A GREAT WAY TO START MY NEW YEAR!

A GREAT WAY TO START MY NEW YEAR!

MONDAY 1-4-16 sicari1921@gmail.com

I just received this review of my ebook TO GEN X, BABY BOOMERS AND MILLENNIALS, WITH LOVE
that is available at Amazon’s Kindle book store for a whopping $2.99.

Official Review: To Gen X, Baby Boomers and Millennials, …
Post Number:#1 by kasi1215 » 29 Dec 2015, 13:13

[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "To Gen X, Baby Boomers and Millennials,
with Love" by Francis T. Sganga.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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Review by kasi1215
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To Gen X, Baby Boomers and Millennials, with Love includes a brief recollection of the author’s life
with his wife of 57 years and then mostly discusses the various dramatic events that happened after
her death. The author, Francis T. Sganga, was almost 95 years old at the time his set of diary entries
and commentary were put together for this book.

Francis believes the key to a long life is staying in love and being active. When his wife of 57 years
passed away almost suddenly, Francis found a new mate rather quickly according to his children and things
went downhill from there. Francis spent a lot of time with his new mate and did a lot of generous things
for her and especially for his children in the beginning hoping to bribe them into liking her. In the end,
Francis’ children never came around to liking her. Francis determined that his adult children cared more
about their inheritances than they cared for their elderly father. This led to many legal discussions
on disinheriting them and getting back the gifts of property he had given to them. In the end, Francis
found true love and became content with the way his children treated him, but I won’t ruin that by spoiling
the ending in this review.

I really enjoyed this book. At first, I thought the writing style was a little strange; but as I kept reading,
I grew to enjoy it. Francis includes a lot of photos of him and his first wife, Babs, in the first few chapters
to help the reader understand their relationship and his love for her. There are also some photos in the end
that show some evidence of some dramatic events explained in the book as well as some photos of Francis and
the new love of his life. This book made me feel like I was sitting down with Francis as he told me the stories
and showed me pictures of his life. He really is an amazing individual. It is such a rare opportunity to get
inside the mind of such an active, impressive, clear-thinking person of nearly 95 years in age.

I battled back and forth with myself on whose “side” I was on when Francis was having legal issues with his
children about the gifts he was seeking to revoke. Most of the time I sided with Francis because his kids
seemed overly greedy, but other times I could see their point of view. Even now after finishing the book, I
do not know if any of them were in the right 100% of the time during all of the drama that went on. I think
a lot of things could have gone differently and ended in better results – but the world is not one where we
need to spend our time in the land of “if only” and I think Francis understands and accepts that.

Francis is truly happy in his life now and this book is definitely one worth reading. I rate this book 4 out of 4.
It is not a predictable story at all. I was constantly surprised at the chain of events – especially the ending,
but you must read it to find out what happened and how Francis found his happiness again.

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.

INSTALLMENT #8

Installment #8 re: The Continuing Saga of a Family’s Destruction Caused by Greed.

Narrator: Francis (Frank) T. Sganga … sicari1921@gmail.com

This sad story can be found in its entirety at: www.sganga.net or
in my ebook TO GEN X, BABY BOOMERS AND MILLENNIALS, WITH LOVE
available at Amazon’s Kindle store.

Saturday January 2, 2016

I never thought it would happen to me. When the police arrived and took photographs of the bloody scene,
BOTH Jeanie and I were cuffed and hauled off to jail because it was a typical “he said, she said” situation.
I asked the arresting officer if it was a private matter between a husband and wife, and he replied, “Not
when you cll 9-1-1 and there’s the place and the partcipants.”

I tell the story in my screenplay, True Love Never Dies that I converted into an ebook available at Kindle’s store.
Tony Civale is my alto ego.
INT. 8 ft x 10 ft “HOLDING CELL” IN JAIL – NIGHT
Inside: Concrete block walls; cement floor, wooden bench against a wall, stainless steel commode in a corner, no windows.
Tony’s totally alone. Complete silence prevails. We see an hour elapse on a clock as he sits on the bench, with his head
between his hands, pacing the floor and doing pushups.
TONY
(mutters)
You could have a heart attack in this damn place
and no one would notice.
He continues to do push-ups and sit-ups; counts paces; a clock shows that two more hours elapse. He bangs on bars with
his shoe. Officer approaches.
OFFICER
Cut that out! What do you want?
TONY
I’d like some water, please.
OFFICER
There’s a faucet attached to the top of the commode.
TONY
I tried it. It doesn’t work.
Officer unlocks cell door and enters. He checks the faucet; it doesn’t work. He leaves and returns, handing Tony a small
Dixie cup of water through the bars.
TONY
Thanks. How much longer will I have to be in here?
OFFICER
Till the paperwork’s done.
TONY

How about food?

OFFICER
We don’t serve food here. You’ll get it
at the detention center.
Officer walks off.
INT. SQUAD CAR – NIGHT
The same officer who cuffed him when he was arrested is taking Tony to the county detention center some 20 miles
away. They enter center. A guard with clipboard:
GUARD TO TONY
(Gruffly)

Sir, stand over there in that white box on the floor
with your back against the wall.
The guard, picks up a plastic tray and approaches Tony.
GUARD
Empty your pockets and put your stuff in this tray.
Tony complies; guard pats Tony down.
INT. JAIL – HOLDING CELL – NIGHT
Tony, still wearing his “civilian” clothes, is back inside a holding cell with three grubby-looking characters,
one asleep on a wooden bench, one pacing and the other sitting on the commode in a corner. He looks at Tony and
shakes his head.
INMATE
On a commode
Pops. What the hell are you doing in here?
TONY
I hit on a hooker who turned out to be a cop.
INMATE
You’re pulling my leg.
TONY
Dude, that’s the last thing I’d do with
you sitting on that damn potty.
Laughter. A guard unlocks the steel door. Enters holding a batch of brown bags, which he tosses to the inmates
one at a time. Tony opens his bag and spreads contents on the bench:
A sandwich, an apple and a small carton of fruit juice.
TONY
(open sandwich in hand)

Anyone want to trade baloney for cheese?

Guy next to Tony picks up his cheese with his grubby fingers, hands it to Tony, and takes the baloney off Tony’s
sandwich. Tony stares at the cheese atop his sandwich, shrugs, and starts eating it.
INT. DETENTION CENTER – DAY
Tony, in an over-sized orange jump suit, is taken to another holding cell. He stands in doorway facing a variety
of 30 tough-looking inmates.
INMATE
Hey old man, don’t just stand there.
C’mon in and join the party.
Tony, with a serious look, scans their faces like a teacher would scan a class for a spitball thrower.
TONY
Okay guys, since I’m the oldest one in here,
I’m in charge!
Loud guffaws. Tony sits on bench between two burly guys, one Black, the other a Latino. On an opposite bench is a
James Cagney-type inmate – short and feisty-looking.
INMATE
What are you in for old man.
TONY
Aggravated assault and battery.
INMATE
Who with?
TONY
My old lady.
INMATE
You beat up an old lady?
TONY
She’s only 52.
Inmate gesturing with a raised fist:
INMATE
Cool man. Did you bang her?
Tony stares distastefully at him for a moment.
TONY
You know what I like about you, kid?
You’re the only one in here I’m taller than.
Laughter. Other inmates look at each other, nodding in admiration of the old man’s spunk.
INT. COURTROOM – DAY
Tony enters courtroom wearing his oversized jump suit. He’s 5th in line, handcuffed wrist-to-wrist to a much
taller, burly inmate. Judge behind bench riffling through a batch
of rap sheets. [Series of shots of Court Clerk calling names; inmates approaching the bench and being talked
to by judge].
It’s Tony’s turn. Judge looks at his profile sheet, then scans Tony top to bottom; shakes his head.
JUDGE
Mr. Civale, you are charged with aggravated assault and battery. Since this is your first offense, and at your
age, I am going to give you a choice. Either go to trial, or plead no contest, which means you will be on probation
and be required to attend anger-management classes.
TONY
Your honor, I’d rather not have to endure a trial
and the expense. I’ll go with probation and anger
management classes.
JUDGE
Good, my docket is already overloaded. Your probation
is for a year, but if you behave yourself, it will be shortened
to 6 months. You will also be required to attend the anger-management classes for 6 weeks. Any questions?
TONY
Yes, Sir. Am I free to go home?
JUDGE
You will spend the night in jail while the paperwork
is being processed. After being processed, you
will be released on your own recognizance.
TONY
Thank you, your honor.

To be continued with my attending an ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS.