Its Surely Not The Same

Since COVID-19 has made  its presence, it has changed the ways of life. When I go outside to take my walks, there seems to be very few, if that doing the  same thing. Also, not that many cars are seen. Its so surreal, its like living in the Twilight Zone.

Big Enough

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”

~ John C. Maxwell

For What Its Worth

We could all use a time out, from the seemingly, neverending media barrage of the Coronavirus.

So far, I have  been going about  the days, and not getting  myself all worked up about it.

A Sheet Of Paper

All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Music Language

Music is the one universal language. It’s your best friend when the chips are down, and it’s better than any energy drink when you’re feeling it.

Dave Smalley

Tragedy And Comedy

Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.

Jeannette Walls

Backpack

So I’m more at home with my backpack, sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane, than I am necessarily on a bed. It’s weird being here. It feels like I’m standing next to my real life.

Henry Rollins

Needle In A Haystack

It’s a funny thing about looking for things. If you hunt for a needle in a haystack you don’t find it. If you don’t give a damn whether you ever see the needle or not it runs into you the first time you lean against the stack.

P. G. Wodehouse

When It’s Time

“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”

~ Jimi Hendrix

Gilded Age

The Reagan-Bush years have exalted private gain over public obligation, special interests over the common good, wealth and fame over work and family. The 1980s ushered in a Gilded Age of greed and selfishness, of irresponsibility and excess, and of neglect.

William J. Clinton

 

Time Capsules

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.

Alfred Hitchcock

No man has the right to dictate …..

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

-Ansel Adams, American Photographer

Success Is Learned

Success isn’t something that just happens – success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.

-Sparky Anderson

For What Its Worth

Animals and birds, know no borders.
On the other hand, mankind knows where the borders are,
and there lies the problem.

Food Security

Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future.

~Bill Gates

Bookish Homeless People

I spent a lot of time at the New York Public Library, the main branch. I was one of those people. If you ever spend a good amount of time there, you realize there are people who spend the entire day there. They’re bookish homeless people.

-Lisa Yuskavage

Fill Your Life Up With Ideas

“Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That’s what music is to me.” – Janis Joplin”

Okay So …..

2020 is a leap year. So February has 29 days, meaning we will have to wait one extra day for Spring to begin.

Walking Outdoors Is On Hold

Miserable, shitty weather, means I will resort to being the ‘hall monitor,’ thing, and do my walking in the halls and stairways. The plus side of it, is not having to wear a coat, and also get to smell the different aromas of the various meals, that are being concocted. Does it make me hungry, not really, as I do the walking on a full stomach.

Conquering Fear

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” ~Bertrand Russell

Unpopular Essays (1950) “Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”

No Insulin Needed

As of today (12/28), it will be three months of not having to inject insulin of any kind. It feels good knowing that I don’t need it anymore, unless I screw up by having to much sugar in one day. If the high reading doesn’t go down within a day and a half or so, the doc told me to give myself one shot of insulin, and that should bring it down. Also, not taking any pills for type 2 diabetes, and that’s a good thing.

Walking Is My Go To

Most days, I go on a few walks. Some long, some short. It helps immensely with burning off the sugar and carbs. I am happy with the glucose reading(s), as the are generally in the 90s to the low 100s. The end result: one happy camper.

The world we see ……

“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

Rose Bushes

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

-Abraham Lincoln

Problems of the world…..

All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.

-Thomas J. Watson, American Scientist

Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Copyright: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership.

Great News

Saw the diabetes doc (on Tuesday), and the great news is that my A1c is 6.2 which is good. No need for insulin which I have stopped using since the end of September. I only need to see him one more time, that being at the beginning of June. He told me I was doing everything right, and to keep doing what I am doing, and I shouldn’t have any more problems.

The morning cup of coffee …..

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

People spend to much time finding other people to blame …..

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.

-J. Michael Straczynski, American Producer – 1954 –