Like My Grandmother Used to Say

17 May

If you don’t have anything good to say about someone, keep quiet. Unless, of course, it’s hilarious. Then, by all means, let ‘er rip!

Well, the time came from an experience yesterday, and now today, to apply my Grandmother’s rockin’ wisdom directly. I visited a Philosophy site yesterday to read an Art & Intention post. And, contrary to popular belief, WHOA, God’s last name actually might BE dammit. Who fucking knew? I, for one, was surprised.

I had commented on the post, and OOPS MY BAD, liked and commented on a commenters’s comment…

Comment here:

Neil Rickert

Art is far removed from my expertise. So take this as just a casual comment.

I have tended to think of art as presenting a challenge to perception. If we want to connect art with intention, then it would seem to me that the intention of the perceiver is more important than the intention of the artist.

  • Jordan Hoggard

    Jordan Hoggard
    Neil Rickert

    I full-on agree, Neil. Once the artist lets their work loose, their perspective and intent is null. it is, then, far more important the way the work comes across, and that falls into the domain of the perceiver as you indicate.

Which, by the way, the commenter himself and someone else liked — note the 2 likes for evidentiary purposes. Pardon, I have my Defense Attorney hat on for the Asshat of Daniel Kaufman, the moderator of the blog. Cool title, though the coolness stops there, as… THIS gem then appeared from the Blog Dictator. The 1st syllable of Dictator fits. Effin Richard Cranium fo’ sho’.

Given your attitude — and excessive familiarity with people whom you don’t know — I have decided to not respond further. Carter has written a terrific essay, and I’m looking forward to seeing what others have to say about it.

Seriously? Excessive familiarity with people whom I don’t know… and, that person who I am being excessively familiar with that I don’t know Liked the comment + someone else as well.  WOW, I didn’t know I groped one of his his readers. Maybe I should be more self-aware and respectful of others in the future? LOL. Guess that’s his job. I smile that the commenter like my comment + another as well. I clicked Unfollow before the bindu of that same breath apogeed No time needed for that decision. More like the decision-action DUCK!

I guess that the Old Guard of The Hierophant on a bad day, the stubborn, unbending Traditionalist of the angry, old, undersexed, Patriarchal white man has NOT in fact died out. It is a living, breathing STUFFY thing to this day. That’s too bad.

CacaRoaches just won’t go away, huh? I do hope my Grandmother approves of this use of her wisdom. I will send a celestial groove cosmic request to Moira and Pallas-Athena to pay him a visit and play some chess to his checkers. He just feels like a low-grade, unevolved Mars. Read in: petty, tantrum-throwing toddler of a boy SOOOO needy immersed in hi Pouting Temple, aka Ivory Tower. I graduate-emancipated from that hole decades ago. Actually, 2nd semester Freshman year In college when I was invited into a graduate level Philosophy class. I remember it well. PHIL5364 – The Image and Reality of Man and the Machine in Modern Literature taught by Joe Ransdell, Chair of the Philo Dept. It was a stunningly wonderful semester in that class. I, a Frosh, Architecture student. The other 11, graduate Philo, Math, Linguistic, and Physics students. I remember my 30-page paper well. Change the Program, Change the Outcome: Change the Inner, Change the Outer, based, founded in, the movie Altered States.

This blog Post to an extent is certainly a bit snarky, though sometimes a quick without-a-warning broken nose is better than Just shying away. There are consequences to how something comes across. And, there you go. This blog post is more a consequence than a creation. I’ll have to ask myself tomorrow whether it is reactionary or responsive. It’ll just have to sit wise in its own time for now.

You see, my Philosophy, and I enforce it — 1st time in a long time, though — my Philosophy is, Be peaceful, but let Motherfuckers know. It’s pretty simple really. Everybody’s good at something. And, when that someone is just really good at being a dick, then they are. That’s on them that their actions.efforts/words caused consequences. Seems to me people who adult, and most kids for that matter, understand that if you touch the hot stove, effin OUCH. Yup, I suggest people who are dicks vet their environment more thoroughly, turn up their radar. It’s on them when they overstep. I’m certainly not Wiley Coyote if I step over the edge, don;t get to float there until I realize OH SHIT before gravity unpauses.

Either way, As Above, So Below. So, I place these card images as a Blog Talisman to protect my work below from the above. It’s not superstitious if it works. And, if nothing happens, who’s to say?  Hmmmm… looking back, I should’ve seen the snake in the grass at WHOM.

Oh well, OFL. Opportunity For Learning.

Sometimes, it takes a little controversy. I’m good with that.

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35 responses to “Like My Grandmother Used to Say

  1. Pure & Blessed

    May 17, 2020 at 10:58 am

    🤣🤣🤣 You guys need to get out more.

    • Pure & Blessed

      May 17, 2020 at 11:05 am

      P. S. Your grandmother taught you well 😁

      • Jordan Hoggard

        May 17, 2020 at 11:06 am

        Yup. She was quite the firecracker. Played 6 sets of tennis or 18 holes of golf most days until her mid 70s.

    • Jordan Hoggard

      May 17, 2020 at 11:50 am

      Funny, Karen. You posted this on my site. He’d never in a million years leave The Senate to visit The Oracle. 🙂

      • Pure & Blessed

        May 17, 2020 at 11:58 am

        The only thing I’d post on his site is TLDR. Besides, he doesn’t need to know I’m laughing at him!
        Maybe for the best he doesn’t visit The Oracle… 🤣

        • Jordan Hoggard

          May 17, 2020 at 12:09 pm

          Yes, if he does, I’ll NOT revisit the thought of moderating comments. I like that my blog is a safe space to comment as people please the Mystereum way. All similar, each unique. We’re each different, like everyone else.

          People can bless me or bless me out. THat’s their prerogative, which I will respect and protect unflinchingly. And, of course there are consequences. Things like, I might smile, or bless you for venting if you bless me out. Or, other. Ask me again to speak. 🙂

          • Pure & Blessed

            May 17, 2020 at 12:21 pm

            Oh blimey Jordan, hanging out with people with different opinions?! What kind of heresy is this?!
            Lol it’s the Internet… I’ve heard you’re supposed to bubble wrap yourself with like minded people… Yes, you’re right! So right! 🤣🤣

            • Jordan Hoggard

              May 17, 2020 at 12:29 pm

              Yeah, Pia Zadora could pull off bubble wrap. Me? Not so much.

            • Pure & Blessed

              May 17, 2020 at 12:31 pm

              Lol OK visual thinker here… Leaving the building 🤣

  2. Jordan Hoggard

    May 17, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Yes, they do. 🙂

  3. Jordan Hoggard

    May 17, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for Liking on that… uh hem… site. Too funny.

    • Pure & Blessed

      May 19, 2020 at 5:57 am

      Lol I just went back to revisit as who doesn’t need a good laugh? I found the declaration along the lines of this is the last of your ignorant quips that will be allowed. 🤣🤣 That was funny! But even funnier
      Daniel Kaufman
      1d ago
      Just a reminder to everyone — our regulars, of course, know this already — that this Webzine is moderated and that there are rules for commenting that are listed under the “For Readers” tab. Beyond the formal rules, however, I will enforce a certain kind of atmosphere here and will not permit people to flood the comments.

      Mr. Hoggard has been banned. I apologize to Carter for allowing it to go on so long, but I try not to err on the side of not banning. As Mr. Hoggard would neither listen nor relent from flooding the comments, I reluctantly did so.

      Thanks again to Carter for a terrific piece. I have invited him to do a regular arts column, if he is interested in doing so.


      • Jordan Hoggard

        May 19, 2020 at 7:22 am

        Thank You Thank You Thank You, Karen!!
        Thank GAWDDDDDDD. Geez. I had unfollowed the site, though because I had commented I received a toxic drip in my email for every comment others made.

        I read them, too, though with no intent to comment further due to the Bio Lab Skeleton of a Hierophant, Hierophant on a bad day of the stubborn, unbending Traditionalist… their moderator. Readers’ comments were reasonable, thoughtful, and thorough. I guess he didn’t like that I cross-checked into the blue line wall. Just some action on the ice. Nothing personal at the time.

        The funniest thing to me is that multiple people liked my comments, except him, including the reader who I liked and commented on who liked my reinforcement of his Philo from a direct, artist’s perspective.

        THe newest, funniest thing, though, is his use of the word, “flooding.” That I flooded the site with comments. What, a total of maybe of 6-10, more like 4-7?? That man must have been in that Ivory Tower Clean Room in a HazMat suit his whole life able to live at the molecular levels and able to detect things in the PPT range (parts per trillion).

        Thank you, Karen, for letting me know I’m banned from his site. As I indicated, I unfollowed in that smiling same breath, though I couldn’t find a way to block his site en masse. Excellent, he did it for me. Thanks for sending me “the audio.” I have NEVER heard a door slam shut that gave me SO much JOYYYYY. That effin’ ROCKS!! Walked right out of the Tower. Pressure tends to build in those kinds of closed environments, huh? I hope he has an amazing intellectual HVAC system. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

        I hope for his sake he doesn’t wander in here. I might not even have to do anything with the clear vision of the amazing people who’ve been frequenting my site and liking and commenting.

        So, on THAT note: THANK YOU to every single person who has read, liked, commented, not liked though read anyway. Thank you all. I have seen my readers grow from 140+ to just over 200 in the last 10 weeks after I returned from my extended radio silence. I was in a better mood, anyway, though I smile at how many times I smile and get to say Thank You out loud when I see someone enjoyed my work, that they received something for their time. That makes me proud, and not the hubris kind of pride. That makes me proud in the “I CHerish” kind of proud.

        Thank you. Thank you to all of you wonderful people who have read, share, and continue to read my blog.

        Moira’s Blessings,

        • Pure & Blessed

          May 19, 2020 at 7:47 am

          Seriously… That man really does need to get out more… 🤣🤣🤣 He needs to meet more people that will piss him off!

          • Jordan Hoggard

            May 19, 2020 at 7:52 am

            Yup, when someone pisses you of, it can be way cool to catch the inner stir before acting on it. It’s usually one of your Parts stirring and getting stirred up from an unresolved trauma or one that wonderfully can contribute by participating. Heck, it’s a gift… when you catch it. It helps us see more of ourselves that we can recognize, listen to, and integrate once they (Traumas) trust/re-trust us inside.

            • Pure & Blessed

              May 19, 2020 at 7:54 am

              Well maybe one day he will be wise enough to take the lesson.

            • Jordan Hoggard

              May 19, 2020 at 7:56 am

              That’s my hope. I thought about finding a way to have WordPress ban him from here before he even visits. Then, I thought of general stories of the stranger wandering into town. I don’t want to close off the serendipity intake, and am not going to place an exclusionary bouncer there, either.

            • Pure & Blessed

              May 19, 2020 at 7:58 am

              Just put up a reader’s note. Enter at your own risk. Live bait will be eaten.

            • Jordan Hoggard

              May 19, 2020 at 6:07 pm

              Thing is. The banning is not strong Enough in that one. I am still getting emails about comments on that post. I really think that may have been bluster as I had already unfollowed. I doubt he did anything official, though if he did, I am SUPER proud to have made that strong of an impression. Like Braveheart, “I didn’t think you were in the tent that longgg..” :). Super proud. Ya know, the kind of proud that gets a cape.

              I just smile at the amateur and stuffy hypocrisy. I think he most disliked that I said something to the affect of, “I find intention to be over-rated in Art. It is simply vastly more important the way it comes across. Once a work has graduated from the Artist, the Artist is null and moot in regards to the piece, and that is the time of the Art’s opportunity to take its 1st fully formed steps as it begins to speak for itself.” Or similar. I paraphrasing my concept from memory. That I expressed it as a reply to another commenter’s comment, and the commenter and another both liked it… that was what he called my over-familiarity, etc etc.

              I can only smile, and not post anymore about it as my strength and discernment have plenty of valuable things to focus on. Plus, there’s always the, “I’d enter into a battle of wits with you, though I see you’re unarmed.”

              Ok, that’s enough for me. He gets no more of my energy.

            • Pure & Blessed

              May 19, 2020 at 7:37 pm

              I have other thoughts about it. It brought back to mind words from a conversation I had a few years ago. Long story short. Someone said to me – They reason they got so upset with you is because they try really hard and you just bounce along as though it’s play…
              Anyway, whatever his intention, he came across as an ass… Dos Burros… The End! 😎

            • Pure & Blessed

              May 19, 2020 at 8:33 pm

              Just stumbled across this 🤣
              I fed my donkey wheat. He brayed and said ‘me donkey wheaty’.

              I fed my donkey corn. He clapped his hooves and said ‘me donkey corny’.

              I fed my donkey oats. He charged full-tilt into a windmill.

            • Jordan Hoggard

              May 19, 2020 at 10:03 pm

              Ok, Karen… I had to make a “proper” exit if it was so formal… and commented to his ban… : Oh well, ask me again tomorrow:

              Because of my aptness and innate familiarity with the topic, I have allegedly been banned from this site. Seems to me that’s a hubris bluster of words. I still receive the echo, the emails when comments are made. You made the statement I was banned. It will only be by your moderation that that happens. I will certainly NOT Comment further, though that’s because I value where I spend my time. Dare you to accept this comment. Will you?

              Please DO ban me, OFFICIALLY, through WordPress. That will frankly be a joyful coup, literally makes me happy. The comments I made were liked, BY the commenters, rather than as you indicated, being an over-familiarity. DO I need to contact my local, international Diplomat for an introduction? I. Think. Not.

              The comments you made were stuffy and out of touch. I’d say quite a shame, though I hear that’s your M.O. At least I can hand it to you that you are consistent. Good for you. THAT, I respect. I’d engage you in a battle of wits, though I see you are unarmed.

              Please, please, please DO please ban me from your site. It would be such a wonderful morning when I do not hear the drivel of your drooling, though I will miss the wonderful commentary of your readers. Unfortunately, that’s a trade-off I can live with. Well, strike that. It’s a trade-off that is not compensatory. It. Just. Now. Is.

              Thanks for Your time. Moira’s blessings to Ya. May you find your internal sense of time. Without it, it’s just words.

            • Pure & Blessed

              May 20, 2020 at 1:19 am

              Boom! *drops mic* 😎

            • Jordan Hoggard

              May 20, 2020 at 1:38 am

              YES, it did, here we go….

            • Pure & Blessed

              May 20, 2020 at 1:41 am

              There you went 🤣

        • Pure & Blessed

          May 19, 2020 at 7:50 am

          Should I flood his comments… Do I have time to deluge and tidal wave him in irreverence and over familiarity… And ignorant quips… I’m qualified? 🤣🤣😎

          • Jordan Hoggard

            May 19, 2020 at 7:54 am

            No, you’d be so big and so their like a tsunami or God that he wouldn’t see you. Heck, he defined my less than 8 comments, over 2 days, as a flood.

            Karen, I suggest to flood yourself with the opportunistic, “What can I mine from all this energy I’m feeling?” Please don’t waste it on him. That would be like uncut ambrosia tossed in an overly clean sewage plant.

            • Pure & Blessed

              May 19, 2020 at 7:56 am

              🤣 I was joking. There’s no honour in taking down a weak opponent!

  4. Pure & Blessed

    May 17, 2020 at 11:07 am

    I’m not going to respond further but I may come back repeatedly to try and have the last word! 🤣

    • Jordan Hoggard

      May 17, 2020 at 11:08 am

      That sounds like a wonderfully Pallas-Athena chess strategy on that site. I was floored kind of surprised at HOW stuffy someone could be. MAN, blow out the pipes, or as you expressed, get out more.

  5. Judith

    May 17, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    I’m glad I’ve found your blog now. I really enjoy your forthright style, and yes, I think Grandma’s wisdom is well worth remembering. I look forward to reading more. 🙂

  6. joliesattic

    May 18, 2020 at 1:08 am

    I enjoyed this and FYI, I’m no longer getting the “Danger, Will Robinson” alerts, Yay! Whatever you did worked. I’m still laughing.

    • Jordan Hoggard

      May 18, 2020 at 5:12 am

      Thank you, Jolie! ANd, excellent on the, “Danger, Will RObinson” alerts going away. Let’s see if it sticks.

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