A Place To Lay Your Head

A Place To Lay Your Head

Commentary by TLB Contributing Writer: Ken LaRive

I can tell you from experience… If you are tired enough, you can sleep anywhere.

I have slept soundly on pallets in the sack room, and on the cold metal floor of a supply boat. I’ve even fallen asleep leaning on the catwalk. I did it because my job required it, and I was dog-tired. In rare times I have experienced first class hotels with every conceivable amenity, and there is one thing I have noticed. When you are tired, and you close your eyes, it doesn’t matter where you are…

But then you may not be ready to sleep when you arrive at the hotel. You might have slept on the plane, jet lag might be pulling you awake, or possibly the midnight twilight of Amsterdam is calling you to explore. Sometimes, you may be hotel bound, simply because the malaria mosquitoes are banging on the glass. When in fact your eyes are wide open, there are some things good to have…

  1. A clear Internet connection. Not much to ask, especially in a place like Mexico where the wire is made of carbonized wax paper. There is so much heat from the resistance that you stand more of a chance of having your computer catch fire then to receive an email. I read in the Holland Herald that a Silicon Valley company called 4th Network is installing Internet access in the rooms of Embassy, Hilton, and Holiday Inn. Some good hotels have business centers with high-speed connections for T-1 or satellite, but who wants go down stairs for access. In your room you can get online while in your underwear!

  2. Okay then, what about a high-pressure shower. One that doesn’t fluctuate in pressure, and for Pete’s sake, give me a washcloth! I sometimes forget to carry my own…

  3. The higher you go north during our summer the less and less night you get. If you’re in a big city, like Paris, and without air conditioning, the noise can be distracting for sleep. Blackout drapes in the window will help with both the light and noise. Those damned squawking seabirds and French ‘Crotch Rockets’ will be just a muffled purr…

  4. A remote control for television, and a fresh battery please!

  5. A mini bar with healthy snacks and junk food too, (both salty and sweet), with booze, thank you. It all depends on your mood!

  6. An uncluttered and large writing desk, with easy above outlets for both a computer and printer.

  7. An ironing board and iron, or a one-hour martinizing. Whatever comes first.

  8. Universal outlets, or adaptors.

  9. Room service.

  10. A knowledgeable concierge.

  11. Wake up call by phone.

  12. A hair drier.

  13. A beautiful traveling companion.

Most often, I could care less about the view, (especially when traveling alone), but I want it centrally located to start my personal tour. Though a bit of Maddy’s decorating has rubbed off, I mostly don’t care much about the furnishings, color, wall hangings and such. (I do draw the line at clown pictures though, and really hate that southwestern look.) Mostly, I just want things to be clean, and to have a suitable function, like a proper top sheet, and an extra blanket. (I hate comforters (duvets)).

High tech is coming, and what requirements I dictate today will indeed seem minimal in the future. I see a hand scanner-remote that will operate window shades, lighting ambiance, television, telephone, and a myriad of accessories I can’t yet imagine. At the push of a button you could see both your car and who is knocking at the door, by your own security camera. You could also watch your wife going to get ice, with a string of security cameras that would come on throughout the journey, one at a time, stimulated by the door key in her hand. There will be thin wide-screen 3-D plasma televisions that will show hundreds of stations, but you will also be able to access flight information, hotel reservations, interactive games, or local interests. The screen could be blacked out, and music or white noise played to block extraneous nose, like the newly weds next door. We all know that phones in the future will have monitors, and what perfect monitor would be a wide screen Television? Room service could be brought by a robot, so you wouldn’t have to be dressed or leave a tip.

Of course when all is said and done, and you see what those special treatments and amenities cost at check out, one may wonder if it was all worth it, especially with no memory after falling asleep. Still, the potential was there, and that means something. One feels the need to be pampered when traveling, and those perks make the journey more enjoyable. After all, we deserve it!


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From the Author, Ken La Rive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.



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