Tola posted:

It must be hard to cope, when  they don't have something else to occupy their time.  

Speaking for myself, no withdrawal symptoms. My mind is always occupied, as is my time.

As you know I spend considerable time reading. Apart from books I can't live without a transistor radio. The Internet has a portion of my time too, as I  regularly read online editions of newspapers from Guyana, Britain and Canada.

And, since July last year I've been into Sudoku puzzles. An average of 10 puzzles weekly.

Not to mention my family commitment. That's important.

@Gilly, I coach older folks, 1 to 1 in ragas, harmonium and voice training. For these past weeks, we have been doing it Face Time with WhatsAp. Someone is going to help me set up Skype.

GNI is a major distraction.

I play Sudoku but at the Expert level, 2 per day. Getting better at Swordfish, Xwings, Mallet, Cleaver. The one that  I just completed, had all the empty cells filled in with possible pairs. I was lucky with my first guess to crack the cryptic. Some are very fiendish or diabolical. Great game for memory and logics.


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Being an almost religious person, one of my prayers is an extension of my life, so I can finish all my projects at home.

In addition to the stories about my Guyanese family I write for our kids and GKs, I have 53 years of downsizing to do and sort my collectables that I place in eight boxes with children names. I avoid pictures with previous girl friends. 

I don't have cable, because it takes up too much of my time and the only time I watch a VHS or DVD movie is when I am on the tread mill. So it takes me a few days to see a complete movie. But I do view limited things on the net like how to repair a dish washer, or the furnace.

I also listen to the radio a lot and I have a small Sony transistor radio hanging in the bathroom, because there is no room on the counter.

Contentment in life is also preparation for the last day.      

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cain posted:

Sudoko confuses the crap outta me.

So do jigsaw puzzles. I just did a few with my grandaughter and wish I had a penknife to whittle some to fit...hehe When I worked with the autistic kids they kicked my butt on those dam puzzles, especially the puzzles that had over fifteen pieces.

But you grand daughter cant play the guitar like you. 

You might not do well with puzzles, but I suck at understand large mainframe telephone systems like 911.  

When I leave this site, I will continue to just peek in once in a while. No withdrawal symptoms, I think. My source for narratives. More time for reading, including professional though I am retired, yard work, hammock and when in Canada, with grandchildren and family. Do not look at TV, get my news from internet and two local newspapers subscriptions. I will still cuss in my mind whenever DJ posts inane things that he calls analysis, and still wish I can make out jokes that are said or posted and be as generous as Gil, or flippant as Cain, or passionate as Dave in his political work. All in due time when DJ takes over officially.

Tola posted:

Being an almost religious person, one of my prayers is an extension of my life, so I can finish all my projects at home.


Contentment in life is also preparation for the last day.      

Perhaps, you are more of a spiritual person than religious.  I suppose most posters would check their bank balance every day. But, do we check to see how many more days we got left?

Re Contentment. The Vedas answered the question, What is Happiness? Santosh Param Sukham. Contentment is the highest form of Happiness. 

With this, I remembered the Four Cows Brand of Condensed milk. The label had a slogan: From Contented  Cows. 

Stay safe.

CONTENTMENT is the highest form of happiness. 

I believe some people perceives us differently from what we really are, especially on GNI/GDF.

There is a quality within me that I only discovered later in life : My mind don't form  first impressions, but only do so after I interact with a person in a negative, or positive manner.

In my living room is an international  poster designed by an interfaith group on  Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario. The poster has the symbols of  eleven religions and a phrase from their holy book. There is only one theme in all the phrases : The Golden Rule that represents our common relationship with each other.

We first need to be truthful to our self, before we can be truthful to God and others.  Which is sometimes very challenging. 

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