four months done. eight to go.
the rain doesn’t turn me into a shrinking violet.
Dogs are leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them is making poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.
Writing is a solitary business. It takes over your life. In some sense, a writer has no life of his own. Even when he’s there, he’s not really there.
excellent day for walking
One eye sees, the other feels.
I write … that’s what I do.
doing crosswords, online and on paper, helps keep my mind fresh.
and also do them with a pen, which i have been doing that, for almost 40 years.
yes, there is whiteout to cover the mistake(s).
sunny. windy. cool.
the mind is churning out all kinds of bits of words of the English language.
well … I’ll be dipped in axle grease
a bon mot is a clever remark
living the life of solitude
Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.
its Sunday, but there’s no sun
What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.
Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside – remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
~Henry David Thoreau
a warm and quiet evening
a beautiful day to be outside
Al Neuharth, Author, Born: March 22, 1924 – Died: April 19, 2013
life in a nutshell?
that’s really packing it in.
Earl Wilson, MLB pitcher, Born: October 2, 1934 – Died: April 23, 2005
It is therefore senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, what we live, or what we are.
“The common question that gets asked in business is, why? That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, why not?”
~ Jeff Bezos
Photos taken during my early evening stroll.
Please ask if you want to use any of the photos.
Immanuel Kant, Philosopher, Born: April 22, 1724 – Died: February 12, 1804
The three great things of life are: good health; work, and a philosophy of life. ~Jack London
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do rather than what they say.
A couple of photos I took, while out for my evening walk.
fact or fiction
true or false
reality or fantasy
to think about
striking out in the thoughts department
A couple of photos I took, during my evening walk.
air feels good
“Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.”
~ John Locke
to me, back to normal, when the pandemic is over and done, to some people is scary and worrisome. the life I am living right now is normal. the pandemic never stopped me from going outside, and taking several walks a day. I was careful as to what stores I went to, which was not that many, and I always wore a mask in public and still do to this day. if I am by myself I will either lower it, or take it off, but always will pull it up, and/or put it back on. wearing a mask most of the time doesn’t bother me, though it does at times get sweaty. also I’ve got both vaccine shots, so that’s a plus.
so I live the normal in its present tense, not looking back before the pandemic, as that ship has sailed. as for the future, I’ll live it moment by moment, day by day, etc., etc., and whatever it is, is.
relax … just go with the flow.
Georges Braque, Painter, Born: May 13, 1882 – Died: August 31, 1963
sunny. warmer. trees are getting greener.
Ellen Glasgow, Novelist ~ Born: April 22, 1873 – Died: November 21, 1945
late in the afternoon
left over chicken
is what I’ll have
as I am not
one for indulging
people will finish
their meals off with
can live with that
another blah, rainy April Saturday morning
spring is taking a momentary vacation
shitty weather day in the neighborhood.
opposing views of no one in particular
… and on the 16th day of April, 2021, it is 34 degrees and snowing.
there’s a method to my madness…
seagulls circling above. looking for food.
“The real question of life after death isn’t whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.”
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosopher ~ 1889 – 1951
“A boundary is not that at which something stops, but that from which something begins.”
~ Martin Heidegger, Philosopher ~ 1889 – 1976
“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.”
~ Simone de Beauvoir
I write stuff…so…this is what I do. ..and…it happy to do it.
if its noon, time for eating
it won’t be long when a majority of the trees will be sporting their finest greenery.
“The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people, of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked.”
~ John Clellon Holmes, Author ~ 1926 – 1988
big improvement in the weather here, so i took a long walk. the air was warm, compare to the las two days, with overcast skies and with the wind coming off the ocean, brings the temperature down, but it didn’t stop me from pounding the bricks.
today’s walk was beneficial, as i cleansed my head, and helps keep my sugar under control. in fact, i decided to take another stroll. now that i’m home, i’ll just kick back and relax and start all over tomorrow.
can’t win for losing
brain cells are not in sync
the american dream … hmmm
“You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home.”
~ Abbie Hoffman – Social activist, Chicago Seven participant. Born: November 30, 1936 – Died: April 12, 1989
the weather at times can be finicky
a gloomy, chilly, overcast, sunday morning.
another balmy day. all is good.
spring has sprung. birds are happy.
“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