“Summertime … and the liv’n is easy””

Bye! Bye! till fall!!!

Have a good one all.


How simple our lives would be if everything we thought, or did that was stupid or unwarranted … we could just move to the trash.

I’m prone to offering unsolicited advice, or, at the very least, an unwanted bit of wisdom …” Why, you may ask?”

My reply may go something like this:

“On one hand, being I’ve been around the block a time or two, and I don’t exactly know what you may need, although my experience wasn’t exactly the same as yours, maybe this will work for you.” …


“Well, just listen to what I’ve got to say, and then you can see if it makes sense?…

… Silence … “No thanks, I’ll handle it.”

” No, I’m sure I can help!!”


Odd, I hate it when people do that to me. I don’t know why I have such a hard time “zipp’n my lip?’  Do you think it comes with age and you are really trying to help, or, is it just your ego gett’n in the way? I remember when I was a bit younger than now, I wanted to find my own way … be it good, bad or ugly. Even today, I still use the ol’ allege … If it doesn’t kill ya, it’ll just make you stronger.

I hope I’ll get out of this “habit” soon.

But, until I do … I guess I’ll just havta continue …. tak’n my ego and mov’n it to the trash!!!!!!

Thanks for stop’n and read’n my ramblings!!

Bye! Bye!


I went for a walk and decided …. sometimes I’m so full of bull-crap. I don’t  plan to suffer this ailment long. maybe it’s one of them 24 hr. things. Maybe???

So, with that piece of world breaking news… I’m outa here!

Think I’ll go fishing in the morn … that’ll make it all more better.

It could be that “extra” large full-moon tonight?

I Hope!!

Bye, now! … Till later!!


I’ve been having this “little” problem most of my life. I believe it’s called …… giving your opinion when it’s not wanted, or, needed!

You ever suffer from that????

Since retiring, I’ve found what works in industry maybe doesn’t always apply in an academic setting. My fellow students seem so mentally “fragile.” Their ego’s suffer terribly … or, it is possible mine has been abused so much over the years, its pretty difficult to dent it. …  Thats a shame!!!

Do we, as we grow, encounter life and it’s “normalties,” to become so immune to the psychological trama of daily controversy, atttude adjustment via a constant stream of encrotchment by our technology,  social interaction, and just “self-ego” that we don’t even know when we’ve crossed that “barrier of rudeness?” Or is it, we just don’t care anymore?

Odd, years ago, I would have used the “f” word as normal conversation … now it bothers me. I’m still kind-of an ego maniac, I just don’t say f… in conversation because now I find it rude … maybe not to the person that I’m talking with, but what about the impressionable person just walking by. “It’s kinda like second-hand-smoke.” And, I know a lot of folks  except rudeness as the nature of cultural change. Did you ever hear Mr. Rogers”  use that word or any other questionable language in his TV show? ……NO!!!!

Times have changed. And, I’m sure there are folks that feel I should get-over-it. Maybe your right … or not!!  At the university, I see the tee-shirts that say “If my music is to loud … your too old.” I remember having a tee like that in 1971.  I got-over-it!!!!

My argument is: its not the music volume, inappropriate language, or the second hand smoke ….. I believe that there are other people living along side us that may not share our values. That being said maybe you should consider them, … because you sure don’t want your life infringed upon … DO YOU???

I’m trying to be nicer to my young impressionable academic peers and maybe they wont grow up being …. RUDE. Like me.

*Course now, I read a saying a long time back: “To improve a man, you must start with his grandmother.” ( But, I’m not gonna put me and my behavior of being a “butt-head,” off on my grandmother or mother,’ they were both good women and God bless’m’ … what I am has been 90% self taught , so maybe I can 90% unteach me.)

You-all be well out-there!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bye and G’dae tuya!!!!!!


May is upon us, and with that annual fifth month of the calendar year comes reality check for many. It’s graduation time; and whether it be highschool college, or grad-school, the clock starts ticking. You’ll walk out of that hall, or off that field, with a piece of paper in the left hand and a quarter in the right. The left hand indicates how others measure you. The right hand holds the truth.

Are you as accomplished as others say? Or, are you here to fish or cut bait? Are you a Noun or an adjective? Such small questions. Such big answers.

What they don’t tell you when you enter the academic fray is there are only so many top dog spots. Along the way, if you paid attention, read the writing on the wall, listened to people who had a bit more experience at life than you, chose the right mentor, walked the true path, … then the reality you’re about to experience will be a lot easier.

Do not fear the unknown. Acknowledge it, and it will serve you well. Ignore it, or don’t give it it’s due respect, … tears will fall.


With that small piece of advice (not meant to scare you, just some added motivation for the journey thru the badlands)

I believe, I and everyone else, who are not taking part in one of the most important moments in your life, wish you only the best in the future endeavors you embark upon. Life can be so good, make the most of it and prosper.

The Best Of Luck To You All.

Thanks for stopping bye, and don’t forget to wave!!!!!!