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[California Sun – [Charles Cushman – Marina Green 1940]] So many ladies choice … …
“Sanctuary” from Recorded 1969-07-25 at Festival Mondial du Jazz d’Antibes, La Pinède, Juans-les-Pins, France by Miles Davis Quintet. Released: 2013. Track 8.
“Disc 1 – 02 – Anywhere Is”. [Enya]

Tall ships
Are a magnificent sight
From the not too distant past.
Having caught our imaginations
For their service
To our nation,
We cheer the downfall
Of pirates and blue beards
One and all.
Though not formed of dogwood
We cry out at the disgrace
Of a barbarian raised
To the yardarm
Of a straight and true mast.
Thankfully tall ships were strong
And weathered the wrongs
Witnessed by the crews
Climbing the decks without shoes.
Unlike today there was no room
For howling at the moon.
It was a tough life
Working for one’s seven league boots
Waiting at home port.
Still a sailing man of war
Was a vast improvement
Over galley powered warships
Allowing sailors to polish
Their recollections for waiting family.

“Tall Ships”
July, 2023

“Volunteers” from Volunteers by Jefferson Airplane. Released: 2004. Track 15. Genre: Rock.

I admit it…
I admit it!
I’m late.
I was held up
By that very accusation.
Fortunately you can only be,
Yes, you can only be once.
Then you’re always trying
To get there in rhyme.
Did you hear what I said?
That’s right.
I mean what I said about you.
I was not very late
Until I missed Lord Jesus’ wake.
I had been sleeping, however,
On my remarks to praise my mark.
Actually, perhaps it is not polite
To make known a mark
Until your mark is a landmark.
Then of course, in the scheme of things,
One is never late
Except to stop wars…..

(I’m Late)
June, 2023

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[California Sun (Charles Cushman – 1953)] Sign says ‘Port of San Francisco – One Way.’

09-Ill-Be-Your-Mirror ‘Nico and Velvet Underground’

“Timesteps (excerpt)” from Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange by Wendy Carlos. Released: 1985. Track 9.

Limit the revenge.
Do it peacefully
Or it will be back to Stonehenge
While you resist coming unhinged.
I soothe the regrets
From fighting violently
With many nights of drinking binges
Because Hell’s fires singe
Another fight to prevent
Someone from claiming my pavement.
I thought it my duty
To fight again to save my booty
Gained with such pain.
My comrades could have advanced
By walking through the dance
While I demanded better
With just acrimonious bitterness.
Now they must rebuild their homes
Before again they have dwellings
In which to rest
While restarting their advances
In next Sunday’s dances.

In my regrets
I think rebel, rebel
Plan the coming rebellion
For the brave hellions
A way out of Hell
So we also will dwell
Near the fountain’s well.

July, 2023

@INK Smudges

Welcome to Night Desk Kiosk.


Disclaimer: Usually at the beginning of the websites I have had a disclaimer that says for example is a journalists’ resource where a journalist informs us by electronic broadcaster of something they think other journalists might want to know or they wish someone to point them to info about some occurrence – that is they need background on something. The Truth can match wits with anyone!I’m starting to have flashbacks. I just saw my web site name on a search engine ( August 2, 2022 My Cinnamon Blue (Megan Marie) and my Cinnamon Red (Michelle) have placed my poem “Beauty” on their website for awhile.

So the news with my Canela Rouge and Canela Bleu’s ladies movement where the Sisters and Lady Deacons give Homily Mass several times a week is expanding from their Church in Charlottetown. The Maritimes Parish has given them time in a Church near a university in Moncton and the same in Halifax. They tell me they are renting small Churches near two universities in Maine and two in New Hampshire as well.


[Drawing from ‘Advanced Science] First I won the war by reading the messages from the Nazis’ Enigma synthetic encryptor and then I put forward at the university the Turing Test about AI inspired machines – that is, whether they can be said to think if no one knows whether or not they are speaking with a machine – the latter is when I grew breasts. The Americans always feel so superior to the British since the U.S. Military Field Manuals states it is a crime against nature to treat a man as though he were an underdeveloped woman.”

Tick tok, tick tok
It’s time to wind the clock.
The clock struck one.
We were having fun
Then we discovered
The clock was striking one
Over and again.

Sometimes I now wonder
When the clock strikes one
If it will always strike one
Over and again.
Then I wonder
If it would help
If I tore up my manuscript
Then started over again!

This is a call to arms
For we must sound the alarm
That we must protect our farms.

Back in the day
We were already two
But in this day
I can still whisper
‘I so love you!’

Once upon a time
When I was feeling sublime
And otherwise fine
I almost realised I almost
Had been a jailhouse poet
Making scatological rhymes
Rather than musical hymns
For the ladies choir.

Who is that calling
That displays my phone’s spam
In a red band
Then hangs up
On the days I am curious?

Then I notice two men
Standing on the sidewalk
While three men pop the lock
As they take their time
Performing a gun check
Before the neighbors trace them
Far away past the racetrack
To the wharf of no return.

(Another New Beginning)
March, 2023


Cal lifestyle dreaming

[madmaxer – getty images (ComputerWorld)] China was using chips from the world economy so their equipment would fit seamlessly into its niche. Now they will write kernels for their chips that fit seamlessly to the software in use by the world economy and the price in Southeast Asia, Africa and South America will bring them greater profitable advantage.
From EuroNews – apparently ‘computer room’ at a Euro company.

If you’re into keeping the Net free then you should know my sons are putting together a ring for those who would like to be agents for Interpol and Black Musket Digital Technologies affiliated “Internet Block Watch.” Check it out!

With all the talk about artificial intelligence in chatbots and cybersecurity the Internet is practically new. I have heard that the Navy is telling that their Internet is 2 GB per sec and is quite secure so they have been given the contract to manage all things Internet for the entire Federal government. Nice plum if its true!! My sons and I have gone to running 1 Gig/sec lines now and we don’t get interrupted uploading to our websites and our workstations 2.5 GB Ethernet are working well. On the ‘What Is My IP Address’ site at 100 miles we are scoring 9 ms ping, 1 ms jitter. After the slow download times of just a few years back we sit and laugh now.

neo-Net – the new Internet. It is more powerful than a nuclear weapon but it doesn’t do nearly the damage as it changes everything for the better.

I have been sitting here going through my Washington Post newsletters admiring the work of Jeff Bezos new employees of which there seems so many. Long ago when I lived in Houston I read the weekly version which the postman delivered so patiently.

So this morning I was speaking to tech support and it started me thinking about the California lifestyle again. You know, working for tech support in San Francisco (or Los Angeles.) I was thinking there must be a lot of people in Maine wishing to turn one of the bays north of Bar Harbor into San Francisco Maine and another one south of Bar Harbor into Los Angeles Maine – and then there are those who think San Francisco should be turned into Bar Harbor but I doubt there’s that much maple syrup.

Where should I put this observation on my website?

It’s a longer way from Tipperary to California than it has been since someone started to close the mental health underground railway from Massachusetts to California. Remember when the starstruck previously tried to move into tough neighborhoods like Oakland? It was a never ending laugh for the media!

I guess it’s true that Californians say that Massachusetts can happen to you anywhere but it’s a lot less likely for Massachusetts to happen to you in California.

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I can barely contain myself waiting for my sons to start writing “computerized gedanken” in support of their A.I. projects when they have them. I hear now that Cal-Irvine profs and students went to Charlottetown to make a pitch to my guys saying that Cal-Irvine would be included in the new Cal Theoretical Linux Center with CalTech and that their faculty is rated just as good as Berkeley but the Science and Engineering department just isn’t as large. Apparently Linus Torvalds received offers from Linux Foundation supporters to also open important centers near Dalhousie Univ, Halifax, Nova Scotia and the CERN Institute which is a graduate school associated with CERN. I notice that in the U.S. the Internet rates a listing of top universities to be 95% American. Most Canadians rate McGill in Montreal as belonging in the top ten of the U.S. and U of Calgary in the top 20. Catholics in the U.S rate Notre Dame in the top ten and Georgetown in the top 20. Catholics in Canada rate Laval in Quebec City as being in the top 20 as well. Catholics in Euro rate U of Padua to be in the Euro top ten and that is where all three of my kids wish to attend. My Canela Bleu says Padua has a great music school and pre-med major for a psychologist. My sons state they would like to work at Dalhousie in Canada after their studies.

My sons have recommended distro Mageia 9 of which a test version is available now. They are happy because it is written in Qt5 and PythonQt which are really versatile and fast. Remember I said it is a test version!

Jennifer Aniston and friend (Because of the white breast my sons think the bird is a 9 pound lady musket – sometimes referred to as a sparrow hawk but it is actually a kestrel. The male, mostly black, sometimes weighs 17 pounds and dives at 170 mph. [from info I found on the Net about 9 years ago – about 2014.]) The music for this beautiful photo is from Klaus Schulz’ masterpiece album “Mirage.” I imagine ‘Crystal Lake’ to be a tale of a white bear hunting men on a frozen lake.  It absolutely puts “Ride of the Valkyries” in its place.

  “Crystal Lake” — Klaus Schulz

So this photo has been on the front page of my website for nearly a year and I have discovered today May 10, 2023 that I forgot to tell everyone that the reason the early 1700’s farmers in Vermont and Quebec called this magnificent bird a musket rather than a kestrel or sparrow hawk is because they felt the bird was a more sure rabbit dinner than a pre-Revolutionary War rifle – the musket!!!

I am sitting around and daydreaming about poems I will write someday.

While I have been daydreaming Michelle and her sidekick Megan Marie have won recognition from the Church for a Christian spirited poem they have written.  Our family foundation INK Smudges Family Foundation has won recognition for the websites they are sponsoring and in which they are publishing.  Thanks guys – you’re great

So Star Trek is a huge world-wide phenomena.  I have some nominees for shows and movies that are a lot more plausible which I hope to add to my collection as well over the next year – “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” “Wild, Wild West” and “The Avengers.”

I suggested to you some time back that you try hot chocolate and tea for your breakfast latte if you are a tea drinker rather than coffee as I am.  I wanted to tell you that I think some of the herbal teas are good for a latte as well.  For instance hot chocolate and St John’s wort tea or mint tea are good and they are very relaxing. As I pointed out in another place on this website St John’s wort is a precursor for serotonin, mint tea is a precursor for acetylcholine and chamomile helps brain cells expel the byproducts from thinking so much. I have three St John’s and peppermint latte’s and two chamomile (vanilla and honey version) refrigerated teas every day.


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Have a peaceful Easter 2023

“Jamaican Monk”  – Tangerine Dream

When I am in deep sleep
The music of three
Comforts me ever so
Even though I don’t know.
St John said the Lord spoke
‘Wherever there are two
There I will be as well.’
How do my three compare
With the Spirit of mankind?
Are they also kind
Not to interrupt my deep breathing
While oblivious to my dreaming
Knowing full well I will share
As my fare for their care.
I hear them laughing now
While they are whispering
Our mother claims our father
Is humanities second perfect example
For my dear claims poetry
Is a true believers last refuge.

(Wherever There Are Two)

In celebration God lets us realize we are free.

  “Chain Lightning” — Rush

  “Silver Scale” — Tangerine Dream

Let me spring forth
To ride the tranquil air currents
For all they are worth.
I am free in the sky
As in the sun I glide
Until I turn the tide
And make myself God’s pride.
What a ride it is
Being in touch with the Lord
In his open air cathedral
Where I often fall
But never strike the earth.
I proudly pray silently
That I enjoy abundant prey
For my family
While I bask in celebration
Of another strike for dinner.
We are not sinners
For eating well as we dwell
On the requirements of our Covenant.
How will I survive
Until I revive my lost innocence
That protected me
As before my family
I hunted the exhilaration of sport.


@INK Smudges

After seeing Bob Dylan in ‘The Last Waltz’ I always wanted a nice hat with a feather, then a couple of weeks ago while I was searching on the Net I ran across Henri Henri in Montreal who apparently will ship to anywhere. I started writing websites as the Blue Seahorse in 2008. I really am also a member of the Secret Society of Herbal Tea Drinkers and I imbibe at least two St John’s wort and peppermint tumblers (and sometimes a couple of tumblers of chamomile as well) every day. Lately I have taken to wearing my top of the line wooden Audio-Technica heads to sleep listening to flute or cello music from which I awake organized and calm. My nom de guerre is ‘el Presidente’ but more germane my nom de plume is steve@inksmudges. Back in the day before the Net I actually owned a TV. My favorite quarterback is Terry Bradshaw who was so great and talked an even better game. Now my weapon is a number cruncher which is transforming into a machine that catches radrats rather than hitting radrats with AMD 7900X3D, Dominator Platinum 6000 at 30-36-36-76 2×32 GB, ASUS Prime X670E-Pro mainboard, Micron Crucial PCIe 5 @ 12,500 MHz ‘direct storage,’ ASRock AMD 7900 xtx video. My display is a Philips Momentum 32″ (3840×2160) that my sons say on displayport can now display 16 radrats per second from the neoNET. My keyboard is an ASUS ROG Falchion and my mouse is Roccat Kain. My ethernet is AQantia 107(g). I have a SoundBlaster X7 for my heads with which I love to listen to the family jazz band INKSmudges Family Foundation.

(I don’t know where the photo comes from so shhhhh!)