Lady Montrevor

Christina Rossetti

I do not look for love that is a dream—
I only seek for courage to be still;
To bear my grief with an unbending will,
And when I am a-weary not to seem.
Let the round world roll on; let the sun beam;
Let the wind blow, and let the rivers fill
The everlasting sea, and on the hill
The...
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I don't want to look at this, I don't want to think about the utter collapse of our federal government into an insane cruel and bottomlessly evil dicatorship and I know fuck all about what to do or how to do it.... but I do look within and without every literally damned day for that faint spark of light which will appear somewhere
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ferkixlll:
Kidnapping is illeagle & immoral. It's ok when government sanctioned? Will "I was only following orders" be a valid defense this time around? *** Have you noticed how much of his posturings are styled after Mossolini? "Interesting Times".
oldernow:
@ferkixlll actually, yes I've noticed the resemblance to Il Duce.... and how closely his playbook follows Mein Kampf... reading William Shirer's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich the parallels are deeply, deeply worrying.

At one time, folk were properly proud to be American - the 'can do' attitude that built itself out of a depression and made life good for more than it harmed. far from perfect, especially when viewed with our current sensibilities, and that's a fact--but for the times, it was a good thing. Then Vietnam stirred up the hidden poisons never expelled after the Civil...
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thebeliever:
I believe that the newest generation has shown themselves willing to speak out... Their willingness to do so is an inspiration and a shot in the arm. Ironically, Trump, along with the lack of economic opportunity, will spur more to action; and not only the young people. The evil that has been lying dormant in our country is showing its face again; but I believe the most of us are willing to fight it. This may sound optimistic, which is kind of funny, because I'm anything but an optimist; but I think it's true. I'm with you in that I'd like to see more open, artistic opposition to Trump. Before he's kicked out of office, I want him to feel some of the pain he's inflicted on others, and nothing pains him more than being laughed at.
ferkixlll:
The outrages just flash by like the cars of a freight train. Before ya can react to 1, several more have come and gone. Truly this is the 'death of a 1,000 cuts'.

Hello to my many [sic] followers... I met this woman when she came through our town (Ithaca) and because the venue absolutely sucked - a cavernous bar - there were only a few people present. I myself have been nearly housebound for 18 years with a broken back - i have 18 shattered vertebrae, which leaves me somewhat immobile and definitely in pain... but not so much that...
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ferkixlll:
"Once in awhile you get shown the light". Good posting.
oldernow:
@ferkixlll thanks for your comments on my blogs!

--He practiced 10 hours a day--still one of the best that can ever be--

aaannd a lil supergroup

ferkixlll:
If you can stream it: wmpg.org has a Frank Zappa Show on Thursday night 9pm est.
oldernow:
@ferkixlll  Sweet Jesus!! I'll have to check that out!! I just got the 7-cd set of Zappa playing at the Roxy - it is truly awesome!  --- and takes me back?  -- the first three records I bought were Jefferson Airplane Takes Off (pre Grace Slick); The Mothers of Invention, and Aoxomorona (sp.?) by the Dead with Pig Pen..  -- THAT was a year ...
The Last Rites of the Bokononist Faith
(excerpt)
God made mud.
God got lonesome.
So God said to some of the mud, "Sit up!"
"See all I've made," said God, "the hills, the sea, the sky, the stars."

And I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around.
Lucky me, lucky mud.

I, mud, sat up and saw what...
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anjave:
Talent at such a young age, brilliant!
oldernow:
@anjave yep - she's the real deal - practicing for 10 years; her Beethoven's Sonata Thrash is something else!
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I just posted this in the politics section... as I look into the future (which happens to be my profession) I'm not seeing much light... not hereabouts anyway... there is light - Canada, the Pope, some Scandinavian countries, Holland's use of microfarming, Iceland's environmentalism, and so forth - really there is a lot of good and even just ordinary places and people, and my...
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orock:
I'm not generally a big 'conspiracy' guy but I do believe that the retardation of education has been intentional.  usamericans are not in general aware of the fact that government health care is globally a centrist position, and that employer-based insurance is kind of a laughably bad idea.  true enough, the biggest question is: what to do?  I used to think I'd help tech our way out, but now it seems smartening up popular culture is the most immediate concern.
orock:
(ps. my perspective is handed down from my mother, who was a grad student at Berkeley in the 60s)
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a modern Appalachian hobo, 'in for the winter'... this woman has seen some hard, hard times... but she's found a life and hopefully it won't kill her

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--the two women are Lucius-- check 'em out... their version of Uncle John's Band is legit