Harry Truman Quote

About Nan Mykel

I used to think I would be a child prodigy, but then I got old. Formerly I had fantasies of rubbing elbows with cultural and academic leaders but that did not come to pass because I did not become a cultural or academic leader or any other kind of leader, for that matter. I am not even an "Alpha Dog," a term learned from a friend who had to become "Alpha Dog" in order to influence her own pet. (When gazes lock, she never looks away.) For years I expected to become a published author, but in passing I could not avoid the fact that I had little to contribute to the world's bulging dumpsters. I'm embarrassed to report that I also considered my primary process artistic productions powerful, rather than mildly neurotic. Which is not to say that I disrespect myself, only that I am beginning to doubt my potential for making a mark on the world. If I focus on strict self discipline I may be able to keep my garbage removed on a weekly basis, to keep the kitty box changed, the clothes cleaned, the dog watered, fed and walked, but that just catches me up to the starting mark again. When writing I physically grapple with words, wrestling them from their indifference into attempted chunks of awareness. I sit heavily on my chair; I breathe in artificially cooled air; my ear drums note the tap tap of the keyboard and the steady uninterrupted sound of the air conditioner, What is that sound? The roar of the ocean from 30 yards away...Inside, my thoughts are are balls in an electronic game machine, bouncing hither and yon from lever to lever. I am a little grim and intent until I recall a dream related by a black man in the prison where I once worked. He said that when he was a small boy, back home, he dreamed he was standing on his front porch pissing, and that he suddenly found himself pissing stars...
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7 Responses to Harry Truman Quote

  1. Democratic Socialism
    Is Surely not Palatable
    For those Who Believe
    In The God of Mammon
    So Very F in Ironic Sadly

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  2. oneta hayes says:

    So proof that we get there a bit at a time. When the money is gone, so is everything socialism has brought us.

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    • Nan Mykel says:

      And I fear that the same can be said about what Trump will be leaving us with. It’s a grim situation, I agree. It appears that the hopes and dreams of the former are more palatable than madly defiling the earth for profit. Or are we in a discussion re delegates instead of Reps vs. Dems? Who are you rooting for? Thanks for responding.

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  3. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Nan!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2020/03/02/real-neat-blog-award-congratulations-eighteen-nominees/

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  4. oneta hayes says:

    Hi back to you. I am happy with President Trumps changes. I believe in the capitalistic system. I also defend the constitution as it is written. I prefer judges who look to the Constitution for legal advice and base rulings on that. I’ve been blessed to live during this last eighty years. And I really would like my grandchildren and their children to have the same chance for happiness. I am very conservative in my politics, budgeting, and religion. We might not agree on a lot of things, but I do care what “the other side” thinks. I am afraid most young people have no idea of how to function without knowing history, civics, and economics. I have seen all the things happen that Truman lists and, he is right, everyone of them has brought us closer to socialism and lead us to tremendous debt. Hey, thanks for asking, Sweet Girl. Oh, yes, one of the things I do not like is that you might take offence at me calling you Sweet Girl. Just charge it up to my upbringing. By the way lest you think i’m a “deplorable” I will tell you I am a retired school teacher who has taught all grades First through College and I completed my Doctorate in Ministry when I was seventy years old. I was a Democrat for most of my life but they left me behind, mostly with the abortion issue. So I’m a Republican now. Again thanks for the invitation to talk. 😀

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