In the evening, there's warmth to an August Moon and the fullness of midsummer.  It is a generous moon that lights the green hills with a kind of ripening-apple-glow.  There is a mellowness about a moon lit night in August that is a sweet antidote for the cicada heat and the dusty glare of the sun.
The quiet ponds scummed over now and full of algae, and one gets then feeling that anything can happen in such waters, any kind of life arise from them.  Here, in the dead heat of lot summer, is  the marshy margin and primordial ooze, and he who approaches it might be walking backward in time toward remote beginnings.

California Eden

Here I am in a strange place
Where everyone is trying to save face
But in the space
Between here and there
Is a California Eden
Hard to find
On your path through life
It's divine
And you may need help
If you can't escape your hell
But they're there
And, there there...
You'll be alright
Let me kiss you goodnight
Tuck you in so you can dream
Of the California Eden.


A pence for your thoughts
Sing me another song
One about the moonbeams and sunrays
Of everyday and beyond
And I'll sing along
Because you know just what I want
To hear
Of course I'm not the only one
Yet you have a way
Of making me feel
Alone in the thought
With only you
And no one else.

Horses For Ye

For the love
Of all religions
Of all the stars in the sky
There's nothing I long for more
Then to look deep into your soul
And be transfixed by your eyes
You're my knight in shining armor
But the prince I dream of each night
Soon to be a king
And I'm soon to be his wife
Queen upon the throne
I wear a gilded crown
But I do love you
Don't even forget that.

Rainforest Vibes

Sleeping under silver stars
A canopy 100 feet high
Waking to the humid and flowering air
Very little sunlight
Where will the day take us?
The time is to explore
Tree frogs, anole lizards and chameleons
Butterfly orchids and passion flower
Woody vines 200 feet long
Plants growing on rotting logs
Here in the rainforest
Life just beautifully belongs.

Night Thoughts

Bright shines the moonlight at the foot of my bed
Perhaps reflected from frost on the ground.
Lifting my head I gaze at the bright moon
Bowing my head I think of my family back home.

Yang Kuie-fei

Practice Loving-Kindness

Being preoccupied with our self-image is like being deaf and blind.  It's like standing in the middle of a vast field of wildflowers with a black hood over our heads,.  It's like coming upon a tree of singing birds while wearing earplugs.

There's so much resentment and so much resistance to life in all nations, it's like a plague that's gotten out of control and is poisoning the atmosphere of the world.  At this point it might be wise to wonder about these things and begin to get the knack of loving -kindness.

When the rivers and air are polluted, when families and nations are at war, when homeless wanderers fill the highways these are traditional sings of a dark age.  Another is that people become poisoned by self doubt and become cowards.

Practicing loving-kindness toward ourselves seems as good way as any start illuminating the darkness of difficult times.

The Navajo Know.....

The Navajo teach their children that every morning when the sun comes up, it's a brand new sun.  It's born each morning, it lives for the duration of one day, and in the evening it passes on, never to return again.  As soon as the children are old enough to understand, the adults take them out at dawn and they say "The sun has only one day.  You must live this day in a good way, so that the sun wouldn't have wasted precious time."  Acknowledging the preciousness of each day is a good way to live, a good way to reconnect\with our basic joy.

I write bad poetry....


In the green of the deep sea
A swordfish black as sin
Alone he travels
Through the murky depths
Forever searching for the end
Never to forget
His heart longing for companionship
Maybe someday he'll find it.


There used to be a time
When time was nonexistent
The continuum
Space, a vast never ending
Unexplained mystery
(Yet Unexplored)
Remember not everything is as it seems
Life is deep
And a fascinating journey
May you reach the end peacefully.


I never wanted to be your vision
You expect perfection
There's a million more reasons
I can think of
Why I long for thee
But you reject my
Every need
Only making me feel


You say I am a sad sorry case
Of arrogance
That I am a disgrace
You tell me to"save face"
And I begin to regret
Ever having existed in the first place
Maybe if you weren't so quick to judge me
Based on lies and deceit
You'd begin to see the true me
And see that my love in return is sweet
Universal truth is infinite and reaches magnificent pillars followed by epiphanies which can occur in the blink of ones eye only after quite some time and searching on your journey through life. That being said, absolute truth can be seemingly and ultimately unattainable in it's totality for humanity as a whole, and is undoubtedly interwoven with lies and misinformation which can easily distract, combat and deceive seekers of peace, knowledge, justice and truth, and of course, this mendacity should be either exposed or refuted to be cast aside and ignored whenever encountered and possible. The wise admit to acknowledging what's right and wrong but never claim to have all the answers, just through hypothesis, knowledge/study, observations, theories, facts, philosophies, art, music, science and a deep, honest desire to disseminate truth and understanding, beauty, and even to grasp the depravity; the overall awareness behind our existence as it is perceived. sensed, felt, seen a…

A seemingly (keyword) anti-90s rant.

I can't really enjoy or listen to Mellow Gold or "Loser" (as classic as it is) with the same expected teenage disaffected angst anymore these days than Beck himself can sing it with any sort of fun anymore anyway, because the single wasn't supposed to be pirated as it was and accidentally and inadvertently portray an entire generation in the 90s (by the "corporate rock whores" of radio, thanks), as slackers, which further perpetuated the stereotype that we all dropped out of school to do meth or join bands, even if that is what many did (and whose to say were the worse for it?). Because it brought us Beck for one, who has come so far since then, from the hyped, stereotyped 90s of now, and then (since we all still want to remember them like they were yesterday and soooo great when the truth is, they kind of sucked, which is the secret to why they are timeless and the stuff of legend) which basically means someday, the world might actually, gradually forget …

My Personality Type

ISFP personality

Forming around 8% of the population, ISFP personalities are generally seen as the most spontaneous and unpredictable of all Introverted (I) types. Only one thing is constant in their lives and that is change—ISFPs love exploring and embracing new things, ideas, and activities. They are very good at sensing such opportunities, but the ISFP personality traits also push them toward experimenting and coming up with ideas that no one has thought of before. ISFPs usually find it easy to set new trends and inspire other people. Their penchant for experimentation is unmatched by any other personality type.

This personality trait is connected with ISFPs’ love of freedom—ISFPs are very independent and fiercely resist all forms of control. People with this personality type are the ultimate “free souls,” seeing nearly all rules, guidelines, and traditions as self-imposed limitations that make life dull and boring. ISFPs live completely in the present, refusing to dwell on the past …
I just read this whole thread on Facebook (below)and there is so much swimming in my head at the moment but one thing is for sure, if it means a perpetual search for the truth, I'm all for it--I think the whole history or hysteria hype surrounding the Bible has everything to do with an ever growing fundamental need for the truth, and a continued denial of how outdated and unnecessary religions of all kinds have become. Morality is scientific. Science enhances the moral value of life, because it furthers a love of truth and reverence—love of truth displaying itself in the constant endeavor to arrive at a more exact knowledge of the world of mind and matter around us, and reverence, because every advance in knowledge brings us face to face with the mystery of our own being.— Max Planck
In Where is Science Going? (1932)
Everything about religion is being explained away including the underlying morality of it. Would evil have any prevalence in the world without a strictly punishing God? …

Thought provoking quotes...

OK, so I collected quite a few of some of my favorite quotes over the past year, and I'd like to share them now. Here goes:

But what am I?
An infant crying in the night:
An infant crying for thr light:
And with no language but a cry.
--Alfred Lord Tennyson

And their sun does never shine,
And their fields are bleak and bare,
And their ways are filled with thorns:
It is eternal winter there.
--William Blake

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Cruelty, very far from being a vice, is the first sentiment Nature injects into us all. Absurd then to maintain cruelty is a consequence of depravity... Cruelty is simply the energy in a man civilization has not yet altogether corrupted: therfore it is a virtue, not a vice.
--Marquis de Sade

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
--Rainer Maria Rilke

Hush! My dear, lie still and slumber.
Holy angels guard thy bed!
Heavenly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head.
--Isaac Watts

In a d…

Poetry by Marilyn Monroe

I could have loved you once
and even said it
But you went away,
When you came back it was too late
And love was a forgotten word.

O, Time
Be Kind
Help this weary being
To forget what is sad to remember
Loose my loneliness,
Ease my mind,
While you eat my flesh.


I left my home of green rough wood,
A blue velvet couch.
I dream till now
A shiny dark bush
Just left of the door.
Down the walk
Clickity clack
As my doll in her carriage
Went over the cracks-
"We'll go far away."


Don't cry my doll
Don't cry
I hold you and rock you to sleep
Hush hush
I'm pretending now
I'm not your mother who died.


Help help
Help I feel life coming closer
When all I want to do is die.

From time to time
I make it rhyme
but don't hold that kind
of thing
Oh well, what the hell,
so it won't sell.
What I want to tell-
is what's on my mind:
'taint Dishes,


Check this guy out! LOL

Numerology and my Name

Got this report on my name off 

The name Sheri Lea Pond is dominated by the numbers 9, 8 and 1.

Dominant Impression Number: 9

Sheri Lea Pond reflects idealism, the good of mankind. Sheri Lea Pond is the humanitarian with the power to make things happen and the integrity to stay the course. A mover and a shaker, without a selfish bone in its body; the name Sheri Lea Pond attracts respect, support, and devoted fans. It seems even that the Universe tends to support what the name Sheri Lea Pond represents. Speaks to people of all walks of life. Tolerant and broad-minded.

This name pursues goals other than money and power. It seeks justice. It wants to feed the hungry and heal the sick. And yet, the resources it needs to do the job seem to always magically appear.

Most positive characteristics: Integrity, love for all, charisma. Encourages the best in people.

Most negative characteristics: Naive, seeks fame, vulnerable to criticism, not a good judge of character.

Vowel Vibration Number…


Congratulations, Sheri!
Your IQ score is 113 

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others. 

Your Intellectual Type is Word Warrior. This means you have exceptional verbal skills. You can easily make sense of complex issues and take an unusually creative approach to solving problems. Your strengths also make you a visionary. Even without trying you're able to come up with lots of new and creative ideas. And that's just a small part of what we know about you from your test results.

My reading from

Your Sun Sign: Capricorn Element: Earth
Key Planet: Saturn
The sure-footed Mountain Goat can climb to higher altitudes than any other mammal. And you sure-footed Capricorns are also well-suited for climbing. You set high goals for yourself and then you overcome whatever obstacles may appear between you and the top of your personal mountain. As you climb the ladder of success, your ambition pushes you forward. Status can be important to you and often, at the top of your game, you gain personal satisfaction by knowing that others respect you for what you have accomplished.
Motto: "If opportunity doesn't knock, then build a door."
Greatest Strength: Your ability to overcome obstacles
Possible Weakness: Too much work and not enough play What's a Moon Sign? Your Moon Sign: Taurus Solid and steady, you tend to prefer a regular routine of ease and security to a life of surprises and sudden change. Traditional astrology calls the Moon "exalted" in Taurus because of t…

A Clockwork Orange (my fave quotes)

“We study the problem. We’ve been studying it for damn well near a century, yes, but we get no further with our studies. You’ve got a good home here, good loving parents. You’ve got not too bad of a brain! Is it some devil that crawls inside of you?” 

"Then I looked at its top sheet, and there was the name -A CLOCKWORK ORANGE- and I said: 'That's a fair gloopy title. Who ever heard of a clockwork orange?'" 

“Choice. The boy has no real choice, has he? Self-interest, the fear of physical pain drove him to that grotesque act of self-abasement. Its insincerity was clearly to be seen. He ceases to be a wrongdoer. He ceases also to be a creature capable of moral choice.” 

A lot of idiots you are, selling your own birthright for a saucer of cold porridge! The thrill of theft! Of violence! The urge to live easy! Well, I ask you what is it worth when we have undeniable truth, yes, incontrovertible evidence that Hell exists." 

"Excellent. He's enterprising, aggr…


THE KURT COBAIN MURDER INVESTIGATIONThe events surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain are filled with lies, contradictions in logic, and countless inconsistencies.

Here's just some of... WHAT YOU WERE NEVER TOLD:

COURTNEY LOVE WAS FACING A DIVORCE Kurt was in the process of leaving Seattle and his wife Courtney, when he was found dead. Courtney knew Kurt wanted out of the marriage. Just weeks prior to his death, she asked one of her attorneys to get the "meanest, most vicious divorce lawyer" she could find.

SOMEONE WAS USING KURT'S CREDIT CARD One of Kurt's credit cards was missing when his body was discovered. Someone was attempting to use the missing credit card after Cobain died, but the attempts stopped when his body was discovered.

COBAIN WAS IN FEAR OF HIS LIFE The shotgun found at the scene was purchased BEFORE Cobain left for rehab in Los Angeles, NOT AFTER he fled the rehab as reported by misinformed media sources. The shotgun was fully loaded with th…

Excerpt From Who Killed Kurt?

It is a typically rainy day in Montesano, Washington, when we arrive for our interview with Kurt's paternal grandfather, Leland Cobain, in June 2003. Leland and his late wife, Iris, were said to have been closer to Kurt than even his own parents, and there were reports that, shortly before his death, Kurt had made plans to go on a fishing trip with his grandfather. Although we had contacted him while we were researching our first book, Leland -- like most of Kurt's immediate family -- was reluctant to be interviewed. Now, more than nine years after Kurt's death, we had heard that Leland was finally ready to talk about his famous grandson.
Most biographical accounts of Kurt's early years describe his family living in a trailer park, conjuring up images of a "trailer trash" upbringing. Indeed, the small Montesano lot where Leland resides, and where Kurt had lived on and off during his youth, is officially given this designation in the town directory, and perhaps…