Friday, October 21, 2022

Verisimilitude

 Verisimillitude





















Claiming false Verisimilitude

 and deceptive Truth,

with hollow Credibility

 and fallacious Authenticity,

noting spurious Reliability,

 it is questionably Plausible,

that the inaccurate Likelihood

 of incorrect Perfection,

everything I’ve said

 is Verifiably invalid.


Peace and love all,

Jim

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Autumn

Autumn
James M M Baldwin
 
Gold leaves clatter on high perches.
Copper coins drift on cool breezes.
 
Red leaves uncover naked oak branches.
Yellow conceals forgotten summer trails.
 
Squirrels hiding acorns chatter at work.
Canadian geese gather honking flocks.
 
Dust clouds shadow tractors harvesting.
Cinnamon sugar sweetens hot cider.
 
Halloween hauntings scare little children.
Pumpkins carved into spooky jack lanterns.
 
Bountiful meals enjoyed in thanks giving.
Families rejoice in their reunions.
 
Autumn




Peace and love,
Jim


Monday, July 4, 2022

Little Black Box

Little Black Box
James M M Baldwin
 
My little black box wakes me up every morn.
My little black box says which jacket I wore.
 

With my little black box, I can see in the dark.
My little black box tells me just where to go.
 
My little black box takes pictures of dogs.
On my little black box, I can play Angry Birds.
 
My little black box I can add one and one.
My little black box knows all the birthdays.
 
My little black box I can call my old mom.
My little black box keeps in touch with my friends.
 
With my little black box, I don’t need a pen.
My little black box spells everything right.
 
With my little black box, I don’t need a stamp.
My little black box carries all of my books.
 
My little black box plays my favorite songs.
My little black box shows me you tube.
 
On my little black box, I watch tv shows.
My little black box changes the channels.
 
My little black box sends cash for a ride.
My little black box controls my house lights.
 
My little black box shows me all of the news.
My little black box, yeah it knows everything.

My little black box contains the whole world.
My little black box, I freak when it’s lost.

My little black box is my only friend.
My little black box is part of my hand.
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Do you love or hate your cell phone?
Perhaps it's a love/hate relationship.
Let me know.

Peace,
Jim

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Black Elk

Black Elk
Tower of the Four Winds
James M M Baldwin
 
Tree lined pastures rise and crest.
Long white clouds drift unobstructed by blue-eyed-heavens.
Leaves shed sunlit tears across green grass.
Valleys fall to shaded floors deep below.
 
Well-trodden paths meander.
Tiresome climbs.
Leisurely descents.
Bumble bees chase overcurious onlookers from nectar laden blossoms.
 
Bark, gnarly with age, others tender and smooth.
More leaf shapes than most could ever know.
Some reaching high to drink in light.
Others content in their unassuming stature.
 
Multitudinous birdsongs flood clean air nestled between rolling hills.
Numerous flora aromas combine as one bouquet.
Blue jay wings flit unheard through branches.
Unseen insects orchestrate waving grasslands.
 
Sparrows flutter when the man enters their hidden meadow.
Shade welcomes weary travelers.
Smell of green hangs heavy.
Stop, rest, contemplate.
A train whistle blows hidden in the distance.

Peace and love,
Jim

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Russian Bots

One of my blogposts from 2013 has been inundated with Russian bot posts. I'm deleting it and republishing the post here.


This weekend is the official launch of "Spencer Murdoch and the Portals of Erzandor." In James M M Baldwin's first full length novel a devoted husband and father risks his family’s security to prevent a powerful doctor from controlling a mystic portal initiating a global storm threatening humanity. Spencer Murdoch unearths a supernatural portal beneath his home and discovers an ancient being guarding a gateway between heaven and hell. Spencer must find the person predestined to enter the portal before the mysterious doctor can use it for his own power.

You can participate in the book launch by getting your copy at the Amazon, paperback and Kindle edition

Don't forget to visit me at Facebook or you can send me an email at jamesmmbaldwinauthor@aol.com

Thanks
Jim

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Iron Maiden Senjutsu Somewhere in Time

 


In honor of Iron Maiden’s upcoming album release on September 3, 2021;

A recent article from Loudwire listed the fifty most used words in Iron Maiden songs.

I converted those words into this poem,



Somewhere in Time

 

Know Now is the Time

Just wait let’s See

When last in line

Can Life Take me

 

Again, we Feel

Away Like Man

Down to our souls

Out Live our Death

 

Day Never ends

World never Die

Get out alive

God’s kingdom Come

 

Fear not

















A special thanks to the greatest Heavy Metal band in world history;

Iron Maiden

 https://www.ironmaiden.com/

Thanks to Loudwire

Viikon- Loppu- Saturit

See the article here

https://loudwire.com/most-commonly-used-word-iron-maiden-lyrics/

Accompanying the new albulm there are so many cool new Eddies.












Up the Irons!

Jim














#IronMaiden #Stratego #Senjutsu #WritingontheWall

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Again I've done it!

Again, I've done it!
I never cease to amaze myself.

My screenplay submission in the Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards, TWISTED FATE, which I consider my best work to date, has become my 223rd rejection. The results email doesn’t give the typical “thank you for submitting, but…” The email says to go check the list on their website to see if you made it. A little like trying out for high school play back in the 70’s when you had to go check the list to see which role you got. (I always got stagehand) Maybe if I had made it, they would’ve sent a congratulatory email. IDK

I did not find my name as grand prize winner. Nor did I find it on the list of ten semifinalists. I searched the list of 300 quarterfinalists, that was not in alphabetical order. To realize that I didn’t qualify in a field that large was kind of a kick in the teeth.

At the risk of jinxing myself, which I’m not sure is a thing considering how that’s worked out so far, my 224th and 225th submissions are currently out in the ether.

Thanks again for reading my rant,

Jim


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

What’s your Horoscope on planet Caidoz?

It’s decided. In 2021 I’m beginning a novel tentatively titled Horrorscope. Its concept is this. Brothers born on opposite sides of conflict on a planet where zodiac caste system determines your position in society.

Caidoz Astrological Signs




























When originally conceived, I thought surely I’d need someone to consult in the ways of the Zodiac. However, being the introvert that I am, I decided to create an entirely new world with a different system. On planet Caidoz, the south pole always faces the sun. It wobbles on a perpendicular axis so its rotation is parallel with its sun. On the only southern continent, it’s always day. Its axis wobble, however, gives it some semblance of directional influence on which to base their strict code of astrological oppression.

Caidoz Map




























The world building and nomenclature alone has been usurping a good bit of my writing time. As of now, Caidoz is still evolving. You’ll be the first to know what it evolves into.

Jim

Friday, June 5, 2020

$72,000 Basquiat/SAMO Graffiti

Short on the heels of another Jean-Michel Basquiat painting titled Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump selling for more than 100 million dollars this month, someone purchased one of his collaborative SAMO graffiti pieces for 72,000. 
Basquiat sold this month for 110 million dollars

I was a little confused when I saw one of his paintings sell to a Japanese collector for $110 million a few years back. After research, I found the draw of his story and his work intriguing and gained a new appreciation for his paintings. After viewing one of his works in person at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, my admiration of his work grew tenfold.

$110,000,000.00 Basquiat
I understand the draw, but once again find myself a little unsettled at the price of the graffiti sale when I look at it. I know, due to the nature of graffiti in general, most works could never be owned or purchased. However...

$72,000.00 SAMO graffitti
 What do you think? I'd love to hear your opinion.
Jim