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360 Revised, January 29, 2007   3 comments

Hello Darkness, Entry for January 29, 2007, on, which no longer exist.

“Hello, Darkness My Old Friend…”

“Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again,” is a line from the Simon and Garfunkel song that frequently streams through my mind. It is in those moments of darkness that I ponder what it is that continues to influence the way I think, the way I perceive the world in which we live.

“Because a vision softly creeping left its seed, while I was sleeping,” that I look back on the early formative days of my life, a time now that seems as if I was sleeping. But the vision, which became the moral fabric of my spirit and guiding light, was formed.

“And the vision that was planted in my brain still remains within the sound of silence.” A vision built on principles and truths that guide me, which today are preached, only to become somebody else’s lies in the name of freedom. How can we believe in freedom, let support systems that enslave some for the freedom of others? – No one is truly free unless all are free.

“In restless dreams I walk alone, narrow streets of cobblestone” yet I remain restless as I walk through this land of dreams, with its narrow streams of conciseness and watchful eyes.

“I turned my collar to the cold and damp, when my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light,” serving to numb the spirit, only to “…split the night and touch the sound of silence.”

“And in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more,” none together, separated by their own silence, giving rise to more lies, cultivated by and for fear.

“People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening,” as the silence only serves to drowned the anguish of the suffering to be replaced by corporate voices. Let, many continue to “…write songs that voices never shared, and no one dared disturb the sound of silence,” in a propaganda system intended to cause people to feel helpless.

“’Fools!’ said I, ‘you do not know, silence like a cancer grows,” in a terminal phase of human existence, where the only cure is democracy and freedom. But for this cure to work, our basic institutions must be under popular control, not that of a privileged controlling class.

“Hear my words that I might teach you, take my arms that I might reach you,” for it is only the people that can impose moral principles on the gods of fear. “But my words like silent raindrops fell… and echoed in the wells of silence. And the people bowed and prayed to the neon gods they make,” to demonstrate commitment to their gladiators, the gods of war.

“And the sign flashed out it’s warning,
In the words that it was forming,
And the sign said,
‘The words of the prophets are written
On the subway walls
And tenement halls.’
And whispered in the sound of silence.”

I apologize for any perceived misuse of the great lyrics from the Simon and Garfunkel song, “Sounds of Silence.”

— kenne

360 Revisited, December 4, 2005 — Thought   1 comment

Entry from December 04, 2005

(Photo: Thought)Don’t give up your power to think!

You may care not to admit it, but we all spend time thinking about our relationship to the universe, and all things that are connected. However, because of divergent forces inside each of us, we may spend time running from ourselves.

Some of the ways you are becoming focused on vicarious experiences, such as reading a mystery novel or playing computer games. We might also join a religion or political movement.

These acts involve little to no risk since there is little chance our connections with others becoming an objectification of who we really are. There is much evidence to show that running from self behavior is the result of an attitude managed by the dominant side of your brain.

You’re probably beginning to think, “. . . now we are going to get some of this right brain/left brain b— s—!” Don’t worry, no brain theory this time.

However, call it what you may (left brain/right brain, head/heart, male/female sides, yin/yang, intellect/intuition), we all have exhibited behavior based on attitudes of self associated with the “head” — analytical, systematic, logical, objective, or intellectual. In our culture, organized groups (institutions) reinforce this behavior. We are told how “smart” we are; how “orderly” we are; how “logical” we are. We are considered well-grounded — what better for group identity!

On the other hand, if our behavior is considered coming from the “heart” — impulsive, artistic, romantic, creative, daring or intuitive — our behavior is looked upon as being unrealistic, unreliable, unstable, and unfocused. “She’s not a responsible child, but she’s happy and a lot of fun,” people would say.

The point is that an enormous number of forces exist inside of us between the head and the heart, which are struggling for control self. These forces can cause you to take the path of least resistance — allowing one side to win over the other. For instance, the dominant side will choose between opposites in a two-dimensional relationship. One can represent harmony, the other conflict, the two primary forms of human interaction. Selecting between these two opposites results in zero communication and the desolation of self.

On the other hand, we can take the path least traveled — pushing the head and heart together, not allowing one side to win. The result of promoting harmony and conflict together is the creation of a third dimension, which represents autonomous and creative communication, among others, and the true development of self. By allowing one side to win over the other, we draw a line between “what you think” and the “power to think.” The power to think only exists in this third dimension.

— kenne

Left Brain, Right Brain Magic:

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number “6” in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Why? It’s a mystery!

Posted July 3, 2008 by kenneturner in Commentary

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360 Revisited, The Rhythm Room   1 comment

Entry from November 28, 2005, on


(Photo: Mark May & “T-99” Nelson Collage at The Rhythm Room)

The Rhythm Room

There was a place
Near downtown
Always rock’n
Embracing the sound
Echoing in time
Without a clock.
Down in old H-town.

More than a room,
The grandest of joints
Rhythm was its fame
So no need to point
For people, all knew
Blues was its claim
Down in old H-town.

Music recorded live
By Smoke’n Joe
For everyone to hear
From far and wide
Now blues lovers know
The music lives on
Down in old H-town

The Room now gone
Replaced by many
So to the sound
Losing out to money
Rhythm in the blues
Forever to be found
Down in old H-town.


Posted July 2, 2008 by kenneturner in Blues

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360 Revisited, December 2, 2005   1 comment


(Photo: Dripping Spring, Texas. Additional photos.)

Let’s go

Let’s go, let’s go,
The road is waiting.

Let’s go, let’s go,
Time is wasting.

Let’s go, let’s go,
The heart is yearning.

Let’s go, let’s go,
The brain is questioning.

Should I, should I not
Should I be, should I act
Should I, should I
Being or doing?

Let’s go, let’s go,
The pipes are playing.

Let’s go, let’s go,
The light is dancing.

Let’s go, let’s go,
The child is calling.

Let’s go, let’s go,
The brain is questioning.

Should I, should I not
Should I be, should I act
Should I, should I
Being or doing?

Let’s go, let’s go,
Tomorrow is awakening.

Let’s go, let’s go,
The times are changing.

Let’s go, let’s go,
The wind is pushing.

Let’s go, let’s go,
The brain is questioning.

Should I, should I not
Should I be, should I act
Should I, should I
Being or doing?

Yes! Yes! Yes!
Let’s go, let’s go.


Posted June 27, 2008 by kenneturner in Poetry

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