Tuesday, July 15, 2014


out here
out here where no one else goes
where no one else treads
and where no one else lives
i am here
i am he
i am what they were
and i am alone
and here i am
and confused
but the way is becoming clearer
the road is becoming wider
and there is a light ahead
and towards that light
i travel
looking neither right
nor left
nor over my shoulder
just straight ahead
towards destiny
and my reward

Friday, July 11, 2014


His fears,
Sealed away in a Mason jar,
And despite the lid being clamped tightly,
A leak occurred
And the contents
Escaped and seeped into his days,
His nights,
His every waking moment
And encased him
With their suffocating vapors,
Awakening the dark,
The foreboding,
And that which he wished would sleep.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Halfway Down?

How did it become July 10th? I mean, it just seems like last week my friend Joe and I went to the Indy 500...and the 4th of July was almost a week ago...how did that happen and where have I been? In two weekends, Joe and I, along with Taco, will be heading to the Brickyard 400, and a week later the Moto GP...a month after that is Labor Day, and although a lot of nice weather is still in store after Labor Day, but Labor Day is the ceremonial farewell to Summer...how is this happening so quickly? Winter sure never went by this fast.

So many things I had planned have been left undone and not happened because of health reasons, but it instills in my mind that there's still plenty of Summer left to enjoy and enjoy to the fullest. I don't feel the best in the world, but I'm not going to let that stand in my way of enjoying the rest of this summer...

After all, as Summer winds down the greatest month of the year opens up, October, and the glorious Fall days lie ahead to yet enjoy...

I won't think of Winter now...

Not yet, regardless of how I feel.

Slow down, Summer...there's much to do yet.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

More Ponderings

Why is it some people's sole purpose in life is to be bitter, angry and hold grudges?

How can it be that some people are not happy if they aren't miserable?

What is the turn on of trying to hurt someone and find enjoyment in the misery of others?

I don't understand this and I never will.

Love, understanding and respect. Three items of human nature that are slowly becoming extinct.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

A New Perspective

Amazing what a few days away can do for the outlook one has.

My phenomenal bride of over 36 years took it upon herself to book us a few days away at our favorite Hampton Inn, and, after a few days of r and r, my mind is clearer, my body is feeling better and my entire personna has been helped beyond words.

I don't know what I did in my life to have been blessed with this amazing woman, but when I look back over all these years, I can honestly tell you I'm glad that I did whatever it was so that I could have her in my life.

Now, if everything else, as far as mind and body goes, will just continue on the present path, all will be right with the world.