Monday, August 31, 2009

Lawd Have Mercy!! When Are Adults "Adult?"

Responsibility. Quite a mouthful for young babes. I have been trying to instill a sense of "caring for someone outside yourself" type of attitude with my daughters. Sometimes it works without intervention, sometimes I have to use a firm hand to get my point across.

My elder daughter BEGGED me to keep a feral kitten a few days ago. I was going to let nature take it's course, but changed my mind seeing as though she is older now (nearly 19), and should be able to take responsibility for this young life with a wee bit of help from myself. Well, the kitten stopped sucking on the nipple about 24 hours ago, and was in obvious need of hydration and nutrition. What was she doing? Online and texting! I'm like, damn, call the doctor and see if there is anything you should be doing to help it. If she doesn't survive, at least you know YOU did all you could. Reluctantly, she goes to the vet and picks up a syringe to force-feed the kitten. She comes back, feeds the kitten, and then smiles with pride.

Yes, as adults we have to look outside of what we want to do for the betterment of those around us. Being "self-less" is a difficult concept for some to grasp, but it is very rewarding once you get it.

I wonder when young adults "get it." Do you know? Please help me out on this one! (LOL)

rainwriter jones

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Promises and Compromise

I don't know, but it seems as though this country is on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as of late. Why? Because of the promises which were made during the election year. Those promises that had us riding on high; figuring that Obama was going to be able to fix everything with the wave of a magic wand. Reality has set in that he is NOT the messiah!

Many of us knew this would happen. When you put someone up on a pedestal, eventually they will teeter. President Obama looks a lilttle worse for wear having to fight off all the nigh sayers, protestors, and Republicans who would like more than to see him fail. He's just getting a real taste of politics: and how some individuals or groups will not support you; even if you have a great agenda.

I think what upsets me the most is that people know there is a problem to which the President is trying to fix, but won't stand behind him, or even come up with alternatives...just bitch! The town hall meetings are a joke, and someone's going to eventually do the unspeakable. You already have homeboy totting a weapon: what else do you need to prove those meetings need to be shut down? I know I'm not going to any of them! (LOL)

Do you think President Obama needs to back-pedal on some of the promises he made? Is there a way for him to obtain his objectives, and not sell himself out? Is compromise a sell out? I don't know. What do you think?

rainwriter jones

Sunday, August 9, 2009

And They Do Grow Up...

I had an interesting evening yesterday. My elder daughter brought home another boyfriend, but nothing like the dudes she'd brought by as of late. This one actually works AND has a car! He drove 2 hours round-trip to cook dinner for us. I couldn't believe that there were actually gentlemen left out here in this twisted world!

He shone through with flying colors, impressing me more than my husband, that he would actually do something like this for us. Brought her flowers, too! While we were at the table, he told me that he's saving up for a ring. I don't know if I'm quite ready for that, but I guess I'll have to...some day. :-)

rainwriter jones

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Big Warm Ball

I found this article very interesting, and thought I'd share it with you. It's a bit controversial in respect that it gives a counter argument about global warming as a man-made phenomena. That Mars is also experiencing warmer temperatures and polar ice cap melts.

I've always had my suspicions about the global warming discussion as a whole; seeing that the planet has had ice ages and warming periods in the past. I don't know if we could have done all this "damage" in the short period of time we have been driving automobiles. (lol)

Read it, and let me know what you think.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Well, I had taken a break from a dedicated blog for more than a minute. I had been thinking about re-opening this one, so here I am...again...spreading the word to those who will here me. (lol)

I've created two other websites to host my poetry, photography, and any interesting this and that's which suited my fancy. They are:

When I'm not yacking here; I'll be yacking there! Feel free to drop by either/both at any time. More Chitlins is an "earthier" site where I'm a lil' bit more straight forward in my poetry and material presented there. Elusive Dragonfly has more of a "hempdresser" feel where I present a smoother, gentler approach toward life as we know it. Hey, we all have at least two sides, don't we?

So, I'm glad to be back. I'll come by to visit you once I get my house back in order.

rainwriter jones