reveal your innermost hidden secret to the world at Post Secret
The website that might publish your most private matter for all the word to see, except nobody will know who you are.
I wrote about them last April
. Since that time Post Secret has gone mainstream and gotten published
. One of my secrets is that I have yet to send them my innermost secret
. Just as soon as I figure out what that is.
Fresh from the glory of self-publishing, the are still looking for others to sidle up to the site and mail in your picture/confessional. Here's the address to mail to:
How Do I Mail-In My Secrets?
You are invited to anonymously contribute your secrets to PostSecret. Each secret can be a regret, hope, funny experience, unseen kindness, fantasy, belief, fear, betrayal, erotic desire, feeling, confession, or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything - as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.
Create your 4-by-6-inch postcards out of any mailable material. If you want to share two or more secrets, use multiple postcards. Put your complete secret and image on one side of the postcard.
If your secret is posted, please consider mailing in a follow-up postcard, letter or email describing the effect, if any, the experience had on your life.
Be brief - the fewer words used the better.
Be legible - use big, clear and bold lettering.
Be creative - let the postcard be your canvas.
Mail your secrets to:
13345 Copper Ridge Rd
Martin Luther King: In Memory
The kind of leadership the world needs, but doesn't have in the forefont. A leader with courage to speak his mind without it being beholden to the money lenders.
"You can't talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can't talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of slums. You're really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry… Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong…with capitalism… There must be a better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward a Democratic Socialism."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Speech to his staff, Frogmore, S.C. (14 November 1966)
websites to watch
Sometimes I just don't have enough time to talk about stuff I'd like to
. With that in mind, I can at least share some websites I've stumbled across recently that I find of interest.
Who says it's about oil? Certainly not Global Security.org
. But if you were wondering where to locate some old U.S. Army Field Manual
, some neato-keen operational weapons system
or the latest offical information of those war profiteers
currently robbing the American Treasury [as well as your wallet and mine
] blind? This is a good place to start.
The Green Files
, a semi-automated blog with aggregated news and comments. All quotations come with full attribution to their authors. Posted using Technorati, Alexa and Google sources. The site is published by Peter Grossmann, chief editor and cofounder of the acado.com ebusiness development group. The site hasn't been updated since late December, but you can still find interesting things on Avian Bird Flu hoaxes and how GreenPeace gets it right, and sometimes calls things wrong.
When that word whore Bill Reilly went on about Christ being taken out of Christmas
he may not have been off the mark all that much. He just missed the target. The real enemy is commercialism
. But I'm not surprised he missed it. That's the side from which his bread is buttered.
Prisoners don't ratchet up much sympathy but a thief is a thief
even when it's a phone company being the sole supplier of long distance services for families and jacking up the costs of phone calls to inmates exhorbitantly. Some folks would like to do something about this. The Patrick Crusade's phone company Anti-trust Project Survey
is a start on a way to address this wrong.
For more relaxing fare [well, maybe, maybe not
] Michael Reid Rubenstein's art, essays, photographs and rants
. Beautifully compsed site, easy to navigate as well.
surveillance | citizenship
Joel and Ray both commented on the watchful eye of government
but went a step beyond to implicate corporations and mega-religious bodies. Nothig new to me, but their quips make me think about another aspect of this surveillance thing. An aspect that, perhaps, this nation's founding fathers might have thought about were the technologies that exist now available then, at least on their horizon.
What I'm thinking of is those whose allegiances are not truly with or towards this nation.
Although there are those who are quick to wrap this nation's flag around themselves and point to others as being ~ somehow ~ less patriotic
than they are, by their actions they have shown that they are not beholden to this nation's well-being, sanctity, safety or even its survival. Characters
, for example, who think that government by the people should "drowned in the bathtub
," or are seduced by the lure of easy riches for themselves
, are essentially advocating the destruction of the nation's leadership. Such beliefs endanger the life of the people.
One might argue that people of this ilk [and Grover Norquist is but one of many] are committing treason. A premise I would agree with unless I thought that they were not really
representative of the citizery of this nation and
while citizens on paper, actually represented some other government. Such "other governments" could include multi-national corporations or some large religious sect [like Opus Dei, a Catholic crypto-facist cult with adherents like Rick Santorum
and Antonin Scalia
Those who pledge fealty to some other government, be it Opus Dei, the 700 Club, Wal-Mart or Mobil-Exxon are not representing
the people. They are agents of foreign powers. As such, they should be required to register as aliens and flack for outside organizations.
I'm not talking about people who work for such
organizations or would even necessarily be members. I'm talking of those who have shown that their alleigance does not lie with the preservation of the free-wheeling nation our founding fathers envisioned.
Mind you, I realize that getting something like this enacted would be difficult [HAH!]. I'm merely presenting the thought.
Yes, it's rough and not all spelled out. Others who are more articulate than I with political language are welcome to build upon the concept.
My point is, and to bring the thread back to where I started, that not only ought we do something more about the issue of those in power [as contrasted with people exercising leadership in government ~ can probably counnt that group fairly quick] ... those people in power watching us, good citizens. But that we need to ourselves be morre aggressive about surveilling the whereabouts of traitors
who wrap themselves in the flag, collude and overtly conspire to bring this nation down while claiming to be planning for the future for the rest of us.
Let me tell you something. This group are planning
for the future. But it isn't for us to play an equal part. In fact, it isn't for us at all. It's just for themselves. As the threads of corruption between Washington, corporate elites and this generation's Elmer Gantrys unravel, what I'm getting at will be all the more self evident. How could we catch the miscreants quicker? I dunno. Use a lie detector
As the clothier said, "I gar-un-tee it!"
That's it for now.
sunset on the river
...and in a couple of hours, this will likely be the scene from the hill behind the house.
One more reason why I'm quite comfortable coming back home from places elsewhere that I also love but remain content to visit.
what a difference a day makes
The picture on the left was taken on Thursday, but could have been shot yesterday. Except for the traces of snow [gone by Saturday] it was the same scene. The picture on the right is today, taken about an hour ago.
Proving once more that if you don't like New England weather
, wait a moment and it'll change for you.