Happy Labor Day !

4 Sep

Happy Labor Day !

Monday, September 4th, 2017

 

The Quiet.

It’s deafening.

The sound of Peace.

The Harmony of Quiet.

The exposure of the Futility.

The 24 hour snooze button on the alarm clock that hits itself.

The Message that cannot be ignored.

The Surrender.

The Gratitude.

The Reality Check – (direct deposit).

Something for Everyone.

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Multiple sightings of a “saucer shaped”  object are being reported from the suburbs.

– GM

 

 

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Noise Canceling Headphones

30 Jul

  Noise Canceling Headphones

Sunday, July 30 th, 2017

     I live in a noisy neighborhood on a busy street.

I often need to use noise canceling headphones to cut the noise enough to sleep or concentrate.

When I got up this morning (oddly pretty quiet – Sunday, though) I looked back at the bed and saw the headphones there by the pillow where they need to be and thought:  ahhh, everything in place.   Then I realized:

It is ironic that I use headphones now to listen to nothing.

-nhd

Scarbage

9 Jul

Scarbage

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

     Scarbage is the evolved state of garbage left unattended. It leaves a scar after it is cleaned up, like a wound.  It is permanent.  It is vulnerable to infection.  It can be contagious.

It is a combination of social, biological, chemical and physical processes.

Although many of the components in the creation of scarbage have been identified, the processes involved are complex and not yet completely understood.  There is debate among the scientific community over whether or not scarbage is self-aware.

The major components required for scarbage to synthesize are usually a combination of:

  1. Anti-social behavior
  2. Debris
  3. Air
  4. Ignorance
  5. Unsanitary conditions
  6. Exposure to UV light
  7. Time

The time required for scarbage to synthesize varies.

In addition, the type of scar left on the landscape varies.

The three major categories are:

  • Visual
  • Fragrant
  • Audible

It can also be a combination of all three.

There is a lack of consensus whether scarbage is a disease or disorder.

In spite of the fact that an effective vaccine has been available for centuries, many cities refuse to participate in the inoculation.

There is speculation that this refusal is itself a symptom of dormant infection, and may be a mechanism in reproduction,  propagation and overall life-cycle of scarbage.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 4th of July!

4 Jul

Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

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Instance !

23 Jun

Instance !

Friday, June 23 rd, 2017

     Perhaps this is the word I have been looking for. (Perhaps this is what I have been looking for).

In Computer Science, a running process; an object in memory with a value referenced to it.

Shape, appearance and  shine => substance, a Form: something that is in something.

Perhaps this is what is missing from so many people.

Happy Fathers’ Day !

18 Jun

Happy Fathers’ Day !

Sunday, June 18 th, 2017

     When a Father thinks about how much he loves his children, it makes him happy.

Mothers get this right away – you can see it in their face.

I suppose it takes a little longer for it to sink in for the Dad and that is why we wait a month for the Holiday.

Perhaps the two Holidays – (Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day) – will be combined in the future, when drones make the deliveries.

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There is an “app” for this, but not for your phone.

-nhd /GM

(the) News !

15 Jun

(the) News !

Thursday, June 15 th, 2017

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Q.  How does one get (the) News?

A.  With extreme difficulty, especially in the U.S.A.

Why?  Perhaps because it is a business, and the business model (i.e. sell ads and influence people to think and feel in a way (away?) to make them think and feel a need to purchase the products – (products in the ads and the product of the “news” provider itself) – being presented as part of “the News” package.

Workarounds:

  •      Observe what “the News” is not talking about, and seek out that information.
  •      Filter out the majority of (top) stories and lock your thoughts on the subject due to the fact that you do not have enough information – only too much partial information.
  •      Shakespeare’s line in Hamlet “The Lady protests too much, methinks.” should be considered (it works with “gushes too much” also) on most “top stories”.
  •      Think about why your attention is being pointed in one direction when there is so much else going on.
  •       Seek out “news” by the subject(s) you are interested in, and search non-“news” sources.

American “news” is arguably the worst.

Example 1:

“Deadly poison gas cloud speeding your way” – but first, wait for the ads to load.

(try dw.com for a while and see what it is like without ads and when you hit the “back” button, it does what it is supposed to.)

Example 2:

The days of “the good journalist” – did their best to put a story together for an editor to chop up and an often inappropriate headline attached – are gone.

When we relied on newspapers, at least it was on paper and did not go away for a while.  With TV and web “news”,  it can dissappear as fast as you can hit F5.

The web did not kill newspapers – the “news” did.

The news is not trying to kill you, you are needed for them to sell things.

The news is trying to turn your brain into mush.

And:  There is good news!

There really is.  The bad news is:  try finding the good news in the “news”.

GM

-nhd