Monday, September 21, 2015


ACCORDING TO THE HISTORY BOOKS, we used to live in caves.  Oh not me, personally, but mankind. Many hundreds of years ago. Even thousands of years ago. Depending on where you are and what people you may be looking at.  Who knows, there may be someone somewhere living in caves in this day and time.  But, even me, at my age, that being the 8th decade of life, have never lived in a cave. I have always lived in a house. I grew up in a house and have spent all my married life in a house. And in all that time I have never had the urge to live in a cave.I was raised in the country and I usually can't wait to leave when I go to a city, but really, a cave.  No I think not. So, what is the purpose of this carrying on?  Well, I'll tell you.
My wife and I don't watch a lot of TV.  But when we do, we watch a lot of HGTV home make over type of shows.  And in a lot of them the MAN OF THE HOUSE, will just have to have his man cave.  I say, what in the world is the purpose of a man cave. As I said, I thought mankind moved out of caves centuries ago. Now, we, as in mankind, are wanting to move back? I just don't understand the desire and the need.  If you don't like your family and want to just be alone, then by all means move to a cave and enjoy the heck out of it. As for me, I'll  just stick to a normal house.  AND THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


ARE YOU HAVING MEMORY PROBLEMS?  I am getting old. Well, at least older. Naw, let's just stick to old.  And so, perhaps, the problem with memory loss looms ahead.  I'm not talking about just a temporary what was I going to do, type of loss, but the dementia or Alzheimer type.
Then low and behold, my wife saw an article on TV or somewhere, ( I forget just where ) that if you eat bacon, it will help you with memory retention. So, we decided to give it a try.  What can we lose, besides our memory any way.
So we bought some bacon and began eating it for breakfast. And sometimes we would have bacon and tomato type of sandwiches for lunch. If we cooked too much bacon for breakfast, then we could eat a piece during the day for a snack. And so I can say that yes, eating bacon really helps you with your memory.
We have remembered why we quit eating so much salt.  Guess we will have to cut back on the bacon.  Perhaps someday we will forget why we did.

Thursday, September 10, 2015


EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT.   My wife and I were having a conversation about clothes.  The kind we like to wear, the kind we won't, and the kind we maybe would but don't. During the conversation, the type of pants we wear was discussed. We both like denim. There are a few different kinds of denim, but I favor blue, while my wife will wear other kinds.  But still denim.  When I ask her about a kind that was being advertised on TV, she said NOPE.  She didn't like that kind of material.  It might look nice for a while when it is new, but after it has been washed a few times, it begins to look tired and worn and old. Even if it is not.   Well, now, I said, that explains every thing.
I will just quit washing myself, as in bathing, and then maybe I won't look so tired and old and worn.  At least it's worth a shot. Check me out and see how it's working.  Just probably have to do it downwind.

Monday, September 7, 2015


ANY ONE, OR MAYBE THE ONLY ONE, WHO READS MY BLOG, is aware that I have made no bones about my dislike for President Obama. What I may not have mentioned is that I didn't like Vice President Al Gore either. And I like him even less as time goes by.  He has carried on and on about global warming and ice caps melting and Polar Bears dying and well, you get the picture.  According to him, the Polar Bears in Alaska should all be gone by now.  Well, let's get back to the point of this blog.
President Obama recently made a three day trip to Alaska.  Each stop was staged by staff members working ahead of the president's travel.  Each photo op was planned. Except maybe the whale, but who knows how long they waited for one to surface. And much was made about his renaming of Mt. McKinley.  Well, it used to be called Denali decades back, so he didn't really rename it, he just changed it back to what it was.  Have we seen the end of that. Probably not.
But, back to the ice and the bears.  Even though Al Gore and his like and those belonging to environmental groups like the Center for Biological Diversity keep spouting the end of the polar ice and the polar bear, in spite of scientific evidence to the contrary. 
During a speech while in Alaska, the President said that by the end of this century, the global warming would have warmed up 6 to 12 degrees. And the ice would continue to melt. Then he also said that he was asking Congress for money to buy more ice breakers for Alaska. If the ice is melting, why do they need more ice breaking ships? 
And even though the environmentalists keep carrying on about the demise of Polar Bears, the Pres. did not even mention them and none were seen. Except for the possible fake one that the CBD brings along to remind the President about their agenda.  There was no evidence that the Pres. even got to see the fake one, and he did not travel to the areas where the Polar Bears live. probably because they don't want to mention that scientists have proven that the numbers of bears are increasing.  
Now, the CBD brings their fake bear along on these junkets to remind the Pres of their agenda, which is  1. Rescind proposals to drill for oil in the arctic.   2. Halt all new fossil fuel exploration on public lands. 3. Cut greenhouse pollution from airplanes.  4. Reject the Keystone Pipeline once and for all.  This is just a partial agenda of this group and their fake bear.  
And the news goes along with all of this, in spite of scientific evidence to the contrary.
One has to wonder just what the world would be like if Gore and POTUS and the environmental groups would actually use real and true facts and not make up things to support their beliefs.  I think things would be a lot better, if they would just try to get along with what is really going on and both sides of the issue would study and then act on the best environmental route to take, not spout mistruths  to lead the public astray.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


ANY OPINIONS OUT THERE?  Other than my uneducated one?  I'm talking about the Tics. Or, for any one who is not sure what I mean, the politicians.  Do you think they will get it?  People are just tired of them.  I may or may not vote for Donald Trump. Actually, I kinda like Ben Carson. But I, along with most of America, ( no I don't speak for them, so I just assume ) are tired of the professional tics. We don't want any more Clinton's, or Bush's or Biden's in the White House.  And that is why Trump and Carson and Sanders are rating high in the polls, in spite of Hillary and Jeb and some of the others ranting about being so down in the polls.  We can only home that after November 2016 election day they will be down in the mouth after losing. Better yet, they will lose early next year and not even make it to November.