Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Wrote this a while back. The thought never seems to leave my mind. I really enjoyed writing this blog almost as much as I enjoy listening to Nina Simone. I hope you will listen to the song as well as read my blog. The singing and words echo in my mind. Oh! It is so easy to be misunderstood. We want to say and do the right things but somehow they come out wrong. Leave a comment. Tell me about a time that you were misunderstood. What did you do? Did it work out for the best?

Aging Capriciously


The great jazz singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist Nina Simone sang the song of the title of my blog back in 1965. Although she did not write the song, the passion that Ms. Simone put into all of her songs would make you think that she was singing from personal experience. Then agian, perhaps, we all have personal experience with the subject of this song.

Click on this link to hear Nina Simone’s rendition:


There are many people who aspire (some even claim) to have no regrets in their life. I am well beyond either the aspiration or any such claims. I have lost track of the many regrets I have. This song reminded me of one of them. The song evokes memories of one of my famous phrases which I now deeply regret. My regret is having unequivocally and mindlessly accepted the validity of…

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