WHAT A WORLD, WHAT A WORLD!

Are you a traveler or a homebody? 

I have been both and may be again. I have traveled a lot. England, Wales, Ireland. Israel. Canada. The entire east coast from Maine to Florida. New Orleans. Not so much now.

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Driving isn’t the fun it was when we were younger. The roads were less crowded. Gasoline was cheap. And, of course, we had more money to spend. There still are a few places on my “to see” list. India. China. Japan. Australia and New Zealand. Paris (France). Nashville, Tennessee. I doubt I’ll get there, but I leave them on the list anyhow. You never know. Life can surprise you.

The drive and urgency to travel has diminished. Traveling requires more energy than I’ve got — and in this modern world, it’s a lot more complicated and dangerous than it was.

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Pogo – Walt Kelly

There’s a lot of hate going around. When I look at Garry and me in a mirror, I see targets shadowed on our foreheads. That makes staying home far more attractive.

What kind of TV commercial would you like to make? Describe it.

Not commercials. Public service announcements. I want to show people what they are doing to their world. Not someone else’s world. Not a world belonging to some abstract corporation, but your world. My world. Where when you destroy the water and kill the wildlife on land belonging to Native Americans in Standing Rock, North Dakota, you are destroying your own water, too.

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With ever aquifer and spring we pollute, we push forward on that cosmic clock to accelerate our own universal demise. And that’s without getting into the disgusting racism and politics of this nightmare.

We share this planet. You cannot destroy part of it and think it will not resonate through this earth and affect you and yours. That’s magical thinking and it always fails.

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Caring for this earth should not be a partisan issue. It doesn’t matter what color you are, who or what (if anything) you worship. It doesn’t even matter whether or not you are rich or poor. In the end, you kill your planet, you kill yourself. You kill everyone and everything that lives. Your children, their children. The future generations not yet born. Animals, butterflies, birds and bees.

These are the commercials I want to make.

Describe yourself in a word that starts with the first letter of your name.

Mmmmm? You got me on this one. Not a thought in my head. Oops.

List some fun things for a rainy day.

Watching movies, reading books, and cooking something that makes the house smell wonderful.

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21 thoughts on “WHAT A WORLD, WHAT A WORLD!

      • I couldn’t agree more. I’m really into environmental issues. I’m constantly annoyed and angry at the waste and destruction I see world wide. I want clean air for our children and grands and it seems from what I’ve learned, the major pollution contributors are big business and they simply don’t give a damn as long as they get theirs. If I could find the link, you’d be horrified at the damage done to our coastline because of the melt down. My son’s good friend was a diver, I’ve seen what the coastal waters held, the plankton and undersea life we were 3rd or 5th best cold water diving in the world. He did a trip along our coast, the seabed is empty of all life, there is literally nothing left. They are trying to imprison him for speaking out and for calling “so called ” environmentalists on their lies. His proof is undisputed let and it sickens me. Enough said rant semi over lol

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  1. I’m a homebody – love it after decades of work on the road. I used to enjoy solo drives to Long Island, listening to my favorite music, especially in the days of my rag tops. Those days are gone and I HATE driving anywhere, near or far. Road work, slow drivers, intoxicated drivers, texting drivers and disoriented drivers.
    Enough!!

    Commercial: I made a faux commercial for caskets back in my working days. It was funny!! Nowadays they’re doing it for real on those oldies TV channels that cater to baby boomers.

    Litter: I clean it up from our long driveway and on the road near our mailbox. I curse the souls of those thoughtless people.

    Rainy day activity: Old movies. I know you’re shocked.

    Finally…G = Grateful for reaching this age in my life after all those crazy years (Not grateful for the price you pay now).

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    • That’s what MOST worries me. Most things can be fixed, but I really wonder about whether or not if we further damage our world, if it will be repairable. I think we are rapidly approaching the point of no return.

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