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𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐭. 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐡𝐲𝐩𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝.

All the slithering snakes in our society, going around hissing "Sssstay sssafe . . .".

All the predators pretending to be concerned only with your well-being. While they squeeze the life out of you.

This is what you are dealing with in the fully fascist 21st century. The confidence game.
"𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘴𝘴𝘴𝘴𝘵 𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘴𝘴 . . . ."





solittle
solittle: Sunday morning I saw a Baltimore Oriole in a flowering crabapple tree, seeming to be eating the blossoms, or maybe insects that were there.
It's rare to see a Baltimore Oriole, usually if you do hear one it's in the highest branches of a very tall tree.
I also saw 2 dozen swallows flying over the river while light rain sprinkles were coming down.
And bluejays were making a racket in the trees.

Dandelions are going to seed now, turning from bright yellow flowers to delicate white globes that send seeds on little parachutes to find new homes.

Weather continues to alternate between rain and clear, with many overcast cloudy days, but also moments or periods of sky clearing and sunlight pouring in.

Water fountain at park is turned on now.
60 years ago there were many more water fountains around the town, and whenever you felt thirsty you could stop and get a drink for free.

Now working water fountains are a rare occurrence, and people are expected to pay 1$-$3 to buy water to drink in a bottle. 60 years ago people would have thought was just a stupid, unrealistic joke. And people often take a sip or two from these expensive bottles of water, and then throw them away, either in trash bins or on the ground wherever they happen to be at the moment they decide they aren't thirsty anymore.

If I were offered a ride in a time travel machine to go back to 60 years ago, would I accept it? I wouldn't even have to think about it. Take me back.


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solittle: 1915:



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solittle: Tools in the wrong hands, tools used in the wrong way, by the wrong people, invariably turn into weapons.

Computers and the internet are tools. Very effective tools.
Computers and the internet have been shoved into the hands of practically everyone.
The negative effects of this on how these tools are used are to be expected.

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solittle: The equinox, in the third week in March is technically, "officially" the first day of spring.
But really, May 1 is when spring has finally taken hold and settled in.

Traditionally celebrated in many cultures as "May Day", the French phrase "M'aidez" is an unrelated homonym. The French phrase means "Help me" (aid = assist, help).

The last week has had off and on periods of light rain, which is good for all the growing plants, helping the leaves and flowers emerge.
Today is very overcast, thick grey clouds and plenty of moisture in the air and on the ground, but not raining.

The leaves are emerging on most trees. Pink red and white crabapples blooming.
And catkins, dangling seed cords, have appeared on some species of trees.
Plus the apple, cherry, and maple (green) flowers are all blossoming.
Daffodils already withering, they've been blooming for a month and a half or more.

The last two days I've seen catbirds, cowbirds, nuthatch, chickadee, flicker, and grackles.
Flickers are a mocha coffee colored variety of the woodpecker family, with a red cap like most woodpeckers.
Catbirds are not cats, but sometimes they sound like it with their 'meow" sounds.
Cowbirds are not cows. They probably got their name from being seen in the proximity of cows, back when people more commonly had cows at home. Cowbirds are unassuming in appearance and behavior, an overlooked presence among the other birds. Most notable feature of cowbirds is that the males are black and the females are brown.
Nuthatches are like chubby chickadees who hop around on tree trunks, upside down.
Grackles are black birds with iridescent blue and purple colorings around their necks and heads.

And this morning, with the damp weather, I saw the rare appearance of two wood ducks on the grass, near the river. Wood ducks are a much shyer species than the more common Mallards, the wood ducks usually fly away as soon as they notice a human anywhere near them. But I was far enough away from these two, and turned back in the other direction, so they didn't actually fly off the grass because of me.


May 1, 2024
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solittle: Also saw a kingfisher at the river, and a goldfinch on the golf course.
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solittle: After a couple nights last week around 32 F, we had a couple days with highs around 70 this weekend.
The spring peeping frogs were singing in chorus at the river.
They sound a lot like crickets, but it's much too early in the year for crickets, so you know it must be the froggies.
Beaver, raccoons, rabbits, chipmunks, ducks, heron, geese, coyotes and bats are all around, if you catch the right place at the right moment.

April 29, 2024
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solittle: "How Lucky I Am"

Jack Wild sings short song from his TV show.
Wild had played the Artful Dodger in "Oliver!" a year or two earlier.



April 26, 2024
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solittle: And dances with trees.
🌲🕺🏻🌳
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solittle: Symbiosis is when two entities co-exist in a mutually dependent relationship which would not exist without both participants.
Flowers and Bees are one noted example of this.
Two entities in a symbiosis form a "single organism" even though they appear to be different. It's an inseparable partnership

This symbiosis also exists in human society.
Con-artists and suckers is a symbiosis.
Or, put in other words, Politicians and Voters.
Dictators and unthinking masses.

People sit around blaming politicians and other dictators for the world's problems, but the dictators couldn't get away with it without your participation and consent. It's an inseparable partnership.

April 26, 2024
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Garage_door45: I agree to an extent, but a flower and a bee are not a single organism
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solittle in reply to Garage_door45: I should find the talk in which Alan Watts describes exactly in what sense flowers and bees do constitute a "single organism". Perhaps it might interest you to listen to him.
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solittle: It's not that a single flower and a single bee are one organism,. Individually they are separate life forms. But collectively, bees as a group and flowers as a group form a "single organism" as bees cannot exist without flowers to feed from and flowers cannot really exist without bees to pollinate them
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solittle: Watching the weather settling into spring has been very gradual and often slightly uncertain this April.
Many flowers are blooming, leaves ready to emerge on trees, bumblebees and small butterflies appearing.
And yet, the next two nights expected to get near freezing for lows.
In the last two weeks I have seen herons, a fox, a coyote, and a raccoon.
Very clear skies and bright full moon two nights ago.
🌕 . . 💐🌼🦋🐝

April 24, 2024
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solittle: April 19, 1775
249 years ago today the American Revolution officially began with the battle at Lexington Common not many miles from where I live.

This date was commemorated as Patriots Day holiday, until they moved that holiday to the third monday of April around 1970 I think.

The weather in eastern Massachusetts in April is very mixed. I wonder what the weather really was like on that day in 1775. What a crazy day it really must have been.

The weather the last few weeks here has been very mixed, but constantly developing. Signs of plants, flowers, and animals every day.
This week saw herons, bats and turkey for the first time this year;

April 19, 2024
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solittle:


Plain And Fancy was a musical set in an Amish community.
This song was from that musical.

April 2, 2024
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swanlaker
swanlaker: Very nice piece of music.
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solittle
solittle: This is the version I should have remembered.

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solittle: ⇆🧲
Magnetic energy can attract or repel.
It's the same energy, it just depends which direction you point it.

March 7, 2024
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PirateRadio: I don't believe in magnets or holograms.
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solittle: .
An idea becomes a pattern becomes a method becomes a system.
A system becomes a process.

Arranging becomes organizing becomes grouping becomes classifying.
Identifying becomes labelling becomes diagnosing.

But it is always possible to think of different patterns and methods, different arrangements and organizations.

Don't get stuck in one particular system and set of labels.
Because they are man-made. They are not absolute and irrefutable.

March 5, 2024
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solittle
solittle: Somebody came up with those patterns and systems.
Somebody else might come up with a better system.
Perhaps even you.
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China888
China888: This was very interesting to read.
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PirateRadio: Vote Quimby.
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solittle
solittle: Doo doo, doo doo, doo DOO!




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solittle: For the last few days there have been Juncos, the "snowbirds", appearing on the ground, which is always considered a sign that snow is coming.

But it was April already, and although there were some low temperatures near freezing predicted, winter is officially over and there seemed little chance of actual snow. And I thought when I saw the Juncos hopping on the ground in the afternoons this week "I wonder what their apearance now really means".

Well, sure enough, the night of April 3-4, in the midst of freezing rain, there was a dusting of about 1/2" of snow on the ground, and April 4th looked more like winter than most days of this winter did.



This is the daughter of Canadian songwriter Gene MacLellan, who wrote this song.

April 4, 2024
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solittle: 🌱🌾🌷
Spring has arrived two weeks early, in this non-winter.
We had perhaps 3 or 4 inches of snow total this year.
This morning birds were singing, temperature was mild outside.

Today is a day to Move Forward.
Or . . . to "March Forth".

March 4, 2024
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solittle
solittle: March came in like a lamb.
It's going out like a lion.

Chillier temperatures the first week of spring.

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solittle: For the last few days there have been Juncos, the "snowbirds", appearing on the ground, which is always considered a sign that snow is coming.

But it was April already, and although there were some low temperatures near freezing predicted, there seemed little chance of actual snow. And I thought when I saw the Juncos hopping on the ground in the afternoons "I wonder what their apearance now really means".

Well, sure enough, the night of April 3-4, in the midst of freezing rain, there was a dusting of about 1/2" of snow on the ground, and April 4th looked more like winter than most days of this winter did.

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solittle: Happy England Landscape

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solittle: .
"May we not still hope to discover a method by which, within one generation, the whole human race could be rendered intelligent . . . beyond hatred or revenge or the desire for power.
Is that not, after all, the ultimate goal of evolution?"

The Outer Limits
Season 1. Episode 5 (1963)
"The Sixth Finger"
David McCallum, Jill Haworth, Edward Mulhare

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solittle: That video won't play if you try to click the red "play" arrow.
But if you instead click where it says "The Sixth Finger" in the upper left corner, it should open a new tab and play for you.
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China888
China888: Letting go of the desire for power is very, very difficult my friend.

I can't do it
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solittle
solittle: Did you watch The Sixth Finger?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= DsCxOLRFSZI
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XCipher: Tragic. Did the airbag deploy?
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solittle
solittle: Hairball, more likely. 🙀
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China888: Lol, cute 😍
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