11:54 a.m.

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

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

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…

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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…

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

and so

today is today


tomorrow will

soon be here

followed by

another tomorrow

and another

etc., etc.,

the cycle

never ends

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…