I Like To Ramble

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    It's the second week of May

    and of course my thoughts are on plating time. Living on a small lot in a town is a far cry from the farm I grew up on, but in the twenty years I've lived here, I've taken this little lot beyond gardening; I am now urban farming. What's the difference? To me, it's how much food...
    Oldfarmer Oldfarmer
    46-50, M
    May 12, 2014

    My Thoughts On Love And Marriage

         My second marriage has reached the end of its life and the life support it has been on for the past number of years has been disconnected now. It died of neglect. My wife took me for granted and treated as a possession, rather than a human being. I had certain tasks that...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2011

    Who Is Frank Yankovic?

       I asked a question a couple of weeks ago about giving three cheers to Frank Yankovic. The question was in jest, really, because I knew that few people would have ever heard of Yankovic, let alone know who he was or what he did.    Frank Yankovic was a Slovenian-American...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    Nov 4, 2011

    Random Title #5

    I love this group idea. I have been yearning to find my niche in life for a long time. But I could never think of what I wanted to do or "be", so I l never went to college. I have spent most of my life working in offices and the bottom of the ladder or working retail. I have not...
    golightly golightly
    41-45, F
    Oct 29, 2010

    I Take My Rambling Very Seriously!

    I absolutely love to ramble, it really is one of my most popular pastimes. I can go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and...
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll
    46-50
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2012

    People That Look Like Animals...and Some Other Stuff

    Have you ever noticed that almost everyone resembles some sort of animal. My niece looks like a turtle. I mean she really really looks like a turtle. Her upper lip comes down to a sort of point and she has a really round head. It's not a bad thing. I'm not making fun of her or...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 25, 2011

    I Am A Wall-e

         I am a Wall-e: Waste Allocation Load Lifter- Earth Class. I am a robot. Robots do not have dreams, or hearts, or minds. Robots are machines that are created to be programmed and to serve; to tend to the needs of others and to clean up their messes and haul out their...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    Oct 15, 2011

    Now What Do I Do?

    I met somebody from Ep this week. I didn't know that it was possible for me to feel this way again. It frightens me, because I thought I had died inside. I'm afraid, because I can be happy. And I think she can be happy. But right now there are so many things in our way. I only...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    May 13, 2011

    Rampant Rambles Humming Around My Head

    wat....?? u xpecting some rambles here?? :-P
    thsone thsone
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2010

    Is Love A Real Thing?

            In the past 14 years that my marriage has truly sucked, I've found myself wondering on more than one occasion if there is really such a thing as love. I mean love the way God intended it to be between married people. See, I do believe in love insofar as God loves...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    6 Responses May 14, 2011

    2013

    New year. New start. New resolutions... Resolutions? **** that bullshit! And why do I say that? We all make resolutions we break. "I'm going to diet", "I'm going to stop smoking", "I'm going to be nicer to my family"....... Whatever.... I will be the first to admit I fail 90% of...
    JasonChristopher JasonChristopher
    41-45, M
    Jan 5, 2013

    Hi! I Hope You Like To Ramble, Too.

    I created this group because sometimes I just love to ramble about things that aren't upsetting, or sad, or anything, just ramblings. I think that if I like to do this, other people must like to, too. so here is a place now that we can come to ramble.
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Oct 29, 2010

    Ain't It Funny How Time Slips Away

    This evening, I took a drive out to the old farming district where I grew up. It's amazing how drastically a place can change in 30 years. I had worked for 15 years on a horse ranch in that valley and tears came to my eyes as I saw that the horse runs exiting the stalls had been...
    Oldfarmer Oldfarmer
    46-50, M
    Aug 7, 2011

    I Guess Sometimes There's Nothing Left To Say

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSwIPfxHKlo
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    Jan 30, 2011

    Trivia Time

    Here's a picture for those who were raised on farms. Here is a photo of a piece of farm machinery; guess what it is.
    Oldfarmer Oldfarmer
    46-50, M
    Jul 30, 2011
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 15, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving

         Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Floods of memories come back to my mind, including those of when I was a young child and television was so much better. Now, I kwow I'm aiming this for those in my age bracket, but do you remember when we were kids and there were...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 24, 2010

    That Decade Is Done

    It's amazing how much can happen in ten years. I remember all the panic over Y2-K. It didn't happen. I had four children born in the last decade; I lost both my parents and my oldest brother. I graduated from college and couldn't find a job in my field. This fist decade of the...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2011

    Hi, Mom. I Just Wanted To Say "hi"

    It's getting to be harvest time now. My corn is a healthy, deep green and their long leaves, rustling in the wind, cause my mind to wander back to a far away time of another place and to people who are now far away, yet still close. Growing up, we planted a standard heirloom...
    Oldfarmer Oldfarmer
    46-50, M
    Aug 11, 2012

    To My Best Friend, Wherever He May Be

    When I was in high school, I was one of the ones the other kids picked on. About mid-way through my Freshman year, I met another student who was a grade ahead of me. He and I quickly became best friends, and we did just about everything together. We were both learning the guitar...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    Dec 19, 2011

    Copyrighting A Word

    I just found out that some organization calling itself "Derveas Institute" recently copyrighted the phrase "Urban Homestead". I had to laugh at the number of urban homesteaders that are upset by this, as well as numerous authors who have coined that phrase in their books...
    Oldfarmer Oldfarmer
    46-50, M
    Jun 24, 2012

    Am I A Pirate?

        Last night I was watching Pirates of the Carribean with my son. As I was watching the movie, it occurred to me that I feel something like a pirate. When I got married 16 years ago, I thought I had found the love of a lifetime. For the past 14 years it's been a sheer...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    Jun 11, 2011

    How Does He Do It?

    There's a rock band I've been a fan of since the mid 1970s when I first discovered them. Reo Speedwagon's Kevin Kronin is an amazing songwriter. He has this unnatural ability to write a song that describes exactly what I am thinking, feeling, or saying. So, this is the song that...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 14, 2011

    Today Is January 28th, 2011

    It's today. My brother closed his eyes on September 9th.  Why is he still asleep? Doesn't he know that there are very many people who love him and miss him and are not sure how to go on without him? Or is it me? Maybe I am alseep and dreaming, and I can't wake up.    No. It's...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2011

    Now And Criticism

    I wanted to write about criticism. I think it is really important to see that criticism is always from a negative focus. It is demanding that someone be or do different from they are RIGHT THIS SECOND. It is an impossible task for the criticized to accomplish. This minute NOW...
    golightly golightly
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2010

    Spending Time Looking Back

    I've been listening to some old recordings that I enjoyed as a kid growing up in the farming district. That seems like a hundred years ago right now and remembering back, I'm kind of sad tonight. My dad had taught me how to drive a tractor when I was ten years old. He also...
    Oldfarmer Oldfarmer
    46-50, M
    Jun 21, 2012

    It's been a while since I've posted anything.

    My little urban farm continues to grow. Our town got a Tractor Supply recently, and I went to check it out. I found there a portable greenhouse that is 10 feet long, seven feet wide, and nine feet high. I put it up in a spot against the house where nothing will grow, and I have...
    Oldfarmer Oldfarmer
    46-50, M
    Jun 8, 2014

    I Don't Know What To Call This

          The sun has long set in the western sky as I sit here and contemplate the memories that hint of their own existance in the walls of this old house that has been my home for the past twenty years. I raised two boys from my first marriage in this house who never speak to...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 26, 2011

    It's All Child's Play

         A child has very little control over his or her own world. A Parent decides when it's time to go to bed; when it's time to get up; which clothing will be worn on any given day. Somebody else decides what will be for breakfast, and lunch, and supper. Even the choice of...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2011

    When The Greatest Generation Is Gone

      My aunt's funeral was this past Tuesday, Sept. 25. She was 86 years old. She was born in 1926 and was a member of what has been titled, "The Greatest Generation". It was a very depressing thing for me. Not just because my aunt had died, but also because of what her entire...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    Sep 27, 2012

    Sometimes It's Good To Let People Think What They Want.

    I have a supposed friend on EP who has developed that opinion that I am a careless person. She had sent me a PM here yesterday, instructing me to meet her on line as she wanted to discuss a particular topic with me. No time was specified and I had errands I had to run last...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 29, 2011

    I Had A Falling Out With An Ep Friend

    I had a falling out with an EP friend. Actually, this person had become a friend in real life too. We had been quite close for a while and this falling out bothers me a lot. He has blocked me from his profile, and did not answer my email. I have been thinking on the situation...
    golightly golightly
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2010

    Is It Time To Leave?

         I've been arguing and debating with myself for the past ten days or so, and I can't seem to come up with a final answer. I'm debating leaving EP. I've been here just over a year and I've helped a lot of people and a lot of people have helped me. I've had friends come and...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2011

    My Beloved Copper Country

       It's 23 degrees F in the Copper Country, snow is falling lazily, and winter is here now. This coming Thursday is Thanksgiving and I have much to be thankful for. This past week I have learned that I have many good and wonderful friends on EP, even if there is one who...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2010

    I Have To Wonder At The Twists And Turns

    The feel of early winter is in the air in the Copper Country and I always feel nostalgic when that happens. When I was a boy growing up on the farm, this was the time when things started to slow down. the vegetables were harvested and were either processed and frozen for storage...
    northguy northguy
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2010
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