President Lincoln’s Words Still relevant today

“The Central idea pervading this Struggle”
President Abe Lincoln May 7 1961

For may part , i consider the central idea pervading this struggle is the necessity that is upon us , of proving the popular government is not a absurdity . We must settle this question now , whether in a free government the minority have the right to break up the government when they choose. If we fail it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves. Taking the government as we found it we will see if the majority can preserve it .
Informal letter written to Sec John HAY

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” Isaac Asimov quotes (Russian born American science-fiction Writer and Biochemist. 1920-1992

“If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes

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Letter to a heartbroken daughter

Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep… wait for the man who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you’ re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU… The one who turns to his friends and says, thats her… ” Thats the one who will be there always for there is no remedy to love but to love more

The Best description of Love and commitment I ever heard

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin: Love is the Beauty Of the Soul

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.”
-St. Augustine

A short letter of passion to a beautiful woman

Dear
Did you know that I tasted heaven? It’s true. I tasted heaven the day we made love. And when we kissed you sent me flying, dancing on the clouds while the stars sent down some loving light to shine upon us.
You’re a beautiful person inside and out. You possess the grace of a dove, soaring into a never-ending shock of blue and downy white. And you have all the kindness and love of an angel bathed in heavenly light.
That’s what you are to me–my very own angel, and I’ll always own a tiny bit of heaven as long as you’re part of my life .

Love,

Some Musings “The return of the Insane Clown Posse”

“I know what to do ” one says to another…  “We have to put the makeup on and get  back to work”   “Yes”  one says  while rubbing his chin  “let’s do it ”   So what do 3 fat white guys doing   “Gangster rap”  rap about .   I don’t know but they are back .  Are they going to rap about the mixing of face paint…is it going to be how 3 fat guys with  clown makeup on  doing gangster rap look  …insane.  All i know is that every time I see groups like Vanilla Ice , Northern Star  and Limp Biskit.   I am reminded of that old Chinese man in The movie Gremlins when he hands mogogi to Zach Galligan and says to take care if it ….they’re not up to the responsibility.   Hey what ever happened to Fred Durst

Nelson Mandela’s powerful Words

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech
I couldnt say it any better.  These words are in a poster in my office .

Some crazy food “DELICACIES” I have been offered in my travels

The other day when i tried sushi for the first time i was reminded of all the other “delicacies” that I’ve  been offered  or have attempted to try and had second thoughts So in no particular order;

 Chitlins and Crawfish  Now when i was driving down to New Orléans I ran into some car trouble so i stopped in a small town .  While they were fixing my car  a nice woman came out and gave me some chitlins and some crawfish ..NEVER  had then before and didn’t  know  what they were .Not to hurt her feelings I ate the chitlins. Now just the idea of finding out that i ate pig intestines swore me off for ever.  But when the crawfish came out looking the bug they put in Neo in the firsts matrix I started to have doubts .  The next night while in the Louisiana  I woke up thinking that i looked out my window and saw a white horse  and the horse looked at me an said  “hello I”m Mr ED ”  and then the Ghost Rider got on and galloped off . If Chitlins and  crawfish combined  have that effect on people  then I see why it’s so popular       

 MENUDO  (MEXICO )  Now i am not talking about the Puerto Rican Boy band ( although i am sure these guys would be delicious TO 17 yr old girls. I am referring to the mexican dish of the same name. If you ask someone to tell you what menudo is they will tell you its stew made with tripe.  But they wont tell you what tripe is.  Scene :  1 “Would you like to try a traditional mexican dish called muendo..Sure Why not !!!    Scene 2 ; Would you like to eat the stomach lining of  a cow ….No   i think i will go to subway!!!. Thats what tripe is the stomach lining of a cow 

haggis (scotland )  Straight from the Scottish highland comes haggis …a sausage thats made from a sheep’s, heart, liver, lungs and boiled in the animals stomach for several hours . And just to give it that special touch ..intestines.  Although is available in Scotland you will have a hard time getting it made here Seems our laws forbid the sale of any animals lungs for human consumption .  So let me understand this you can drink …you can smoke all day long if you want  but you can’t eat sheep lungs   Sure that makes sense !!! 

Hrutspunger ( Iceland )  This dish consists of rams testicles pickled in whey and pressed into little cakes . My friend with me then took issue with this. he said “if you are going to eat another animals balls”….be a man   don’t spruce them up …cut the balls off … boil them..  sprinkle them with some salt,  pepper and  hot sauce and have at it.”  Right then I knew one of us has been in Iraq way to long   Yep he ate it. But that’s not the craziest dish in Iceland…. Words I  thought i would never hear ” ” “fermented shark meat ” . It goes like this ..a sharks caught ..cut up ..buried in sand for many months …hung to let the flavors develop…and then finally cut into smaller .  Once you eat this they haul your insane self  off  to the asylum.  Just the sheer lunacy of eating sharks in Iceland made me think twice 

 Rat  and Birds Nest Soup (ChinaWith a rat the Chinese people are clearly subscribing to the idea of ” keep it simple stupid)  With The Birds Nest Soup  The chinese people go so far as to use the nest of a swallow in the soup ..why the real swallow isn’t used no one can answer…but something about eating twigs and bird saliva make this one special 

 Baiut (Phillipines )   Can decide if you want an egg or a full-grown poultry that it would produce ..thanks to our friends in the Philipines you don’t have to choose. This traditional dish consists of a hard-boiled fertilized duck egg with a three weel old embryo inside it that looks like a tiny duck.  THIS is considered an aphrodisiac .

 All i can say is that if this turns someone on you have latent kinkyness about you

Kutti (India )  All I can say about this dish  is that its only available if a pregnant animal is slain .  What came be more calming for an expectant mother than  eating the unborn remains of another species  My friends in India are creative