31 Jan 2018 Human Nature

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/glee-star-mark-salling-dead-35-suspected-suicide-article-1.3788124 – very sad

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+22&version=NIV

Proverbs 22 New International Version (NIV)

22 A good name is more desirable than great riches;
    to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

Rich and poor have this in common:
    The Lord is the Maker of them all.

The prudent see danger and take refuge,
    but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

Humility is the fear of the Lord;
    its wages are riches and honor and life.

In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls,
    but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.

Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

The rich rule over the poor,
    and the borrower is slave to the lender.

Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,
    and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.

The generous will themselves be blessed,
    for they share their food with the poor.

10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
    quarrels and insults are ended.

11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace
    will have the king for a friend.

12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
    but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

13 The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside!
    I’ll be killed in the public square!”

14 The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit;
    a man who is under the Lord’s wrath falls into it.

15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
    but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.

16 One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth
    and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Starship_Troopersopening quote for this chapter is from Proverbs 22:6

Chapter 8[edit]

Some things, the more you understand the more you loathe them.

  • That old saw about “to understand all is to forgive all” is a lot of tripe. Some things, the more you understand the more you loathe them.
    • Juan Rico, p. 111, internal monologue on the execution of Dillinger.
  • “Ah yes, [life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness]… Life? What ‘right’ to life has a man who is drowning in the Pacific? The ocean will not hearken to his cries. What ‘right’ to life has a man who must die to save his children? If he chooses to save his own life, does he do so as a matter of ‘right’? If two men are starving and cannibalism is the only alternative to death, which man’s right is ‘unalienable’? And is it ‘right’? As to liberty, the heroes who signed the great document pledged themselves to buy liberty with their lives. Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost. The third ‘right’?—the ‘pursuit of happiness‘? It is indeed unalienable but it is not a right; it is simply a universal condition which tyrants cannot take away nor patriots restore. Cast me into a dungeon, burn me at the stake, crown me king of kings, I can ‘pursue happiness’ as long as my brain lives—but neither gods nor saints, wise men nor subtle drugs, can ensure that I will catch it.”
    • Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (Ret.), p. 119; expanding on his statement that “a human being has no natural rights of any nature.”
  • “I told you that ‘juvenile delinquent’ is a contradiction in terms. ‘Delinquent’ means ‘failing in duty.’ But duty is an adult virtue—indeed a juvenile becomes an adult when, and only when, he acquires a knowledge of duty and embraces it as dearer than the self-love he was born with. There never was, there cannot be a ‘juvenile delinquent.’ But for every juvenile criminal there are always one or more adult delinquents—people of mature years who either do not know their duty, or who, knowing it, fail.”
    • Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (Ret.), p. 120

 

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29 Jan 2018 Taking My Time and Never Truly Alone

Just wanted to pop in and say hello.  Not been feeling 100% today.  Not sure if it’s the emerging super moon or what.  I am very sensitive to these energies.

Today was full of reminders for me that no matter how alone I feel for lack of human company, I am far from alone.  For starters, there was the rescue of a poor old cricket with a shiny golden face who was nearly frozen to death on the porch this morning.  I held them in my hand for a time and then found a safe place for them to get themselves sorted out.  Their antenna’s were all crooked lol.  Then there was a black wasp that got into the house and I helped them back out – pink cup transport!  What was cool is when I got it outside, two other wasps showed up and acted almost like they were waiting for the one I got out of the house!  They twitched their beautiful raven wings at each other and all flew off together.  Finally tonight I was out admiring the beautiful night-light to include Pleiades which is currently over the house and saw a dark shape on the power line across the street.  It was an owl!  It was flying up and down so it may have been hunting, I’m not sure.  I was overcome with happy tears about seeing such a special night bird.   Just the night before I had done a little drawing in my journal about such a thing.

Anyhew – I hope this finds you loved and loving.  I know these times are hard for so many everywhere and it’s easy to lose to hope….to lose faith in ourselves and our fellows.  I couldn’t even bring myself to look at much by way of news or Facebook today!  There is a great upheaval going on in humanity and nature itself.

Something I learned in my Quantum Touch training (energy healing) was to focus on what you love the most when you were working to help others heal.  These principles might help you heal yourself.  It’s important to have faith in yourself.

 

28 Jan 2018 Creating Unity Begins With Inspiration

It looks like it’s going to be a lovely day today so I need to get about enjoying it.  I hope this finds you loved and loving – unconditionally.

27 Jan 2018 Repairs in the Midst of Disruption (Red Tree and Foundation)

I’m back.  Sorry my first post today was a bit “sharp” like the edges of the glass I had to pick up this morning from an act of my carelessness….not fully paying attention to what I was doing because I was mad about some things.  That’s what happens when you get mad and try to do things without calming yourself down first!  Jackie SMASH!  So what did I decide to do after I looked at those broken pieces of glass?  Remember the Aurora’s Flight drawing?

26 Jan 2018 – The title I gave to this one is Aurora’s Flight. Inspiration for the poem. It’s overcast today so sorry it doesn’t translate very well.

It came to me to make the pieces of clear glass into a crystal sculpture. I repaired the base of the red tree with three green circle shell beads.  Inside of the holes I put a gold (sun God), red (Republicans) and blue (Democrats) bead with a purple bead in the center to represent unity.  The Red Tree had broken free of it’s bindings of glass for a reason more than powers and principalities!  I suspect everything that has been happening in this world is a Disruption for the Emergence.  Sometimes the only way to fix something as broken as our current systems of government and commerce is to completely destroy it.  It must be torn apart from the inside out and examined.  The pieces that are salvageable gathered together and given new purpose.  Something new….stronger….better will hopefully emerge that benefits one and all…..especially the children and beings we share this planet with.   You don’t have to go to war with bombs, missiles, bullets or capable hackers to tear a system apart.  Sometimes choice words are more effective!  If something is fragile enough, as with the glass base that broke away from my wire tree this morning,  it requires little to no assistance to break into millions of little, sharp pieces.

Anyhew….I done yammering for today.  Time to go work on my next painting.  I hope what I’m sharing here makes sense.  I operate heavily in symbolism….*laughing….remember the mashed potato scene in Close Encounters?  “This MEANS something!”  Sometimes it does!   I realize just because it makes sense to me, “means something” to me,  doesn’t mean it will to anyone else!  Thank you for your support, love and kindness.

Action speaks more powerful than words, but when you use words as your actions; you probably won’t stop talking. – Unknown

Read more: http://www.searchquotes.com/search/Words_As_Weapons/#ixzz55PKBjl81

27 Jan 2018 – Red tree with shattered base after I found about CHIP funding issues. I don’t have my own children but care about everyone else’s! You don’t use innocent children for pawns in adult games. NEVER!

27 Jan 2018 – I have some culling to do in my blog here to make more picture room. I took other pictures but not enough room to share them without deleting more stuff!  What you are looking at is repaired Red Tree, I made a crystal sculpture out of the broken glass and there were two strings of light in the angel – now one is in the new sculpture. I am looking forward to taking this out into the sunshine to see what it looks like. There are prisms of rainbows in the glass even without the sunlight. I like doing things like this. It makes me feel better and helps give me hope for the people of this country and world. We can fix it together!

 

27 Jan 2018 Red Tree With a Shattered Base (CHIP Program and Clean Air Act Deregulation by EPA)

27 Jan 2018 – Red tree with shattered base after I found about CHIP funding issues. I don’t have my own children but care about everyone else’s! You don’t use innocent children for pawns in adult “games.” Not now, not EVER!  Perfect!https://www.biblegateway.com/: Verse for today – For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. “Ephesians 6:12-13”

This morning is off to a smashing start. I was printing off a form we need for doing our taxes and decided to check and see if the government was still shut-down. Well in doing this, I saw an the article that mentioned something about CHIP not being funded now and I lost it. Making children pawns again – sickening. Kyle and I can go without, innocent children cannot.

So I channeled my anger through the end of a duster and ended up sending a tree with red stones I had made for our dog Blondie after she passed flying. It hit the tile and shattered all over the place. After I picked up the pieces, I felt this was a very symbolic thing that a red tree would lose it’s foundation and shatter into a million pieces. How very like the current Republican Party this. I’m not saying the Democrats or any other faction in our government is much better. The break-down is just more obvious with the Republican Party because they are *cough operating so much of it right now. What I see is a bunch of people who have forgotten they are public servants not lords and ladies….emperors and empresses. Little changes does it? Look back through history and all we have are different faces and places but the same songs from the lips of the rich and the poor.

I won’t belabor things. For those reading from places other than the United States, I am providing info about what CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) is and why it’s so important. As of 2016, 8.9 MILLION children were depending on it and I’m sure those numbers are much greater today. I live in a country run by people that proclaim they are “pro-life” and yet most everything they say and subsequently do contradicts that proclamation. Leadership via hypocricy….do as I say not as I do. It’s not new, it’s always been this way I think. I’m just catching up as is a growing swell of others who are seeing the betrayal. We have been betrayed…..544 plus “Judas’s.”

What is CHIP –

https://www.medicaid.gov/chip/index.html

*2016 8.9 million children enrolled

Overview

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to eligible children, through both Medicaid and separate CHIP programs. CHIP is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.

https://www.kff.org/medicaid/fact-sheet/summary-of-the-2018-chip-funding-extension/

Summary of the 2018 CHIP Funding Extension

Jan 24, 2018

On January 22, 2018, Congress passed a six-year extension of CHIP funding as part of a broader continuing resolution to fund the federal government. Federal funding for CHIP had expired on September 30, 2017. Without additional funding available, states operated their CHIP programs using remaining funds from previous years. However, some states came close to exhausting funding, leading them to make contingency plans to reduce coverage and notify families of potential coverage reductions. In late December 2017, Congress provided some short-term funding for early 2018, but some states still expected to exhaust funds by March 2018. The six-year funding extension provides stable funding for states to continue their CHIP coverage. This fact sheetprovides a summary of key provisions of the CHIP funding extension (Table 1). In sum, it:

What’s in the #CHIP funding extension passed by #Congress?

Provides federal funding for CHIP for six years, from FY2018 through FY2023.

Continues the 23 percentage point enhanced federal match rate for CHIP that was established by the Affordable Care Act, but reduces the federal match rate to the regular CHIP rate over time.

Extends the requirement for states to maintain for coverage for children from 2019 through 2023; after October 1, 2019, the requirement is limited to children in families with incomes at or below 300% FPL.

Table 1: Key Provisions of the HEALTHY KIDS Act (H.R. 195, Division C)
CHIP Funding Extends federal CHIP funding for 6 years, from FY2018 through FY2023.

Makes some adjustments to avoid duplicate payments given the short-term federal funding provided for the first quarter of FY2018.

Extends Child Enrollment Contingency Fund payments for states with a funding shortfall and CHIP enrollment exceeding a state-specific target level.

Extends the qualifying states option that allows states that expanded Medicaid before CHIP was created in 1997 to receive CHIP matching funds for some children enrolled in Medicaid.

Federal Match Rate Continues the 23 percentage point CHIP enhanced federal match rate established by the Affordable Care Act for FY2018 and FY2019, decreases it to 11.5 percentage points in FY2020, and returns to the regular CHIP match rate for FY2021through FY2023.
Express Lane Eligibility Extends authority for states to rely on findings from agencies such as those that administer TANF or SNAP for initial Medicaid/CHIP eligibility determinations and renewals through FY2023.
Maintenance of Effort Extends states’ maintenance of effort requirements to maintain coverage for children from FY2019 through FY2023. After October 1, 2019, the maintenance of effort requirement would only apply to children in families with incomes at or below 300% FPL.
Demonstration Project Funding Extends federal funding for the childhood obesity demonstration project and pediatric quality measures program for FY2018 through FY2023.
Outreach and Enrollment Funding Extends federal funding for CHIP outreach and enrollment grants from FY2018 through FY2023.

Specifies that organizations that utilize parent mentors are able to receive grant funding and that any income or stipend a parent receives through this grant funding should not be considered in Medicaid eligibility determinations.

CHIP Risk Pools Allows states to include CHIP children and those in look-alike programs in the same risk pool and specifies that CHIP look-alike programs qualify as minimum essential coverage. Look-alike programs are for children under 18 who are ineligible for Medicaid and CHIP and purchase coverage through the state that provides benefits at least identical to CHIP funded through non-Federal funds including premiums.
Medicaid Improvement Fund Adds $980 million to the fund to reduce state costs associated with claims systems beginning in FY2023.

and then this……do you see the contradictions? We don’t want women to get abortions but the children, adults and elderly those fetuses will eventually become?!  Meh!  Who gives a fuck about them!  They are a commodity just like everything else on this planet.  To be used, bought and sold like cattle.   This kind of policy shows me the true colors of our current Government. Hypocrisy, lies, manipulation and theft rule this country and who is still getting paid?!  If it were up to me, I’d be handing them cardboard boxes full of their shit and pink slips — go do something else because you are obviously not good at this!  So tired of these games.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/26/politics/epa-clean-air-act-policy/index.html

EPA withdraws regulation on ‘major sources’ of pollution

The “once in always in” policy was first implemented in 1995 under the Clean Air Act

The announcement follows several administration moves to roll back environmental regulations

Washington (CNN)The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing a policy that requires facilities, such as power plants, that are “major” sources of hazardous air pollutants to remain classified as major sources even if they lowered their emissions.

Rolling back the policy, which was first implemented in 1995 under the Clean Air Act, follows several moves by the Trump administration to rescind environmental regulations. Environmentalists charge that the moves have often had the effect of benefiting the industries the agency is supposed to be regulating, as opposed to protecting health and the environment.

The move allows major facilities to be reclassified as “area” sources after they reduce the air toxins they emit to levels below what defines a major source. A major source, according to the EPA’s standards, emits 10 tons or more of pollutants a year or 25 tons or more of a combination of pollutants.

The EPA argued that the “once in always in” policy has been a “longstanding disincentive” to pursue technology that would cut pollution.

“It will reduce regulatory burden for industries and the states, while continuing to ensure stringent and effective controls on hazardous air pollutants,” Bill Wehrum, the assistant administrator of the agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, said in a statement.

The agency said it also had no statutory authority under the Clean Air Act to enforce a time limit on when a facility can be reclassified as an area source.

John Coequyt, the global climate policy director for the environmental group Sierra Club, called it an “appalling attack” on public health and clear air.

“(President Donald) Trump and (EPA Administrator Scott) Pruitt are essentially creating a massive loophole that will result in huge amounts of toxic mercury, arsenic, and lead being poured into the air we breathe, meaning this change is a threat to anyone who breathes and a benefit only to dangerous corporate polluters,” Coequyt said in a statement.

 

26 Jan 2018 Aurora’s Flight (Drawing and Poem) and Earthquakes

26 Jan 2018 – The title I gave to this one is Aurora’s Flight. Inspiration for the poem. It’s overcast today so sorry it doesn’t translate very well.

Aurora’s Flight by Jackie

I have no flesh only lighted coil

I flow with the winds

My essence barely graces the soil

I chase bands of colored light twisting round crystal towers

There is no time here

No seconds, minutes or hours

The sun to power my range of motion

As I cascade beyond perception

Over the ocean……..

 

26 Jan 2018 – I’m calling this Planetary Distress and imagining someone(s) from another dimension  answering the call.  Science fiction I know, but that’s what imagination is for!  There are no “rules” or obstructions there.  This comes from my concern about all the recent earthquakes and volcanic activity going on around the world.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ – shows US but these are occurring all over the world with  more frequency and intensity.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/super-blue-blood-moon-coming-jan-31 –  hopefully the sky will be clear for this  rare event

Jan. 18, 2018
‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Coming Jan. 31

Hope you all have a lovely day – loved and loving. 

Sometimes our worst enemy is the person reflected in the mirror. One of the hardest things I’ve ever done is to look at myself and tell that person I unconditionally loved them!

25 Jan 2018 Problem changing profile picture

Hello to you.  Just a short note to say hello and talk about something funny that just happened.  I wanted to change my profile picture and I tried several times but the darn thing would not load!  So I decided to be funny and see if a recent picture of my avatar from FFXIV, Deegan DeAngelic would load…almost instantly LOL!  So I said, fuck it, Deegan it is!

Lately my WordPress hasn’t been very friendly to me.  Our internet with At&t has been flaky for several months now and having the young woman crunch the box recently didn’t help either!  I don’t know if the repealing of net neutrality has anything to do with our internet performance.  It doesn’t matter really to me as I am spending less and less time on my computer anyways.  I’ve been spending a lot of time puzzling out riddles in chalk, journal writing, sketching and painting…basically spending time outside with the God of my understanding.

Anyhew…that’s the story behind my profile picture.

25 Jan 2018 – My FFXIV Avatar Deegan DeAngelic. He’s a level 62 Summoner and sporting a monocle and top hat these days lol. It’s fun and a way for Kyle and I to spend time with each other and online friends.

Here is the picture I was trying to share with you – just to say hello and give you a smile if you haven’t seen one…made one of your own in a time.  Find what you love the most and let what you find illuminate that piece of sun beating in the middle of you!

25 Jan 2018 – Picture I was trying to make my profile pic lol. Oh well. Here’s a smile and love from me to you through the wires.

23 Jan 2018 Flatline (Doctor Who and Dream) my first two paintings Emergence and Apart

Hello to you.  Just stopping in to share what I’ve been up to the past couple of days – painting.

23 Jan 2018 – The one on the left I’m called Emergence. I’ve shared a chalk drawing of it before. The one on the right I did today. I’m calling it Apart. The reason is when I did this, I was thinking of an origin story of the sun. How the sun just wanting to be alive so it set part of itself free and creation began. They say the earth was purple once.

I  had an interesting dream image last night.  It was of beings drawn in like a white outline on a wall.  They had big heads and big eyes and looked like stereotypical aliens.  The dream was like on “repeat.”  I kept seeing them going from the wall to being solid over and over again.  The wall was like a doorway.  There was something like this in Dr. Who in the episode called Flatline:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatline_(Doctor_Who)

Flatline (Doctor Who)

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Doctor Who episode
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Promotional image showing the trapped Doctor in the shrunken TARDIS
Cast
Others
Production
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Script editor David P Davis
Richard Cookson
Produced by Nikki Wilson
Executive producer(s) Steven Moffat
Brian Minchin
Incidental music composer Murray Gold
Series Series 8
Length 45 minutes
Originally broadcast 18 October 2014 (2014-10-18)
Chronology
← Preceded by Followed by →
Mummy on the Orient Express In the Forest of the Night
Doctor Who episodes (1963–1989)
Doctor Who episodes (2005–present)

Flatline” is the ninth episode of the eighth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, written by Jamie Mathieson, and directed by Douglas Mackinnon. The episode stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, with Joivan Wade and Christopher Fairbank guest starring. The episode received critical acclaim, with particular praise directed at Coleman’s performance.

Plot[edit]

The Doctor discovers something draining energy from the TARDIS and materialises in Bristol. While Clara steps out to look around, by the time the Doctor tries to leave, the exterior dimensions of the TARDIS have shrunk too small to leave. The Doctor passes Clara his sonic screwdriver, psychic paper, and an earpiece to let him see, hear, and communicate with her, and she carries the TARDIS in her bag, acting as “Doctor” Clara.

Clara befriends Rigsy, a graffiti artist assigned community duty with a crew to paint over graffiti in a pedestrian tunnel. Rigsy explains the art appears to be of people that have gone missing over the last several days. The Doctor directs Clara and Rigsy to search the flat of the latest disappearance, and Clara convinces PC Forrest to let them in. Outside of a strange mural in one room, nothing seems amiss, but they hear Forrest scream from the next room. When they get there, there is no sign of Forrest, but there is another strange mural on the floor. The Doctor recognises it as a human nervous system, and suspects it is Forrest’s. He warns Clara and Rigsy that there are two-dimensional creatures, the Boneless, that appear to be trying to understand the third dimension and have been the cause of the missing persons, flatting them into two dimensions. Clara and Rigsy escape before they are attacked.

The 2dis, the device that restores dimensions, as shown at the Doctor Who Experience.

They race back to the crew to warn them, the Doctor suspecting the paintings in the tunnel are additional Boneless. Some crewmen are killed while Clara leads the rest through a train yard into underground tunnels, followed by shambling forms of the paintings, which the Doctor surmises is the Boneless learning how to use the third dimension. The Boneless surround them, blocking their escape by flattening the doors into two dimensions. The Doctor jury-rigs a device and passes it to Clara to let them undo this flattening to give them time to escape. Clara and Rigsy try to run down the Boneless with an out-of-service train, but the creatures simply flatten it to two dimensions. In their haste, Clara drops the TARDIS into the path of an oncoming train, and the Doctor activates its Siege Mode, preventing any physical damage but leaving him unable to communicate with Clara or return it to normal with the Boneless’s power drain.

After recovering the TARDIS, Clara, Rigsy, and the other crew take shelter in a disused office. Clara gets a plan, and has Rigsy paint a realistic door on a large poster. They hang the poster over an access tunnel, and lure the Boneless to it. The Boneless, thinking it is a flattened door, funnel their energy into it to restore it, but instead this is helping to power the TARDIS that Clara placed right behind the poster. The TARDIS reverts to its normal size and form, and the Doctor erects a barrier to hold the Boneless in place. Realising the Boneless have no peaceful intentions, he returns them to their normal dimension. After saying their goodbyes, the Doctor asks Clara how she enjoyed being the Doctor for the day. Elsewhere, Missy watches Clara’s adventure, muttering to herself that she has “chosen well”.

Continuity[edit]

The TARDIS exterior was also shrunk to dolls house size in the serial Logopolis, with the Fourth Doctor trapped inside.[1]

The further-miniaturised TARDIS in “siege mode” resembles the Pandorica, the inescapable prison first mentioned in “The Eleventh Hour” and shown fully in “The Pandorica Opens“.[2]

Production[edit]

The read through for “Flatline” took place on 19 May 2014. Filming began soon afterwards, on 28 May, and concluded on 18 June 2014.[1]

Reception[edit]

Overnight viewing figures were estimated at 4.6 million, the lowest overnight rating for the show since “The Hungry Earth” in 2010 and the second lowest rating since the show returned in 2005.[3] The episode was watched by a total of 6.71 million viewers.[4] In the US, this episode was seen by 0.75 million viewers, being also the lowest rating for the series.[5]

The episode received critical acclaim, with many praising Mathieson’s script, Coleman’s performance and the uniquely designed monsters. The episode also received an AI of 85, considered excellent.[6] Neela Debnath of The Independent praised Capaldi and Coleman’s performances and believed this episode to be the stronger of Mathieson’s two episodes, although she was critical of the CGI effects.[7] Matt Risley of IGN gave the episode 8.3 out of 10, praising the concept of the episode and the performance of Coleman, but criticising the guest cast.[8] Morgan Jeffery of Digital Spy gave a mixed review of the episode, calling it “a bumpy ride.” He too was critical of the supporting cast, citing lack of depth to their personalities. He was however, positive of the CGI, calling it “the most impressive and distinctive this show has featured in recent memory.” Overall he gave the episode 3 stars out of five.[9]

Reviewing the episode for The Daily Telegraph, Michael Hogan noted that Christopher Fairbank was billed as the guest star but Joivan Wade outshone him. He stated that the episode had “outlandishly original ideas, smartly executed. It was thrillingly unsettling and ultimately satisfying.”[10] Dan Martin, for The Guardian, wrote that Jamie Mathieson’s script “is one of the more effective demonstrations of how to do the ‘cheap one’.” Martin also stated that Clara is “becoming more and more like the Doctor”.[11] Alasdair Wilkins of The A.V. Club awarded the episode a B+, stating that “the show is on a hot streak we haven’t seen in a long, long time”. Wilkins closed his review by saying “‘Flatline’ isn’t perfect, but it underlines just how great the 12th Doctor and Clara have been for each other, and how great their pairing has been for the show, if for no other reason than their complex relationship has forced the show to be thoughtful in a way it hasn’t in quite some time”.[12]

Anyhew….time to get dinner prepared.  I hope this finds you loved and loving.

Fun song I found recently.  Depeche Mode is one of my all-time favorite bands and VNV Nation is quite a favorite for me too.  Bought the closest version I could get on Itunes, the Cicada mix:

Depeche Mode versus VNV Nation – Epicentre In Your Eyes

*I realized that in the context of how I have come to view the human body, as a car, many of us are “driving” distracted.  It doesn’t just apply to moving vehicles external.   The dream I had the other night, I realize wasn’t necessarily about cars.  Sometimes I think, from what I’ve seen and experienced,  distracted/vacant human beings  can be like a used car lot for disembodied energy looking for a new ride to hop in.  Sentient energy needs a body is what keeps coming to me.  It’s a foreign way to think I guess, but just how I think.  I don’t think about life, death, rebirth and the “in between” that the Catholics call purgatory like most people do.

22 Jan 2018 Real Life Examples of Disruption and Emergence

Hello to you.  I’m back after being unplugged by forces beyond my control.  On Saturday, around 2:10 pm we heard an explosion in our backyard and then another one.  While this was happening Kyle and I both lost our internet connection.

Do you remember me sharing in this post: https://saymber.com/2018/01/20/20-jan-2018-kan-pai-dream/ about the dream I had about choices which included the hazards of distracted driving?  Well apparently God wanted to give me a specific example to emphasize the point!  The person who had the wreck in our backyard was a 16 year old girl.  Thankfully she wasn’t seriously injured and nor was anyone else – just someones that can be repaired…a car and the Internet box  that got completely crunched!

So this was a major disruption to our lives – especially Kyle’s.  He does a lot of online gaming and was actually in the middle of it when the accident happened.  He was already kind of fussy because he was having to go in for jury duty today.  He was nervous about it – it’s not in his comfort zone.  So when he couldn’t be distracted by his online friends and gaming like he wanted to, he was a bit disgruntled at first.

Sometimes disruptions of the status quo of our lives, whatever their form, can be good.  We can learn things about ourselves and others.  In this case there were many good things that happened.  Prepare yourself, this will shock you lol, we actually started using our kitchen table for meals again!  ZOMG right?!  Ever since the recliner couch came into this house that has trays attached, we’ve been eating in front of the t.v. for all our meals.  Kyle wasn’t as distracted by gaming so he helped me out more with caring for the dogs – giving them baths and trimming nails.  We took them on more frequent walks together which is good for all of us.  He’s been better about sticking to the daily exercise habit we are trying to establish together.  There has been more cleaning in the house.  Today, after I get off of here there will be paint going on canvas!  I told Duwon, the nice man from AT&T who came out to repair our line today, that it’s pretty amazing all the stuff you get done when your not distracted by the Internet.  On the same note, I told him I feel it is a utility.  We may not run our livelihoods off of it, but many small business owners or people who work from home do.  They just have to have it working!  I think it’s kind of crappy they keep trying to say the Internet is not a utility.

Anyhew…..almost warm enough to take stuff out for painting.  I want do it outside and enjoy the beautiful day.  I am dreaming of someday having a solarium/sun room where I can have all my craft stuff and be inside and outside at the same time without having to drag all my stuff back and forth lol.  May be some day.

What’s funny is this morning/last night I had a very detailed dream, like I was living it about car shopping after an accident!  Whoever I was, or with had taken a turn too sharply and rolled/flipped their car.  It was a large old style red car (kind of looks like the one at this link  only a bit larger if your curious https://classic-car-auctions.info/european/2016-artcurial-le-mans-classic-sale-1961-ferrari-250-gt-swb-berlinetta/)  I just remember the top being dented and deciding I wanted a new car.  We looked at a used car lot.  I remember there being a really cute little purplish car.  There was a pick-up truck that had a cab that looked like it was being held together by duct tape.  It was a very vivid experience.  I even remember looking to see how late they were going to be open because there were a lot of people being serviced while we were there.  The times and services were different.  Sales were til like 8:30 pm.  We ended up in new cars but they didn’t have any models on the floor except one that you pushed a button and it put itself together from like the size of a box.  There was someone in the dream who didn’t want to file a claim with their insurance company.  I remember someone driving after that and I was trying to sleep in the backseat.  I flipped a flap on the window for privacy.  It was night time.

Note:  I am having to delete pictures to make room for new ones so if you see something is missing from older blogs, you know why.  The only remedy is to pay for a Premium subscription.  Kyle and I live on a fixed income, which includes my Air force Pension that may not be coming if the Government shut-down continues.  Kyle is not currently employed so are trying not to spend money on anything that would put us over the narrow margins we live by.   I don’t make any money doing this blog nor do I expect to. We will work with what we have. 

21 Jan 2018 – Kyle and I really like this one. Like a sundial? I am having to delete pictures to make room for new ones so if you see something is missing from older blogs, you know why.

20 Jan 2018 Kan-pai (Dream)

Hello to you. It’s 8:24 am on this warmer Saturday morning. Not much to tell you besides we are back to a two dog house again. Kyle’s parents returned safely and came bearing a gift of white sage and a little angel candle holder made out of repurposed metal – love it! We both got some much needed sleep last night.

19 Jan 2018- Kyles Mom and Dad brought this back from Arizona for us. It’s an angel repurposed out of scrap metal. I put some tea lights in and my kaleidoscope glass in side.

There were lots of dreams like there usually is but only one that I remember. It was pretty long and involved. It was about someones wedding. In the dream I was an ex-wife I guess but invited to this mans wedding. I walked into their bedroom where I saw tickets to a *place called Kanpei on the bed. In the context of the dream it was an ancient place he was going to take his new wife. Apparently there was something negative about this and I wanted to warn the man’s new bride about it. The man found out I was going to tell his new bride and then I wasn’t the ex-wife anymore. I saw there was a blonde woman tied up on the bed and the man’s new wife saw this and was going to ask what was going on and then I woke up.

Well I was curious about where Kanpai was and turns out it wasn’t so much a place as a greeting from an ancient place. With the spelling, it was Japan in particular. So in this wierd dream scenario I got to learn a word from another country and that’s pretty cool!

Some of the waking keys that unlocked this dream I think were worrying a bit about my brother-in-law after a recent phone call, reading about a man having a 5ft long tapeworm crawl out of himself after eating Sushi and watching a video with Kyle about the upcoming patch (4.2) for FFXIV which involved clips from the most recent Live-Letter with Yoshi P who is the executive producer for the game and he is Japanese. I also did a chalk drawing yesterday that made me think of an Asian woman in the water.

Tidbits I found on the internet, I didn’t go way in depth about it. I just wanted to find out if there was a place or even a word that matched what was in the dream:

*As Jori mentioned, kanpai is equivalent to “cheers” said at a toast, often in celebratory settings (kenpai is said instead, at funerals), but also very commonly at the start of a meal with drinks and/or guests. The kanji composition ???? (kanpai) can literally be translated as “dry” – “glass.”

12 Answers – What does ‘kanpai’ mean in Japanese? – Quora

https://www.quora.com/What-does-kanpai-mean-in-Japanese

https://www.90daykorean.com/how-to-say-cheers-in-korean/

The word ???? (geonbae) literally means ’empty glass’, so is similar to the expression ‘bottom’s up’.

Japanese and Chinese speakers will notice the similarities between this word and the word for ‘cheers’ in those languages (‘ganbei’ in Chinese and ‘kanpai’ in Japanese). This is because the word is based on Chinese characters. Remembering the meaning of these characters can help you learn words quickly when your Korean reaches an intermediate level.

To use this word, raise your glass in the air, say ???? (geonbae), and clink your glass with your friend’s glass.

The word implies that you should then drink the whole of your drink, but this is not actually necessary.

The word ???? (geonbae) is usually said by itself, rather than as part of a phrase or sentence.

If somebody says ???? (geonbae) to you, then the correct response is simply to say ???? (geonbae) back to them.

 

19 Jan 2018 Jackie Wygant outdoor chalk drawing water spirit Alvarado TX

Forgot I wrote this one….so true and almost cruel isn’t it?

“The science of being a human being.  We are both observer and the experiment caught in the undetermined test case called Life.”

28 May 2016 – my pink spirit book message for today

It’s about the choices me make in life too.  When we make choices, there are consequences…cause and effects.  If you want to lose weight, you probably shouldn’t keep overeating.  If you don’t want to kill yourself while driving, you probably should stop doing things that distract you while your driving.

On 16 January I had a dream involving what I will call a sequence of scenarios about life choices.  One was being in a car with a man who I yelled at “Can you at least pull over and do that?!  Are you trying to get us killed?!” because he was writing something down while he was driving.  Then there was me (I want to lose weight) holding one of my favorite types of donuts with cream filling and in the dream it had bacon in it too!  Well then the dream transitioned to a blonde man with sharp pointy teeth and dark eyes (he looked like actor Jeff Daniels).  He was doing a dark comedy skit.  While he was doing it, he stopped and looked at me, like he was really looking at me as if it were real life and I was standing there.  He said, “It’s about choices.  Are you receiving me?”  As he said the last part he was nodding his head at me to make sure I was.  Yep…message received!

Anyhew – hope you have a lovely day. Hugs and love through the wires!