trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Friday, July 21, 2017

  A video showed up on my recommended on YouTube ..........it was of a flash mob playing an except, from Holst's Planets, and I've spent the last couple of days wondering around YouTube looking for other sites, but this is my fav [link]

Sunday, July 16, 2017

  I've been a tad unwell over the last week or so, what we used to call when I was a kid being "under the weather"...........but have felt much better the last couple of days......it's been hot and humid the last week plus, and as I get older I don't react to that weather pattern  so well.......... 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  I have had one of those days today........awoke this morning and my legs......what could I say about my legs, Well the best I could say is they reached from my crotch to the ground......and were shaky even doing that.......by mid afternoon.........felt a lot better......needed to walk....needed to pick up my blood pressure meds........
  By the time I got back my legs felt worse then when I left.......80+*F....and very high humility.....but the thing that really got me going was the price of the meds jump almost 40%.......now I'm on a fixed income......and I can absorb the increase.......at least for now but?........
  

Saturday, July 1, 2017

  How did we get to this point in the good old US of A..........it seems that we have become a nation of polar opposites, we have become a nation with many and sundry view points, which seem to be diametrically apposed.......and we spend most of our time and effort supporting our own views and criticizing those who believe views to which we are opposed.....but the result is nothing changes.....just same old......same old....
  I learned a long time ago, and I've been around long enough to be an expert on this subject.....you never get everything you want.......and if you do get it......It may not be exactly what you wanted or hoped for in the first place......
  Let's take a step back............I know that the word compromise, has become a four letter word, I get that.......but to ultimately to get what you want, sometimes you have to give a little to get a little.......

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  Those who have visited my blog before may have noticed that I have removed all of the links list......there are several reasons but the main one is that I've decided to go back to a more simple format.....that doesn't mean that I would posts any links but they will be relevant to posts.....and embedded in said post.......I must admit that I got overly enamored with gadgets.....not saying it won't happen again.....probably will  
  Sometimes my hermit syndrome gets to me and I curl up under my 'bridge' and avoid the world as much as possible.....haven't written here for 5 days or so, and have avoided for the most part Facebook, I could give multiple reasons, but although those reasons would sound very logical, the truth is they, that is the reasons are for the most part, just a facade to conceal excuses........nothing major but have had some minor physical problems.......on top of that the weather has either been hot and humid, or cool, rain and low humidity......and my going on 70 year old body doesn't always react to those weather conditions, truth be told, never react well to that.........
  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  Where I live smack dab in the middle of one of the east coast's major migratory flyways for waterfowl.....but the neat thing is that a large number of Canada Geese......have decided to skip the extra mileage and stay in the area.......there is a large wild life refuge and preserve run by the NYS DEC........I live in a commercial/retail area........over the last several years 3 drainage ponds were built....but the ducks, heron, canes, coots, and at least 1 egret, doesn't know that, they just think that those 3 ponds are places to feed, their idea i suppose of fast food...........But the geese, ah the geese, they took one look and they thought home, and have settled in, and set out they homesteads complete with nurseries.............
  So on my walk this AM there were about 50+/- Canada Geese, munching grass, somewhere between 12 and 14 adult, and not even an exact count on the kids.......a few of the kids ran to mom and dad however I really wasn't that close......
  On the way back, they had moved and were almost blocking my shortcut to my rooms.....and a few of the goslings ran to mom and dad.......know I don't actually speak goose, but I can guess at what was said

Gosling #1- mom what's that big ugly thing with 5 legs....
Mom- no son he's human 2 wings, 2 legs and a stick
Gosling #2- a stick, he could wack us with it
Mom- probably not we've seen that one  before
Gosling 3#- but mom
Dad- if he did swing that stick at you he'd probably lose his balance, fall down and bust his butt......

  Those geese can be very arrogant.......but in this case probably right

Monday, June 19, 2017

  I'm a little frustrated this evening I've spent a bunch of time trying to find a piece I sang Many years ago.......by a modern Welsh composer who name I forget, based on the passage "The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God, in the eyes of the foolish the seem to have perished, but they are at peace" the first few pages are in a minor key, but the tenors make a run which ends with the tenor part hitting the same note as the altos........and it's now in and finishes in a major key........beautiful piece of music......but that's not the point here
  The founder of the choral group I was singing with 'The NorthCountry Choral Society"....in the spring of the year lost our founder, he past on ....and it was scheduled for our fall performance, but before our first rehearsal, 9/11 occurred.........
  In rehearsal, it took several reads through the piece before half the choir didn't break down.....emotion is critical in a performance, but it can't always be controlled........
  We preformed it, and it went well, but the reaction in the audience was not normal, it was 3 months or so after 9/11.......the audience was silent, you could see the emotion, the same one we had in rehearsal....we'd have sung it may times but they heard it just once......and that's the reason, well one of the reasons I did that, sang in choirs for many years, so that those who heard, got just a little of what I felt when I sang.......