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, August 27, 2017


Thank heavens the US has finally been hit by a bad hurricane, now the global warming crowd can rise up out of the statistics and blame your SUV for the flooding in Texas for the next five years.  Al Gore lives another day....

Trivia Time?  How many CAT 4 or CAT 5 hurricanes have there been since 1970 that hit the USA?

Answer coming up, don't peek!


Yea, shocked the crap out of me too.

Andrew, Hugo, Charlie, and now Harvey.  I was surprised, I thought Camille and Floyd would have been on that list, oh well.  I'd guessed about a dozen so was far off.

But yea, those are the CAT 4 or 5 hurricanes to hit the USA.  Speaking of which, adding to my 'why I won't live in the south' list, did you see the pictures of the washed into towns, back porches, front yards and under your car alligators all over the place?  I thought pissed off poisonous snakes were bad enough but seriously, gators?  Yuk.

Give me the cold and snow.

When I plan my potential bike ride across America or what is left of it by 2020, avoiding any state with gators is very high on the list of map route planning.  Which reminds me, have you noticed the rat stories of late?  First, the rat populations in cities in the USA is exploding, not only sheer numbers but saw an article from London where the rat population is suddenly apparently taking steroids because they are commonly finding two foot rats now, that is without the tail by the way, two friggin foot rats are all over the place while the population of them is exploding and I'm thinking that is not going to end well, a pox upon your house.  Rats carry all sorts of nasty bugs, ticks and fleas and you can almost see where this is going to lead.

Black Plague 2.0

Sorry for the delay, the politically correct police just burst into my apartment and insisted that the Black Plague is racist and I explained that the Black Plague kills blacks, whites, straights, gays, and everything else without consideration of race, sexual preference etc but no go, so will no have to refer to it as the Shades of Grey Plague or totally color blind plague to avoid prison and removal from google, youtube, Facebook and twitter.

Like you'd ever find my on FaceBook or Twitter.

But here's an incredibly stupid idea that you will one day read someone is serious about, probably asking for a million or two in government funding to study first,  but capturing all those boa constrictors and pythons people have let loose in the environment of Florida and Louisiana and bringing them to NYC, Chicago, Detroit, etc and setting them free in buildings and sewers to eradicate the rat population.

Just watch......  and now for something completely different....

Flashback time for the older imaginary readers.  Remember bikes in the 1960's?  Did you have hand brakes or a single speed and you'd brake by stamping counter clockwise on the pedals?  Well, amazing we all survived because did you know those types of brakes are considered illegal today?  In London, you are required to have a front brake, which is rather mind boggling since any cyclist knows what happens if you slam down on a front brake - rider goes over the handle bars for one.  This is all out because of a tragic case where a cyclist, who is a rather stupid bloke, had such a bike, very popular among couriers by the way, and struck a pedestrian, a woman, mother of two, and killed her.

Now there is some debate, some stories claim she stepped out into the street because she was looking at her cell phone, others claim she was NOT looking at her cell phone she just stepped out into the street without looking, who knows, but she DID step out in front of the cyclist who struck and killed her.

Now the bloke did something real stupid and went on social media and ripped into the lady several ways which didn't go over well, so he was charged and while not convicted of the serious manslaughter crime did get some reckless thing because of no front brake.

Yea, a pedestrian steps out onto the roadway in front of a cyclist and causes a collision and they want to charge the cyclist with manslaughter.

Remember, he was riding in the proper direction, on the street, woman stepped out into the traffic and got hit.

And they blame the lack of front brakes as causing the whole thing.  WWII, Silent, and Baby Boomers all grew up riding bikes with that back single gear propulsion and braking system, without helmets, and nobody ever thought they were not safe.  And back then people were smart enough to look both ways before stepping into traffic.  Sorry, should have added idiot pedestrians, idiot law enforcement, idiot prosecutors and idiot jurors to that earlier blog to go along with idiot drivers and idiot cyclists.

So you would think while on the topic of rats, snakes, and idiots, there would be a simple and easy segue into politics, but, not today.  Why waste a good lazing thru a Sunday afternoon.

Don't leave in silence with no word at all
Don't get mad and slam the door
That's no way to end this
I know how I want you to say goodbye

Don't run off in the pouring rain
Don't call me as they call your plane
Take the hurt out of all the pain

Take me to a park that's covered with trees
Tell me on a Sunday please