Tag Archives: interpersonal relationships

End of an Era

the casual conversational tone of a blog is what makes it so very dangerous

After several years and 2342 posts, this will be my very last blog.

It’s served its purpose, kept me sane and literate, and introduced me to several very interesting people.

However, no matter how hard I tried, from time to time I would post some quite inappropriate things, which did me no credit at all. 

Besides I detest the ‘new’ block editor.

So, thank you so very much for reading and commenting, but good morning and goodbye for good.

I hope you have enjoyed reading, as much as I have enjoyed writing.

~

Road concept – freedom

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

no more deadlines and commitments

 

Not Feeling Good

some days are worse than others, this is one of those days

Well, today isn’t going so well, it’s been lashing it down with rain, I’m suffering from insomnia, and I’d really rather not be trapped in my garret all day. On the other hand, there isn’t really anywhere to go any more, because I still can’t see my friends, travel is still very difficult, and going anywhere risks being placed in self-isolation, possibly in an expensive hotel.

I need to make the best of things, and lot let myself become depressed.

Hopefully you guys are all doing better than I am.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the sea is angry today

 

 

Random Jottings ~ Never

never give up on life

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it’s worth waiting for

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some say that life’s a bitch

until they marry a bastard

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never give up on what you want

because giving up means he wins

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It’s very nice to go travelling

because you get to be a long way away from your spouse

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for some people being alone is safe

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alcohol does not cure all ills

but it helps a lot

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just when you thought you were supposed to be draining the swamp

Not Being a Better Man

ask not what others can do for you

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follow the money

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what’s in it or me?

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she will never know

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everyone has affairs

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everybody likes strippers

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so, what do I get out of this?

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how can I get away with this?

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so I watch a lot of porn, so what?

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I don’t do her anniversaries and birthdays

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just one little drink won’t hurt

Songs on Saturday ~ Soak Up The Sun

it’s the English summer, and we have sun

There aren’t many English bands who have ever had songs about sunshine ~ plenty about fog, rain, winter and misery.  Ergo I had to look to some music from the USA to find a decent song about the sun.  I like this from Sheryl Crow.

Today I will be enjoying a little of our very own pale English sunshine.

Who needs sunscreen here?

Don’t get burned.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Pacific sunset

Can’t Stop This Thing We Started

true love stories never have unhappy endings

I’ve been alone in lockdown for 478 days ~ long enough for me to think very carefully about relationships, friendships, and true love.  This Bryan Adams song is for someone who is more than just a very good friend.  I know that she is going to stick around, and that our story will never have an unhappy ending.

All she has to do is ask me, and I’ll tell her that I love her.

We have known each other for quite a while now.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Rose and Ginger

a partnership made in Heaven

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Danger Zone

I feel the need… the need for speed

Following my post Blinding Lights earlier today, I thought that we would all like to see this classic Kenny Loggins track from the movie Top Gun.

Well, it makes me smile, and smiles are in short supply right now.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

before the F-14 Tomcat

this was the big stick

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Blinding Lights

my ego was writing checks my body couldn’t cash

This track and video from ‘The Weekend’ turned up utterly at random after I’d cleaned all the cookies and browsing history from my computer.  You know what?  I like it a lot, especially the girls’ vintage-looking white shoes.  Very Top Gun.

And perhaps the aircraft are Hellcats ~ let me know if I’m wrong.

BTW, in my current weakened state I didn’t manage much of a dance routine.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

c’mon….. it’s still July

and you guys aren’t in lockdown

Healing Myself

love yourself enough to set boundaries

drinking, smoking, and not exercising will kill you

Most of us have our fare share of problems, and some of us have long-term health issues that we struggle with on a daily basis.  Some call this having a dis-ease, meaning that we are not at rest, constantly worrying and fretting, in physical, mental, and / or spiritual pain.  Addiction, anxiety and depression, personality disorders, and in my case a touch of OCD, means that we are seldom at ease.

Whatever your problem is, whatever your health issues are, no matter what your ambitions, goals, dreams and desires are, I firmly believe there is a lot we can do to help ourselves, to heal ourselves from what plagues us, to make ourselves a better life.

For me, that means first of all knowing myself, admitting to myself just who and what I am, and accepting that I have some physical, mental, and spiritual health issues.  For example; I’m over my ideal weight, I’m no where near as fit as I’d like to be, and I suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.

Some would go to doctors, and take medication, or seek therapy and counselling, or just ignore the whole health thing altogether.

However, I am self-motivated to heal myself and make a better life for myself and those I care for.  I have a good daily routine, even if I don’t always stick to it.  I keep myself and the garret clean, tidy, and smart.  Getting enough rest and sleep is important, as is getting enough fresh air and exercise.  I eat pretty well and healthily, and I don’t binge eat or eat late at night.  Watching TV is not a big thing for me, instead I read and listen to music.  The key is not getting side-tracked, staying focused, and not getting discouraged when things aren’t perfect.  Most importantly for me ~ not drinking.

Some say that we need to live with a healthy mind in a healthy body.  And that having a positive outlook goes a long way.  All I know is that physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

torment is not a happy state

it will kill you

I am the lucky one

real love means doing whatever it takes

no more grey skies now

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never felt a love like this

just that first tender kiss

was all that it took

for me to give everything

to make her mine

for all of time

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jackcollier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

do whatever it takes

to chase the grey skies away

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