We get old! Walking stick is a must, so is coffee…

Countryside in my case…

I am not old, just my body says so:

Some would say that I am not old! But most of you reading this would say I was older than you are. In fact much older than my core readership and that is a good thing. Age is a mental thing 90% of the time. I do not think I am old, but my body betrays me and it is the little ways that it does, that gets too me…

I have to carry a walking stick. It is a sign of my age and it is a sign of stability. I try to walk many times without the stick and I weave, like a drunk. The stick is not even used, but as a tightrope walker, it stays in my hand and creates balance to my body. Without that extra weight and length, my system wobbles…

At first it really bothered me, but I have learned to keep my favorite walking stick right by the front door. I use it when I walk. I do not need it as I work the yard, but walking with Boza, it is necessary and it is protection, from myself and other things in life…

Age and its effects does not mean you stop doing things, it means you look for ways to compensate for what use to be accepted as normal! – Kyle Keeton

Life is how you see it:

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao Tzu

Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu was a very wise man and I have studied his writings in the past. Considered the father of Taoism, even though he did not write the bases for Taoism, he is credited with creating what is now Taoism and its means in life. Thus, he is the father of Taoism, as he gave it birth as a meaning within life as we know it…

From a solitary contemplation of nature, far removed from the affairs of men, can emerge a philosophy that has, both in a critical as well a constructive sense — a direct and practical political message. Lao Tzu writes:

taoWhy are people starving?
Because the rulers eat up the money in taxes.
Therefore the people are starving.

Why are the people rebellious?
Because the rulers interfere too much.
Therefore they are rebellious.

Why do people think so little of death?
Because the rulers demand too much of life.
Therefore the people take life lightly.

Having to live on, one knows better than to value life too much.


A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.