This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Okay, I'll say it.  If you take nude pictures of yourself, you are choosing to have those nude pictures shared with the world.

I want to talk to the women.

Oh, come on, this is not the first time this has happened, it's happened for years.  It was happening back in the late 1980's, long before 'cloud' computing.   If you allow that love of your life to take pictures of you in the bedroom, they will end up on the internet when you break up.  If you take pics of yourself on a cell phone or digital camera, they will end up on the internet.  High school girls have committed suicide after they sent someone a picture and it ended up all over school.

So face the facts, if you take a nuddie, you will be seen by the whole world.  Funny thing is, if you are a 'nobody', one of life's peons, you may never know it.  However, if you are famous, you can bet the farm that those pics will be released.

So why do the young actresses, only two of whom I even recognized their names, okay three, I had to look up Kim Kardasien several years ago to find out who the hell she was when you couldn't go a day without hearing her name - still not really sure - I think she is just someone famous because her dad is famous, like Paris Hilton - but the point is we've had these events in the past, we had another this weekend, and it will happen again because, well, people are stupid.

Now I do have sympathy for the woman who discovered there were fake photos, that is just wrong, if that is true.  I mean, after all, you hack all these real pictures, why release fake photos?  Or people who snap pictures of others in the locker rooms at health clubs, there should be a rule about no phones in locker rooms.

But it's the number one story everywhere, because, well, we are stupid.  See, some Hollywood celebs, who took those photos of themselves, are really pissed with front page publicity?  I mean really?  And millions of men have nothing better to do that look and find the photos, and no, I have not looked and will not look.

Meanwhile, Islam is spreading; ISIS is killing at a rate that is making Hitler take notice in Hell.  Chopping off heads, mass shootings.  Christians are being slaughtered in Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and everywhere else.  Want to know how to make a christian in Africa, the Middle East or Asia laugh?  Tell them about the pretrib rapture.

I love that joke, made it up myself.  Got some dirty looks at church though.

Volcanoes are erupting, earthquakes, drought wiping out the agriculture in California.  Did you see that due to all the moisture in the rest of the farm belt, that the genetically modified wheat is going to produce some poison, so they are spraying another poison to counteract the first poison so it can be brought to market in your bread starting this winter?

Note to self, load up on organic crackers this fall.  Six month supply.

I'm also suspicious of the timing of all this.  I mean, do all those chicks all have only iPhones?  Cause if just one of them don't, then the whole blame game falls apart.  And besides being stupid to take nuddies of themselves, I'll bet they use the same email address and password more than one place.

Remember last spring when iPhones were being 'kidnapped' and a ransom was being asked for?  Know how that happened?  Another very famous company was hacked and they got email and passwords.  Then they used those emails and passwords and got into the apple accounts and other business accounts because people were using the same email address and same email passwords on multiple sites.

Betcha that happened this time too, there will be a common denominator of email and passwords and stupid people taking nuddies of themselves and then blaming others for their pictures being released.

It doesn't help that idiots write columns saying the real problem here is the double standard of women being 'ashamed' because of double standards in sexuality.  Please.  I will admit, there is a difference between men and women when it comes to their bodies.  The prettiest hottest woman will be getting ready for a shower and look at herself in the mirror and pick out the smallest minor flaws.  Guys, we look in the mirror, suck in our guts and think if we'd just do situps and pushups for a month, we'd be seriously hot again.

But I don't think many guys would appreciate having our nude pictures out on the internet, probably almost as much as others would be unappreciative of our pictures being on the internet.

But somehow, things were hacked, things will alway be hacked.  Your phones connected to the net, your pads connected to the net, your computers connected to the net means that someone out there will try to hack you, especially if you are famous.

Which brings us back to who is ultimately responsible for this - the people who take pictures of themselves naked.  It's on you.  Sorry to break the news.

Don't dream of answers cause you know I've none to give
We move like dancers steppin on each other to live
And pouncin hard
Like animals in the yard
And there's no healin, lookin, feelin
There's no denyin that bein kind can hurt
Someone sometimes
Oh, there's no denyin, woah lord there's no denyin
That bein' kind can hurt someone sometimes