Saturday, December 31, 2011

Anticipation of the New

    Art by Christopher Ulrich

2012 is one of the most anticipated and hyped years in our lifetime. Expectations are that it's going to be a passionate ride and hanging on tight during this roller coaster excursion is all we can do when the bolts are coming loose and the big curve is just up ahead. "Interesting times" may be a curse to some but for many of us, it's exactly where we need to be.

Thanks to everyone who visited and contributed to this little 'sideshow' over the years. We are humbled by all those who through their words and actions are committed to making a positive difference in our world.

May the coming year bring you all much love and major steps forward towards the peace our hearts desire.
See ya there.

  In Memoriam {Ring out, wild bells} 

            by Alfred Tennyson
 Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
 The flying cloud, the frosty light;
 The year is dying in the night;
 Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

 Ring out the old, ring in the new,
 Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
 The year is going, let him go;
 Ring out the false, ring in the true.

 Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
 For those that here we see no more,
 Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
 Ring in redress to all mankind.

 Ring out a slowly dying cause,
 And ancient forms of party strife;
 Ring in the nobler modes of life,
 With sweeter manners, purer laws.

 Ring out the want, the care the sin,
 The faithless coldness of the times;
 Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
 But ring the fuller minstrel in.

 Ring out false pride in place and blood,
 The civic slander and the spite;
 Ring in the love of truth and right,
 Ring in the common love of good.

 Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
 Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
 Ring out the thousand wars of old,
 Ring in the thousand years of peace.

 Ring in the valiant man and free,
 The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
 Ring out the darkness of the land,
 Ring in the Christ that is to be.


  1. We are fucked as a people. Americans, humans, whatever, we are fucked. Happy new year. 2012 is going to be a disaster. Only 9/11 truth will set us free.

  2. This year is going to be put to the test.
    Thanks Kenny for your delightful blog.

  3. NDAA signed by Obama last night despite his "reservations". We are fucked.

  4. Despite the uphill road we are on, may your year be as good as it can possibly be under circumstances.

    And of course thanks for your unique work, you know I am a fan.

    I compare the signing of NDAA to that of the signing of the Fed Reserve Bill in 1913. Signed off when the world is out partying and in a ne'er care mood of obliviousness.

    Obama having reservations? He does indeed have reservations only now they are called FEMA camps....

    But until then, let's all just keep on truckin'

  5. Godspeed and much love to you and yours. Eamon

  6. it's new year is it?


    What does a painting called 'bad luck',with a giant black cat looming over a prostrate(ficticious) depiction of a six-winged jesus have to do with anything?!

    the word luck comes the german 'gluck' meaning good fortune,in latin based italian,fortuna.
    the semitic deity 'GAD' was the god of fortune.As vowells can be intercangable gad can be god,hence the use of g-d and hence on the one dollar bill is proclaimed "in god we trust" which really means in GAD we trust,therefore...


    Right in front of your eyes.

    the bells should be rung on 'new' 'year' should they?


    tennyson was a servile puppet of the elite who was conceited enough to accept a lordship and the pats on the back. So the OFFICAL poet laureate OFFICIALLY endorses a ficticious calendrical 'festival'
    and that is good is it?

    the song is about black cat bones, an african voodoo hoodoo witchcraft ceremony and speaks for itself

  7. Hey everyone. Thanks for the thoughts.

    Yeah Chris, no argument on your points. You actually got the gist of the post; a disjointed, often superstitious and very manipulated world is what we have.

  8. Happy New Year-

    Been reading this blog now for most of the past year. Like everyone else, I have this feeling that something very bad is on it's way. Been stocking up on Jack Daniel's. I am prepared.

    Chris- Slow your roll. I have no problem with sharing Jack. It takes the edge off. I think you could use a sip. It's good for what ails you. Let me know. In respect and friendship.

  9. happy new year Kenny. all the best to you and yours, whatever comes our way. may the good prevail.

  10. Thanks for all your fine reporting and efforts to ensure peace and good will.

    Still looks like a very bad year to me. Nothing new or happy about it at all.

    Much love to all,