JOHN LEWIS, DAN RATHER, AND JESSE JEWELL CHICKENS Ramblings…..

As you know (if you have been keeping up with the news), our democracy is under attack.  And many of us are weary and afraid of what’s to come. I am.  Irrational anger. Vicious hate. Meanness.  Greed.  Someone said that we can still be friends, even if we don’t agree.  Uh, no.  And, no oneContinue reading “JOHN LEWIS, DAN RATHER, AND JESSE JEWELL CHICKENS Ramblings…..”

Taking a Knee In Support

Last night, I was not having a good night and, as a result, I had trouble going to sleep. And, I kept reading about events happening in Paris, London, Russia, Iran, Germany, China, and in the USA. until I managed to work up a high state of anxiety and despair.  And, somehow, when I readContinue reading “Taking a Knee In Support”

RANDOM THOUGHTS DURING “LOCKDOWN – PARIS”

For those who don’t know, I am in Paris, France, under lockdown.  What does that mean?  For me, it means that I need to stay home and “self-quarantine” as much as possible.  Why? Because I don’t want to die just yet.  I still have some things that I really want to do in this areaContinue reading “RANDOM THOUGHTS DURING “LOCKDOWN – PARIS””

PARIS BEGINNING – FIRST TEN DAYS!

For as long as I can remember, I have thought to myself, I will figure this out! And, I would figure whatever it was – out, no matter the consequence.  I did not think there existed many situations or problems that I could not figure out some kind of solution.  Resourceful?  Maybe.  Maybe foolhardy.  MostContinue reading “PARIS BEGINNING – FIRST TEN DAYS!”

HAPPY TWENTIES (2020)!

Earlier in Jayspeak, I wrote about “decades” and added a photograph that was taken during the year 1937, 1947, 1957 and so forth during the years that I was born and then turned 10, 20, 30, and so forth, ending with the year that I turned 80.  Well, this is a different kind of “decade. Continue reading “HAPPY TWENTIES (2020)!”

THROUGH MY EYES …..

Those who know me know that I am not afraid of change.  And, of late, I have been craving change of location – namely Paris.  So as I begin the process of tackling all the matters that must be handled prior to a move, I found this post on Facebook.  It makes sense to meContinue reading “THROUGH MY EYES …..”

MY BEST FRIEND

One Week from today, on August 31, 2016 (3 years ago), I lost my best friend.  His name was/is Steve Orlandella (August 11, 1950 – August 31, 2016).  Today, I plan to share some thoughts with you.  I won’t be writing about him next week.  I plan to use that day to remember.  Not write. Continue reading “MY BEST FRIEND”

ANTHONY BOURDAIN (1956 – 2018)

I came upon this article in a unusual way – by way of Facebook, in the middle of the night, unable to sleep in an uncomfortable bed at my Convalescence Center after my second knee surgery on June 27th.  (The Universe is teaching me the art of patience AGAIN and AGAIN!  Patience is not myContinue reading “ANTHONY BOURDAIN (1956 – 2018)”

PARTY OF ONE

I read an article the other day that included a “Loners’ Manifesto.”  So, I made a note to write about it  because I can be a reluctant socializer.  Steve was the same way.  We both preferred staying home.  Now that he is gone, I am still a reluctant socializer. From time to time, I haveContinue reading “PARTY OF ONE”

ACTIVE OR PASSIVE VOICE – PLANS!

This is one of those days when I will write something, but as I start this blank document, I am not sure where this post is going.  There are a LOT of things I DON’T want to write about, so let’s see what I include.  For no good reason, I feel good this morning.  ThatContinue reading “ACTIVE OR PASSIVE VOICE – PLANS!”

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