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by Archie
Rated: 13+ · Book · Opinion · #758164
This is a catch all area for thoughts and things.
This is merely a collection of my thoughts on various topics, as I think of them, or find them in my other writings. All are original, and I state freely that they are generally highly opinionated.
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October 2, 2005 at 9:49am
October 2, 2005 at 9:49am
#376782
Shame oh shame!

Really. I have been writing, just not so much on line as at work and other projects. How do I write more and still get all done I want done? All done I need done? All done my boss requires done?

So, I look for suggestions. A few have come to mind. Fiorst, I could give up sleeping, eating and bowel movements, but I am too Taurean for that much self-denial.

Perhaps I'll write about it and come up with a solution.
June 12, 2005 at 12:40pm
June 12, 2005 at 12:40pm
#353212
Just who are the muses who spike our creativity?

For some, such as Hemmingway, it may well have been a good, stiff drink. For some, it is the adrenaline rush of being in danger, or in some way threatened, possibly also Hemmingway. For others, travel, or conversation, or, perhaps, even a dream.

A muse is not commanded by the creater, in this case called a writer. A muse appears, or not, according to its own rules, its own whims. We sometimes beg for help and it is absent over long periods of time. At other times we wish our muses would let us be, let us rest as we transition from one work completed to the start of another.

Want to know what I think? Well, let me tell you anyway. Our muses are within us; they are us; they are the child, the hurt adult, the lonely human being who speaks when he must, and who is silent when satisfied. To keep those muses talking to us, unfortunately, they must be unhappy; thus, we must, at some level, be unhappy.

Such is the creative process.

Archie R. Whitehill
Mercenary Writer
Have Words Will Write

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April 21, 2005 at 7:25am
April 21, 2005 at 7:25am
#342519
What if all discourtesy suddenly disappeared, that people would allow others to get in front of them, that those let in would be thankful and express it. What if we all were less likely to want to argue? What if we all decided to not take what wasn't ours? What if we actually sought out and listened to facts and made rational decisions based on fact, without respect to party affiliations? What if we were sensetive to the feelings of others and did our best to respect those feelings? What if each of us decided to right those things we had done to hurt others? What if I were not insane to even suggest such things?
April 12, 2005 at 3:13pm
April 12, 2005 at 3:13pm
#340828
and was not sure how to answer. Just what is evil? Is it within us or an outside force, and what results do we consider to be evil? Some acts we perform are labled evil, yet, at times these self same acts are condoned and even celebrated when others do them, including being performed by the god(s) we worship.

This leads me to believe that evil is not absolute. But can this be true? Points to ponder, and to write about.
April 10, 2005 at 1:30pm
April 10, 2005 at 1:30pm
#340344
If you haven't seen, What the Bleep Do We Know, I highly recommend it, as do I their web site. See the movie first, before you visit the site, or it may make no sense to you.

The movie was enlightenment, fun, and amazement, wrapped with knowledge, and delivered with humor. You may want to see it more than once.

After you watch it, be sure to think about what you saw and what you felt. Then, try to incorporate some of the ideas into your own life. It will amaze you how much more satisfied, fulfilled and happy you can be, easily and honestly.

Archie R. Whitehill
Mercenary Writer
Have Words Will Write

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April 10, 2005 at 1:20pm
April 10, 2005 at 1:20pm
#340341
We'll see how it goes. Topics will vary, as will length and depth of each entry.

Enjoy reading this blog as much as I'll enjoy writing it.
December 31, 2004 at 9:23am
December 31, 2004 at 9:23am
#320177
or UPS or DHL, depending on where you are. This is for the deceased who always wanted to travel, but never got the chance. What the relatives and friends do is pack the deceased in a special casket, an insulated stainless stell casket with a small window over the face, one that can be filled with dry ice to help preserve the body.

The body is then shipped to various major cities or vacation spots around the world via FEDEX or UPS or such. At each spot, the casket is removed from the plane, placed in a hearse and taken on a tour of the city, returned to the airport, and then flown to the next destination. During the trip, various stickers, such as the ones people used to put on suitcases, could be plastered onto the casket as souvenirs.

On the corpse's return home, the burial would take place, burying a world travel instead of a stay-at-home body. BTW, don't expect post cards from this particular class of traveler!


Archie R. Whitehill
Mercenary Writer
Have Words Will Write

*Star*
December 31, 2004 at 8:58am
December 31, 2004 at 8:58am
#320172
Church is a positive influence on many people's lives. Yet, sometimes, people go to church merely because of peer pressure; it's a societal thing. How about a church for the faithless, a place they could go on Sundays and religious holidays to lighten the load of peer pressure without actually having to listen to religious drivel?

The church would look like a church from the outside and have some really spiritual sounding name, say, "Church of the Prodigal Sons (and Daughters)" or, "Lost Lambs Liberal Lutheran for Lax Lutherans" or, better yet, "Church of the Wayward Flock."

Each Sunday there would be parties, coffees, dances, brunches, discussion groups, picnics, or whatever else appealed to the congregation as a whole. There could even be splinter groups, with some opting for brunch, while others attended discussion groups on their favorite books or TV shows. The basement, depending on the size of the church, could hold anything from card tables, to pool tables to a small bowling alley, perhaps even a gym could be built adjacent to the church. So many real churches these days have gyms, so it would not appear to be out of place.

There would be no tithing, but there would be an annual membership fee to pay for the services each week. Food and drink could be sold, perhaps the church could even get a restaurant license, or whatever license a private club gets.

Such a church would be, indeed, a sanctuary in the truest sense, a sanctuary from the nonesense of organized religion.


Archie R. Whitehill
Mercenary Writer
Have Words Will Write

*Star*
July 30, 2004 at 10:29am
July 30, 2004 at 10:29am
#300332
I am thinking of outsourcing some of my chores to India. I have researched bundling our garbage and our litter boxes for shipment to India, so that some low-paid worker can carry the garbage out and clean the litter boxes, shipping back the cleaned boxes, along with a certified note to my wife that the garbage has been carried out. Perhaps I will do this with our laundry as well, if the garbage and litter box projects work out to my satisfaction.

On the other hand, I could hire some foreign students or some Mexican immigrants to do the work in my own home. I must make a note to perform a cost analysis between the two, outsorcing or hiring aliens here at home.

Archie R. Whitehill
Mercenary Writer
Have Words Will Write

*Star*
April 3, 2004 at 11:55am
April 3, 2004 at 11:55am
#284700
Why "The Black Community" is Not Making Progress:

For Blacks who claim they are still down-trodden in our society, in order for their plight to improve, "Saviours of the Black Community" would have to work, and to get their constituency to work to change the negative images. Those in the Black Leadership position would have to start valuing education, dependability, and their constituents would have to exhibit a willingness to be employed, and a willingness to be responsible for themselves.

Those things are possible, but many in that "Black Minority" have a long way to go. The problem with the "Black Community" today is that they have so few leaders, and many of the self-proclaimed leaders are too self-serving, such as Jesse Jackson (a worthless and racist egotist) and Al Sharpton (a political huckster), and many others in and out of Congress.

To make it in this country, one must take an individual responsibility to bring himself, and those with whom he chooses to travel on the road to success, into a realm of reality and of focus, focus on what is really needed to go into a successful future rather than a focus on what was and what cannot be changed.


Archie R. Whitehill
Mercenary Writer
Have Words Will Write

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