The Call of the Wild Is Jack London?

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Message to my American Authors Professor:

Am I What I Am or What?

Good gravy..  If you get two of these, ignore the first one. Yes, the one you already read.. unless you didn’t already read it, in which case all is well…  well.

Since time can’t exist, neither can it be frittered away.. I suppose… Still, the bus ride home seems an eternity.
Some things need to be said most when one knows not to whom to say them. I am the guy who fights cocks, hunts.. well.. everything, runs hounds, climbs impossible mountains, skis the chutes, builds and rides choppers, drinks lots of Irish whiskey and Scotch, and so on, then gets his leg tore off, his brain scrambled, and says, “fuck you!” to the rescuing EMTs. Not that much of a touchie-feelie kind of guy… and proud of it! However, I find myself sitting in a classroom full of children, thinking about Buck, and straining every fibre of my being to keep from weeping like a damn baby.
Call of the Wild is the finest work of art to ever go on paper. What London had was “soul.” There are magnificent musicians by the bundles, but when you listen to the radio, certain pieces reach out of that little electric box and grab you right by the heart horns. As a listener, and even more so, as a musician, one can literally feel the soul (when it’s there, which it usually isn’t.. even for a magnificent musician like me). It has nothing to do with talent or ability. Demons or angels perhaps, but whatever it is, it is spiritual and magic. When you read “The Call of the Wild” you do recognize artful phrases, heroic romanticism, descriptive distinction beyond compare, the talent is indeed there, but the magic of “The Call of the Wild,” is Jack London grabbing your soul. Gone neigh one-hundred years? Nope. He’s still here. There is life on that paper. “The Call of the Wild” is a book with a pulse.

The Muslim Heritage In America

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Quit trashing President Obama’s accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. He has an impressive list of accomplishments, see list below:

        First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

        First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

        First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States.

        First President to violate the War Powers Act.

        First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

        First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party

        First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.

        First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

        First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

        First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

        First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

        First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

        First President to terminate America ‘s ability to put a man in space.

        First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

        First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

        First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

        First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

        First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

        First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

        First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

        First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

        First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

        First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

        First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

        First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date.

        First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

        First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

        First President to go on multiple global “apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.

        First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayer.

        First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

        First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

        First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

        First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”

        Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

        First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs. Arizona).

        How is this hope and change working out for you?

 

~I don’t know who put this together but I felt compelled to pass it on..  Bacon

Atavism

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Old longings nomadic leap,

Chafing at custom’s chain;

Again from its brumal sleep

Wakens the ferine strain.

Helots of houses no more,

Let us be out, be free;

Fragrance through window and door

Wafts from the woods, the sea.

After the torpor of will,

Morbid with inner strife.

Welcome the animal thrill,

Lending a rest to life

Banish the volumes revered,

Sever from centuries dead;

Ceilings the lamp flicker cheered

Barter for stars instead.

Temple thy dreams with the trees,

Nature thy god alone;

Worship the sun and the breeze,

Altars where none atone.

Voices of solitude call,

Whisper of sedge and stream;

Loosen the fetters that gall,

Back to the primal scheme.

Feel the great throbbing terrene

Pulse in they body beat.

Conscious again of the green

Verdure beneath the feet.

Callous to pain as the rose,

Breathe with instinct’s delight;

Live the existence that goes

Soulless into the night.

~John Myers O’Hara