Sunday, January 15, 2012

American Aristocracy (scrap)

Can a democracy have an aristocracy?
Or is that a question of hypocrisy?
Aristocrats are a step above the rest of us.
We look up to them, they want respect from us.
Have aristocrats ever earned something?
Some were born into royalty and deserve nothing
They had to do nothing but get their ass born,
And with paparazzi's help toot their own horn.
Others rose because of their prowess at war
Stepping on the necks of the weak and the poor.

Kings and Despots, Czars and Emirs,
Moolahs, Cardinals, and Inquisitioners
Popes and Saints, Counts and Earls,
Sheikhs with harems of beautiful girls
Barons and Lords, a Prince and a Countess
Queens, Marquis, Dictators and a Princess
Aristocrats of a by-gone day
Not for us in the USA

We don't crown royalty
But the champions of American loyalty
Are actors on reality TV
Who don't have real lives like you and me.
Unfaithful politicians and Wall street crooks
Rappers and jocks and TV cooks,
Gangsters, Rockers and country western pickers
Movie stars who can't hold their liquor
Comedy Central and PGA
Our American Aristocracy
The product of our democracy.
USA, USA shout it loud!
Just look at us ..... I'm so proud!

Commitment to collecting the scraps

I have a bad habit of NOT carrying a single notebook to record thoughts that in a busy life are fleeting and lost.  Instead, when a sight, sound, smell , memory or idea moves me, and I want to capture it, I seek out any available scrap of paper to write on.  And having captured the inspiration, the 'scrap' gets put in a pocket, or tucked into another nook or cranny and somehow, gets summarily lost to posterity.  I have decided to use this blog as the repository of the 'scraps'.  the first scrap posted was "October Sky"  Others to follow will be tagged as 'SCRAPS'


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Flash!!! Writing a BLOG about Writing is a Trap

I read that creating a BLOG about what I am writing was a way to gain a following of readers.  But I soon learned that time spent writing stuff for the blog is a distraction from the writing I should be doing for future readers.  So, I am focusing on Ireland in 1644, building my characters and strengthening the plot of
                                  "The Dispossessed" 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Always Learning

Learned today at a lecture in historic St. Mary's City, that 'Baltimore' the place of my birth was based on the Irish words for 'Place of the big house, or "Baile Tigh Mor" So my BLOG could rightly be called:


Who knew??

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

MoreCreativity Quotes = CQs

- Only mediocre people are always at their best
            Somerset Maugham
- Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid of standing still.

            Chinese Proverb
- Try? There is no try.  There is only do and not do.
             Yoda -'The Empire Strikes Back'
- Sacred cows make great steaks.
             Dick Nicolosi