“One thing is certain, and I have always known it – the joys of my life

have nothing to do with age”

— May Sarton

I am 83,5 years old.

At 80 (or 90?) we are close to the mental and spiritual peak,

we have a bit of life experience and we still remember

what is love and sex.  .

I’d like to stay young in mind and spirit and to enjoy every

minute of my life.

My greatest joy and love is my family.

Reading, photography and playing chess are the greatest pleasures.

Walking and exercising keep me fit.

Politics and economics, international affairs and philosophy,

music and art are of interest to all of us.

Blogging allows to learn daily, to communicate, to share

interests and feelings.

I already found many talented people who are now my good friends. I’ll do my best to

make this blog interesting.

463 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello and thanks for the recent visits and follow on my blog. I really like your positive Outlook and look forward to seeing more. You too have a new follower 🙂

  2. JF, Well, we finally get to meet. Another blogger told me about your blog and said I should come and visit. It looks like you found me before I could find you. We may be half way around the world from each other but it doesn’t stop us from conversing. From what I’ve read so far you have and have had a very interesting life. I read your story about robbers and hope you don’t mind if I reblog it. How you weaved this story was great, the message at the end was…………well, “perfect”. I’ve been trying to share this message but not to many people get it. Thank you and God bless.
    YBC Steve

    • Steve, Anjali gave me a link to your blog. I started exploring it but had one question
      in my mind: “Why does he live in Russia?” Now I see that you know what is real life
      about and I am very glad. Your introduction to my story is perfect. Thank you for reblog.
      Best to you and everyone you love!

  3. Thank-you for the Follow, and I assure you, you already have a another regular reader of your Blog right here since it seems we share a lot of interests. We’ll be back.

  4. Thank you for liking my blog, I love it when this happens because it leads me to other people who I wouldn’t otherwise find! love your blog you have a new follower in me!

  5. Welcome to the blogging world. I’m not sure of your name but it will come with time I’m sure. I’ve been at this blogging thing for two years now and love it. I’ve made a lot of friends all over the world. This is one of two blogs I’ve started, mainly to share, through my photography, the wonders of the Pacific Northwest, my present home. I have bookmarked your blog and hope to stop by now & then. Thanks for stopping by my site recently. Have a great day! – Bob

  6. I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. Your blog is so warm and welcoming, extremely varied and interesting. There is a logo you can put on your blog and a suggestion to do a post about it, if you like. I believe this is something that bloggers do to recognise blogs they like. Please let me know if you accept so I can get things over to you.

    • Thank you very much for the nomination but this blog is a no award blog.
      I explained my reasons long time ago. However, I would appreciate very much
      if you reblogged posts you like or gave an introduction (or links) to this
      blog in your posts. Best to you!

    • Thank you, Cassie! I appreciate the nomination but my blog is AWARD FREE blog.
      However, I value very much reblogs and links to my blog. Best to you!

  7. Hello! I’m delighted to see you are following my blog! My heritage is Latvian, I hear many stories from my parents about the “homeland” you can probably relate to. I am especially impressed that you are blogging!! I can’t even get my parents to entertain the thought of a computer never mind navigating a blog (I can barely do that myself). You have succeeded in making your blog interesting. 🙂

    • Dear Lucinda, thank you for the nomination! However, this blog
      is a no award blog. I’ll appreciate reblogs or links to this
      blog. Best to you!

  8. Hi JF. Hmm, Isn’t that Pocono Manor?
    Ok, I cheated. I looked at that picture and thought, that looks like a golf course. So I searched your blog.

    I too have seen some lovely golf courses (and some ugly ones too). The former tend to let the land be, without a lot of “managing” besides mowing the grass. Pocono looks a nice place for your strolls.

  9. Hats off and totally doffed to you, my new good friend. I just came on over to thank you for the follow you graciously bestowed upon my wee blog. You have great attitude and are warmly welcomed aboard my own blog. Let m enow tour more of your site to see more of this great philosophy. Have a great year, MM 🍀

  10. I love your quote. I am 53 years of age and my two best friends (besides my 3 sisters) are 84 and 91. We share similar interests, many laughs and a special bond that transcends age. You sound wonderful 🌻

  11. Thank you. Not quite as amusing and a bit daunting if you were in the passenger seat! I noticed you are from Queens. I was born in Jackson Heights and have many fond memories of life on 73rd Street. Although we moved when I was only seven, I had a wonderful next door neighbor named Mary Balducci who was like a second mother to me. I never forgot her. My next story is how I found her nearly forty years later, living in the very same house. I can indeed say with confidence you can go back again.

  12. Expressing ourselves can happen in many ways. I enjoy writing for the myriad of benefits I receive from this form of expression. I believe writing makes me a better person when I’m in social functions.

    From the few blogs I have read from you this far, I can tell you I’m happy I stumbled across your postings. (Actually, I believe you found me and I noticed you) However our encounter happened, I am happy to take the time to let you know, your words and experience, have meaning for me and most likely others (as I’m noticing in comments and replies) who come across your works. Thank you. Please keep on writing and expressing your life.

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