Archives for the month of: April, 2016

Well it is April 30th and the last day of my personal commitment to be happy, or at least to post happy posts, so I’m closing with the beatles and others who say it better than me.   dru

Many different interpretations of the song have been offered. Some writers have suggested that, in addition to the Peanuts reference, the “warm gun” could refer to Lennon’s sexual desire for Yoko Ono.[11] In his 1980 Playboy interview Lennon admitted to the double meaning of guns and sexuality but denied that the song had anything to do with drugs: “that was the beginning of my relationship with Yoko and I was very sexually oriented then”.[12] American and British censors were unhappy with the song, and it was banned by the BBC.[13] Wikipedia


Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. ~ Unknown

There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. ~Salvador Dali        


“An idea isn’t responsible for the people who believe in it.”
Don Marquis, Archy and Mehitabel

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, than, is not an act but a habit”….Aristotle

“We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”….Aristotle


aristotleAristotle is a towering figure in ancient Greek philosophy, making contributions to logic, metaphysics, mathematics, physics, biology, botany, ethics, politics, agriculture, medicine, dance and theatre. He was a student of Plato who in turn studied under Socrates. He was more empirically-minded than Plato or Socrates and is famous for rejecting Plato’s theory of forms.

As a prolific writer and polymath, Aristotle radically transformed most, if not all, areas of knowledge he touched. It is no wonder that Aquinas referred to him simply as “The Philosopher.” In his lifetime, Aristotle wrote as many as 200 treatises, of which only 31 survive. Unfortunately for us, these works are in the form of lecture notes and draft manuscripts never intended for general readership, so they do not demonstrate his reputed polished prose style which attracted many great followers, including the Roman Cicero. Aristotle was the first to classify areas of human knowledge into distinct disciplines such as mathematics, biology, and ethics. Some of these classifications are still used today.






“in the storm you are my destination, in the port you are my storm”



I have chosen all my own roads, albeit sometimes just as a reaction to someone trying to force me on another path.

So i am the creator of my own misery and if certain philosophies can be believed; will be the creator of my own serenity too.

When does the serenity kick in?    



In Saner Thought

Very recently the media got what they had work so hard to create…..a Clinton victory in New York……and a new set of primaries will take place tomorrow….no matter who wins of loses….it will be about the math.

Now they, the media, can set about with the math and the speculation on what will Bernie do now that he is all but dead in the water.  The math?  Yep that mind numbing stuff about this delegate count and that…..the amount of votes and the combination of the two…..yada, yada…..even a math professor gets a migraine with this crap.

The MSM is saying there are two courses open to Sanders…..1–Bernie can continue his attacks and rhetoric against Clinton and risk disunity within the ranks of the Party and 2–he could start dialing it back and set his place for the general election.

For months the MSM has been letting the public know…

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SIGH….. dru


Thirty years ago, the staff running a test on reactor #4 at the Lenin Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, Ukraine, USSR were reading unexpectedly high radiation levels. They debated stopping the test, but decided to keep going to find the limits. When the temperature readings climbed too high as well, they tried to shut the reactor down by inserting carbon rods.

There was, however, a design flaw, known by upper levels in the government, but not by the staff doing the testing. Inserting those rods somehow increased the reaction, increasing the heat. Containment water became steam, the roof of the reactor blew off and some 12 tons of radioactive uranium became airborne, contaminating a large swath of Europe.

McClatchy has a very good article, Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant will remain a threat for 3,000 years, in which they actually mention other nuclear accidents:

What they figured out was the worst…

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Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind, you have failed. -Jan de Hartog, playwright and novelist (22 Apr 1914-2002)

Same thoughts….different years. sigh


The First Three Weeks


Early Hours:

 I’m climbing back from a hole that was black

But I’m not exactly sure what I think about that

Inside & Outside:

 I tell them all what they all want to hear

But I’m not really sure that I make myself clear


 To fix my soul, each day I plan – one tiny little goal

But then it seems each day I fix just what I can’t control

The System:

They told me all that I must do

They gave me meds so I won’t be blue

But when I try to carry through

They say “Oh no we are not for you”


 Poor Eliza’s dear old Alfred P

Was in some ways exactly like me

Yet he was happy, he did not want more,

So unlike him I do deplore

That I am part of the undeserving poor



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