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Hi Tom

Umm...who told you about my 'mind of a literary genius'? I swear, that head-in-a-jar was like that when I found it...just because she's wearing glasses might not mean she is a writer or such...sure, the hair-do is kind bookish, but the lipstick gives it away: she's from the fifties, man. She's a bobby-soxer. Swing it, baby!

Okay...so we can read all kinds of philosophy books, religious books, psychology books, adventure-romance-comedy-thriller-detective-mystery books, but what do they do if we don't put any of them into practice? They are just stuck inside the head, aren't they? Unless you bring some of them out to see how they work in your real life. Oh, the years of play I have had in taking on the character of such-n-such for a few moments at a time, and intrigued a lady just enough that she asks me out again. It's all just amusement until it gets serious...all of those things written by professionals and amateurs alike lets us mimic them when we desire to.

And you are right in how a mind can torture itself over something it isn't equipped to understand. So...did I ever tell you about a definition for religion? Yeah yeah...'belief in the self'. All of these 'beliefs' are the advertising of someone's own belief! No, really! It's true! Just ask someone...anyone involved in religion or philosophy or psychology, even the entertainment world and music world and everything...folks get an idea about something and test it and perfect it and then release it out to the world and make something off it. Look at God in the garden of Eden...he said to a nice, young couple that it was okay for him to walk around clothed and they naked, and that they were the only people anywhere so name all these animals that...snigger, snigger...umm, are unique here to this place. And oh! By the way: if you wise up, I'll have to spank you 'cause I get cranky sometimes, so you better behave.

Well, we know what happened, don't we...the world was full of people and there was more than one cranky old man about! Ah sheesh...yeah, good one. Had me fooled for a while...and that nice young couple went on to have all kinds of children and grand children and, well, some turned out well, others not so much so. Anyway, sometimes it is better to leave cranky old men in their parks, surrounded by their pigeons they feed from a park bench, just waiting for a passerby to strike a conversation up with about 'I remember the day when I controlled an army and now I get wet pants when I sneeze...hardly control anything these days...'

You know what's better than worrying whether you are being taken for a ride or not, Tom? Going to a coffee shop with a nice book, sitting at a table for half an hour at the same time twice a week, having two cups or whatever-takes-your-fancy, and half listening to the conversations of people around you. You realize that folks have more problems than you ever will. And leave a nice tip...not for the waitress but for the lady you don't know is doing the same thing as you. She likes the quiet confidence of a generous soul who is too timid to look up around themself.

Cheers

i'm going for a short walk on a long pier. back in a second

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The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 1145 drew 16-Jun-18 22:41
Re: The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 311 jazzmumbles 17-Jun-18 00:03
Re: The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 239 drew 17-Jun-18 03:24
oroborus 232 greengirl5 18-Jun-18 02:58
Re: oroborus 178 drrayeye 19-Jun-18 16:34
Re: The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 211 jazzmumbles 18-Jun-18 10:53
Re: The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 222 Susan Doris 17-Jun-18 04:48
To be frank... 266 drew 18-Jun-18 00:45
"frank" is not good enough 210 drrayeye 19-Jun-18 16:44
Frank is quite fine 184 drew 20-Jun-18 01:32
Re: "frank" is not good enough 197 Susan Doris 20-Jun-18 08:13
Re: The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 229 Itatw70s 17-Jun-18 16:59
Well, how substantial are we as ‘beings’ in the Universe? 232 drew 18-Jun-18 00:51
Re: Well, how substantial are we as ‘beings’ in the Universe? 246 greengirl5 18-Jun-18 03:11
Re: Well, how substantial are we as ‘beings’ in the Universe? 199 Itatw70s 19-Jun-18 00:20
Re: Well, how substantial are we as ‘beings’ in the Universe? 209 drew 19-Jun-18 02:03
Re: Well, how substantial are we as ‘beings’ in the Universe? 198 Itatw70s 19-Jun-18 16:31
OT films 188 drew 20-Jun-18 09:17
I think I like this Dr Jude Currivan... 192 drew 20-Jun-18 10:13
Re: I think I like this Dr Jude Currivan... 186 Eddie Larry 20-Jun-18 16:58
Re: I think I like this Dr Jude Currivan... 174 Enigcom 20-Jun-18 18:39
Re: do we like being connected... 170 drew 20-Jun-18 22:09
Re: do we like being connected... 174 Itatw70s 20-Jun-18 22:41
Re: do we like being connected... 188 drew 20-Jun-18 23:18
Re: do we like being connected... 170 Itatw70s 21-Jun-18 12:32
Re: do we like being connected... 209 Eddie Larry 21-Jun-18 17:29
Re: do we like being connected... 192 drew 21-Jun-18 18:40
Re: do we like being connected... 174 Eddie Larry 21-Jun-18 21:49
Re: do we like being connected... 177 drew 21-Jun-18 23:03
Re: do we like being connected... 183 Itatw70s 23-Jun-18 05:28
Re: do we like being connected... 165 drew 23-Jun-18 08:25
Re: do we like being connected... 166 Eddie Larry 23-Jun-18 14:07
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 183 drew 24-Jun-18 00:21
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 192 Enigcom 24-Jun-18 08:30
Re: History 170 drew 25-Jun-18 12:14
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 170 Eddie Larry 24-Jun-18 14:58
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 194 drew 24-Jun-18 19:21
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 188 Itatw70s 24-Jun-18 23:31
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 143 drew 25-Jun-18 01:37
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 178 Eddie Larry 25-Jun-18 05:04
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 153 drew 25-Jun-18 05:32
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 157 Eddie Larry 25-Jun-18 16:21
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 175 Susan Doris 25-Jun-18 17:02
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 183 Eddie Larry 25-Jun-18 21:16
a circle for Susan 156 drew 25-Jun-18 22:36
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 162 drew 25-Jun-18 22:31
Re: do we like a circle or spiral? 215 Aham 25-Jun-18 09:58
Re: film 'The Surface Of Time' 156 drew 25-Jun-18 11:05
Re: The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 178 Susan Doris 25-Jun-18 05:04
Re: The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 160 drew 25-Jun-18 05:34
Excerpts from Jude's article 154 drew 25-Jun-18 11:52
Re: Excerpts from Jude's article 189 Susan Doris 25-Jun-18 12:06
Re: As few words as possible then... 172 drew 25-Jun-18 12:23
Re: Excerpts from Jude's article 185 Eddie Larry 25-Jun-18 16:13
Re: Excerpts from Jude's article 177 Susan Doris 25-Jun-18 17:12
Re: Excerpts from Jude's article 182 Eddie Larry 25-Jun-18 20:58
Re: Excerpts from Jude's article 181 Susan Doris 26-Jun-18 05:01
a circle for Susan 171 drew 25-Jun-18 22:35
A vortex for gathering the facts of it all.... 172 Itatw70s 26-Jun-18 00:07
A vortex unravels 162 drew 26-Jun-18 00:38
Re: A vortex for gathering the facts of it all.... 167 Susan Doris 26-Jun-18 05:11
Still trying? 163 drew 26-Jun-18 09:20
Re: Still trying? 182 Itatw70s 26-Jun-18 11:46
Re: why try? 174 drew 26-Jun-18 13:30
Re: why try? 209 Itatw70s 26-Jun-18 13:43
Re: Excerpts from Jude's article 191 greengirl5 29-Jun-18 22:43
Re: Excerpts from Jude's article 157 Susan Doris 30-Jun-18 05:17
A river of information 185 drew 27-Jun-18 06:47
Re: The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 165 Itatw70s 29-Jun-18 00:20
Re: The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 250 drew 29-Jun-18 01:05
Re: The Secrets of the Holographic Universe 170 Itatw70s 29-Jun-18 11:46
the sharing of information 151 drew 29-Jun-18 19:39
Re: the sharing of information 162 Itatw70s 30-Jun-18 21:41
Re: the sharing of information 142 drew 01-Jul-18 02:11
Re: Does G_D Secret a Holographic Universe, Leaving only Query with Absurd Answers? 218 MLloydHudson 01-Jul-18 06:39
i am a bit simpler than that.. 158 drew 01-Jul-18 09:16
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The expression of information and do we know what is being expressed? 306 drew 03-Jul-18 01:10


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