March 30, 2022
March 30, 2022
I honestly never thought I'd live this long! That makes every day a gift, right? Not when you're chronic, and it's hard to hide? If I had been Jada, I would have worn a wig.
The Updated Wittry Typology PDF will be ready for download tomorrow.
No word on the audition. I believe that means I failed again. Probably why my agent said I could go ahead and cut my hair. He didn't think I'd get it, either. My husband and I don't look like a typical married couple.
I am working on a Vodcast series called "Tales of True History." I've got an outline and an intro and I think it could be fun. I think I'll just shoot videos and put them at YouTube.
Remember Pollyanna? Ever wish your life story ended like that?
I thought after reading an article on GEORGE WALLACE that he could be one of the Dixiecrat Masterminds who killed Kennedy, King and Kennedy. I mean, why not? Didn't John and Bobby make him step aside when he was trying to block the entrance of black students to the University of Alabama, shortly after he became governor? It didn't hurt him as governor, though, he served longer in that position that about anyone, finally retiring in '87. But he also ran for president starting in 1964 to oppose Civil Rights.
"Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." That is almost an odd stance for him, because the first time he ran for governor he wanted better roads, and was defeated. Then he said he wouldn't be "outniggered" by anyone and came up with that slogan. The South had become a rabid racist place with the Dixiecrats and that slogan helped him win support.
But as we learned in "From Lincoln to Trump," the Dixiecrats began to turn Republican as the Democrats became more "equal rights for all," but Wallace, though he ran as an independent in '68, never gave up being a Democrat. He even openly supported Jimmy Carter in '76.
He always insisted he wasn't racist; he had a speechwriter, Asa Carter, who sounds like he was a bit of a lunatic, though. And if Wallace felt the only way to be like the South was to be a segregationist, then that's what he was.
His assassin was not a pro-Civil-Rights radical, though. His assassin was just looking for fame, or so they say. Since he was not successful -- his first target was Nixon -- he was the epitome of what we'd call a lone assassin. They're generally not successful, although they were before the Secret Service was added. Ford was shot at, Reagan was shot at, but they were not successful.
Wallace moderated, too, by his last run for the presidency in '72.
It's true, we may never know who was behind the successful kills in the '60s. But with Wallace as a reflection of what the South was at that time, it's hard not to see some from the South as putting together these assassinations.
What will become of my GRIMMS collection? I wrote to one who submitted on behalf of her deceased mother with a contract that I will buy out the rights to the story so that I don't have to keep track of what I owe. Many book anthologies go that route. And she's not written back. I suppose I won't hear. But if I don't have stories from other people, can it be a true "Grimm?"
I have to talk copper a minute because as I'm going through the NORTHERN COPPER details I realize that there's no way to avoid all errors there. At the same time, realizing this, should I just throw everything out? Even the good stuff? I also realized writing PENSAUKEE that there was conflicting information, most of which caused by the newspapers I read. Does that make it myth? What in history research is real and what isn't? Can we ever really trust anything that's written down, any more than we can oral stories as we're told? I will be talking more about these issues in my "Tales of True History," but understand that what I've done with the copper collection is better than anyone else because at least I tried. For that reason, there's a caveat, but that makes it no less a real project you can look to for information about the ancient industry overall.
ESP. What is it? Here's a definition: "Extra-Sensory-Perception. Often referred to as "The sixth Sense". Often used in conversation when one makes a lucky guess as to what someone is about to say." Here's another one: "Extrasensory perception (ESP) is an unproven paranormal phenomenon in which people allegedly receive information about, or exert control over, their environment in ways that don't use the five senses. Also known as "the sixth sense" or "psi," ESP refers to a wide range of purported abilities, including telepathy (mind reading), psychokinesis (moving objects without physical contact) and precognition (predicting the future)."
Oh, the doubters. Look, it's true that human beings have instinct, or intuition, the same as animals have instinct. ESP is nothing more than reaching into that instinctive part of your nature. Some have an easier time with it than others. I know when I was predicting Oscar wins, there were a couple times I went against my instinct, and I was wrong. If they say that everything is connected, and some do say that, that we are all this massive web of nature, then ESP does exist. We just haven't tapped its potential yet.
Well, that's it for this week. If there's something you'd like to chat about, let me know. I do hope to resume my blog articles after this job is done. Have a good week and beware of April Fools! (They are all around us.)
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