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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

  You if you were to look, under the PDF files on the right find an article by Dr.. Rembert Carter.......was a respected teacher of mine in college, and a highly revered pastor.....
  Two thoughts, or rather remembrances
  First
   I had been assigned in high school when writing my English Term Paper, to use only certain books, one of which was H.G.Wells "Modern Utopia"........the catch was there was only one volume in the entire Buffalo and Erie County library system...spent 8 hours on spring break sitting in a reading room of the main branch reading that dang book and taking many pages of notes........jump forward about a year and I'm sitting in History of Western Civilization.....Dr, Carter started the class and said "Has anyone here read the book "Modern Utopia".....i was the only one who had read it.....he basically dismissed the class and we spent an hour discussing the book
  Second
    He was pastor of a rural church, a few miles north of The Triple Cities ( southern NYS)....most of his congregation were farmers, and those who earned their living by physical labor...some barely literate....but in the back 2 pews were up to a dozen of the bible/theology students from the college he taught at.....with our Greek New Testaments open.......and all of us, and i mean all there got something out of the service, i learned at that time how to speak, and teach if you will, to all, and you could reach most at the same time........despite a disparity...in their knowledge and education.....and that knowledge has served me well
  He past several years ago...but i still remember what i learned from him 
  Missed breakfast this morning ( one of the amenities provided where i room)......but it's only available for a certain time period which i slept past...got busy on other things and looked at the clock, and it was pasted 2 PM.........made a fine sandwich of roast beef, some macaroni salad, oh and lest i forget a Bloody Mary, I'm aware that after 2 PM is late for a proper Brunch, but i have rarely been accused of being proper, and on the rare occasions that that has occurred, I have vehemently denied  what i consider to be a rash judgement of my person......
  Spent my waking hours so far, dealing with email, and other things on the web......also watched some episodes of the old A&E series "Hornblower" on YouTube, also a few games of online solitaire, and a few replies and a post on Facebook........
  Nothing has irritated me enough yet today to go off on one of my frequent tirades here or on Facebook, but then the day is only half spent......   

Friday, May 12, 2017

 Yes I'm still up, sleep seems to be evading me tonight...in case you haven't noticed i abhor normal punctuation, except for a break with a few dots, and the occasional comma, I tend to use what my instructors in school would have faulted me for run on sentences.......but maybe because of   my studies in Koine Greek.....which has no punctuation marks and run on sentences.i seem to be addicted to it, or is it my stream of conscience style of writing.... you will note that when i think about i will indent new paragraphs
  If you are aware of current politics, and all forms of media in the old US of A, not just network both social media, there have been numerous calls for the impeachment of President Trump, some even before he had actually taken the oath of office....
  Now anyone that has known me as far back as grade school could tell you I am very good at many things but the two which are involved here are math and research.....and my college education and many years of private study have only honed those skills, and given the almost infinite resources of the internet.....what can I say...
 But I must admit until the last few days I have not studied before the procedures involved in the impeachment of a President......but that short coming has been taken care of..
  To put it simply my conclusions are these:
   A) at this point unless something absolutely vile is discovered
   B) the pure mathematics say that at this point it won't happen
     1) if sent to the House of Representative the opposition would need 20 some odd votes from the              majority to sustain an indictment.......
      2) and if that actually occurred......depending on the number of Senators that voted then 20 or 21 of          the majority would have to vote in the affirmative
      3) in the current state of partisan politics....what can I say...i doubt that that will happen
  I have made no statement where I stand on this issue, and I won't at this time.....i merely say that at this time it's just a waste of time and money.....
       

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 Finally, a break in the rainy, gloomy weather.....only in the low 50sF but the sun peeps thru the cloud cover from time to time.........took a pleasant walk if a bit abbreviated...
 I find myself spending less time watching TV, and more time searching, finding older movies and documentaries on YouTube......and a few online games.....nothing crazy.....the games that is.....mostly solitaire type games....
 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

While one thing lead to another, I've been watching on YouTube...."The Sinking of the Bismarck"......based on a book by C.S.Forester, my favorite author of historic fiction, years ago there was a series on IIRC A&E......based on a series of books written by Forester......the "Hornblower" series...and for many years.....I've wished to watch it again......so i decided to look on YouTube........and low and behold i found that some of them has been on YouTube since 2007......NUTS!!!!!.......have spent the day to this point and probably for many more hours, binging on the series.
(by the by if you're interested you can find the link to it on the right)

Monday, May 8, 2017

I have spent some of my time on my desk top this afternoon, watching two different takes on the same historical event, that is the sinking of the Bismarck..........one is one of my favorite historical fiction movies, and a historical documentary of the same event.....( you can find links on the right, one under the movies "Sink the Bismarck"..based on a book by one of my favorite historic fiction writers C.S, Forester......and the other under documentary list as "Nazi Supership-The Bismarck").........obviously the writer of the historical fiction book, took a few liberties... the biggest one was the captain in charge at the Admiralty, a fictional character.....but he did the same thing with the "The Hornblower Series"......despite this,  i like both the historical fiction, and the actual events, different takes to be sure, one just enjoyable, the other historically accurate......
 Took my first walk in 3 or 4 days, combination of near constant rain, and a few minor physical problems, and yet, the temperature was in the mid 30'sF......with wind chills hovering one side or the other of the freezing mark.......mixed snow and rain, but caught the right time for more or less clear weather, yes there was a brief bit of snow, and one raindrop.....which happened to hit me square in the nose.....random event, my karma catching up with me, or Mother Nature hates me......I have no opinion which one.....
 They say ( have always wondered exactly who they are, but that is for another time) that there is a fine line between those of high intelligence and insanity, or in the common tongue crazy.........I've bounced multiple times on both sides of the line that at this point I have no idea which side of the line I'm on at any given time........was my current thoughts, brilliant or just plain nuts......
 Anywho...a marketing rep at the plant I worked for and I had the following conversation:
Said I: "This place is going to drive me crazy"
In replay quote he "There is no point in driving you crazy, all that is needed is to take you by the hand and walk you across the street"
 This same guy is the one who hung the nickname "Troll" on me.........his reasoning was that I was the least bigoted and most even tempered individual he'd ever met, by that he meant that i hate everybody and was always in a foul mood......therefore a troll......... while I disagreed with his conclusions.......i can at least at that point,  understand where he was coming from.........

Sunday, May 7, 2017

it's been raining for the 9 or 10 days and is forecast thru Tuesday AM, rain or snow actually....if you look on the left you will find an article on "How to Build an Ark"......
have messed again with the structure of the blog but when do i not........