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The good book says only God is good, so it seems to me somebody needs to step up.

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(my email is JesseGod@live.com)

F.Y.I. There are about 900 posts..

Here's a quote from Fyodor Dostoevsky to start things off right: Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Taking Care of Myself

today's Kaiser group topic
17 item list:

1)Eat Right
less/no meat, portion control: not too much/too little
soda, candy, ice cream, chips, junk food -reduce/limit
gnc protein powder, omega3/vitaminC, 8 cups of water
occasional restaurant meals; practice, improve cooking

2)Exercise
Ymca: lift, swim, bike, run
"daily maintenance" or, preferably, improvement

3)Keep Busy
structure, to-do lists, online

4)Enough Sleep
early to bed, early to rise. 7-8 hours, alarm.  Naps.

5)Cheerful
social (family, friends, roommates), jokes, positive

6)Stay in Budget
tally income/expenses, free food/meals

7)Kaiser group (Thurs. mornings)

8)Meds
order by mail, on time
nightly routine (ingest, in Jess T, in jest?)(olanzapine/risperdal)

9)Meditate/Yoga
Berkeley Shambala Center, Yoga to the People (both in Bkly)
breathe :-)

10)Walk Dogs
Tuesdays in San Leandro: Fido and Taco

11)Music
itunes, kalx (sometimes awards free tickets), whrb

12)Reading
book-a-day, 1001 list, magazines, daily NY Times
frequent trips to the local library

13)Write
blog, email, notebooks

14)Dating
dance/romance, okcupid, match.com

15)Nature
hiking, camping, parks, beach, outdoors

16)Hygiene
brush teeth/floss/mouthwash
shower/shave/deodorant/clean clothes
look good, smell good, feel good

17)Variety!Try new things, mix it up.

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Day of Madness and Lunacy

I read a 309pp book and watched a 2 hour movie

book: 'Lunatics' by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel (very funny!)
movie: Mad Max Fury Road (I thought it sucked ass, pardon my french)
     a complete waste of 8.50 (i didn't see it in imax 3d)

and sadness:
Marcel was put down today, so I spent the morning feeding him BK soft serve and pastrami.
I'm gonna miss him.


On a related note, 'The Funeral' by Band of Horses is a good song. 


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

japanese happiness

japanese is 'japones'  in spanish

ha po ness is surprisingly close to 'happiness'
:-)

aikido knot!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

on my plate

keeping busy

9:30p-4:30 sleep (early to bed, early to rise)

i've got a dozen books in my room to read, 2 from the library:
(on my queue, in the batter's circle, due up, backlogged).
(2 Terry Pratchett: collected nonfiction, and Turtle Recall)
(4 reference: chambers dictionary, am.heritage spanish-english dict.,
 nt'l geo 1000 events, nt'l geo uncommon history of common things)
(5 trivia: 2 imponderables (aspirin, lobsters),
powerful pinkie, bizarre facts&stories, useless information)
(1 short stories, best american)

i might do gardening in Fremont for my aunt.
i might help another aunt moving stuff from storage.
my brother plans to visit me in Berkeley (from SF).

i want to keep applying to low-income housing waitlists.
i eat free lunches MWF at McGee baptist church, nearby.

i want to get serious about daily exercise at the Y,
(and use the weight room more, as well as swim)
(hopefully I'll get approved for financial assistance there.)

tuesdays i walk fido and taco, (and eat a gourmet cookie)
wednesday, hopefully i'll win the lotto (superlotto plus)
thursdays 10.30a-11.30a is kaiser group.
sunday mornings- philosophy talk, on radio.

maybe i'll go on some okcupid dates.

i want to read the Aletheon at the GTU.
daily trip to the library to survey/skim/read the day's NY Times.
(and occasional mags: people, mad, csmonitor, economist)

i've recently started having a cup of coffee in the morning.
daily online music, berkeleyside, cnn, onion, wikipedia, email, blog

Friday, May 8, 2015

wussup wit me

 slice o' life
yes things are good for me right now.  i'm getting a (dental) crown at the berkeley free clinic tomorrow.  I helped out with Augustus yesterday.  He's a fun little tike.  walked Fido and Taco today.  happy cinco de mayo and national teacher's day!  I had dinner at 801 with Tom and Jeannine Sunday night.  I helped mom garden (also at 801) on Saturday.  Someone left two big bins full of lego-style blocks out on the street today near me in bkly which I picked up!  that'll be a good gift, maybe in a year.  I showed my folks all the instagram photos of Augustus, Sara, Pierre, Marcel...  We used a neighbor's wifi.  I'm going to Royaneh in July for the big 90th party.  I'm housesitting/dogsitting at the end of this month (22nd-25th).  I had a delicious gourmet cookie (choc. chip) this morning at the San Leandro library, with a cup of coffee.  I have my usual kaiser group on thursday mornings, followed by walking marcel, in oakland.  I'm reading Night Watch, another Terry Pratchett book.  I just got new brake pads on my bike (at the new Sports Basement store).  my kaiser med refill just arrived in the mail.  my money situation is good (i'm frugal and get mostly free food) -i like to tally my budget, it's a fun exercise (for me).  Anyway, yes I'm looking fwd to Ben's party!  I bought a lottery ticket for tonight.  You can get a music device for when you swim.  If I win, I'm getting that! 

books:
-current library books I've read:
finished The Case for God, by Karen Armstrong.  
and Irreligion, by John Allen Paulos.
also recently finished 3 Terry Pratchett books: 
Guards! Guards!, and Night Watch, and The Long Earth.  
-Now, I'm reading: 
Turtle Recall, and A Slip of the Keyboard (both by Pratchett)
-on deck: 
2 (more!) by Pratchett: Feet of clay, and Eric
The GTU has the Aletheon (by Adi Da).
My roommate Michael recommends anything by Alan Furst.
Bill Gates recommends Vaclav Smil. 
Andrea Glover, my social worker, recommends 'It's not me it's you' by Mhairi McFarlane
 
8 events
may day (may 1st), teacher's day, mother's day, cinco de mayo, star wars day (may the fourth be with you), and Benjamin's birthday.
Ben turns 1 today.  Big party tomorrow, with face painting and arts/crafts for the kiddies.
also, may 16 is armed forces day, and 
may 25th is memorial day, too (memorializing all those who have died in military service).

Friday, May 1, 2015

Jesse, The Numinous, The Ineffable, The Transcendent

lol

Perhaps I will deign to answer you petty mortals' questions:

such as, what is the difference between ignorance and apathy?
I don't know and I don't care.

what does W-A-R spell?
war is not the answer.

who will win the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight?
happy mayday, pow!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Being/Staying in the Present/Moment

"Always Now"

A. lyrics
Time keeps on tickin tickin tickin, into the future! -Steve Miller Band

ticking away the moments that make up a dull day, shorter of breath and one day closer to death! -Pink Floyd

If you're lost you can look and you will find me, time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting, time after time -Cyndi Lauper

B. increments of time:
seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries, lifetimes, aeons, geologic time, "deep time"

C. images
1. the "Now" watch!
2. human lifetime as a "centipede" image (in spacetime), metaphor for being in different places at different moments.  Actual centipedes are kind of gross, so maybe this isn't the best metaphor!
3. eternity symbol (sideways 8) (always, forever, eternity, infinity)
(weird how 'itty' is a part of eternity and infinity!)

D. science
Big bang, spacetime, time-travel
the unknown (to me, anyway).  Is there a smallest theoretical increment of time?
I know there's a 'planck length' (theoretical smallest spatial increment, I think)
Is there not a "before" the big bang, could there be an "end of time"?
Personally, I think both time and space are infinitely big and long,
no beginning, and no end.  How could it be otherwise?
in both directions, getting smaller and smaller, as well as bigger and bigger.
Of course, everybody dies, there's personal oblivion, and species extinction.
But could there be a universe in my  head, for example?
universes within universes within universes, ad infinitem, like Russian nesting (matryoshka) dolls.
(t.i. me: that is me, 2945: two, like Jesus (or Beast, or Larry!)

What if time could stand still, or go backwards, or compress centuries into seconds, or expand a moment into centuries or whatnot...  Would suspended time imply absolute zero temperature? (because motion needs time..)

is immortality possible? should I abandon faith in its possibility as ridiculously improbable?

Terry Pratchett gives an interesting account of time (on discworld), in Thief of Time, i think it was.

E. Death
oblivion, nihility, emptiness, and void.  as before, so after.
church has a phrase, however, about the "fullness of time"...
human body and lifetime as a form, like a bubble (that will eventually pop!)
breath of life, a biblical reference (like a kid blowing bubbles)
mortality is destiny, fate, inevitable, unavoidable.
"abandon hope, all ye who enter here" (re: immortality: all, anywhere, ever?)

F.  "immortality projects"
-children, your dna
-art, creativity, books, music, computer stuff...
-causes, like nature, saving species, etc.

G. "Flow-states" activity, like meditation or sports
stop time, lose yourself, in fun, or satori
in stillness or motion (such as "walking meditation")
quiet, peace, breath, focus
"clear" (scientology)
"awake" (the buddha)
"in" the present, vs. "out of it" (frantic, scattered, monkey-mind)

H. bumper stickers
I'd rather be here, now.
Today is a gift.  that's why it's called the present.

I. save the manatee
sanity of a manatee, sea/ocean/water references-
deep thoughts, deep time, deep sea, like a bubble, "in" the present, "flow" states...
sea cow, holy cow, hinduism, vegetarianism, stillness

J. Jesus
BE ing is 25-ing.
NOW is No W (2, 5) also
WELL is 7 (like "my cock" lol, referencing the onion)
present and moment both have 'ent' (bugs, and trees)
  as well as pres (president) and mom (ma, mama, mother, mm, milk, mammaries)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

hell ya

words that elicit the opposite of heaven

hello
helicopter
healthy
help
helm
held back
helmet
helen, helga, helmut, joseph heller
helsinki, new helvetia, helmand province
helter-skelter

vs.

pair o' dice
heavy N
you-topia

h8 vs. luvs (diapers)
hatred makes me think of red hats

lord
life or death
light or darkness
love or despair
ellen or david (once upon a time)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

today's topic is Trains!

a brainstorm cluster on all things Train, boys and girls!

Amtrak
Auburn, Davis, Emeryville, Berkeley, Reno NV (with dad), Eugene OR
Jim Marquis, station agent, ex-roommate
starlight express, california zephyr, dining car, viewing car, sleeping car
bus connections
Thomas
the little engine that could, i think i can i think i can
injun
"de-train" (word for offboarding)
whistle, at all hours
"the wrong side of the tracks"
wooden train whistle
soothing rhythm
all aboard! crazy train -Ozzy Osbourne
casey jones, you better watch your speed!...-Grateful Dead
shipping containers
freight trains
passenger trains
caltrain
bart
muni
light rail
monorail
bullet train
sacramento train museum, old sacto
flat penny
toy trains, xmas trains, ho model
railroad ties
old narrow gauge
chinese laborers
robber barons (e.g. Crocker, Stanford, Vanderbilt)
jesse james, train robber
golden spike
mexican immigrants
hoboes
caboose
accidents, explosions, terrorism
cow-catcher
suicide
anna karenina, by leo tolstoy
counting cars
movies: Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock), Runaway Train
political speeches (of yore)
Disneyland
zoo
transbay tube
elon musk's tube thing

cross-training (nike)
martial arts, sports
potty training, puppy training, positive/negative reinforcement
training bra

train of thought
"derailment"
"rail against" (e.g. Hitler)
"training" a rifle

wedding: train (of dress),
conga line dance (train of dancers)

Ellen Trainor ("excellent") ex g/f

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jesse update

busy, busy!

I walked Fido and Taco today, in San Leandro.  took bart from bkly.
I bought a Chipotle burrito there- I've tried both v offerings.
I saw Wild Tales (movie) yesterday, with my aunt (the nun).
We had (Bongo) burgers afterward.  and froyo.
I bought GNC protein powder today.
(i didn't read the nytimes or exercise at the ymca today, for a change)
I also ate a (free!) meal at a local bkly taqueria today.
tomorrow is Kaiser group -I usually walk Marcel after.
Augustus had his first birthday on the 5th, and I went to his Little Prince theme party.
I read the Little Prince, at the library, for the 1st time, the day before.
I had dinner with my folks and T&J sunday/easter eve. @801.
Marcel got attacked by another dog while I was walking him.  everyone's ok.
Still working on Generation Kill (book), that Sam lent me.
RM gave me The Week magazine, to read.
I'm going to house/dog-sit, this weekend.
hope to finish GK, read science of discworld, and see Going Clear.
my temporary crown fell out, from the BFC (bkly free clinic)
hopefully I'll get the real one put in next Wednesday (15th).
i didn't win tonight's superlotto.  but I entered the 2nd chance.
i've been listening to baroque music on my itunes radio.
i danced to Clubbed to Death (kurayamino remix) the other night, off grooveshark.
I read the interview with Bill Gates in Rolling Stone, from the library.
Monday, I helped take care of Augustus, for Pierre.
I did laundry today.  super-exciting news, I know.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Little Mosques

Some thoughts on Bill Gates

1. I heard Noam Chomsky say the Government did most of the work behind the development of computers, and that people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were just lucky to be in the right place and time to be its benefactors.  (wait, am i using the word benefactor correctly? ah, no.  a person who confers a benefit is a benefactor.  benefactees! ...should be a word)
      2. I read somewhere else that computer technology came from space-aliens!  Our space-alien benefactors.  Maybe reverse engineering of their tech, I dunno.  I read a yahoo article not too long ago about a guy who died recently who claimed to have seen one, working for the U.S. government. 

I visited gatesnotes.com, Bill's blog, and saw a chart of the most dangerous animals.  Which got me started on looking up statistics on the web.  Mosquitoes (spanish for 'little fly') are by far the worst (725,000 human deaths/year).  Next was we humans ourselves, with 475,000/year.  This doesn't include suicides, I discovered (around a million per year, or 3 thousand per day)  The world homicide rate (which I assume includes war fatalities, not just crime) is 6.2 per 100,000 people per year.  The world population meters I found/used, worldometer and others, listed (today's!) global population as 7.234B, or 7.305 B, or 7.705 Billion people.  I then used the google calculator, which put me in Bill's ballpark.   But I looked up war, just to be thorough, asked google how many wars are in the world right now, and got this-

This site claims the U.S. is in 0, 1, 5, or 134 wars (depending on how you figure), currently:
http://www.mintpressnews.com/us-now-involved-134-wars/196846/

which I thought was interesting.
The number of wars on earth right now is...ridiculous.
65 countries and 627 militias/separatist groups fighting. See:
http://www.warsintheworld.com/
Are there any wars the U.S. is NOT involved in?!
You might expect me, as God, to say it's all one big war, good vs. evil or something, but no, I imagine it's mostly about money, poverty, and the arms economy.  I think the U.S. is the biggest arms dealer.  I imagine U.S. business loves all this war, while the PR machine (such as the president) is all about putting a diplomatic and peace-loving spin on things.  I, for example, think everyone should know Aikido, and there shouldn't be any borders, police, militaries, nukes, or even guns.  But I live with my head in the clouds in the great republic of Berkeley!

I noticed today that I like to eat red foods.  I drank a coke (now a dollar, up from .85, with the sugar tax), ate a strawberry paleta (popsicle), cinnamon bears, and red twists (twizzles, I guess).  Not the healthiest diet, I know.  I also like swedish fish.  I realize coke is brown, but i don't think brown packaging would work, do you?  I guess it's a blood thing.  I do like red meat -I had delicious lamb at my parents' house last weekend, that my brother cooked.  That was red and brown, too.  But I don't buy meat anymore, if I can help it -but I'll have some if served (I admit I love the stuff).

I met a guy named Red, and I had a college roommate from Redding...
My Reading, of late:
I like the occasional war book.  I'm reading Generation Kill, by Evan Wright, which my friend Sam lent me.  And I just finished (red) Redeployment, by Phil Klay.

I'm just teasing, about little mosques.
It is weird, though, that Islam is I slam, Allah is all a H, and a little mosque sounds like it might be mosquito. Makes me think of SWAT teams, actually.  (Special Weapons And Tactics)
I hope Bill isn't paranoid about Hollywood's Enemy at the Gates, and Kill Bill.

parseltongue?

forked, and sibilant, slytherin speech

1.remember when "bad" meant good?
2.'commence' means both begin and end, go figure.
3.sax and violins, sounds like sex and violence!
4.mergers and acquisitions, murders and executions!
5.the freight and salvage (a club in Berkeley), fright and savage!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Yoga Goodness!

the benefits of Yoga

increased flexibility,
mental focus, stress relief, lung capacity,
longevity, endurance, and strength.

I occasionally go to Yoga to the People, in Berkeley.
It's donation-based (free)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Morality

Right and Wrong
Principles to keep in mind when formulating one's own Morality:

Without God, all is permitted -Dostoevsky
Wrong!

There's no UTM (universal theistic morality), when everyone is their own God...
I have my opinion, you have yours. 
I have my family, my religion, my upbringing- you have yours.
Brain chemistry and experience differ, between individuals.
there are saints and psychopaths, sociopaths, the amoral.
Even laws differ, from one society/culture to the next.
Some "Gods" have bigger corporate bodies than others.

the law in heaven vs. the law in hell?
good morality vs. bad morality?
sets of rules- better and worse?
my opinion is better than yours: logic, rationality, truth, evidence

the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do to you.
or, stated differently, don't do to others what you don't want done to yourself. (although G.B. Shaw said don't obey the gr, because people have different tastes) (aside: the real "golden rule" is he who has the gold, makes the rules)

your freedom to swing your fist ends at the tip of my nose.
self-interest vs. utilitarian most good for the most people
"all right,"  do what thou wilt
the main law being Don't Get Caught (!)
compassion and empathy, putting yourself in the shoes of the other-
the principles of equality and equal rights, justice and fairness, dictate morality
(right and wrong thinking, speech, and behavior)
the difference between illegal, criminal, unlawful
the difference between ethics and morality
 
"objective" evil: 4 cases-
1. torturing babies
(which seems to admit that there's less of an argument against the morality of torturing adults (!)
2.i would also say creating hell or 3. sending someone there, are objectively evil. 
4. and I also really really dislike nuclear weapons. 

the common denominator is pain and suffering, torment and trauma, agony misery anguish despair as bad, sinful, wicked, evil, wrong, unjust, unfair, immoral, unethical, criminal, unlawful, illegal turpitude.  Can't we all just get along?  also, premature/unnatural death

life is good! thou shalt not kill-
i think abortion is wrong.  you might disagree if you believe life has no value.  but if you, as I do, consider it killing your own baby...
a painful and premature death vs. the loving act of adoption-
a misguided, sociopathic and selfish act, needing forgiveness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Am God, Dogma

a female dog is a bitch

maintaining the dogma of being god can be a bitch, sometimes.
dog ma, get it?

my symptoms are hs/cp/v
(head shocks, chest pain, voice)
i've had these for years, experienced repeatedly daily.  f.u. 

headshocks
-i think of head shocks (aka "brain zaps") in line with "the ice" in the book Neuromancer.

chest pain
-chest pains are virtual, I believe.  it's all in my head.  i have a healthy heart, so it's not heart attack.  i don't even think it's located where my heart is.  i used to think of it like a vampire getting staked in the heart, or my heart getting "broken" (in a different sense, i.e. like breaking a code), or even as "a bleeding heart liberal."  Whatever it is, it's unpleasant, unwanted, and a daily reality.  Maybe I'm feeling others' pain (or an indication of their pain)?
cp is communist party, capital punishment, too.
h.a., no laughing matter.  (why is there ugh in laugh?)

voice
the voice is telepathy.  it's contact with my "source."  I used to think it was David Andrew Eldridge.  Much improved from what it was, quieted down significantly.   I attribute this to my meds, mainly.  But maybe David has improved, too (because of my voicing back responses? such as shut up, leave me alone, fuck off, that sort of thing)  Or I've been conditioned to where he wants me, perhaps. 

I hope and pray and strive for the day when I'm healthy, have no symptoms, and am free to be who I am, thinking whatever I want, unmonitored and free from daily psychic oppression.

anyway,
Because I mentioned to my psychiatrist that i considered my symptoms to possibly be mind control (i.e. punishment/ negative reinforcement, for specific thoughts/words/deeds), I am categorized as a Paranoid Schizophrenic.  And all this time I thought I was Schizo-affective.  Which itself I thought was having both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but apparently is something else...   I don't think of myself as paranoid at all, though.  Nobody's out to get me.  And of course, "You're not really paranoid...if they're really after you" -Nirvana lyric.  Well, the pro-choicers probably want to neutralize me, and the Republicans, too, because I'm down for helping the poor over the rich...I'm not excited about ANY of the presidential candidates, so far.  I don't like Hillary.  And Warren is pro-choice.  Generally, I'm surly recently, thinking everyone are idiots, and I just want to be left alone.   To be politically incorrect, the world is full of fucking retards. 

There's a difference between thinking my life is in danger, and considering it possible that people with varying political views from mine want to neutralize whatever power I might have to sway public opinion.  Maybe that's too subtle a distinction for my psychiatrist.   Whatever.  Doctors can be retards, too.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Silence

pondering stillness

3 forms:
in your environment
in your head
in others' heads

the voice in your head could be:
you, your conscience, your subconscious, or telepathy...

i dislike tv noise in the background,
and i really abhor (most) commercials.
i dislike having to suffer fools
i prefer a quiet library
i want to get better at reading without vocalizing,  in my head
i take meds to silence The Voice (tv!)
meditation works
putting thoughts on paper/blog, externalizing them
taking a nap

(medication, meditation, and the mediterranean!)

mental anxiety:
change what you're doing, get out of your head, such as
take a shower, listen to music, go for a walk, exercise,
or tell tv to shut up and leave you alone, take meds...
maybe pray? (a socially acceptable way of talking to yourself)
(i don't: if god exists, he doesn't want to hear you, he knows already)
talk to another actual person

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Jest

jester, that's me, Jesse T!
Jesse L, jealousy
je suis, I am

teshara, t' share..

and, weirdly:
Sara: necessarily, ceremony
Greg: gregarious
Larry: hilarious (Larry T, hilarity), Mr. T, in his lair
    BHS, black hole son
Ellen T: excellent

am I a necessarily excellent gregarious hilarious jester?

some other name-related thoughts:

vicki, v- icky
jim, gym
erin, ireland
peggy t, egypt*
pat h, path, p at h, pa trick
rose, aunty christ, a rose by any other name!
(St. Stephen, with a rose, in and out of the garden he goes! -GD*)
tom, uncle tom.  tomorrow, tom are O.
jeannine, jean's in her name, and 9, too. (is there a 9th gene?)
LT, lake tahoe ->Steve Teshara
baby Bibi (Benjamin; I hope you like jammin' too!)
debbie, little debbie snack cakes
stephanie, step up, funny
annette, a net riddle (trippy name, no? fish, internet, rid)
(a trip to eugene OR, eugene and eugenics, lidder/leader)
dangerous dan!
elizabeth, el/liza/beth (I know an Ellen, and an Izzy (pron. i-z))
     (and there's a jewish synagogue in berkeley called beth-el)
    "Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him Bethel "
-it has 'hel iz a bet' in it, which prompts me to think of Pascal's wager, too.

*Grateful Dead (lyric)

*more than just egypt-
also, my mom is Margaret (prefers Peggy)
which evokes PG&E, PT cruiser, PT boats
ack cross- :-P  tTt (!)
Marge Simpson, Peggy Hill, Peggy Bundy...
margaret: m art rage, r great ma!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

funny thought

if God is everywhere

you could worship anything, to the same effect!

all hail my comfy chair!
praise be unto my alarm clock!
go out to love and serve Joe Pesci!
may my left big toe be with you!
:-)

we worship you, we praise you, we give you thanks, oh my ipad mini!
allelujiah, amen, hosannah unto the highest, oh Berkeley YMCA!
and, of course, don't forget eucharistic sushi!

sweet tooth

my weakness: junk food-
diabetes, obesity, tooth decay! (but yummy)

refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup (the evil shit)
candy, ice cream
(e.g. it's its, ben and jerrys, cinnamon/gummy bears, swedish fish)
cookies, cake, pastry, donuts, baklava
soda, chips

less is more (for the budget, and for health)
be sure to brush and floss!
may the force be with you.  (willpower -just say no!)

the cafe at the san leandro library has amazing $2 chocolate chip cookies.
me gustan las paletas, tambien.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

current reading, and update

RIP, Terry Pratchett (as of 3/12th)

I was reading him, when he died (!)
I have, checked out from the library, 3 TP books:
-Thief of Time (finished yesterday)
-Lords and Ladies
-Reaper Man

and 2 war books:
-Redeployment, by Phil Klay
-Generation Kill, by Evan Wright

update:
(my life of late, by Jesse L Teshara)
(my dad used to say "my day, by Larry Teshara" every evening at the dinner table)

both babies in my life (A and B) are crawling now
(Augustus and Benjamin)
my rent, I worked out, is almost a dollar/hour
(but it doesn't work that way)
am applying for low-income housing in the east bay
(but I like where I am)
thurs kaiser group met outside, for a change, in the sun, which was nice
i'm having dinner tomorrow night with SPAM in Oakland
(i.e. Sara Pierre Augustus Marcel)
still playing the lottery, against all odds (!) (maybe i shouldn't)
am living within my budget (by virtue of mostly free food)
am mostly vegetarian (although i still eat meat when served it)
i saw the movies:
Big Eyes, Hobbit 5 armies, American Sniper, Birdman, Kingsmen
(Birdman kind of deals with schizophrenia, in a funny way)
(Big Eyes with Brooks, Kingsmen with Theresa)
i have a dental appt on 3/25th
gloria's 29th birthday is on the 29th
my blog just hit 12,000 viewers yesterday!
(all comments are always welcome, and encouraged)
folks, i must ask, do i have a cult forming  in Redmond?

Devil Lit

(from wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_in_popular_culture#Literature

Many writers have incorporated the character of Satan into their works. Among them are, in chronological order:
I've read Good Omens, The Master and Margarita, The Lord of the flies, The Scarlet Letter, Young Goodman Brown, Faust, and Paradise Lost.
All, very good!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

"The Nature of Existence"

2 things I learned from this library movie:
www.TheNatureOfExistence.com

1)"Particles in fact don't exist.  And so...at some level we don't exist"
-Dr. Steve Biller, Physicist
(electrons, for example, are "bumps" in a "field" of spacetime)
huh?  more explanation required!! mind-blowing, if true.
this quote was on the dvd jacket, one reason I checked it out.

2)Religion is a product of the "security of infancy"
This is a Freudian idea:  The adult belief in God is a result of programming of the unconscious while we are babies.   It works like this:  We cry for attention, and our mom or dad appears, to comfort us and give us love.  This happens thousands of times: someone"magically" appears to help us when we cry out in need.  So when we're older, we do the same thing, but now through prayer, usually.  It's just conditioning.  So religious adults are basically big babies, it sounds like he's saying.
-makes a lot of sense to me

a few other ideas i took from it:
g.o.d.: "good orderly direction" (god sounds like 'guide')
also
"don't inflict your path on others."
and
"joy is one's nature, you just need to de-husk."
and
you can look outward for meaning and purpose, or inward.
and
the same area of the brain that lights up during sex or cocaine (neurotransmitters), also brings happiness when you do something good for someone else.
and
Compassion and Honesty are at the root of all other virtues.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I've Got Religion!

(sort of)

I've come to understand religion on my own terms:

-a way to have community, centered around Goodness 
-a way to make good of evil
-another method of social control (conformity with the morality of the priest, the church hierarchy (the pope, especially), or "submission" to an imam or whatever, dogma repetition for sheeple)
another layer of value inculcation, besides parents, law, peers:  sin and confession, work ethic
-a way to make sense of our minds, explained simply
 (such as in terms of souls and prayer, rather than telepathy or schizophrenia)
-a reassurance that someone is in charge, knows what they're doing, bears responsibility.

Justice, karma, reward/punishment:
-Your sins are forgiven.  Go, and sin no more. 
 (the perfect criminal justice system, in my view)
-a hope for life after death, immortality, utopia (heaven)
-a promise of justice, when the legal system doesn't seem to work, or be enough. (e.g. circles of hell)

unfortunately, it's usually another instance of
in group/out group, superiority/inferiority, truth/delusion, (if not understood as a dichotomy between outright good/evil)

My understanding of God is just goodness, in the aggregate: the goodwill and love in the entire human community, across place (and some would say time), which is wrongly defined (but more easily understood) as a single being.   God is an easy way to understand the goodwill, charity, and love of (mostly) strangers. 

Also, there's the Most Powerful person (or perhaps Entity/space alien) in the world/universe, who may or may not be moral, and that changes, like an alpha male gorilla.  This is where Death enters the picture, because the power to kill is the most powerful act.  I suspect very few people actually believe in an afterlife, or in anything but oblivion.  But it's a good story for the kiddies, I guess.

Mostly, God is a word and a meme, that -like Santa Claus- seems real and has real effects.  The belief in ghosts and souls gives hope and something to look forward to at death, and the belief in prayer makes the schizophrenic normal, as well as erodes the concept of privacy, when your dreams come from a Source, and when your thoughts and behavior are being monitored, so be good for goodness sake (because whoever's in your head may have the power to make your life better/worse)!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

wellness

today's topic: thinking, feeling, behaving 'well'

you can drink from our well, ha

Think
clarity, lucid, eloquent (express self well)
non-symptomatic (no v/hs/p)
or ignore/don't react or engage w/ voice (resiliency, bounce back)
free, can think anything (options of thought)
creative, curious
tranquil, calm, peaceful, relaxed
(not frazzled with stress/anxiety/worry)
linear (left-brained)
(not fragmented, scattered, going off-topic, derailing, circumlocutory)
global (right-brained)
positive, optimistic

Feel
clean, endorphins, tired (at end of day)
happy, cheerful, light (vs. heavy)
in the moment (not anxious or depressed, about past or future)
awake, alive, aware
more open to change, not in a rut, pleasantly challenged
"blood flowing", "all systems go"

Behave
(things to do TO feel good, or WHEN feeling good)
active, productive, engaged, structured, busy
balanced (with breaks, rest, naps, meditation)
wake early, don't oversleep
yoga, exercise, walking (e.g. dogs), music
eat right, proper diet:
less/no meat (good for health, environment, animals themselves)
less refined sugar (avoid diabetes, obesity, tooth decay)
drink water
"as if" (if unmotivated, just do it)
smile: also, just do it, causes mood elevation, itself (they say)
connection, being social, meals with friends(fb doesn't count)
humor, laughter, levity, jokes
go outside, plan out day (nature/structure)
variety!
take meds, no alcohol/drugs
do chores, keep commitments, go to shop/store
stuff: get organized, de-clutter, clean, straighten up
hygiene: shower, brush, floss 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

list of -icides

an abbreviated list

the full list is at:
http://www.fun-with-words.com/cide_words.html
link 

homicide, suicide
matricide, patricide, fratricide, sororicide, uxoricide, parricide
herbicide, fungicide, insecticide
genocide

parricide is of a close relative

there are actually words for this:
omnicide (everything)
mundicide (entire world)
ecocide (the natural world)
populicide (all people)

infanticide, aborticide, feticide
senicide (old men)
regicide (king)
hericide (lord or master)
tyrannicide (tyrant)
deicide (god)
biocide (life) (then again, how could you kill anything else?)

hosticide (enemy)
comment:  Jesus is the lord of hosts, right?
so that's what host means... (jesus as enemy! or lord of enemies)
The eucharist is called a host (eating the enemy!)
and, my name, JESSE
Jesse, (eating J, from latin), "the whole office of the eucharist,"  elucidated:
J is the tenth letter, which makes me think of say ten (satan),
satan=19,1,20,1,14=11215=10.
God is One (10 becomes 1)
(i am a bit hostile to hostess)

ambicide (friend)
vaticide (poet or prophet)
philosophicide (philosopher)

monstricide (monster!)
gianticide (giant! watch out, SF baseball fans!)

spermicide, cytocide (cells), microbicide
schizonticide (malarial parasites) (same root as schizophrenia??)

non murderous -icides:
fideicide (killing a faith)
famicide (reputation)
menticide (mind/brainwashing)
ethnocide (culture)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy President's Day!

POW!
(President of the World)

I would rule the planet, making contact with the space-aliens!
(Who should be president of (our chunk of) the universe?)
j/k: leadership isn't necessary, I think. but fun to think about.
I identify with earth more than the USA,
and also with animalia (more than humans, demons, gods, etc)
we're all just animals, like chimps or dolphins, but
with culture, speech/language, bipedalism, big brains, opposable thumbs, technology/tools

I would lead by example, getting strong and quitting vices.
Mr Universe.  Vegetarian.  No smoking.
japanese aikido/indian yoga/tibetan meditation ?
empty the jails and prisons: mass pardon!  set everyone free :-)
(send them all to Australia, again?)
global volunteer work: basic needs met for all.
(clean water, sanitation, food/water/clothing/shelter, healthcare)

reverence for life:
no nukes, no war, no capital punishment, no abortion.
all books available to everyone, in every language (digitally?)
no borders, freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom of religion
no laws? make your own justice? no crime.
no militaries, no police, no guns, no gangs

idunno.  i'm crazy.  it looks good on paper (to me, anyway).
president, a brand of cheese
pre/sid/ent: pre- vicious bug!
happy pd!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pope Francis, I disagree

quote:
“You cannot provoke,” Pope Francis said on Thursday. “You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.”
Though he defended the principle of free expression and paid lip service to the notion that violence is always wrong, he warned “you can’t make a toy out of the religions of others.”
“To kill in the name of God is an aberration,” Francis said. However, he added that it was natural for those who have been insulted to lash out violently.
“In freedom of expression, there are limits, like in regard to my mom,” Francis continued. “If he says a swear word against my mother, he’s going to get a punch in the nose. That’s normal.”

My response
Yes, you can!  Satire, criticism, creatively playing with and redefining religion, is Good and Holy, even!  God is a human construct, Religion is all about Goodness, and is one big Toy to Play with, in the unending quest for improvement, betterment, growth, change, and love, laughter, and happiness.  Pushing people's buttons can be good.  The religious bits on comedy central are usually the best, in my opinion.  The scientologists call it impinging, part of process toward perfection.  You take the best out of every religion, and get closer to Enlightenment, Nirvana, a heavenly society, a utopian world, the Goal, Truth.   But that's just me.  You may now feel free to insult my mom in the comments.

On my mind

Isis and Islam

First off, f you, Isis.  You can all go to hell.  War is hell, so I guess you're already there.  But I wouldn't mind you assholes suffering eternal torment, of the afterlife variety.  Which we all know won't happen.  But it should.  Killing people make you feel big and strong?  I thought your religion respected Jesus.  Did you even give those 21 Coptic Christians you killed in Libya the option to convert?  Allah, the merciful, the beneficent?  How f-ing dare you, you murderous thugs.  You are a stain on your religion, you are not good!  Those weren't soldiers, those were civilians, which makes you mass murderers, serial killers, common criminals.  You should rot in hell, as they say, which would basically be a lifetime in a prison cell, which is what a civilized criminal justice system metes out to losers like you.  Death would be too good for you.  I don't believe in capital punishment.  You should have 80 years of torment!  A lifetime of pain.  Because THAT's what's real-  Not a harem of virgins in paradise.  Maybe big Baghdadi's got some bitches on the side, but that's as close as you'll ever get.  Karma's a bitch, and your stupid Islamic State's days are numbered, just like everybody else on this stupid planet.  Live by the sword, die by the sword.  You want to die?  Keep provoking us.  You guys aren't very smart, it seems to me, suicidally instigating your own demise, trying to stay in the news with sensationalist crucifixions, burnings, mass-beheadings.  Like a bad horror movie.  You can get the same thrill from video games, if that's what you're after.  You don't have to transfer your own personal hell to the world at large, which deserves better.  You don't have to make your issues with powerlessness in a religion that means 'submission' result in an orgy of violence.  You already have power.  You don't have to prove it by victimizing unbelievers.   Justice should be your receiving a miserable, unpleasant lifetime behind bars.  I might have respected you, if you did it right, and weren't barbarians.  God knows Syria and Iraq could use improvement.  Everyone has the right to live.  Every body is at the center of their own universe.  All are God.  Allah is as good a God as Christ, Buddha, Adi Da, or even Shiva, or could be, if you made it all about love, peace, respect, kindness, virtue, happiness, progress...  But although it's probably too late for you punks, I'll pray for you anyway, on the off chance you can make something good out of your "caliphate", and actually make a better world, which I assume you poor misguided "souls" think you are trying to do, anyway.  Everyone has a dark side, but a true religion extinguishes brutality and elevates comfort, peace, health, happiness.   And if you don't step up, I, one of the 7 Billion Gods on this planet right now, will turn my will against you.  I already have, but God is forgiving, right?

An Interesting Link
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

When's Day

Moths and Daze of the weak

mon!day. (come to Jamaica, mon!)
Two's day (a day for pairs or couples)
When's day (today's sunrise to sunset, 7:04a to 5:44p)
Thirst day (vs. a vampiric night thirst)
Fry day (an egg, or perhaps in hell)
Satyr day (or satire-day, if you prefer)
Son day (if history is herstory, you can call it Daughterday)

clock: claw-k (eagle's claw kung fu?)
thyme's up!  (like missile-toe)
do not be alarmed!

Moths:
Janet is an Aries
Febrile brew airy (the scent of a weak beer)
March! (a month for soldiering on)
Ape earl (peerage for gorillas)
May (yes we can!)
Jewin' (at the sin-agog?)
Jew-lie (such as Jews are god's chosen people)
August (so serious, formal, dour)
Septic embers (burn the outhouse down to the ground)
Octopus brr (in cold water)
No v ember (all burnt, when the vampire is exposed to sunlight)
De-semper (not always a marine)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Another Mess of Jess

Hello. Hell Oh? Greetings. Gr Eatings? Hi. High? Hey. Hay?

I speak doublespeak. Eye dew. Forked tongue, like a snake. Snakes don't speak. They hiss. Sibilant speech speaks slytherin...I am Jessssse Tessshara. Jesssse Lawrencssssse Tesssshara, to be precssssicssse. Csssertainly not Jessssusss Chrissst.

Like letting air out of tires. Or hissing one's vitriolic disapproval. Or getting attention: pssst! Over here! There's a flow to it, like pissing. Anger, pissed off. Like urine, you're in, and yelling ow, because it's yellow. You're all the rage. On the rag. Like Ragu pasta sauce. Pasta, like a past A in some school of fish. Noodles in your swimming pool. A pool shark at billiards. You've got balls. Maybe you're out in the garage. Openly homosexual in a gay-rage. Listening to Phish, eating phish-food eye scream, or maybe the foo-fighters. Ssssss. I cannot tell a lie. Wait, that's Washington. Dubya told a whopper. Eating president cheese at BK. Drinking the blood of the vine in your VW. The btk killer at BK (without the t). What is the price of t in China? I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat.

Death is hated, rearranged. Head T. If you're mental, you're mad. Cross. Madness is what you think, how you think, the fact that you think, or maybe are always are thinking. The consciousness con. You don't want Hannibal Lecter in your head, as they say. There's someone in your head, but it's not me, sing Pink Floyd. Ping goes the submarine, in the Roger Waters, flo-ing. Mad because they call you insane, a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sane in the membrane! Hugs, not drughs. Just say no. What floats your boat, in the Seine. Thinking about thing ink. Object-oriented program language? Thinking makes you the thing king. We are living in a material world, sings mad material-girl madonna. Through thick and thin. Thick Buddha is happy, they say. Ignorance is bliss. Knowing, biblically, well that can be pleasurable, too. You're mind, the ice, thawing with thought. Break the ice, mining the mind, eventually breaking hearts and causing pain, like a cypher, breaking codes and getting everyone's number. Time's up when it has your number, they say. There's birthday and deathday: what will you have on your Tombstone? Pizza toppings at Infinite Thai (it's a restaurant). Time flows between birth to death, every moment connected by a stream of consciousness, whether inky blackness of sleep, dreaming, prayer, thoughts, speech, writing, or looking out a car window (at one damn thing after another, as they say of history) ad nauseum, or listening to song after song, reading book after book, from door to door, window to window (of opportunity); daily life's process of selection between possibilities, options, choices. Maybe too few, maybe too many, maybe without a guide. Life flows from birthday to birthday, month to month, week to week, day to day, in repetitive routines and of course the fated necessity of dealing with what life throws at you, always doing what you have to do, ofen experienced as a lack of freedom. A dizzying array of too much freedom, and an inability to choose activities, dates, supermarket food choices, whatever, can leave you frozen. Justice, just ice. Global warming and hell and disney's frozen and immigration and customs enforcement and Isis all come to mind, which itself is called ice in Neuromancer, like OJ in concentrate, ponder that. Making waves. There's always a bigger fish.

Authors eat their words with tongue on their forks. Lengua, the mexican burrito of choice. Or maybe alphabet soup. Or maybe the author wrote a cookbook. Don't mind me. Nevermind, says Nirvana. All right, if you ceso. GM: grey matter is no laughing matter, unless the general manager of general motors is a fungi. The church babyroom, quiet room: Shh! I'm growing shrooms! Robert Plant sings to his vegetables, but the tree made no sound when it Fell.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Uncle Jesse


side note: my USA hat was made in China!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Goodness

Heavenly: the good life

love sex baby family
money success comfort
school learning curiosity
knowledge, understanding, truth
happiness joy bliss fun games
laughter jokes smiles frivolity merriment
movies, music, magazines
books, reading, escape, wisdom
stimulus, library, museums
computer, phone, tablet
media, tv, radio, news, shows
food, drink, restaurants
nutritious, delicious, quality, quantity
comedy, dance, theater, sports
altruism, basic needs, charity
toys, property, things, stuff
house, car, pool, gym, pets
travel, variety, new languages, nature, experience
healthy, fit, strong, well, sane
busy, productive, efficient
wealth, prosperity, affluence, money, income, riches
job, career, dreams, ambition
motivated, dedicated
god, gold, glory
achievement, victory
rested, relaxed
pure, clean
fulfilled
alive

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hell

caution, adult themes/strong language

Ahh, bloody hell. It's a fucking abortion hurricane in here. Body parts, spatter, slippery smear. The remnants of released rage, controlled fury. What the fuck am I looking at. Horror. Scenes that can never be un-seen. Women and children screaming. Men committing suicide. Crazed maniacs tearing each others' throats out with their teeth. Babies thrown against walls. Madness. Sporadic gunfire ratatat-tatting, exploding skulls into bits of brain, seemingly everywhere. But this is not war. War is hell, they say: This is worse than hell. War has a logic, a rationale, goals, objectives, victory. But here, this place, there is no rationality anywhere, save maybe what little remains for survival, in a world where life will never be worth living again, of that you can be sure. There is no going back. Everyone is for themselves. There are no sides. Trust no one. An ongoing tragedy, with zombie-eyed, empty, lifeless victims in shock, tears, pain. I am one of them. I cannot help anyone, not myself, nobody, no one. There can be no consolation, no remedy, no healing, no wellness, no recovery, reparation, or undoing. I am helpless before a power greater than myself. God is said to be love, but God is dead. The only love here is a sadistic love of inflicting pain. Cold hatred and suicidal vengeance rule. The devil has demanded justice. Combat, once elegant, has degenerated into a fright-fest of inexplicable savagery. A crime scene of mass cruelty and torture, hatred of life, unadulterated evil, hopeless despair and longing for death. Death, the price of sin. Vengeance is mine, sayeth Darkness. And he wants apocalyptic annihilation. Hell always comes as a surprise. Death is merciful, but there is no mercy here. The Darkness is never satisfied.

The devil
Inexplicable, you say? Meat is murder, as any child knows. I quote the bible: Thou shalt not kill, the price of sin is death, and vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord. God is a man of war. As you know, from Sun Tzu, the art of war is deception. Hell is heaven! Hahaha.
Wickedness and evil, once considered banal, I have justly made exceptional here. I am proud to say I have created the absurd heights of extremity, regarding turpitude, far far from the normality of carnivorous delight, and its background of mostly unseen animal apocalypse. A horrible business, that. Abattoirs are the modern holocaust. Despicable humanity will have its due. You, unfortunately, are not one of the exceptions. Welcome to hell, good sir. You can expect torment, continuous and unrelenting, in the form of the all-consuming fear of our random process of doled out agony and suffering, and of course the expectation and certainty of unrestrained and viciously painful lethality, unleashed on the guilty, the deserving, the rotten, the brutal, the criminal, the sources of misery and anguish, reaping their just desserts. Justice is sweet! The icing on the cake, I dare say. Mmm, flesh. You guys are so good. Your pain is delicious. You know it's fair, so prepare to despair!  Now for justice: Let the torture commence!

loss of control, incarceration,
with simultaneous gloom, nausea, pain, fear
madness: head shocks, chest pains, intrusive and unwelcome voice
hatred and suicidal ideation

Friday, January 30, 2015

common sense

what are the senses, o sense-say?

We have 5 senses but there are 16 extra ones that not many people know about and they are :

1:light
2:color
3:hearing
4:smell
5:sweet taste
6:sour taste
7:salty taste
8:bitter taste
9:umami taste (meaty taste)
10:touch
11:balance
12:proprioception (joint position)
13:kinaesthesis (movement)
14:heat
15:cold
16:blood pressure
17:blood oxygen content
18:cerebrospinal fluid PH
19:plasma osmotic potential (thrust)
20:artery-vein glucose difference (hunger)
21:lung inflation

VAST amounts of books

telephony and bibliophilia

Verizon, Att, Sprint, T-mobile
What ever happened to the band Visual Auditory Sensory Theater?
I bought a cd of theirs a long time ago.
hey, vato.  waddup, g
vatog: visual auditory tactile olfactory gustatory
(the fancy way to list the 5 (main) senses:
neurologists list anywhere between 9 to 21 (!) senses)

anyway,
this is my current book list (12), on deck:

Case Against the Supreme Court, by Erwin Chemerinsky
Cleopatra, A Life, by Stacy Schiff (recommended by A. Glover)
The American Heritage Spanish Dictionary
The Chambers Dictionary (10th Edition)
National Geographic 1000 Events that Shaped the World
That Book of Perfectly Useless Information, by Mitchel Symons
A Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin
The Book of the Bizarre, by Varla Ventura
Are Lobsters Ambidextrous, by David Feldman
How Does Aspirin Find a Headache?, also by Feldman
Your Pinkie is More Powerful Than Your Thumb, by Mark Di Vincenzo
National Geographic's An Uncommon History of Common Things,
    by B Patrick and J Thompson

and, of course, there's my 1001 list I've been neglecting, to get back to...

Sunday, January 25, 2015

cold

Brr

darth vader says ho...brrr.
berkeley is brrr..chilly
rolling stones sing, i'm so hot for her, but she's so cold!
justice is just ice
brrrgers are delicious, but it's a cold thing to do to cattle.
what's your beef? burgrrr.
meat in buns, ew that's not sexy at all.
frozen is a disney movie
mr. freeze played by ahnold
the ice guy from the x-men
cold-blooded killahs
co-ld, company lethal dose (evokes murder inc., a metallica song)
ah-choo! people have colds.
global warming makes some places colder, they say.
chili is delicious, and chile is a country.  i scream iced cream.
chill-dren, chill out!  take a chill pill!
a look that chills me to this day..
ICE: immigration and customs enforcement
police is pol-ice, another form of ice.
ice-9
ice, ice, baby!  and Ice-T
Isis....ice sis
isometric exercise
dry ice, blue ice
mice, lice, dice, twice, trice, suffice, nice, price, rice, vice, splice
malice, chalice, Alice (callous, phallus, Dallas, Tallis scholars, valise)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

negativeland

pain and hatred
pah!

buddhism has its work cut out for it.

war, killing, murder, death
pain and suffering, torture
misery, anguish, despair
anger, hatred, rage, wrath, fury
vs.
peace, mercy, kindness, compassion
charity, feeling alive, clean
happiness, comfort, joy, pleasure, fun
love, forgiveness

I really don't  think it's all good.  or god is everywhere.  or evil doesn't exist.
or that I shouldn't have aversion to the former, or attraction to the latter...

what say you?
is nonexistence equal to existence?
pain is only temporary, and this too will pass?

Nietszche (I learned from Philosophy Talk) believed Jesus needed love to such a great extent that he created (the concept of?) hell for those that didn't love/follow/believe him. 

I'm not sure, but I'm leaning toward a desire to have the devil burn in hell.
My voice, David A. Eldridge, says he's the devil, and I'm inclined to agree.
He causes me real suffering, torments me with headshocks/chest pains/ unwanted (telepathic/schizophrenic) voice.   
Whoever sends someone to hell, deserves hell themselves, I've thought earlier.
As long as incarceration is hellish, I'm against lawyers for prosecution.
To extinguish my own suffering, do I need to accept his rotten presence in my life?
He won't relent.  I hate him.
I hate the pain, the voice, and my mental illness/taking meds.
I feel possessed, the victim of mind control, and unjustly punished.
Fuck you, David, and go to hell, you piece of shit bastard.
That's really how I feel.  Just leave me alone, all right?

You would think that if you experience hell, you wouldn't want others to go there.
But the opposite is often (usually?) true, I guess.

Friday, January 23, 2015

recent entertainment

an update

I've seen 3 movies recently:
The Hobbit (5 armies), Big Eyes, and American Sniper

2 bands:
Pablo Cruise, at Yoshi's (on the 17th)
Celtic Fiddle Festival (coming up, Feb. 12th, at the Freight and Salvage)
(i won the tickets from kalx and kzsu)

books:
Jesus is better than you imagined, by Jonathan Merritt (1/15th)
I just got a new Spanish-English dictionary from Amazon.
I started The Case Against the Supreme Court, by Erwin Chemerinsky

(I've fallen behind in my book/day goal, but I've still been busy)

update (2/26/15)
from my recent trip to Auburn:
I saw the movie 'Kingsmen' at the theater in Auburn, CA with T
I saw the movie 'Paul' on tv
I went to a Roller Derby in Sacramento
I ate a jellyfish salad at a Vietnamese restaurant
I took Amtrak bus/train round-trip (they have wifi!)
I walked a trail overlooking the canyon with Bruce
I walked with T and Gracie (the frenchie) a couple times
We took Gracie to the vet
had dinner at Pat and Ron's, left with leftovers.
got froyo outside Rust & Ruffles, across from 'mancave'
ate the veggie (patty) sandwich at Subway, with cookie

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Good Day

today's topic

A good day, for me, is:

busy, structured, productive (but maybe also includes a nap)
-wake early, rested

 -exercise (usually at the Y, sometimes twice), progress:
    You sleep better after a good swim, is good to keep in mind.  The doctor says you should "sweat every day", which is why I do the stationary bike for cardio.  I bicycle everywhere, too (with a helmet).  I want to lose my gut, get stronger, and gain endurance.  Fit, strong, healthy, well.  Physical health contributes to mental health.

 -good food ("eat right", which for me is less/no meat, minimal candy/soda, and includes the 3 vitamins: vitamin c, omega 3, b12, as well as nightly medications [olanzapine, risperdal], and a scoop of gnc protein powder a half-hour before exercise).

-read the daily NY Times.
-read a book-a-day, too (can be a children's book)
-good news (in the paper)
(like the cnn heroes feature, the end of a war, or good economic news)
-lots of blog visitors, blog comments
-learning answers/ a new word, vocabulary
-stimulus: music, movie, magazines

-time with friend(s) and/or dogs
-okcupid contact
-email from family, friends

-non-symptomatic (no pain, voice, shock)

-win lotto!
-make money
-give to charity

-pleasant weather (i like rain in addition to sunshine)
-beauty, nature
-good mood

-go to sleep tired
-good dreams (nightmares are therapeutic, they say,  btw)

(I don't need all these things, to have a good day, but the more, the better)

also,
yoga, meditate, relaxed, positive, happy, peaceful, walk, hike, cook
zest, variety, thrive, play, discover, learn, lose self, flow
make others happy, service, charity, jokes
toys, stuff, shopping, presents
safe, creative, win, clean
love, romance

Sunday, January 18, 2015

terror stats

huh!

since 9/11 ('01), Muslim-linked terrorism has claimed the lives of 37 Americans.

compare this with:
In that same amount of time, more than 190,000 Americans were murdered.
30 Americans are killed each day from gun violence. 
3 women/day are killed in domestic violence, in America.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

5 Thoughts

hope they help.

Love
a. a really close friend, who you also have sex with
b.a feeling, an attitude toward the world, toward life, toward everyone

God is dead
a.when a loved one dies
b.when you don't love yourself/your life, or don't love anyone/life.

Truth
is good, and telling the truth is virtuous, no matter how reviled, and by declaring my personal truth, I am being Godly, even if it consists of atheistic self-apotheosis.  To play the role of God is to share truth.

G-D
GD can stand for God, Global Development, good....or gravely disabled.
Or a "good day."

quote
"There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't met yet." -W.B. Yeats

Friday, January 9, 2015

Deluded Jesus

His crucifixion was not God's will

It certainly wasn't HIS will, I'm pretty sure of that!
And Christians seem to think he was/is/is part of, God.
In the battle of good v. evil, I would say the devil beat Jesus when ol' J died.
Why would Jesus' Dad want his son to be crucified?
Maybe Jesus sinned in a major way, and deserved crucifixion?
Was Jesus guilty?  
There are no answers to these questions: it's ancient history.
I'm not sure I care, to tell you the truth.
It seems like a raw deal to me, and maybe a warning for any would-be Lords, Messiah, Christs, or Gods out there (like me?).  I'm ignoring this, and will continue to speak/write my mind.
What would Jesus have done if he wasn't killed?
Would he have healed everyone?  Ruled the world?  Had a family?
Some people think he's in space, alive, immortal -with the aliens presumably- before he returns to earth at some point to resume where he left off.
I think it's kind of silly to repeat every Sunday your belief that Jesus is ascended into heaven and sitting at the right hand of his father, like an immortal that doesn't move, out in space.
I also believe, once your dead, resurrection is impossible- it's kaput, you're life is over.
Back to oblivion, nonexistence, like you were before you were born.
But some physicists believe we live in holographic universe, with 11 dimensions, or something.
I don't claim to have a clue about either of these suppositions.
Do we live in a hologram?  Are we holograms?  Why do they say that?
I live in Berkeley, which is named after a bishop/philosopher who believed the world was the physical manifestation of God's dreaming, if I remember correctly.
This is interesting, if we're all God!

Light
I was thinking there are 3 competing concepts of light out there:
(from the sun (plasma), from fire, from lightbulbs)
also,
1)a particle, the photon, like a billiard ball or a bullet, that is a quantum -a discrete amount- of energy, travelling through space at the speed of light, bouncing off things, and being absorbed, and causing different colors, depending on what it hits.
2)a wave, like sound, or maybe the ocean, that experience constructive or destructive interference, when it interacts with other waves, lapping on the shore of our eyes.
and
3)a "ray" of light, which is different from a particle or a wave, because mathematically a ray is a line that goes in only one direction, travelling straight (a line goes in both directions).  It's kind of connected to it's source, I guess is what I'm saying.

questions
4)hm, there's also the light in our heads, that we see when we dream.  are those photons?
5)Adi Da said he was "conscious  light", which is a bit difficult for me to wrap my head around, because there's confusion and uncertainty about what light is, as well as what consciousness is.
6)For example, does it have weight?  After all, it's called "light"!!
7)How does /would it push a "solar sail"?
8)Can inanimate matter have consciousness? A rock? Is the sun an organism? (I just saw a tv show -Dr. Who- with that premise)

I was thinking about the phrase "all right" today.
Clearly, not everything is right.
Nuclear weapons, for example, I think we can all agree on, are a travesty and should not exist.
I overheard someone recently say, "you have to be willing to destroy the world in order save the world."  I disagree, although I see what he's saying (MAD, mutually assured destruction, provides deterrence).  Global disarmament is possible (even with distrust, or without universal goodwill).

I got an email from Barack Obama today, entitled "tell the president what's on your mind" or something to that effect.  And then, after I got excited about writing my thoughts, I was given a list of topics to choose from.  WTF?  F.U. Obama.  That sucks.  That seriously pissed me off.  I'm not one of your damn sheeple, alright?  I had something I wanted to say, and wasn't allowed to say it.  Seriously?  Yes we can?  Ugh.

To demand other countries disarm, without doing so ourselves, is hypocritical.  We have no right to demand Iran not have nukes, without disarming our own.  I mean, duh.  Isn't that obvious?  Are we secretly endorsing the nuclearization of Iran?? Are we all the devil's sheeple/pawns?

Anyway, is killing an ant the same as nuking a city?  Or vice versa?  I was thinking about how ants respond when they find a dead ant, and how they go all nuts, just like how France got crazy with the recent islamist terrorism.  Ant-hropology conjurs ants, too.  The universe is infinitely big, so in a way, we're not very different from ants.  SF, across the bay, has The Giants (baseball team).   A law professor at Davis said to "squash them like bugs," in a lecture there.  Solidarity with the animal kingdom might imply we not want to kill germs, though.   Did Jesus kill germs?  With his right hand or his left hand?  We're all going to die.  We're all dying.  The entire universe.  Every star will go black.  No diamond is really forever.  Forever is a mighty long time.  Death may be hated, but it's the universal fate.  Like oingo boingo says, no one lives forever!  We're like bubbles.  You're gonna pop.

 When people say "all right," am I supposed to chuck morality out the window, and accept all the horror and violence as somehow good, (as it presumably is, for the perpetrators).   Evil is everywhere, banal, commonplace, as evidenced by war, abortion, and meat, in addition to crime.  If love is the answer, then we have to love the devil, too.  Every single one of us, the devil inside, as they say. 4-evil is the code behind the word d-evil. If you think about it like that, killing doesn't seem as bad.  Thou shalt not kill is the commandment.  But time kills all.  And vengeance is mine, sayeth the lord.  The price of sin is death.   And swatting a fly is pretty easy, and some people are more annoying that flies (to me, anyway).  I have no compunction about stepping on a cockroach.  But they don't throw you in prison for killing bugs.  The word police makes me think of P.O. lice (pissed off lice).  You don't want them in your hair.  But we all should serve and protect.  That's a noble goal and profession. Governments should step up, and eliminate nuclear weapons, a'ite?

Today at Kaiser, the art therapy group I go to had the topic of problem/solution.
Here's what I came up with:
problems: unhealth, boredom, money, peace, anomie, addiction, ignorance, rut, unhappiness, imperfection, and evil.

solutions:
Unhealth
exercise, good nutrition, meds, hygiene, cheer/laughter, meditation, right amount of sleep.

Boredom
friends, books, music, volunteering, movies, news

Money
frugality, work, charity, ssa/ssi, lottery, inheritance, gold-digging

Peace
outlets, diplomacy, victory

Anomie
love

Addiction
support, rehab

Ignorance
wikipedia, books, magazines, libraries, schools, teachers, science, curiosity, writing/research, google.

Rut
variety, nature

Unhappiness
extinguish greed, hatred, delusion; sex, good food/restaurant dining; fun/play/games; service

Imperfection
practice, creativity, discipline, improvement

Evil 
law, morality, religion, justice, connection, communication, compassion, leadership, virtue, example, integrity, kindness.