Friday, June 30, 2017

Love in the rain

Rain has fallen all the day. 
O come among the laden trees: 
The leaves lie thick upon the way 
Of memories. 

Staying a little by the way 
Of memories shall we depart. 
Come, my beloved, where I may 
Speak to your heart.

jpr: any excuse

Thursday, June 29, 2017

POV, delusions, and contentment; a venture deep into experimental philosophy.

More than a year or so ago I injured my foot - complete tear of Achilles tendon.  Due to various obligations, I did not seek quick medical intervention.  When I finally did I spent many quasi-miserable weeks in treatment and recovery.  Unable to follow my routine of golfing and hiking I gained weight, got fat, lazy, and stupid.  Yes, I know that "stupid" is a constant in my life formula.
Got healed for the most part and have sloooooowwly eased back into an exercise regime.  TODAY I walked nearly 30 minutes (snail pace) and also took a half dozen whacks at a golf ball.   So in my mind I became the current version of the Mythical Irish Legend - Finn McCool.
Ain't Life Grand!
footnote: this is the picture I use on online dating sites.

Enjoy something now damn it!

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."

 Marcus Aurelius

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme

Contrary to what many people assume, redheads did not originate in Scandinavia,Scotland or Ireland, but in central Asia. Their coloring is due to a mutation in the MC1R gene that fails to produce sun-protective, skin-darkening eumelanin and instead causes pale skin, freckles and red hair.

Neanderthals had a mutation in this receptor gene which changed an amino acid, making the resulting protein less efficient and likely creating a phenotype of red hair and pale skin. ... Modern humans display similar mutations of MCR1, and people who have two copies of this mutation have red hair and pale skin.
some links
this will freak you:

My fury knows no bounds.

Child sex dolls are available on the Internet, manufactured primarily by Japanese and  Chinese firms. Companies justify their 'commerce' as as safe outlet for pedophiles  and thus they feel no need to move on to actual children.  The same argument has been made for violent porno.  Unfortunately, my own experience with rapist, pedophiles etc is that  these 'items' serve to train them, motivate them and lessen self control when it comes to the real thing.  Interesting that the dolls are illegal in all English speaking countries except one.  Can you guess which one?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

George "tyrus" Murdoch

Pro wrestler, actor, news capable very talented,  big 6'7" 375# dude.

Monday, June 26, 2017


Many academics agree the Picts were descended from indigenous Iron Age people of northern Scotland. Archaeologists have been uncovering ornately decorated Pictish stones across northern Scotland for many years. Many scholars suggest their ancient creators painted the stones,as they did their metal work.  Lovely.

Holy Sh.t

Eddie dean

The man made 20 low budget singing cowboy western movies in 1946...never changed his shirt. Starting salaries were about $150/wk.

Sunday, June 25, 2017


"You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us." ― Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Thought the man couldn't swim.

Friday, June 23, 2017


Love it!


A sniper in the Canadian special forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month.  A member of Joint Task Force 2, he made the shot from a high-rise building.  It took the bullet almost 10 seconds to hit its target, The previous record was held by British sniper, Craig Harrison, who shot and killed a Taliban attacker from 2,475 metres in 2009 using a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kepler 186 f

artist rendition!

Jpr: yikes!!!

Nature is the art of God.

                                             Beautiful ocean bioluminescence under the Milky Way on the night of June 18 off the coast of Wales'

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cracked pot

St Paul writes that each person is like unto a cracked pot in terms of being righteous. Mother Angelica adds that it is precisely through our imperfections the light of Goodness is truly shared.

jpr: we the faithful call on the church to write/add the Book of Mother Theresa, and the Book of Mother Angelica to the New Testament.  Why the hell not?

The power of language.

Pte William Kemp, Cpl Sandy MacDonald, and L/Cpl James Wilson, Scottish soldiers caught behind the front lines in WW2 escaped their captors after convincing them they were from the Soviet Union. They ditched their uniforms in an effort to get back to their lines in France and when captured spoke only Gaelic, a language the Germans did not speak.  An atlas was produced, they pointed to the Ukrain, a German allie at the time, and were transported to Spain and released.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

financial advice; invest now!

This morning I stopped at Dollar General to buy some underwear.  It's been about 15 years since I last purchased same.  As a person ages past a certain point it matters less and less if I've got my drawers on.    Sometimes I can't remember.  And other people understand.  They expect that I might be going "commando" at any time or place.  The reason that I decided to purchase some Hanes is that I've gotten tired of sitting around naked.  Alright that's not true but others are tired of me sitting around naked and so I figure wtf a little compassion for others probably won't kill me (Jesus couldn't say that).  So I go to Dollar General, knowing that my new underwear will already be broke in and a little threadbare (my preference) at the Generals.  I went to pay for my shit and had an enlightenment that I shared with the cashier and the others in line.  I said "when Kentucky Legalizes POT, Dollar General will be the first place to sell it.   Or so I hope.  Everybody laughed out loud but I wasn't joking.

Urine used to charge smartphone

British scientists have developed a way to charge phones with power created from urine.  I could charge 20 or more every day by myself.

Monday, June 19, 2017

An amazing factoid

Ireland unveiled a sculpture celebrating the financial contribution made by the Choctaw Native American tribe to starving Irish people in 1847.  At the height of Ireland's Great Famine, Choctaws in southern states of the USA sent a donation of $170, that would be tens of thousands of dollars today. The sculpture 'Kindred Spirits' stands in a park in the small town of Midleton, in east Cork.

Bahia emerald

Right now, it is in a vault controlled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, there sits a 752-pound emerald with no rightful owner.

Appraised at $400 million, it sits in custody hidden away in L.A.  Until legal ownership can be judged!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Ken Harris, 102, celebrated with wife Margaret, 99, on their 80th, yes 89th, wedding anniversary.  They were married in 1937.

Happy papa day

"It is a wise father that knows his own child." Shakespeare

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Congrats to the 'Big Yen" (the big one)

One of the funniest people ever, 75 year old comedian, actor, writer, Billy Connolly was knighted by the Queen this week.  Ship yard worker in Glasgow started out as a banjo act.  Well done.  According to a cop student of mine in Scotland,  he was well known to the police as they frequently found him wandering the streets in the early morning hours talking to himself even after he became famous. They always drove him home. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Wisdom of the POOH

Been revisiting the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh.  
"If there ever comes a time when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, i’ll stay there forever."

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tristan de Cuna in south atalantic

2000 miles from nearest inhabited place....still part of the British Empire.

Jpr: I can think of a few people to send there!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Rape! not the kind of topic that brings calm and comfort. by 10 degrees or more rapes are most common and unreported in the US Navy.\ who has kept this secret most carefully?  male raping male, a dozen times more than what is seen as typical; more than in prisons.   US Navy.

Always time to share

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” 
― Mother Teresa

jpr :wish i was there.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Climate Change FOOD for Thought! We are Carbon-based life forms.

Most of Earth's atmosphere is Nitrogen and Oxygen. By volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen,[1] 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is very small.  Recently it has increased to where it is now close to 4 parts in 10,000, by volume, and historically been @ 3 parts per 10,000.  
Sounds Bad, doesn't it.  Not necessarily. This is still a minuscule amount when considered as a portion of the total atmosphere.  Carbon Dioxide is a TRACE gas.  But we don't like it and want to get rid of it.  If the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere were to become diminished by a mere 2 parts out of 10,000 there would be serious detrimental repercussions to the process of photosynthesis, hence to the health of Earth’s plant life and to the entire biosphere as a consequence. Plants, trees, crops do not just LIKE co2; they require it! It is their PRIMARY nutrient.   Human and all other forms of life would DIE if this process were disrupted.
CO2 is NOT a pollutant.  Yes, there are many man-made pollutants that negatively affect life but CO2 is not one of them.   So should we allow governments and politics have a crack at solving man-made "climate change problems?". We can scarcely predict tomorrow's weather.  It is though, 100% certain that government will screw things up.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Living on the edge

“The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

Jpr: kinda like being married but not as much suspense

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Birds in thermal draft

When the ground temp is greater the warmer air rises as cooler air flows across the surface of the earth = thermal draft.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Get ur angel wings

I heard an Angel singing 
When the day was springing,
'Mercy, Pity, Peace
Is the world's release.'      

W Blake

Friday, June 9, 2017

Save ur old doors

Repurposing old doors is good business

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hawaii s stairway to heaven

built in Oahu by military during WWII, the Haʻikū Stairs are now part of a hiking trail.

jpr: Lived there for several years in mid 70s...never new the thing existed. I was warned that the steep hillsides in Hawaii are prone to landslides due to thin loose soil atop lava rock!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ur done!

The dude crossed a line bigglie!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Connecticut gold

Who new?

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Black snake behavior

Jpr : saw me a 3 ft black snake curled in figure 8 on a sunny path behind me home. It was unresponsive to the presence of me dog as well as me self. Never saw the like. It seemed uninjured. Curled into a tight defensive ball when it was nudged. Flipped it into the near by weeds. Twas gone hrs later.

Saturday, June 3, 2017


would u send ur child out in the water with this guy?

Meet Leo Varadkar

Leo's patents immigrated to Ireland from India.  The 38 year old MD was just elected head of the Fine Gaal Political party and is likely to become the next head of the Irish government.  Not only is he not a Catholic  (hindu) he's publically a gay man. Times they are a changing.

Friday, June 2, 2017

hawk of the wilderness...with Bruce Bennet

Movie serial clip from 1938 with Bruce Bennet as Kioga a boy who grows up among the natives on an uncharted jungle island.

Bruce Bennet      available now on 2-cds for $10 plus

jpr: serial movies were popular with me ma in her childhood. They made it onto TV when  the device came out affordably in the early fifties. yeah i remember this one and was always a Bruce fan

Thursday, June 1, 2017

wet babies

jpr: infant swim academies are everywhere...cost about $85/wk