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POLITICS- THE SUPREME COURT

One thing that should drive an election, is hardly ever mentioned.  That is the effect that a particular party has on the election of Supreme Court Justices!  One by one the intention of our Founding Fathers had made in the Constitution, have eroded. Without freedom what good does wealth or station in life mean to anyone?  Those free thinkers which the Constitution protects too, want all semblance of God & reference to God erased in our culture.  Without God we are nothing but a cesspool of ideas, as in Ancient Greece, etc.  Just as they have their rights, they should tolerate ours as well.  Tolerance is at an all time low in this country.  But what does that have to do with the court system?  Well, they will decide if a religious thought will prevail, as in the past or be obliterated.  I understand some new dollar coins now have the motto,”In God We Trust” removed.  The Ten Commandment tablet, was removed from a court building, awhile back.  How could that be offensive to anyone?  The commandments whether religious based or not, are rules for living in a civilized world.  Ex.  Thou shall not kill, steal, covet, licentious behavior, etc.  Don’t we condemn this behavior?  Well, some of us, anyhow.  I think that Christianity is slowly becoming a minority choice.  We are soon becoming a persecuted group, as in the old days. Today’s liberated peoples want freedom from everything!  No constraints!!!!  Abortion has become the biggest Holocaust in this country in the last century.  It’s INFANTICIDE!  Don’t want to practice Contraception- Abortion!  Don’t like the sex of child-Abortion!  Inconvenient time to have a baby- Abortion!  God help us it comes with flaws- Abortion!  What kind of peoples have some of become, that the unborn have no protection from the one who would nurture them.  I do believe that sometimes the practice crosses a fuzzy line, such as rapes or incest, or possible death of mother.  It’s a heck of a situation!  But that’s why, if the courts must be involved, we must have those in office who do not have an individual agenda or liberal in their thinking, decide for us law!  Figuratively speaking, the baby is made probably in the bedroom, so the issue should stay there, between the couple & their conscience.  But let’s not make it so easy to abort an innocent!  And partial birth abortions should be outlawed, at any time of pregnancy. So choose your presidents wisely, Ultimately, they may be be making life & death decisions that will directly effect you, in regards to law.

Incidentally, I was teaching in Abington, when the issue of Bible reading came up in schools.  As part of their reverence for the day, it set the tone.  There was respect for the values our country was founded on, many years ago.  I saw the erosion of respect for God & Country disappear, one by one. First the Bible reading disappeared, then just a silent prayer was said by those so inspired.  Can you imagine a silent prayer being considered by a 6 or 7 year old in a public place with peers? Then, if your parents objected to that, you could leave room, especially when the issue of the flag salute came up.  How can we teach respect for our country & not salute the flag?  I know, ye naysayers, it’s just a SYMBOL!   But suddenly all semblance of respect was gone.  The calming agenda, that set the tone of the day, was gone. Opening exercises became generic, uninvolved procedure such as an attendance, collecting notes from home, or a story that didn’t need telling.  And I hate to tell you there’s nothing being taught in many homes on any of the above.

So where was I?  When everything else fails:

ABORT

ERASE PAST

DO WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD

TAKE ALL REMNANTS OF GOD & COUNTRY FROM EVERY        

         PUBLIC BUILDING, MONEY, MEETINGS, WORD OF

         MOUTH, ETC.

ELECT ALL OFFICIALS & JUDGES WHO AGREE WITH OUR

          WARPED VIEWS

RESULTS:  CHAOS, CHAOS, CHAOS!!! CIVILIZED NO MORE!

And some will wonder why God doesn’t seem to be on our side or pay attention to our plight.  Well, if I were THE ALMIGHTY, I’d wash my hands of the whole lot of you!  Those of us who have a direct line with him, know otherwise.

 

 

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TRAVELS WITH AUNTIE NANA

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TRAVELS WITH AUNTIE NANA

I have decided to phase out my 2nd blog, “MY DADDY IS NO MORE!”

My new blog is called, “TRAVELS WITH AUNTIE NANA!”  I felt that the topic might appeal to more people, as the other one was more of the same.   Please call soon—-It is still under construction!

 

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DEAR NANA COLUMN IS NOW IN RAMBLINGS ON THIS PAGE!

VIRUS ALERT!

 

 

CARRYING THE SNAIL MAIL

CARRYING THE SNAIL MAIL

 

 

HERE WE GO AGAIN! ALERT! VIRUS 2010

 

 

 

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As luck would have it, I downloaded what I thought was a Microsoft Alert! It was called Antivirus 2010. It had the Microsoft emblem at top of page. Alerts came flashing across my screen, as I was working last Tuesday.  The list contained 46 viruses that my computer was infected with at that time.  I couldn’t get to my credit card fast enough & even as I tried to order the updated virus scan to eliminate my problems, the computer kept shutting down & restarting on me! Wow!  I nearly died! I had 2 good security programs on my computer, so I couldn’t figure out how it got to my computer.  MEANWHILE- IF THIS VIRUS 2O1O COMES ACROSS YOUR SCREEN & TRIES TO SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN, DON’T DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM!!!!  Long & short is that I just got my computer back from shop. But all my passwords etc. are gone, as they were deleted when the computer was cleaned & so finally here I am, back on line!  What withdrawal I suffered in the interim! 

POETRY

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  LOVE POEMS REFLECTING A TUMULTOUS SOUL

 

MY LIGHT IS FADING!

 

In the bleakness of the night,

My very soul cries out to fight-

Long past ghosts that haunted me,

Yesterdays passions gone unfulfilled.

Tomorrows LOVE that cannot be-

Leaves an exhausted, weary me,

In the lonely abyss of my mind.

 

My love, he knows not me,

Silence separates our lives

No words of encouragement,

Glimpses of what will never be,

Alone, shared pleasures, my desire,

No one to hold me in the darkness,

Evening shadows surround my life.

Urgency hastens my day of freedom.

Haunts me daily of my undying love!

 

 So tired, so needy, I hold no mystery,

Bare I stand with little substance-

To clothe me in the winter chill

No illusions, my world contained,

Holding the old unrestrained lifeless ways,   

Stifles me, as I gasp for morning air,

An ebbing will- no more imagined ecstasy.

The exhilaration of life, no longer mine to boast-

That bright shining light, that heaven brings,

Shines for me- lighting my pathway home.

———–ALFIE    2009

 

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SLEEP, BLESSED SLEEP

 

Sleep. Blessed Sleep

My body aches for rest,

A sleep undisturbed

By restless patter,

Groans of helplessness,

Unanswerable questions,

Chair glider running

With ceaseless trips,

To check on me!

The child searching

For signs of life

In a body almost dead

From years of abuse

Endless demands required!

 

Sleep, blessed sleep

Uninterrupted by worldly affairs

But unattainable

Like all the rest

Of my sought after

Life needs!

Relentless it continues,

The clinging, sobbing child

Separation anxiety

Demands my every minute

Release never

Life’s journey to the end

Final sleep at last!

Sleep, blessed sleep!

——–ALFIE    2009

 

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LIFE’S DIRECTION

 

My beating compass,

Giving direction to life,

Lost in the mire,

No longer my comfort-guide,

Impeded thinking

Confusion in role=playing,

My anchor lacks stability,

Floating in tidal swells,

My true north

Unable to right itself!

———ALFIE    2009

 

GLIMPSES OF A FORMER SELF

 

At last, the gates of HELL,

Escapes my restless mind  

A renaissance of thoughts,

Unfettered by the doubts, fears,

My prison shackled by time,

I’m free, I’m free!

If only for awhile

It seems to be!

The prison still my abode,

Where none has entered,

Until now- release

So short a span

Of time- my freedom lasts!

A taste to stir my soul,

But permanently unattainable,

Like everything else

Held precious to me!

Fly, fly away with me!

 

A mind warped

By human condition

Destroyed by self

Or entities surrounds

Me still

Negativity with passivity.

Anger contained 

Life or survival

Knows no kindness

Flaws always ready

For exposure!

Fly, fly away with me!

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Sublime adventures,

Unrelenting passions,

Youth’s desires,

Undying love,

Our daily goal.

Intellectual displays

Knowledge abound,

Exploration beyond horizons,

Come search with me!

Escape my prison bounds,

Where all the yesterdays-

Are but distant memories,

Sunrises meet us daily,

Fly, fly away with me!

———-ALFIE    2009

 

 

 

 

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 IMAGES OF A SNOWY NIGHT

Last night, the snow fell-

On rooftops & such.

Beautiful glistening white snow,

Virgin as it dropped on sidewalks,

Boats & on cold sandy beaches!

An image pristine, as it built

A denseness of pure magical flakes

Unaffected by man’s interference,

It blows, it piles, it creates-

Pleasure for tomorrow’s play.

Bring on the sleds, the forts,

Children dance with glee!

Lovers look to moonlight-

For a clandestine sleigh ride,

Then home to a blazing fire!

Warm memories created by all.

Nature being the strongest

Aphrodisiac!

 

 

 

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NIGHT SOUNDS AFAR

Asleep, I awakened to the moanful wail,

Of a late night express,

Signaling it’s night sound-

Do you hear me?

Out of the way!

As the seasoned wheels clank

Along a well run track of years!

Where could it be going?

What is the purpose of its’ journey?

Night after night its’ wailing calls-

Awaken thoughts of yesterday,

Transportation long since gone, for most-

Do you hear me?

Out of the way!

Its’ routine unchanged, in the history

Of a once popular- SEASHORE LINE!

RAMBLINGS

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Dear Reader.

Today, someone had a query about a recipe. All I could see in the query was +ham +”string beans” +potatoes +vinegar  Now what I need to figure out,  was the reader looking for a German Potato Salad recipe or something else. The other day was a search for rivel soup- eggs+milk+sugar.  As I read it, I thought, now that is a combination!  But I know that was not what the reader intended in the query.  If you do not find what you are looking for, please send me e-mail.   

I am going to add more recipes soon, but time or rather lack of time, is my problem.  My recipe section is located in both this blog & my other blog, “MY DADDY IS NO MORE!” You can locate all my work, by clicking the correct Link on my sidebar.  I will probably being moving the recipe section, to the other blog permanently, when my readers become aware of my writings in 2 parts or blogs.  As you can see, I have wheelchair-access-color1many varied interests, waiting to be developed in some matter.  My creative ideas are abundant!  As a disabled caregiver to an Alzheimer’s husband, my computer has become my outlet & window to the world!  This technology & the education of its’ use, should be a priority for every disabled person.

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HEALTHY EATING

Recipes for a Long, Happy, Healthy Life!  Hopefully, your genes will compliment the new exposure!

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For those that are unfamiliar with this vegetable, I will give you some information.  The origin of rhubarb was that it was grown in the wild in the mountains of the Western and North-western provinces of China and in the adjoining Tibetan territory and in cultivation in much of Europe and the United States. Rhubarb has a unique taste that makes it a favorite in many pies and desserts. It originated in Asia over 2,000 years ago. It was initially cultivated for its medicinal qualities. In China, the dried rhizomes & roots of some varieties were used as a purgative & for stomach ache.  It was not until the 18th century that rhubarb was grown for culinary purposes in Britain and America. Rhubarb is often commonly mistaken to be a fruit but rhubarb is actually a close relative of garden sorrel, and is therefore a member of the vegetable family. Rhubarb is rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber.plant1

WHAT IS RHUBARB?

 

 

 

Rhubarb is a perennial plant, which means it continues to come back to your garden every year. It formed large fleshy rhizomes and large leaves with long, thick (and tasty) petioles (stalks). Rhubarb stalks are commonly found in supermarkets, fresh rhubarb is prized by gourmet cooks. Some folks say the finest quality rhubarb is grown in Michigan, Ontario, Canada, and other northern states in the United States. Fresh rhubarb is available from early winter through early summer. Winter rhubarb is commercially produced hot houses in Michigan and Ontario. Rhubarb does not do well in my sandy soil of NJ.  Remember to eat the dark red stalk only.  The leaves should be discarded, as they are poisonous! They contain high levels of concentrations of oxalic acid crystals. The edible petioles or red stalks are up to 18 inches long, 1 to 2 inches in diameter. These petioles or stalks  are cut and

and used in pies, jams, jellies, sauces and juice.

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SUGAR FREE RHUBARB

Take a package of frozen rhubarb, or if you are fortunate enough to grow the vegetable or find it in a store.  Use like quantity.  To a boiling cup of water add 1 sm. package of    

SUGAR FREE STRAWBERRY GELATIN.  Stir until dissolved.  Then add your rhubarb, bring to boil, then simmer, stirring frequently until thickened.  Cool.  Eat as is, or put in a graham cracker crust, topping with Free Whipped Topping.  When almost done, you could add strawberries, but they tend to water down.  You can be creative & add nuts, etc. when finished.  This is a personal favorite of mine, as it is a freebee in most weight programs.  Sooo Good, if you crave rhubarb.  The correct way of making regular rhubarb, was in adding lots of sugar!  I also added a slice of lemon to that recipe too, but, not the sugar free one.

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         You will notice that I abbreviated the pages for my articles.  I realized that room was a problem. My blogs at the end of alphabet did not show on top menu.  Some like recipes & poetry, I also added my other blog, “MY DADDY IS NO MORE!”

There are the obvious abbrev., but RECIPES are now COOK.  GENEA is now GENEALOGY. Adult onset POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE IS NOW WITH BIO.