Sunday, October 15, 2017

Chapter 1: "Who Eats Harry Dick?" _ a modern-day crime caper _ draft 1 _CopyRight 2017 by John Alan Conte, Jr. mystrawhat.com




Prologue:

Harry Dick is a detective.

He’s investing murders in a trendy revitalized area in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The murders are alarming and start occurring more frequently with a pattern the media aids in bringing to the public attention placing law enforcement under the spotlight.

Harry is casing spots that the murdered seems to be using us stalking grounds - hipsterville spots - including the mothership of maintaining that dandy hipster look Mister Grooming & Goods.

Harry is secretly buying the hair trimmings from hair cuts and “the quiky” which is basically nothing more than a quick beard trim. The rugged lumber jack, beehive, Amish,  1800’s mill worker, chimney sweep looks have to be worked on as a skilled craftsman carves a pictorial scene  out of wood.

Harry becomes obsessed with the hipster culture as the murders create a frantic pitch of fear in the media among the public and the fact that the killer is definitely targeting “the hipster.” Male hipsters are his target. And new evidence suggests the killer is a cannibal.




Story:

“They don’t like us looking up at the sky,” she spoke with an amused austere tone. “Who’s they?!” Detective Harry Dick sarcastically replied. She laughed in a mocking manner, “the people you work for - the government.” Her eyes as green as “go” and her hair as black as the coal mined from the hinterlands beyond the city limits. Her white milky skin only made her red lips shine like the red stained specialty manufactured in Pittsburgh factories more than a century ago. Neon and electric stained glass was a good way to describe the revitalized neighborhood now thriving once again at night time after work on a weekday.

Chops and Hops was a newer restaurant that met the criteria of blending that old rustic rugged charm and simplistic brilliance with the new-new in innovations. After all, along the banks of the Allegheny, part of western Pennsylvania’s civil war arsenal was recently discovered. Cannon balls recently excavated reminding the city that Lawrenceville housed a huge armory. It was working class hustling and bustling part of town at one time. It wasn't always that way. It happened organically and wasn't part of the masterplan for a big industrial city. Today it is part of the master plan for attracting talent who might work for Google, Facebook, Oracle, Amazon, Uber, Carnegie Mellon University or Pitt. Once flourishing farmland up in the hills above smoky downtown, Lawrenceville was a little paradise. An idyllic town where the father of American music was born and his bones rests to this day after a world class career and living in Manhattan.

The old lamplighters lit up the sidewalks, streets and bench parks of the 1800’s neighborhood until neon light signs were invented in Pittsburgh as part of the glorious gritty story. From being the industrial hub of three rivers and river valleys and their hinterlands which accounted for the iron and steel powerhouse Pittsburgh had made itself into among other competing northern cities. it was a smoggy city with dense air pollution. Coal trains rain down the tracks of mainlines directly into Philadelphia, New York City and Chicago. Steam boats and barges filled the waterfront wharfs as does litter unveiled by the melting spring sun of March. Funicular inclines carried goods, live-stock, supplies, wagons and even automobiles and people up and down the steep cliffs of mountanious terrain of the Appalachians. 

Nevertheless Chops and Hops was a select place to be on a Friday night in a neighborhood that was not only a premier location in the city however Lawrenceville and, the East End in general, have been written up in ink by current journalists and bloggers as the coolest neighborhoods in America. From the father of American Music, Stephen Foster, to the lead singer of Rusted Root renting a building on Butler Street across from the Thunder Bird Cafe to house a studio, rehearsal space and music gear storage for the constantly touring and recording lifestyle of 90’s rockers still managing to keep on keeping on! … and onward it does go. Across the 40th Street Bridge is Millville and Mr. Small’s Theatre which helped put Pittsburgh on the music map along with the previously mentioned late great Stephen Foster. Mr. Small’s Theatre also rooted in Rusted Root 90’s rock stardom. This is a scene for sure. Children's Hospital now commands respect among the city scape instead of giant mills with their billowing smoke stacks.

Normally Rhonda and Detective Harry Dick would not be paired up together talking in a bar named Round Cantina with narrow dimly lit exposed brick walls forcing them to sit even closer together so that their knees were touching. Hers bare. Showing the slightest sensation that she was athletic and probably in quite good shape despite the black goth exterior meets Austrian outback pub life well furnished and supplied by Robert Redford’s SunDance Catalogue. No, Harry Dick was exhilarated by hunting deer up near his parent’s farm in Evan’s City, Pennsylvania. Outside of Pittsburgh’s big city lights and nostalgic fiery glow of long gone haunted memories of slag being urged from the mill’s machinery into the river. Outside the city where men and women still snapped the necks off of chickens and canned vegetables and made homemade sausage and salami and deer jerky. 
Harry Dick knew how to shave sheep. He knew how to butcher an animal. Animals such as goats, and pigs and rabbits and, of course, deer. 

Men around these parts were obsessed with hunting deer. In fact, Harry Dick’s mind was wandering to his tree stand in the woods and to tracking his buck for the season. He could smell the young buck’s virile fur after urinating and secreting feces that Harry Dick would pick up bag & tag and study. Detective Harry Dick soon recalled why he was in hipsterviile to begin with meeting with some tattoo clad, pierced everywhere 27 year-old female about 5 foot 9 sprite yet slightly jaded and apathetic but driven for success. 

Rhonda owned and operated the mothership of men’s prized identity as a “hipster.” Rhonda owned Mister Grooming and Goods. If you wanted to maintain that dandy hipster look and rock an Amish beehive looking beard or chimney sweep mustache a fellow dandy barkeep would notice and serve you first in a crowd that looks like the cast of Oliver meets early to mid 90’s MTV music videos back when MTV actually played Music on TV instead of reality shows, Mister was the place to go. Yes, Rhonda drove a Prius and Harry Dick a Ford F150. Harry Dick felt the surge Donald Trump was giving to all enforcement and moaned at the notion of NFL players taking-a-knee for the National Anthem and Rhonda calmly believed and stated that Donald J. Trump and his brainless zombie followers were missing the point! It’s about criminal justice reform not the flag, not the troops. 


“Is this the guy, Harry?” Rhonda said into her glass of East End Big Hop with a nod while asking. “Yes, that’s him,” Harry answered. “Yeah, he’s a client a Mister. Why him, Harry? Because he has a beard with oil in it, wears patchouli to mask the smell of grilled meats and has a pompadour with a sweet fade and a chain wallet? That’s reasonable suspicion?!” Rhonda thought Harry Dick was a total tool. And Harry Dick didn’t particularly like the strong minded independendt uppity queen of Hispterville. And though their fates were intertwined. “No, because his job here at Round Cantina is to butcher meat,” Harry curtly countered. "If the murders are not random and are connected and the work of a serial killer, it appears the killer knows a thing or two about the anatomy of mammals and how to slice and dice them so to speak for eating. Also the killer appears to be someone that has an interest in preserving the good parts for eating by the method of canning.” Harry Dick was penetrating the crowd with a steel glaze so intense it burned as bright as the bulbs in the mason jars hanging from the ceiling. 


"Who's Eating Harry Dick" _ a modern day crime caper _ prologue and chapter one

CopyRight 2017 by John Alan Conte, Jr. mystrawhat.com 


Monkey Suit by The UnderCover Hippy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFSwI6Wt3R8 

Downtown _ new October 2017 photo poem

#downtown these buildings talk to each other in the #language of #architecture communicating past info, present reality & tomorrow's #dreams




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“An Old Country Song” _ new October 2017 poem

"An Old Country Song" _ new October 2017 poem

Momma said get on your knees and pray
No time to waste, son, do it today
And if you survive another day
Go back to pray again on Sunday
Or devil's gonna get your soul for pay

For you escaped the 27 Club
And drowning at two in San Juan
At 18 from metal compaction, son,
Take action don't hesitate I tell you
Or demons will hand you a shot gun

Now's your time to show you're alive
If you stay away from home too long
- You won't make it 'til dawn -
With out any time to say goodbye

Down on your knees momma said
It's time to pray and bow your head
Be humble in the Lord's good grace
At the bottom you can't fall no more
For you landed at the devil's backdoor

Now's your time to show you're alive
If you stay away from home too long
- You won't make it 'til dawn -
With out any time to say goodbye

Written Sunday Morning
October 15, 2017
John Conte
mystrawhat.com


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

American Tapestry _ new Poem Fall 2017

American Tapestry _ new Poem Fall 2017




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Monday, October 2, 2017

"Spoil My Heart" _ new October 2017 poem / song



When you come back
This time next year
I'll be wearing a wedding ring
I'll be married in the spring
Yet you can still
Spoil my heart

If you cook
Like you fell off a turnip truck
Hey I'll still be in luck
The way you look
As long as you still
Spoil my heart

In the fall I'll be warm
When the tugboat blows its horn
Walking arm and arm with you
Hey world we got nothing to prove
Yet you can still
Spoil my heart

Sugar kisses
Upon my head
"I do" it was
That we had said
As long as you still
Spoil my heart

Turn your lamp down low
Throw the hour-glass away
We're snowed-in today
We got no place to go
Yet you can still
Spoil my heart

Sugar kisses
Simple sweet
If it's we
I'll take the devil's heat
As long as you still
Spoil my heart

If you're successful
Being the best you
On the verge of fame
Honey I'll be the same
As long as you still
Spoil my heart

(From the start
I knew it was you
The things you could do

You stole my heart
Only you in my view
There were only a few)

I used to walk aimlessly
Until you waved at me
And now I'm still here
And you're still my dear
As long as you still
Spoil my heart

Written October 2, 2017
By John Alan Conte
mystrawhat.com

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"For Charleston & Savannah" _ new September poem ---{@

"For Charleston & Savannah" _ new September poem ---{@

Etched in stone left alone 

Centuries old foundation 

Many trains have left the station

Ways we swayed & roamed

Memories are poetry

- John Conte 12th #day #september #2017 #CharlestonPlace #charlestonsc #southcarolina #savannah #georgia #atlanticocean #eastcoast #seaboard #portcity #hospitality #history #iloveyou #inspired #inspiration #travel #learning #writing #prayer #published #poetry 




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Saturday, September 9, 2017

"Pacific Son" My Guggenheim FamilyMuseum Quality Poem reviewed by BillGuggenheim

"Pacific Son" My @Guggenheim FamilyMuseum Quality Poem = reviewed by BillGuggenheim who's profiled in book TheGuggenheim's: An American Epic


- Bill Guggenheim is author of book "Hello from Heaven" - thankful & grateful back in late 90's he took time to review my poem "Pacific Son"



#guggenheim #guggenheimmuseum #original #poetry #nineties #review #shamanism #pacific #son #poem #poet #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #museum #whale #oregon #quality 




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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

me Awarded Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship

me #Awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship for tangible & significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding & friendly relations between peoples of the world!

Instrumental in sending hospital goods to those in need in Nicaragua; securing a $2,000.00 grant from #Pittsburgh #Downtown Rotary for @ohiovalleyhospital's School of Nursing + securing key accounts for OVH's Occupational Medicine Dept as the @pittsburghpg states -- laminated & presented by State Senator Wayne Fontana 2007 #rotary #paulharris #fellowship #nursing #school #grant #hospital #goods #nicaragua #people #inneed #betterment #assistance #understanding #peoples #ofthe #world #laminated #presented #by #state #senator




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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bob Weir's Gifts as Guitarist & Singer: Creatively Creating Space & Time


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My response to Bobby's (Bob Weir's) Facebook post = video of rehearsal for "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad" with Avett Brothers :

https://www.facebook.com/BobbyWeir/videos/1716649375015019/


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Fantastic! Wonderful rendition Bob Weir and I love how your guitar solo really showcases your genuine genius in voicing & phrasing playing creating space (what busy poets & musicians need keeping tight schedules with the public and all)! But I've also noticed you not only have the gift of creating space with your guitar playing but with your singing too -- it reminds me of how Thelonius Monk would play with time & space playing piano -- and not a lot of players can play along with that kind of play as a lot of players think every single measure has to be filled-up with notes (fast & hard). But, you, Bobby! "go, Bobby, go!" .... after a RatDog gig in Pittsburgh in Burgettstown, Pa where my buddies Rusted Root opened for you I caught a glimpse of you after your show in your dressing room and you were smoking a cigarette and there was the Elvis "gun slinger" Andy Warhol silver screen print canvas behind you = And that was one of the most memorable rock & roll moments in a pretty good life filled with pretty good moments that I will never ever forget! Thanks Bobby and #KeepOnKeepingOn



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Monday, September 4, 2017

"Good Vibes Only!!!" #goodvibes #only

"Good Vibes Only!!!" #goodvibes #only #positiveenergy #positivethinking #positivevibes #everyday #everydayeverywhere #namaste #magic




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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Crime Caper Idea Sketch: "Who Eats Harry DICKS"

Crime Caper - Idea for Short Story:

Title:
"Who Eats Harry DICKS"

-----Unique Turn Of Events---- 

Scene Locations - 
Mister Grooming & Goods - Lawrenceville 
Clearly Pilates
Starbucks 
Local neighborhood(S) - (including a cast of pretentious mom & dad & delusional kids with strong ideas of grandeur, fame & self importance)
La Prima Coffee 
Colangelo Bakery 
County Housing 
Local TV station(s)
Local Radio station(s)
Cable News Channel(S)
Safran's Grocery Store
DO IT BEST! 

The caper story is a subgenre of crimefiction. The typical caper story involves one or more crimes (especially thefts, swindles, or occasionally kidnappings) perpetrated by the main characters in full view of the reader.

-----Unique Turn Of Events---- 




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Crime Caper - Short Story: "Who Eats Harry DICKS"

Crime Caper - Idea for Short Story:

Title:
"Who Eats Harry DICKS"

-----Unique Turn Of Events---- 

Scene Locations - 
Mister Grooming & Goods - Lawrenceville 
Clearly Pilates
Starbucks 
Local neighborhood(S) - (including a cast of pretentious mom & dad & delusional kids with strong ideas of grandeur, fame & self importance)
La Prima Coffee 
Colangelo Bakery 
County Housing 
Local TV station(s)
Local Radio station(s)
Cable News Channel(S)
Safran's Grocery Store
DO IT BEST! 

The caper story is a subgenre of crimefiction. The typical caper story involves one or more crimes (especially thefts, swindles, or occasionally kidnappings) perpetrated by the main characters in full view of the reader.

-----Unique Turn Of Events---- 




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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hilton Head Audubon Society _ In Loving Memory Of

In-Loving Memory! Thanks for everything! I'll always remember!

"A Vibrant Awakening of Memories" my published book w/ nursing home residents


I've included a picture of the book cover that my employer Mother Teresa Hospice / Progressive Home Health has just published (literally 2 days ago it was completed) comprised of selected poems I wrote with local area nursing home residents from when I started doing the poetry workshops January 31, 2016 - December 2016 which also includes testimonials form residents, family members of residents & staff members at the facilities. 


- in my Pittsburgh Poetry Workshops I conduct around greater metropolitan #Pittsburgh for long term care nursing home residents where we read and write poetry together - I have used many triggers to engage + stimulate memory & new ideas including by referencing Stephen Foster, reading his bio & playing his music. I've also referenced the Chatter Box at the William Penn Hotel and how Count Basie was broadcasted live from there to the world and I've used his music as well as other hot & sweet big band music such as "The Old LampLighter" and "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." 




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Sunday, August 27, 2017

New August Poem _ The Dream Machine for 18+ _ August 2017

New August Poem _ The Dream Machine for 18+ _ August 2017

Old script ideas dripping in salacious controversy

Written with the impetuousness of youth

Tucked away in books for a rainy day - perception that's not reality - until the doors of perception are cleansed

In theme and on paper burnt away like a dream

Legally disposed of so no one can judge and scream

Now we can see how things really are - infinite in all directions

Written By: John Alan Conte, Jr.
August 27, 2017
mystrawhat.com
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Friday, August 25, 2017

#HurricaneRain Poem From 2005 Revisited 2017 #Christie _ original #newmediaart

#HurricaneRain written July 16, 2005 by me & published on September 26, 2005 on mystrawhat.com in e-book Every Day Media #Christie




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Thursday, August 24, 2017

True American Patriot iHeart + #1 Top40 Best of NewEdayMedia



#GreatAmerican #NewEdayMedia #Jornalist #HumanBeing #TruePatriot #iHeart Diana Falzone




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Long Time Sun song _ Kundalini Yoga -

"May the Long Time Sun
Shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light
Within you
Guide your way on
Guide your way on
Guide your way on" 
- Kundalini Yoga -
Long Time Sun song



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New Poem _ August 24, 2017 _ #Special #Original #Authentic

New Poem
No More Code Blues
No Mote 302's
We are so over you
We are so very true 
It's over so move on
We're moving forward 
We light of the Lord
8/24/17

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Poetry Workshop Next to Dad's Law Firm Today!

This is fantastic! Today after visiting my father's gravesite in Freedom, PA I now am about to conduct a Poetry Workshop at Conway Towers exactly right next to my father's law practice 






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Miss You Dad Still 3 Yrs Later Attny Conte WW2 Navy (grave pic + Prestigious Obituary)

Miss You Dad 8/17/17 Dad: Obituary: John A. Conte Prominent Beaver County lawyer consulted on Jack Ruby's Defense 

http://theneweverydaymedia.blogspot.com/2014/05/piece-in-pittsburghpostgazette-today-on.html?m=1




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Example of My Poetry Workshop #EverydayPoet $

Great time yesterday w/residents @ Joseph Edwards Apartments in Rochester! Enjoyed group & especially stand-up bass guitar player = Our Poem (1 poem of 2 poems in less than an hour) 

 #progressivehomehealth #poetryworkshops #engaging #stimulating #healthcare #passion #compassion #empathy #brainactivity #neuroscience #triggers #memories❤ #newideas #contributing #voices #everydaypeople #everyday #poet #amwriting #pmwriting #therapy #breakingthrough #poetryman




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The Mistrial

The Mistrial


Waves in the pool
Placated by lawyers
Warriors and all is cool
Still the poet needs
Love and affection
In the real sense
No heckling and mocking
No spitting and biting
No beaten purple
Not raped by half of
The county gone mad


Written 3:44 am
mystrawhat.com
& TheNewEverydayMedia
August 18, 2017


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Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Curse on D.C. ...

The Curse on D.C. ...


Dionysian devoted Gods may have put a curse on D.C. as the 100% natural way of defense of Dionysus non-participatory Vs ill wishers & doers

Dionysus came down from the mountains into Georgetown leaving the wild mountain nymphs - who then spied on him for his own goodness & caught

Caught those who looked like catalogue counterpoints of stalking the rugged looking beautiful radiant Dionysus with ill intent


P.S.


No one in D.C. bathtub bubble saw Donald J. Trump coming, huh?! ??? ...Who saw it

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

What's the BIGDeal?! (2) -Oppo media coverage- Biased media reporting

What's the BIGDeal?! (2)
Oppo media coverage- Biased media reporting 
We people watch either FoxNews go after H. & O. or MSNBC crucifying Trump & Co. = but nothing! And then out of the gate with all the horrific violence & opioid deaths & corruption and what's Jeff Sessions priority = crackdown on nonviolent marijuana users (e.g. DeadHeads)

NewMedia CurrentEventsPackage(2): What'sTheBIGdeal? ...
#currentevents #thebigdeal

Instead of waging a war on "all snakes" which is ecologically disastrous why not educate people on poisonous (dangerous & deadly) snakes Vs. garter snakes (non dangerous)?!?

NewMedia CurrentEventsPackage(2): What'sTheBIGdeal? ...
#currentevents #thebigdeal


DHS's Kelly joins Sessions in signaling a hard line on legalized marijuana


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer caused a stir in February when he implied that the Justice Department might begin to crack down on recreational marijuana use in states that have already legalized it, and seeming to connect it to the opioid crisis.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decried pot use and has advocated a crackdown. In a speech last month, Sessions said marijuana was only "slightly less awful" than heroin, and he declared at a Senate hearing last year that "good people don't smoke marijuana."
(If lynching was still a law = Jeff Sessions would defend enforcement of it by saying what he always says, "it's on the books - we're just enforcing what's law on the books!" --yet it defies Trump's cries to load his Administration with "the best & brightest" for We The People)



Seventy-one percent of voters say the government should not enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana use, according to a recent Quinnipiac University Poll. Fifty-nine percent support legalizing recreational marijuana, while 93 percent of Americans support the use 
However an elected congress and senate does nothing to stop this tax payer charade and change the Nixon agenda driven law "Pot as a Schedule One Drug" unlike Canada who actually governs for its people instead of supporting an economy on the backs of those who can't afford to win enough in the stock market to have attorneys fight for their rights 


What's the BIGDeal?! (2)
Oppo media coverage- Biased media reporting 
Either FoxNews is after H. & O. or MSNBC crucifying Trump & Co. = but nothing! And Sessions priority?


What's the BIGDeal?! (2)
Oppo media coverage- Biased media reporting 
NewMedia CurrentEventsPackage(2)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

NewMedia CurrentEventsPackage: What'sTheBIGdeal? ...

NewMedia CurrentEventsPackage: What'sTheBIGdeal? ...

Here are 2 things that Happened live on TV during media broadcasts ...  current events ... 
However how have they been reacted to in the ripple effect ???? 

In muted agony, tune out the noise, and then only look at the optics here ... the big picture without sound 

WARNING! There is no winner or loser. ..but one priority bigger than the other to focus on with a magnify glass, unlimited tax payer money and unlimited power (all which may be exposed in sunlight so chose carefully because your investigation and your intent behind your decision making may be on every front page of every newspaper in print & online)


Google the gist of these 2 current events that happened only within the past couple days.
(Reality check today is July 29, 2017):

1. Trump encourages police brutality 
2. Nicole Wallace admits smoking marijuana at Berkeley before working in WhiteHouse

What's the BIGdeal???

* Donald J. Trump is POTUS
** Nicole Wallace hosts an MSNBC new hot show DeadLine: WhiteHouse

NewMedia CurrentEventsPackage: What'sTheBIGdeal? ...

Copyright July 29, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Ghost of Richard Nixon _ new July poem 2017


The Ghost of Richard Nixon

There's a ghost at the White House residency 
Stumbling footsteps with hollow idol eyes
Does the presidency make the man or the man make the presidency 
What are we going to do with all these leaks and all these lies
What is it that makes the presidency so admired and yet so despised 
How are they going to remember me and judge me in history
The legacy of the presidency is at stake 
That's why the president is still awake 
He can't sleep
The ghost of Richard Nixon
Is again ready to meet
Meet and discuss
There's no rush 
The White House Club
The White House Club
Is forever 
My eyes still desire 
We need your help
The others conspire 
We must protect ourself
The presidency is at stake
Its's 3:30am in D.C.
The president is wide awake 
Talking to Richard Nixon

Written By John Alan Conte
July 21, 2017 3:30am



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Friday, June 30, 2017

"Sister Grace Marie" _ new June 2017 poem

"Sister Grace Marie" _ new June 2017 poem


Our library at Mt. Gallitzin Academy

Had a door of wood and glass

With a screen door too

The smell of the air with the class

When we sat on the outside chairs

Books containing great stories

People & places & their histories

School friends maybe I dared 

Learning the card catalogues 

A system I still use to this day

Gratefully organizing memories 


Written By: John Conte

mystrawhat.com 6/3017 #newpoetry #everyday #memories❤ #SisterGraceMarie #catholicschoolkids #friends #library #poet 




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Friday, June 23, 2017

Muted Sunlight _ new June poem 2017

"Muted Sunlight"


Muted sun at dawn

A bird chirping 

Diesel engine running 

Two sounds trying

Accents from hissing

Car tires and rain

Rolling by moving on

Inside the town

We walk around

Listening to sounds

Washing away the dirty

Remnants of a hurricane 

Who killed a 10 yr old 

In Alabama - Cindy

Lordy it was windy

In water muted sunlight 

Colored bulbs on display 

Inside a store window

Witness to misty rain

And outlines of hills

Clock tower in fog

Recalling he was once

A favored court jester to

The king until he died 

Then he realized he 

Was alone among spies

Feeling so alone and 

Looking for a home 

Every place he roamed 

The time was so real

Nothing sugar coated 

But a paid for trip

And the family seal 

Securing the deal

St. Stephen on stand by

In the garden with a rose

By the muted sun he goes


7:00 a.m. 

June 23, 2017

John Conte

mystrawhat.com

& TheNewEverydayMedia.com

#muted #sunlight #sun #rain #garden #rose #saintstephen #poet #newpoem #poetry #amwriting #writersofinstagram #goodvibes #instapoets #instabeauty #everyday #newmediaart #grateful




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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sausalito _ new June 2017 poem

To @DeannaMConte 

A June day

20yrs ago today

Standing in Saulsalito 

At the San Francisco Bay

Sure we had finally found

What we needed to know 

- Johnny mystrawhat.com

& TheNewEverydayMedia.com 

@visitcalifornia #sausalito #sanfrancisco #california #bayarea #sailing #boating #shiplife #twentyyearsandcounting #newpoetry #amwriting #instapoets #newmediaart #mountains #town #city #sea #lostlove #travel #lifestyle #directions




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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Self Realization" _ new poem June 2017

"Self Realization"

It's all right here in front of us
Don't need for us to guess
Everything is we and we are one
The journey is never done
#selfrealization
John Conte
mystrawhat.com
& TheNewEverydayMedia.com
June 19, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

We Need the Truth & Nothing But the Truth from Jeff Sessions: How Did We Get Here


Dear @SenKamalaHarris @SenAngusKing @SenatorBurr:
respectively please ask AG Sessions if other than term "snake" are  rattlers & garters the same?

A top level law enforcement position as AG Sessions holds to keep US citizens safe must require capacity to distinguish a rattler Vs garter!

Our safety relies on specific classification such as "poisonous" & "nonpoisonous" to protect & prevent people from illness, injury, death!

So, if given the awesome responsibility of protecting people from snakes that can make folks ill & die, why bother w/non-poisonous garters?!


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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Stop Denying Veterans Medical Marijuana: _ the real intent?

Dear House Republicans and Democrats (@HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats on Twitter):

Fact: 

1). a V.A. medical doctor can not even discuss medical marijuana as an option with veterans.

2). marijuana is considered illegal under federal law for allegedly  having no medical merits.

3). marijuana is proven to have medicinal properties that are beneficial to one's physical, mental and spiritual well being.

4). there have been 0 deaths from merely ingesting marijuana - as compared to heroin, opiods and alcohol

5). marijauna and medical marijuana is now currently legal at the state level in several states

6). herion and opiod deaths from overdose are out of control all over america and in every state in america

7). he U.S. population polled is in favor (well over 50% and well over 60%) of legalizing marijuana and, especially, medical marijuana

8). many veterans are prescribed an unnecessary and even dangerous amount of opioids by V.A. medical doctors

9). many veterans overdose every single day from opioids and heroin

10). Donald J. Trump now President of the United States of America and House Republicans and Democrats (@HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats on Twitter) have the power to propose that marijuana no longer be illegal under federal law

11). a garter snake is non aggressive and non-poisonous

12). a garter snake is a snake but it is classified properly as a non-poisonous snake

13).  rattle snake is aggressive and poisonous

14).  rattle snake is a snake and is classified properly as a poisonous (lethal and deadly) snake

15). If one cannot tell the difference between a garter snake and a rattle snake it could prove to be dangerous, unsafe and deadly -- resulting in death for that incompetent "naive" person and other people being led by that person. Moreover, if one believes garter snakes as dangerous as rattle snakes and wage a war on all snakes giving garter snakes the same "high priority value" and classification as rattle snakes, one is wasting valuable time and resources that could be allocated to the actual threat and real danger risking illness and death

16). Jeff Sessios and Chris Christie vehemently oppose marijuana

"marijuana is only slightly less awful than heroin" - A.G. Jeff Sessions

"good people don't use marijuana" - Jeff Sessions

"I thought the Ku Klux Klan were okay people until I realized they use marijuana" - Jeff Sessions

"crazy liberals are trying to poison our kids with medical marijuana" - Gov of N.J. Chris Christie

"I'm hearing great things about medical marijuana but I don't know about recreational marijuana. Private prisons are good." - Donald J. Trump

17).  in 2018 the Canadian Government will legalize marijuana in the country of Canada for citizens 18 years of age and older (Canada is a legitimate country and recognized as such around the world - including the USA)


Questions:

what's the intent behind this?

1). what's the incentives are there for Donald J. Trump now President of the United States of America and House Republicans and Democrats (@HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats on Twitter) to continue to keep marijuana a schedule one drug?


2). what allows for-profit-prisons to provide incentives for politicians and law enforcement to continue to keep marijuana as a schedule one drug under federal law classifying it with heroin (thus declaring  marijuana as deadly, as dangerous and as unsafe as heroin and other like opioids)?

3). why doesn't Donald J. Trump now President of the United States of America and House Republicans and Democrats (@HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats on Twitter) legalize it and quit deceiving the american public and taking away the rights of citizens who use marijuana wasting precious resources and tax payer dollars?!

Conclusion:

Almost all Republicans in the GOP @GOP hold misguided beliefs like Jeff Sessions and Gov Christie based on politics and not reality thus deliberately denying our veterans medical marijuana

Plan of Action. Simple Steps You Can Take to Change Things Like Law and Policy

Tweet at Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump President of the United States of America and House Republicans and Democrats @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats on Twitter and demand they stop denying our veterans medical marijuana immediately!





Sunday, June 4, 2017

"Life's Blood" _ a new song (lyrics) 5/4/17

"Life's Blood" _ a new song (lyrics) 5/4/17

I sing a song 
For when I fell in love
I sing a song
For when I made it through
I sing a song
For when I came home

And I pray
For an olive leaf & its dove
I pray 
For how I'm glad i met you
And I pray 
Any of us won't die alone 

How I sing
I sing it for me
Singing for you
I realize it can be
Listening to you
I now can see 
What's really true

take me 
To where the sun goes down
I'll take you
Where I like hanging around
We're gonna do
What doesn't bring us down

High above
The big picture 
Shows the way out
Yes my love
It was worth it
Yeah I have no doubt 

Yeah I have no doubt 
Now what it's all about
Yeah I have no doubt 
Now what it's all about
Yeah I have no doubt 
Now what it's all about
Yeah I have no doubt 
Now what it's all about

By John Conte
Written 5:35pm
Kitchen Door
June 3, 2017
*Genesis 8:11



Good wishes,
John

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

GOP Putting Politics Before VETERANS Care?! Here's the facts



Dear Pete Hegseth c/o F&Fweekend:

if @realDonaldTrump is in charge & VA head OK w/idea veterans smoking pot, WTF @jeffsessions @HouseGOP @SenateGOP 


Didn't our beloved @POTUS pledge 110% loyalty to the Vets to do best innovative cutting edge treatment & services for them?! #opioidcrisis


VA head seems chill with the idea of veterans smoking pot (but GOP will not update antiquated Schedule One law for marijuana because of profits from prohibition) https://news.vice.com/story/va-head-seems-chill-with-the-idea-of-veterans-smoking-pot




Good wishes,
John

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Conservative Incompetence Classification Scandal: HUGE Mistake


Conservative Incompetence Classification Scandal: HUGE Mistake

No matter Republican or Democrat! Ask the question, is a gardener snake "slightly less awful" than a rattlesnake? (Then if earnestly trying to eradicate deaths from poisonous rattle snakes why you go into the gardener snake killing business classifying them the same when one is clearly non-poisonous & a non-threat?)

In summation, if one is earnestly trying to eradicate poisonous snakes, why would one waste resources eradicating non-poisonous snakes?! Why

Call your congressman! Jeff Sessions is inadequately inept to serve & protect the people from the real dangers based in reality & not politics and Congress is turning a blind eye!
"Stop wasting our hard earned resources funded by tax payer dollars on non-threats!"

Conservatives rule the House, Senate, Executive Branch & Judiciary so Washington DC can
Fix this classification scandal:)

Poisonous Snakes And Non-Poisonous Snakes Must Be Different And Not The Same Classification 

(You would think our elected leaders and government officials, lawyers, judges from middle America and the south could distinguish the difference in Classification when it comes to a poisonous snake like a rattlesnake Vs. a non poisonous snake like a common garter snake when it comes to the real threats & dangers of each)




Good wishes,
John

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Red Flag: Jeff Sessions' Trump Admin Reality

Red Flag: Jeff Sessions' Trump Admin Reality 

No matter Republican or Democrat! Ask the question, is a gardener snake "slightly less awful" than a rattlesnake? (Then if earnestly trying to eradicate deaths from poisonous rattle snakes why you go into the gardener snake killing business classifying them the same when one is clearly non-poisonous & a non-threat?)

In summation, if one is earnestly trying to eradicate poisonous snakes, why would one waste resources eradicating non-poisonous snakes?! Why

Call your congressman! Jeff Sessions is inadequately inept to serve & protect the people from the real dangers based in reality & not politics! 
"Stop wasting our hard earned resources funded by tax payer dollars on non-threats!"




Good wishes,
John

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Who Are We, Anyway?

1 of My Fave Artworks & Museum Collection:

16th century wool, silk, silver & gold threads my fave piece: Joseph, Mary & BabyJesus, donkey #arthistory #Frick #personalday #feedmysoul