Hell of a Guy
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it - Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, June 23, 2016

These Days…

06/23/2016

These days I am a kept man. Having retired nearly four and a half years ago I quickly realized that job I had for twenty-nine years definitely got in the way of my personal life. These days I do as little as possible and volunteer for nothing, at all. Life is good!

These days I am a kept man. The Nancy, to whom I am happily married to and deliriously in love with, keeps me in the lifestyle I came to appreciate as a working stiff. She, too, retired, but she wanted to keep working and I encouraged her, for my benefit, to follow her bliss. Life is good!

These days, while not as vigorous or virile as I once was, am quite satisfied knowing at age 72 I do not have to be, nor am I supposed to be. And, come to think of it, I do not want to be, for if I were, more would be expected of me. I choose to not live up to others expectations. Life is good!

These days, after denying the existence of a higher power for most of my adult life, find I am a spiritual person, and even occasionally go to church. My mother, the Methodist preacher’s daughter, would be proud of me, and so am I. Life is good!

These days I often think of family, those close to me and those not so close. I have a wife I dearly love, daughters I dearly love, brothers I dearly love and other family and friends I get to love, as well. Life is good!

These days, like today, I get to travel to places like this one. I am sitting in the lobby of the Sheraton Grand in Chicago looking out at the Chicago River and a nearby bridge where there is a guy blowing hundreds of bubbles, allowing the wind to catch them and spread them in the air across the roadway. Why does he do this? I do not have a clue, but is it beautiful to watch. It makes me happy. Life is good.

These days I take it all in with a grain of salt. The world is a beautiful, fucked up place where some terrible people live to do horrible things. A place, too, where babies are born who will grow to do wonderful things. A place where one day the good will far and away outweigh the bad. And for that, life is good.

And that is all I have to say about that…

 
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

My Thoughts on Politics 2016

06/07/2016

Thoughts? Really? Well, here goes.

As I look at it, there is no real choice this November. On one hand we have the egomaniac known as “The Donald.” Trump is probably a very smart, shrewd investor and business man; however, on the other hand he is childlike and given to allowing his mouth to spew crazy thoughts that enter brain and are not filtered through his mouth.

On the other hand, we have Hillary. A woman who in known to be a divisive untrustworthy liar. Hillary would sell her grandchild if it would get her in the White House. She talks a good game, but comes across as insincere, disingenuous and fraudulent. She is a proven liar.

Both are really unworthy of the highest office in the land, but, nonetheless, we have to choose one.

I read a post on Facebook this morning put there by someone saying our only hope is to vote for the Libertarian candidate. My thoughts on this are, any vote for one of these “sub” parties is a completely wasted action. None can or will win; we are a two-party nation…are now and will forever be.

What I like most about Trump is that he is not a politician, and with that he says what he believes (even when he should keep his mouth shut). On the other hand, we have a career politician who will say what she needs to say to get your support – and say it with a straight face, knowing all the while she is lying through her teeth.

Clinton is under a criminal investigation by the FBI. They already have enough evidence to indict her from what I have heard on the news programs and read, but will they? I figure she has enough on the Obama Administration to keep the DOJ from proceeding with any action. This is the “Quid, Pro, Quo” game the Clintons have made famous. They should both be in jail.

I first voted in a presidential election in 1968, having missed eligibility to vote in the 1964 election by three months. I have never voted for a Democrat for president, but have voted Democrat candidates in state and local elections. I believe the less government we have in our personal affairs the better off we are.

I am not happy with the presumptive Republican candidate, but he will get my vote but not having earned it. To me Mr. Ego is the lessor of two evils, and I like the lessor over the more evil one. Even Hillary’s smile is evil.

And that is all I have to say about that…