I don’t know why I’m dangerous and always have been. I just am. I halfway dare anyone to attack me; so they don’t. I’m always ready for a fight against someone who wants to hurt me or mine, or who threatens a helpless person. I’m constantly aware of my surroundings and if not looking for trouble, at least expecting it.
I’m not as rowdy as I once was. I’d only fight now for my life or someone else’s, but baby, I’d fight. As a kid, I’d get called to the principal’s office at school for fighting, and sometimes in elementary…
Once a friend of mine said she thought she wore a sign on her chest (where men always look) that said, “Alcoholic? Drug Addict? Malingerer? Cheater? COME TO MAMA!
I had that t-shirt. I wore the damn thing for 30 years, from the time I fell in love with the town playboy as a teenager (and got knocked up for my trouble) until finally, at 45, I promised God that if he would send me one good man, I’d be forever grateful.
Well, he did and I am. But deep down I know it wasn’t so much that God sent…
Depression is hanging around
Hello, old dark nemesis
I hate you so much
You’re here again already
Messing with my thoughts
Making me think
Or maybe even realize
It is all loss from here
Nothing but loss
One thing after another
All the winning has been done
And now it’s just loss and losing
My winning days are over
I can’t do what I loved to do best
Which I did well enough to show off
Doing the stuff I did better than most
Ah, I was good at some things
I had a few gifts
My daughter is a recovering drug addict. She’s been sober for over two years now. But apparently, she is to suffer for the rest of her life, along with her children. Indirectly her dad and I will suffer, too.
Because it is unlikely she will ever be able to have a career that pays enough for her to earn a living. The only way for a woman in her situation to live in this screwed-up country is to find someone else to support her. She will need to become someone’s dependent. Because there is no opportunity available to her right…
We’re about to see how far Trump’s puppets will go to continue to dance to his tune. It doesn’t look good for them, as several national news outlets reveal there is collective power among those who want out from under Trump’s banner.
The GOP on Wednesday removed U.S. Representative Liz Cheney from her position of House leadership because Cheney has a mind of her own and doesn’t intend to join those who are dangling on Trump’s strings as he continues to manipulate and damage the party of Lincoln.
It may prove to be the single biggest mistake the republicans have…
Thank you for your thoughful response. You put some things in words better than I did and made the difference between a soldier and a cop more distinct. As you said, one brings violence, the other is to keep the peace.
But as we know, they aren't doing that. They're actually instigating trouble where there was none until they arrived.
They must be reformed and most of all, they need to be taught that they are not military and cannot "occupy" the towns they supposedly serve.
Let's hope that the people who begin the reformation of modern policing see the issues as clearly as you and I do.
Thank again for your response and for reading my piece. You made my day, Chris.
I think life is about what you learn and how much you grow as you live it. I’ve been wondering lately about what I’ve learned and I can think of a few things. I’m old. There’s no help for it. I’ll be 70 in August.
Actually, I don’t mind it at all. I see my age as a sort of banner that I have made it this far. I’m proud of my age. Every wrinkle was earned. Many do not learn, they just live. …
I can’t see my mom this Mothers’ Day because of Covid and hospital rules. Even if I could, she might not recognize me or understand it’s a special day.
She’s gone this year, although she hasn’t passed away yet. Her brain is not working as it did before last November. She’s not the same mama I depended upon most of my life in one way or another.
She fell in her bedroom the night before the election she was looking forward to watching. Her head hit either her handicap bar or her dresser so hard she got a severe blow…
Isn’t it a little barbaric and old fashioned? I mean, aren’t we in an enlightened age? We can put a man on the moon (well, they said we did) and we can’t figure out a better way to get vaccines and medicines in than to take a long, sharp, nasty needle and jab it into our skin about a foot deep. Well, not a foot, but it might as well be.
I got my Covid shots but man it scared me half to death.
And why do they think showing people getting a needle stuck an inch into their arm…
Medium rewarded 1000 writers this week with a $500 bonus. I think that is in line with what Ev talked about concerning community.
Be aware, Medium is not a platform where you can jump in, write some reasonably good articles, and expect to come back a week or two later to find you are a massive success. That is not how it works.
So, while I said I would never write one of those articles about how to succeed on Medium. Whoops, I did. But it’s so different from most of the things I have read previous to this. It…