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Now that you’ve flipped-out and over my previous 45rpm record post, I hope you enjoyed side one from inside the basement boxes! Therefore, can I drop some current science reflections upon you now and then leave you to marinate upon them, until we meet in the New Year, 2018? …Good.

As we come to the end of 2017, I know I have not blogged as much as in previous years and in-fact, the fantasy of “blogging” being a money-maker is dead. I am struck by the many misinformed conversations I have heard this year from a dumbed-down populace, which began during the first President Bush administration of the United States of America, in the late 1980s.

~ At the risk of sounding intolerant of younger generations, like my parents did, I want to point-out a few things so that if any are reading this who need my enlightenment, they shall have some, lol

~ My generation, “Baby Boomers” of which my birth year is one of the last thereof, was educated better than the successive ones, which seem to have been distracted by so-called “advances” in technology. The standards of manners, self-control (without drugs), developmental punishment, adherence to societal norms, rules and authority on the family level were much higher in my formative years. This made for a better dream and pursuit of happiness. None of us are perfect, mind you, but we knew our boundaries and respected one another on a more fascinating level.

~ The point of this piece is to charge those who originally unleashed this technological “Genie” from the bottle, to educate yours and our youths to not be addicted to it, so much as they stroll down a sidewalk, into an intersection, oblivious to their surroundings and into their own peril!!

~ Often, I hesitate to engage or write, feeling it will do no good. With the so-called “leaders” we have in play, annellation is the nearest possibility, therefore my words fall upon deaf ears.

~ Also, many I encounter do not listen in polite conversations anymore. They only hear while formulating their reply and rudely interject it prior to the other party finishing their sentence or thought!
Just the other day, while having a quick bite at a local O’Charlies, I overheard a convo between two twenty- something women who sounded like jaded old bags. Their list of phobias and “cant’s” outpaced their “cans”!

~ Especially when it came to travel: one says, “After one drink, if I feel a buzz, I am calling a cab no matter how close to my house I am!” Whaa? The other one expresses how they are afraid to take an AMTRAK train, “Because they always derail!” Huh? To which the young bartender says, “Oh no, I’m not flying either, because you never know who you are flying with!” Yeah, that “logic” applies to all transportation modes and even on the Interstate, chick! SMH These young ladies are running out of options! It is very sad! If I didn’t see them, I would have thought they were two old ladies, older than I am! I should have recorded this. People have always had phobias, yet I’ve never heard them by twentysomethings and so adamantly expressed! What I overhear as I make my errands are too many individuals who are so misinformed, drive impatiently (and too fast), are undisciplined, selfish and ill-mannered.
Many people are overly sensitive these days due to misguided political correctness run amuck.

~ Most seem all to ready to turn the other cheek now. Nobody wants to complain in apathy that nothing will change unless it is scandalous or sordid like bogus reality TV! It is pathetic, because real human complaints are the seed of positive revolutionary change in society! Is anybody emphasizing learning in History class these days?

~ Political Correctness, and the lack of the “tough love” my generation received, plus the de-emphasis of measured corporal punishment (spankings) has produced an off-center, marginal generation of undereducated perverts, freaks, woodchucks and pseudo-criminal idiots who are unscrupulous and who we all should fear and take measures help or thwart proactively. how’s THAT for an “entitlement program” proposal?

~ About Geopolitical things: Did Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson or Nixon engage in a rank-out sessions with North Vietnam’s Ho Che Min during the Vietnam War? No! So why is this Trump guy doing it? All he does is legitimize an illegitimate regime via childish taunts! Who is advising this guy, if anyone? Trump’s first October as President began and ended with senseless violence against innocent citizens in Las Vegas and New York City. His presence has increased many people’s frustration and anger levels, dangerously. We have not been this close to war since the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960s! Kim Jung and President Fake are like two of the slowest learning, Special Ed kids in the back of the classroom, continuously chattering insults at each other, while the rest of us are trying to learn.

~ There are some things we still do not know and that recent groups of events are waaay too coincidental regarding all of these “sexual” allegations and the fall of so many of our (my) favorite public/media/entertainment personalities here at the end of 2017.

Why now? Why all of a sudden? Why doesn’t President Trump step aside while they investigate or at least be called to testify before Congress and answer to the charges against him by these women, like President Clinton had to? Ego and him wanting to be the first American Dictator is why, and we know it.

~ Were the Hunters Captured by the Game in ALL of these relationships?? Hmmmm…

~ Continue the discourse! Not just the usual suspects (although I appreciate you), don’t be too shy to say something about how we can have a better 2018 and beyond by hitting the ground running on January 2nd!!!
This is a milestone year for me, personally and let it be for thee.

~ For my list of KratesfullO’Jointz musik’s favorites who we lost in 2017, please check out The Record Shoppe! https://www.achilliadsmyvinylrecordshoppe.wordpress.com

Happy New Year! May we all survive safely and in Peace on earth to do this again a year from now! Cheers.


Sadly, WordPress apparently is not offering its Bloggers a Year in Review for 2016.

To me, this is yet another example of one of the little nice things in our lives that our online corporate administrators, like even YouTube, and Google or Amazon, who are increasingly changing on us, to the civilian detriment, while withdrawing the ease of use after getting us used to them! It is classic “bait and switch”.

It Sux and is not about the “statistics”. Nyet, it is about the creatively fun way that WordPress.com presented this yearly gift to us, lo these past years, since I began to blog in 2009.

If you know of another blog platform that has not thrown the “baby out with the bathwater” and still is fun, please let me know because maybe it is time to take my writing “business” elsewhere it is still appreciated and FUN. Here is what a beautiful job they did last year. Attempts to contact “Support” directly only lead to frustration – and we have enough of that on a daily basis not to want to pursue it – what they must count upon.


Click this link please and then leave a comment!


2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 75 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 91 posts. There were 44 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was December 6th with 78 views. The most popular post that day was My Vinyl – The O’Jays.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, mail.yahoo.com, help.automattic.com, WordPress Dashboard, and translate.google.com.ua.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for farve penis, quicksand sinking, achilliad, old fashioned thermometer, and al goodman.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


My Vinyl – The O’Jays November 2010
5 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


Farve Penis? Tiger’s Wood? October 2010


The Consoulers Uplift – Nashville Just Ain’t Country April 2010


About Achilliad November 2009


Volcanic Ashes to Ashes, Friends to Dust Too Soon April 2010

**Thank U WordPress! JUST when I was thinking about giving up this waste of my time for no pay, you give me encouragement! lol I guess the skinny kid’s done good for a change, eh? Now I have to come up with some more stuff!  As for 2010 personally?  A wide range of emotions and events, from the FLOODS here… my newest true friend, Rodney Irvin suddenly dying at only 45 yrs old…getting suddenly terminated by citadel radio…meeting my true soulmate via overseas online site I posted a profile to…discovering Skype(!)…going on freakin’  food stamps for a while…doin’ the “man Friday” thing…finally publishing my first poetry book…holding eviction at-bay (for now at least)…litigating and end to a nightmare albatross (as soon as my advocate receives the receipt)…and words written…so MANY words…Thank you again for the stats and encouragement that I will try to live up to, humbly and with an eye towards coaching us all UP and not dumbing us further down.  Happy New Year! I pray, may I finally get some needed $$ in early 2011 so I can get my documents to go overseas to connect with my soon-to-be beautiful inside and out, “other half” and continue to create and increase awareness that clean water will be the next “oil crisis” unless we pay strict attention to insuring that it says that way.

June was an especially brutal month for me personally and for our national entertainment collective.  We lost the lovely Farrah Fawcett,  long-time Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon, annoying TV pitchman Billy Mays (now we know why he was so hyped all the time – LOL), actor David Carradine (under rather strange sexual circumstances), actor from my youth Gale Storm, and who doesn’t remember where they were when the news of Michael Jackson’s death came!  Earlier in 2009 we lost the brilliant and personable Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard.  I remember interviewing him at the Blue Note in New York City back in 1994; a real fun and cool guy!  June was also the beginning of the end of my cozy relationship with the girl from Eastern Europanima” for reasons I may never know which equaled no “closure”, and it seems more personal dominoes began to fall thereafter culminating in a total financial collapse of my old family (Mother), betrayal (younger sister) amongst my part-time suicidal thoughts and languishing in love’s limbo. Sounds almost like an episode of “Nip/Tuck” or the old knots Landing!

Within and against that backdrop was a spiritual revival and epiphany of sorts combined with people tithing to help me (see “the three mysterious boxes” blog earlier).  Needlesstosay, I am not sorry to see the double-oh-nine in the rear-view mirror, and have been so pre-occupied with retaining my sanity and intelligence that I didn’t realize until over the Christmas weekend that this is the end of  the decade of the “00s”  and beginning of the ‘teens” if you will.  It is cause for cautious optimism, I suppose.

I have written a letter to President Obama about some concerns I have.  It has been a while since I wrote to a President, having last done it as a youthful, idealistic boy – I think it was to President Johnson about Vietnam.  Just him being there has partially rekindled that utopian ember, meaning that I guess anything is possible if you hand in here long enough.  To those though, who would tell me that “money isn’t everything” – my answer is that so far as I can see…yes it IS!  From love to laughter and the ability to keep a roof over your head and a happy song in your heart it is!

I don’t make New Year resolutions, only goals that often fall short mainly because they depend too much upon the cooperation of other people. How about a New Year’s wish?  OK: I wish for a “system restore” be performed on my life.  I now know that the best choice in the short-term is to live days of our lives one episode at a time…ahh, even that is no consolation;”videotape at eleven”.

Pickhit: another overused meaningless phrase: “Hey you gotta do whatcha gotta do…” Usually said in response to a plea for honest advice.  Now there’s a plan! (sarcastic)

pickhit: Also two people I grew up respecting from the news and political area whose voices will and are already missed: “Uncle” Walter Cronkite of the original CBS Evening News, and Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy who overcame scandal and became the lion of the Legislators in Washington, D.C. – Maximum respect.


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