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Something New

January 8, 2010

To BLURT : blurt (blʉrt) transitive verb, to say suddenly, without stopping to think: often with out.  (Etymology: 16th-17th c.; prob. echoic)

(n.) Short for Web log, a blog is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author. (v.) To author a Web log.  Other forms: Blogger (a person who blogs). But, you KNEW this.
I wasn’t able to sleep the other night so my mind did some gymnastics. I’ve always been accused of just saying whatever came to mind… And this did. “BLURG”= a blog ” in-a-nutshell”. quick and tasty, a truly impulsive thought, too small for complete explanations but PONDERABLE. Put in a ‘HAIKU’-esque form and size much fuller than a “tweet”.
Now, as this SEEMS like a new thing,by my definition here the “BLURG” has a long and reknowned pedigee… PROVERBS, (… the BIBLE !), would be a BLURG by the, posible, fact that this collected group of WISDOMS/ PONDERACES  ARE small and ponderable. Therefore DAVID would qualify as the FIRST  “BLURGER” with his PSALMS. Obviously followed by his SON, SOLOMON, who doubled David’s output. (PROVERBS and ECCLESSIASTES ) Therefore you see that a “BLURG” isn’t CASUALLY put into the ether.
The following  “bit-o-text” is is my presentation of the world’s first (personal) “BLURG” :
( A, is for ATTEMPT )
Many years and oil samples saved
So many know its quality
I wait these many years
And they continue canceling
the weddings        ( of: personal marketing )
And a second…
(B, is for “better make sure” )
Even though intelligence is prized within a society
when education becomes a SKELETON KEY
to the door of a nation’s future
Bad COPIES prompt the failure of society
Even worse than an “uneducated” society     (Deciphering 2012= MAYAN texts burnt)
 Well, DEAR reader, that is the something NEW of the heading. Whatever you think now roll it through the grey-matter a bit, then give it a try.
THANK YOU, for your patience.
My SINCERE THANK YOU(S) to the staff of theMt. Sterling, Ohio LIBRARY for their assistances and HUMOR. 

Can a BLUE Man Sing the WHITES ?

December 27, 2009

Anyone can write a song

but so few know how to play one.

Some right, some wrong

whose voice can color a writer’s flavors ?

As every picture tells a story

wouldn’t there be more than a THOUSAND words ?

Especially when there are over TWENTY dialects

in China alone.

But, can a blue man sing the whites ?

A brave voice far removed from known

cadence, structures, and, ethnic time

signatures. Will his disposition squander

the opportunity ? The FEEL ?

Everyone owns a private symphony.

Some just play it for themselves.

Can a Blue man sing the Whites ?

Just look for a forlorn face…

Wearing the eye with a twinkle.

Can you Understand the Word: TRANSITION ?

September 9, 2009

We should remember the after fight portrait of George Foreman, in Zaire, Africa, after he had spent his “youth” on Muhammed Ali’s four-sided “semi” hammock. Today he can “talk about it” as the LIFE’S lesson that made his determination to “go on”. He DID become ‘WORLD HEAVY WEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION’ … the OLDEST EVER in modern history.

So many of us “lose” our way for a time, for whatever reason the “fox don’t trot likes they used to”. The sad thing about the “once upon a times” are simply a matter of PERSPECTIVE, the distance of “descent” from what ever level an accuser stakes their report of the demise of the accused’s abilities. Some of the “fallen” don’t even recognize what has, supposedly, happened to them. Sixteen year old [Alberta Hunter] wrote a few of [Bessie Smith\’s] most recognized ‘work’/ MUSIC, yet didn’t begin her own career until she’d lived an entire other lifetime.

We’ve gone through the temporal stage of [payola] and the [\”race records\” eras. But if you can find some of those “forgotten” stars of those times you’ll find that they didn’t disappear, but found more lucrative gigs. Remember that the cast of “[Amos and Andy“] were ‘somebodies’ before they had to replace the melinin-lacking originators.

But, no matter. There have been this world’s population that have gone “TO”, “FROM”, the crux of this terse is that the third part of “TO/ FROM” is NOW. I don’t know if Morgan Freeman is the Author of this, but I believe he was quoted to say that…”ADVERSITY doesn’t build CHARACTER, IT REVEALS IT“. On that NOTE I present to you this series of such from one who is returning from a vacation “in Hell”, as you’ll hear Satan has been heard to say that… “We’ve Lost this one.” …and as Mama said…


Whitney Houston Brown has stepped through the briers and brambles planted in her path, ‘THOUGHT IT OVER’, and re-entered life in a manner that can only be termed as a MASTER CLASS.

The maturation of her voice and expression HAD to be learned by [“osmosis“]… (until she’d “HAD ENOUGH” !). But as the video shows THIS is going to be one of the BETTER classes that have been given in SOME TIME !

This is one of the BEST TRANSITIONS. I hope we all can TRANSITION this well.

As Reported By AACNN…

August 22, 2009

… ‘An Actual Citizen’s News Network’.

I got this gorgeous piece of CITIZEN’S JOURNALISM the other day and chose to bless you with the observations of someone who ISN’T HAVING TO PAY OFF THEIR STUDENT LOANS AFTER 20 YEARS. And doesn’t have a plastic surgeon on retainer.


The passage opens with: “No matter what party you’re associated with please read this.”


This was sent to me by a friend in Bozeman , MT who was there.

Why do we tolerate this?

Hello All,

By now you have probably heard that President Obama came to Montana last Friday. However, there are many things that the major news has not covered. I feel that since Dave and I live here and we were at the airport on Friday I should share some facts with you. Whatever you decide to do with the information is up to you.

On Wednesday, August 5th it was announced locally that the President would be coming here. There are many groups here that are against his healthcare and huge spending so those groups began talking and deciding on what they were going to do. The White House would not release ANY details other than the date.

On about Tuesday Dave found out that they would be holding the “Town Hall” at the airport. (This is only because Dave knows EVERYONE at the airport) Our airport is actually located outside of Belgrade (tiny town) in a very remote location. Nothing is around there. They chose to use a hangar that is the most remotely located hangar. You could not pick a more remote location, and you can not get to it easily. It is totally secluded from the public.

FYI: We have many areas in Belgrade and Bozeman which could have held a large amount of folks with sufficient parking. (gymnasiums/auditoriums). All of which have chairs and tables, and would not have to be SHIPPED IN!! $$$$$

During the week, cargo by the TONS was being shipped in constantly. Airport employees could not believe how it just kept coming. Though it was our President coming several expressed how excessive it was, especially during a recession. $$$$$

Late Tuesday/early Wednesday the 12th, they said that tickets would be handed out on Thursday 9am at two locations and the president would be arriving around 12:30 Friday.

Thursday morning about 600 tickets were passed out. However, 1500 were printed at a Local printing shop per White House request. Hmmmm……900 tickets just DISAPPEARED.

This same morning someone called into the radio from the local UPS branch and said that THOUSANDS of Dollars of Lobster were shipped in for Obama. Montana has some of the best beef in the nation!!! And it would have been really wonderful to help out the local economy. Anyone heard of the Recession?? Just think…with all of the traveling the White House is doing. $$$$$ One can only imagine what else we are paying for.

On Friday Dave and I got out to the airport about 10:45am. The groups that wanted to protest Obama’s spending and healthcare had gotten a permit to protest and that area was roped off. But that was not to be. A large bus carrying SEIU (Service Employees International Union) members drove up onto the area (illegal)and unloaded right there. It was quite a commotion and there were specifically 2 SEIU men trying to make trouble and start a fight. Police did get involved and arrested the one man but they said they did not have the manpower to remove the SEIU crowd.

The SEIU crowd was very organized and young. About 99% were under the age of 30 and they were not locals! They had bullhorns and PROFESSIONALLY made signs. Some even wore preprinted T-shirts. Oh, and Planned Parenthood folks were with them…..professing abortion rights with their T-shirts and preprinted signs. (BTW, all these folks did have a permit to protest in ANOTHER area)

Those against healthcare/spending moved away from the SEIU crowd to avoid confrontation. They were orderly and respectful. Even though SEIU kept coming over and walking through, continuing to be very intimidating and aggressive at the direction of the one SEIU man.

So we had Montana folks from ALL OVER the state with their homemade signs and their DOGS with homemade signs. We had cowboys, nurses, doctors you name it. There was even a guy from Texas who had been driving through. He found out about the occasion, went to the store, made a sign, and came to protest.

If you are wondering about the press…..Well, all of the major networks were over by that remote hangar I mentioned. They were conveniently parked on the other side of the buildings FAR away. None of these crowds were even visible to them. I have my doubts that they knew anything about the crowds.

We did have some local news media around us from this state and Idaho . Speaking of the local media…they were invited. However, all questions were to be turned into the White House in advance of the event. Wouldn’t want anyone to have to think off the top of their head.

It was very obvious that it was meant to be totally controlled by the White House. Everything was orchestrated down to the last detail to make it appear that Montana is just crazy for Obama and government healthcare. Even those people that talked about their insurance woes……..the White House called our local HRDC (Human Resource and Development Committee) and asked for names. Then the White House asked those folks to come. Smoke and mirrors…EVERYTHING was staged!!!!!!!!!!!

I am very dismayed about what I learned about our current White House. The amount of control and manipulation was unbelievable. I felt I was not living in the United States of America , more like the USSR !! I was physically nauseous. Dave and I have been around when Presidents or Heads of State visit. It has NEVER been like this. I am truly very frightened for our country. America needs your prayers and your voices. If you care about our country please get involved. Know the issues. And let Congress hear your voices again and again!! If they are willing to put forth so much effort to BULLY a small town one can only imagine what is going on in Washington DC . Scary!!

Bozeman , Montana

It’s been said before, but…” I’ll tellz yah [ones\’t] agin”.

I’ve said this more than once, (and finally someone SERIOUSLY has.), PAY ATTENTION !!! We ALL thank YOU !

As a “Post”script I thought that I’d mention that as a union member the “people bomb”that made its way ‘onto’ these people MAY be a reason that so many of our nation FEAR/ LOATHE what unionist tactics are doing to those who don’t know our true purpose. WE are not a mob. At least I’m not, and am not to start.


April 21, 2009

An American, Theatrical, salute to those who served in the armed forces and their communities. And how their talents can never be diminished.

On this past April 16th, 17th, and 18th of 2009, (A.D.), the Franklin County Veterans Memorial stage welcomed back a 67 year old COMMUNITY THEATRICAL EXTRAVAGANZA for the 49th, and final time,(for it playing there.), on its stage. Vaud-Villities was and IS the collective VOICES, DANCE SHOES and INSTRUMENTS of men and women raising money for their various passions of communal charity.

It began with the 27 men of the FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH’S ‘Men’s GLEE CLUB’, and it grew to be the “NOTATIONALLY NOTABLE” production of various glee clubs of the COLUMBUS, OHIO area. Its growth and popularity taking it from a small high school stage to a venue that even Jimi Hendrix chose to display his talent. This assembly of ‘NEIGHBORS’ never forgot those that fought and died to create, or ASSURE, their abilities to live as they have, and DO.

Each of this year’s production began with a Men’s chorus of Servicemen, (Active, Former, and a few costumed.), entering the auditorium walking down the left and right audience aisles to enter the stage from the proscenium’s steps and cross to center stage, shaking the proffered hand of the Airforce, Marine, Navy or Coast Guard representative to the tune of “HI, NEIGHBOR”. As the chorus of men then stood on risers an HONOR GUARD carried “BETSY’S BRILLIANCE” the width of the stage, the tonal salute to each branch marking its resting point, the audience clapping cadence. And, as each branch’s song ensued those that were, or ARE, of said stood in recognition. Daughters, Sons, Children, (Grand and Great. And for the World War Two veterans… Greater still.), held elbows for stabilization. These evenings were events of THANK YOU, and a confirmation to those that may still need “healing” for the wounds of their service to this NATION.

The chronological range of song and dance was covered from the “CAKEWALK” to “All That JAZZ”. The costumer’s handiwork would stand with any, from BURBANK to the BOWERY.

Wives and Mothers.

Wives and Mothers.

The THEMATIC ‘label’: AMERICAN ORIGINALS, Saluting the Greats in American Music. And it WAS “the Melting Pot’s” melange of tastes, throughout the previous years, covering the end of the 19th century’s offerings into the 1960’s. ‘Vaudville’ has yet to relenquish its time in the spotlight in Columbus, Ohio.

To give give a small porthole of the collective talent, of the myriad of TALENT, there was a 49 year VETERAN/ PARTICIPANT by the name of Bob Potts. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, (Major= what we, now, call MEDIA…minor= voice, a “Lyric Baritone”.), whose resume’ includes television’s historic PUBLIC ICONS W-QED, (Pittsburg, PA), and the initial studio sessions of one Fred Rogers, (And those in his “NEIGHBORHOOD”.). Bob ran track in his youth and kept some of that “Middle Distance” energy through all these years. His musical talent has been passed to his children; his youngest now with the United States Coast Guard playing her “EIGHT TO THE BAR”.

The ways of “old” are passing, and as our way of life has dramatically changed in the past few years we are “now” finding new ways to attempt to REMAIN our strong, viable selves, remembering the THEME-SONGS to events of HAPPINESS and HORROR alike… BUT, doing so as a COMMUNITY, because we ARE ” all in this TOGETHER”. ON the stage, in FRONT of the stage, or AROUND the stage… “the show MUST go on”. And WILL. Sometimes it comes to the point when you’ve just GOT to do so by yourself. Vaud-Villities Productions will open its own stage in Columbus’ “NORTHLAND” area, (I-71 to the Morse Rd. exit east toward Newark.), in the former J.C. Penney mall building. So that there WILL BE … ” ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER SHOW”.

The Stake of THE UNION: Addressed

March 31, 2009

A family story from my Grandfather says that his Brother was murdered as a Coal Miner in favor of UNIONIZATION, ( While stationed at the top of a coal conveyor someone had cut the leather belting and the coal’s weight combined with the speed of the mechanism caused it to separate and run, slicing the man “in two”.). This was to have happened in Matewan, West Virginia just after Government “Agents” had ‘assassinated’ Matewan Sheriff Sid Hatfield. The country needed something/ some-ones to stop, ( or at least slow down.) the CORPORATE RAPE of the American worker against the “new fiefdoms” built by names that are now associated with universities, (Carnegie-Mellon), and gasoline companies, (Standard Oil). As the ‘protector’ of the families wage earnings abilities the men who did so were those that signaled such to the soon to be United Mine Worker by their RED Kerchief worn around the NECK, (Blanco or Negro, ALL who PROTECTED were known as “RED-NECKS” ! [\”Rednecks\” is all colors that participated.])

Now, some Eighty-Eight years later a man with an African name is acting like a “Redneck”, only this time the Government is working to “protect the worker” and their job… and FIRING the guy behind “the BIG desk”, [The other side of a Pink slip.] With this gesture the “Shell-meisters” now should be cautious, as the taxpayer has requested clear shells. [Three CLEAR shells for this new game.]

As one who has, thankfully, kept a current card for Twenty years I know that there are many that think UNIONS should “go away”. If there is anything that can, and will, prove to the world that a concerned, (and concerted. ), group of well and like minded people can make the economy a viable entity again the UNIONS should make all efforts. Through seeing that ALL receive the FAIR and EQUITABLE wage to provide for the family and what it takes to fairly make for their lives. It is now up to the LEADERSHIP of those UNIONS to see that ALL sides get their desire… GOOD, QUALITY items for TRANSPORTATION, (business and INDIVIDUAL.), HOMES, (a place that is SAFE- chemically, fiscally, neighborly.)

As this world turns to its new facets, the reflected light of a new day just may turn out to be the best spectrum for growth, (as people.), so far… At least that’s the PRAYER I hear being whispered around.

[We want OUR hands this relaxed… In retirement.]

Even the YOUNG Are Confused

February 11, 2009

I’d heard that the first words that this baby seemed to understand was…




It’s Really Only grease Paint

February 8, 2009

Michael Steele is the “new” face of the Grand Old Party…………………………….

Friends, Romans, Countrymen… Lend me YOUR ear,

[Two Michaels, the more they\’ve stayed the SAME.]

And a CHILD Shall Lead Them

January 26, 2009

We have been in a 2920 day blender that history will identify as one of this nation’s greatest dispatches of social cognizance ever… eh-VER !

After treating the world’s populations to the atrocities that only the truly sick may the former governing administration has pushed those that used to possess an innate ability to discern the off kilter now seem to not notice “Bigfoot” as he, and family, stand in line buying groceries. Or this is further sign that the Fort Dearborn area has far more troubles than first realized. With all the anti-terrorist blather being projected from an administrative orifice for the last eight years and the billions of dollars we’re now all missing, a not-so-news article has set the record straight about just how well the Bush/ Cheney scare tactics have rooted themselves into the minds of those who “PROTECT and SERVE”.[No one noticed.] [\” He\’s VERY mature for (t)his AGE\”. ]

If anything, this young man should be recommended for something that will provide a positive note “in his jacket”, because without the KEY tools of the job this youth has managed to TEACH an entire nation that in order to PROTECT one’s FAMILY and FRIENDS all ONE has to DO is PAY ATTENTION .

If this act goes the opposite way of a “Davidic” action then I believe that those who think that they are “IN CHARGE” need to return to a place that will give them the insight needed to do their job correctly. And if this is what this young man ‘s convictions are now…

Whats under the surface ?

What's under the surface ?


January 22, 2009

Even though for the 20 some odd years that I’ve been running around theatres , accepting my salaries via the label of ‘STAGEHAND’, my “brethren”/ ‘brothers and ‘sisters’/ cistern(?) have constantly alluded that I “think” too much. HOW can anyone think TOO MUCH !?! I do my job, how well is according to another’s desire for advancement and how well they advertise the “facts”. I, myself, am OFTEN overheard telling most of these applican’ts that ” the ONLY reason that MY NOSE is BROWN is due to GENETICS”. (There are ONLY two Americans of African heritage holding a Journeymans card. “He” got his One year before I did.) But as of THIS moment that ‘fact’ is only “lexical manitol”.

For the true reason for this post, I read that as we are in a new cycle of governances the LEADING employer of people in this country, (not OF this country.), “of” citizens “of ” this country, ( “Confusing , AIN’T it !?!” [bugs bunny]) , is the GOVERNMENT of these “United” States of America, NO-ONE has more people ON PAY ROLL than “Uncle Sam” at the “Googled” amount of (approximately) 1.8 MILLION. Nine out of Ten of those do so OUTSIDE of Our Nation’s Capital. [No Pay Raise for YOU either. OUCH!!!]

Why DID I write this!?! First of all, I need a steadier INCOME than this recession is allowing for a family’s dicretionary funds to let them go to the “THEE-AH-TAH”. And as so many want the glamor of the ‘stage’, but have no “wind” for its duration of labors I desire to supplement the “yen” with something that all that “know” me would endorse… being an ‘ACRONILEXIMAGI’= One who works in the government ‘office’ that creates those anciently goofy words to describe ‘SOME-thing’ that needs an abbreaviatory Nom de plume [From AAA to ZIP.]. And in my being DYSLEXIC, the “SYBIL-SERVE US” testeses should be e-z.

WATT dew ewe think? Cannes eye rite the president and axe him if’n aye cold spill gnu wards fer hymn ?