Regrets I have a few but then again too few to mention… If I could enter a time machine that could take me back 55 years and with my current knowledge and life experience, I would still repeat 90% of my lifetime decisions and actions if I had the chance to relive them.
What convinces someone of the value of your judgement and advice is not by what you say but by what you have accomplished.
Sanskrit is more decipherable than an angry woman.
Most men pursue the second prettiest woman at a party.
The best parties often involve only two people.
Flirting, like intimate conversation, has become a lost relationship art.
Those who strive to impress the least, impress the most.
Caring what other people think of me is a blessing and a curse.
I’d rather be the underdog than the top dog.
What would cure many ills and problems is a good night’s sleep.
There is no antidote to grief except time. However time does not heal all wounds but masks like a scab to cover the pain.
My mind often creates an illusion that my body understands is just a delusion.
For older guys, Pickleball: Exercise = Viagra: Sex
Ukraine: Their legislators are dodging bullets. USA: Our GOP legislators are dodging ballots.
Hollywood: A slap results in one suffering a 10 year ban from the Academy of Arts and Sciences Washington: An attempted overthrow of the government results in one being the favorite for the GOP nomination for President in 2024
I am a hoarder of cluttered life experiences and emotional baggage including insults remembered, disappointments, unfulfilled expectations, envies, failures and missed opportunities. Time to declutter…
My most irrational belief is that people should act and think like I do.
Most men should be ending their political careers at age 70 not beginning or renewing it.
Voters are doing a poor job of eliminating politicians whose ages may be less than 70 but so are their IQs.
In their teens and 20s, baby boomers crammed to study for exams and finish class papers. In their 60s and older, baby boomers now cram to complete their bucket list while they are still healthy and active.
In their teens and twenties, baby boomers pulled “all nighters” which was staying up all night to study or finish papers. In their 60s and older, all nighters usually represent the hours between 10 p.m and 7 a.m. where baby boomers try to get a good night sleep.
Who is more morally reprehensible? The person or persons who commit or initiate acts of murder, violence, atrocity, and treachery OR the person or persons by either their active support or silence condone the evil that is occurring or has occurred?
“My money was losing 7% every year due to inflation so I decided to invest it in the stock market. Now I’m losing 7% every day.” Not Jerome Powell, Twitter
“Here we are with a vaccine that can save you from dying or going to the hospital with Covid, and tens of millions of people refuse to help themselves by taking it. Which goes to prove that no pandemic is deadlier than stupidity.” Bret Stephens NYT
“Humorlessness has crept in its petty pace to the right, where it is conducted with North Korean-level solemnity by the bellowing myrmidons of MAGAdom. A sense of humor, much less self-awareness, is not a trait found in cults of personality. If Tucker Carlson has said anything advertently funny, witty or self-knowing from his bully pulpit, I missed it. Maybe you had to be there.”Christopher Buckley PJ. O’Rourke and the Death of Conservative Humor
There is no official count of the number of pregnant women who have turned to hospitals and clinics when something goes wrong, only to be denied the medical treatment they need on religious grounds. And it’s not easy to publicize the most intimate details of traumatic experiences in order to prove what should not have to be proved: that pregnancy carries significant risk of complications, and hospitals and medical professionals in a modern society ought to allow best practices, rather than religious dogma, to guide their protocols of care.
Why was a Catholic Hospital Willing to Gamble with my Life by Katherine Stewart NYT
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was asked to evacuate Kyiv at the behest of the U.S. government but turned down the offer. An American official tells me Zelenskyy said, “The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride.”
Success strategy in a marriage partnership: “What’s yours is mine, what’s mine is yours.” Successful strategy in a pickleball partnership: “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is yours.” Poacher strategy: “What’s mine and yours is mine.”
Often I’m more often impressed by the mettle a player displays than the medal a player may display.
To clear their heads in order to think. Many pray, many meditate Some dink.
Great pickleball partners aren’t judged by their wins and losses together but the banter, support and smiles as they play.
Close pickleball line calls have sparked more “border disputes” between teams than Russia and the Ukraine.
There are two different types of players when it comes to choosing sides for a game in an “open setting.” One who seeks the surest way to win vs the one who seeks the most competitive game.
Just about everybody enjoys an ESPN worthy moment (great volley, great passing shot etc) during a Meet-up or session.