My name is Tony Medeiros. I am a blogger. I am not a writer. Words intimidate me at times. I envy people who easily use words to conjure landscapes of wonder. Here you will find non-sequential rants and findings that come to my mind. Semi-autobiographical at times. This is not for profit, it is a place where I can rest my ideas. Good, bad and ugly at times. Ideas can germinate out of nothing. Who knows what they will grow into. Be it a flower or a weed.
The Internet is 25 years old. That is almost half my age. I was there since the beginning. Have I gained from the Internet? I think I am poorer for it in the long run. Why not just give it up? Seems it is an easy way out. It has replaced most of 20th century communication outlets. If you want your information you have to go on the Internet. If not you are out of the loop. It has changed how we digest information. You can easily become famous overnight and become yesterday's news within minutes. 15 minutes of fame is too long on the net. It is also overcrowded with mute voices that will never be heard. The Internet inflates our egos but at the same time makes you feel bad about ourselves. The Internet is a tool like any other tool we use, the end result is what we do with it at the end of … [Read More...]
Since when has kale become cool? I hate this vegetable with a passion. My mother's favorite soup was kale soup. I know not everybody's mom made this dish. If you are of Portuguese origin you will know this soup. When times were tough you would make food was made out of what was available. Guess kale was in abundance back then. Seems as of late I keep hearing about kale and how healthy it is. Everything that is healthy for you tastes like crap. Guess mothers always know better. I grow nostalgic for kale because my mom is no longer living. I do not grow fond for the taste of it. The worst combination for vegetable for me would be arugula and kale. Arugula is a another leafy green that is quite popular with the masses. Both are green and have an undesirable taste. Arugula is like the unwanted … [Read More...]
Zombies do not interest me. From Bela Lugosi's White Zombie to the slew of movies that encompass the walking dead phenomena. The idea of soulless decaying creatures that feed on brains is too much to suspend my disbelieve. Scientifically they are impossible to exist. If it is a metaphor for lost souls then I can buy it. But feeding on brains is a bit too much. I do not think they would be able to chew on Gerber baby food if they would try. It is always the case where a sluggish zombie is able to catch up with a fast human. The zombie always finds a way to capture his victims. I refuse to watch The Walking Dead! It is a soap opera for geeks. Some could say Stefano DiMera might be a zombie too. How many times has this guy resurrected from the dead? It is all mindless entertainment, but I … [Read More...]
The oldest story is not in a book but in the sky. When our ancestors were able to utter the first words they spoke of the stars that stared down at them. Their vessel was the earth they walked on as it spun into darkness every night and the universe opened up the mystery still unsolved. What were those specks of light in a tapestry enveloped in darkness? Men fashioned religion on the light and darkness looking to the heavens for salvation. Edison's light hides the stars from us. Seems the light is fading or is that the darkness is overtaking our lives. The oldest battle has always been between the light and the darkness. Today I see more darkness than ever. Maybe the universe has always been dark. There is very little light in the universe. Wherever there is a spark there is a … [Read More...]
If there is anything a friend can do to me to irate the hell out of me is not to return a book, DVD and CD. A friend who borrows and does not return stuff is not a friend. I have a few ex-friends who still have a few of my things. I know who you are. Each book is an extension of me. Maybe you still want to have a piece of me perhaps? Every time I replace a lost book, it reminds me of your thievery and misguided trust. You can stiff me for a few bucks but do not stiff me on my books. “There is a simple rule: practice a kind of generous selfishness. Give a book to a friend, but don't lend it, because you will never get it back. - James Wood … [Read More...]