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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Where . . .

. . . is How we go . . . 

Waited all these nights for the day to come
Nevermore will I ever suck my thumb
Imaginary pains from my misery
Merely phantoms peopling my fantasy
I believe in everything good
I am weathering life vicissitudes

How is where we go.
Where is how we go.

Severing the strings of the puppeteer
No longer victimized by the petty fears
Swinging round the pole of infinity
Now I am “in the know”

How is where we go, where we go.
Where is how we go, how we go.
How is where we go, where we go.
Where is how we go, how we go.

Cupid hurled his dart; aim was true, hit its mark.
I know that I will never be the same.
Writes across my soul in a secret, sacred code,
Pouring cream so sweet into my tea
Chiming bells ring. See this living take wing.

My identity’s been revealed to me.
I am in accord with my mystery.
How is where we go, where we go.
Where is how we go, how we go.
How is where we go, where we go.
Where is how we go, how we go.


How Is Where We Go
OHO live at Elk Run Vineyard, August 2016




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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bears . . .

. . . repeating. . . 
.

(from NBCNews.com) ". . . The following are Dr. Kent Brantly's prepared remarks given at a news conference at Emory University Hospital in August 2014, provided by his charity Samaritan's Purse:

"Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family. . . We moved to Liberia because God called us to serve the people of Liberia. . . As I lay in my bed in Liberia for the following nine days, getting sicker and weaker each day, I prayed that God would help me to be faithful even in my illness, and I prayed that in my life or in my death, He would be glorified. . . I have learned since, that there were thousands, maybe even millions of people around the world praying for me throughout that week, and even still today. . . what I can tell you is that I serve a faithful God who answers prayers. . . God saved my life — a direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers. . . with the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. . . Please do not stop praying for the people of Liberia and West Africa. . . I am forever thankful to God for sparing my life . . . "


Guess the Doc never thought science, nature, germs and choices had ANYTHING to do with it, or why for that matter, his God chose him over the many Liberian folks who, presumably without the thousands of 'prayers' HE received, did happen to die.







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Monday, August 29, 2016

Character . . .


. . . can be found anywhere . . .



(from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wooden)
". . . In the 1948–1949 season, John Wooden was hired as the fourth basketball coach in UCLA history. . . Wooden signed a three-year contract for $6,000 in the first year. . . Officials from the University of Minnesota contacted Wooden immediately after he accepted the position at UCLA, but he declined their offer because he had already given his word to UCLA. . . When Mel Taube left Purdue in 1950, Wooden's inclination was to return and finally accept the head coaching job there. He was ultimately dissuaded when UCLA officials reminded him that it was he who had insisted upon a three-year commitment during negotiations in 1948. Wooden felt that leaving UCLA prior to the expiration of his contract would be tantamount to breaking his word. . . "  







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Sunday, August 28, 2016

See . . .

. . . more . . .


Mine's a melancholy world
When you can't tell the sand from the pearls
You can't imagine what my motives are
Or where I'm going
But the world
Unclear to you
Keeps on turning
And the sun still rises each day
If you just separate
The wheat from the chaff
Change my melancholy world


Melancholy World
from Chromatose ©2003 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hurt . . .


(from Nobody Left To Lie To;  The Values of The Worst Family by Christopher Hitchens)
". . . Indeed, in what had begun as a rather stilted and fixed campaign, the only outlet for insurgent feeling was that offered in a Republican primary by the eccentric Senator from Arizona, John McCain achieved at least an initial burst of speed by his proclaimed dislike of the system, by his professed distaste for campaign-finance racketeering and by his (apparently) unscripted and unspun style. It was puerile anti-politics but it worked for a space, and drew for its effect on many voters who had registered as Democrats or independents. Nowhere within the echoing emptiness of the Democratic fold was there any hint of a live dialogue. And McCain, of course, had voted to impeach and to convict Clinton, and had gravely upset Governor Bush of Texas, in the course of the South Carolina Primary, by comparing him to incumbent President. ("You don't," said Bush in a tone of outrage, "you just don't say that of a man."). . . "





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Friday, August 26, 2016

Compromise . . .

. . . is Essential . . . in life.   Why not in government?



(https://www.amacad.org/content/publications/pubContent.aspx?d=1050)
An excerpt from a CBS 60 Minutes interview with Representative John Boehner, who was then about to become Speaker of the House following the Republican success in the 2010 congressional elections:

JOHNBOEHNER: It means working together.

LESLEYSTAHL: It also means compromising.

[ . . . ]

BOEHNER: I made clear I am not going to compromise on my principles, nor am I going to compromise . . . the will of the American people.

STAHL: And you’re saying, “I want common ground, but I’m not going to compromise.” I don’t understand that. I really don’t.

BOEHNER: When you say the word “compromise”. . . a lot of Americans look up and go, “Uh-oh, they’re going to sell me out.”

[ . . . ]

STAHL: . . . you did compromise [to get all the Bush tax cuts made permanent]?

BOEHNER: . . . we found common ground. STAHL: Why won’t you say–you’re afraid of the word.

BOEHNER: I reject the word.2







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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Talk . . .


(from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201204/31-quotes-gossip)
Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need. —Primo Levi

All literature is gossip. —Truman Capote

Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie. —Paul Scott

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip. —Richard Steele

Gossip is more popular than literature. —Hugh Leonard

Gossip is nature's telephone. —Sholom Aleichem

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. —Walter Winchell

Gossip is the Devil's radio. —George Harrison

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed. —Erica Jong

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. —Marie Curie

I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs. —Andy Warhol

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. —Oscar Wilde

Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear. —Paulo Coelho




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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Some Kids . . .

. . . never grow up . . .


(from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-in-calvin-and-hobbes-comic-strips-is-frighteningly-accurate_us_5783bbc1e4b01edea78eb57a)
". . . You may have been following this year’s tumultuous election a bit on autopilot. And one could hardly blame you. But it’s hard to ignore Donald Trump, even though you/I/we desperately want to.  . . He reminds you of someone. You can’t quite put your finger on it. The loud, cocky attitude delivered with all the subtlety of a 6-year-old. Oh wow, Donald Trump is Calvin from “Calvin and Hobbes.”. . . "





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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beating. . .

. . . the heat . . .

. . . with music


On a hot August Saturday somewhere in Delaware . . .



How Is Where We Go
performed by OHO (Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak)




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Monday, August 22, 2016

Drive . . .

. . . on down to Elk Run Vineyards this Friday. . . 

. . . in your Limousine . . .


She comes out of the night she wrote every book you've read
Fingering her pearl(s) every bead a lover dead
She wears that feathered hat ends up burning on the bed
Her freedom ring's not cheap the beast the till both must be fed

We twins sit on this leather seat this woman this man
One lives the level of her heart the other's gland's in hand
She serves that wicked brew opens minds opens eyes
Holds up the looking glass cracks to cut the shame that binds

What is is what is not is too
This emptiness inside includes
The mystery awaiting moving you
To be released and not removed

And she runs me down in my limousine
And she picks me up in my limousine
And we drive it home give our breath away
Though I'm left alone no way am I the same

The hand extends the fingers eyed they fondle urging every word
You only have what you give up fluxing in the flow
Holding on to what you want will only keep it out of reach
And lock you up inside yourself and block epiphany

Read the beat the rhythm takes and gives
The bodies dance in primal play
Forever steps alive into today
Here each word points but does not say

And she runs me down in my limousine
And she picks me up in my limousine
And we drive it home give our breath away
Though I'm left alone no way am I the same



Elk Run Vineyards
15113 Liberty Road,
Mount Airy, MD, 21771
http://www.elkrun.com
E-Mail  Elk_runattomsn.Com
Phone 410-775-2513





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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Actually . . .

. . . Murray, about the statues . . .

In rebuttal to https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/aug/19/naked-donald-trump-statue-satire-ageist-body-shaming . . .

Regarding the five Trump statues, so let met get this straight, you feel 'NB' (a genteel designation based upon your own) is not good social critique through art because it gives way to "blind hatred that obscures their intent." Seems to me that any intelligent, fact-respecting citizen who has paid any attention to 'DT' (maintaining the MO), and how could they or any other citizens NOT-  thanks to all the free media attention he has managed,  has formed an opinion of DT that hovers somewhere in the 'don't care-for' range, and hopefully not quite as extreme as true hate. But that opinion is anything but 'blind.'

You say that the work's "slumpy, distended belly, withered buttocks and sagging pectorals, crosses callously into generalized ageism and body-shaming."  I do believe that even DT himself might characterize that description as a bit too "politically correct." My aging, a-Phelpsian body would certainly make a poor cover for Playgirl (does that still exist?), but I am far from offended by, don't forget that DT HIMSELF invited visions of his 'man-parts' into our consciousness at one of the Republican primary debates, the NB sculptures.

Let's face it, this man is seriously (I think) running for the presidency of the United States of America. He is a television 'personality' by definition. He purposely taunts persons and peoples with all the forethought of a corner-bar drunk. He is a free target. He belongs to the public. I, for one, think the sculptures were quite funny and clever.  Maybe the pieces are not Da Vincis, but I truly suspect the artist was never under any such delusion.





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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Gonna . . .

. . . get on this . . .


. . . right away . . .



". . . US DEPARTMENT OF  AIRPORT HOMELAND SECURITY 
( DHS )  Department of Homeland Security
DHS) Washington, DC 20528

Dear Beneficiary   

We like to inform you that there is an Abandon package in our custody here in Airport which a Diplomatic Agent left here and go home, we waited for the ownership of  the ATM CARD to come    but we did not heard from any body, so we ordered by chief security to open the package but unfortunate  when we open the package we found out that the package contain ATM CARD, And we saw your name as Beneficiary of the ATM CARD,   why  do you Abandon such property here for long? Well,

Now  for  security reason we need you to reconfirm your detail to us so that we verify it to know if it was the same with the one we see on the files here as the true owner of the ATM CARD, According to the ownership paper  here show that the ATM CARD  worth total   $2.5Millions usd inside the ATM CARD,

Now we shall no like to make any mistake by sending the ATM CARD to the wrong person that is why we ask you to please reconfirm your detail to us, if your detail are corresponds with the one we have here that means  we are sending it to the rightful   owner ,

So we shall need you to send us your Detail as below,

Your full name;
Your Home address;
Your country;
Your city;
Your Phone number;
Attach of your passport or any id license

Contact us now and forward all this detail to us so that we don’t made mistake on delivery the ATM CARD ok, . . . "



OKAY!!!  . . . and I'll take one of those bridges too please. . . 







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