I was Just Thinkin’ – Here I sit, Retired?

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That’s right, I’m Retired!

And, here I have combined two different articles of mine for efect. The first half I wrote when I turned 65. The second half are my reflections on then, Now and what I am afraid about tomorrow and our future as retirees.

Click on the link below to read the article.

Here I am, RETIRED, Reflections of a Retiree.

by Don Bobbitt,2014

Copyright, DonBobbitt, 2014, All Rights Reserved

 

 

Sunday Morning Politics - Who is looking Out for ME?

 

I’m just Having a Great Day, that’s all!

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I just thought I would let everyone know.

I’m having a good day, today.

You know how it is, some days you get up and you (or your body?) just isn’t in sync with the world.

Something might ache a little more than normal, or your brain is a mili-second out of sync with the physical universe, and you keep tripping over things, or dropping things, or whatever. Continue reading

The Old Man and His DOG. An Old Joke

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Someone sent this old story to me a number of years ago. I copied it to a document and hav lost the source.

It is a really great story, so I am sharing it again.

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.

 He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. 

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble… At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, ‘Excuse me, where are we?’

‘This is Heaven, sir,’ the man answered.. ‘Wow! Would you happen to have some water?’ the man asked.

Of course, sir. Come right in, and I’ll have some ice water brought right up. ‘The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

‘Can my friend,’ gesturing toward his dog, ‘come in, too?’ the traveler asked.

‘I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t accept pets.’

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.

As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

‘Excuse me!’ he called to the man. ‘Do you have any water?’ 

‘Yeah, sure, there’s a pump over there, come on in.’

‘How about my friend here?’ the traveler gestured to the dog..

‘There should be a bowl by the pump.’

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.

The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.

When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.

‘What do you call this place?’ the traveler asked.

‘This is Heaven,’ he answered. 

‘Well, that’s confusing,’ the traveler said. ‘The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.’

‘Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That’s hell.’

‘Doesn’t it make you mad for them to use your name like that?’

‘No, we’re just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.’

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Write on HubPages, make money like a good web parasite

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That’s what i said; be a good web parasite.

I write a lot of my articles on HubPages and I recently had my 5-year anniversary writing on the HP site.

During that time, I have learned a lot of interesting things about writing informational articles that make money. Not a lot of money, but a decent enough money to keep me involved and creating.

Click on the link below to se my latest HubPages article about how to make money sitting on your ‘duff” at hime.

How to make money on HubPages being a web parasite.

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

Copyright Don Bobbitt, 2014, All Rights reserved.

Sunday Morning Politics - Who is looking Out for ME?

Sign of Autumn – A lone leaf

Autumn Leaf on Gravel Road

Autumn Leaf on Gravel Road

A Colorful Leaf

rides a light Autumn Breeze

on its

Trip to Nowhere.

 

Sunday Morning Politics - Who is looking Out for ME?

by Don Bobbitt, 2014
Copyright, DonBobbitt, 2014, All Rights Reserved

Diabetes, The Facts explained simply for everyone.

My Best Cheeseburger! Ever!

OK, as a Diabetic, (Type-2 Diabetic that is) I often get a little frustrated with having to explain why I can’t have that slice of Pecan Pie, or that large piece of Red Velvet Cake covered with several scoops of Ice Cream, etc.

Being a Diabetic, I have to stay on my toes when it comes to my daily food selections, and certain things are not allowed.

Most people just do not understand Diabetes, and I wrote the article below for you, so you can appreciate the disease itself as well as what a Diabetic must do to maintain a healthy body, every day.

So, click on the link below to read my HubPage article if you want to understand Diabetes and how to manage it.

Diabetes, Facts for the Newbie

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

Copyright, DonBobbitt, 2014, All Rights Reserved

JOKE – Classes for Women taught by Men. Hilarious!

OK, These are funny! I don’t care who you are! (Or which Sex!)

Men Teaching Classes for Women at
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By December 29, 2015

NOTE: DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY LEVEL
OF THEIR CONTENTS, CLASS SIZES WILL BE LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS MAXIMUM .

 

Class 1
Up in Winter, Down in Summer – How to Adjust a Thermostat
Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.

Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hrs beginning at 7:00 PM..

Class 2 
Which Takes More Energy – Putting the Toilet Seat Down, or Bitching About It for 3 Hours?
Round Table Discussion.

Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

Class 3 
Is It Possible To Drive Past a Wal-Mart Without Stopping?–Group Debate.

Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 4
Fundamental Differences Between a Purse and a Suitcase–
 Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.
Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.

Class 5
Curling Irons–Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Bathroom Cabinet?
Examples on Video.

Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning
At 7:00 PM

Class 6
How to Ask Questions During Commercials and Be Quiet During the Program
Help Line Support and Support Groups.

Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM

Class 7 
Can a Bath Be Taken Without 14 Different Kinds of Soaps and Shampoos?
Open Forum
….
Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

Class 8
Health Watch–They Make Medicine for PMS – USE IT!

Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 9
I Was Wrong and He Was Right!–Real Life Testimonials.

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined.

Class 10 
How to Parallel Park In Less Than 20 Minutes Without an Insurance Claim.
Driving Simulations.

4 weeks, Saturday’s noon, 2 hours

Class 11
Learning to Live–How to Apply Brakes Without Throwing Passengers Through the Windshield.
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined
Class 12
How to Shop by Yourself.

Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

From Guys in the Witness Protection Program

Emmy Lou Harris – Boulder to Birmingham

I was reading a fellow Hub writers srticle about Emmy Lou Harris. In it he mentioned her song from long ago called Boulder to Birmingham.

The verse goes :

I would rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham

I would hold my life in his saving grace

I would walk all the way from Boulder to Birmingham

If I thought I could see, I could see your face.

“Boulder to Birmingham” lyrics by Emmylou Harris

Here is the song:

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

I was Just Thinkin! Cow JOKE.

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COWS 
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington?

And, they tracked her calves to their stalls.

But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country.

Maybe we should give each of them a cow?

 

I Was Just Thinking! How big must your Cajones be?

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That’s right Exactly How Big must your cajones be for you to run for political office?

I’m just wondering, you understand. I am not interested in the job myself. But these people have gotten themselves voted into such plush jobs that for them to use their perks must take a pretty large set. Continue reading

Still Winds, Florida Hot

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Morning ,,,,,,, Again!

Coffee in hand and Golf on the screen.

I prop my leg up on another chair to ease the pain

of my new Blood Clot in the calf. Continue reading

TV News when nothing is happening. It Smells!

 

Horse Manure

Horse Manure

HORSE MANURE!

That’s what I’m talking about! Horse Manure!

I started out OK! I got up, the wife had Coffee made and I washed down my 10 morning pills that the Doctors say I must take.

After scanning the TV channels, I realized that I was just hearing more details on more subjects that were, well, …… Horse Manure. Continue reading

Some Mornings! Mankind and Inherent Stupidity-1

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Some Mornings,
When i have crawled out of bed,
and turned ON,
the Almighty Coffee Pot,
I will just sit and Wonder!

As I am now! Continue reading

Video

Les Paul playing Sleepwalk

Just Shut Up and Listen!

Les Paul and Sleepwalk.

 

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Who Crashed my PC – Part-4 – Selecting my Future PC

Selecting my Future PC

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Click on the link below to read my article about my decision process when my PC crashed and I had to decide on what was the ideal PC for me to use now that my old one was dead.

It might b interesting to those of you that might run into the same problem in the near future.

Who Crashed my PC, Part-4 – Selecting my Future PC.

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

Copyright Don Bobbitt, 2014