Why is it that;
When a flower dies, we cast it aside.
But when a Palm Frond dies we make a roof of it?
This is one of those things I often wonder about.
By Don Bobbitt, April, 2017
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Don’t you wonder?
Don’t you just Wonder?
How do many people can claim such an intense desire to be a public servant!
And when you let your defenses down and vote for them?
They turn into just another abuser of their constituents, in the name of some personal political agenda that they never mentioned when they were begging on the airwaves of America!
It’s not appropriate, I know that but to me it’s just another case of Ansl Abuse.
And the Abusers NEED TO GO!
By Don Bobbitt, April 4,2017
Wanna know what I got?
I got a rising Sun over the Atlantic shining in my Eyes.
I got Palm Trees waving in the morning breeze,
I got warm Sand under my feet and in my plastic shoes.
I got strangers, walking by, smiling and saying Hello to me.
I got families with small children giggling as they play at the edge of the Water.
I got waves coming in and wiping out sand castles built with such care, only an hour ago.
Or, should I just say;
I got Life, surrounding me with so many great things that I just have to Smile stupidly at everyone that I see.
by DON BOBBITT, April,4 2017
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I have high Blood Pressure!
It’s just a fact of life for me.
Even if I were able to isolate myself from the growing number of idiots who dominate the news networks, and even if the government lowered my taxes and started making all of the free-loaders in our country get jobs and pay their own way, I would still be one of those people with High Blood Pressure.
So, I have dutifully taken my prescribed pills each day so that my whole body gets pulled down into a slower pace.
And that’s OK, too.
But, I do cheat.
Every morning I drink Coffee. I mean I drink real coffee, not some chemically altered concoction they call decaffeinated.
Sure, I know I’m not supposed to do things that will raise my blood pressure, but I am addicted to Coffee. And, I have found that if I take my required dosage of meds, and then drink my morning coffee, my brain can absorb and react to what I see on the news for a couple of hours before my meds pull me down again.
This works for me; taking my meds to protect myself from the side effects of high blood pressure, and then once I am out and about, letting my meds kick in and level my attitude out, a bit.
My Doctors tell me that; “at your age, you need to be reasonable about how much Coffee you drink”, so I do.
I’m down to only one pot of Coffee, each morning!
by Don Bobbitt, February, 2017
I just have to write a little something about this.
If my article title offends anyone, I apologize ahead of time, before I go on.
The greatest day of your life is …. today!
Yesterdays are just history waiting to collect cobwebs in your memory.
Tomorrow is never assured to ever happen, for anyone.
Well, Today you can smile, live, love and share yourself with others.
Isn’t that great?
by Don Bobbitt, January, 20, 2017
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Cool Title, Huh?
Well, I thought so. A long time ago, in a land far, far, away, one of my English Teachers told me that if I wanted someone to read my writings, I had to grab their attention with the title, pull them into my story with the first sentence or paragraph and then the story itself should keep them “enthralled”.
So, here I go.
It’s only January the 8th, but today is the coldest weather we have had down here in SouthWest Florida this winter, so I feel this situation itself deserves some kind of comment.
Here we go again!
Another year has started on the clock of life, and I’m still working on things I had to do last year.
I mean, really! I looked back at my last January first’s resolutions, and it’s kind of embarrassing, how little I got done.
I did! Well, for the most part anyway!
It was a very painful thing for me, but I have finally done it!
I stopped talking about writing.
You see, it took me a while, but I began to notice that non-writers would go into a kind of bored trance whenever you mention anything about what you are writing.
It doesn’t matter what you start talking about, whether it’s; a new plot you are working on, or a cool character you are developing, or even a fantastic scene you have placed your characters in as part a story you’re hoping to publish.
They just don’t care, these non-writing masses we are surrounded by each day when we go out and mix with people. Once I had realized this, I decided that they were beneath me and I stopped talking to them about my writing.
And OMG, my fellow writers?
They are all so engrossed in their writings that it quickly became obvious they all believed their works are far more interesting than mine.
by Don Bobbitt, January, 2017
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Here it is, Christmas Eve, and I just wanted to say something POSITIVE to my family, friends and even those of you who don’t know me.
First of all, I will now be calling myself a family elder. I like the title, it has a nice ring to it, so I have adopted it. You might ask; just how does one become a family elder in this fast-paced world we live in today?
As I grow older,
I have found that
Stupidity doesn’t age well.
It seems, the majority of the really stupid people
in my life
have now died off to an acceptable level.
by Don Bobbitt, December 4,2016
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I love Sunsets.
I always have and I always will.
These random acts of Nature are one of those natural phenomenon we all see regularly, and far too often we just ignore them as we rush through our busy lives.
Just do it ….. Laugh!
It’s not so hard, really.
Look out your window and see something funny.
As you stand there, gazing at that outside world,
tune up your sense of humor, and well, LAUGH!
It can’t just be me.
If I look long enough, even in a mirror,
what I see makes me laugh!
So, I have no trouble at least cracking into a smile.
Look at that tree in you lawn that usually irritates you because it’s in your way.
And, think about how much fun it would be cutting the darn thing down, yourself!
Look at that neighbor who walks his Dog and leaves the Poop on your lawn,
and think about how silly he looks,
big butt in the air, picking up Poop!
Or, just look at the sky,
and laugh at the fact that you’re upright, healthy and breathing!
Or, just be lazy like me and remember that it takes less muscles to smile than to frown.
Have a great Day and don’t forget, LAUGH!
by Don Bobbitt
It’s Veteran’s Day and I have already spent a good deal of my day going to a few celebrations that pop up on this day, around the country.
A Facebook comment a few minutes ago prompted me to write this as I tried to explain that what we, of my generation felt when we went into the service.
Looking Back, I can say that, to me and so many of my generation who did serve in the military, it wasn’t a task.
Many of our parents had served themselves, and to us it was simply a thing you did because you were taught that it was the right thing to do.
You just stood up and walked over to your fellow Americans who had also taken a stand, and together you formed a line; a line where you were not going to allow anyone to cross that might want to hurt or destroy our American Liberties!
It was just a gut response, but I hope it helps others who might wonder what makes a person join a branch of our military.
by Don Bobbitt, November 11, 2016, All Rights Reserved.