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Entry for September 27, 2008

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I just read that Paul Newman has died.
I’ve been reading that death is a very special thing.
Da speaks of catacombs he saw in the death world.
The Urantia Book speaks about a realm called Morontia to which we
graduate.
In his book, “Easy Death,” Da says we misunderstand death and
don’t accept its holiness. I suppose you first see India’s view of death in
the maha they put before samadhi for the perfect masters who die.
Spiritual Masters are said to enter Mahasamadhi.

Noticing the day, this day when Paul Newman died was when the girl
who took my virginity away was born. It’s a Libra day.

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Entry for September 27, 2008

September 27, 2008 Leave a comment

What a week. Last Sunday I went to see Maharaji when he was here in Gainesville and this week I’ve been taken down with a terrible cold. I had to go to the doctor.

I’m still not over it.

I got free oral antibiotics at Publix but I only take 2 a day for 10 days and this is my second day with them.


The Gators lost. I guess they deserved it. They fumbled twice losing both fumbles after getting a 10 point lead. I wondered if they might have tried going for 2 when they got the last touchdown. I am sure they thought they were going the safe way with the kick but maybe that means they weren’t paying attention to how strong the defensive line of Ole Miss was nor did they have any faith in the strength of the last drive. I thought they could have easily used a run to get the 2 point conversion.
On the last play, it pays not to be predictable. I guess knowing Tebow would run didn’t help. The old jump pass, now there’s a thing.

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Entry for September 17, 2008

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I saw Craig Ferguson and David Letterman making fun of Lindsay Lohan speaking out about McCain’s record on Gay/Lesbian rights and I wondered why it was so bad that she should stand up for Gays and Lesbians if she was straight or bisexual. Do you have to be a woman to stand up for women’s rights or a black person to stand up for black rights? Do you have to live in the country to fight for environmental protections?
And I remembered where I knew Craig Ferguson from. I would never have watched his silly show if I hadn’t loved his performance as a hairdresser, indeed, a gay hairdresser who came to Hollywood to open a salon with nothing but a claim that he knew Sean Connery. It was a funny, funny movie. My mom saw it with me. We both enjoyed it.
So, who is Craig to shout down someone who is telling you the truth about John McCain and his record on Gay rights?
I believe it was Craig who was also in a movie about dope where an elderly woman turns to selling dope to pay the bills her recently demised husband left her. Should he run down anyone who comes out advocated more relaxed laws on marijuana if those people don’t happen to use pot, or are famous for using it? I don’t get the importance of this self-interest.
Is it just that he wants to make sure this young actress suffers the undue distress of people’s neanderthalic understanding of homosexuality and bisexuality? Does he think that is some rite of passage for anyone “into” that?

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Entry for September 14, 2008

September 14, 2008 Leave a comment

I wonder if I could get a job working with the elderly.
Of course they are not all as nice as my mother was.
I was just thinking how strange it is that there is no training
in that regard. I went to Santa Fe and I don’t remember
a damned working skill that was an aid to the elderly.
I think they really believe you should live fast, die young
and leave a good looking corpse.
And sure that’s good for their budgets, eh?
The less they spend on the elderly the more they can spend
on the glorious war or on tax breaks to the rich corporations.
I’m over 55 and I was lucky that there was a number posted
at the post office about a program to help people over 55 get
jobs but you needed a work printout from social security and that
cost money. Not being experienced with that I asked for a printout
of all the years since 1972. I hadn’t worked every year. I should
have tried to remember the years I worked. Or I needed to call
that number back.
Imagine that though, an important program like that on your
post office bulletin board. I email teachers and people in the
community and they didn’t know about anything like that. It isn’t
that everyday people aren’t trying to help, it’s that Crist and the big
shots in Washington aren’t.

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Entry for September 06, 2008

September 6, 2008 Leave a comment

Boy, I changed my DTV subscription and I sure am confused now.
It was in the middle of the last Yankees game against Tampa Bay and boom, 5 minutes after the change the Yankee game disappeared. Or should I say the Rays game?
Because even on the MLB XtraInnings they weren’t showing the Rays/Yankees game.

And I have no ESPN. It’s the Family package. It really sucks but it’s the cheapest package they have. Sine I have the NFL Sunday Ticket and MLB XtraInnings and no job I have to cut back.

Somehow it seems I have HBO and Cinemax though. Maybe there’s the rub.
I’ll go check.
See you later.

Yeah, they don’t show on the website but you know I missed the Giants game. I thought the Sunday Ticket would cover it but the screen menu seems to be saying tomorrow is the first day of Sunday Ticket. So, I was waiting until tomorrow for the Giants game. I was looking for it on the menu and boy …., frustrating. Why? Do a little Google. The Giants played already on Thursday. They won against the Redskins.

So, I went back and I had to change the programming again to the more expensive by 23 dollars, in round figures, Choice package. The Florida/Miami game is on ESPN tonight. I guess the Family package is for a family that doesn’t want dad to see any games or for mom to see the news. No CNN either.

Worst thing about losing my preems is I won’t get to see Weeds. That hurts.

Last night I had this fantasy that my brothers were going to give me an upgrade to HD TV, new dish, new TV, new receiver. I checked out the receiver and the one with Tivo is $199. The dish itself is like $90 and you know what a HD TV would cost. $2000?

I thought maybe since they didn’t pay a dime for their dear mother’s funeral they could help out their little brother a little bit. Of course I would prefer they would pay of the credit cards that come closer to the cost of the funeral than that TV thing.

Gee, I always thought they were generous guys. I remember when they and my sister got together and gave mom a real classy dining room set. We had been living on those old aluminum things, you know, with the legs you pull out, etc. I wish I could find one of them to show you. It was real nice. I think it was $400 in those days.
Captain’s chairs. She liked them.
I had been thinking they were going to complete the set with one of those things they use to display the special dishes. I forget what they call it. Or was it a Grandfather clock that she wanted. I don’t reall remember, but with all the fighting between us and me without a job, ever, they were doing all they could to take care of themselves.
In fact I remember, and there is a note among mom’s things, when mom found a house for Bill and Miss to live in for free, just utilities. Mom received privileges to the house when a Mr. Paulsen, a friend of my father’s died. Mr. Paulsen’s estate helped mom and I get by as we received the interest earned on his holdings until mom died. The money then went to the Masonic Home (unfortunately).
How generous for a friend of the old man’s. Dad was the incarnation of Mr. Scrooge I don’t understand why his friend would be so generous. but he came down here from Philadelphia without much notice and mom helped him set up his accounts and holdings with her bank. For that he let her have the interest earned on his account. That and the railroad money, mom received both her own check and a check for being the spouse of a railroad employee.
Too bad my hair was too long for me to get a job like that although it seemed cutting my hair never made a damn bit of difference. Then there was my chain smoking, my indulgence in the sacramental weed, and my good beer drinking to also blame. That is if you want to exclude my radical politics. Was it so radical to want out of Vietnam or the decriminalization of marijuana? I still don’t think so.

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Entry for September 05, 2008

September 5, 2008 Leave a comment

I just saw a job at Monster for a personalized postal career.
It was a driving job.
Lots of jobs at Monster. I got directed there through the Gainesville Sun.
So, if you are looking, too, you can go to the link.
Oh, there was a good one for Brinks. I would like that job. They could even teach me how to shoot a gun. I wouldn’t mind. Really cool that Brinks truck.

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Entry for September 05, 2008

September 5, 2008 Leave a comment

200 e-mail messages and not one of them a job.
It’s depressing.
And you get these offers in your inbox that you have
to go look at and it turns out not to be real.
Just let me see one real job offer in my inbox, Guru.
A real one, like from the City of Gainesville or from Shands.
Please, let me have a real job.

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