Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Robert B. Parker..RIP

Author Robert B. Parker died yesterday. It seems as though if you live long enough, all icons seem to fade into dust.

Of the living mystery authors, Robert B. Parker was perhaps and Elmore Leonard executed the type of writing styles I aspire to.

"We were at the other end of life..." Robert B. Parker

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Death of Erik Ivan James

I knew a man named Jerry Ogg that wrote on the Blogisphere as Erik Ivan James. http://erikivanjames.blogspot.com - he was a great renaissance man. He has a completed novel that he was shopping to publishers but hadn't yet gotten pciked up.

The following is something he wrote a couple of years ago and sums up the last several months of his life. He was a Veitnam Vet and had been a well repsected legal consultant. He had been to the hieghts of his profession and to the depths of human misery. I loved Jerry and he will be greatly missed. He did good things.

"Middle-aged and well traveled in the trenches of human gutters; he wept through his story of hopelessness and despair. He cried over the loss of his soul.

He asked if it would ever get better. He asked if he would ever know peace within himself. He asked if he would ever again find dignity. He asked if he could ever again know love.

That night, he would destroy the most precious of gifts. He would pinch out the flame on the candle of his life.

I’ll always wonder what more...."
Jerry Ogg(aka Erik Ivan James)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

If............Rudyard Kipling


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Looting of America:Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse


Friday, March 28, 2008

Chickens...comin home to roost. CONTEXT

I first must say that I am not an Obama supporter.

I am not a Clinton supporter.

I am not even a Democrat.

But...someone should say it.

The mainstream media's daily whipping of Obama and his pastor seems a bit unjust and misplaced.

It is very likely to make Obama unelectable in November or lose the nomination and destroy his Pastor's legacy.

For shame.

Please watch the following:

You decide if the comments are taken out of context, if the true message has been obliterated and distorted with collective misstatements, and snippets pieced together to develop the incendiary loop shown nightly on cable news.

I wonder if any of the screaming heads and pundits have taken the time to view the entire sermon to determine what if any truth may be found in the ultimate message.

Hillary ducking sniper fire....

Real danger...and an insult to the secret service and US military that they would have the First Lady, her daughter, & Sinbad the comedian such danger.


Has our threshold of holding a politician to the truth sunk so low that we can't see this as a flatout lie...and she is seeking the highest office is the land.

I actually doubt her judgement, if it was true, that she would put her daughter in harms way.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

...and the beat goes on.

It's the new year and I have yet to post a new blog. In the past I have tried inspirational, trite, crap that I tried to pass off as good writing.

This year, we'll see.

Late happy new year to all and good luck in 2008.

With terrorists stapping bombs to mentally impared women and detonating them in Baghdad pet stores and our Presidential hopefuls tearing each other apart on religion, race, and the like it looks like we're in for a looooooonnnnnnngggggggg year.

But hey, if they pass the Stimulous Package we'll all be getting a "free" check in the mail. Isn'tr there some line about the three biggest lies told?