Friday, January 30, 2015

To Petra,

     I haven't written anything here for awhile because nothing has drawn me back until now. Today I finally came home to Reading Practice because what I needed to write about doesn't belong on my main blog, Laughing at Life 2. What I need to write about today is personal and hard and that kind of personal material belongs here at Reading Practice. I would have been back sooner I just haven't had anything personal that I needed to say. That is of course, until today.

     My best friend died today. He was struck and killed by a Dish Network van at approximately 8am right out in front of my home. The driver of the Dish Network van did not even tap his brakes, just killed my friend and continued on with his day paying no attention to me or my feline companion that he had just killed and taken from my family's life. It was devastating seeing him lying dead in the street like that and I will never forget the sight of his motionless body lying there for as long as I live. It was horrible.

     I don't want to remember him like that. That wasn't what he was. He was so much more than that lifeless corpse lying there on the pavement. It didn't even look like him. It looked like a cheaply made Hollywood prop, not my friend that I had raised from a newborn kitten and loved more than I have the words to even express. It still doesn't seem real to me but it is real. He is gone now and all I have left of him is his memory.

     Thank you Petra for being the best damn cat that has ever lived. I love you buddy and I am going to miss you more than I have the talent to say. I hope wherever you are that you are happy and at peace. You will be missed so much boy, not just by me but by our whole family of which you were a huge and irreplaceable part. We love you Petra, be happy buddy, know you were loved and be free.


Monday, February 10, 2014

When looks are always decieving

     Women, the fairer sex.
I love women, really I do, who doesn't?  Women are great.  Every single one offering her own grace and beauty to the world every day.  Just looking at them from across a room can soothe you.  And I love the way their voices sound.  Get too close to a woman and they can get intoxicating.  So inviting, soft, and warm.  If you love her she's your home and that special one fills your heart up completely with love, and purpose and she just swells up your heart with pride that she is yours.  She can make you feel important, special.  Her love for you validates your soul. 
     Women truly are amazing.  I love each and every one. I always have loved women. 
I just don't trust a single one. 
     They try to fool you with their big old eyes and their soft and sexy sweet appearance but below all that's a demon.  I have seen so for myself.
     So love your women and enjoy them but be careful watch your backs because they'll wait until your guards are all the way down and all at once they'll viciously attack until there is nothing left of you but pain.  

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


     The Zeitgeist film trilogy consists of three powerful documentaries that point out the problems, and restraints of our current monetary system, and shows the need to move to a more humane, and logical resource based economy.  It exposes the damage our money driven economy has done to our world, and it's people.  Pointing out undeniably how greed, and corruption has ruined our planet, and distorted our views about the difference between right and wrong.
     These films go further than showing us what has gone wrong with humanity though.  They offer a solution for how to fix our world in a way that takes care of everyone, not just the elite, or the privileged.  Using the 'Venus Project' these films show us how a resource based economy would not only repair the damage done to our planet, but also end the starvation and suffering caused by the greed behind our current monetary system.
     These films offer hope that if we were to rise up as one things could still be set right in the world.  They show us that the petty differences between us are insignificant and programed in us to keep us from doing just that.  They show us that if we worked together we could turn our world in to a much better place.  This is a message that needs to be spread to more and more people until the vision laid out in these films becomes the reality of our future.  

Monday, April 29, 2013

Young Frankenstein

     In this classic 1974 Mel Brooks film the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein leaves the castle he conducted his experiments to his grandson Fredrick.  Even though Fredrick never believes in his grandfathers experiments, his mind gets changed when he arrives and reads his grandfather's notes and realizes they just might work.  Then with the help of Igor's grandson, Igor, he successfully reanimates a body which escapes the castle and creates havoc.
     This film is a classic for a simple reason, it's hilarious.  The cast, led by Gene Wilder, do a terrific job of bringing Mel Brooks vision to life on the screen.  If you have never treated yourself to a viewing of this film, do yourself a favor and watch it.  You won't be disappointed.

Saturday, April 27, 2013


     The X-Men are a team of mutant superheroes created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby who first appeared in the comic book The X-Men #1 released in September of 1963.  They are led by Professor Xavier who recruits mutants in order to give them a safe haven, and to train them how to use their unique abilities for the benefit of humanity.  Lee and Kirby's characters have lived on throughout the decades spawning many comics, television shows, and movies.