Disinclined Recluse

I wanted to begin by summarizing, but then I got to thinking, shoot, we aint even had no spring yet! So, this morning I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is possible to do these things, the economy may be bad, but they still have enough left over, to keep the lights on …. For now anyway.

Focus, you just have to hang in there. The man who sticks to his plan will become what he used to want to be. Perhaps I am like Icarus, simply a man who dared to dream, a man who flew too close to the sun. Or like Daedalus, a man who equipped his son with unsafe wings made of easily melted beeswax? I would say the answer to this question is all and neither.

Dream little or dream small …. In the final tally … it doesn’t matter at all.

Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills then you work hard for say, thirty-five years, and you pay it back and then one day you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, and then you die.


The national media coverage on the election continues to be “dismal at best.” The outright lying and perfidy seems to have escalated this week. I swear, if I get one more Email on illegals, Hillary, Obama and McCranky I am going to pull my hair out (and I certainly do not have a lot of it pull at this juncture in time. Matter of fact, I have more in my ears than I have on my head).

I would rather see reporting on the malfeasances of the rich and powerful, and some indefatigable media coverage that turns up evidence of same. That would satisfy my fury of being milked too death, and starved out of life as we know it. I don’t need debates on illegal aliens, I need some relief from the very American’s that live here, the rich and the powerful.

The Logic of Life $25
Mind of the Market $26
The Pirate’s Dilemma $25
Gang Leader for a day $25

Starting to notice a pattern here?

Books are so dog-gone expensive anymore, I don’t know how anyone can afford to buy and read two or three a month. A cheap read is about $15 anymore and that doesn’t guarantee it will be a “good read” by any stretch of the imagination.

 I have been spending a lot of time at the keyboard, and I miss my reading time. I am anxiously anticipating spring, some time on the porch with a good book, a glass of sweet tea.  Sure hope I can afford one of the two.


Lotto Mania

Eight women in West Virginia are splitting up the lotto bounty this week, must be nice. I sure hope that some of them find it in their heart to donate a little of that to charity. The lottery is fun isn’t it? It often reminds me of Keno in Laughlin, Nevada.

You sit back in those big ol’ soft chairs and they skin you. The first number is 36, the second number is 21, and here is another number …. YOU DON’T HAVE … Number five!

Two hundred seventy-five million dollars … Take a moment or two and allow that to gently roll off the tip of your tongue. Everybody, ready? TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS. Man, if’n (Okie Talk) you was sick, that shore make you better, huh?

Bad Taste Award of the week: “If Hillary had just married O.J.” t-shirts selling on the westcoast, man, is that lame or what? I stumbled upon a new site this week, has some interesting things, light and amusing.

WWW.veryfunnyads.com. Give you a little boost when you are down.

Four out of ten American’s are now saying that they are having trouble paying for prescription drugs. Of those experiencing trouble, 16% say paying for drugs is a “serious” problem, 28% haven’t filled a prescription in the past tow years due to the cost and 23% have skipped doses or cut pills in half to make their medications last longer. Meanwhile, our government continues its relentless pursuit of baseball players on steroids or building roads and bridges in countries that do not have automobiles.

“Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.” Mao Tse-tung, quoted in the San Antonio Express-News. Which is really kind of strange to me, I thought he died a long time ago.

I read this week, where China is going to enlist over 600,000 fine souls to make sure that no one protests during the Olympics. Attend the games, have a nice time, keep yo’ mouth shut if you know what is good for you.

Got some nice E-mails this week, thanks. You are the salt of the earth, and I appreciate you. Some of you are pretty good at weaving the language and painting a vivid picture for this old poor boy to understand. Whether or not you consider yourself a storyteller, it’s time to do the best you can at practicing that art.

I say this for a couple of reasons.

(A.) The people you encounter will have a special need to hear about your adventures in redemption, the riddles that have fueled your quest, and the mysteries that have pushed you to the very ragged edge of your understanding. Sit down and hammer out something for someone today and be sincere.

(B.) As you talk about those adventures, riddles and mysteries, you will give yourself the exact boost you need to open fully to the next great story of your life, your next grand adventure.

Which is ….. Which child do you trust to pick out your Nursing Home.