Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Grouchy Old man

Tired of waiting around?
Tired of watching the same scenario repeat itself?
Tired of seeing the world pass you by?

Sounds like either a late night commercial, or some sci-fi thriller……

Life is quite interesting.

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First; we’re too young to understand.
Next; we are too busy to be bothered.
And finally; we are too old to do anything but gripe.







I have become the grouchy old man. Pain, disappointment, wasted time, etc…… in other words life.I don’t think I’ve always been the grouchy old man. I hope I haven’t always been the grouchy old man.

So, I believe the quest is to find out when exactly I became the grouchy old man.


to be continued………………….soon

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Posted by on June 15, 2015 in Random Thoughts


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omg, here we go again

o.k. so I’m thinking about my life. Not deep or anything, just thinking about the time and such. And then it hit me. I really am thankful for the period in time with which I am residing. None of it was my doing. Apparently none of it was anyone’s doing. I was not a planned endeavor. So I was born and raised in a time, place, and period where we didn’t lock our doors. As kids we rode our bicycles …….. everywhere. There was a river, there was a creek, there was an old man that lived with a butler in the house at the end of the street. His lot took up eight normal lots. We used to go there. It was the “Place”. I’m not sure if that was the gents real name but that is what we called him. We played football there, we played spin the bottle under the shade and cover of a huge pine tree, we used to go to the river and go into the drainage system. Where it emptied out was a concrete duct about 4-6 ft. in diameter. There were many offshoots from the main pipe. All of them smaller. We knew our neighbors. We knew all of our neighbors. Except Mr. Place and his butler. Nobody knew them.

I’ll continue that, but I want to say thank you for my life. And I want to say that I’m sorry I haven’t realized up until quite recently…… that how we live, especially what we pay attention to really does make a difference.

So, fast forward……….. life is not yesterday. It is what it is. Lots of mileage between the then and now. We have opened so very many genie’s and compromised on everything else that I fear for our very existence. There was a time where we cared for other people. There was a time when it meant more to be “that guy”, (yeah, if you came here looking for PC you are already disappointed.) than anything. this isn’t nostalgia, or romanticism this is character, morals. This is standing up for what is correct. When was it that we got sidetracked?

well, lots of different thoughts there. Listening to a new (to me) group. Headstones – the album: Love + Fury. Hard driven Canadian band. Gets the juices flowing just a bit eh? Sometimes it just feels like…….. there has to be more. Sometimes reading between the lines and listening to the calm still voice gets to be difficult amidst all the noise surrounding us. That and of course herbage. Sometimes the only thing we are supposed to do with something is to give it away.

o.k. be back later bye

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Posted by on June 1, 2015 in Uncategorized


Five Generations of….

I lived through the sixties and the seventies. I hear the catch phrase, This is because of five generations of pent up hostility coming out. No, it’s not. These are teen to twenty somethings. They weren’t even born.

There are those who want immediate repayment (plus) for everything that has happened. That isn’t possible. But, until we are willing to take the time to truly acknowledge the the root of the problem.

We have grown as a nation over the past 50 years. We have grown together. There are, have been, and always will be …. people who for whatever reason hate. We will never stop that. But, we can teach better. We can stop reliving our past through our children and grandchildren.
It becomes a perpetual force that we haven’t gotten a handle on.
We, as humans have a difficult time sharing and forgiving. It’s how we are hard wired. If we want to see a change in others, we must become that change. If others can’t see the change in real time…. then for them it doesn’t exist.

Maybe instead of walking with the protesters, the NAACP, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, etc…… what if they walked in front of the police officers toward the protesters. If they took that leap of faith, it would demonstrate two very needed ideas.

The first is that they want to show that they have confidence in the police department and are willing to stand with them.
The second is that they want to show that they have confidence in the people of the city and are willing to stand between them to help bridge the gap.

We need people to stand up and speak the truth. We don’t need people who were never able to forgive for what happened in the past. Forgiveness is difficult. It’s not in our nature to do that. It hurts. And, it is the most necessary thing that we can do.

to be continued……………………………………..

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Posted by on June 1, 2015 in Uncategorized



Apparently, I lack the skills to understand. I don’t agree with the inference that people are “born” gay.

Scientifically, it doesn’t make sense to me. Why would nature (evolution) choose to evolve a species that doesn’t propagate itself, except through artificial means? Aren’t you really glad that nature (evolution) did in fact have the common sense to start this entire process with Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve. Otherwise………. there wouldn’t be anyone to read this.

It’s quite interesting. If you use Google to search for “what is the science behind being born gay”.

You get things like:

scientists might have found, seemed to be correlated, point to a, and there are countless examples like this; all are quite vague, all are non-conclusive. But you have the proponents of making everyone the same using these theories as true facts, when in truth the conclusive statements from science are: the study also did not identify a single gene which was the direct cause of homosexuality. and: a variety of factors – including genetics, upbringing and environment play a part in developing sexual orientation, which is complex and emerges over time.

Emerges over time. Really? You mean like after people have indoctrinated them into believing that they were born gay? I just don’t get it? Why does anyone need an excuse? If you are gay, then so be it. But, you don’t get anything extra. Stop looking for an excuse for your choice, be responsible and live your life.


I’m not trying to be mean or crude but come on….. Don’t tell me lies. It’s a choice. It has always been a choice. We make choices every day. Some of our choices are good, and some of our choices are bad. Sometimes we “choose” something simply because it is convenient. Then there are times we make choices out of research, and well thought out examination of the facts. Sometimes we make choices because to choose otherwise would cause pain, suffering or heartache. Sometimes we make choices and then change our minds. I understand the government wanting to re-write History. If everyone is the same it’s much easier to “manage” the herd.

Sometimes we make choices simply because we are scared.

It seems that in the last decade or so we have stopped requiring people to be responsible for their actions.

Again, choices.

I’ve made some very bad choices in my life. But I take responsibility for my life. I can’t go back and change things that I have done. God knows, I would love to do that. But, then reality kicks in I accept what I have done and I learn from those life moments.

Again, choices.

Whatever happened to:





*************************************************************just some thoughts……………………………………………………….


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Posted by on June 1, 2015 in Uncategorized