A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The King of Second Chances

The King of Second Chances
January 21, 2017

To the King of Second Chances a loss is just a loss, a lesson to be learned, not a reason to be blue.
If a lesson’s learned, the pain becomes a sting, another way to remember not to do that thing.

Mistakes are going to happen, mistakes are part of life.
If what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but quicker and more precise, the moxie you will gain will well be worth the price.

It’s okay to cry, but not okay to quit.
When you know there're second chances you always find a lift.
If you fail don’t fall apart, I’m here to help you up,
I’m the King of Second Chances, I’ll help you fill your cup.

If at first you don’t succeed you haven’t let me down.
As long as you keep trying, I get to keep my crown.
So if you see me laughing I’m not laughing at your pain,
I laugh partly to encourage, partly since I’m insane.

You need to be partly crazy to always expect to win.
When winning seems impossible, expect a silly grin.
I laugh because I’ve lost, I laugh because I’ve won.
As long as I am laughing, you know that I’m not done.

Laugh with me. We’re in this together.

Your 6th Grade Math Teacher,

Mr. Kurland

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Lost echoes of a baby boom ...

Dreams were made of nights like these:
stale tobacco blowing in the breeze,
beer spills left from the night before,
giggling faces flowing out the door,

cigarettes, whiskey, and wild crazy women
through the purple haze ever dancing and singing --
singing "Sex, and Drugs, and Rock and Roll."
We kept on dancing so we'd never grow old.

We were dancing shadows against the wall --
dark shadows in a flashing hall
where crimson and horizon blue,
pressed against a starker view,

We were pulsing beats that shook the floor
and rattled the windows ever more.
The ceiling ached from our refrain --
shrieking echoes of a primal brain.

We were disembodied troglodytes,
walking fish, stromatolites.

We were carbonated fire and ice,
permutations from the roll of the dice.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November Morning

Gold punctuates dawn.
Bird bursts in celebration
no Ragnarok song.

Detritus pools gold.
The bite of winter’s herald
blasts  two minds at war.

Pace punctuation:
4 dog trudges, 2 human,
breeds conversation.

Crimson spectrum bleeds
pastel blues, brightening moods.
Heartbeats crescendo.

Hot water, cold air
condenses Lake Accotink.
Smoke on the water.

Marching 2:1,
pace quickens after squirrels.
Odors tighten leash.

Breakfast beckons home:
bacon and eggs and coffee
with Crashing the Net.

Millionaire Rap

What do I care if you’re a millionaire?
You don’t breathe my common air

What do I care about the shoes you wear?
You don’t follow my footsteps.

What do you care about the neighborhood?

You don’t feel the child who can’t read,
Who can’t compute without a calculator,
Who refuses to eat the free lunch
Not because he isn’t hungry
Not because he feels entitled,
But because you wouldn’t feed it to your dog.

What do I care about the car you drive?
I’m not showing up in your arena.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

I tend to distrust politicians, but ...

Although I have a distrust of politicians, the political process requires somebody to work the democratic process, and if completely unattended to, and everybody disengages completely, those who care little about justice take the reins. The emergence of a reasonably apolitical appearing non-politician with a justice-based political platform deserves attention, which it probably won't get, because in all likelihood the message will be drowned out by noise.

Unite America Party-UAP of Kentucky

1016 Edgewood Way Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Tel. 502-320-1952  kyregistered@gmail.com

Press Release

Unite America Party-USA and Unite America Party of Kentucky Endorses Drew Curtis Independent Candidate for Kentucky Governor.

The Unite America Party-USA & Kentucky has formally endorsed Drew Curtis for Kentucky Governor because Drew Curtis has been the most receptive candidate to our Party’s platform and efforts to expand citizen ownership in our Commonwealth of Kentucky and throughout the USA and world.www.uniteamericaparty.org
The Unite America Party is a new political party with a mission to close the growing wealth and power gap between the top 1% and the bottom 99% — without taking existing wealth or property rights from the top 1%.
We are ordinary citizens from all walks of life, ethnicities, religions, creeds, and political affiliations.  We are also independent thinkers who are more interested in “what’s right” than “who’s right.”
We agree with the majority of Kentuckians and Americans that the two major political parties are leading us to division, gridlock and financial ruin and we have a plan to turn that around and make Kentucky & America better for all (100%) of its citizens.
Media Contacts:
Martin Smith-UAP-Kentucky, Chairman
Tel. 502-320-1952  

Dr. Norman Kurland-UAP USA, National Chair
Tel. 703-243-5155