Peaches and Cream, Where are My Dreams?

IMG_1213I remember at a young age as a tween or preteen that adulthood was such a farce. It was a goal I did not want no part of. It happened and I ended up joining the rat race. 

Yep, I had dreams. I wanted to be a veterinarian and then a Forest Ranger. I loved animals and the out doors. I was took the ticket to a good life was college by teachers. At home I was told the ticket to a good life was to find a rich male to marry. That nauseated me. 

I did get married and then continued on the my life. When I granulated from High School the US economy was stagnate freom the 1973-1975 recession.

The United States withdrew from the Vietnam War also known as the Second Indochina War and our economy had new workers adding more depressing job opportunities. So I took what I could. First I had an interesting job with the CCC but after spending time them I went for one low paying crummy job to another. I had to finish college. It was my ticket out of this or so I was told.

I struggled with college and finally got through it taking many of the same classes because we moved and I started at new colleges. They, of course, wanted their cut of the money so I had to take so many credits. I am not sure what it ended costing me to to get that degree and I am sure I really do not want to know. I did not end up with a huge loan to pay off like so many students do now. I am so thankful for that.

Funny or not so funny but the degree never did me any good. I ended up completing a degree that by the time I finished was obsolete and had been absorbed by different degrees from the social science to nursing fields. I considered going to Grad school but I heard of too many people taking the route only to own loans and few job prospects. 

I still think college can be a good idea. A two year degree can give you the most bang for the buck. Some degrees are worth going for but their are many you should stay clear of. It flusters me with I hear from some students who got advanced science degrees becasue they were told it was a field where they need people. People were not going into to the field. or so the expects said, only to graduate to no job possibles and are flipping burgers. 

I do not know what the answer is but they must be a better way. Maybe people should be able to work while going to school so they get training from the career and a degree.

Some other thoughts:


Off Target

Peter Pan Speaks: Daily Prompt

Misconceptions of Adulthood

Clouds in the Sky



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Adult Visions – “I Wish my Grow would Stop!”

The Life Story

I have not flown or used other public transportation very much. They few times I have traveled I have had a person a couple or times sit next to me who seems to spill out their life story. I tend to bring a book and other forms of entertainment but I will stop what I am doing to listen. Some people dislike when this happens but I find it as a learning experience. From a very young age, we are repeatedly told not to talk to a lot of us are still scared of talking.  There are bad people and sociopaths out there but most people are decent and I feel you are missing out of a good story and maybe a possible friendship.

Some places like when I was on the subway from outside of Washington, D.C. people tend to be to themselves. Their is very little communication. Airports I noticed is when you get the real talkers. Sometimes they are not even talking to me but they sit by someone else and start sparing their soul. One wonders why people do this. I have come to the conclusion that some people just like to talk and it they spill their guts to you they will highly likely never see you again and since you do not know them they have little fear. Some people are just more social and like to small talk. I enjoy them all.


Others who write about being in the middle seat Middle Seat

Small Talk


The Seat Switcher

A Fight To Detroit

Seasoned Introvert



Daily Prompt: Middle Seat


Connecting Flights: I’ll Miss You Till I Meet You

Just Another Journey Home



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Way Too Much Graphic Violence

 When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes?


To be honest I can take too many violent movie. Some the the movie tend to be really overkill on the killing. For get covering my eyes, I just walk away. I just do not see the point of being so graphic. People go killed or mangled, I go that. Leave it for my imagination. I do not need to have all of the graphic high tech filming making techniques. I was able to watch only part of the movie Gladiator. There are many intense, violent gladiatorial fights throughout including a large-scale battle that opens the movie. Then it was time for other activities.

Day at the Beach in Russia

You’re at the beach with some friends and/or family, enjoying the sun, nibbling on some watermelon. All of a sudden, within seconds, the weather shifts and hale starts descending form the sky. Write a post about what happens next.


If you have ever been in a hale storm you know you better seek cover right away. Some people likely went to their car but if you have large hale it can break the glass so a building would be better. I am sure some tried to use the umbrella as cover and some may had made it to and crowded under the lifeguard station. That is better than nothing.


Stale Seedbed Technique is a Method to Consider.

The Stale Seedbed Technique is a method to help manage weeds in you beds. With this management technique you allow weed seeds to germinate and then kill them prior to planting your vegetables. This is a technique used in many no till commercial farms but is a great technique to use in smaller gardens..

There are three principles to this technique;

  1. You cultivate to promote weed seed germination
  2. A small amount of seeds on not tilled land are able to germinate
  3. Most weed emerge from seeds from the top one inch of soil up to 2 1/2 inches.

The Stale Seedbed technique is a method to help mange weeds in your beds. There are three main ways to kill the weeds after they germinate; herbicides, torch flames and shallow tilling. Some growers using the torch flame right after planting their crop and then burn off any weeds growing before the time their crop will emerge. This technique is also explained in the book The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener (A Gardener’s Supply Book) very well. This technique takes careful planning but can be done with good results so you might want to consider trying it in the future.

The Stale Seedbed technique is a method to help mange weeds in your beds. There are, however, some disadvantages to using this technique.

  1. Different weeds seeds have different length of times before they germinate. So you may think you had got them all only to find some more weeds growing a few days later and maybe more.
  2. This technique may not work with all weeds. Know weed or other weeds that travel by rhizomes.
  3. You might have to water a bed that is not planted to get the weeds to grow before you plant your vegetables.
  4. If tilling is used after the first flushing of weeds seeds you will bring more seeds to the surface.

The Stale Seedbed Technique is a method to help mange weeds in your beds. It may or may not be the best for you crop and area but it is another technique to put into your arsenal of weed control techniques.


Other sources on information on Stale Seedbed Technique:

Stale Seedbed Technique
Stale Seedbed Techniques for Organic Vegetable Production1

Use Stale Planting Beds to Prevent Weeds

Flaming Stale Seedbeds for Weed Control


Other sites I visited today:


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