If there is any doubt about the truth, insist on evidence as proof. Demand, require, argue, protest, urge, exhort, and assert your unwillingness to be complicit in a lie. Insist on honesty. #Resist falsehood.
Money that has been scooped from one purpose to another is said to be in fact funnelled when its use is not legitimate. This kind of laundering takes place everywhere, from government to private industry; politicians often funnel funds designated for one social need into another aspect of the budget. This may fall under the category of creative accounting, or you may just call it malfeasance.
Well, in truth, in some locales around the globe it has already peaked, but here in NYC we await the balldrop some 13 plus hours from now, and counting.
One two three … midnight and happy new year.
This would be my establishing shot
The one that sets the place and the
Character, facing Roosevelt Island,
Connecting to Queens, the lights on
The bridge twinkling in twilight,
Shadows, the river deep, dark and
Mysterious, waters moving slowly
With undercurrents, the river establishes
Without irony, without self-parody, as
Serious as the approaching night, shadows,
Not hiding, but revealing who we are, who
I am, my establishing shot
The James Bond I remember was seductive, and frisky. He had a wink in his voice.
Imagine my surprise when viewing a recent iteration to find James so diminished as to appear depressed. This Bond was not just shaken but also stirred. He was not worldly, or worldly wise, but world-weary.
more to come… most likely and soon….
We say “priceless” in response to a good story or a funny joke, but we really just mean that it was interesting or funny. In fact, the yarn or the punchline, may not even warrant an FB® “wow.”
You know you are just exaggerating. It is must likely not a precious conversation, but one that tickles you in some way, so you rate it highly.
Words, my darling, do have meaning
You mustn’t demean them
They are never meaningless
Nor do they mean less than what they
Say; they have strength to express feelings
Surely, that is not without meaning
I love you is an idea, an observation, a
Thought I often have; I share it because I
Mean it; I share it because it has meaning
For me, and for you, too. I share it to express
My meaning; I share it because it is what is
In my heart; I love you is never without
Meaning, a sentiment demanding to be
Expressed and shared. It is never meaningless.