It’s Been a Minute

The soon to be 58 year old

Hello everyone,

I trust you are all well.

It’s been a minute,

as the kids say,

well I think that’s what they say, what do I know I ain’t no kid, but I do watch You Tube lol

I have been busy and preoccupied,

also, happy,

none of which usually leads to,

good blogging.

But, today is a glorious day,

and it is Friday May 12 th,

in 3 days,

I will turn 58.

To say this hasn’t been,

praying on my mind,

would be a lie.

My father died,

when he was 58,

I look like my father,

I have his grey hair,

his smile,

and also his propensity,

for melancoly and,

his girth,

Oxford defines Girth as:

  1. the measurement around the middle of something, especially a person’s waist

I carry my weight in the gut,

it is plain to see.

But, you know,

I don’t have a helluvah a lot,

to complain about,

I am loved,

I love,

I have fun,

I do work I like,

I am blessed.

I am no longer young,

but, I am far from old,

and I will keep on loving,

and learning new things,

if you don’t use it,

you lose it.

Using your brain,

is essential to,

staying young,

staying healthy.

I used to read much more,

but since,

the advent of social media,

I read less.

I am not saying I don’t,

learn stuff from,

Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok,

I do but, it is like,



I don’t retain,

I don’t engage,

and for me and ,

my brain,


that is not good.

So, I took Tik Tok off my devices,

and I think Instagram,

might be next.

All of the platforms,

have adopted these,

short formats,

which are highly addictive,


for me,

contribute nothing,

to my knowledge and growth.

I find my attention span,


I find that I have become,

intellectually lazier,

and easily distracted,

and that is no buono.

I read less,

I engage with people,

and nature less,


that isn’t what I want.

I will be reading more,

physical books,

I will be blogging,

because I love it,

but, also,


not on my phone or my laptop,

but with pen and paper,

to keep those muscles,


to help me reflect,

without all the noise.

I want to paint more,

and look ahead,

to what I will do,

when I retire.

As I am about to enter,

my 59th year,

these things have been,

on my mind.

Do you all worry,

about what social media,

is doing to your brain?

Or do you all,

have more willpower,

than me? lol.

Be well, enjoy the Spring.

Later girls,


Author: Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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