Saturday, September 16, 2017

THOUGHTS ABOUT THE NEXT WORLD

THOUGHTS ABOUT THE NEXT WORLD – what could be if racism decides not to stand in the way Curiosity Streams is but one of the sources I use to peek into the future. In the episode Next World predictions about quality and quantity of age, health, and human habitat are said to be attainable well within the next generation. That means humans living to 100 years of age will soon be more the rule than exception. It means that more humans will live free of disease; it means that more and more humans will share common habitats in common spaces in diverse places – including the planet Mars. I have said and say again that white-racism is a serial killer; not just a taker of human life but of opportunity, ambition, self-esteem, and incentive to be the best person one can be and to contribute to the betterment of all human beings. Racism is difficult if not impossible to define until it is paired with a human condition or activity. Racism becomes definable, for me, when I look at the areas of pain in and among black people; there is pain in our self-image, in the level of our incarceration, in the quality of our health, in the quality and diversity of our education, in our inability to find consensus about our pain and what to do about the racism that creates and aggravates that pain. Racist are committed to doing what they can to create more pain for black people. There must be an unequivocal commitment among all black people to stop them. www.adolphusward.net

Monday, September 11, 2017

THOUGHTS ABOUT CERTAINTY AND UNCERTAINTY OF HUMAN ACTIVITY

THOUGHTS ABOUT CERTAINTY AND UNCERTAINTY – one can be the other and at the same time As a writer I give a considerable amount of time to thinking about things of interest to me. Because of a recent heart attack I have even more time to think about things. At 82 it is certain my heart will take longer to heal than if I were 42. Because of age it is uncertain that my heart will ever see the strength it once enjoyed – this is a certainty. There are three areas of interest in which I here share my thinking; my heart is not among them. The first area is whether or not white racism against blacks will continue to grow vocally and physically. It is certain white racism against blacks has and will continue to exist. It is uncertain whether or not social, economic, and political gulfs between whites and blacks could grow to the extent that violence is seen as the only remedy; but it’s certainly a possibility. My second area of interest is global-warming. It is certain that human activities pollute the air we breathe but arguably uncertain as to those activities negatively altering global weather patterns. It is certain that human activities have polluted our water systems – rivers, lakes, oceans - altering life forms and habits. It is certainly possible that human activities have some effect on global weather patterns. My third area of interest is the children of undocumented immigrants. An executive order created a path to citizenship for thousands of young people. The order acted as a collective voice of most Americans. The present executive, for political reasons, rescinded the order and put the fate of thousands in the hands of a Congress now guided by political interest rather than ethical conscious. Outcome is uncertain. www.adolphusward.net

Friday, September 1, 2017

DESPITE OUR RACIAL DIFFERENCES AMERICA SEEMS TO BE WORKING – different people continue to work play marry and have children together America was born in racism and domination; presently, led by a group of rich and powerful white men, a small group of Americans believe America’s birth was as God intended and should be used to shape the laws and social practices of American lives. Most Americans apparently chose to ignore these racist rants and continue to follow their own choices. America’s strength has been and will continue to be in the diverse nature of her citizen’s cultures and skills. www.adolphusward.net

DESPITE OUR RACIAL DIFFERENCES AMERICA SEEMS TO BE WORKING – different people continue to work play marry and have children together America was born in racism and domination; presently, led by a group of rich and powerful white men, a small group of Americans believe America’s birth was as God intended and should be used to shape the laws and social practices of American lives. Most Americans apparently chose to ignore these racist rants and continue to follow their own choices. America’s strength has been and will continue to be in the diverse nature of her citizen’s cultures and skills. www.adolphusward.net

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

THOUGHTS ABOUT WORKING MY CRAFTS

THOUGHTS ABOUT WORKING MY CRAFTS – death will find me in one or the other Next week I go out to New York for three weeks rehearsals of an original play written by James Anthony Tyler nurtured at the Berkshire Playwrights Lab directed by Joe Cacaci. I will have the first time pleasure of working with Leon Addison Brown who will be my son – just the two of us in this story. The story’s title is SOME OLD BLACK MAN. After New York we’re off to the Saint James Place Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts for tech and performance. Like any artist I love what I do. What’s so rewarding about writing and acting is I can do it till death catches up with me. After a number of years of staff positions in business industry government and education I chose to write and act because there is no age limit – I can boogie till I drop. I love all artist particularly dancers; the dancer embodies and expresses the soul rhythm of life itself. My heart weeps for the dancer whose body can no longer do what the spirit urges. www.adolphusward.net

Saturday, July 1, 2017

THOUGHTS ABOUT HEALTH I SENT TO IMMEDIATE FAMILY

THOUGHTS ABOUT HEALTH I SENT TO MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY - sodium and high blood pressure PLEASE SHARE You guys know that I pay close attention to what I put into my system. I'm sure you've read something on the dangers of processed foods - the dangers of too much sugar sodium (salt) and fat. I have noticed, for instance, that all processed foods contain more sugar than ever before: particularly bakery and dairy products; the sodium levels in those products are also up. I've known for some time that my system is particularly sensitive to sodium (salt). Sodium, even in moderation, increases my blood pressure past safe limits. I have to read product labels closely. Read an interesting article on Google Chrome about sodium and blood pressure; the article suggest that consumers should be weary of any item with a sodium level above 140 milligrams (mg). The article goes on to suggest that a person sensitive to sodium limit their daily intake to 500 milligrams (mg) or less. No one loves me more than me. No one loves you more than you. www.adolphusward.net

Monday, June 26, 2017

THOUGHTS ABOUT AGING ADVICE

THOUGHTS ABOUT GIVING ADVICE ON AGING – don’t ask for it I’m at that gray, bent, withering age where people add sir to what is said; women hold doors for me, and cars actually stop and wait for me to cross. I love it – age does have its benefits. The other day while checking out in a grocery line the male scanning my items stopped and asked, in a smiling voice, “Sir, how old are you?” I gave him my smiling 82 years and watched his face fill with amazement. “I hope I live that long,” he said. I didn’t say it but I thought: some of the shit I’ve done might kill you long before 82. Later, with groceries in hand I entered my apartment complex and was greeted with, “How are you today, sir?” Before I could reply, seeing my food items, he continues, “I see why you’re in such good health, at your age. I thanked him; thought it but didn’t say it: if you consume as much fat sugar and salt as I have you may not make it. My drug of choice it alcohol; hated doing lines, my sinuses screamed ‘what the fuck.’ Hated when the joint got to me; apparently my lungs and sinuses had reached an agreement. Alcohol wasn’t that much better but it seemed the least destructive; even though there were times I couldn’t find my ass with both hands. I had so much sex at one time in life my tongue and dick just quit. So I hope no one ever asked my advice for long living – I just might tell them. www.adolphusward.net

Thursday, June 15, 2017

THOUGHTS ABOUT NIGGER - THE WORD

THOUGHTS ABOUT NIGGER – THE WORD The etymology (history) of the word nigger is not the focus of my comments; what is of concern to me is how the word is being given the increasing-power it now has by the futile efforts to outlaw and bury its use in language and literature. The word will not be drummed out of world languages and literatures by verbal nor written condemnations. No inquisitions backed by armed enforcers will rip violating tongues out by their roots or pages from books. I really don’t intend to be insensitive when I say NIGGER ain’t going away soon. I just think there are more important issues black people need to be dealing with. The acceptable hashtag version, N-word still says NIGGER. www.adolphusward.net