Alley Oop.

So who am I when I make that first call to a prospect or when I answer a call from a troubled client or write up an order for my favorite customer?

What hat am I wearing when I ask a lady for a dinner date?

Is there a cape in my imaginary closet?

A sword?

A turned around collar?

A red Captain Marvel suit?

Our lives begin with affirmation.

By the time we are eighteen months old we have mastered the challenge of scientific observation and established our most basic methods of coping with fear. We know to act innocent or guilty, we are aggressive or pleasant, we push and we pull.

For the next couple of decades we will be creating our personas, aping lines from songs, the latest styles and speech patterns and our most private thoughts will be linked somehow to the need for approval either for protection from violence or for good vibrations as saluted by Mike Love in the sixties.

And if from all of this there emerges a goal for defining our true selves chances are we shall all benefit from this, including the servant.

If that goal is totally self-serving everyone wins but the servant.

This is a time of year where we all join hands

WHAT TO DO WHEN AWAKENING TO DEPRESSION

 

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN AWAKENING TO DEPRESSION

1. Go to the refrigerator. Place your head into the freezer and breathe deeply five times. The negative ions will perk you up.

2. Take a shower. Splashing drops of water create negative ions which will perk you up.

3. Sit down at the breakfast table and say “Thank You”. (and mean it). If you don’t know who you said that to, don’t fret, it doesn’t matter. Eat breakfast and breathe deeply and exhale before each bite.

4. As you wash the breakfast dishes, clean the dirty edges around the kitchen sink or take a mop to the kitchen floor; do one quick chore which was not in your plan.

5. Go about your day. If you find yourself looking down, raise your eyes and look for the eyes of another, peer into them and say “Hi, how’s it goin’ “ (and mean it).

6. When you go to bed say “Thank You” (and mean it). If you don’t know who you said that to, don’t fret, it doesn’t matter.

WHAT TO DO WHEN AWAKENING TO A LOVELY SPRING DAY

1. Same as above.

By Lee Broom.

FREEDOM IS ENOUGH

FREEDOM IS ENOUGH

LOVE
(when accepted from Its Source)

IS… ( as I see it)

the process of restoration.

LOVE… (when accepted from Its Source)

IS… (as I feel it)

the process of healing.

LOVE IS outbound.

LOVE IS BE-ING

DO-ING is the work of BACK SCRATCHERS

DOING BE-TTER is the    BACK SCRATCHERS improvement process

DOING BE-TTER is not healing, though it promises to be.

This promise of Approval is eventually destructive.

I prefer FREEDOM

The feeling of BEING FREE

IS… (for me)

enough.