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a peculiar balloon landing today

not sure where it came down, but it was on or near a busy
street/crowded neighborhood. On or near Rio Grande in
the North Valley near Rte 40

it sat there a while, fires roaring, then deflated and disappeared
from our view.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:59 PM (12 replies)

jeez. I know. when you most needed a ton of support and love.

The victim ends up being blamed, almost no matter
what.. because of the after-effects, and how they scar
your life and social relationships. Survivors of sexual
assault, especially of ongoing abuse, become strange
people. Peculiar. Secretive, sad, angry, depressed,
odd. I couldn't speak
for many years throughout childhood and beyond.
Barely, I mean. It was as if there were something
choking me. All the words and feelings couldn't
come out. I was almost always disoriented for one
reason or another. I hated myself because I was
weak, and weird, and choked.

The victims become the weird ones, or the bad,
incorrigible ones. They are shamed in the family
and in the world around. They are punished or
ridiculed, or both. They are lonely. We can often
recognize each other, because the manifestations
are nearly universal, if you know what to look

And I've thought about this a lot, the cycle of
abuse and healing. How we use our damage to
help ourselves and others. I see a weird person
now, & don't see a weird person; I see myself.
I see a man or woman or child, I see a child
who has been profoundly hurt, and been carrying
profound loneliness his/her whole life. I see a
need for kindness, patience, and support.
And when I love, it makes me strong, it makes me heal.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:02 PM (2 replies)

Sequestration New Mexico

Sequestration will affect Sunport, other airports in New Mexico

Read more: http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/Sequestration-will-affect-Sunport-other-airports-in-New-Mexico/-/9153728/19050624/-/format/rsss_2.0/-/sefx65z/-/index.html#ixzz2LxDmSVtV

White Sands Missile Range is one of four military installments in New Mexico that would see cutbacks if the federal budget sequestration goes into effect.
By Margaret Wright

With federal spending comprising more than 12 percent of our entire state GDP, New Mexico is among 10 states that could most acutely feel the effects of the impending national budget sequestration. http://nmcompass.com/2013/02/23/saturday-springboard-sequestration-coyote-kill-bill-leibovitz-at-okeeffe/

and more
Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:54 PM (0 replies)

that sounds like some version of hell from Dante's inferno

Justice divine has weighed: the doom is clear.
All hope renounce, ye lost who enter here

Imagine coming home to McCain, every day for eternity..

<--- John

o smilies, i will sleep more sweetly because of you tonight
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:57 PM (1 replies)

I don't believe in hell.. I think it is merely the absence of heaven

both of which experiential states are fully accessible to
human beings whilst they are still alive. No need to
die to get there.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:46 PM (0 replies)

the questions we should be asking about the pearly gates

are they attached to walls?

if so, are they for keeping people out?
or keeping people in?
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:44 PM (0 replies)

this reminds me of a story

(remember it's just a story)

A great proud and powerful king regularly gathered his
court, naturally comprised of noble subjects who
lavished him with adoration. One fellow in particular,
a favorite of the king, was a poet. His poems & songs,
eloquent, elaborate, in praise of the King, brought
his Majesty particular delight.

One afternoon a line from the song made everyone
gasp. "Oh King, you are so mighty, no one is more
powerful than you, you are more powerful than God."

This made everyone quite nervous. It seemed the
poet had crossed a dangerous line, comparing the
King to God, and all waited for the King's response.

"Greater than God?" Indeed, is it so? The King
looked around his court. "Anyone...?" Anxious

Bemused by his courtiers' terror, he called upon his
most favorite, the court Jester, loved for his wisdom
and humor.

But even the Jester was nervous. If he answered that
the King was not greater than God, his Majesty may be
insulted, which could cost him his head.

Thinkety-think-think went his clever brain.

"My King," he ventured, "I can not answer the
question for certain from my own knowledge. But I do
know there is one thing YOU can do, that even God can
not do."

The King leaned forward, eagerly, as did the entire
court. "Hmmm...?"

"Majesty, if you wish to banish someone from your
Kingdom, it is easily done. This is something God
can not do."

and everyone lived happily ever after, keeping
their heads and pride intact.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:29 PM (1 replies)

annoying cat syndrome

I love this kitty to pieces, he's the best cat ever except
for his most annoying persistent and loud whiny meow.

So annoying in fact that one of the other cats up and
clobbered him, just to get him to shut up.

Anyone have a good suggestion for teaching an
otherwise perfect cat to "use his words" ??

The only thing that works is if I grab him and pet
him and kiss and hug him for a long time.. but I'm
starting to feel used...

he was so cute when I adopted him, looked like this one:

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:51 AM (14 replies)

he appears to be a disingenuous, bitter and angry man who has a humongous ego and imagines

himself as someone important. He knows how to appear
honorable, he has a way of acting and speaking which
is supposed to be dignified, but if you scratch the surface
or rub him the wrong way -- heroism is not consistent with
his choices, his meanness, his vengeful passive-aggressive
posturing and sputtering. He is a little man, not a hero,
in my opinion. And all of his nobility in uniform has come
into question from many respectable sources, I'm sorry
I have no links but during the 08 campaign, much came
out. And then there is his choice of Sarah Palin. It gave
him a little boost for a while. Mavericky indeed.

Perhaps he's a wonderful noble heroic person, at least
in his dreams, or way way down deep. but there's
little in his present incarnation that would say so.

Many people have served this country but not all
of them honorably. There is the great god Egomania,
ruler of many who lust for power. People will
lie cheat and steal for that, sell their souls for a

Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:09 PM (1 replies)

I like to think of them as It, like an enormous Black Creep,

like the Dementors of whatchamacallit.
this darkness that has seized the minds and hearts of people,
casting a fog over the land ...
everyone in a fog.

& out of the fog emerges ta-da..!

the little Creeps of Darkness, the tea parties, the gun fiends,
the haters and cheaters, all the little liars.. who coincidentally
feed on darkness and ignorance, and can not tolerate light.

When the sun comes up, as it does, and as it is right now,
starting to come up over the horizon, Fear begins losing its
hold as people awaken and the fog starts lifting. The dark
little monsters everywhere are illuminated, and soon people
are laughing at them, not running from them, not giving
them money or time, not believing them.

In the darkness a pile of laundry appears to be a powerful
and dire-consequence-creating monster. When the sun
is up, it's just dirty laundry, easy enough to clean up.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:57 PM (0 replies)
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