Posts Tagged ‘hate’

Isis

February 7, 2015

I’ve heard enough about this on the news, and am appalled and disgusted at what this group does, and the fear and hate they perpetuate, but the way we deal with the problem isn’t helping and may in fact cause this situation to grow worse. I’m glad to hear that most of the world is having a public outcry over this group, and all that it does, but the news media still decides to refer to these sick fucks as nothing other than the Islamic state. Sure, it’s what they call themselves, but demonizing all of Islam alongside these fucks, isn’t only wrong, it’s the worst kind of wrong. Call them the Nutjob Warlords for all I care, since that’s what they are after all. Don’t stir the pot even more by calling them what they want to be called and giving them more power.

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“Jobs”

May 17, 2014

So I finally sat myself down to watch the Steve Jobs biopic aptly titled: Jobs, yesterday.  And although not as good as I expected, it is certainly good for what it is.  It doesn’t gloss over the uglier aspects of the man behind Apple Computers, nor does it go into the post-Ipod part of his life which is also okay.  It’s not a film about Steve Jobs having cancer, but a film about how he starts a computer revolution, loses an empire, and then comes back out on top of that same empire, which maneuvered him out.  Ashton Kutcher looks just like the guy too.  It’s definitely boring in parts, but it is what it is.  It’s interesting to see just how hard it was for Steve Jobs in social situations, lots of yelling, and spouting of obscenity when he didn’t absolutely love or agree with something.  You see the genius, you see the monster, and you see the man.  And you see just how smart the guy was, and can barely fathom that only mere decades later, all of his inventions have basically changed the course of history.  So love the guy or hate the guy, or feel indifferent about the guy, this movie really gives a deeper glimpse into the inner workings of the early computer industry, and I just find it remarkable, moreso than any other aspect of the film.  It is good on the whole, but my mind is boggled by this one aspect of it all, and that is incredible.  

Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014

It’s a day to laugh to cry, to hold to love.  A day to like, a day to share, a day to engorge yourself on chocolates.  It is a day that many see as not a real holiday, because it’s yet another excuse for America to say, “Hey, you, buy something!”  And you aren’t wrong to think that, I think it most of the time as well, but I will say that if you are one of the lucky ones who don’t coin Valentine’s as “singles awareness day, and are in a relationship, silly, casual, fun, serious, or a married for years sort of arrangement, you should do something with your person today, because after all, if you already love them or like them a lot, you’d want to go out and do something with them, so today is a perfect excuse to spend time together, real holiday or not!  Every kiss does not begin with Kay, because Kay is not a letter, K is.  And buying shit from Jared?  Who cares?  I know he lost a lot of weight on the Subway diet(yes I know it’s a different Jared), but why must we buy expensive crap from him to have a good day?  We don’t. Don’t give in to the lie, unless you really have the money to spare. ” Money can’t buy me love,” remember?

Life-Changers

May 4, 2011

There are so many connections abounding in our lives, whether they be spiritual, personal, romantical, religious, secular, familial or what have you.  But what’s most important in this is to never shy from love.  In my philosophy, love is living, and art is heart.  It is not good enough for us simply to love, but to in a very real sense also become that love.  If love is the agent of change, change being the only constant within life, it is not enough to simply believe in it, but follow it, fight for it, and never be afraid to take a chance no matter how silly you might think it is, chances are someone will find it sweet that you care so much, and that you express yourself in a way that truly belongs to you and nobody else.  And this talk of love, which seems so out of place in the current climate of hate, that seems to be what drives this so-called American life, a dream become a nightmare, decaying much more quickly than it ever has, an oroborous(snake eating it’s own tail, symbol for infinity among other things) of vengeance, this talk of love becomes even more important than it has ever been.  “Give Peace a Chance.”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg8rlSi5MlA

Love’s strongest manifestation is in the people you surround yourself with.  If you remember an old post I had about soul friends versus soul mates, and of the fractal nature of the human heart, how there isn’t necessarily another half, but a number of others that each fulfill a different role in relation to yourself. The people I surround myself with, who I deem lasting friends, and potential lifelong companions, these people are soul friends.  And soul friends are life-changers, and the best kinds of life-changers.  I had a friend in high school, we went everywhere together, and had a falling out over something stupid, and deigned contact for two years. When we returned to one another after so long, nothing had changed, and it  was like we had seen one another only the day before, and then we recorded our album, songs written with him in mind.  That is a life-changer.  The big life-changers are those you never need to hide anything from, the people who accept you as yourself, can have the most fun in the world with something so simple as getting cocoa on a monday, or walking through the park, those people who carry you through your worst moments, and know you’ll do the same in theirs.

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The big life-changers take on many forms, being dressed like a waitress or a cat on halloween, barefoot and bearded on the radio, a fellow poet who drinks a few beers with you and talks of her past life as a tree with such conviction, a purple-haired steampunk obsessive who thinks skunks to be the cutest animals ever, the girl who watches zombie movies with you, puts up with the stupidest shit from you, and still has the desire to take you out and buy you coffee, or someone who helps you realize your hopes and dreams again, when you have fallen into a rut of despair, or a loss of self-worth.  Whether it takes place in a cafe on a monday, on a blue cement block in a parking lot, a concert in vermont where you lose your shoes, and get a mustached hooligan to sign your underwear, at your favorite record store, over the air, playing a song on a street corner, a rainy day walk through a cemetery or lying on a futon in a dorm room talking into the endless hours of night, or anywhere these adventures may take you and anything they may involve, it doesn’t matter, what matters is that it changes lives.

Peace and Love,

Craig

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Love Today

February 15, 2011

Sure, Valentine’s Day may have once again already come and gone, but keep in mind that although this seems like some silly holiday used as an excuse to engorge ourselves on chocolates, or you could be one of those people who doesn’t really see any point to the day unless they have themselves a snookums.  Be that as it may, if the day is apparently about love, let’s remember that. If we already have a someone or not, Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect day to just spread your love to all.  There is so much suffering, so much hate, so much evil in this world, if we just set aside a day to just love a little stronger, to “Try a little (more) tenderness,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pPqC6i2M0E and to share more of your self to the world.  One person may be able to change the world, but if we don’t “Come Together,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8LZGQ4MkvQ our message of love may fall short.

  I had initially envisioned today’s Valentine entry as a dating advice column, but I had this idea that Valentine’s Day is better off being a world love day. But, I will digress for a few sentences to touch on a few pieces of romantic advice  I encourage people by all means, if they have sweethearts, or whatever they may title themselves, take full romantic advantage, but if your in first date territory, the “love” aspect of this holiday may be overwhelming to people only getting to know each other. You don’t want to jump the gun if you really want things to work out with the best scenario/ positive outcome.  Maybe it’s not meant to be, and maybe it is, but regardless, if you go in using a little restraint, you just might have a lifelong friend regardless. 🙂  Not always of course, but I’m a romantic through and through, and think there is too much beauty found in my circle(s) of friends to ever hope something could compromise the warm fuzzies of friendship. 

To make our lasting impact on this world, it should be clear, that what you need more than anything to do this, the driving force behind our dreams, our hopes, our desires, “All you need is love.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ98qac2UIM  Without love, where is our motivation, where is our “drive?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbTjzZzfR7w Human creatures need a lot of love to be able to come to terms with just simply existing sometimes.  They always say that all these wicked and bad things occur in the world, because human nature is not to be kind, loving, or gentle.  But maybe it is our nature to love.  We wouldn’t be so adamant about writing “silly love songs,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK9QVN0bpa4 or be so obsessed with the perpetuation of valentine’s day, or want to watch  chick flicks, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gudEttJlw3s which I am not too prideful of a man to admit to enjoying most of the time. 

To close, I would like to pose a shout out to my lovely, loving friends, who will surely be world changers, if they aren’t already.  Thank you for adding that extra spark of awesome to my life, and helping me to “Always look on the bright side of life.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2UP86bciVA  And I would also suggest that if you are in or around Keene this coming weekend go see The Vagina Monologues at Keene State, Friday and Saturday at 7, or a 2pm matinee on Saturday. One of my awesome besties, the esteemable Casey Ann Adventure is one of the directors this year, and she is brilliant. And if you really are into changing the world, and giving a little more love and/or a fan of the monologues check out the V-Day website as well, http://www.vday.org/home.

Everyone’s gonna love today, gonna love today, gonna love today……  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWiccrTB4LM

Peace, until next time.

New Thingsl

September 22, 2010

I will set a couple goals, and this is also as means to sharing more with you dear reader.  My first goal is to write at least a page a week, whether it’s just on here to tell you this, or if I actually get going on one of my stories, and if I can get myself to that mark and surpass it, I will post  my writing goal a touch higher.  I also have my girlfriend to help kick me in the right direction about that if I fall short of my writing goals.  🙂  

Secondly: Try a new thing each week.  Easier than it sounds, for I simply mean anything new, whether its a show or movie you watch, a new song you listened to, a new Wow character you created, or something like a new recipe you cooked that week.  I’ll let you know how it all goes.   

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