Saturday, December 31, 2011

waiting for the party!

waiting for the party! by freestone
waiting for the party!, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

here at Georgia belle, the Independent living senior home, where I live, the time is now about 5 PM and the day is the last day of 2011. In a few hours the Party will begin! 2012 will enter and some people, out there, who follow the Mayan calendar, will now begin to bite their nails!
[there are forums where there is a post every week telling how the world will end next week, and *every* week there is such a post!]

So I wish everyone a happy new year and maybe it be benevolently interesting.

I do not dare to take a picture of the people, later, at this party as "no one is ready" for a photo!
between the older generation being more reluctant to have their picture taken and the fact that they, now, would "have to spend an hour or three getting ready for the photo", i do not take pictures of most seniors.
I guess they want to be known for their 30s face!
their 80s face needs *some* preparation, probably!

But come 8:30 and there will be people dancing and eating and socializing. Does not matter if someone is 85, many here 80+ still can dance. some just sit and watch, thinking of their youth.
Be young in heart.


freestone

Saturday, December 03, 2011

a study in sunset orange

a study in sunset orange by freestone
a study in sunset orange, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

a study in sunset orange


the sun has set, the clouds are pretty.
a wonderful night for Tallahassee's Christmas festival.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

not all bugs are in your computer!

not all bugs are in your computer!


a Bug! seen through a window. Probably a stink bug. maybe a "Japanese" stink bug.

I have read where there was someone with thousands of these in the home! "squish squish"!
stink stink.

Monday, November 21, 2011

the Ladder to Heaven

the Ladder to Heaven by freestone
the Ladder to Heaven, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the Ladder to Heaven


sunset, like of a Ladder to Heaven. Tallahassee has some incredible sunsets!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Russian Orthodox Icon of Jesus

Russian Orthodox Icon of Jesus


Russian Orthodox Icon of Jesus.

I always wanted one of these Eastern orthodox Icons for my apartment.
One day I found a site on the internet.

www.jordanville.org/

the largest Russian Orthodox monastery outside of Russia. Tis located North of New York city.

quote:
Holy Trinity Monastery is a male monastic community under the auspices of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. We are dedicated to a life of prayer and obedience according to the pre-revoluntionary monastic tradition. We draw our origins from the Pochaev Lavra of St. Job of Pochaev in Southern Ukraine when monks fled from Pochaev in the face of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. As descendants of the Lavra of Pochaev, we continue the mission established by St. Job in the 15th century to publish books for the edification and protection of the faithful. Within the monastery is located a studio and school of Russian iconography conducted by disciples of master iconographer Fr. Cyprian (Pijoff). Also situated within the monastic community is Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, with young men from around the world training for the holy priesthood and ministry within our Church. Consisting of impressive buildings and an other-worldly way of life, Holy Trinity Monastery is a source of spiritual nourishment and support for the Orthodox Church.
=======

Here,

iconstudio.jordanville.org/

you can order a photo Icon for yourself. Ranges from about $2.50 to about $7.00 for a 8 x 10.
There are many Icons, mostly of Jesus, Mother Mary and Jesus, and Russian saints.

I have this photo hanging on my wall, now, where I took the photo of it. Tis difficult to position
this Icon, it being so reflective, to not have reflections bounce back at the camera!

Tis Amazing what one can find, on the internet. Anyone living in New York City area can go visit this place, west of Albany.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

the Golden Hotel

the Golden Hotel by freestone
the Golden Hotel, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the Golden Hotel!
Early in the morning, the sun shone so brightly onto this hotel, here in tallahassee, that this gold shine overloaded my canon camera!

from their site.....
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tlhak-hotel-duval-autograp...(sm)/
Explore Our Hotel
Tallahassee's first and only upscale boutique hotel located in downtown offers a full-service accommodation experience in the State Capital.

they spent 15 million to renovate, and they added an upper class steak house, the place now Rocks!
lounge on the 8th floor overlooking the city.

the steaks are supposed to be very good!

"

Are You Ready For The Best Steak Dinner Of Your Life?

Guests of Hotel Duval need only walk through the lobby to find the best steakhouse dining in Tallahassee, FL: Shula's 347 Grill! "
www.hotelduval.com/dining-entertainment/shulas-347/

there.
enough "promo" for the hotel that appears in so many of my cloud photos.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

the Halloween Party.

the Halloween Party. by freestone
the Halloween Party., a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the Halloween Party.


The Halloween party, here at my senior residence, Georgia belle Apartments. A nice place to live.
Many people came Dressed, I found a sheet and scarves to make a "Arab" out of. The nice guy to the right came in later and not costumed. Surprise: there are many people here from new york city area, like him. I am from upstate.
someone else took the photo, but there I am, looking a bit like of a "Sheik"!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

sunset glory

sunset glory by freestone
sunset glory, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

sunset glory


yes, another pretty orange sunset, from my west bedroom window, here in Tallahassee, Florida.

And the sun and clouds "dare" to be beautiful! "dare", as in these days of bad news and ruining weather disasters, there is beauty to be found. You have to be Looking for it. then be "Empty" when it is there!

"empty" like years ago, I walked past the University library, at sunset, and I could see not only the incredible sunset, I could see that the hundreds of students, coming and going through this library entrance, never noticed this sunset! their heads must have been full of study and course material: they were not empty, no room for a sunset in *their* brain. Their souls must have gotten a bit starved, after years of Not Noticing!
so today there are the "electronic" Zombies! these are people who, with ear buds plugged into their ears and with them texting on their phones, there is also no room for sunsets!

Monday, October 31, 2011

more about Demonstrators and morals!


hi all.

Today in the local tallahassee democrat newspaper there was an article about

how a young person, in an attempt to rob a cabdriver, he shot and killed this cabdriver. Then the police found what he wrote in his facebook page, afterwards. And this TERRIBLE little snippet will stick with me for life, probably!

I cannot recall the words, they were in "street talk" and very coarse and cruel.

--something to the effect of..."I popped off his head, tra la la....he got his dues, got His for resisting me"...or something like that.

[paper must be paid subscribed to, thus i cannot get the exact words!]

I saw in my minds eye a young black kid with no real parents and I read the statistics about how the county next door has it where 80% of the ladies with babies are unwed and under the age of 22!

babies raising babies and no father present.

I had a black man get enraged at me, called me a racist when I told him, "the poor black race, i feel them them all, they are vehicles for young souls coming in"!

young souls.

we are eradicating many many of the primitive societies and thus fewer and fewer possibilities for baby and young souls to incarnate. thus they tend to incarnate into the poor people families.

for many of these souls the calculus, to me, is utterly simple.

They have.

I do not have.

I *want*!

and that is what counts in life.......me getting it.

a demonstration against the machine?

yes yes, i am against the machine, they say, as it has stuff and i do not have stuff so lets crash and burn them all so that I can get mine!!

young souls probably need a level of Discipline that is not acceptable in any way to us "liberated" older souls! to have *every* path and choice set up for them. to think only in black and white absolutes. "a man is a man and a woman is a woman" and no inbetweens!!

...stuff like this.

so how are we to "teach" these street gangstas that there is spirit and soul and self worth?! no hi-falutin" 12th grade words, than you....!!!

 

there are many young souls enclaves, in the world, where a man's life is worth about $2.00 as that, i read, is the going price for a hit contract upon someone's life, in barios of Brazil, and in the barros of Brazil, the gangs and the police are the same.

millions of these souls Want, and they see a few thousand with the Stuff Wanted. should not take a registered social worker to see what can drive a riot or demonstration!!

there once was a man who devised a economic system where the wealth

of the world is divided up equally between all people. but he did not notice that if, say, one cane worker in Brazil were to buy a pack of ciggarettes at the commisary for $2.00, he will be $2 poorer and the owner of the commesary will be $2 richer!

 

when the body dies, the cells go their own way, the stomach begins to digest itself, the hair keeps growing, all central control is gone.

same with a country that has lost its meaning for directional life to a good spiritual goal! then the citizens begin to tear at each other and then begin to tear the country apart, each person wanting what was promised them at the beginning and now is out of reach!

[image of a 1000 people invading a walmart and looting everything right down to the very shelves and light fixtures!]

for the USA *has* lost its head and there is No one Home!

the "head" is Spirit, a God-centered government with the personal afterlife in heaven as seen as the Goal of all.

Now that this is gone, what else *IS THERE* but making money and making more than your neighbor?! if the tombstone is a door that leads to a "nothing", then the amount of power over others, the "cred" you have, the $$$$ you are worth, your sex drive, the house full of expensive goods, on the hill, with Guards in attendance, Count For All!!

[ten cookies on the ground, 100 crows: there is not enough Material to go around, thus there will be "tooth and claw" to get it! and validated as the highest morality too!!]

...this is the message of the guy who shot this cabdriver, kid won, cabbie lost, kid comes out on top and oooh he is going to have a good story to tell his fellow inmates in prison too, his Hit *and* his facebook post, will be seen by all there, in prison, as a royal good Portfolio addition to his Cred, there in prison!

[he really wins, amongst his fellow street people, the cabbie just is a loser!]

the killing will only enhance his future criminal career!]

how can we change this?

IF we all cannot institute a True christian Solution, maybe the old Roman way would be best: to have the Coliseum and the outlaws will be gladiators with the rest of the people with the same morals, to be the spectators! to encourage these people to get violent conflicts out of their system, in a non-christian way.

I have little solutions except that there are many many young souls amidst us and they have to be taught to live in good young soul ways. you cannot teach 3rd graders algebra or calculus, the "greek-roman" humanities requires older souls to appreciate these truths! and there are very VERY few old souls here today! Thus we have to have ways to educate the infant and baby souls that are here amidst us.

or else crash and burn will probably be our collective fates!

freestone

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Why I think Occupy Wall street is misguided

hi all.

why do I think that the "occupy wall street movement is a bit misguided?

Tis Good to vent frustration, but I feel the arrows are going to the wrong target!

I think that the positions of Banker, top CEO, Big Boy in the capitalistic system, all get to the top by having *certain* talents.

Guess what talents are the ones that get you there the best?!

ruthlessness, elbow to the top, money is all, power, ego. selfishness.

These talents are the highest development of the materialistic system. people with these attributes are rewarded. notice i said "materialistic system", not "communism, socialism"!

All three systems are equally materialistic.

Yo Got To get behind the stalk to pull out the root. the root of all of this is that the materialistic system will only see these types of people win!

Do you all want more "Enrons"? multilevel ponzi schemes? you *will*!

Got to get back to a spiritual system where God and Jesus are brought inspiredly into every activity of the economic system, and yes, this means prayers in schools with a huge huge focus on Morals and Ethics and with the entire government being Spiritually focused.

You then would live with Ethics and Morals as upper most thoughts, in your heads.

and hopefully live by them. And live with more Love in your hearts for your fellow men and women. And learn to do discern direct Inspiration from your soul and your Spirit, Inspiration from the Angels and from Jesus himself.

the "liberal left", by removing all traces of spirit from governments, schools, and in daily life too, I feel they are actually ENABLING $$$ materialism $$$ as that is the only thing left to get one out of bed in the morning!!

So as long as materialism is the only way to live, you will have endless repeats of Big Boys at the Top, having it all and ruining the little man! what else would they live for, all else has been taken away?! Thus these demonstrations end up just being some materialists talking to other materialists! *Got* to get beyond the idea that the physical world is all there is to existence! You will live forever, best to try to live, a bit, like you are in heaven, already.

freestone

Sunday, October 23, 2011

the Burning clouds.

the Burning clouds. by freestone
the Burning clouds., a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the Burning clouds.


Oh the sunset, here from the 9th floor landing. One cloud looks to be on Orange fire.
Tallahassee, Florida.

Friday, October 07, 2011

a Very Small thunderhead!

a Very Small thunderhead! by freestone
a Very Small thunderhead!, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

a Very Small thunderhead!


maybe one of the world's smallest rainshowers! rain area might be only 1000 feet wide.
Florida sure has the strangest thunderhead clouds, the most common clouds here for most of the year.
tallahassee, florida. 4th floor looking west, sunset.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

end of the rainy season

end of the rainy season by freestone
end of the rainy season, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

end of the rainy season


Yes, the end of the rainy season for this city, Tallahassee. A short season this year, over before the end of september and I have seen it go until end of October. Seems to be ending earlier every year! I have read, in fact, that for the southeast United States, the falls have been cooling for nearly 20 years! Was five degrees below the record of 55 for a low, sometime in mid september too. An all time record. Today, october 4th, was 50 in the morning. Was 45 the morning before.
Hot summers, due to dry, then cold winters.
If those sunspot people are right, those who feel that after the 2012 maximum that there might be *no* sunspots for 20 to 60 years, or more; then "the little ice age" could begin, one could walk across the Thames every winter, in London.
...the new bumper sticker for 2015: "burn soft coal today, keep the next ice age away"!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Even a plain sunset can be beautiful!

Even a plain sunset can be beautiful!


yes, even a plain ordinary sunset can be pretty. Tallahassee sure has some pretty clouds, any time of day. I never tire of their ever ever changing shapes and colors. From my forth floor window, sunset.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

me.

me. by freestone
me., a photo by freestone on Flickr.

just something to send as I needed to see a photo of me.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

the orange of the passing rainclouds

the orange of the passing rainclouds


a thundershower passes to the east and then the setting sun illuminates these clouds.

so wonderful this orange, then the sun sets.

tallahassee, florida, usa.

Monday, September 05, 2011

hurricane sunset. by Lee!

hurricane sunset.  by Lee! by freestone
hurricane sunset. by Lee!, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

hurricane sunset. by Lee!


a "hurricane" sunset.. Thanks to tropical storm Lee. here in Tallahassee, florida, the storm now is in upper Alabama but the rain bands of even weaker storms often spread out for 600 miles! earlier this afternoon there was 50 mph winds in a rain band storm where visibility might have been 100 foot. Nothing to fool around with: tornadoes often come with these bands and even 60 mph winds even in a mild storm.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

it Glows like it is alive!

it Glows like it is alive! by freestone
it Glows like it is alive!, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

it Glows like it is alive!


a sunset-glowing thunderhead, to the east of tallahassee, fla. As if it is alive inside, "nuclear" powered!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

on a clear day you can see to the white mountains.

on a clear day you can see to the white mountains.


a nice but hot day here in tallahassee, florida. 98 at 4 PM. maybe only 90 now, at 6 PM.

off in the distance are the clouds one sees around here nearly every day, except for when one of these clouds are overhead! Then it looks like it is raining all over the world!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

oh the excitement, unlimited tropical moisture and a hot sun, awaaaaay we go!

oh the excitement, unlimited tropical moisture and a hot sun, awaaaaay we go!
11 am and already the huge cumulus grows immense.Maybe 90 degrees already at 11 am! This cloud slowly came over to my building and maybe a half inch of rain fell. skies so humid that all one has to do to make it rain is to jab upwards your unopened umbrella and the umbrella point will poke a hole in the clouds and her the rain comes!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

the prettyness of the evening clouds at sunset

the prettyness of the evening clouds at sunset
near sunset. such pretty shades of orange, in a tropical clear evening sky.
tallahassee, florida, about 8:30 pm.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

yet another Face in my T-shirt!

yet another Face in my T-shirt!
Yes, another Face. I guess that I Am Watched, at night.

Monday, July 11, 2011

the big Red Mushroom

the big Red Mushroom by freestone
the big Red Mushroom, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the big Red Mushroom
yes, a huge Big Red Mushroom. After three inches of rain, this comes up in one day and then might be gone a day later. other mushrroms on the next block are now covered with mold and brown-black. Yes, here mold grows on mushrooms, it is *that* humid here in Tallahassee, florida! Yesterday I estimated the dewpoint temperature, at one time, to be about 80 to 85 degrees far. !!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

the shadow of a thunderhead

the shadow of a thunderhead by freestone
the shadow of a thunderhead, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the shadow of a thunderhead
sunset, looking to the west. a far off thunderhead casts a shadow eastward onto the clouds, that is why the clouds look "funny" at the near-right end of the horizen.

Friday, July 01, 2011

In the Land of White Mountains

In the Land of White Mountains
looking upwards from my 4th floor landing, a thunderstorm! I call tallahassee the land of the White Mountains! 80 to 90 thunderstorm days a year, here. Almost every summer day there is a thunderhead cloud somewheres. Never two alike.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

the Incredible Shrinking Old Men! [and women]

the Incredible Shrinking Old Men! [and women]


I had an interesting experience today.
I had the new bus schedule, the city is completely changing all the bus routes in a few weeks. I wanted to give it a newcomer to my senior home for independent living, a 83 year old very intelligent man who just moved in last week.
when i gave him the bus schedule, he said he had the new one already and that this new schedule was going to make it hard for him to see his doctor regularly. he then ranted about how the new routes were worse under this new route pattern.
he went on some more about the cost of living goes up and the poor get poorer. and on. and on, then someone else down the hall wanted some help: good excuse to leave.

all that I could do is to talk back to him in his own ideas and to agree. I could not turn him "away" from his criticness, I could not find any words to "overturn" his reasons for pessimism.

*then* i see now why i "had' to agree with him, it is the only thing that i can *POSSIBLY* say to him!!

Here is an analogy to explain why I could not say something optimistic to him: a man who is 40 has his sheet of paper with his drawings on it: his life. then as he gets to be 50 or so, "someone" snips off a corner or two from the sheet, including some of his life-art. by 60 years old, the sheet begins to get ever the smaller and smaller. *now* is the Time to be able to have some Art that is off the sheet, the Art that will stay with you for eternity. Now is the time to begin to grow your soul, to know that there is more to life than in just living materially.

this man has no "3-D" artwork, comparatively. all that he sees is his analogy, "the dollar is shrinking right before my eyes, it buys less and less. he is angry. Very Angry. his very life is being cut away by old age and his less flexible mind. he sees the future in that senile lady across the hall or that man down the hall with a triple heart bypass, a few years older than he and this other heart-man will soon live in a nursing home, his life-sheet is now the size of a mail stamp!

like a rat in a Press, as the walls of old age close in, he gets every the angry, if extroverted, or ever the depressed if introverted.

This one man, see, has no spiritual life. Nothing "off the sheet". Little of soul, nothing of Spirit. Like the Joke I read of a rich materialist man dying and going to heaven and the angels showed to him his heavenly home, a SHACK. he was angry. the angels then told him, "but you did not send us up any lumber to build your home with"!

No lumber.

No Jesus. no transcendence. Little Love-feelings, little Understandings in spite of his IQ of 140.

---And why cannot I, with an older soul, "help" him or even not be able to respond against his anger?

Simple: whatever I would say, would mean nothing to him, utterly so. I cannot even utter the christian Dogma platitudes to him. many many 'intelligent" people are like this, in a younger person, the vibration is, "cynicism, sarcasm"! I would talk like a China-man in a world of English-only people. What could i say that he even could deny against?!
this is probably the "bitter old man", someone ranting with rage as he slowly goes down the drain!

I wish there was a way, like in the Greek Mysteries, where a person could experience a "out of body experience" so that they would *know* that there is a good life after death. Or, to at least have a Real Experience of the Mystical Spirit, to *know* that there is more to life than our material world. At least even the Christians have *Faith* that they are saved and are to go to heaven!

And also to know that their soul can still grow even if they are 99 years old!
So I feel bad that i can only reply kind to kind, to talk of the shrinking money and how "everything is going to pieces, nowadays"! I *could*, i guess, turn right angles to him and then hold up my copy of "war And Peace" and then begin to recite this book to the air! the "disconnect" to him would be utter. This is what talking about anything with Soul or Spirit is, to him and to most of the other people.

the Younger people? they are just in the Innocence of their Youth, they do not see their life-sheet being shrunk, they are young and full of dreams that might still be done, even if they are only material dreams. there is no future for this older man except living in a nursing home being 2 years old and dependant upon everyone for *everything*! no more dreams.



freestone

Saturday, June 25, 2011

coming across the flatlands

coming across the flatlands by freestone
coming across the flatlands, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

coming across the flatlands
looking to the west from the 8th floor landing, the land looks flat and storms can be seen for miles and miles. Usually they die out before they come to here, these early summer showers are so short in duration before they die of old age. This almost like living on the Prairies, instead of in Tallahassee, Florida. I know people who carry an umbrella with them every single day of the week even if there is not a cloud in the sky! They live indoors, work indoors and have no weather knowledge.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We are together for Eternity

We are together for Eternity
We are together for Eternity. A large cumulus cloud to the west of my building, here in Tallahassee.
Looks a bit like of a man pointing to Tomorrow with his wife by his side. He and She enjoying the heavens.
There are entire books devoted to shapes in the clouds. Flickr groups too. Amazing what can be seen and these Productions only last for minutes.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the stretched out storm!

the stretched out storm! by freestone
the stretched out storm!, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the stretched out storm!
a small thunderstorm cloud reaches into the upper atmosphere and the winds aloft are *very* strong and thus the top is strewn and pulled downwind, to the behind of where I stand.
I noticed this last year often here in the summer. Unusual for Tallahassee in the summer, at 30 degrees North. This means that the jet stream is very very active and at the end of June this is not usual at all, here! Blame it on "la Nina", blame it on sunspots or global warming, or maybe just on "2011/12 the weather is just plain weird all over the world!
Will be no hurricanes this year in the southeast USA if this pattern continues. "Dry" is the Word, I guess, for the south and for several more years to come.

Monday, June 20, 2011

a small tower of power

a small tower of power by freestone
a small tower of power, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

a small tower of power
a thunderhead. Looking to the west late in the day from the 5th floor stairs, tallahassee, florida, usa. One small rain for those fortunate to be under this.

Holy Trinity Monastery

Holy Trinity Monastery by Chad Husby
Holy Trinity Monastery, a photo by Chad Husby on Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/calamites/5505183193/in/set-72157623978341770/

Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, New York

http://www.flickr.com/photos/calamites/5365883511/in/set-72157623978341770/
the set has maybe 30 to 40 pictures of this monestary

 
 
Holy Trinity Monastery is a male monastic community under the auspices of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. We are dedicated to a life of prayer and obedience according to the pre-revoluntionary monastic tradition. We draw our origins from the Pochaev Lavra of St. Job of Pochaev in Southern Ukraine when monks fled from Pochaev in the face of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. As descendants of the Lavra of Pochaev, we continue the mission established by St. Job in the 15th century to publish books for the edification and protection of the faithful. Within the monastery is located a studio and school of Russian iconography conducted by disciples of master iconographer Fr. Cyprian (Pijoff). Also situated within the monastic community is Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, with young men from around the world training for the holy priesthood and ministry within our Church. Consisting of impressive buildings and an other-worldly way of life, Holy Trinity Monastery is a source of spiritual nourishment and support for the Orthodox Church. 
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This monestary was where the Orthodox church, more or less in exile under Communism, maintained the traditions and crafts and the way of life, this is the largest Orthodox monestary outside of Russia.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

to those who will do WW III

to those who will do World War 3, I dedicate this post.

To those who begin this war and to those who will fight in it and to those who will be the participants in it, as "victims": meaning, most of us, the whole human race!
[This is assuming that what I See coming, what my Seer friends have seen, and from what I have read of other psychics and prophets seeing the same outcome, to happen within  a few months to a number of short years away!]

WW III.
---the last thing any "spiritual" person might imagine should happen to the human race.  There is even talk amoungst the seers that if anyone is caught at ground zero, in a nuclear blast, the intense radiation will actually go "up" into the etheric levels and strip away part of the soul's life memories from that life lived up until this blast!  The soul returns nearly empty handed, of life experiences!
  The last thing that I would want, in any event.  WW III.

But the "Lord", [to give the great overspirit a name] might have Ideas of His Own, for the immediate future of the human race and its mass Ascension into spirit!

There is one humbling thing that I have to accept.  that most of the human race is "baby soul".  Even America is made up of mostly young souls and mature souls.  there are *very* few old souls here, at least in comparison to everyone else.
In other words, a *whole* lot of second graders and a few third graders and only a very few 3rd...4th...and higher grades, incarnated.
"War" might indeed be the language of these baby and young souls and that they NEED to act out what is best for them, you cannot skip a grade in childhood without crippling the development of the child and I feel that this holds for the stages of life for souls too.
    Thus "economic capitalism with its 'rape" of the environment" is the Curriculum curve lesson for probably 80% of the souls here!  they have to learn by doing.

I am guessing that these very old souls are here to be able to experience the earth plane so that they can help the arriving souls, when everyone comes to the afterlife.  Got to "be here, done that" in order to learn what the earthplane is like.  thousands and thousands of years of Counseling and consoling aid will be done, by these old souls, after they too, die.

Thus I forgive the human race if 'everyone" chooses to go via WW III.

And this war could only be a few years off, too.

On a practical note: you Survivors who move way out into the country to Survive, please be aware that RADIATION might happen, ala nuclear bombs.  think: "civil defense booklet on surviving radiation"!   be sure to have a Geiger counter or another type of radiation detector with you and to have water and food that can be shielded from fallout!

freestone

Thursday, June 16, 2011

the setting sun Reveals.

the setting sun Reveals. by freestone
the setting sun Reveals., a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the setting sun Reveals.
Looking out of my 4th floor west window at a sunset sun underlighting an anvil cloud of a thunderstorm off in the distance. Rained a few hours earlier, was 105 degrees this day, here in Tallahassee, Florida!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

eager clouds growing to become rainclouds

eager clouds growing to become rainclouds
yes, a hole in the clouds showing cumulus growing to try to become rainmakers. Does not take much to rain these clouds. An inch can fall from these tropical rainclouds, and two blocks away only three drops fall.
Tallahassee, florida.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

my Vision of maybe WW III beginning around 2021 !!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/freestonew/wwIII.png


[drawing]



hi all.



I was thinking, the other day, about "that" dream of a year ago. In this dream I was taken in spirit to see a kind of "astral for-runner" of a strange scene. two ladies were fighting each other in a courtyard with a black column of smoke rising 300 feet into the air, behind them. Next to these ladies a flatscreen TV had a news broadcast where the anchorman was talking about the conflict between "Canadamountreal" and "Russiamountreal" leading to WW III. Someone yells out that two of our three chances were missed [for ww III to happen] and now *this* chance coming, in ten years, will be the last chance to stop this war from happening!



Yesterday I realized that from space, a world war with Russia would *Look* to have Canada and the USSR sending missiles over the pole. Canada vs Russia. USA has, what, 6000 missiles, and Russia might have 8000 nuclear missiles, the numbers change from time to time.



I had not put this all together until last week when I looked at the three bassette generations, Uncle, my father, and me, we "did" many important life things in 27 year cycles and Dudley, my father, was born in 1914. ww I. I was born in 1941, 27 years later.... ww II.

[the 27 year cycles are not exact, of course, often they fall short of 27 years by several months.]



the next 27 year point was about 1968.

http://www.submarinebooks.com/RedStar.htm

[quote]

The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S.



Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been.



[/quote]

---we all came SOOOO close to nuclear ww III, then!

[this is the first "Point" of exit, i feel; war did not happen.]



the next 27 year point was about 1995.



the Bible code people saw that 1996 was to begin ww III!

http://www.muphin.net/biblecode/08.htm

[quote]



Three thousand years ago it had predicted that in July 1996 Netanyahu would go to Amman. If the Bible code was right about that, also right about the predicted "atomic holocaust," the "holocaust of Israel," and the "World War."

[/quote]



---the *SECOND* missed ww III chance point. !!



ah, the next opening is about 2020 to 2023!



AND.

the great depression began October 1929. applying the 27 year cycles again, you eventually get 2010 !!



BINGO!!



*this* is Ominous, sports fans.

here we have two 27-year cycles running in tandem and now again there is a great depression and within 10 to 11 more years ww III will break out, unless this third and last "chance" passes by!



History repeats for those who cannot alter it.

the weather in the 1930s, many many records for heat, cold drought, still stand today and this is the Time of the great dust bowel. does not anyone SEE the cycles of History?

my father did, he had cycle books way back in the 1950s, he would be warning people today about the oncoming great war, the third war that the Hopi warn of!!

within a year or so, Someone will suggest the CCC camps for the unemployed! history will grind on, in its repeats.



the hell of this is by the time this war gets nearer, everyone will "want" this war and even liberal lefties will Enlist and wave the us flag!

the collective Lemming-mass of humanity will evoke this war to cleanse the depression away.



however....12,000 to 15,000 nuclear missiles will give to the world "rabbits"! 6000 years from now there might be 300 kinds of rabbits and nothing else alive in the mammal kingdom, rabbits that fly, swim, even begin to walk upright. And they will glow in the dark too, the radiation, you know....!!



I enclose my drawing.



This is a GOOD thing to pray about. I cannot imagine Spirit permitting such a war, but then again it will be us that will begin it, in free will, but maybe not in free will as those who do not Understand will be a slave to the wheels of history-aturning!



ten years [2011] and counting......



freestone

Monday, June 06, 2011

the Arch of the hailstorm

the Arch of the hailstorm by freestone
the Arch of the hailstorm, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

the Arch of the hailstorm
A small thunderstorm to the immediate west of Tallahassee. That "Arch" is where, in a few minutes, hail began to fall, to the west, hail stopped a baseball game at the University. If the clouds have a "bluegreen" tint to them, watch out, hail is in these clouds along with heavy rain.

In this city there hardly is NO light rain, during the summer rain season, one can get drenched to the skin within seconds just running to your car! Then three blocks away there might be only a few drops fall.

In a normal year, here in Tallahassee, each of the four summer months might see from 4 to 15 inches of rain, over 85 thunderstom days here!

Been dry of late, no cloud pictures from me, no clouds!
Maybe this will change now.

Friday, June 03, 2011

a real mortar and pestle

a real mortar and pestle by freestone
a real mortar and pestle, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

a real mortar and pestle
A real Mortar and Pestle! A not very large one, I bought this at the New Leaf Market, here in tallahassee. Looks nice.
They still make these.
Made in China, of course.

Even if I do not use this, still looks nice. I "am an Alchemist now"!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

my Letter to Harold camping about his October 21st New Date of end times!

hi all.

I mailed off a email letter to "family radio", just now. I wanted to write to Harold Camping, myself, but these is no address that would work.

I do not think that he or they are aware of what I found out.
here is the letter, below.
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hi
Hello all.
I "got" to tell someone this in Harold Camping's world, as I cannot contact him, myself, maybe someone in the headquarters of family radio might be interested.

here is my message to Harold, and to all...

Yes, there is no end times on may 21st, after all. the Recalculated date is October 21st.
But have you [all] done the math?!
five months.
but these five months, from may 21st to October 21st...

IS ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE DAYS!

I repeat:
153 days.

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John 21:3-12 (King James Version)

3Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

4But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

5Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.

6And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

8And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

9As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

10Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.

11Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
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the 153 fish of Jesus.
This is the same number of days as between those two dates.

my own take on this, that my advice to myself and to you all, is to spend this time or 153 days to pray and to reflect, to prepare to Meet Jesus in heaven, getting my soul "prewarmed" for heaven.
[rededication!]


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It is entirely possible, I feel, that Spirit directed him to give a "erroneous" message, then come out again with a date some five months away, just so that many of us can prepare inwardly, to be more acceptable of the afterlife and to finish up our life's work and to deepen our relationship with Jesus.

what will it take to "convince" people that Something Is Going On?!
would a hurricane track, across the Atlantic,that spells out the word "DIE" do it? would 15 volcanoes erupting all at once do it?!

freestone

Monday, May 16, 2011

the Glowing Live Oak tree!


the Glowing Live Oak tree!, originally uploaded by freestone.

the Glowing Live Oak tree!
aA live oak tree outside of my 4th floor window, why it glows in the setting sun. Almost "too" much so! The sun is getting powerful, now, in May, here at 30 degrees North, Tallahassee, florida!
"sunscale...10" shouts the paper for sunscreen ratings, every sunny day.

Nothing special, really, just yet another face of a tree under different light conditions.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

my theory on multiple chemical sensitivity

my theory on multiple chemical sensitivity.  Just mine alone, from my own experiences and from what I have read.

Rudolf Steiner once wrote about how the soul incarnates into the body, near birth time.  But he writes about
how a soul might not incarnate "deep enough" into the body so that the soul's thinking ability is "detached" from the body: this give Autism.  Then he writes about souls that incarnate too too "deeply" into the body.
      while he does not expound much about what that person's life is like, I have a Royal Guess, people!

In a normal person the smell nerves, in the nose, detect the odors.  but in a person who incarnated too deeply, the BODY detects the odors!     When the body detects a scent, then the body *also* detects a "foreign substance to it", and then the Immune Function kicks in!   Of course the body will react the most to
scent chemicals that are not "natural" to the environment, meaning most man-made substances!

So this is what I think is happening to many, or at at least some, of the Multiple Chemical Sensitivity people [MCS]!  too too bad one cannot find a way to dampen the immune response.  But if so, no resisting disease and pre-cancer!  think..."AIDS"!
So this is why I read that some MCS people will react to *everything*!    The smell of iron from their cast iron skillet, on their kitchen cook stove, the smell of the hot stove "burners", the smell of the dye in the kitchen hand towels, the smell of the dish detergent, the smell of the sponge:  no wonder many are near-bedridden!!

I wish I had a "cure"!  I do not even have much help to give.  But at least I can "name the Demon", for some people with this Condition!

freestone

Sunday, May 08, 2011

I disagree with Stuart Wilde, in this article

http://www.stuartwildeblog.com/sws-jottings/2011/4/17/spiritual-practices-trees-sw.html

Ivy around trees is like the ghouls around a human, it suffocates the tree and eventually kills it.


I take small ax and secateurs (cutters) into the woods and liberate trees tearing down all the ivy I can reach. Sometimes I get one of the younger lads to climb up the tree for me. I don’t know how many trees I’ve liberated, many hundreds I’d guess


The trees help protect you in the Aluna worlds, they hover over you, so befriending them grants you a defined benefit, a new protection.



It’s a prayer to Gaia liberating a tree, every little bit helps. (sw)

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HOWEVER!

I read that scientists have found that in the rain forest vines weave the forest together! trees have shallow roots, the vines woven keeps the trees from blowing over in strong winds!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

a small study of a tree in the evening.

a small study of a tree in the evening.
yes, just outside of my fourth floor living room window, this is, about 8 Pm eastern.

I see just what interesting photos can be had right next to me, i do not have to even leave my room! Tallahassee has so much lush greenery, even near-downtown, that "nature picture taking" is easy, in this city!
But you have to have the Beauty in your heart before you really see it "out there". But of course the more beauty you notice outside of yourself, the more your soul increases in its "beauty quotient", and then your noticing of pretty things increases, over time!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

evening shower off in the distance

evening shower off in the distance
In the Northern distance is a small shower, the setting sun shines upon the cloud. Here in tallahassee, florida, the summer cloud season has begun.

the " Land of the White Mountains", I called this area of the country.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

me.


me., originally uploaded by freestone.

me.
the near-70 year old me, freestone. with white long hair, close up.

I took this so to have something that I might use for my avatar in facebook or somewheres.
a bit "too" close, perhaps, you can see every wrinkle, wart, and hair!

the old shed getting ever more rotten

the old shed getting ever more rotten
the old shed getting ever more rotten. please, termites, Do not let go off each other's mandibles!
Maybe it is the trees that hold this building up.
anyway, a study in old decaying buildings. Here in this humid subtropical climate, this does not take long.

this shed is only a few blocks from the center of downtown!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

sai baba did die in 2021!!

hi all.

a momentious calander discovery about sathya Sai baba and his stated death date, that he would die in 2021 or 2022.

from
http://expressbuzz.com/magazine/after-sathya-sai-baba-who/263471.html

Swami was 96 years according to the telegu calendar, telegu calendar is 11 years ahead of western calendar add 11 to 85= 96, if you go into Google it will confirm the telegu calendar shows 2021 and add 1 year which swami says you spend in a mothers womb you get 2022. I think Prashanti Nilayam knew about it and didn’t want to create panic and stampede. Very soon - you will realise that in you Neti Neti - No No to every sight your outward vision sees, there is another way - every material, animal or human - is saturated with Divine force, so now you look at the wall - it is impermenant - now but it has the Divine Force in every particle of sand or cement - relate to that Divine Force - with the Divine that you find in your self. Close your eyes - you will see Baba. Maybe the first time or maybe the 100th time, but you will see Baba - That is His Permenant Form - start loving that and start loving each of his teaching in our lives - Sathya ~ Truth - we will stick to Sathya come w


By Shanti

4/26/2011 2:22:00 PM
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I checked the Telegu calender.   yes.  April 24th is 2021.
 
baba came for India, mostly.   Carl Jung wrote that no westerner could ever experience India for what it is, as he would carry a bubble of the western ways around with him, everwhere he goes, if he visits India!
 
freestone

Sunday, April 24, 2011

sathya sai baba dies.

Revered Hindu guru Sathya Sai Baba dies at age 86


 .By AIJAZ RAHI, Associated Press Aijaz Rahi, Associated Press – 1 hr 40 mins ago

PUTTAPARTI, India – Hindu guru Sathya Sai Baba, revered by millions worldwide, died Sunday after nearly a month of hospital treatment near his southern Indian ashram. He was 86.



The news brought an outpouring of grief from his followers, including high Indian officials, who remembered him as a pious person who worked selflessly to help others with the billions of dollars donated to his charitable trust.



Women selling marigold garlands broke down in tears outside the ashram, while devotees began flocking to the temple complex where the guru's body will lie through Tuesday.



The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, where Sai Baba spent the past weeks on breathing support and dialysis, appealed for calm. Police, heavily deployed since Sai Baba was hospitalized March 28, kept tight control over road traffic and crowds. Shops were told to close to limit the number of people in town.
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RIP, baba.

Your path, baba, even if it has some virtue, seems to me made for the culture you lives in.

he has said, I have read, either he himself or from other people,
---"anyone who eats meat is not a devotee of mine"
---"one should eat....[the India way of eating]
---he says marriage is almost the most important thing in life. [i feel he is saying, like many Indians, an arranged marriage is best!]

etc....

lets not talk about the scandals, the sex things, the other slight of hand tricks that he is accused of.

millions worship him as a God.
a God who says he will live until he is 95 or 96 years old.
ooops.
someone even dredged up a prediction that apparently he made around 2000 where is is supposed to have said that he will have a medical sickness and be unconscious for 40 days then awake and be better than ever....[something like may 8th, 40th day, give or take a few days.]

watch India begin to come apart as the infighting begins and his *perceived" aura of peace and love are not there anymore.  watch the bitter fight over his money.  will Pakistan now begin a nuclear war, soon?!

ah, another Notch carved on the tobacco pipes, of the critics.  And another Notch carved *for* putting down a guru figure for saying that  life has a  Meaning:  any meaning at all: kill it, see through it all, as anything of Meaning has clay feet.
just do not aim that laser beam, by mistake, at your own heads, critics!  I have seen all too too often,  old bitter men, men, and women, who see through it all and "life's a bitch then you die", and they go out to the grave  a black hole of anger bitterness, as the anger and cynicism makes them so "heavy" that light cannot now escape;  they fall utterly into themselves and thus think only of their own Needs.

but!
--would i want utter "complete acceptance" of any philosophy of life or religion?
NO!
I follow the creed,  "Question Authority".    question anything.  like my sister at the super box store, she would literally pound it on the shelf, something she might buy, and if it did not break, she might then buy it!

if the religious people are right, the fundamentalists, they believe that these cult leaders will get you to sign up to a "hotel California" where once you sign up, you can walk out anytime but that you never ever can leave!  And...the streets of life are lined with these recruiting offices!  touch one of these and you might find yourself living after death in *their* afterlife world for a *VERY* long long time!!

freestone

sathys sai baba dies.

Puttaparthi, India, April 24, 2011 (AFP) - Sathya Sai Baba, one of India’s most famous gurus, died in hospital on Sunday, triggering a global outpouring of grief and tributes from devotees across politics, sport and entertainment.



He was 85 and finally succumbed to multiple organ failure after being in a critical condition for more than three weeks, his doctors said.







Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Indian+guru+Baba+dies+mourners+gather/4667050/story.html#ixzz1KRPc4md5

Friday, April 22, 2011

a tale of woe: not all seniors are "nice"!

Someone took her wheelchair!

I live in a senior facility for Independant living. There are about 150 people living here.

A few weeks ago someone left their wheelchair in the 5th floor laundry room, and then someone else took it. Now, today, she needs this chair and she cannot afford to buy another one.

so who would steal a wheelchair? I tried to put my head around that, to imagine the mindset of someone who would steal a wheelchair..
Could be....
1---a visiting relative who also has an old relative who needs a chair and this visitor has no scruples.
2----there are Hoarders in this building, just like there are everywhere, I read that up to 20%
of everyone hoards "Stuff"! I can imagine why someone would hoard a wheelchair even as they do not need one! Here in my senior Home, the ambulance comes for someone about once per week and everyone here just Knows that sooner or later it will come for them! Everyone here lives at the end of the conveyor belt and death Awaits us all, very soon and there is no way to ignore this fact, here! Thus this person might be "buffering" against death, as in, "the more stuff that might come in handy some day that you have, the more in control that you have over the coming of Mr death for you" For these people it is a matter of "survival" and survivors think of themselves first and sometimes only of self!
3---I once took my clothes to the 5th floor laundry room and when i got back, that lady, in there doing her wash, whom I never saw before or again, had left, but she took out my clothes from the dryer, hung up and ironed my shirts and then took my socks and underwear with her, never ever to be seen again!
When I asked around, i was told, "oh that must be *that* lady who never comes out of her room, she has Alzheimer's and she lost her husband a year ago and she probably thought that those clothes were his"!
A wheelchair? Some senile person might thing that the chair was her husbands as he needed a chair during the last few years. [he died three years ago!]
Anyone who care takes for an Alzheimer's person knows what i am talking about! the baby boomer's will see about a 80% increase in numbers of senile people as the wave of Boomers gets older. Soon, a senile person will not even know that she does not know, soon a senile man will ask his wife, when she comes to visit him in the memory home, "who are you"!

freestone

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

a walk in the Jungle


a walk in the Jungle, originally uploaded by freestone.

a walk in the Jungle
Walking the Path, in the Jungle. This used to be a named street until it was known that it was too narrow for modern cars. So the plants were left to grow and here in 60 inches a year, 100 days a year of 90 degrees, Tallahassee, Florida, the plants Grew! This alley is about 400 feet long and maybe four blocks from downtown. Now it is used only for the back driveways of streeted houses.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

dream: the UFO landing in Russia!

a Dream of going to Russia to see something utterly mysterious, like of a UFO landing.

I began this dream where I awoke to it where I am standing on a road near a large field of wheat. woods off in the background. Some farmer man was also standing near the road and we talked for a few minutes about wheat.
"the soul of the people", or something like that, he tells me, of this wheat.
Suddenly off in the far distance there was a large flash of light like lightning, but the sky was clear. we turned to look at this place where the flash came from and what was there was a large cloud like fog that looked a bit like of a huge tornado, miles and miles wide and going from the high sky right down to the ground. Dimly seen, in this mass of bright lit fog were "shiplike" crafts, like UFOs and there were colored flashed of light too. my farmer guy yelled something about a jetliner crashing and then both of us began to run to it.
we soon came upon what looked to be a army camp-base or ranger detachment. there were about ten barracks and a few large windowless buildings where maybe supplies or trucks were kept. In front of the barracks were jeeplike trucks painted in one color.
there were letters on the side of each truck, in a language that does not use Roman alphabet letters. something like "MKP" or "KCP".
Suddenly a whole batch of men came running out of the barracks and they began to jump into these trucks and one of the men with officer-like emblems on his lapel, yelled to me, "Comrade! get on with us, we need all the help we can get"!
off we all went, arms sticking out of these vans holding cell phone radios a-waving, talking. Off in a cloud of dust.
Slowly we all got closer. I could dimly hear someone telling other military about how the Kremlin needs to know.....

I got out of the van, miles later. this Thing is huge. like a grey wall with lights flashing inside of it. I began to slowly walk into it, visibility became nearly nothing. Then there was utter silence, i could not hear the jeeps and vans nor the men yelling.

then I heard a deep Voice, in English, a Voice the was *COMMAND AUTHORITY*
itself!
"STOP! "THERE ARE THINGS THAT NO ONE OF HUMANITY SHOULD EVER *EVER* KNOW.
*MUST* NEVER EVER KNOW."!


At that point i woke up.

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ooooh!

I had this dream about a month ago. Reminds me of the "roadside picnic"
science fiction story!

If I had gone another few feet, what would have I then seen?! I have the feeling, folks, that whatever this Knowledge is, that is contained within this Area of cloud, this knowledge would invalidate every single conspiracy theory out there! that there might be Indeed some knowledge that no human being should ever know!!

freestone

Saturday, April 16, 2011

a nice Florida house


a nice Florida house, originally uploaded by freestone.

a nice Florida house
a nice older small cracker house done up modern. I asked the owner if I could use this house of his. He has a business and lives in the house too.
There are a lot of these older southern homes hidden among the trees, here in Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Recent Posts
Sathya Sai illness: his words to devotees
Sathya Sai Baba doctors neglect the poor
Sathya Sai Baba illness worsens
Sathya Sai Baba health issue – media reports overview
Sathya Sai Baba – comments on health and events
Sai Baba: health condition prompts succession struggle
Sai Baba’s Karma & Retribution
Sathya Sai Baba on illness and death
Sai Baba’s life on thread – battles over his wealth?
Sathya Sai Super-speciality Hospital
Sathya Sai Baba on ventilator & dialysis (in Super-speciality Hospital)
SATHYA SAI BABA IN ICU – HEALTH NOT GOOD

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ahem!

sometimes you have to go to a devoted baba critic, to get real News about sathya sai baba's condition!

too too much coverups by the doctors and devotees: how *could* an incarnation of God be in such bad health?!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

a post to a forum about Safe Zones to move to in case of disasters

I have this terrible Imagination!
---that yes, the shit hits the fan and there are about ten large cities near some hills. I can see it now: 50,000 people a-heading for the Safe Zone! Look, See, Watch the lines of cars coming from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, etc....to the Ozarks. Watch them all drive up to High Ridge, or Spring Branch. Spring Branch might be a valley three miles long with one country store and thirty houses. Welcome all ye 4,000 people! Listen to the yelling babies and the barking dogs and 1000 cars near out of gas.

so.
*if* you have a safe zone to move to, be sure that this place is off of the radar from the "perceived" safe zones!
go to some place that few know about. A place where the lifeboat will not be overloaded.

this holds true, i fear, even for the places that you might be living in now: that quiet little cabin along Spring Branch. you got this place years ago, to get Away. But if the S hits the fan, those 4,000 people will *also* want to get Away!

and if you do not give those 4,000 people What They Want, some of them might turn on you!

so pick your Place carefully!!

freestone

a forum post about Damm yankees.

well.....

I originally came from a tiny rural town in upstate new York.

I moved to Tallahassee to attend college there at FSU. I soon discovered a term that southern people used, "DAMM YANKEE"! I also found out Who these disliked people were. they are *not* every person from the North.

a Damm Yankee is someone, usually from a large northern city, who is "in your face" obnoxious, and he will tell you how to live your life *his* way! Then try to force you to do it "for your own good", often quoting his university education versus your 9th grade education and your use of bad grammar and bad political attitudes!
Then he calls you a "redneck", with the Implication that you contribute nothing to anyone, that whatever you believe in is wrong and needs to Come Around to.....[usually his own belief system!]
these DYs are always in a hurry and get on ya if you do not also be in a hurry with them.

As the years went by and more and more Northern people moved to Tallahassee and long long after the blacks got their rights, here and there, i see these DYs.
Meet them. They make me feel like I am "an American Indian and they are the New White Man"!

[little feelings: they have no "oil" in their engine, everything is square on the corners and they have little "roundness" to them or in their souls. Thus they have no feel as to what their Policy will do to the village/classroom/employees, or to you personally.]

in college 1961, I had to ride back from the caving expedition, the 90 miles, with a Connecticut man who drove a Cadillac. He did not like the South. he pulled up behind an old pickup truck and then pulled sharply around it, cutting off the farmer with his two sons, in it. a couple of miles down the road this Conn. man pulls into a convenience store to buy something and as he came back to the car this pickup truck came slowly into the parking lot. the farmer slowly got out and walked up to the open window and began to sharply talk to the driver, "how could you pull around me like that; me with my two kids, do not do this again"! he drives off; i sunk down in my side of the seat. So what did this Conn. guy then do? for the next 80 miles he "machine gun mouthed" nonstop, putting down this stupid farmer and the South and all of the rednecks. every tree and post and house got his negative comments!!

I had as a college room mate who was from also a city in upstate new York. he and his other northern friends bullied and tormented me endlessly! And what was his major? psychology!! He was going to be a counselor of people's problems!!

the next county over from Tallahassee is very very rural. there, when the schools are yearly graded and they get a "D" grade, they clap for joy as now the school is doing much better than last year!!
But I know a Secret about these rural counties, people! What Counts for the Most, there, is how much you love others and how much others love you. I once saw a poster for the church fish fry, there, in the county seat.
It said, "fish fry. you all come"! This poster was on a power pole a mile from the church. there was no place, time, or date, given. These informations are not important here!
[infuriates a Yankee.]

the Bible speaks about how Love is greater than Mind. I agree.

lets not even write about the "war after the war", the Occupation, the carpet baggers! Thus Northern Occupation went on for years after the war.

southerners:
--have you ever worked with a Boss from Up North who was from a huge city? many of these bosses are bosses from hell. some of them value Time, speed, money, pickyness, over all. For many of these people, the south is a territory in need of being Set Right!!

so there. I need not rant about blacks or the civil war, just have me describe some experiences with a Mindset
of some northerners.

freestone

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

florida's 4 billion $$ mess.

well well well....

I see that in my last post I sounded a bit miffed at things.  

Just living in the tallahassee capital city makes me soak up the anger and the rages, of the politic wars over Scott's budget cuts.
there seems to be little "spirituality" here.  You have a business man govenor working with a business directed state, a state where big coporate business is the Way To Go!  Only the big boys can buy up, for instance, half counties to build their 50,000 homes!  big business is the soul of florida's economy.

so here is gov. Scott, he is walking down the row of Roman soldier legionaries, all standing at attention.  He holds his Razor, wanting to make his cuts on the beards of the soldiers but *each* soldier wants his beard!
Thus all Scott is getting is a row of legionaries holding up their shields to stop Scott from cutting *Him*!

"my program is vital to babies, are you out of your mind"?!
"do you really hate old people, govenour"?
"third rate colleges are not good for Florida"!
"you expect the disabled to walk"?!
"better not have your mansion catch fire, if you cut us firefighters"!
---on and on.......

Of course this state is a retirement state and the LAST thing any senior wants, especially today, is a school tax, a personal state income tax: they came from state so taxing that even property does not appreciate in value!

so where *is* he going to cut?!
WHO will he hurt and he will hurt someone for sure, and badly.

wait till that cat 5 hurricane takes out the city of .......... and *then* Scott will need 50 billion $$$$!

freestone

Sunday, April 10, 2011

oh skinny me!


oh skinny me!, originally uploaded by freestone.

oh skinny me!
setting sun makes my shadow SO long! I suppose if I stood on a mountain top, at just the right moment my shadow could be 20 miles long!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

the Florida government and the $4-billion deficit.

ah, someone on facebook is not happy with the Florida Governor, Scott's ideas on how to reduce this 4-billion dollar deficit.
I added my 3 cents worth, discovering again how facebook does not seem to treat spelling too well and if i want to make a new paragraph, facebook publishes my entry immediately instead of making that paragraph.

here are my comments to the facebook article.


.Freestone Wilson everyone is so excited about the clothes of the emperor, no one notices the naked emperor: the near 4-Billion deficit! how IS this sickness to be healed?! Maybe by Fasting. Or by having a different doctor.


4 minutes ago · LikeUnlike.Freestone Wilson or....why if i want to make a new paragraph, facebook thinks this is to POST my comment?!

4 minutes ago · LikeUnlike.Freestone Wilson oops. again! i love to make space lines, i guess you all will see many many comments lines then!

3 minutes ago · LikeUnlike.Freestone Wilson or...how about Biting the Bullet?! doing what all the Northern dates will lots of people do, have a large state income tax, then a high sales tax, then add a very high property tax and a school tax, then add huge taxes on gas, alcohol, cigs. i betcha this shortfall will appear EVERY year, from now on, even if this 4-billion one is solved!

about a minute ago · LikeUnlike.Freestone Wilson seems facebook cannot spell either and NO "edit" function!
 
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just *how* is this shortfall problem going to go away?  by itself?
radical surgery is needed and many people will be angered no matter who or how this is done!
 
how about going back to 1953!  reduce all social programs to 1953 level.
"thud".....
does not fly, does it?
 
any ideas of your own??
 
freestone

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

the homeless begging Place



the homeless begging Place, originally uploaded by freestone.
ah, the "homeless" again.
a never ending topic.
I see many homeless people, and outsiders too, fall into this category: a short story I once read, the remote villager somehow gets in contact with the hospital for plastic surgery on her face. This remote valley deep in Appalachia, no one much leaves, but this young lady wants to and somehow, perhaps the church, funds her to take a bus to this renowned hospital, the correct her ugly face.
when she walks into the doctor's office, along with her relatives and friends, the doctor sees a beautiful face! but all her relatives have a terrible ugly face, "inbreeding" maybe.

see....the normal in this valley is that ugly face and she is the only lady in this whole valley with a pretty face thus she is not socially accepted by many, there!

there is Jim, living in the woods, back in 1680, on the great plains, he would have been an incredible Indian game tracker. now he drinks to bury his depression, there is no more game to track.
Larry? why he went to Viet Nam, trained to be a warrior and now there is no more wars of his type around anymore. he has SSI psychological disability. useless in a board room or clerking in a state office.
Susie? she hears voices and dreams dreams of end times and earthquakes. her mind is flaky. too too bad she was not born in about 1880 when spiritualism and mediumship was in vogue! she needed Training so she could focus, then help people. Now she sits all day outside of the Shelter, singing to herself, Her vagina is huge, due to the hundred, or so, men who have sexed her, raped her, over the last few years!

You do not have to be in the homeless shelter to have this Problem either! I have seen, you have seen, people who chose the wrong career path and now they are just treading water awaiting the few more years until retirement. but the stress of trying to fit where they were not made *to* fit, have wrecked his health, thus when his retirement begins, instead of living a few of his childhood dreams, he begins, "medical management", too sick even to leave the nursing home for a day trip! then RIP!!

freestone

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Some homeless are not homeless!


homeless 4, originally uploaded by freestone.

many homeless are not homeless!

yes this image of the Tallahassee shelter, over 200 sleep there nightly and some people have lived here for over 15 years.
"Alone, all alone, no one can make it there all alone"!---the slogan on the mural.

But there are many many many people that I see, as i bus or walk around, who are"Homeless" even as they have a place to live in!
a live-in homeless person? Someone who has a nice apartment or lives with relatives.
but in their heart they are homeless.
either and all-above...
--no career.
--disability that limits a social life.
--deep psychological problems.
These are some of the things that make for my definition of a homeless person. I see them all of the time. Head droops as they walk, the cloud hangs over their heads: chronic depression. no proper lady will touch him, no man will woo her. she lives with he mother and is social inept to the max, probably will live with mama until mom dies.
"Jim" has attention deficit disorder big time. drugs only sicken him, so he is a moving motor and keeps a job for only a week. "Bill" has an IQ of 75 and he has washed dishes for about 20 years. "Susan" is epileptic and has a history of seizures even with drugs: no one will hire her.
"Larry" saw someone rape his 11 year old daughter and he killed the rapist on the spot. this got him 11 years pen time, no job for him now, he is a ex-con. he says to me, on the bus, "i killed him, wouldn't you"! [a true story, this.]
"Jim" the senior in my senior home. he has relatives from hell, they abandoned him.
millions of these souls, shambling, hobbling, toward the well of Samaria, where Jesus will save them all.

just think: no matter how talented you might be, there is someplace where you are not even invited to sit on the bench outside of their front door! in something, you and I are truly inept at, and will be judged and sentenced as Lacking!

freestone

Monday, March 28, 2011

rainclouds near sunset


rainclouds near sunset, originally uploaded by freestone.

rainclouds near sunset
far to the west lies a dying thundershower, the near-setting sun makes the underclouds have a tinge of yellow and purple. makes for a mysterious cloud image. From my fourth floor window.

off to the west is a dying thundershower. the left side of this cloud looks just like this right side, the anvil shield has been stretched out far to the east by a strong upper wind. here in North Florida, the daily high temps have been as high as near 90, this last week.
earlier today there was a tropical rain shower. "sprinkle to drench" within seconds! do not even walk to your car in the parking lot, at the first drops falling!
probably will be 35 degrees next week, at "little winter", that counterpart to "January thaw", about April 4 to 10th, weather goes back to early march, all over the east coast; maybe in these global warming sunactive times, all bets might be off!

Uploaded by freestone on 28 Mar 11, 6.40PM EDT.

Where I have just found [*again*] that I am not an instructor!

well well well, as i walked into my senior home for independent living, my Worst Help nightmare came up to me to ask for help.  A man who has had many strokes and does things like bring the soup for the pot luck dinner *in* a plastic grocery bag.
[not "wrapped in" but *in* a plastic bag, like he was bring a goldfish in water.]

the local paper had an article about two Buddhist retreat sites and he wanted me to help him on the upstairs dial up computer as he says, "they do not just come up"!

--imagine you being lead into the operating room and the surgeon hands you the scalpel and he says, I am going golfing, the patient is ready for the tumor removal at the base of his brain"!
--imagine walking into the cockpit of the 747 plane and the stewardess says that it is ready for takeoff and the
junior captain is sick so you have to take it off and fly it by yourself!
......this is his computer knowledge.
took a bit for him to *discover* that one needs to double click to open a shortcut to google on the desktop.
["it just does not come up"!!]

a half hour of Total Frustration, on my part.  
at 35k per second, dialup speed, at that!!

I managed to find two of his sites and there are many links and fanpages too.    two google windows open.
he can hardly use the "open in a new window" thingee either and when he does, he is clueless as to how
to find this page he opened.

so here I am, a sports car trying to drive, on a road where the speed limit is about 1/100th of a mile per hour, maybe 300 foot PER DAY!!
[i read how parades ruin cars as that slooooow speed overheats everything, as these cars slowly go along, in the parade.]

here again i realize that while his heart is in a good place, there is little that i can do with him or for him except do it ALL *for* him!  my way.  then give to him my results my way and my own interpretations, my own reviews and comments.  he be a pudding and i am the sauce.
or else.....
---he is totally lost.

as i left him in the computer room, i suggested he call those phone numbers, in the article.
probably i would then have to walk *with* him over using a phone too!

sad.
behind this man will soon be 10,000,000 more, the baby boomers getting older.
and...a "saint Teressa", and there are those people, even here in this building, will spend most of every single day every day of the month caring for someone.  the helper's own life does not even exist.
   I once talked to a neighbor over the man down the street.  he told me that in that 150 year old house lived a man and his mother and this man has spent his ENTIRE LIFE  caring for his disabled mother.
she now is 95 and he is 80.  the catholic church down the street considers him a living saint.  His whole life, no outside interests at all, just devoted to her.

the man, even here in this building, who Cares, why he has, for the last year, gone to spend most of the day caring for another resident.  I never see him except for when he comes down for church and i do not ever go as the perfumes bother my copd.

so I see that i will have to be "the bad guy" and not help this computer total illiterate man.
I utterly lack the patience too.

"just right mouse click to bring up the menu to open in a new window".
"right mouse click?"
"window?"
"open in a new window"?
"why does nothing get typed in the google box when i type"?

"hey", i tell him, "a "-" is not a "_" when entering a name"!!

"you got to double-click to open a desktop icon". 
click.....[three seconds]......click.....[two seconds]....."hey, you must click-click, like that"!
click.....three seconds....click...two seconds.....scowls.
[again]    double...click, "click click".
click...[two seconds]........click.

!!

poor guy.  takes him two hours to eat a meal.  20 minutes to walk 100 foot.
   I have sympathy, but there comes a point where i give up.

freestone