Is This Inconvenient, Or What?

Folks, whether you know it or not, we’re in the midst of World War III. This time, though we’re fighting an enemy we can’t see, and every country in the world is on the same side against this enemy that attacks indiscriminately. It does not care who, where, or when. It finds an unsuspecting victim and does its thing. And we have not found a way to effectively fight it, yet.

Now, you may ask why this is inconvenient, and not downright frightening. I, like much of the media, used the headline to grab your attention. Is this war we’re fighting inconvenient? For some, yes. Is it frightening? For all it should be. Allow me to enlighten you. Continue reading

Buckle Up, Buttercup

DogFace“It’s a very nasty question, and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers and they’re looking for hope.” (President Trump responding to a reporter’s request for a message to the American public who might be scared about the current pandemic)

The first U.S. coronavirus case was on January 21. Since that time President Trump has filled us with hope every time he speaks. Take it to heart, because we all know that politicians don’t lie. Especially a narcissist like Donald J. Trump. Continue reading

Just Wait

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I, along with the rest of the country, has been reading about, and in some cases experiencing, this coronavirus that has a firm grip on the world. It’s a scary thing to think about, especially when it’s being compared to such pandemics as the 1918 flu, SARS, Avian Flu, etc. And that doesn’t even take into account the affect all of this is going to have on the economy, not just in the U.S. but around the world, for months, and possibly years, to come.

It all became very real for me today when I went to the grocery store. I usually do my shopping every couple of weeks so I have not experienced what so many others have. Today, though, I saw it all firsthand. Continue reading

The Times, They Are A Changin’

IMG_20181110_150215991_FotorI’ve done a bit of traveling around parts of the United States and have noticed a troubling trend. Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older and don’t understand the younger generation, but I don’t think that is the case. Because what I have noticed does not affect just the younger people. It has even found its way into the population we think of as older, bolder, and more conservative.

I think it’s come on slowly, but it really hit home with me not long ago when I witnessed it up close and personal. I’ve been guilty of that of which I’m pointing out, but I’ve tried really hard not to allow it to occur (even though I know it has from time to time). Continue reading

Why Would You Do Something Like That?

IMG_20191015_110737954_MP.jpgWhat an exhilarating experience. In all my years, I never thought I’d be in a position like this. Well, maybe similar, but definitely not exactly like the one I am in now. Let me tell you how I arrived at this point in my life.

I drove. Yep. I drove myself here. I hope to drive myself back one day. But, for now, I’m happy to stay put.

Let me back up a little bit. I know how I arrived at this point in life. I got old. Not real old, but older than I ever thought I’d be thirty years ago. Hell, even twenty years ago. Maybe not twenty, but definitely thirty. Now that I find myself where I thought I’d never be I don’t have to drive anymore.

Let me take that back. I don’t have to drive my personal vehicle as much as I used to. Not anymore. The government supplies me with a vehicle—for work, what little work I do. I only use my trusty jeep when I want to. And, sometimes not even then. I walk. I walk to work. Well, actually, I live at work. Or, rather, I live where I work. Can you imagine that? Live and work in the same place? I’d say it’s kind of like working from home.

Alright, let’s get back on track. How did I get here? I drove. What am I doing here? That’s the purpose of this little jumble of words you have before you. Continue reading