((( Mostly Positive )))

Duty Scapegoat & Extreme “Boof”!

jassperleboof

jassperleboof

Nutritional Consultant, Monsanto Hater - Either We Stop Monsanto or Monsanto will Destroy the Human Race - Also Web developer - Designer - MMORPG Game Developer, Not much to say, actually, but plenty to growl about.

View Full Profile →

Jassper’s Twitter Feed

Associated Blogs:

"Photography & Video" by TaleRocker~DreamCat Creations - In a WordPress Theme "Rain Drops".
"Independent Canadian News" Edited by Douglas Otterson - Copied on-site from a WordPress dot com hosted site.
"Inter World News" Edited by Douglas Otterson - Looks like a newspaper - "has a Wider Scope beyond Canadian News".
"All That We Dreamt - On Fire" "A complicated Novel by Jim Wellington - Growing here by leaps and bounds."
"Radio Free Earth News" Douglas Otterson's "Conspiracy Etc." News blog hosted on a wordpress dot com server.
"Archives" Edited by Draelen LeChaat - News and Literary Magazine reprints, "etc."
"Latest News From Aerendel" Edited by Jim Wellington - News of a more personal nature - "Should bore hard core news freaks to death" - In a WordPress Theme: "evolve".

Posts in category Positive

Nor’Easter Monday? Second Day Of Spring -2016-

— Monday, March 21, 2016 — // -4˚C / +24˚F & snowing ‘lightly’ @ 11:11 am in Atlantic Canada on the Second Day of Spring, 2016 🙂 —

I have become almost magically optimistic about the future lately — Hmmm? Have I clued into positive trends in the world of Spirit? Or is this not so early onset Alzheimer’s? 😉

Bare Ground as Storm Begins on Monday, 21 March, 2016.

Bare Ground beneath our local species of Cedar tree as the Nor’Easter begins – this was at about 8:37 am today, March 21st, 2016 -jrw-

— The Weather Network said we should expect between 15 and 25 centimeters of snow today ( um, six to ten inches? ) The local CBC channel told us this morning they expect we should get about 10 centimeters / 4 inches? – then later amended that to say we might get another 5 centimeters later tonight, after the evening commute home?

Deer Hill before the Nor'Easter began in ernest.

— This is a view of the ‘Deer Hill’ that I haven’t ‘published’ here yet – The hill is actually somebody else’s property. Cathi says she wishes we could own it- She’s got ideas concerning gardens and safe passage for deer forever and maybe even a swimming pool.

—  My novel keeps growing in my mind faster than I can get it out and into word processors – In that manner I work out a lot of stupid dead ends before they waste time? At least I’m not wasting paper –

Snow falling, beginning to cover spots that were bare a couple hours earlier.

— At about 10:30 am. The spot beneath the cedar tree is now covered by ‘new’ snow. (I had to walk out to this area to bring back the garbage can the garbage guys usually leave upside down, but today they left it right side up, so it was filling with snow.) — shrug —

— I realized before I began to write this, that at about this time last year, I didn’t want to know anything about any more snow falling from the sky and building up on the ground- Today I pretty much knew it was coming – um, part of this is trusting teevee and radio weather people – and I still felt like the world was okay, that Spring is coming, that people are will be nicer to each other – That even nasty people will realize they don’t like being nasty? — I don’t know – Maybe something on a nearly sub-conscious level has become more optimistic since Canada elected a new ‘government’ that at least claims to value human beings over the principles of greed and divisiveness.

Snow in the air with our house as the backdrop.

— And I think this is the photo that I took around 10:30 this morning that I thought best showed the developing snowstorm.  -jrw-

— And I guess none of the photos I’ve put up here today do anything to explain the odd optimism I’ve been feeling. As a matter of fact, the day is kind of grey and brooding – and the snow that is falling doesn’t feel particularly friendly or compassionate – But the world still feels like it is becoming more friendly, more loving, more welcoming? So, of course there will be set-backs and dark moments – But I still feel like something deep down and subtle has changed for the better.

~~~~~ Jim

Monday – A Flurry Of Non-Events?

Stonewall Dusted

We had some flurry activity this afternoon. – A dusting on the stones of the stonewall-

— Monday, March 7th, 2016 — // 0˚C / 32˚F  & Lightly Flurrying In Atlantic Canada @ 5:15 pm // — I think today is exactly six months away from my birthday – might depend on leapyear and stuff like that —

— I really have almost nothing to report – You don’t really want to know about how many trips I made up and down the stairs to do a little bit of laundry – I did add one old poem to the “Aerendel Magazine Archives” page here –  And I took a couple photos of the dog playing in the snow and the dusting everything is getting here.

— Cathi ‘shared’ a definition of ‘Trumpery’ someone posted on ‘effbook’ –  I re-shared that –

— The odd thing is, I suddenly felt a bit of a Spiritual Lift a short time ago – Like something wonderful happened to somebody I know and they wished I was there to experience that with them.

— Therefore, this is not a case of me about to drop dead from boredome. This is me enjoying a happy moment or two when nothing is falling apart or crashing in on us.

— If some of my more sensitive friends were not totally allergic to smiley faces – I just might have added one here.

~~~~~ Jim

Ground Hog Day – 2016

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — -6˚C / +21˚F — Sunny & bright, clear, and colder than yesterday in Atlantic Canada @ 9:11 am — Birthdays today: Close Friend Lisa and Cousin Lyn in Connecticut 🙂 & I think our friend Angie ( née Shean ) up here has a birthday too – 🙂 —

"Icebergs"

I don’t know if this will be readable – but a friend impressed me by doing this on an obsolete computer with an obsolete operating system and an obsolete photo program.

— Draelen Shantivarta ( ‘Somewhere out west’ -) managed to download a screen shot from the game that several of us are still working on, and, using a G5 Mac running OS X 10.4-something which supports OS 9 “Classic”, where he used Photo Deluxe, a program from the early 90’s, to import, trim, and write every line ( one at a time ) then drag and resize the text (one line at a time). & to tell ya the truth, the screen shot looks like icebergs are floating close to shore somewhere.

Bernie and Barbara.

Barbara Walters interviewing Bernie Sanders before anybody had any idea that he could do so well in Iowa

— A lot of people were buzzing this morning about how well Bernie Sanders did in the Iowa Caucus yesterday. He started out polling in single digits and ended up in a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton, who is backed by big money and a powerful political machine.

Caucus Results

Hillary received 49.9% of the Democratic Votes tallied in yesterday’s Iowa Caucuses, Bernie received 49.5%? That should scare a lot of the wrong people. And six of the delegates were awarded by a coin toss?

— Hillary’s supporters were tweeting up a storm yesterday while Bernie had Michael Moore and a handful of activist celebrities ( including Susan Sarandon ( “Dammit – Janet!” ) and Wil Wheaton? – ( Wesley from Star Trek Next Generation? ) Plus a lot of dedicated grass-roots people. Exit polls cited by the BBC said 84-91% of voters under 30 years old voted for ‘The Bern’

California Bridge over shallow water stream

– This is in California? Wow –

— & As for me, I think I’d like to be in a nice warm place like the photo above right now. The person who tweeted it said, “California”? Must be upstate, north of San Francisco?

Water falling lazily around an old castle somewhere?

– And I have no idea where this is, but I do believe I could live there and love it. –

— Looks like the inspiration for the Elven City of Rivendel, as portrayed in The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Movies.

Bridge over a river somewhere.

– And this is another beautiful, intriguing place that I think I’d like to at least visit –

— I think my friend, Draelen, knows more about where this photographer/Tweeter is from, I think he told me she’s from Germany – But wow – what a beautiful world we live in. I think somebody tweeted a photo of Leonard Nimoy as Spock with a quote that went something like, [ understatement alert ] “Anybody who would destroy their home planet – is illogical.”

— I spent yesterday doing carpentry stuff, reinforcing the wobbly legs to a computer desk, and then brought an overheating iMac back from its most recent ‘near-death-experience’, caught up with a couple of friends on effbook and twitter, and watched ‘Supergirl’ and ‘X-Files’ before making sure computers were still okay and hadn’t blown up yet and forgot to take one of my medications. ( And No – I’m not one of the people doug otterson cited as needing to self medicate after seeing the photograph of an upright black cat playing a guitar – 😉

— And – I’m still wracking my brains over how to handle difficult passages in a novel that I’m trying to finish.

— Happy Ground Hog Day!

~~~~~ Jim

Sunday –

Sunday, January 31st, 2016 -( +1˚C / +34˚F — Cloudy with about a centimeter of fuzzy new snow coating everything and the sun’s trying to come out in Atlantic Canada @ 8:45 am )-

Snowy night with a bridge and a large building.

Looks like someone captured a snowy night somewhere – looks peaceful. I’m not sure where that is.

— Okay, so once again I spent the whole night fixing things on computers. Trying to get things to work that wanted to be left alone –

Stones with carvings.

– Interesting carving on stones in Scotland – One of several photos tweeted by Aillish Sinclair this morning. –

— Google’s Chrome browser informed me that it will no longer support any mac versions hosted on computers with ‘obsolete’ operating systems. – Like OS X versions 10.6 and 10.7 – Somebody needs to take them down a peg – or maybe throw them off the top of a pyramid in Central America and watch them bounce all the way down – Grrrr.

— Oh dangit, I’m trying to remain positive here.

— Jesse Ventura tweeted a schnarr photo of D. Trump and said he feels kind of good about Trump destroying the GOP the way he is. 🙂

Lynx sheltering in a snowy tree stump.

– And I think the person who wrote the companion book to ‘Medicine Cards’ said that people who resonate with Lynx-es are rare. – Actually the text describes ‘Lynx People’ as being people who have Lynx spirit guides. If I ever figure out whether anybody or everybody has Spirit Guides hanging around them disguised as Animal Spirits I’ll let you know.

— Um, that’s probably enough for now, Haben Sie einen guten Tag.

~~~~~ Jim

Wednesday, 06 January, 2016

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 -( -7˚C / +19˚F with bright sun shining in Atlantic Canada @ 11:18 am )- Today is my friend Kay’s birthday, & Yesterday was Paramahansa Yogananda’s Birthday.

Babji

We could all use a little more light and inspiration.

— I was updating my prayer lists and feeling bad because I couldn’t remember the names of some friends I haven’t seen in a while. I can see their faces and hear their voices and feel their senses of humor, but their names are just beyond my reach at the moment. (sigh, maybe I’m trying too hard.)

— It’s chilly out there in the real world and I didn’t believe I had a lot to say that was worth broadcasting/sharing with anybody – I had a wicked headache yesterday and took some aspirin to deal with that.

— So I checked facebook and one of my friends posted something about not wanting to read any negative rants about the world coming to an end – I took that to mean that she didn’t want to read anything expounding on the terrorist-boogie men who replaced the communist boogie men that too many of us used to believe were hiding under our beds.

— And I tried to remember the lyrics to a song from what? the 50’s? “Forget about the killin and the dyin and the lyin and the cryin and the fella with the switch blade knife – Just think about livin, and think about life.” and it worried me that I wasn’t a thousand percent sure that I had the lyrics right.

— shrug –,

Lahiri Mahasaya

So I believe I will take this opportunity to sit back and thank my lucky stars and especially thank all those whose love and guidance have been with me all along, no matter how egotistical or just plain stupid I acted. — Thank You —

~~~~~ Jim

New Year’s Eve 2015 —> 2016 :

Thursday, December 31st, 2015 -( +1˚C / +34˚F Grey, damp – and might even be misty/raining outside at 11:11 am in Atlantic Canada )-

Light behind snowy trees on Wellington Court.

I’m pretending this is the promise of a brilliant sunrise coming for our ‘Civilization’ here on Earth in the year 2016.

— A couple good things happened in 2015 – but overall, I will not miss this last year at all. On the positive side: Canadian humiliated their Fascist Conservative Prime Minister and his divisive political agenda. They elected Justin Trudeau, leader of the Canadian Liberal Party, who won a resounding victory and so far appears to be off to a good start. His ‘Sunny Days’ motto kind of catches in my throat – gag, choke – but at least that IS a positive message and the “Canada is back!” message that everything I believed was the real Canada does seem to be on the front burner these days. I’ll give that a two thumbs up.

— Now lets see how long we can hold JT’s feet to the fire and keep positive, progressive momentum going.

Cathi gazing at a fountain.

And let’s pretend this is Cathi at a magic wishing well that is guaranteed to grant any reasonable wish she might make. – It really is Cathi. and the fountain is on Queen Street in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

— In the spirit of Optimistic New Beginnings – I spent about an hour on each of two days earlier this week sitting in a waiting room at a vehicle inspection garage here. I was inspired by my wish that all levels of government and all businesses had everybody’s best interest at heart and were completely ethical and honest. —> I sat there thinking I should begin a nice, short, high impact novel with a conversation I had with a mechanic in Arnprior a couple years ago. The weathered-looking man had been tortured for years over the message he got from a vice president of General Motors at a meeting he got a free ticket to. This was at a big deal convention that he was privileged to attend as a reward for his excellence in the service department of a GM car dealership. After the VP gave the assembled mechanics a pep talk, he invited them to come look at what was new in the wonderful new vehicles that the company would be introducing in the near future. My friend the mechanic gawked at a plastic part that the engine depended on to keep working safely and efficiently, pointed to it and turned to the V.P. and said, “But this is plastic – That part has always been metal- This part will wear out too quickly.” And the V.P. scowled darkly and sneered, “Do you like your job? I’m paying somebody two million dollars a year to come up with stuff like this so you have a job!”  *** This year I was very happy to see a tweet explaining that the French Parliament had passed a law making it illegal to build anything with deliberately planned obsolescence included in any of its parts. I just hope they can enforce that. Hey! If they can I will jump on any “Buy Stuff Made In France!” bandwagon. 🙂

— Optimistic in Canada –,

~~~~~ Jim

Warm Yuletide Full Moon & The Force Awakens

Thursday, December 24th, 2015 -( +8˚C / +46˚F dark & damp with a full moon shining on Atlantic Canada @ 10:45 pm )-

Full moon through the trees on Christmas Eve, 2015

Full Moon through the fog and birch trees, over Atlantic Canada at 9:45 pm on December 24th, 2015 – photo adjusted with exposure all the way up via Mac Preview app. Earlier there was a jet trail or straight line cloud underlining the moon through a slightly clearer sky. But the pets needed food.

Full Moon obscurred by zillions of orbs.

Unretouched photo of what happened when I thought I turned the flash off and shot at the full moon. Gotta be the mist in the very damp air.

Messed with Obs photo.

This is the same Full Moon with unexpected Flash effects and the contrast slider turned all the way up via Mac Preview. — Looks like Pink Floyd’s “Obscured by Clouds” album cover.

Cathi and I went to the cinema tonight and saw the new Star Wars Movie. I enjoyed it, even knowing it had been strained through a highly formulaic structure, it was still pretty good. I could guess several of the twists and turns, but the light side shines pretty brightly inside me and sometimes my silly ‘human mind’ can allow fairly clear messages to bubble up all the way through my soul and around my ego- or that’s the way it feels. I like surprises. I like positive surprises even more.

This is the time of year when this planet is closest to the positive spiritual center of the material universe. Every year more and more of us can feel the most beautiful atmospheric vibrations of the year and come away with new and improved insights. Try it – you’ll like it.

Happy Yule, Merry Christmas, I already wished Happy Hanukkah to several friends and now it’s time to wish a Happy Kwanza to other friends. Happy Holidays to anybody I missed. And to anybody who absolutely hates, dreads or fears this time of year – you have my spiritual love, empathy and compassionate wishes that it’s not as bad for you this time as it might have been.

— Om, Shanti, Namesta –,

~~~~~ Jim

Calendar

December 2018
S M T W T F S
« Dec    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Editor In Chief:

Jim Wellington

Jim Wellington

Too much of nothin- Can make a man go out' his head It makes some people sleep on nails And others forget their lyrics..... (wink) This is an in-game avatar created by Doug Otterson- Cathi thinks I look Swedish - (DNA results: = 28% Scandinavian 33% England & Wales, 15% Irish - 17% French & Dutch + 5% Iberian/Lusitanian + Plus a trace of Greek/Italian and a trace of Western Asian/Caucasus Region )

View Full Profile →

Jim { @TaleRocker } on Twitter:

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 286 other subscribers