OUR BRAVE NEW WORLD

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OUR BRAVE NEW WORLD



Roll over. Wake up. It’s half past eight.

Take my time in the shower, I can’t be late.

Board meetings at ten. I’ve got plenty of time.

Tho I’m here in Scotland. The main group—Anaheim.

No taxis. No planes to prepare for or board.

I’ll stay here in Scotland, ‘til the world is restored.

 

Pale green will look great on the camera today.

No khakis. No blue jeans. On the hanger they stay.

Life without pants, what a glorious twist.

In my favorite boxers I can surely subsist.

I will need a tie. The professional look.

Business as usual- by hook or by crook.

 

To the study to travel, my workdays begun

I log into ZOOM, the battle’s almost been won.

I fret and I grimace, careful explaining my dilemma.

The board members bought it. Now more time with Emma.

She’s that sexy young thing that I meet at the bar.

Two doors down to the left. It’s not very far.

 

Just before all the havoc, I lucked out and found

A beautiful lass, an accountant, renowned.

Her husband had left her. As had my last wife.

With Emma, life’s relaxing. No troubles. No strife.

She’s loaded and carefree. A lark with no cage.

A pleasured adjustment from my wife’s former rage.

 

She worked from home for an uppity firm.

Her own houses and monies, no baggage long-term.

I owned much the same, my ‘baggage’ bought off.

I was looking for fun. I had no pigs at my trough.

But “lo and behold” my soulmate, I’ve found.

The world may have turned. But my hearts up-side-down.

 

I’ll know in a short time life will go back to the norm.

But until then, with Emma, I’ll just brave the storm.



A request of forgiveness to the “raging wife”. I suspect she thought worse of me? (I don’t think one should bad-mouth even fictitious wives.)

My apologies for a loosely constructed meter- too much wine. (Also, not true.)



Written for P.A.D. Poem-a-Day: Writer’s Digest … Day 1: For today’s prompt, write a new world poem. There are new worlds and there are new worlds. You could write a poem about discovery of an actual planet. Or maybe your new world is actually a state of mind—or a series of books! In a way, I consider each new challenge a bit of a new world.

ANOTHER BIRTHDAY

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The Happy Tummy


ANOTHER BIRTHDAY



If you follow my blog on a regularly, you already know that I used to celebrate my birthday every six months.

Well, I have tried to cut down on sweets.

So, now I celebrate once a month with two slices of my flavor-of-the-month cake, and then give the rest away to a neighbor or friend.

It’s a win-win for me!

One monthly celebration …

… and one sweet day a month for cake.

THIS MONTH’S CELEBRATORY CAKE: CARROT CAKE



(Don’t you wish you lived just a little closer!)



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 22, 2020: CAKE.

FAMOUS GATES

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The Gates to Stephen King’s Home in Maine- Now a Writer’s Retreat: Architectural Digest
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Mental Floss

Writing stories from here …

… answers a lot of questions!



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 21, 2020: GATE. 

TOP TEN RULERS OF THE WORLD

According to The Business Insider (2020), these are the most powerful countries in the world. I thought it would be good to know thier leaders…

Just for fun – And BE HONEST – How many do you know?  (When you scroll all the way through, you’ll see my number.)

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Biography.com

The United  States of America: Donald Trump


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The Sun

Russia: Vladimir Putin


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CNBC.com

China: Xi Jinping


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The New York Times

Germany: Angela Merkel


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Vox

The United Kingdom: Boris Johnson


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The New York Times

France: Emmanuel Macron


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Japan: Shinzō Abe


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Axios

Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu


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Youtube

South Korea: Moon Jae-in


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The Independent

Saudi Arabia: Salman of Saudi Arabia


I was surprised!!! I knew nine of ten! I couldn’t remember the leader of Japan.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 20, 2020: RULE. 

 

BY A NOSE

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Have you ever heard the expression, “It was a photo-finish.” or “He won the race by a nose.”.

It usually means that it was a very, veery, veerrry close race.

But in some cases (as the video shows), it means just what it means…? …? …?



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 19, 2020: NOSE. 

HOLDING ON TO HOPE

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Mind and Spirit


HOLDING ON TO HOPE



“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”     Albert Einstein

“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”       Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”     Emily Dickinson

“Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.”     Mark Twain

“I always entertain great hopes.”     Robert Frost



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 18, 2020: HOPE. 

 

NOT CLIFF-DIVING

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NOT CLIFF-DIVING



One of my New Year’s Resolutions for this coming year is to become more fit.

I have not really made it into a ‘measurable goal’ because the term fit can be very illusive.

When I can walk to the mailbox for my mail and not huff-n-puff, that will be one step improved.  (I’m completely OK with the baby steps!!)

I have thought about all kinds of ways to begin my fitness endeavor … but I have now crossed CLIFF-DIVING off the list.

The reasoning behind this choice was fairly easy:

  • I’m not real crazy about heights.
  • None of the local cliffs have a water feature as thier basin.
    • Thus, this dive would likely be suicidal.
  • Even if there were cliffs from which to dive here in the valley… I can’t swim.
    • Thus, this dive would likely be suicidal.


Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 17, 2020: DIVE.

ANOTHER SWEET RIDE

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ANOTHER SWEET RIDE



Since during my last DREAM RIDE post, there seemed to be much interest in my Mazda Miata Spyder…

But no one volunteered to be next year’s Santa for me…

I have found a less expensive present for Santa to consider.

This shiny, new Can-Am Spyder Three-Wheeler.

Any takers to be my blessed Santa.

You do know it’s better to give than to receive.



Written fro DAILY ADDICTIONS: January, 16, 2020: BIKE. 

MY DREAM RIDE

 

If you read my previous post, I used to dream of the BAT-MOBILE…

Now, not so much.

Please, Santa… Could you place a 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata retractable hardtop in my driveway on Christmas Eve? (I’m sure you have set aside $40,000 for me for all my future presents. I promise, I’ll never ask you for anything else.

If you want to dream with me… Here’s some special features.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 15, 2020: RIDE.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE GREAT TV COMICS GONE?

When I was younger, I had favorite super-heroes that I would pretend to be at playtime.

My favorite superhero was, of course, Superman. Who in thier right mind would not want to fly adn stop bullets wiht thier chest?

My #2 superhero was Batman. He had a great cape and could fly (sort of) … had a GREAT CLUBHOUSE – the BAT CAVE! … and he had an awesome car!

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The number one thing that Batman had going for him was the fight song. That is still the #1 hit of all comic-book hero theme songs!!!



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: January 4, 2020: CAVE.