I have a small group of very long-time friends. We’ve known each other since the seventies – some even before then. Our group meets once or twice a year to keep caught up on what we are all doing; who has more grandchildren and who has died. And we reminisce about the old days which we all seem to remember differently, if at all. The old saying “If you remember the seventies then you weren’t really there” applies whole-heartedly to this group. Continue reading “My Nietzschien Philosophy of Drug Use”
Snowball spent Sunday making crystals for a line of jewelry she will be selling soon. While setting up her stuff in the kitchen, she unplugged a carbon-monoxide sensor. It has a battery backup so not a big deal. Until three in the morning when it started that infernal high pitched beeping. The detector never got plugged back in and the battery died. Continue reading “I’d Rather Die In My Sleep”
Well, another month, another mass shooting. And the politicians once again fall all over themselves telling the American sheeple that its all the fault of poor gun control. As if there’s a bunch of feral semi-automatics that have slipped their leash and are walking around by themselves needing to be rounded up by the humane society to be put to sleep. While the back pocket of the crazy person that the gun is hanging out of has nothing to do with it.
This may be an old saying but I’m going to keep saying this until someone hears it. Guns don’t kill people! Crazy people kill people! Continue reading “The Politicians Get It Wrong Again”
As I often say to Snowball, this “Getting Old” thing sucks but its better than the alternative. The aches and pains really make everything a challenge some days. But I’m working on a third choice. When I sleep I leave my neck exposed so that any passing vampires have more than an even chance. Continue reading “It Would Be a Fair Trade”
Watching this report on a woman reaching her 109th birthday got me thinking. Whenever someone gets up there in years they ask to what they attribute long life. In this case it was God and basketball. My favorite answer to this question, and sorry I can’t remember who first said it, maybe George Burns, was just not dying. Continue reading “Some Thoughts on Longevity”