“Here’s One for the Record …”

Happy Friday, Earthlings!  Y’all want to do a big “Thank You” to the “universe”?  I’ve got you, if necessary!  ‘Cause, I know you got my back!!  TGIF, then!

Do you all remember the days when someone’s “word was their bond”, so to speak?!?  In other words, you can count on me … you can trust me to do the right thing!  Do you recall the “comfort” of that feeling, the one you get when you KNOW someone (something, perhaps) is looking out for “you”?!  Pretty sweet, right!  You feel like you can “conquer the world” with that type of support!

THAT’s how my Mother, Marietta, use to make me feel!  In fact, nowadays when I think of what she would want for me, her “baby boy”, I get all worked up and go after that goal with a passion.  This past Wednesday, November 6th, made the 14th Anniversary of her passing.  She was in hospice after a nasty fall which caused hemorrhaging of the brain that went unnoticed for many hours.  I was the last “family member” to see her and it was about 12midnight and I had worked all day and had to go in to work in the morning … so I left the hospice and went home in the darkness caused by the loss of electricity in Ft. Lauderdale due to the downed power lines that Hurricane Wilma brought across the coastline of Broward County.  After settling in a few minutes and listening to music through the headset, my cellphone rang … Mom had expired.  I got back on my scooter and rode in the damp darkness to Florida Medical Center to say good-bye …

Yeah, I was pretty worked up Wednesday.  Between memories of Mom’s “unconditional love” for me, this deep chest cough that I needed to get some antibiotics to move the phlegm from my lungs, and the annoyance of the team of imposters in the White House requiring impeachment investigations … I was glad to stay home in the driving rain.  I didn’t even go to yoga …  It was an incredibly “cleansing day”.  It is part of my journey, all the things that I’ve experienced and have been fortunate enough to survive and share.  For me, and I know it sounds crazy, it’s kind of like a love story with life!  I get that from my Mother, too!

So, as you are listening to the transcripts of these hearings and observing the “public hearings” regarding how these cowards took their criminal minds into the nation’s government and sought to destroy the remnants of democracy and rob everyone in plain sight, keep the memories of loved ones and those relationships you’ve been able to build along your journey.  Enjoy your lives!


John I. Cook, Director

“Did They Just Say That?!?”

Happy Friday, All!

I want to encourage you to do your T.G.I.F., should you decide you’d like to!  I am sure it won’t hurt.  I have adopted this new “thing” when I am feeling particularly grateful … I say, “Thank You!” into the air around me, I look to the heavens and utter it again … “Thank You!” 

Have you ever experienced hearing someone say something that was completely absurd, not only unexpected?  And then, the perpetrator acts like “they” don’t know what you were talking about, and/or denies what they JUST said, a la Mick Mulvaney!?  “Makes me wanna holla … throw up both my hands!”  I personally choose NOT to deal with people like that … at least not too often!  The negative energy is just not something that I need in my life now … or ever.  People who violate others oftentimes don’t even have the decency to apologize, let alone stop manifesting their hate-filled energy.

Now, I don’t know who else read Orwell’s “1984” which illustrates what “doublespeak” is and how it is used to set people up to be taken over by totalitarianism and dictatorship.  Can you see it yet?!?  Scrump says, “It’s a perfect call!” (For a bully!)  Did you see the expression on Pres. Zelenski’s face when Pres. “Scrump” put on his big bully face looking at “Z” as if he was his (scrump’s) baby boy!!!  Then, he simultaneously grabbed his hand and pulled him damn near out of his chair!  And as Zelenski said, “I felt no pressure …” after being publicly bullied by “scrump” who then said, “See, no pressure!”, he looked at the cameras in triumph! 

If you were Pres. Zelenski, what would YOU say on international tv with a person who is in the office of one of, if not the, most powerful men on the planet?!?  Don’t forget, you are waiting for missiles and funds to help “hold off” the hungry Russian military who is omnipresent on their common borders and just waiting for the opportunity to pound them again!.  Of course, don’t forget the “dysfunctional bromance” between Putin and “scrump” and how he thinks being president of a country involves making a deal!  “Hey … Orange piece of malarky … make deals with YOU and YOUR family’s lives, leave the common people and US taxpayer’s money out of your bully crap leadership and “dirty deals”!  Maybe you should go back to failed mafia-style real estate!”  Then the classless leadership of the usa goes on international tv to tell China to investigate the Biden men!  In other words, “scrump” is saying to the world, “I did it once … I’ll do it again … over and over … until you stop me!  I will prove to the world that democracy in the usa needs a demagogue like me and then we will be in line with all the other totalitarian regimes on the planet!”  I guess you didn’t hear what he just said, so I just paraphrased it for you!

There are people like that all around us!  Some folks don’t know how to survive in harmony and peace and must ALWAYS make a contest out of the smallest thing, and make a contest regarding who talks the most malarky during the contest.  Is anybody tired of this “D” rated reality tv show that this character has turned the US government in to?!?  Whether the members of the Republican-dominated Senate where the case for impeachment will be heard once Congress draws up the charges decide to do their job in “protecting democracy”, NOT “scrump”, we can all sit back and watch “the show”!  Please, vote wisely in the usa for the next election because the Republicans have lost sight of their responsibility and are now engaged in “cover-ups” across the board.

In your daily deeds, be sure to “check” those mofos who try to make you look stupid.  Show them where the mirror is so they can see the real stupidity.  DON’T let them fool YOU!

(For that “person” trying to get my attention by putting low scores on my blog evaluation, “man up” and send me a note expressing your dissatisfaction with my blog!)

Have a great weekend!


John I. Cook, Director

“Send In The Clowns . . .”

It’s another Friday, y’all … above ground so far, you dig!!  So, I’ll do a T.G.I.F. for all of us!  Boom!

I was wondering if I should start with one of my “Casita Azul” stories or what today … so … Okay, I have these geckos all over the place.  At first, I was like … “Oh my goodness!  They are everywhere!”  Then, my yoga teacher told me that they eat ants and other insects inside one’s home.  So, after a while, between the deck and the kitchen, I started to watch them “hunt”, as Molly had told me they like doing!  I’ve seen them at work … And every morning, did I say EVERY MORNING?!  I mean, I must sweep the floor each day due to the termite (polillos) residue and gecko droppings!  Now, I don’t have a problem with that because, as my oldest sister “Barbara Anne” used to say, my “Susie Home Maker” side comes out!!  I need a clean place to live in… no matter how small or big.  I choose wisely and don’t seek any dwelling that I can’t get around in and keep clean.  The “Casita Azul” is perfect!

So, last week one night, as I watched CNN and listened to some smooth sounds in between commercials, I saw like three geckos “hunting” on the lovely light blue painted wood vaulted ceiling from which my wind chimes are hanging.  I continued watching and listening and felt something drop onto my outstretched arm.  I thought maybe a mosquito got hungry early or … I looked … and there was a gecko dropping … kind of hard though often they are soft and tiny … on my arm!  I was like, “Dang!  The geckos are pooping on me!”  Oh well … I thought … another tiny problem … Pura Vida!

In the States and the Federal government, in particular, there are a LOT of problems … and not so tiny!  It’s like watching one of those tv programs that I wish was just “discontinued” mid-season!  Can folks there understand yet, that though one may want a change in governmental style – ie Washington bureaucracy and corruption – there must be a person in that office that respects the governmental structure and how it is set up to “serve the people” who pay their taxes for its “over maintenance”!  This must be an honest person, not one who tells thousands of lies each month, and a person who has knowledge of domestic and foreign policies and their histories in the country.  THAT’s where “Scrump’s” name should have been omitted from the ballot.  In fact, I was thinking what would happen if there was an automatic device in the President’s chair in the Oval Office, whereupon it’s thousandth lie ejects it (the president) into outer space permanently!!  This “chump” would’ve been gone by now.

“How low can we go!?!”  As low as having a “gang” of political bullies and thugs enter a closed-door “security session” with their phones on and recording!  How can an impeachment investigation into the activities under concern be conducted with these types of “clowns” trying to interrupt the “process”?  The information is ugly and damning, this crap that “scrump” did, and witnesses, including one of his big financial supporters as well as career government personnel have indicated his ignorance, arrogance, deception, and bullying in a clear “quid pro quo” established in the phone call with the Ukranian president!!  And as Lindsay Graham once said, “You don’t even need a ‘quid pro quo’ charge to be removed from office!”

Well, it’s the weekend Baby!  So harness up your “upper frequency” energies and “Fly on, Baby … Fly On!”



John I. Cook, Director

Happy Birthday, Caleb Isaac

Happy Friday … Y’ALL!

I’ve got a few things to say, as you all know … but I’m gonna start with a warm T.G.I.F. this mornin’, yeahhhh Baby!  I know, I get carried away sometimes but so be it!  TGIF!

First of all, I want to thank Mr. Elijah Cummings whose political career, if you will, started back with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his endless efforts for equal civil rights for African Americans in the United States of America.  He passed away yesterday at the age of 68 … yeah … after some challenging health issues.  “We all must go …”  R.I.P., Sir and sincere thanks for making it easier for me to endure the “American Experience”.  Your work and love are indelible.

Today, I want to skip the theme of political turmoil in the States and re-emphasize how much things mean to me because I have a grandson who will be four years old tomorrow, October 19th.  He is the son of my only child, Ayanna Lynne Belton, and like many other “grandparents”, I would like to see him inherit a fairly healthy Earth.  Now, talk about a tall order?!?  It truly is going to take ALL of us interested in saving the planet Earth for our children’s children … before it is too late.

Quick story, true story, too …  Last week, I was up at like 3am and couldn’t get back to sleep.  I visited the throne in the bathroom and while I sat, I noticed something fly by the door with some accurate flight patterns until … it entered the bathroom with me!!!  Of course, I started “dub stepping” trying to get up and out of there to see who my visitor was.  After getting to my feet …. etcetera … I entered my bedroom to see a bat doing ‘loop-d-loops’ in my bedroom’s high ceiling airspace.  So, I went to the deck and opened the curtains wide as well as the two window doors leading to the deck from my bedroom/lounge to let “it” out.  It didn’t want to go the direction I was suggesting.  It continued its loops for about two minutes as I tried to usher it out of the room with my floor cushion.  It wasn’t interested in me.  Finally, it stopped at a location just above the deck doors but out of reach and close to the vaulted ceiling.  I watched it for a few seconds as it found a tiny slit in the screened-in area between the ceiling and the wall.  After a minute or so, I took my cane and touched at the area where I had last seen my “late night guest”!  Nothing happened … it had escaped!  Thank Creation!!  I was tired after a “dance with a bat”!!  I finally got some sleep with one eye open for the first thirty minutes!!!

So, in closing, I want to wish my grandson, Caleb Isaac Belton, a Happy Fourth Birthday!  I love you!

Enjoy your weekends, we’ve got an annual “gastronomic festival” out here in Puerto Viejo and they have been setting up all week down by the basketball courts.  I’m loving my life here in Puerto Viejo, Talamanca, Costa Rica.


John I. Cook, Director

“I’ve Been Trying to Tell Y’All …”

Happy Friday, Folks!

Don’t let “Dirty Donald’s” tricks get you unraveled!  Let’s Do This!  “T.G.I.F.”!

I’m sure many of you may remember when “the dirtbag” was announced as winning the presidential election of 2016 … even “IT” didn’t believe it.  It was just a crapshoot for him … he’d tried everything else.  “Why not run for president?!  I can do what that Muslim “black man” who was born in Africa did!”, he probably told himself as he addressed the network of Russian spies in his head.  “I can pull it off!  There are enough racists and homophobes in this country whom I can fool and make them think that I am actually helping the country when I am really helping MYSELF and my family!  There are enough fools in the country!”

He was right!  Now, as “it” addressed his “basket cases” at a rally last night who waited for him to ignite their hatred for whomever (especially themselves!), he blurted out in his soliloquy to Mr. Biden’s son, “Your father was never that smart anyway!  All he did was kiss Barack Obama’s ASS!” … and the deplorables cheered on as if they were at a rock concert or a Ku Klux Klan rally!  Trust me … he’s going down!  He’s got enough crap hanging from his arse that leaves a “telltale” sign and smell wherever it goes!  There have been little or no changes in domestic policy except to try to keep the “brown people” out at the Mexican border.  I can’t believe that such tiny differences in humans like skin color actually “turn on” some bacteria like “the scrumps”, including his extended family, to rise up and want to destroy the “healthy souls” and energies!!

Drain the swamp … and some folks believed that, too, while he filled up the government with his cronies and fools so they could try to bully the whole world!  The swamp is more full of sh-t NOW than ever!  These idiots at his sides and bottom are probably the most easily duped of all Americans because they still support this lunatic out of fear and the fact that they might lose their positions in government.  THIS is what the majority of the USA wants NOW: “IMPEACH AND REMOVE FROM OFFICE”.  Percentages are now over 51%!  Now, I know some of you reading may have voted for “scrump”.  Yet, I hope you realize the level of ignorance of this disease and how “it” has no business running a country full of diverse elements.

After reviewing the numerous incidents of buffoonery by “scrump”, I am sure that there is enough evidence for him to be impeached.  He may not be removed from office, but anyone voting for him now needs psychological help!  I hope folks understand the process required to get a flagrant fool like “scrump” out of office.  It is called “impeachment” or bringing charges and evidence of wrongdoing by a sitting president.  The so-called “Sinators” (no spelling error) will have to get some testosterone treatments and a temporary spine to stand up to the “bullying coward” in order to amass enough votes to get him “removed from office” … a two-thirds majority, I believe.  One way or another this bumbling idiot will NOT serve another term as POTUS, where he will fall short of Mr. Obama again.  I hope “it” follows Jeffrey Epstein’s lead and gets a cell near him in HELL  They have arrested two of Giuliani’s Russian connections who tried to get the Ukrainians to create dirt on Mr. Biden and his son.  All that the Southern District of New York has to do now is pull on those strings to see the connection to “scrump”!

Enjoy your weekends!


John I. Cook, Director

Have You Had ENOUGH Yet?!?

Happy Friday, Y’all!

How are you holding up?  Can we pucker up those sourpusses and do a big, strong and sweet T. G. I. F.!?  Okay … Let’s Do It!  T.G.I.F.!!  I know that if you are anything like me, you might be getting a sour taste in your mouth from all of the “negativity” spread by the current occupant of the White House and his “small-minded” cronies!  So, move forward with a passion!  Whether the Senators have enough spine, consciousness, class, and concern for the future of humanity … a tall order, vote wisely … this “tyrant” needs to be impeached!  I am not impressed by its bullying!  In fact, it saddens me to see the reversal of progress in the USA after a real leader held office for two terms.

I have had enough of the rants with an angry face, hostile voice and a mouth full of lies.  I have had enough of the division and racism he sows in a country made of immigrants who took the land … yep … from the indigenous people … and they are still here.  A good leader has a vision for the organization it leads.  A good leader seeks to combine the elements in an organization to maximize potential and strength.  Has anyone read the Constitution lately?  It’s ONLY about the rules for the land where “you” live!  Or don’t you care anymore?  Have “you” also been run around in circles at your “job”, or told lies by your representatives or been discriminated against because of your skin color, religion, sexual persuasion or income?  Or have we chosen to ignore the mass shootings, the constant “trade wars”, and dishonesty and selfishness of the “world’s leaders”!?  Not me!

I feel fortunate today, to have made it to retirement abroad and wake up to the sounds of roosters, howling monkeys and a multiplicity of birds singing and flying in the sky ….  “Oh why oh why … can’t I!”  In fact, we can!  Yet, we must seize the reigns of “our” collective reality from the “self destructionists” and usher them on to another realm … frequency even … just get them out of here … our Earth … the only planet we know so far … our “home”!

Come together in spite of the “lack of leadership”.  Are YOU honest?  Are YOU fair and just?  Do YOU care about our planet and our future?  Then let it SHINE!

Have a great weekend … blessings!


John I. Cook, Director

Pay Attention: LISTEN!

Happy Friday, mi Gente!

It’s T.G.I.F. time for me … you understand!  T.G.I.F. in a joyful voice!!

What a world we have on our hands today!  Think … I mean really THINK about what we are leaving for the next generation.  Do we even “think” that far ahead?  Or are we the species that became so wrapped up in our own illusions that we let the EARTH die beneath our feet?  Don’t make me say it … WT@!?!  I know, that’s why I put the “@” in there!  I mean, seriously … what legacy do we want to leave … one of stupidity?  Arrogance? Self-indulgence coupled with self-deception? WE are destroying our HOME!!! The EARTH!!  #dumbspecies

It’s like with “scrump” – an infectious disease that makes and keeps you stupid with each inhale!  “Failed want-to-be mob bosses” should NEVER be elected as president of a democracy!  The States have subjected “ourselves” to this type of ignorance and now that “we’ve” been taken hostage by this disease, have to wait until “it” gets tired or not “re-elected” … Can we wait?  Or will “it” do something MORE desperate and stupid!?  Now that the government is divided into groups waging “war”, but not representing the people anymore, we have to nearly take a back seat to these “proceedings”!  As the Earth continues to be heavily polluted by totalitarian dictators who probably see that the end is near and seek to take their “dreams” to their graves, I refuse to sit by and idly watch.  So, I seek high vibrations, meditate … prayer even, that somehow we can get through these seeming “last days and times”.

Of course, I do want to thank the “politicians” who realize that there is a malignant disease in the White House and needs to be identified, held accountable, regardless as to whether “Democrats win the election” … and “it” should be impeached.  Let this sci-fi reality tv character go way down in history just as “it” is … a disgrace to humanity!

Let’s keep the vibrations high around ourselves, include those we love in our meditations and embrace these times with love and commitment!


John I. Cook, Director

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