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Edmund Onward James





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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Eddie's Odyssey (edited) Reply with quote

Odyssey (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary: 1) a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes 2) an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest.

The Odyssey from the Canadian Oxford Dictionary: Odysseus of Greek mythology (called Ulysses by the Romans) was a king of Ithica. Renowned for his cunning and resourcefulness, he survived the Trojan War but was kept from home by Poseidon for ten years; his adventures during his wanderings around the Mediterranean are recounted in Homer's Odyssey.


I relate to his odyssey, somewhat, but at times I also relate to Dante's "Divine Comedy" the inferno part of the epic poem, which I have yet to read completely.

Maybe I ought to try www.dantesinferno.com to get an understanding of what to look forward to... if I was religious.

Evidently, in the Dante's Inferno game one can... "battle through 9 Circles of Hell facing fierce and hideous monsters, ones sins, and a dark past of unforgivable war crimes."

Well that leaves me out, since I support the wars in the Middle East and do not see them as war crimes, from our end. But most of the UN can't wait to charge the good guys. And...

Thank goodness I am an atheist and will become dust and return to nature and the universe.

My hell and bliss was/is... indulge me and I just might write episodes of my wanderings such as the short story...

Death interrupts all that is mortal.
http://onwardjames.blogspot.co.....ortal.html

Though I havenít lived a stellar life I must admit it is worthy of some note. I have wandered, from a minor scholarship award in high school to running away from home and inflexible schools; then worked as a stock-taker, junior accountant, back to the family business, labourer, gas-pump boy, dump truck driver, chartered accountant firm (night-school in Registered Industrial Accounting), personnel business, night & correspondent school in creative writing (dropped out again), headhunter, fashion show producer, professional womanizer (itís hard work even when one is reasonably attractive), actor, performance-art-poet, full-time mature university student in creative writing (dropped out in the 3rd year, writers write and I wasnít looking for a journalist position), screenwriter, start-up business match-maker with venture & private capital, charity advisor & fundraiser, unskilled labourer again (cutting grass and such)Ö and all that comes to use as a novelist (as yet unpublished).

Along the way, I have been involved in many interesting things, and some not, met and worked with engaging people such as Morgan Freeman and Raymond Alan Zebulon Leigh Munro; plus I have had fascinating and pragmatic conversations with Frank Stronach, Stephen Harper (brief), and, the champion of champions, Muhammad Ali (for whom I wrote a Haiku-style poem) through my-man Charles "Spider" Jones of CFRB Radio and Believe to Achieve (www.believetoachieve.ca).

Married once, and if you consider a live-in companion as common-law marriage, then twice, although, I have dated profusely before and after the long-term relationships. But no children. If I had kids I wouldnít have been so transient and Ėintransigent --periodically fool-hardy.

I have never been to Europe; although, I have travelled in North & South America, Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, and lived in Stamford, Connecticut and Los Angeles , California. And Iím thinking of ending up in Sedona, Arizona, in the open rugged lands, live in a tepee beside a cactus, howl at coyotes. Should I get published, however, Iíll be back on the road, maybe trains or bicycles, motorcycle if I become spoiled and lazy, and visit the British Isles, mainly because of Winston Churchill and the village pubs that I have seen in old movies and public television series, and other countries that are democratic and aware of the socialist and/or Islamist encroachment.

But as an eclectic Sagittarius/Chinese-Year-of-the Boar, some call the warrior animal a pig. I have just begun a new odyssey as a SAGE.

The honourable Duke Redbird, a world class poet and raconteur, calls me Sagebrush, who goes with the mythological, enigmatic -- and conservative -- flow, with entrepreneurial spirit.

(Since I do not know how to paste a picture on this forum site, those who want to see what I look like, and what I might be saying to the photographer and his wife check out the end of the piece.)

http://onwardjames.blogspot.co.....yssey.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Eddie's Odyssey Reply with quote

Edmund Onward James wrote:
Odyssey (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary: 1) a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes 2) an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest.

The Odyssey from the Canadian Oxford Dictionary: Odysseus of Greek mythology (called Ulysses by the Romans) was a king of Ithica. Renowned for his cunning and resourcefulness, he survived the Trojan War but was kept from home by Poseidon for ten years; his adventures during his wanderings around the Mediterranean are recounted in Homer's Odyssey.


I relate to his odyssey, somewhat, but at times I also relate to Dante's "Divine Comedy" the inferno part of the epic poem, which I have yet to read completely.

Maybe I ought to try www.dantesinferno.com to get an understanding of what to look forward to... if I was religious.

Evidently, in the Dante's Inferno game one can... "battle through 9 Circles of Hell facing fierce and hideous monsters, ones sins, and a dark past of unforgivable war crimes."

Well that leaves me out, since I support the wars in the Middle East and do not see them as war crimes, from our end. But most of the UN can't wait to charge the good guys. And...

Thank goodness I am an atheist and will become dust and return to nature and the universe.

My hell and bliss was/is... indulge me and I just might write episodes of my wanderings such as the short story...

Death interrupts all that is mortal.
http://onwardjames.blogspot.co.....ortal.html

Though I havenít lived a stellar life I must admit it is worthy of some note. I have wandered, from a minor scholarship award in high school to running away from home and inflexible schools; then worked as a stock-taker, junior accountant, back to the family business, labourer, gas-pump boy, dump truck driver, chartered accountant firm (night-school in Registered Industrial Accounting), personnel business, night & correspondent school in creative writing (dropped out again), headhunter, fashion show producer, professional womanizer (itís hard work even when one is reasonably attractive), actor, performance-art-poet, full-time mature university student in creative writing (dropped out in the 3rd year, writers write and I wasnít looking for a journalist position), screenwriter, start-up business match-maker with venture & private capital, charity advisor & fundraiser, unskilled labourer again (cutting grass and such)Ö and all that comes to use as a novelist (as yet unpublished).

Along the way, I have been involved in many interesting things, and some not, met and worked with engaging people such as Morgan Freeman and Raymond Alan Zebulon Leigh Munro. Married once, and if you consider a live-in companion as common-law marriage, then twice, although, I have dated profusely before and after the long-term relationships. But no children. If I had kids I wouldnít have been so transient and Ėintransigent --periodically fool-hardy.

I have never been to Europe; although, I have travelled in North & South America, Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, and lived in Stamford, Connecticut and Los Angeles , California. And Iím thinking of ending up in Sedona, Arizona, in the open rugged lands, live in a tepee beside a cactus, howl at coyotes. Should I get published, however, Iíll be back on the road, maybe trains or bicycles, motorcycle if I become spoiled and lazy, and visit the British Isles, mainly because of Winston Churchill and the village pubs that I have seen in old movies and public television series, and other countries that are democratic and aware of the socialist and/or Islamist encroachment.

But as an eclectic Sagittarius/Chinese-Year-of-the Boar, some call the warrior animal a pig. I have just begun a new odyssey as a SAGE.

The honourable Duke Redbird, a world class poet and raconteur, calls me Sagebrush, who goes with the flow.

(Since I do not know how to paste a picture on this forum site, those who want to see what I look like, and what I might be saying to the photographer and his wife check out the end of the piece.)

http://onwardjames.blogspot.co.....yssey.html


To quote you from another thread:
Edmund Onward James wrote:
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By the way, idiots tend to ramble, and those who think they know what everybody cares about are even worse.

Hello fiscal conservative.


Good luck on your new odyssey as a SAGE, but don't give up your day job.

BTW, oh wise sage, why should we humble rambling idiots care about your Chinese astrological sign? Please tell us how your post (or astrological sign)is in anyway related to the topic of this forum.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh limited one, this topic is a about ideologies and I stated one or two, perhaps over your pejorative head.

I wrote an astrological comparison between Iggy and Harper. It was so well received that the National Post quoted it and listed the weblog.

John Ivison: Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff, separated at birth
http://network.nationalpost.co.....birth.aspx

Astrological similarities of Harper & Ignatieff
http://onwardjames.blogspot.co.....tieff.html

Frankly, from what I have learnt, anyone who references themselves as a fiscal conservative are usually not entirely conservative, only in the economy and their pocket books.

Hence, you just stick with what you know, and you will not flummox your mind and soul.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does this have to do with ideologies?

Stop spamming your blog.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edmund Onward James wrote:
Oh limited one, this topic is a about ideologies and I stated one or two, perhaps over your pejorative head.

I wrote an astrological comparison between Iggy and Harper. It was so well received that the National Post quoted it and listed the weblog.

John Ivison: Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff, separated at birth
http://network.nationalpost.co.....birth.aspx

Astrological similarities of Harper & Ignatieff
http://onwardjames.blogspot.co.....tieff.html

Frankly, from what I have learnt, anyone who references themselves as a fiscal conservative are usually not entirely conservative, only in the economy and their pocket books.

Hence, you just stick with what you know, and you will not flummox your mind and soul.


Instead of the constant ad hominem attacks, why not just answer the *&$*&# question. How does this post relate to ideologies ?
Edmund Onward James





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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you are a technical writer I strongly suggest you read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert Pirsig. But, if you wait long enough it might come out as a film, maybe 3D, or comic books, which you might feel more comfortable with.

"Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. It is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools without crystal growth. Obsidian is commonly found within the margins of rhyolitic lava flows known as obsidian flows, where the chemical composition (high silica content) induces a high viscosity and polymerization degree of the lava. The inhibition of atomic diffusion through this highly viscous and polymerized lava explains the lack of crystal growth. Because of the lack of crystal structure, obsidian blade edges can reach almost molecular thinness, leading to its ancient use as projectile points, and its modern use as surgical scalpel blades."

The Aztecs made mirrors... sometimes for divination... and some soothsayers though one would reflect aspects of the inner self for one to ponder about and accept or change.

IDEOLOGY:
1: visionary theorizing
2 a: a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture b: a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture c: the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program


An ideology is a set of aims and ideas, especially in politics. An ideology can be thought of as a comprehensive vision, as a way of looking at things (compare Weltanschauung), as in common sense (see Ideology in everyday society below) and several philosophical tendencies (see Political ideologies), or a set of ideas proposed by the dominant class of a society to all members of this society. The main purpose behind an ideology is to offer change in society, and adherence to a set of ideals where conformity already exists, through a normative thought process. Ideologies are systems of abstract thought (as opposed to mere ideation) applied to public matters and thus make this concept central to politics. Implicitly every political tendency entails an ideology whether or not it is propounded as an explicit system of thought.

My Philosophical & Political Ideology:

To conserve.

To protect.

To be aware and learn.

To compete with an entrepreneurial spirit of free and fair enterprise.

To share through reasonable taxes governed by respectable and efficient bureaucrats and politicians. (If that's possible. Preferably with a majority Conservative Party governing federally.)


Mac, if you are reading this or if the founders are, notice the comments of the obvious two who think they are either witty or profound, and attack rather than debate. One asks for links but is to lazy to do as suggested and will find another exc use to indicate a profile of either ignorance or limitation... the other... well... perhaps he or she is reasonable and informative... and had a temporary hissy-fit.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mac, if you are reading this or if the founders are, notice the comments of the obvious two who think they are either witty or profound, and attack rather than debate.


Are you talking about your inability to back up your claim that Barack Obama adopted a fake name so people wouldn't know he had a white mother.

Quote:
One asks for links but is to lazy to do as suggested


You made the claim Magnum PI, you're the one who has to back up your own argument. Don't blame us for your lazy racist attitudes.

Quote:
I think he is a sociailist Democrat, who changed his name from Barry to Barack to indicate that he is African-American rather than half-white


Go grovel in your own mediocrity.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any particular reason why you guys are piling onto Edmund? If you don't like what he writes, don't read it. Is that so difficult?

-Mac
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac...

Jealousy for one thing. And they need action, or reaction. One is likely liberal and the other an anarchist. My guess. I'll rein in my ego of the obsidian mirror... while the Left (or Leftist) brain one figures out what his or her right brain is doing.

Onward
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac wrote:
Is there any particular reason why you guys are piling onto Edmund? If you don't like what he writes, don't read it. Is that so difficult?

-Mac


Well, in my case, the gentleman had just said in another forum "idiots tend to ramble L hello fiscal conservative" Reading his post, here, I was overtaken by a sense of irony.

Second of all, he all he ever does here is spam his blog and participates in the occasional argument that follows. Go to his blog and google a couple sentences from each one. You will find you that "blogging tories" comes up as one of the links most of the time.

There are a whole bunch of blogs on the front page here. Some I read, some I don't, but none of the spam those blog here, or in other forums. Imagine the chaos if they did ?

Finally, go read the post after yours. He posts to be annoying.

As to your point though, you are right, I should be ignoring him


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fnd it fascinating the responses and emails I receive on my weblog (of course I delete the imbeciles) and the different ones on the forum. But this is what I expected. Because usually those who cannot put anything together for a website, even a blog, spend their time either trying to add valuable comments, many are very good, rushing to post other articles (takes time to read them and figure them out, or like in your case and Libertas's agitate with such similar styles.

And what is it you technically write "How to use the Dummies book?"
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac wrote:
Is there any particular reason why you guys are piling onto Edmund? If you don't like what he writes, don't read it. Is that so difficult?

-Mac

Edmund's being a bit provocative, but I don't think he deserves what he's getting. Even on this forum, it appears that you attack The One at your peril.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FF_Canuck wrote:
Edmund's being a bit provocative, but I don't think he deserves what he's getting. Even on this forum, it appears that you attack The One at your peril.

Agreed.

It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope your meetings were helpful.

-Mac
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to meet you too, I'm sorry it was so expensive! The meetings were pretty valuable - the one I was off to after coffee ended up going until 0530. It was slightly less productive towards the end :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes! I used to be able to do the "all nighter" but it wipes me out nowadays...

-Mac
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