Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My love... I miss her, and she hasn't even left yet...

I'd have to say that for 38 years, there hasn't been many of those, that my wife and I haven't been together. A few family emergencies where at the time we couldn't both go at the same time. Rare, but it happened.
So this morning at 4:00am, she will be packing up, moving on... with my grandson in tow, to visit his Dad in Nova Scotia. My home province, my forever home, even if I'm not there now. The ocean calls, and sadly, I can't be there.

When this trip first came up I looked at it as an opportunity to go visit family and old friends, and sadly that isn't the way this played out. We both can't go, I have things I have committed myself to, and I can't break those commitments, not to mention the cost of both of us going at the same time isn't within our reach... just another day in our lives...

I am holding back tears as I write, because like I said, in all of our 38 years, we haven't spent many hours of those apart. I feel like a kid sent to summer camp for the first time, and homesickness has set in..
My son, is ecstatic, he hasn't held his son in over a year, and this will be a chance of bonding and having the love they have always shared, grow stronger. I envy them both, in that I won't be there to see it, nor will I be there and able to hug my son...
I will miss My Love, and look forward to her return...





 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Causes, Where do we Draw the Line?

In lieu of recent events, I got to thinking. Everyday I open certain sites online, there is someone pleading for donations for some cause. There are causes for animals, there are causes for aquatic mammals, there are causes for birds, causes for animal shelters, there are causes for just about every religion known to man, and there are so many of them, I have no idea what the count is at. 

All these people who organize these causes, hold events and that go out to meet and greet people, I am certain think they have their hearts and minds in the right place, but sadly many of us, well I'll just say me, have my own causes that mean more to me than many of the causes being thrown at me. 

How many times do you go to the grocery store, and before the total is all tallied, the cashier asks if you'd like to add a couple dollars to your bill for such and such a cause? Not only grocery stores, but places like Tim Hortons, MacDonalds, hell, even the Beer store. 

Many of these causes seem to have their priorities confused. As much as I think the whales should be saved, and the lions run free, I think that maybe man should learn to get along with man, be blind to color, and live by a code of ethics, not by a set of "rules" that as far as I'm concerned, were made up in the name of a non existant god, by men who wanted to control other men. 

Any sane person doesn't need to be told how to treat their fellow man, although with anything else, in this world, there will always be those assholes that have to try to fuck it up for everybody. 

That my friends is where and why we need laws, to protect us from those assholes. No gods, no religious bullshit, just a code of ethics we should already know, and laws if someone pushes the limit. 

I NEVER donate to medical research,it's my belief that it's more profitable to pretend to find a cure, then it is to actually create medicine that actually cures. There is big profits in medical research...

If you want to support a cause, by all means, knock yourself out, have fun,donate till it makes you feel less guilty and gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, but it's about time that we all get together and work on the cause for man to get along with man.  

Sometimes I piss people off with my opinions, that's why there is a big X up in the right hand corner... have a Great day!