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“Einstein on the Beach: Trial 1: Mr. Bojangles” from Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass. Released: 1993. Track 4. Genre: Unknown.

Sea swells lap the shore
Where I hunted shells before.
Sea swells lap at my lap
As I sit at the beach shore.
Sea swells nap with me
As I lie alone at the beach.

In green water lapping the shore
Giant jellies have arrived before me.
I notice in green brine lapping the shore
Giant jellies have floated away free.
In green water lapping the shore
I notice bubbles from beneath my feet.

Green sea swells carry the carnivores
As well as the birds for free.
Green sea swells bury the shells
As well as set them free.
Green sea swells hurry the tide
That birds soon have their free ride.

Still it is only bubbles
Which appear from the sandy beach
Under our feet under the green water.
I notice it is only bubbles
In the green water along the shore
Which I have set free now and before.

“Sea Swells”
(January, 2007)

© 2010 Blue Seahorse Syndicate

Mirror, mirror upon the wall
Can you query the wonder wall?
Sometimes I am so small
I cannot hear you at all.
Labor Day is the orange pumpkin
I have carried from the field.
Knowing the goose too unwieldy
I have plucked the down
Scattering the other squawking clowns.
In the morning early
I feel I have become worldly
Reading the online Times.
Now I set about gathering
Tools strewn amongst the chimes.
Here on my small farm
The tinkling of my wind chimes
For my small shop in town
Proudly leaves no frowns
While I design another.
I imagine from a broken mirror
If I do not catch a sliver
Will come sparkling fascination.
So quietly twist the pieces
Of my newest innovation
That only its predecessors’ music
Delights my imagination.
My greatest challenge’s silence
Has cast no inferences.
Now I am wondering
How long upon its string
My mirror will twist
Before I cannot resist.

“Saint Petersburg”
(June, 2009)

© 2010 Blue Seahorse Syndicate

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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.


[From Wikipedia so you know where to start your search] It has been a long, long time since I read “I, Robot” but the arguments about AI [artificial intelligence now sometimes called IS – intelligent software] have had both sides explored by Isaac Asimov. My sons tell me that one of the VPN rings to which they belong is designing workstations that recognize when a voice is really who one has been told is speaking or the voice is actually a computer generated attempt to fool everyone.

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 realized 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

I don’t have a condo or a bowl of black cherries on a table in the dining room but I have a pretty good lifestyle on Social. WalMart delivers my groceries right on time.  I don’t need to worry about weather like tornado alley while hiding in my basement and it does sprinkle once in a while in the maritimes forest in Maine and so far it has only reached 90F once this year. I was just hearing that Cal has asked that Internet servers be optimized for 300 meg/sec downloads from 125 meg/sec. I had Spectrum download optimized downward to 300 meg/sec about an hour ago and I note that the music on DI.FM is richer and even higher fidelity. I have some of my sons personally programmed software on my net ripper now and it runs about 50% faster than just a month ago.

(WARNER BROTHERS) My caption:: Wyle E Coyote – N.I.B.S. Acme Co. door to door salesman – tries to impress a wary customer with his line of computer workstations. “And don’t forget, our workstations come with the most reliable ‘man in the middle’ on the Internet. Oh, oops….” [Quote of the day [[N.I.B.S. [[[Navel Information Bureau Service]]], “If you don’t join Internet BlockWatch we won’t try the graft method.”]]

“Beep-beep, the proper way to treat a man in the middle is with bragging rights bestowed by an AMD 7000 series X3D netripper designed by Black Musket Technologies. A parts list and construction tips can be found on Steven and Lynn’s website now.”

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 Technologies affiliated “Internet BlockWatch.” 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 1.5 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 back to running 500 meg/sec lines now and our workstations 2.5 GB ethernet are working well. On the ‘What Is My IP Address’ site at 100 miles we are scoring 10 ms ping, 1 ms jitter and 570 meg download. 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.

I have heard that the Post will start a tv channel on which to show news videos. I don’t watch tv and I don’t own one but if its true I’m going to try to work out a single channel deal for over the neo-Net with Charter Spectrum.

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


15 years ago (2008) I had this much hair left when I started writing websites as the Blue Seahorse. 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 camomile 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 non 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 with AMD 7900X3D, gSkill Trident Z5 neo RGB 2×16 GB (28-34-34-87) 5600 ram, ASUS Prime X670E-Pro mainboard, WD 2T nvme, ASRock 7900XTX video, ACER 38″ curved display, ACER Nitro keyboard and ROCCAT mouse. I have a SoundBlaster X3 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!)