9:17 a.m.

finished two crossword puzzles

the first one was online

the other in the newspaper

mission accomplished

3:38 p.m.

lazy day

idle time

no rush

to do


that’s what

sundays are

all about

6:02 a.m.

up earlier than usual

and that’s okay

it gives me more

time to do

whatever I feel

like doing

life is good

To Much

“I used to say, ‘Things cost too much.’ Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying, ‘The problem isn’t that things cost too much. The problem is that you can’t afford it.’ That’s when I finally understood that the problem wasn’t ‘it’-the problem was ‘me.’”

~ Jim Rohn

1:58 p.m.

the sun did

not disappoint

shining brightly

with lots of

puffy white clouds

with that said

took a walk

on the boardwalk

which runs parallel

with the river

and its never crowded

which is a good thing

11:29 a.m.

got to see

blood work

results online

and my A1c

is 5.8 a

a glucose level

of 117

which is down

from the last test

earlier this year

the A1c then was

6.0 a level

of 125

so I feel good

knowing that

I’m doing the

right things

and eating right

and drinking

plenty of water

also no insulin


is nearing two years

7:45 a.m.

saturday morning

rain is done

clouds are slowly


looks like

a beautiful day

in the neighborhood

is in the cards


“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”

~ Lisa St. Aubin de Terán

8:45 p.m.

have all the

time in the world

to do exactly




marvelous i say

and so

think i’ll sit

and wait out

the heat

and sticky

feeling outside

and enjoy the

comforts of the a/c

and slake my

thirst with water

with a cup

or two of caffeine

so…. that’s what

i’ll do

and so

took a walk

in the heat

very few people

out and about

came home

dragging my ass

the a/c felt great

now i’m relaxing

knowing my

glucose reading

is excellent

tomorrow will

be hotter

do i dare to

venture out…

i’ll play it by ear

Poor People

There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.

~ Jean-Paul Sartre


not the greatest of rainbows. photo taken after a weak thunderstorm came through, early saturday evening


it is a saturday

it is june

it is hot

to hot for this time of the month

some say climate change is a hoax

i beg to differ

but no use arguing

with people in denial

then i ask myself

do people in denial

like being that way


do they live miserable lives

Being Useless

“What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.”

~ Sylvia Plath


“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.”

~ John Madden, A former coach of the Oakland Raiders

Tuesday Part 2

doc says everything is fine…blood pressure excellent, kidney function normal…plus all the other stuff…don’t have to go back until December…with all that said, i’m good to go…


will be paying a visit to see the doc this afternoon…no problems for me to tell her…so we’ll see what’s in store…oh, and have no aches…no pains…no squeaks…

quality time

sit down…take a load off your feet, and have a cup of coffee…we can spend some quality time having a gab fest…most any subject works for me…we can keep it light, or on the heavy side…in between is okay too…so…what ever floats your boat…


its sunday afternoon… sitting on the couch, tv is on… laptop across my thighs… going through emails… blog posts… doing digital crosswords… its a good day for it… as the rain is streaking at slanting angle… brewed some french roast coffee… so it will help me to function properly without getting sleepy eyed…


this is me writing

to me and to

me alone

me needs only

to know about me

and me is the one

to know anything

me is currently

doing besides

writing about me

which is amounting

to nothing but

empty words concerning me

so with that said

its me who wishes

all of you a wonderful

day knowing me wrote

this drivel


taking a walk

in a lightly

falling rain

does the mind

and body a

world of good.

just saying

Night Time

Night time is really

the best time to work.

All there to be

yours because

everyone else

is asleep.

~Catherine Ohara

Philosophically Thinking

oh to be young again … nah. it would be nuts wanting to be of a younger age … i’m better off now, knowing what i know now from past and present experience, even though it is a known fact, that while i’m still at my age of 72 years, equals to the amount of times i spun around the sun …and so far i would say it was a fun ride, with some ups and downs thrown in for good measure…so here i am thinking or rather contemplating am i better off now, or was the past better…which could be yes/no/maybe…as i write this so-called essay on a philosophical thought, i would say that i like where i am right now…which is one second, a minute, an hour, a day…whatever…

Story Writers

A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.

Edgar Allan Poe


July type weather in the month of May. What is wrong with this picture?

The Wise Man

“The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.”

~ Claude Levi-Strauss

Coffee And Tea

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.”

~ William E. Gladstone, Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom

and so it goes

bleak cafe

burnt coffee

stale doughnuts

unreliable free wifi

mouse running across the floor

and so it goes

okay so addendum

if any of

readers understood

my previous post

you get an a

if you didn’t understand it

you will get an a

for reading it

okay so

today i am tired

why am i tired

when i slept

pretty good

even though when i

woke up in the

morning, i was still


then it could be

that i am tired

of being tired

if there’s such

a thing as being

tired of being


oh well

at least i am while

writing this

so-called drivel

of a post

Three Years

Three years ago today {May 14}, I was being transported by ambulance to the local hospital. When I arrived, the nurses worked on me right away, and kept feeding IV bags. Also the were keeping me awake, as they thought might go into a coma, as my sugar reading(s) were going through the roof.

Since then, I have learned how to control my sugar, by watching what I eat and drink. And the best thing is that I don’t need insulin. So, with a mind set of doing what has to be done, it will all work out, including with being at the ideal weight too.

and so

today is today


tomorrow will

soon be here

followed by

another tomorrow

and another

etc., etc.,

the cycle

never ends

Pursuit Of Money

“In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.”

~ John Rawls, Philosopher, 1921 – 2002

Ok So

a tad cool
no rain
good walking weather
which makes
me a happy camper

Not Good

the feeling when you spill coffee on your clothes, carpet or furniture. it’s a bitch to clean up…


“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.”

~ Gilles Deleuze, Philosopher, 1925 – 1995


Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.

~ Blaise Pascal