Thursday, September 19, 2013


The switch is thrown, my heart has stopped, and I have dropped into the infinite void known as death. Twenty-four hours later, life is restored for one hour in which I recant my experience from being dead.

Death is not all bad, in fact in many ways it is a beautiful experience. Since we are all headed that way, it may be beneficial to pause and speculate.

After death there is no longer any depression or anxiety or worry.

There is no fear of the future.

There is no regret for past acts or omissions.  Even joy is dissolved into the grave. 

Trick is; I am unaware of the nothingness.

My hour is up. Peace to all of you.

Monday, August 12, 2013

(491) Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe died 51 years ago. Most of you were not alive at the time of her death.

Remembering the past, I remain,

Sincerely yours,

Donald M. Heavrin

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

(490) Time Flies

 Perhaps it’s a function of aging, but time is flying. It seems like two hours ago Kate Middleton announced that she was pregnant. Two hours later, on the same day, she had a baby. The headlines in one paper announced “Woman has Baby.”


On the night of September 14, 1923, 82,000 people went to the polo grounds in New York to watch Jack Dempsy defeat the “Wild Bull of the Pampas” (Luis Angel Firpo) in two rounds.

Lucky Luciano paid $25,000.00 to get 90 tickets for his friends in New York.

Respectfully submitted,

Your Servant of Truth

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

(489) Playing Ball with the Big Boys

Mickelson chose the wrong club twice in the go around and ends up finishing second for the sixth time in the U.S. Open.

The baseball coach at the University of Louisville decides to keep his best pitcher on the bench and to pitch someone in the rotation. If UofL wins the first the game, they advance. If they lose, they go to the loser’s bracket. They lost, went to the losers bracket, and their best pitcher was chosen to pitch in the elimination game. Louisville got whacked (I think 11-4).

Last night, the coach for the Spurs in game six of the NBA finals put Duncan and Parker on the bench at the same time, enabling Miami to come back and win the game! The moral to all of these stories is that you have to be careful when you are playing with the big boys.

Respectfully submitted,

Donald M. Heavrin

Thursday, June 06, 2013


There was an article in the morning paper written by Holly Hays.  She talks about feeling the sacrifice standing at the graves of Normandy.  She wrote: “The American cemetery at Normandy is unlike any other cemetery I have ever visited. Its emotional impact weighs heavy on the heart and it opens eyes to the scarifies made by many that the world will never know.” 

I have never been to Normandy but I have stood in a cemetery at Bastogne.  The emotional impact is beyond description.

The really sad thing is that thousands of our young men died in the invasion of Normandy.  Yet we fool ourselves by saying they died for freedom but the proof in the pudding is they actually died so that a repressive government could absorb our civil rights.

Here is the boys of Normandy.

Respectfully submitted,

Donald M. Heavrin
Your servant of truth

in the garden of life

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BLOG (487)

A friend of mine sent me a picture of bureaucrats pouring whiskey in the sewer in the prohibition era.

Hello, I’m from the government. I’m here to force my personal view of the world on you. I don’t give a damn about your rights or personal preferences.

Respectfully submitted,

Donald M. Heavrin,
A man who despises bureaucrats making decisions about personal preferences.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Christian Worker Quits (486)

A person who said he was a Christian quit his job, because his W-2 form was stamped with the numbers 666. His position was that he could quit work or go to hell. He said if you accept that number, you sell your soul to the devil.

There’s nothing for the rest of us to worry about, he is not allowed to vote, drive a car, drink a beer or own a gun. So we should be reasonably safe.

Respectfully submitted,

Donald M. Heavrin
Your Servant of Truth of the Garden of Life

Monday, January 21, 2013

(485) Gun Control Laws

The Proof that there are a lot of mentally ill people in society is evidenced by the number of random shootings.

Witness the political frenzy over guns. The various proposals (some will pass) are less than a band-aid.

In Los Angeles, where gun control is very strict, the city has one of the highest murder rates in the country. Meanwhile in Idaho, where almost everyone carries a gun on their hip, the murder rate is almost zero. Thus establishing that gun control proposals are nothing more than feel-good legislation. If 98% thinks that we should have stricter gun control, it is still smoke and mirrors.

Respectfully submitted,

Donald M. Heavrin
Your Servant of Truth in the Garden of Life

Thursday, December 20, 2012


2012 By Donald M. Heavrin

2001 Revisited

I vividly remember a nursing home trip I took with my mother when I was about five years old.  A friend from another city sent my mother a Christmas gift and asked her to deliver it to her mother in a nursing home.  Mother’s friend could not get to Louisville until after Christmas and she wanted her mother to have her gift on Christmas day.

The castle invented in the fertile mind of Mary Shelley would have been a vacation resort compared to the nursing home.  There is an eerie consistency in the reports of people who visit nursing homes.  Everyone talks about the smell and other than the desperate plea of Mrs. Heartfelt; the smell is what I remember most.  Faces leered out from soiled beds and the air was filed with the sounds of suffering and despair brought about by the isolation and illness of old age.

An eternity later, we arrived at the space occupied by Mrs. Heartfelt.  She was sitting in a chair and after my mother identified herself, she shone like the sun.  Mom gave her the gift and they talked about Christmas, the weather, and nursing home food.  When we tried to leave, Mrs. Heartfelt grabbed my mother’s sleeve and said, “Please come back and see me again.  No one ever comes to see me.”  I don’t know what was in the package, but I know our visit was the best gift.  If I land in the nursing home and I’m not comatose, don’t send gifts.  Come often and shine like the sun.  I’ll do the same for you if you beat me to the nursing home.

It took me years to realize that our visit was the real gift.  The fact that we were there was an acknowledgement that Mrs. Heartfelt was alive, her life had value, and someone cared.  Give me health, humor, and a stimulating conversation and I will be in hog heaven.

I can never talk to Dan Davis, Foster Jones, Joe Ray, or Ken Tharp again.  Before your friends are beyond reach, pick up the phone and let them know you are thinking about them.  Happy Holidays!

Sincerely your,

Donald M. Heavrin
Your Servant of Truth in
The Garden of Life

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

(483) Right Again

I hate it when I am right.

The country is resilient and we may be able to overcome the Obama policies, but probably not. A country cannot survive with trillion dollar deficits.

The Romney advisers, who predicted a win, were using witchcraft instead of math. Romney had a feeling he was going to win, and only prepared a victory statement. When you are using witchcraft, you should be disqualified. You should not hold office. This is akin to Ronald Regan using astrologer to set his schedule. These people are batshit crazy.

It was not all bleak. The idiot in Indiana who said that if a woman was raped and impregnated as a result of the rape, it was god’s will. It should be a lesson to not mess with god’s will, because it was his will that the brain-dead republican got beat.

The media was talking about how close the election was to keep us listening.

Romney ran a really stupid campaign.
1.    He was stomped in the second and third debates. He sat there stone-faced and never attempted to make a significant point.
2.    He never made a point of discussing the serious mistakes that Obama had made.
3.    It was a battle of platitudes, and Romney was out-platituded (probably not a word).

I heard someone who was certifiably stupid on one of the morning shows, that Obama was the man for the job, because the stock market had gone up. This idiot failed to mention that gasoline prices, the national debt, and medical costs have also gone up.

Respectfully Submitted,

Donald M. Heavrin
A Casual Observer