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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.)

A open Memorial Day Prayer

Dear heavenly Father there has been a lot of killings these past few months, all of them senseless.  On this Memorial Day I pray for all the men and women that have given their lives so that we can remain free. I ask that you continue to watch over our military, and give strength to those who work day in and day out as Fireman, Police and Doctors, Nurses.  Lord it hurts my heart when I hear the news of these killings. So I pray to you to bless those whose lives have been touched by this madness I pray that you touch the heart of those whom might wish to do harm, that you bring love back into their lives.  For that is what is missing. I pray that you restore the love of life into their lives. I pray for those with so much hate in their heart that it blinds them to love.

These things I pray in Jesus name Amen


open birthday prayer 2017

An Open Birthday Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father that rule on earth as well in the heaven please be with me all the days of my life. I give thanks to you for all the many blessings in my life.  Give thanks to you for the life of my parents, my aunts, uncles and cousins for much of what I am is because of my life growing up. I give thanks to you for the blessing in my life that are too many to name. Thank you for being with me in my time of need and thanks for the times when I showed strength for it was you who gave me the strength.  I pray for all that are around me for my friends and family for my classmates old and new. I pray for Other Countries whom have to deal with us for the next four years give them patient and understanding that not everyone is  like our current leader. And I pray for all that are serving now that you watch over and protect them. I give thanks to you for Amber and I pray that you bless our weddings and our life let us continue to grow in your love and may our faith in you never falters.

These things I pray in Jesus name


Please stay out my mouth.

Being somewhat introvert I wonder what women are thinking a lot. But I guess that is the case with most men. Not that it really matters since what they are thinking will not change how some men approach them. Now I have heard many say that they do not like the cat call and I can understand that.
But here is what I do not understand I probably will never understand. As I said I am an introvert by nature, so in most cases I will not start a conversation with a women in public except to be polite. And that would only be to say hello, good morning or some other neutral greeting. And in most cases it is only when she has spoken to me. Now if you ignore my greeting that usually tells me to blow off and I do. What I have notice and this has been not just once but several times, is that I have greeted you and you blow me off , than someone else come up and they start a conversation with me. I look up and you are watching every word coming out our mouths. Some times to the point that we move away from you to keep the conversation to ourselves. In most cases we are only having a general conversation but even that can feel uncomfortable when someone is looking at you. My problem is that this seems to be a constant (not just one woman but several). I take public transit so this happens a lot. I understand not wanting to speak, even that you might think I am hitting on by saying hello. But for me that took a lot to just to say hello so if you do not respond I am not going to put myself out there pass that. So I am not going to ask you what’s on your mind. Just if you cannot be polite enough to return my greeting , Please stay out my mouth. It is rude and you are starting to give me a complex. If you feel I am hitting on you am not.
I have gotten use to being an introvert, and most of the time I understand that I will be alone most the time. And I am ok with that. But what I am not ok with is the women’s ego that thinks that every man want to hit on them. The whole act of being a human being is lost to them. But I must be fair there are men like this also. But that does not matter to me. My point is that every time someone speaks to me I am not thinking why are you hitting on me.
So if I greet you on the street and say hello please do not think I am hitting on you.
But If I ever got the nerve to say “hey fine momma how you doing today. Than run something wrong with me.
Otherwise please stay out my mouth.20160131_170557wpid-20150815_124747.jpg

What does your junk tells you?

A few days ago I was cleaning out my junk mail box, now this is something I do on the regular basis.  And to be truthful I rarely clean out my inbox.  So as I say I was cleaning out the junk when I started looking at the titles.  The thought came to me what do those sending the email think of me.  I know they do not know me personally   and it is probably just sent from a list. But what list are they using for me.

OK what list will I be on?  List one.  I joined a date site in the early years of the internet, like everyone else I have visited, blackbook, and several other date sites.  For me these sites are money pits.  And a waste of time, But I must say it is interesting to read the profiles. And I have not signed in or visited a site in over five years but I still receive emails.

List two. I have never visited a doctor or ask advise on medical on line, I have never even did a medical search online, but I get lots of emails on meds and other things like male enhancement (not needed or wanted) and my favorite is the blue pill which I count at about five to ten emails a week or maybe a day I not sure just know that is a lot.

I would be amiss if do not list the financial  which come daily they very in what they are selling but they all can save you lots of money so they say.

And last the entire contest I have won, free gift cards (note; if you have to pay shipping it is not free.) free trips, and all those dollars they keep giving me from Africa I should never have to go back to work.

I am not sure you tell me what you think: here a list of titles just some of the emails from this week.

Do you like these boobs?

Text a hookup now! 💑

Hi…..Cherry has updated her profile and wants to share new album with you.

Space Science keeps ice from melting (this one has a Trojan bug in it.)

Installment loans: less stress than a payday loan.

Limp Dick? You’ll never guess how my husband got rock hard

Sarah Jay wants to be friends with you (sent in a Facebook ad but will set off threat alerts.) Note: Sarah jay’s Facebook has been net jacked.

So there; a sample of my junk mail do I look like a guy that needs lot of help.  If so you can email me with your helpful ideas just address it to my junk mail.20160131_1705572013-01-30 12.27.04

my Soul

My Soul


I am like any other person I have a body

Like you I age, my body changes,

Like you I age, my mind changes,

But that is all. For I have a spirit, a soul.

Not that you don’t but I can’t speak on your soul.

Because it is yours. And   yours alone.

My soul sees deeply it feels and it cries.

But most of all it is a guide to the better life that is promised.

It calls me to remember that there is more to this world than the physical plane.

And cries when I paint darkness of hate and rejoice when I bath in the Light of my Lord.

My soul sees deeply, My soul know who I am .




Open Birthday prayer2016

I normally wait until my Birthday to write this prayer but, the event of the last day as changed this; Yesterday, I was hit with a bomb shell Prince was found dead. Now most that know me know that I am a Prince fan. There are very few artists that I followed like I followed Prince and Joe Sample; these are the two whom I would go see without a second thought. And the loss of Prince hurt in ways I cannot explain. Knowing that everyone has a time still does not make it easier.   But I must smile when I think how you and God will finally sit down and have that talk on” Temptations”.

So on this date 4/22/2016 I start my Open Birthday Prayer:


Oh my Lord Father blessed is your name on earth and heaven above for thru you all grace and glory comes. I give thanks this year of my fifty-six year on this earth I give thanks to your protection your guidance. But most of all I give thanks for the strength you have given me.  Thru all the trials you have made me wiser and renewed my love for you and strengthen my faith. I have seen the signs you have laid before me and these things I pray;  First Lord Father I give thanks to you for being with me, my family and friends for you have kept us safe and protected ,this year giving us  strength and guidance  all along the way. I pray that in this coming year that I grow closer to your love and stronger in my faith. I pray for those whom would fight life’s   battles without   you for they need you the most. I pray that you temper my anger, with patience and understanding. I like a special pray for my City that was once full of your children now has lost it path. I pray for all our Presidential Candidates Whom all have seemed to gotten in bed with the devil. And lastly I pray that you will continue to work though me, allowing me to be a light to those whom need to find your love lighting the path for them.

These things I pray to the one and only god in Jesus name Amen.






Gary H Knox

Submitted; April 22, 2016

Angel of God

This month 2009 God came and took one of his angels.
He left an empty void where she was , But he promised
That If I had Faith that void would be filled.
So I have been faithful but the void is still there.
Then I learned in my faith the void was filled but the void continues to
Grow it is the void of my faith reaching out for the word that gives its strength.
This month in 2009 God came and took his angel
He left his faithful child to carry on he promised that
He would not abandon him and would always protect him.
This month in 2016 his child sits remembering the promises
His heart is humble because he knows that God has not just kept
His Promise But he has blessed you with more than you could ever imagine.
So on this day in 2016 I thank God for all his blessing, and for the angel who raised me.
And for the Angels that he has set to watch over me.

These things I pray in Jesus name Amen.