“Two roads diverged in a wood and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

Have you ever asked yourself why you made certain decisions in life? I have, numerous times. Some of those still haunt me. Some decisions, especially one in my personal life almost 50 years ago, I have regretted. Sometimes we don’t always choose the right road.

Just out of high school, I wanted to work and attend a trade school, not a college. But according to my Dad trade schools didn’t offer a future. …


You will always be… just yourself.” Ernie Watts, Jazz Musician

An interesting quote that rings true, not only for musicians (though that’s what he was referencing) but for writers as well.

When writing, the words should come from within, just as the music comes from within for a musician.

“I’m me and I’m coming from where I come from. It’s about who I am” says Ernie Watts, discussing his performing live. This discussion is in Mark Schaefer’s book ‘Born to Blog’. It’s a seemingly defiant statement about being who you are today, now, in performing your music, or as a…


A Brief Summary of Everything …

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The News!

Some read it.

Some say they read it.

Most don’t. Most would rather cover their heads with it to keep the rain (or snow) off them because, as I have heard, it makes your hair frizzy in the winter.

No matter though, the news is a daily trap for those like myself who are addicted to knowing what’s happening around me.

And it never rains here in Apache Junction AZ at the base of the Superstition Mountains. Plus, I like crossword puzzles. Why I am not sure. Probably words… another addiction.

So without further ado, here are a…


Ever get a traffic ticket and it cost you a week's pay?

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Driving in Paradise Valley, AZ the other day, I was tooling along at the speed limit. Why? Because I know from experience that every road in that town is a speed trap. Allegedly this is because all the wealthy folk in their million dollar homes don’t like speeders.

Yet, I noticed something that before I had paid little attention to… the vehicles that were speeding. I was passed by a Lamborghini, several Lexus drivers, a Bentley sports convertible, and a couple of Mercedes.

The price tag for speeding…


Now You Have the Rest of the Story

And a great book suggestion below! How cool is that?

I wasn’t going to do this today, but after a cup of coffee and reading the news which in turn caused me to choke on the coffee… I had to. I just re-read a book I first purchased and read back in 1993.

The things I mention in these posts all stem from political headlines and stories. There is a fix to what we read daily in the news. So I want to introduce a great read for all the “We the…


Your news headline updates for the weekend.

*Please keep in mind, as per my Twitter title “Third Party Views”, I don’t pick on any one party. I just take what I am given to play with, so at times may seem I am biased. But I have a healthy dislike for both political parties and politics in general.

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“Some things that make you spit your drink out…” me

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Who said this: “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”

Among other things, I enjoy good humor, so I have decided to provide some humor here on occasion. I may even do these with a 1–2 minute video.

Why? For one reason… I want y’all to know me, and to know I appreciate the use of words to make people laugh. That is how I like to write.

I do this with my writing because laughter, like music, is universal. I have found the occasional one-liner or play on…


This is a story like thousands of other stories.

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No, it’s not a secret either. But first, let me be honest about this particular story.

It’s not about me. It’s about you, the reader. So I’ll keep this short.

I’ve not seen anyone else do this on Medium, so I hesitated at first. But why hesitate? Two things entered my mind, in this order.

  • I’m a risk-taker. It’s what I do.
  • Ok. I don’t remember what #2 was. Look, growing older is not all it’s cracked up to be, ya know? Anyway, moving forward…

I have gained 70+ followers over…


What is Truth and why is it important?

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Plato believed “there are Truths to be discovered”. The two major political parties of this country seem to follow this definition, as they search continuously for their Truth. Or whatever “truth” they can get away with.

It has been an endless search it seems, lasting now for well over a century.

Aristotle’s definition of Truth I believe better defines the Politics of Truth.


… And yes, these are actual headlines, deemed as news events by various media today. Every day, the news simply leaves me shaking my head… or sometimes with my head in my hands, crying. Dependent upon the news, these could be tears of sadness or tears from laughing uncontrollably. Or both. Anyway… now here’s the rest of the story.

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JD Adams

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