11:54 a.m.

approaching noontime
on the east coast
the day is about
to begin the
second half

Life Is Too Short

“I don’t care what people think about me. Never did, never will. Life is too short to be worrying about that shit.”

~ Amy Winehouse, Singer-songwriter, Born: September 14, 1983 – Died: July 23, 2011

thursday 1:28 p.m.

busy busy busy
all day long
feel like a
chicken with its
head cut off…
still a couple
of more things
to do…no rest
for the weary…

not complaining
about it…its
the stuff i do
and feel good
about doing it

Noble And Beautiful

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”

~ John Lennon

and so

the billionaires have their new toys to play with
supposedly going up into space, when actually
neither one of the did.

talk about burning money on wasteful endeavor
when they could of use the money to help the
poor and the disadvantage people…the homeless
…the ones that don’t have enough to eat
they could give their employees raises…more
vacation time…but that will never happen
as long as the billionaires have their
silly ideas of space travel and whatever
fucking nutty idea they dream up…everyone
else will live day by day…hopefully it
doesn’t get any worse for them…


another day gone by
making me a day older

so…a repeat
come tomorrow
and the next day
and…on and on
till the cycle
comes to an end

early morning

in the early
morning hour
of 4:30… its
still dark and
yet the early
birds are
chirping and
no other sounds
are heard
its a thing
of beauty listening
and also relaxing

Wake Up, America

“Wake up, America. The insurance companies took over health care. Wake up, America. The pharmaceutical companies took over drug pricing. Wake up, America. The speculators took over Wall Street. Wake up, America. They want to take your Social Security. Wake up, America. Multinational corporations took over our trade policies, factories are closing, good paying jobs lost. Wake up, America. We went into Iraq for oil.”

~ Dennis Kucinich


“Death is a sleep that ends our dreaming. Oh, that we may be allowed to wake before death wakes us.”

~ Petrarch, Poet, 1304 – 1374

Dedication To A Friend

A few months back, I contemplated whether to continue blogging, or throw in the towel and call it a day. One of the first to email me, to say she would miss the things I post, and what not. Another follower from my local area, more or less said the same thing.
Anyways, after a couple of weeks passed by, I decided to ease back into it. So I’m sure I made the right decision. With that said, I dedicate this post to Georgiann and her blog is https://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com She has a wonderful blog, love her writing, and tells it like it is, as she doesn’t hold back. Please check out her blog, and tell her Don at a pondering mind sent you.


morning coffee will make the lousy weather a bit more tolerable


went to the store as I needed to get a few things…when it was time for me to do what shoppers normally do at the register…the cashier had the personality of a sloth… when I was done, I was just shaking my head in wonder as to why they hire people like her…yikes

9:09 p.m.

so i survived
the hot, humid
weather today

be glad when
the high humidity
is done…gone…


an easy going guy
get along well with others
but generally keep to
myself as I don’t
like to get caught up
in someone else’s bullshit

religion is not my thing
and politics…well that’s
a subject that can get you
into a lot of trouble…
so tend to stay away from
the subject

what keeps me going
or should sane
doing crosswords
on a daily basis
subscribed to
three online newspapers…
the Boston Globe
the New York Times
the Washington Post
the local newspaper
in my area is an
utter joke…
childish in my opinion
as some stories they
print are a day late
and a buck short…
plus to much silly stuff

there’s more…another
time…another day


friday will be hot and humid
have things to do
so i’ll pace myself
also have plenty
of bottled water

7:24 p.m.

took a walk this evening
the air…sticky as all hell
felt like i was in a sauna
so my pace was a bit
slower than normal
…it sucks is all i can say


the times are changing

along with the climate

nothing stays the same

7:57 p.m.

approaching the hour of 8:00 p.m.

soon it will be getting

a public service announcement

from your friendly blogger

you know

wake up in the morning

enjoying the first cup of


open the laptop

to read and view

the latest news

lo and behold

come to realize

nothing has changed

everything is the same

not really surprised

but…you never know

a morning in the future

may stun the mind

saying that it is to

good to be true

that there is

a change…maybe



in between

you never know


7:16 a.m.

pouring rain

a mug of coffee

a book to read

makes for

a perfect

start of

the day

a thought redux

what I don’t see, hear and/or know about doesn’t bother me, and I am fine with that. so with that said, all is well and good and I will leave it like that.

a thought

working people seem to dread manic mondays

while a retired person like me looks at it as mild-mannered mondays

its a fair assumption


72 years.. 5 months 5 days i’ve been circling the sun and it never gets old…and i don’t feel old…as age is only a number… so with that said…i plan on sticking around for quite some time

11:22 a.m.

took a walk in the rain

to the neighborhood store

bought a some scratch tickets

and played a some lottery numbers

now wishing myself some luck


the table is all laid out with chef salad, a wedge of cheddar cheese, a plate of expensive cold cuts, and a bottle of red wine. with all the time she spent getting the food ready, the candles ready to be lit, her date nevertheless was a total slob… knocking stuff over, and … the evening turned into a bummer of night … she vowed never again … never

Morning Quote

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

~ William James

Nothing Is Absolute

“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.”

~ Frida Kahlo, Painter, Born: July 6, 1907 – Died: July 13, 1954

Morning Quote

“My birth sign is Scorpio and they eat themselves up and burn themselves out. I swing between happiness and misery. I am part prude and part nonconformist. I say what I think and I don’t pretend and I am prepared to accept the consequences of my actions.” ~ Vivien Leigh

A Good Novel

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

~ Jane Austen

Good Riddance

I finally got rid of Twitter, as I had no use for it. This is second time I have done this. The first time was early last year. Then this past fall, I started a new account. At first it was going well, but then it seemed like Twitter was on this suspension kick, which happened to me twice. Finally, I had at it with all the bullshit and what have you, that I let it dormant for awhile, and last night I finally ended it. Twitter isn’t what use to be, so I say good riddance!


it sucks waking up

at 3:30 in the morning

because the bladder

was getting antsy

and then can’t get

back to sleep

I repeat: it sucks

9:32 a.m.

so I managed to take a walk, and I didn’t let the sun or the heat get to me. I managed to block it out, and it does help.

now come Friday & Saturday, both days will only be in the 60s, with on and off rain. I can deal with that.

10:10 a.m.

went for an earlier walk

shortly after nine

not much shade

damn…I could feel

the sun…and it felt

like being in a

400 degrees oven

so I managed to

cut the distance

as it was too hot


A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going in the opposite direction in this too-big world.

~ Jack Kerouac


as the hot, humid weather is here

it still hasn’t stopped me from

venturing outside and do my walks

I try to stay on the streets with

the most shade

and also try to block my mind

from how bad it is…most

of the time it works

it does keep me in shape

even though the tshirt

is plastered on my back

so…with this weather

I’ll just have to grin

and bare it

The Queens English

You know, I do speak the Queens English. It’s just the wrong Queens that’s all. It’s over the 59th Street Bridge. It’s not over the Atlantic Ocean.

~ Cyndi Lauper

11:18 a.m.

89 degrees with a feel of 98

humid as all hell too

glad I got things done early

rest of the day

will be a kick back and relax

The Shadowy Tip Of Reality

“This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you’re on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable…Go as far as you like on this road. Its limits are only those of mind itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, you’re entering the wondrous dimension of imagination. . . Next stop The Twilight Zone.”

~ Rod Serling, Screenwriter, Born: December 25, 1924 – Died: June 28, 1975

The Key Of Imagination

“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… the Twilight Zone.”

~ Rod Serling

The Twilight Zone (television series), opening narration (1961)

8:49 p.m.

its been a long day

especially since

i’ve been

awake shortly

after 5:00 a.m.

not complaining

just saying

9:05 a.m.

completed the Sunday crossword

a couple more to tackle

later on in the

Washington Post

they can be head bangers

no harm in trying

9:14 p.m.

it is evening

which means it is dark

the streetlamps are on

me…sitting on the couch

trying to think of what to

write along with the useless

drivel that i’ve been coming up with

maybe come tomorrow the brain

may produce something useful to

put into words

we’ll see what happens

3:14 p.m.

hot humid weather

making a return

not exactly my

kind of weather

high humidity

tends to wear

me down


its the time of year that the longest day of year is upon us. the reverse will happen as the days will be on the road to getting shorter… and nothing can be done about it … so we just grin and bear it….

5:51 p.m.

evening walk on hold

thunderstorms moving


will wait it out

and take one

later on

4:17 p.m.

the afternoon

has so far

been a

blah …

blah …

blah …

lazy …

type of day

1:17 p.m.

early afternoon

took an afternoon walk

weather isn’t all

that great

light mist

which wasn’t that bad

8:44 a.m.

couch potato

using the laptop

instead of watching tv

or does it watch me

when its on


living the comfy life

the only way

to be


My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.

~ George R. R. Martin