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I will always love the classic rock that I grew up on:
Grand Funk Railroad
but I have gone through phases where I liked country and western:
I have a great love for the classical composers:
But I also love the new bands: (well, they were new when I wrote this)
Puddle of Mudd
Three Days Grace
I love the piano
But drums are my favorite
Rush (Niel Pert)
Genesis (Phil Collins)
The Who (Kieth Moon)
Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
Blue Man Group
I like alternative, punk, grunge, and pop. I like Green Day, Allanis Morrisette, Bush, Avril Lavigne, Live, Candlebox, and Wheezer.
The only real requirement is that I like it; I never want to close my ears to music just because it is different.
V For Vendetta
A Bridge Too Far
Enter the Dragon
How fortunate for us that we thirst for glorious souls and not faultless ones, lest we be exceedingly parched. M.M. Bujold
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. H.H. Dalai Lama
Speak your mind even if your voice shakes. Maggie Kuhn
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. Wittgenstein
I am a retired artilleryman (what? you'll have to speak up) who then went to college to get a BS in Computer Science, and a minor in philosophy. I started to go for a masters in cybersecurity, but I got bored.
People are too dumb to teach, mostly, and I got tired of trying to get my company to take security serious. But it made it less surprising when I saw people not taking the pandemic seriously. People lack empathy and until they catch fire, they will ignore the location of the fire extinguishers.
I quit my job and rescued a bunch of dogs and cats. Now I live frugally but with great fulfillment.
I don't like violence, but I am not a pacifist.
I don't like large groups of people, but I love mankind.
I am straight, but not narrow.
...people who hope for more out of life than just to die in their sleep.
...people who ask why and actually expect to find an answer.
...people who take life seriously but not themselves.
...people who have opinions but aren't opinionated.
The Title is the Hard Part
April 23, 2022Dave Chappelle is one of my heroes. He is brilliant because he decided to be brilliant the Way Batman decided to be fucking Batman. He tried and when he wanted to quit, he didn't. When he wanted to compromise, he didn't. He left it ALL on the table to be true to himself, and built…Continue Reading...
April 22, 2022Things I love about Canada: - Maple rhymes with April, and I never had a rhyme before - People walk EVERYWHERE; it is like Europe. Dogs and people, everywhere I look. The winter is harsh, but the people are ALIVE. - They all think I have an accent, but theirs is so freaking adorable I…Continue Reading...
April 20, 2022OK, then. You are doing your best and feel your best isn't good enough? I can understand how doing that for so long begins to wear on you. How long has it been, by the way, that you were trying your hardest? Tell me your analysis, after all this work. What is left to be…Continue Reading...
At least it wasn’t a strip search
April 7, 2022I overthink. I am high strung. I sometimes try to wing it and then cannot explain just what the fuck I am doing. Border patrol agents do not like this type of behavior. But Canada is fucking breathtaking.Continue Reading...
I’m not confused, I’m not a liar
March 19, 2022You are my muse I will admire Too be amused do I conspire I'll drink your booze but take you higher With ahhhs and ooohs I'll set you fire A little ooze a little perspire With me twixt you we then retireContinue Reading...
I’m Not That Kind of Angel
March 19, 2022[audio mp3="https://files.opendiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/19111852/06-Im-Not-An-Angel.mp3"][/audio] I sneezed and coughed, I'm vaccinated!!, I lied. God Bless You! without requesting, I was sanctified. God damn you! upon rejecting, I might have replied. What the fuck!? they would have cr...Continue Reading...
March 10, 2022We have found that a good method of keeping our heads out of our asses, and or removing it post haste, is a daily prostrate exam. The moral reductionism I played with this time has reaped a lot of benefits, or I'm just having a great year. Clarity is high, noise level is low. I'm…Continue Reading...
He Reminds me to seek Harmony
February 27, 2022There is a story we read once, in which a Zen Master, or maybe Taoist Disciple, travelled with a cook who was neither useful in the kitchen nor comfortable in the company. He was rude and short tempered and cross with all servants and noble alike. Finally, the Master was asked why he kept such&...Continue Reading...
February 15, 2022I am an intellectual hermaphrodite, I stretched it left and stretched it right, And even gave a tug or two for extra Height. She comes to me as warrior Aphrodite, Makes my little man feel rather mighty, Til I squirm inside my whities tighty. He comes to me as Princess Buddha, On a cracker like&he...Continue Reading...
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