Saturday, July 30, 2016


Some songs make me smile. Some songs make me sad.
Songs can transport you back to certain times in your life. Jill Scott's debut song  'Gettin in the way' takes me back to when I lived in Silver Spring Maryland and worked in the District of Columbia (DC). 9 11  was terribly tragic and it effected lots of people worse than it had effected me. I can't complain too much. The company I worked for, consulted with businesses housed in the World Trade Center, and when that tragedy occurred, my company folded and I became unemployed. It took me years to find a job, and it ended up being outside of the east coast where I found work.  For years, listening to Jill Scott's first cd always made me sad and homesick. This song by Musiq Soulchild called 'Just friends' as well. It's only recently that I've been able to listen to this song and not long for the days I lived in Maryland. I live in the state of Oregon. Maryland, DC, Wisconsin, and New York ( all places I've lived and worked) is everything that Oregon is not, and that's the sad part.

Friday, July 29, 2016

FULL: Performance Sheila E + Family - Democratic National Convention

Don't just boo

'Don't Boo.  Vote.'

-President Barack H. Obama

I'm doing both. 

Will you?

True dat

"I'm Michael Jordan, and I'm here with Hillary. I said that because I know that Donald Trump couldn't tell the difference."
--Kareem Abdul Jabbar

FULL: Khizr Khan son was 1 of 14 American Muslims who died serving - Dem...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at DNC 2016

Reverend William Barber at DNC 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A History of Love.

Take a chance. Love. Have your heart broken. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Have your heart broken. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Be dumped because of a misunderstanding. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Walk in on her in bed with one of your friends. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Find out she’s still in love with her ex who used to beat her ass regularly. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Find out she’s the one who stole your credit cards and ran up huge bills. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Find out she’s now a Muslim and she can’t marry you. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Find out her gay best friend is actually a straight guy she’s having sex with when you’re not around. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Find out there’s a warrant for her arrest. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Find out she’s married.  Repeat.
Take a chance. Love.  Find out that every one of your friends have had her before you. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Have your heart broken. Repeat.
Take a chance. Love. Have your heart broken. Repeat.
Take a chance.
Stand up
Get up

and one day,
one day...
one day...
one day...
one day... 
one day...
one day...
one day...
one day... 


                             and be loved in return.



Yesterday's New Quintet - Superstition

My passion

My current situation affords me the opportunity to do more baking than usual, and people who know my current situation have been placing orders. I love money, so it's a win win for me.

        Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Maple-Glazed Bacon Biscuits
Avocado Chocolate Chip 

Champagne, Blueberries, and a splash of Lemoncello

 Courtesy, A Cake Supreme, LLC

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Watch President Barack Obama Full Speech At The DNC 2016

Regarding Charity

I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: "What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me."
--Joseph Addison 

Joseph Addison had the right idea. I wish the entire world shared this same sentiment. In the end, I believe it's the only way. 

The Way Of Love; 1 Corinthians 13, king james version

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Only those who care about you can hear you when you're quiet.


When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
--Erma Bombeck 

Only those

Only those who care about you can hear you when you're quiet.

My Philosophy

Step 1:

Let people do what they need to do to make them happy and mind your own business,

 and do what you need to do to make you happy.

The End.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Cory Booker during DNC 2016 (Full speech)

She said that.

When they go low, we go high.

--First Lady, Michelle Obama

The definition of a classy woman.  I will miss seeing her and The President when they have to leave at the end of this term.

The First Lady Michelle Obama’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic Nat...

Note to self- You are God's Masterpiece.

God thought of you long before you were born, before a single brush stroke of your life took place. You may not be able to see what He is creating on the canvas of your destiny, but trust Him! His plans are for your good!


HANDS UP, THEY SHOT: Caretaker of Autistic Man Blasted By Incompetent North Miami Cop

I often hear the words "they wouldn't have gotten shot if they just listened to what cops tell them to do."

I present Exhibit A to that bullshit.


Madhouse - MADHOUSE 8 ((ONE-EIGHT))

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Me myself I

I was born by myself and I will die by myself,  and during this journey through this thing called life, I just wished I could predict the future so that I wouldn't waste my time with so many fair weather friends, so many people who say the right things but never follow those words with actions, friends I don't hear from unless I call them.
I'm venting. I'm feeling kind of down. Sorry

That Melanin tho

Friday, July 22, 2016

That Melanin tho

My Destiny

Once I realized that I had the keys to unlock the chains that

  • bound me, 
  • limited my growth, 
  • and tried to sabotage my future,

 I was unstoppable.

Monday, July 18, 2016


I only give my opinion when it's absolutely necessary. If it doesn't matter and if it results in a debate or argument, I keep my mouth closed.

A c G

My initials, currently, are A D C , which stand for Alieux Darnell Casey, but since my surname at birth was not Casey, but George,  within the last couple years I've had a hypenated last name- Casey-George. 

I've often said that if I ever get married and have kids, my wife's and children's last name will not be Casey-George. It will be George ( assuming my wife would want to change her last name).

Lately I've been thinking about getting rid of Casey altogether, since I'm not a casey by blood.  And removing darnell as well. I have never used darnell on anything, in my 50+ years. 

just a thought.


The Journey

An image can portray a thousand or so words. However, images only represent a fraction of the knowledge. Another fraction of the knowledge is embedded in words, which requires reading to consume. Another facet of knowledge is the unpublished experiences and wisdom of individuals and groups among us. This knowledge requires social interactions. To complete the knowledge journey one must also be able to learn from ones own successes and failures. 

My journey continues ... 


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Note to self

Accept all invitations to do a new thing. Dare not limit yourself. Move toward your wildest dream, take the labels off your mind, and step boldly into your greatness.

We all have the power to do great things here on earth the only one stopping you is YOU


An Eliott Moment

 And I will show you something different from either your shadow at morning striding behind you or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
--T S Elliot

Saturday, July 9, 2016


My career comes second to the journey. I’ll tell you the truth; I am scared as hell, but I couldn’t be more excited for whatever comes next.
You only have one life.

I'm paying attention to whatever God is planning for me. 

His timing 
 is perfect, and I know I'll be happy. 

Sharon Leal - I Won't Say

Friday, July 8, 2016

God is so good.

So, while at my boss' desk thursday, editing a database, he didn't realize that he had a notepad faced up. While he was talking about the database and fixing some departmental errors, I was reading the notepad. It had the name of our HR person, and there was a checklist, basically of things to do when firing someone ( from collecting their ID and letting them know they'll have their insurance through the end of July,  etc). When he asked me to retrieve a file, I returned to his desk minutes later and the notepad was gone. I mentioned it later to friends in the department, and on Friday morning, someone made a copy of the note and left it on my keyboard.
God is a good God. I'm convinced He wanted me to be aware of what my boss's plans were, and when he was going to carry it out. I mean, who leaves instructions on when to fire someone on their desk for the one they intend to fire, to see? I knew from the note that he was going to fire me before our Tuesday staff meeting at 11.  And when I saw we were scheduled to meet at 10, I was prepared. I even came in the office on Sunday and removed all my personal belongings. And when they said they had to let me go, I showed them a copy of their instructions. They were shocked and asked how I got it. 
I have to admit, I'm both relieved and scared at the same time. The God I have served my entire life will not leave me hanging; I know this. He did not bring me this far to leave me. 
I might take this opportunity to do what makes me happy. It may not make me rich, but as long as I can pay my rent and utilities and keep a pantry and fridge full of food, I'd be happy.  While looking for work, I will focus on my baking business, do more writing and get things published and maybe finally try to get in to architecture or culinary school. 

Loyle Carner - Florence [Ft. Kwes] (Official Video)