writings

I have reserved this section to communicate with you on a regular basis regarding the happenings in our world today, events or trends in the past that may have been a foundation for current happenings, and what the future might bring us. Much of what you see here will be my own opinions, feelings, and/or beliefs. And at times, I will be presenting ideas or writings of others.

 

July 29, 2018 Writing Entry

 

What we tell our children and grandchildren?

What will I tell my children and grandchildren?

What will you tell your children and grandchildren?

 

I cannot avoid what is going on in our world, on our earth, in our country. I cannot close my eyes and pretend that all is fine. I cannot lie to my children and grandchildren if and when they ask me what I did to stop the inhuman pronouncements and directions that the top elected official and his enablers, supporters, and followers are doing to other human beings.

 

I cannot NOT call for our nation, these United States, to change the paradigm that our top elected official and his enablers, supporters, and followers have embarked on, and are stepping up the absurd inhumanity policies and practices on others. I cannot look the other way when our long-standing friends such as the Canadians, Mexicans, British, and French are treated as enemies by the top elected official in our country. I will not lie to my children and grandchildren about what is happening in our country.

 

A NEW PARADIGM.  As I have called for previously, the only thing that will save us and the world from destruction is to all work together in a new paradigm, a new way of living, interacting with the world and the other peoples of the world!

 

President Ronald Reagan (1987):  "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." 

President Donald Trump (2017):  "Give me $25 billion so that I can build a wall."

 

January 20, 2018 Writing Entry

 

A NEW PARADiGM!

 

In August of this year, I called for a new paradigm, a new way of looking at functioning in our world, a new way of behaving, a new way of interacting with each other, a new way of discourse and operating with our international neighbors.

 

When someone or some group is taunted, called vulgar names, treated as inferior, the natural reaction is to taunt back, name call back, go either into a defensive posture or an offensive posture, to try to defend oneself even if the defensive maneuver is to take the offensive against the other side. To fight! In high school sports, I was taught that the best defense is a good offense. This, in my view and learning, never solves anything. And yet, that is what this nation and its leader, with followers (including a majority of your Congress representatives) is doing to international neighbors. The leader and followers want to build a gigantic wall between the United States and its southern neighbor, Mexico. How much will the wall cost? $20 billion? $30 billion? $50 billion? Spending this money on bricks, mortar, steel, lumber, etc., it will make rich people even richer! It will not help children on either side of the border to learn so that they can be self sufficient when they become adults, it will not feed hungry mouths of people starving, it will not be used to help develop better ways of combating deadly diseases, etc. In short, it will be wasted. Your tax dollars wasted!

 

When we taunt other countries, for example, North Korea, when the president of the United States calls the leader of North Korea demeaning names, treats him and his people as inferior, this only promotes him to do the same to the name caller. Reminds me of two school yard bullies calling each other names! Like two children who know no better. Ridiculous! Childish! Each has a button and argue who has the biggest button. Each is too stupid to understand that one push of one button will lead to the destruction of the world, to the destruction of our planet earth and all living things! Each of these men cowards. The kind of people who would instigate a fight, but they would never do the fighting themselves, instead hiding behind somebody else to do the fighting for them. It seems like they are hell bent to destroy the world, and themselves with it. And their children. And your children. And your grandchildren.

 

We need to have a new paradigm. Time is of the essence!

 

A NEW PARADiGM--Here it is folks-----=======!:

 

Try smiling. And genuinely! Try helping others, genuinely! Try sharing, genuinely! Try being a friend to neighbors, genuinely! The neighbor next door. The country next door. The country on the other side of the world. And this applies to our government officials too! And ESPECIALLY to the Executive branch and the Legislative branch! They must approach other countries with a genuine kindness and collaboration, a "Let us come together to reason together so that we can live together"! If we don't, and they don't, all ofour fates will end in the death of the planet, the death of each and every one of us. And all the beautiful and magnificent animals. And all the beautiful and colorful plants. It is as simple as that.

 

Please let your US Senators and US Representatives in Congress know that they must change their stance with the work they were elected to do, that of representing ALL of us in governing this great democratic republic of ours.

 

January 1, 2018 Writing Entry

 

Happy New Year to everyone! New individual resolutions, good luck, good health, and good fortune! May you all start this new year of 2018 with a strong and confident spirit that will carry you onward with strength to fulfill dreams.

 

December 1, 2017 Writing Entry

 

How can anyone just stand by and do nothing? How can anyone be blind to what is going on in these United States of America? There was another time in world history which includes United States history where people stood by and did nothing. The time was the late 1930's and into the 1940's. Thousands, even millions, of people were being herded into killing ovens in Europe. A leader of a large nation was raping much of Europe. Many people turned a blind eye to this destruction and killing. And what happened? World War II happened! And many more millions of people were killed and futures wiped out before surrenders were finally achieved and the killing stopped. The millions who died in this war were from all over the world, including the United States.

 

Now much the same thing is happening in our wonderful country, our wonderful earth home. Only things are much different some 80 years later, in 2017. The United States, along with several other countries in the world, have enough killing machines in the form of bombs to wipe out all living things on this earth home of ours, including all humanity, in an instant! Ruling despots, including those in the United States of America, are insanely leading the charge to war and unleashing the firepower to kill us all, and maybe even destroy the earth in so doing. There is a national leader in the United States, who only thinks of himself and more power, more money for himself. In doing so, he will not only destroy the earth but also destroy himself, all in the name of greed!

 

November 15, 2017 Writing Entry

 

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. This is the statement that I still remember typing many times in my high school sophomore typing class. Of course, in the 60's when I was in high school, I assume that it was understood that "men" also included women.

 

In these perilous times, I think the statement should be "Now is the time for all good mean and good women to come to the aid of their world and its inhabitants."

 

 

 

August 15, 2017 Writing Entry

 

How did we ever get to this point? When two bullies who sit at the pinnacle of government in two countries shout salvos of destruction at each other. Two bullies, neither of them with any prior service in any war, neither having served in the armed forces, shaking their fists at each other saying they will bury each other under fire and fury. Now if they could just bury each other under fire and fury, I say, let them! Trouble is, if this becomes a shooting war with nuclear bombs being hurled back and forth, then thousands of people on the island of Guam would die, millions of people in North Korea would die, and probably millions of people in South Korea would die. And this is just assuming that the war would be limited to Guam and the two Koreas on the Korean peninsula.

 

 

August 1, 2017 Writing Entry

 

Your  Country-My Country-Our Country, My God, What is happening to it?

 

A New Paradigm

 

Be the Change that You Want to see in the World

 

Come Together to Reason Together so that We Can Live Together

 

It is Better to Light one Candle than to Curse the Darkness

 

Greetings! A short recap or review: My first entry in this Writings tab was on November 23, 2016 and I had planned to make a new writing every month. My next writing was on January 1, 2017. My next writing was on January 15, 2017 but I chose to listen/research/think for a month before I combined it with my February 15 writing.

 

On November 23, I offered a short explanation of why I chose to enter my opinions/writings periodically, about once every month. I also wrote about the recent national elections, offered a prediction, and wished you all a Happy Thanksgiving featuring my favorite poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by my favorite poet Robert Frost and also my personal wish to each and every one of you through a writing by Esther York Burkholder.

 

On January 1, 2017, I congratulated everyone for making it through 2016 and still being here in 2017 and wished you the best for 2017! I also wrote about losses as opportunities, your gifts, abilities and disabilities, and presented a little exercise about your gifts that you were born with, and what you were doing with your gifts.

 

My January 15  writing, which I did on January 15 but didn't actually enter to the website until February 15, talked about choices and making a paradigm shift. I especially focused on the wall between the United States and Mexico and recommended that both countries make a paradigm shift in their operations and relationships with one another.

 

On February 15, I wrote about my November 23 prediction, the absurdity of stereotypical labels such as "conservative" and "liberal" and "republican" and "democrat" and opined that using labels is not at all accurate since these terms have been used so much by so many different people with different definitions of them. These terms simply have no true or accurate meaning anymore.

 

AND WHY HAVEN'T I WRITTEN IN MARCH OR APRIL or May or June or July or ????? Well, I really don't know what to say or how to say it. With so much s**t being thrown around these last few months nationally and internationally, lies and damned lies (and which are damned lies , which are just run of the mill lies, and which are truths?), what's a man or woman to do??! Throw more s**t? That really never works; it just escalates things to see who can throw the most ****, well, you get the picture.

 

A NEW PARADIGM

 

Nations of people have been at war with each other for centuries. Even more basic than nations of people, individuals have tried to settle differences in one way or another. And this as early as preschool age. Elementary school age, middle school age, high school age, and early adult, and ad infinitum, all ages followed suit with settling many differences by inflicting damages on one another. "I can hurt you more than you can hurt me." "And therefore I am the right one!" "Might makes right!" A bloody nose, a black eye, etc. (And I received my share of black eyes, bloody or broken noses, etc.! And I also administered some.) This of course was elevated when there were wars between peoples, between nations. Hundreds were killed, thousands were killed, millions were killed, and we kept right on "progressing."

 

Be the Change that You Want to see in the World

 

Come Together to Reason Together so that We Can Live Together

 

It is Better to Light one Candle than to Curse the Darkness

 

Alright, trying to say what I want to say, and get on with my message of a new paradigm. I believe that the above three statements in bold type that have been extant for several years, can be guides for our behavior to get out of this loathsome morass exhibited by the present potus (with a little "p") and his band of kids and wealthy buddies.

 

Be the change that you want to see in the world. If you want peace, then be peaceful. If you want to see kindness, then be kind yourself.

 

Come together to reason together so that we can live together. This is the whole premise of negotiation. And how much of this have we done with a country like North Korea? Or Mexico?

 

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. From the time I was a child, I used to see this statement "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness" quoted in the news. And doesn't it make complete sense!? Picture yourself. The electricity goes off at 9:00 pm, or any other time that you need light to see. It is blackout dark. You have candles and matches. Choice: Do you light the candle? Or do you sit and curse the darkness, walk around, stub your toe and crash into the furniture? Any person with any brains would light the candle.

 

How many candles do you see our leaders lighting? President? Congresspersons? Others?