Thye sound of Music

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There are many different sounds that come from whatever Instrument you may play,

music will have you feel many feelings and emotions and bring many moods,

the music we listen has many different lyrics that inspire and and calm our souls,

the many versions of music played daily no matter where you are on your journey,

the song writer’s take ordinary words and magically turn to the beauty of music,

words are just words til we create the right words to inspire and heal,

we listen to our music just like we sit to eat our foods,

we use music as our crutch just like a fence is held up with poles,

music helps us move forward without digging a hole to bury,

we have much music to choose whether modern or rustic,

some may listen to music just for spite others listen and feel,

we get molded with our choice of music just like an artist molds his clay.

Country, jazz, classical, gospel, these are kinds of music that inspire and soothe. Some of these have words that have been created and set to lyrics, while other kinds are simply just lyrics that soothe and calm us into softness. There are other types of music like rap and punk rock, that do nothing but create chaos or bring ugliness along our paths of our journey through life, the words of these kinds of music just get thrown together, without any kind of creativity involved. Music when created the right way, will make us cry real tears and help us smile with great happiness, when music is just words thrown together, brings us much anger and breeds much hatred throughout all our paths of our journey.

When we are troubled we use music to lift us up and inspire to move forward on our paths, this is the true beauty of what the creativity of words can do, The other beauty that music helps us with is, helping us get in touch with our true empathy, which is a feeling we all have deep within our souls, unfortunately there are things along our journey’s that forces us to suppress this empathy deeper within us, to the point we don’t feel it anymore, it is always there just that we bury it so the harm won’t hurt us anymore. Just as we all walk our own paths along this journey of life, we all listen to music, just that our taste in music, varies from one Individual to another.

” the right music will inspire and soothe, the wrong music breeds hatred and anger”

” music is a creativity of words, just like the books we read, except the words of music are set to lyrics”

” there are many types of music, just like our paths we walk along this journey through life”

The fire that burns within the New England Patriots Organization

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA          The New England Patriots are a Football team that plays within the National Football League, from a fan who remembers the not so glory days and the days which they had some good talent, just not enough to make the playoffs each and every year. I also realize that this stretch of the last 10+ years they are on, won’t last forever, but I am not like the casual fair weather fan that are only a fan because of all their winning. Since a guy named Bill Belichek took over as head coach and a quarterback named Tom Brady took over the reigns as the starter on the team, this team has never looked back and take one game at a time. Their success over the last decade plus, has been just simply awesome to watch and when all is said and done with their careers ( yes all good things will end eventually), these two Individuals will go down in the history of the NFL, as the best quarterback/head coach tandem ever in the NFL.

These New England Patriots have won a lot more than they lose with that said, it also breeds a lot of hater’s as well simply because we in this Society are too lazy to step up to the plate to beat them fair and square. Teams in the past that have also gone through this like the New York Yankees and have won more than they lose, also shows how the Haters just give up and talk trash of the winners, plus they also become insanely jealous of their success. What I say to all the Haters out their is, ” Step up to the plate…put in the required work needed…so you can beat these winners and become a Champion yourself”.

These Patriots and especially Tom Brady through the off season of this year, has gone through more crap than any Professional Sports Player really needs to go through. The talks and rumors of “deflate gate” only strengths and shows just how these Haters operate, with the Commissioner of the NFL becoming a Hater as well, simply because he won’t let this go even with a Federal judge telling him he has no solid evidence or even a case to continue with. A Football in the cold weather is just like the tires on your car, it will lose PSI (which is pounds per square inch) of air within it, anybody with a  basics in chemistry can determine this, not too mention every time you get out of your car in the winter at a gas station, just to fill the air within your tires. Now with all that said it is also possible that maybe there were some gray areas explored not just of the Footballs, but the making of some plays and different formations for the team to line up with? If you guessed yes then your probably correct, but if you say that any other team does not explore the grey areas within the rules, to gain a competitive advantage, then I will call you out as a liar and a Hater also. Every team within all the sports and all the Individuals of the Individual sports all explore the grey areas, so they can gain a competitive advantage, it is just that some do it better than others and those that don’t do it well become Haters and are jealous of the ones that do it well. This is Human nature because nobody wants to lose and also, nobody ever remembers a loser.

We all walk a path within this journey of life, some play sports, some have no clue of any sport or how it is played. When you determine within your mind of something that you have no clue of, the only one that looks bad in this process is, quite simply you yourself. Tom Brady is proving this within this season of 2015, he is winning all his games this year, not just because he has a great team and coaching staff around him, but because he is just that good at what he does. Tom was drafted so far down in the draft, that he wasn’t even on the radar of other teams and his work on the practice field, together with his studying of the game of football and reviewing of the videos of what other teams do, is the reason why Tom Brady is so good on the field during game day each and every week of the Football season.

” Football is a game of strategy and which ever team has the best strategy wins the game that week, the talent of each player on the team is second to the strategy of the game”

” Tom Brady is the most competitive player in the game of football today, it is his hard work on and off the field that has made him this way”

” Haters will always hate because they are too lazy to step up to the plate…..put in the work, so they too can become a winner at what ever they want”

The Road to the White House………..

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA          This may be 2015 but the 2016 Presidential elections are starting to heat up and if you look in the eyes of the propaganda Media, they will make this race out to be a three ring circus. The President of the United States is supposed to be a very hard job and a 24/7 job at that, plus it is also suppose to be a job that not just we here in the United States have much respect for, but all others throughout the globe and their leaders respect as well, right now with how this office is held and with the views of the propaganda media, our Country is the laughing stock throughout the World. I hate to say it but we the people don’t elect the President anymore, it is the propaganda Media that does this for us, by all the stupid questions in the debates and reporting on things that have absolutely nothing to do with electing a solid President, that will bring this Country forward instead of down.

Seriously!!! Where do the ring leaders of the Circus, or the Propaganda Media come up with these questions for the debate, or do they simply only ask dumb questions to the Candidates of which they don’t support? All these left wing Media  nut cases will report everything bad of the Candidates they don’t support, then say nothing of the ones they do support, even if those Candidates are dirty and only want to be president to give favors to those who support them. Another thing that is killing this Society is all the Political Correction and people afraid to say anything, for the fear of offending others, this is exactly why Donald Trump is doing so well, because he is saying what all others want to say and are afraid to say it. What I say about Political Correction is, ” you can’t handle the truth”. There is a way around the Political Correction problem and that is, constructive criticism, this is a way to help each other be better and stronger moving forward. We are all so wrapped up in the political correct game that we won’t help each other anymore, When someone is hurting and in need of help, we are all guilty of turning the cheek and walking away, simply because we are afraid to not only offend someone, but we are greatly afraid of any bad ramifications that may come back to us.

” We all live in a shell, the shell of political Correction”

With the way that the economies of the United States and the World are shaping up, you would think we need a President that is financially sound in his/her ways? And even a very charismatic person so they can be a great diplomat towards other Countries? These are just a couple of the many real issues that need to be addressed by all the Candidates involved, no matter if your a Republican or a Democrat? Than why doesn’t the Propaganda Media ask the real questions, instead of asking the stupid and any other question but the real issue questions? I have no clue to the why, but my guess to why the propaganda Media is this way, simply for the ratings which brings more money within their pockets and I wouldn’t be surprised if there is big kick backs from the funds of certain Candidates to the Executives of this Propaganda Media. Now don’t get me started of the Elected Officials that are already in and have their hands out to the special interest groups, that want them to push their agendas before the real issues that need addressing, that’s for another blog.

The road to the White House should be full of respect and dignity, but it is far from that now and is totally all about being a Celebrity and famous. The current President we have now is more worried about his Celebrity status, than rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty while fixing the real issues that this Country desperately needs. Instead of adding to the Trillion dollar debt, maybe it might be a good idea to start reducing this debt down? Maybe it would be a good idea to create real jobs and stop fudging the numbers to make it look like you are bringing the  unemployment down? True their are jobs out there but, they are not the same quality job that were once here in this Country, as a lot of them went over seas, because it is cheaper for them to operate, maybe we should fix this problem? So we can create more tax payer’s, which will help you bring down the debt, as long as “ALL” of the elected officials stay within their budgets? Budgets are made so you don’t over spend, pay down debt and actually save money for a rainy day, I don’t know……… If i can think of this than why can’t our elected officials? ” Oh wait….there are no budgets made within the White house I forget”. We all walk a path throughout this journey of life, the paths may be different but the journey is the same. I think we all need to show more empathy of each other, instead of stepping on each other, so we all can walk our paths within this journey of life, peacefully and in happiness, to be better and stronger moving forward.

” the road to the White House should be that of respect and dignity, not trying to get to a higher celebrity status”

” The Presidential elections should be about the Candidates who have the qualifications to do the job, not about doing favors for the ones who put them in the office”

” the propaganda Media should be reporting the facts, not twisting the facts that best suits them and the ratings, so they can get rich and live their plush lifestyles”

Blind with Faith will help to see clearly of all that is around you.

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“Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “ Master I want to see, Jesus told him, “ go your way; your faith has saved you. Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way”.
***Mk 10:51-52***

Blindness comes in two different ways, the physically blind and the blind that simply walks their journey without truly seeing all that is around them. The physical blind that can’t see, can see in many other ways and when they have the faith in Jesus, they see through their heart as Jesus guides them on their path of their journey through life. True they can’t see with their eyes, but their hearing is much sharper and they are more in tune with what is around them. They are more aware of all the different smells around them, as they walk their paths they know what kind of plant life is around them without seeing whatever plants they are walking by. Their sense of feel and touch is more acute than that of all others, they basically see through their hands. The Blind are not really blind and when they keep the faith in Jesus as well as themselves, they can see clearly of everything that is around them.

The ones that walk their paths of this journey through life and can see with their own eyes are the ones that don’t truly see all that is around them. We take everything for granted and don’t really see in detail of what is around them. We only see what we want to see and everything else doesn’t exist, you can have five people look at the same thing, now you get five different descriptions of whatever you are seeing. When we don’t have the faith in Jesus or even ourselves, we don’t really see the details of what we see, we over look the details or the little things, because quite simply we would rather glide right along on our paths and not take the time, to stop and look deeply into what we see.

As we walk our paths along this journey through life, there will be these life events that happen to us, these events will cross our paths either by our own ways, or they will be brought on by something/someone around us. These events will also keep us from truly looking deeply into what we see, as well as forcing us to be someone we truly are not. When we are that someone that we see in the mirror and don’t recognize? This is when we become blind to all that is around us, we lose sight of all the details, as we then develop tunnel vision of all that is around us. Blindness isn’t just of the ones that are physically blind, as true blindness is something that affects us all, as we walk our paths along this journey through life.

“Being blind isn’t just the ability of being able to see what is around them, true blindness is not seeing the details of what is right in front of us”

“Being blind doesn’t mean you are totally in the dark, as with the faith in Jesus and yourself, the brightness will light up your path along your journey”

“When we take for granted all that is around us, we will never see the details of everything around us”

The Society that once was…………….

Desert Landscape          It was a warm Summer day and the streets within the City were filled with people and much noise, as everybody smiled for what they were doing. The City was so vibrant this day, that the hustle was shaking the sidewalks.   There was once a time before the City was established, that the City was desolate and quiet, not a sole to be found as all the People were migrating some where else, until they got bored and wanted a change from the comfy zone they were in.

The City had shops, restaurants and a movie theater, which at one time it showed four films a day and now sits idle in the darkness with no bright lights, from the screen, to light your path to the snack-bar, heck!!! you can’t even get inside as the doors have closed forever. Just as everything on our journey through life changes, the Cities where we all  live change as well and sometimes all we can do is move from point A to point B.

Each City that dies and loses their Population, are known today as a Ghost Town and there are quite a few around us today, we just have to look around us in order to see where they are, but do the Ghosts really live there? and Are they the new Society to come  within our future here on Earth?

Before the City was established it might of looked a bit dry and flat, with maybe a few hills and stone structures around, then as Mankind came and built on this land, now the once desolate land  has become busy with skyscrapers, homes and other buildings around. Everything got busy in a big way and just maybe these Ghost Town’s are popping up around us, cause all the resources have all dried up for the people to survive within it? When Mankind came around and bought up all the land around, just to build their homes or businesses on, you think they really thought of the ramifications of their build in the future to come? Okay maybe their future, but not the future of what was to come after their journey has ended. You think they thought of the resources around them and that maybe one day there would be no more resources, for all the Societies to come in the long term future? Or maybe they just expected Mother Earth to keep up with all their demands? We throughout mankind are very demanding and want it all, without thinking of anybody/anything around them, which maybe some day down the road, we just might see many more Ghost Towns popping up all around us.

Back in a time when People wandered this Earth in search of finding riches, there were tumbleweeds flying around the Earth and through the small little Towns that were built, just to mine for Gold. Now these Towns are desolate with no action within them anymore, but are there actually Ghosts living within them? Or are the towns just sitting empty waiting for the next Gold rush times, to come across their paths here on Earth? We throughout this Society of today, are very much the same as those Societies of yesteryear, only the product of getting rich has vastly changed from the Gold of that time. We all want to be rich and we all want it now, the difference between us now and them of yesteryear is, we of today have no empathy and care nothing of anybody/everything that is around them. We all walk our paths within this journey through life, just like those before us, if we keep operating in the way we are, there may be no Society to come, after our journey here is done? The time for true change is now, so we all can walk our journey’s in peace, to be better and stronger moving forward, then the Societies to come can do the same for what comes after them.

” A Society scorned can change so their future can be better, as all within it move forward with peace and harmony throughout”

” A Ghost Town is an old desolate town within our past, maybe there are no actual Ghosts within it”

” Cities and Towns get built up from land that has no action within it, while the city is built maybe we should think of its resources for the many Societies to come, without leaving it a wasteland once again”

The Appalachian Trail

          The Appalachian Trail is one rich in history, as well as one of those hidden gems that to most, have no idea it is even there for our hiking adventure.  This Trail depending of whether you go from North to South or, South to North, Starts at Mount Katahdin in Maine and ends at Springer Mountain Georgia. Just a bit over 2100 miles and many States later and now you have succeeded with an accomplishment that nobody no where can ever take from your memory within your brain.

You have heard many people talk about a bucket list, A list that varies from Individual to Individual and a list that we each make up, as we try to accomplish this list as we walk our paths along this journey through life. The Appalachian Trail is high upon my list and has been for much of my journey here on Earth. Everybody has there own reasons for setting out to join the many before them that have Hiked this Trail, the most common reason for most that have Hiked this trail is, ones that have had suffered major trauma or a life event and are in need of finding their true selves once again. This Trail is not for the ordinary Hiker as it will test you in many ways, it builds stamina, character, as well as testing your will to achieve and finish a project that you have started. There have been a lot through the years that have set out on this Trail, only to not finish, as there also have been even more that have started and finished this journey of the Appalachian Trail.

This journey of the Appalachian Trail is more than just the journey itself, it takes a lot of planning even before you start the first steps along this trail, setting up drop spots for supplies as you can’t carry everything you need all at once, only because the Backpack would be too heavy and slow you down greatly each day, this journey takes approximately six months and that is if your only Hiking it in one direction, than you have too have a plan set up in advance to find a way back to the starting point. You have to plan for the weather also, as the Winter months in the North brings a big obstacle to over come, not to mention other weather events like heavy rain that will make each step you take as slippery as walking on ice in the Mountains of the North in New England. There may seem like a lot of planning ahead before you even start the hike, but once you have it all in place, it makes for a great journey and one you will never forget.

This journey of the Appalachian Trail is one that will test you in many ways, it is a journey full of serenity and peacefulness as well. This journey will definitely give you plenty of time to think and help you truly find of who you really are, some have taken to this Trail and kept a journal of their daily activities, then have turned it into a book and became an Author, which set them off and running along a new path along their journey of life, as what they thought they were doing before this journey was what they thought they were meant to do? This is what this Trail will truly do as you accomplish one step at a time. There is a lot of good books written from past Hikers of this Trail and no better to learn of this Trail, from someone that has really hiked it from start to finish. We all walk a journey through life, but this Trail from Maine to Georgia is truly a journey within the journey, as we all become stubborn and set in our ways, or suffer through a major trauma or a life event, this Trail will most definitely help you find the true person deep inside each of us, as it will change you into someone that actually cares and shows empathy for all that is around you, which is something within this Society we are all guilty of getting away from.   This journey of the Appalachian Trail is different from the journey of life, as the paths we take through life, are also different from the paths we take along this Appalachian Trail.

” The paths of the Appalachian Trail may not be the same as the paths through the journey of life, but they will help us find who we truly are along our journey through life”

” The accomplishment of the Appalachian Trail is like no other accomplishment we will ever achieve throughout our journey of life”

” One step at a time is what you do along the Appalachian Trail, the same we do through the paths of our journey of life”

The road to the future, for what does it truly hold?

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA         You know your getting old when you remember a movie from twenty six years ago as if it was yesterday. The movie was called Back to the future and one of it’s stars was Micheal J Fox, who played the role of Marty McFly. I was twenty five when this movie came out, I remember the date that was put into the famous car and time machine, but if I may be honest, never really thought deeply into this date of 10/21/2015 until today and all the hype being made of this.

As we walk our paths along this journey through life, it’s what we do in the present that determines all our futures, it’s okay to reflect back in time to see what we did wrong, what we did right, so we can make the necessary changes, so we all can make our futures bright and be stronger and better as we move forward. We all have our flaws that we want to forget, as some of these flaws brought great pain whether physical or mentally, also with these flaws we suppress all the pain in order to relieve ourselves from the hurt, we then become someone of which we truly are not. When we have become that stranger to even ourselves, we then look into the mirror one day and say to self, who are you and where did you come from? Yes we all have certain flaws we have suppressed deep within our souls, but what the future truly holds for us then is the fact that, our brains and minds never forget and eventually all comes to a head within the future of all our journeys within our lives.

The movie Back to the Future was a great movie, as I can remember it twenty six years later. it kind of had most of us daydreaming of what does the future truly hold for us and can we really go back in time to change who or what we are now? Now that I am older I can see clearly that the past is the past and the present is what determines my future moving forward.

We all have things in the past we want to change, these things are gone and should not affect us right now in the present, what we should be focusing on is, being truly who we are and not something we truly are not because of some flaw, or a life event that made us into this fake self. When we stay true to who we are, feel the love of God within our hearts and souls, we will then love ourselves more, which will then help us love all those who are around us. With this love of self and those around us, we will then show more empathy and actually care more for each other and all the hate we see everyday, will simply disappear from all our paths along this journey through life. So Happy Back to the Future day and may this day help us all move forward along our journey, while we stay true to who we are, show our love and empathy from within us toward each other, so we all can walk our paths along this journey of life peacefully, as we live in the present to determine our own futures, of being better and stronger moving forward.

” The past does not determine our future, it is what we do in the present that truly determines who, or what we become in the future”

” It’s okay to reflect back on the past to see what went wrong and what went right, so we then can make the necessary changes in the present, as we all have a bright future”

” There are movies and there are movies that we never forget, this is what makes the movie great, or just simply only as good as we remember”