Author Archives: Ronald D. Drobeck

About Ronald D. Drobeck

I've read, learned, been discriminated against, patronized, lied to, laughed at, laughed with, and ignored. I'm not a minority, not tall, not good looking, not skinny, not hairy, and can see 10 miles, but not two feet. I've been a paperboy, college student, licensed nursing home administrator, professional musician (country swing drummer), duck and goose hunter, fisherman, conservationist, Eagle scout, camp counselor, canoeing instructor, lifeguard, comedian, restaurant owner, licensed exterminator, insurance agent, warehouse manager, carpenter, conservative, father of 4, baseball coach, husband, worrier, writer, embryo gardener, photographer, and nice guy. now, old.

Daily Post 02.19.2021, 8:45am Another Friday


Good Morning


Yep! It’s another Friday!

I’m listening to “Willie’s Roadhouse” music on my Dish … Waiting for news about Scott’s gall bladder removal today.

We can’t wait in the hospital anymore so Kathy took him to a hospital on the other side of Tucson.

And then she went to work because it was closer to there that here at the house.

So, I’m staying busy with the things that I do. Reading, watching the news and listening to music.

So, here’s one for you while we’re waiting:

I Can’t Stop Loving You

I hope you like my Ray Charles version … Just click on the title!

Here’s a sound track I made for Scott (click on his name below)



Have a nice day!


Daily Post … 02.18.2021 Thursday 8:03am


Good Morning

It’s tough to watch any news right now. There’s not a lot of good stuff happening. 99% of those in the news are repeat offenders and their prosecutors are also offenders so …!!!!

More at the bottom of this page!

And I’m susceptible to fighting battles that I can’t help win other than trying to be

creative some way, some how!

So, here goes for today:


A terra cotta sculpture of Jesse when he was young and I wanted to show him his eternal daily pouty expression. I got him to sit for one hour … a battle! Now it turns out, he was just being deep!

It sits in the laundry room. I never fired it because I was just playing, but Kathy likes it.

That’s laundry room dust covering him. I should have done more of this. It just falls off my fingers.


All of the other people had bulldogs and huskies, pinchers and shepards … I had little Maxie… Hiding.



Awake at 4am anxious for the day!

Still seething from the lies from Biden and his Vice, about Covid vaccines and vaccinations in motion.

You can expect more now that they’ve shown themselves.


Something that Rush Limbaugh said went somethin like:

Liberals look out over the crowd and see cash cows and votes to keep them in power.

Conservatives look out over the Nation and see ‘Potential’ for greatness!

I’ve seen several variations of this and I like this one.

and another… The pain of freedom!

So many …

Daily Post 02.16.2021, Tuesday


Good Afternoon!

I was up at 4am this morning, getting the things done and prepared to be done because I had to

go out to Marana (20min North) to help change out Brian’s water heater for the 2nd time in 3 weeks.

Something happened to the drain plug area, and it wouldn’t hold water with it’s plastic plug and receiver.

My first Covid shot was yesterday and I felt good except for some area soreness in the needle poke area.

So I went out, pulled out the bad water heater, took it town town so Brian could get the warranty and

a new water heater. (he upgraded)

We figured out that the water heater that Crystal bought was not the water heater she received! It was one

model down, therefor the plastic parts.

Anyway, 2 1/2 hours after we started, the fire was burning in the new one!

I went home, did some chores, went to the bank, and sat down.

Next thing I know it’s 3:10pm.

Somehow, I got up and got the dishes into the dishwasher and hit the start button and realized that yesterday, the

guy in the medic tent at the VA told us we might get a bit drowsy and blah today.

Yep! LOL

I’m fine, Brian’s got hot water at his house, my arm is a little sore and my nose is running. Ugh (allergies)

The cold wind is blowing the dark bottomed marshmallow clouds from West to East. … the next storm for Texas?

Anyway, have a nice day.

I’ll do better tomorrow.

I’m going to take a nappy!

Daily Post 02.14.2021 2:15pm

Daily Post 02.14.2021 2:15pm

Good Afternoon!

Where did my day go?

Here’s a photo of the flag I finished just after the noon hour while watching the ill fated Daytona 500



On top is the flag that was on my workbench yesterday.

The other one is from last week and you can see what I mean when I say some flags are too glary. Too bright.

This one, I let the red wood (white stripes) remain virgin and the whole thing is dignified and match my backyard!

What do you think?

I let it sit on the fence for a few days and get fully dry before I put two coats of water and UV resistant clear spar varnish on it, front and back.

This one is 35×19. A bit closer to scale.

A nice comfortable size. rdd


Daily Post 02.10.2021 Wednesday 11:54am


Good Morning!

Whew … Just made it! 11:54am

I’m still Imagining this one! Just finished morning chores. The dishes are washing and the groceries are put away.

Allergy headache, but still doable without taking anything for it.

It’s Now or Never (Elvis Cover)

Here’s Jerry Berens! (just click on that title

Daily Post Tuesday 02.09.2021 3:39PM


Good Afternoon!


Well, I hope I’m not Don Quixote!!! LOL

Yes, I’ve been missing!

Chores, bike riding (12+miles yesterday), and yard stuff.

Today, proctoring Kenzie. The internet was out when she got here @6:30 this morning,

We made due after she was left with me. The internet came on right before the school came

on line three minutes earlier than my internet started up. By the time I booted up and got on the right

page, the school was gone. … So Kenzie and I went on with the very busy work book assignment.

We did pretty good too considering the late start. We did get on line and did some of the on line


So, considering that I have been gone busy, here’s a special! Actually, another award winner I got from many years ago. I hope you enjoy



Click on the story title below

The Song of the Haberdasher (My ‘Luck ‘O’ the Irish Short Story) | Ronald D. Drobeck (


Heading home from my 12+ mile bike ride up and down through the desert flood plain yesterday. I live on the other side of those golf club poles and I-10 right in front of me.

Have a nice day!