The Beauty of Sunsets

Everyone loves watching a Sunset! And it's hard to find a person who will not stop in their tracks, even if only for a moment, to watch one that is exhibiting a beautiful and unique combination of colors and patterns. So, I often think about just why Sunsets are so popular with people around the …

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To my fellow Veterans!

Memorial Day does strange things to my emotions. I spend most of the day on an emotional roller-coaster. I feel sad one moment and just a minute later I am one proud SOB. It's the memories, you see! It's the thoughts of my comrades; those whom I personally served with, so long ago. They just …

Political Rant – Pre-Existing Conditions not covered?

Every now and then I have to go into one of my Rants about the callous stupidity of our nations politicians. This is one of those rants about these heartless and cruel politicians and their attempt at splitting people with Pre-Existing Medical Conditions away from the rest of the population, essentially condemning them to eventual …

You don’t know me, I’m one of those who voted for Trump

Yeah, here I am, one of those Average Americans that came out of the woodwork to vote for Trump. (Or, was it to vote against Clinton?). Anyway, I was up late, watching this very important election and finally the results turned and started going in Trump's direction, and I must say, the consternation and shock …

Showers and Vodka

Afternoon Heat, Racing Clouds with Black Bellies, Bursting across the fairways. Rain Blowing, almost horizontal. And Me? Just sitting on the Lanai, Vodka for me and White Wine for my Lady. Laughing at Mother Nature, her sense of Humor, and her Consideration of our Comfort by cooling us down. Thanks Old Girl! Don Sent from …

Making excuses for the Tea Party, Trying to condone the destruction of America

Roadside Sign I was listening to the news yesterday and there was an endless line of Congressmen marching in front of the cameras. The were either attacking and blaming each other for the ridiculous brinksmanship we Americans have been dragged through. The amazing thing was that each one continued to feel that they were the …

An Old Patriots Memories of Lost Friends

A remembrance of VietNam veterans. My lost Friends. I wrote the attached article years ago, out of frustration and anger, more than any thing else. I had just had an argument with a friend over Vietnam and it had turned into a conflict between someone with personal scars and someone who not only had no …

A Veterans Lament – You only Love us when you Need us!

A Veterans Lament! I know, the title is a little harsh. But, sadly it a truth, and it is one that many people have a hard time accepting. I served my country during the Vietnam War Era, and I promise, I will not go into how the media besmirched all of us veterans to the …

Horseshoe Crab Shell , A walk on a Beach in the Flats.

I am one of those Lucky people, living in the Tampa area, who has a friend that owns a Boat. And we are often invited to just go out onto the Tampa Bay and enjoy the water and the many small islands (keys) and beaches, with them. There were five of us on the boat …

DEAD END – A Double Entendre Photograph

We all use phrases and words in our daily conversations that have multiple definitions. Often, we use these words without even considering that those listening might mentally miss you point by assuming the other meaning. And, sometimes, rarely, if you are Lucky, a person can take a picture of a scene that if observed carefully, …

Average Sit-Down Meal Calories

One of our national News networks, just stated a little new flash for those of us wondering why we have such a time controlling our weight. The Average meal in a sit down restaurant chain in America contains 1128 Calories according to a recent study.  This is 56% of the RDA for an Adult." So, …

How scared should I BE? The Politicians are quiet!

I was Just Thinkin' Sitting over my morning Coffee and Worried. The news really has nothing of any national import to talk about other than beating on the weather and older stories. The weather isn't that shocking, and the older stories are just being stirred around, kind of like a kid would poke a stick …