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It's no secret by now. I'm Retired, a Bi-Sexual, a Nudist and I'm a Widower. After my Wife of 42 years lost her battle with cancer, I moved in with my daughter.

I'm also an Alcoholic, but I don't drink anymore. My Wife kept me sober over 35 years and after she left, I dove, head first, back into that bottle of Bourbon. I stayed there about 14 months, until my Granddaughter saw me when I was Fall-Down drunk. Even in my drunken state, I said myself that the Kids shouldn't see things like that and I haven't touched a drop since (except 2 days a year, October 5th and May 28th).

More to follow.

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Musings About Naturism and Religion - Naked Wanderings
AncientNight comments on Oct 23, 2019:
My view is that each of us are a "religion unto ourselves" whether we wear clothes, or not. To me, religion is nothing more than the observation of Nature, which brings a peace to my life, especially if there's a body of water involved. Unfortunately, I live in a place where I can't go around Nude when I would like to, so Skinny Dipping isn't something that I can easily do. One of these days (soon, I hope) I'll move to a place where I can get to do what I want, when I want.
I made a big batch of home-cultured Yogurt yesterday using a heating pad in my oven. I used 4 - 1 Qt...
AncientNight comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I was never a yogurt fan. It's almost as bad as Cream Cheese.
Morningstar Sometimes it hurts like a razor cutting glass. Broken edges pierce your heart and ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I see the Morning Star as something that brings hope for future generations. It was the first thing I saw when leaving the hospital the morning that my Son was born. With my Daughter, it was the Evening Star. Same "Star", different aspect.
Your answer?🎃🐱🦇☠👻☻
AncientNight comments on Oct 23, 2019:
A Zombie, before Zombies became so popular.
This is ACE WEEK! So in honor of that and b/c I have an upcoming major medical appt at a major ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 23, 2019:
With all these acronyms, it looks like we're going to have to use the entire alphabet soon, instead of LGBTQ+ to identify us. Things are always changing. In the past, I've been called a "switch hitter" and it was said that I "play for both teams". Now, I'm Bi-Sexual. Why can't we all just be Human Beings and recognize that each of us has our own sexual proclivities? Labels, I think, are doing more harm by separating us. Wouldn't it be great if we could just drop the labels and become real Human Beings for a change?
Spent 3 nights camping/kayaking at fort Jefferson in the dry tortugas National park. Awesome ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Great pictures. I wonder why they're called the DRY Tortugas when it's surrounded by water?
OUR FRIENDLY SOUTHERN NEIGHBOR Mexican Committees Unveil Marijuana Legalization Bill Ahead Of ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
I like the idea that they put a ban on using insecticides on their Cannabis. That kind of makes up for the poisons that were banned in the US and sold to Mexico to spray on all the Cannabis plants.
HYPOCRITE OR LEARNING IT? Former VA Secretary Who Oversaw Marijuana Research Blockade Now Backs ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Of course he can sing a different tune these days! He's not working for that guy that's currently occupying the Oval Office any more. Now that he's free of that restriction, he can actually speak his mind without worrying about repercussions.
These were really awesome back in the day.🦇🎃☻
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
I remember those noisemakers!
I'm alex and i want to make new friends
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Hello, Alex. Welcome to the group. Pull up a chair, have a seat and tell us a little bit about yourself. We're a friendly bunch here and we don't bite. Well, I take my teeth out first.
What would you really tell your 25 year old self?
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
If it was on my 25th Birthday, I would tell myself that I made the best possible decision in my life. Past, present and future. That was the day that Lisa and I decided to get Married. The wedding was 2 weeks later on March 15th, 1975. Unfortunately, 42 years, 2 months and 13 days later, Lisa lost her battle with cancer.
Is it just me, or have the Internet search results for (family friendly) nudist/naturist websites ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
I think it might have something to do with the Puritanical Republicans. They have a way of sticking their noses in where they don't belong.
Ladies.... you got some splainin to do.
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
BUT, sadly, I don't have a uterus.
Loaded Cauliflower, Broccoli & Chicken Casserole!! Oh yeah, that’s bacon in there. I am just ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
I'm on a self styled Keto diet, too. This is a recipe that I think I'll make. It sound good, but why so light on the BACON? Now, THAT'S something that I could sink my teeth into... ... if I remember to put them in, first!
Does anyone remember this? If you lived in the midwest, you won't forget it.
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
I remember seeing the pictures on TV and in the papers.
VERY NEGATIVE VIRGINIA A Democratic takeover could make Virginia more marijuana-friendly. But ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 22, 2019:
In the last legislature election, the Republicans only got their ONE SEAT majority by a drawing of a name from an antique bowl. One seat was disputed because of a tie in the balloting. Let's hope that Virginia won't have to draw another name from that antique bowl. I'M REGISTERED! I SMOKE CANNABIS! AND I VOTE!
Almond flour pancakes: 3 large eggs 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup whole milk (l used half...
AncientNight comments on Oct 21, 2019:
I haven't had "from scratch" pancakes in a long time. My Grandmother used to make preserves from the berries growing in and around her garden. One of the best was her Red Raspberry preserves which went well with the pancakes that she made. Out of curiosity, would you by any chance know what the carbohydrate content is in those pancakes of yours? I'm on my own variation of a Keto diet and the fewer carbs, the better.
Very low day today. Again. By the Earth! Why can’t life just give me a fucking break?????
AncientNight comments on Oct 21, 2019:
I remember when I asked when I could get a break, my Father would say, "Yeah! I can give you a break. Your arm? Or your leg?" Sometimes, we have to make our own breaks. That's what I'm trying to do, now. I'm trying to get out of some financial problems, made from my own stupidity, by looking for a job. The biggest problem that I have, is that I'll be 70 on my next Birthday and there aren't too many jobs out there that I can get at my age. One job that I'll NEVER apply for is as a greeter at Walmart. I won't work for a company where the CEO is a Nazi Lover. The only thing worse is a Nazi. But, I digress. The bottom line is that I'm trying to get out of a tough spot. The only other option would be for me to declare Bankruptcy and I don't want to do that.
A Favorite of Mine from Jim Stafford Black water Hattie lived back in the swamp Where the ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 20, 2019:
I haven't heard that song in a LONG time! Thanks for the Blast From The Past! It's the kind of song that should remind everyone that Witches are Beautiful People.
Well, I'm completely off my anti-depressants, and doing good so far. For years now I hadn't realized...
AncientNight comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Welcome to the Club! I've been horny for years!
How does someone prepare themselves for a loss? My old boy - a 17yo loving ball of floof - is not...
AncientNight comments on Oct 20, 2019:
No one can be ready for the loss of a four legged child/friend. The law views them as property, but we know better. They're not property, they're a part of the family. And as family members, each one is unique and special. Right now, I have a dog, a Pekingese. He's somewhere between 15 and 18 years old now and I don't think he's going to be around much longer. I think he's going senile. When we got him in 2008, the Vet thought he was about 2 years old at the time. A few years later, another Vet thought he was at least 5 when we got him, because of the problems with his teeth. He only has 3 left. I promised Lisa that I would take care of him and, so far, I've done a pretty good job of it. (That reminds me: I have to give him a bath today because he has a Vet;s appointment tomorrow) Actually, I didn't want another dog after my dog, Old Yeller died in 2003. But, Lisa wanted another dog so we found Zach through someone that our Daughter knew of that rescued dogs from Puppy Mills. Our Daughter works as a manager of several Animal Hospitals in the area, so she's made a lot of contacts in the Animal World. The main reason that I didn't want another dog was because I was devastated when Old Yeller died. Even though it's been 16 years since he left us, I still miss him. We named that dog Old Yeller because he looked just like that dog in the movie. His Father was a beautiful, AKC prize winning dog and his Mother was a Pitbull/Chow Chow mix. He was the kind of dog that got along well with kids. The little ones could crawl all over him and stick their fingers into his mouth, without any fear. If he got tired of the little ones crawling on him, he would lick them in the face until they backed off. Old Yeller would try to adopt any animal that was smaller than him, except for Raccoons and Opossums and he wanted to fight any animal that was his size or bigger. He was 15 years old when he died. One of these days, I'll write a long post about all the things that I can remember about him. He was the best dog I ever had and I miss him almost as much as I miss Lisa.
I just need to vent. This week has been so rough. Wednesday,I had to accompany my son to the ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 19, 2019:
As for the Gall Bladder thing, I had mine out some time ago. Tell your Daughter-in-Law that she can expect different dietary tolerances. I LOVE spicy foods and drank LOTS of coffee. Now, without my Gall Bladder, I can only tolerate mildly spicy foods and, for several years, I couldn't drink coffee at all. I can now drink 2 or 3 cups of coffee in the mornings, where I used to drink 2 or 3 pots of coffee every day. I also knew someone else that couldn't eat ham after her Gall Bladder was taken out. It gave her severe gas. As for the piglet, just keep feeding it and keeping it warm. If the piglet get stressed out during the night, get a hot water bottle and one of those big wind up alarm clocks (don't set the alarm) Wrap the hot water bottle and alarm clock in a blanket and put it next to the piglet. The warmth and ticking will make the piglet think that there's someone there with it. I know that it works for puppies that are taken too soon from their mother and litter mates, so it might work for the piglet. Just remember: It never rains, but it pours! The only thing we can do is to follow the advice of Woody Guthrie and Keep On Keeping On!
MOVING FORWARD: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D), New Jersey Gov. ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Now, if ALL the States would coordinate like that, we'll be much better off and can move forward sooner.
I never thought of it this way....
AncientNight comments on Oct 19, 2019:
BUT, why don't they just go to the Vitamin Shoppe and pick up some Vitamin D pills? It seems easier than sucking the blood out of someone!
I am widowed. What I regret most is the finality of it all. That my quest to reach him regarding his...
AncientNight comments on Oct 19, 2019:
It sounds to me like you're blaming yourself for what he did to himself. As an Alcoholic myself, I can attest to the fact that those with any kind of addiction can't get rid of it, unless they want to give it up. We're here to listen if you want to talk about it. Just post you're feelings here about what you're going through and we'll do what we can to help you out. I don't know the circumstances of his death. If it was accident, murder, overdose or suicide doesn't matter. It wasn't your fault. You didn't fail. When it comes to addictions, you, and every other person watching the destructive powers of that addiction are nothing more than bystanders. Helpless to do anything about it. Sometimes, as in my case, the one addicted listens to reason and gives up the addiction. Sometimes, there's no talking to that person, because they weren't ready to hear it. You can't blame yourself for what he did to himself. Take a deep breath. If you have to cry, let the tears flow. If you want to scream and yell, open up and let it out. If you want to talk, we're all here for you.
FDA REQUESTED A poll of U.S. voters found that 65% want Congress to direct the Food and Drug ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 19, 2019:
I think they should do the same for THC!
I quit talking my anti psychotics! Fuck that shit! I'm happier crazy!
AncientNight comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Years ago, I went to a therapist for my Bi-Polar Disorder at a County clinic. They started giving me "Couples Therapy" for some strange reason. Sometime after they discovered their error, they prescribed Haldol for me. I got tired of being tired and lost in a fog, so I quit taking it. I also quit going to my sessions. Now, I just Smoke some Cannabis when I can get it.
I think this might be the group's spirit animal:
AncientNight comments on Oct 19, 2019:
There are times when I feel like screaming at the Universe, too.
Watch this. Really. It says so much. [youtube.com]
AncientNight comments on Oct 19, 2019:
Looks like everyone has problems. They might not have the same problems as you or me, but they're still problems and problems have to be dealt with. Now that the days are getting shorter, our bodies need more Sunlight just to maintain some semblance of balance. Without the balance, we fall into the abyss. I can tell you from personal experience, it's dark down there.
Ish.. raisins.. like why would they do that.. plug you up for a week!
AncientNight comments on Oct 18, 2019:
Those plastic masks were a little after my time. My Mom would use Grease Paint on us. For several years in a row, I was a Hobo for Halloween. The only reason being that I liked the way my Mom did my face for it.
I’ve been feeling crippling loneliness lately. I made myself reach out to 3 people last night. ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 18, 2019:
For what it's worth, you're not alone. I think that most people go through something similar. I know that I do, but I don't have anyone, other than family to turn to, most of which are hundreds to thousands of miles away.
[norml.org] More good news.
AncientNight comments on Oct 18, 2019:
I wish it had worked on Lisa.
I made a big pot of chili for supper to go with our cold temps... browned diced chicken breast and ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 18, 2019:
Things like this always seem to taste better the second time around!
PENNSYLVANIA FINALLY TAKING A STEP Pennsylvania Senators File Comprehensive Marijuana Legalization ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 17, 2019:
Good for Pennsylvania! What we really need is for the DOJ, DEA, FDA and the rest of the Washington Alphabet soup to declassify Cannabis off of the top of their list of "harmful" drugs. Cannabis doesn't belong in the same category as Heroin, Fentinyl and Cocaine.
Feeling pretty bad right now. I haven't slept at all. My mind is going over a million different ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 17, 2019:
I'm in, pretty much, in the same boat. My bank account is in negative territory (from my own stupidity) most of the time and I can't find a job (Social Security doesn't pay enough). The only thing we can do, in the words of Woody Guthrie, is to Keep On Keeping On. At least, the best we can. Things have a way to work out in the end, one way or another.
The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma
AncientNight comments on Oct 17, 2019:
What's written in this article is something that I've known, although not as eloquently, for years. It's not a new concept. If you feel good physically, that affects the way you feel mentally and vice versa. I would have put it in much more simplistic terms, though, because I'm a more simplistic person. For the most part, I agree with the statistics given in the beginning of the article. Of the 5 things listed (1. Molested as a child, 20% 2. Beaten by a parent, 25% 3. Couples being violent to each other, 33% 4. Having an alcoholic relative,25% 5. Seeing their mother beaten, 12%), I've lived through 3 of them, 1, 2 and 4, so I'm not immune to the feelings that accompany such trauma. With number 1, I didn't see it as being molested, since I was 15 at the time and my hormones were raging, until years later. Concerning number 2, I can't think of any of my friends when growing up that didn't "get the belt", at least, once in a while. As for number 4, my Father always had a gallon of Gallo Port next to his chair (PTSD). That's, more than likely, why I became an alcoholic before I turned 18. In looking at it from this perspective, I would have to say that I'm shocked and surprised that I'm not more messed up than I am.
Pistachio macarons...1st attempt
AncientNight comments on Oct 16, 2019:
I don't mind what they look like, but what did they taste like?
UKRAINIAN LINKS TO GIULIANI FBI investigating whether Sacramento pot businesses paid bribes to ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 16, 2019:
There's always somebody that wants to cash in, for nefarious reasons, on a good thing. It's possible that they were using this business to launder monies for their cronies in Ukraine. You have to take into consideration that those people come from a part of the World where corruption is a way of life. Why wouldn't they bring that kind of thing here with them in order to continue that kind of life back where they came from.
PRISON HEMP CROP Zimbabwean company sows first legal hemp seeds AFP•October 11, 2019 A ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Well, that sounds like one of those Good News-Bad News situations. The Good News is that they're allowed to plant Hemp for the CBD. The Bad News is that the first seeds were planted at a prison, probably, for the cheap labor. I don't know what it's like in Zimbabwe, but I know that there are some countries that use prison inmates as slave labor. You can't get cheaper than $0.00 per hour.
Been kinda M I A lately. :( My anniversary just passed and my hubby’s birthday is today. I did ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 16, 2019:
It's said that it gets better with time, but it'll never go away. There are days that I'm fine, but then I'll hear a song, or drive past somewhere that Lisa liked to go, or see something that reminds me of her, and the tears just start flowing. More than once I had to pull off the road because I couldn't see. Your post has me thinking of my own calendar. There are more days than I realized that remind me of Lisa and I would imagine that it's much the same for you and everyone else here. In the words of Woody Guthrie (paraphrased), "We just have to Keep On Keeping On!"
Recall on some Weed in CO - 144 retail shops affected after Denver business recalls marijuana ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Better safe than sorry... ...unless someone at Bonsai Cultivation is going to be throwing a wild party for Halloween!
Today would have been my Dad's 75th birthday. He died almost 8 years ago. Today sucks.
AncientNight comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Tell your Dad "Happy Birthday" for me. I'm glad that it seems like you had a good relationship with your father. That's something to be sought after.
And I just cooked and froze another 15 lbs. of chanterelles. Between that and the 40 gallons of hard...
AncientNight comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Back in the 60's, when I worked on a Dairy Farm, my boss's uncle, down the road had several large barrels for cider that he was filling. He had, not only cows, but an apple orchard. Of course, he didn't have any permits to make or sell the stuff, but, since the local cops were his best customers. they didn't bother him.
‘Nudity is a great leveller’: Why Germans love to get naked
AncientNight comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Well, that explains a lot! Now I have an idea of why I like being nude. My Mother's parents were from Germany.
The holidays can be the worst time of year for a lot of people. Let us keep that in mind as autumn ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Good advice!
Here is my long awaited ABC's Of Halloween from Ruthless Reviews. Enjoy! [ruthlessreviews.com]...
AncientNight comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Except for the letter "A", this is worth the read!
Right?? Haha
AncientNight comments on Oct 15, 2019:
There are times when I need people around, but most of the time, I'm happy to be alone.
I'm glad to find this group here, I have a lot of issues often named with acronyms and lettered ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Welcome! Perhaps we could call you "Alphabet Soup" because of all your abbreviated issues.
Does anyone here have experience with a delusional schizophrenic or just delusional family member? ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 15, 2019:
It looks like some heavy duty intervention is in order. They do it for addicts and alcoholics, so why not people with mental health issues? Talk to your other family members about the problem and get a consensus of all family members, including the kids that might be effected by his behavior. Find someone from the mental health field to help you decide what course of action can be taken and to moderate the confrontation. Stick to your decision, no matter what. Sometimes an outpatient clinic and medications will work, but sometimes, hospitalization is the right thing to do.
I had an odd convo with a lesbian friend of mine here. I was telling her about a flash-chat I had ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 15, 2019:
I'm not really into the slang that you kids use these days, but I get the drift of what you're saying. Anonymity is a good thing here in Virginia, unless you live in Northern Virgina, closer to DC, where it's more acceptable to be a part of the LGBTQ+ Community. Since I haven't socialized with anyone in a very long time, I don't have another name that I go by, yet. I'll have to find people to socialize with first. Decades ago, when I was living with a friend and his wife, his wife gave me the nickname of "GD". I asked her why she called me GD and she surprised me when she told me that it meant "Gorilla Dick" . No one has given me a nickname before or since. A nickname is one of those things you can't give to yourself. Only others can give it to you.
Kanye West praises Chick-fil-A. I may barf. [lgbtqnation.com]
AncientNight comments on Oct 14, 2019:
I won't go to Chic-Fil-A, Walmart, Cookout, or any place like them, because of their religious and political views.
Today we found plane wreckage on a 1943 crash on a nearby mountain. Debris is scattered on a ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 14, 2019:
This just goes to show you how old the Oxymoron of "Military Intelligence" is.
80% of all women like men with 6 pakcs
AncientNight comments on Oct 14, 2019:
I know what women are looking for in a man. They're looking for a man that's Kind, Caring, Compassionate, A Good Listener and Not Afraid Of Commitment. Ladies! I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that there really are men like that in the World! The bad news for you is that they're all gay.
A label this clever is enough for me to buy anything!
AncientNight comments on Oct 14, 2019:
I think that's called, "Truth in Labeling!"
Sheet the bed...
AncientNight comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Holy Sheet!
So these are selling out. Amazing what catches people's imagination. Anything with an edge. ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 13, 2019:
My 9 year old Grandson would love them! When he grows up, he wants to be in those Movies like the Halloween and Friday 13th series. I'll have to look in the stores for this candy because Skittles is one of his favorites.
If I can't hike, nature will come to me. Right outside my living room.(I scatter seeds for birds and...
AncientNight comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I have Bird feeders out and get a wide variety of birds, but never owls. I hear them when I take my dog out at night and have identified 4 different kinds of owls by their calls.
Full punkin moon
AncientNight comments on Oct 12, 2019:
If you put a ham shank under it, you could call it "Moon Over My Hammy!"
I’m very anxious. In a couple of weeks I’ll be telling my coming out story as a public speech. ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 12, 2019:
I was never good at Public Speaking, so I can't give you any advice, other than that old adage that says, "Just visualize the audience is naked!"
It's mushroom season out here in Oregon and the chanterelle crop is amazing! I already have a bunch ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
There was a dish that I made for Lisa when she didn't want any meat. I would make it for myself, but pasta isn't on my current diet. Ingredients: Olive Oil 2- cans of Chicken or Vegetable Broth 1/2 to 1 pound Mushrooms (the more the merrier as far as I'm concerned) 1 medium to large Onion, sliced 5 or 6 cloves of Garlic 1/2 pound of a pasta like Penne, Bowties, elbow, etc. Salt and Pepper to taste Water as needed Coat the bottom of a large Frying Pan. I use a 14" cast iron pan. Sautee the Mushrooms and Onion until the Onion becomes opaque. Then add the Garlic and sautee for a couple more minutes. Put in the 2 cans of Broth, bring to a rapid boil and then add the pasta. Turn down to simmer and cover. Stir it once in a while. Add Salt and Pepper. You may have to add some water at times until the pasta has cooked to your taste and absorbed all the liquid. Put it on a plate, or in a bowl and enjoy.
Mexico primed to be third country worldwide and second on US border to legalize cannabis for all ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
That means that our Country will be 100% bordered by Countries that have legal Cannabis, if Mexico passes it.
Today I heard from a very religious family member that you are very miserable and have no reason to ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Let me get this straight. You have a religious family member that thinks you should commit suicide because you don't worship one of the characters in her Fairy Tale book? WOW! That's messed up. No one's emotions are invalid. You are a valid person. It doesn't matter what her book of Fairy Tales says. Never lose sight of that fact. That book of hers might be old, but revered? By who? The ones that have been brainwashed by the dogma and ritual of an ancient belief system that has no relevance in today's World? That's not exactly a ringing endorsement. Everyone has to find their own truth. The only thing that would be invalid is following someone else's truth. As far as what your truth is, you'll know it when you see it and it's slightly different for each and every one of us. Search far and wide for it, because it's inside us all.
Go together like..pp in the pod.
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
This is funny! It would be even funnier if they switched costumes!
@Spinliesel here is a variation that I've just encountered for Shepherd's Pie using beef. I haven't ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Now, THAT sounds like a good recipe. Unfortunately, I'm on a Keto diet. Higher fats and proteins and practically no carbohydrates are what I have in my diet. I do eat my Veggies, too.
It's been four years today since my wife June died. Still hurts and I'm still on my own. Freaky ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
I know the pain of losing your wife. I know the pain of losing both parents. We don't have any option, other than to Keep On Keeping On, as said by Woody Guthrie. Don't let Loneliness overcome you. If there are people still in your life, I would suggest that you maintain those relationships. I, too, am on my own. But, other than my Kids and Grandkids, I don't have anyone else to turn to, except the people here.
Pot breathalizers are scheduled hit the streets in 2020. Below is what a friend of mine who is a ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Isn't that what they want to do? Paint everyone with the same wide brush, just to get us all out of the way? The way I see it, people that use Cannabis in any form, are those that know how to think for themselves. We're the kinds of people that don't "tow the line" for any reason and that scares the "authorities" half to death. Their fear has caused the "dumbing down" of America. Next thing you know, the only ones allowed to go to school will be those in the top tiers of the economic spectrum. When will it all end? When they make the rest of us their slaves?
Passing thru this little town in northern California. Here's the T-shirt. Been there, done that.
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
So, does that mean they support the use of Cannabis?
I have chosen to place this here to let others know that we do move forward. When I first became a ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
I believe that this is something that should be posted in more places, other than here. From places like Schools to Internet sites for Veterans. Being one that attempted suicide in the distant past, I see this as a good thing to have around. If I had succeeded, I wouldn't have met any of my Grandkids.
Hey everybody - Happy Friday! I made Zuppa Toscana last night, and it was fabulous! Recipe: ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
That sounds good, but it wouldn't fit in with my Keto diet, which says that High Fats and Proteins and Low Carbs are the order of the day. I do eat my Veggies, too. I'm still looking for some good recipes that fit that bill. Unfortunately, my Daughter and Son-In-Law (with whom I live) like to have various versions of Spaghetti for dinner.
I just finished 84 days at St. Joseph's Recovery Center in Parkersburg, WV.. I have over 100 days ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 11, 2019:
As another alcoholic, sober (again) since July 10, 2018, it looks like you did the same thing I did. With me, the only impetus that I needed was my oldest Granddaughter. 3 days before her 17th Birthday, she saw me get Fall-Down Drunk. Even in my drunken state, I said that my Grandkids shouldn't see things like that and I haven't touched a drop since, except for 2 nights a year. October 5th, Lisa's Birthday and May 28th, the other end of her life. A little back story: I became an alcoholic well before I turned 18 in 1968, which was the legal drinking age back then. I just wanted to stay in an oblivious state for as long as I could. However, I was what could be called "a functional alcoholic", because I limited my drinking until the evenings and nights. I never went to work drunk, but I did go through jobs like crazy. I didn't hold a good job until 1977. Then, in October of 1974, I met Lisa. She worked on getting me sober and it wasn't an overnight miracle. She didn't succeed until August 8, 1982. After several years, she kept me sober for over 35 years. When she lost her battle with cancer, I dove head first into a bottle of Bourbon. I stayed there until the night I mentioned above. I quit without that Fairy Tale character's help, or the help from anyone other than myself and Lisa. The way I see it, no one can quit any kind of addiction unless they WANT to give it up. I hope that's the case with you. As that Great American, Woody Guthrie said, "You just gotta Keep On Keeping On!"
KICKING THE HABIT Big Tobacco vs Cannabis Turns out Cannabis is the cure to the 1300 daily deaths...
AncientNight comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Few physicians understand that cannabis is non-toxic. Few understand that cannabis is not physically addictive. Few physicians know of the bronchial dilation properties of cannabis. And the report that cannabis can be used to cure opioid addiction is brand new. This is mainly because of the minimal research allowed in this country on Cannabis. Most of the people that have COPD know about the bronchial dilation properties of Cannabis and most of those have told their doctors about it. Word is getting out to the medical community, albeit, slowly. Unfortunately, it's mostly anecdotal experiences from their patients.
ARRESTING PROBLEM FBI: Cannabis arrests on the rise for 3rd year running Law enforcement made an ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 10, 2019:
I'll bet the guy in the Oval Office and his Minions have something to do with that!
LESS CRIME IN WASHINGTON Another new Department of Justice-funded study undermines prohibitionist...
AncientNight comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Smart Approaches is using the basic Right Wing tactic of trying to cause people to fear whatever it is they're against. Only, the view the issue of Cannabis Legalization through the lens of Reefer Madness and other such pieces of propaganda. Just look at politics these days. It's the same thing. "Oh, those Democrats are going to tax you out of existence!" or "The Democrats are going to spend so much money and run up the deficit!" When will they come to understand the reality of what they're doing?
”A United Nations report released in May found that human activities have placed 1 million species...
AncientNight comments on Oct 10, 2019:
GREED! That's one of, if not, the major cause for where we are now with the environment. I have a feeling that Nature is going to retaliate in a big way. And I feel that it's going to happen soon.
Does this aggravate as much as it does me? Church building used to host a social issues event, as...
AncientNight comments on Oct 10, 2019:
WOW! Even that guy's "prayer" was antithetical to a little thing called COMPASSION. When I hear stories like this, it reminds me of the reasons that I'm not a christian anymore. The whole thing should bother everyone as much as it bothers me.
I understand that this is, Hike, Climb, Paddle. But I was wondering if there any peddlers/ cyclists ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 10, 2019:
When I first got married, we couldn't afford a car, so I rode an old 10 speed to and from work. It was 12 miles in each direction. I did all that riding in jeans. But, that was a LONG time ago. I have a 21 speed Mountain Bike now. I guess I should start riding it once in a while. I'll have to oil the chain first.
The Macabre Art of Baking ‘People Pot Pies’ - Gastro Obscura
AncientNight comments on Oct 10, 2019:
My Grandson would like something like that!
Halloween is still weeks away and yet XMAS crap is already appearing in the stores, send Santa to ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 10, 2019:
When I worked in retail, in a mall, all the holidays had their decorations. When Halloween was over, Thanksgiving decorations went up. Thanksgiving night, a team went in and decorated for that chrsitian holiday to be ready for Black Friday.
You survive
AncientNight comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Just think of all the catastrophes you've been through in your life. You've survived those things, so what's one more?
They got Barbara
AncientNight comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Barbara who? Who got her! Is she now in Whoville?
Volunteering at your naturist club [nakedwanderings.com]
AncientNight comments on Oct 9, 2019:
I can see more benefits to the volunteering clubs than those clubs where you just pay and play. I would imagine that the Volunteering clubs do have a permanent staff on hand to help organize the volunteers. Here are a few comparisons between the two that I can think of. Lower overhead, which means lower club dues and fees. In those pay to play clubs the dues and fees could be catastrophic for those of us on fixed incomes. And let's not mention Gratuities. An increase in friendships made by working together through the jobs you volunteer for. In those pay to play clubs, you'll make a lot of acquaintances, but I would imagine that real friendships can't thrive in that kind of environment. As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing better than relaxing and hanging out with the people you just worked with. That's the only way, you can tell exactly the caliber of people you're with. When you hang out with people in those pay to play clubs, most people are trying to impress others with their accomplishments in life, it is, for the most part, a lot of BS. This is true whether it's a Nudist club, or a clothing only club. But, this is all just my opinion.
Sergius and Bacchus: Paired male saints loved each other in ancient Roman army [qspirit.net] ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Just another example of the Hypocrisy of the church, among thousands of other examples!
For those not in the know
AncientNight comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Who holds the patent? And what's the patent for?
The Giant Head ! bought this cabbage for two bucks at the fruit stand on Rt 21 towards Marion, ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Now THAT'S a lot of raw Sauerkraut you got there!
The acme pumpkin for Wiley
AncientNight comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Either a VERY large pumpkin, or a VERY small Coyote.
Thought is was pretty awesome.. had to share.
AncientNight comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Pretty Awesome? NO! This goes beyond any kind of awesome!
WASHINGTON STATE STUDY Youth Marijuana Use Declined After Washington Legalized, Study Finds ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Well, this confirms it! If you don't want kids to smoke Cannabis, then make it LEGAL!!
This is just brilliant! [facebook.com]
AncientNight comments on Oct 8, 2019:
That's pretty cool!
Remains of the deadly cabbage soup sequestered in he back of the fridge. The BigPaw approved diet ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 8, 2019:
My Mom used to say, "If in doubt, throw it out!" She said that about several things from cleaning the Fridge to cleaning your room. She even told that to my Dad and I when we went to clean out the Garage.
Very creative kids costumes! 😍❤
AncientNight comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Babies are always cute. Except if their teething or they're sick.
Pineapple Gum Auto This is a zoomed in close up of the main cola @ night
AncientNight comments on Oct 8, 2019:
That is a thing on Beauty!
15 Everyday things that are better done naked [nakedwanderings.com]
AncientNight comments on Oct 7, 2019:
I've done most of the things on that list, except for the cooking. Wait! I have to amend that. I tried cooking bacon once while nude. Now, I would have to, at least, put on an apron. But, not a frilly one. It would have to be one of those plain white ones that professional chefs wear.
Baked two kinds of biscotti and then made nearly vegan stir fry for dinner. It would've been ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 7, 2019:
Looks good., but how did it taste? The shape of Biscotti has always reminded me of Zweiback's. You know those things we gave to our babies when they were teething?
Anyone else?
AncientNight comments on Oct 7, 2019:
I don't think I've been to a church since sometime during the Reagan administration. Or, maybe it was the Bush Daddy administration. Needless to say, it was a long, long, LONG time ago.
What is this? I got this at the Harvest Fest at the Come-Unity Center last Saturday, together with...
AncientNight comments on Oct 7, 2019:
Whatever it is, cook it up with some Bacon and the resulting fats. Salt and pepper to taste and you're good to go.
In preparation upcoming All Hallows Eve. Sorry @frayedbear , no recipe available. 😎
AncientNight comments on Oct 7, 2019:
I saw this years ago. It's still hilarious!
Any of you anxious for deer hunting season? I'm biting at the bit! Any suggestions for skinning a ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 7, 2019:
I'm not a hunter, I'm a fisherman. Although, if I was starving, I would pick up my rifle and try to find something to eat.
Can't sleep. I have a searing pain in my big toe that's either gout or arthritis. My toe is swollen ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 7, 2019:
Have you tried Ice Packs on that toe? That might help. Is your toe just red? Or has it started turning purple? If it's turning different colors, it might be a broken bone in your toe. The only thing you can do is to put Ice Packs on it and take some Ibuprophen or some other analgesic if that's the case. I've had broken toes before. Gifts from horses and cows. As far as your mind running through all the bad things that could happen, I'm going through that myself. The things my mind is running and re-running, over and over, are the stupid things that I did when I was drunk, if I can remember them. I'm glad I quit drinking. Again. For the thousandth time.
I still have flashbacks of finding my stepson dead. Some triggers are obvious, some not so much....
AncientNight comments on Oct 6, 2019:
I don't know what it's like to lose a child. But, grief is pretty much the same for everyone, regardless of who the one that passed was. I don't know the circumstances of your Step-Son's passing (accident, foul play or suicide), or how old your children are, so the only thing I can recommend would be for you to sit down with everyone involved, especially the kids that were with you when you found him and talk about him. Have everyone remember what kind of person he was, remember the good times, remember the fun things you all did together, remember him as he was. It might help with the visions and nightmares and may even ease the feelings of grief for all of you. Just remember that it might get a little better, but it will never go away completely.
Shepherd's Pie - Need your ideas. I decided to make shepherd's pie, but there have to be some ...
AncientNight comments on Oct 6, 2019:
If you have pie crusts, you could make a "kind of" Pot Pie. Just put all the ingredients in a very thick gravy and pour it into the pie shell and cover it up with the other crust. Make sure you poke some holes in the top, like with any pie, so it can vent.

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