Finding the Fun in a Harsh World

This blog is dedicated to finding the humor in everything. This is a harsh world at times and as they say, humor is the best medicine.

On The Road by Jack Kerouac – Some Thoughts

Some random thoughts in no particular order about Jack Kerouac’s classic On The Road.

“Yes, Yes, Yes!” 

I find it interesting that I finally got around to reading this at almost the exact age as Neal Cassady was when he died. 

I loved that I could really “get” and feel the music the way Kerouac describes it, I could almost hear it.

Why didn’t I read this years ago? Doh!

No One Is Listening

This is absolutely, positively not me whining. This is me simply acknowledging that, by and large, I’m alone in the world. That is the simple fact and it’s OK. I have to be, to live my life no matter how many people are watching. I’m here. And I do matter. I’ve let myself become crippled by fear, a lot of which is fear of how people perceive me or judge me. I can’t do it like this anymore, it doesn’t work and I’m wasting whatever time I have left and I’m just too damned old for that. I choose to live. I’m listening.


I have purchased two domain names and am working getting those up, but I’m so scatterbrained that I think I should use this one too because it’s so simple and I have to just do it.

But as of now there is nothing there…but God and ADD meds willing, they will be soon.

Until then, I will post here just to keep posting even if it’s all over the place.

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Don’t Watch This Video


Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus Singing Jolene

Here is a little curiosity I found on YouTube. Thought I’d share.


Gun Permits to Blind People? Good Thinking Iowa.

I’m a very passionate believer in fairness and treating people with respect regardless of a disability…but blind people with guns? I’m not anti gun and I’m certainly not anti blind people or anyone with disabilities.  In fact I think people with different challenges in life have a lot to contribute…sometimes despite their disability and often because of it.  I could even be accused of being…dare I say it…politically correct!   But you can’t get so lost in a principle that you lose your mind.  And the great state of Iowa has done exactly that…it’s lost it’s mind.  According to The Washington Post and The Des Moines Register, in 2011 the Iowa passed gun permit changes that doesn’t allow the state to discriminate against anyone with a physical disability in owning a gun.  Sorry Iowa you FAIL.  Sometimes you need to discriminate.  I confess I am very much anti gun toting blind people.  I can’t imagine that people who are totally or even legally blind would even want to carry a deadly weapon for their own safety as well as others.  You want to believe in people’s own common sense, in their ability to recognize their own limitations; as human beings we all have limitations. But then I remember that everyone with a physical disability has same opportunity to be a moron as anyone else.  An idiot is an idiot.  And an idiot with a gun is always dangerous.  

People with disabilities have to fight everyday against unfair discrimination and this kind of ridiculousness will only make it harder to be taken seriously.  




The Des Moines Register Article

The Washington Post Article


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