talks about buying tumblr. ....
I love music, I can't get enough. I play guitar but not good enough. A good book is a personal friend but not personal enough. I'm in my early 50's and live in NC. I don't bite, at least not hard or not hard enough. I would spend my days in the Lowcountry or the Outer Banks if only I could. I'm Gene, how're you doin'? Good to see you.
talks about buying tumblr. ....
This is me. I drink coffee. All day long. 24-7. I keep a mug on the nightstand and if I wake up maybe I have a sip. Sometimes it's water which is also there.
is good and I am happy.
I wish the rain would stop though. Bills, I wish they would stop for a while. Mainly, I just wish the rain would stop.
I have a few minutes so wanted to stop in and say hi! See what's new and of course leave a photo.
These are tracks in deep sand left by 4 wheel drive vehicles. If you follow along in these in your vehicle the chances are that you will have a smooth ride up the beach. Well, fairly smooth because it is nature so....
If you choose, you can branch off and create a whole new set of tracks. The ride Will be rough and can get bumpy. That's how it is when you decide to create your own path.
Rough, full of bumps and ups and downs, but you can look back with satisfaction when you reach the destination knowing that you did it the way that You wanted.
Just a few thoughts.
Everything is good and I am happy.
A member of the wild herd of horses on the 4x4 section of the northern Outer Banks of NC.
So here's the link.
Sitting on my ass almost all day. Nothing happening on the interweb. Nothing in the home. Nothin'
Into myself and my interest when other folks become too clamorous. Yes, I just used the word clamorous.
Humans are flawed, society is flawed, and the sun still rises and sets every day. I prefer to concentrate on the beauty.
Some wise person once wrote or said, " Take what you need and leave the rest."
Here's a lovely sunrise. I'll take it.
is just difficult for my ears.
That's where everyone is, right?
I am going to be blunt - both parties are awful. Right now, undoubtedly and admittedly, the Republicans are far, far worse. That has not always been the case, however. If you've heard the blathering from various conservative bobble heads talking about how the Republicans were the original party of civil rights, you have to understand that they have a point - at one time, the Democrats were composed of a constituency that would, in all likelihood, vote Republican today. The parties have long since changed position, so making the argument today that the Republicans are in any way shape or form concerned with civil rights is beyond disingenuous, it is blatantly false - however, there is no guarantee that in the future, the parties will not, again, make such an ideological shift. The party label is not really the important part, though.
What is important is that a two party system of government is detrimental to democracy, and that is why both parties are awful. They both perpetuate the view that there are only two options, which allows the party in power to make decisions that are not based on the will of the American people, simply by contrast. Most Democrats, I would suspect, are against things like the NDAA's indefinite detention clause or drone strikes in undeclared wars. However, when faced with only one viable alternative - the pure war mongering of the Republican neoconservative class who argue for preemptive strikes and wars based on complete and total falsehoods ... suddenly, killing al-Awlaki's 16-year-old son with a drone strike two weeks AFTER the death of his father seems less abhorrent.
When forced to choose between the blatant cronyism that has plagued the modern Republicans - from Vice President Cheney's interests in Halliburton and Halliburton's multi-million dollar portfolio of contracts that they landed in the wake of the War on Terror to Romney's pandering to a ship-building investor's call for a 350 ship naval fleet; and between the Democrats version of the same, wherein they hire former Monsanto VPs to advise the FDA ... somehow, Michael Taylor seems slightly less horrifying.
The differences between the parties are real and substantial ... and yet, somehow, they always seem to wind up feeling like window dressing, because at the end of the day, the military industrial complex continues to grow unabated no matter who is in office, and both parties cater, with total deference, to the financial services industry and the corporate CEO class. Financial inequality continues to grow meanwhile the welfare state implemented in the New Deal continues to be chipped away at from all angles.
I voted Democrat in this election. It seemed like a no brainier. However, what we must strive to do, and continue to do even after each election, is to give voice to the needs and desires of "We the People". We cannot afford to be passive, because those who would take everything from us in search of a few extra percentage points of quarterly profit are taking away from us aggressively. We cannot afford to be ignorant of what is transpiring in the halls of power, and who is making the decisions that affect us. The tools are out there. The internet really can be the greatest key to a true democracy, as long as we USE it; but sitting back, and following only the narrative that the media feeds us is no different from cattle, being fattened for the kill.
today. Didn't want it to go to waste just sitting in the fridge by itself...
Over Calibogue Sound. Because it's cloudy and cool here and I don't care for that type of weather.
How're You Doing?
simple, truthful, and kind to others. Cut the rest out and you can survive and thrive anywhere.
I have enjoyed almost every phase of Ryan Adams career so far. Old music is great but these young folks have a lot going on too. If you haven't heard him, give a listen. (What are you livin' under a rock?)
The house on the left is in the Atlantic Ocean somewhere.
Stay safe if you're on the east coast.
This photo was taken on Oct. 5th, a beautiful and peaceful morning on the Outer Banks of NC. Today, water is flooding Highway 12 from the ocean and the sounds. Streets and homes are filling with water all along this salty piece of land.
When the storm passes, the residents will do what they have for several hundred years. Clean up, dust off and go about living in a little corner of paradise.
Michael’s Genuine Dark and Stormy
Ingredients 2½ oz. Myers’s Dark Rum 2 oz. homemade ginger/lemongrass syrup (see below) Club soda or sparkling water Garnish: candied ginger
Fill a Tom Collins glass with ice. Add rum and syrup, and top with club soda or sparkling water, stirring to mix. Garnish with candied ginger.
Ginger / Lemongrass Syrup Ingredients 1 large piece fresh ginger (4-–5 oz.), peeled 1 large stalk lemongrass, lower bulb end and tough outer leaves removed (this will give you a 4- to 5-inch piece) 1 cup water (8 oz.) ½ cup white granulated sugar ½ jalapeño (split but with seeds)
Coarse-chop ginger and lemongrass in a food processor. In a saucepan over moderate heat, dissolve sugar in water. Add chopped ginger/lemongrass mixture and jalapeño, and raise heat to bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until syrup is infused with flavors, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and strain through fine-mesh sieve. Discard solids. Cool before using.
YIELD: about 8 oz., enough for 4 drinks
For a Southern twist on the traditional Dark and Stormy, try using any of these Dixie ginger brews
Ale-8-One: a family-secret recipe, bottled in Winchester, KY, since 1926
Blenheim: founded in the Marlboro County village of Blenheim, SC, in 1903
Buffalo Rock: first formulated in 1901 in Birmingham, AL
Have a lovely evening and be prepared on the East Coast.