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Dee Finney's blog

start date July 20, 2011

Today's date March 15, 2012

updated March 18, 2012

page 171




3-`13-12 - MEDITATION AND DREAM - I was sitting in my favourite chair with my eyes closed after a phone call, just resting my eyes, and I saw in my mind's eye, a beautiful woman in a pink dress sitting sideways in front of me.  She was blond and blue-eyed as far as I could tell and She was almost transparent in her spirit form.  She spoke to me with a British accent and said, "You are doing quite well."  and just that quick I was in a dream. (This was Tippi - an Anunnaki who is visiting Earth at this time.


I was in a room, sitting on a chair, sitting half slumped over to the right.  In front of me were four babies and small children playing on a large bed with a sheet over it.  On the right sat my husband on a chair, and on the far end of the bed which had no headboard on it, sat another man.  The two men started to chuckle that all I was good for was suckling babies. They thought it was funny.


Just that quick, I was looking outside where there was a dirt road coming towards me, apparently trucks or vehicles or carts used that road because there was a hump in the center, but on the sides, there was no grass, just more of the same dirt which was reddish.  Growing in the dirt was a few scrub bushes and a few trees.  The sky was blue and seemed bright but I didn't see any sun or shadows to speak of.


Coming towards me on this road was a person it seemed and as the person got closer, I could see the person was riding on a gaunt medium brown cow or heifer. 


Then as I watched, more people in a large group followed that person towards me on the road, each one riding another one of those gaunt cows of the same identical color. 


I didn't remember what color clothing the people wore, I assume it was all faded and worn.


All of a sudden, the lead person fell over with the animal under it as if dead and became a black and white playing card with a picture of them on it.

Then, just that quick, all the rest of the crowd of people each with their animal fell over in an identical way except their black and white picture cards were laying helter skelter all over that dirt field.


UT FELT LIKE A FOREIGN MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRY.  I WONDERED IF THOSE PEOPLE HAD BEEN GASSED LIKE THE KURDS WERE BY SADDAM HUSSEIN. - interesting comments here;_ylt=AhTy0jnSzJhLHb0_Njy0oNebvZx4?p=kurds+gassed+saddam+hussein&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-500-14


I was awake during that whole episode.


NOTE:  The people turning into cards means that we are all just part of a 'game'. 


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3-18-12 - THE GAME SHOW -  DREAM: 


I was in a small theatre with a sizeable audience at a Game Show.  Marie Osmond, the singer was in the audience. 


Whoever was in charge of the show decided to call Marie Osmond up to help play the game with a handsome guy who was the contestant.


Of course the audience oohed and aahed as they put a bridal veil on Marie's head and played music as she walked on stage up to where the game was being played.


I saw a flash of Prince Ranier of Monaco standing there, and then they showed Marie Osmond walk up to where the moderator stood, right next to an open casket where Grace Kelly lay dead with her mouth open, and then showed Marie Osmond reach into the casket, trying to manipulate Grace Kelly's open mouth to close and stop the look of screaming she probably had on her face as she died when her car went crashing off the mountain road in Monaco that terrible day September 14, 1982  ) )  (Some of the names of the movies she was in are equally horrifying)


NOTE:  I had to force myself awake from that dream, and both of my  dogs are howling outside as I type this.  :-(




I had just moved to Hollywood with my new boyfriend (my old maintenance man from Milwaukee) who I wasn't really sure about yet, and he left to go do something during the day and I wasn't sure if he'd return.


On the way to my new apartment, I stopped at a garden store, and picked up some tiny new plants.  I tried to buy three tiny newly sprouted trees which I was told I couldn't buy because of a law that they had to be a year old before they could be sold.

In my really nice apartment, which was on the second floor, I was rearranging some plant stands in appropriate places, each with new plants on them.

Finally my boyfriend came home, (I can't even remember his name - only his face)  brought home a huge box of bone dry black dirt - but without the box - it was just in a hunk about 6 feet long , about 3 feet wide - the size of a coffin.

I told my boyfriend that nothing would grow in  this soil or it would burst into weeds which is more likely when water touched it, and then all of a sudden I saw tiny plants come forth and I got all excited because I could water it and have a whole new garden.  It would be like the Garden of Eden.


I then saw a white car pull into the driveway alongside my building and a woman (Doris Roberts from Everybody Loves Raymond)  came upstairs with a box of clothing which she said belonged to Mitch who had disappeared with his girlfriend.


She dumped it off on my living room floor and went away again, and I realized that I hadn't brought my dishes or clothing in my move either and I had to go get them or I'd have nothing to wear or couldn't cook or eat dinner either.


A neighbor invited us to go to dinner with them, but all I wanted was a burger, not a fancy restaurant, so we declined going with them.  I just wanted my own stuff and had tO go get it.


I was starting over and that all that mattered.





                                                                                                       EMAM KHOMINI - Iran;_ylt=A2KJkIfGzmBPOFcAN8aJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?



- C10, Q74 -
 "The year of the great seventh number accomplished,
it will appear at the time of the games of slaughter,
 not far from the age of the great millennium,
when the dead will come out of their graves."

(this seems to be a metaphor about the death/rebirth of changing, transforming).


There is a recent prediction of millions of people being slaughtered
during the London Olympic games in 2012


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the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
William Shakespeare

Oscar wilde   “The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”


Rob Brown quote - If all the world is a stage and life is just a play upon it, get me two seats in the stalls.


Our life's a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently.

If life is a game, what are the rules? We all know the feeling: In the game of life, why am I the only one who doesn't know how to play


The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~Robert Byrne

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~Elwyn Brooks White

Life is simple, it's just not easy. ~Author Unknown

A life without cause is a life without effect. ~Barbarella

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. ~Richard Bach

Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow. ~Terri Guillemets

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it. ~Jack Handey

Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it. ~Christopher Morley, Thunder on the Left

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
~Robert Frost, "Cluster of Faith," 1962

In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular. ~Kathy Norris

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. ~Emily Dickinson

Yes, I will try to be. Because I believe that not being is arrogant. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot. ~Ashleigh Brilliant

I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave. ~Quentin Crisp

As we struggle to make sense of things, life looks on in repose. ~Author Unknown

I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it. ~Charles Schulz

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. ~Arthur Miller

Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night. ~Marion Howard

Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while. ~Author Unknown

You can't escape history, or the needs and neuroses you've picked up like layers and layers of tartar on your teeth. ~Charles Johnson

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ~Danny Kaye

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. ~Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. ~Lillian Dickson

We are born wet, naked, and hungry. Then things get worse. ~Author Unknown

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up. ~Author Unknown

Life is a cement trampoline. ~Howard Nordberg

To preserve a man alive in the midst of so many chances and hostilities, is as great a miracle as to create him. ~Jeremy Taylor

Life... is like a box of chocolates - a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for, unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So, you're stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly wolfed down when there's nothing else to eat while you're watching the game. Sure, once is a while you get a peanut butter cup or an English toffee but it's gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. In the end, you are left with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts, which, if you are desperate enough to eat, leaves nothing but an empty box of useless brown paper. ~The X-Files

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled. ~Author Unknown

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. ~Grandma Moses

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer. ~Jim Carrey

The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart. ~John, Viscount Morley, Address on Aphorisms

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. ~Erich Fromm

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. ~Cary Grant

To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach. ~Havelock Ellis

Living involves tearing up one rough draft after another. ~Author Unknown

My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn. ~Louis Adamic

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence. ~Thomas Carlyle, Sir Walter Scott, in London and Westminster Review, 12 November 1838

Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark. ~Samuel Johnson

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I am with you kid. Let's go." ~Maya Angelou

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Why torture yourself when life'll do it for you? ~Author Unknown

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. ~George Bernard Shaw, The Doctor's Dilemma, 1906

Puritans will never believe it, but life is full of disagreeable things that aren't even good for you. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

'Tis all a chequer board of nights and days,
Where destiny with men for pieces plays;
Hither and thither, and mates, and slays.
~Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám, 1859

Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in. ~Dennis P. Costea, Jr.

...the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse. ~Walt Whitman, "O Me! O Life!", Leaves of Grass

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~Mark Twain

Life is the game that must be played. ~Edwin Arlington Robinson

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus

There is no wealth but life. ~John Ruskin

I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have. ~Rupert Brooke

Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise. ~Jerome K. Jerome

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. ~Henry David Thoreau

I've learned never to be surprised if what must inevitably happen happens right now. ~Robert Brault,

Life is not a final. It's daily pop quizzes. ~Author Unknown

Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne. Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool. ~Gioacchino Rossini

We mourn the transitory things and fret under the yoke of the immutable ones. ~Paul Eldridge

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. ~T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Life was a damned muddle - a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out. ~Anton Chekhov

Following straight lines shortens distances, and also life. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. ~Frederick Buechner

Life is like sailing. You can use any wind to go in any direction. ~Robert Brault,

Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual improvisation. ~W. Somerset Maugham

In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an unreachable dream and an unforgettable love. ~Diego Marchi

I count life just a stuff
To try the soul's strength on.
~Robert Browning

Today, fill your cup of life with sunshine and laughter. ~Dodinsky,

Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove. ~Ashleigh Brilliant

Life is an incurable Disease. ~Abraham Cowley

Different shades of life make the painting more beautiful. ~Mike Dolan,

The philosophy of mine earth can be summed up as this: Sunshine creates happiness, and I create myself. Nights are long and life is predominantly good. Wind is refreshing. Tea is wisdom. Do the best you can, and be good to yourself so that you can above all be good to others. ~Jessi Lane Adams

Human life is purely a matter of deciding what's important to you. ~Anonymous

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. ~Albert Camus

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination. ~Christopher Isherwood

I ask of life to shine meaning in everyone who is searching. ~Aurora Hernandez

The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy. ~Angelina Jolie

Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do. ~Bruce Crampton

Life is a mixed blessing, which we vainly try to unmix. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

In masks outrageous and austere
The years go by in single file;
But none has merited my fear,
And none has quite escaped my smile.
~Elinor Hoyt Wylie, Let No Charitable Hope

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone. ~Reba McEntire

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss. ~Thomas Carlyle

I say to my child, I will explain to you as much of life as I can, but you must remember that there is a part of life for which you are the explanation. ~Robert Brault,

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ~Havelock Ellis

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. ~Joseph Addison

We tear life out of life to use it for looking at itself. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

[Psychoanalysis] is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. ~Karen Horney, Our Inner Conflicts, 1945

Give us Lord, a bit o' sun,
A bit o' work and a bit o' fun;
Give us all in the struggle and sputter
Our daily bread and a bit o' butter.
~From an inn in Lancaster, England

All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden crash. ~Ovid

The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins. ~Heywood Broun

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. ~Author Unknown

When compiling his great dictionary, the young Noah Webster travels to the Himalayas, where he climbs to the cave of the world's wisest man. "O, great sage," he says, "tell me the meaning of life." The sage sits Noah at his feet and, with great solemnity, commences to unfold the meaning of life. When finished, he places a hand on the young man's shoulder and says, "Do you have any other questions, my son?" Noah flips a page in his notebook and says, "You wouldn't know the meaning of lift, would you?" ~Robert Brault,

Life is a long process of getting tired. ~Samuel Butler

I really enjoy life I'm just not good at it. ~Daniel, @blindedpoet

He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for. ~Moroccan Proverb

The kaleidoscope of colour which is my life, shows the interesting choices I've made along the way. ~Antie Koekie,

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. ~Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum

I wish to die knowing that I took a fleeting instant of eternity and fashioned from it a lifetime. ~Robert Brault,

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied. ~Douglas Adams

Suppose the world were only one of God's jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one? ~George Bernard Shaw

There is a time early in life when there seem to be countless reasons for happiness, and then you discover your mom is making them up. ~Robert Brault,

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. ~Robert Frost

To whoever invented fantasy, redwood trees, and apple pie for breakfast: well done. ~Dr. SunWolf,

Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~Charles Schulz

There is no finish line. ~Nike advertisement

It may be life is only worthwhile at moments. Perhaps that is all we ought to expect. ~Sherwood Anderson

I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment. ~Ludwig Wittgenstein

The art of life is the art of avoiding pain. ~Thomas Jefferson

Serenity of spirit and turbulence of action should make up the sum of a man's life. ~Vita Sackville-West

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century. ~William Lyon Phelps

Most men make the voyage of life as if they carried sealed orders which they were not to open till they were fairly in mid-ocean. ~James Russell Lowell

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. ~Charlie Brown

The world is a grindstone and life is your nose. ~Fred Allen

Not unfortunately the universe is wild - game-flavoured as a hawk's wing. ~B.P. Blood

The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. ~Chinese Proverb

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

You live and learn. At any rate, you live. ~Douglas Adams

Life can be easy, it is only question of choosing between solutions and illusions. ~Didier D’haese

Everything which is properly business we must keep carefully separate from life. Business requires earnestness and method; life must have a freed handling. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers. ~Learned Hand

The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Life is the sum of all your choices. ~Albert Camus

Life is a brief opportunity to do something prehumously. ~Robert Brault,

Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity. ~Seneca

Out of a hundred years a few minutes were made that stayed with me, not a hundred years. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, where X is work, Y is play, and Z is keep your mouth shut. ~Albert Einstein

I gave my life to learning how to live.
Now that I have organized it all...
It is just about over.
~Sandra Hochman

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. ~Anaïs Nin

Life is not fair, nor has it ever been, but the morning seems determined to dawn until it is. ~Robert Brault,

Life is a horizontal fall. ~Jean Cocteau

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. ~Dr. Seuss

[P]erhaps nothing 'ud be a lesson to us if it didn't come too late. It's well we should feel as life's a reckoning we can't make twice over; there's no real making amends in this world, any more nor you can mend a wrong subtraction by doing your addition right. ~George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), Adam Bede

Only a few things are really important. ~Marie Dressler

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. ~Henry Miller

Everything that occurs in your life is part of God's plan to wake you up. ~Leonard Jacobson

Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so little. ~Thomas Aloysius Dorgan

Summing up, it is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o'clock. ~Woody Allen, "My Speech to the Graduates," Side Effects, 1980

There is a lesson we learn early and harmlessly, or late and traumatically - that there are things we can break that our parents can't fix. ~Robert Brault,

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth. ~Martin H. Fischer

Life has no auto-settings. No batteries. You gots to wind it up! ~Jeb Dickerson,

Situated in some nebulous distance I do what I do so that the universal balance of which I am a part may remain a balance. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Few of us write great novels; all of us live them. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Life's like a novel with the end ripped out. ~Danny Orton and Blair Daly, "Stand"

If you stop struggling, then you stop life. ~Huey Newton

Sometimes questions are more important than answers. ~Nancy Willard, quoted in The Meaning of Life, compiled by Hugh S. Moorhead

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you. ~Phillips Brooks

My quest for cosmic understanding is a book I have picked up and put down many times, always forgetting to insert a bookmark. ~Robert Brault,

There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people to admit that they enjoy life. ~William Lyon Phelps

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way around. ~David Lodge, The British Museum Is Falling Down, 1965

If a man in the morning hear the right way, he may die in the evening without regret. ~Confucius

To drink the sunshine and to dream at night.... ~Author Unknown, "The Fall of Man"

Each day of human life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay. Each moment is etched with nature's grand design - do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things. ~Morihei Ueshiba

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. ~Joseph Campbell

You don't want to get to the end of life's journey and discover you never left the interstate. ~Robert Brault,

In small proportions we just beauties see,
And in short measures life may perfect be.
~Ben Jonson, To the Immortal Memory and Friendship of that Noble Pair, Sir Lucius Cary and Sir H. Morison, 1640

We should give meaning to life, not wait for life to give us meaning. ~Stacy

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and there is a 100% mortality rate. ~R.D. Laing

Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

Many of us are equal to life's emergencies who cannot bear its day-after-dayness. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Life is like an onion; you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it. ~James Gibbons Huneker

Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor. ~Ogden Nash

I do like a little bit of butter to my bread. ~A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn

How we long to remove the clutter from our lives not realizing that the clutter is our lives. ~Robert Brault,

Life may be defined to be the power of self-augmentation or assimilation, not of self-nurture; for then a steam-engine over a coal-pit might be made to live. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

My friend asked me the essence of life and I smiled. ~Mike Dolan,

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. ~Henry Van Dyke

People find it hard to be both comic and serious, though life manages it easily enough. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Shall I redirect my life's journey because down some sideroad might be some trifle I'm entitled to? ~Robert Brault,

Life is a long lesson in humility. ~James M. Barrie

In life, as in restaurants, we swallow a lot of indigestible stuff just because it comes with the dinner. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Life seems nothing more than a quick succession of busy nothings." ~From the movie Mansfield Park

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism. ~Anton Chekhov

To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it. ~Samuel Butler

Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable. ~Kathleen Norris

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. ~Mark Twain

Life's a party. Invite yourself. ~Gary Johnson

You can hope for a miracle in your life, or you can realize that your life is the miracle. ~Robert Brault,

One wanders through life as if wandering through a field in the dark of night, wearing a blindfold and very heavy shoes, with a poisonous toad waiting patiently beneath a clump of weeds, knowing full well that eventually you will step on him. ~Lemony Snicket

Life is not like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

There are people who so arrange their lives that they feed themselves only on side dishes. ~José Ortega y Gasset

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe. ~Peter De Vries, Let Me Count the Ways, 1965

Every creatures stalks some other, and catches it, and is caught. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

A great part of life consists in contemplating what we cannot cure. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

I have come one step away from everything. And here I stay, far from everything, one step away. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

A man who has work that suits him and a wife, whom he loves, has squared his accounts with life. ~Friedrich Hegel

Anxiety and distress, interrupted occasionally by pleasure, is the normal course of man's existence. ~Joseph Wood Krutch

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle. Deepak Chopra

I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I'm not absolutely sure of anything, and many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we're here, and what the question might mean. I might think about it a little bit, but if I can't figure it out, then I go on to something else. But I don't have to know an answer.... I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose, which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell, possibly. It doesn't frighten me. ~Richard Phillips Feynman

Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind. ~Timothy Fuller

Life is a series of family photos in which you keep moving to the rear until finally you're a portrait in the background. ~Robert Brault,

The history of man for the nine months preceding his birth would, probably, be far more interesting and contain events of greater moment than all the three score and ten years that follow it. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Perhaps we are looking at this from a wrong perspective; this search for the truth, the meaning of life, the reason of God. We all have this mindset that the answers are so complex and so vast that it is almost impossible to comprehend. I think, on the contrary, that the answers are so simple; so simple that it is staring us straight in the face, screaming its lungs out, and yet we fail to notice it. We're looking through a telescope, searching the stars for the answer, when the answer is actually a speck of dirt on the telescope lens. ~Jason Q., from

Life is little more than a loan shark: It exacts a very high rate of interest for the few pleasures it concedes. ~Luigi Pirandello

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Life never tires of testing the proposition that life must go on. ~Robert Brault,

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. ~H.L. Mencken

Almost everything in life is easier to get into than out of. ~Agnes' Law

Chance is always powerful, let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. ~Ovid

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

Life is a series of collisions with the future. ~José Ortega y Gasset

To the student I would say, "Life is principally multiple choice, but at the end there's a tough essay question." ~Robert Brault,

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. ~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Life is half spent before we know what it is. ~George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, 1651

When life throws you lemons, make orange juice. It will leave them wondering how the hell you did that. ~Author Unknown

Why does a person even get up in the morning? You have breakfast, you floss your teeth so you'll have healthy gums in your old age, and then you get in your car and drive down I-10 and die. Life is so stupid I can't stand it. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust - we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper. ~Albert Einstein, in The Saturday Evening Post, 26 October 1929

Jack Palance: "Do you know what the secret of life is? One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and everything else don't mean shit."
Billy Crystal: "Yeah, but what's that one thing?"
Jack Palance: "That's what you've got to figure out."
~From the movie City Slickers

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. ~Dennis Wholey

Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like. ~Author Unknown

Why do critics make such an outcry against tragicomedies? is not life one? ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. ~Crowfoot, 1890, as quoted in Catch the Whisper of the Wind compiled by Cheewa James

Have you noticed that life, real honest-to-goodness life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in the newspapers? ~Jean Anouilh, The Rehearsal, 1950

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. ~Garrison Keillor

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive. ~Mel Brooks

Unbeing dead isn't being alive. ~e.e. cummings

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. ~Brendan Gill

Life is a series of family photos in which eventually you stop showing up. ~Robert Brault,

When we are alone on a starlit night, when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children, when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet, Basho, we hear an old frog land in a quiet pond with a solitary splash - at such times the awakening, the turning inside out of all values, the "newness," the emptiness and the purity of vision that make themselves evident, all these provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance. ~Thomas Merton



3-15-08 - DREAM - The whole dream was set up like a stage play or a movie set. Everything was set up in grand scale.

A view from the sky showed all the farm fields ablaze with flowers blooming and even at a distance I could see they were carpets laid out on the ground like they had been newly purchased from a store.

The scene zoomed down into a large apartment building, but there were no walls inside the building. Where the hallways were supposed to be were wide walkways, and the furniture for each apartment was set up in squares and the sofas lined up against the walkways where the walls should have been.

There were people in each of these squares of furniture like they were living there and they were all actors in the play or movie.

Some of the people in their apartments were my relatives. My cousin Judy and my cousin Shirley had speaking parts in the play.

I was dressed up fancy, had my hair done in curls, and wore 3 inch high heeled shoes with tight fitting spandex light blue pants and a frilly lazy white blouse. Compared to the others, I looked like the star of the play.

We were supposed to be acting like this was real life.

My husband and I were supposed to carry two laundry baskets down to the public laundry in the basement.

The laundry room had rules. You couldn't start a load of wash after 10 p.m. and the place was packed at 6:00 a.m. starting time.

So we would fill the machines with our laundry at 10 p.m. and run down there again before 6 a.m. with our quarters and be first in line to start up the machines. If someone yanked our laundry out of the machines so they could be fist, so be it.

So we were walking along the walkway with our laundry baskets and people spoke to us as we passed.

My cousin Judy said to me as I passed by, "I went to see Joyce today!" (Joyce was her baby sister who contracted polio in the 1940's and was disabled all her life until her passing in the 90's. She lived in a lovely self-care nursing home after her parents could no longer take care of her themselves.)

I said in return, "I spent all day having my hair done and having my photos taken."

I knew after I said it, that it was the wrong thing to say. I should have asked how Joyce was doing to be polite.

We got down to the end of the walkway where it should have turned the corner before going down the stairs and the people in the end square expanded their living room into the walkway so I had to step over the end of their sofa and walk through their living room to get to the stairs.

On their sofa was lined up three coloring book pages - black and white - so someone could color them in.

There were three drawings facing me of soldiers in battle, one of each war. WW I, WW II, and WW III.

Across the top of each page, it said a title, "WE WERE TOO YOUNG TO GO TO WAR!"

I was stunned and shocked to see coloring books like that and I had to think about what might have happened to those boys.

We headed for the stairs with our laundry baskets and the scene ended.

The next scene took place in the afternoon of the next day. My husband and I had a meeting to attend at 2:30 p.m.

At the same time, I had an appointment to talk to a man in our apartment at 2:30 p.m. I was hoping he wouldn't show up so I could make my own appointment on time. My husband left for the appointment and I'd get there when I could.

Exactly at 2:30 p.m. an old brown lumber truck pulled up along the road and into our driveway and the man walked up to our door for his appointment with me.

He looked and was dressed like a movie producer I've seen on the Academy awards shows. A man in his 60's or 70's, big black mustache, black cap and coat.

Since there were no walls or doors inside our building, he could see me standing there.

Between him and me were standing laundry baskets piled high with various coats I had worn in the past. (past lives? past plays? past movies?)

I didn't know what to say to the man. I didn't have a script for this part.

Was he expecting me to hypnotize him, give him psychological therapy, heal him? I didn't have the formal training for any of that.

I would just have to talk to him like the actor I was, person to person. Maybe I'd find out what the next scene would be in our movie/play!

end of dream

NOTE: I made an effort to figure out what the 2:30 p.m. appointment means. It can't be a date because there isn't 30 days in February. Perhaps it meant an actual time to go into meditation and talk to that person. I was meditating every day but didn't see that person as I saw him in the dream. I also tried to find him in images and didn't locate him there either.

Before and after Shakespeare, others had the same idea:

Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The Comedian Mel Brooks said: "Hope for the Best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed."
-- Mel Brooks

Life is a Stage.

Aug 25th, 2006 by Ian Gardner
"Life is a stage ..............." said Shakespeare. Well, it really is.

On a stage people get dressed up in costumes, change their appearance, suppress their true character and take on the part of another character. They then act the stage part using what they learned and practiced in preparation for the play.
So it is in spiritual life because each life is a play wherein we dress up as a character, change appearance, suppress our true character, take on the part of a new character and act out what we learned in the period/s between other lives.
Dan said
I fully agree that our life is a stage where we are acting the role of our life. The problem that we very often are forgeting this. We should remember that there is ‘someone’ behind this character, someone who is playing a specific role. And the purpose of this play is to enrish the soul of the actor, to expand our horizons without becoming one with our role.

Look behind the scenes…

So very true. Here's a quote from Carl Jung that you might appreciate as well. “This whole creation is essentially subjective, and the dream is the theater where the dreamer is at once: scene, actor, prompter, stage manager, author, audience, and critic.”
Dan, Exactly.
DreamWeaver, he was right of course, nothing can be separated from another thing.

But spiritual people say that Life is a Dream and the reason for that is that physical life ends like dreams do, thus we are not really living in reality. To us, it seems real, but those of us who dream vividly swear that the dream was too real not to be real. Which is true?

“Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it!
Life is Love, enjoy it!”

Sri Sathya Sai Baba quotes

The worst mistake you can make is to think you're alive
when you're really asleep in life's waiting room.
How do you know waking life isn't just a shared dream with 6 billion people? The only difference is that one person out of 6 billion people perceiving the same things has very little influence on reality. Whereas in a dream you are the only person perceiving it so you have total control over it.

just something to ponder....
If life is a dream, whose dream is it? Will we awake when our life end?

"It would be easy to reduce 'Life Is a Dream' to its fatalism versus free will paradox, but Cruz's translation strikes the chord of an even more reverberant and often-ignored theme: in the spiritual battle between destiny and self-determination, forgiveness, not willfulness or witchery, is man's only hope.
Mia Leonin, drama critic for the Miami Herald

Waking life is a dream controlled!
George Satanyana

Dreams are true while they last , and do we not live in dreams?
Alfred L. Tennyson

Dreams are the touchstone of our character...
Henry D. Thoreau

The Art of Spiritual Dreaming
by The Spiritual Traveler

What is the art of spiritual dreaming? Is the experience of spiritual dreaming distinct from dreaming, in general?

Spiritual dreaming can be defined as dreaming that has the effect of awakening the individual to his or her true nature. To ask whether spiritual dreaming is distinct from our normal dream experiences is really no different from asking whether any spiritual experience is different from all the other experiences we have in life. Life is a spiritual experience, and therefore all our experiences in life have something to teach us spiritually.

At the same time, we can distinguish between experiences in our lives that have uplifted us, or have taught us a lesson, or have jogged our memory of who and what we are, and more mundane experiences. And if we have whetted our spiritual appetites, and consider ourselves spiritual seekers, or ready for spiritual experiences, we will be hungry for those kinds of experiences -both in our waking life and in our dreams. So the art of spiritual dreaming simply reflects that hunger for spiritual experience.


Eastern philosophies have long taught that life is a dream, and Western esoteric wisdom has held that life is an illusion. Nevertheless, most of us go on living as if our life experiences were real. What good does it do us to know that life is a dream or an illusion?

Life As A Waking Dream is a unique method of uncovering the deeper meaning of life. Everyday experiences are viewed as messages from the real Self, giving instruction and guidance that tells us what life skills we need to develop, what qualities we need to cultivate in our self-expression, and what new choices we need to make to bring greater harmony to our lives. By studying our life experiences as if they had been dreams, we uncover the keys to more creative and powerful living. Some of those keys are identifying a clear purpose, developing a strong sense of self, learning to recognize and cooperate with the yin and yang polarities of energy, and interpreting symbols that appear in our waking dreams. With practice we can learn how to live more lucidly and even how to wake up to the reality behind the illusion. You don't have to remember your sleeping dreams to do this form of dream-work!!


Darius The Great ( Dariush I)

Darius the Great (ca. 549 BC– 485/486 BC; Old Persian Dārayawuš: "He Who Holds Firm the Good"), was the son of Hystaspes and Persian Emperor from 521 BC to 485/486 BC. His name in Modern Persian is داریوش (Dariush), in Hebrew דַּרְיָוֵשׁ (Daryawesh) and the ancient Greek sources call him Δαρεος (Dareios).


The principal sources for the life of Darius are his own inscriptions, especially the great inscription of Behistun in which he explains how he gained the crown and put down many rebellions. There are also some informations related to his past, for example we know that his fathers name was Hystaspes. In modern times the veracity of Darius has often been doubted, but without any sufficient reason or suggestion of alternatives. The accounts given later by Herodotus and Ctesias of his accession are in many points evidently dependent on this official version, with many legendary stories interwoven, e.g. the tale that Darius and his allies left the question as to which of them should become king to the decision of their horses, and that Darius won the crown by a trick of his groom. Herodotus also informs us of Dariuse' past. He mentions that Hystaspes was a soldier in the Persian army during the last war of Cyrus the Great, which took place in 530. According to the story of Herodotus, Cyrus becomes suspicious of the son of Hystaspes, who was "about twenty at the time and had been left behind in Persia because he was too young for war". So he sent back Hystaspes to gain control over Darius. A few days later, Cyrus was killed in action. Cambyses was appointed as the new king and Hystaspes became the satrap ( governor) of Parthia.



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Figuring out life

Starting Over...

© Tatum
I’m trying to find something to base my life upon,
Something in this strange world that goes on and on.
As the years go by and time fades away,
What used to be "good days" are now filled with dismay.
Tomorrow comes, and then again, it goes,
And my ambition to become something more, grows and grows.
Around the corner, yet miles away,
The life I want now, gets closer each day.
All I've ever wanted was something to live for,
I don’t want to be this little person anymore.
I’ve been basing my life upon what others think,
I wish I could go back and redo everything, every time an eye would blink.
I've fought to become who I am and what I want to be,
I have to remind myself that one day, I will be free.
Free from the rules I followed as a child,
When everything was a game and life was so mild.
Now times have changed and I realize nothing is fair,
And sometimes it seems like nobody even cares.
It’s like no one pays attention to what I feel is best for me,
And what I think about the way some things should be.
I understand now, that I’m pretty much on my own,
And I know a lot of what I can do will never be known.
All the time, I think about everything I can’t say, what I have to keep in,
And by doing this, my thoughts only get more complicated and deepen.
Soon I hope to find out who I am, and what I am meant to become,
I want to know where I’m going, I don’t need to be reminded of where I came from

Source: Starting Over, Change Poem





Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.[1]

The rhyme does not explicitly state that the subject is an egg, possibly because it may have been originally posed as a riddle.[1] The earliest known version is in a manuscript addition to a copy of Mother Goose's Melody published in 1803, which has the modern version with a different last line: "Could not set Humpty Dumpty up again".[1] It was first published in 1810 in a version of Gammer Gurton's Garland as:

Humpty Dumpty sate [sic] on a wall,
Humpti Dumpti [sic] had a great fall;
Threescore men and threescore more,
Cannot place Humpty dumpty as he was before.[2]

According to the Oxford English Dictionary the term "humpty dumpty" referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale in the seventeenth century.[1] The riddle probably exploited, for misdirection, the fact that "humpty dumpty" was also eighteenth-century reduplicative slang for a short and clumsy person.[3] The riddle may depend on the assumption that, whereas a clumsy person falling off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, an egg would be.[1] The rhyme is no longer posed as a riddle, since the answer is now so well known.[1] Similar riddles have been recorded by folklorists in other languages, such as "Boule Boule" in French, or "Lille Trille" in Swedish and Norwegian; though none is as widely known as Humpty Dumpty is in English.[1]

There are also various theories of an original "Humpty Dumpty". The suggestion that Humpty Dumpty was a "tortoise" siege engine, an armoured frame, used unsuccessfully to approach the walls of the Parliamentary held city of Gloucester in 1643 during the Siege of Gloucester in the English Civil War, was put forward in 1956 by Professor David Daube in The Oxford Magazine of February 16, 1956, on the basis of a contemporary account of the attack, but without evidence that the rhyme was connected.[4] The theory, part of an anonymous series of articles on the origin of nursery rhymes, was widely acclaimed in academia,[5] but was derided by others as "ingenuity for ingenuity's sake" and declared to be a spoof.[6][7] The link was nevertheless popularised by a children's musical first performed in 1969.[8] From 1996 the website of Colchester tourist board attributed the origin of the rhyme to a cannon recorded as used from the church of St Mary-at-the-Wall by the Royalist defenders in the siege of 1648.[9] In 1648 the town of Colchester was a walled town with a castle and several churches and was protected by the city wall. A huge cannon, colloquially called Humpty Dumpty, was strategically placed on the wall. A shot from a Parliamentary cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath Humpty Dumpty which caused the cannon to tumble to the ground. The Royalists, or Cavaliers, 'all the King's men' attempted to raise Humpty Dumpty on to another part of the wall, but because the cannon was so heavy ' All the King's horses and all the King's men couldn't put Humpty together again.' In his 2008 book Pop Goes the Weasel: The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes author Albert Jack claimed that there were two other verses supporting this claim.[10] Elsewhere he claimed to have found them in an "old dusty library, [in] an even older book",[11] but did not state what the book was or where it was found. It has been pointed out that the two additional verses are not in the style of the seventeenth century, or the existing rhyme, and that they do not fit with the earliest printed version of the rhyme, which do not mention horses and men.[9]

Another theory, advanced by Katherine Ewles Thomas[12] and adopted by Robert Ripley,[1] posits that Humpty Dumpty is King Richard III of England, depicted in Tudor histories, and particularly in Shakespeare's play, as humpbacked and who was defeated, despite his armies at Bosworth Field in 1485. However, the term humpback was not recorded until the eighteenth century, and no direct evidence linking the rhyme with the historical figure has been advanced.[13]

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Humpty appears in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass (1872), where he discusses semantics and pragmatics with Alice.

“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’ ” Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you. I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’ ”
“But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument’,” Alice objected.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master that’s all.”
Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. “They’ve a temper, some of them—particularly verbs, they’re the proudest—adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs—however, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! That’s what I say!”[14]

This passage was used in Britain by Lord Atkin and in his dissenting judgement in the seminal case Liversidge v. Anderson (1942), where he protested about the distortion of a statute by the majority of the House of Lords.[15] It also became a popular citation in United States legal opinions, appearing in 250 judicial decisions in the Westlaw database as of April 19, 2008[update], including two Supreme Court cases (TVA v. Hill and Zschernig v. Miller).[16]

It has been suggested that Carroll's Humpty Dumpty had prosopagnosia on the basis of his description of his finding faces hard to recognize.

“The face is what one goes by, generally,” Alice remarked in a thoughtful tone.
“That’s just what I complain of,” said Humpty Dumpty. “Your face is the same as everybody has—the two eyes, so ” (marking their places in the air with his thumb) “nose in the middle, mouth under. It’s always the same. Now if you had the two eyes on the same side of the nose, for instance—or the mouth at the top—that would be some help.”[17]

OVERLOOKING MISTAKES  - dean martin and Jerry Lewis










Starting Over When the Job Opportunities Vanish

To help you understand the rationale behind how I'd look for a new career, I need to explain a few things:
  • I'm a lousy networker and hate doing it.
  • Although I've been successfully self-employed for 18 years, if I were to do it all over again, I wouldn't want to endure the hassles of self-employment.
  • Despite what the media implies, I believe this country is getting ever more socialist, so the good jobs will increasingly be in the government sector.
  • I don't believe in spending much time on self-assessment. Too often, you do an inventory of all your skills, interests, values and workplace desires, and you're still confused about what you want to be when you grow up, because there still are dozens of careers that fit you. Or if you've settled on one thing, it's often something that too many other people aspire to, like being a talk show host, novelist, actor, artist, journalist, musician, etc. Too small a percentage of people who aspire to such careers end up making a living at them. And too often, even if you defy the odds, you're not necessarily going to be happier. Having been a career counselor to many people in so-called dream careers, I can assure you that you're as likely to be unhappy in a "dream" career as is Joe SixPack. Think about it: How many professional athletes, performers and celebrities have problems with drug addiction, depression, etc.? People like Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain even committed suicide.
So I would look for my new line of work simply by scanning the government job listings, and I'd look for those jobs that require my core ability (the ability to communicate) and then write knock-'em-dead applications. I'd apply for a large number of jobs within a short period of time to maximize my chance of getting multiple job offers at once. That way, I could pick the job with the most characteristics likely to make a person happy in a job: meaningful work, good boss, opportunities to learn, reasonable work hours and commute, and decent pay.

For a listing of more government and private sector jobs, visit's Veterans Career Center.

Homeless veterans find help starting over at transitional housing programs for veterans

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011, 6:11 PM

Veterans are disproportionately represented in the homeless population. It's not a new problem, but as the job market remains stagnant, shelters and transitional housing programs are seeing more veterans who have never been homeless -- people who have always been able to support themselves and have never had any substance abuse or mental health problems. A handful of shelters in New Jersey, like Community Hope, a nonprofit that contracts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Care House, a pilot program run by the Salvation Army in Perth Amboy, offer transitional housing programs specifically for veterans. Unlike emergency shelters, the residents can stay for an extended period of time and are given assistance going back to school or finding a job. While the services are invaluable, the sheer fact of becoming homeless can be overwhelming for residents. (Video by Nyier Adbou/The Star-Ledger)

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Let us show you the way out. Our services include emergency and transitional housing; providing personal hygiene supplies and food as needed, resource assistance linked to service providers that help our clients find the road to "Starting Over". After taking care of the more immediate need of stable housing our house managers and staff are trained to assist in the Starting Over process.

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9/11: Starting Over With The Truth


by Susan Lindauer/9/11 Whistleblower and author of Extreme Prejudice

The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq

Dedicated to TJ Bronco and Eddie Sengola—Semper fi

When I recall the summer of 2001 and our last days of innocence before the 9/11 attack, I often think of Guy Clark’s old song, “Like Desperadoes Waiting for a Train.”

I remember the heartbreak of it vividly. That’s because our team gave advance warnings about the 9/11 attack in precision detail. On command of my CIA handler, I also delivered threats to Iraqi diplomats at the United Nations of the consequence of War should Baghdad withhold actionable intelligence about the 9/11 conspiracy.

Throughout that hot summer, we understood exactly how 9/11 would play out— with airplane hijackings and a strike on the World Trade Center. We had a good idea of the timing. And we projected the use of a miniature thermo-nuclear device. Yet for all that we tried, we could not stop it. Forces had been set in motion. Responsive actions to our urgent appeals for help— which should have been automatic—got ignored.

Above all, we could not fathom that another competing team would sneak in and wire explosives to bring down the Towers—And that’s exactly what happened.

We shouted from the rooftops. We joked in phone conversations that “the NSA should wake up and pick up the phones. You guys at NSA have been tapping our phones for years, so you could catch this call. Don’t sleep through it now. Hello NSA. Pick up the phone!” When new neighbors showed up with a moving van that July, I joked they might go back where they came from, if they heard our conversation about this World Trade Center attack.

After 9/11, I wept for those conversations. By August, our team was so anxious about the “imminent” timing of the attack that my CIA handler, Dr. Richard Fuisz instructed me to go the extra mile to notify the Justice Department and the White House, so both sides of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement could mobilize together to block it.

Our actions that August will be outlined in my next article. It put our team—including Dr. Richard Fuisz and Paul Hoven— at the eye of the storm that would become the 9/11 cover up. Our efforts robbed the Bush Administration of deniability, making us a serious threat to the story they desired to sell on the FOX News Channel and the Sunday morning talk shows. Notoriously, I would get slapped with the Patriot Act and locked in prison on Carswell Air Force Base in Texas. When incarceration failed to break my spirit or frighten me out of speaking, they threatened me with forcible drugging with Haldol, Ativan and Prozac to chemically lobotomize me into silence.

Because truth does matter. So much of America’s national security and terrorism policy has been predicated on mistaken assumptions about that day. Ignorance has inflicted a terrible cost on America’s foreign policy, pushing the United States into two catastrophic Wars, and drowning our Middle Class in red ink and deficit spending to beef up profit margins for defense contractors.

Once Americans understand 9/11 as a collision of special interests, our country should be able to sweep away the false construct that has become the War on Terrorism. We should be freed to create a more effective strategy for protecting our nation’s security, without exaggerating threats and manufacturing fresh hostilities against us.

Because there was no external enemy threatening our country on that terrible day. Just Us. It was always Us.

Argumentum Ad Numeram

That’s not what the corporate media wants America to think. The official 9/11 story relies on a principle called “argumentum ad numeram–” the notion that an idea becomes truthful because large numbers of people believe it. I have choked to hear the babbling of the media describe 9/11 with post-it sticker smiley faces. It’s glib and trite and inaccurate.

The Corporate Media guessed wrong in the first hours and days after the attack. Over the years the media discredited itself further by protecting those mistakes, rather than confess that pundits had no idea what they were talking about in the first place.

Americans aren’t fooled. They know the official story is bunk. People want to know what really happened. And they have a right to know.

Citizens 9/11 Commission Campaign

For those reasons, I wholeheartedly endorse the new Citizens 9/11 Commission Campaign Organizers intend to file ballot propositions in Oregon, Massachusetts and other states. When passed, the ballot initiative would create a powerful, independent 9/11 Commission vested with subpoena authority and the ability to collect testimony under oath. Largely free of governmental interference, the Citizens 9/11 Commission would be headquartered in the first state to pass the ballot measure.

“We believe we have a winning approach: the method of direct democracy—” says former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel and President of the Democracy Foundation, which has launched the 9/11 Campaign. Gravel is best known for his Senate filibuster that ended the draft after Vietnam, and for reading the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record.

“The 9/11 movement’s successful decade of citizen education can now give way to an actionable citizen’s plan for change that will create a new investigation!”

For myself, an opportunity to testify before a 9/11 Citizens Commission—no holds barred— would be a huge relief. These articles scratch the surface. There’s much more depth that could be related under oath.

Hijackings or Demolitions?

An effective 9/11 Citizens Commission would do more than demolish the official 9/11 story. It would also shatter the false constraints imposed by the 9/11 Community on itself.

The trouble is that Americans are inclined to trust a limited range of options. Either they believe airplane hijackings alone brought down the towers— or they insist that only a controlled demolition of the Towers using explosives accomplished the deed— as if the two must have been mutually exclusive events.

Both are mistaken. The World Trade Center suffered BOTH hijackings AND a controlled demolition.
Fire fighters and building maintenance crews reported explosions popping through the Towers like fireworks.

And they weren’t shy about reporting it. However for reasons that are incomprehensible and grossly irresponsible, the corporate media took the government bait, and oversimplified the 9/11 conspiracy to erase nagging inconsistencies from human consensus. 9/11 was groupthink at its most refined.

Once you understand how competing events collided during that sweltering month of August, 2001, you will understand how and why.

Motive and Opportunity

Any police officer will tell you a crime requires two things: motive and opportunity. That’s been missing from the 9/11 debate until now. Advance knowledge about the hijacking conspiracy created “opportunity” for taking 9/11 to the next level of absolute destruction. Iraq upped the ante, and created motivation to guarantee maximum destruction—a competing agenda that collided with efforts to stop the attack.

Most importantly, the decision to go on a War footing against Iraq, in response to the hijacking attack, was made before 9/11 occurred, not after. That’s critical to understanding why Cabinet level officers of the White House took no action to deploy NORAD or post an anti-aircraft battery on top of the Twin Towers, which would have been very easy to do. Advance knowledge of the consequence of War with Iraq created an overwhelming provocation for an orphan team to wire the building with explosives. Likewise, knowledge of the timing of the attack, its method of operation—and the low sophistication of the hijackers’ flying skills (watched by foreign intelligence)— had been identified far enough in advance that it was relatively easy to prepare the explosives. It was easy enough to anticipate that a dramatic collapse of the buildings would maximize the media impact, which could be exploited to stampede Americans into War with Iraq.

Yes, that’s despicable. And it’s exactly what they did.

U.S. Threats to Iraq

The dynamic building into 9/11 started in April, 2001. I was summoned to my CIA handler’s office in Great Falls, Virginia to receive a message for Iraqi diplomats—exactly what my back channel existed for. The message demanded that Baghdad hand over any fragment of intelligence involving airplane hijackings, or face military retribution if the U.S. discovered Baghdad had possessed that knowledge and took no action to warn us.

At that very moment, two special things were happening: 1) international loathing was pushing an end to U.N. sanctions on Iraq, which had caused the deaths of 1.7 million Iraqis, including 1 million children under the age of 5, according to World Health statistics. And 2) unbeknownst to Americans or the international community, the U.S. and Baghdad were engaged in highly productive back channel talks for a comprehensive peace framework that would have achieved all U.S. objectives, including preferential contracts for U.S. corporations after sanctions in oil, telecommunications, hospital equipment and pharmaceuticals, transportation and non-dual use factory equipment.

In April, my first instinct was to soft pedal the U.S. threat. No need to upset diplomatic advances, right? As it happened, in February, 2001 Baghdad had already invited the FBI to send an Anti-Terrorism Task Force into Iraq—seven months before the 9/11 strike. So when I requested intelligence on the 9/11 Conspiracy in April, the Iraqis responded enthusiastically. They welcomed the United States to go ahead and send the FBI right away, so the U.S. could get what we wanted. (The original 9/11 Commission never got to hear about Iraq’s welcome to the FBI, either).

When I reported back on my trip to New York, I was quite pleased. However Dr. Fuisz stormed his office yelling that I had not sufficiently conveyed the force of the U.S. threat. I was to go back to the Iraqi Embassy forthwith, and inform Baghdad that “Iraq would be bombed back to the Stone Age, worse than anything they had suffered before if it was discovered they had concealed any fragment of intelligence involving airplane hijackings.”

Dr. Fuisz instructed me to warn Baghdad those “threats of War did not come from him or anyone at the CIA. Threats of War originated at the highest levels of government far above the CIA Director and the Secretary of State.”

Only three men fit the bill: President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Of course I did as instructed. Observing his fury, I understood with a jolt that the hijacking threat was considered “highly credible” and “validated.” In June and July, weekly meetings with Dr. Fuisz got more agitated. We talked about 9/11 practically every week. We regarded the terrorist scenario as inevitable, if intervention failed. I began to tell civilian friends with ties to New York that the CIA expected a major attack on southern Manhattan involving airplane hijackings and a strike on the World Trade Center.

Dr. Parke Godfrey, a professor of computer science at York University in Toronto, would later testify in the Federal Courthouse for the Southern District of New York— 1,000 yards from where the Twin Towers had once graced the skyline—that several times over the spring and summer I told him that we expected “airplane hijackings and a reprise of the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center that would finish the cycle.” I told him the attack was expected in “late summer, early autumn.” And I told him we expected “mass casualties” and speculated about the “possible use of a miniature thermo-nuclear device.”

On August 2, 2001, the Senate held confirmation hearings for Robert Mueller to head the FBI. Dr Fuisz suggested that perhaps the FBI Director’s chair would be vacant when the 9/11 attack occurred.

That’s when Dr. Fuisz and I mapped out a path of action that would undercut the entire 9/11 mythology, and paint a bulls eye on my back for the 9/11 Cover Up.

Alas, no good deed goes unpunished in Washington. Somebody would have to pay for knowing about 9/11, and it would turn out to be me.

As luck would have it, the Feds didn’t count on one thing that would scotch the government’s plan to imprison me indefinitely for up to 10 years with forcible drugging to boot— and torpedo the official 9/11 story out of the water:

When Dr. Fuisz told me in August that the 9/11 attack was considered “imminent,” I called my friend, Parke Godfrey, whose family lived in the wealthy suburbs of Connecticut.

I warned him to stay the hell out of Manhattan.

Next in this series: August, 2001— Organizers of the Citizens 9/11 Commission Campaign have asked me to lay out evidence, but not draw conclusions. They argue, quite reasonably, that the Citizens 9/11 Commission should be the appropriate body to draw conclusions once all evidence and testimony have been taken from every possible source.

9/11 Whistleblower: Susan Lindauer is the author of “Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.

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