Short and Semi-Sweet

“Time, time, what is time? Swiss manufactured, French hoarded, Italian squandered, Americans say it’s money but …I say it’s a crook!” From Casablanca

Time is a pathetic, ugly monster which exists only to suck the life out of everything. And don’t ever think that the phrases “I don’t work” or “I’m retired” denotes having “all the time in the world.” That is total bullshit. Especially because time is not constant. The older a person grows the faster it goes. By the time on reaches my age he’s comparing things by decades and wondering where the past twenty years went. It sucks.

But things are what they are. I try to figure out every day what job or chore to do around the house. There’s so many! Our house is in a dilapidated state, twenty five years old, suffering the bashes and bruises of raising kids, the passage of time and the wonderful inadequacies built into this so-called “manufactured home.” The damn thing is a royal pain in the ass. But it’s what we have and we’re stuck with it for the foreseeable future. And, like I said, it needs work, lots of work.

There is also the constant necessity of housework, washing clothes, sweeping floors and all that. My wife works every day and can’t be expected to do the housework while I watch documentaries or piddle on the computer. I don’t have to do this stuff but I do it because it needs to be done and my wife brings home the bread. All I get is a crumb of Social Security. It hardly even counts.

Which brings me to this post. That bastard Time is relentless. This website and things I’ve been doing to promote it have been taking up too much time. I need to get busy doing other things so much of this stuff is going on hiatus. There’s just too much that needs doing for me to tinker around here online. This site will remain up and I might piddle a few times but for the moment what you see is what you get.

If you’re one of the handful of people who read this blog and look at this site please send me a note and tell me what you think. I would appreciate it. I am considering dumping the whole thing and saving the few bucks it costs to maintain. I might do that, too. We’ll see. But for now, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Ted Gresham, November 7, 2022

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