A Mess

The Ukraine is in a mess.

Millions of people running (holding children’s hands or infants in their arms) seeking safety somewhere. …

The war, as bad as it is, can get much worse.

Atom bombs, which both sides possess, have not been used, and hopefully will not be.

My “take” is that the Ukraine will win …

Meanwhile, “The band plays on” …

Everything is in a “state of flux.”


(May 3, 2022)

Miracles Do Happen

Yes, miracles do happen.

One did yesterday (April 12, 2022).

A 62-year-old fired 35 rounds, shooting at random people in a crowded New York subway.

No one was killed.

How could that be?

“And the band plays on”

This is not a unique occurrence.

It has happened time and time again – and sadly it will continue to happen.

Police have arrested the shooter.

Why he did it is yet to be known.

For sure, they are unstable, frustrated and angry.

The miracle is that despite all the shots fired into a crowd, no one was killed.

“Miracles do happen”

(April 2022)

Another Day

My stomach full, I went to the bathroom sink to brush my dentures then sat in my nearby office chair, where I am writing this.

So far it has been a most pleasant day.

I got up and went to our east patio to get some sun.

I try not to have the sun shine on me for more than 20 minutes. …

Catching my breath, lying relaxed, I look at the sun playing “peek-a-boo” with the fast moving clouds. 

Rested, I walked to the living room where I found Danny watching a soccer match, his favorite sport.

It’s been a most pleasant day so far.

I hope it continues to be.


(May 3, 2022)

Flickering Memories

Lying on my comfortable alcove couch, my stomach pleasantly full, my thoughts flow haphazard through my mind, one thought quickly replacing another.

My daughter Judy said to me, “Dad, what a life.”

What motivated her, I don’t know, but “yes.”

I have had a helluva life and I’m still going.

It ain’t over yet.

I am a survivor. I don’t know anyone else my age.

Plus, a “BIG” plus, I have an amazingly good memory. I’ve used it all my life.

I’ve had very little schooling … I was a serious student. My brain was like a sponge. …

Dear readers, I don’t want to duplicate what I’ve previously written about.

Those of my readers who are interested, I’ve written and published “Keep Breathing” (not a “best seller” although a reviewer gave it a 5 star rating).

I could have sold more books if I had more relatives. …

One of these days I expect to get a phone call from Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes. I am a fitting subject for an interview. …

(May 1, 2022)

Where is the UN?

Putin, as expected, is creating havoc.

Under his direction his armies are shelling the defenseless cities of the Ukraine, driving people from their homes.

Hundreds, if not millions of people are on the move.

The roads are crowded, people fleeing for their lives going in one direction. … It’s like a scene out of hell.

With the support of President Biden, there is no way Putin and his schemes will prevail.

He knows it. He is looking for an “out.”

In all fairness, he should be arrested as a war criminal and tried and convicted for his crimes.

Hopefully this will happen.

At this moment, hundreds of thousands of people are dying.

It disturbs me.

Why isn’t the United Nations doing their job?


(May 1, 2022)

Lessons Learned

A smart gambler knows when to call a bluff and when to fold.

I thought that I was a smart gambler, but I was not.

I no longer gamble.

My judgment is not the best.

I in my younger days enjoyed gambling.

Only once do I remember leaving the Las Vegas or Indian casinos a winner.

I am a crap-shooter.

Once I held and rolled the dice for 1/2 an hour.

I was making pass after pass, the people betting on me were making “oodles” of money.

I wasn’t.

I didn’t “press” my bets as they did.

I really don’t go (or didn’t go) to Las Vegas to win money. I had enough of my own.

My and Betty’s lifestyle does not require a “HUGE” amount of money (with Betty gone, very little).

(May 1, 2022)