“The place of stillness that you have to go to write, but also to read seriously, is the point where you can actually make responsible decisions, where you can actually engage productively with an otherwise scary and unmanageable world.” ~ Jonathan Franzen
“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” ~ Joan Didion
John Dewey – Philosopher, 1859 – 1952
nothing said nothing written nothing to read
so I have been self-diagnosed with brain fog syndrome no long term effects the only cure is to wait it out ________________________ just something to write – that’s what I did in my other life
“Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright’s pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace.” ~ Maya Angelou
day good for puttering around apartment good for kicking back relax good for taking a siesta good for doing anything a person chooses to do
Finishing up Jack Kerouac’s novel: The Town and The City. Its the second time I have read it, and its an interesting read. The beginning of the book, he mentions the city I was born and raised in, the city I reside in now, and the river which is only two blocks away. When IContinue reading “Jack Kerouac”
alone at his favorite outdoor table while quietly thinking … blocking out the sounds of the traffic and people passing by … completely focused on the other world that he knows will never happen
the thought police are doing a number on the old professor’s head
are for kicking back relaxing reading writing crosswords sports on the boob tube or… just being a lazy ass…
When I venture out for a walk, I sometimes meet some interesting people…from all walks of life. They could be dog walkers…people going or returning from an errand…the homeless… some of them I’ve gotten to know over the past few years…sometimes I’ll give them a dollar or two, as I know how it is toContinue reading “Interesting People”
what is reality what is real what is fake what is true not even going to try and figure it out just crawl back into my niche and live
“Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life. I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in. The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as in long swallows. Waiting rooms were made for books— of course! ButContinue reading “The Creative Center Of A Writer’s Life”
its a perfect day to take a stroll, when a young female stops a few feet away. she has a dumbfounded look on her face… he stops dead in his tracks … excuse me… you look like you are lost… she replied… i am lost … do you need help… since you say that youContinue reading “lost and found”
“Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life. I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in. The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as in long swallows. Waiting rooms were made for books— of course! ButContinue reading “A Writer’s Life”
so long since i used an alarm clock … probably wouldn’t know how to set one and even if i did … well
Sitting on a park bench, reading one of his favorite authors, he noticed out of the corner of his eye, an acquaintance that he hasn’t seen in ages. He remembered her name, but as far some of the particulars go, they just passed right by him. He finally looked up, and said hello, and sheContinue reading “Strangers In The Park”
It is one of those days, when nothing seems to go right for a number of reasons. So what were the things that ended up ruining the neighbor’s day. He looks out the window and sees that his car stolen…no milk in the fridge for his cereal…coffee maker shit the bed…later in the day…he burntContinue reading “Why Me”
A rural upbringing, she decided to move to a big city. The realtor won her over with all the good things and the closeness to some of the best restaurants, cinemas, etc., etc…so she agreed to take the one bedroom apartment, which was on 12th floor. What she didn’t expect, was the littered sidewalks, trafficContinue reading “Not What She expected”
what to think…say…write…will it make sense…what to make of it…it looks and sounds daft to me
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 aContinue reading “Dedication To A Friend”
more rain later. bring it on.
did i say i sometimes write utter nonsense… at least i admit it and it gives me pleasure writing it
approaching the hour of 8:00 p.m. soon it will be getting a public service announcement from your friendly blogger
wake up in the morning enjoying the first cup of coffee 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 goodContinue reading “you know”
pouring rain a mug of coffee a book to read makes for a perfect start of the day
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.
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
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 … theContinue reading “bummer”
today is a day to do as i please no harm … no foul
grouchy bastard drives the good humor ice cream truck and bitches about everything under the sun
dark. gloomy. overcast. blah, Saturday morning.
can’t believe its july already. unbelievable!
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
question everything… rebut if you want
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.
its been a long day especially since i’ve been awake shortly after 5:00 a.m. not complaining just saying
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
no rhyme no reason just writing whatever comes to mind
busy as a bee no rest for the weary the end will be at no appointed hour
leftover meatloaf for my evening meal sounds divine
have no inkling what to write
the afternoon has so far been a blah … blah … blah … lazy … type of day
early afternoon took an afternoon walk weather isn’t all that great light mist which wasn’t that bad
couch potato using the laptop instead of watching tv or does it watch me when its on anyway… living the comfy life the only way to be
finished two crossword puzzles the first one was online the other in the newspaper mission accomplished
beautiful morning rain later in the day oh well….just make the best of it
lazy day idle time no rush to do anything that’s what sundays are all about
and all is well
sun is shining 64 degrees time to go for a walk about town
up earlier than usual and that’s okay it gives me more time to do whatever I feel like doing life is good
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
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 ofContinue reading “11:29 a.m.”
laundry folded and put away now its time for a much needed coffee break
went for a walk now i am back waiting for the laundry to finish drying
saturday morning rain is done clouds are slowly departing looks like a beautiful day in the neighborhood is in the cards
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
damn! it is way to humid
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
sitting and thinking. still drawing blanks
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 or 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 aContinue reading “me”
its raining. its chilly. its blah.
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 ofContinue reading “Philosophically Thinking”
A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it. Edgar Allan Poe
i never did have my mug shot on a box of wheaties never even dreamed of it happening
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 groggy then it could be that i am tired of being tired if there’s such a thing as being tired of being tired oh well at least i am whileContinue reading “okay so”
word x six equals 6 words
writing whatever you write, is therapeutic
lazy ass day, it feels great.
saturday morning. black coffee. digital crosswords.
four months done. eight to go.
its Sunday, but there’s no sun
a beautiful day to be outside
life in a nutshell? that’s really packing it in.
relax … just go with the flow.
sunny. warmer. trees are getting greener.
spring is taking a momentary vacation
seagulls circling above. looking for food.
I write stuff…so…this is what I do. ..and…it happy to do it.
a new day. a normal life.
drab. dark. gloomy. shitty. crappy day.
she’s all sunshine, bouyancy and giggles.
3:00 a.m. in the Eastern Time Zone is dark, possible moon shining, and stars, not so many with all the light pollution, in the cities. To go along with the darkness, is silence, not 100% but close enough. And most people are sound asleep, and missing the all the goodness that 3:00 a.m. brings toContinue reading “3:00 A.M. thoughts”
Sun is shining. Birds are happy.
the words regurgitate from the brain, down into the spine, then down through both arms straight on to the fingers on both hands, in which they do their diligent job of typing the words, which have flown freely from its beginning of its journey. voila! the job is completed. the story is written.
just read my horoscope (Aquarius), and it said I will not see eye-to-eye with family, friends and relative. conversations can be rancorous, and one sided. best to keep a tight lip, and let the time of day move on.
Since the old gray matter, aka the brain, seems to have gone on vacation. Its drawing blanks, so can’t come up with a scintilla of an idea of what to say, write, type, whatever. How long its going to be away, is anybody’s guess. Just don’t expect any postcards from it, saying wish you wereContinue reading “Write Something”
I’ve been wondering if anything exciting, bad or both happened in London, England, at 3:00 a.m.. GMT. Are there people up and about, and what were they doing, probably some things not wanting to know about.
Sunday morning. Somewhat awake. Need coffee.
Sunday silence. Sunday sun. Sunday serenity.
Better to write it right, and/or writes it write.
Naked trees. Crows cawing. Blue sky.