Saturday, March 22, 2008

My Good Right Arm

Time to replug another friend.

I have known no other on this Internet longer, or found anyone more trustworthy than the delightfully gifted writer, and humorist,
Caren (Cowie) Lissner. With a kind heart, and a remarkable mind so in synchronous, that at times she mirrors my very thoughts.
There have been times she has spoken my very thoughts before I could post them, I can depend on Caren to reach out and touch the lives of those who are so far away from me here in the bush. It has been a remarkable comradeship for she also performed many more other acts of love and kindness, before I could ask her to do so. It gives me a good feeling to know someones mind can be on the same track as myself, and like me she is almost smart.
Caren is the editor for a chain of weekly newspapers in Hudson County, N.J., just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. A prolific writer, and author of several excellent books. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Weatherwise Magazine, and a host of other popular rags. She is a friend to all who know her, and even to those who do not. I often marveled how despite her heavy work load, how quickly she responds to all her e-mails, assuming she gives equal time to everyone. The worst thing I can say about her, is that in all the years that I have known her, never once has she ask me for advice! And everyone knows that I'm always full of it. One day I will tell you a funny story about Caren, Carrie Pilby, and

Ooops! Where are my D J manners? I almost forgot to dedicate a song to the Addled Writer. Now she is a married woman folks, so I have to keep it kind of tame. No surprises here.
And to that cool girl who once thought she liked me. This song is for you babe.

I've been making lots of snowballs today, and have not seen, a single kid, or mailman to clobber! boo hoo

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tell Everyone About Yourself

Time started:: I should never have started this.

Basic About you:

Name:: Walter David Smith (SHARKY)

Gender:: male

Height:: 6′0

Weight:: 167

Eye color:: green

Hair Color:: majestic

Age:: 55

Birthday:: July 26

Military service:: U.S. Army 1971-1974

Lefty/righty/ambidextrous:: right


Tattoos:: no

Zodiac Sign:: Leo

Ring Size:: honestly, I don’t remember

More about you:

Social organizations:: Disabled American Veterans. Life member

Are you named after anyone?: Yes, my grandfather and King David.

Do you live in the moment?: I try to–sometimes it is hard to forget the past and let go of worry for the future–but I am learning.

Do you consider yourself tolerant to others?: Yes but I don’t always succeed, especially when I am very stressed out, or over-exhausted and my patience is gone

Do you have any secrets?: Honestly, we all do to some extent. I usually am upfront about my life, but I am learning to keep some things back and not be so blissfully naive as I usually am.

Do you hate yourself?: No

Do you like your handwriting?: Actually, it depends on what I use to write with.

Do you have any bad habits?: “procrastination, talking too much.

If you were another person, would you be friends with you?: I like to think so.

Any regrets?: Too many regrets–not close enough to friends, and family, having too much, or too little faith in others.

Do you think life has been good so far?: What hasn't been good in my life was used to make me the stronger person that I am today, so even the bad stuff must have had a purpose. Following that, I know my life has been good so far, because the person I am today is the product!

Are you confident?: yes, I will win the race.

How long does it take you to shower?: It depends on how much time I have to get ready, and if the hot water runs out before I do.

What color is your room?: Violet.

Do you…?

Smoke?: Only the best.

Do drugs?: I am a medicine man, and like my mother; always mixing up and experimenting with something new. I collect, and grow herbs, Ginkgo trees, all the things that God gave us, to make amd keep us well. Indeed, nature's drugstore is all around us, if you are sick come and see me.

Drink?: yes, a little is good medicine.

Go to church?: I am not a pagan.

Sleep with stuffed animals?: I suppose I should say “no” because of my age, but yes, I do sleep with a big stuffed Teddy.

Take walks in the rain?: I take walks in the rain on a fairly regular basis just to get to and from work, yes! I like to jump in the puddles, and sing as I am doing it.

Talk to people even if you hate them?: I never want to hate anyone ever again.

Drive?: Like Thunder Road.

Believe in premarital sex?: It happens–considering the divorce rate, I don’t hold the new marital standards too highly–as long as people care about each other, I try not to judge.

Want to get married?: They say I may live a happier life if I do.

Want to have children?: I like kids! Making them would be a lot of fun.

Sing in the shower?: That is where I find my best voice.

Got to quit, this is silly and taking too long. Who thinks up these questions?

Sunday, March 09, 2008

For Wolves and Sky

GREAT SPIRIT open their hearts that they may abide in your endless wisdom, and always fallow the true path.

"Wolves have been long regarded by
Native Americans as teachers or pathfinders.
Wolves are fiercely loyal to their mates,
and have a strong sense of family while maintaining individualism.

"In the stars, Wolf is represented by the Dog, Sirius,
thought by many aboriginal tribes to be the home of the "Ancients."
It seems to be through this connection
that Wolf has come to be associated with ancient teachings.
Wolves are probably the most misunderstood of the wild animals."

Tales of cold bloodedness abound,
in spite of the their friendly, social and intelligent traits.

"They are truly free spirits even though their packs are highly organized.
They seem to go out of their way to avoid a fight.
One is rarely necessary when a shift in posture, a growl,
or a glance gets the point across quite readily."

"Traditionally, someone with Wolf Medicine has a strong sense of self,
and communicates well through subtle changes
in voice inflection and body movements.
They often find new solutions to problems while
providing stability and support
that one normally associates with a family structure".

Today, "the wolf represents the symbol of our wilderness, a world which man has long since forgotten. We are just now making the attempt to protect and preserve the wolf as an endangered species. The future survival of the wolf depends on whether this mystical creature can been seen at last, for what it really is - an exceptionally interesting part of our wildlife heritage and an outstanding representative of that wilderness, which we are belatedly trying to preserve."

"One must understand the wolf in the wild to truly appreciate his inherit right to exist. In their own world, wolves can maybe teach us to see their species in a new light. Have we waited until it is too late to learn to understand this mysterious yet highly controversial animal and give them the acceptance they deserve? Do we dare take a new look at the wolf, to see what is really behind that mask of the myths formed from our own fear of the wilderness, a world yet untamed?"

Debra McCann.


To love one another, is all that makes life worth living.
Like myself; my friend Sky has been very sick this Winter. As this most gracious and noble child of the Most High recovers, I hope you will all continue to send her your best prayers and thoughts.

My Wolf Maidens Greeting
I have an undying love affair and romance with the greatest show on earth...LIFE! Namaste' to all fellow earth aliens :0) I hope you feel most welcome here and come back to visit from time to time, perhaps leave your own thoughts and mark to remember you by. I LOVE to meet people and hear their own story. I do feel with my every being, that every morning the sun rises to refresh our souls, and every sunset is honored as a gift, for we are not granted a tomorrow. I have the now to share, and hope you catch the same wild disease
A wolf's best friend is Skylar; she is so nice. I wish I were a wolf!

Wolf song (Shamanic version)

Monday, March 03, 2008


I got the cabin fever bad! Honey get out your dancing shoes, my itchy feet need to hit the road! NAZARETH-KENTUCKY FRIED BLUES Live 1977! I got to Roll on maybe I will find my Connie Francis-Where The Boys Are!
Oh hell yes, a little creepy but Honey put on that party dress!