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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Refugee Crisis

 Refugee Crisis 

please support and sign this measure.

Thank  you,





I’ll write later…

love and godspeed,

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Don't mine the Grand Canyon

 Don't Mine The Grand Canyon 

The republicans, the tea party and their wealthy supporters don't seem to care about preserving any part of America's national heritage. They seem, by their own actions, more concerned with making money than keeping the value of America's resources preserved and not squandered.

Please support and sign this measure.

thank you.





I’ll write later…

love and godspeed,

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Tell Michigan To Repeal The Emergency Managers Law

 Tell Michigan To Repeal The Emergency Managers Law 

What is happening in Flint, Michigan is, in reality, happening all over the country. While the republicans and the tea party refuse to take any action, or responsibility for the crisis, more families are getting sick. More children are suffering the effects of lead poisoning, in their water.

Please support and sign this measure.

thank you.





I’ll write later…

love and godspeed,

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Tell Congress We Want The Right To Buy Raw Milk

 Tell Congress We Want The Right To Buy Raw Milk 

please support and sign this measure.

thank you.





I’ll write later…

love and godspeed,

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Animal Rights

 Rescue abused and isolated elephant from the circus.  

please support and sign this measure.

thank you.





I’ll write later…

love and godspeed,

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Hold Governor Snyder Accountable For Flint Disaster

 Hold Gov. Snyder Accountable for Flint Disaster 

please sign and support this measure.

Thank you.





I’ll write later…

love and godspeed,

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

World Animal Protection

 Protect Spain's Animals 

please support and sign this petition.

thank you.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Rearranging

While it may sound a bit fantastic, or delusional. The reality is that there are people, right here in Cleveland, Ohio, who have hated me all of my life. And hate me so much, that they will use any trick they can to keep me from having the same freedoms that they want for themselves.

So, after doing some further investigation, I found that someone, or some group, has attempted to block my blog. Because they don't like me being allowed to write publicly. And if I do write publicly. They are going to do all they can to either block my blog. Or make up lies about my blog, and about me. With the intention being, that they don't want anyone to read my blog.

There are people who hate me who are part of my own family. And will use any method that they can, and tell any lie they can. In order to prevent me from having the same rights that they want for themselves. One of which is the freedom of speech. There are people who are republicans who have hated me all of my life, because I came from a republican family. And have never supported the republican party.

I have been hated because I am a half-breed Jew. Because I am disabled. Because I'm smart. Because of my having lived as a transgendered female. Because I came from a family with money. There were and are always reasons for people to hate others. And regardless of how so many different groups in the US, and around the world, are talking about how they have been treated in life. I have been treated to racism, bigotry and prejudice my entire life. I have been beaten, shot, stabbed, fired from work, and blackballed. All because of hatred people have for me. Sometimes people hate me because I'm a pacifist.

So I have had to live with people telling lies about me all of my life. Lying and making others hate me on the basis of those lies. Leaving me with little or nothing in my own life. It's like everyone else is allowed to speak their minds. But when I do. Everyone gets angry and hates me so much that they will stop at nothing to keep me from being allowed to speak freely. Which is a right that all Americans have. But that I don't have because my family, and people I have known, and people of other races, and groups, have so much hatred for me. That they don't want me to have the same rights that they have;.

So, I have changed the url location of this blog. And have done so as a test. If the blog is blocked and I get no one reading my blog. That will show clearly that there are people and groups in the US and around the world, who are doing their best to keep me from being allowed to have the same rights given to all Americans, which is free speech.

From the manner in which I have set up this new url location of this blog, the blog, I will be able to tell within a matter of day, whether members of my own family, the Maschke family, and/or others, have so much hatred for me, that they are either telling lies, or believing lies. Whereby they are determined to keep me from being allowed, as a free born American citizen, to have the same rights given to all Americans.

And if that happens. If this blog with the new url location is blocked. And I have no readers of this blog. Then I will leave the Internet for good. Signing petitions, But never writing online again. And if that happens. I will take down this blog, and all other blogs that I have online. Becoming convinced that freedom and liberty are for everyone else. But not for me. For I will never be allowed to speak freely or have anyone read what I write. Because of the hatred that so many have for me, and for what I write, for so many different and various reasons.

This condition of hatred for me is one of the reasons that I pray for death on a regular basis. These people and groups who hate me so much want me to die.They want me dead.They hate me so much they just want me to die. And after all the years I have suffered their hatred. I do want to die. Because I know, that in death, I will finally be free. Free to not have to be subjected to the racism, the bigotry, the prejudice and the hatred I have had to endure my entire life.

So, I'll see what happens. For what happens now, is a test. And if I'm right. Then my blog will be blocked. And no one or hardly anyone will read my blog. And as a result. The Maschke family, and their friends, and others, and various groups, minority groups, and religious groups, and political groups, will get their way. They will be able to yell and scream how much they value free speech. Unless free speech is given to me. For then, these same liars before all Americans and humanity. Will say that they want free speech. But not for people like me. Which means they don't give a damn about free speech, except for themselves.

For what is being done to me, can, and has, and will be done to others.

So, this is a test. And I'm watching and waiting. And I will see what happens. And if I'm right. This blog will be blocked and I will be forced off the Internet. Simply on the account of ugly hatred, racism, bigotry, and prejudice.

And if and when that happens. I will know just what to do. I will leave the Internet forever. For the rest of my life. And never write another word publicly in any formum or medium. Being finally convinced that my life has been a sad mistake. That my mother having died to give birth to me, should have been killed before she gave birth to me. So that I would have never been born. Which is what all of my own family, The Maschke family has always wanted because they hate me so much. Along with so many others, who have hated me since the day I was born.

I know it sounds delusional. And the way that I can prove whether what I am writing is delusional or not. Is by writing in this blog. If the blog is blocked. Then I am not delusional. Which means that anyone who is writing a blog, if it is not what others want them to be allowed to say. That they same thing that is happening to me, and has happened to me, can happen to them and anyone as well.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Getting Old

For some people, getting old is fun. For some, getting old never happens. Because they die. And then for others, like me, getting old is just one heck of a lot of pain. More pain. And when I've had pain alll of my life. At least since I was 17 years old. I'm pretty much tired of pain. But it never goes away or goes down much. It's always there. Like an unwanted house guest.

IT's okay. But pain really does use a lot of energy to deal with it. Which is why, now that I've had my breakfast and my daily viatamin, I'm going to do my morning meditation. And then, I'll see what happens.

Maybe I'll get lucky, and just won't wake up. I mean, no one will care if I don't wake up. So why not ask God for me to just not wake up?

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray I die before I wake
And then God my soul to take





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Cleaning Up

I just got rid of a few apps on my android phone. And as a result cleared up some space that I can use. Additionally, while getting rid of some of the apps, I made the decision to use this blog, the blog, as my main diary, and/or journal. and/or blog, for my writings. My diary, and the way I keep track of my thoughts.

Since no one is really reading anything I write. Since I am like one of the most unread blogs on the entire Internet. There is no reason for me to not use the blog as my main blog, and/or diary, and/or journal.

So, I've finally done my exercises for the day. And I will be getting on the bike once I have some breakfast and then do my morning meditation.

The weather outside is still lousy. Cold, with the temperature being 13 degrees, with a windchill of about -1 degrees, or 1 degree below zero. So, again, with that kind of cold outside. I'm just not going to go outside. I have to know my own limitations. And knowing how my arthritis is, along with the other stuff I'm dealing with. I'm just not going to go out into that kind of cold. Unless I absolutely have to. And right now. I do not absolutely have to go out.

I am going to see my doctor on the 24th. But I'll be using the Uber service to go to and from the doctor. It's faster. It's less expensive, in terms of psychological costs, and time costs. So it's a good idea all the way around. If I use the hospital transportation. I'm in the van for more than an hour both ways. And when I get done with the doctor, there's another hour of waiting time before the van can even take me home.

So, using the Uber service, I can go to and from the doctor, and be home by 3pm to 3:15pm, instead of leaving for the doctor and not getting home until about 5pm.

I'm feeling a lot better, for those 1 or 2 people in the entire world who might care about how I feel. And I'm not sure I even have that many who care. But I'm hoping that at least one person in the world does care how I feel. But I no longer know that for sure.

Anyhow, I'm going to have some breakfast and do my morning meditation, and then get on the bike during the day, while I go through the email, petitions and do the news.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.


Daily Exercise

I just did my morning exercises:

12 full body pushups
12 squats
12 back bench lifts
12 plank leg lifts

I'll be doing my first 15 minutes on the bike in about 45 minutes to an hour.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.


Old Fashioned

I just woke up at 5:30am. Which is about normal for me. And I had some revelations while I was sleeping.

This shows how old fashioned I am. After using the thumb keyboard on my android phone for a few days. First my thumbs began to have some issues, due to the arthritis I have. And then, I began to have some other arthritis pains in my hands. For short texts and things like that, the thumb keyboard is just fine. But for the main work I do, I really need to be using what I've used now for the last 50 years. The regular keyboard. Which I have. And which is  connected to my android phone as a bluetooth keyboard.

It's just  easier for me to use in every way. So, that's the first thing.

Then, it gets more interesting.

The temperature outside right now is 13 degrees. with a wind chill, currently of -1 degrees. Okay. Look, when I was in my 30s, I could handle that. And I did. I walked in sub-zero weather, in Denver, Colorado, 8 miles to and then 8 miles from work, for a solid year. And I did it on two mornings when the standing temperature outside was -30, 30 degrees below zero. Where the windchill on those two days was almost -60, or 60 degrees below zero. I had about the same gear I have now.

What I did not have back then, was the arthritis being as progressive as it is now. My colitis was not as aggressive as it is now. I did not have a hernia then. I did hot have a blown out sciatic nerve then.

So, when I think about going out to shovel the walks this morning. Okay. I'm thinking. No thanks. I'll wait until tomorrow when the standing temperature is going to be like 25 degrees. At least 10 degrees warmer. Which means that the wind chill won't be as bad. And with my age, and the other things I have now, that  I did not have back when I was in my 30s in the really cold weather. 25 degrees sounds a lot more doable, than 13 degrees with a wind chill of -1.

So, that's how it is this morning.

My schedule for the day is...

I'll take about 45 minutes to wake up. And sometime in that 45 minutes I'll do my morning exercises. The 4 that I do everyday.

Then, I'll just get the day started. Once I've done my morning exercises, I'll do my first 15 minutes on the bike. And then, have my breakfast. Then, I'll do my morning meditation.  Then, I'll get started on my day.

Today, I have laundry to do. And some cleaning to do. In addition to the news, email and petitions. But I'll get it done.

I'm also thinking of going to a different email program, like "Inbox" because I do use a keyboard to interface with my android phone. Which is more like a small tablet, than just a regular smartphone. Because with another email program I can use my keyboard to navigate and control the mail. Where on Gmail, the regular version, doing so is not quite as easy.

Plus, with the bluetooth keyboard, my phone  operates faster, and at a more normal speed than it does when I'm using the thumb keyboard on my android phone.

I"ve already made sharing links a lot faster using my GReader program, news reader, than it used to be. So that I can share a link right from inside the GReader, rather having to load the link into my browser. And I've found and am using other shortcuts for my email and petitions as well. So I will probably do the same with my email program, in a few minutes here. To make things easier and faster. In order to expedite the time it takes me to get through the ton of information I look at everyday.

And that's how things are this morning....





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

My Horoscope

My horoscope for the next few days is indicating friction between myself and others. Which indicates that I very well may experience some degree of friction to, and/or with, my neighbors. Which is why I am planning on staying inside the house and having as little to do with anyone, as possible, over the next few days. At least until my horoscope indicates that the circumstances are better. Which at last reckoning is by the end of the weekend. Though I am inclined to want to shovel the front walk tomorrow, later this morning. I'm thinking, the in lieu of my horoscope, it is a better idea to forgo the shovelling, and just stay away from people as much as possible. Which is fine by me.

In thinking about this blog, the blog, I'm coming to the mindset that, with so many blogs out on the Internet these days. It is no small surprise why my readership numbers are as mow as they are. Compared to the level of blogging information on the Internet, my blog is truly so slight and small, that I am quite remarkably surprised that anyone reads my blog at all.

Which does give me a certain degree of solace in that I feel a greater degree of freedom and peace of mind in that what I write is hardly being read by anyone.

And so, with my plan to stay away from people as much as possible for the next few days, I'm order to minimize any issues with other people. My plans are to do some necessary cleaning I the house, some laundry. And to work further on my blog. Fixing some of the label errors, putting up some pertinent news stories. And keeping myself healthy.

I plan on doing my mid-month shopping this Friday. Then finishing the month. Preparing for the more costly month of March, when I have two higher bills to contend with. The water/sewer bill, and my Orkin service that I pay for. Plus I have to pay for having my front door, my security door lock changed. Which I did as an additional precaution and deterrent for anyone whip might try to break into my home, in spite of the extensive security measures I have in my home.

So,  March will be a slightly tougher month than this one has been. But that's life.

I'm going back for a few more hours of sleep meditation. And will hit the ground running be teen 5am and 6am.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Like clockwork

Every night at about this time I wake up with breathing issues. And after living in this house for the past 25 years, and having done investigations regarding this circumstance. I have found that a number of my neighbors wake up at the same time I do, with the same type of breathing problems. Some have broken noses like I do. Some do not. Some are in my age group. Some are not. Some of the neighbors believe that our common experience is as a result of the forced air heating that we all have. Others feel that it is because of the pollution in the Cleveland area, which doesn't make sense since the air in my home is purified. So the best explanation, and the one with the highest degree of commonality is the forced air explanation.

That, based on biology, after a certain amount of time of being exposed to the dry forced air in these homes, a biochemical reaction takes place, whereby a sinusitis reaction takes place. When this happens, as with the other neighbors I've spoken with. It takes about one hour to ninety minutes for the breathing issues to clear. Leaving in it's wake a certain amount of effluvia. Which in turn causes a certain degree of nausea. Which in turn necessitates having to have something hot to drink, or something to eat, in order to settle the stomach.

Now the variable in all of this is that this condition, to one extent or another happens in the summer as well. Though not to the same degree. Once again, this becomes strange due to the fact that the air in the house is so heavily filtered. Which makes the third explanation, not mentioned above, appear to have more credibility. The explanation that chemtrails from high level aircraft are the cause for the biochemical reaction. Which is one of the reasons I wear a breathing mask almost at all times when outside of the house environment.

But today, like so many other days, when opening the door to check my mail, I did not wear my breathing mask. Which could mean that for a moment I could have been exposed to the toxins in the air. Which, I'm itself, could explain the commonality of the breathing issues. Which then in turn, supports my thesis that breathing the air in this city is just not healthy, under any circumstances.

After checking the air quality, I found that, at this time the pm10 and pm2.5 particles, and the sulfur dioxide levels are high enough to cause breathing problems. In addition to the O3 level, which is not to be confused with the ozone in the upper atmosphere. Where the O3 level has to do with surface pollution coming from car exhausts and things of that nature. Again, which, as a result of the air purification system in my home, should not affect me. Except for the fact that today, like so many other days, when checking the mail, I did not wear my breathing mask. Whereby, as a result, the moment that I opened the door to retrieve my mail, I was, to some degree, breathing in the outside pollution in the air. Which, when that happens, can have a delayed and lasting effect to about 24 hours.

Which then in turn suggests even more strongly, that I absurdly must wear my breathing mask whenever I open the door going outside at all times, if I am in fact going to not have to deal with the same breathing problems that my neighbors are dealing with.

And to extend the peculiarity of this issue. When I lived in any other part of the country, other than here in Cleveland, Ohio, I never had this type of breathing problem.

So, the first thing I did was to turn off the O3 generator on my air purifier. In order to remove any excess O3 in the house. And as soon as I did that, I noticed a higher level of air quality in the house. The second thing I'm going to do is to have a cup of ice cream, to relieve the slight nausea. And then go back for a few more hours of sleep meditation, before starting my day at approximately 5:30am.

All of this raises very interesting questions as to the air quality in this city, as well as to the air quality in this area where my house is located. Which in turn beckons more, and further investigation.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Time of my life

When I was younger, I'm my 20s and 30s, living with a potential life threatening condition, my spine, due to my spinal surgery.  I ha to always know my own abilities, and what my limits were.  My life depnded on it.

So I did as much as I could, and had the courage to do, always judging anything I might do against the potentiality of failure in what I might br doing, and weighing the risks of failure. Because I was always so careful about his I did things, I was anle to present the impression of being able to do more than people thought u could do, or being able to survive what I was trying to do.

Iost certainly did not always succeed at what I attempted. I have sustained numerous injuries over the years from attempts to do things where the outcome as less than desired. So as then, same as now. I still use the basic framework to judge the merits of whether something is a goose idea or a bad one. Only now, after losing my wife to cancer. After losing both my parents. After being rejected by most of my family in the basis of lies told to them by my sister. Having most of the people in the city where I live hating me on the basis of the lies that my sister and mother told. Having lost most of MHz friends I had throughout my life. Having lost most of the friends I worked with in my life.

My view of the world, and my place on the world is markedly different. Til the extent that, many nights, like tonight, I don't really care if I wake up or not.

I'm not suicidal, or even self destructive. I'm just tired. Tired of living in a world where, no matter what I do, or how I present myself, I'm just not good enough for most people.

Either it's because I'm a half breed Jew, or because I was transgemdered, or because of my family, or my skin color, or because I am a pacifist, or because I'm an intellectual, or because I'm ... etc. There's always a reason or excuse for people to find fault with others. Sometimes people don't like me because I'm disabled. Sometimes they don't like me because I survived. There's always a reason. On my now,after loskng amlost everything okay could lose in the world. Now I'm so tired of moth ever being good enough. That I say this prayer almost every night when I go to sleep.

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray I die before I wake
And then my soul for God to take

Of course I'm always glad when I wake up. Even though I have about 12 nightmares every night. But when I first lean back, I generally say that prayer. Hoping that I will finally die. Of for no other reason than that I won't have to go through another day of hearing, or being told or feeling like, no matter what I do, that I am just not good enough for most people.

And so, maybe I will get lucky tonight. And when tomorrow comes, for life in the world, I win be part of life anymore. Then all those who hate me, or just don't like me, canto find someone else to abuse and make small and make fun of. And other will finally be free. Finally.  Not having to try to be what others want, and always feeling like I'm his not good enough.

So for those who do care about me. Join me tonight as I pray to God that I will not wake up tomorrow.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Daily Exercise, Schedule

Looking at how I did with my exercises today. I believe that, in lieu of my implimentation of this new schedule of doing my bike. That I have done a fairly good job of moving forward. And as I said, over the coming days and weeks, my performance will decidedly improve.

I will continue making reports concerning my daily exercise for the purposes of being helpful to others who are starting, or are considering beginning their own exercise routines. In addition to individuals who are currently doing their own exercise routine. Where my sharing my routine may prove helpful.

That being said. It's the end of the day. And I have a lot of work scheduled for tomorrow. So unless something come up I'm the way of a nightmare or inspiration, I will probably not write until tomorrow morning.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Patience

After doing a good bit of online research I have found a number of things out

1. This blog is searched under the search criteria of Nicole Mickey Maschke. Not Nicole Maschke.

As a result the identification of the blog to the internet is going to take longer than, what could be considered the normal timeframe of a number of weeks. While the blog makes its way through the search engine matrix. Whereby, the time frame for any increase of activity to the blog could take several months. Which would then place increasing numbers, retarding readership of the blog sometime during late summer.

2. I have an account with technorati, which is still active and is listing one or more of my old blogs. And that is another reason that search engines are being somewhat confused as to the location of this blog. I am planning on correcting this issue tomorrow morning. Which should help in expediting traffic to the blog.

3. There has been no discoverable negative reaction to any of my posts in the blog. Other than a slight fluctuation in statistical numbers of hits to the blog. The margin of fluctuation of this blog has been less than 15%.

However, as I have explained. I do not think that any of my posts have been more flamboyant than a great number of blogs on the net, including blogger, where the blog is set up in a similar manner to this blog. In fact, on blogger this a large number of blogs that are more bombastic than this blog has been, or ever will be.

So the elements of the blog do not, at this juncture appear to be an issue.

4. After discovering the issue with the search engines. I then improved the consistency of the nomenclature of this blog, with regard to my online profile. And my name as the author of the blog. The effect of doing this should take approximately about 7 to 10 days, pursuant to search engine synchronization.

But considering the foregoing. I have, as I explains this morning, that jumping into the fray, as it's commonly referred to, politically, is not in either mine, or this blog's best interest. Therefore, to reiterate; I am going to begin posting articles on human rights, ecology (climate change), science, economics, technology (android phones and computers), public health, and other pertinent news stories as they become pertinent, and when they are appropriate to the theme of the blog.

Posting rants about the right wing extremist groups in the US, specifically the republicans and the tea party,  and their supporters is not only not really being consistent to the theme of the blog. But really is, or has been, toxic, in various ways to not only the blog, but to myself as well.

Nothing is going to change the way a person or group thinks, other than the group, or person, themselves. And it is not my intention to change anyone's thinking. Inasmuch my purpose is to present questions that will give the reader pause to consider how they may view the subject of any given subject matter, in any of the posts I write.  

So,  for political posts, my plans are to simply present the link in the post, with perhaps a "short few sentences" regarding the link in the post.

Other than the foregoing, the blog is progressing, In terms of my own expectations, fairly much as I expected.especially when it is considered that humanity the level of blogs on the Internet has exploded exponentially over the last few years.

It is still my plan to go into detail about the history and biography of my family, the Maschke family, and their role in Cleveland and Ohio, and national politics. However, this is something that I am taking my time with for obvious reasons.

And that's basically what I have so far with regard to the system, and/or manner, of how this blog is set up. And how I intend on structuring it, now and in the future.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Daily exercise

I just did my strength training for the day.

35 cults with 20 pound weights
250 handgrips with standard hand grips





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

Daily exercise

I just did my third 15 minutes on the bike.

Time,  15 minutes
Distance, 1.4 miles
Calories,  40





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.

I Am Impressed

Amazing! Only one single page view the entire day. After doing a search for myself, to see if that might be the problem. I'm finding that the way the search engine has me listed just might be the problem. My blog is listed under my name, plus my nickname of Mickey. But the search engines don't rcognise my middle name unless someone types in my middle name.

And so,  for that reason, I'm going back to using my middle name. So that it will be consistent with the URL of the blog.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

The mind is like a book.  Opened and much learned.  Closed and nothing is learned.


Daily exercise

I just did another 15 minutes on the recumbent bike.

Time,  15 minutes
Distance, 1.6 miles
Calories, 81

Daily totals,
distance, 3.1 miles
Time, 43 minutes
Calories, 931
Steps, 321





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

To give someone an answer is to maintain their stupidity. To give someone a question is to celebrate their intelligence.

My Philosophy on Movies

My philosophy on movies is simple. I like movies that inspire me. That teach me about new things. Not movies that scare me, or point out how ugly and violent the world is. So there are most certainly some movies that show the harshness of life. Where some one, or a group must overcome unbearable odds to achieve success. But if a movie relies more on the special effects than actual acting, I'm usually bored with such films. There are many war films, movies I like. But they are ones that have more acting than special effects. And they don't go out of their way to scare me. But to teach me, to inspire me.

There's little about fast cars that inspires me. Since, at one point on my life I was paid to drive cars fast, on a test track.  Where I was driving at least one car at a speed of 175 MPH. And I routinely, when I drove my motorcycle, would take it out onto a deserted road where, during the summer months would drive my motorcycle at a speed of 185 MPH for miles to improve my reaction time and gin tune my handling ability on the bike. So driving fast doesn't really impress me.

Just like some horrible monster with it's mouth open, eating the top half of some human doesn't inspire me or teach me anything. Bit show me a biographical drama, or a good science fiction movie that will teach me something new, or inspire me. And you definitely have my attention.

There are heroic hard movies showing drug use and tragedy that I have always loved. The movie, Ray, is one of my all time favorite movies, as is, The Lady Sings The Blues, about the lives of the great Ray Charles, and Billie Holiday, respectively.

But most crime movies leave me cold. If I want to look at crime, all I have to do is walk out of my front door, and start walking, and within a course let of streets, where I live I will find lots of crime. So I tend to not want to watch what's going on in the real world, that is violent or illegal or horror oriented, on tv.

And it's no secret that I love music, opera, ballet, musicals, operettas, classical music. But I also love lot of country western music, jazz, blues, soft rock, hard rock, and just about every kind of music. There are even a number of hip hop songs and types that I enjoy.

And if course I love to laugh. So I love comedies. I especially love British comedies, because of the dark humor.

So I'm really not what might be called a, prig, when it comes to movies.but when I watch a movie I want to learn, love, laugh, be inspired, or relax. Not be scared out of my wits, or feel like I'm going to heave.

I also love Shakespeare, plays of Shakespeare, movies of plays of Shakespeare. Since I read and have studied Shakespeare all of my life.

So when I wrote about what's on tv today. I was really trying to say what I have here. Plus I tend to not want to watch movies centering on anything that my wife died from. Such as alcoholism, or cancer. I'm sensitive. And it's just too hard for me to watch those kinds of movies, normally without becoming rather depressed. Though the movie, Life As A House, and Terms Of Endearment are two of my favorite movies.

I also love most of the forms of visual art, having been a professional photograher for a number of years. I love the works of the masters as well as a number of forms of modern art, having studied art extensively while in school, and in my life. Along with most of the forms if sculpture. In addition to the majority of other art forms that humanity has created and used as forms of expression. 

So if what I have explained here makes anyone hate me. I'm sorry. But I'm a writer. I love learning, and being inspired by life. Not living in fear of life, or hating life.  





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

To give someone an answer is to maintain their stupidity. To give someone a question is to celebrate their intelligence.


Schedule

I was going out to shovel the walks for all the houses on my street. But then checked the weather and found that heavy snow is expected today. That tomorrow will be a better day for shoveling, because the snow, as of now is being reports to be less tomorrow than today.

Because I was planning on doing the shoveling I went a bit slower on the bike. But sing I will shovel tomorrow. I will push harder on the bike in my next session.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

To give someone an answer is to maintain their stupidity. To give someone a question is to celebrate their intelligence.

Daily exercises

So far today I've done...

12 pushups
12 squats
12 plank leg lifts
12 back bench lifts

I just did mud first of 4 sessions in the bike

Time, 15 minutes
Distance, 1.4 miles
Calories spent 35

I will be doing my Devin session on the bile at about 12 noon





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

To give someone an answer is to maintain their stupidity. To give someone a question is to celebrate their intelligence.

Good news

It's really good news that absolutely no one is reading this blog. For one this statistic shows me clearly that the world, at large, has moved beyond me. Where the world now thrives on ugliness and hatred and violence. Where the world loves watch tv that is violent with little cultural value other than to fill the screen with special effects and killing and bloodshed.

Of course if I'm wrong then there are hundreds of movies made every year that involve real acting and that have nothing to do with drugs, or gangsters, or criminals murdering people. Movies like some of the Gene Kelly movies or the musicals that were made in the past. Or Shakespeare. Movies like some of the Jerry Lewis movies, or Bette Davis, or Lena Horne. But there aren't movie like that being made anymore. Because the republicans and the tea party have to control everything.

So, as a result absolutely no one wants to read my blog. And, in reality, that's very good news. Because it means that I can write in my blog without all the pressure of what is known among writers as 'performance expectation. Or the pressure that goes along with a writer being concerned with how their writing will be received by the reader. Since no one is reading my blog. Then I don't have to worry about things like that. Because no one is reading what I write. Because the world thrives on violence, killing, crime, murder, violence, cars blowing up, dead people coming back to life and killing everything in site, vampires sucking the life out of people, the gates of hell opening up and dragging people down into burning fires. I'm sorry. But I have never like violent horror films, or seeing dead bodies lying all over the ground with used needles stuck in their arms, or dead people walking around, with half their flesh gone, and most of the skin on their face gone, grabbing live humans and then eating them in camera. If that's what the work calls entertainment these days. Then you can count me out.

So if no one wants to read my blog. Good. That's fine by me. I'll just keep on writing. And since no one is reading, or wants to read what I write.then I don't have to worry about people saying mean and hateful things to me in blog, about my blog.

The foregoing having been said. I have done my morning exercises. 12 full body push ups, 12 squats, 12 plank leg lifts, and 12 back bench lifts. I will have some breakfast, get on the bike for 15 minutes. And then go out and shovel the walk for all the houses on my street.

Then I will come in and do the email, petitions and the news.

Then I'll see what happens.always being prepared for the worst, but hoping for the best.





I’ll write later…

Nicole “Mickey” Maschke

To give someone an answer is to maintain their stupidity. To give someone a question is to celebrate their intelligence.