A Feeling with Many Faces

ImageA Feeling of Loneliness is a strong emotion. I feel it most strongly when I get insomnia. Sometimes it can feel like everyone else on earth is asleep (but you forget about China and those on the other side of the earth.) Just you against the world; you feel as if sleep is fled to the hills for refuge, a thousand miles away. Saying, “You can’t go to sleep no matter what you do.”

Then there is another kind of lonely feeling that takes place in a crowd. This is one where you don’t know a single soul. I have often felt as loneliness while traveling: the greater the crowd of unknown people the more pronounced the feeling. I have thought, “I just wish that I could go up and introduce myself to some of these people. However; no I don’t do it. They would think I was off my rocker, and for sure I was going to embarrass myself.” So what you do is go on about your business: and swallow the lump in your throat. You endure the same-old feeling until you get busy enough with your activities to make it go away for a while.

Another kind of loneliness and this is a good kind is what one feels when out in the woods or wilderness a very long way away from everyone else. This is the kind of loneliness that everyone needs. Another name for it is, solitude, and it is the anthesis of the bustling crowds of urban life and also all the human filth that goes with them. That is why I love to hunt and fish out in the quietness of the wilderness. In town, it is a wilderness too, just a different kind.

Then there is the bleakness of the outcast or the old person. This person just feels that the world has forgotten about them and has minimized them out of the circle of important people. Have you ever felt what it is like to be minimized? I have, and yet I did it myself a few years back. What our society needs is not food, not shelter nor things. They greatly need to feel like someone else thinks they exist and cares that they do. This is the “throw away” society and people are part of the throw away items. How many old people, and I mean people who have worked all their lives are put in nursing homes out of convenience rather than necessity. How many children are put in cages of nursery until is convenient to take them out and play with them. They are more like toys than responsibility. And most of the time we are so absorbed in making more money to buy more toys that we forget that they are persons too. Do we have to wonder why some children do not respect their parents? However, judgment comes on all generations for their life style, because, a few short years, and they will be able to enjoy the old folk’s lifestyle, I wonder how enjoyable it will be?

 

 

 

 

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The Sun Is Shining, The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and Spring is In the Air

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This is the most wonderful time of the year for me with Fall a very close second!  The wild flowers are popping up everywhere the fruit trees are brought pluming out in the yard.  We have some trepidation about the apple trees because last year they bloomed out and then the cold came along in and got them and we didn’t make nearly as many apples as we should have. The apple tree out in the yard Makes a very tasty apples with lot of them most of the time.

But I can fill it in my bones that the sun is getting warmer.  I like the way the time is right now, as opposed to the way it was in winter.  And I am more time to do things in the evenings.  I dislike the so-called daylight savings time, because it is about as screwed up as the rest of the things that the government does. I have not talked to anyone that likes it and why we have to keep having it rammed down our throats I can not for the life of me understand!

I listen to talk radio when I’m driving around the area lots but sometimes I have to turn it off because I get tired of hearing the things that on there.  One of the talk show host speaks a lot about note “low information” voters.  And I think this station is designed for “low information” listeners.  Just as our TV is designed for “low information” vewers and also mostly for perverts because of the what some of those programs you feel a little bit like a pervert! Anyway lots of government agencies spend our money putting advertisements on the radio, which I think are condescending, asinine things to have to listen to.  But you can just had first pick out the ones that are put on there by the government.  Clearly the government, US government in particular, is very designed to try to communicate with low information people. we have to keep having it is beyond me. Just another government intrusion irritating government intrusion of that into our lives.  Is this which the federal government would butt out out our affairs out and only do the things which is supposed to do. But I’m not very objective now because I’m working on my income tax.  What an asinine thing to have to understand. We must, however; remember that God loves low information people just as much also.

I take sabbaticals now and then from the news networks also and having to watch the talking heads on their thrones of arrogance.  To use an old expression that my grandparents used in a in particular, Granny Dillard used to use a lot, “I would love to buy them for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they’re worth.”  Yet the news anchor is there performing like a peacock and acting like he knows everything there is to know when she is quite limited in what  she/he actually knows!    Programs passing for news used to be heard in the days of radio Moscow and “Izvestia” So it’s pretty easy to recognize a propaganda organ of the centralized government.

One thing for sure I saw a pretty sunset yesterday, but unfortunately I couldn’t get to my camera to take a shot of it.  Some of the most dazzling art shows that I ever see are in the sky and furnished by the creator. We just have to learn learn to enjoy the beauty that is all around us.  And I think that how unfortunate it is for children and adults who are studying from that lonely path on the computer all day and miss all of the glorious wonders of this world That the Lord has made.

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Spring Showers and April Love

 

We are getting some spring storms now. Last night we had lots of rain and thunderstorms. Weather seems to be mixed up now from what it was although I am not convinced about the Global Warming myths that are circulating around. I do have reservations, though, about pollutants being spewed into the air. I think though that we should be looking for real solutions to pollution  in the air rather than marketing schemes and Al Gore schemes. When I see advertising based on “going green” I get a bit put out. We should be always looking for ways to clean up our and our children’s earth and doing it as a matter of course not a matter of marketing and politics.  I think many times when people advertise that they are going green they are just jumping on the scam and spin bandwagon.

Well back to my subject at hand. I started to think about the song “April Love” yesterday when we were having an april shower.

These are the April Love lyrics by Pat Boone

April love is for the very young
Every star’s a wishing star that shines for you
April love is all the seven wonders
One little kiss can tell you this is true

Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers
Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet
But April love can slip right through your fingers
So if she’s the one don’t let her run away

[Instrumental Interlude]

Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers
Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet
But April love can slip right through your fingers
So if she’s the one don’t let her run away

So I guess the weather is somewhat the same as described in this song. I have always heard the expression that April showers bring May flowers and thaqt March is the windy month.

These are some of the fond memories of my youth.

 

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Steak is better than chitlins

Steak is better than chitlins

“What brings this to mind is that I was driving to Ozark Alabama, the other day and I saw a bridge on the Road just west of Ozark which was called “James Kelly Junior Bridge”. Now Jim Kelly is a good friend of mine and also his father James Kelly Senior was. He was a very prominent member of the “The Dale County Chitterling Society.” This very unctuous society met at Mack’s Café there in Ozark.  Mack’s Café was a fixture in Ozark for quite a while. Mack ran a drygoods store there near where the café was before he opened the café. I think he began hosting the Chitterling society as a public service.  Anyway I am not especially fond of chitterlings but I did go to the society meetings to keep up my social standing.

At each meeting of the Society Mr. Kelly would give a speech, usually very humorous concerning “chitlins” and the merits of them as a food and how good they were. I remember he had one speech about a trip to Africa where he discovered elephant chitlins which is very comical. I didn’t go to the Society meetings so much that I craved  the chitterlings but that I had to keep up my standing in society.  I always enjoy the fried chitlins more than I did the boiled ones it just seems like it couldn’t get the essence of the hog out of the boiled ones. Judy would go with me sometimes but she only ate the items that went along with the chitlins which were collards and dry peas and cornbread and onions which, I admit,  is a very good meal within itself.

 

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Propagation Seems to be in the Doldrums

Well, I still get on the radio every day but I don’t seem to be working as much DX is the recent past. The sunspot number and the solar flux number have gone down in the past few days. But when “Old Sol,” or rotates around I expect propagation to pick up some. Sometimes you can find a real good station on a band that otherwise seems to be dead in the station may be all the way around the world or 180° out of geophase with me. I have been hearing some very good stations on 12 m recently, but they all seem to have such a pile of that I could not break through. Everybody wanted to talk to them. Oh well, the harder the challenge the better is when you do get someone into the log. I’ve been able to copy most of the dxpeditions very well here but I have missed a couple of them that never could hear me. I am convinced I can work anywhere in the world with 100w and a dipole if it is the right time of day and there are sufficient freckles on the sun. The more I do it the more I think that chasing dx is like hunting only you don’t have to clean the game.

I am planning to work the “Alabama QSO Party” this coming Saturday. You can find rules for the qso party at the following URL http://www.alabamaqsoparty.org/ . We will be operating the station W4GEN in Geneva County Alabama. Please work us if you can.

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Solitude

Loneliness is a strong emotion. I feel it most pronounced on the occasions when I get insomnia and you hear just the house cracking and popping and the mice chewing. It is just you against the world; you feel as if sleep is fled to the hills for refuge, a thousand miles away. Mocking, “You can’t go to sleep no matter what you do.”
Then there is another kind of lonely feeling that takes place in a crowd. This is one where you don’t know a single soul. I have often felt this kind of loneliness while traveling: the greater the crowd of unknown people the more pronounced the feeling. I have often thought, “I just wish that I could go up and introduce myself to some of these people. However,  I don’t do it. They would think I was off my rocker, and for sure I was going to embarrass myself.” So what I would do do is go on besides my business swallow the lump in your throat. Doing this while endure the same-old feeling until I would get busy enough with your activities to make it go away for a while.
Another kind of loneliness, and this is a good kind is what one feels when out in the woods or wilderness a very long way away from everyone else. This is the kind of loneliness that everyone needs. Another name for it is, solitude, and it is the anthesis of the bustling crowds of urban life and also all the human filth that goes with them. That is why I love to hunt and fish out in the quietness of the wilderness. In town, it is a wilderness too, just a different kind.
Then there is the bleakness of the outcast or the old person. This person just feels that the world has forgotten about them and has minimized them out of the circle of important people. Have you ever felt what it is like to be minimized? I have, and yet I did it myself a few years back. What our society needs is not food, not shelter nor things. They greatly need to feel like someone else thinks they exist and cares that they do. This is the “throw away” society and people are part of the throw away items. How many old people, and I mean people who have worked all their lives are put in nursing homes out of convenience rather than necessity. How many children are put in cages of nursery until is convenient to take them out and play with them. They are more like toys than responsibility. And most of the time we are so absorbed in making more money to buy more toys that we forget that they are persons too. Do we have to wonder why some children do not respect their parents? However, judgement comes on all generations for their life style, because, a few short years, and they will be able to enjoy the old folks lifestyle, I wonder how enjoyable it will be.

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2012 New Years Resolutions

1. Get closer to Jesus, not just with knowlege but with the heart!
2. Pray for those I don’t like and that do things against me.
3. Strive to be friendly with everyone I meet.
4. Do not worry but in everthing by prayer and supplication let my requests be known to God.
5. Eat more oatmeal.
6 Walk more.

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