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many people believe that
is the answer to
every question
but no one
ever defines
the word
in the context
of the
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Here’s what I want to know…

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How can someone be acquitted when there are witnesses who can testify to wrongdoing BUT THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK?  How is it possible that EVERYONE KNOWS that there is damning evidence THAT IS NOT ALLOWED TO BE HEARD?  How does that NOT make someone guilty as charged?

How is it possible for a government and the legal system to say something does not exist when we all know it does?  Take Area 51.  We have pictures of it.  It’s a no fly over zone, but satellites can still take pictures of it and we have photographs of it from long ago.

It’s HEAVILY guarded, as is the entire surrounding area, where no one is allowed to go.  There are motion sensors in the ground so sensitive it can pick up the movement of a snake. WE CAN SEE THE PLACE.

The  people who work there are flown in and out on white unmarked planes.  There are pictures of that as well.  A woman’s husband, who died from working there, couldn’t win her case in court because they said the place did not exist, even thought he went there everyday and was hurt (poisoned) on the job.  The lawyer had picture of the work site in his hand and the judge said the place did not exist.  The lawyer was so upset. He didn’t understand that the world is made of lies.  Now he knows.

For a place that doesn’t exist I wonder why they have signs up that say they will kill you if you try to get in there.  I wonder why the president is not allowed to enter Area 51.

But most of all, I wonder WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A PLACE THAT THE PRESIDENT CANNOT ENTER? Who is telling him that he can’t come in?  Who is actually running the country/world that we don’t know about?  We certainly are not in charge, that’s for sure.  And yet, we go about our lives, slaving away for who?  You might say, for ourselves, but we’re just hamsters on a wheel.

Who is calling the shots?  Who is in charge?  And why do we allow others to say they will kill us if we go where nothing is supposed to exist?

Billy Clinton promised to find out about things.  A lot of presidents have said they would find out about information that’s hidden from the public, and none of them could do it.  When asked, they all changed the subject.  I can’t remember which prez it was but Geo Bush Sr., told him to shut up and no one was going to tell him anything.  It was above his level.

And where were Obama and Clinton taken, and by what people, when they wee announcing who would be running for president.  They disappeared and even the secret service didn’t know where they went.  When they came back, Obama was running and Clinton shut up.  Who took them?  What happened?

We are the sheep in a huge, tightly controlled field.  You know what happens to sheep, don’t you?



Do you ever wonder why so many people are trying to escape their lives through alcohol and drugs, or any of the other things people escape into, including suicide?  Does the fact that so many people are seemingly unhappy, or lost, mean anything?  It it natural to feel that way, or are we, as a world full of people, screwing up big time?  I wonder about things like that.

We see what may be construed as symptoms, but what, exactly, is the disease?  Is it life in general?  The unfairness of life?  Is it disappointment, frustration…what?  Can whatever it is be fixed?   Is it hopelessness, the never ending wars, violence, or the belief that things will never get better?  Is the 24 hour news, full of lies, driving people to depression?  That’s actually a tactic, by the way, because if you make people afraid, or miserable, and promise to save them, they’ll vote for you, or let you make decisions for them.  You know how that turns out, right?  A lot of people seem to have given up.  Government, the church, industry…they are all failing the people.

People used to believe their lives were successful if their children were more well off than they had been.  That’s no longer possible for a huge number of people.  Is that part of it?  Is it the economy that’s controlled by the rich to make sure we’re kept poor, what’s making everyone unhappy?  I definitely think that’s part of the problem.

Is pot becoming legal to take the edge off, so that people won’t even think of looking behind the curtain, because they’re too busy chowing down on Froot Loops?

What’s going on?  Monopolies are taking over the country, retail is almost a thing of the past, our choices, while seemingly endless, are actually limited by what’s available through one or two HUGE on-line stores.  People shop from home, seeing fewer and fewer people all the time.  Are we losing touch with each other?   Jobs are getting worse, benefits cut, the top brass voting themselves raise at the expense of their employees.

I feel as if I’m watching one of those end of times films at the movies.  Grown children living in basements in their parents’ home…with their own kids.  A couple of days ago, my granddaughter, in college, said one of the guys at work, going on 40, lives with his mother and, “While a lot of KIDS do that now days, his mother still calls in for him if he’s sick and he’s a little old for that.”  I couldn’t believe she said that.  The fact that she believes that “a lot of people do that,” is so weird, I can hardly believe it.  The fact that he lived at home wasn’t as horrible to her as the fact that his mother called in for him. What?  She did say he was too old to be living with his mom.

What’s happening?  Seriously, things get crazier all the time.  This does not seem like a path we want to continue going down.  Lots of OLDER adults are still caring for their adult children AND grandchildren.   Some of them are poor or stretched to the limits with fixed incomes.

I won’t even mention the homeless people.

Maybe some of you have ideas about what’s going on but it seems that taking responsibility for your own actions is disappearing and that the things we once believed were good for self respect and life, have kind of gone missing.   Our values aren’t just changing, they are disappearing.  Standing on your own two feet, which seemed like the thing to do, doesn’t mean anything to some people today AND some kids feel that it’s better to continue living at home, rather than get  job they feel is BENEATH them.

I think we should go back to the 60s and dance in the streets, wear flowers in our hair, and take over the Dean’s office until our demands are met.  Where’s Timothy Leary when you need him.  Which reminds me, I never finished his book, I’ll have to do that.

I don’t think we ask ourselves enough questions…or do we ask too many?

What did we do to end up on this violent spinning rock?  Was it just an accident of sperm meets egg?  Did we choose to come here,  picking our parents and life they could give us…before we allowed our consciousness to wake up on the day we were born?  Were we sentenced by a jury to do time in this place?  Or were we bought and paid for by the guys who are running the show?  Are we in someone’s holographic game? Are we a lab experiment or an alien jest?  Any of those things can be true.  We don’t have a clue what happened before we got here and we don’t have a clue what’s going to happen when we leave.  We can’t have any answers, which simply leads to more questions.  Questions without answers.  That’s all we have.  We are rats in a maze.  Sometimes there’s cheese and sometimes there isn’t.  But one thing for sure…there aren’t any answers.

Kids, Life and Questions

“How was poetry day?”

“Good.  Everyone was into it.  Mr. Mark liked my poem but Susan got so angry reading hers that he made her sit down.  She’s definitely going to become a divorce lawyer.  Lisa wrote about springtime but it was kind of bland.  Most of the kids did loud and angry poems.  It was fun.  We’re gong to do it again an a couple of weeks.”

“Sound like a plan.”

“They’re setting up a fake wall in the parking lot so we can learn to do graffiti.”

“How wonderful.  I’ll take a picture at the end of the day.”

“We can frame it.”

“We certainly can.”

“If no one was here, would the universe exist?”

“Debatable.  Some physicists think it would not.  Some think it would.  No definitive answer.  It could be that our awareness makes things real.  But that might not be true.  We don’t know and I don’t see how we can find out because if we test it, that means we’re here and so is everything else.  It is possible that other universes exist because other things are aware of them.  We don’t know.”

“It’s interesting though, isn’t it?”

“Absolutely.  Like what was here before anything was here?  It had to start from something.  Hawking’s believes that all the energy was locked into a tiny, microscopic mote.  But where did the things inside the dot come from?  It’s a never ending thing and I don’t know if we’ll ever find the beginning.  Our brains want beginnings, they long for beginnings and answers.  Can something just pop into existence?  From nothing and nowhere?”

“Maybe I’ll be a scientists instead of a writer.”

“Your choice.  You could even be both.”

“Maybe. Might be a lot of work.”

“You don’t have to decide today.”

“That’s true.”

“You have time to think about things.”

“A Native American is coming to tell us about how we are destroying the earth.”

“They are the keepers, so they would know.”

“The keepers?”

“Yes, the Spirits have entrusted them with secrets and answers to all living things and they know that we are doing terrible things to the earth but no one will listen to them because white powerful, rich, men don’t care about the earth or anything on it.  They are greedy and care only for immediate gratification.”

“Like when you eat a whole bag of cookies.  Immediate gratification?”

“Exactly like that.”

“He’s going to tell us a lot of things about the animals and the elements.”

“You are a lucky boy.”

“I know that but I don’t know why everyone isn’t lucky.”

“Because the world is unfair, Baby, that’s why.  If you were born to different parents, had different color skin, believed in different things, looked a different way, came from a different place, then you’re life would be completely different.  You are the way you are because all those pieces came together and made you this way.  Genes, location, position in society, economic status, all of that allows you to be you.  It’s that way for everyone and it’s not fair at all.  It’s mean and hateful.”

“We aren’t very bright, as a species.”

“To put it mildly.”

“Maybe I’ll write about that next week.”

“Excellent idea.”

“Can I have ice cream?”

“You can have anything you want.  Ice cream is always a good idea.”

“You’re a weird kind of mom.  You know that, right?”

“Just being me, Baby.  Just being me.”

“Love you.”

“Love you too.”

We have no idea…

who we are

what we are

where we came from

where we are going

why we’re here

what we’re supposed to do

what the universe is

what’s beyond what we think is out there

what IS out there

whether anything actually means anything

how much power we each has that is being kept from us

if we are simply a pocket dimension

if we’re real

if anything is real

why we ARE violence

what time is

what exists beyond time

where black holes lead

why entropy exists (not the scientific version, but WHY it’s here, not what it does because it’s here)

if peace is possible, or real

if we simply slide from one life into another and another, for eternity

if there is an eternity

what love is

why we refuse to cooperate

why we insist on destroying the planet and life in general

religion/cult exists to divide us

why there is so much hatred

why disease exists

why so many accept their conditioning and brainwashing


We can explain some of these things with what we consider to be logic, science, beliefs, etc.  but the truth is, we don’t really know anything and all.  All of our definitions are from our human minds and our minds are  limited because they are inside of us.  Everything we see is filtered through the human mind.  Being human only lets us see a tiny bit of what actually is.  And if you ask, how I know that, just think of the fact that we can’t see in the dark, in infra red, can’t see like eagles can, smell like dogs can, can’t do a million tiny things that other living beings can do.  That’s because our brain isn’t set for those things, which means we are limited to what our brains allow.


Don’t most people…

read more than one book at a time

like their toast dark and crispy

love chocolate

like to travel

go barefoot whenever they can

long to have the body they did when they were seventeen

adore cats

think summer and maybe spring are the best seasons

love the ocean

have fun in Las Vegas

understand that bread actually is the staff of life

wish they weren’t too old to ride a skateboard

feel surprised when their kids turn into adults

love ice cream

think pizza is one of the best things ever

constantly buy books to add to their never ending TBR (to be read) pile

write/draw in their books

love nature

wish war would end

miss brick and mortar bookstores

think that Amazon is going to take over the world

love music

wish the people they loved wouldn’t die before they did

wish politicians were human

think the “isms” are evil

think watermelon is the best melon

think every gun should be melted down

believe fracking should be stopped immediately

feel that poisoning the earth/water/air is wrong

think that GMOs should be banned, as they are in other countries

think that  kindness matters

that some differences can never be bridged

think that you don’t have to like people because they happen to be family

want to be free

like to wade int he wet sand at the edge of the ocean

think birds are absolutely gorgeous

believe that life should be fun

believe that no one should go hungry

feel that men should stop hurting women and children

think that pie is something special

believe that most people like to sing, even if they can’t

believe that we’re all just trying to survive




Do you believe…

…that we know the truth
about anything

…that there there
has ever been an
honest politician

…that diversity
is the answer
to a lot of our

…that America
is a joke

…that freedom
no longer exists

…that war
across the entire planet
is our future

…that children are
being uneducated in

…that art
needs to be
more political

…that our government
will start killing people
in the streets

…that sunshine
is the best medicine

…that children and adults
are over medicated

…that militarizing the police
is a horrific idea

…that junk food
is actually good
for us

…that people
still love to read

…that news programs
should be removed
from TV because they
are bad for our health

…that the so called president
should be removed from office
because he’s bad for the health of
our country

…that kids should be able to
read comic books for book
reports in school

…that teachers should not
have to follow all the rules

…that hunters should be

…that religion
should be abolished

…that rapist priests
should go to jail
for life

…that stuffed animals
are real when we
aren’t looking at them

…that bullies are
given special privilages

…that teen suicide
should be a WARNING
that we are doing somehtng

…that we need to
ask more questions

…that we should stop being
nice and make more demands

…that we should teach kids
that they are lied to all the time

…that we should realized that WE
are being lied to all the time

…that hot chocolate is

…that chocolate chip cookies
are better when warm

…that candy corn
is weird

…that adults wish
they could dress up
and be silly more
than once a year
on Halloween

..,that life will
ever be open
to everyone

…that bread
is beautiful

…that sick people
with no hope of recovery
should be allowed to die
with dignity

…that being
barefoot is
the best thing ever


Why should we be grateful, or even feel lucky, if GOOD things happen to us?  Shouldn’t GOOD things be the norm?  Is life so horrific that people are supposed to be GRATEFUL when they get a break from the terrible things that are taking place in their lives?  Don’t you see anything WRONG with that?

Some people are afraid that if they aren’t grateful enough, more bad things will happen to them, or to those they love.   If we are expected to be grateful for the GOOD things, shouldn’t we be UNGRATEFUL for the bad things?

How many times have you heard someone say, “Be grateful you have a job, or food, or shelter, or your health?”  Shouldn’t WE ALL have those things?  The rich people have those things.  See that’s the thing.  ALL OF THE GOOD THINGS ARE WITHHELD FROM THE MASSES AND ARE REGULATED AND TAKEN AWAY, OR GIVEN, AS THE POWER PEOPLE SEE FIT.  No one should be hungry in a world of abundance.  People shouldn’t be grateful that they have food, they should be pissed off that EVERYONE doesn’t have food. But that’s what conditioning/brainwashing is all about…it stops us from THINKING ABOUT WHAT IS BEING DONE TO US.  It stops us from taking action to bring about change.  This is a house of cards that is standing only because we don’t realize that’s what it is.

Being grateful keeps us busy.  The government and the church want us to help others while they stockpile riches and live their own lives in luxury.  By giving more, everyone has less, except for them, because they end up getting whatever we give.   They conditioned people to feel good about not having everything, so that when people do get something, they feel grateful.  THAT IS WRONG.  WE ARE BEING PLAYED…AGAIN!

Being polite and grateful when someone does something nice for you is wonderful but to be grateful that you have a loaf of bread is manipulation and just plain EVIL.  No one on the top starves, has problems with health care, or anything else that the masses don’t get, or are supposed to be grateful for.  The people in power aren’t grateful, they’re in CHARGE and take what they want for themselves and make sure we don’t notice what they are doing to US.

Things don’t have to be this way.  This isn’t NORMAL, it’s hateful and they are simply controlling the heard.  Life should be sweet and equal.  We need to change the world and make a new kind money and cut the guys on the top off.   We all, in every country, have to stop sending our children to die in wars so the morons at the top can get richer.  It’s up to US to make sure people don’t have to be grateful for a bowl of soup because the people at the top are greedy and will never stop taking what they want.


Okay, so…

I’ve been thinking.  Lecturers and books try to answer the same old question, “Who are we?”  I think that’s the wrong question.  I think we should be asking, “WHAT ARE WE?”  We think we can change ourselves, become peaceful, nice and cooperative but we don’t know what we are, or why we are.  We may be war machines, violent entities that took over cavepeople (natural evolutionary creatures on the planet), and just used their bodies as vehicles.  Hey, I’m not saying that’s what happened but it could have. I mean WE DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT OURSELVES.  We don’t know where we are from, where we’re going, or what we are here for.  Maybe some humans are programmed to be peaceful and others are programmed to be violent.  There has never be a single time in our history when we haven’t been killing everything around us, including each other.  The reason’s we fight aren’t as important as the fact that we never stop doing it.

We make everything up and we made up the things we believe about ourselves as well.  The truth is, we don’t know what we are.  No one can see intelligence, just the result of thinking and imagining.  We have theories about what we are but that’s all they are…theories.  I can easily believe that we once lived on mars…destroyed the planet and then moved here to destroy this one.  We have to admit, we are very good at destroying things and being depressing and vicious.  Sure we love flowers and the beach, but for the most part, there are constant wars, murders, beatings and general ugliness in the form of politicians and just in general.

What if we are violence? What if we have been programmed, by something or someone, to be what we appear to be?  I don’t care if they find bones in Africa, I mean, it’s interesting and I would definitely read about it but I want to know WHAT WE ARE.  We can only see our physical being, which keeps evolving, but very soon we will be partly robotic.  We don’t know how the brain works.  We don’t know what it is.  We know the brain can malfunction, we can see it when it’s not working in someone.  But no one knows where ideas, creativity or emotion come from.  We can see parts of our brain light up, when tested for those things, but we don’t know what it means or what it is.   We don’t know anything at all.  The brain is an elusive thing, keeping its tightly held secretes in its wee synapses.  We are our brains.  Without them we can’t function.  Our bodies carry our brains from one pace to another so that we can do whatever we want to do.  I want to know what we are.  It is impossible that we evolved as quickly as we did.  Something else is going on.

We are already looking for planets we can move to, once we finish this one off.  Seriously, scientists are searching because they know we can’t stay here.  So maybe we really are just things that go around destroying life and lovely planets and all that exists.  Wherever we go, we can probably morph/change into what we need to look like, breathing what we need to breath, if we need to breath at all, and our brains just do their thing in our new form and the destruction continues.  Mars was like earth, now it’s not.  We are already turning earth into mars (destroying the atmosphere, climate change).  Maybe that is exactly what we are.  Like things traveling through the universe laying waste to everything in our path.  “Know your strengths,” I think someone said that once.  We may have a lot of strengths but greed seems to be the big one, as far as I can tell.  Always has been, the men in power, kings, popes, rich people…and then there are the peasants:)  The rest of us.  So what’s going on?  Why do we think we can do better than we are dong?  I’ve seen kind and generous people giving everything they have to bringing about good (define our terms, right?  Good…life affirming, yes that could be defined as well, but I do want to finish this, so bear with me), but they are facing the Darth and his crew, at every turn.  So what are we?  Are some the evil overseers?  Are we stardust (that’s what astronomers tell us) and a super fantastic three diminutional video game?  Are we energy just stopping by and using bodies to house us?  I mean, think about it, we need vehicles or the brain would just lay there until it dried out and turned into something yucky.  Are our brains just circuit boards filled with damp and wiggly highways, instead of chips?  What are we?  Okay, animals, check.  Human species, if the guys who wrote the dictionary says so, but that doesn’t tell us what we ARE, it simply describes what call ourselves and think we’re made of besides carbon, etc.

Well, that’s what I’ve been thinking about tonight.  If you have any answers, I’d love to know what they are.  Maybe we are like the guys who go undercover and then bond with the bad guys.  Perhaps we were neutral, at one point, but started hanging out with bad brains and fell in with that tissue to produce what we are now:)  LOL  Love this stuff.  It’s all true.  We don’t have a clue.

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