Chapter 5 of New Book: A 95 Year-old Man’s Path to Living Longer and Better

Chapter 5 of New Book: A 95 Year-old Man’s Path to Living Longer and Better

Chapter 5
The Supreme Pleasure

Sex has become
one of the most discussed subjects
of modern times.
The Victorians pretended
it did not exist;
the moderns pretend
that nothing else exists.
Bishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)

Were we designed and created primarily to experience pleasure? Pleasure is the feeling of being pleased or
gratified. It’s a source of enjoyment, of delight and sensual gratification. It is a subjective experience
that can vary with different people depending upon their individual tastes, that is summed up in this ancient
Latin phrase:
De gustibus non est disputandum.
Tastes cannot be disputed.
A good example that is is repugnant to me is sadomasochism (sey-doh-mas uh-kiz-uhm), which is a sexual activity
where one person enjoys inflicting physical suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing
the pain. Definitely not me thing!
It seems that the Sense of Pleasure was hard-wired into our genes just as our Sense of Beauty was, and that they
go together “like a horse and carriage.” Longevity is not enough. Intuitively, we all want to be happy, to have a
keen sense of Well-Being, to be as contented as a well-fed cat, to have Peace of Mind, to experience joy, to be
successful, to achieve Self-Fulfillment and to occasionally arrive at a state of bliss.
Unfortunately, relatively few people worldwide are lucky enough to experience these pleasures. We can view their
plight every night on the evening news on TV. I often think about how fortunate I am, and with compassion in my
heart for the innocent victims of crazed world leaders, like North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-Un who ordered
and watched his country’s latest ballistic launch, simulating nuclear strikes on U.S. backed bases in South Korea,
I say, “There but for the Grace of God go I.”
All five of our physical senses, sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, were originally designed and used to help
our cavemen forebears survive in a hostile environment for obvious reasons. Then, gradually, over thousands of years,
ll five survival senses mysteriously and thankfully became sources of Pleasure.
To my mind, the inclusion of Pleasure and our Sense of Beauty into our survival senses, are Miracles. Think about
how boring and dull life would be if there were no music, dancing, sports or art, and if Sex were solely a matter of
producing offspring with no pleasure involved, as is the case with many other species of animals.
Our Sense of Pleasure, which is in the Supernatural Realm of Feelings, enables us to enjoy gourmet foods that our taste
buds react to and send their messages electrically to our brains where our Minds delight in them. Our gourmet appetites
even include expensive, vintage wines that some people are willing to pay much as $1,000 (£690) for a bottle. How is
it that the cells in our taste buds became sources of pleasure? Some other ways we have benefitted from the ability
of our five survival senses to experience pleasure, allowing us to enjoy:
1. Sweets, like ice cream, cakes and candy.
2. Expensive perfumes and lotions, and the pleasure we get from smelling fragrant flowers, like roses and carnations.
3. Touching the smooth skin of those we love and smooth objects, like Prayer Stones. (Google them)
4. Art masterpieces that please the eye like Michelangelo’s Pieta and da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
5. The many forms of music that please the ear, such as symphonies (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony), operas (Carmen) and
songs (Dolly Parton’s romantic I Will Always Love You.)
6. Somewhere along the line a keen Sense of Beauty emerged that enabled us to find pleasure in movies (musicals like
Gene Kelly’s Singing in the Rain), in Literature (Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet), in People (Beauty Pageants), in Nature
(Rainbows, Sunrises and Sunsets, the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal in India, Niagara Falls and views from the Tops of Mountains.)
I once teasingly told a preacher that God made a big mistake. He said sternly, “God never makes a mistake!” I said, “He sure
did when he made Sex so darn pleasurable! Think of all the serious problems that has caused: Prostitution, rapes, pedophilia,
adultery, divorces, you name it.” Then I added: “But it’s worth it, isn’t it!?”
Sex is one of a very few activities where we humans can experience the acme of all pleasures, Ecstasy. I have no idea how our
cavemen felt about it, but all I want to say about it is WOW! and I am still saying it.
During the British Victorian Era (1837-1901) masturbation was referred to as that solitary vice. I wonder if our attitudes
during all those years were handed down via prudish religions?
Freelance writer and editor had this to say about the benefits of regular sex in an article titled: Is Sex Good for Your Skin?
(February 13, 2015):
“… If you’re planning to get close with someone you love, you might get more benefits than you think. It turns out that sex
also has benefits for your skin….But there’s more…It’s enjoyable, and you release a lot of endorphins from the feeling of touch.
…Having sex 1-2 times a week can help increase antibodies that can boost your immune system and help fight colds and reduce
toxins…and act as a natural painkiller.”
She also says it improves overall health, there is less depression and can boost self-esteem. And, lastly, regarding
“solitary vice,” she says, “Masturbation also receives these benefits. Orgasms, no matter how they come, reduces your
stress level.”
In living up to my name, I will now be perfectly frank. When my first wife, Babs, died suddenly after being a loving companion
for 57 years, I, at 82, had a very difficult time going “cold turkey” re sex. Being alone was like being in solitary confinement.
One of my concerns was that if I didn’t use it, I’d lose it. For a year or so, to allay the fear of becoming impotent, I regularly
engaged in the solitary vice. I believe, in view of my current ability to have an orgasm, that it was a smart thing to do, and
during a visit to my urologist, I found out he thought so too.
Another interesting observation about the possibility that pleasure was destined to become one of our most treasured sensory
improvements is the evolution of a woman’s clitoris. It’s the only organ in a human body specifically designed to generate
pleasure. From an evolution perspective, it doesn’t play an important role in survival of the fittest, or even in reproduction.
But, it does, fortunately, provide women with a considerable amount of pleasure long after their child-bearing years are over.
Talking about a woman’s Clitoris is another sex-related taboo. Here too, a needed change is taking place. This is what I found
when I Googled clitoris:
HUFFPOST
Weird News
by David Moye
May 2, 2015
The first ever “International Clitoris Awareness Week” takes place May 6-12. Mention the word “clitoris” and some people
get touchy — and not in a good way.
But that could change quickly because May 6–12 is the first ever “International Clitoris Awareness Week,” a seven-day
period designed to celebrate the female body part….
“… We’ve noticed that the clitoris has not gotten its spot in the limelight. It makes people feel uncomfortable,” she told
The Huffington Post. “For this week, we want people to feel free to talk about one of the most important sources of pleasure
for women without any inhibitions.”
It was once verboten to talk about oral sex, but not anymore. It’s not uncommon to hear actors use the word blowjob and see
a woman make the motions of doing it. I say this to justify what I am about to say. You can find out a lot more by just Googling
Oral sex, which I have done out of sheer curiosity. My-o-my how things have changed since I was a naïve teenager! Here’s an
example of what I found to be enlightening:
A News Item:
The Guardian
A British National Daily Newspaper
June 5, 2013
Michael Douglas has struck a blow for oral sex
by Holly Baxter
In the past couple of days, cunnilingus has made a comeback (pun intended). Ever since Michael Douglas claimed that his marathon
sessions had given him oral cancer, rather than the slightly more obvious culprits of drinking and smoking, everyone’s had
something to say about muff-diving.
There seems to be an implication that Douglas’s cancer was caused not by the good kind of oral sex with your loving and devoted
wife, but promiscuity.
The good kind of oral sex with your loving and devoted wife is the kind I engage in. But, as with the topic of masturbation, which
most everybody engages at one time or another, it’s been taboo to talk about it, Apparently, it’s not a verboten topic anymore,
as the above article in The Guardian indicates.
I prowled the internet Googling Oral Sex and Women’s orgasms, and found lots of stuff including this:
Sex Positions & Techniques
The best sexual positions and the finest love-making techniques
Advice for men and women – making oral sex better with your lover!
Cunnilingus – oral sex by him for her – making it great!
A lot of women would agree that oral sex – cunnilingus – is more important than intercourse. Why? Not because this is something to
diminish the male ego, but because oral sex produces orgasms. While an average or slightly larger than average penis may be nice to
look at and play with, oral sex really rocks most women’s boats.
In some ways these are the worst of times, with our wars, our deteriorating infrastructure and the danger of being attacked by
terrorist. In other ways, these are the best of times, with the availability of computers, iPads and medical advancements. It wasn’t
until my 50th year of the 57 years I was married to Babs that we engaged in oral sex, and to my surprise and delight, she suddenly and
quite unexpectedly, initiated it. Of course, I reciprocated, and it became a standard way for us to demonstrate our continuing love
for each other. I mention this simply to illustrate how times have changed, and for the better. The current openness about sex between
couples committed to each other is a real plus. In fact I learned a lot from reading the articles about oral sex via the internet, which
has made our sex life far more pleasurable.
The original function of women’s breasts was to feed their babies. As with the five senses, breasts became important sources of Pleasure
Why? God only knows, for sure. Regardless, most men, including yours truly, would find this image quite attractive, and I’m also sure
women are well aware of this.

The implied message? “Come and get it!”
Psychology Today
by
Dr. Nigel Barber
May 7, 2013
Sexual Wiring of Women’s Breasts
Neuroscientists establish breasts as sexual organs
If men have sex on the brain, they are not alone. Recent research found that women’s sensory cortex has three distinct areas
corresponding to stimulation of the clitoris, vagina, and cervix. To their surprise, researchers found that self stimulation
of the nipples lights up the same areas. This sheds further light on the sexual importance of breasts. From a functional perspective,
this means that the breast doubles as a truly sexual organ. It is not just an exciting visual stimulus for (most) men but also a
key source of sexual pleasure for most women.
I live in Daytona Beach, Florida, where, once a year there is a festival called Bike Week when thousands of motorcycle riders invade
the city to have a rousing good time. One of the things male bikers do is to yell at busty women, “Show me your tits!” When they do,
the bikers tosses a necklace with plastic beads at them, which the women grab and add to the others around their necks. Like most males,
I say unabashedly, “Viva la tits!”
Why am I, an old man, exposing myself to possible criticism for being so frank about such a seemingly personal matter? First, I no longer
consider the kind of “Sex Talk” I have engaged in above to be “Dirty.” If fact, to my mind, there is nothing dirty about Sex, and I
certainly don’t consider what I said above to be Gutter-Talk. My intent is simply to help those millions of Baby Boomers, Millennials
and others “see the light” re sex, because a healthy sex life is one of the most important elements in having along-term, happy relationship
with a compatible partner. And, the icing on the cake is that I am convinced that it plays a significant role in extending our lives as I
think it has mine.
Natural News
by
Sheryl Walters
January 22, 2009
Regular Sex Improves Health and Doubles Life Expectancy
You probably already know that broccoli, carrots, and oranges are good for you. Yet it’s rarely mentioned that having regular sex is not
only fantastically fun, but brilliant for your health! A study at Queens University in Belfast published in the British Medical Journal
tracked the sexuality of about 1,000 middle-aged men over the course of a decade. The study compared men of a similar age and health and
showed that men who reported the highest frequency of orgasm lived twice as long as those who did not enjoy sex. (Italics mine.)
I think you may be interested in knowing what could be in store for you, assuming you are middle-aged or so, when you become a senior
citizen. Yesterday, July 24, 2016, my wife and I spent about an hour in bed doing the honeymoon thing, and my self-esteem remains intact
because I am still able to experience a spine-chilling orgasm. Contributing to our compatibility is a pledge we made to each other that we
would do all we can to make each other happy. We decided one way to achieve that goal, is talk openly about what gives each of us the most
pleasure.
I asked my primary doctor about my sexual capability at my age, and he said that performance was mainly due to “psychology,” meaning it was
a case of “mind over matter.” I find my wife to be very “desirable,” and nothing turns me on more than to see her lying in bed with her legs
spread wide and to hear her say, “Come and get it!”
It’s rather common knowledge that men are from Mars and women are romanticists from Venus.
So, I set the stage for romance. We have a TV in our bedroom I tune in to the easy-listening music channel that is pure music without
lyrics. I prepare a couple of wine coolers we drink while we nibble on chips. I take it slow and easy, and she appreciates my thoughtfulness.
I am extremely lucky to able to perform satisfactorily, without taking any pills, at age 95+ years of age. We have a routine we follow that
is very satisfactory for both of us, which includes oral sex. I refer to it jokingly as taking her to Australia. Before I do, I swish a mouthful
of vodka in my mouth to kill the bacteria our mouths are normally full of, then spit it out since I don’t need its calories. It pleases me when
she responds vocally as she climaxes. After allowing her time to savor the experience, then it’s my turn. One of the things I found out by trial
and error about my libido is that it takes at least a week for my batteries to recharge. I dread the day when they poop out for good!
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in Persian,
and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. The most quoted stanza:
~
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread–and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness–
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!
The Persian poem motivated me to write this:
The Rubáiyát of Francis T. Sganga
My Princess lies beside me;
Her head cradled,
In the crook of my arm.
Our legs are entwined,
As her breasts press against mine.
Our passionate kisses,
Are sweeter than wine
Can Heaven be better?
Inconceivable!
We are one,
Kissing mouth to mouth,
Tongue to tongue,
Soul to Soul.
We are lost to oblivion.
Oblivion is timeless,
As is the moment,
When two lovers savor
That final moment of Ecstasy.
Thank you, God,
For the eternal Gift of Love,
Would that it could last forever!

The Italian Stallion

Chapter 5 from my new book

Greetings:
I just finished and sent my book, A 95 Year-old Man’s Path to Living Longer and Better, to a London
publisher. An excerpt:

Chapter 5
The Supreme Pleasure

Sex has become
one of the most discussed subjects
of modern times.
The Victorians pretended
it did not exist;
the moderns pretend
that nothing else exists.
Bishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)

Were we designed and created primarily to experience pleasure? Pleasure is the feeling of being pleased or gratified.
It’s a source of enjoyment, of delight and sensual gratification. It is a subjective experience that can vary with
different people depending upon their individual tastes, that is summed up in this ancient Latin phrase:
De gustibus non est disputandum.
Tastes cannot be disputed.

A good example that is is repugnant to me is sadomasochism (sey-doh-mas uh-kiz-uhm), which is a sexual activity
where one person enjoys inflicting physical suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing
the pain. Definitely not me thing!
It seems that the Sense of Pleasure was hard-wired into our genes just as our Sense of Beauty was, and that they
go together “like a horse and carriage.” Longevity is not enough. Intuitively, we all want to be happy, to have a
keen sense of Well-Being, to be as contented as a well-fed cat, to have Peace of Mind, to experience joy, to be
successful, to achieve Self-Fulfillment and to occasionally arrive at a state of bliss.

Unfortunately, relatively few people worldwide are lucky enough to experience these pleasures. We can view their
plight every night on the evening news on TV. I often think about how fortunate I am, and with compassion in my
heart for the innocent victims of crazed world leaders, like North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-Un who ordered
and watched his country’s latest ballistic launch, simulating nuclear strikes on U.S. backed bases in South Korea,
I say, “There but for the Grace of God go I.”
All five of our physical senses, sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, were originally designed and used to help
our cavemen forebears survive in a hostile environment for obvious reasons. Then, gradually, over thousands of years,
all five survival senses mysteriously and thankfully became sources of Pleasure.
To my mind, the inclusion of Pleasure and our Sense of Beauty into our survival senses, are Miracles. Think about how
boring and dull life would be if there were no music, dancing, sports or art, and if Sex were solely a matter of
producing offspring with no pleasure involved, as is the case with many other species of animals.
Our Sense of Pleasure, which is in the Supernatural Realm of Feelings, enables us to enjoy gourmet foods that our taste
buds react to and send their messages electrically to our brains where our Minds delight in them. Our gourmet appetites
even include expensive, vintage wines that some people are willing to pay much as $1,000 (£690) for a bottle. How is it
that the cells in our taste buds became sources of pleasure? Some other ways we have benefitted from the ability of our
five survival senses to experience pleasure, allowing us to enjoy:
1. Sweets, like ice cream, cakes and candy.
2. Expensive perfumes and lotions, and the pleasure we get from smelling fragrant flowers, like roses and carnations.
3. Touching the smooth skin of those we love and smooth objects, like Prayer Stones. (Google them)
4. Art masterpieces that please the eye like Michelangelo’s Pieta and da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
5. The many forms of music that please the ear, such as symphonies (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony), operas (Carmen) and songs
(Dolly Parton’s romantic I Will Always Love You.)
6. Somewhere along the line a keen Sense of Beauty emerged that enabled us to find pleasure in movies (musicals like
Gene Kelly’s Singing in the Rain), in Literature (Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet), in People (Beauty Pageants), in Nature
(Rainbows, Sunrises and Sunsets, the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal in India, Niagara Falls and views from the Tops of Mountains.)
I once teasingly told a preacher that God made a big mistake. He said sternly, “God never makes a mistake!” I said, “He sure
did when he made Sex so darn pleasurable! Think of all the serious problems that has caused: Prostitution, rapes, pedophilia,
adultery, divorces, you name it.” Then I added: “But it’s worth it, isn’t it!?”
Sex is one of a very few activities where we humans can experience the acme of all pleasures, Ecstasy. I have no idea how our
cavemen felt about it, but all I want to say about it is WOW! and I am still saying it.
During the British Victorian Era (1837-1901) masturbation was referred to as that solitary vice. I wonder if our attitudes
during all those years were handed down via prudish religions?
Freelance writer and editor had this to say about the benefits of regular sex in an article titled: Is Sex Good for Your Skin?
(February 13, 2015):
“… If you’re planning to get close with someone you love, you might get more benefits than you think. It turns out that sex also
has benefits for your skin….But there’s more…It’s enjoyable, and you release a lot of endorphins from the feeling of touch.
…Having sex 1-2 times a week can help increase antibodies that can boost your immune system and help fight colds and reduce
toxins…and act as a natural painkiller.”
She also says it improves overall health, there is less depression and can boost self-esteem. And, lastly, regarding
“solitary vice,” she says, “Masturbation also receives these benefits. Orgasms, no matter how they come, reduces your stress level.”
In living up to my name, I will now be perfectly frank. When my first wife, Babs, died suddenly after being a loving companion for
57 years, I, at 82, had a very difficult time going “cold turkey” re sex. Being alone was like being in solitary confinement. One
of my concerns was that if I didn’t use it, I’d lose it. For a year or so, to allay the fear of becoming impotent, I regularly
engaged in the solitary vice. I believe, in view of my current ability to have an orgasm, that it was a smart thing to do, and
during a visit to my urologist, I found out he thought so too.
Another interesting observation about the possibility that pleasure was destined to become one of our most treasured sensory
improvements is the evolution of a woman’s clitoris. It’s the only organ in a human body specifically designed to generate pleasure.
From an evolution perspective, it doesn’t play an important role in survival of the fittest, or even in reproduction. But, it does,
fortunately, provide women with a considerable amount of pleasure long after their child-bearing years are over.
Talking about a woman’s Clitoris is another sex-related taboo. Here too, a needed change is taking place. This is what I found when
I Googled clitoris:
HUFFPOST
Weird News
by David Moye
May 2, 2015
The first ever “International Clitoris Awareness Week” takes place May 6-12. Mention the word “clitoris” and some people get touchy —
and not in a good way.
But that could change quickly because May 6–12 is the first ever “International Clitoris Awareness Week,” a seven-day period designed
to celebrate the female body part….
“… We’ve noticed that the clitoris has not gotten its spot in the limelight. It makes people feel uncomfortable,” she told The Huffington
Post. “For this week, we want people to feel free to talk about one of the most important sources of pleasure for women without any
inhibitions.”
It was once verboten to talk about oral sex, but not anymore. It’s not uncommon to hear actors use the word blowjob and see a woman make
the motions of doing it. I say this to justify what I am about to say. You can find out a lot more by just Googling Oral sex, which I have
done out of sheer curiosity. My-o-my how things have changed since I was a naïve teenager! Here’s an example of what I found to be enlightening:
A News Item:
The Guardian
A British National Daily Newspaper
June 5, 2013
Michael Douglas has struck a blow for oral sex
by Holly Baxter
In the past couple of days, cunnilingus has made a comeback (pun intended). Ever since Michael Douglas claimed that his marathon sessions
had given him oral cancer, rather than the slightly more obvious culprits of drinking and smoking, everyone’s had something to say about
muff-diving.
There seems to be an implication that Douglas’s cancer was caused not by the good kind of oral sex with your loving and devoted wife, but
promiscuity.
The good kind of oral sex with your loving and devoted wife is the kind I engage in. But, as with the topic of masturbation, which most
everybody engages at one time or another, it’s been taboo to talk about it, Apparently, it’s not a verboten topic anymore, as the above
article in The Guardian indicates.
I prowled the internet Googling Oral Sex and Women’s orgasms, and found lots of stuff including this:
Sex Positions & Techniques
The best sexual positions and the finest love-making techniques
Advice for men and women – making oral sex better with your lover!
Cunnilingus – oral sex by him for her – making it great!
A lot of women would agree that oral sex – cunnilingus – is more important than intercourse. Why? Not because this is something to
diminish the male ego, but because oral sex produces orgasms. While an average or slightly larger than average penis may be nice to
look at and play with, oral sex really rocks most women’s boats.
In some ways these are the worst of times, with our wars, our deteriorating infrastructure and the danger of being attacked by terrorist.
In other ways, these are the best of times, with the availability of computers, iPads and medical advancements. It wasn’t until my 50th
year of the 57 years I was married to Babs that we engaged in oral sex, and to my surprise and delight, she suddenly and quite unexpectedly,
initiated it. Of course, I reciprocated, and it became a standard way for us to demonstrate our continuing love for each other. I mention
this simply to illustrate how times have changed, and for the better. The current openness about sex between couples committed to each other
is a real plus. In fact I learned a lot from reading the articles about oral sex via the internet, which has made our sex life far more
pleasurable.
The original function of women’s breasts was to feed their babies. As with the five senses, breasts became important sources of Pleasure Why?
God only knows, for sure. Regardless, most men, including yours truly, would find this image quite attractive, and I’m also sure women are
well aware of this.

The implied message? “Come and get it!”
Psychology Today
by
Dr. Nigel Barber
May 7, 2013
Sexual Wiring of Women’s Breasts
Neuroscientists establish breasts as sexual organs
If men have sex on the brain, they are not alone. Recent research found that women’s sensory cortex has three distinct areas
corresponding to stimulation of the clitoris, vagina, and cervix. To their surprise, researchers found that self stimulation
of the nipples lights up the same areas. This sheds further light on the sexual importance of breasts. From a functional perspective,
this means that the breast doubles as a truly sexual organ. It is not just an exciting visual stimulus for (most) men but also a key
source of sexual pleasure for most women.
I live in Daytona Beach, Florida, where, once a year there is a festival called Bike Week when thousands of motorcycle riders invade
the city to have a rousing good time. One of the things male bikers do is to yell at busty women, “Show me your tits!” When they do,
the bikers tosses a necklace with plastic beads at them, which the women grab and add to the others around their necks. Like most males,
I say unabashedly, “Viva la tits!”
Why am I, an old man, exposing myself to possible criticism for being so frank about such a seemingly personal matter? First, I no longer
consider the kind of “Sex Talk” I have engaged in above to be “Dirty.” If fact, to my mind, there is nothing dirty about Sex, and I certainly
don’t consider what I said above to be Gutter-Talk. My intent is simply to help those millions of Baby Boomers, Millennials and others
“see the light” re sex, because a healthy sex life is one of the most important elements in having along-term, happy relationship with a
compatible partner. And, the icing on the cake is that I am convinced that it plays a significant role in extending our lives as I think
it has mine.
Natural News
by
Sheryl Walters
January 22, 2009
Regular Sex Improves Health and Doubles Life Expectancy
You probably already know that broccoli, carrots, and oranges are good for you. Yet it’s rarely mentioned that having regular sex is not only
fantastically fun, but brilliant for your health! A study at Queens University in Belfast published in the British Medical Journal tracked the
sexuality of about 1,000 middle-aged men over the course of a decade. The study compared men of a similar age and health and showed that men
who reported the highest frequency of orgasm lived twice as long as those who did not enjoy sex. (Italics mine.)
I think you may be interested in knowing what could be in store for you, assuming you are middle-aged or so, when you become a senior citizen.
Yesterday, July 24, 2016, my wife and I spent about an hour in bed doing the honeymoon thing, and my self-esteem remains intact because I am
still able to experience a spine-chilling orgasm. Contributing to our compatibility is a pledge we made to each other that we would do all we
can to make each other happy. We decided one way to achieve that goal, is talk openly about what gives each of us the most pleasure.
I asked my primary doctor about my sexual capability at my age, and he said that performance was mainly due to “psychology,” meaning it was a
case of “mind over matter.” I find my wife to be very “desirable,” and nothing turns me on more than to see her lying in bed with her legs spread
wide and to hear her say, “Come and get it!”
It’s rather common knowledge that men are from Mars and women are romanticists from Venus.
So, I set the stage for romance. We have a TV in our bedroom I tune in to the easy-listening music channel that is pure music without lyrics.
I prepare a couple of wine coolers we drink while we nibble on chips. I take it slow and easy, and she appreciates my thoughtfulness.
I am extremely lucky to able to perform satisfactorily, without taking any pills, at age 95+ years of age. We have a routine we follow that
is very satisfactory for both of us, which includes oral sex. I refer to it jokingly as taking her to Australia. Before I do, I swish a mouthful
of vodka in my mouth to kill the bacteria our mouths are normally full of, then spit it out since I don’t need its calories. It pleases me when
she responds vocally as she climaxes. After allowing her time to savor the experience, then it’s my turn. One of the things I found out by trial
and error about my libido is that it takes at least a week for my batteries to recharge. I dread the day when they poop out for good!
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in Persian,
and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. The most quoted stanza:
~
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread–and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness–
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!
The Persian poem motivated me to write this:
The Rubáiyát of Francis T. Sganga
My Princess lies beside me;
Her head cradled,
In the crook of my arm.
Our legs are entwined,
As her breasts press against mine.
Our passionate kisses,
Are sweeter than wine
Can Heaven be better?
Inconceivable!
We are one,
Kissing mouth to mouth,
Tongue to tongue,
Soul to Soul.
We are lost to oblivion.
Oblivion is timeless,
As is the moment,
When two lovers savor
That final moment of Ecstasy.
Thank you, God,
For the eternal Gift of Love,
Would that it could last forever!

The Italian Stallion

HUMANA SUCKS!!!!

GREETINGS:
At 9 a.m. I called my doctor’s office to a make an appointment, and the receptionist said their computer was down,
and that she would get back with me when it was fixed. Last year I switched from UNITED HEALTH CARE to HUMANA medical
insurance because there are no premiums to pay and they pay for my membership at the YMCA. BIG MISTAKE!!!
When the receptionist failed to call by 5 p.m., I called her. She said the computer was still down, and that I could
“walk in” tomorrow a.m. to be seen by a “physician’s assistant.” I declined and, being pissed off because I HAD TO CALL HER,
I told her to tell Dr. Morales we will change doctors. I like Morales, but what he treated me for in the past, only got
worse, and that was why I wanted to see him.
Come December, I will switch back to UNITED HEALTH CARE. It’s expensive, but what the hell, my body’s welfare is worth it.
fts

Read this and weep!!

Thursday, May 12th 2016
In new book: Confessions of Congressman X
‘Screw the next generation’ and ‘Harry Reid’s a pompous a**’: Democratic congressman writes Anonymous tell-all book
slamming ‘nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep’ as he admits he never reads bills he votes on
• ‘My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything,’ an anonymous member
of Congress writes in a new book
• ‘Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works,’ he writes
• ‘It’s far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification’
• The author is a Democrat in Congress who laid out his complaints to a long-time friend and former Capitol Hill staffer who edited them into a book
• ‘The Confessions of Congressman X’ will be released May 24 by a small Minnesota-based ‘vanity press’ publisher
By DAVID MARTOSKO, US POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
, 12 May 2016
GUESSING GAME: ‘The Confessions of Congressman X’ is due on bookshelves May 24 and Washington is abuzz with speculation about who wrote it
A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a federal legislator’s tell-all book lays out the worst parts of serving in the
House of Representatives – saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time for reading the bills
he votes on.
Mill City Press, a small Minnesota-based ‘vanity press’ publisher describes ‘The Confessions of Congressman X’ as ‘a devastating
inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.’
‘No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions are deeply disturbing.’
The 84-page exposé is due in bookstores in two weeks, and Washington is abuzz with speculation about who may be behind it.
The book, a copy of which DailyMail.com has seen, discloses that the congressman is a Democrat – but not much else.
The anonymous spleen-venter has had a lot to say about his constituents, however.
Robert Atkinson, a former chief of staff and press secretary for two congressional Democrats, took notes on a series of informal
talks with him – whoever he is – and is now publishing them with his permission.
‘Voters claim they want substance and detailed position papers, but what they really crave are cutesy cat videos, celebrity gossip,
top 10 lists, reality TV shows, tabloid tripe, and the next f***ing Twitter message,’ the congressman gripes in the book.
‘I worry about our country’s future when critical issues take a backseat to the inane utterings of illiterate athletes and celebrity twits.’
Much of what’s in the book will come as little surprise to Americans who are cynical about the political process.
‘Fundraising is so time-consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on,’ the anonymous legislator admits. ‘I don’t even know how they’ll be
implemented or what they’ll cost.’
‘My staff gives me a last-minute briefing before I go to the floor and tells me whether to vote yea or nay. How bad is that?’
And on controversial bills, he says, ‘I sometimes vote “yes” on a motion and “no” on an amendment so I can claim I’m on either side of an issue.’
‘It’s the old shell game: if you can’t convince ‘em, confuse ‘em.’

‘POMPOUS A**’: The anonymous Democratic congressman who spilled his guts in a new book had harsh words for his own party’s Senate Minority Leader

CALM BEFORE THE STORM: The new congressional tell-all is likely to cause controversy – and inspire a whodunnit-style guessing game – on Capitol Hill
POVERTY POSEURS: ‘Congressman X’ says lawmakers don’t want to ‘mingle’ with the poor ‘unless it’s for a soup kitchen photo op.’ House Speaker
Paul Ryan and his wife Janna washed pots at Youngstown, Ohio’s St. Vincent DePaul dining hall in 2012
The congressman laments that politics has become a matter of picking a team by the jerseys they wear rather than looking at the players underneath.
‘Things are so partisan today most folks vote the straight party line, even though they don’t know s*** about who they’re voting for. They just
don’t want the other guys to win,’ he explains.
And he seemingly takes a shot at the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation, noting how family philanthropies can be the beneficiaries of what
amounts to bribes in exchange for legislative favors.
‘Some contributions are subtle,’ he explains. ‘Donations to a member’s nonprofit foundation. Funding a member’s charitable pet project.
Offsetting the costs of a member’s portrait to adorn the committee room he or she has so faithfully served.’
‘It’s all a bunch of bulls*** to get around gift bans and limits on campaign contributions. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.’
The mystery man reserves special scorn for Sen. Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat who serves as Senate Minority Leader.
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU’VE READ THE BILL: The unnamed Democrat behind the new book says his staffers give him ‘a last-minute briefing before
I go to the floor’ and then tell him ‘whether to vote yea or nay’
SHORT ATTENTION SPAN AMERICANS: ‘Voters claim they want substance and detailed position papers, but what they really crave are cutesy cat
videos, celebrity gossip, top 10 lists, reality TV shows, tabloid tripe, and the next f***ing Twitter message,’ the congressman gripes
One chapter is titled ‘Harry Reid’s a Pompous A**’ and says the senator is ‘sometimes a bit too clever for his own good. The same goes for
[Republican Sen. Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell and his pathetic lieutenants. Ditto for most of the House leadership bullies on both sides
of the aisle. They wield too much dictatorial power, manipulating legislative procedures and denying members due process.’
The larger picture that emerges is one of disenchantment with the political process and the professional office-holders behind it.
Especially those in the Democratic Party.
‘Our party used to be a strong advocate for the working class,’ he says. ‘We still pretend to be, but we aren’t. Large corporations and public
unions grease the palms of those who have the power to determine legislative winners and losers.’
‘Most of my colleagues want to help the poor and disadvantaged. To a point,’ he adds. ‘We certainly don’t want to live among them. Or mingle
with them, unless it’s for a soup kitchen photo op. … Poverty’s a great concern as long as it’s kept at a safe distance.’
Much of Washington’s problems are created on the fringes of America’s dominant political parties, he says.
ON CAMPAIGN PROMISES: ‘Like most of my colleagues, I promise my constituents a lot of stuff I can never deliver. But what the hell? If it
makes them happy hearing it, and they’re stupid enough to believe it, shame on them.’
ON THE MYTH OF SPENDING RESTRAINT: ‘I contradict myself all the time, but few people notice. One minute I rail against excessive spending and
ballooning debt. The next minute I’m demanding more spending on education, health care, unemployment benefits, conservation projects, yadda
yadda yadda. I’m for having everything, just like my constituents.’
ON WASHINGTON CORRUPTION: ‘How ironic that most of us in Congress run against Congress and the culture of corruption we perpetuate. It’s as if
we’ve all lost our f***ing sanity and become Don Quixote setting our sights on righting all that’s wrong in the political world we’ve created.
Insincerity from the heart. It’s just another component of politics as usual.’
ON LOBBYING CONGRESS: ‘Business organizations and unions fork over more than $3 billion a year to those who lobby the federal government. Does
that tell you something? We’re operating a f***ing casino.’
ON THE AGING CONGRESS: ‘Seniority sucks. Most of the leaders in both parties – House and Senate – are living fossils who don’t exactly convey
an attractive and vigorous image of Congress. We need to weed our geriatric landscape. Replace longtime careerists with new blood. People who
understand the power of collaboration.’
ON MEDIA BIAS: ‘Political columnists, TV commentators, and talk show hosts are inherently biased and aspire to effect election outcomes. Pretending
otherwise is a thing of the past. You’re either red or blue, and there’s no in-between. Little wonder voters flock to TV stations, newspapers, and
websites offering them the partisan news slant they believe in. … Journalists are a lot like the politicians they interview. The more elite ones
are puffed up with self-importance and entitlement.’
ON RUNNING FOR OFFICE: ‘Election campaigns are a pain in the a**. Unless I win. In which case it’s a nice ego boost. Then it’s back to shaking the
money tree and selling access to me and my legislative staff. … I’ve also learned it’s important to cultivate a concocted image of myself. To make
sure the public sees me as I want them to see me. Brand management 101. S***, I’m marketed no differently than a fancy car or athletic shoes.’
‘The GOP have their crazy wingnuts, and we have our loony leftists. Screw them both. What we need are more common-sense lawmakers. Folks who see
both sides of an issue. Who are open to accommodating each other’s priorities. Today, both sides assume their views are the only logical ones.’
‘I’m concerned my party has an activist far-left wing intolerant of center-leftists. Like the Republican Tea Party, these ideologues are much too
rigid and extreme in their beliefs. And they’re equally unappealing to mainstream Americans.’
He cites education policy as an example: ‘I’m a strong advocate of improving our public schools. I also see the near-term value of vouchers and
charter schools committed to lending a helping hand to disadvantaged kids. Especially inner-city kids.’
‘Hell, most of us send our children to private schools and wouldn’t be caught dead sending them to public schools in places like DC. How hypocritical’s
that? It’s time to set aside petty politics. Are both parties so f***ing stubborn they can’t work out a reasonable compromise on this common-sense issue?
Our educational system’s in the toilet, and all we do is snipe at each other.’
The publisher released a few short samples to the public on Amazon.
‘Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that’s lavished upon them,’ Atkinson recorded
his mystery collaborator saying.
‘My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything.’
‘Fundraising is so time consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like many of my colleagues, I don’t know how the legislation will be implemented,
or what it’ll cost.’
The book also takes shots at voters as disconnected idiots who let Congress abuse its power through sheer incompetence.
‘Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works,’ the anonymous writer claims.
‘It’s far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification.’
And the take-away message is one of resigned depression about how Congress sacrifices America’s future on the altar of its collective ego.
‘We spend money we don’t have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation,’ the author writes.
‘Nobody here gives a rat’s a** about the future and who’s going to pay for all this stuff we vote for. That’s the next generation’s problem. It’s all about
immediate publicity, getting credit now, lookin’ good for the upcoming election.’
‘The Confessions of Congressman X’ is published on May 24 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Books in Progress

Greetings:
I sent two manuscripts to Austin Macauley book publishers in London:

A Celebration of Life and

Words of Wisdom for Children

I am not revising and fine-tuning Humanists vs. Humanoids and will email it
to them in a couple of weeks

What else has an old man got to do?

fts

Sganga Update

Greetings Friends:
Hit 95 today. Bad news is we couldn’t find a cake that would hold 95 candles. Good news is
we put one candle on a cup cake an just counted slowly to 95 by ones. Took 2 1/2 minutes!

Three weeks ago I mailed the manuscript for my new book, A CELEBRATION OF LIFE – A tribute
to our Creator for the supreme Gift of Life, to Austin Macauley publishers in London, and
wife May and I are waiting anxiously to hear from them.

Tomorrow morning we will email them my revised edition of WORDS OF WISDOM FOR CHILDREN,
An intellectual book featuring science and espousing moral and spiritual values. I
consider it to be my crowning achievement.

If anyone wants a free cop[y before it is published, I would be happy to send it to you
as an email supplement by request. => sicari1921@gmail.com.or ftsbull@att.net.

My perspective on life is the same as Karl Wallenda’s who said, “Walking on the tightrope
is living. All else is waiting. That’s the way I feel about writing.

Arrivederci,

Frank

To all of you Sheeple out there who like Hillary: WAKE UP!!

www. OpEdNews
4/13/2016
President Killary? (You’ve got to be kidding!fts)
By Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was
associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard
News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente’s Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments.

Would The World Survive President Hillary?

Hillary Clinton & Wall Street Have A Secret Love Affair

Hillary Clinton is proving to be the “teflon candidate.” In her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination,
she has escaped damage from major scandals, any one of which would destroy a politician. Hillary has accepted massive
bribes in the form of speaking fees from financial organizations and corporations. She is under investigation for
misuse of classified data, an offense for which a number of whistleblowers are in prison.
Hillary has survived the bombing of Libya, her creation of a failed Libyan state that is today a major source of
terrorist jihadists, and the Benghazi controversy. She has survived charges that as Secretary of State she arranged
favors for foreign interests in exchange for donations to the Clintons’ foundation. And, of course, there is a long
list of previous scandals: Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate. Diana Johnstone’s book, Queen of Chaos, describes
Hillary Clinton as “the top salesperson for the ruling oligarchy.”
Hillary Clinton is a bought-and-paid-for representative of the big banks, the military-security complex, and the Israel
Lobby. She will represent these interests, not those of the American people or America’s European allies.
The Clintons’ purchase by interest groups is public knowledge. For example, CNN reports that between February 2001 and
May 2015, Bill and Hillary Clinton were paid $153 million in speaking fees for 729 speeches, an average price of $210,000.
As it became evident that Hillary Clinton would emerge as the likely Democratic presidential candidate, she was paid more.
Deutsche Bank paid her $485,000 for one speech, and Goldman Sachs paid her $675,000 for three speeches. Bank of American
Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Fidelity Investments each paid $225,000.
Despite Hillary’s blatant willingness to be bribed in public, her opponent, Bernie Sanders, has not succeeded in making an
issue of Hillary’s shamelessness. Both of the main establishment newspapers, the Washington Post and the New York Times
have come to Hillary’s defense.
Hillary is a war-monger. She pushed the Obama regime into the destruction of a stable and largely cooperative government in
Libya where the “Arab Spring” was a CIA-backed group of jihadists who were used to dislodge China from its oil investments
in eastern Libya. She urged her husband to bomb Yugoslavia. She pushed for “regime change” in Syria. She oversaw the coup
that overthrew the democratically elected president of Honduras. She brought neoconservative Victoria Nuland, who arranged
the coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Ukraine, into the State Department. Hillary has called
President Vladimir Putin of Russia the “new Hitler.” Hillary as president guarantees war and more war.
In the United States, government has been privatized. Office holders use their positions in order to make themselves wealthy,
not in order to serve the public interest. Bill and Hillary Clinton epitomize the use of public office in behalf of the office
holder’s interest. For the Clintons government means using public office to be rewarded for doing favors for private interests.
The Wall Street Journal reported that “at least 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during her [Hillary Clinton's]
tenure as Secretary of State donated a total of more than $26 million to the Clinton Foundation.”
According to washingtonsblog.com, “All told, the Clinton Foundation and its affiliates have collected donations and pledges
from all sources of more than $1.6 billion, according to their tax returns.”
According to rootsactionteam.com, multi-million dollar donors to the Clinton Foundation include Saudi Arabia, Ukrainian oligarch
Victor Pinchuk, Kuwait, ExxonMobil, Friends of Saudi Arabia, James Murdoch, Qatar, Boeing, Dow, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, and the
United Arab Emirates.
According to the International Business Times, “Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of
commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments had given millions to the Clinton Foundation.”
Hillary Clinton has escaped unharmed from so many crimes and scandals that she would likely be the most reckless president in
American history. With the arms race renewed, with Russia declared “an existential threat to the United States,” and with Hillary’s
declaration of President Putin as the new Hitler, Hillary’s arrogant self-confidence is likely to result in over-reach that ends
in conflict between NATO and Russia. Considering the extraordinary destructive force of nuclear weapons, Hillary as president
could mean the end of life on earth.
~*~
If Americans elect Hillary president, the One Percent’s control will be complete

Richard C. Cook thinks that Bernie Sanders could become the next president.
But could Sanders make any difference? (NO ONE CAN!! The vast majority of Congressmen and women are war-mongering CORPORATE PUPPETS, and
our wars will continue no matter what! fts)
Obama’s regime was totally different than his campaign messages, just as George W. Bush’s regime was different from his campaign messages.
The neoconservatives created the specter of terrorism and successfully used it to create a warfare/police state. The One Percent rakes in
the billions of dollars from US financial and military hegemony. These formidable private powers also own Congress. Any president who tried
to redress the power imbalance would likely find himself outgunned.
Americans have a history of being easily manipulated and brainwashed, but a couple of decades of economic disappointment is finally producing
some dissatisfaction. Mike Whitney explains Donald Trump’s popularity with voters:
“The point we’re trying to make is that Donald Trump’s meteoric rise in the GOP can be traced back to the failed economic policies of prior
administrations. He’s the political beneficiary of three decades of stagnant wages, falling incomes, declining living standards, and a
cataclysmic financial crisis that wiped out trillions of dollars in home equity leaving behind a battered middle class and sluggish economy
that doesn’t grow, doesn’t generate opportunities for upward mobility, and only produces low-paying, dead end, service-sector jobs that barely
pay the rent.”
You have heard me say the same thing many times.
Some Americans are waking up. As the hardships they suffer intensify, perhaps a movement will arise that can force through changes. However,
as former president Jimmy Carter says, America is no longer a democracy; it is an oligarchy run by a the 1 % who “own the world.”
Elections are manipulated in order to strengthen the oligarchy. As the electorate has no presence in Washington, violence is emerging as
the only possible method of change.

Unbelievably, George Clooney endorses and financially supports Scale 10 Humanoid, Hillary Clinton!
He looks smarter than that, but obviously, looks can be deceiving!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!

My racquetball Buddy sent me this article:
HEALTH FREEDOM ALLIANCE
March 10, 2016
BREAKTHROUGH
The food You Eat Determines Which Genes Get Activated Or Suppressed,
Controlling Disease vs. Health Throughout Your Life
Everyone says you are what you eat, but, for some reason, the majority of the world’s population seems
completely oblivious to this fact. Yet pure science and simple experiments have managed to definitively
prove what naturopaths have been saying for centuries: What you eat changes you, down to your very DNA.
As it turns out, our diet can influence what genes are more active or suppressed. Basically, it can
determine whether genes associated with conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes or heart disease are
hyperactive or functioning within parameters.
It’s particularly easy to ignore that our diets directly affect our health when the foods around us
taste so good. General practitioners who don’t take food into consideration when treating their patients
certainly don’t make it any easier. In this context, new studies that point to the relevance of food in
connection to our DNA are an essential step forward.
****************************************************************************

Thanks Al. The info is new to me, but I figured out what foods are best and worst for us years ago. After
undergoing two angioplasties, I decided to quit eating: Bacon, sausage, hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries,
fried food, potato chips, steaks and pork.

What I do eat is all kinds of beans, a couple of eggs a week, lots of veggies, fish and chicken. Beans and
eggs contain vital nutrients that supply food to the embryos as they become adults.

I regularly eat raisin bran with a banana in 2% milk for breakfast. Lately, my lunch has consisted of a soup
made up of a can of mushroom soup, frozen peas, lima beans, whole kernel corn and chick peas. No bread. I use
lots of garlic.

Tonight we had fresh fish, steamed potato, onion and carrots, again with no bread.

I occasionally have an ice cream cone, wine with cheese and pretzels, and half a donut with tea after my
mandatory 2 hour nap.

So far, my regimen has worked. I will be 95 on April 29th, I have no significant ailments, my blood pressure
today at Walmarts was 107/65, I play racquetball twice a week, I take NO pills, not even vitamins, and I can
still honeymoon about once a week.

In a couple of my books, I make a point of saying, “You are what you eat!”

Oh yes, I eat about a pound of roasted peanuts (more embryos) a week as I watch sports on TV or a movie.

I will cut and paste this on Facebook and my website. (Sganga.net)

See you Tuesday,

Frank

VIVA LA SEX!

I KNEW IT! [See below] THAT’S WHY AT NEARLY 95, I CAN NOT ONLY STILL “DO IT,” BUT CAN ALSO WRITE BOOKS. I WILL
PUBLISH MY 12TH EBOOK ON MY BIRTHDAY, APRIL 29, ON AMAZON’S KINDLE TABLETS VIA KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING.

LIVESCIENCE.COM March 4, 2016, 9:35 AM
By CARI NIERENBERG By CARI NIERENBERG
People over age 50 who are more sexually active also have better memory and cognitive skills than people
who get busy less often, a new study from England suggests.
Sex appeared to give men’s brains a bigger boost than women’s: Men who were more sexually active showed
higher scores on tests of memory skills and executive function — the mental processes involved in planning,
solving problems and paying attention — whereas women who were more sexually active saw only a higher score
in their memory skills, according to the findings, published online Jan. 28 in the journal Age and Ageing.
The study shows that there is a significant association between sexual activity and cognitive function in
adults over 50, said study author Hayley Wright, a researcher in cognitive aging at the Centre for Research
in Psychology, Behavior and Achievement at Coventry University in England.
The researchers looked at data collected from more than 6,800 men and women ages 50 to 89 in England who were
participating in a long-term study on aging.

For how I have achieved my current longevity, and still counting, read my ebook on Amazon’s Kindle tablet titled:
A 94 YEAR-OLD’S PATH TO LIVING LONGER AND BETTER.

For all of my books, go to Amazon and type in: Francis T. Sganga Books

Cheers,
Frank

VIVA LA SEX!

VIVA LA SEX!
By Francis Sganga on Friday, March 4th, 2016 | No Comments
I KNEW IT! [See below] THAT’S WHY AT NEARLY 95, I CAN NOT ONLY STILL “DO IT,” BUT CAN ALSO WRITE BOOKS. I WILL
PUBLISH MY 12TH EBOOK ON MY BIRTHDAY, APRIL 29, ON AMAZON’S KINDLE TABLETS VIA KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING.
LIVESCIENCE.COM March 4, 2016, 9:35 AM
By CARI NIERENBERG By CARI NIERENBERG
People over age 50 who are more sexually active also have better memory and cognitive skills than people
who get busy less often, a new study from England suggests.
Sex appeared to give men’s brains a bigger boost than women’s: Men who were more sexually active showed
higher scores on tests of memory skills and executive function — the mental processes involved in planning,
solving problems and paying attention — whereas women who were more sexually active saw only a higher score
in their memory skills, according to the findings, published online Jan. 28 in the journal Age and Ageing.
The study shows that there is a significant association between sexual activity and cognitive function in
adults over 50, said study author Hayley Wright, a researcher in cognitive aging at the Centre for Research
in Psychology, Behavior and Achievement at Coventry University in England.
The researchers looked at data collected from more than 6,800 men and women ages 50 to 89 in England who were
participating in a long-term study on aging.
For how I have achieved my current longevity, and still counting, read my ebook on Amazon’s Kindle tablet titled:
A 94 YEAR-OLD’S PATH TO LIVING LONGER AND BETTER.
For all of my books, go to Amazon and type in: Francis T. Sganga Books
Cheers,
Frank

The Grim Reaper rears Its Ugly head!

Friday January 15, 2016
Noon
I am dying. I feel it in my bones. My demise, as I approach 95 next April is overdue. The feeling
was triggered this morning when I had a weird experience when I quickly arose from lying in bed to
a sit-up position. The room and everything in it whirled around as though I had just gotten off a
fast-moving merry-go-round. I just sat at the edge of my bed with my legs dangling over the side
waiting for the whirling to stop. After about 30 seconds, it didn’t so I flopped back in a supine
position in bed, and waited, hoping the feeling would soon pass. One of my concerns was going down
the two flights of stairs. In a few minutes I cautiously got out of bed, stood up, monitored my
condition, and descended the stairs holding tightly to the banisters.
I made it to the kitchen successfully, had my usual breakfast of raisin bran and a cup of coffee,
sat at my desk in the living room, called wife May, told her to bring over a chair and told he what
happened so she could “prepare herself” just in case. This was my second experience within a month
re dizziness, but worse than the first, where I was dizzy and my sight was impaired. I told May I
wasn’t concerned about dying. My main concern was her being left alone to take care of our large,
two-story home with large front and back yards, plus the rental unit we own across the street that
we are about 75 % finished renovating to sell next April.
The ironic thing about the situation is that I played rigorous racquetball yesterday morning, winning
all four games, napped, and did heavy-duty yard work at the rental unit afterwards. I am evidently
physically fit, and suspect I’m having a problem with my brain/balancing system. About a year ago I
have a Vertigo problem that was remedied by a physical therapist.
A call my primary doctor was in vain. He was not in, and his receptionist made an appointment to see
him Monday afternoon, and that if necessary, I should go to their Palm Coast clinic (40 miles away or
to the Emergency Room. As I write this, I’m okay. I just stood up quickly as a test, and experienced
no dizziness.
I am now highly motivated to getting the rental unit fully renovated as soon as possible. It’s a nasty,
rainy day right now, and God willing, I will go at it with renewed vigor tomorrow. One of the things I
will stop doing for now is driving our car. If I were to experience another “seizure” it could well cause
an accident or worse. I’ve got to suppress my Macho feelings and be sensible.
8 p.m.
Woke up from my one hour nap and cautiously and slowly sat upright, dangled my legs over the side of the
bed, assessed my condition, and decided it was okay to stand up. Went down the 16 steps to the kitchen,
had my tea with half a donut on the porch, mulled over what to do next, and decided I was not going to
just sit on my butt doing nothing. Defying the Grim Reaper, I pumped ten pound dumbbells for 15 minutes
then went over to our rental unit and did some yard work for about an hour till May came over to announce
dinner was ready. Right now I feel fine. No aches or pains. Hopefully, it will turn out to be an intermittent
problem. We’ll see.