Saturday, February 17, 2007

Move On

Barbra from Back to Broadway

You are complete, Yes, you are your own;
We do not belong together.
You are complete, just you all alone.
I am unfinished, I am diminished
With or without you.
We do not belong together,
And we should have belonged together.
What made it so right together
Is what made it all wrong.
No one is you and no one can be,
But others will do though.
No one is you, no, there we agree,
But no one is me, no, no one is me!
We do not belong together,
And we'll never belong...
There's nothing to say,
I cannot be what you want,
I did what I had to do,
Now it's up to you...
Move on...
Stop worrying where you're going,
Move on.
If you can go where you're going,
You've gone.
Just keep moving on...
I chose and my world was shaking, So what?
The choice may have been mistaken,
The chosing was not,
You have to move on.
Look at what you want
Not what might have been
Only what could be.
Look at all the things you did for me.
Opened up my eyes, taught me how to see,
Notice every tree,
Trust myself enough to move on,
I want to explore the world,
I want to find how to get through
Through this something new,
Something of my own.
Move on, move on!
Stop wondering which direction is right.
You think that you found perfection
And then overnight you keep moving on.
Look at what you want, not at where you are
Think of what you have, what can be?
Look at all the things you gave to me,
Let me give to you something in return.
Think of what we have,
Not the things we couldn't share,
Just the best of what was there
Like the care, and the feeling,
And the life moving on.
We do not belong together,
And we should have belonged together.
We have to move on,
Settle for the glow, time for letting go
Now the moment's gone...
Time for moving on.
Move on...
Move on...
Move on...

Friday, February 16, 2007

Salvador Allende was such a good man.
Corrie Ten Boom and the Ten Boom family were very godly and Christian people. Most people who talk about god today are going to burst hell wide open.

GoodBye Earl

The Dixie Chicks

Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends
All through their high school days
Both members of the 4H Club
Both active in the FFA
After graduation Mary Anne went out lookin'for a bright new world
Wanda looked all around this town
and all she found was Earl
Well it wasn't two weeks
after she got married that
Wanda started gettin' abused
She put on dark glasses and long sleeved blouses
And make-up to cover a bruise
Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
She let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care
Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atalnta
On a red eye midnight flight
She held Wanda's hand as theyworked out a plan
And it didn't take long to decided
That Earl had to die
Goodbye Earl
Those black-eyed peas
They tasted all right to me Earl
You're feeling weak
Why don't you lay down
and sleep Earl
Ain't it dark
Wrapped up in that tarp Earl
The cops came to bring Earl in
They searched the house
high and low
Then they tipped their hats
and said 'Thank You ladies
if you hear from him let us know
'Well the weeks went by and
Spring turned to Summer
And Summer faded into Fall
And it turns out he was a missing person
who nobody missed al all
So the girls bought some land
and a roadside stand
Out on Highway 109
They sell Tennessee ham
and strawberry jam
And they don't
lose any sleep at night 'cause
Earl had to die
Goodbye Earl
We need a break
Let's go out to the lake Earl
We'll pack a lunch
And stuff you in the trunk Earl
Well is that all right
Good Let's go for a ride
George Bush says he is not looking for a war with Iran. But he'll take one.
Those in the know say that the United States plans to expand their war in Iraq into Iran.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I just saw the film Proteus. Great film!

The U.S. Among the Worst Countries For Children To Live In

This is an interesting report from the San Francisco Gate concerning a study done comparing the well-being and welfare of children in the world's wealthiest nations. The United States ranked well in the bottom rungs.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Thinking along similar lines, when Carolyn Ho was here she spoke about encouraging her son to join the Boyscouts and do all of those activities and was speaking in terms of how all of that might have encouraged her son to become endoctrinated with militarism and further encouraged him to join the military. That made me think of my own experience with the Boyscouts. My father had me join when I was in junior high school, and he became the troop leader. I didn't mind and somewhat liked going to the meetings and talking with all of the other boys, however I do remember when they decided they were going to go on a camping trip. Me, sleeping on the ground? hmm. My father went on that trip and I stayed at home with my mama. I also remember that they let me design the troop flag and I remember it coming out a very nice shade of magenta. I got two pens for that and something else. I enjoyed it for as long as it lasted and for what it was worth.

I first heard of Corrie Ten Boom when I was about thirteen years old. I remember I went into the library to find something to read and came across this book called, The Hiding Place about a dutch family of clockmakers that hid Jews inside the walls of their house during World War II. Of course, I had to read it, me being a huge philosemite and a lover of all things Jewish and a lover of everything nonmilitary that related to WWII(especially stories of the Resistance--I was huge on Hannah Senesh). Alas, I devoured The Hiding Place and proceeded to read every book that Corrie Ten Boom ever wrote including Tramp for the Lord and In My Father's House. I gained and developed such a love and respect for Corrie Ten Boom and learned soo much from her. I still value her and the entire Ten Boom family, I have learned a lot from reading about them.I would love to go to Haarlem and visit the Ten Boom house. Alas, for a while I was on a Corrie Ten Boom high. I became president of the Fellowship of Christian Students for an entire year of high school during which time my sole effort was to talk about Corrie Ten Boom. What an interesting child I was. Haha. However, yesterday I ran across some of her writings on the internet and I was quite fondly reminiscent of my first discovery of this amazing woman and her wonderful family.

Poem For the People Who Fled Hurricane Katrina

A Refugee in my own country
A Fish Out of Water
Propelled from explosive material
internal combustion encompassing all things
How long does it take to clean up the streets in Arabi?
I love Corrie Ten Boom.
I know that the lord provides. I am such a blessed soul.
One thing I thought about recently was the diversity among Afro-Americans. We all did not originate in the same place, even here in the U.S. and are not homogenous in our experiences(however similar and kindred they may be). Blacks in the Northeast under wasps domination who experienced freedom earlier had different experiences than those in the southeast who lived under white rule--Anglo for the most part, but also German, Irish, French, etc who practiced their brand of slavery. Slavery for those Blacks that lived in territories under French and Spanish rule was different than that of all of the rest as well, even though after the Louisiana Territory became apart of the United States those experiences perhaps became more homogenized. However, slavery in Latin areas was much different than those in Anglo/Protestant areas...that is something to think about. I could elaborate more--there have been books written about this matter of course, but I will stop my musing here for the time being.

The Color Purple

Celie, Shug, and Ms. Sophia all encompass parts of me. They are among my spiritual mothers.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Miss Celie's Wonderful Quote

"Til You do right be me, everything you even think about's gonna fail."
Those in the know say that the United States wants to expand the war in Iraq into Iran.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Nancy Wilson won a Grammy! You go Nancy! She is one of the best there is.


Kudos to Mary J Blige and the Dixie Chicks!

A Historic Day!

Stemming off of the Summers scandal, Harvard has made a bold and historic move and hired its first female president, Drew Gilpin Faust. She is not only a woman--but she is a feminist as well and her politics seem to be quite progressive!

How Patriarchy/Bullshit is Propagated/Promoted

Tonight I was riding the bus to the coffeeshops and there were these drunk white girls singing a song that I learned as a child, only I learned it differently. The lyrics I learned as a child went

"I don't wanna march in the infantry, Ride in the cavalry, Shoot with artillery, I don't wanna fly over Germany, I want to be friendly. CHORUS: I want to be friendly I want to be friendly I just wanna be real neighborly, Raise a family, Have two kids or three, I just want to live in peace you see, I want to be friendly . "

Well what I heard tonight, which they learned as children(as they said) went:

I may never march in the infantry, Ride in the cavalry, Shoot the artillery. I may never fly o'er the enemy, But I'm in the Lord's army. (yes, sir!) I'm in the Lord's army, (yes, sir!) I'm in the Lord's army, (yes, sir!) I may never march in the infantry, Ride in the Calvary, Shoot the artillery. I may never fly o'er the enemy, But I'm in the Lord's army. (yes, sir!)

Religion and Militarism at the age of 5