And a tenth part of Okeanos is given to dark night
a tithe of the pure water under earth
so that the clear fountains pour from rock face,
tears stream from the caverns and clefts,
down-running, carving woundrous ways in basalt resistance,
cutting deep as they go into layers of time-layerd
Gaia where She sleeps—
the cold water, the black rushing gleam, the
moving down-rush, wash, gush out over
bed-rock, toiling the boulders in flood,
purling in deeps, broad flashing in falls—
And a tenth part of bright clear Okeanos
his circulations— mists, rains, sheets, sheathes—
lies in poisonous depths, the black water.
Styx this carver of caverns beneath us is.
Styx this black water, this down-pouring.
The well is deep. From its stillness
the words our voices speak echo.
Resonance follows resonance.
Waves of this sounding come up to us.
We draw the black water, pure and cold.
The light of day is not as bright
as this crystal flowing.
Three thousand years we have recited its virtue
out of Hesiod.
Is it twenty-five thousand
since the ice withdrew from the lands and we
came forth from the realm of caverns where
the river beneath the earth we knew
we go back to.
Styx pouring down in the spring from its glacial remove,
from the black ice.
Fifty million years—from the beginning of what we are—
we knew the depth of this well to be.
Fifty million years deep —but our knowing deepens
this still water
Wives are having sex with their husbands because they can't afford batteries.
CEO's are now playing miniature golf.
Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 of it's Congressmen.
A stripper was killed when her audience showered her with rolls of pennies while she danced.
I saw a Mormon polygamist with only one wife.
If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or Them.
McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America .
Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.
My cousin had an exorcism but couldn't afford to pay for it, and they re-possessed her!
A picture is now only worth 200 words.
When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.
The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.
Congress says they are looking into this Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh Great! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!
I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc., I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan, and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.
Some artists' names I wanted to save.
Howard David Johnson
Hans Werner Sahm
Jaime Zatloukal Best
Charlene Murray Zatloukal
Doro - love me in black
Cry Little Sister by Gerard McMann (aka) G Tom Mac
MySpace's old way of looking up friends, viewing comments, etc. worked. The new MySpace's doesn't.
This site doesn't have a comment back option when you view comments left?
I do like that this site is more adult oriented.
I have only a little time each day to be able to get online, at least for the time being, so please be patient with me.
And I'm still writing / adding a little each day to my page here.
My picture really is me. 2007. Just before my 50th birthday. The summer I bicycled 101 miles in a single day.
Staying physically fit, active, and healthy are very important to me. I only run with those who feel the same way.
I'm a Mensan and then some ( 99.96 %ile by the norming of a test I'd taken in Omni magazine back in the
80's ),who would like to meet other extraordinarily intelligent friends around the world.
Many of my online friends are European, and perhaps generally somewhat more "avant-garde" than some
in the US. If anyone is a bit prudish, we probably shouldn't be online friends, though perhaps we might
get along in some circumstances in the real world. But online, I love the art and the music, and am not at all
inhibited. "Why do artists paint nudes? Because they're beautiful".
1) Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field
(especially in the arts)
2) Daring. Radically new or original; "an avant-garde theater piece"
3) Avant-garde means "advance guard" or "vanguard". The adjective form is used in English, to refer to people
or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.
So, if this isn't to your tastes, please just delete me and let's part company on cordial terms.
I'll add more to this a little at a time.
Some of my myspace pages ...
. . . .
... I've had a lot of visitors, to my various pages, from many different countries.
The dreamy idealist is very cautious and therefore often appears shy and reserved to others.
He shares his rich emotional life and his passionate convictions with very few people.
But one would be very much mistaken to judge him to be cool and reserved.
He has a pronounced inner system of values and clear, honourable principles for which he is
willing to sacrifice a great deal.
Johanna von Orleans or Sir Galahad would have been good examples of this personality type.
He is always at great pains to improve the world. He can be very considerate towards others
and does a lot to support them and stand up for them.
He is interested in his fellow beings, attentive and generous towards them.
Once his enthusiasm for an issue or person is aroused, he can become a tireless fighter.
Other Famous INFP's
Aldous Huxley ( author "Brave New World" ) ...
Audrey Hepburn ( actress "Breakfast at Tiffany's" ) ...
George Orwell ( author "1984" ) ...
Helen Keller ( deaf/blind author, activist, lecturer ) ...
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ( American poet ) ...
Homer ( the greatest ancient Greek epic poet, author "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" ) ...
Isabel Briggs Myers ( psychological theorist ) ...
J. R. R. Tolkien ( author "Lord of the Rings" ) ...
Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis ( American First Lady ) ...
Julia Roberts ( actress "Pretty Woman" ) ...
Mary ( Mother of Jesus ) ...
Princess Diana ( Princess of Wales ) ...
St. John ( Disciple of Jesus ) ...
St. Luke ( physician, disciple, author ) ...
Virgil ( ancient Roman poet, authot the "Aeneid" ) ...
William Shakespeare ( English poet and playwright )
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
You're the kind of person who is in the middle.
You have a little bit of everything.
You can be assertive, you can be funny, you can be caring and you can mind your own bees-wax.
You seem to be on a middle ground.
My advice, keep doing what your doing, and keep that balance.
The most beautiful photograph I've ever taken. Sunset across the lake at Mt. Trashmore.
Some of my bulletins so I can more easily find them and listen to the songs
A Letter From Home
Timescapes ... Rapture ... and more
These have been deleted
Earth, Air, Water, & Fire ( Chillout ), Vedma ( Evil ) - The Power of Fear - by Oleg Fesenko, Vampires & Music, Piano & Bliss, Hope Sandoval with Massive Attack & Mazzy Star, M-Seven ( Lounge Chillout), Fantasy Artists Yutaka Kagaya, Shu Mizoguchi, & Takaki, Digital Alkemist, Delerium, Zoe Keating, Angels Of Venice - Tears Of The World, Clouds, French Kiss, Nox Arcana - Night of the Wolf, Priscilla Ahn, Angela McCluskey, Apocalyptica & Fever Ray, Alexander Perls & Madelin Lane - Circ, Corrs, Green Carnation - The Burden Is Mine ... Alone, Left Brain Right Brain Quiz, Fade To Grey, PrincessRiana's Videos, Gabin - La Maison, The Dark Night of the Soul - A poem by St. John of the Cross, As I gazed toward the sky, So pure and clear, I seem'd to hear, Here Comes The Rain
I write sometimes, when I'm in the mood, and inspired to do so. Some that I've written
and was asked to read at a Virginia Poetry Society meeting ( which I just happened upon
one day that I was at the Chesapeake library ), and now rescued from MySpace.
I have some more I'll try to import.
Why, my love, doth thee naught speak?
Tis it because thy will is weak?
Dost thou naught look up, to see the sky?
And sit in darkness and wonder why?
Tis it because thou hast suffered pain?
And hast sworn ye will naught love again?
Hast thy heart become too cold?
Dost thou thinkest ye hast become too old?
Or tis it an ever mounting fear?
Grown stronger with every passing year?
Or, my love, dost thou still holdeth too many unshed tear?
"The Name Of The Rose"
The name of the Rose
The blood red rose
O’ sweet lovely rose
She of poetry and prose
When you hold her close
Thy name me thinks is passion
After a fashion
Love is but a sensation
Felt by the people of all nations
‘Tis all the same
Life all but a game
Yet still we remain
In both chorus and refrain
Drawn by her beauty
Pierced by her thorn
So often forlorn
Sometimes tattered and torn
Yet what would be life without her.
"Starry Starry Night"
Starry Starry Night
Bedazzled splendor to delight
A feast upon the naked eye
Strewn across the midnight sky
Starry Starry Night
Across the heavens in eternal flight
Way up in the air so high
Throughout the universe you do fly
Starry Starry Night
Shining jewels so beautiful and bright
Spread your light for all to see
What God's hand has wrought to be
Starry Starry Night
So wonderful a sight
Shine your light down on me
That I may gaze in wonder upon thee
‘Twas once upon a midsummer’s night
I chanced to meet the Lady of Light
From far away, through a misty sheen
A most beautiful creature, the elven queen
Was I awake, or was it only a dream
It had to be real, or so it seemed
For mere mortal to be graced with such beautiful splendor
A thrill deep in my soul it did render
As elven folk gathered round glowing hearth
Deep in the woods of old Middle earth
Drunks in my face.
Personality Disorders. ( Three Days Grace - Get Out Alive )
Information about the ten personality disorders listed in the DSM.
Personality disorders are defined as "an enduring pattern of inner experience
and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture of the
individual who exhibits it"
Concern that other people have hidden motives
Expectation to be exploited by others
Inability to collaborate
Poor self image
Does not desire nor enjoy close relationships, even with family members
Avoids social activities that involve significant interpersonal contact
Appears aloof and detached
Discomfort in social situations
Odd beliefs, fantasies, or preoccupations
Odd behavior or appearance
No close friends
Inappropriate displays of feelings
4. Anti Social
Breaks the law repeatedly
Lies, steals, and fights often
Disregards the safety of self and others
Demonstrates a lack of guilt
Individuals with antisocial personality disorder are often angry and arrogant,
but may be capable of superficial wit and charm. They may be adept at flattery
and manipulating the emotions of others.
Frequent displays of inappropriate anger
Recurrent acts of crisis such as wrist cutting, overdosing, or self-mutilation
Feelings of emptiness and boredom
Intolerance of being alone
Impulsivenes with money, substance abuse, sexual relationships, binge eating, or shoplifting
Constant seeking of reassurance or approval
Excessive dramatics with exaggerated displays of emotions
Excessive sensitivity to criticism or disapproval
Inappropriately seductive appeaance or behavior
Excessive concern with physical appearance
A need to be the center of attention
Low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification
Opinions are easily influenced by other people, but difficult to back up with details
Tendency to believe that relationships are more intimate than they actually are
Reacts to criticism with feelings of rage, shame, or humiliation
Takes advantage of others to achieve own goals
Has feelings of self-importance
Exaggerates achievements and talents
Is preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love
Has unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment
Requires constant attention and admiration
Be easily hurt by criticism or disapproval
Show excessive restraint in intimate relationships
Be reluctant to become involved with people
Avoid activities or occupations that involve contact with others
Be shy in social situations out of fear of doing something wrong
Exaggerate potential difficulties
Have difficulty making decisions without reassurance from others
Have problems expressing disagreements with others
Avoid personal responsibility
Avoid being alone
Feel devastated or helpless when relationships end
Be unable to meet ordinary demands of life
Become preoccupied with fears of being abandoned
Be easily hurt by criticism
10. Obsessive Compulsive
Preoccupation with details, rules, lists
Reluctance to allow others to do things
Excessive devotion to work
Restricted expression of affection
Lack of generosity
Inability to throw things away, even when the objects have no value
People with personality disorders have difficulty dealing with everyday stresses
and problems, and they often have stormy relationships with others. These
conditions vary from mild to severe and tend to be difficult to treat
Not a Turn Off, just something from UnSpoken that I wanted to save ...
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