8 Uplifting Things from the List of THE LATEST on CNN.com.

I’ve been told by several people now that I write too much about the L word here on my site. (Waving to all of you and you know who you are.) I would have included a smiley but it would have looked odd with the parenthesis. Okay. I shall talk about other things today.

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What pray tell might those things be?


I decided to go with the list of . . .


8 Uplifting  Things from the List of THE LATEST on CNN.com.



Hawaii is a beautiful place, obviously. Reminds me of Elvis and all those old movies of his. Hawaii is getting ready to be hit by two cyclones. I have a friend there I care about a great deal that has been driving everywhere to find water and get the other things she needs before they hit. I hope no one dies. She’s a good friend and we share a lot of similar problems. I don’t want to lose her. I had put the thought of the cyclones out of my mind enough to be okay. Thanks for the reminder of the death possibilities.



The Doors and Jim Morrison, who can forget that voice? You wonder what he would have done if he had lived. Marianne Faithful said her ex killed Jim Morrison. Too much heroine. My half-brother died of a drug induced heart attack around the age of twenty. He had been doing hard drugs for years. That and my bio father’s alcoholism are two of the reasons I don’t drink or even smoke. Thanks for the reminder.



Peace in Gaza for the moment, a wonderful thing. Jews used to use the blood of non Jews in their holy matzos or so says a spokesman for Hamas. He says it’s true according to the Jews own books and things. I say “Show me the books, undoctored, or shut up”. Even then if it were true of the old it doesn’t mean it is true of the today. Of course they mention the myth of the Jews killing Jesus. Perhaps I am just too aware of the Bible to fathom this myth. More attempts to sway things one way or the other and both sides do it, but CNN happened to put this one up. As I said in a poem over the weekend, God made the peace and we destroyed it. But this isn’t a place time for Bible speak. Racism and the killing and deaths because of stupid things, at least this didn’t remind me of a death this time, just the near death of my cousin as the KKK whipped him and his black friend as they were tied to a tree. Thanks for the reminder.



Ebola-People dying. 2 people arrived in Atlanta. It was on the news, which I can’t watch but see as I pass by the TV. I know it is happening. People are dying. Children are dying. People here in Atlanta are worried the suits will tear. I have a deep reason for not wanting to hear about children dying, that I recently found out about but had lost a memory of due to my amnesia. I am doing everything I can to forget it again. Yeah, the one memory I never wanted to be reminded of, thanks for the reminder.



Obama wants to plug a tax loophole. May I have something new please? How stop spending what we don’t have? It’s like a household budget, what can you control in your house budget? You can control what you spend. But I don’t want to get into politics. Both parties have good and bad about them. There is no one perfect party. Everyone, in truth does not vote for the best candidate, but the least awful one. At least there are no death reminders other than those that were dying in the veterans who were on waiting lists and all because of bureaucratic garbage. Glad my 82 year old step-father doesn’t have to rely on the VA although he’s veteran. You can see his picture from a father’s day post if you want to.



A Chinese city band beards? Well it also bans certain types of Islamic clothing along with the traditional beards by those riding buses during an upcoming event. One side says it is part of the anti terror policy of the year in China, the other says it is racism and a discrimination. I was the head of a small department for several years. I had Muslims working for me. I must have been very concerned for my safety? Perhaps it was from the Jews, Christians, Agnostics, and Atheists who all worked together harmoniously with each other along with the Muslims as good friends that I feared. Hmm. Thanks for the reminder of the bigot world, news world. Do I really need to say why this reminds me of death?



A 9 year old was stabbed on a playground. I didn’t go into the story itself. My son is 10. You’ve seen his help work in some photography. Thank you for putting that thought into my mind as he goes back to school tomorrow.



An 88 year old woman was buried alive in an earthquake for 50 hours. She was rescued. Thanks again for the reminder of my 91 year old grandmother recently out of the hospital. My parents traveled to see her and take care of her as part of my family went to their ‘meeting’. Turns out she hadn’t been being fed and had wasted down to nothing. My 82 year old step-father, more like 65, cooked for her every meal. She ate like crazy and gained 10 lbs in a week. They said she couldn’t eat solid foods. I guess that roast she ate was not solid? All three helpings? She used to cook and feed all of us on hardly any money. You can see her and read about her if you like. I know I have to very old people in my life that won’t be here much longer. Thank you for the reminder about the possibility of death there and loss.


Well, I hope you have enjoyed the no L word post. Perhaps this will give you a look into what future posts may look like. I’ve written other things than the L word but I do suppose I talk about it often. It’s my life. But as one person told me recently you can’t chase the L word you get it by trickery and some other thing I can’t remember. I don’t do trickery so I guess I will just stick to writing about world events.


Is that what we want to read about? Is that what I want to write about? In all honesty I can write about anything, as you may know if you’ve read enough of my blog, I just happen to write about certain things more than other. Perhaps I should move away from one subject so often.


Perhaps I will put out a poll asking what you most enjoy reading here on RonovanWrites. I’ve been wanting to do a poll so now maybe I have my topic.


Much Appreciation to all of You




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11 thoughts on “8 Uplifting Things from the List of THE LATEST on CNN.com.

  1. Uplifting??? 😦 That was big sacrasm right? (sorry blond here) er… just don’t watch the news….. it is depressing! The L word? LOVE?? You can write about what ever you want. It is your blog after all. I won’t stop writing poetry, just because two people have commentend that they are not into poetry. Some like it, some don’t. I can respect that, which is why I don’t only write poetry. So there you go…. Don’t only write about L…. and everyone will find something they like. One does after all not have to like every single thing a blogger blogs about right?


  2. OK, here’s my two pence worth and a mini rant (?). I don’t watch or read the news, much. Why? Because it focuses on the ugly side of humanity – too much energy is wasted on it already and I won’t add mine. Perhaps I’m a coward? Oh well. As my daughter says, “it’s all about killing, war and dying”.
    I, for one, want to make louder voices that extols love and peace, that encourages reflection and awareness, that directs our attention to the beauty of humanity.
    Guess how I’ll be voting if you put up the poll, Ron 🙂


  3. Write whatever you want to, whatever you need to. If people don’t want to read it, they don’t have to. If they read something they would rather not have – no one is to blame but them. They shouldn’t blame you. You can opt not to publicize posts or make them private if it is someone in your personal life who is complaining, however.

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  4. I enjoy reading your posts. I actually LOVE your posts about LOVE, okay? The first thing that came to my mind when I read your opening was the following quote- “Everyone on Sesame Street is always talking about love.” It’s featured on Kenny G’s Auld Lang Syne and who’s saying those words? Oscar the Grouch! I’m all about love and peace- not the “uplifting” topics of the day.


  5. Hi Ronovan, I didn’t catch the L stuff. I enjoyed reading everything, I don’t read newspapers (only the first page) and I don’t watch TV, so you gave me an update of all the news. BTW I like your photo colourful, why did you go to BW?


  6. Personally I like reading about the “L” word……..LIFE……and you describe it well in my opinion which is why I keep reading 🙂

    Some day I’ll have to tell the story of the anagram I came up with at work…..FHTA,,,,,,it goes along with your blog today 😉


  7. You write wonderful articles on the L word which Im assuming is Love? Love the poets say makes the world go round but if you watch the news they make you think its money and power..Im not sure who told you Love can be got through trickery but that person must be a cynic and a sceptic..Im not a hopeless romantic but I believe that love between humans irrespective of religion, race, country is what the world needs and wisdom..


  8. I totally agree with the others, Ronovan, it’s your blog, so you write about what ever you want to. If people don’t like what you write, then they can press the ‘unfollow’ button. It’s happened to me and I have nothing against anyone who no longer wants to follow my blog. It’s their choice and I respect it.
    It’s exactly the same when watching TV. Why we get all these people complaining about something they didn’t like watching, beats me. Why don’t they just turn over to another channel or, better still, switch off the TV and go and do something less boring instead?
    Don’t change what is your blog, Ronovan. It’s all about you, so you write and post what ever you want.
    All the best to you my friend.


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