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.

Friday, July 7, 2017


Love those old episodes, except lately, sometimes, I get this feeling I woke in a different parallel universe; it's the same, but these little subtle differences that make me wonder and sometimes downright uneasy.

Take Russia.  For 100 years, the democratic party of this country was associated with Russia.  Liberals read their authors, liberals let their spies into DC in the 40's and 50's.  So many organizations that formed in the 20's and 30's were from Russia, groups that took control of things like our education system.  And apparently they were successful since our current batch of students cannot read write spell or know what country America gained it's independence from.

Tim Russert was so sensitive to this issue that when he had the authority in 88 or 92, can't remember which election, he changed the colors so dems would not be red, like Russia.  Look at maps of earlier elections, Reagan, Ford, Nixon, Goldwater, Nixon - they were BLUE states - the dems were the red states.

So how did the republican party and the Russian suddenly become the fuzzy wuzzy BFF''s of late?

When did I wake up in this parallel universe?

Of course, it may be simple answer, that Russert's trick worked and now mindless liberal dems see the color red and think communism.

And the other thing, the word surprise or surprize.  I swear growing up it was spelled with a z and not an s.  The s was how the brits spelled it, we are always using z's instead of the brit s.  Now, suddenly, it's not, is this the first sign of losing one's mind?

I know a few people talk about a Mandella Effect, lots of people swear they remember on newscasts seeing Mandella dying in prison back in the 80's, or some kids bears cartoon or books.

Can you imagine someone actually being able to go back in time and just tweaking then come back to see effects? You could be married to Bridget and wake up married to Bob with no memory of Bridget because Bridget now never existed.

How do you know what is real and what if fake in a world  of vast amounts of information with very little wisdom?

Think you know reality?  Try this one on for size.  Micheal Flynn.  The guy that had to resign, now under investigation - but have you heard, the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey use to say?

Seems a few years ago, Flynn is working at the Pentagon and writes a letter on work stationary in support of a female FBI agent and a sexual discrimination issue with several high ranking FBI people.

He then agreed to testify in court.

The FBI tried to have the judge not allow his testimony in some sort of lawyer legal thing but judge denied so FBI settled.

Who at the FBI was one of the top officials?  The current head of the FBI, who had been number two until the resignation.

So now do you think Flynn is a bad guy or maybe dealing with a payback?

And now this years first pet peeve of the year.

What reprehensible, french bending, uphill gardening, Cubs sissy fan, pencil neck, Dorthy thought it would be a good idea to toss out over 3000 years of standard and not put North at the FRIGGING TOP OF THE FRIGGING MAP. See, this is the thinking, or lack thereof, I'm talking about.   For over 3,000 years, no matter what language, no matter if they wrote left to right or right to left or top to bottom NORTH was always at the top of the map.

Not anymore, that was so yesterday.  Directions are relative.  Truth is relative.  Vocabulary and spelling are relative.  If you want to write "Vocab and speling r relitive" why it's the readers responsibility to figure out what you mean.

I can wait till numbers become relative.  I can't wait for the relativists of the world to get a bank statement where they deposit a 10,000 check and the banks says 1,000 and see how relative the truth is now.

A pleasant faced man steps up to greet you
He smiles and says he's pleased to meet you
Beneath his hat the strangeness lies
Take it off, he's got three eyes
Truth is false and logic lost
Now the fourth dimension is crossed...

You have entered the Twilight Zone
Beyond this world strange things are known
Use the key, unlock the door
See what your fate might have in store...
Come explore your dreams' creation
Enter this world of imagination...

You wake up lost in an empty town
Wondering why no one else is around
Look up to see a giant boy
You've just become his brand new toy
No escape, no place to hide
Here where time and space collide