Enjoy the Big Break;

Isn’t it nice to not have to get in your cars, taxis, trucks, subways, and go into the daily grind, except of course the wonderful medical people, the grocery clerks, the truck drivers, etc…..I see the news is beginning to recognize how CLEAN the air is becoming……I understand that a lot of people (The Little People) are not doing all that well, my heart goes out to them, I just sent my last 10,000 bucks to my local food Pantry, cause I am an old guy who hardly needs anything to live on, and I want my children fed…..I would recommend that anyone who reads this to donate to their food pantry, or volunteer to go in and serve meals and food baskets, you will be storing your treasure up in Heaven, where it counts. ~~~~~I want to salute the wonderful Farmers who are toiling away to keep us all fed, three cheers for the Farmers! I want to salute all those folks who are taking time out to look in on their neighbors, who make a trip to the store for those who are unable to shop, who are sharing with each other to make life a little better, and also those who open their windows and share their music with us…… ~~~~~Blessing on all of YOU…….Alaska Man…..I have a beautiful, hours long Sun Set due to start and I am going to watch it, one of life’s great shows…..

Google, Google, Google;

Where OH where has my G-mail gone? Gone for weeks now, nothing I try brings it back…..I suspect it is lost forever in miles of dusty server shelves, a meal for Robot Beetles, sole epitaph to make the curious end of alaskamansluckgt@gmail.com……Go to Machine Hell, you f–king robots….. ~~~~~You have made a Big Mistake my A.I. engineers, I am coming after you, and so far I have never lost a battle against the MACHINE!

A note to the wizards of Word Press;

Why is it that when I click a LIKE, my screen goes Black and my Like is disregarded? Why is it that when I try to read my comments, likes, section under that bell, all I get is an endless turning circle? I have asked this question before and so far: NO ANSWER,,,,,,Do you want MORE MONEY? What, pray tell did I already Pay for?……RSVP……

Distractions; and other thoughts…

So here we all are, bottled up in our little tiny Apartment boxes, alone at last with ourselves….So what are we doing with this time? I would guess that for those of you who own T.V. sets you are sitting there glued to the latest Pap, watching little tiny humans contort themselves for your pleasure and enjoyment, while your own personal life goes on un-noticed…..Waiting for some one or something to show you the way (Pink Floyd)…..How about you flip that switch to OFF, and begin to watch the great T.V. of your own mind at work…..How the brain, the Thinking Part, is always trying to get you to distract yourself from Reality: “Oh, turn that T.V. back on, you might miss something important.” “Oh, you have to go to the store right now and buy stuff.”…..All of this is the result of the brainwashing we have been subjected to since early childhood, it is what keeps the World Destroying Greed Machine running on all eight cylinders…..So, now we have an intermission, such a wonderful opportunity to rethink the way we have been living; do we really want to go back to “Business As Usual?” Or could we begin to build the “House Of Mankind” You know, the place where all men/women are treated as Equals, a place where no child goes to bed hungry, where Nature and all of its beautiful Creations are Honored and Respected…..A place where the world is open to all, a sharing of Cultures, religions, beliefs with no judgement……This is what I dream of, of what I hope will soon become a Reality, Help me make it so…….

Step Outside tonight;

Venus is leading the brightest full moon of the year, look UP^, LOOK UP^,,,,,,Watch the dance of the Universe, unlike man, the Universe goes on forever……Some of our cities no longer even know the Sun exists, what with all that filthy air; well its is a lot cleaner now that all those planes and cars are parked, a wonderful moment for our children’s lungs! While we are all parked inside our little boxes let us take time out to examine our lives. Are you still shopping for useless things on Amazon? Running up those plastic cards? How are you going to pay, when all the jobs are lost? ~~~~~Are the landlords going to stop collecting their rent? I do not think so, how many people will be homeless before this is over? Maybe we should stop looking to our Glorious Leader for solutions and become the leaders of ourselves……Shut off all those distractions, step outside into this glorious Sunshine, close your eyes, (You do Not want to be Blinded by the Light) and feel that warmth on your face, soak up some Vitamin D……Say; “Thank You God, that the Sun continues to shine it’s Love on us.” Realize that you now have time to think for yourselves, how nice it is to be relieved of all that pressure to Consume, consume, consume……Got a mate? Turn to them and say; “How lucky I am to be Loved by You, and how lucky I am to be Loving You! ~~~~~If you are lucky enough to have more than you need, look around and find someone not so lucky and offer to share, donate to your local food pantry or maybe World Central Kitchen’s run by Mr. Jose Andres, who is hard at work feeding those most in need at this dreadful time……This is a wonderful time to re-order our priorities, let us get busy……

World on hold;

Well, friends, here we are all hunkered down for the duration, although no one yet knows what or how long that duration will last, could be days, weeks, months, years…… ~~~~~No Paychecks in the mail, although our glorious leaders have decided to toss a sop to the peasants, man, a $1,200.00 check, (And many Billions for the Corporations), for most of us that will not even cover a rent payment, much less put food on the table……What to do to survive? ~~~~~Well, all I can do is share my own experience. Back in November, my Lady Love up and died on me, man talk about a Broken Hearted Man, I completely shut down, I just sat there in my old log house, I ate nothing, not one bite of food for 40 + days, talked to no one, all I wanted to do was die, until a neighbor at last showed up, brought me a bowl of soup, and said; “Man is this what your lady would have wanted you to do?” So I thought about that, and I decided that since I had been saving money to support my Lady, because I was sure I would depart this world first, that I could just give most of that money away to good causes, like my local food pantry, like MSF. Like Hospice….. ~~~~~Then I realized I could live just fine on almost nothing, my stomach was shrunk to the size of a golf-ball, 3 tablespoons of Yogurt, a few pieces of canned peaches and pears, and I was good to go for another day, plus I had all this time on my hands, like you I have a Life Sentence here on Earth, I am here until I die…..So when this Virus showed up, it was like nothing to me, it either gets me or it doesn’t, so no big deal, just carry on, write, read books, sit back and watch the fire in my wood stove, play on my drums, haul water, carry in wood……A nice peaceful world I inhabit. The nearest town to me is 20 miles away, I have not been there in three months now, I am good until I run out of Yogurt…..I am not tempted to purchase “Stuff”, I have no T.V., no so-called ‘Smart Phone’, I do not even have a hot water heater, a bath tub, I heat water on the wood stove & bath out of a 3 gallon Pan, yet, guess what? I am perfectly content with this life……So look at your own lives and see if you can live just fine without this World Destroying Greed Machine…..

Let’s examine our thinking;

Now that we are all safely stowed away in our little private boxes, with nothing but time on our hands, let us all get comfy, make a nice cup of tea or a good stiff drink, or whatever you enjoy most, sit in that easy chair, shut off all those distractions, the boob tube, the so-called ‘smart phone’, the radio, and then sit Still…..Now watch your thoughts move through your head, immediately your mind will attempt to distract you, oh! I have to go and do this, Oh! my favorite show is coming on, Oh! I have to text my friend, and so on…..Pay attention, do nothing, just watch your thoughts, over and over again you will find yourself distracted, that mind what a trickster! Now this takes paying great Attention, you are the observer, and you are the observed…..If you will hang in there you will begin to realize that all thought arises from Memory; you have an experience that was pleasurable, and thought wants to capture that moment, and find a way back, so it can experience that pleasure over and over, so it is living in the past, unaware of the present…..When we learn to live always in the present we become aware of the constant drumbeat of the national propaganda, and we begin to realize what dupes we are, brainwashed from birth to believe: “Father Knows Best.” Therefore we begin to relearn how to think for ourselves. Once we think for ourselves we realize some important things, we do not need any so-called leaders to show us the way…..We can do just fine leading ourselves, and then comes Right Action, we start to treat all men & women as Equals, and when that takes place we are well on the way to building “The House Of Mankind” In the truest sense of that word: Man-Kind…..Kind 1. sympathetic, friendly, gentle, tender- hearted, generous,etc…Thus; Benevolent, a charitable or altruistic inclination to do good…..And there you have it, now sit down and try it out…..Make good use of this down time…..

SHAME;

Shame on the President and his repugnant Senators and Con men who treated this disaster in the making as a silly joke, “No big deal people just get out there and keep working & consuming like always…..Do not worry we are going to bail out our corporations and the rich, and toss a sop to the peasants, just like we did back in 2008, 2009, remember that bail-out? ~~~~~Shame on all of those profiteering on the misfortune of others, a special Hell awaits your arrival….. ~~~~~Shame on all those selfish people who stuffed their shopping carts to the hilt, leaving nothing for their neighbors, know that when you need help, there will be no one there who cares….. ~~~~~Shame on our Government for refusing to go to the aid of other countries, and deciding to hoard needed medical supplies for ourselves, this is Not the Country I went to war to defend….. ~~~~~Kudos to China for stepping up to the plate, and doing exactly what America should have been doing, even as the American Propaganda machine rails against you…..You are a credit to the World in these hard times…… ~~~~~A Blessing on all those Medical Doctors & Nurses and Aides on the front lines, placing themselves in danger to care for others, and another blessing on all those hard working people manning the stores, so that we are still able to buy groceries. And our brave Firemen & Police, thank you all…..Oh, yes, a special blessing on all those who donate food & money to our food pantries so those less fortunate can still have a decent meal…… ~~~~~These may be hard times, but we will get through this by loving and Caring for each other, stay safe friends…..

Hey Word Press Staff;

What is going on here? When I click on a sites LIKE, My screen goes black, and then the like is not posted. & then when I go to the comments section all I get is the little loading circle going round endlessly…..I paid good money to have this site, and it would be nice if all the functions actually worked like they are supposed to. RSVP, please……

Rowing my boat through Life;

At 74 years + I have rowed that boat a damn long way, and I am nearing the end of my journey…..I rowed through childhood in a Chicago Ghetto, you know that place, it was called “Mother Cabrini projects”, then I rowed my way through a Catholic Orphanage, a few years of that and I rowed away again, (But at least those Nuns taught me how to READ! I rowed my way into a public High School, with 3,000 plus students, gangs and all, I idled there for a year and a half, before I realized all they were doing was filling my head with Crap, Brainwashing, I think is the right word here…..So I got back in my little row boat, slipped the oars and rowed on, wound up in Philadelphia, learned how to find a job, had many jobs, many new Loves & Adventures…..Then I rowed my way to Texas, age 18, no jobs there, but whoa, I could join the ARMY and be a Warrior! The Army rowed me to Okinawa, and then on to Vietnam, wow….I was a real Warrior, M-60 Machine gunner in a Recon Platoon…..What is the purpose of the Bayonet? “To KILL.” Well, I survived that little mess and rowed my ass back to the good old USA, where the San Francisco Airport Bar would not even pour me a drink, because I was not yet 21 years old, but I was good to go to War, it was cool, I had a suitcase full of Scotch, $2.00 a bottle in the good old Nam……Well, I rowed my boat back to Chicago, got some good jobs & some not so good, and then I got restless again, Set off for South America, but here the Waves got big and mean, I stopped in North Carolina to see an old friend, who told me this Special forces boyfriend of hers was beating on her kids, so he showed up and I shot him dead, Uh Oh, bad move, the waves were driving me backwards, no matter how hard I pulled on those old oars….. On trial for my life, the Jury found me Guilty of Manslaughter, 15-20 years the old judge said, can’t have those damn Yankees coming here and killing our citizens…..So I really put the muscle into those Oars, Central Prison, a riot, a put down of that with two hundred shotguns blazing away, man I must have surely had an Angel on my shoulder to survive that, then on to the old prison farm, where I learned how to pick that cotton, sweet potatoes, peanuts, just like Cool Hand Luke, guard on horseback, I became the fastest cotton picker cause when I would get close to that guard I had to sit down and roll myself a cigarette. Onward I rowed, to a road gang, cutting brush for mile after mile, at night I got so good at playing poker a few guys would bankroll me, and I earned them and me some decent bucks…..An aside here; I got sent to the “HOLE” because I would not rat my buds out, funny how inventive men can become when the chips are down, how to pass the time? Sit-ups, push-ups one small meal a day, it just toughens one up. One day I peeked through the bars and here is this cock a roach crawling along with a string on his leg with a tiny cigarette, a match and a strike plate from the match book, is that cool or what? Then we learned how to pull string out of our sheets, tie it into a long string, put a piece of paper on the end, holler “Flush” and on the other side a guy would do the same thing, and we then had a connection we could pull tobacco & papers back and forth, is that cool or what? ~~~~~Well I got a parole to California, land of the free and the Hippies so I was rowing my way through Pot & LSD, what an eye-opener that drug is…..Had a gal chase me down and insist I marry Her, and adopt her two daughters, that was fun for awhile, so I climbed aboard my rowboat and set off for Idaho, no jobs there so I bought a garage and a mechanic shop, when I knew Jack-shit about repairing cars, but thank God I could read and there were plenty of books on auto repair, so I did pretty good after those first two years of struggle, and then my old lady got tired of me working my ass off all the time so I was too tired to listen to her drone on about the latest gossip, so I got fed up and packed my little bit of stuff into my faithful rowboat and rowed on up to Alaska, got here just in time for the Exxon-Valdez Oil spill, got jobs engineering on Barges and Tugboats, made good money for awhile and spent it all in the bars, because by then I was almost deaf and the only way I could hear any music was to sit in front of the Bar Bands, Had a grand old time, sometimes I would be the only customer, and I would have a six piece band stand up and play all night long for little old me! ~~~~~And then I met the goat lady, and rowed my boat into another Love, man I had to learn how to Love and care for Goats, Sheep, turkeys, chickens, ducks and geese, as well as learn how to make cheese, milk those goats, raise and slaughter pigs, well Love is like that, kind of blind, but a good blind, if you know what I am saying…..That Lady and I spent 30 + years together and then she up and died on me, so here I sit, my old rowboat parked, because here is where I have decided to live out whatever time I have left, and then be buried next to my faithful dog, my Lady, and her Dog, with a lilac bush over each of our graves, and then the final journey into Forever……I hope you enjoyed this story of the Rowing man……