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.

Sunday, December 13, 2015


I don't know what surprises me more, Trump or the fact that Hillary is going to win the democratic nomination.  Seriously?  The democrats can't come up with anyone to beat Hillary?  And we may have to live thru 4-8 more years of Clintons?

Let's see, on the republican side, my first choice was Walker, oops, he's out.  I liked Perry, but for some reason no one will forgive him for forgetting one of the three departments he would eliminate in 2012.  It's funny how some people can gaffe once and that is it, then you have someone like Biden who can't say good morning without sticking his foot in his mouth and people are just like "that's ol' Joe!".  Kaisich was next, but he can't hear the fat lady singing the rest of us can and now Rand Paul is about to hang it up which means no one is left on the republican side.

I don't get the Ben Carson thing.  I mean, nice guy and all but what is he doing up there?  And Rubio looks like the twerp that ran all the clubs in high school and now wants to run the big one and is great with comebacks but do you really see him standing up for change?  Other than amnesty?  Why is he on the stage when he supports amnesty?

Cruz, I like the guy, but once again, first term senator with no experience leading and that has worked out so well the last 8 years - and his wife is VP at Goldman Sachs so you know Wall Street will get to pass go and collect 200 billion every time they roll the dice.

And the others, Huck Finn, Fog Horn Jersey Leghorn, and hmmm, can't remember, oh Carly but not Simon.  Blah.

And there is Trump.  I just can't get the feeling out of my gut that he is paving Hillary's path.  But yep, the man has the guts to say things we wish others did.  He's like America's Gene Hunt right now, well, except Trump grew up with a silver spoon up his nose.  I wish someone would ask him if he snorted coke in the 1980's.

But he is hitting a chord because he knows what is really pissing off the American male and female; the people who are so tired and ready to quit.  The people who are fed up working their asses off while millions of people flood over the borders from Mexico, China, Central and South America without going thru the proper channels, bringing all sorts of pests and diseases with them like TB, the Kissing bug which can kill people, etc.  Look it up, I did not make that up, it's a parasite of some sort in South and Central America that spreads from saliva and can kill people.  And it's popping up all over the Southwest now and Florida.

He knows what to say; immigration.  He really put one forward the other day and took incredible grief from the left, but, now this is really funny, when Jimmy Carter was president do you know he did the same thing with Iran?  No more visas, immigration, and if you were here from Iran on visa, good bye, go home.  So Trump is just wanting to do, on a larger scale, what those hardline conservatives FDR and Jimmy Carter both did when they were in office.

Clear the country of illegals, but incentives in place to move manufacturing back to the USA and the jobs that go with it.  But I can't shake the feeling there is a fox in the hen house.

Concrete cold face cased in steel
Stark sharp glass-eyed crack and peel
Bright light scream beam brake and squeal
Red white green white neon wheel.

Dream flesh love chase perfumed skin
Greased hand teeth hide tinseled sin
Spice ice dance chance sickly grin
Pasteboard time slot sweat and spin.

Blind stick blind drunk cannot see
Mouth dry tongue tied cannot speak
Concrete dream flesh broken shell
Lost soul lost trace lost in hell.

King Crimson