OT ~ Welcome to Saturday!

Sit-a-while
on swinging porch
where tin-dippers and
sweet water
in cool touches
meet lips
from hand dug wells.

Good morning good people!

One turn, unexpected,
volcanoes erupt

sweet tea
hands rattling in presence of her voluptuous reserve
please, please choose me
driven desire
best of the butter
in the game

driving skis downhill
until
an edge humbles all

depleting egos
deflating big balloons
she rattles teacups

so, perfectly

inuring pleasantness
turning up-side-down
pedals of attraction
naturally, fairly given

observed in defeated kingdoms, expired

she was there

she is here

embrace her

choreography


“A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.”
~ Lewis Mumford

Art today: Camille Pissarro, 1873
The stage is yours; enjoy...

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riverlover's picture

When I was young I had a vivid dream that I still recall of a volcano appearing out of a flat field. I now believe that I must be remembering a volcano in Mexico. TV had been introduced into the household when we lived in Johnson City, making me three years old. My daddy did an ear tug on TV for me; that must have been on an educational channel.

In real life, I am now at a State of Emergency with my damn driveway. There is now a new waterfall formation feeding into my blocked culvert and the end of the drive continues to wash out under >1" of ice. Not navigable by a car and nearly so for this human. No word from my plow guy so I get to try to find someone else today and meanwhile not have to call 911 for any purpose. $$$ flows away with the water and also to mitigate it. There's a real clayey soil type down there and even the trees creep along downhill with some falling. Sigh. As soon as it's light I should retrieve what is left in the grocery bag that I abandoned midway on my last carry trudge uphill. There were two loaves of bread in there. Bets they did not make it intact through the night?

I did haul up a small red cabbage head to try lactobacillis pickling. Now to find a clean Mason or Ball jar to masc it into, along with some multicolor peppers and dill or caraway seeds.

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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.

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@riverlover
was of Paricutin, the "cornfield volcano."

Science Men recently announced there is a volcano forming under New England. It could wait around for five million years, or it could burst forth and start spewing burning rocks all over Vermont tomorrow. You never know with these things.

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mhagle's picture

@riverlover

And red cabbage is a perfect choice. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Also, glad your driveway is fixed!

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Marilyn

"Make dirt, not war." eyo

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Taliban kill 40 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital Kabul

I guess all those mini-skirt wearing Afghan girls just made the Taliban "do it".

Ok, I better go back to bed and take a nap.

Have a good day, all, one without mini-skirts. How about wearing an old-fashioned night gown? Makes you sleep like a baby. /s

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because Tausende Kurden demonstrieren in Köln
"Erdogans Krieg stoppen" - Türkische Einheiten rücken in Nordsyrien gegen kurdische Milizen vor, in Köln protestieren viele Kurden gegen diesen Krieg: Die Polizei rechnet mit mehr als 20.000 Demonstranten - und Gewalt.

(my translation: "Thousands of Kurds demonstrate in Cologne - "Let's Stop Erdogan's war" - Turkish military units advance into the North of Syria against Kurdish Militias, in Cologne many Kurds protest against this war: The police expect more than 20 000 demonstrators - and violence).

Great. Right? Make the Turks and Kurds great again. I knew it. They are simply awesome. Cool guys. Hallelujah! WTF.

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Valley of Fires recreation area is located immediately adjacent to the Malpais Lava Flow. Approximately 5,000 years ago, Little Black Peak erupted and flowed 44 miles into the Tularosa Basin, filling the basin with molten rock. The resulting lava flow is four to six miles wide, 160 feet thick and covers 125 square miles. The lava flow is considered to be one of the youngest lava flows in the continental United States.

valley of fires.jpg

I experienced acute appendicitis while driving this bumpy road forty years ago. The next hospital was down the road in Socorro. Socorro comes from the Spanish noun, meaning "help." Socorro General Hospital was the cheapest place to deliver a baby in the U.S.A. at the time. Looking back, it was indeed for·tu·i·tous for me to have been at this place at that time.

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Few are guilty, but all are responsible.”
― Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets

@phillybluesfan omg, congratulations I'm happy you survived. Wow. I could not wait to get my acute appendix ripped out, had to be heavily medicated just to stop heaving, and that sucker still hurt like hell even just lying on the bed. For years I was convinced it was Dolly Madison donuts that made it want to explode. heh How many cheap babies were born that day? lol

beautiful photos help

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@eyo Mine were finally Dxed as ulcers (It took blood from stomach and duodenum), and I am now back most days with the eating. Still suffering sequelent hair loss and weekly dances with anorexia, but recovering. On an omnivore diet.

I just wrote a check for $3700 to fix the lower driveway. He brought my car back up, it's currently communing with my front porch. Two culverts replaced and stone brought in. I need further top-dressing above in the spring if it ever dries out again. Sorry for those of you afflicted by drought; that was my area two years ago.

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Lovely poem and wonderful music to "nudge" me into a long list of to-dos today.

Completely OT: has anyone else experienced a noticeable slowdown in site performance? For the last several days, it takes forever for the home page, or any essay for that matter, to load (for me). Doesn't matter if it's FF, Chrome, Safari. All other sites load fine. I know Johnny mentioned maintenance, but this seems too often to coincide with that. Call me paranoid ...

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@WaterLily thanks I noticed too, thought it was just me. Or my ISP, but that NEVER happens with them, they know how networks are supposed to operate and haven't let me down about that in over 20 years. But they don't support IPv6, my router doesn't even know what it is on the interface, so I don't load the drivers on my desktop why bother? Except all the new garbage world wide web software usually assumes that's turned on and available. duh

This command ruined me for life: "su -c "tcpdump -vv --immediate-mode", after typing the super user password it then goes on to show me all the idiotic cloud tentacles that have eaten the world alive already, even launching a browser goes half way to timbuktu, because I don't know why. It's Cthulhu all the way, throttled by misconfiguration. lol

After all that, I don't know what's going on. I looked here at bezos' reach ability reports: http://ec2-reachability.amazonaws.com/ , if you believe the green check marks (or red dashes). I checked the bluehost.com status, it is quiet. Seems to me the "throttle" has only been applied for a few days too, and that "sounds like" a configuration change somewhere I think. Maybe it is with sonic, now I'm talking out loud about it. Maybe they are switching "containers", I don't know! I hate the cloud, it sucks.

thanks

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enhydra lutris's picture

@eyo
"su -c "tcpdump -vv --immediate-mode"

too lazy to check man pages

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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 --

@enhydra lutris I have to quote the whole command after -c, if you have sudo you can try: sudo --list-interfaces from a shell prompt to see what devices support capture, some wireless cards don't. -v's make it more verbose and

--immediate-mode
Capture in "immediate mode". In this mode, packets are delivered to tcpdump as soon as they arrive, rather than being buffered for efficiency. This is the default when printing packets rather than saving packets to a ``savefile'' if the packets are being printed to a terminal rather than to a file or pipe.

that part is redundant it's the default.

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@WaterLily unusually slow in safari. Last night while uploading a comment, the site shut down "for maintenance". That was about 830 EST. Weird, never had that before. Normally JtC will announce such things.

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Wink's picture

the fuckers here at
@WaterLily
Spectrum slowing down my access
to C-99. "That'll learn the Librul
bastid for surfing That site!"
That, or NSA or Homeland, or, or...

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-2.1) All about building progressive media.

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Funniest headline I found today: The Planet Masters at Davos heartily booed down Trumps comment on fake news. HA!

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Wink's picture

'til our first Cortland, NY MeetUp. If you live within an hour drive, or so, from Cortland, come join us at Doug's world famous Fish Fry, Sat., Mar. 3rd, 5-7pm! Other things Cortland is famous for... Ronnie James Dio, aka Dio, got his start, more or less, in Cortland, one of his old stomping grounds; as well as rock band 805, where band members met at the state college there. Having seen both up close and personal (albeit Dio before he became Dio), for my money 805 was the better band, one of The best live bands I've ever seen (and I've seen some). So, Cortland not only famous for Doug's, but famous for 805 (and Dio) as well. If you live close by we hope to see you at Doug's!

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Wink's picture

ago somebody I know gave
me a cassette tape of Dio WAY before
he became Dio - early '60s - where he was
singing the music of the day, doo wop and such.
@Wink
I can't remember any early '60s bands that made the leap, morphed into "real rock" bands.
I know a few did. Dio was one of them.

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enhydra lutris's picture

the list of things that I can allegedly plant now. It seems early to plant anything, but the list is substantial. Luckily, I have far too much else to do today, so I won't get started on that too.

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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 --

for me today. I'm enjoying the musical/art interlude here though. I did not know of Dave Carter's and Tracy Grammer's music so I'm really glad you posted a piece by them. Here's another.

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smiley7's picture

with left hand only today, more later, love y'all.

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mhagle's picture

@smiley7

and beautiful music. I am just now getting here on Sunday morning.

Smile

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Marilyn

"Make dirt, not war." eyo