Friday, March 28, 2014

everyone is right!

Yes, everyone is "right"!  I have found that even the most angry, "sinful",  outlaw-like, or "contrary-to-my-views", person, has something of a Truth in his or her beliefs!
--the old man who "breaks before he bends", never changes and is in your face for hours, talking at you about his fixed Opinions: you find out he was on the front lines of WW II and his Medals of Honor show that he helped saved civilization for you!  you do *NOT* bend or change, confronting the Nazi troops, if you hope to win out!
---the lady who embezzles thousands of $$$ from a charity she works for, "oh how awful"!  then you learn she was abused and battered all of her life and after her "evil" ex has left, she has to raise these six kids on a min wage job and they are after her house, her car,  even her wages! [to pay off debts]  do you wish her to be in prison for 20 years, will *you* take in her kids?!
---the *really* hateful anti-christian person;  you learn he was terribly abused by his priest, in school years, then had his marriage ruined by his wife becoming a fundamentalist. religion jammed down his throat all of that time, of childhood.  now he is vaccinated against Jesus, for the rest of his life, *real* good!

Every good thing has some badness;  every bad thing has a lot of goodness.  One must attempt to sort out which is which.


Friday, March 21, 2014

my aunt's photo of my childhood home

my aunt's photo of my childhood home. one mile north of Interlaken new York. I lived there for 19 years and often stayed there until 1975, when my mother died. someone then bought the house and really really did a good job re-doing the house. I have not been back there since 1998.
this is the kind of countryside where the guy marries the lady next door and lives in the same house for 30 to 60-plus years! my mother and father did. two aunts also lived in their homes for 50 years. Imagine: the same telephone number for 60 years!
the house was built maybe in 1830s. was a stagecoach tavern. It has about 14 to 16 rooms. "greek revival" they call it. then new age added on.

Monday, March 17, 2014

daggerfall game

daggerfall game by freestone
daggerfall game, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

yes, daggerfall computer game. two minutes out of the starting dungeon. people still play this game. people bought entire new computer systems just to play this game. in its day, why 450 megs was HUGE! supposed to have a land mass coverage larger than great britian! and you can walk every bit of it.
play it on windows 7 too.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

foggy morning

foggy morning by freestone
foggy morning, a photo by freestone on Flickr.

a foggy morning here outside my Tallahassee window. the Live oak has lost its winter leaves. the air looks mysterious.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

a foggy morning in the hollow.

a foggy morning in the hollow, here in Tallahassee. the oak trees do not look good as this time of year they all drop their leaves at once. then immediately put out new leaves. lots of pollen too, one year the very air was yellow.
a nice mysterious morning.