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Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Carnival Business:1965 to 1995

The Carnival Business:

1965 to 1995

' The Elephant in the Room '

Above picture is Playland Amusement Park
Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Friends, I have to tell you that the ' Elephant in the Room ' for me is the carnival business. Here I am over five years into my blog and I have not detailed for you any serious information at all about the carnival business. This was my first job as a teenager, but it was to become much more than that because this is the business that carried me through my teenage years and forward into many of my adult years as well. This occupation would extend into over thirty years of my life in fact, but mostly it was concentrated in the sixties and the seventies and into the early 1980's as well.  It bought me my motorcycles and my cars and it paid for my university education and it kept me going while I tried to to get a full time job after completing university; it was always my insurance or backup job.  It provided me with a unique education in the business of life and laid the groundwork for my business background as well. After my initial employment at the Amusement Park I would travel a great deal throughout the western provinces of Canada, working with various carnival companies ' playing ' small towns and the large urban centers as well.

The picture above is Playland Amusement Park in Vancouver, B. C. This is what it looked like in 1965 and this is what it looks like today as well. The midway had partially burned down just about the time I started working there. Once restored and put back to life they called it ' The Million Dollar Midway '  I am not sure if that was meant to be a joke or not.  I started off  my working career as a ' ball boy '  in the ' One Ball ' concession. I did mention this detail of my life briefly in a previous post. I was a very energetic teenager and eager to perform in my job. I was physically very fit and quick at my new job. I was proud to be ' the fastest ball boy that Playland ever saw ' ( my interpretation ) and that is in spite of the fact that I was now quite a heavy smoker.  In the photo above the last concession or ' joint ' at the end of the midway was mine. ( After a couple of years as a ball boy I would graduate and become another ' agent ' or concessionaire and being in charge of the management and operation of an individual store. ) That is where I operated the ' slingshot ' joint. I worked in other locations on the midway, but this was to become my concession when Playland opened up in the Springtime. I worked here on the weekends while I was still attending school.

The carnival business was different back in those days, when I first entered the business, that is. It has matured as a business of course, but I was lucky I suppose because I experienced the real thing back in 1965; real carnival action, that is. That's right. At the very beginning of my career as a ball boy I was learning that people could be conned and they wouldn't even know that it was happening to them. Even a simple carnival concession such as the One Ball had a ' gaffe ' to it. People are throwing a soft ball trying to tip over three milk bottles. The configuration is that one bottle is sitting atop two on the bottom; the two bottles underneath are filled with lead and the one on top is much lighter and very easy to knock over; they are all painted the same white colour and appear to be identical.   Most people cannot tip these bottles over  unless they are a very good shot and are able to put some strength into their efforts. The point is of course that we could let people win when we wanted to. And, that was part of my job description as a ball boy. When the ' agent ' or concessionaire in charge of the joint wanted to let someone win so as to encourage him or her to spend more money,  he would simply yell out to me: " set em up. "  And, that would be my directive of course to place one of the heavier bottles on top so as to make the game much easier for the ' mark ' or ' mooch ' throwing the balls.  And, this was my introduction to the wonderful world of the carnival business as a young teenage boy.

Lots of the other games had gaffs too, and I worked in many of them. The whole idea of the carnival business was to gain the confidence of the customer. You were dealing with people and you wanted them to spend as much of their money as possible. I worked in the ' Hanky Panks ' or the stores that gave away plush toys and other smaller toys. But, later on  I would work in the ' PC ' or percentage joints as well. These are the gambling joints and they are a very big deal in Vancouver and all over Canada in fact. I remember looking forward to the summer fair or the PNE ( Pacific National Exhibition ) This was always the most exciting time in the business because this when most of the money came in. Anyhow, our amusement park was run by Americans and every year many Americans travelled up from the States  to work the Fair. I worked with many of these Americans and became their friends in fact. I learned a great deal by working with some of these individuals. They were very good concessionaires and they were very smooth operators indeed. This is not to say that our own Canadians were not excellent operators because many were just as good as anybody else. But, I remember one of the gambling operations that came up for the Fair. In particular, I remember the team that came up and operated the ' Pea Game '. This is a table game enclosed under canvas ( a stick joint ) and it is set up right on the midway across from the concessions themselves. There were a number of these joints situated in different parts of the park during the PNE. This is when I learned about the concept of ' shills ' or as we called them ' sticks '. During the early opening hours when things were slow each joint would have people who were pretending to play the game. They were called ' sticks ' because they stuck to the joint and they made out like real players. Nobody knew any different of course and once a ' tip ' or crowd  built up then the sticks could gradually quit playing the game. It was all fascinating to me of course and there were many other wonderful discoveries and insights just waiting to be uncovered....

....to be continued

photo of Playland Amusement Park
found in Wikimedia

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bachelor Philosopher Number Seven: Jesus Christ

Bachelor Philosopher Number Seven:

Jesus Christ

I don't think any writer would have the temerity to underestimate the importance of Jesus Christ to Western civilization, and particularly, its religious and consequent political development. But, there are the detractors of course and many of these originate from the center of the Abrahamic religions themselves, and that is to say, that certain elements of Judaism do not have much use for the man, Jesus Christ at all. The early Jews, believers in the Old Testament and its prophesies, did not recognize Jesus as the Messiah, nor as the Son of God. He was more likely seen as an irritant and one who should be removed so as not to cause further harm and political unrest.  More on this aspect of Jesus Christ later on the presentation.

Both Christianity and Islam revere the philosopher known as Jesus Christ. I am taking the liberty here of identifying Jesus Christ as a philosopher, for what else could he be described as anything but a philosopher? He tried to portray his view of the world upon man; He was God's representative on earth and he died for our sins; through the acceptance of Jesus Christ one could get to Heaven and be with God. Followers of  Islam did not take nearly the generous views of Christ as the Christians did; they did not think of Him as God, nor did they believe in the crucifixion of Jesus. He was to be honored as an important prophet such as Mohammad and as another worldly human who could tell us what God was like and what He expected of us in terms of human behavior. Through believing in the prophets man could achieve his place in Heaven next to God or Allah.

The name Jesus means ' savior ' and  Christ means ' anointed. '   Jesus was a bachelor and a philosopher and that is why I am spending some time on Him here. He belongs on my blog and in my thoughts. As a bachelor philosopher you may appreciate that there might be similarities among us, such as was the case when I was discussing the bachelor philosophers Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche. The latter two philosophers had romantic problems ( Schopenhauer in particular ) which I can certainly relate to. And, as you might expect their experiences would somehow show up in their philosophies,  and in their attitudes toward women.

But, Jesus Christ and myself come together on altogether different terms. I would call it a political similarity. Not only was Jesus a rabbi ( teacher ), but he  was a rebel and he was working against the powers that be.  And, that has been my lot in life as well as you will have noted by reading my blog. Read this post here and you will see what I am talking about. And, this post here where my rebellion and independence shows up. Jesus was crucified for his behavior and I was fired. Both events happened on a Friday and by all accounts Jesus was roughly 34 years old as I was myself in the year 1983.  And, what got the job done was our beliefs and our attitudes. We were both fighting for something and we were against something. And, that is our common bond.

Now Jesus had a ministry and he had a following; he had disciples. I should be so lucky of course. But, the philosopher Jesus believed strongly in something and that was the salvation of mankind, through belief in Him and what He stood for. He could save mankind from sin if only they would believe in Him.  By His actions a world-wide religion would be created. His beliefs and ideas were that strong and that is why they have survived, whether they be in the Christian or the Islamic form.

 But, as I stated at the beginning, there are the detractors to Jesus and what he represents. Why are the Jews and the rabbis throughout history against Jesus Christ and what He represents? Was it not they in fact who were instrumental in the execution of Jesus? You can read and hear about the controversies and decide for yourself ( see videos below ) whether or  not it was Jesus's fellow Jews who did Him in, or something or someone else who was ultimately responsible for the deed. There is more involved of course than just the crucifixion itself. Jesus is rejected, I think, because He is a threat to Judaism. What is Judaism?  Judaism is an ego centric religion that lays its foundation on a relationship with a people and a God. That God and that people will share wealth and glory together; that is the essence of Judaism as I understand it. ( For a better understanding of Judaism and Christianity you might want to take the time and read Ludwig Feuerbach: The Essence of Christianity )

 Is it not some of these followers of Judaism who consider themselves to be Chosen at the expense of all others, including members of Christianity and Islam itself?  Doesn't Talmudic Judaism, and its  political expression, Zionism,  have its own agenda in fact, an agenda that cannot allow other members of the human race to be part of it?  How can one continue to benefit from a special relationship with God if everybody was to be considered ' Chosen '? Wouldn't that just cheapen the notion of ' chosenness '?  Of course it would and that is  why the rabbis continue to foster the separateness of the Jews; they need to protect their monotheistic turf as it were.   And, that is why they cannot accept Jesus Christ and His teachings, or anything like Jesus Christ.

Jews like to refer to non-Jews as Gentiles and in more modern times, even the derogatory term, Goyim. If you know what the term Goyim really means then you will begin to appreciate how some aspects of modern  Judaism operate in the real world. Quite simply put, Jews see themselves as different than us Gentiles. They feel a privileged and special relationship to their God; if they are in fact religious that is. For lest we forget that many Jews are in fact very atheistic, but that is not going to detract from their separateness in the Gentile world as you may appreciate. The rabbis are keenly aware of these features of Jewish culture and it is their job to continue to propagate this identity of the Jews. That is why on almost every occasion, be it a wedding or any opportunity for public dissemination you will hear the rabbis talking about the suffering of the Jews and how the Holocaust has affected them. This is the full time business of the modern rabbi and it all goes back to the crucifixion of Christ of course. As Rabbi Boteach states in the video below ' Jesus was one of our own '. ' How ironic ' he states.  And, indeed it is. Jesus is a great figure in history no matter what side of the political fence you are on. He is either your saviour, or one of your own who just didn't fit in with the crowd.

Jesus remains revered all throughout the globe; Christianity and Islam are alive and well, as is Judaism. All three religions stem from the same source, but have gone their different ways as we now know. It does not do us well to speak negatively of dead men and this certainly applies to Jesus Christ as well. He is a tremendous historical religious and political figure as you can now easily determine.  A great philosopher and a great teacher, and a martyr for all mankind as well; He paid the ultimate price; He gave His life so that we would all be able to experience the love of the God that He represented.  Jesus was on the right side of things and that is why no matter what religion or belief one adheres to, Jesus Christ is a man that must be respected at all costs.  Listen to the political debates below  and see for yourself how the modern Jew and the modern Christian thrash about and relay to us what their meaning of the crucifixion of Jesus is really all about....

    Rabbi Boteach - Who Killed Jesus?
" they nailed him to the rancid wood of racism and bigotry "

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above is the companion part of the debate. just what do you make of this interaction dear reader?

Here is an interesting related video for your consideration friends. It is part 1 of the God Delusion. Richards Dawkins is giving a speech at a Christian college in Virginia. The topic is Judaism and the Old Testament. At approximately 24:45 minutes into the presentation he is citing examples of how religion affects the lives of modern day Israeli children. Lest we forget of course, that Israel is a religious entity; it is a Zionist state and the religion of the children is Judaism. Listen closely to what the children believe and how the word Goyim forms part of their mindset .

Related Discussion

Jesus the Jew ( video )

Jesus and the Pharisees;


This is an interesting discussion friends. It is a chapter called " The Man from Galilee " contained in a book entitled " The Controversy of Zion " by Douglas Reed. Very interesting reading indeed.

added on February 7, 2011

Mark Glenn discusses Judaism, Zionism, Jesus Christ and many other lively
and related interesting topics. Audio file forms part of a series as found on
 Wing TV

2006-06-02 Mark Glenn Exposes the Jewish Agenda: M3U, RAM, MP3

Jesus in Islam ( from the Ugly Truth website )

picture of Jesus found in wikimedia commons

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Some thoughts on the optimism of an older person....

Some Thoughts on the Optimism
 of an  Older Person....
by Carl Baydala


Friends, I have to tell you that life is not getting any easier for me. I am getting older and I can feel it now. Life has been pretty good to me though, generally speaking, that is. I am still healthy and I can still do a good day's work at my job if required to do so. The basics are still intact and as you can see my mind still works just fine. However;

With old age comes the effect of time. Time, and its consequences, is just one of those incessant things that we cannot control. Time is that thing that keeps reminding us that one day everything must end. We do not know how it is going to end, but life gives us enough clues that it will in fact end one day. I am sure that most of you have friends who have died suddenly or became the victim of some horrible disease and the like. They died, but you continue to live. You are lucky that your number has not come up yet and you continue to enjoy what life doles out to you.  And, I am the same kind of  person as all of you out there. I am alive and I was blessed or allowed to live yet another day and to enjoy all that life has to offer.

Do  I have any complaints about my life so far?  Well, actually I do. I have made the same kinds of mistakes that many others have made along the way in this business of life. The biggest mistake that I made I suppose was not really appreciating that you cannot always get what you want. That is a huge life lesson friends so don't ever think otherwise. The problem of course is that we are all human and we don't always understand these kinds of things in the ways that we should. But, life has a way of teaching us hard and valuable lessons as I am sure most of you have discovered by now. Life gives us this lesson and we all deal with it in our ways of course. Depending on our personalities, this lesson is hard fought or accepted, or it is even rejected, depending on how strong our personalities and ambitions are.

But, we all get older and that is the point friends. We get closer to death every living day in our lives. We relish our victories and we remember them well. That is the stuff of memories of course. But, then there are the failures, or our failed dreams; things we wanted but never acquired. So, this becomes one of the central issues for the aged friends. That's right, life and old age makes philosophers out of all of us. That is one of the benefits of life and advanced years, if not the main benefit. Living gives you memories and experience. This is the kind of stuff that a philosopher needs to formulate his ideas with.

Some people are  fortunate and have lived very good lives indeed. We are not against these people and what they have accomplished. Of course not. That would be a negative sentiment and we get absolutely nowhere by condemning or criticizing these people. I am just suggesting to you friends, that most people had goals when they were young, and that is what made life valuable and meaningful for them; life was worth living in the context of pursuing individual goals. And, some of us achieved our youthful goals, while others did not.

All that I am saying friends is that old age is the time for reflection and an opportunity to get that philosophy together and to make an attempt to  figure the whole thing out within the context of your own personal experiences. If you are a bit of an outsider like myself, a non-main streamer if you will,  then you know that you have some extra opportunities to put a philosophy together. If you are like me in fact, then you did not experience anything approaching a normal life. So, we certainly have to take these kinds of things into account when we are tallying everything up and trying to make sense of it all. Now, fortunately for me of course,  I like thinking about stuff like this and I do in fact accept the challenge of making an account of myself at this stage in my life.

Does everybody worry about these kinds of things and feel compelled to say something about it; about their life histories, that is?  I mean, is it some kind of a responsibility, for example, to provide some kind of meaningful account of one's life and sell it to everybody else?  Well, actually the answer is no, and the reason is that not too many people would actually care about how you made out or what your individual problems were - and are.  They are too busy with their own problems or with their successes. That is kind of the reality of the situation friends. Life is an individual thing. If you are a living and breathing personality then you already know that. Everybody is just trying to get to the end of the line in one piece and they hope and pray that no unforeseen calamity will fall upon them and make their lives more miserable than it might be right now. If they are like me and begin to construct these elaborate philosophies for others to peruse then they will have to provide even more details of the things that have influenced them, especially if these are negative things of course. But, the point is dear friends, that not too many people will really be interested, except a handful of loved ones, you know, the people that really count anyway.  

Pretty dreary prose here tonight eh friends?  Actually, it was not meant to be at all. I am just getting older now and I know it; time for reflection and aging politics if you will.   And, don't forget: all of the people that I am interested in are getting older as well. My hope is that they will find time to reflect when that time arrives in their lives - and it will if they are normal thinking human beings like myself. I am an optimist friends and I believe in understanding. I am counting on my friends to grow older and when they do, to finally figure out just what kind of a person I am and what I wanted out of life. I don't think that is too much to ask for actually, and in fact, I don't really have to ask for it because I know that it is going to happen anyway. Old age will deliver the goods for me, and that is when I will be vindicated for everything that I have done and ever wanted, within reason of course. I will be vindicated via the process of understanding and acceptance. I am counting on philosophy to do the job that it was intended to do, and that is to bring understanding to all of those who never bothered or take time do such things.  I will win my consolation prize even if I am not here to accept it. Thanks for reading and have a great day friends.

Here is a great song friends. It is called ' Dark Horse ' by Amanda Marshall.  I am a courier you know and I listen to this kind of music all day long while driving about. I heard this Dark Horse song again last week and I thought to myself that I would like to place this song on my blog somehow.  It is about optimism is it not, and beating the odds or betting on a long shot or a ' dark horse ' in a horse race if you will.  That is my interpretation at any rate.  Well, the first thing I did was to incorporate this song into one of my Harness Racing entries. You can see that particular entry  right here  if you like. I thought it would be a nice touch for my friends who are visiting that site in the hope of getting  some of my tips on my harness racing picks.  Well, I like this song quite a bit and I hope that you guys do too.

Dark Horse - Amanda Marshall

The train of life....

The Train of Life

Some foreward looking philosophy for you. Forwarded to me by my friend who is constantly worried about my backward looking philosophy. Great link here to some very fine music by Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson. Don't forget the earphones or you will be missing out, big time....

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Why Toyota Corollas are lucky for me....

Why Toyota Corollas are lucky for me....

Friends,  the story I  am about to tell you tonight is sweet and creepy all at the same time. Sweet, because it involves my dream girl, and creepy because my dream girl thinks that a lot of the things I do are just plain creepy. But, that is her and forever shall she remain herself.  And, that is why we continue to  love her ( no matter what I say on these pages ); because she is who she is.

 .....anyway, back in 1983 when  I was on top of the world so to speak, on top because  I had the great fortune to cross paths with this wonderful female that I am always talking about. And, part of the scenario was the fact that I was driving a 1982 Toyota Corolla  Hardtop SR5. Now, rest assured dear friends that this car was the most important thing in my life, until I came across this girl that is. I remember trading in my 1978 White Toyota Corolla Liftback for this new vehicle of mine.  I bargained very earnestly in those days let me assure you. I loved to bargain and hassle over purchasing new vehicles. In fact, when I finally got delivery of my new vehicle the salesman said: " you got a really good deal ".  Well, that may be so. Who is to say for sure right?  Anyhow, I got my dream car and I did some serious bargaining to get it.  After the paperwork was signed I remember that I had to wait a couple of weeks for delivery. I just couldn't wait, the excitement was too much. I recall driving into Richmond where I purchased the vehicle and just sitting by the railroad tracks watching the trains roll by to see if my new car was on its way to the dealership.  Anyhow friends, that is just the way I am when I really want something; I just can't wait; the anticipation is just so great for me....
Shown below is what a Toyota Corolla Hardtop in 1982 looked like. Mine was silver and it was a 5 speed. I had to have a standard of course because automatics were for sissys...

So, why is all this stuff important?  Because when I met my dream girl this was my car. The Toyota Corolla was the reason why I met my dream girl. Toyota Corollas are lucky in love that is all. Not only that, I remember driving my dream girl home in this car of mine and that is when I fell in love with her. Sweet....or creepy?  Well, you decide.
Anyhow, let us move up to the present and not waste too much time because I am sure you guys are now fairly interested in what I have to say and just what does all of this stuff mean?...

  It means that I am driving once again, a Toyota Corolla, a brand new and up to date model of course.  And, you can rest assured that I did my best bargaining that I could with these sellers of Toyota Corollas...

So, let's cut to the chase here and relay the importance of all this car stuff. It involves my dream girl as you might expect. A chance meeting or exchange was about to occur....and that interaction could only take place if certain things were to make it happen. Like the alignment of the stars, things on earth had to be in perfect order as well. Part of the coordination would involve my car of course..  But, there is more than just the car here friends. A lot of things had to come together before the love gods would even think of becoming involved in the wonderful event that was to unfold. That's right, they saw the similarities between 1983 and the present, well, the present being December, 2010. I was back at the old house and I was starting to drink beer again, just like in 1983, and maybe even puffing on a cigarette or two to boot. In other words friends, all conditions were in place for the best Christmas that I would have in a long time. I did my part and the love gods did the rest. Confused?  Well, don't be. Out of the blue it came and a fluke if there ever was one. But, that is the method of luck and destiny friends and you can count on that. My dream girl and myself crossed paths if only for a fleeting moment. Such a treasure. But, this time the internet was involved, and it was very special indeed friends. But, I am convinced now friends that conditions were ripe for it to happen - and destiny could not fail to do its part.  And, the purchase of the Toyota Corolla I feel played no small part; it is of course a key ingredient here.   The only thing missing was luck, and she appeared just before Christmas - and I am forever glad that she did. So, you see friends, Toyota Corollas are the best friends that a guy could ever have.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Philosophers are saying marry ugly....

The Philosophers are saying marry ugly....

Friends, you and I both know that there is no such thing as an ugly woman. All women are beautiful in their own way. In fact, all people are beautiful if you just take time to examine them.  Falling in love with a so-called ' beautiful ' or ' pretty ' woman though can sometimes make things problematic for those who fall in love with such a person.  If I, or anyone else  finds a woman desirable then quite possibly, others are going to come to the same conclusion about her.  We soon discover that we have a problem on our hands.  And, that is the fact that the woman in question is going to quickly realize that she is desirable once she notices that many others are clamoring to win her hand or otherwise spend some time with her. She most likely will become quite picky about her suitors.  So, that means competition friends and it also spells trouble for the potential losers in these kinds of situations as well as you might expect.  Now, you certainly cannot blame the woman for making her choices. She is deemed to be beautiful and she would be stupid to not capitalize on her favoured position. So, what we have to do here friends is to try and soften the blow to the failed suitors or the non-winners if you like.  We need to offer these poor souls some advice in these kinds of situations; i.e. trying to win a beautiful women in a sea of suitors, so to speak.   Now, whether they take that advice or not is simply a matter of how common-sensical they are. Some people will simply not listen to reason of course. There really is a way out of this kind of situation friends. You do have options for your emotional survival. There are beautiful girls, and well, there are the other girls too - the overlooked girls if you like.  Guys simply need to take a second look at so-called ' Ugly Women ', ugly being defined of course as not being so highly in demand as some of the other girls. Friends, please take this advice. You don't need to waste you time in these kinds of situations; i.e.  pursuing beautiful and unattainable woman. In many cases they are simply not worth the effort anyway.  Mostly, dealing with highly desirable women is just a recipe for pain and disappointment anyway; it is a colossal waste of time.   There are options friends and they look like very good options indeed if you take time to study a situation like this. Hit on and pursue that so-called ugly woman. And, don't forget: if you are successful in your endeavours you are still getting a woman- even if she is deemed to be ugly. But, rest assured that she will not be anything resembling ugly - she will become beautiful in fact and in every sense of the word.   This so-called ugly woman may not be your first choice, but she will be an all woman all the time. Count on it! And, she is going to be faithful and she is going to make you a very happy man indeed. So, marry her if she likes you and be done with the issue. Let the other guys deal with the pain, you don't need it.  .... But, there is more friends. Much more indeed. What if you are the successful suitor of the so-called beautiful woman and you do actually win her hand in marriage? Then what happens?  Well, most likely the beautiful woman will turn into a two-timer. Not guaranteed of course, but the potential is certainly there is it not?  And, why shouldn't the beautiful woman play the field so to speak?  She is beautiful and she needs to build and capitalize on that beauty. So, listen to what the philosophers are saying friends.  They are suggesting  that you don't have to necessarily marry a beautiful woman if you want to be happy. They are saying: marry that ugly woman if she comes your way and don't even think about it, just do it.
 So, lessen your risk and marry ugly.
 Looking at things in another way; the failed suitors are already the winners  because they will not have to deal with a potential unfaithful wife.  So, it is the winners who potentially turn out to be the losers, happily married to their unfaithful wife if you know what I mean - and the losers who potentially turn out to be the winners - because they get to marry an ' ugly ' but faithful companion. So, this is where losing actually becomes winning.   Isn't philosophy great friends?
 So, think about it. Philosophy is a really cool thing and, it is this basic if you want it to be:

Here is a sixties song which, hopefully, will explain everything for you;


Jimmy Soul - If you wanna be happy

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The above offered as a public service by the author.
Other similar offerings include the following:
How To Pick Up Women....

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Closing the book on the Karen Lenihan Project....

Closing the Book on

the Karen Lenihan Project....

Friends, it is with  a great deal of sorrow that I must announce on this day, the end of the ' Karen Lenihan Project '.  I trust that you are all aware of my reasons for this necessary, and timely decision, and thanks to all of my friends and acquaintances who have expressed an interest in my life, and in my dreams.....

Bye for now....

photograph found in Wikimedia

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year

All the best for 2011 Friends


Here's hoping that all of my friends and acquaintances make it to the next year in one piece, because that is what I am hoping for.

Friends, I believe in destiny, and because I believe in destiny I am forced to accept conditions as they are presented to me. Why even bother to fight destiny if you cannot control it? Greater powers than us humans control these things. The human psyche is soothed by knowing these kinds of things. Destiny delivers and destiny taketh away. If you read my most recent play here then you would accept these things as I have come to do.

 Have a great year and see you one year down the road, destiny willing, that is. Singing below friends is Skeeter Davis. In 1963 she had two top hits, and this is one of them;

'Always an optimist'