I used to long for many things. Later, I did most of them. Now they are memories. No need for longing.

These days, I long for simple things. Warm weather. Bright skies. This morning, very early — just before five — the sun was rising as the moon was finishing her travels across the night sky.


The moon longed for me. She told me so.


At least, I believe that is what she said. Sometimes, when the moon speaks, her language is strange and not entirely clear.

What do you think?


I would feel remiss if I didn’t say something about Super Tuesday.


Thing is, I looked at the numbers. Trump is not exactly home free. He has barely more than 300 delegates. He needs more than 1200. So … not to rain on anyone’s parade? But he hasn’t won yet.


There’s a lot of winning he has to do before he could maybe be a candidate. If he goes to the convention without nailing down the delegates he needs for nomination, the odds are he won’t be the nominee.

It ain’t over till it’s over.

Meanwhile, Ben Carson, weirdo MD wannabe candidate, dropped out. I’ll miss Trevor Noah’s (host of “The Daily Show”) impressions of him. Trevor does Ben Carson better than Ben Carson does himself.


Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are pretending they won. They may  be delusional … or maybe they think we are.

Bernie Sanders, on the Democratic side, is doing the same thing, but that’s okay. If I could have voted twice, I’d have voted for him, too. Regardless, Hillary Clinton is a lot closer to clinching the Democratic nomination than any Republican is to getting the GOP nod.


We have a long, long road to walk before this political year is over. We’re not even half way there yet. Let’s all take a deep breath and save our strength. We will need it.



Welcome to March, the month of floods, mad dogs, the vernal equinox … and my birthday. Carry an ashplant to protect against rising waters. What, didn’t you read “Ulysses ” in college?

Have you done something you truly want to do today?

My Olympus OM-D M-5 arrived today. It isn’t a new camera. It’s refurbished, though it looks and feels brand new. It’s also a version behind the latest one.

I could never afford the latest greatest model. Nor is there such a huge a difference between I and II. I could afford this one. Having this is light-years better than yearning for what I can’t afford.


The OM-D is surprisingly heavy. I have the PEN E-PL5 and E-PL6. They feel like toys compared to this baby.

I can’t see anything through the viewfinder. I’ll keep trying different eyeglasses until something (hopefully) works. Me and viewfinders is an old, sad story.



What can you help the world with?

I could explain — again — why term limits are a terrible idea that has failed in the past and would wreak havoc with the future. Or I could just sit around and sigh because people don’t think. They just repeat crap they’ve heard other people say.

If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..?

I’d be the Dalai Lama. Like this:

The philosopher, tired of seeking truth, yet determined to have it, decides to climb the mountain and get answers from the Big Guy himself. He climbs, and climbs to the Dalai Lama’s home high in the Himalaya mountains.

“Oh wise one,” asks the philosopher, “What is the secret of life?”

“Life,” says the Dalai Lama, “Is a bowl of cherries.”

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“A BOWL OF CHERRIES?@#$%@” cries the anguished philosopher. “I climbed a mountain range for … a bowl of cherries?”

The Dalai Lama calmly regards the man. “So,” he replies, “It’s not a bowl of cherries?”

Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes?

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” — Robert Hanlon

“Nothing is certain anymore. Nothing. Chaos is king and magic is loose in the world.” – Robert Heinlein, “Waldo

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt