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It’s a cereal; it’s a board game.  A defunct television series.

It also is what it is.

My favorite line from the James Bond books, is ‘M’ (the head of MI-6, Admiral Sir Miles Meservy) telling Bond when he complains about receiving an assignment change, “Things change, 007.”



And that might be one definition of Life.  Things changing.

Of course, the best part are the good changes – grand nieces ascending from 6th Grade, and another graduating High School.  Others having birthdays.  A dear friend’s birthdays and their elder daughter getting her doctorate!

The bad?

That dear friend (Bob Hall) being unable to be present for his daughter’s doctoral degree.

Daily dealing with issues regarding aging, illness and finances – both my roommate and I.

Friends, relatives and acquaintances becoming severely ill.  Some almost certainly in their way out, others hanging-in-there, but…?

And some already gone.  More than I ever expected.

Even some leaving voluntarily, but still present.  Apparently, friends no longer.  😦

“Things change, Guffaw.”

I haven’t needed a fictional intelligence department head to tell me.

I already know.

Things are as they are.

This just in. Ray Carter passed this morning.
Puts my whining in perspective.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “Life

  1. Change is the only constant in life. It’s how we deal with it/adapt to it that matters, just as you say. Hang in there, brother.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 29, 2016, 9:07 am
  2. Daily dealing with issues regarding aging, illness and finances

    We’re getting to be that age where health issues start popping up in a big way.
    Of course the alternative to aging kinda sucks. Even crappy days above the grass are better than the best day below.

    Posted by KM | May 29, 2016, 9:43 am
  3. Yep, we lost Ray this morning. He will be missed. It’s up to us to keep our heads up amidst the things going on around us and persevere in spite of those who wish to drag us down.

    Posted by OldNFO | May 29, 2016, 11:15 am

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