Blogs

  1. Is My Vegan Challenge About Control?

    Well of course my vegan challenge is about control. What diet is not about control? Show me a vegan or vegetarian that does not structure his or her diet to get a measure of control over what they consume and I will give you an all-expense-paid trip to Jupiter. Whether one is abstaining from meat, dairy, or fat or increasing protein, there is a goal in mind. Maybe one is eating more ethically, healthily, or to lose weight... or to gain body mass, as body builders are wont to do. All...
  2. Is World Peace is None of Your Business a Concept Album?

    The album, World Peace is None of Your Business, is about human agency—particularly the structures which limit it. Human agency is the capacity for humans to make choices. In World Peace is None of Your Business, Morrissey describes numerous situations where agency is limited or influenced by structures outside of one's control. Many of the songs address society's pressure to make individuals conform. Several other songs concern themselves with freedom: how much and how little the...
  3. Wow...

    This is nice. We can do so much with our journals...er, I mean blogs...now! Yay! I guess I should have joined the forums when I joined Morrissey-solo 10 or 11 years ago, but the forum just always seemed so chaotic back in those days. And, my journal...well, I've been writing in it since Davidt introduced them to the site ages ago. I wonder how many entries I'd have by now - if I hadn't deleted so many of them. I should have printed them out :straightface: Or maybe not...:sick: Not...
  4. People... Why do they have to change?

    Hey lads... Hrmm... An absolutely pathetic title, I know.. But I don't have any inspiration at the very moment... I'm listening to Moz' 3 new songs, and more than ever I'm feeling this weird feeling when I think about the Pope Of Mope... I mean, I think I still see him as the shy frontman of the Smiths, but he isn't anymore.. I've felt quite related to his lifestyle since I first read about him, but I'm slowly beginning to see that he's not like that anymore. Ofcourse, he's still...
  5. Free and Clear

    Scroll down for 5/13/02 update. I am in a good place. A goal that I set for myself this last January has just materialized. I am now living alone once again in my own space. No more roommates to contend with. I can’t begin to tell you how happy and peaceful I feel. I truly didn’t believe this change would happen so quickly. I feel pleased with myself for taking the initiative to make it possible. I am now living in a new city—the fourth one in two years. Each time I have moved, I have...
  6. And, for what?

    Things are back to normal. When all was up in the air - the move, the job - my mind was busy. I didn't have much time for worry. Now that I'm...settled (for lack of a better word)...well, some days I get lost in thought. Some days, now that I'm back in my hometown, I don't even want to leave my apartment. I've always been like that to a degree - a homebody. But, I'm literally afraid that I'm going to bump into old...memories. I knew they'd come flooding back. I tried to prepare...
  7. You`re Really Not Okay Are You?

    That`s what the psych said when he asked me how I was and I said I was okay. He told me I was the saddest person he had seen in a while. I guess I`m good at something after all. The wait was long today as I sat in that uncomfortable waiting room. I like the psych he`s nice but the receptionists are something different.They didn`t tell him I had arrived and I just think they don`t have very good manners or are very professional.I couldn`t stand their loud giggling .My psych apologized to...
  8. I`m Not Happy And I`m Not Sad

    It`s dark now.Time for the loneliness to come to and settle in for the rest of the evening.I always feel so lonely at night.I used to stay up all night and not want to go to bed.That also used to be the time of day when I would mainly hurt myself.It was when I was up late at night and everyone else was asleep.It was mostly because there was less chance of getting caught hurting myself.I know it`s hard to understand but sometimes I would look forward to those times. I suppose it was my...
  9. Dads

    So couple of days ago my plans for the future basically blew up. Then the day after was my father’s bday, the 18th he’s been dead for, but I can still hear him now, bellowing “get the fuck back up, you got this!” and as hard as my life has been, Bob’s was filled with huge obstacles, so was my other dad’s, Reece. They both pushed through in totally different ways, Bob was a loud bundle of energy and intellect, while Reece was quiet, calm, steady and wise. I just need to channel what both...
  10. It's Oscar Time Again!

    I don't know why I love the Academy Awards so much. Maybe it is because I really love movies. And this time of year is like Christmas for film buffs. We are flooded with a wide selection of great films. And there is this feeling--a sense of urgency and obligation to see them all. It's as if we have no right to express a preference unless we have actually seen all the films nominated. There is probably no one--not even a top film critic--who can claim to have done so. Mostly because it is an...
  11. TESOL certification

    I started my online course today, just finished most of the course orientation section & now must begin my first writing assignment. :eek: Luckily its only supposed to be about 200 to 250 words. :o So I should be fine. :rolleyes: I mean all I have to do is explain myself in a clear and concise manner :confused: oh, and without the usage of smilies :squiffy:
  12. Going for Simple

    When simple is better… Fresh-picked heirloom tomatoes from the garden, sliced, then lightly sprinkled with kosher salt A clean, efficient computer with the bare minimum of files and programs A desktop with fewer than eight icons and shortcuts Minimalist attire: undergarments, pants, top, socks, shoes, wallet, keys, and phone A cup of coffee, brewed at home—black Bare, white walls and high ceilings with natural light An empty car interior—no junk—only the hardware that...
  13. Stipe and Moz: Face to Face

    Michael Stipe & Morrissey Youngish With Quiff Animal Magnetism
  14. 58

    Please Remember "If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man." James Dean 1931-1955
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