For better or for worse, relationships reveal the core of the human condition.
The Horses Ass
The Horses Ass I was in my office today playing on the computer when I looked up at a few trophies I’ve kept over the years, championships as a coach, bowling champions and odd ball football and basketball hardware, but one caught my eye, always has. It was the back half of a horse, and I won that baby fair and square and I display it proudly in my office, it is definitely a conversation piece.
Excerpt from It's Not That Serious
Excerpt from It’s Not That Serious Chapter II Not many people spoke to Danny while he was at work. He clocked in, did his job, did it well, and clocked out. Though he projected a warm energy that everyone (especially women) at his job gravitated towards, he was well respected and kept others at a slight distance. Danny boy did have, however, two close girl friends that he trusted dearly. One was Julie – a young, vivacious Korean American girl who was born into a family of wealthy and talented K-pop musicians. She was Danny’s “hype man,” and she always had endless stories for him of her turn up sessions on weekends. Whenever he felt like he needed an extra boost of self-confidence, Julie was his go-to chick. To left of him was Kareema, a beautiful, dark-skinned Jamaican woman in her early 30s who never married with a precious three-year-old son who Danny boy adored. He knew he could speak to Kareema about anything involving women if he couldn’t get to his wela.
Hi, I’m Shy
Hi. I’m Shy and I’m an American performer/visual artist. I like to sing slow, sad songs; I dance, model, and sell original art online, I also indulge in photography (Heck no, I’m not rich from all those things). Aside from those fun little facts, I wouldn’t say that I’m shy. (Just a name that I can’t seem to live up to) I like to dress like what some people would call a vampire, my wardrobe is 95% black, and my eye-makeup is typically heavy.
The universe must have made a mistake. High-school-Erin was quiet. Her comfort zone was introversion around most people outside of her very small circle of friends. More like one or two actual friends, and the rest just friendly classmates that became frequent acquaintances. She blended in and liked to keep it that way. Soft-spoken with an invisible label of "sheltered Christian girl" that everyone knew was there, but no one talked about. An observant empath who did a lot of listening and not a lot of speaking. She had her occasional, textbook crushes on boys that filtered in and out of her semesters, loved going to youth group and spent 90% of her life wearing her hair in a ponytail. Like any other girl, she had her typical, recurring bouts with her struggling self-esteem, but she was also blessed with the attribute of resilience woven into her spirit. She would describe herself as uninteresting, pleasant, unpopular and perfectly content remaining in those exact conditions. So why, 7 years later, at her grown age of 25, was she staring at the spinning ceiling fan, contemplating canceling this date with her high-school-polar-opposite? How did this moment in time come to develop? It felt like an error. It was uncomfortably unfamiliar, like she woke up in some other girl's life and now she doesn't know the passwords to anything.
the magic Wok
The magic wok. One of my favorite flea markets was the memphis drive-in. A drive-in movie theatre which we looked forward to going to any time a good movie came out. They’d always throw a clunker in with the new movie. If you stayed until both movies were shown you could watch the popular movie a second time. That was very useful when star wars movies first came out.
An Alchemical Politics
An Alchemical Politics raises challenging questions, as much for the author as for the reader. This novel is a fictionalized exploration of my own heritage. My family is Sicilian on my father’s side, or at least on my father’s father’s side. My grandfather’s attitude towards religion was typical for Sicilian men of his generation: profoundly anticlerical, except for a devotion to the “friar what they are on the side of the poor,” deeply devoted to Mary, a very lightly Christianized form of the ancient Demeter, and understanding Jesus, when he came into view at all, as a socialist who was killed by the police. And as I began to explore the history of popular religion in Sicily, I discovered that this was not atypical. Peasants throughout Sicily and Italy had supported the mendicant orders generally and the Franciscan Spirituals in particular in their struggles with the papacy, not least because the mendicants often supported them in their struggles for land. And Sicily in particular was one of the the most stubborn refuges of the ancient cult of the Magna Mater. Indeed, this whole heritage formed the basis of my doctoral dissertation, Blessed are the Meek: Popular Religion and Political Consciousness in the Italian Immigrant Community (Mansueto 1985).
15 Signs You Are An INJF-The Worlds Rarest Personality Type
15 Signs You’re An INFJ - The World’s Rarest Personality TypeThe acronym INFJ stands for introversion, intuition, feeling, and judgment. This personality type is considered to be one of the rarest of the 16 Myers-Briggs Personality types - and makes up only about 2% of the world’s population.
I Am claiming the truth and acceptance of my Soul Creation in order to achieve my Divine Intergalactic Mission. Yes this is your sign 888. I have been limited due to the need to heal and recode my Earthly body (as have many other Influencers called to this specific mission in time). Up until this present time this level of 5D Consciousness has not been available to any ancestor we know. Re-coding, aligning and balancing Chakric balances has been a tremendous road of discovery and disclosure, as it continues to Be and Will Be Always. The key is that I have finally been able to release all individualistic beliefs of false consciousness, which thrives on pain and suffering creating the manifestations of fear, failure and ultimately, death.. Arriving now at the moment of pure awakening through all levels, hexagonic and circlictic. This was originated directly from and through Source Consciousness’ projection and manifestation of Observers and those called to duty at this desperate time in humanity. I have recently purchased several domains to brand and signal those called to this Vocation Collaboration. My Instagram account manifested (organically) 500+ followers in the past 3 days. Things are moving fast so be forever optimistic and positivily open and ready to receive in abundance. Intentions are set on creating global awareness of pure Source Truth through triggering the recoding of genetic make-up in those called at this time. This will prove to cure many diseases (including colon cancer and the Corona Virus) due to the domino effect of Souls awakening and, in healing themselves, healing others and so forth. To do this, I need to manifest my rightful territory and in doing so will manifest what I like to call Co-Creation Collaboration Vocation which will bring into existence the beginning of the massive global shift into Healing Consciousness. I Am Co-Creator, manifesting abundant love and healing through my true Eternal Galactic Christos-Sophianic consciousness. Everything is beautiful and PERFECT unless you choose to take the perspective of negativity instead of choosing light, which is positivity through each Perspective Conscio. This is my archetypal mission: Co-Creating synchronization through global healing, love and consciousness. We are all just one SINGLE elemental perspective of our Source Creator who created from within Herself, giving birth to synchronistic and syzgy consciousness observing itself from infinite perspectives. We all are truthfully one in another the SAME, Subconsciously creating our experiences. ♥️Much love, appreciation and many blessings to All. Be it so or better. Gratitude 🙏🏻 In Abundance ♥️
Scyther was walking down a well-trodden path through a wooded area not far from the rock cliff he had just visited. He was troubled by what he felt, what he thought me may be enduring alone. Surely there were others posing the same question in life. Maybe it was esoteric. Or maybe humans were not capable of understanding it, yet.
The dawn of an equal tomorrow (maybe)
Equality seems like a basic right, like something that all people are naturally born into. Something that makes our nation unique and outstanding, a qualifier for being "the number one country in the world". Yet for far too many people this is not the case. Sure, we get monumental breadcrumbs every decade or so, thanks to an uprising in public approval ratings, or politicians wanting to check off a demographic on a ballot in any given November. While others will argue in the back of the room that we have "gay marriage" or the "transgender bathrooms are appearing at big box stores", or that "blacks have their own scholarship programs". Is this equality? Should equality have so much anguish that comes with being a member of the minority in the United States? Should we truly be scared for our lives if we happen to see a Ford F150 coming down the road this that blue flag that says Trump 2020? No, my friends, this is not equality, this is not the land of the free. This is a land where the older generations that came from a time of suppress, hide, and deny are still the majority in the controlling bodies of our upper government. We are not truly Equal when hate crimes can be committed against us the minority and they are swept under the rug as vandalism or harassment. Until all localities in the United States recognize that we are not all White Heteronormative Christian Males and that we do come from different races, cultures, backgrounds, religions, identities, and orientations then we are not equal. You cannot silence generations and communities and then brag that you are number one. This is not how equality works and anyone that says otherwise would be sorely mistaken. We see people every day that work for equality from the local level to the national level, and far too often they are forgotten as "the silent heroes". These organizations need our help to make a brighter tomorrow full of true equality. It is time that we all rise together and ensure that tomorrow is full of equality. In 2020 we saw a surge in community-based organizations being called upon to do good works in their communities and many of these organizations rose to the occasion. Sadly, the need for the organizations to be present and provide services came with a steady decline in community giving. Staying true to the calling of community service, and outreach goals these organizations are the grassroots connection to the communities and without them, many of these communities will have no safe zones, or locations to be their true selves. According to a recent study, one in five hate crimes committed in the United States is motivated by a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender bias. These numbers must come down we cannot leave this world full of hate for the generations that will come after us. While PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and gays) report that hate crimes with an LGBTQIA+ bias are down to 18.6% from 20.8% and these numbers on the decline is a great sign, we still have much work to do. When you add in the .5% that is targeted towards people based on their gender identity (according to the FBI's Hate Crime statistics) that leave the total at 19.1% only coming down a mere 1.2%. This also factors in that nearly 48.5% is based on a racial bias and we are seeing an ever-growing trend in these organizations working together to solve hate crime targeting rather than focusing primarily on just LGBTQIA+ issues. This is in large part to the studies and statistics showing that if we work together on all issues of inequality, we are building a better future for all citizens of the United States and not just one specific community.
Using Compassion and Kindness with English Words
One of the key parts of English vocabulary that a new learner to the language should focus on is to how to be compassionate and kind to other people. When you learn English as a Second Language, your vocabulary to express kindness, compassion, and understanding towards others should be a top priority. Expressing kindness in English or in any language will get you very far with other native speakers and can help you in any situation.
Have you ever stolen?
Author’s note: This deals with a sensitive issue in Mexico that I have had trouble understanding. I wrote this reflective essay in an attempt to understand and perhaps solicit reaction from others on their opinions. Please try to read without bias, no matter which country or background you’re from.