A trembling hand salutes the flag In the Memorial Day parade Quivering lips whisper silent thanks For the sacrifices made Sometimes the pride of serving well... Gives way to the quilt of coming home Sometimes its hard to figure out Where life felt most alone It's OK the uniform no longer fits It was always … Continue reading A Memorial Day Poem
Remember this, there are dangerous powers around the world who take delight in the way our political debate has morphed into destructive attacks on one another. If you don't like the position of someone, come up with a better idea and propose it. Stop turning your position into a weapon of mass destruction by using … Continue reading Stop participating in vicious politics!
Some great thoughts about a healthy blogging mindset. This post is a reblog of a post from The Art of Blogging by Christian Mihia. Check out his blog for other great content here, https://artofblogging.net/the-art-of-blogging/ . RTF
Sometimes I like to pretend I’m a photographer. Mostly with other people’s cameras. And the results are oftentimes… not bad.
I do not research the subject, I do not take classes, I do not read about photography, I do not actively aim to become better.
Yet, somehow, I am becoming better with each photograph I take.
And I wondered why.
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What kind of bullshit is this? After fifty plus years of driving here in California, no accidents and no tickets, I have to take a written test to get my license renewed. Shit-the-bed, I should get the damned thing for free and a gift card for long-term participation. Here’s a sobering thought. I have … Continue reading Driver’s License Test? At 70? WTF?
Finally! After more adjusting and tweaking than I thought I could even tolerate, Amazon has approved my cover and contents for publishing in paperback. I had no idea how much more work is involved in the paperback process. I lost track of how many times I had to adjust something, re-compile, check then repeat the … Continue reading Life in a Two Story Outhouse now in paperback
What happens when a bumbling dog breeder takes matters into his own hands? What would speed dating for dogs look like? Do you own your home, or does it own you? These questions, and many more will be answered in this hilarious collection of near-life-mishaps. As a doctor of disaster Richard Farley shares his personal … Continue reading My Humorous eBook Life in a Two Story Outhouse is Live
How many hours do we lose each day because of perfectionism? Somewhere along the journey, we embraced the false belief that perfectionism is a noble thing. What a crock! Perfectionism is a cold-blooded killer of improvement and progress. Let me explain. Perfectionism is not trying to improve. It's just the opposite. Perfectionism is the noble … Continue reading Perfectionism is the Problem
Once the coffee is ready and the pellet stove fire going bright and cheery, I enjoy those first few sips as the flames carry me back through time. How many morning fires? I couldn't tell you. Some in wood stoves, others in fireplaces, and my favorite the campfires. Born and raised in the mountains, or … Continue reading Morning Fire Reflections
The Spring Cleaning bug has bitten me once again, so over the next week or so I will be making some changes to this site. I hope you like them. If you have any suggestions or wish to share something that has worked for you, please comment. I do read them and will try to … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Time
The only things golden about this time of my life are the perceived value of just about every damned thing I need. Every time I take a nervous stroll down the meat aisle at the supermarket I'm reminded why there are so many reverse mortgage advertisements on the boob-tube these days. "Shit-ola," it takes a … Continue reading Golden Years? Yea, Right.