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Treyvon Martin

I am saddened… Somehow, this doesn’t seem right.

photo from Wikipedia

photo from Wikipedia

While I did not watch the trial, or even know all the facts and what was allowed into evidence, my heart goes out to all who feel this is a travesty. Or perhaps the prosecutors should have included charges that were not necessarily “intentional” in nature, so some semblance of justice would be maintained, when the verdict came in. I think the real issue is that Mr Zimmerman even had/was carrying a gun.  If he carried, he must have intended to use it, in some manner.

I’d wager, on this all women jury of six, there was not a single black woman. I could be wrong. Is that racial profiling, for me to think that?

I’m sorry if this offends anyone (NOT my intent).

Perhaps Treyvon was lucky to escape this life, where he faced a lifetime of racial profiling, bigotry, injustice.





Wikipedia: The full story
HuffPost: Obama Reacts
The Moderate Voice: Just like the rape victims have been accused, Treyvon must have “asked for it”, by his attire and attitude! This I cannot grok!


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TEXAS? No Thanks…

The legislature of the state of Texas is currently discussing some abortion anti-abortion laws that take away just about every right we, as women have “earned” up to this point. You see, they are not inalienable rights, they are gifts to us from the men who govern us. The ones who would that we were silent and permission seeking waifs, who in the end, know that those men know what’s right/best for us.

My sister and her family live in Texas. I have been considering if San Antonio might be a nice place to live. I’ve never lived in Texas, but I have visited and found Texas and Texans to be a friendly and genial lot.

I am now having second, third and more, thoughts about living there. This is how nice the legislature is treating women. They are denying the rights of women all over the state and seek to establish laws that make decisions about a women’s body and what goes on with it a matter of law, rather than a matter of choice. In other words, taking all rights of women to manage their own body, health and welfare out of their hands.

They seem to think that by bullying those who dare to speak out against the downright slavery they are promoting, they will quell the voices of resistance and reason by simply picking them up and removing them from the room.

Disgusting! But at least they’re doing it out in the open!

But I say hooray for Ms Slamen, who realizes that she has the privilege and the duty to speak for all TX women who are unable to attend these hearings, due to their lot in life.


Laura Beck:
Katie JM Baker:
Katie JM Baker:


Greetings to all my earthbond friends… today we are taking a journey into the universe to see what we can find… buckle up – the ride may be bumpy and I wouldn’t want any of you getting your noggin knocked or worse…

So… how are you doing in the title department? And do you have a favorite? I’m most curious which of the 2 you like better – first one or the last one? Or maybe you don’t prefer one over the other? Share, please…




Psi Aquarii

TITLES FROM LAST FRACTAL POST (Abstract? Absolutely!):

TaoJoe: going, going… fractal
Depression Comix: #89
Sue’s Trifles: How I Met a Blogger I Follow

Abstract? Absolutely!

Well hello all… and how are you doing this fine holiday week? I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful kick-off to summer parties, fireworks and all!

Let’s see what’s on tap from the fractal keg today, shall we?





Any titles pop into your mind?
These are all so different, I’m having a hard time finding a favorite…  how about you?

Hoping everyone had or is having a hootin’ holiday weekend! Stretch it out, gang, cuz we’re holidayless until Labor Day, and that’s a loooooong way off!

EDIT EDIT EDIT: So Sorry I forgot to post the titles from the last 2 fractals I shared. A couple of you had it close it is RED SPIDER!


I promise to be more diligent and post today’s titles with the release of the next fractal post!


Not Quite Perfect: Bright Flower
Element 90:Daily Fractal #330
Catechresis: “I can haz Mousebreath” Be sure to check out Dr Austin Tuxedo’s Word of the Day at the end of each post!
Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge: dog bless America!
You’ve Been Hooked: An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneris
M3 Blog: Wordless Wednesday


The Washington Post has published submissions of its neologism contest in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words. And here are some of them…

(BK: don’t know how current these are, but I’ve never heard/read ’em before, so hopefully neither have you)… and they’re FUNNY!!!

1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.

6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absent-mindedly
answer the door in your nightgown.

7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle (n), olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run
over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle (n.), a humourous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.

14.Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), The belief that, when you die, your soul flies up
onto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by
Jewish men.

some others:
Refudiate – first used by Sarah Palin when she misspoke, confusing the words refute and repudiate. Though initially a gaffe, the word was recognized as the New Oxford American Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” in 2010

Typoglycemia – purportedly demonstrates that readers can understand the meaning of words in a sentence even when the interior letters of each word are scrambled. As long as all the necessary letters are present, and the first and last letters remain the same, readers appear to have little trouble reading the text. (see paragraph below)

“I cdn’uolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg: the phaonmneel pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rseearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Scuh a cdonition is arppoiatrely cllaed Typoglycemia .
“Amzanig huh? Yaeh and you awlyas thguoht slpeling was ipmorantt.”

PS: this word stuff (esp neologisms) is almost the best kind of fun there is, IMO!

RELATED: (edit 7/10/13)
I found an interesting new blog via the AtoZ challenge today (yes, it was April, but still bring good things to its participants)! Sue’s Condisered Trifles: Sit, Walk, Stand

Bob Levey’s Fun with Words

Abstract AbFab Fractals I



And let’s try a new thing… you have seen these before, so no cheating and looking back for the title… what would YOU name each of these gems? I’d LOVE to see you get creative… I’ll add them later so you can compare your title with mine… (concept borrowed from Red at M3)

PS: there’s a hint in the above paragraph… *teehee*

Got a favorite…?

#fractalartbybuddhakat #digitalartbyjanetrussell #fractaldreams

And don’t forget about the book FRACTAL DREAMS available exclusively at Redmund Pro. It is available in several e-formats, as well as print format. Over 80 images to ogle and ooooo and aaaaa at!!! 😉
IDeviant: Mr Mandelbrot’s pi-jamas

Pooooor Paula…

Sung to the tune of “Hey Paula” by Paul and Paula @ 1963… this was one of my first ever REALLY favorite songs (meaning I wore out the 45rpm).
I still really like it (though I’ve long since discarded the 45 AND the turntable)!

Pooooooor Paula…

she wants to butter me….

hey hey (backup singers in the background on the count of a 7 and an 8)

Poor Poor Paula

she got fired and she’s so sad!

She’s waited so long
to be such a star,
how can they treat her so unkind…

Pooooooor Paula…

she wants to butter me….

hey hey (backup singers in the background on the count of a 7 and an 8)

Poor Poor Paula

’twas the best job she ever had…!

Those meanies at FN
they were so unfair…
she probably said “it” when she was nine!

Poor, Poor Paula…
Hey hey, poor, poor Paula…
Don’t cry Paula…
were you really that bad…
Paula… I can’t cry more tears for you… A tearful Paula with Matt

ok, now it’s your turn…
write another verse or refrain in your comment, please…
let’s see how creative and funny we can be!


Fractal Flora

Let’s go floral this time…






Both are Apophysis renders and a couple of my personal favorites…

What say you…?



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M3Blog: Wordless Wednesday

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