The thoughts of a writer.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Déjà Vu - A Draft from 2/25/2010

I found this draft I  made back in February of 2010. I drew the picture (during a staff meeting) of the ALC administrators, when I worked at the school district. I decided not to publish it back then because "they" were trying to tell me I couldn't blog. Now I don't work there so here it is 4 and a half years later.

Who are these two people? I'm not particularly talented at drawing, so it could be lots of people. I drew this picture of two people, for no particular reason. The interesting part about it is that while these people may resemble certain individuals who may play a role in my daily activities, they also resemble certain individuals from my past work with the county. How is it that this unlikely duo, could reemerge in the guise of two unique, new individuals, yet share many of the same traits as those from the past?

In some ways, it is freaky. I'm in a new place in a new time and "poof!" I'm "transported back to another time and place where the names and faces are different; though the similarities are too close to ignore! Is this "déjà vu" a sign that I need to find a change? Or, maybe it is just preparing me for the inevitable changes that result when certain characteristics exert themselves unchecked on the larger environment.

Fortunately, I find that while the comfort zone may have been breached slightly, the fact remains that the underlying evil within the past is mostly absent (as I currently see it) in the present. Still, as history has a way of repeating, the resemblances are truly astounding!

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The Office

“Well I was just warming up my coffee so I’m not sure.”
Sigh… “In the past that was all done by someone I didn’t like.”
“I think my coffee is a little bit cold again.”
“I have some slips to look at.”
“I guess I’ll go to the microwave.”
“Maybe I’ll walk around and act important.”
“I can make noises that sounds like I was working.”
Sigh… “I have to make a call.”


Is this Rob Morrow?

Click picture to enlarge: Click "back" to go back

Doesn't this "Outlook guy" look like Rob Morrow?


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hi Turkey

I seem to have a lot of readers from Turkey recently. Hello Turkey!

CuTRis May Have Trained as a Velociraptor

CuTRis May Have Trained as a Velociraptor
UnAssociated Press
August 28, 2014

New information from somewhere indicates that CuTRis May have trained as a Velociraptor in the late Cretaceous Period; while he was time traveling. This could explain why the now converted CuTRis is actively involved in the The American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention.
Every year, a number of people fall victim to Velociraptor attacks. This is unfortunately due to people being unprepared for such attacks. Groups like The American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention are hoping to change that.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Time to Let Go

Periodically I feel that I must write about the injustices in the world. However, after returning from my walk in the park just now, I have decided to let go of some of the horrors of the world. God can sort through the rubbish of humanity if he chooses to.

I am choosing to drop off a load of negativity and focus on the positive. It is a lesson that has come directly from the beautiful weather, the woods I walked through and a small toad and yellow flower. This day is truly a blessing and I will not let it be spoiled by politics.


Jihadi & School-Shooters Cut From Same Cloth

There is a new place now for the pathetically inept. Those who formerly didn't fit anywhere—who could only vent their frustration by plotting and carrying out the mass murder of defenseless school children, can now join radical Muslim groups such as ISIS. Radical Islam is inviting to these people with low self-esteem, poor social skills, and a lack of intellectual and physical prowess. In the past, these individuals may have found their depraved outlet by the mass shooting of defenseless school children. But now, thanks to terrorist organizations, they are able to take their warped vendettas into backward regions of the Earth where they can team up with other pathetic losers. Unfortunately, many of these worst excuses for humanity are coming from Europe and the U.S. The prime suspect for the murder of James Foley is thought to have been a rapper from London. With a father facing federal terrorism charges in the U.S. and a family banned from Egypt, he decided to give rap a try; and he gained some notoriety. I will diverge slightly to mention that rap "music" (in my opinion) takes very little (if any) talent to perform and so was a logical choice for this guy. If you think my sentiments on rap make me racist, then explain why I think Gary Clark Jr. is so talented. But I digress, back to no talent, no morals, no-skilled people who become terrorists. Was he skilled as a mechanic, a programmer, a teacher, a doctor, a plumber, an electrician or anything useful? No, he was a rapper. Now he holds severed human heads in pictures. Still this is showing no skill and no strength; only weakness. If anyone thinks that they are heroic or brave or strong because they have killed an innocent, bound and helpless person, then they are more than pathetic and deranged. That was a cowardly thing to do. Instead, why not untie the other man and give him a similar weapon? Wouldn't that truly show that you were strong?

So now, we as a society should try to figure out how to deal with the weak links of our population who might otherwise be attracted to mass murder and 2000-year-old modes of thinking.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Punishment for James Foley's murder

Here is an idea and feel free to say whether you think it is a good one or not. Once the man who beheaded James Foley is captured, how about feeding him to wild pigs? I mean if ISIS is truly the baddest of the bad, wouldn't it be a pretty appropriate response?

The obvious disregard for decency and life is shocking, but unfortunately if one looks back into history it is nothing new. Mankind has a bloody and cruel and violent past and in many ways, that has not changed much. It is an unfortunate commentary on humanity and especially on certain segments—particularly those who hide behind religion to satisfy their immorality.

“War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” — William T. Sherman

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Fast Fact - Young Black Men and Gun Violence

As regrettable as it is that young black men have been in the news for being shot by police, the likelihood of a young black man dying at the hands of another young black man is far higher. This should be considered by those who say a disproportionate amount of African-Americans are arrested as opposed to whites. If the implication is that more white people should be arrested to even up the percentages, that is asinine. Arrests should be based on crime and not color. We already are supposed to mark our race on job applications before we are hired. Do we need to do the same before a police officer can decide if it is okay to arrest us?

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Fast Fact - Drunk Driving

I saw a sign the other day that said "1 out of 4 traffic deaths are caused by drunk drivers." This is truly startling; though even more concerning is that means 3 out of 4 traffic deaths are caused by sober people.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Canned Ham for ISIS

Not sure what to do with that canned ham you got last Christmas? Send it to ISIS! Nothing says how you feel, quite like giving a terrorist a Christmas pork product.


Green Heron

I saw this Green Heron this morning while fishing.


If at First You Don't Succeed...


Friday, August 22, 2014

Thanks to all who participated!

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It's almost time!

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New Conference Seminars

Coffee Warming Basics: Is 30 Seconds Enough?

Directing Without Knowledge

Managing on a Shoestring Budget

How to Lose Customers by Being Cheap

The Smoke Break: How to Make it Last

Pretending You Are Smart

Blame Shifting for Beginners

Doing Nothing When it Counts the Most

How to Make Noises that Sound Like You Worked Hard

Leaning on the Desk and Sighing: How to Emphasize What You Haven't Said

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Remember Payback at Noon!

Send some psychic payback with me at Noon today!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Payback for James Foley Killers

By now you likely heard about the gruesome murder of reporter James Foley in Syria. You likely think it is horrible as I do. You probably think you can't do anything about it. Is that really true? Here is my proposal. Tomorrow, August 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM (Noon) Central Daylight Savings Time (Use St. Paul, Minnesota on the time converter) I ask that you join me in wishing bad things to those directly responsible for the beheading of James Foley. Click Here for the Time Converter, so that we can all be directing our combined negative thoughts simultaneously. I will pursue this activity for five minutes; from 12:00 to 12:05. Now I don't know if it will work, but wouldn't it scare you a little if you were the target(s)? Who exactly are the targets you might ask? When dealing with Karma, I'm inclined to think that the directions will be correct if you just focus on "those who killed James Foley." It could be that the spirit of James Foley might be able to help guide the process.

So what should you wish on these murderers of an innocent human being? My old work colleague "JLT" liked to hope someone awful would get rectal cancer. So the choice is yours; and feel free to be creative!

So pass this link on to your friends, and join me at Noon (or whatever time that is where you are) for a bit of psychic payback to some scumbags who deserve all of our wrath.

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Catholic Aid Bans Guns

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