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Saturday, May 28, 2011

hodgepodge or mishmash?? not sure..

I've had a hodgepodge of thoughts today. At times, I can take a hodgepodge and turn it into a nice, neat, cohesive unit. I'm gonna try to get everybody in a good mood, first. For some reason, this song started going through my head. Well, the reason's obvious. I am on a quest to eliminate my 'sticks and bricks'. Most of you know that's a reference to a conventionally built house. With the exception of finding a new homeowner, I have been pretty successful. The root thought for bringing this song to mind was "I'm not going to need this house much longer". I have even mentally composed a new set of lyrics that fit my situation. Let's give it a listen.

The bass voice on this record is Thurl Ravenscroft, famous as the voice of
Tony the Tiger
 and for his singing of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from the Christmas classic.

It's pretty catchy, isn't it? After my first listening of this song, I realized this song isn't about a house, is it? It's about your body. Now I'm not religious, per se, but tend to see myself as spiritual. I don't care for fanaticism or dogma, at all! I'm a little leery of organized religion, but I do live by the adage.... Live and Let Live. I have never bought into things like last week's apocalyptic deception, although I was a little amused. Heck, I was a little disappointed that Y2K turned out the way it did. I think I was ready for a little anarchy and chaos. I don't really attended church on Sunday morning, but my dear sweet Mary and I both tune into Joel Osteen. Here's a quick clip of what he does. I like him because of his positive attitude and his boyish smile. After we watch him on Sunday morning, Mary and I have a conversation about what he had to say. I figure we're gathered in His name.

I do read the Bible. I don't know what translation you read, but I like "The Message." I will confess, I don't read all of the Bible, all of the time. I do read the Proverbs, on a regular basis. My mentor taught me that everyone needed a standard of living. He told me the book of Proverbs had 31 chapters and the easy way to learn those standards of living would be read one chapter a day. I followed that advice many times. I really never get tired of reading Proverbs. When Mr. Camping's prediction of the last day didn't work out for him, it didn't affect how I feel spiritually. I think the guy's kind of a religious nut. You can you know that Billy Joe Shaver is one of my heroes, right? Here's his take on what the Bible says....

That Billy Joe is pretty blunt,huh? That's one of the reasons he's one of my heroes. I really didn't mean for this to be a religious/spiritual post. I feel like everyone has a right to believe whatever they want to. That doesn't mean I have agree with it. What that means is I believe in freedom of religion (or no religion, whatever the case). I believe we’re free to conceive God, however we want to. Here's my buddy, Kris Kristofferson, to explain it to us...

I'm not going to complain about the problems I've been having with blogger. I did have it fixed for a while and then it decided to just unfixed itself. So now I just put it in the hands of the universal computer god. I know that Monday is Memorial Day, so I respectfully offer this.....

Everybody have a good safe holiday weekend. Thanks a lot for coming by.

Oh yeah, before I forget, here's a cartoon..

Absolutely fascinating!


  1. Michael, blogger isn't working well for many of us bloggers. I think they called it updating or some such junk and thats what they have produced. Sorry but don't fix what aint broke right?

  2. JoJo~ I agree. My writings may not be best on the web, but it means a lot to me. I fear it may just all disappear. I do appreciate what blogger does for us, but, I thing Google is a big enough outfit that we shouldn't have the problems we have had lately.

  3. Robert A. Heinlein said: "One man's religion is another man's belly laugh." I try not to judge other's beliefs but fanaticism either scares me or makes me laugh.

    When I google the problems Blogger is having I find lots of questions and no answers on the forums. I've gone one step further than you. I've begun to make live sacrifices to the Blogger gods (my computer is fine). And then I'm burning them, well, cooking. Sauteed vegetables, anyone?

    Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

  4. Cindi~I'm sorry you're having problems, but I am relieved to know someone else is going through what I'm going through. I have gone to those stupid forums and read hundreds of complaints and not one answer. Insanity!

    Robert A. Heinlein was a very interesting person and author. He also said, "Thou art God, and I am God and all that groks is God".

    Can you grok it?