Less Of This – More Of That

4-25  On the 19th I had quad-druple open heart by-pass, I am reading emails sporadically but not answering, I should be laid up for over 8 weeks.  

So, I will not be responding to emails but will be reading them from time to time.


The webpage is shut down.

Don Smith   

I keep telling myself … 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.


Some of you have noticed that I have been spending a lot less of my time at the keyboard, and instead have increased my reading time. As this new routine seems to agree with me, I see it continuing for at least a little while in my foreseeable future.  In other words, I am anxiously anticipating spring, some time on the porch with a good book, a glass of sweet tea.  We will not be adding any new material for the time being,  this is the drill, the new standard, less of this, and more of that.    

Possibly some of you will miss the daily rant, the assault on life.  The reality is this … Things change, we adapt and we mosey on the down the path.  In the archives you will find over fifteen-hundred articles and/or posts, please feel to help yourselves.  Thanks to all of our regular readers and commenters, it has been fun.  

Now it is time to move on.  


11 thoughts on “Less Of This – More Of That

  1. Actually, I don’t like, but I understand. I’ll miss you. Enjoy the books.



    • Thanks Margo, you have been with us a long time. It just got to be too much of chore and the results have been somewhat discouraging for quite sometime, so I just decided to shut it down.

      Publicize, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, all of that garbage just did not work for the site. Since the first of the year it has just laid there, flat lining and no amount of work could revive it, which to me was discouraging, so we just pulled the plug on it this morning.

      It was 3K short of 1,250,000 hits, not a bad run. The original goal was to get 50,000 and we hit that the first year.

      Take Care,



    • Not a bad run at all. Take care of yourself too, Don.


      PS Of course, you’re still allowed to visit ;-).


  2. I’ll miss you my American blogging friend.


    • Why thanks, I appreciate that very much. It is nice to know you are missed. I will continue to read your stuff, I have you bookmarked and all that.

      Ironically, since shutting down the site has “increased in daily traffic” figure that one out? Hahahahaha. The penultimate chapter of the blog.

      It had a good run, five years is awhile, it is time to move on.

      Thanks again,



  3. I fully understand less of this and more of that…But I hope you come up for air and enjoy every one of those books.


  4. found you thru the busnuts, always enjoy the stuff you wrote, realize you spent some time on your blog. Thanks again.


    • I have shut down for the time being, also do not post on any of the bus boards any longer. I appreciate your input and thank you.

      Don Smith


  5. Just read your comment, glad that you were able to comment, that in and of it’s self says a lot. I know you ain’t doin’ good but you are doin’. Lost my 32 yo daughter on 3/24 now my ticker is acting up again. I had bypass in 2000. You will be in our prayers.



  6. I’ve been wondering how you are doing… Sorry to hear about your set back, Don. Wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get back to your daily assault on life with your humorous rants. :)


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