Obviously, a huge thank you for those who took the time to acknowledge this for me. What’s wrong with the rest of you that just scrolled on?

Okay, at 74 I’m a bit crabbier than 73. I do feel an obligation to pass on some of my collected wisdom…


Ummm, lessee…

1. Oatmeal is pretty good with walnuts and oat milk?

2. I’ve successfully removed “coincidence” from my vocabulary, I’m working on “luck” and “chance”.

3. I’m okay with taking “one step” at a time.

4. I don’t “rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light”, but I kvetch about it.

5. It’s all a gift, but not necessarily wrapped with a bow.

6. I used to say “Keep moving”, but we are all spinning, orbiting, and moving away from the center of the universe. Most of our phrases are pointless.

7. Lao Tzu paraphrased, “those who speak do not know, those who know do not speak”. What’s up Lao Tzu?

8. Try to use the word “ouraborus” regularly.

9. In addition, try to use archaic words, so they don’t disappear.

10. Lastly, not one of my last one hundred thousand great grandparents died as a child. Not by floods, accidents, wild animals, or even neglect. Amazing! Same for you!

About johndiestler

Retired community college professor of graphic design, multimedia and photography, and chair of the fine arts and media department.
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1 Response to Birthday?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awww Happy Birthday my friend!

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