Proponents of the “Right to Bear Arms,” are
often overheard echoing the phrase: “Guns don’t kill people, PEOPLE
I was listening tonight as Piers Morgan
continued his rant about “Gun Control” in America, in light of the
recent brutal shootings that have occurred. I watch him call in special
guests to debate the issue (fairly, I would hope)—while thoroughly
seasoning the conversation with his personal outrage because “it’s so
easy for deranged people to get guns in this country.”
It seems that every time a “deranged person”
goes on a rampage, TV Newsmen re-kindle the age-old debate on Gun
Control. And that’s fine. I’m all for good conversation. Yet few
people seem interested in HELPING “deranged people” before they get to
these public boiling points.
All over the country, budgets are being cut
which once paid for Community Health Services, Disadvantaged Family
Support…….and Mental Health Counselors, especially for Low-Income
Communities and Schools. It’s lop-sided thinking.
Tax Dollars that are taken from Community
Service and Mental Health Treatment today---especially in Urban Schools,
Communities, and among the Disenfranchised---will automatically be
channeled into more Prisons and Police tomorrow. Where is the fiscal
wisdom in that?
And we are such a litigious society.
Watching the news clip, above.....all I can see is people trying to
cover their own asses! And that, too, is understandable. But who
will be left to make and honest, soul-searching assessment of how to
handle this problem in the future?
Yessiree.......the Danimal just had
another Birthday. Two more years till Medicare (if it's still
there!). When I was a young dude, I was looking forward to driving
cars, dating hot women, and being a movie or singing star! Now I'm
eagerly anticipating the time when I get Health Care.........not for
"free"........but for a decently reduced rate. In many ways, I do
match the image of my birth sign. I roar, I growl, I sit up on the
hill like I'm hot stuff........but really I'm just a big pussy
cat......reveling in whatever helpings of love the universe sends me.
honor of my birthday......(I'm quite sure!).....the rapper Snoop Dogg
changed his name to Snoop Lion! How about that? The only
problem is: he's tall enough, but he's too skinny. Whoever
heard of a skinny, pot-smoking lion..........!!!?? But it's
the thought that counts, right?
course, it's quite something to realize.......my sons keep getting older
too! My youngest turns 35 today, and the eldest will soon be 39
(and holding? We'll see about that!)
That's Jeffrey in the middle, or is it the
Joker? ☺ Joe on the right. Lovely Steaks at
Jimmy Mack's in Renton, Washinton.
Another "Jacobs" Boy. Brix, the Cat.
Swim, Michael, Swim!!!! 22 Gold Medals.
Gosh it feels good to feel good! I finally was taken off antibiotics,
yesterday………and I feel liberated! Now, of course, I’m chugging PRO-biotics.
Can you imagine? I must not be able to figure out if I’m ANTI or
I must admit that these last few months have been some of the most
harrowing of my Earth Tenure. If you don’t know the story---read it in
past posts. As new light dawns in the Danielverse, I find myself
remembering the encouragement of a friend this week: “Hang in there,
Buddy. Things always seem to work out for you, eventually.”
And that, my friends, is true for all of us. The test of how HIGH we
can grow is often how LOW we can also go---while doing our
diddle-darnedest to hold our human frame together. But while I’m in it
(whether pleasant or agonizing)…….the temptation is sooo strong to
assume that *this* (whatever *this* is at the moment) is the way it must
It could be…….perhaps……in one particular universe. But we Multiversal
Beings now. We continually cross into NEW TERRITORY, with every breath
we take. Blink your eyes. It’s a new day. Blink again. It’s a new
world. Subtle or Overpowering……each “change of venue” is every bit as
real as the one before it, and the one to follow.
The Recons once told me: “Things are not always what they seem. They
are at least that, but they’re simultaneously so much more.” Sometimes
we can see it with our eyes. Other times, we must picture it,
believing, in the Eye of Imagination.
“Imagination is REAL.” The Recons heartily proclaim.
is a bona fide Level of Being that exists as a buffer (a sort of
insulation) between the Limitation Plane and the Multiverse. Real folks
live there. What has kept it hidden from you up to this time is your
enthusiastic enjoyment of it, coated with your total denial of its
tangible reality and importance. It is the "layer" of density closest to
the conscious mind, which has direct interface with the Multiverse. It
serves as a "decompression chamber" through which each of you must pass
in order to enter and exit the "Etheric Plane." And, it IS NOW AND
ALWAYS HAS BEEN at your disposal twenty-four hours a day……..”
What say ye about this "50 Shades of Grey?" Those who were around the
Recon Discussion Forum several years back will probably remember the
(highly controversial, and profoundly stimulating) discussions we had
aroundthese subjects of
pleasure, pain, and the "Lifestyle."
When I picked up the book, I just wanted to see what all the hubbub was
about. I was quite surprised when I saw the direction it went. I also
chose to skip past many pages of 20-something female erotica to not be
completely "mushed" out. I'm happy that these subjects are finally up
and in the International Public Eye, though. How does all this strike
you? The author is wise to deny being an "advocate" for anything. She
just smiles wryly, calls herself an "entertainer" (of sorts) and claims
it all came from her imagination. Meanwhile, she's swimming in
(SPOILER ALERT for "50
Shades Darker"---Book Two of
the Trilogy---Stop reading
if you mind my giving away
just a bit of the plot in
order to share some thots
and invite conversation.)
Book Two of "50 Shades" goes
in a completely different
direction than I expected.
Ana vacillates between
abject terror of losing
Christian and her own
becomes a springboard to
keep her from totally
falling into the man. It's
so innocent and authentic
that it not only perpetuates
an internal revolution which
is going on inside herself,
but also starts one in him.
Herein lies the true
strength of a woman.
I'm not totally convinced
that what Christian is doing
isn't simply a
tried-and-true technique for
compliance from a reluctant
"sub." Simply show her (or
him, for that matter) what
total surrender looks like.
And this he does, over and
over. Though I must
admit......if what he's
doing is a "ruse" to elicit
going the LONG WAY
appears to be facing his
greatest fears while in her
presence. As he faces his,
she faces hers. And isn't
that the way relationships
are meant to be?