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Retired. I write about Current Events, Personal Experiences on Medium, on Blogger with several sites, WordPress, Substack and Gumroad.
How about an image on a Northern Minnesota Lake? The mosquitoes are about ready to come for you blood!
How about an image on a Northern Minnesota Lake? The mosquitoes are about ready to come for you blood!
How about an image of Sunset on a Northern Minnesota Lake. The mosquitoes are about ready to come for your blood!

Love in the air

Love story Image: Google Image
Love story Image: Google Image

Leaves in the full splendor of their fall colors. Image Google Images.


The boy ran through the forest, jumping over the large tree roots.

With each step, he had to watch that he didn’t crack his head on an overhanging branch.

The boy was nimble, so he didn’t have a misstep and he made running a fast exercise.

The trail was worn, so that helped him.

Finally, he had to stop to catch his breath. He bent forward at the waist and placed his hands on his knees and spent several minutes gulping air.

He walked…

I am now smart.

I was a draftee into Uncle Sam’s Army of the U.S. It was not the Regular Army. In military speak it was AUS not RA.

I spent 1 year 8 months and 22 days aft Ft McClellan AL after my 10 weeks of Basic Training at Ft Leonard Wood Missouri. It had a nickname “The Armpit of the South”. It would snow in the morning and be 80 degrees in the afternoon.


I wrote a letter to three different attorney’s firms requesting they represent me before the Veterans Administration.

For what?

Exposure to…

You Have Another Enemy — Your Supreme Court!

How so?

They let Trump skate — Again!

First, the ordinary citizen. They picked up on Trump’s dictator attitude right away. ( I

must have been sleeping at the time.)

All of a sudden I hear words like white supremacist, dog whistles etc.

I had no idea what was going on. “It can’t be” were my thoughts this is Minnesota mild and I went to school with these people. Where did all this anger come from?

Second, the Republican Party.

The GOP “Good Old People” come from?

As the 4 years wore…

“Did you bring the gunpowder?”


I just listened to Senator Pat Toomey as Jake Tapper interviewed him on CNN.

Now, I am not a numbers guy and I certainly don’t qualify as an economist.

So, I will spill my guts on why Mr. Toomey is wrong when he takes shots at President Biden’s $1.9 trillion proposals to help our citizens through this pandemic and a tanking economy.

Mr. Toomey must have a short memory. If my memory doesn’t fail me, I recall Trumplicans giving already wealthy corporations and citizens $1.5 trillion just about a year ago.

I am pretty…

Mindfulness or Contemplation

Monument Valley at Sunset
Monument Valley at Sunset
Monument Valley at Sunset pixabay


1. The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something “their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition”

2. A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique

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1. Without looking back for the definition, which do you prefer mindfulness or contemplation?


2. Which do you think is more appropriate for today’s society?


3. Which do you think would have the biggest, best impact on today’s society?


Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be…

I think I decided to go with "Wrike" as my product manager. It meets my criteria 1. FREE 2. COLORFUL 3. DID I MENTION FREE?

Excellent. My memory - or at least my ability to recall where I saved important documents or thoughts [this is compounded because my 500 gig hard drive crashed and I had to replace it with a 180 gig]. The real crucifixion ocurred when I turned 69. Coincidentally this was also when I started writing on Medium. If you haven't reached that stage yet I beseech you to ignore it when it hits. You can't miss it. Not only has the brain seized up but the knees, legs, and feet are also (the neck and upper back join in this chorus if I have been banging these keys for a 12-hour shift. As we grunts were known to join the chorus during the Vietnam War "Keep on Keepin' On.




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