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It’s not about me…it’s about her!

This entire gofundme campaign was not something she asked me to do. It was entirely my idea. Why would I do such a thing without asking? The answer is quite simple…really!

My wife suffered a stroke less than 2 yrs. ago. While it is debatable whether the stroke was caused by her working a lot of overtime at the time or just something meant to happen. It is still a fact! This entire situation has her stressed to the max and who could blame her. In losing her job, she lost all income AND all hopes of having any kind of retirement outside of poverty. All benefits are gone! All ability to pay bills is gone. All hope is gone!

This is not something anyone deserves, especially someone who has worked their ass off for more than 30+ yrs. to provide for her family. Whatever problems occurred, she arose to the challenge, and made sure everything was taken care of, no matter how many hours of work it required. She gave her lifeblood to being responsible.

Furthermore, she is just a downright good person. EVERYONE and I do actually mean everyone who has met her always speaks about how “nice” my wife is. Frankly, it sometimes makes me sick. But it does beg the question, do truly good people deserve to be punished, for doing nothing, but being good to others?

I don’t believe so and I doubt you do either. However, if we do not get some help, she is going to continue stressing over this, until she is hospitalized or dead. This I cannot just sit idly by and watch. The Gofundme campaign was to help avoid this altogether.

You can believe me when I say this, my wife most certainly would rather have a job, than have me ask total strangers for money. She has been looking every single night, hours upon hours, until she litterly falls asleep at the kitchen table in her searches. She does not want to lose our home, go bankrupt, or live on the streets.

Sadly all 3 of those thing are likely to happen without help. I understand and get that some people can’t or won’t help for whatever reason, however, anyone can share this. The power is within your grasp. This campaign is not just about her though. It is also about YOU. What kind of person are you? Would you turn your back on an old lady who was crying in the street or would you offer some kind of assistance? Only you know the answer to this question! If you choose to ignore this cry for help, then you most certainly need to take a look in the mirror, and live with what you see.

I have done my part. I have created this campaign and when to vast lengths to get the word out and offer everyone an opportunity, to either be a good and caring person, or to be an uncaring jerk. The choice is yours!

As a final note, I have never created any of the music, writings, and photographs because I desired money. Sure, that was a side benefit, but it was not my main goal. I have always sought, first and foremost, to enrich peoples lives with my words and actions. I did not post all the funny pics and jokes here to gain anything. I can look in the mirror this night knowing, I have given much and received very little in return. Can you say the same?

If you wish to contribute to the gofundme campaign, just go to this link-http://tw.gofund.me/fight-against-cooperate-america&pc=tw_co_share_m&rcid=r01-149978880781-8dfa28a6b2d64103

If you can’t contribute, for whatever reason, please at least share the link with anyone and everyone. I don’t want you to have to look in the mirror and not like what you see. Believe me, I have been there and would not wish that on anyone. Furthermore, I don’t want to lose my wife because cooperate American decided to throw her away. Please help in one way or another. The goal is set for one year’s salary. I would not ask for anything more than is actually needed. Thank you for your time and my God or whatever higher power you believe in, bless your life for helping!

JB

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I need a break…

And not the kind of break that require’s McDonalds. I have a tendency, I will admit, to let things get to me. It takes awhile but does happen. I suppose that is not abnormal. We all have emotions and sometimes the best way to control them is simply to remove whatever is causing this issue. In this case, it is social media sites.

I am pretty certain I am not the only person to grow tired of the vast amount of stupidity we all see on a daily basis at some of these sites. However, I just let things build and build, until I burst. Probably not a good thing but every human has their own way of dealing with things. Since I do not have to tolerate the issues like I used to when I had kids, I can now just remove from my little world, whatever becomes a burden.

So that is what I shall be doing, in a way. I won’t be visiting any social media websites and I cannot honestly say when I will be back. I will say that even though I will be avoiding social media, that does not mean there won’t be any posts. I can and will make use of the extra time I gain, by creating more digital art. I will be posting those up to my photography and art website, and I will be auto-posting from that same website. I will also probably find that I have the time to spend a little more time at my blogs.

So even though you will not see me posting directly from the social media websites, you will see my posts on the sites.

Maybe someday I will return…

Axe(JB)

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I have come to realize…

That everything I do will never matter. Soon I will die and be forgotten in less than a second. I have finally figured out why nobody wants to support me on any website. It is simple. I am the worst person on the planet. I am worse than even Adolf Hitler. I must be. Don’t believe me?

Why then on every single website, do I follow people back only to have them unfollow me? How come on every site I like and share other people’s posts, but they don’t do the same for me? Why do people only like posts of mine when they are looking for a new follower to unfollow? How much does my photos and digital art suck, that after 158 uploads of diverse photography, not a single sale has happened? How come after all this work I am still losing more followers than I gain every single day?

Apparently, my silence most of the time is offensive. I go out of my way to be nice to people and it seems they go out of their way to avoid, ignore, lie, or abuse me. I absolutely must be the worst person to ever exist.

No worries, I won’t be around much longer. I am old and in bad health. Surely, I will pass soon enough. You will have to find someone else to kick around. Don’t be surprised if I stop liking, sharing, posting, or interacting in all ways possible. EVERYONE has a point where they have had enough. I believe I have found mine.

My life will never matter and if I don’t matter with all my talent, then most certainly none of you will either. Truth…

AXE(The worst person to ever live)

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My Photos are”Too Artsy” for stock…

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(Looks like WordPress has deemed it wrong to show pictures full size anymore…Geez!)

Apparently, in my quest for the best possible picture, I outgrew the stock photo industry. According to one stock agency, the featured photo above is not high quality enough because it is only 4.2 mb in size. Furthermore, it is out of focus. Lastly, it is over manipulated.

Yes, I will agree that the above picture is not from a DSLR. It is from a Nikon P510 which is no crappy camera, by any means. It was $450.00 when I bought it and takes pretty awesome pics. It is a 16MP camera that is, by no means or way, a phone camera. The file size certainly is not too small.

Of course, the out of focus BS is purely crap.The only thing out of focus in this photo is the background, which happens with every GOOD camera when shooting macro. To state this as a reason for rejection is just beyond stupid.

Lastly, over manipulated? WTF is wrong with people now-a-days? I changed the photo to black and white, and added back in a selective amount of color. If that is over-manipulation, then I might as well throw in the towel, because this is one of my least manipulated photos.

Because they rejected this photo, they rejected 3 others that were with it. That is just pure laziness, and a sign that these stock agencies have too much stock, if they are turning down photos like this. This is original, detailed, and artistic. Apparently, that is not what they want.

I have uploaded the full size picture (4608 x 3456 px) so you can see for yourself what you cannot get from a stock agency.

I am sorry, I refuse to compromise quality to sell photos for next to nothing. I want to give clients quality, interesting photos. Not something lame, boring, and of low quality.

It saddens me to see that true art is unappreciated anymore.

Axe(JB)

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Wealthy homes with Awesome Christmas lights!!!

I completely took these pictures for unselfish reasons. I was going to share them on my social media websites, because I thought it would be a thoughtful and nice thing to do. How can trying to share the Christmas spirit with others ever be seen as anything but kind?

However, it is Christmas time, so let’s not bother with ethics, morals, or other such non-issues and let just focus on the good things, like these photos. I will admit that night photography is not my strength. But, I believe my first attempt at it was not bad. 80% of the pictures turned out clear and it would have been 100% if I have not bothered trying the handheld night scene mode on my DSLR camera.

These pictures that were taken were of award winning wealthy homes in my area. I never do anything half-ass. So sit back, enjoy the pictures and thanks for visiting!!!

Axe

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