Random Thoughts – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:26:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://i1.wp.com/silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cropped-sb-logo.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Random Thoughts – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net 32 32 SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Random Thoughts – SilencioBarnes SilencioBarnes - Writer, Poet, Lyricist, Philosopher Random Thoughts – SilencioBarnes https://silenciobarnes.net/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/ TV-G 100525399 Realizing You Are a Poet https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-poetry/realizing-you-are-a-poet/ https://silenciobarnes.net/writing/writing-poetry/realizing-you-are-a-poet/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:00:47 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5154 People often tell me they cannot write poetry. They say they do not know how. They say they do not think that way…whatever “that way” is. These people are wrong. If you think you cannot write poetry, here is proof you definitely can. Poetry Is Not What You Think It Is Poetry isn’t one thing. There’s a dictionary definition, of course, but that doesn’t encompass all of what poetry is. The definition of poetry is also a prime candidate for subjective or personal interpretation. For example, my definition of poetry goes something like this: Poetry is condensed language Think about […]

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The You Inside of You – the Dream Within a Dream https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/the-you-inside-of-you-the-dream-within-a-dream/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/the-you-inside-of-you-the-dream-within-a-dream/#respond Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:45:22 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5660 People are like those nested Russian dolls. You never really lose the things you were, as you get older. You just kind of add a new shell on top of them. That kid you were, that bold or shy teenager, that wild early twenty-something…that stuff is all still there. You just have to open that top layer and look deeper. You ever have a dream within a dream? I have. Sometimes I have dreams within dreams within dreams. Sometimes you go too deep into the layers and get lost. Because those old yous aren’t the same as the current you. […]

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Fuck Yo Feelings https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/fuck-yo-feelings/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/fuck-yo-feelings/#respond Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:30:02 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.net/?p=5276 The desire to want another person to hurt is wrong, and yet, it’s sometimes hard to fight it. I want to moonwalk all over your feelings. Then grab my crotch, do a spin, and walk away from you. Posted by Silencio Barnes on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 But really, sometimes you do want to hurt people. Maybe you don’t want to do it physically, but you certainly want them to know pain. This is especially true if you feel that other person has hurt you in the same way. This is an unhealthy desire. It’s best to avoid it. Move […]

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Only Sheep Need a Shepherd https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/only-sheep-need-a-shepherd/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/only-sheep-need-a-shepherd/#respond Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:53:58 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=3356 Only Sheep Need a Shepherd #Quotes "Only Sheep need a shepherd!" — SilencioBarnes (@SilencioBarnes) June 2, 2009 #Quotes “Only Sheep need a shepherd!” — SilencioBarnes (@SilencioBarnes) June 2, 2009 But…is guidance so bad?  I wouldn’t mind a shepherd that guided me and mines in a good direction. At the same time, I’d still like to have room to do my own thing, or break free from the flock if I so choose. Without fear of reprisal that is. Additionally, sheep don’t NEED a shepherd. They were getting along fine before we started herding them. That goes for most animals. There’s […]

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Popular Gay Rap Songs Are On the Horizon https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/popular-gay-rap-songs-horizon/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/popular-gay-rap-songs-horizon/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:25:26 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=5038 There’s always been a stigma attached to gay people in the hip-hop community. But the times, they are a-changin. With people becoming more and more relaxed with the idea of gay people in our midst (mind you, they’ve ALWAYS been there), we’re seeing more of them come out. Sports figures are talking about it, musicians are talking about it, celebrities have been talking about it. But what about the rappers? There’s always been rumors of gay rappers. In fact, almost every rapper that’s achieved any kind of success, has been accused of homosexuality. But what about the future? Given the […]

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Should I just post raw thoughts? https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/just-post-raw-thoughts/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/just-post-raw-thoughts/#respond Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:27:14 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=5031 Had a conversation on Facebook about how I’ve posted whole essays there, but haven’t posted anything to my blog. The person who I was talking to, Niels, suggested that I just add text here and worry about all the background processes later. To consider them as editing, but let the raw text stand.   So, I’ll make an effort to do that, since this blog hasn’t gotten much love from me in quite a while. I keep planning all this stuff for it…and then I get lazy. I never know what to put here. So I guess I’ll just start […]

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Everything Influences Everything https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/everything-influences-everything/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/everything-influences-everything/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2012 03:23:30 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2434 Everything influences everything. The whole of humanity is just an echo of the past. If not that, then not this. We are all alive because others lived first. We hate because others hated. We love because others loved and gave it a name. We speak because others spoke. We are, because others were. Your genes look good on you despite the fact that thousands and thousands of people wore them before you. There is nothing new under the sun. We build on what came before. We assume we came up with something new, never knowing the seed of that idea […]

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Don't Smoke Crack! https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/dont-smoke-crack/ https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/dont-smoke-crack/#respond Mon, 09 Apr 2012 05:31:31 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2764 When the air is smoky and the liver dies from drowning   I sit and I think about life Pausing the world, to weep   Crack epidemic – Wikipedia The American crack epidemic was a surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. This resulted in a number of social consequences, such as increasing crime and violence in American inner city neighborhoods, as well as a resulting backlash in the form of tough on crime policies. — Here is an unedited and explicit view into the mind of […]

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The American crack epidemic was a surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. This resulted in a number of social consequences, such as increasing crime and violence in American inner city neighborhoods, as well as a resulting backlash in the form of tough on crime policies.


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On Words and Actions https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/on-words-and-actions/ https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/on-words-and-actions/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:19:46 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=2607 This is just a quick recording I did on my phone. I wanted to create a test post but couldn’t think of  anything. So tonight, while at work on a cigarette break I recorded this little thing about words and actions. It’s completely off the cuff and may even seem a bit incoherent. I was just rambling. I like the subject though and may revisit this theme in the future with something a bit more cohesive 🙂 Since I recorded it on a phone and I’m at work, I couldn’t really clean it up. I downloaded a free copy of […]

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What I’m talking about in the audio is the difference between words and actions. About how we tend to see the words as actions and not the real actions themselves. In fact, there’s a lot I’d like to say on the subject. Maybe I’ll get back to this sooner than later.
 

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Matters Large and Small https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/matters-large-and-small/ https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/matters-large-and-small/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2010 18:32:12 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1990 Matters Large and Small – recorded on my phone – Just some random (incoherent?) thoughts on life, the universe and everything…cuz…sometimes I wonder 😉 It’s at 48,000khz – forgot to downsample it to 44,100khz – hopefully it’ll still work for ya if you download it.

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Matters Large and Small – recorded on my phone – Just some random (incoherent?) thoughts on life, the universe and everything…cuz…sometimes I wonder 😉
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Sometimes I Wonder https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/somtimes-i-wonder/ https://silenciobarnes.net/audio-blog/somtimes-i-wonder/#comments Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:09:37 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1977 Sometimes I Wonder – recorded on my phone – mono – but I hear mono doesn’t play well with some mp3 and flash players… Listen to more Audio Blogs by Silencio Barnes Read more Random Thoughts of Silencio Barnes

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Unity https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/unity/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/unity/#respond Wed, 15 Sep 2010 23:30:11 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1966 Imagine All The People Seriously. Let us imagine, for just a minute, that we were a species. A race. The human race Let us imagine that with this recognition, we are no longer other things No longer colors, and no longer preferences or sexual orientations No longer this club or that activity. This party or that affiliation Yes. Let us pretend that we are all people. One race. The human race Well, what do you suppose would be possible then? Imagine if we pooled our collective knowledge. Scientists, theorists, creators and artists all across the world Sharing information and ideas […]

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Seeking Something Greater https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/seeking-something-greater/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/seeking-something-greater/#respond Wed, 15 Sep 2010 20:25:17 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1962 Peeking around corners, looking through old things Knowing that something better, greater, is there and it’s meant to be found Finding not what one is looking for, but what has always been there Hidden and waiting for the right set of senses to sense Going here and going there, looking for new things Thinking the new will bring that old thing back Knowing that something better, greater, is out there Waiting to be found, patiently Thinking those thoughts, examining the inside Hoping that within may be found that…something That clue or key or epiphany that leads to something greater That […]

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Reaching For the Light Switch in the Dark and Not Being Able to Find It https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/reaching-for-the-light-switch-in-the-dark-and-not-being-able-to-find-it/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/reaching-for-the-light-switch-in-the-dark-and-not-being-able-to-find-it/#respond Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:53:32 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1771 Have you ever woke in the night and it’s pitch black You get up, maybe to go to the bathroom or to go to the kitchen And you reach to flick on the hall or bathroom light …but it’s not there You swipe your hand up and down the wall And for a split second, you think that maybe, just maybe it’s disappeared You may panic a little, because after all, it’s dark And you can’t find the light But, eventually you do. Maybe you were aiming too high or too low Or in the darkness, you were just reaching […]

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Abortion, Why is it Such a Big Deal? Pro-choice, Pro-life, but What About Pro-Freedom? https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/abortion-why-is-it-such-a-big-deal-pro-choice-pro-life-but-what-about-pro-freedom/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/abortion-why-is-it-such-a-big-deal-pro-choice-pro-life-but-what-about-pro-freedom/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:48:21 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1432 Update 05/29/2010 – Here is a blog post on mincing the term “pro-life” – it’s written by Joshua Holland and touches on one of the subjects that I write about here. I link to it here because he puts it much better than I can 😛 Abortion, Why is it Such a Big Deal? Abortion. A loaded topic if ever there was such a thing. I don’t particularly know about the rest of the world, but people here in the U.S. go completely apeshit over the topic of abortion. I mean, there has been horrific violence tied to the subject, […]

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On Thought and Nothingness https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/on-thought-and-nothingness/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/on-thought-and-nothingness/#comments Sun, 07 Mar 2010 00:40:51 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1340 On Nothingness: It is What it Is Life is full of contradiction and inconsistency. But life is just life; it’s the human mind and the collective conscious that adds so much complexity to something that is so simple. Consider this: We live and we die. That’s it. Everything else in between is just so much nothing when compared to these greater truths. As they are wont to say in some places, “it is what it is.” It cannot be more, it cannot be less, it just is. When considered that way, the basic foundations of all things in existence can be […]

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What is Freedom and Why Don’t We Have it? https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/what-is-freedom-and-why-dont-we-have-it/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/what-is-freedom-and-why-dont-we-have-it/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:32:50 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1298 What exactly is freedom? The United States has always been a country where both the word and the idea have been a little…malleable. But even if you don’t know fully what it means or is, you damn sure know that what little of it you have is slowly slipping away from you. But is the greater good a good excuse? The Problem With the Idea of Freedom in the U.S. The problem with freedom – the idea of freedom – is that no one wants it. That is to say, no one wants to put in the work necessary to […]

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Asking for Help https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/asking-for-help/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/asking-for-help/#comments Sun, 22 Nov 2009 00:08:50 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=1153 Today, my horoscope had this to say: You should find that people are more than willing to step up and help you in almost any way you need them to — but of course you’ve got to swallow your pride and ask directly first! I’m not an avid follower of all things astrological or anything like that, but this really caught my attention. It’s something that I’ve dealt with for a long time: my absolute refusal to ask for help. I Ask For Help…Sometimes Yes, I ask for help for small and insignificant things, but I have a lot of […]

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Skippy Snack Bar Commercial With the Elephants https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/skippy-snack-bar-commercial-with-the-elephants/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/skippy-snack-bar-commercial-with-the-elephants/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2009 01:53:02 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=959 Have You Seen the Skippy Snack Bar Commercial With the Elephants? I have no idea how people didn’t like this commercial…I mean, really…It’s SKIPPY! That’s what’s in the jar, the very same Skippy, that’s what’s in the bar! Honestly, I thought they caught a legitimate reggae vibe with this one. The song has been stuck in my head for years now. To this day I randomly up and start singing it. See for yourself. skippy A horde of hungry elephants scarfing down Skippy Snack Bars while enjoying a reggae concert during Spring Break. You can’t beat that. 😉 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xeg4p_skippy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM6dFRN-5TU […]

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Idea For A New Twitter App https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/idea-for-a-new-twitter-app/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/idea-for-a-new-twitter-app/#comments Sat, 08 Aug 2009 23:41:11 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=251 The Original Posts: “wondering if anybody thinks it’s feasible to prune their tweets or to re-post older tweets that new followers probably never seen?” http://twitter.com/silenciobarnes/status/3173520788 posted by @SilencioBarnes “Re @SilencioBarnes statuses/3173520788 – IMO better idea is to write spider that uses API to harvest *all* your tweets, buildIntoDB, cluster” http://twitter.com/CalRobert/status/3190714241 posted by @CalRobert I think the idea of using a spider to harvest an individual person’s tweets is excellent – maybe such a thing could be implemented in conjunction with the Twitter API to build an application that can be used to harvest your tweets, search and edit them, delete […]

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Who Should Make the First Move? https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/in-response-to-a-facebook-wall-post/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/in-response-to-a-facebook-wall-post/#respond Sat, 25 Jul 2009 19:20:25 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/?p=215 This is a response to a question asked by a friend on FaceBook “Ladies, if you like a guy do you make the first move or wait until he moves on you?” Me: Don’t wait too long – that’s a mistake that women seem to make a lot – some dudes just won’t take that first step until YOU let him know that you’re feeling him some sort of way – that’s why I like bold women – just put it out there in the air ya know, and let him make a decision from there. However, someone else said something that […]

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I Am Not My Hair https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/i-am-not-my-hair/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/i-am-not-my-hair/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2009 21:01:10 +0000 http://blog.silenciobarnes.com/07062009/i-am-not-my-hair-p/ I was thinking about my hair. I have very nappy, kinky, unruly hair. There isn’t much I can do with it but have it braided or cut off. Personally, I don’t mind either option, but currently, I would rather have it than cut it. However, many people, especially women, presume to make that decision for me. They usually tell me to cut it. These are their arguments for cutting my hair: It will make me look more pleasing to the eye – It will make me look more professional – a low-cut or shaved head is a sign of maturity […]

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Prostitution (female) https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/prostitution-female/ https://silenciobarnes.net/random-thoughts/prostitution-female/#comments Tue, 08 May 2007 19:28:00 +0000 http://silenciobarnes.com/05/08/2007/prostitution-female/ Throughout the world, and even throughout history, prostitution has been many different things to different people. I specify female prostitution here only because the connotation of the word more readily implies women. But much of what I write here applies to men as well. A Time and Place for Prostitution There have been times, and places, where forms of prostitution were (are) a somewhat dignified profession. Places where a prostitute was akin to a modern-day movie star. Times when prostitution was a sacred, almost religious act. It’s not called the world’s oldest profession for nothing. Most people today only know […]

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