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Surely God must have a sense of humour since we are made in His image, and a sense of humour is such a delightful gift?

Perhaps we’re accustomed to thinking of Jesus only as “a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief”. His crucifixion is certainly no laughing matter. Or maybe the image of a laughing Jesus offends? Yet Hebrews 4:15 tells us that Jesus is able to sympathize with us because he is exactly like us excluding sin!

God Has Gifted Us with a Sense of Humor; It Stands to Reason That Jesus Had One, Too.

Interestingly the word “humor” does not exist in the Bible, however, nor does the word Trinity, but the concept most definitely exists! It should be evident that Jesus, being human, had a sense of humor, since the ability to perceive, enjoy, or express what is comical is part of the human experience.

Such a God Inspired the Author of Proverbs to Write, “A Happy Heart Makes the Face Cheerful” (15:13),

It should be evident that Jesus, being human, had a sense of humor, since the ability to perceive, enjoy, or express what is comical is part of the human experience.

Is my definition of funny the same as God’s?

Of course, a lot of what the world calls humor is not funny but is crass and crude and should have no part in a Christian’s life (Colossians 3:8).

Our Speech Should Be Edifying, and Therefore Our Humor Should Be as Well.

What about sarcasm?

Humor can be a wonderful way to cheer up and encourage a friend or calm a serious situation. But cutting remarks at the expense of someone else is of the devil. (Proverbs 26:18-19).

When is humor inappropriate?

Any humor that is done at the expense of someone else’s feelings, that only tears them down instead of building them up, is also something that God says we should not do (Colossians 4:6; Ephesians 4:29). When in doubt, ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom before entering a situation where it might not be a good idea to exercise your wit. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will guide us and help us know God’s truth (John 16:13).

When humor is appropriate?

Well, it appears that most laughter is intimately related to knowledge of outcomes or the lack thereof. If I know how things will turn out, I can laugh with confidence. You see, when a person is connected with One who has the power to foretell and even determine outcomes, and when that One has promised His loved ones that He will work out everything for our good, then that person has every right to sit back, take a deep breath, and enjoy a good hearty laugh, whatever the circumstances. It is not a moment of empty hilarity or temporary amusement. It is an act of faith!

My dear friend Holly told me this story:

Paul and his wife Jill were awakened at 3:00am by a loud bang on the door.
Paul gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain asked for a push.

“Not a chance,” says the Paul, “it is 3:00am in the morning!”

He slams the door and returns to bed.

“Who was that?” asked his wife Jill?

“Just some drunk man asking for a push,” he answers.

“Did you help him?” Jill asks?

“No, I did not Paul reply’s. It’s 3:00am in the morning and it’s pouring with rain out there!”

“Well, you have a short memory,” says his wife Jill. “Can’t you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!

God loves drunk people too, you know!”

Paul does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain. He calls out into the dark, “Hello, are you still there?”

“Yes,” comes back an answer.

“Do you still need a push?” calls out Paul?

“Yes, please!”

“Where are you?” asks Paul.

“Over here on the swing,” replied the drunk.

God has given us the ability to appreciate humor and share jokes with our friends. It’s certainly not a sin to laugh! But we also need to be aware of our words, other peoples feelings, and situations where humor may or may not be appropriate.

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Surely God must have a sense of humor since we are made in His image, and a sense of humor is such a delightful gift?

Perhaps we’re accustomed to thinking of Jesus only as “a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief”. His crucifixion is certainly no laughing matter. Or maybe the image of a laughing Jesus offends? Yet Hebrews 4:15 tells us that Jesus is able to sympathize with us because he is exactly like us excluding sin!

God Has Gifted Us with a Sense of Humor; It Stands to Reason That Jesus Had One, Too.

Interestingly the word “humor” does not exist in the Bible, however, nor does the word Trinity, but the concept most definitely exists! It should be evident that Jesus, being human, had a sense of humor, since the ability to perceive, enjoy, or express what is comical is part of the human experience.

Such a God Inspired the Author of Proverbs to Write, “A Happy Heart Makes the Face Cheerful” (15:13),

It should be evident that Jesus, being human, had a sense of humor, since the ability to perceive, enjoy, or express what is comical is part of the human experience.

Is my definition of funny the same as God’s?

Of course, a lot of what the world calls humor is not funny but is crass and crude and should have no part in a Christian’s life (Colossians 3:8).

Our Speech Should Be Edifying, and Therefore Our Humor Should Be as Well.

What about sarcasm?

Humor can be a wonderful way to cheer up and encourage a friend or calm a serious situation. But cutting remarks at the expense of someone else is of the devil. (Proverbs 26:18-19).

When is humor inappropriate?

Any humor that is done at the expense of someone else’s feelings, that only tears them down instead of building them up, is also something that God says we should not do (Colossians 4:6; Ephesians 4:29). When in doubt, ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom before entering a situation where it might not be a good idea to exercise your wit. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will guide us and help us know God’s truth (John 16:13).

When humor is appropriate?

Well, it appears that most laughter is intimately related to knowledge of outcomes or the lack thereof. If I know how things will turn out, I can laugh with confidence. You see, when a person is connected with One who has the power to foretell and even determine outcomes, and when that One has promised His loved ones that He will work out everything for our good, then that person has every right to sit back, take a deep breath, and enjoy a good hearty laugh, whatever the circumstances. It is not a moment of empty hilarity or temporary amusement. It is an act of faith!

My dear friend Holly told me this story:

Paul and his wife Jill were awakened at 3:00am by a loud bang on the door.
Paul gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain asked for a push.

“Not a chance,” says the Paul, “it is 3:00am in the morning!”

He slams the door and returns to bed.

“Who was that?” asked his wife Jill?

“Just some drunk man asking for a push,” he answers.

“Did you help him?” Jill asks?

“No, I did not Paul reply’s. It’s 3:00am in the morning and it’s pouring with rain out there!”

“Well, you have a short memory,” says his wife Jill. “Can’t you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!

God loves drunk people too, you know!”

Paul does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain. He calls out into the dark, “Hello, are you still there?”

“Yes,” comes back an answer.

“Do you still need a push?” calls out Paul?

“Yes, please!”

“Where are you?” asks Paul.

“Over here on the swing,” replied the drunk.

God has given us the ability to appreciate humor and share jokes with our friends. It’s certainly not a sin to laugh! But we also need to be aware of our words, other peoples feelings, and situations where humor may or may not be appropriate.

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Dr Harvey Washington Wiley

Dr Harvey Washington Wiley, the 19th century chemist whose ‘poison squad’ pioneered food safety – RN
Updated about 7 hours ago

PHOTO Harvey Washington Wiley was instrumental in bringing about regulations to boost sanitation and decrease food adulteration. GETTY: CORBIS
In major US cities in the late 19th century, dairy producers looking to cut costs would dilute milk using pond water.

The resulting greyish tinge would be corrected with a dose of plaster dust, and some yellow lead to give a golden hue.

Replacing the cream, which had been skimmed off, was nothing less than pureed calf brains.

Once the manufacturer was satisfied with the aesthetic of the product, the toxic chemical formaldehyde could be added to give the so-called “embalmed milk” a longer shelf life.

PHOTO A depiction of Death making candy tainted with arsenic and plaster of Paris. GETTY: HARPER’S WEEKLY
Milk was only one of a long list of commonly adulterated foods that included lead in cheese, brick dust in cinnamon, sawdust in ground coffee, and brown sugar spiked with crushed insects.

In the zenith of industrial capitalism, poor workers migrating to urban centres became golden geese for profit-hungry food manufacturers.

That was until a preacher’s son, Harvey Washington Wiley, dedicated his life to taming the seemingly untameable industry.

Wiley — with his ‘poison squad’ and a very peculiar experiment — gained international recognition for his role in the creation of legal food standards.

The ‘unregulated Wild West’ of food production
As the industrial revolution was applied to food processing, manufacturers rushed to embrace the rise of industrial chemistry and were knowingly selling harmful products.

Unchecked by government regulation, basic safety or even labelling requirements, they put profit before the health of their customers.

The target market for these adulterated products was the blue-collar workers, who were migrating to cities from rural areas and farm towns — and were desperately trying to stretch a dollar.

“There were no labels, and so there was no public pressure,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Deborah Blum, who has written a book on Wiley.

“It was just a pre-regulatory Wild West of food that permitted bad actors to do what they will, and so they did.”

Late Night Live
Wiley was the son of a southern Indianan famer who worked on the Underground Railroad that helped escaped slaves seek refuge in the north.

After briefly serving in the Civil War, Wiley became a chemistry professor, and in 1883 was named the Department of Agriculture’s chief chemist.

The department, traditionally concerned with agribusiness, became the vehicle for his 30-year campaign for safe food and proper labelling.

Wiley’s crusade was part of a larger Progressive movement which fought against the monopolies and government corruption that had accumulated throughout the 19th century.

Already alarmed at food adulteration, he delivered speeches and wrote popular articles, working closely with ‘muckraking’ journalists and the burgeoning pure food movement.

“He came in with this kind of moral crusade, Holy Roller attitude. He was determined to make a difference,” Blum said.

The poison squad and an unusual experiment
In response to Wiley’s growing public profile, the Food Manufacturers Association was set up to represent the interests of industry.

Misleading articles by non-existent journalists were circulated to harm his reputation while sympathetic allies were planted within the US government.

President Theodore Roosevelt, the progressive crusader famous for reigning in the octopus-like monopolies of the era, was not as forward thinking when it came to food regulation.

According to Blum, Roosevelt was often working with food businesses to make sure that his anti-monopoly regulations didn’t affect their income streams too drastically.

“Roosevelt would create secret boards to countermand some of his ideas and rulings as they try to get the law in place, and literally working with people who weaken the regulations,” she said.

PHOTO Theodore Roosevelt is remembered as a crusader of the Progressive Era GETTY: HULTON ARCHIVE
Despite his capacity as a writer and orator, it would not be Wiley’s advocacy that would cause the government to change its mind.

Rather, it was a particularly unusual experiment.

At the dawn of the 20th century, Wiley invited young clerks at the Department of Agriculture to eat three free meals a day cooked by a professional chef using farm-fresh ingredients.

The group, soon to be known as the ‘poison squad’, were asked to fine dine in the basement below the department’s offices every day for a year, their diet strictly limited to these meals.

PHOTO The members of Wiley’s ‘Poison Squad’ were assessed for their health and respectability before being invited to join. FLICKR: US FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
There was a catch.

Half of the perfectly prepared dishes in this makeshift kitchen were deliberately spiked with doses of suspected food additives — industrial chemicals like borax or salicylic acid.

In an act of bravery, the volunteers knowingly subjected themselves to poisoning in the name of science.

Not surprisingly, these various additives caused a host of health woes for the unlucky half including nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, liver damage, kidney damage, and jaundice.

While lobbyists could suppress Wiley’s findings, they couldn’t control newspapers, which zealously relayed information about the group to a public that slowly elevated Wiley to a hero status.

PHOTO These idealistic volunteers embraced this motto on a sign in their special dining room — “none but the brave can eat the fare.” FLICKR: US FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
As awareness about food contents spread, an explosive novel called The Jungle was published by socialist writer Upton Sinclair in 1906.

It documented the life of immigrant meatpacking workers in the packing houses of Chicago, where “rats, poisoned bread, and meat” would end up mixed in the same food processor. The book sparked consumer fury.

The government’s hand was forced, and the Meat Inspection Act was passed with Roosevelt’s full support, followed a week later by the Pure Food and Drug Act.

Commonly known as ‘the Wiley Act’, it required that a drug’s active ingredients be written on its packaging, and meant unsafe products could be outlawed.

“The Pure Food and Drug Act meant now for the first time in American history you have the entry of consumer protection in law,” Blum said.

Gradually food safety standards were expanded and exported internationally and by mid-century became the rule rather than the exception throughout the developed world.

Consumers today, who value their breakfast free of borax, have Wiley to thank.

Posted earlier today at 5:00am

Australian History

Apocalypses are more than the stuff of fiction — First Nations Australians survived one – RN
Updated Fri 8 Dec 2017, 10:22 AM AEDT

PHOTO Claire G Coleman says the fact that her ancestors survived is a miracle. TWITTER: CLAIRE G COLEMAN
There is a shield in the British Museum, taken by Cook on his 1770 landing in the place he named Botany Bay, in what was to become New South Wales.

Called the Gweagal shield, it has a bullet hole near the centre. Oral history held by the Gweagal people says the man who owned that shield was shot.

Carved of wood, it was incapable of withstanding a threat his people had never experienced and almost certainly had never imagined.

PHOTO It is believed the man who owned the Gweagal shield was shot. SUPPLIED: THE TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM
It was never my intent to write apocalyptic fiction, to write about dystopias.

It was my intent to write a novel that would explain and contextualise the invasion of Australia in 1788 in such a way that it would help white people understand what the invasion meant for my people. I wanted people to have empathy for my people if they had not before.

But while writing that novel, Terra Nullius, I experienced a revelation that was to blow my mind.

Novels about the history of Australia are post-apocalyptic, because all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people alive today are the descendants of people who survived an apocalypse.

Modern Australia is a dystopia if you look at it from our point of view — it’s only the “lucky country” for everybody else.

While writing my novel I came to the understanding that the only way to tell the story truthfully and with the impact I wanted it to have, was to embrace the post-apocalyptic imagery.

In 1788 boats arrived in Sydney Cove, and started unloading soldiers and prisoners, transportees on this continent, now called Australia. That is when the apocalypse began.

Over nearly 230 years the First Nations Australian people went from controlling the continent to constituting only around 3 per cent of the continent’s population. These were end times, the ending of a civilisation, of a culture, of a people.

More people died than you can imagine — most of the population died, and those of us living now are the descendants of a small number of survivors.

We can only imagine now, the violence, the pain, the suffering of my First Nations people.

Diseases imported from Europe would have been decimating and terrifying. Most of the white people were men and we know rape was commonplace. Many of those who survived the epidemics were massacred, the survivors of the massacres were rounded up, forced into concentration camps, had their culture destroyed and were often enslaved.

There were hundreds of languages spoken on this continent before white people came. Many of those languages and the information encoded in those languages are now lost. Things cannot be explained or remembered if there are no words to talk about them.

As a Noongar woman, my ancestral country is the south coast of Western Australia. I can say with certainty that I am alive only because my ancestors survived.

That is true of all people, everyone only lives because their ancestors survived.

In my case survival was a miracle. There were few survivors, and the attempted genocide of my people was almost successful.

I am a product of the resilience of two women — Binyan, also known as Fanny Winnery, and Harriet Coleman, her daughter.

However, it is not just how many people died, or the low chance of survival that defined the arrival of white people as apocalyptic.

An entire civilisation was destroyed along with our language and a lot of culture. It was destroyed because the people who invaded Australia — and it was an invasion — had no respect for the people who lived here.

White people brought their own culture, their own religion. Seeing ours as completely lacking in value, they used their military might and their control of the resources they stole, to force their culture on us. There are survivors, there is living culture — but so much, so very much, was lost.

In summary: white people stole our land, stole our children, attempted, and nearly succeeded in the complete destruction of our culture.

We, the Indigenous people of this continent, now live in a dystopia.

We are a tiny proportion of the population, only 3 per cent, therefore we do not have the political power to enact change within a democracy. This is one of the reasons why First Nations Australians have a life expectancy decades shorter than white people, often live in third-world conditions, and are on average significantly poorer than the national average.

Indigenous affairs are something done to us, not with us. Our small numbers and a history of hostile government has kept control of our affairs out of our hands.

We don’t have to imagine an apocalypse, we survived one. We don’t have to imagine a dystopia, we live in one — day after day after day.

Posted Fri 8 Dec 2017, 7:30 AM AEDT

Affirmation Think Positively

Positive thinking can make a huge difference to the success of your communication, because it helps you feel more confident.

Fear makes it all too easy to slip into a cycle of negative self-talk, especially right before you speak, while self-sabotaging thoughts such as “I’ll never be good at this!” or “I’m going to fall flat on my face!” lower your confidence and increase the chances that you won’t achieve what you’re truly capable of.

Use affirmations and visualization to raise your confidence. This is especially important right before your speech or presentation. Visualize giving a successful presentation, and imagine how you’ll feel once it’s over and when you’ve made a positive difference for others. Use positive affirmations such as “I’m grateful I have the opportunity to help my audience” or “I’m going to do well!”

Then reward yourself with healthy eating 🤗🌞

Creating Effective Presentation Visuals

Creating Effective Presentation Visuals
Jobs was particularly well known for building his presentations around powerful visual aids. He knew that slides are most effective when they tell a story rather than convey information, so his visuals were simple, elegant, and image-based. They complemented and reinforced his message, and they never competed with him for his audience’s attention.

You don’t have to be Steve Jobs to give a great presentation, but you do need great visuals. They convey a powerful message about your ideas and your brand, so it’s essential to get them right. In this article, we’ll look at how you can create effective presentation visuals – slides that connect your audience with your message.

This is also relevant to blogs.

Create your own graphics

Watch Recordings of Your Speeches

Watch Recordings of Your Speeches
Whenever possible, record your presentations and speeches. You can improve your speaking skills dramatically by watching yourself later, and then working on improving in areas that didn’t go well.

As you watch, notice any verbal stalls, such as “um” or “like.” Look at your body language: are you swaying, leaning on the podium, or leaning heavily on one leg? Are you looking at the audience? Did you smile? Did you speak clearly at all times?

Pay attention to your gestures. Do they appear natural or forced? Make sure that people can see them, especially if you’re standing behind a podium.

Last, look at how you handled interruptions, such as a sneeze or a question that you weren’t prepared for. Does your face show surprise, hesitation, or annoyance? If so, practice managing interruptions like these smoothly, so that you’re even better next time.

Please don’t judge yourself watching the replay

It is normal to be your worst critic

Essential skills for anchors or journalist

1. Knowledge base:
An understanding of issues, names, geography, history and the ability to put all of these in perspective for viewers. It comes from the journalist’s commitment to being a student of the news.

2. Ability to process new information:
Sorting, organizing, prioritizing and retaining massive amounts of incoming data.

3. Ethical compass:
Sensitivity to ethical land mines that often litter the field of live breaking news — unconfirmed information, graphic video, words that potentially panic, endanger public safety or security or words that add pain to already traumatized victims and those who care about them.

4. Command of the language:
Dead-on grammar, syntax, pronunciation, tone and storytelling — no matter how stressed or tired the anchor or reporter may be.

5. Interviewing finesse:
An instinct for what people need and want to know, for what elements are missing from the story, and the ability to draw information by skillful, informed questioning and by listening.

6. Mastery of multitasking:
The ability to simultaneously: take in a producer’s instructions via an earpiece while scanning new information from computer messages, texts or Twitter; listen to what other reporters on the team are sharing and interviewees are adding; monitor incoming video — and yes, live-tweet info to people who have come to expect information in multiple formats.

7. Appreciation of all roles:
An understanding of the tasks and technology that go into the execution of a broadcast, the ability to roll with changes and glitches, and anticipate all other professionals involved.

8. Acute sense of timing:
The ability to condense or expand one’s speech on demand, to sense when a story needs refreshing or recapping, to know without even looking at a clock how many words are needed to fill the minute while awaiting a satellite window, live feed or interviewee.

Texas Cowboy

“HOW TO PLAY!”* a poem a.k.a.: “The Play’s The Thing!” 8 Nov 2018 (THOR)

Don’t play to win; don’t play to lose!

PLAY IN BETWEEN – but – play as you choose!

Play! in-an enthus-ia-ass-tical way;

Play for enjoyment (even-when-“in-the-fray!”)

BUT – PLAY WITH A GRACE, TO LOSE, WIN OR DRAW:

Play in The Sunshine – or-“under lights!”

[RAH!]

PLAY! For-excitement! Sweat-it-up, Hon!

But, especially, My-Friend – PLAY FOR THE FUN,

And loving (pause) ness – of-every – lob, smash and shot;

Play you some _______* – with-the- ________ ** you brought!

Play with some new balls – or the old ones you have,

Strap on those balls! Slap on some salve,

For-aches-‘n’-pains – and PLAY – FOR A WHILE,

But don’t play TOO LONG – maybe-play-for-a-mile!

Remember, my chum, you big, stinky bum,

Don’t play with no anger – and you-CAN – suck-on your (my) thumb!

Play with a smile! SHOUT, LAUGH & CHEER,

And, if you’ve played really well, let’s shed us a tear! 🙂 – Rah, rah, rah!

fin ❤

    • TENNIS! and other things!!

** – Fill it in! perhaps, RACQUET or – lover!

Mystic Poet

“NARCISSISM DEFINED – AND – UNCHAINED?” a poem in the series: “Narcissism and Other Apparently Extraordinary Conditions!” Friday: 9 Nov 2018

[Excessive-and-Erotic – INTEREST IN ME!

What I look like – and how I pee!

I AM SO SELFISH? I watch the mirror,

With extreme interest! Shall-I-wash-it-clearer?

I AM absorbed – into my eyes!

I’m-GRANDiose -and-won’t-apologize!

I will-NOT sit-(pause) upon NO-one’s “fence,”

To-wait-for-admirers! That’ll-make-me-tense!

I crave admiration! And-my-person-al-ity,

SHOULD-top The DSM!* I’ll make history!

I’m quite self-centered, AND THE WORLD REVOLVES,

JUST AROUND ME! And – when everyone EVOLVES,

They’ll look – and act, just like ME!

IN-ME-God-fashioned – a-new-pedigree!]

THE THING IS: BEING-AWARE OF-THIS-“MALADY,”

IS THE EMBODIMENT OF IT! ASK YOUR BA-BABY!

And THEN – baby’s TAUGHT – to NOT be self-centered!

To hide (OUR) narcissism – in THAT we’re mentored,

By CLASSICAL NARCISSISTIC TYPES,

Who offer us – some Handy Wipes,

To-forget-our-“anal-fascinations,”

And TEACH-US-TO-MAKE-CLEVER observation,

About THOSE PEOPLE – who are just TOO proud,

Or – like to gather a too-big-crowd,

Around-them! LIKE: Errant-carpenters-and-fisher-men,

Who heal the sick – let’s say: “Amen!”

THING IS: WE’RE “CLASSICALLY” and “NARCISSISTICALLY” inclined,

And we LOVE to trick – and train our mind,

TO THINK WE AREN’T! and – gather folks,

Who laugh at (OUR) narcissistic jokes!

So! KEEP ON JUDGING, JUST LIKE ME,

We’re-ALL-part – (pause)

Of-the-NARCISSISTIC –

SYMPHONY! 🙂 – Yup!

fin ❤

* – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, written by “experts” who can not find their personal profiles anywhere in this book BECAUSE they ARE – whatever is NOT there!!!! in THEIR opinion(s)!

The Mystic Poet

Congratulations, subject matter

Spot on 🤗

Mystic Poet

“DSM – 5* – 6 – 7 … ” a poem in the series: “Narcissism and Other APPARENTLY Extraordinary Conditions!” a.k.a.: “A BOOK On What’s CRAZY, Revised Frequently – Because CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES!” a.k.a.: “The Official Book Of SHOULD NOTs, Written By Folks Who Shouldn’t Have!” a.k.a.: “THE Book, Especially Written By Those Who Could NEVER Make It Teaching School Because THE KIDS WERE TOO ROWDY!” a.k.a.: “Agree With US – Or Else We Will Write A Book About YOU & It Will NOT Be Called The Bible, At Least Not For Several Years!”

Diagnosis? JUDGMENT! What’s The “Diff?” [Friday: November 9, 2018]

Open-up-The-Manual, and Take a whiff!

Become-a-member – of The “Psycho” Association;

You’ll be in “good company,” in this “Appropriate” Nation,

The Nation of JUDGMENT – and PRO-PRI-ETY!

Worship-at-The-Medical-Altar! on-your-bended-knee!

Consult The Experts! Take you “meds,”

“Vitamins,” we’ll call them: to heal your heads!

There’s an age-old saying, about A DEGREE,

Gotten in PSYCHOLOGY – Is-it too-cra-zy,

To imagine – that those-who-LEARN-to-JUDGE,

Will call it: “DIAGNOSING!” and-will-never-hold-a-grudge,

Against – THEIR FAVORITE – PERFECT guy:

Jesus Christ! Well! My, oh my!

Why’d-HE-really-get-killed? A: ‘Cause He was a “PSYCHO,”

Waiting and willing – to destroy this micro-

Cosm – of – CULTURAL – AFFIRMATIONS,

About-ACCEPTABLE TRUTH – and associations,

Of learned, cultured, seasoned boys,

And girls-of-manners – who play with-sex-toys,

Behind closed doors – and think that’s fine,

And, when they emerge, demand-their-Valentine,

For being so loving – and so well-versed:

NARCISSISTIC-ADMIRATION – needs-to-be well-rehearsed!

So! Tickle my ears – and fill my head,

With DSM! (pause) As society has said:

“Think with propriety!”

“Do the RIGHT thing!”

Little do they realize – “SATAN”**-THIS-DOTH-BRING! 🙂 – Whoops!

* – BUY IT! From The American Psychiatric Association (for an undisclosed amount!!) – so you’ll KNOW just how crazy EVERYONE is! Except – US!! 🙂

** – Not some PERSON, but a Spirit – of Pride and Condescension!

KINDNESS IS FREE, SPRINKLE THE STUFF EVERYWHERE🌏🌛☀🌟⚡

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