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ALL AND ALL IT'S BEEN A VERY GOOD YEAR - AND THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

Looking good is always the best revenge … in more ways than one.

Not just physically, I mean, but morally, intellectually, compassionately, and with generosity, good humor, and openness.

More people should try that approach, but unfortunately, for some, they’d rather circle the wagons and defend their sun-scorched turf with like minded souls rather than explore improving their lot in life and opening up their minds to new discovery.

The book of knowledge is not closed nor complete but constantly being revised with new chapters.

The last year for added another chapter in my own book of knowledge. It was probably one of my tougher ones since my dad suffered a stroke, my mother has been hospitalized over a dozen times, and I have seen my own chronic health problems worsen. It was fruitful for me though because I was able to cast away some dead weight in people whose attitudes brought gloom into my life, saw some people who drifted away drift back in, and formed and strengthened new bonds with people who somehow decided I was worth having in their lives.

That’s all really. After the trauma of my post-Katrina recovery and trying to maintain a positive face, I’ve been less inclined to say much about my personal experience and more interested in tackling, exposing, poking fun at and sometimes ridiculing so many of the schemes and schemers that are trying to separate us from our freedom, our property, and our dreams while they assault our very thought processes and ability to collect and distribute information.

It’s what I do, among other thing, and I couldn’t not do it if I tried. We are more and more dealing with a world in which forces are trying to distort information or to keep it from being disseminated, and they have enablers that range from the innocent and infantile to the insidious helping them. Most people don’t pay much attention, or can’t follow a decent train of thought, while many people are suckered into conforming to the status quo because they don’t want to appear out of step. It’s the way it has always been, and because the tactics used to keep people in line never change, fighting against it is simply a matter of being honest and vigilant.

Truth usually wins out, although sometimes that happens far too late and, unfortunately, with so much damage along the way.

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Wine in the mornin', and some breakfast at night.
Well, I'm beginning to see the light.

Here we go again, playing the fool again.
Here we go again, acting hard again.
All right!
Well, I'm beginning to see the light!
I wanna tell you, ooh-oh-oh!
Hey, now, baby, I'm beginning to see the light!


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macabredelight
May. 15th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon Ed! *hugs*
metaphorsbwithu
May. 15th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks "sweetie"! ;-)
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