Simplify Your Life

“Simplify your life. Don’t waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don’t burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don’t destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify!”

~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday Evening

it was a beautiful evening for walking.

enjoyed every minute of it

it was good for the mind and the body

Quick Fiction

He told her lover, cry me a river. She started to weep, when suddenly it seemed like the dam broke, and all hell broke loose. She just kept crying and crying, and it looked liked it wasn’t going to stop any time soon. Now he wished he never told her to cry.

Time And Space

“Time and space – time to be alone, space to move about – these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow.”

~ Edwin Way Teale, Naturalist ~ 1899 – 1980

Act Of Reading

Running a marathon is just like reading a good book. After a while you’re just not conscious of the physical act of reading.

~ Frank Shorter


“It is possible that I am dreaming right now and that all of my perceptions are false.”

~ Rene Descartes, Philosopher ~ 1596 – 1650

Each Day

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”

~ John Burroughs

Two Sentences

you meet all kinds of people in the supermarket, laundromat, drug store, and other places. but you knew that.

3:00 A.M. ~ What She Saw ~ Fiction

A hot and sticky night in the city. Nadia’s a/c doesn’t work, so she lay awake all night. She looked at the alarm clock, and saw it was 3:00 a.m., and suddenly she heard a woman screaming loudly, and she decided to look out the window, and saw a man beating an older woman. Nadia got on her cell phone, dialed 911, and told the police what was going on. A few minutes later a couple of cruisers arrived, and immediately called for an ambulance. A third cruiser happened to be nearby, and spotted a man from the description Nadia gave them. The police questioned the guy, who was three sheets to the wind, and saw his hands were marked from the beating he gave the woman. They cuffed him, read him his rights, and stuck his ass in the back seat of the police car, and took him for booking.

3:00 A.M. thoughts

3:00 a.m. in the Eastern Time Zone is dark, possible moon shining, and stars, not so many with all the light pollution, in the cities. To go along with the darkness, is silence, not 100% but close enough. And most people are sound asleep, and missing the all the goodness that 3:00 a.m. brings to the table.

The Opposite Of

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

~ Elie Wiesel

bread ~ a thought

it would be nice, when you go to the store for a loaf of bread, and it is already toasted, and each loaf had a light toast, another would be medium, the other would be dark toast. think of the time saved while you take out the slices of your favorite toast, knowing that you didn’t have to use the toaster, and the electricity you save. its like going green, and saving time, energy and money.

how it works ~ satire

the words regurgitate from the brain, down into the spine, then down through both arms straight on to the fingers on both hands, in which they do their diligent job of typing the words, which have flown freely from its beginning of its journey. voila! the job is completed. the story is written.

inspiration ~ satire

when I am out and about and need some inspiration, I seek out my guru who is sitting on one of the benches in the downtown square. buy him a coffee and a bagel, and he’s in his glory, filling my down and out brain a boost of enthusiastic goodwill and beautiful words to live by

surprise surprise ~ satire

just read my horoscope (Aquarius), and it said I will not see eye-to-eye with family, friends and relative. conversations can be rancorous, and one sided. best to keep a tight lip, and let the time of day move on.

A Message

I’m taking a break from posting, as I need to tend to other matters. I don’t have any idea If and when I will return.


Write Something

Since the old gray matter, aka the brain, seems to have gone on vacation. Its drawing blanks, so can’t come up with a scintilla of an idea of what to say, write, type, whatever. How long its going to be away, is anybody’s guess. Just don’t expect any postcards from it, saying wish you were here, you’d have a good time, yada, yada, yada. All I can say is, I hope you are having a good time.

Ok So

Without much sleep, I am sitting here, cup of coffee beside me, reading blog posts, and trying to figure out, what the hell am I doing up, when I should have gone back to bed. Of course there’s the nap routine, then there’s countless cups of strong, black coffee. Then there’s just go with the flow, and see what comes of it.

A Good Friend

“A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.”

~ Lois Wyse, Author ~ 1926 – 2007

3:00 A.M. ~ London

I’ve been wondering if anything exciting, bad or both happened in London, England, at 3:00 a.m.. GMT. Are there people up and about, and what were they doing, probably some things not wanting to know about.

Smiles And Laughter

“Life does not come with instructions on how to live, but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles and laughter, so enjoy your day.”

~ Debbie Shapiro, Author ~ Born: 1953


“Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?”

~ Bret Easton Ellis, Novelist ~ Born: March 7, 1964

A Thought

Today is the new normal, to be replaced tomorrow by the new normal, and the next day a new normal will commence. See the pattern? Just a thought.

The People Of The United States

“The people of the United States are one of the people I most admire in the world. The only thing I don’t understand is why a country that manages to do so well cannot do better in choosing its president.”

~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

3:00 A.M. ~ Quick Fiction

A hot and humid night in the city. People without a/c, having a hard time trying to get any sleep. Some of them choose to go outside, sitting on the stoops at 3:00 a.m. They see there are quite a few of their fellow citizens, doing the same thing. Talking and watching the few cars and trucks pass their homes. After a while some will go back inside, and give sleep another try, knowing in a couple of hours, some will be off to their jobs, and others call in sick.