I’m just a 69 year old retired guy, who likes to blog, and write about things that are of interest to me. I’ve been doing this for the last four years. When I first started to blog, I was using Google Blog, then decided to switch to Word Press, which was about six months later.

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  1. Master's Slave December 5, 2013 / 12:01 pm

    Dear Don,

    Hello, my name is Melanie from and one of my blogs was nominated and in return I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award, Even though you don’t accept, I extend the courtesy. This is a readers award from your peers. I have liked what I read and others will too.

    http://embracingsubmission.wordpress.com nominated me: LifewithCatnip.wordpress.com for the Versatile Blogger award and I am nominating you. I would be honored if you would accept.

    Here are the rules, http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules .

    Thank you and Happy Holidays!

    Love, Catnip
    Life with Catnip


  2. Bruce Goodman December 29, 2013 / 6:07 pm

    1949 was a vintage year!


  3. Adam Hughes December 30, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    I love your new them πŸ™‚ looking really good.


  4. Adam Hughes December 30, 2013 / 2:54 pm



  5. Lady Pinkrose February 24, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    Don, this is my official thank you to you, for following my blog Petals Unfolding. I am so excited that we are following one another. Your blog is awesome! May my blog Inspire you, bring Peace, Joy, and Love to your life, and be a source of comfort on the days that are challenging. Blessings, Amy Rose


    • A Pondering Mind February 25, 2014 / 9:35 am

      You’re welcome, Amy. I am glad that you are following my blog, as I am following yours. Good luck, and keep on writing and posting. Don


  6. Victoria April 15, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    Thanks so much for the follow Don!


  7. Patrena Miller April 21, 2014 / 10:49 pm

    I am interested in using a picture of yours; can you contact me about possibly doing business?


  8. Dilip May 24, 2014 / 6:03 am

    Lovely blog! Good to meet you πŸ™‚


  9. childrenofdemeter May 27, 2014 / 6:26 am

    Thank you for dropping by my blog at redvalerian and taking the time to like some of my stuff. I’ve been blogging for a while and really enjoy it. It’s just anything that takes my fancy in my little world here in Wiltshire. It pleases me but it is great to know that it pleases others occasionally.


    • A Pondering Mind May 27, 2014 / 8:32 am

      You’re welcome, and I enjoyed reading your blog too. Also, thank you for the follow…


  10. dr sweetyshinde May 30, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    Tried to comment on your images/photography section. But it says comments closed. Is that deliberate or a malfunction?


  11. I enjoy your blog…I have been here before…and then LIFE happened upon me and now I have a few moments this evening, so I thought I would check out what is new with you! I love your down-to-earth matter-of-factness….is that grammatically correct? Anyway, nice to read you, Don! I am retired too—the first year was horrific but then I found WordPress and it is a wonderful place to thrive! People are so kind and supportive on this blog. Happy writing! 00oh, I do like that coffee mug’s position–clever!


    • A Pondering Mind August 13, 2014 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you for the nice comment and follow. I don’t think I could post anything, if I didn’t have a mug of coffee. That’s what keeps me going…


  12. psychopathsgetbored28 August 23, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    Thank you for the likes and the follow! Your blog is very inspirational and creative. I look forward to more! πŸ™‚


  13. John August 26, 2014 / 10:04 am

    the blog will not take my comments.


  14. Brigid Jackson September 11, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    thank you for stopping by and the follow:) I look forward to getting to know you *Brigid


  15. Su Leslie November 3, 2014 / 1:02 pm

    Thanks for following Zimmerbitch. Much appreciated.


  16. Allie November 22, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    Hey Don, hope you are well. I came across your blog via Belinda’s reblog. I love all your posts, they are keeping me busy.


      • Allie November 23, 2014 / 4:37 pm

        You are welcome Don, glad to hear you are doing fine.


  17. lavernjdewilde January 8, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    Reblogged lots of stuff from your site today, thanks for all the good stuff!!!! I’m just a 68 yr old simply loving the creative and those who love to create too!!!!!!


  18. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack January 24, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Good Morning to You.
    You followed me this am. Thank you.
    I was intrigued by the cup of coffee in your hand as I’m a java fanatic. I followed the trail back here then poked around your site – which is refreshingly creative and a terrific place to visit for immediate enlightenment.
    As I perused further, I noticed an image of Sophia Loren. I often say (only half joking) if I ever come back a second time, I’d love to be Ms. Loren’s twin. πŸ˜‰


    • A Pondering Mind January 24, 2015 / 10:33 am

      Good morning AnnMarie. Yes, I am a coffee junkie. Drink it all day long. Thank you for the great comment, and for following my blog.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. kneal1 February 27, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    always find joy here on your page..


  20. vsvevg March 25, 2015 / 7:41 am

    Thanks for following vsvevg, I look forward to getting to know you here πŸ™‚ peace Abby


  21. Angeline M March 29, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    Thanks for following my blog. Nice to meet your here on WordPress.


  22. sirpamononen April 5, 2015 / 2:49 am

    i never heard this proverb in german “beware of a silent dog and still water”, i just know one with a lot more positive meaning: “barking dogs never bite and still water runs deep”. πŸ™‚


  23. Brain4Rent/THoH April 20, 2015 / 8:42 am

    I share your taste in coffee mugs and in photography, blogging and quotes (I love Mitch Hedberg especially!)….you’ve created a nice place to visit


    • A Pondering Mind April 20, 2015 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you for liking what you saw, and also for the great comment.


  24. mistermuse April 23, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    All of a sudden, I see no way to comment on your posts. I don’t know the reason for the change, but I wanted to let you know that there’s an apparent typo in your post today with the Aldous Huxley quote: I think you meant “not” instead of “now” (just though you’d like to know so you can correct it if you wish). Feel free to delete this comment if you object to it.


    • A Pondering Mind April 24, 2015 / 8:30 am

      I have turned off the comments, as I was getting some silly, and waste of time comments. Thank you for pointing out the typo, and will take a look at it…


  25. Rellick June 17, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Hi, from Rellick. WELCOME to the 60’s. Like you I started blogging and now love writing poetry. Have a great week.


  26. quiall August 2, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    Thanks for the ‘follow’. I would like to spend a little time wandering through your blog. I t looks interesting.


  27. sloppy buddhist August 30, 2015 / 8:24 am

    delightful and insightful and fun! compose a happy day pondering mind!


  28. vinnieh August 31, 2015 / 9:00 am

    You’ve got a wonderful blog.


  29. hirundine608 August 31, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    I see the new theme and find it sunny and bright. I just do not see how to make comment in a post? The link appears to be missing?
    Cheers Jamie.


  30. johannisthinking@wordpresss.com September 18, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Thank you, Don, for your likes and visits to my blog! It is nice to meet someone older than me…LOL…by a few months or a year! I sense we have the same type of humor—like your jokes that you have posted. Thanks for bringing humor into my life!


    • A Pondering Mind September 18, 2015 / 4:39 pm

      You’re welcome Johann. Your blog is quite interesting, and glad like my sense of humor.


  31. Ngobesing Romanus October 9, 2015 / 4:49 am

    You have a good blog. I have read some of the Thoreau quotes and I feel delighted. Thank you for sharing them.


  32. Lennon Carlyle December 5, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    Hey Pondering, hope you don’t mind but I just shared your blog πŸ™‚ Have a great Sat night!


  33. barkinginthedark February 13, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Don…i’m curious – are a lot of these photos ones taken by you? at any rate continue…


    • A Pondering Mind February 13, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      The ones that have aponderingmind.org and/or doninmass.com on the photos are mine. The rest are ones that I found on the internet.


  34. cherylfoston April 7, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Thank you, for reading my blog posts. I really appreciate it. I like your blog as well. You have a great sense of humor, dab in poetry. besides, that pic is priceless!


    • A Pondering Mind April 8, 2016 / 3:30 pm

      You’re welcome Cheryl. Glad you like my posts and sense of humor..


  35. Rita April 8, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Hello, my friend. Wanted to let you know that I am moving off of WP to a self-hosted blog and you are more than welcome to join me if you wish. I’ve missed my diary and I’ve merged my old blogs so I can just pick up and put everything in one place. I will retain my WP user name and will follow you as usual. If you want to give me a holler at: ritaann0814@gmail.com

    Liked by 1 person

    • A Pondering Mind April 8, 2016 / 3:31 pm

      Hello Rita, I enjoyed your blog too. I will shoot you an email, and Hope everything is going well for you.

      Liked by 1 person

  36. Cezane & Michelle April 20, 2016 / 3:23 am

    It is such a happy moment to have found your blog for me, being consistent at your blog for that amount of time is truly an inspiration. Having learnt that consistency is the key, now i can witness it myself being a new blogger. I love your blog, i feel deeply connected to it already! – Cezane


    • A Pondering Mind April 20, 2016 / 11:31 am

      Thank you for finding my blog and liking it, and thank you for the nice comment.


  37. cherylfoston December 27, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I wish for you a wonderful year ahead! I have truly enjoyed your blog and all of your post. Your humor is refreshing! See you in the New Year my friend. πŸ™‚


      • cherylfoston December 28, 2016 / 8:06 pm

        Thanks, and Cheers to you! The man with the brilliant mind! Looking forward to reading your blog in 2017.


  38. Gabe Burkhardt January 25, 2017 / 2:33 am

    Just found your blog. Looking forward to following along!


  39. dornahainds January 29, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    My apologies for not reading your works earlier. I know that I had previously
    come across your Writings -Wonderful! Marvelous! Hilarious! And oh so simply
    delightful. Mind you of course that I have not gone through your whole blog
    just through some of your Quick Fiction/Short Story/Six Word Story.

    I shall be going through hopefully weekly, if not daily through more of your writings. Truly they are a refreshing treat for me and I am certain as for many other of your followers. (@–>–)


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