Friends of Scrolling Through the Madness
- The Best
- Lisa Miller
This site is dedicated to pointing out some silly muses in life that is beyond the madness of what is out there. Sometimes some things of beauty, but neglecting the vitriole of years past, because life it to short to get caught up in the madness
Tuesday, May 04, 2004
It has been a while, but I am back baby
Sorry i haven't written in a while, but I have been busy with a lot of stuff. Mainly I have just had a lot of school work and didn't really have much to say after doing a lot of writing. Anyway, back to the humanity with what is going on in the world. I mean, why is it that the government keeps bringing up creating a draft when they can useprison labor as an opportunity for true redemption? I mean, why not offer a deal for a clean slate for some criminals who want to get on with their life without the term ex-convict attached to their record? I mean, maybe they won't make the best soldiers since they are convicted felons, but on the otherhand, they have nothing to lose. Just figure it is better that someone who already has the taste for blood and knows how to kill goes to war than an 18 year old boy or even girl who only wants to live a decent life. That said, I believe that war should only be waged if their is an eminant threat on the nation and not to wage a landwar abroad. It was Eisenhauer who warned us about a land war in Asia after the Korean War. How many times do we need to make the same mistake before we learn.
Thursday, March 25, 2004
For the greater good of humanity
This past week, the leader of Hamas was killed and since then, this militant group has decided to target Ariel Sharon in the killing of this leader. This group is a terrorist group and has been a terrorist group from day one. The fact that the U.S. has not accepted that and will most likely condemn Israel for killing this leader is just awful just because they say that they rarely attacked American targets and won't target Americans in the future. This group is just the suicide bombing squad for the people of Palestine, that burns American flags and needs to be stopped before the destruction of the one real ally in the Middle East for America, Israel, is threatened by this group. This group has organized many cowardly suicide bombing runs against Israel, and will continue to do so. How can any administration not see this, especially one that claims that they want to fight terrorism world wide. If you want to fight terror, attack the real terrorist, the ones who warrant a wall being built around them so that they won't blow themselves up in crowded markets and busses.
Tuesday, March 02, 2004
When did everyone get so religious?
Hey all..... Sorry for my extended absence, but I have been busy playing this beautiful game we call life. With that said, I have noticed a disheartening trend going on within the U.S. and that is people inflicting their religious moral views on others in the name of what they believe is right. From disallowing gay marriages, to overreacting about the Janet Jackson incident, to Clear Channel taking Howard Stern off the airways, it is as if people do not want to adapt to the times and want to inflict what they call their values on the rest of the people in the world. The fact is that the U.S. is a country based on freedoms and in the first amendment in the bill of rights, there is something called freedom of religion and as an extension, separation of church and state. Morality is a religious concept in most cases, unless it is truly inflicting pain on someone that can't be avoided. Does it inflict anguish on society that two people who are completely monogamous with each other can't receive the same tax benefits as others just because they are the same sex? Is listening to someone speak freel about stupidity really so offensive, while showing a brutal description and fabrication of the christian bible, which shows an anti-semetic portrayal of Jews as Christ Killers and Jesus as the one savior is completely ok to be shown in theatres across America. Frankly, I find that it is an evil double standard to let one person speak because he is controversial against another person just because of median and message, and that message is portrayed from the top. To quote from presidential candidate John Kerry "I don't think that the current Administration knows what is going on in the real America", and he is obviously right. Not allowing people to marry because of sex and inflicting Christian views and ideals is not what has made this country great, rather the freedom of religion and speech has always been the foundation of this great nation, where people are free to do what they want, without the governments "moral" agenda leading the charge.
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
What is it about this breed of dog that makes it so cute. Is it the fact that despite its sad droopy face, people seem to adore this breed. Guess it is the way the dog carries itself. It is a small dog that likes to have fun and enjoy itself despite the fact that it looks like it isn't enjoying life. Yet the dog is a carefree companion who enjoys the company of all. Maybe we can take a lesson that it isn't the face that one should judge, rather the temperament and attitude. Just as the pug might look very sad, usually the dog is happy, just as people. Just because you look sad, it doesn't mean you are. However, when a pug looks happy it lights up the world. That said, give credit to the pug, the breed with the good attitude and happiness.
Monday, December 22, 2003
Truth that matters
It is amazing how people feel when they care. They don't tell you what you want to hear, rather what you need to hear. Maybe for a specific spark that you have or another quality that seems assuring, but it is just amazing who cares. Those that get close are less likely to judge with critique, rather help with their analysis. Although different people display different ways in displaying their feelings, there are times that things are taken for granted and faith is not displayed. Although peaceful slumber calls me to bed, one thing I heard late this night caught my ear. The story of a amn who was once great but now wounded from a great affliction has learned to enjoy every moment a little more. Although it should be that every moment should be cherished, sometimes you just lose sight of the moment and just look at is as part of the flow as opposed to the apex of the journey of life to this point. Although an affliction like this never happened in this camp, the idea rings true. In life, the current moment is the culmination of all previous moments, and for better or for worse guides you to your final destination. The question that is apparent is whether this destination you are arriving at is exactly where you want to go. If it is, be satisfied and happy. However, I never met anyone who hasn't altered their route just a small bit.
Monday, November 24, 2003
Sometimes in life someone thorws down the gauntlet. Throws down a bunch of challenges that can be much at times. To me it can get frustrating. I mean, there are things that I want to change, I really do, but old habits die hard. Especially when you have to be around it. Just the way it is. Somethings in life are worth changing but it is just difficult to find out what it is when you don't knwo the difference. Somethings are a part of you, and have always been that way. Whether for better or for worse, it is just the way. Anyway, been a while since I posted, so peace out.
Friday, November 07, 2003
Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a big television. choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical can openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing spirit crushing game shows, stuffing junk food in your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, messed up brats you spawned to replace yourself.
Choose your future
Friday, October 24, 2003
Sometimes things change
To all those out there figuring things out, I have decided to make some changes to this site of magnificence. Due to the guidance of a wise sage of tremendous depth and beauty, it has come to my attention that life is to short to get caught up in the mundanities of news, politics and world events, and to focus on what is really important, recognizing what is out there, and what is good. Too much writing out there is just some little child critiquing everything because they don't sit back and appreciate something for what it is. That said, this site will scroll through the madness to point out somethings that are light, humorous and sometimes, once in a while, of true beauty and depth, like the wise sage and muse of my inspiration.
Friday, October 17, 2003
The Warm Florida Sun
So.... as it speaks on this beautiful day, I write an ode or a passage to my new Girlfriend who for these pieces will be refered as the Florida Sun as she shines a light upon my soul. Somethings people enter your life and everything seems to change, and just manage to get better. Sort of a ray of light enters, and you just want more and more and more. For me, the Florida Sun is like this. She makes me feel good when I am down, and understands what I need most of the time. When she doesn't understand, she tries to learn and for that, I want her to radiate her light upon me for as long as possible. With that said, peace out, and might you all find yourselves a ray of light to shine upon you.
Thursday, September 18, 2003
After Yesterday...... Guess it is just time to talk about the weather
So, today I am composing this message from somewhere other than my home in Highland Park, NJ due to the fact that a hurricane has hit, and frankly, I don't trust the towns ability to drain a damn thing due to the fact that they just tore up the towns infrastructure over the summer. With that said, I heard in the news that someone got impaled on Long Island during this storm. I think that it is just crazy how branches can be so dangerous in such a storm as this former hurricane, now tropical storm Isabella can cause. Well, it is a shame what happened, but for some reason, the word impalation just peaks my interest. I mean, it is probably very painful, but you don't hear of many impalations these days. I mean it is just one of those things. Anyway, time to get some sleep.
Peace out from the Scrol man
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Just another day in California
This morning, I woke up to the sounds of silence as I decided to take a drive to get some supplies to cure my insomnia. What originally was intended to be a two minute drive turned out to be a voyage up the most Beautiful Highway in the world, the Pacific Coast Highway. I made it as far as the Legendary Leo Carillo before turning back, but it was well worth the driving experience. I then spent the day at Venice beach roller blading up and down the boardwalk and bike paths as well as chillin at the 3rd avenue Promenade. I will say that this experience embodied the beauty and zen of when I think of Los Angeles. It is not the glitz and the glamour which is portrayed through Hollywood, but the real people. From the street vendors and skate shop owners in Venice (The latter the true danger seekers), to the clerks at the Tower Records who never were in NY, the people are real. They have the charm that can only be experienced by living in some of the greatest weather the world has to offer in one of the greatest cities in the world. Although some of L.A. seems to be turning into NY, there still is that experience of the good people.
Sunday, August 17, 2003
Got to Love California
So, I am out in California now and having a blast. Staying in the esteemed city of Beverly Hills I am livin it up in a swank apartment with a kickin car and just enjoying the sites. One of the sites I took in was the Hustler Casino owned by Larry Flynt. Now, for those of you who might be a lil moral or just sheltered to high heaven, Hustler Magazine is a pornographic Magazine that pushes the limits of all mainstream pornos. Now I am not exactly into that sort of thing, but still, had to see what it was and check it out. Turns out, regular casino with regular employees, but all the games are cards (Poker, Blackjack, Baccarat, etc.) What struck me was the lack of women walking around in bikinis or less than would have been expected from one of the gubenatorial recall candidates, the self proclaimed "Smut Peddler for the people". Speaking of the smut peddler himself, I actually saw Mr. Flynt playing at a high stakes table and his Bentley was parked outside. Made for a cool night. What I have to say about the whole experience, if you gamble and like Cards, this place is as damn near stupifying as anyplace I have ever been to, and in English too!
Friday, August 15, 2003
Blackout in the buildings, Parties in the streets
As you all know by now unless you have been living under a rock, one of the biggest power outages rocked the East coast, most importantly, New York City. Although, as I discussed in my first column, I am now in California as of today, I still was able to make it around the New York City area despite no traffic. Now, I know that time square turned into a rockin party with drinking in the street and such as people from Suburban New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester were stranded in the city from their homes due to a shutdown in the public transportation system. I for one say here here. I mean, it is good to see a pleasant annoyance in the city turn into an event that could be enjoyed as much as possible in New York and become part of the annals of NYC History. I only wished I could revel in the action, however I had my own fun experiences. It was nice to see the New York Area without light as it is something different and has its own beauty that one wouldn't usually appreciate. With that said, driving on the dark roads with people directing traffic insteado f lights was a nice change and could only be appreciated for the experience and maybe provide us more inspiration to appreciate the how far we have come in society with our technological advancements we take for granted. I can now tell my future grandchildren about my experience during this historic event, when New York returned to its roots as a vivrant, diverse city!