Share Your World – 2016 Week 49



Share Your World – 2016 Week 49

Share Your World – 2016 Week 49


What do you value most in a friendship?

Here goes Y’All!! You knew this was coming!!

Billy Joel – Honesty


Do you prefer eating the frosting of the cake or the cupcake first?  Do you prefer a specific flavor?  

Chocolate cupcakes minus the frosting. I loathe frosting! Ugh! Way too sweet! Like eating a mouthful of flavored sugar! Yuck! Besides the fact that I’m pre-diabetic I should not be eating any type of sweets especially cupcakes or regular cakes. However sometimes for special occasions I do indulge.

Have you ever been in a submarine?  If you haven’t, would you want to?

No. Not sure. Hmmm…. Enclosed space that you can’t open the door and get out of??? I cannot swim. Maybe not… I could see myself suffocating then drowning….  No thanks!!

I have been inside a C-130 but then again I was only 18 or 19 an adventurous private in the Army. My last post before I ETS’d was the 101st Airborne Div. Ft. Campbell, KY but I was Chairborne not Airborne!! I was a 75 Delta which was at that time called a Personnel Records Specialist. I’m sure computers do that type of work now.

I’ve also been in an Army Helicopter which turned out to be a hair raising experience when the pilot decided he was gonna see how close he could come to the German mountains without crashing into one!! I threw up!!

C130 Rolling Down The Strip – Military Running Cadence

No. I cannot run anymore. Age has caught up with me but I could easily run over 8 miles a day back then!!


If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?

Maybe 50 of them since my life is pretty boring. You would have to define Satisfying. Everyone would have their own definition of Satisfy. At this point I’m content but my life could be better.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

A good start with my new work position. As for next week nothing specific. I don’t really celebrate Christmas but I need to pick up a few more gifts for Stephen. We will spend Dec. 22nd to Dec. 24th together because I must work Christmas Day. The good part is that it’s extra pay for Christmas Day. Easy money.





An apt description of what will take place on Jan 20th, 2017 when Orange Hair takes office. America will go through a four year winter filled with storms and blizzards. Let’s hope that there will be survivors at the end.



Renata preferred apricots, blintzes, caviar, a little vodka at times, over ailing nightmares

she hated avid weevil’s in porridge, harvest after harvest that bore so little food

preferred the Fabergé romance of ‘St Petersburg’ over ho hum ‘Petrograd’

 a knight in shining armour kiss above being wrestled to a Bolshevik’s floor

Julian calendar’s October revolt put pay to all that she preferred

the day Red molested White, desire and daydreams died

‘Peace, bread, and land’ the big man’s assurance

Renata never believed that for a single moment

squirreled away diamonds, silver and gold

found ‘Peace, bread, and land’

in a place of opportunity

across an ocean

far away

oh, how even now, Renata so misses her Mother Russia

‘Peace, bread, and land’ the big man’s assurance

‘Peace, bread, and land’ in exchange for quashed dissent

no man, woman or child feasts its soul on such a dirtied dish


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The Rent is Too Damn High Part 2



A few days ago my room-mate informed me that next year he is leaving as our rents are going up to the stratosphere so if he leaves so must I.  My room-mate is a school teacher and I am a museum security guard. New York City rents are brutalizing folks like us. In order to live comfortably in New York City you must make upwards of $70 a year this is a salary that neither school teachers nor security guards can ever achieve unless you take on extra jobs or work non-stop overtime.

Basically the working class is being crushed. Big time!

I’m looking to move from my current Brooklyn location to either Washington Heights in Manhattan or to the Boogie Down Bronx. Must be near the subway walking distance to the train and cat friendly. Where I go my cat Sylvester goes with me. Safety is also paramount.

I’m also willing to consider Queens as long as it is a short walk to the subway. Also wherever I go whether I wind up in a studio or a one-bedroom it must have enough room and be in a safe neighborhood where Stephen can visit me. It would also be nice for the neighborhood to have amenities like good grocery stores, banks, a Walgreens pharmacy, etc…

I hope to make the move sometime around Spring/Summer/Early Autumn 2017.

Please contact me privately using my Gmail address. Thanks!!

Gentrification is pushing working class people like me out of the neighborhood.  Once the Hipsters start moving in the rest of us are forced to leave. I like Brooklyn, I enjoy living here and wish that I could stay. Truthfully since I will be making more money in my new position technically I could stay if I worked DOUBLE SHIFTS FOUR TIMES A WEEK!!  Yes if I did maximum overtime which would mean giving up writing, photography and naturally blogging I could stay in my Beloved Brooklyn. If I give up having any kind of life including Not Seeing Stephen I could remain put but I’m not willing to do that so move I must!!



I just wanted to add the link of a blog post that really impressed me. Being pretty or beautiful is temporary and my days of pretty are long over. When pretty fades that’s where Strong takes over.