My Thoughts on This Memorial Day


 

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

 

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My Thoughts on this Memorial Day

 

Today we Americans Honor and Remember Those Who died in Battle.

Though my ancestors did not die in battle I still Honor their sacrifice.

First My Great, Great Grandfather who being a Free man remembered his sisters and brothers in slavery chains and joined the battle for Freedom.

William Henry Halstead

In December of 1863 my Great Great Grandfather, William Henry Halstead, who lived in Tarrytown, New York, traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to join the 29th Connecticut Colored Infantry.  On his Volunteer Enlistment papers it notes his occupation as a farmer.  He enlisted for three years and was discharged on the 24th day of October 1865.  He married and had five children.  William Henry Halstead passed away in 1888 and was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown, New York.  His wife moved to New York City with her five children.  Her children grew up in Harlem and belonged to various organizations such as Odd Fellows, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Daughters of New York.

 

Edward Gordon Palmer

My Father Edward Gordon Palmer who served in Air Force during the Korean War.  Daddy dropped out of City College in New York to enlist in the Air Force. Fortunately My Dad was stationed state side and did not have to go to Korea but I’m still glad he Loved this country enough to volunteer.

Of course I’m also glad that after he ETS’d he went to work at Wright Patterson Air-force Base in Dayton, Ohio, was introduced to and married  my Mom Mable Palmer which resulted in myself and Stephen.  Obviously I mention my Dad because I Love him and still impressed that despite the fact Black Americans did not have Civil Rights as in every war since the American Revolution Black Americans have always stood up and defended our country always hoping and praying for the Double V.  Victory Overseas and Victory at Home.

As most of you already know I too served in the U.S. Army because despite the fact that America does not believe in Black people I still believe in her and what she could and should be for All Americans.

One day the hopes, dreams and prayers of my ancestors will be fulfilled and we will have that Victory at Home.

 

Edward G. Palmer Korean War

 

 

America My Country!  Sweet Land of Liberty!  Let Freedom Ring!

 

 

 

Rapid Cool Running of Perpetual Motion


 

 

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Rapid

 

Photograph of one of my favorite sculptures, “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space by Umberto Boccioni. Personally I called this guy, “Running Man.” No matter from what angle you capture him he always appears to be in perpetual motion. Even my blurry shots serve to promote his Mad Dash to who knows where?!! Also makes me think of the dance called the Running Man popular several years ago.

 

 

 

Into The Mystical Spring and Summer


 

 

Into The Mystical Spring and Summer

 

Into the Mystical Wisdom of Song and Dance

 

Eight Thousand Tongues giving praise in Bohemia by the Sea

A Landlocked nation filled with rivers, streams, lakes and ponds

 

Spring and Summer remain Captivating Muses awash in Wisdom, Knowledge and Creativity

 

Turn over this Tunic.  This Fabric of Life.  This Tapestry so Flora and Fauna may gaze upon it’s perfection of golden threads intertwined with the viewers Inward Light.

 

A Froth of Ocean sprang from Volcano Lava and ashes

 

We held out our Vessels to collect the Awakening Juices of Earth and Sky

 

Restart and Renew with Favor from Above

 

Daily the Seasons winter and Spring Churned in Battle each seeking to gain Victory over the Land

 

Transition from Frigid freezing cold cruel winter into Warmth of Spring

 

Young Fruitful Luminescent Spring Goddess emerged Victorious and once again the Land, field and earth burst into Green Goddess Colorful song with Trees and Flowers bringing forth fruit and flowers for the enjoyment of all.

Once again Life and Light have Thwarted death and darkness.

 

For I am the Joyful, Happy Cheerful  Radiant  Flâneuse who has set aside the bus and train to Meander   through Meadows, walk across gardens of grace, fecund fields parks of plenty where green spaces abound.  Sandy seashores with Sunny Skies!  Gratefully Contemplating the Wonders  of Spring and Summer!

Arise!  Arise!  Arise!

 

 

 

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. Isaiah 60:1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provoke | The Daily Post


 

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I’m not as easily provoked now as when I was younger however I do have a bad temper. I warn people to leave me alone and keep their distance but some people are hardheaded or just plain stupid.

We used to have a saying in the Army, Don’t let your mouth write checks that your ass can’t cash. Therefore learn to mind your own business. Nobody asked for your opinion or advice.  When you start paying my bills maybe then I will listen to you.

Keep your fucking hands to yourself.  No Hugs!

Several years ago a snot nosed asshole female coworker made the mistake of calling me out on a Sunday morning in the Staff Cafeteria. I excused myself from my phone call went over to where she was sitting and told her that if she continued with trying to tell me what to do I would meet her outside and break both her arms and legs. She left me alone.  Another time one male co-worker had me pinned up against the wall in the galleries.  I got him off me with no help from my other co-workers who stood there watching.

Last year a crazy woman on the subway actually chased four tourists off the train. Then she came at me. Big mistake! I got up ready to beat her dumb ass. I get that insane look on my face. When she saw I was crazy also she backed up and I made it to work that day.

Anger can be a good thing. The key to survival in a violent world.

I’ve learned not to trust anyone. Yes I’m cynical and jaded. Totally skeptical.

Abuse, Abandonment and betrayal will change your entire lifestyle plus your outlook on life.  Only you have your best interests at heart.  Can’t rely on or depend on anyone in your time of need. I learned to take care of myself because me is all I have.

 

I’ve had to be tough especially in the type of work I do for a living. Being threatened by both men and women is normal. You either fight back or get your ass kicked. I grew up the hard way and I spent four years in the Army so I’m ready to defend myself at all times. People think that because I’m short and petite that I will let them use and abuse me. Well as a child that was true. I wanted to be liked but not anymore. You don’t have to love me but you had better respect me.

As for therapy, well back in 2015 I was asked to leave the office.  You can imagine why.  Nearly had a fight with the doctors and the stupid ass therapist.  Told both of the condescending quacks exactly what I thought of them.

Keep your bullshit affirmations, platitudes, pity and sympathy.  I reject it all.

No Hugs either because I hate being touched so if you try to hug me my instincts are to slap the shit out of you.

 

No regrets. No shame. No guilt.

I’m here. You’re there. Let’s keep it that way.

Courage and Bravery in the Kingdom of Wakanda


 

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Courage

 

 

THE BLACK PANTHER

 

Today Stephen and I are off to see The Black Panther movie at BAM.

Here you see us having our own Black Comic-Con and Cosplay.

Stephen’s Autism gives him the Superpower of Mental Telepathy.

Crucial to the vital functioning of the Kingdom of Wakanda.

We sit on the Council of Elders providing Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding and Encouragement to all citizens of Wakanda.

As Sibling Superheros We stand Ready to Defend and Protect the Motherland!  Africa!  Birthplace of Our Ancestors!  Stephen Leads the Way!

 

The Black Panther Lives!!