What I post depends on the times, my mood, or concerns.

I have a different blog and website for my right-brain:
FieldGrass at toni-two.com, there is a WordPress version too.

Or is it left-brain?  Do not recall.  Pop psychology.

20131018-153515.jpgI am lefty I suppose. I have no party affiliations or affections. The Left and the Right are not places for me to plant my stake. Nor is the middle ground. I am not suited to being planted.

I hope to post things to consider or remember. Primarily for me. An archive of thoughts, or simply what has caught my mind. I am not interested in dogma or ragging against any particular group. I do go through phases.

I do not: Hate Republicans, Conservatives, Christians, Muslims, Jews, or any religion, religion, the government, people of any color.

I dislike: Argumentative, closed-mindedness. Indifference, cruelty and abandonment of the Earth or any thing that lives on it.  Except some insects.

I encourage: Ideas, even if I do not agree.  Discourse, engaging and thought provoking. All sides.  Except those from my “dislike” list – see point above.

 

As always, I have deleted.  Editing life, sites and blogs….

I this, I that

I am a fantasy student of art, art history, history, and anthropology – culture, belief systems and archaeology.  I also play with languages and a little science.  I studied those topics at university, but not in depth – no time because I took too many topics.  I went to college for 5 years and only took one summer off.

I spend hours on computers and Gadgets.

Charlton_Heston_as_Moses_in_Ten_CommandmentsMost important, I am a volunteer English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in an Adult Literacy program.  It is the high point of each week.  The international set – the people from around the globe – make for excellent conversations and friends.  Eager, attentive, and hard working students are a teacher’s dream.  The facility and staff are stellar.  We have a well stocked computer lab, which I think is outstanding.  It offers an opportunity to add computer skills during class work.  My volunteer work is a luxury in which I fully indulge.

I smoke strong clove cigs.  Technically cigars.  I call them “high school girl cigarettes”.  They taste and smell nice.

While I am not a student, not a trained teacher, and should not smoke, I totally dig them all.   If it totally looks, sounds, or isn’t cool – I bet it is.  Like Jerry Lewis – not talking Jerry Lee Lewis, he is awesome too.   Love Charlton Heston.  If it is bizarre and annoying – I may like it even more so.  Except for that thing on my stove in the photo.  Something extremely annoying and bizarre.  Except for that deer antler photo at the  right.  Not staged.  Thankfully, I have an old pot ready for such an occasion.

This is what happens when I leave my husband unattended in the kitchen. For those in the know, yes he (bow) hunts. No, I was not surprised, nor pleased. If you do not know what is going on, be very glad.

This is what happens when I leave my husband unattended in the kitchen. For those in the know, yes he (bow) hunts. No, I was not surprised, nor pleased. If you do not know what is going on, be very glad.

I have more blogs, mostly for ESL teaching tools, an ESL site toni-english.com and one about topics of social relevance – I See.  I See is what is on my mind or catches my attention randomly, a current or past event.  I am working on a site, around that blog – I’ve just started on It Matters.


And because we never read these About pages… I love NASA, The Dark Knight soundtracks and Star Trek!

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Apollo 11 “The Eagle” launch, 19 July, 1969.  See my post

THE Quote

The intro to Star Trek was inspired by Eisenhower, who was trying to garner support in the US for NASA.   It came full circle in 1989, when NASA used the Star Trek version of the quotation in the title of its retrospective of Project Apollo:  “Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions”.  If you do not know the quote, you are likely not reading this.  But here:

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

It has been suggested that the quotation was taken from a White House booklet published in 1958. The Introduction to Outer Space, was produced at the request of President Eisenhower in an effort to garner support for a national space program in the wake of the Russian Sputnik flight, read on its first page:

The first of these factors is the compelling urge of man to explore and to discover, the thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before.

NASA Beatdown

Space is not for the weak.  Astronauts are brilliant and totally kick ass, do not be fooled.  Apollo 11 Astronaut, 2nd man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin shows us how it’s done.:

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Wah Ming Chang

A note of tribute:  wah-chang

Wah Ming Chang was one of the great unsung heroes of Star Trek.   Few fans know his name, but everyone certainly knows his work: the phaser, the communicator, the tricorder, the Gorn, the first Romulan ship, the tribble, and the list goes on and on … http://www.startrek.com/database_article/wah-ming-chang

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