Twitter "banners" and "borders"

June 29, 2019

There is this guy on Linked-in named Jon (I have never met him so I do not know if he is real or artificial) who always is posting "innovations" that get a lot of responses and loads of “views”. Yesterday the innovation Jon posted was a series of moving blocks that position themselves underneath the feet so that a human being who is trying to take steps, always lands on one of these blocks. The text said that artificial intelligence "helps" this person who is taking steps, but as you watch, you realize that the person is not going anywhere… and is remaining stationary.

This reminds me of a scientific study years ago of a baby who was cared for by individuals who did not communicate with the baby or hold it or give it love. The baby was given food and liquids and a safe environment but it was kept devoid of human love or affection. The baby did not survive in spite of all the "nourishment" and “safety” physically provided.

Safety and a perfect world is what Truman got in his FAKE world as well. And in the Truman show, Truman did everything he could to escape a world which was artificial. The artificial world is tidy, but real humans are messy. Babies need to have parents who love and encourage and touch and people who are going places do not just want to take steps they want to make progress. Artificial "intelligence" that supplies food without Love, devoid of emotion, or steps without progress, cannot sustain our human race.

This brings me to our president and people just like him who are controversial, intelligent, sarcastic and

well "messy". In a recent news article, Twitter is going to flag his tweets that they consider to be against their policies. I had a twitter account as well..it was flagged as well. It was flagged because I posted myself singing songs... so according to twitter... my account is too "controversial" to be allowed to exist. That "communication" from me which is real, honest, is "messy" because the platform has not made arrangements for artists to get paid when snippets of their songs get played by twitter members. It was something I was doing for ten years...and to 12,000 followers...many of whom were "verified". But the need to communicate with REAL PEOPLE is another one of those "needs" that human beings have...very similar to the baby that needs to be held and touched and loved.

I wonder if those tweets that I made over the years where I was constantly asking for help and getting no response, were tweets going to a non existent base of "artificial intelligent" or fake people...people who were NOT REAL, who provided the "space for me to step” without making any progress just like the AI blocks or squares Jon posted on his account yesterday. I wonder if this square space website of mine is also going to get choked out by Google? It is not a store front with goods on display. It would be HUMAN to think that with SO many followers on twitter, SOMEONE out there could see what I saw and feel what I felt and that what I felt mattered? If Twitter is like YouTube and other platforms that plan to "choke" messy videos and controversial videos by putting them in a place where they get no audience, they will not have to worry about people using their platforms any more. Because FOLLOWERS is not what human beings desire. COMMUNICATION that helps people to solve problems, and provides honest information, is what gives people...REAL PEOPLE...what they need. God also provides that…and harmony with ourselves, when we do not get real people to interact with us, is a gift from God because ultimately God makes sure we get what we need…that is what Paradise is.

If an account is fake, for the purpose of marketing or for the purpose of preventing communication between our different communities, I feel THAT account is what does damage to REAL communication. NOT REAL PEOPLE WHO ARE MESSY. I am grateful for our messy but REAL president. I am grateful for a real family so that I can HELP THEM, LOVE THEM and touch them with my kind words and good intentions. A ban over our president is like saying that what he speaks is "dangerous". No...making our society think that people who do not agree with us are dangerous is what is actually what is hazardous to the longevity of the human race. I wish the president would sing a song that he did not create, so that the "offenses" that our legal system call "illegal" can be put into perspective. Our HUMANITY is not offensive. Our LACK OF HUMANITY is what is offensive. Our families provide us that real environment that nurtures us…and after that our neighbors and our communities, our states and our country. We are allowed to interact with each other in the real world, and when we do so with integrity we do not get punished, we get workable solutions. What is our intention towards others, is what we can evaluate in our own conscience and give what we can to help provide solutions. People are very generous. But we cannot force other people to give, we can just remind them of the golden rule…and Giving has to come from the heart. If twitter does not want to give me a platform, or if they want to pretend our president is dangerous, they can make that choice. They have borders just like our country has borders..and we must honor their borders correct? I will still get what I need, because I trust God and because God gives us all a REAL FAMILY we can love and cherish and respond to. That is in fact what we are asked to do…to love our neighbor as ourselves. And we have the choice to do so and when we love our families and give them what they need, WE benefit. Just MY REAL opinion.

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Like the Wind

I watched The Truman Show last night. I watched it because I believed it was a great example of what I have been experiencing in my own life. But instead of letting it get me sad or down...I decided to try to take an analytical approach. I thought about the media in the movie as the Wind..and the lesson my dad tried to teach me about things that seem to be invisible..or untouchable.

He had asked me to "Paint the wind" and I had argued with him that it was not a fun thing to paint because you "cannot see the wind". My dad just smiled...you can see evidence of the wind can't you he asked me. Sometimes, even though I was just in the mood to have fun and play or paint, my dad would always challenge me to take a step into the deep, and think about what he was asking me to do.

Trying to see God in my life, sort of feels like trying to "paint the wind". I believe in God, and I believe he is taking care of things in my life for me, but I do not want to have to "search for evidence" that he exists. It always seems that bad things are obvious and that God is hidden somewhere, like the wind.

But the wind CAN be painted and it DOES exist. There are many ways we can find evidence of God in our lives. And we can see what trust in God can do for people in desperate situations. I remember reading about a girl who was able to lift a car off of her dad to save him. I believe God helped her do that. When I call on God to help me, I always feel his presence. It is constant, and comforting and reliable and effective. With that confidence inspired by God, I feel like I do not have to run away from evil and I also do not have to challenge it... I can call on God to show me how to be the warrior. David called on God to help him with Goliath. I believe that privacy invasion and unauthorized data collection is a modern day Goliath. And words, my simple truthful words, can be the stones that cause this modern day Goliath to fall. One with God is a majority.

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artificial "intelligence" ...my ten commandments for it

The ten commandments of artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence must always defer to human beings and help preserve human life..do no harm

Artificial intelligence must not in any way foster dismissiveness or disrespect or disreguard for human beings, their humanity, their creativity or their usefullness...it shall have a minimum of one day of the week that it is inactive in order for humans to be able to assess its compliance.

Artificial intelligence must keep active available records of its purpose, its date of origin and dates of service, hardware and software and passwords required to program it or update it.

Artificial intelligence shall operate in small groups locally, and shall be regulated and implementated ONLY on a small scale to benefit small communities, and shall not implement a global network with global powers.

Artificial intelligence shall not simulate romantic or physical sexual relationships with human beings.

Artificial intelligence shall not be considered an expert witness in a court of law...it shall not collect data without permission of the individual whose data is being collected. It shall require documentation from every business, enterprise or corporation or individual trying to access data that verifies that valid, informed up to date permissions are in possession.

Artificial intelligence shall not be treated as a simulation of a perfect world...and will not replicate human beings or consider itself the same as human beings. A machine may be able to organize human beings efficiently but can never organize them with humanity, compassion or regard for individual rights...therefore it shall not be considered as a tool for managing the lives of human beings.

Artificial intelligence shall not acquire financial wealth.

Artificial intelligence shall not acquire resources, particularly those that are necessary for human existence.

Artificial intelligence shall not alter facts...or take credit for data that it did not originate.

The mirror is not real...people are real

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Its all about Freedom isn't it?

Freedom is a human state of being isn’t it. Artificial intelligence cannot experience freedom. People, unlike computers, cannot be programmed or driven to express beauty and health. We cannot express someone else’s body of work in the real world, our body of work is the result of our own choices.
But unlike a computer, you have the Freedom to SEE yourself as a reflection or mirror of the perfect person God created you to be. When you look in the mirror, I bet you want to SEE that perfect person who belongs to YOU as an individual...that ray of sunshine, that happy face. The beauty, honesty and integrity, balance and symmetry that you were made to exhibit and demonstrate with your life, you want to see right now, reflected in the mirror…you want to SEE that reflection which originates with your own behavior...your own unique choices.

Guess what… you have to "let it go" first. Those things that do not belong to you, you have to let those things go. The good news is that you have the freedom to let go of everything that is not yours. You have the freedom to let go of things like cellulite, obesity, addiction, disease and poor health...those are examples of things that do not belong to you. What belongs to you and what does not...its an easy thing to recognize.

There appears to be an opioid epidemic, an unnatural reliance on pharmaceuticals as well as other drugs, smoking and alcohol, and you have to freedom to keep shooting yourself full of various drugs or you can CHOOSE, to let go of those addictions that distort your beautiful reflection in the mirror.

If life is like a race, you have the freedom to drive someone else's beautiful, FAST, perfect race-car..for a while, someone who DOES make the right choices, but at the finish line, you surely must realize that you will have to get out of that car, because it is not your car and it never was your car...you will not win anything real with someone else's car...you will never even get to the finish line. Do not wait for the end of the race to exercise your freedom of choice... it is time to let go NOW of everything that never belonged to you ....

Letting go is easy because what we have, each of us within ourselves, is the ability to express beauty, goodness and strength that is Ours and is uniquely individual. Melissa, Houston personal trainer, will help you realize the fact of harmonious being in your own reflection, and uncover any weakness that tries to filter distort or hijack your pure image. Fitness beauty and health is a daily choice, and a daily walk. a daily prayer. Choose Life, expect to find that good and you will realize your fitness goals sooner than you thought.

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Hello I am Melissa and I'm a personal trainer who can help you get in much better shape than you are in right now….I really can! I am also a journalist and an author.

I have had many people ask me how I managed to stay in shape after having five kids and they assume that it's because it's my job. Nope, that is not how I do it. I workout regularly, and fitness for me is a daily routine.. I love my time for fitness and I can help you love it and benefit from it as well. I try to drink lots of water, get enough sleep, stay calm and look for the good, and I rely mostly on prayer for healing of body and spirit.

That peace of mind that comes from knowing that personal health is not left up to chance but is cultivated, makes it a valuable commodity.

I am a one gal show here in Houston, and my all encompassing personal training includes cooking, menu planning and family dynamics that can contribute to faster success. Good health is like a small flower, ts value should not be taken for granted.

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Her first rodeo

June 18 2019

Have you ever been to a real live rodeo?

Where the cowboys do roping, and the cowgirls do barrel racing and the crowds roar with anticipation to see how long someone will stay on the bull?

The Houston Livestock show and Rodeo happens here every year. It is packed with visitors who come to see the beautiful animals who have been lovingly cared for and who hope to win the grand prize.

They enjoy the fair atmosphere and the singing talent that happens at the end of the show but for me personally, I really enjoy watching the rodeo. Perhaps it is because I am an athlete and I love seeing what dedication, skill and perseverance at a sport can do for the participants who with good nature, compete for the winnings. These rodeo participants are athletes as well...guys and girls, moms and dads who spend their lives on ranches or farms, herding the cattle and roping the strays, doing a job that is remote, but requires skill athleticism and quick reactions.

These athletes become bonded with their horse because they are a team. They must be able to tell the horse which way to go and the horse must be able to sense danger, respond immediately and provide speed, agility and athleticism when needed, just like the rider. Each could not do the job necessary without the other. The fact that only one is making the decisions does not diminish the role of the other. One CHOOSES to be in the rodeo, but the other has been trained to be in the rodeo. The bond that develops between horses and riders is rivaled by none and the riders depend on their own specific horses to get the job done. I love watching this played out in the rodeo. Watching the horses, the paints, the mustangs and the appaloosas gallop across the arena, with ropes flying as the cowboys are in full pursuit of the cattle, up in the stirrups, hat firmly planted on their heads, leaning towards the target as if their whole life depends upon it. In the life of a cowboy, they actually DO put their lives at risk for the protection of the herd because roping and bareback riding are dangerous activities.

Those who win, have earned the win...sometimes at great personal cost.

I wondered as I thought about the rodeo, what would happen if some horse who "it was their first rodeo" so to speak, who had never worked cattle and had never had a rider, or some rider who had never even been on a ranch, participated in the Houston livestock show and rodeo and won?? What if this novice team beat every experienced rider by a furlong!!! That would be of lasting memory for sure, a worthy event to see or witness.

What if the way that the rider beat everyone else was because the horse was so swift, so responsive, so bonded to its rider, that it was unquestioningly devoted, loyal, obedient? Wouldn’t that be so beautiful to see?

I wondered, would there be some who would say the rodeo suddenly was less valid because those with more skill were spanked this time and lost instead of winning? I doubt it. Would the rodeo be any less difficult or any less meaningful? I doubt it. The athleticism required, and the time required to create that type of bond would be an inspiration to everyone, in my opinion..not something to be hidden or apologized for. What I look for when I look for greatness, is not just the individual working alone that brings talent to the rodeo, I look for the teamwork, that supercedes the ordinary, the dedication to perfection even when no one is watching, the tolerance of loneliness out on the range in desolate dry desert ranges, and the ability to deal with the pain from falling or getting injured on the job. That is the life of a cowboy and horse must not only handle but rise above.

After a such a win at the rodeo, I doubt if the rider of such a horse would take away the horses winnings and say that because the horse was a novice, or prevent it from getting recognition for the hard work it had provided to its rider. I doubt if the Houston Livestock show and Rodeo would be embarrassed, pretend it never happened or fail to document and celebrate the novice team. That is just not what they would do here in America.

And in the same breath I doubt if the rider would be denied the winnings either. Those gifts of athleticism, dedication and skill, even coming from a rank novice are rewarded, not punished, not diminished. And the horses are loved and cared for and have provided a wonderful service to the rider who uses the skills and the winnings to help support their families and future cowboy children. It is a beautiful thing to understand and to support...even though not very many people today have the career of riding horses or herding cattle for a living. It is dusty, dirty, but beautiful world, and full of rippling muscles and action, bravery and precision, all in one day on the ranch or if you are lucky, at the rodeo.

One of the last event at the rodeo is always the calf scramble...the youth of the area are allowed to try to catch a baby calf and get it back into the ring and in doing so, they win the calf for a year to care for and enter it the following year in the livestock show. The kids do indeed scramble to go chase the calves, and the entertainment comes when they try to get the calf back into the circle, pulling them by the halter that they bring. There was never more doubt to the quote that "you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make them drink" because with these baby cattle, who are quite young and innocent of the rodeo, THEY DO NOT WANT TO BE LED ANYWHERE. they resist with their entire body weight. The teenagers pull and pull but so do the calves…and we know who generally has more weight when it comes to stubbornness. It requires great patience and most times a different strategy than just brute force pulling, to get the baby into the ring. I applaud the ingenuity of the participants who creatively get the babies to run towards the prize, who understand the innocence of the baby and help it avoid showing how stubborn and effective at resisting moving a baby calf can be.

In the same way, fitness is like a daily rodeo of sorts...a person can sit on the grandstands and watch or read all about how to get in shape and how exciting and rewarding it can be or they can climb in the saddle. It takes a lot of work to understand how to speak to a horse so it feels like it is part of a team, but I am willing to bet it is always worth it...just like it takes practice to ”speak to” or fine tune and tone your own body, but the results can be astounding. If your "body" is your horse, so to speak, it MAKES SENSE to get that body on the same team with you. Houston Personal trainer Melissa can help you do this….You do not want injuries or health problems that arise from inactivity, poor nutrition or neglect for your “horse” or yourself. A valued horse gets the best attention it could want, and that makes for a winning team.

I hope if you ever get to Houston, if you do not live here, you get a chance to put on some real western boots, grab a hat, and step inside the extremely athletic world of the cowboy and his horse. You will remember it forever…and you might even learn something about life, love, and the true sport of the game.

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It's all about freedom...

Its all about Freedom isn't it?

Freedom is a human state of being isn’t it. Artificial intelligence cannot experience freedom. People, unlike computers, cannot be programmed or driven to express beauty and health. We cannot express someone else’s body of work in the real world, our body of work is the result of our own choices.
But unlike a computer, you have the Freedom to SEE yourself as a reflection or mirror of the perfect person God created you to be. When you look in the mirror, I bet you want to SEE that perfect person who belongs to YOU as an individual...that ray of sunshine, that happy face. The beauty, honesty and integrity, balance and symmetry that you were made to exhibit and demonstrate with your life, you want to see right now, reflected in the mirror…you want to SEE that reflection which originates with your own behavior...your own unique choices.

Guess what… you have to "let it go" first. Those things that do not belong to you, you have to let those things go. The good news is that you have the freedom to let go of everything that is not yours. You have the freedom to let go of things like cellulite, obesity, addiction, disease and poor health...those are examples of things that do not belong to you. What belongs to you and what does not...its an easy thing to recognize.

There appears to be an opioid epidemic, an unnatural reliance on pharmaceuticals as well as other drugs, smoking and alcohol, and you have to freedom to keep shooting yourself full of various drugs or you can CHOOSE, to let go of those addictions that distort your beautiful reflection in the mirror.

If life is like a race, you have the freedom to drive someone else's beautiful, FAST, perfect race-car..for a while, someone who DOES make the right choices, but at the finish line, you surely must realize that you will have to get out of that car, because it is not your car and it never was your car...you will not win anything real with someone else's car...you will never even get to the finish line. Do not wait for the end of the race to exercise your freedom of choice... it is time to let go NOW of everything that never belonged to you ....

Letting go is easy because what we have, each of us within ourselves, is the ability to express beauty, goodness and strength that is Ours and is uniquely individual. Melissa, Houston personal trainer, will help you realize the fact of harmonious being in your own reflection, and uncover any weakness that tries to filter distort or hijack your pure image. Fitness beauty and health is a daily choice, and a daily walk. a daily prayer. Choose Life, expect to find that good and you will realize your fitness goals sooner than you thought.

houston_workout.jpg

So you want to get in shape?

Hello I am Melissa and I'm a personal trainer who can help you get in much better shape than you are in right now….I really can! I am also a journalist and an author.

I have had many people ask me how I managed to stay in shape after having five kids and they assume that it's because it's my job. Nope, that is not how I do it. I workout regularly, and fitness for me is a daily routine.. I love my time for fitness and I can help you love it and benefit from it as well. I try to drink lots of water, get enough sleep, stay calm and look for the good, and I rely mostly on prayer for healing of body and spirit.

That peace of mind that comes from knowing that personal health is not left up to chance but is cultivated, makes it a valuable commodity.

I am a one gal show here in Houston, and my all encompassing personal training includes cooking, menu planning and family dynamics that can contribute to faster success. Good health is like a small flower, ts value should not be taken for granted.

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