Monday, June 30, 2008
Bootsy Collins, Musician, Funkologist, Bootzilla
The Levee was supposed to last 500 years! Well, that was provided we actually performed the upkeep. In spite of the brave efforts of the citizens and the national guard to dam the area, this little guy gnawed right on through the levee causing it to collapse.
Yes! A rat, specifically, a MUSKRAT! The little flea bitten water rat did it!
Seriously, we must make it a national effort to rebuild and maintain our infrastructure not privatize it! This is a national problem as our freeways/expressways, levee's, Dams, national parks and even the National Mall in DC is falling apart. Pay the tax money to rebuild and maintain your stuff! A muskrat just took down a Levee!
Be Mindful! Be Prayerful! Be Careful!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Length of Locks grown long and strong!
or shorn in battle with corporate whores
silhouettes shadow what life has become
reflected in mirror of what was once before
Memories wild laughter touch of snow tips along edges of crown
coffee scented after hours off La Tijera and Ro-Day-O
signposts testifying poetry and menthols
Old friends reunited
I'd risk cancer for a taste of your lips!
stroll up, say hi
sip death stick from in between your fingertips
Inhale your scent
knowing you'd be the death of me
blind you with my audacity
gaze into your eyes
It'd be cool you'd smile
cause i would seize the moment
before either one of us came to our senses
or at least before you lit another one!
It still Sux!
Bush, Presidency, ha ha ha, eight years in!
Be Mindful! Be Careful! Be Prayerful!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Alright, dig! I was tooling around itunes with a little money on my card from Fathers Day, yeah I got shoes and an Itunes card! Sweet! I hit the usual suspects, had to grab some Miles Davis, 2nd quintet era or late era with Kenny Garrett and Foley some Branford Marsalis and well, I gotta thing for Chaka Khan and Lalah Hathaway. I dig them, I just do!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Our faces mask the hatred we share
Smiles disguise sinister intent in our stares
Skin color and shade determines the dividing line
Grasping straws of entitlement at what we each believe is mine.
Never mind both of us are scrambling for scraps!
Scrapple from the apple pie of American dream
Held up to our children as the gospel but constantly demeaned!
Border faces, some brought here with ears ringing from
Capitalistic empirical desire or Communist socialized Fire
Smelling of mortar smoke and ash
Sweat layered by the last stinging lash
Ellis Island sans West coast port
New land, American dream in form of corner store
Liquor sold to captive residents
Border/boat family sells in ghetto
Lives in suburb
Leaves before nightfall
Mercedes against curb
Boat people language written on walls
Buddha seems the only one awake
Artificially flavored Storefront Christianity sold like brown bag poison slum to slum
99 cent store groceries, marked down symbols of the dream gone bad
check cashing parasites, bank managing shark chummed loans
prey on us and take away our homes!
We are forced by our poverty to exist together
This however evident does not create a real connection
they vote bush, take cash from Black faces
Take cash from Black faces!
Take cash from Black faces!
Turning east at noon
Selling pickled swine, now and laters, old E and pork rinds
Cigarettes and DVD of large shapely nekked behinds
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,in secret, between the shadow and the soul.I love you as the plant that never bloomsbut carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;so I love you because I know no other waythan this: where I does not exist, nor you,so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. Pablo Neruda
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Years ago, my friends Mama told me a story of how she once took her daughter out of a pre-school because the teacher and staff began teaching the children Yoga.
As a Christian she felt that this was necessary to protect her child from what she felt was a different, unchristian doctrine and influence, and today there are probally alot of folks from all different walks who still feel that way. They don't understand Yoga and the physical benefits or meditation and how it can complement there life no matter their spirtual practice.
First, Yoga like all the martial sciences, tai chi, Kung Fu and Karate all have eastern religious philosophies but all these physical exercises are designed and capable of including any religious thought or none at all. The arts themselves promote tolerance, physical fitness, mental stamina and clarity and spiritual awakening and awareness. They link the body and mind and energize the spirit. A good Christian believer needs mental clarity and physical fitness and flexibility, just as much as a non Christian believer but a non Christian believer is often taught tolerance and an appreciation of other people and their faiths whereas Christians are not always tolerant and should emulate these qualities. I always felt it was kinda stupid that most Christians I met would look down on meditation and yoga and other martial sciences when healthy but have a heart attack and then start meditation, tai chi, wearing copper bands, and change their diets to include vegetarian dishes. But God's eight natural health laws are universal! I believe that the Patriarch Abraham, the Chaldean, used a martial science to remain fit and all the Abrahamic religions included at least one. There is evidence that this is correct as there is Egyptian Kemetic Yogas, The asanas, Tai Chi and several others in the histories. I believe it is only Western thought that has discouraged all things Eastern, all things Afrikan from it's canon of thought and practice including History, religious thought and medicine. What a shame! It's time to change this. Try it, try something and live happier and healthier. Long life, without good health is a curse!
This is a great outward demonstration of God's eight natural health laws. Mediation and prayer, Exercise, fresh air, fresh water, proper nutrition, proper rest and temperance. This is right here in LA maybe you will try it or something like it soon.
Be Careful! Be Mindful! Be Prayerful!