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Old 11-14-2015, 08:30 AM
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:33 AM
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What the hell, you guys. I feel just grateful for everything I have.
Me too, IP!
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:21 AM
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Evening overs.

Amen to that Inpar and Sassy.

Gosh this news in France doesn't get any better. My heart goes out to all the people in France.
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Old 11-14-2015, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for the reminder, I hadn't realised it was the 14th! Well done Wolfie!!
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Congrats to you too Toots You are amazing but I know you know that already
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:38 PM
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Morning overs

6.30 and I can't hear any wind outside, hopefully it's died down.

Congratulations Wolfie and toots, I'm not far behind you Wolfie! How the time has flown, more so the last sober year and it certainly is better and getting better.

Going for a walk round the site, see you later.
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:29 PM
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Congrats Wolf & Toots.

X3 IP et al, I'm also grateful for the things I don't have. Fear, insecurity, doubt. I look at the world, and wonder why from an accident of birth, on this patch of Earth, protected, I live.

So a share of one quest.

O Sanity I Seek For You
By Itchy

O sanity I seek for you, despairing of your presence,
Looking at my life anew, through past and present prescience,
Here I sit with keyboard primed and ready for the writing,
While my fellow human beings ‘cross the globe are dying.

I can’t even comprehend how it must feel to be,
Lacking even basics for our life necessities,
Powerless I sit here, for granted take my life,
While fellow beings stoically prepare themselves to die.

I am not talking killers or the warped that claim Jihad,
Nor all my fellow warriors, Those who claim to follow God
For the politics of nations, the politics of hate
Is something we’ve accepted since the earliest of dates

I’m talking ‘bout the families that haven’t any bread
The Fathers who are helpless to keep them from the dead
The women who give children the last morsels they possess
Hoping that they might survive beyond their empty breasts

Yet here I sit as guilty, as if I’d been the one
That took away that family, put them all under the gun
The apathy of those of us, who have, versus have-nots
Seems to be the start of all, that in all cultures rots

Notice I said cultures, not our culture as the one,
For many of the others all contribute to the sum
Of the selfish way of viewing this existence through the lens
That limits our perceptions, makes us feel we’ve made amends

For the grace that we’ve been granted, by an accident of birth
For the safety that’s inherent on our little patch of Earth
While we look askance at others, and say they’re less than “we”
Because they come from somewhere else, somewhere “we” won’t see

I sit here wondering how it came, to be the normal thing
To exclude our brethren, rejecting all they bring
To separate by colors, by their orientations
To turn away so smugly, our rationalizations.

I am not afraid to fight, We did in many wars,
But there’s something that does scare me, the multitude of whores
All the lefties and the righties with their righteous selling out
Of a little bit of thinking through, a little bit of doubt.

They’re the 10 percent at either end that think they’re squeaky wheels,
Who make issues out of tissues just to hope we hear their squeals
Who have nothing to contribute to our true humanity
For their rhetoric cannot reflect, life’s true reality.

Should I gripe about gas prices, while another can’t buy food
And turn away from genocide because it spoils my mood
Refuse to look at anything that rousts me from my view
That anything unpleasant shouldn’t in my life intrude

Should I put on blinders to the plight of fellow men?
If they’re different colors, hold beliefs beyond my ken?
Should I follow conscience do something if I can
Or would that make me seem nave, and less than just a man?

I write in the frustration of a man who has some skill,
In helping others locally to swallow bitter pills,
To lead them by example to a better view of life
And put into perspective all our petty little strifes.

But I feel so helpless, in the bigger scheme of things
So I’ll just try to start with me, shed blinders though they cling
And see if I can make a dent in my humanity
Then join up with another, and then others … Just a dream?

O sanity I seek for you, despairing of your presence,
Looking at my life anew, through past and present prescience,
Here I sit with keyboard primed and ready for the writing,
While my fellow human beings ‘cross the globe are dying.

Itchy 2005, all rights reserved, three rights is left.
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:40 PM
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thanks for sharing that Itchy

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Old 11-15-2015, 12:43 AM
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YW Dee,
It's sad, but we need to try.
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:02 AM
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I thought that was incredible that's the truth Itchy I loved that
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keep up the work toots & sobe

i never say "good" work

as we have to keep the humility bit going, lol
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Lovely poem, itchy
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Thanks for sharing, Itch.

Looks like another beautiful fall day here with a high of 60F. Nice morning for a long, reflective stroll by the river.

Have a great Sunday, overs!
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Congrats to Wolfie and Toots!

Itchy, beautiful thoughts!

Have a wonderful day, Overs!
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:05 AM
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Thank you Mags

Thank you Rusty keep up the good.....keep up the work I like what you post in spirituality

Hi Fbl Hi Itchy, Saskia, Drake, FG, Toots, HL, IP & any Overs I've missed

We have agreed to looking after my sisters 15 yr old Yorkshire terrier till Wednesday his name is Scotty I've posted some pics in my profile on the bird & stuff album

Glen is already jelous I think it's bringing bk memories of Dotty/Tinker
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Just had lamb for dinner. It was shoulder and I slow cooked it since 8 am for 7 hours, on a very low heat. Was nice.

Lovely pics of Glen and Scotty, Wolfie .

I was imagining it this morning, it is windy out.
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Still another 45 minutes of morning left here for those of us living in your past. (On Edit: Got sidetracked looking for the quotes and now it is indeed after noon.)

Hey all! Thanks Wolf, Mags, FBL, Sassy. When I see the wolves at the door, my inner sheepdog comes out.

My thoughts today:

"The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas -- uncertainty, progress, change -- into crimes."

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings."

"Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems --but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible."

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Wolf just checked out the pics, great furkids there. Love your Jack Glen, and Scotty is a very pretty pup. We do leather everything too to avoid the hair hassles.

Mags,
Here in the US we rarely see any lamb for sale of any kind, save small chops occasionally. Many [people in the U.S. have never tasted lamb. I like it and my wife doesn't so we see little in our house. But she will eat it in middle eastern dishes etc. I love a rack with mint jelly on the side.

In Germany they eat much less beef than we do in the U.S., and little fresh fish, mostly pork. and pork wursts.

The Belgians turned me onto French Fries, or chips in the UK, with Mayonnaise on them instead of catsup/ketchup.

In England back in the day, I spent a year in Manchester one weekend, and in a pub ordered fish and chips. It wasn't made in the pub, they had it brought in from the nearest place and it was wrapped in greasy newspaper. Then they unrolled the paper over the table and it was huge portions of fish and mounds of chips. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was marvelous! I usually used mustards, Tartar sauce, or ketchup on my fish. My Brit hosts insisted I try malt vinegar on the fish and on the chips? It was a TBO! (Taste Bud Organism) We use it on almost all fried fish in the 22 years since.

Every country, many more, have their own ways and foods, prepared so many ways. Even the ones I am not as fond of but will eat when prepared by folks that eat it regularly, like goat, which I have tried here prepared badly, is good when eaten in a country that uses them as a staple.

And we gave the world McDonalds and KFC.
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Itchy, fish and chips with vinegar, especially if the batter is hot and it sizzles when you shake the vinegar on, mmmmm, haven't had those for a while. Well actually I have, in brigg garden centre about a month about! Not from the chippie though!

I've never had a kfc! Had a McDonald's but wasn't impressed. Give me fish and chips any day.

This talk of food is making me hungry. It's just gone nine pm here. A bit late to be eating for me.
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