Old Man With a Sign

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I made a sign that says, "Trump, that boy don't act right." That's where the story begins...

Mission: RESIST! PERSIST!

02/11/2020
Mystical India

Here's the drum guy I mentioned the other day. He's got a personable young assistant who I really like. Good folks.

A dedicated craftsmen making a dholak (Indian drum)
#craftsmen #dholak #dholakmaking #indiandrum

I still remember the Facebook friend I had who said Trump would be out of office by September in 2017. She didn't have a...
02/11/2020

I still remember the Facebook friend I had who said Trump would be out of office by September in 2017. She didn't have a clue.
I hope you do.
Just posting on Facebook is not resisting!

Tailored shirt model #2.Kathy is also a massage therapist and from Maine. She attended Sal's last Intensive and is atten...
02/11/2020

Tailored shirt model #2.
Kathy is also a massage therapist and from Maine. She attended Sal's last Intensive and is attending the next one that starts in a couple of days.
She likes her privacy a lot but if you catch her in a people mood, she's a blast. I wasn't a fan when I first met her but I like her a lot now.
This photograph makes her look like she is pondering the existence of man but she's really into full goofball mode. What a woman!

Since I had such a positive response to my first tailored shirt photograph, I'm going to show the rest of them to you. B...
02/11/2020

Since I had such a positive response to my first tailored shirt photograph, I'm going to show the rest of them to you. But, and I know you'll like this, I will not be modeling them. Different friends and people I've met here will do that for me.
Victoria is my first model. I met her at a cafe close to my apartment. She's German, a massage therapist and her teacher is Karl Renz. I heard Karl speak at the first Science and Nonduality Conference held out of the USA just south of Amsterdam.
It was the funniest talk I've ever heard a non-dual teacher give. He kept saying there's nothing you can do to wake up and there was a woman in the audience who wanted The Map to enlightenment and he didn't have one. Over and over she kept wanting him to answer her questions and he kept saying that, basically you're screwed, because there's nothing you can do.
The video of that talk has been lost and Victoria says Karl still talks about it with his students. I hope to get with him sometime to tell him I was there.

Proud to say I know the author of this well written article from 2016. His wife stood with me and The Sign the very firs...
02/10/2020
The Fringe Theology That Could End Religious Freedom

Proud to say I know the author of this well written article from 2016. His wife stood with me and The Sign the very first day we showed up at an intersection in SW Fort Worth.
It's time for us to realize that having a culturally approved superstition as a major developer of character is not a good excuse for getting our vote. Why not just look at who he/she is and how they handle themselves in speech and actions and let that be enough? It's time we see all religions as superstitions and quit thinking it qualifies anyone for some kind of moral superiority.
I'm good friends with both believers and nonbelievers and I can't see one speck of difference in their character. I do wish my Christian believer friends weren't superstitious but hey, nobody's perfect. And I'm sure they have some valid wishes about me.

Dominion theology explicitly rejects the United States' venerable separation of church and state, and Texas' top politicians like it that way.

02/09/2020

THE TIRUVANNAMALAI BLUES

He went to Tiru to find a guru.
He went to Tiru to find a guru.
He got to Tiru and found he don't need a guru.

She went to Tiru to get some shakti.
She went to Tiru to get some shakti.
She got to Tiru and found she don't need no
shakti.

(The bridge with slide guitar and wailing harmonica )

They went to Tiru to find bliss.
They went to Tiru to find bliss.
They got to Tiru and found they don't need no
bliss, Just This.

Just this, just this, just this, just this, just this.
Just this, just this, just this, just this, just this.
They got to Tiru and found...Just This!!

02/08/2020

A short video of what I've been writing about.

Another photo taken right now. Just had a man stop and shake my hand as he asked me to speak to his friend on his phone....
02/08/2020

Another photo taken right now. Just had a man stop and shake my hand as he asked me to speak to his friend on his phone. There are loud speakers along the road that just came on with a repetitious meditative chant.
I find myself getting emotional about all this energy and devotion. I'm sitting on a street divider and there's a small temple right across from me where some people go and pay homage on their way around Arunachala.
Wish you were here to experience this. It's really something!

The full moon has the main roads around Arunachala Hill almost packed with people right now. They walk around clock wise...
02/08/2020

The full moon has the main roads around Arunachala Hill almost packed with people right now. They walk around clock wise with bare feet. A lot of people leave their shoes in large stacks as you see here. in fact, some stacks are higher than you see here.
It's a very exciting time. Hell, I'm excited and I'm just watching.
Buses fill a big lot close to where I live because people come from all over to participate in this holy event.

PRAY FOR ME!I may have to join Tailored Shirts Anonymous. You saw the first one. Here it is again. I have 4 more at the ...
02/07/2020

PRAY FOR ME!
I may have to join Tailored Shirts Anonymous. You saw the first one. Here it is again. I have 4 more at the tailor's right now and just bought material for 2 more.
At least I've detoxed from $17.25 organic cotton shirts and now back to $5.60 regular cotton shirts. When I return to Fort Worth, I be struttin' Indian style!
,🙏🙏🙏

There are people here who have an openness, vulnerability, and passion for life that just blows me away. Here are two of...
02/06/2020

There are people here who have an openness, vulnerability, and passion for life that just blows me away. Here are two of those people.
Robin is the younger lady and also a yoga student of Diane, the lady in the other photograph.
Diane has already left Tiruvannamalai and Robin is leaving tomorrow. I'm glad we happened to connect one last time before she leaves. Everytime we would cross paths, she would just beam and I would feel like the most important person in the world to her. And I probably was...to her in that moment. That's probably how she is with everybody but you feel it's just you. I'll say the L word here. Her love is transcendent. Same with Diane.
Maybe I'll get lucky when I'm on the road with The Sign in North Carolina and see them again at one of Diane's yoga retreats. Who knows?
I'm not in charge of my life. Example: Who would have thought I would be in India now? Not me!!
Appreciate ya'll,

$1,000 raised so far. Any amount is appreciated. And if you're wondering how I paid to get to India. A man in Columbia, ...
02/05/2020
OLD MAN WITH A SIGN RETURNS organized by Gale McCray

$1,000 raised so far. Any amount is appreciated. And if you're wondering how I paid to get to India. A man in Columbia, South America gave me $1,000 to help me get here. He is a quadriplegic and said to me that he can't go so he wanted to help me and tell him my experiences attending Intensives put on by Salvadore Poe. I will always be grateful for his financial help. Just like I will be for yours as we stand up to Trump and his supporters.

Gale McCray OLD MAN WITH A SIGN RETURNS First off, all of the contributions to this will be used to say "NO!" to Trump and what he stands for. This is my way

02/05/2020

This is Chris/Kris who is from Germany but presently lives in Australia. A Trump button on my cap caught her eye. She was a sweetheart to let me walk with her to the Ramana Ashram on Arunachala Mtn.
This is the view of downtown Tiruvannamalai.

02/05/2020

I'm not going to do it because...well, I'm just not going to do it.
But this is one of those days where I want to say to every Trump supporter I meet in person and on Facebook...GO F**K YOURSELF!!!
Thanks for reading. I feel better now. 🙏

02/05/2020

This action by Trump wins the OLD MAN WITH A SIGN Crazy Sh*t Award.

Trump just awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh during the SOTU.

Here are some of Rush’s past statements...

“Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”

“The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.”

“We need segregated buses… This is Obama’s America.”

“So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”

“Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.”

“Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?” (while holding up a photograph of 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton on his 1993 television show)

“They’re out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes.” (on women who protest against sexual harassment).

“Let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do — let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work.”

“Some people are self-starters, and some people are born lazy. Some people are born victims. Some people are just born to be slaves. Some people are born to put up with somebody else making every decision for them.”

“Holocaust? Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinos — what’s to complain about?”

“Citizen service is a repudiation of the principles upon which our country was based. We are all here for ourselves.”

You have every good reason to despise these men and what they stand for. Don’t let ANYONE shame you for your anger.

02/05/2020

HELP!
Buying these tailored shirts here in India at such a low cost just got me to thinking. I'm returning in 17 days so...what other necessities can I buy here that I can take back with me to Fort Worth? I can't think of anything at the moment.
I don't want to return to Texas and then realize I could have saved a lot more money while I'm here.
I'm open to your suggestions.
Thanks.
Oh, and here's a short educational video on how the people in Tiruvannamalai do funerals.

Unite or Lose the Republic
02/04/2020
Unite or Lose the Republic

Unite or Lose the Republic

It pains me greatly to say this, but it is very likely that unless we see the greatest political mobilization in U.S. history, Trump will win the United States Presidency again this year. The Repub…

Watching the Super Bowl on a Monday morning in Tiruvannamalai, India.Technology is a beautiful thing!Next...the Great Am...
02/03/2020

Watching the Super Bowl on a Monday morning in Tiruvannamalai, India.
Technology is a beautiful thing!

Next...the Great American Pastime...BASEBALL!
Oh...and doing what I can to get that goofy SOB out of the White House!

Another old white man, my friend Sam Mcmichael, raising his fist against Trump.

Bet you've never had a chicken sitting at the table behind you while dining out with friends.
02/02/2020

Bet you've never had a chicken sitting at the table behind you while dining out with friends.

New shirt I just had made by a tailor 5 minutes from my apartment. My hands are in pockets that I like having. I got a l...
02/02/2020

New shirt I just had made by a tailor 5 minutes from my apartment. My hands are in pockets that I like having. I got a little carried away with the color so I'll get milder with more shirts I'm having made.
FYI, total cost 500 Rupees. That's about $7.00 USA.

Today's lunch buddies. Michelle, Ben, Marcel, and yours truly.  Ben is going to see if his neighbor is watching the Supe...
02/01/2020

Today's lunch buddies. Michelle, Ben, Marcel, and yours truly. Ben is going to see if his neighbor is watching the Super Bowl. If so, he'll ask if I can watch it with him. A man's gotta have his violence. Game starts at 5:00 AM here.
I videoed this temple on my walk to Sal's. You cannot even imagine how many temples are in Tiruvannamalai. Everything from the huge one downtown to the unbelievably tiny ones scattered all over the city.

When they called this news is what played a big role in getting us here. Nobody ever said democracy was going to be hand...
02/01/2020

When they called this news is what played a big role in getting us here.
Nobody ever said democracy was going to be handed to us. But I sure as hell never thought it would be taken from us by people who call themselves Christians. #oldmanwithasign

Four here but I saw one with 2 kids and dad with mom holding their baby. You gotta do whatcha gotta do.I just sent the o...
01/31/2020

Four here but I saw one with 2 kids and dad with mom holding their baby. You gotta do whatcha gotta do.
I just sent the other photograph to Grant Peeples because I'm wearing his t-shirt which I got in a trade for one of mine. He's a very talented singer, songwriter, and poet.
Attended a short open meeting by Sal at his place. So simple, honest, and straight forward.
Then went with some friends to a cafe for drinks that could only be found by a true explorer. Thanks Will.
On to ice cream/pizza place but I didn't indulge. Was there yesterday.
Next, dentist appointment and then slow walk through downtown on my way home. Returning tomorrow for continued teeth upgrade.
The lady in (I just realized this is probably boring reading but, WTH!) the floor below me is doing my laundry for a reasonable fee. If I was rich, I would put her straight A daughter who wants to be a doctor through medical school. I just decided...I'll talk to the female dentist to see if there are financial opportunities for poor but smart students who want to be doctors. I'm open to any other suggestions. She has an 11-year old brother and her mother is a single parent.
Gotta go and focus on my spaghetti with vegetables here at Karl's Cafe.
Thanks to all you folks who contacted your Senators. Damn, we live in crazy times!!!

This is Suresh and his new coffee bar in front of his home where he lives with his mother. They live on the small road r...
01/30/2020

This is Suresh and his new coffee bar in front of his home where he lives with his mother. They live on the small road right behind Ramana Ashram. His feet are deformed and he can't walk but his motorbike with 3 wheels in the back gets him around. Sometimes I put gasoline in it and he serves as my transportation.
I was invited to attend his Puja ceremony today to bless his new business. They do this ceremony for a lot of things, new car, new house, etc.
I'm presently just chilling waiting for Ben to pick me up to go on the other side of town to a pizza/ice cream shop.
That's all I can come up with at the moment.
❤🙏❤

01/29/2020

This video was taken in the big temple in downtown Tiruvannamalai. There are temples of all sizes scattered throughout the city.
I'm in between Intensives so I've been walking downtown just to take in the people and sights.
I bought a twin size cloth mattress today because the one in my room is almost nonexistent. It cost less than $7.00 and it's worth that to me.
The electricity for Tiruvannamalai came back on about an hour ago. They turn it off one day a month to make repairs. A lot of businesses have generators for that very reason.
My buddy is opening a coffee/chai place at his home right behind the Ramana Ashram. He just dropped by to ask me to be there tomorrow morning at 10:00.
I'm returning to my apartment now to watch an Amazon Prime movie on this phone.
Almost forgot, just had a short visit with a shaman who's vacationing here. Definitely an interesting place.

Take care,
OMWaS

01/28/2020

I missed videoing the first 1/3 of these policemen driving in downtown Tiruvannamalai. Gotta remember to keep my phone ready.
Took cloth to a tailor close to my apartment to have a shirt made. He's patching a pair of jeans also.
FYI, My apartment is just off Perumpakkam Rd. Lots of houses and apartments available for rent around here.
Pretty sure I'm going to rent a bicycle soon. I like walking but some minor foot problems are showing up. No big deal. My cough is almost nonexistent and that's a good thing. You know how it is...old people talking about their health.
Been keeping up with the Senate a little. Looks like everyone is staying in character.
Gotta finish off this breakfast and hit the road.
Take care.

Farewell lunch for this Intensive. One more February 13-23. Then I'm headed home.
01/26/2020

Farewell lunch for this Intensive. One more February 13-23. Then I'm headed home.

01/26/2020

HEADLESS RIDING.
I was wearing my Trump t-shirt when a guy from Bangalore started talking to me. He asked if I was in Tiruvannamalai for Ramana. I told him no. He then asked if I was here for Mooji. Again, no. He asked if I was on vacation. Nope...again.
I told him I was here for an American teacher who lives here. And right before I started to tell him who it is, an empty cart with a driver pulled by this bovine showed up on the street and I already knew I wanted to ride on one and here I am. All I had to do is ask the driver if I could hop on.. Remember folks, ask for what you want. You may get it.
Yesterday, I started writing a song about Tiruvannamalai called The Tiru Blues.

01/24/2020

Funeral procession. I missed videoing the fireworks that went off in front of me right before I turned this on.

01/24/2020

Appointment with doctor today but, when I go there, they said he's not coming in. Glad I don't have a major health problem. (Repeat after me.) Oh well, it's India.

I'm going to tell you about me because I know I am not special and there is someone reading this who is living life the ...
01/24/2020

I'm going to tell you about me because I know I am not special and there is someone reading this who is living life the very same way I've lived it.
Depression comes in many forms. My depression comes in thoughts and feelings and I start saying to myself...I don't want this. I hate this. I have to change this....etc. I WANT IT TO GO!
It was happening today during one of our sessions with Sal. I knew my old ways didn't work so I stayed open to what he was saying.
I don't have time or inclination to write what I now know so I'll cut to the chase.
MOST PEOPLE, DEPRESSED OR NOT, DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
And now for some photographs of small local temples that have nothing to do with what I just wrote.
❤🙏❤

01/24/2020

I have the best Facebook Friends.
The following is a cut and past of a post by a Universalist Unitarian pastor I met in Austin.

Today in "Crafting a meaningful, relevant worship service in 2020":

Classically trained Music Director, planning the musical interlude that follows the sermon, inquires about the tone at the end of the sermon.

Me: sends her a link to Dead Kennedys' "Nazi Punks F*** Off"

#KeepFightingFascism

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A comrade!
I heard about you today after I met this lovely young lady in Fort Worth holding this glorious sign. You’ve got a new follower. #fightthegoodfight
Help! I'm not finding the information for tomorrow morning. Can you tag me on the post?
Maybe we need to fight fire with fire. Wonder what our good buddies in the Soviet Union and other areas would charge us to elect an "anyone but Trump" candidate.
August is coming fast, folks. You know what *that* means! Our elected representatives will be home, ready to welcome our visits with open doors and open arms! I just checked out where my congressman's office is. Might have to have myself a little sit in. Maybe invite people who have signs ;)
Back when you visited us in north Tulsa. At that time I didn’t know we had the Apache connection!
By WB.
Friend of yours? 😊
Saw this and thought of you! God Bless and Merry Christmas!
I kid you not, Zappa could work with this..."I'm a multidimentional Lucefarian advanced being."
She got a kick out of The Sign when I walked by her in DC this year. She knows. She'd just finished speaking at a rally in front of the Capitol.