the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again

Heading home again!!

Live & Learn

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

—  Mary Oliver, Wild Geese

Photo: Daybreak. Jan 9, 2021. 6:54 am. 24° F, feels like 13° F…

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Horny For The Inauguration

He is NOT welcome – Trump, that is!! … “We spend over $750 billion annually on defense, and the center of American government fell in two hours to Duck Dynasty and the guy in the Chewbacca bikini.”



Months ago, I was wondering if Donald Trump would attend the inauguration if he lost the election. I even brought it up to an editor who replied, “Who cares?”. This was before the election. Now, a lot of people do seem to care.

When I was thinking about it months ago, I didn’t factor in Trump refusing to accept the election results and spending months fighting in courts and lying about it. And while I have been worried over the past four years of Trump violence, and even violence if he lost the election, I definitely did not predict that Donald Trump would send terrorists to attack the capitol building of our government.

Donald Trump is not attending the 59th inauguration of an American president because he’s a whiny baby. But his attendance WAS important in that it would be a public display of a transfer of power…a willing transfer…

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White Privilege Riot

Another day that will live in infamy … “The police and military in Washington failed. Their failure is based in systemic racism.
White privilege extends to white terrorists.”



Like many other liberals, I have a few MAGA friends among my Facebook friends. I usually don’t talk to them and over time, the number dwindles as they usually unfriend me. But today, I’m going to use my friend-for-now, Lynn in Oklahoma, as an example.

Lynn has always been kinda nice and I’ve only met her once in person over the past ten years or so since we’ve been friends. And with all due respect to Lynn, she’s an idiot. Lynn believed Trump would win the election…and she still believes Trump is going to win the election. She believes that yesterday when Trump said a “new” administration would be taking over, that on January 20, it’ll be a new Trump administration. Lynn says it’s not over. Lynn is an idiot but perhaps attention should be paid to her as before the riots in Washington began, Lynn was online bragging about…

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A plea for help …

This is from my brother from another motherasking for help!! … “my dear wife Lijda passed away on October 15th. I have had the honor and pleasure of being her husband for 21 years and her best friend for 24 years.”

Mavadelo's mindscape

Dear readers and friends

Unfortunately my dear wife Lijda passed away on October 15th. I have had the honor and pleasure of being her husband for 21 years and her best friend for 24 years. Before I tell you something about us, first the reason for my request for help. Due to circumstances we have always had to live on a budget, but we had at least taken out a good funeral insurance. Or so we thought. During the planning of the funeral, the funeral company assured me every time that I did not have to worry and that everything I wanted for her was possible. I made it clear several times that the grave monument was important, so that money had to be left over for it. Now I have received the bill for the funeral (without a monument, that always comes later) and miraculously it is EXACTLY the…

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