WHO AM I?

  (Tell of the Lone Rider)

I am a molded figure made from the dirt of this planet given life though the breath of my creator, I am man.

This is just a form a shell that house the real me. The real me you can not see but you can feel if you open your heart.

I am a believer of our Savior Jesus Christ, and I walk his path daily so many times I have turned from the path only to have him carry me back.

For he is my Protector and Savior I am blessed with his love.

I am me blessed to walk in the light of the Lord all the days of my life.

Who am I?

I am a warrior, born from my mother’s worm fighting for life.  A son carrying the burden of his fathers before him.

I am strong and proud yet meek and full of love I am my Mother’s son.

I am what my father wanted me to be. For he is gone now, and I am alone.

Alone to carry on, to carry the torch of our faith. For both were children of my Lord.

For who am I

I am the Lone Rider, but I am not alone, God rides with me everywhere I go.

So, when you see me riding down the street know that I am not alone.

Join me and feel the present of God and be blessed by his presents for we are not alone.

OPEN BIRTHDAY PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father I give you thanks for allowing me another year. On this day 27 April 1959 I was born into this world and for the last 61 years you have watched over me gave strength when I was weak, healed me when I was sick. When I turned away from you, you stuck with me, no matter how bad I was you never left me. I have been though a lot this past few years the deaths oh so many, but you have been with me giving me strength to push on.

Dear Lord, I give thanks to you for my parents and all my siblings, I give thanks for the teachers that you have put in my life and for the friendships I have made on this journey. Lord I can’t give you enough praise and thanks for all that you have done and will do. But know that I will love you all the days of my life. I give you my all.

Dear Lord, I give thanks to you and ask that you continue to send your blessings, I would like to thank you for that special gift sent to Jay Schwartz on this day ,HAPPY BIRTHDAY   Larry Schwartz, and ask that you bless him and his parents with health and wisdom in his growing years.

Dear Lord. I give thanks, for your present, and that you continue to walk with me and guide me.

Dear Lord, I give thanks to you for my wife for she has been a blessing in my life and ask that you continue to walk with us and guide us. I give thanks to you for the East Cleveland Theater for fifty years would not have come without your blessings.

May God Bless us all the days of our lives.

Lord I pray for all, that you will continue to watch over us protect us. All these things I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Why I served

As a young black man, I took a lot flack for joining back in 1978, But I was ok with it. For me it was my destiny my desire, since I was five years old to wear the Uniform of the United States Army, just like my Uncle George and my Brother John and my cousin Melvin. I was proud of them and looked up to them. When I in the fourth grade I met a white man named Marvin he owned Dean’s Cleaners, he gave me my first job. Marvin had served in the Navy during World War Two his ship had been sunk in battle and him and two shipmates left out at sea in a raft for several day before being picked up. Me and Marvin talked a lot about what was going on in the world and he was like a second father to me.  So, I will say that he changed my destiny for now I wanted to go not into the Army but the Navy. So that is why I choose to serve in the Navy.

My Uncle George watched me grad from Boot camp seeing how proud of me he was seeing me in my uniform still bring tears to my eyes. I am proud of my Family whom have served this country well. In many different Jobs. While my Father did not serve his brothers did, my mother worked in the bomber plant during WW2 and her brothers served, and I am not the only one to go to the navy as cousin on my mother side also was Navy. But what I am most proud of is the three sisters whom served as Blue Star Mothers. My mom and her two sisters worked hard serving vets in the hospital returning from Vietnam. As a kid talking to these men helping them in a sense pushed me closer to my future.

Now I must say this I do not think everyone should go to the service, but I do think that everyone is responsible to protect those who serve. From being missed used. We are here because we believe strongly about our freedom and are willing to put our life on the line to protect that freedom for freedom is not free.  You that stay home your job is to make sure that Congress and the President are doing what is best for all the people and not repeat the wrongs of before i.e. (Vietnam, McCathyism). These two events separate but the same in that they will forever be dark periods in our history when the people closed their eyes and ears to what was going on choosing to walk in silence will their family and friends’ lives are devalued.  For every vote not taken, is the life of a soldier or sailor dying, our vote counts not voting costs lives.

I am no different from any other man I served for GOD and my Country and have no regrets. I ask you whom have not, can you say the same or did you choose to be silent?

SILENT KILLS

More and more I am understanding what my silent is doing, simple it kills,

Because I have not raised a voice, I count at least six black people killed in useless violent  

Not just losing their life but our whole as a people devalued.

There is an underlining fear that we most address

A fear that has been tearing us apart.

A fear that is not real but feels real to White America.

I will not be silent about this, White America

Stay this course and the fear will become a reality.

Continue the practice of divide and conquering

Continue the practice of hatemongering

And you will realize your fear.

If you continue Wille Lynch’s practices

That you are self-brain washing to create your destruction.

To quote him” You must also have white servants and overseers [who] distrust all Blacks.”

So, you see you can not control without doing some damage to your own

And that is the problem. open your eyes. Stop looking back glorifying the misled practices of old,

I am done being silent Are you ready to listen?

Grace

Grace[i]

The grace given to us by our Lord is power. A power that washes away all pain and sorrow.

All you need is to except it, believe and have faith, bath yourself in his love

Rejoice in his grace.


Written by gary h knox 2-24-2019

Music love and mercy Kathy Troccoli


How to hear the Lord.

His touch is soft

His voice is quiet

But he is always there waiting for you.

Stop quiet your mind, open your heart and your soul will hear him

Loud as the trumpet flare.

Open birthday Prayer 2019

                       OPEN BIRTHDAY PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father I give you thanks for allowing me another year. On this day 27 April 1959 I was born into this world and for the last 60 years you have watched over me gave strength when I was weak, healed me when I was sick. When I turned away from you, you stuck with me, no matter how bad I was you never left me. I have been though a lot this past few years the deaths oh so many, but you have been with me giving me strength to push on.

Dear Lord, I give thanks to you for my parents and all my siblings, I give thanks for the teachers that you have put in my life and for the friendships I have made on this journey. Lord I can’t give you enough praise and thanks for all that you have done and will do. But know that I will love you all the days of my life. I give you my all.

Dear Lord, I give thanks to you and ask that you continue to send your blessings, I would like to thank you for that special gift sent to Jay Schwartz on this day ,HAPPY BIRTHDAY   Larry Schwartz, and ask that you bless my grandchild coming with strength and good health.

Dear Lord, I give thanks to you for my wife for she has been a blessing in my life and ask that you continue to walk with us and guide us. I give thanks to you for the East Cleveland Theater for fifty years would not have come without your blessings.

May God Bless us all the days of our lives.

Lord I pray for all, that you will continue to watch over us protect us. All these things I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

grace/how to hear the Lord

Grace[i]

The grace given to us by our Lord is power. A power that washes away all pain and sorrow.

All you need is to except it, believe and have faith, bath yourself in his love

Rejoice in his grace.


Written by gary h knox 2-24-2019

Music love and mercy Kathy Troccoli


How to hear the Lord.

His touch is soft

His voice is quiet

But he is always there waiting for you.

Stop quiet your mind, open your heart and your soul will hear him

Loud as the trumpet flare.

grace

Grace[i]

The grace given to us by our Lord is power. A power that washes away all pain and sorrow.

All you need is to except it, believe and have faith, bath yourself in his love

Rejoice in his grace.


Written by gary h knox 2-24-2019

[i][i][i][i][i][i][i][i][i]Music love and mercy Kathy Troccoli

How to hear the Lord.

His touch is soft

His voice is quiet

But he is always there waiting for you.

Stop quiet your mind, open your heart and your soul will hear him

Loud as the trumpet flare.

The nature of things

The rain is pouring, and our glass is full

Soon we say farewell say farewell

Blue skies, roaring rivers, sun shines bright.

The nature of things to come

We never know

As coal is to diamonds. And ice to water

The nature of things to come

We never know

A car today, a horse tomorrow,

A coal plant here, a father died there.

We never know, the nature of things.

The rains are longer, the summers shorter and Fallwinter is here

The nature of things to come

We Never Know.

Twenty years pass due. The smart house is own it way.

Long ago predictions;

Many years back when I was just in the third grade a man from the Ohio Bell[i] company came to our school. He talked about the telephone and then showed us a movie of what we would see in the future. Now their prediction of the future of technology was more like Ma and Pa Parker[ii] but the year 2000 came and went, there, where no streets of smart houses and all the great robots where still just in the movies. Now being so young I believed that yes one day we would live like the Jetsons and I think most kids at that time believed this their future where their parent believed that it was more fantasy than real. This could explain the disconnect some older people have with technology today. The reality is the tech is here or let say almost here since there has not been a building, car or city. That puts all this tech together in one sustainable cohesive format to move us into the space age of the Jetsons. [iii]Which raises the questions why not and what happen to slow or stop this move forward? Now there can be a lot of discussion on this subject, but I am wanting to document just a few of my thoughts. One the brake up of Ma Bell it was good and bad in fact many of the big cases like this had good and bad outcomes. The problem really seems to be how the breakups reformed and what direction and miss step they took. But overall the technology in my life time seems to be moving faster in the later years or I am just getting old.

Casio[iv], Sony[v] and Minolta[vi]?

Now these where great brands I had a Casio watch called a data bank it was one of the first digital watches and it had everything, world time  7 different cities, stop watches, stored phone numbers close to a 100 I think never filled it up, but it  was a life line, and being in the Navy it was the perfect watch. Back then I thought that Sony had the lock on television tech, when they acquired Erickson company known for their sounds, out of this came a cell phone. What a phone big and clunky but full of features I would say it was the Casio watch in the phone plus a voice recorder, mp3 player and you could even buy a printer for it. Early smart phone maybe. Later Sony acquired a camera company Konica/Minolta, I have always liked Minolta cameras that was my brand of choice before I switched to Nikon.  And when the digital came in the Konica/Minolta was my first digital camera before I brought my first DSLR, a Nikon. Now Sony and Casio are in the camera market and Sony is even making headway into the Pro camera Market. So, Casio and Sony, where is my Dick Tracy style comm. watch? Hey, we have smart phones, smart watches, devices to talk to. that runs our lights, tv and computer. We can control our home security from remote locations. I’m just saying.

Maybe a Divorce  Would have been better.

While the breakup of companies like AT&T[vii] (ma bell) into many companies that compete was good for competition a case can be made that it slowed development of technology. The splitting of companies also meant that the intellectual   assets are divided and development of new and like products take a life of their own. In one tech, out another even before we can get uses to it. Example; VHS, laser disc, CDs mp3 and now jump drive all ways of storing data. If like any bad breakup the kids (intellectual assets) suffers. Split in development and research with companies dropping one line of development for another, only to go back to it.  Maybe if there were visitation rights added to the breakups where the assets could be shared. I would have my Dick Tracy multi-function communication wrist watch by now. Truth is I could care less about a smart house, just give me the watch.

 

 

[i] Ohio Bell

The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, now doing business as AT&T Ohio, is the Bell Operating Company serving most of Ohio and parts of West Virginia. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. Its headquarters is the Ohio Bell Building at 750 Huron Road, Cleveland, Ohio, and formerly had a secondary headquarters at 150 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio. Ohio Bell is not affiliated with Cincinnati Bell, which serves Cincinnati and other surrounding communities.

 

[ii] Ma and Pa Kettle are comic film characters of the successful film series of the same name, produced by Universal Studios, in the late 1940s and 1950s. They are a hillbilly couple with sixteen children whose lives turn upside-down when they win a model-home-of-the-future in a slogan-writing contest. At the verge of getting their farm condemned, the Kettles move into the prize home that is different from their country lifestyle. After that, they are subjected to more unusual situations.

[iii] The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from September 23, 1962, to March 17, 1963, then later in syndication, with new episodes in 1985 to 1987

[iv] Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

[v] Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional

[vi] Minolta

Minolta Co., Ltd. was a Japanese manufacturer of cameras, camera accessories, photocopiers, fax machines, and laser printers. Minolta was founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1928 as Nichi-Doku Shashinki Shōten. It is perhaps best known for making the first integrated autofocus 35mm SLR camera system. In 1931, the company adopted its current name, an acronym for “Mechanism, Instruments, Optics, and Lenses by Tashima”. In 1933, the brand name first appeared on a camera, a copy of the Plaubel Makina simply called “Minolta”.

 

[vii] AT&T Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas. It is the world’s largest telecommunications

(Wikipedia,org, n.d.)