trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Sunday, July 30, 2017

  I've been thinking tonight, okay so technically this morning about the art of communication, and how it's advanced in the new digital age, or rather how it has declined.......especially on social media.......we don't talk to each other, we text,  when we do respond to some one on Facebook we use an emoji.....or an lol, omg or wtf........the great majority of "communication" is with memes.........very little is original writing.....we tell ourselves that we are connecting with people......but are we really.....
  awhile back after an extended family meal I was sitting in a living room with a bunch of nieces and great nieces, the only sound was texting on cellphones.....at one point one of my nieces said to her daughter, "We're in the same room, 6 feet apart, talk to me, don't text me".........true story.....
  I'm not sure that I completely understand what's going on, have we, that is the modern generation lost the ability to communicate by the spoken or written word, or is it the lack of original thought, okay I grant you that maybe there is no such think as original thought......but we've or at least some of us have lost the ability to express what we believe, what we feel in our own words......to express our feelings in our own way, without the use of silly little computer generated graphics...... Die Emojis Die.......

Monday, July 24, 2017

   There is a significant difference between here on my blog and Facebook.....this blog is for me.......i really don't give a fart in a wind storm if anyone actually reads it..........sure it's nice to see the hit meter  climb.........but by in large it's for me........
  Facebook on the other hand is mostly for communication, for sharing....the weird thing is there are things I share that I think should draw at least some interest and you can hear the crickets singing out my window..........  

Friday, July 21, 2017

  A video showed up on my recommended on YouTube ..........it was of a flash mob playing an except, from Holst's Planets, and I've spent the last couple of days wondering around YouTube looking for other sites, but this is my fav [link]

Sunday, July 16, 2017

  I've been a tad unwell over the last week or so, what we used to call when I was a kid being "under the weather"...........but have felt much better the last couple of days......it's been hot and humid the last week plus, and as I get older I don't react to that weather pattern  so well.......... 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  I have had one of those days today........awoke this morning and my legs......what could I say about my legs, Well the best I could say is they reached from my crotch to the ground......and were shaky even doing that.......by mid afternoon.........felt a lot better......needed to walk....needed to pick up my blood pressure meds........
  By the time I got back my legs felt worse then when I left.......80+*F....and very high humility.....but the thing that really got me going was the price of the meds jump almost 40%.......now I'm on a fixed income......and I can absorb the increase.......at least for now but?........
  

Saturday, July 1, 2017

  How did we get to this point in the good old US of A..........it seems that we have become a nation of polar opposites, we have become a nation with many and sundry view points, which seem to be diametrically apposed.......and we spend most of our time and effort supporting our own views and criticizing those who believe views to which we are opposed.....but the result is nothing changes.....just same old......same old....
  I learned a long time ago, and I've been around long enough to be an expert on this subject.....you never get everything you want.......and if you do get it......It may not be exactly what you wanted or hoped for in the first place......
  Let's take a step back............I know that the word compromise, has become a four letter word, I get that.......but to ultimately to get what you want, sometimes you have to give a little to get a little.......