Trailer for NOTEFLIX’s soon to be released Binge-look thriller “Troubles In The Garden”. Our hero, the Multicolored Bluebird of Happiness is lost in his life’s journey. His friends are nowhere to be found. Instead he is surrounded by weird beasts, which seem to be out of sorts themselves. …To be continued.


  • Have you been outside lately? Doesn’t everybody out there look a little nuts? People looking like they just got out of prisons. People dressing down, not wanting to look like they have had it easy. People talking into their little phones, or at least pretending to talk into them. People shouting into them. People scowling into their computers in the coffee shops. People cutting you off in traffic and making strange faces at you – and what is it with the hand gesticulations? “Turn them in” it is being said. “If you see something, say something.” Who is to say? Sometimes I think the whole scene is looking skeptical. Is it just me? Or are you with me on this? When I go out into the world and look around, I cannot spot a single person who I think I’d trust with a gun of any kind, multi loaded automatic or single ball shot. I have not visited a rural area in a while, but from my readings about what is going on, I imagine I’d suggest everybody out there be denied shooting privileges. I looked in the mirror this morning and I found I look quite sane, but who is to tell?
  • I passed by a radio the other day and I heard a voice say that 30% of Millennials do not know about the Holocaust. How can that be? What else don’t they know? Does it matter? Of course it matters. But to whom? OMG! When I was in school I thought Charlemagne mattered – and the First Crusade. And then came the Holocaust and I was profoundly anchored in man’s ability to do horrible things and to be on the lookout for inhuman, inhumane behavior…But soon everything will be forgotten because it will all be unknown, all the bad we’ve done and all the good we’ve done, too – like “When Harry Met Sally” and “Godfather One”, and “Rocky One”. All will be wiped away, never even collected in the dust-bin.


  • When I was a child and I heard about the miracle of the loaves and fishes, I used to wonder if Jesus had cooked the fish or was it served like sushi, or did the people bring their little hibachis, or what?  I never got the answer to these questions, but instead I was told to pray for forgiveness.
  • If it had been left to me, I would have let the sun be a hot ball in the sky that moved around the earth. It would have been a lot simpler. Maybe it used to be that way, in the simpler times.
  • I read that King Tut , who was a man-god, had a severe cleft palate, a mouth so mis-shapen that nobody could understand a word he said, except, maybe, for a few eunuchs. Tut slept with his sister, who was his mother. On top of all this, he had terribly crippled legs – something to do with incestuous inbreeding in the family – and he always walked in pain and needed two walking sticks to take so much as a step. When he died (at 19) he had 130 of his favorite walking sticks buried with him in a secret chamber. He must have thought he’d need those in the Egyptian version of heaven. So much for being a man-god King. If being King was the good life, imagine how bad things were outside the palace.

We will close today’s posting with some words from the sages:

  • “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.It’s a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it – it ain’t about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That’s about how winning is done.”  -Rocky Balboa
  • “Never hate your enemies – it effects you’re judgement.”  -D. Corleone.
  • “Everything is going to be alright. Rock-a-bye.” -Shawn Mullins

Me? I have to go with Shawn on this one – against all odds.


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