Sunday Scenery, Screen-shots, & Songs!

Ah…what a perfect day! The sun is shining, a nice breeze is blowing off of the ocean, and I have nothing scheduled but gaming, relaxing, and eating – chicken soup now; grilled seafood and vegetables later, and beef stew for dinner. I need to plan my meals more often as I begin my exercise schedule, which requires doubling my caloric intake! I currently maintain a healthy weight of 140#, with minimal exercise and eating 2900 calories per day. Putting on more muscle means that I’ll weigh more, so I plan on adding 15# of muscle over the next two years, with daily caloric intake slowly increasing, as needed, to 4500 daily – most of that will be protein (animal, of course), with starches and carbs coming from corn, rice, barley, and root vegetables. The calorie numbers are estimated, I’ll admit: I’ve never been one who measures every little thing that I eat, and I did fine with exercise before. The key for me is, don’t overthink it – just do it! I know who to ask if I need advice…that’s the beauty of the blogosphere!

Enjoy these old bits of scenery, mixed in with some random screen-shots from my game…and, of course, some music! Have a great day, everyone…I hope your respective weekends are going well – if it’s still the weekend for you, that is!
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Truth 

There can be no party…

Share some love today…just because.:)

Art by Rob Goldstein

Art by Rob Goldstein I Weep for My Country

I just saw the murder of Alton Sterling and I’m horrified.

Did two armed police officers really drag an unarmed Black man to the ground and hold him down while one of them pulls a gun and repeatedly shoots him in the chest?

Is this the United States?

What fucking decade is this?

This post was first called “A Weird Kind of Blog Party”.

There can be no party.

There can be no joy until we as a people make this right!

If seeing the connection between hate speech and the brutality of everyday life in the United States makes me politically correct then I am a fucking politically correct liberal and I am in your face and I am saying that if you are a racist get out of my government!

Get out of my country!

There can be no parties.

There can be…

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Gentle Ganesha Stomp

This is really, really, good…

Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

When he died All the Elephants gathered at Human House Home. Outside in the red dusky hard clay dirt she beat the ground crying, sobbing, wailing, pouring out her heart in sorrow and grief. Her tears watered each newly formed altar as two more babes were planted within Gaia’s womb.

Each pachyderm delivered a gentle caress with tender trunks lullabying her to sleepscapes. Once bidden by Hypnos and Somnos their nimble trunks carefully placed pillow thatch with moss green bed under her ambient sailing form.

Forming a protective circle swaying tender Tuskers began their slow strange dance.

Gentle Ganesha Stomp.

Gentle Ganesha Stomp.

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DeBorah Ann Palmer

Ganesha Mantra to African Drums

‘No Man is an Island’

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well…

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Random Saturday Screen-shots & Silliness!

I’m celebrating the fact that the month is nearly over, and my jury duty is completed! Enjoy these random screen-shots of some recent gaming, and three awesome episodes of one of my favourite comedies of all time, Absolutely Fabulous. I hope that they make you laugh as much as I did!
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With no sponsors and far fewer followers than popular white women, black women YouTubers resist and gain space by force

I have a YouTube channel, but it isn’t looked at – gee, I wonder why? I know why, and this article tells it like it is!

Black Women of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: With the absence of adequate representation in the mainstream media (see here, here and here), many Afro-Brazilian women have taken to YouTube to reach other like-minded viewers, divulge their opinions on a number of topics that are important to this community and offer tips on everything from hair products, to makeup, to how to rock turbans (1). But even in this media outlet, black women have found that their voices, outreach, support and even sponsorship comes up far short (2) in comparison to white women; white women whose images already dominate in a mainstream media that has the power to reach tens of millions of viewers every hour of everyday.

But in reality, this shouldn’t come as any sort of surprise. The discussion of racism and racial identity, for example, have only become widely-discussed topics in the past decades or so and…

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Stardust Rhythms — Ramblings of the Claury

Albert Einstein’s Essay on Racial Bias in 1946

Some sage words on a Saturday morning…:)

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In the years after World War II, Albert Einstein took up the mantle of confronting racism in America. He became a good friend and comrade of the prominent opera singer Paul Robeson, co-chaired an anti-lynching campaign, and was an outspoken supporter of W.E.B. Du Bois.

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Isaiah Cooper, 16, Becomes Youngest Black Pilot to Complete Cross-Country Flight

Some good news to start the weekend off right!:)

GOOD BLACK NEWS

Isaiah Cooper, 16, hugs flight instructor Robin Petgrave upon return from record-setting journey. (Screenshot via abc7.com) Isaiah Cooper, 16, hugs flight instructor Robin Petgrave upon return from record-setting journey. (Screenshot via abc7.com)

article via nbclosangeles.com

A teenage pilot from Compton arrived home in Southern California on Monday, capping a flight across the nation in preparation for what he hopes will be a record-setting around-the-world trip.

Isaiah Cooper, 16, touched down at Compton airport (to see video, click here) after a roughly two-week flight around the country, becoming the youngest African American pilot to complete the cross-country flight.  A flight instructor accompanied him.

Cooper’s 8,000-mile flight was not without difficulty. Bad weather forced him to make a hard landing that heavily damaged his original plane in Wyoming.  “He was able to execute the emergency procedures flawlessly, got it on the road, landed, didn’t damage the houses, the schools, the construction crew, nothing. I mean, he got out of that thing safely,” said flight instructor Robin Petgrave.

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