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Mahalo

Aloha & Mahalo
[Pronounced: ah loh' hah & mah hah' loh]
pronunciation guide If you learn just two words in Hawaiian, learn these. They are two of the most important words in the Hawaiian language, representing paramount Hawaiian values.
In Hawaiian thinking, words have mana[pronounced: mah' nah], meaning spiritual or divine power], and aloha and mahalo are among the most sacred and powerful.
Say them often as they can be life-transforming and -enhancing. Be careful to use them ONLY if you truly feel mahalo or aloha within. Do not exploit these words for personal gain, and neither cheapen, nor trivialize their use by verbalizing them carelessly or without sincerity.
Aloha and mahalo are ineffable, indescribable, and undefinable with words alone; to be understood, they must be experienced.
Deeper meaning and sacredness is hinted at by the root words of these words. Linguists differ in their opinions as to the exact meanings and origins, but this is what was told…

Trashy

I posed the question to any comers on a note left in an office environment to which I received one reply from an undergrad at UGA.  The question was, "Can you have capitalism without waste and poverty?"  Her answer, though lengthy, simply stated that waste and poverty had always existed alongside capitalism.  Therefore, they will continue to do so.

I beg to differ, and this guy apparently agrees.  This article does not address the issue of poverty, but trash is a form of poverty as it relates to goods.  The unusable portion of a product, either as a by product, or in it's packaging is waste.  Not to mention the huge percentage of usable product just dumped in the trash each day from people eating at restaurants, or people who refuse to eat left-overs, and such.  This wasteful mindset is BIG part of the problem that is often accepted as normal.

If normal is to be wasteful, so be it.  Nobody is perfect, but when you read statistics indicating Americans throw over 40% of …

U Alright?

U Alright?

I'm a survivor
A wanna be thriver
I'm not a starver

Gotta try harder
For the bottom rung dollar

I'm not a scholar
Just a modern day blahgger
Gotta write rhymes
Like a spoken word starter

My goal for the day
Is a little less harder

One small question
Gave me the lead
Gotta memorize these words
For a Wednesday night bleed
Blood from my lips
Written in ink
Another night to stand
And hope I don't sink

Gotta try harder
For the bottom rung dollar
My goal for the day
Is a little less harder

I'm not a doctor
I'm not a lawyer
I'm not an actor
I'm not a soldier
I'm not a beggar

Just call me a sinner

Gotta try harder
For the bottom rung dollar
My goal for the day
Is a little less harder


Fourth Sunday In June

Fourth Sunday in June
Fourth Sunday in June
Fourth Sunday in June
Fourth Sunday in June

Here She comes again
Hotter than the Summer's wind
Hottest sun sets in the West
Fourth Sunday in June
Here she comes again

Shabadabbadoo

Her engines rev like a G35
Riffs & Licks feel like mine
She keeps her power all to herself
No soap, no towels...
Just an empty shelf

She fills you with hope
Just to disappoint
She shoots you a bird
Saying you're SO, SO dope

She passes you a joint
But she won't take a toke,
As she pops another pill
And always says she won't

Shabadabbadoo

Fourth Sunday in June
Here She comes again
Hotter than the Summer's wind
Hottest sun sets in the West
Fourth Sunday in June
Here she comes again

Another year has gone
Like yesterdays fly
The only good to come
Mr. Boston days are done

From the inside you knew
Something was wrong
Even though it felt so true
What gave you sleep
Was slowly killing you
She woke you up
And then had to go
She wanted more
But not a…

Hee-Haw & Ding-Dongs

I just watched the movie called The Campaign with Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis.  It was described as a "hilarious comedy", but it wasn't.  It was really quite serious although I can see how fans would laugh as easily amused and robotically behaved as many are. 

It was a campaign race of two Southern candidates.  One, a typical Southern douche bag more concerned with his pride than the people he represents.  The other was cast into the race as a strategic move by these arrogant jerks controlling the election, but he was the son of a former politician who happened to be that effeminate Southern male type primarily influenced by his Mama.  You know the kind.  They talk like women and act like women, but they're not gay, at least openly.  They have families and are quite often music ministers at the church.

I didn't laugh once, but I watched the whole thing.  It was so reflective of the way things really do work here in the South, although it …

The Alley

Earlier in the day, I had seen a post on Facebook by one of me and my brother's best friends growing up, Bobby which was acknowledging that it had been ten years since his mother, Ruth, had passed.  Ruth was more like a mother to me than my own mother.  I never asked, and I know Bobby was originally from Boston before he and his mom moved South after divorcing from his dad, but from the accent she was from Brooklyn.

I wanted to say something and I did by posting something on Bobby's page.  I told Bobby, "Your Mom was very influential on me and there were two things she said that would always stick with me.  Number one, we would be hanging out in the den...  Ruth would generally stay upstairs when we would come hang out.  She'd let us play the stereo, and watch tv, but on more than one occasion we would be blaring Beatles records way too loud when she would come to the top of the stairs and shout out to us with that thick accent, "Lower that!"  And that's…

Full Wolf Moon Rose

Full Wolf Moon Rose

I took a shot looking at that blurry white line
It was clear to me, someone was talking to me
Full Wolf Moon, the smallest of the year
My stance was centered and at rest
She shown down a little to the right
A slight cut shot on the felt and to the left
Most would call a gimme, but sometimes they're missed
A few loved ones came to mind, but only for support
She stood above in my mind space
Under that night time sky, I was able to see
Her face was shining as always with glee
And, so it was that I kissed
Sister moon shined brighter as if it were a sun
With rays stretching outward, and downward
They reached to the ground
Touching precisely that blurry white line
My eyes do not see the way they once did
But, no spectacles are needed on the table I play
My sight is just fine as I shoot by the light
Full Wolf Moon Rose just last night



Full Moon Calendar 2014



January 15th Full Wolf Moon 11:52 pm
February 14th Full Snow Moon 6:53 pm
March 16th Full Worm Moon 1:08 pm
April 15th Full Pink …