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For those who wonder, I have returned from a long journey in to the remote regions of nowhere. I found nothing, got lost and stumbled back to where I am not sure. I trust everyone got along just fine while I was un-present. For those who don't wonder, ignore this paragraph.

Life seeker of knowledge. Have widely read about all belief systems. Since age 14 have not believed in a supernatural being. I still work, have a home and a car. Some of my main interests are music (jazz,blues , classical,50 's & 60's rock, R&B old school, folk; I also jazz and blues trumpet), photography (re-building a B&W darkroom) and progressive politics. I love the beauty of the Lake Michigan lake shore and take many photos there.

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Just ran across a smoker's dating group. . . Reminds me of this rather funny TRUE story. . Years...
creative51 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
A church up bringing does strange things to a persons mind.
On a dating site, this woman said she was looking for someone "genuine, who is not fake". I sent her...
creative51 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
I have been blocked by several people over what I feel are rather innocuous comments. I think some people are rather thin skinned on here and do some knee jerk blocking. But it is a free country (well sorta free), and they can do that if they wish. But when they block me, they lose out on my wise and witty comments.
Today I picked up an old book...a primer on the North American Indian, dated 1906 Hiawatha...I am ...
creative51 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
Everyone is afraid to say it, but European settlers committed genocide against indigenous americans.
Here's my attempt at photographic art... Opinions please....
creative51 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
It is a pleasantly quirky shot which shows a sense of humor as well a good design layout. Keep shooting.
This is nuts LOL
creative51 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
Set for nut cracking. This gold colored, ours was sliver colored. Loved the nuts!
A part of my quiet, private, garden retreat that I created in the Canary Isles, ideal for ...
creative51 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
Very cool!
I am intoxicated with beauty.
creative51 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
I like your photo!
Inside the Car Company That's Resurrecting the DeLorean
creative51 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
The DeLorean looked nice, but was a underpowered impractical auto. I can think of a lot of other classic autos I would rather see brought back.
A friend on Facebook, B.D. Colen took this image. He said, that that this is the best image I ever ...
creative51 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
Great shot! Timeless!
The democrats are such idiots.
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Trajan61 - You are entitled to your beliefs. I am entitled to mine. Looking at this issue and no others, you have posted a misleading inflammatory post. Immigration is a complex issue which you are trying to reduce to being solved by building a wall. If you believe this complex issue can be solved by merely building a wall, you reveal to all of us that you are lacking in any sort of rational judgmental ability.
Have y’all stepped outside this evening and taken a look at The Blood Moon? If not, you should. ...
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
It is below zero here in SW Michigan. Clear sky and I can see the moon when stepping out on my frotn porch. It is very white, nothing "bloody" about it here. It is much too cold to stay outside watching it.
The Halifax central library. It's a work of architecture!
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Quite the interesting set of photos.
Sometimes the answer to "What should I do?", is so simple yet oh so difficult.
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Very good thought.
It's a Winter Wonderland! Please share your snow pics.
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Winter wonderland is one of the State of Michigan's nickname's.
Covington Catholic could expel students who taunted Native American man
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
If they can (and it should be possible to do) identify the students who did this, they should make them do community service in a near by native american community. Then they can first hand begin to learn about diversity.
Any suggestions for my life on Earth Timeline Necklaces?
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
To sell this your going to have to educate your potential buyers. If you sell locally at craft shows, then perhaps a poster by your display. If you sell on line, a website from something like Go Daddy where you can explain what it is about. Good Luck.
Cowboys and Indians
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
I pretty much agree with you. I live in Paw Paw and we have Redskins as the high school mascot. It has offended my sensibilities ever since I moved here in 1983. Without prompting from me, both of my daughters found it offensive on their own while attending high school. There have been several efforts from some sectors of the community and from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi's to change this mascot. The blow back from the rest of the community has been astounding. They attend school board screaming their heads off that they are honoring the native americans by keeping this offensive name. They have politically organized and run their candidates for the school board so there now is no chance at all for the present school board to change this name. I am literally sickened by this reaction. I have thought about moving but realities prevent me. I do like my house and its private lot. At this point in my life, I could not afford another property like this elsewhere, as I bought this home quite a while ago when values were much lower. The other point is I do not believe in running from problems. You take a stand and try to fix them. Moving is running away from this problem and who is to say that when one moves, there are not other different but equally offensive problems with living in your new location. I work as a real estate appraiser, so I try to keep my comments low key as I do get a lot of referral work from local lawyers and realtors who support this racist nickname. But inside I am very troubled by this. Trump's election seems to have made racism respectable and now this situation is even worse.
Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?​
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Yes, assuming they are vetted in a reasonable manner. So not all would be allowed, but many would be.
Bazinga! I just signed up. How is everyone doing?
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Doing fine until you showed up!....;)
Happy Birthday to Janis Joplin, born January 19, 1943. Anyone get to see her perform live back in ...
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Never did. But I dated and lived for a while with a woman who had seen her several years before she met me.
My neighborhood today. I didn't even go out until mid afternoon so I don't know how much ice there ...
creative51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Nice ice shots!
The 2 that stand out are Woolworths and Ben Franklin 5&dime. They were the best. Had everything ...
creative51 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
Sears. Not out of business yet but soon will be. Back from the 1960's to late 1990's me and my parents bought all kinds of things from Sears; clothing,tools, appliances, lawn mowers, snow blowers, toys (when I was little), Discover Card (first), you name it. I used their catalog quite a lot back in the 1960's and 70's. Also shopped their stores. Yep they went downhill badly, but in their day they had everything at a not cheap but reasonable price. The stuff they sold held up, was not junk.
Bertrand Russell said, "War does not determine who is right - only who is left." From a Natural ...
creative51 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
Who says Natural Selection is a valid view point, perhaps it is not a valid way to look at life. It is a model suggested but not proven in the context which you are using. Bertie is correct in this instance (not necessarily in others). You are a setting an either/or question and life is rarely that. The world is not black and white, it is shades of gray.
The big reveal. Got my surgery dressing and splint off for a hard cast. Incisions look good very ...
creative51 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
Keep on keeping on and keep getting better!
I've been in Denver a week now. Be jealous.I may never go back to Texas.
creative51 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
Got a new job offer?
Backyard snow and shadows...
creative51 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
I really like your shots!
I’m ready for the snow storm
creative51 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
We always ready for snow in Michigan. My 7 1/2 HP two stage snow blower
Remember this carnival ride, it was my favorite.?
creative51 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
Rides gave me vertigo and I would want to puke. But I loved games throwing baseballs at milk bottles or shooting a gun at targets and of course elephant ears to eat!
Regarding the "snowpocalypse:" so far, here in middle rural Illinois, we are still just getting lots...
creative51 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
This is because you central Illinois people are SINNERS and god is punishing you. REPENT!
Snow and sunshine today. What a wonderful combination!
creative51 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
Michigan is looking like that today. Getting a bunch of snow.
I love this bark pattern on the tree and Mamoth springs Yellowstone
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
Nature offers fascinating scenes to capture on film.
Don't you absolutely hate it when you're starving and you sit at the table but no one comes by with ...
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
You go, Lady Alyx! Good looking meal!
"The Green Book" is the best movie I have4 seen in years. It is playing in theaters now (posted Jan ...
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
I saw this movie. I felt it was a very good movie. True story, taught you history as well as entertained you in the film. Highly recommend this film to everyone.
In mourning. My trusty camera has bit the dust. A shopping l will go........
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
I have bought a lot of cameras over the years (10 since 1975). I recommend B&H Photo. Larger section, good prices and the one time I have had issues they replaced the camera with no problem.
Don't you absolutely hate it when you're starving and you sit at the table but no one comes by with ...
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
I have two types of food at my house. Ingredients to use on those day I am in to cooking (such as today, I was in to it {boiled red potatoes with their skins on, put in a pyrex dish, added diced up ham , poured alfredo sauce and put it all in the microwave for 4 min, umm good}), and fast stuff which is not as healthy, but I rationalize it by only doing that once or twice a week.
So I have purchased for the first time, legal cannibus at NSLC. I paid $35 for 3.5 grams of an ...
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
As more places legalize, the market price will reset. With in a year, there will be a lot more production and the price will start to drop. Also, while most people will not go to the trouble of growing, I think that enough will, that an additional downward force on the market price will be created. In a year and a half, assuming no adverse intervention to the market, you should be seeing fairly reasonable pricing on recreational weed.
Wondering if they still have these around?
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
I think the very few real shoe stores left around have modern versions of them. Not these older versions.
Stay on the path!
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
Standing up for what you believe can be lonely at time.
This was the best... if I could do it all over again.. I wouldn't change a thing.
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
Played around them, but not in them. Video games were not invented when I was a kid. It was a big deal when they invented pencils, ya know.
Had the exact same pair. Felt like walking on wooden blocks. Not the best shoes but loved the ...
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
Naw, never liked high heels.
This woman has gone viral for drawing penises with her running app
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
Is it supposed to her run more interesting or ?
When I read this: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was ...
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
There are certain questions which you not supposed to be asking. Now that you have, you go on the list of bad little boys and Santa will bring you a lump of coal for Christmas. That will teach you to ask about stuff your not suppose to.
How do you deal, day by day with religious nuts at work?
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
No problem. I work at my office in my house, by my self. They stay very clear of me.
This picture that I took 4 years ago just came up in my Facebook memories. I like how it caught the...
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
It looks like an image of a memory.
Who can resist an animal photo ?
creative51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
This looks like a cat you do not want to mess with, LOL.
What's your opinion on unitarian churches?
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Unitarians I have met are nice people and with out question accept my point of view. Churches are groups of a number of people, so different ones might be just fine and others not so much.
Could 'consciousness' be considered a religion?
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Not sure just what your getting at.
I love quiet places.
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
They can be very nice.
SOCIALISM...great bull
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
This meme is a simplistic mis-communication. You have no idea of how a humane society should function.
Let's open this group up. Has anyone been to the U.P. lately? Is it still there?
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Pretty sure its there, shows up on the radar maps when I am looking to see where the storms are heading.
Happy Birthday Michelle Obama.
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Yes, happy birthday Michelle.
"For the occasional user, cannabis is relatively safe. It can be made even safer by following ...
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
I have smoked pot since 1970, with a break from 1988 to 2004 when my children were young (I started again, when I realized they were smoking). 99% of the time people I smoked with had a good time. However, I did witness a very small number of people who had adverse reactions to small amounts of pot. So nothing is good for everyone.
Fanny packs for concerts and festivals - a must have?
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Well that is a nice one.
Border security workers miss paychecks because of shutdown over border security - Los Angeles Times
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Well this makes a lot of sense, NOT!
This reminds me of a Snickers. ☺
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
I do not recall this. But I do recall very well snickers. I still buy them!
2 YEAR AGO. STANDING ROCK SIOUX, "WATER PROTECTORS", & WITNESSES, ARE SHOT WITH RUBBER BULLETS, & ...
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
We treat our native americans like shit.
Just another drive-by meme-ing....
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Well Michigan City is in Indiana.
Perhaps the most depressing photo I've ever seen... ...taken 4947 metres down in the Mariana ...
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
I think the picture is bullshit. Only two submersibles have ever been at the bottom the of the Mariana Trench. and there is no light there except for spotlights on the submersible. Both trips had their pictures in National Geographic, which I have been reading for decades and they did not show this photo. So what your are saying this picture is, is bullshit. Yes we pollute the ocean in a terrible manner. There are enough legitimate photos of this with out putting forth bullshit. All that does is give ammo to the those people opposed to cleaning up the ocean.
In this day and age. Such fine people! I would prefer a VW Golf or Subaru WRX anyway. Boycott them ...
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
I agree with you. Besides Subaru and VW are better cars.
This old shot brings back another memory, the next shot was of the inside of the next big wave, me ...
creative51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Great shot!
Music theory humour.... [youtu.be]
creative51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Quite funny.
Good stuff.
creative51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Life as it should be.
George Carlin --- Religion is Bullshit - YouTube
creative51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
I have watched this more times than I can count. It never fails to make me laugh out loud. This is a priceless piece by a comic master and it speaks to a truth far better then I could ever do so myself.
“The planet is fine. The people are fucked.” – George Carlin.
creative51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Seems accurate.
Ladies, do you remember these. I guess the guys can chime in too. :)
creative51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Naw, I never wore them!
Did you? I did for 2 years.?
creative51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Yes I did and I can still touch type, not real fast, but quick enough.
Sunday, January the 20th, is both Penguin Awareness Day & Cheese Lovers Day! So go watch some ...
creative51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Penguins are cool. Unfortunately some are endangered. I love all styles and types of cheese!
I'M LEVEL 8 NOW! YAY! But, what does that mean to me? Not much really. I'll still respond to ...
creative51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Now that you are a level 8, did they teach you the secret handshake? Or have sworn you to secrecy and you can not even discuss it?
An Air France Concorde during training at Shannon airport, got this shot at the moment of ...
creative51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Older photos can be quite interesting. They capture a moment in time.
Do you believe in destiny?
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Destiny is a 22 year old call girl who works out of a near by town. Can not tell you how good she is, as call girls are not included in my monthly budget. I still use tried and true dates when I can get them.
The 4 stages of my atheism. 1. Dear God in heaven, so contrite Ultimate of truth and light ...
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Interesting view point. Not so sure that was path I took, but perhaps its for some.
White House dinners
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Very special to be at a White House Dinner these days!
And I thought he was rich...guess not.
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
I can see it still very special to be a guest at the White House.
U2 AND BB KING - WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN -- Over the years I've noticed that people who didn't ...
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
I love BB King. Saw him live many times.
A FB friend posted the meme, and comments followed... I just can't even...SMH
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
The two uses of walls are not comparable in my view.
I found this website from a link on YouTube. I am here to check it out. I'll try a few posts ...
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Interesting people here. Some may agree with your view points and others may not. Of course when you post something controversial you get more comments, which gives you more points (which is how you get to higher levels), so that is a side benefit of being controversial.
This is a composite panorama of about 10-15 individual pictures, taken in Zillertal, Tirol, Austria....
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Very nice set of shots!
Just a joke. alcohol vs weed.--legal vs illegal
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Has truth to it.
Police: Man said Jesus told him to drive Ferrari off Palm Beach dock - News - Palm Beach Daily News ...
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Well it seemed like a good idea at the time!
He's making lots of progress...
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
There happens to be something called foreplay, when if done effectively, makes the amount of time one lasts irrelevant.
Another Moral Christian
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Child abuse. Very disturbing.
Encrypted certificates are expiring during the government shutdown. The greatest enemy to the ...
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Trump is destroying the US one piece at a time.
Swiss Muslim Fined for Saying Allahu Akbar ☪️ - YouTube
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Pretty much all Muslims use this phrase. They all are not terrorists.
It's pretty damn icy here in G-Rap.
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Paw Paw has some ice, but not really bad.
cry me a river
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Never heard my Dad say that, but heard other Dads say that. Actually not a very good thing for parents to say.
Remember doing this?
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
I did that a few times in young youth!
How would you like to just soak in this hot tub. Alone or better with a partner?
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
I would like two female partners with me in this hot tub! (6)
I saw Willie years ago with his buddies Kris Kristopherson, Waylon Jennings and Charlie Daniels. 80 ...
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Charlie Daniels is a good musician, but his political views totally suck!
Woodstock 1969✌
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Where was the Donald that weekend?
Good Morning Hippies. 15 Degrees cold and overcast. Warm inside. What do you do to keep warm when ...
creative51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
I run around outside naked, then when I come in, I really get off on how warm I then am inside the house!
Anyone have any good "Dad jokes" to share? My kid is ALL about the Dad jokes, help me impress her ...
creative51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
Dad jokes? Not really familiar with them.
Being on this site over a year now it has become a part of my life. It occurs to me though that it ...
creative51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
I suppose I look fairly white, but I consider my self Hispanic as I am Puerto Rican American. I think MsAl nailed it, in that being white does give you the privilege to question authority. Also if you are a minority in the US, being religious is considered to be OK , as at least your being "good" by going to church, so there is a bit of self preservation involved.
Does anyone remember "elephant jokes" from the 60's and 70's?
creative51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
Now that you prompt my memory, I do. After thinking about them, I now realized why I had forgotten about them.
I had heard about this after the Russian nuclear plant melt down... they experimented with many ...
creative51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
Kinda of hope we do not have use it that way!
Congrats to the members of Hippie Land. We just reached a major milestone - 100 members. Thank you ...
creative51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
Very cool!
What was or still is, your favorite pinball game? Had a friend who collected these things.. his ...
creative51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
I loved playing them. I sadly do not recall actual names of games. Guess I did not pay attention to that aspect.
This was an old piano. It is repurposed as a wall unit. What have you repurposed and made beautiful?...
creative51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
Quite nice. I re-purpose lots of things, but they do not turn out this beautiful. Simple thing I re-purpose is the glass top to a candle in a medium size glass container. I like candles but only buy the ones which are in glass containers due to fire safety. They have a stopper top to them. I take that top, remove the plastic , turn it over and I have a small glass bowl. I use them to store paper clips, loose change, packets of sugar substitute, all kinds of things.
For those of you with snow, how are you spending the day? I am working from home with coffee and ...
creative51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
I am in Michigan. We often have snow and due to the lake effect of Lake Michigan, often have more then most of the US. We have snow today, but only a few inches. We are used to having a lot more, so this is a light winter for us. No changes in every day plans here. Oh, I have an office at my home, so I always work from home.
Donald Trump’s 50 Most Unthinkable Moments - The Atlantic
creative51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
I can not believe there is only 50!
Passing through again....
creative51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
Good point!
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