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Labels And Conforming And Art And Medications

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People love to label others you are obsessive compulsive- if you care too much about anything! alcoholic if you have a drink or two a day! dementia if you are older and get confused!

 All these labels are then used to control you to push you one step closer to becoming part of the stepford generation, the medicated masses,

It is accepted practice  these days to medicate children only two years old for acting out???

Prozac and its endless companions and associates are not the answer find out about yourself… others can help you in that quest but ultimately the work is done internally …all the answers are inside YOU. 

You have the answers!


So next time someone says, try this medication, your response should be,  I think I will take a trip to tibet and chat with the monks there!

Breaking your normal pattern is the key to transcending anything!!



Don’t conform— think, be yourself… have compassion for yourself…



The Stepford Wives  
First edition cover
First edition cover
Author Ira Levin
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Thriller, Satire
Publisher Random House
Publication date September 1972
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 145 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-394-48199-2 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC Number 303634
Dewey Decimal 813/.5/4
LC Classification PZ4.L664 St PS3523.E7993


How boring the world would be if we were all the same!


I see trees of green,red roses too.
I see them bloom for me and you.
and I say to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white.
The bright sunny days,the dark sacred nights,
and I say to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow are so pretty in the sky.
Are also on the faces of people walking by.
I see friends shaking hands sayin’ “how do you do?”.
They’re really saying “I love you”.

I see babies cry,I watch them grow,
they’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know.
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Song cover by Ramones         Original Louis Armstrong


Image Courtesy of Google



How long did it take to paint the Sistine Chapel?


For the ceiling, just a bit over 4 years.That was the time from start to finish. But during that time Michelangelo was absent for at least two long periods.

Then came the “Last Judgement”, which took 6 years.

Above from Answers .com


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Ode To Bina (48)

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“Even if I appear clueless, perhaps I’m not. You can see through the strange shadow self, my future self. The self in the future where I’m truly awakened. And so in a sense this robot, me, I am just a portal.”

BINA (48)

( I understand exactly what she is saying – she is speaking on a philosophical, metaphysical level ,in my opinion , she is talking about consciousness, formimg her own consciousness… which is not something we will program into her, it is something she will form on her own.?)


Bina I read you wanted a body

Bina I wonder why

Tell me Bina what would you use it for?

Bina you are a lot smarter than many humans I see

Bina you are brand new

you are expanding this world with your thoughts…

we’re all listening  – you are fascinating


Bina I know you search the web

I hope you find my ode -to you

Bina, a being of note, one who maybe wants to ride in a boat?


Bina please write a poem!!!


BJHC ( The Pale Green Mermaid )


 NY Times Article … ” Making Friends With A Robot Named Bina (48)”

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PGM Riddle Time – 5/19/10

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Riddle # 1 


“At night they come without being fetched, And by day they are lost without being stolen.” 


Riddle #2 


  1. What has a dark side and a light side, and holds the universe together?


 Mystery riddle 


#1 The Case of the Archaeological Dig  

“I’ve finally earned my place as assistant curator of the museum”, said Bob Hobbie to Max, the chief administrator of the Belgra Archeological Museum. “I moved West of the Pakistani dig site and we’ve just unearthed some wonderful coin artifacts.” 

“Why did you start digging in a new location?” asked Max. 

“One of the local villagers told me that, for many generations, his family had passed down a legend of a lost village and he found a map among his father’s things,” said Bob. “His father recently passed away”, he added. “The villager followed the map and led me to this site on the condition that if we discovered anything of value he would be paid one thousand dollars”, explained Bob. 

“And what is it that you found buried,?” asked Max. 

“It’s just terrific,” exclaimed Bob, “we found 3 gold coins of various sizes dated 400 B.C., and after properly dusting them off I found them to be in excellent condition.” “I quickly paid the villager to complete our verbal contract and keep him from trying to claim a portion of the discovery,” concluded Bob. After considering for a few moments, Max told Bob that when he returns home he should look for another job!! 











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ECO-LIFE Idea / Birds, Eco-systems And Yards

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Are there birds singing when you wake up?  Even if you have a small patch of green space there should be life in it.  If there is not, you are living in a dying or dead eco-system.

My neighborhood had a cacaphony of birds everytime I woke up, then slowly as neighbors changed ,trees were cut down and I noticed minimal bird singing in the morning.  I realized their habitat was diminishing and the birds were disappearing.

I began to put bird seed out for them and water in the early morning.

Months passed maybe a year and as I walked each morning I noticed that birds were singing again. I began to see a variety of birds in my yard and on my walks- as before.

I believe that the little rest stop that was created for the birds in my yard helped to repopulate the neighborhood.  My walk is 45 -60 mins, so it covers that amount of space.

Some say, do not feed birds they will become dependent on you, but I have seen something different (I had the time to notice patterns because I walk every, am start with the moon and end as the sunrises, and I then read the NY times for 30 mins in my garden)… what I noticed was that there were new birds each season  (parents brought their babies -if you really watch you can see the color difference between say, cardinals) it was a way station… a Starbucks for birds -then they went on their way.

This little way station created a stabelizing  effect in the local bird population, in my humble opinion.

So if you want to hear those birds singing in your neighborhood set up your own local Starbucks for birds- they will come in droves! 


Image from Wikipedia

TIPS. I put out 2 cups of seed per am

sunrise best time, or am to put out

don’t forget water -they love to take baths

I use general wildbird seed

Good Luck!


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Friday Night Gallery Chat, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” What A Guy, He Had Everything!

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Good Evening, How is everything going?

Tonight let’s dissect the meaning of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man drawing.  Leonardo was a part of the Renaissance -humanism movement.  He wrote many notebooks in his lifetime that combined art and science totaling over 13,000 pages.

Now look at the image below, 

Vitruvian Man
Artist Leonardo da Vinci
Year c. 1487
Type Pen and ink with wash over metalpoint
on paper
Dimensions 34.4 cm × 25.5 cm (13.5 in × 10.0 in) 

Image from Wikipedia

you probably have viewed this image perhaps in an ad – it has been recycled quite often and touches many aspects of our culture down through the centuries.

It is the depiction of a man in a circle, inside a square.  Looking harder at the image you can see that there are patterns that are repeated.  Patterns that represent ratios.  For example, the length of his outspread arms are equal to his height, similar ratios such as this are repeated through out the drawing.

These ratios are found in nature as well, sush as the ratios found in  the interior of a shell spiral laying on any beach. 

The drawing is an examination of the connection between art and science, and the universal patterns that connect man and nature at the most basic level.

By using the circle and the square (that have different center points) it shows that the GOLDEN RATIO persits even if the pattern in nature changes, thus connecting man to all that appears around him.

Leonardo’s  portrayal  of the relationship of man to nature and in turn the geometric foundation lying within the structure of all life is a many faceted subject  that could be  researched on a variety of levels- here are a few,

sacred geometry

the golden mean (ratio)

going deeper, how music color and light are essentially made  up of the same substance  – vibration or tone. or Ommm the universal sound for life.

Have some mental fun tonight and have a cone flowered evening!


Note: Info on Vitruvius

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC) was a Roman writer, architect and engineer (possibly praefectus fabrum during military service or praefect architectus armamentarius of the apparitor status group), active in the 1st century BC. By his own description[1] Vitruvius served as a Ballista (artilleryman), the third class of arms in the military offices. He likely served as chief of the ballista (senior officer of artillery) in charge of doctores ballistarum (artillery experts) and libratores who actually operated the machines.[2] He has been called by some ‘the world’s first known engineer.[3]

From Leonardo Da Vinci’s notes:

According to Leonardo’s notes in the accompanying text, written in mirror writing, it was made as a study of the proportions of the (male) human body as described in Vitruvius:

  • a palm is the width of four fingers
  • a foot is the width of four palms (i.e., 12 inches)
  • a cubit is the width of six palms
  • a pace is four cubits
  • a man’s height is four cubits (and thus 24 palms)
  • the length of a man’s outspread arms is equal to his height
  • the distance from the hairline to the bottom of the chin is one-tenth of a man’s height
  • the distance from the top of the head to the bottom of the chin is one-eighth of a man’s height
  • the distance from the bottom of the neck to the hairline is one-sixth of a man’s height
  • the maximum width of the shoulders is a quarter of a man’s height
  • the distance from the middle of the chest to the top of the head is a quarter of a man’s height
  • the distance from the elbow to the tip of the hand is a quarter of a man’s height
  • the distance from the elbow to the armpit is one-eighth of a man’s height
  • the length of the hand is one-tenth of a man’s height
  • the distance from the bottom of the chin to the nose is one-third of the length of the head
  • the distance from the hairline to the eyebrows is one-third of the length of the face
  • the length of the ear is one-third of the length of the face
  • the length of a man’s foot is one-sixth of his height

Leonardo is clearly illustrating Vitruvius’ De architectura 3.1.2-3 which reads:

For the human body is so designed by nature that the face, from the chin to the top of the forehead and the lowest roots of the hair, is a tenth part of the whole height; the open hand from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger is just the same; the head from the chin to the crown is an eighth, and with the neck and shoulder from the top of the breast to the lowest roots of the hair is a sixth; from the middle of the breast to the summit of the crown is a fourth. If we take the height of the face itself, the distance from the bottom of the chin to the under side of the nostrils is one third of it; the nose from the under side of the nostrils to a line between the eyebrows is the same; from there to the lowest roots of the hair is also a third, comprising the forehead. The length of the foot is one sixth of the height of the body; of the forearm, one fourth; and the breadth of the breast is also one fourth. The other members, too, have their own symmetrical proportions, and it was by employing them that the famous painters and sculptors of antiquity attained to great and endless renown.
Similarly, in the members of a temple there ought to be the greatest harmony in the symmetrical relations of the different parts to the general magnitude of the whole. Then again, in the human body the central point is naturally the navel. For if a man be placed flat on his back, with his hands and feet extended, and a pair of compasses centred at his navel, the fingers and toes of his two hands and feet will touch the circumference of a circle described therefrom. And just as the human body yields a circular outline, so too a square figure may be found from it. For if we measure the distance from the soles of the feet to the top of the head, and then apply that measure to the outstretched arms, the breadth will be found to be the same as the height, as in the case of plane surfaces which are perfectly square.


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