It’s the birthday of novelist Elmore Leonard

Born in New Orleans in 1925. Straight out of college he got a job at an advertising agency, so he would get up and write every morning at 5 a.m. before going into the office. He published some pulp Westerns, … Continue reading “It’s the birthday of novelist Elmore Leonard”


Charles Darwin published The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms on this date in 1881 (books by this author). It was his last scientific book, and his most successful. In it, he explains that the very ground … Continue reading “Worms”

Deniro wants to punch Trump. Trump wants to punch anybody.

Imagine how much money this fight would bring in. Deniro could donate his share to charity and Trump of course would donate his share to the Trump Foundation!  

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety By Jimmy Carter

“America did not invent human rights. In a very real way, human rights invented America.” That’s Jimmy Carter, born in Plains, Georgia (1924). He took over the family peanut farm after his father died in 1953, and he expanded the … Continue reading “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety By Jimmy Carter”


Impulsively A cautionary word is what I need when I begin to think and see a hike I like, or a river to kayak on, or a beautiful girl to love. When I impulsively do things as I have during … Continue reading “Impulsively”


When I began, I was an honest man. I admit to having faults, but wonder If other men are like me who try not to die and shirk from responsibility and common sense at times. As a man I brag … Continue reading “Brave”

STAY ALERT! They walk among us……and they VOTE and have babies

Posted this before, but still laughed at the second reading. I handed the teller @ my bank a withdrawal slip for $400.00 I said “May I have large bills, please” She looked at me and said “I’m sorry sir, all … Continue reading “STAY ALERT! They walk among us……and they VOTE and have babies”

Last Poem

This, I swear with despair, is true, when I met her, words already in my mind from living so many years weighed down my thoughts until she spoke and opened my eyes to words written by an artist and poetess … Continue reading “Last Poem”

Love What

I worry that at the closing of the day, I may run out and will be lost without, so I take the shortest route to replenish my supply of the one thing I need to color the wings of my … Continue reading “Love What”