Tuesday, May 24, 2016


I have shared my life with those that are kind, witty, intelligent, talented and beautiful. I have sat with folks that are brave, wealthy, wise and strong of faith. I have cried with both hurt and happy souls. Friendship was never influenced by birthright or politics. I have celebrated with winners and agonized with the defeated. I am a simple man with simple thoughts acting out life on a wonderfully complicated stage.

Monday, May 23, 2016


Another great advantage of being older is we no longer have to toil in the trenches of thought, all we have to do is recall the results of our younger thoughts and modify.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

And it Rained, Again

Well,  yesterday was supposed to be a sunny day and we received 2.2 inches of rain on already saturated ground. The photo shows the low water crossing at one end of our road which is the water going over the spillway. The other end of our road looked about the same, so, we couldn't get out for a while. One of our neighbors did get some water inside their cabin but he said after working his way from their beach towels, to their bath towels and finally their kitchen towels he was able to contain the water with minimal damage. The lake is full and that is good, but for a few cabins there is concern for more rain said to be coming.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

As I Close My Eyes

As I close my eyes tonight, let me once again see their smile and feel the warmth of their presence. Let us talk and laugh and be once more together sharing all that is good, filling those empty chambers of my heart. Then let me wake, be warm, smile, and be glad for what I have had and thankful for what I have now.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Normally I'd be looking for the sunset, and it wasn't bad, but tonight the moon took center stage!

A Smile

Tears may fall in the depths of despair or for the sake of joy or relief. Laughter is good, it says I'm happy, it releases stress of the moment and says I am well. A touch says I am with you, it confirms closeness and it signals understanding  and a sharing of space and time. A smile....I'm not sure from where it comes, from the heart or possibly the soul, after all a smile's quiet presents can warm my heart and strengthen my soul. A smile can say everything or it can say nothing, such can be the mystique of a smile....simple, quiet, warm and unforgettable.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ready For Normal

Well, everything is percolating by as normal as it can, then something comes up that doesn't completely incapacitate you but causes you to pause from your normal activity loads. You start doing things you wouldn't normally do, like get on the scales three or four times a day. I now know exactly how much I weigh from one part of the day to another and I don't really want to know. I have started putting photos into albums that I have been putting off forever, I don't even remember who some of the photos are of or why I took them. I keep having this urge to hold and kiss Amber and she keeps running from me. I keep volunteering t do jobs I know Amber won't let me do and then when she counter offers with a chore like paying some bills, balancing the checkbook, etc, I tell her I really don't feel good and should probably go lay down. I don't know how long it will take normal to be back in place but tomorrow will be fine.