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lightBummers—I hate them.

Flat tires, dead batteries, diarrhea, incompetent bosses, and getting struck by lightning. I’ve managed to avoid one of these in my lifetime. Unfortunately, there’s no medal for doing so.


On the other hand, like mosquitoes or paper cuts, such things are irritating but really do no substantial damage. However, sometimes we lose sight of that fact, and give such issues far too much importance.


But some people, like Bruce Springsteen can use the word bummer to write, “Madman drummers, bummers, and Indians in the summers with a teenage diplomat.”

Two Worlds

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

I know I don’t usually post twice in a day; I have enough trouble thinking of things to post on a semi-daily basis. However this week was challenging for several family medical reasons – fortunately everyone’s fine but it was distracting.

As I get older, I feel somewhat less connected to this world. It’s nothing bad like thinking I’m dying. It’s more like having the best of two worlds.

For example – tonight I cooked outside; one of my mental distractions. I cook for people I love, and I enjoy the process. We had corn, artichokes, a little eggplant and yellow squash followed by pork chops. It all turned out well. The kids (briefly) helped clean up then disappeared.

I found myself scrubbing frying pans in the sink, whistling “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen and finding nothing incongruous to it.

That’s the benefit of growing older.

(Baby we were born to scrub?)

Things You and I Wouldn’t Really Say


There are some wonderful quotes throughout history. However, what some people would say would be very different from such wonderful literary quotations.

“I want to die with you, Wendy, on the streets tonight in an everlasting kiss.” – Bruce Springsteen; “Born to Run”

“Hey, baby, you’re like, not-too-bad,”

“I came. I saw. I conquered.’ – Julius Casesar

“General, in accordance with reference (a) [OPORDER 12345], objective achieved 23hours 10 minutes Zulu.Over.”

“I regret that I have but one life to give for my country!”- Nathan Hale upon being hanged as a Yankee spy.


“The torch has been passed to a new generation…” John F. Kennedy, Inaugural speech.

“Hey, dude, you’re old, go away.”

“That’s one small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armsrtong, the first man on the moon.

“Ha! Take that Madonna, and Kanye and everybody else. I did it! Me! Ha! Take that you losers!”

Maybe that’s why we look up to those people who said it first, and better..