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March26

Food for thought…

green peasI eat little meat, as a condiment for my vegetables. peas are my favorite. I love peas. any kind of green peas (there is an astonishing variety). carrots, not so much.

were you aware that green vegetables absorb many negative things from the body? you certainly do now.

I don’t drink much. but, I can hang with anybody. however, Southern Comfort and Coke is preferred when prevailed upon. mind you, three is the limit. that’s the gentleman’s view.

and, I am typically up before dawn.

obviously I bathe daily – mostly because of my physical training regimen. and, I have a quirk, learned from my Grandad, where I bathe my feet in cold water each day.

I hear more and more often these days, that others too, are following this practice, call it a ritual. they have read this Blog.

my life has a pattern: heady achievement undercut by humbling reverse, happiness taxed by humiliation. for now the drumbeat of events have drowned out recrimination. somehow, some how this more often sets the stage for heady achievement.

I am a creature of change. that certainly abounds.

and, I want to be a good example of Darwin’s view.  good being a juxtapositional word,

peace to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

food does not always mean gas

March8

I have a lot of fun with twisted entendres and titles for my posts. it’s often more than half the fun of writing.

that said, as short as this post is going to be, it heralds something the global community must needs be prepared for. me? well, my Grandad often reminded me that Hemmingway said: “Spain can be defended”. so, like many of the seventeen families, we are buying properties, there.

by the way, I absolutely do mean to come across as dramatic, here. so, what you do about it in terms of research and action is up to you, collectively.

Libya is obviously in turmoil. however, our involvement along the shore of Tripoli is nothing new. and, our efforts there may not be so obvious, as in the past. but, our focus needs to be.

Libya’s struggles don’t have to mean oil shortages. and, perceived oil issues need not be reflected in the escalating gas prices you are seeing at North American pumps. you are all being played. more about that later. but, the global picture is getting darker, and the broader economic landscape has me, in truth, more concerned.

I’ll be touching on this more and more (and, also picking on Google and Facebook in unrelated efforts) in the weeks to come. but, the real story that will ultimately emerge is food and how it can and will be used to control entire continents and the people that live on them.

it takes fuel to deliver foods, grains and seeds.

the Suez Canal may become something of a focus, sooner, than later as well. that’s another center of control where fuel, transportation, and food converge.

Africa is likely called the “dark continent” more for it’s inability to evolve, then anything else. and, much of what is wrong with the world is clearly reflected, there.

and the “smart words” for research should include: control, population control, education, economies, alliances, water ways.

I’m asking tough questions that include the relationship with Obama and his push for certain ego-fueled leaders of corporate America to develop opportunities overseas (don’t tell me you missed that), his bid for a leadership role within the United Nations, and his “home-training” at the feet of his earthly father long before he came to this country (only in-time for a college education). in case you forgot about that last part, you can refresh both your browser, and your memory, by directing both to my previous post: history is always in the making but understanding makes it meaningful.

don’t roll your eyes at me or this post. just think. that’s all I’m asking. and, its not a conspiracy I’m concerned about. its a form of economic plague and a form of terror that could be both unprecedented and as yet unrealized.

more later.

meanwhile, listen to Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2. Do it!

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

food for thought

February27

If all of the media was controlled by one group, and they chose to replace all images of skinny or athletic people with images of people who were more chubby, would we start to find fat attractive?

Obviously some people do, already… But I’m talking about the majority, who don’t.

Could majority opinion be swayed by the glamorization of portliness? If Tom Cruise were replaced by John Goodman, and Angelina Jolie by a Hairspray-era Rikki Lake, would we begin to fancy flab?

John Goodman’s a much better actor than Tom Cruise. However, he’d never have fit in the cockpit of that fighter jet in Top Gun, though, so I suppose movie plotlines would have to be adapted to accommodate the new regime.

Just food for thought (sorry).

Peace be to my brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

a Taste of history

March16

I will recount my last visit with Nick Pappas often, and with decided satisfaction, in my own heart in the years to come.

However, I would best be remiss if I denied you his parting gift to me.

I have, in my very possession, a feebly scrawled note on a blue index card, the secret recipe for power muffins.

Get out there and rejoice!

It should be noted that when I returned home from my last (but not my very last) trip to Radford University, I made a batch of these muffins for the girls.

“um, they’re pretty good”.

…offered Haley Anne. This likely meant decidedly not awful.

I will stop pondering her actual parentage at this juncture as, what follows, is that very recipe, forever immortalized in this post.

Each time I taste a muffin, I am reminded of my love for logic, the classics, and a single man, the teacher (ferocious and challenging in his day, he).

Off you go:

One Cup of all Bran;

One Cup of Flour (Brown or White as you prefer);

One “Happy” Egg;

One Tablespoon of Baking Powder;

Dash of Salt;

1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar;

1/4 Cup of Oil; and,

Bake (lovingly – and, with “rapt attention”) at 450 degrees.

Along the bottom of the card he has added:

Main Ingredient – TONS of Chocolate Chips.”

You couldn’t possibly regret it.

Mind you… something was likely left out by that wily rogue (always a test). But what? I don’t know. There’s no certainty.

“Rapture” would say he. Agreed say I.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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