Mother’s Day Meditations

`

While primordial biology, eventually, assigned humans specific generative duties, in this man’s book…

  • A woman, ISO a full life, need not, necessarily, comply with such age-old mandates. It’s each woman’s birthright (if she so chooses) to avoid becoming a time clock punching laborer; one shackled to the Procreation Factory’s assembly line.
  • Of greater significance, actual motherhood is not a prerequisite for a woman to discern and display humanity’s Sunday Best traits; such sensibilities being second nature to her (hope my genuine compliment isn’t misinterpreted as sexism).
  • The human race would wind up discernibly better off were our educational, spiritual, corporate and governmental leaders women.

While far from a complete inventory, check out some potential societal improvements; i.e., were women to rule the world.

  • Wars (little more than territorial pissing contests) would soon peter out; be such battlefields locatable by latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates OR merely the uncharted, irrational notions ricocheting between vacuous males’ ears.
  • Class wars would enjoy a cease fire too; namely, when the avaricious, asinine little wittle boy billionaires would no longer be permitted to lust after the unrestrained accumulation of wealth; when no bullshit tax laws would redistribute their hoarded, oft ill-gotten loot (the megabucks they could’ve never fully pissed away had they lived to celebrate their 50,000th birthday.
  • The war between the sexes would also wind down were misogynist males forbidden to control women’s bodies.
  • Womankind would also, first, show the exit signs to the male architects of our pigsty / shithouse world; next, usher in a more verdant, viable environment.

Hence, my holiday message to womankind, worldwide…

Motherhood can be aligned with embryology and/or ideology. Wherever you fit in within the grand scheme of life…

Happy Mother’s Day 2021!

`

`

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

`

`

Going To Bed Without Supper

`

As a long in the tooth blogger; one who (definitely) got injured into ill-timed retirement and (perhaps) is en route to insolvency and homelessness; my posted (oft sharp toothed) prose and poetry is known to rage against the rampant, rampaging socioeconomic injustice; which, not unlike Covid-19, is debilitating and decimating our global society.

There have been few of my life’s eras where I’ve not branded my modus operandi tireless; be such roles playpen tyke / “cul-de-sac roads” scholar (ha ha?) / workaday grunt / family caregiver / pandemic “umpire”. Even so, the deeply DNA ingrained, biological need for sleep, sooner or later, doth catch up with me. Such was the case just yesterday, late afternoon.

Keeping odd lockdown hours, it was inevitable that arrhythmic biorhythms / sleep deprivation would overwhelm me; so much so, that by the time I had pried open my Sandman gritted eyes, it was well into this new day’s wee hours. Yet, even then, I merely rolled over, groggily, to grab a few more Z’s, which, eventually, ushered me into daybreak (and more mind’s ache).

Once seated at this a.m.’s dining room table, I offered, upward, thanks for my own home cooking’s nutritional gifts, which I was about to receive. It was upon digging in, that I discovered my having slept thru dinnertime had afforded me a greater appreciation for breaking the fast. To actually feel hunger pangs’ onset had even added flavor to what, ordinarily, could’ve been summarily dismissed as ho-hum cuisine.

Ergo, unless your physician would advise you not to occasionally fast, I’d highly encourage you to do so, too.

Additionally, skipping a meal can help serve up these following truths:

“Food Insecurity: The state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food; ‘more than 800 million people live every day with hunger or food insecurity as their constant companion’”

Google Search Definition • May 8, 2021

“Each day, 25,000 people, including more than 10,000 children, die from hunger and related causes. Some 854 million people worldwide are estimated to be undernourished, and high food prices may drive another 100 million into poverty and hunger.”

General Google Search • May 8, 2021

Obviously, for the closing in on One Billion Souls, going to bed without supper (breakfast and lunch, too), is an everyday, way of life (what life?). Hence, if you’re able to donate to charities that feed the hungry, please do so.

I’d do so, too, were it not for my overwhelming worries that [1] tax breaks that benefit ONLY my homeland’s obscenely wealthy will forever take precedence over hikes to retirees’ Social Security benefits and [2] my own economic downfall just might be closer than I think.

To say the very least… current policies and laws fall far, Far, FAR short of securing a decent life for folks put out to pasture (such as moi).

To say more… Well, I had better not go there. After all, I do want to keep this post’s language family friendly.

BTW, my apologies, in advance, for crying into my coffee.

Note to Self: Considering your site’s traffic, the risk of bumming out your reader(s) will be minimal.

Again, no tears, merely keeping everything real. And speaking of keeping everything real…

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

`

`

Wake

`

Why oh why has the pathogen’s pitiless surge
Been utterly unable to exorcise / purge
Evil prejudiced cops’ / mass murderers’ urge
To vie with a virus; be party to slaughtering splurge

Mourners envision their victims; their march heavenward / merge
Blood splattered crime scenes they leave; leave us to regurge
Meanwhile, tough laws, unwritten, won’t be on enactment’s verge
‘Mazing Grace / Going Home; vie for Billboard’s chart topping dirge

`

`

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

`

`

Expectations Bar @ Lowest Setting?

`

For my midnight repast, scant hours ago, I “auditioned” some new (to me) “cuisine”; i.e., upon emptying one can of Campbells’ Condensed Tomato Soup, approximately one and one half soup cans’ worth of H20 and tossing in 57 grams (2 ounces) of elbow pasta into the shallow top half of a double boiler (which also does double duty as my serving bowl / trough). After 40 minutes of simmering and frequent stirring (to prevent pasta sticking) this concoction wound up pleasantly thickened.

At that juncture everything was dining room table bound; where I pigged out and found this dish to be delish. The next batch I cook up, I plan on seasoning with garlic, basil and black pepper.

Now, just to prove this post has not been a total waste of your time; namely, that this blogger is worth his salt, let’s stir in a heapin’ helpin’ of sodium “fun” facts.

Check out this soup starter. We mustn’t buy into this (or any other) soup can’s label, which attempts to huckster the contents as heart healthy; certainly not with 410 mg of sodium per serving and 2 and one half servings per can. And, admittedly, I did consume the entire can’s worth; that’s 1025mg; nearly one half of the acceptable level! YIKES! Compare / contrast the above data to the RDA enhanced advisory below:

“[Salt-wise] most Americans eat too much of it —and they may not even know it. Americans eat on average about 3,400 mg of sodium per day. However, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day—that’s equal to about 1 teaspoon of salt!” Apr 2, 2020

Google Search Results May 7, 2021

And, it’s fair to say that salt addicted citizens are not uniquely American, too.

Anyway, seeing how my supper involved the only over-salted product I consumed during the past 24 hours, I’ll likely survive unscathed.

So, beyond my presentation of heart smart data, what does any of this prove?

Well, this post has been LESS about showcasing my limited abilities as a chef; MORE about pointing out how I’ve become too easy to please; all “courtesy” of the pandemic. Might any of that describe you, too? If so, salt may be the least of our probs, eh?

Perhaps that’s to be expected? When all’s said and done, we discover how many a small-thinker “world leader” along with that mindless microbe have been conspiring to set humanity’s expectations bar to lower than low.

`

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

`

`

The Diff ‘Tween We & Wee

`

We brim with benevolence; Wee are bereft
We are helium to happiness; Wee are ungainly heft
We grow and develop; Wee are sluggish eft
We dish drag to dystopia; Wee defy us, so deft

We seek consensus; Wee contrive cleft
We secure freedom / justice; Wee seek its theft
We weave, strong, our flag’s fabric; Wee rip at its weft
We fight cancers of far right; Wee ensure nothing’s left

`

`

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

`

`

Dedicated to Any Mays that May Remain

`

Preface:

Star sight? Star not bright!
Faded / dimmed; by man-made light
I wish I may, I wish I might
Once more, make the night real night

`

Purpose / Particulars:

Spars! Fights! Scars! Blights!
May’s mayhem I see; deem fright
I wish I may, I wish I might
Stir miscreants to see the light

“Mayday!” I yell! Tonight! All nights!
On behalf of folks; bereft of rights.
I wish I may, I wish I might
Forever forsake forlorn plight

`

Nod to the Original Nursery Rhyme

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

`

`

Front Page Poem

`

Fascists blur the facts / blither; alter and natter
Their backers sure slither; don’t falter to flatter

Fat cats squirrel obscene wealth; grow fatter and fatter
Peddlers ply shoddy wares; tricked out by shady patter

Hacks spew the news / views; akin to spin, din and chatter
Naysayers nix science canon; mix in clutter and clatter

Misogynists fiscally, physically batter
Gun nuts, oft reared “off target”, wind up mad as a hatter

Triggered psychos paint towns red; blood of victims they’ll splatter
Targeted scholars / chuchgoers; bite the dust; or must scatter

Police racists oft profile; don’t believe Black LIves Matter
Minorities flatlne; their freedom / justice doth shatter

Insurgents detest Constitution; their intent to tatter
MAGA morons on rampage; serve up upheaval on platter

Will we persist or perish? Corona cares not a smatter
From that microbe’s killer perspective, it’d opt for the latter

`

`

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

`