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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Baby . . .

. . . steps. . .


Change is a process, not an event.
-Barbara Johnson (American literary critic and translator)


(https://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21718871-women-are-fed-up-being-treated-children-some-saudi-women-are-secretly)
". . . Propelling the flight (out of Saudi Arabia) is the kingdom's wilaya, or guardianship, law. Although it has received less publicity than the world's only sex-specific driving ban, it imposes harsher curbs on female mobility. To travel, work or study abroad, receive hospital treatment or an ID card, or even leave prison once a sentence is served, women need the consent of a male wali, or guardian. From birth to death, they are handed from one wali to the next-father, husband and, if both of those die, the nearest male relative. Sometimes that might be a teenage son or brother, because although boys are treated as adults from puberty, women are treated as minors all their lives. . ."




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Friday, September 29, 2017

Untamed . . .

. . . untamed, undomesticated, feral, primitive, uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, uncontrolled, unrestrained, out of control, undisciplined, unruly, rowdy, disorderly, riotous, corybantic, madcap, ridiculous, ludicrous, foolish, rash, stupid, foolhardy, idiotic, absurd, silly, ill-considered, senseless, nonsensical, harebrained, stormy, squally, tempestuous, turbulent, very enthusiastic, excited, in a frenzy, delirious . . .


. . . "I don't have to need her 'cause she's something I've got."


Wild Woman

©1998 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Working . . .


Two hour aloe baths run by James
He answers the telephone when it rings
Dinner and caviar in the sun or rain
The glass and mimosa trees make it all the same
Four vintage autos
Summer house and a private plane
So much to desire
Would be nice but you won't hear me complain

I'll keep on working
Working that's how my life has got to be
I'll keep on working that's how it must be for me
I'll keep on working
Working until my work's all through
To be with you
To be with you

It's off to Ibiza now for a weekend fling
To have the ability to do these things
Italian designer names in my sleeves and cuffs
In spite of such easy means life can be so tough
Four vintage autos
Summer house and a private plane
So much to desire
Would be nice but you won't hear me complain

I'll keep on working
Working that's how my life has got to be
I'll keep on working that's how it must be for me
I'll keep on working
Working until my work's all through
To be with you
To be with you

But one mane's treasure is not to all the same
These things of value like prizes in some game

Do you think the measure of any man should be
How much and how man things he as materially
What price for your sanity how much will you pay
Will these things be here awhile will they fade away
Four vintage autos
Summer house and a private plane
So much to desire
Would be nice but you won't hear me complain

I'll keep on working
Working that's how my life has got to be
I'll keep on working that's how it must be for me
I'll keep on working
Working until my work's all through
To be with you
To be with you


Working
©1998 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Image . . .



(from https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3956.Christopher_Hitchens)
"God did not create man in his own image. Evidently, it was quite the other way about, which is the painless explanation for the profusion of gods and religions, and the fratricide both between and among faiths, that we see all about us and that has so retarded the development of civilization."





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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Listen . . .


. . . to Grandpa . . .



(from https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wwii-vet-97-took-knee-support-nfl-protests-photo-goes-n804576)
". . . The photo of a 97-year-old WWII veteran kneeling in solidarity to show support for protesting football players has gone viral on Twitter. . . . Brennan Gilmore posted the photo of his grandfather, John Middlemas, around 7:30 a.m. Sunday before National Football League players knelt during the national anthem. . . “My grandpa is a 97-year-old WWII vet & Missouri farmer who wanted to join (with) those who #TakeaKnee: ‘those kids have every right to protest,’” Gilmore wrote as a caption on the tweet. . . “Grandpa has really been an ally to the civil rights movement for many years. He’s an amazing man always on the side of justice.” . . . Gilmore and his grandfather were discussing the recent comments Trump made against NFL athletes when he decided to share the message, he told NBC news. . . Middlemas is a Christian who has always valued social justice, Gilmore said, and taught his family about leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. . ."







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Monday, September 25, 2017

Modern. . .

. . . times . . .



I am finally entering the 21st century with regard to my reading habits by accepting the wonderful gift of (without any shameless promotion) an 'e-reader'. I knew that it was inevitable and only a matter of time;  a time which has now come. The prospect of reducing the presence of physical 'things' in the house is definitely a concern for the future and now I have taken one giant leap in that direction. It is a somewhat satisfying feeling making such a major change to one's habits dispensing with the archaic and embracing technology and its many benefits.  On the other hand, the regular usage of a laptop and cell phone (now combined with the reader) gives me a sneaking suspicion that, with all the electronic options for scheduling, documenting and communicating that are now available to me (in great abundance) I may be moving too quickly in the other direction.




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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Live . . .

. . . recording of OHO's original song Plunge . . .



At heaven's door we pick the lock
When all we had to do was knock
Though Alice she rattles her train of chains
The fetters are inward all the same

Take a look as you fall
Passing through another wall
Here is where the corn is cut
The wind comes down
Get off the pot
Get off the pot
Get off the pot

It's your world the way that you live
Eats the smile right off your face        
You're not in Kansas anymore
I am the sheath I cry for more

Biding trends and waves of shock
The turbulence it turns me on
Nonetheless we're born and rocked
By divas, drunks and Barbie dolls

I signed up for high-wired acts
If I lose my balance just cut me some slack
I'm holding out for what can be
Emc squared possibility

Experience to be alive
The abstract now is literalized
You have dreams and nightmares to explore
Get the goods
Get off the floor
Get off the floor
Get off the floor


Plunge
OHO Live at Millstone Cellars Sept 2017 (OHO is Jay Graboski, David M. Reeve & Ray Jozwiak



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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Nature . . .

. . . cannot be changed . . .



(from John Adams by David McCullough)
". . . To Adams nothing had changed about human nature since the time of trhe ancients. Inequities within society were inevitable, no matter the political order. Human beings were capable of great good, but also great evil. Thus it had always been and thus it would ever be. He quoted Rousseau's description of th "that hideous sight, the human heart," and recounted that even Dr. Priestley had said that such were the weaknesses and folly of men, "their love of domination, selfishness, and depravity," that none could be elevated above others without risk of danger. . . How he wished it were not so, Adams wrote. Thucydides had said the source of all evils was "a thirst of power, from rapacious and ambitious passions," and Adams agreed. . ."




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Friday, September 22, 2017

Equinox . . .


(from https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/equinox-not-equal.html)
". . . "Equinox" literally means "equal night", giving the impression that the night and day on the equinox are exactly the same length; 12 hours each. But this isn't entirely accurate. . . Even if the name suggests it and it is widely accepted, it is not entirely true that day and night are exactly equal on the equinox – only nearly. . . Earth spins around its own axis approximately every 24 hours (a sidereal day is 23 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds). . . The time it takes Earth to orbit once around the Sun is around 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds (365.242189 days). And, like two spinning tops connected at the tips, it also wobbles around on its axis, making a complete rotation every 26,000 years (axial precession). . . Earth is actually tilted at an angle of around 23.4 degrees toward the celestial pole, which is a certain point in the sky. As Earth makes its yearly orbit, 1 hemisphere faces the sun more than the other, the side that has summer. . ."







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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Future . . .


. . . from the perspective of 1786. . .



(from John Adams by David McCullough)
". . . a memorable change must be made in the system of education and knowledge must become so general as to raise the lower ranks of society nearer to the higher. The education of a nation instead of being confined to a few schools and universities for the instruction of the few, must become the national care and expense for the formation of the many. . . "





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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wishes . . .


(http://lightomega.org/Fulfillment-of-Wishes-Spiritual-History.html)
". . . In ancient times, the nature of wishing found expression in appealing to the gods for direct intervention on behalf of a sought-after goal.  This was not based on the lack of a capacity for reason or clear-thinking, but rather on a sense that the invisible world that influenced the physical was full of life, and that the forces within that invisible world had individuality, being, and areas of specific influence upon the earth.  In such times we would not have sought to do things on our own or to achieve things on our own, for all had to happen through the benevolence of a deity. . ."


I Wish I Had
©2017 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Before . . .

. . . you panic. . .
. . . read . . .



(from http://www.nber.org/papers/w13229.pdf by Kristin F. Butcher, Department of Economics, Wellesley College & Anne Morrison Piehl, Department of Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
The perception that immigration adversely affects crime rates led to legislation in the 1990s that particularly increased punishment of criminal aliens. In fact, immigrants have much lower institutionalization (incarceration) rates than the native born - on the order of one-fifth the rate of natives. More recently arrived immigrants have the lowest relative incarceration rates, and this difference increased from 1980 to 2000. We examine whether the improvement in immigrants' relative incarceration rates over the last three decades is linked to increased deportation, immigrant self-selection, or deterrence. Our evidence suggests that deportation does not drive the results. Rather, the process of migration selects individuals who either have lower criminal propensities or are more responsive to deterrent effects than the average native. Immigrants who were already in the country reduced their relative institutionalization probability over the decades; and the newly arrived immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s seem to be particularly unlikely to be involved in criminal activity, consistent with increasingly positive selection along this dimension.





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Monday, September 18, 2017

Revisions. . .


Upcoming OHO Dates

Monday, September 18th, 2017
BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH
Just Jay (with occasional special guests) - 4:00PM
Coastal Highway & 116th Street
Ocean City, MD 21842
443-664-2896
Price: na
OHO's Jay Graboski goes solo and unplugged, well, ACOUSTIC at least with a plethora of thought-provoking cover tunes and some OHO originals mixed in.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH
Just Jay (with occasional special guests) - 4:00PM
Coastal Highway & 116th Street
Ocean City, MD 21842
443-664-2896
Price: na
OHO's Jay Graboski goes solo and unplugged, well, ACOUSTIC at least with a plethora of thought-provoking cover tunes and some OHO originals mixed in.

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
PLEASANT VALLEY GOLD CLUB
OHO at Music Nights at the Valley - 6:00PM
8467 Pleasant Valley Road
Stewartstown, PA 17363
USA
717-993-2184
Price: Members only
Now a new date and the full band. Join OHO for a rockin' night of originals and thought-provoking cover tunes

Friday, October 27th, 2017
MILLSTONE CELLARS
OHO at Millstone Cellars - 7:30PM
2029 Monkton Road
Monkton, MD 21111
USA
443-895-9991
Price: $5.00
OHO brings their unique, refined rock/prog/folk/pop/jazz music to Millstone Cellars for a beautiful late autumn evening.

Friday, November 17th, 2017
MILLSTONE CELLARS
OHO at Millstone Cellars - 7:30PM
2029 Monkton Road
Monkton, MD 21111
USA
443-895-9991
Price: $5.00
OHO brings their unique, refined rock/prog/folk/pop/jazz music to Millstone Cellars for a beautiful late autumn evening.






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