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December 25, 2017

A strand

A strand

is there a difference between
love and hate
a single strand a single thread
holds it together

love grows they say with time
so why do we love one more than the other
if we spend the equal amount of time
with one another

hate probably grows with events
one event more hateful than the other

probably when it was all blossoming
there was the feeling
which was fueled by both reason
and actual events

but as time goes by the events
the reasons and everything else
is left by the wayside and one holds on
to the single strand

a single strand a single thread
a connection to love or to hate
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Published on December 25, 2017 06:24

November 24, 2017

You have one life

You have one life
And yet there are....

Things that you do
Things that you hanker for
Things that gives you pleasure

Even in the backdrop of doing "things"
you hear that percussion
in your soul's mind repeated, that

You have one life
And yet there are....

Things that you do
Things that you hanker for
Things that gives you pleasure

You continue with what you are doing
Shutting off that percussion in your soul's mind
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Published on November 24, 2017 05:16

October 20, 2017

11 reading commandments from a naked unshackled mind

11 reading commandments from a naked unshackled mind

1 Read for fun

2 Read to educate yourself

3 Read to kids

4 Read to the underprivileged 

5 Read to learn about your history

6 Read to spark that next innovative idea

7 Read to learn new words and interesting sentences 

8 Read to improve your memory

9 Read to write better

10 Read to buy better

11 Read more so you learn and earn more

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Published on October 20, 2017 12:36

August 17, 2017


Charlottesville ...

When I think about the events
Which rips apart this nation today
A killing or three
Over a statue of a man long dead
I think about my dad

My dad taught me
We were all equal
There were colors 
All around me
But they were the colors of the rainbow 🌈 
They existed to make the world vibrant and Beautiful 

I did not think
The colors around were there
To divide us to separate us
I was taught the colors were there to unite us

Be it the color of the skin
Or the color of the mind
A student of science would contend
It's melanin stupid let's leave it at that

But no..
When your existence is threatened 
Whether true or perceived truth
You perhaps react violently
To a color in the rainbow 🌈 
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Published on August 17, 2017 04:53

August 13, 2017


I woke up this morning and read "Three dead in wake of clashes at white nationalist gathering in Virginia". Now like most Americans I have been thinking, this is not the America I want and certainly not the America I want to leave behind to my children. But...

Our country's history is not very pretty. There was the civil war and 100 years later the civil rights movement. There was two Americas and there is two Americas and I am not sure I will see a change in my lifetime.

So what are the two Americas. Is it the testosterone driven, aggressive male, driving jingoistic policies or the estrogen driven female - caring, nurturing advocating bring everyone along policies. I would much like to stay with this thought, but this is not it, however I would like you to dwell on it at the back of your mind.

Unfortunately the two Americas back then and even now is simply black and white, the degree, the shade may have changed a bit but that is the bottom-line. Even Lincoln, the so called savior of the slaves, had a checkered past as far as this subject is concerned however he did change his view to some extent (If you get a chance read The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner).

One side (I would like to think the right side) won the civil war but I am not sure if it was able to win the other side over, albeit some of the rhetoric of Robert E Lee (19 January 1807 – 12 October 1870) around whose statue much of the unrest in Charlottesville hinges on.

"I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and have never seen the day when I did not pray for them."

So what is this dearest right of the south? To own cheap labor in the form of slaves. If you don't pay the people who work in your farms or do other chores around the house you deem fit, you will surely become rich and successful quickly.

The question today is deep down in your heart how white do you see yourself and how black do you think you have become and what behavior are you going to inculcate in the generation coming after you. Are you going to prevent a Charlottesville killing or support a Charlottesville killing...
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Published on August 13, 2017 04:30

April 16, 2017

Coming up - Tax Day

Once upon a time, long, long ago some politicians got together and wrote up the 16th Amendment to the constitution. The year was 1913 and saw the enactment of the income tax and the first form 1040. For centuries kings, rulers used some sort of taxation to pay for projects and bills, and who better to fund them than their subjects. Times haven't changed much....

Oh how we love tax season. First comes the business taxes for business owners in March and then the personal income tax in April . I am happy to report, I am not paying my taxes on April 15th, this year again. April 15th fell on a Saturday and considering how we hate working on weekends and holidays especially Easter and emancipation day, taxes are due April 18th.

So again, this year you can procrastinate, especially when you know, that the refund check is something, other people get. You always have to pay up.

This year I am again left wondered how is it that when someone wants my money they make me work for it, they make me spend hours filling forms. The main form 1040 and there are a few types of those, one of which says 1040 EaZy. Well if it is so EaZy why don't you (IRS) fill it and send me a check.

I am again looking at taxes as a product, with a slight difference. When you go to a Wal-Mart or Target you see a product, it has a warranty, it has a price, you pay that at the checkout counter. Why not taxes. Even for property taxes, your city tells you this is your bill . Electricity, water and other utilities send you a bill, no exception. The IRS sends you nothing. You have to fill forms and send them money and if you are lucky they may send you a refund.

My rallying cry is a flat price on my taxes for a warranty period of 5 years. Take $100 bucks and talk to me again in 2022. Also if I don't see roads built, libraries built or anything that the product promised, I am going to come for my refund.

What do you think?

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Published on April 16, 2017 04:47

March 24, 2017

Reflection on the car you bought

The past election season people voted for change. Not sure what change they wanted but surely they wanted a change in their circumstances.

Enter Donald Duck, quack-quack, to deliver, to solve and change your circumstances, for the better. And you responded positively to the used car salesman pitch and brought into the American car he was selling, and the used car salesman became the president.

Politicians by definition are that, used car salesman, looking for their own interest and if you are lucky you may find a few to the contrary; no different than the one true friend that you have in your life, which could be a myth, that you fervently hold on to.

Historically going back as far as 1988, more than 25 years we had two republican and two democratic presidents minus the current one. Whatever your party affiliation the fact is, each time a republican president came to power, things deteriorated financially for the common man and every time a democratic president came in, and you can argue all you want about it but things improved financially for the common man from the immediate past when someone else was in power. The common man had more jobs each time, and history has a habit of repeating itself. 

But this time history will repeat brutally and all the signs are out there but you have a choice. It is time to recognize facts irrespective of your party affiliations on what is happening around you and how your basic human values and the values that you thought your country stood for is getting trampled on. How none of this is going to get jobs back or create jobs. The same can be said about the healthcare legislation.

Time to rise up and make a difference in what kind of American car you are going to buy and what kind of used car salesman you are going to buy it from.

You may be willing to give the used car salesman a chance if you can get the car you want, at the price you want it for.

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Published on March 24, 2017 06:20

January 21, 2017



The mantra,
Make America great again !
A slogan so often repeated...
In one mans presidential campaign.

But which America will be great again ?
Will it be American white ?
Or will it be American black ?
Or was it a gimmick, and mere sound bytes.

But Americans responded.
The Americans with no or low paying jobs.
The Americans with medium or high paying jobs.
Everyone, including businesses, who the country and its people robs.

However the response was not even.
The leaders responded; the dumb and the bright.
And then people followed their leaders,
Whether left or right.

Is this man and his cronies, Good or Bad ?
Will he like his businesses, get the country bankrupt ?
Are the cabinet he selected to help him win,
Only rich and corrupt ?

A question only time will tell...

After 8 years a shoe grows old.
Even if it serves its purpose and is fine.
It is thrown away and exchanged,
People hopeful and excited about a new shine.

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Published on January 21, 2017 05:40 Tags: corrupt, cronies, trump

December 30, 2016

When God met Allah

When God met Allah

It was a Friday

The last Friday

Of the month

When God met Allah

In his Saudi Arabian Villa

In case you are wondering

They meet every other month at the Villa

To talk, to hob nob

About world affairs

To find a solution or just opinion shares

And then every other month

They meet on a Sunday at the Vatican

Just so the whole meeting

Has a semblance of fairness

For each other's awareness

This Friday they were discussing

The US election

And what it means for

World peace, Global warming etc

That both have been striving very hard for to fix

And they concluded

That half the people don't care

At least they voted that way anyway

Or they could be excused since they were fooled only once

They took a look at the world trouble spots

Middle East, Europe , America - North and South and Asia

And decided they needed a break

They needed to gulp a drink perhaps with a steak

They went to a bar in Australia

God ordered wine

Allah water borrowed

To drown their sorrows

They wondered what 2017 will bring

And together they decided to stop global warming

People will be killing each other anyways

So Why this extra harming

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Published on December 30, 2016 01:53

December 26, 2016

The Moment

The Moment

comes a moment in your life
not once but perhaps several
when you feel uplifted
and have no cares, no worries
nothing to hold you down
pure uplifting thoughts fill your soul

it can happen anytime
but perhaps an atmosphere
of serenity, of quiet is most conducive
when the soul seems to rise

and uplifting thoughts fill you up
you are awash in a white light of hope
you see your wish for world peace
you see your wish to not to have a hungry soul
in this world being fulfilled

the world is beautiful
the poetry flows
everything is good
everybody is good
people are happy

and there is a burst of bright light
encompassing you
radiating from you
overwhelming you
yet you are distinctly aware of its presence

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Published on December 26, 2016 04:17