Charity Towards the Elderly

Charity Towards the Elderly

Memory Care Means Engaging An Old Persons Memory If you want to do something charitable for an elderly person try engaging their long term memories with memory care. Memory care facilities in Europe re-create older, traditional village squares much like a...
Mobile Liberation

Mobile Liberation

Switching To Twigby $9.00 Mobile Service After expensive Verizon Wireless bills for the past sixteen years I have switched to a $9.00/per month Twigby mobile account. My needs are not great and I was actually searching for a text only service when I found Twigby. My...
Lotus-Eating Navel-Gazer

Lotus-Eating Navel-Gazer

Now I Have Become a Navel-Gazing Lotus-Eater The first time I heard the term lotus-eater I erroneously assumed that it was a derogatory term used to denote a navel-gazer. I heard “lotus-eater” in a spy movie and I thought the term meant living like a...
The Path Less Taken

The Path Less Taken

The Middle Path The goal in life is not to take offense at other people’s actions, then pat yourself on the back in your self-bestowed moral superiority. Somehow America became the land of the easily offended where the goal is the first to express manufactured...
For The Birds

For The Birds

Dove Food Last night at dinner John asked me if I was growing corn in my backyard. The maintenance man asked the same question whilst conducting a contractor about the premises and therefore this is a good opportunity for me to seize upon a fertile new blog topic. The...
Cigarettes Almost Killed Me

Cigarettes Almost Killed Me

Tobacco Should Be Illegal Tobacco cigarettes killed my father and they almost killed me. The last time I smoked tobacco I ended up in the hospital having stents installed into my heart. My father’s father (my grandfather) quit smoking upon doctor’s orders...
The Pain of Masculinity

The Pain of Masculinity

I Never Believed That I Was Depressed Until I Took An Honest Look At Myself When I was a young extrovert playing guitar in third-rate rock bands I used to pump myself up with rage and sadness. Other people could see my depression but I could not. Now at sixteen years...
Navel-Gazer

Navel-Gazer

Gazing At My Navel In the middle of a heat wave I was sitting in the library reading the news on my iPhone while waiting for the maid to finish cleaning my apartment. One of the elderly gay brothers walked by and jocularly quipped: “What are you doing, gazing at...
Hiding Behind My Mask Is Very Energy Intensive

Hiding Behind My Mask Is Very Energy Intensive

Wearing A Mask Is Work Wearing a mask is work for me and observing my mask is work for you. Wearing my glib mask of superiority to hide my true self requires a lot of physical and emotional energy. Masking my true feelings is too energy intensive and now that I am an...