Open Thread - Friday, August 11, 2017

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Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
- Bob Marley -

I am off to free my mind. I am riding the 1982 BMW to a rally in the mountains of North Carolina.

The ride will give me a chance to do motorcycle zen therapy.

Being alone has been disquieting.

With their usual aplomb, the hospice sent me a flyer about dealing with anger, depression and guilt. I have been riding that roller coaster.

In the mean time, we all need to keep after it. Whatever it is.

Have a great weekend!

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riverlover's picture

(they offered counseling free for a year. Similar odd upwellings. Zen is good!

Bummer. Another gall bladder attack. No.more.cheese. Plus I could not find my magic anti-emetic. Usually means the night awake, but I did sleep a little and then about 4AMthis ungodly noise started up, sounded like a grinder. The dog heard it, too. I hope there is an explanation today.

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

Raggedy Ann's picture

You'll be on that roller coaster the first year. Second year, the zipper. Third year, bumper cars. Fourth year, tea cups. Fifth year, the Ferris wheel. Really, I'm making that up, but it will get easier to see the forest as time passes. Keep in mind, no matter how much time you have left in this life, you choose how to respond to life. It took me four years to decide to date again, but I never forget and think of him every day. I'm still healing 30 years later.

Choosing to live and embrace life will help smooth out that roller coaster. Being with people will help. You seem to be choosing wisely as you navigate through the fog. Enjoy your time away.

Have a beautiful Friday, folks! Pleasantry

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

orlbucfan's picture

Speaking of Master Bob Marley, H. O. (Honorable One):

He wrote that tune when he knew cancer was killing him. A truly great visionary artist who died way, way too young! Sad You have a killer time on the NC run. Stay cool and safe!! It's just too hot to ride down here. Period! Give us the skinny next week, okay? Rec'd!!

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Some yahoos make me want to change species!

eyo's picture

May the road rise up to meet you.

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peace

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dkmich's picture

If there is anyone on this planet who shouldn't feel guilty, it would be you. I wish I could have been half as loving, patient, and caring with my loved ones as you were with Sweetie. Late summer is here, you know what's next. So enjoy the ride, friends, scenery, and sunshine. Have a good time.

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orlbucfan's picture

Isn't he running for Senate on the Repuke side? @dkmich

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Some yahoos make me want to change species!

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@orlbucfan

he is registering new voters at all of his concerts. He is doing his best to jin up Trumpers for the 2018 election. I think Stabenow is in trouble. Maybe not with Kid Rock, but if they had a real candidate, I think Stabenow would lose. After all, she was with her and ignored all of the Michigan voters who voted for Bernie. After 2018, she may literally be with her - out in the cabbage patch.

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enhydra lutris's picture

Heh, you're probably already gone.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

eyo's picture

Plus Todd Biggrin Peace all over that place. North Carolina mountains gave me the ear worm that led me to it, thanks a lot. Good motorcycle tune, not as good as Funk #49 though. Cheers.

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