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A Selection of my poems written over the years

I will always be a member of the Bloody Pirates' Club

Considering the Materials Demands of the Star Trek Universe

This cross stitch picture is called     "Don't mess with a Senior Citizen"

Getting Older



Like many others my age, I have Osteoarthritis.I also have Diabetes 2
My life is slower now I can do less, but life goes on and I am learning to cope in a positive way.For a while I was learning Photoshop also was making Artist Trading Cards.

Then I took 5 or 6 Univeristy course, mostly as Coursera
Now in 2018 I am taking a World History course there and an intimidating course in Banking and Economics

A Storied Life
I've done Podcasts and have quite a few online. Currently I am turning my 81, and counting. These are free MP3 downloads with Transcripts that detail the story of my life. A Podcast is sort of a recorded Blog. Many deal with current events. Mine deal with things that have happened to me over time, rather a long timeat my attained age of 81.

The transcripts of these Podcasts are turning gradually into a book for family, friends and perfect strangers. I say perfect strangers because my little 7 ot 10 minute mp3 recordings get between 7,000 and 8,000 hits a month. 7% of those were from China where, I suspect, they are being used to learn English.

My hobbies are Crossstitch, Knitting, Cloth Doll Making, Beading, African Violets & Blues

I'm an old folkie and occasionally still pick up a guitar to strum and sing a while






When you are in not so good health words take on different meanings

Exercise means - only as much as you can comfortably do without risking a relapse.

Relaxation/Rest means scheduled rests, and learning to relax consciously

Diet means - not too many empty carbohydrates and try to watch your weight. Hard to do when you're sedentary.

Stress can mean anything from a phone call to a worked-related stress, Small becomes big.

Pacing is the vital art of using the small amount of energy you have wisely and well.

Memory Fog which means lapses in concentration that can produce goofs,

Think I know it's hard to do but thinking out a task can save miles of effort in the long run.


Below I am looking at a cloth doll at a doll club meeting