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Thoughts of 9.11.

Added by Michael Johnson on September 10, 2018 at 2:39pm — No Comments

The Kailashnath Temple Illora India

Built from the top down from ONE ROCK

Added by Michael Johnson on September 5, 2018 at 7:23pm — No Comments

The Truth Is Out There..The Sky People.

https://youtu.be/EgrCQpWz6iI

Added by Michael Johnson on September 5, 2018 at 12:57pm — No Comments

The Hidden Apaches: The Story of the Fimbres Tragedy

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(Apache Women, Photograph by Edward Curtis ca. 1906, Courtesy National Archives)

This post continues a series of historical stories about the Apaches hidden in the Sierra Madre of Mexico, some say to this day, and provides some of the historical background for the…

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Added by Michael Johnson on August 2, 2018 at 9:46pm — No Comments

The Hidden Apaches: The Story of the warrior Adelnietze



(Apaches in Camp at Canyon de Embudos, March 1886, Photograph Courtesy National Archives. The man in the center, front row, with the white strip on his face is Adelnietzi)

This post continues a series of…

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Added by Michael Johnson on August 2, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Homeless In The Street...Merle Haggard

This morning while laid back listening to some of the songs I have on several flash drives

and kind of in that dream state one gets in..at such times,

this old Merle haggard tune came on.

It took me back as such songs tend to do and I remembered a time in L.A.

and a family recently put out of their home and staying on the street,

three kids ..a dog and a car for shelter.

Good news was that they were not addicts or drunks like some of us and after a few days the…

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Added by Michael Johnson on July 13, 2018 at 2:07am — No Comments

The Hidden Apaches

The Hidden Apaches

(Apache Indians in the Mountains by Henry Farny ca 1900, Courtesy National Archives)

This post begins a series of historical stories about the Apaches hidden in the Sierra Madre of Mexico, some say to this day, and provides some of the historical background for the novel Knight’s Odyssey and a novel to follow.

The Apaches called the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico the “Blue Mountains”. There were several bands of Apaches who called the Blue Mountains…

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Added by Michael Johnson on July 9, 2018 at 11:55pm — 1 Comment

What Made America Famous?...Harry Chapin

"What Made America Famous?"

It was the town that made America famous.

The churches full and the kids all gone to hell.

Six traffic lights and seven cops and all the streets kept clean.

The supermarket and the drug store and the bars all doing well.

They were the folks that made America famous.

The local fire department stocked with shorthaired volunteers.

And on Saturday night while America boozes

The fire department showed dirty movies,…

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Added by Michael Johnson on June 21, 2018 at 1:06am — No Comments

Do you remember June 6 1944?

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Added by Michael Johnson on June 6, 2018 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Snipes Lament

Now each of us from time to time, has gazed upon the sea.

And watched the warships pulling out, to keep this country free.

And most of us have read a book, or heard a lusty tale.

About the men who sail these ships, through lightening, wind and hail.

But there's a place within each ship, that legend fails to reach.

It's down below the waterline, it takes a living toil-

A hot metal living hell, that sailors call the "HOLE".

It houses engines run by…

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Added by Michael Johnson on June 5, 2018 at 2:10am — No Comments

From Behind The Wall

Bless -us all..Bless-us all..the long an' the short an' the tall...lookin' back at you from that wall..for you a wall of tears...of regrets...for us a wall of honor...behind it we stand proud...we died for Country ...we died for you our love is forever..grass roots to cloud. So when you stand here... dry those tears...for we are smiling back at you...laughing with you not with sadness..with pride..bless-um' all..bless-um'all....…

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Added by Michael Johnson on May 25, 2018 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Reflections cont...The Superstitions

"Manny" and I spent several days just outside of Apache Junction at a place his parents owned

generally just doing nothing constructive just goofing off ..we had met in Vietnam and as our DEROS dates were close said we'd get together here in M ay of 68.."Manny" a Chiricahua Apache or as he said it…

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Added by Michael Johnson on May 24, 2018 at 2:04am — No Comments

When I Turn Too Old To Dream....John McDermott

We have been gay going our way

Life has been beautiful, we have been young

After you've gone, life will go on

Like an old song that we've sung

When I grow too old to dream

I'll have you to remember

When I grow too old to dream

Your love will live in my heart

So kiss me my sweet

And so let us part

And when I grow too old to dream

That kiss will live in my heart

After you've gone life will go on

Time will be tenderly…

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Added by Michael Johnson on May 17, 2018 at 2:10am — No Comments

The Mother....Robert W. Service

Your children grow from you apart,

Afar and still afar;

And yet it should rejoice your heart

To see how glad they are;

In school and sport, in work and play,

And last, in wedded bliss

How others claim with joy to-day

The lips you used to kiss.

Your children distant will become,

And wide the gulf will grow;

The lips of loving will be dumb,

The trust you used to know

Will in another's heart repose,

Another's voice will…

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Added by Michael Johnson on May 7, 2018 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Finding Myself cont.

Saskatchewan two days out from Fond Du Lac

August 197?

Walking all day.. timber and muskeg.mostly came on a lake at

early evening stays light long this far north.

Caught a 3 pound trout for dinner after which built a small lean-to

type shelter a hundred or so yards from the lake and settled down

for the night.

Finally dark enough to really call night around midnight with no moon

but with no artificial light source the stars and especially the Milky…

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Added by Michael Johnson on May 3, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

A Cat Named Sloopy Rod McKuen

In memory of my late cat Squeeky

For a while

the only earth that Sloopy knew

was in her sandbox.

Two rooms on Fifty-fifth Street

were her domain.

Every night she’d sit in the window

among the avocado plants

waiting for me to come home

(my arms full of canned…

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Added by Michael Johnson on May 2, 2018 at 1:54am — No Comments

Shawnee Warrior Tecumseh's Quote:

Live your life that the fear of death

can never enter your heart.

Trouble no one about his religion.

Respect others in their views

and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life, perfect your life,

beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long

and of service to your people.

Prepare a noble death song for the day

when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting

or passing a…

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Added by Michael Johnson on April 26, 2018 at 12:12am — No Comments

Reflections

Back in my bad old days my addiction caused

much pain to those who loved me and

to those who did not..equally so it's said.

And part of staying clean and sober..

once I put the bottle down-was

making amends.

One thing learned was that in some cases the

damage done is not repairable and that attempting to do so

can cause far more pain than the original act.

Hence the Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I…

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Added by Michael Johnson on April 25, 2018 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Finding Myself

As a child i was taught indirectly

to fear God.

Sunday School teachers would tell tales

of burning in hell and being taken over

by demons,

for disobeying Gods word.

As a teenager my parents would tell me

about those thrown into the pit

for their sins-

like smoking ..drinking..sexual thoughts

all of which I was guilty of..now and then

funny how neither of them ever attended church.

The more people preached against something…

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Added by Michael Johnson on April 15, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

Paradise....John Prine

When I was a child my family would travel

Down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born

And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered

So many times that my memories are worn.

[Chorus:]

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County

Down by the Green River…

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Added by Michael Johnson on April 12, 2018 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

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