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Publius Redux (DBJr) June 14, 2013 at 08:05 pm
Marc. Wow. Amazingly honest, somewhat alarming, and brutally wonderful. Normally I find your use ofRead More words tedious and long-winded, but this post grabbed me and held me hostage as I read the whole thing. Nicely said, sir. I have a similar experience with my father, but have been able to make peace with him in his twilight years. Life is too damn short to waste it on bitterness, indeed. Like you, I made the commitment to not be the father to my children that I had growing up. Thus far, I believe, it has been rather fruitful and exceptionally real. There's a line from a certain song that I will share here: "All this time I swore I'd never be like my old man..." I have buried the past with my father and am now sowing the future as a father of my own right. But I digress. Again, this post was, in my opinion, one of your best, Marc.
Ava Dawn Heydt June 16, 2013 at 02:27 am
Indeed, these words should see the light of day! I am so glad you reposted them.
PT June 16, 2013 at 04:20 pm
Beautiful!!
Paula Antolini April 20, 2013 at 11:27 pm
Marc you certainly can jam pack topics in one article :-). Advertising tactics, news coverage, gunRead More debate, opinion/debate style, fear, silence, whew! What you are saying is "play nice children!" ...and isn't this really it? Haven't people regressed to that very child throwing the tantrum only they don't know it will not work in their favor yet they keep doing it? And what about the individuals of the world that DO think it will work? Only they go one step farther and seek to crush those who are opposed (with words or death). There is no middle ground to some. Sad, yes. Solutions anyone? Did freedom of expression, gone too far, create this? (Or created the one-sided-ness). Aren't you, in this very article, using all your tools to sway us to your world? Where's your silence you suggested? Silence may be your starting tactic but interaction is valued more (if one listens). Problem is, if people are brainwashed young how do you ever get them back? Maybe never. THIS is a problem! If "It seems like happily ever after is shifting," is your gist, take note of the glimmers of hope that we still have (as in the helpers, the love, in tragedy) ...it shines big-time, don't miss or minimize it. Perhaps someone is throwing hints, however a shocking way, that we need to get back to that love. Sometimes we need a hit up side the head. Just remember, we are all one, always.
Donald Borsch Jr. February 9, 2013 at 07:26 pm
"Oh trains, you have stitched up this heart with rail ties and Americana spikes." NowRead More that, Marc, was brilliant.
Yooper February 12, 2013 at 01:08 am
meh
Jimmy Pursey January 25, 2013 at 03:58 pm
I immediately assumed it was someone like you, Donny. And I was right. Ditto for all the EricRead More Rudolph bombings.
Donald Borsch Jr. January 26, 2013 at 07:52 pm
Marc, You said: "Surround ourselves with those who are different than us, rather than alike,Read More and watch this world, grow. It is time to regain our willingness to care about truth above all else, to put our opinions (which is really just a modern synonym for "differences") aside. Only as our children learn this, will story, too, be cleansed of what media has made it to be." Unfortunately, this is impossible in some circumstances, as there are the unbalanced among us who would instead seek to terrorize others online, through stalking and fraudulent impersonation. You see, Marc, the other side of life that I represent has within it those who would pursue terror and intimidation, using false names and hiding behind Internet anonymity, than to be real and add anything to our national dialogue other than threats and insults. http://www.perigonmedia.com/falsely-impersonated-online-my-stalker-continues-to-terrorize/ Please read the above link and it will explain everything.
Paula Antolini January 12, 2013 at 12:13 am
Thank you for your beautiful article Marc. The day we decide care about one another, believe thatRead More we are all one, work for the better of all, and rise to a higher level of being, is when we can live together in peace and savor those little moments, only a lot more of them, non-stop :-).
Paula Antolini January 12, 2013 at 08:25 pm
DBJr... I think Marc means "stop and smell the roses," savor every moment, depart fromRead More the norm, notice things that normally pass you by in the frenzy of normal living.
Will Wilkin September 8, 2012 at 04:22 pm
It means each person has the possibility of saying the right thing to someone else, a thing saidRead More right that if also heard right can help them see things in such a new way, that the conversation can become a transformative experience.
Steven DeVaux September 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm
Why didn't he just say that Pat? What you're saying makes sense.
Diane Hassan September 9, 2012 at 03:17 am
Truly one of the most wonderful things I"ve read as of late. The sentiment, the language andRead More the imagery....just beautiful. Your posts are always insightful, expressive and well-crafted. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making the reader actually THINK about what you've written...it makes your message stay with one even longer!
Kurt Amacker August 16, 2012 at 06:08 pm
Really good piece. I've said the same thing for bloody years. There are different groups, socialRead More circles, organizations, and beliefs that, to many people, seem inherently contradictory. I imagine myself as the center of a venn diagram of unlikely and, to many, impossible ideas and affiliations overlapping. It confuses some. It intrigues others. It enrages a few. You'll likely find this a bit disheartening, but I grew tired of defending myself years and have resolved to keep my mouth shut more often than not. If politics come up at the bar, I go get another drink. When people ask who I'm voting for, I'll probably ask if Alice Cooper still wants to be elected.--Kurt A.
Lori Guzzetti August 16, 2012 at 08:09 pm
Very nicely put Mark, I enjoyed it very much
Paula Antolini August 27, 2012 at 02:16 am
Nice work.
Marc Moorash July 28, 2012 at 06:39 pm
This is truly the event not to be missed... We're now up to six authors showing up in-person toRead More read, two who have sent audio, nine who have sent videos. We love our Garbanzo Storytellers...you are all amazing for being with us and a part of this book, adventure, event, and life! Now all we require is for you to show up with your tales as well!
Christine Rose (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 04:20 am
Mulberries....YUM! They make excellent muffins, and the stains they leave on the fingers are aRead More reminder of the sweetness savored. It is a shame that people dont trust the gift of free food anymore. Enjoy them! Wonderful blog! Thank you!
Leslie Yager July 3, 2012 at 09:39 pm
Sad that people are this disconnected from nature as to decline a sweet mulberry. That said, I'veRead More not yet been offered one.
Marc Moorash June 7, 2012 at 04:00 pm
This was passed to me today, a couple of hours after the blog was posted. Yeah, what he said...Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OFzXaFbxDcM#!