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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:13 pm

Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie. What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved -- what then? Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do. But there are times when the clown we call “I” behaves in such a distracting fashion that the inner voice cannot make its presence felt..........
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:29 pm

Whatcha smokin', Wiz?
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:32 pm

Straight Perique in a small wizard pipe......

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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:32 pm

The need is great but the balm is in such short supply and almost impossible to find. Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:34 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie. What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved -- what then? Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do. But there are times when the clown we call “I” behaves in such a distracting fashion that the inner voice cannot make its presence felt..........

I remember having ramblings like this but it was usually after smoking Lady 'M' you know, those funny little green mentholated Egyptian cigarettes back in the '60s. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:40 pm

I liked it.

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:40 am

DireWolf wrote:
I liked it.

Very Happy

Me too. Although I am a bit warped. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:43 am

"Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother."

(George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-four)
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:16 am

"Man, the creature who knows he must die, who has dreams larger than his destiny, who is forever working a confidence trick on himself, needs an ally.  Mine has been tobacco."
                        -John Boynton Priestley


OR

"We have met the enemy and he is us"
                        -Pogo

Liked what you wrote Wiz.  Not a bad thing to wander into the deeper end of the pool from time to time.  afro
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:45 pm

tend to swim in the deep end, otherwise, why have the scuba?

Was invited to speak at a local church, and went "unprepared". That means they had no idea of what I was going to speak about.



(neither did I, but shhhhhh)

At the end, we were all leaving, and an elder came up to me and said I think too much........

I think too much.. Out of the mouth of a thirty-something year old 'elder'...

I was kind, and waited to laugh after I was clear of the parking lot....
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:54 pm

"It has too many notes, cut a few and it'll be perfect."
                                                                 
Emperor Franz Joseph
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:06 am

"I was kind, and waited to laugh after I was clear of the parking lot...."

lol! I'm fairly certain I would not have been able to do this.
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:20 am

Ozark Wizard wrote:
 ...an elder came up to me and said I think too much...

Thinking, in my experience, is frowned on in most ecclesiastical settings. Ask ol' Bob Ingersoll.  Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:38 am

Richard Burley wrote:
Ozark Wizard wrote:
 ...an elder came up to me and said I think too much...

Thinking, in my experience, is frowned on in most ecclesiastical settings. Ask ol' Bob Ingersoll.  Wink

Where's the other settings where all this thinking is going on? D.C.?
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:44 am

eklektos44 wrote:
Richard Burley wrote:
Ozark Wizard wrote:
 ...an elder came up to me and said I think too much...

Thinking, in my experience, is frowned on in most ecclesiastical settings. Ask ol' Bob Ingersoll.  Wink

Where's the other settings where all this thinking is going on? D.C.?

Our bright and shining universities, of course! Citadels of the intellect and free inquiry. No...wait a minute. This is 2015. Dunno. If you should find such a setting, tell them to harden their perimeter.
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:50 am

Richard Burley wrote:
eklektos44 wrote:
Richard Burley wrote:
Ozark Wizard wrote:
 ...an elder came up to me and said I think too much...

Thinking, in my experience, is frowned on in most ecclesiastical settings. Ask ol' Bob Ingersoll.  Wink

Where's the other settings where all this thinking is going on? D.C.?

Our bright and shining universities, of course! Citadels of the intellect and free inquiry. No...wait a minute. This is 2015. Dunno. If you should find such a setting, tell them to harden their perimeter.  

In my experience ignorance and stupidity are without boundaries. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:59 pm

Dunno if that OP was more Zen, or Taoist, or what. But I think I'm gonna try me some straight perique one of these days. O Z, how do you take your Sake'? 98.6 like Bond?
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:04 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie. What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved -- what then? Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do. But there are times when the clown we call “I” behaves in such a distracting fashion that the inner voice cannot make its presence felt..........


Very deep Ozzy. Very deep indeed. Very existential.

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Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:51 pm

Then again, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar............
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:56 pm

JustPlainBill wrote:
Dunno if that OP was more Zen, or Taoist, or what. But I think I'm gonna try me some straight perique one of these days.  O Z, how do you take your Sake'?  98.6 like Bond?

Got me a nifty little black jug of something with Japanese characters all over it. Whatever it is, it's smooth, and goes well with the salmon rolls and Uni, fried shrimp and quail eggs.

Oh, and it really did wonderful things to the flavor of the Perique
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:10 pm

"Whatever it is, it's smooth, and goes well with the salmon rolls and Uni, fried shrimp and quail eggs."

OK, now your just making me hungry.

     What I know about Sake (other than the fact that I like it) would probably fit in your eye with no discomfort, but when my other half and I were visiting the Momokawa brewery in Forrest Grove, they told us that good quality sake shouldn't be heated. They said that you only heat the cheaper stuff to mask the quality and make it taste better. (shrug)  Maybe my pallet isn't sophisticated enough because I've enjoyed both the "lower quality" heated sake, as well as the their "higher end" stuff.  afro
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:55 am

Reflections on a life spent? You ok buddy? I am a father, and my son is getting old enough to understand some things. I look at all he has before him in life to go through and all I been through to get where I am. Myself in late morning and he in the wee hours yet. So much I could tell him, he wouldn't get it though. So much I may try to tell him, but by then he won't listen.

You got me thinking this morning. Thanks for sharing brother
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:58 pm

JustPlainBill wrote:
Dunno if that OP was more Zen, or Taoist, or what. But I think I'm gonna try me some straight perique one of these days.  O Z, how do you take your Sake'?  98.6 like Bond?

It was outside temperature, so probably 90ish.

Fumus, I'm not too keen on the proper temps for Sake, but most I have had was slightly warm. Those times remind me of grabbing yesterday's Budweiser from a gathering by mistake. Warm, flat, and rice(y). I was told that heated, it aids in digestion and helps kill any latent parasites lingering in the raw fish....

I HAVE noticed, that it definitely helps clear the pallet between bites or smokes. A nice low mellow buzz too..........
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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:05 pm

You're a kick Ozzy. A real kick and no mistake. Very good to have you here on BoB.

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PostSubject: Re: Evening thoughts over a pipe and Sake'   Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:13 am

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do.

I agree with this part. There is an inner voice, and it's fascinating how much of our stress is caused by inventing reasons to ignore it.
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