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You are what you write. Illusion and Reality...I reside in between. Where are you?
UNDERSTAND THAT REDIRECTING CIVILIZATION is a major undertaking. You can write volumes about it and who will listen? But the energy that goes for that purpose cannot be withdrawn. You know that.

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August 31, 2017 at 11:38am
August 31, 2017 at 11:38am
Blog City image small WORDS & MUSIC

Prompt: "I think I fell in love with words before I fell in love with music." Taylor Swift Write anything you want about this.

When I leaned to read, I read everything and was taken to the library every week to get more books. But at the same time I had piano lessons (for 7 years) and strugged through all the exercise books and worked on the mathematics of Bach and the heavy emotion of Beethoven. I had older cousins who played piano really well. I spent hours siting beside them as they did the pop music of the 1940's and 50's. I loved music and words, and always have, thanks to my mother's encouragement. My dad hated the eternal practicing. I learned to practice when he was not home.

Songs need words and there is an unlimited variety, but I do like to understand the words when they are sung. I'm also partial to the music having some sort of melody. There are singers and music that only produce noise.

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Last week Tropical Storm Harvey went directly over the house where I am living in Belize with about five minutes of medium rain and a tiny burst of wind. Then it was gone off to the northwest across the Yucatan and into the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone said it was finished, dissolved.

The next thing we hear it is a gigantic hurricane becoming a Catagory-4 aimed at Texas. I don't think anyone was really prepared for the speed of that development. The damage there is beyond calculations.

My question, which probably will never have an answer is:
WHY would they establish a huge city on a flood plain a few feet above sea level? I've seen Amsterdam and Rotterdam. They adapted with massive protective walls and systems. I've seen Venice struggling with their city. In reality, Houston is no different, only I guess 'they' ignored the problem. The 'they' who made those decisions are long gone. It would take a lot of research to track that down. *Think*

If it was deliberate, look for who will benefit. They say that elements of the government do have some control over the weather. If they do, then other organizations can do the same for good or bad agendas.

Now the preppers are the smart ones. Learn from their example. In other words, you have to take care of yourself and your family.

I'd head for the hills! >>>iggy
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August 28, 2017 at 4:51pm
August 28, 2017 at 4:51pm
Blog City image small ABOUT PAIN & STRESS...

Prompt: “When we protect ourselves so we won't feel pain, that protection becomes like an armor that imprisons the softness of the heart.” ----Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart

Think about this: Currently more than a million children are on psychiatric drugs in America

*Noter* 274,804 of them are younger than a year old.

*Noter* 370,778 are toddlers aged two to three

*Noter* 4,130,340 kids aged 6 to 12 are on some kind of psychiatric drug.

(Numbers from Citizens Commission on Human Rights

Who is protecting these children from what kind of pain? And how will it effect them when they become adults? Do they have any feelings of their own left? Look at the number and figure doctor visit fees, medication costs, and how much profit is involved?

How many of their parents are protecting themselves with medications for armor?


PROMPT: Do you believe, in times of indecision and/or stress, that your dreams are trying to tell you something with regards to your worries? Why or why not?

On August 10: I dreamed: The secret boss allowed me to have his financial files and to hide them. No one knows his worth or plans. He has decided to trust me. I like him and will be loyal. There are others badly wanting to know about him. I think nice offices, but I work in a warehouse like facility.

On August 11: I dreamed about a Jaguar that adopted me and lived with me.
ignored everyone else. Licked my face, slept close had her own sleep pad.
Didn't mind the car, truck or van. stayed close to me when away from home.
She has no name just a presence that is recognized.

On August 14: I dreamed: about forming small councils to send representatives to the court...and then to State. It was the same as the Iroquois style of democracy. Then I had to find the Elders.

On August 15: I dreamed about an orange mud ball caught under my foot. It was bigger than a baseball. It stuck to the sole of my shoe.

It goes on like this. The dreams are alway very realistic and logical when they're happening. And I'm not stressed with ease of sleeping always. The Jaguar was very loving. I was stressed to find the Elders, and I don't know why the orange mud ball stuck to me. I did hide the bosses files, but I can't remember where. *Worry*

Go figure >>>iggy

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August 25, 2017 at 12:11pm
August 25, 2017 at 12:11pm
Blog City image small THE BEST LIES

Prompt: Lies, everyone tells them some people are better liars than others... or are they?

An institutionalized lie is highly resistant to truth.

Think about it. --- We have lived (or died) with lies about Cancer, AIDS, 9/11, Elections, the Civil War, the First World War, the Second World War, the Afghan War, the Iraq War, the Syria Civil War, and on and on...

The untruths are repeated, reinforced, enhanced and whispered, announced, broadcast so many millions of times by the governments, rulers, politicians and institutions that steer and order the history writers, the Media, the script writers, the paid experts---that the truths are buried and distorted forever.

However, now in 2017 we see and hear a resounding clash between:
TRUTH and LIES leaving everyone confused and full of anxiety. Some of the best lies have a dark side that take a very bright light to expose. And would folks recognize the truth if they weren't blinded by the darkness or the illumination?

Where's the damn switch? I'd like to see the BEST TRUTH!

Peace and love...>>>iggy

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*Star* “When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”
---George R.R. Martin

August 24, 2017 at 9:08am
August 24, 2017 at 9:08am
Blog City image small JOHNNY IN TOO DEEP

Johnny Depp, the brilliant actor, has what is being called "A crumbling career." Last December, before the May 2017 release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Forbes named Depp the most overpaid actor for a second straight year as films such as Alice Through the Looking Glass and Mortdecai did not fare well.

Now I think, sometimes Mr. Depp chooses films to do that are perhaps creative or artistic, but not big box-office draws like the Pirates films. He could get personal satisfaction from helping create the projects. However, he has been knocked off the Forbes highest paid actors list for the first time in years amid financial woes. Ordinarily Depp appears in the top five of that list.

His business managers describe him as being guilty of 'lavish spending habits.' To adjust, Johnny has been selling a collection of condos in Los Angeles that he owns - last week finalising the sale of the fourth of the five luxury apartments.

None of this diminishes Johnny Depp's talent, so I guess he needs to stop playing and get back to doing more wonderful films.

Success ain't what it's cracked up to be...
(After your third million, what to do?)

>>>iggy *Boat*

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August 23, 2017 at 11:02am
August 23, 2017 at 11:02am
Blog City image small BEAUTY?

Prompt: "Unique and different is the new generation of beautiful-You don't have to be like everybody else. In fact, I don't think you should." Taylor Swift How do you feel about this quote?

That's an unanswerable question. It's part of human genetics, our DNA. Seeking a mate is instinctive and drives that recognition on a very primary level.

Beyond that the the industry of mass media shapes and steers the desires and behavior of almost everyone toward a profit-driven theme.

I particuarly note all the female newscasters (opinion speakers) on Fox News. They all are a television makeup artist's dream---the eyes, the eyelashes, the cheekbones, the skin tones so finely shaded. Artificial? Yes! Does that Beauty belong on a news program. Their confidence says they think so, Are you distracted by this?

There is the world of celebrity fashion and makeup. That would be where you'd find Taylor Swift and all the other thousnds of actors, singers and entertainers whose images flash across our screens everyday. Enormous amounts of money and investment go into producing those images. They don't really look like that. The makeup 'face' is carefully reproduced daily to maintain the image.

I know because I worked as a makeup artist in Hollywood and faced some of those folks at 4:00AM when they arrived for makeup and wardrobe. They mostly were just plain, ordinary folks arriving for work, needing more sleep and struggling to learn scripts or lyrics. Of course they had to close their eyes while we did our magic. And then the look at a mirror to reassure that the image looked just like yesterday. Believe me, some were very particular. The same went for the hairdressers.

I did lots of men's makeup---talk about subtle. It had to look natural and not like makeup. Then there is men's hair. Many are balding or receeding. Hair pieces and wigs were a hidden secret that had to be maintained. And required constant attention during shooting. Plus the hairpieces required maintaining because they're very expensive.

So---what you see is seldom real beauty. There are some humans, both women and men who are breathtakeingly beautiful with no help. Your jaw drops and you can't take your eyes off them. Isn't it amazing that we see that without anyone telling us.

It's in your DNA....enjoy... ...iggy *Boat*

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August 22, 2017 at 11:17am
August 22, 2017 at 11:17am
Blog City image small “Every lie holds one great truth?”

Prompt: “Every lie holds one great truth?”
What do you think that truth may be?

How do you know it's a lie if you do not know the truth?

The truth of a lie is that it is a deception.

The truth of a lie is that it is a protection of your crime.

The truth of a lie is that it is a denial of your love.

The truth of a lie is that you are denied knowing

Lies can be very dark and black.

Lies are often sweet and pretty.

We live in a world of lies,
In what we see,
From what we hear,
The only escape is to know the truth!

Do you know? >>>iggy
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August 21, 2017 at 5:18pm
August 21, 2017 at 5:18pm
Blog City image small Eclipse of a lifetime

Awe inspiring. I just saw the total eclipse on television from Casper, Wyoming, my home town. It looked perfect. Then they switched to some kind of filter to show the expanding edge on one side after it had made a complete black circle.

The thing about all this is how did the moon get to be the exact size and exactly the correct distance that its bulk would block out the sun, not bigger or smaller. The science that says it was all created accidently and evolved---leaves some unanswered questions. Will we ever know the answers?

Something to remember. >>iggy
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August 20, 2017 at 8:26am
August 20, 2017 at 8:26am
Wow! This blog has been inactive for a whole year. Time roars by whether you're having fun or not.
I have been deeply involved with finishing my third novel, Knights of Sparrow. It is now in the final preparation for ePub at Lulu.com. Self-Publishing is not easy, but it's affordable.

Now my group at WYRM is getting ready for the GAUNTLET an underground, independently run writing competition. We welcome professional writers, published authors, undiscovered talent & anyone with a love for speculative fiction.
Why do we do what we do? Well, we guess it’s because there’s nothing like running a Gauntlet. Come be a part of a movement! Because it really is being a part of something. It’s fun, it’s fearless, and it’s cool. Because it’s better than sitting at home and watching The Voice.

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This will be my third year to be a judge for the competition. I'm hoping to see a lot of new writers sweating their way through the diabolical challenges.

Our Gauntlet works in four rounds of action, and is a mixture of critique and fiction-writing to challenge our esteemed Gauntleteers. The rounds are all different, and designed to bring out your best–your best review, your best short story, or something you didn’t see coming.

I'll be back more often writing about the struggles of creating a novel.

My best to everyone!
>>>iggy *Boat*

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July 5, 2016 at 9:56am
July 5, 2016 at 9:56am
Blog City image small Disappearing Blog

I'm sorry, blogs are lost in moving to take care of friend's house after her husband died suddenly. New responsibilities and needy, big dogs keep me running until things settle down. My reviewers at WYRM are hitting the last 1/3 of my novel. Life is complicated, but fun. Soon...
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June 16, 2016 at 1:07pm
June 16, 2016 at 1:07pm
The care of human life and happiness,
and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.


Blog City image small Prompt: Be yourself. Everyone else is spoken for. What is your take on this?

I think this was one of the sharp comments by Oscar Wilde. You can’t copy another person, no matter how much you admire them, you are not a clone. Plus the idea that other people are presenting a mask of themselves to the world, and the real person is hidden. You might only be trying to cover your true self with a mask of a mask---so give it up, be yourself! *Delight*

I say that, but I know and understand that for some it is impossible in our cultures that teach hate and suspicion, enforced with threats or violence. Our world needs a serious attitude adjustment. *Worry*

If you are not aware, Google: “THE UNITIED STATES OF AMERICA, INC.” and see what information is right out there in plain sight. *Shock* And I had two semesters at university of American History classes, which never said a word about this huge mess.

How can we be ourselves when we don’t know who we are?

Peace and Love...>>>iggy *Boat*
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