A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be

As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be
There’s room at the top they’re telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be
If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me…John Lennon

Working Class Man


Ahhhhh…the blustery coast of Ireland…

Wild Ireland
Dance as if no one was watching
Sing as if no one was listening
And live every day
As if it was your last

Watch “Abraham * Martin and John *** Dion” on YouTube

Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he’s gone.
Has anybody here seen my old friend John,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he’s gone.
Has anybody here seen my old friend Martin,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he’s gone.
Didn’t you love the things they stood for?
Didn’t they try to find some good for you and me?
And we’ll be free,
Someday soon it’s gonna be one day.
Has anybody here seen my old friend Bobby,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
I thought I saw him walkin’ up over the hill
With Abraham, Martin and John: Richard Holler


“SHALL WE FLY TO THE MOON?!” a poem Friday (Feb. 1, 2019)

Is it the way you talk? The color of your hair?
The shape of your face? Some-choice-of-underwear?!
I-don’t-know-why – but, I-see: “BEAUTIFUL!” (pause)
And I’m-in-LOVE-with-you! So, count-me-Dutiful!
Attendant! (but-mostly:) CRAZY-IN-LOVE-WITH-YOU!
Hoping this precious love – will-prove ever true?
But, I don’t know! Can anyone KNOW-a-thing-like-that?
So, I-sit- on-my-seat- next-to-your: “Welcome Mat,”
At your door – with my head – hanging-down – oh, quite-low,
Afraid to proceed – or-to-stop! -and-let you know,
That-I’m only a man – one-in-love – with-the-thought,
Of being-with-you-always, AND!-also, of-being caught,
In THIS WEB OF DESIRE; here we are – in The Middle!
There’s a wry-spidery smile! and – I might hear a fiddle,
Playing an-old-familiar- silly-romantic-tune,
With these-familiar-lyrics: “Fly Me To The Moon!”

fin ❤

Lovers Dreams 💋
Lovers Dream


“(I TELL YOU!) IT’S NOT MINE!!” a poem February 1, 2019 (Friday)
IT-was waiting there, beside-“the door,” when I-plunged headlong,
From my mother’s birth canal – and-I-figured: “Something’s wrong!”
“What is this thing? I didn’t bring – it with me through the chute!?”
“No! (pause) That’s YOURS!” my Mother sang; “you little ‘ornery coot!”
Well, I took IT – for mA-mA’s do not lie! and, also: “Hold it, Dear;
Do-not ever let it go – cling to it – with fear!”
“But MAMA!” “No, don’t argue, Dear – It-is YOURS TO KEEP!”
So I took IT – here and there – it often made me weep,
For it was mighty cumbersome! (pause) and-IT was heavy too!
It was something I-kept-watch on. then!-We were given to,
God tricks us guys – with a Wedding Bell!
“Yea! Keep-watch on that thing, my man;
It might be useful – in MY MASTER PLAN!”
But! Eventually I wisened up?! SO,
I let IT go – and-my-wife-said: “WHOA!
DON’T DROP THAT BALL!” (“like you sometimes do”)
“But I’m-not playing no more – that ball’s for YOU,
IF you want to take control,
Of THAT BALL – but-it-ain’t-good-to-bowl,
With – or shoot – or hit – or even throw;
It’s good for NOTHING! that I know!”
Well, that-mysterious-ball, she couldn’t touch;
She walked about! Threatening-divorce-and-such!
“Hey, the-ball-ain’t mine!” I told my mum,
As-I told my wife – and I told my “tum!”
I told each finger on my hand;
I told The World – and all the LAND!
But secretly – I knew I lied,
That ball’s been MINE, since I “breached” “the hide,”
Of mommy dearest! YEA!-she-was-right;
When-I approach – and touch it slightly!
IN DREAMS AND VISIONS, so-I-finally-went to get,
The ball back for me, from where it set!
I approached it meekly1 “Remember ME?”
And that dang ball – bounced up-on my knee!
So, there we were – united as ONE!
fin ❤

Captain Cave Man, Anxiety and Meditation

Captain Cave Man, Anxiety and Meditation

‘That saber tooth looks like he wants free-range human for breakfast. Better grab my spear or get far away!’ Considering what our ancient ancestors dealt with they definitely needed highly developed survival instincts!

So to avoid becoming just another prehistoric statistic, our forefathers needed within their brain a highly evolved fear center which we now know to be the amygdala. They did, and it served them well.

The problem is that our brains are still wired much like our stone-age ancestors. While we live in modern cities free of lions, tigers, and bears our job stress, money problems, and relationship quarrels still trigger our fight, flight or freeze fear response daily.

With truck loads of scientific studies pointing to stress as the principal cause of disease, sorting out a way to sooth our primitive amygdala is critical in this high paced and stressful world we now live in.

In 2011, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers fMRI brain scanned 51 adults before and after 8 weeks of mindful meditation training. They found that these adults, who had never previously meditated before effectively silenced the electrical activity within their primitive amygdalae. This meant they had far fewer anxiety, worry, and fear signals being sent out to the prefrontal cortex.

However, what really made the neuroscientific community sit up and take notice was that the participants dramatically decreased the actual volume of their amygdalae! Even more amazing was it didn’t take years. Participants in the study accomplished this amazing feat in less than two months!

The implications of this finding are tremendous. Knowing that it’s possible to turn down our primitive brain, we can protect ourselves against the extensively documented negative effects of stress. Particularly anxiety, depression, and addiction.

Ninety year old aboriginal elder

Ninety year old aboriginal elder sat in his humpy eyeing two government ‘Welfare’ officials sent to interview him .
One official said to him: “You have observed the white man for 90 years.You have seen his wars and his technological advances.
You have seen his progress and the damage he has done.”The elder nodded in agreement.The official continued: “Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the whitefella go wrong?”
The elder stared at the two government officials for over a minute and then he calmly replied:
“When whitefella found the land, blackfellas were running it.
No taxes, No debt, Plenty kangaroo, Plenty fish, Women did all the work, Medicine man free, Aboriginal man spent all day hunting and fishing, All night having sex.” Then the elder leaned back and smiled:
“Only whitefella bloody stupid enough to think he could improve a system like that.”

Animal Rights

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Surrounded by loud noises, passed from stranger to stranger, kept in tiny cages, animals are terrified, bored and depressed, all for the sake of a holiday snap. Don’t be part of this ugly picture.

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‘Blue carbon’ banks: From the Conversation.

‘Blue carbon’ banks: From the Conversation.
Mangrove forests, which grow in salt water in tropical regions, are especially effective at locking up “blue carbon” – so called to distinguish it from “green” carbon storage on land. Louisiana State University scientists Robert Twilley and Andre Rovai estimate that “the wood and soil of mangrove forests along the world’s coastlines hold 3 billion metric tons of carbon – more than tropical forests.”
Coastal development is an enormous threat to mangroves, whether for vacation homes in Florida or aquaculture farms in Asia. Twilley and Rovai wanted to pinpoint what type of mangroves were the most effective at storing carbon. By comparing conditions in different settings where mangroves flourish, they determined that river deltas and estuaries offer the best conditions for mangrove growth and carbon uptake:

“Overall, mangroves in deltaic coasts such as the Mississippi River delta, the Amazon in Brazil and the Sundarbans in India and Bangladesh can sequester more carbon yearly than any other aquatic or terrestrial ecosystem on the globe. These are the world’s blue carbon hot spots.”

4. Mangroves versus marshes
Mangroves are actually benefiting from climate change in some regions, such as Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Villanova University biologist Samantha Chapman has found that mangroves are becoming more abundant in these areas, moving into zones formerly dominated by salt marshes, which typically are found in cooler zones.

Mangroves protect coasts more effectively against large waves, so this change isn’t necessarily harmful. However, as Chapman says,

“it is important to note that marsh plants provide important habitats for numerous species of birds and fish. We don’t yet know how these animals will fare as mangroves replace marshes, nor do we yet understand other downsides of plant range shifts due to climate change.”

Moreover, she notes, mangroves are not building new shoreline quickly enough to keep up with sea level rise in all locations. As her findings show, there is still much to learn about how climate change will affect different types of wetlands in various locations.