Stories

Webster’s defines story as the telling of a happening or connected series of happenings, whether true or fictitious.

I have my own definition. A story is any recollection/telling, mental or verbal, of an event. Even true stories are ‘made up’ because they are never related in the ‘moment to moment’ experience. 5 people will relate an event from their own perspective.

My stories are all made up, just as yours are. We create, accept and choose to believe them as truth or not.

My stories follow.

me

meJus’ sayin’being present with beestrees (grounded andpapered), projectsnot related toan otherhuman is my wayto keep a distance,mental & physical,safe & soundbetween me & Ui wanna really feel,to just be me,no games,jus’ beME.be ME?who is ME?f

Lips to Ear

Lips to EarI was laying in the sunand just walked in,3 words in mind,People of ColorWhen I got to Home Depotto choose paint colorsfrom the Rust-oleumwhite paint choicesthey only had in stockwhite navaho white navy & almond. The whites I saw lined shelveswith 100’s...

Enough said.

She saidyou want to go out?He saidwhat do you mean?you know. go out.feeling freeto trustloveiswas and willalways be.He said,I feel love fadingas does lifebehindyearsof body mind . . .[CUT]Quit with the B.S.and pick upwhereHe said.He said,those words Go Outexhilarate...

words to the end.

words to the end.“You have to fight,to get aheadof others”I hearme versus youus versus themnow versus then.History fills volumes of what facts aremade of.Words.oddly enough,things will heat upjust before they blow up.the old fella is fast asleep.clouded hazy...

STORIES

Owning balanceis trusting here &noweven as mindneeds a beforeand an afterwardsto justify the wordthat creates all discordsince we newbies arrived.STORIESWe ditch heart truthand give mindthe reins.FEAR of feelingcloses a heart,,just like that.Ascend the word...

True or False?

True or False?The Tulsa, OK.Black Wall Streethad to be destroyed.They created their own wealth,had built their own schoolsand their own banks,and prospered.The children in those schoolswere learning how to thrivewithout relying on whites.Can you Imagine the Master...

Whatcha gonna do . . .

Whatcha gonna do when HE comes for You?Beg to stay one more day?Cry crocodile tearsand have nothin more to say?Then you look up and seethe pale guy with afro hairlong finger like tentacles ebony breasts jutting outjust far enough to wetyour whistle and lipssuck and...

Vietnam 67-68

Vietnam 67-68Pulled the tail on Betty,our 175-SP CannonRode shotgunon ammo convoysBore a PRC-25 radiiofor the 2nd lieutenant to direct artillery, in supportof the untrusted ARVN troops.A recall of fading memories.Folks say“Thank you for your service”.I say“Thank you...

In the Middle East news,

In the Middle East news,Israelis blame Hamas terroristsfor the damage to Gaza.Palestinians blame the occupation,for their need to resist.The Blame Game is wonby the side controlling the media.Regarding this matter,who controls our media,and why?f

Please help me here.

Please help me here.Will someone knowledgeable please help me here.Today a BBC news reporter saidHamas and Israel are closeto waging all out war.Hamas has rocks and rockets that don’t appear to killmany Israelis. Israelis have jet planes, helicopters,tanks, artillery,...

Choices we make.

Choices we make.[1]A few days agoI visited a friend.After giving me a massageand remedies for aches,I noted my wrinkly body parts.She said, ‘Fred, you’re old’.Fred stopped COLD.He had never been called old.She continued with her gifting.I returned home the next...

They say,

They say,‘We use Social Security benefits, V.A. benefits, SNAP food benefits, UI (Unemployment Insurance), Medicaid benefits, State Lottery benefits, FHA Loans,CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits, The National Do Not Call...

My vision

My visionif humans survivelong enoughon earth,color will not separate, one’s ethnicity won’t decidelife or death,a melting potof differencesmeld as lovingeach and everyspeck of lifeon earth.May it be so,an answeredliving prayer.f

3 cops talking

3 cops talkingbehind the blue wallof silence, deciding on what to do next..Cop 1: Chauvin really fucked us bad.Cop 2: Yeah! Now the whole world has eyes on us.Cop 3: He coulda’ jus’ killed that niggah' in the van, and not in front of all those phonesCop 2: Yeah! It’s...

My Mind?

My Mind?What's on your mindis stopping memore oftenlately.the FB question,What's on your mind?has me thinking out loud.We are so possessive(us little man Gods)in the Garden of Eden.When did mind become mine?No union is found in mine.We love our stories,rooted in...

Home Life prepared me.

Home Life prepared me.Home life prepared me for my time in Vietnam.Pain out thereso stay in here,safe and sound.The belt whistles.I hear the screamsand taste the blood.I am inside herewith my popcornand many friends.Please give it your all,until your arm tires,like it...

Sittin’ back listenin’

Sittin' back, listenin'One asked,If love was a color,what color would it be ?Others chimed in with answersBlue Tinge Polka Dot Rain Bow Brownish TurkishForest Velvet Green Blood Black Juicy PinkPucker Red Hairy Pale Yummy . . ."Hold it right there Buddy.VELVET is not...

White Green Heart Love.

White Green Heart love.These many decades after Viet NamI know killing and dying will happenin black, brown & red communities,because whites control the drugsand guns and banks and decidewho can live when and where.When you cannot vent your rageat the police...

1 Picture’s worth

1 Picture’s worthBlack manex-convictdrug addictcaught passingcounterfeit billsin grocery storedies from an overdosewhen being questionedby the Minnesota policewould be the accepted storyif that young woman had not sharedthe video of Mr. Floyd being murdered by police...

I LOVE YOU.

I LOVE YOU.Who am I?Who are You?There is no Uswithout earth air or water.Is our love an elemental mixagreeable to eye and heart?I LOVE YOU.Love is Life here now,in each moment , presence.We say“til death do us part,even as death returnsas life in the tilled...

Murder of a Police Officer!

The following 3 paragraphs are 3 of many in the Huffington Post (March 26th, 2021),article by David Moyer, about the Boulder, CO. mass murderer.PLEASE read them here OR the entire articleon today’s Huffington Post.After you read, I will mention why. 1]“He is charged...

THEM and US

THEM and USOur leaders talk about them and U.S.Who is the US included in their calculations?Is it the "US" that rolled a golden likeness of Donald Trump into a gathering today?Is it the "US" that are still getting murdered since the Emancipation Proclamation?Is it the...

Are your eyes open?

Are your eyes open?When we turn our backs on truth,facing the truth can set us free.American reality revolvesaround black and white.How often do we hearbrown yellow red peoplementioned in a newscast ?How often are the wordsblack and white used,referring to peoplein...

Flesh Colours

Flesh Colours16, 24 and 64 Crayola Crayon colors have shared the same boxes,some since 1903,including the two colorsof black and white.Many N. American childrenhave used these colors.I was one. Were you?My fair question iswhen did Caucasiansbecome separate fromand...

I often say

I often say, ‘I don’t know what love is’. For sure, when there is love, there is beauty. Love can notbe contained. It naturally flowsthru appearance, an essence aliveand unbounded, unspoken and joyful.Am I happy to give you more,even after giving you a lot,without...

My Pandemic Year

My Pandemic Year Låst March I was in the process of prepping the garden, which I do every year. I don't party or socialize a lot, so the pandemic meant I'd have to stay in more often.My interests can be seen in the art and writings that come through me. I am an...

a Shameful Apology

a Shameful ApologyCalifornia has just apologizedfor imprisoning the Japanese.Descendants of the prisonersspeak their Mother tongue,know their cultural history,and visit their homeland.Where is the American apologyto descendants of African slaves?When a people are...

Life & Death Tools

Life & Death ToolsIn 2019 the U.S. military expenditure was $718 Billion.the Chinese military spent $261 Billion.the Russian military spent $65 Billion.the Indian military spent $71Billion.the Saudi military spent $61Billion..the French spent $50 Billion.Germany...

a Major Realization.

a Major realization.This pandemic is instrumental in moving me to share virtually with others on Zoom,with only a screen separating us.My usual way of communicating has been through characters on stage, my photographs and collage art, woodsculptures and writings. Just...

Fake News, for sure.

Fake News, for sure.Donald Trump has achieved morethan using the term ‘fake news’.For those that hear,he has uncloakedthe recorded historyof these U.S. of America.What’s a better termthan ‘fake news’,to shed lighton the self-deception,home of the brave,land of the...

just thinking Out Loud.

Just thinking out loud.President elect Biden’s day,Wednesday, January 20thhas been curtailedby Covid 19and a possible, plannedtroop buildup to keepfolks away fromWashington.The threat of violencein each state capitolhas created fearin many of us.Celebrating a new...

“We Americans.”

“We Americans.”Europeans say “I am . . . “Portuguese American”,Norwegian American”,Hungarian American”,Rumanian American”,Ukrainian American”,Albanian American”,Swedish American,Austrian American”,Belgium American”German American”Bosnian American”,Spanish...

the Change

the ChangeChange is inevitable,even as it appearsto stand still.We are living in an amazing time of phenomenal change.It will determine the birth of a new humanity and deathof the one whose time has come.Seedlings upheave the resistant soil,before the fruit of their...

Please sing . . .

Please singindoors or out,the following tune,any way you want to,at the top of your lungs .OldI’m oldold as the mountainold as the seaold as the rivergoin’ be washin’ over meThere ain’t no startThere ain’t no endThere ain’t no comin' back againI’m old as the...

Now, let’s sit and watch.

Nowlet’s sitand watch.All I hear today (these 2 days after)the Capitol Bldg. raid is Trump did thisTrump caused thatTrump Trump TrumpGet rid of racist TrumpI hear it from Black folksI hear it from White folksI hear out from all the folksthat don't support Mr. Trump.It...

Honestly,

Honestly, I am angry,but not surprisedby the Capitol Bldg.invasion by white folks.I cannot believemany people of colorliving in our demoncracy are shocked by the images.I am listening to NPRhosts and guests chatting,but not about the foundation of systemic N. American...

“Storm the White House.”

"Storm the White House."NowI sit hereimagininghow our media,both left and rightwould be portraying 1000’s of Black protesterscrashing into the White House.Reviewing our North Americanracist history tells me there’d beBlack bodies strewn all over the W.H.grounds, with...

a Rambling Ramble

This day,Christmas DaydTrump has not signedthe new Pandemic Relief Bill.He is losing his center stagevocal, worshiping, aggrandizing,stroking his humongous ego, audience.He doesn’t want his worshipersto drop their allegiances,so he will hesitatinglysign the bill.He is...

the Peacock and the Partridge.

the Peacock and the Partridge.two birds with feathers,but not of a feather. one struts about squawking,displaying its brilliant plumage.the other is served on a platter,with its plumage plucked.one says ‘look at mebut do not touch’the other says ‘be nourishedby my...

just maybe

just maybegrass, flowers, treeshornets and beesfires, birth, lifeand passingwere herebeforeandwill behere afterthoughts andwords and lovewill carry on without being recordedby any animal speciesjust maybefDecember 22, 20209

Privilege!

Privilege! I also know privilegein a world of lightskin is best skinBUTnot light enough skin means I am still tailedby workers at Walmartand at Home Depot,regardless of the manyvisits and cash spent there.All that to sayprivilege is not onlyreserved for white...

The 4 S’s

The 4 S’sStupidity & SelfishnessSagacity & SelflessnessA] Stupidity; behavior that shows a lack of good sense or judgement.B] Sagacity; acuteness of mental acuity and soundness of judgementC] Selfishness; concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself OR...

It takes 2 to Tango.

It takes 2 to Tango.Some dancers movein smooth syncopation.Some dancers moveas two, and not as one.Some dancers movein fear across the floor.Most dancers are ableto improve with guidance.Regrettably, we may preferto stay in safe havenswith others like...

Thinking out loud.

Just listened to Orwell’s Animal Farm on Audible.It appears our human dilemma is constant.We have Napoleons, Squealers and Snowballs, and we all know a Boxer, the hard worker and Napoleon follower. When has this country ever been by and for ALL the people? Some say it...

The Elephant

The elephantNo one is talking aboutthe elephant in the room.The very near possibilityof a POC female President sleeping in the U.S. White HouseGeez, there I am future tripping again. .POC: Person of ColorfNovember 1, 2020

Inner voices

Inner voices the BIG voice says,‘We are all in the same boat’.the LITTLE voice says,‘There’s my boat and your boat, and my boat is better’.‘I have a foot in each boat, making it difficult to find balance.’fOctober 30, 2020

Choosing Sides (out loud).

Choosing Sides (out loud).Mitch has packed the courts with Conservative appointees, while disregarding the pandemic. Regrettably, I do not believe Biden has the will to play hardball with the Wrong Wing of this society. Obama tried compromise. What did that get him or...

Thinking out loud

Thinking out loudI formally decline any invitation to enjoy a happy gatheringwith your family during thenext Native Day feast.OK, OK, I know we are biting our nails (toes and fingers) downto the bloodied flesh,hoping we haven’tinhaled a Covid19 exhale.Plus,the burning...

an Out Loud View

an Out Loud ViewOctober 16. 2020Trump, Kurds, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, ISIS, Russia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. of A.The Kurds don't own or control a recognized land mass. In 1925 Kurdistan was divided up between Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. The Kurds live in...

fear.

fear.a dark doom gloomrising descendingenveloping.“This too shall pass”,is not beinghere now.fear.faddendum.presently I feel the first 8words.*thesehours laterare a testament that change continuesno matter what mind says.with helpfrom others,my day endedwith me...

the COVID sprinkler.

the COVID sprinkler.I find it kind of . . ., no,more than interestingthat our President gave a pep talk to flag wavingcolored folk wearing MAGA caps.Colored means black brown and otherfolk.The same homelessjobless prison bound COVID dying communities being shot jailed...

the Heart of Hearts

the Heart of HeartsIt takes courage to listen, hear and respond to our personal highest callings, when the hypnotic power of media, tradition and the baaing masses responding to the bleating of pious leaders, pull us into darkness.We give military personnel Purple...

a Cancer, unnamed.

a Cancer, unnamed.You sayI hate your burninglooting and riotingin our inner cities.Let us talk moreI sayMLK talked and talkedand gave us a dreamwe all recite in part.It got us a day off.I saytalk has its time and place,but resistance to changehas festered since...

“Wolf” boy.

“Wolf” boy.The boy cried “Wolf”every day.One day the boy cries,"I am dying.”Some say,“Let’s save the boy".Some say,“Die already Wolf boy".”Some say,“Change is the constant".What do you say?Reflections on our current President.fOctober 2, 2020

Just watched

Just watched'the social dilemma’ on Netflix,and realize how addicted I am,and manipulated by social media.The question is,now that I know this,will I delete it from my life?I think not.We can alwaysrationalize addictions.f9/28/20

a Living Paradise

a Living ParadiseParadise is being conscious of each breath in out in communion with all existence. More still, paradise is engagingwith energetic flow behind appearance. Paradise includes all aspects of life and death and storms and calm and sex and gender and butter...

Friends and others.

Friends and others.I heard the news about RBG last evening, once, and turned the radio off. The challenge for me will be to listen loud, hear loud and love loud, from inside out, and not to tune in to the incessant Left vs. Right conversations. The challenge for me...

Good Friends

Good FriendsWe left Vietnam,with our friendshanging from choppers.We're leaving Syria,with our friendshanging from trees.Smokey the Bear says,'Always leave your friends,with a loving heart',or something like that.'Trees are our friends too.'f9/13/2018

Talking out loud.

Talking out loud.Ducks say quack quack quack.Dogs say woof woof woof.We go yack yack yack.Is there a difference?Ducks and Dogs can relatewith most every mate.We study books and the lawand still can't communicate.When ducks and dogs get cross,they duke it out to be...

a Day 1 story.

a Day 1 story.I been pulled over by copsmostly black and whiteN0. mostly white.cops are symptoms white vs. colors, symptomsblack shootings are symptomsthe Truth isColumbus was out to enrichhis personal fortune.Lincoln didn't give a damnabout a bunch of slaves."Keep...