Zero Tolerance?

State of the US flag 2018
“Star Mangled Banner”  by Carol Chamberland

How distorted and unrecognizable must things become for US to realize that our grand old flag is becoming a relic, much like its confederate cousin. Red, white and blue stood for unity. Red and Blue can’t even talk to one another these days and White is now a racist point of contention– not the purity those stripes were meant to evoke. We’ve become the Divided States. #SAD but true. Continue reading

17 years a dog slave…

aka the Unbearable Dogness of Izzi.

When my dog Isadora was still a tiny pup, I wrote about being a dog slave. I had been enjoying almost five years of dog freedom (after my big friendly Keylo Malamute died in 1996.) Training a puppy was definitely an adjustment: teaching her to use her doggie doors, walking on a leash, behaving (she never did learn that), food and treat schedules, and worst of all cleaning up after her. I was looking for that 2001 piece just now, but can’t find it. I did find the original of “The Divine Hamburger Lesson”  (that one is included in Seeing Clearly. ) That was a later lesson on tolerance and letting go. I was in a mood to rant and rail just now about caring for an elder dog , until I found this (something I wrote in 2008) and a reference that blows my mind:  Continue reading

throw back to Crypto-Cranium…

a blog ahead of it’s time!  (Cryptically speaking, that is.)  As for early blogs, how about the Zen Blog (circa Y2K)  I tried the “way back” machine for a link, speaking geeky, but no luck. I actually started my online journey here ->  CompuServe (especially the CB chat rooms.)  And, let’s not forget the ever popular AKSbook.com  site with the galactic fave:  AKS Errata page!  (inside Dickhead j/k)

This blog has a lot of errors on the older posts. Oh well.  Hey, JC, what was the widget with the ability to post to Medium at same time?  (this is so “dev” communicating with you here, HA!)

A Cultural Cold War (aka YOUR online data “weaponized”)

Regardless of whether you are a flag-waving, Trump supporting #MAGA maniac or a #BlueWave #Impeach #Resistance activist (or anywhere in between), we all must accept that some of the most extreme political #DirtyTricks were deployed during the US 2016 Presidential Election. Even worse, it continues and involves YOUR information.

50 million FaceBook accounts were exploited,     DataMining Continue reading

another mass shooting

17 people– a dozen of them kids– are dead in another school shooting.
No one has called it a Valentine’s Day Massacre yet, but it is.      EnsoPeace

Since the Columbine shooting (in 1999), 150,000 students have experienced a shooting at their school (according to @jaketapper @CNN.)

WE LET THAT HAPPEN  BY ALLOWING TO HIJACK OUR DEMOCRACY AND BUY-OFF LAWMAKERS.  —  tweeted Igor Volsky

 of @GunsDownAmerica and Thinking Cap Podcast.     Continue reading