Friday, February 1, 2013



I'm Fine, How are You?

There's nothing the matter with me,
I'm just as healthy as can be,
I have arthritis in both knees,
And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze.
My pulse is weak, my blood is thin,
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.
All my teeth have had to come out,
And my diet I hate to think about.
I'm overweight and I can't get thin,
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.
Arch supports I need for my feet.
Or I wouldn't be able to go out in the street.
Sleep is denied me night after night,
But every morning I find I'm all right.
My memory's failing, my head's in a spin.
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.
The moral of this as the tale unfolds,
Is that for you and me, who are growing old.
It is better to say "I'm fine" with a grin,
Than to let people know the shape we are in.
I'm fine, how are you ?

ABC's of Aging

A is for arthritis,
B is for bad back,
C is for the chest pains. Corned Beef? Cardiac?
D is for dental decay and decline,
E is for eyesight--can't read that top line.
F is for fissures and fluid retention
G is for gas (which I'd rather not mention--
and not to forget other gastrointestinal glitches)
H is high blood pressure
I is for itches, and lots of incisions
J is for joints, that now fail to flex
L is for libido--what happened to sex?
Wait! I forgot about K!
K is for my knees that crack all the time
(But forgive me, I get a few lapses in my
Memory from time to time)
N is for nerve (pinched) and neck (stiff) and neurosis
O is for osteo-for all the bones that crack
P is for prescriptions, that cost a small fortune
Q is for queasiness. Fatal or just the flu?
Give me another pill and I'll be good as new!
R is for reflux--one meal turns into two
S is for sleepless nights,
counting fears on how to pay my medical bills!
T is for tinnitus--I hear bells in my ears
and the word 'terminal' also rings too near
U is for urinary and the difficulties that flow (or not)
V is for vertigo, as life spins by
W is worry, for pains yet unfound
X is for X ray--and what one might find
Y is for year (another one, I'm still alive).
Z is for zest
For surviving the symptoms my body's deployed,
And keeping twenty-six doctors gainfully employed

Copyright © 1999-2013 Denny Davis

Grace and peace!



  1. Ha ha ha hilarious and very true :)

  2. Writer's Block ?

    Proud of your Tattoo eh and little flesh on the bones ? Kidding! How are you Captain, A-Z ok ? :) Don't worry! you can pull the Chariot, just be careful with your back though:)

  3. I always wanted to ask about that tattoo of yours and i think this is just the perfect post to do so.

    1. hi matt,

      when my elder son wanted a tattoo he took me along with him ( bangalore ). he got it on both his arms.

      so i too took a tattoo -- i call it OCTOPUSSY.

      so we came in the papers , as the only father son due to take a tattoo together ( in conservative india of course ).

      i tell mE wife-- any time there is a tsunami and you want to identify me -- look for the tattoo. coz it is unique.

      sometimes i dont know if the gals ( 13 to 60 ) ogle at my tattoo-- or mE obscene biceps, which sometimes is bigger than my head.

      capt ajit vadakayil

  4. Superb Sir :) you sometimes teach me well !!

  5. Most of the medical research is jumping around just the first four alphabets
    A-aids B-blood pressure C-cancer D-diabetes,they are only at the beginning as other alphabets shall be taken care by the side effects of the drugs for treating these diseases for which the pharma companies are ready to pick the you get Eyes trouble due to D and Fatique due to B and there are drugs to take care for these and subsequent problems.What a wonderful cycle from which no body can come out in this life.
    If we follow the life style mentioned in our spiritual literatures,no old age shall bother us as we Grow with the age as our mind can be more focused on the subjects on which we could not devote time due to social responsibilitiesBut never allowed the Fire to settle down and can share our thoughts with many like Ajitji is doing.
    So in my opinion this is the best age of life to peruse Passions and to search ultimate goal of life before our soul gets free fro this body.

  6. Dear Captain

    Will You Help me understand "Prophets",
    Especially Mohammed. The Whole idea about him is very much confusing!

    1. hi umesh,

      buddha was the first MAN to MIRROR hinduism --and he converted the right handed swastika to left handed.

      the next was mohammed.

      punch into google search VEDIC PRACTISES IN MECCA VADAKAYIL

      capt ajit vadakayil

    2. Dear Captain
      Thank you for your reply,
      To understand Hinduism and practices, one must have very good mind and exceptionally high level of comprehensibility. A lay Arab or Schakyan or Chinese will not able able to understand God and How God is presented.
      From Buddha, He must have been a revolutionary. He had exceptionally great level of understanding of what is Brahman. His famous dialogue with a scholar, as told by OSHO, about being asked about himself, He said "I am Pure Awareness". There is no concept of a GOD as MONARCH or MANUFACTURER in his teachings. I infer that GOD idea is very difficult to express by language, so he did not talk about it. But by his teachings,
      he might have helped people realize GOD, to the state of Thath Tvam Asi.

      From Mohammed, He must have been a great man. A man of great wisdom. else He wouldn't be revered by 1/4th of Humanity by today. He must have used his talents to unite warring Arabs into a strong single nation. He must have been an excellent statesman. He must have uplifted a degraded society. It must had been a golden age of Arabia. He must have been in a very much higher state of mind when compared with his countrymen. It is very natural that his teachings would have been misunderstood. I seriously doubt about successors and Biographers of Mohammed(Authors of Hadiths). They Might never have understood an iota of his teachings or they might have been great conspirators. Sorry to say, he must have been the most misunderstood man ever to live on this planet.

    3. Dear Captain
      A small percentage of Sufi Mystics might have attained essence of his teachings. I notice that this goes against the Dr(Drrrrrr)
      Zakir Naiks "Everything is God Apostrophe S".

    4. hi umesh,

      buddha made handuism available to the common man, in their own language . previously all this was in sanskrit.

      buddha just mirrored hinduism and he was a tantra expert.

      this PURE AWARENESS thing is a sanatana dharma vedic concept-- and NOT buddha's own invention.

      read what i have written about pure awareness in my post again--


      buddha was born in 1900 BC, as i have explained in my post--


      as regards mohammed--

      punch into google search CULTURAL WISDOM VADAKAYIL

      it is below my dignity to discuss dr zakir naik -- the king pin of brownie points.

      people are tolerating zakir naik, him as he appears to be a soft man. you rarely find him angry and fuming. his problem is that he is ill informed about other religions.

      if he was one of the aggressive and hardcore akbaruddin owaisi types, he would have been locked up in jail long back.

      capt ajit vadakayil

  7. Good Day Capt. Ajit,

    My name is Ryan Falleiro and sailing in selandia i have heard quite a bit about you. On reading your blog i am truly amazed by your depth of knowledge in chemical tanker operations and general philosophy. No offence but though the chemical tanker handbook is informative now and then i do feel like knocking some of the guru's in the office head off with it.

    Anyway all that apart, I would really love to sail with you and pick at your brain and learn all you have to share in person. I know you probably learnt over many years the hard way and i would like to come up in life the same way, to know i earned it and no one can take it away from me. So please let me know which company you are sailing with so that i may have an opportunity to sail with you.

    Please regard this as a request from the heart of a humble chief officer who is willing to learn to a teacher in the merchant navy.

    If you are willing to teach, I am eagerly waiting to learn.

    you can contact me at +91-9923658197 or

    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Yours sincerely
    Ryan Falleiro

    1. hi ryan,

      i am on a sabbatical right now.

      taking my own sweet time to walk on the grass and smell the flowers, after being monopolized by the sea for 4 decades.

      keep in touch vide the comments window.

      capt ajit vadakayil

  8. Namaste Capt. as always you are on the bulls eye enjoyed this post as much as i have enjoyed others.
    sorry for being off topic of late i have been watching Mr Rajiv Malhotra on you-tube and the way he has explained how Christianity is threat to the very Indian civilization seems to be true as they have already eaten up civilization like Native Americans. what is your thought on this and what we can do to prevent this. Your muscles and skin are too young may the bhraman Bless you with long long life. Om shanti

    1. hi ss,

      if we allow the waitress to be empress again in 2014-- our children will be slaves.

      the external affairs minister ( salman khurshid ) and his deputy ( e ahmed from kerala ) are both pakistani lovers.

      salman khurshid had fought for SIMI terrorist orhanisation ( name changed to IM ) as a lawyer .

      capt ajit vadakayil

  9. Dear Sir ,
    Very interesting post , can advice how to control BP .

    1. hi sm,

      Do NOT be obese— walk 5 km daily-- BRISK !.
      Reduce daily salt intake.
      Avoid alcohol.
      Avoid stress — if you cant then do Pranayama.

      Early morning chop up some fresh garlic ( one tea spoon ) with a sharp blade and chase it down with water
      Crush fresh Amla ( 3 nos gooseberry ) and take out the juice. Mix with one teaspoon honey and half a lime ( juice ) , and drink it up.
      Then have your morning bed tea.
      Ayurvedic diet for Hypertension:

      Avoid red meat, egg yolk , too much coffee , cigarettes and salt. Use virgin coconut oil for cooking.

      capt ajit vadakayil

    2. Dear sir - is weight training ok when one has hypertension in the range of 160/110 ?

  10. Dear Captain

    What about Low BP? Does the same apply?


  11. Capt.
    How does one eliminate Psoriasis?
    Thank you.

    1. hi pw,

      Psoriasis is linked to candida fungus.

      85% of the psoriasis patients tested positive for Candida Albicans fungi which causes auto immune diseases.
      Autoimmune disease is that the immune system became confused, stopped working correctly, and began attacking healthy body tissue.

      If the psoriasis patches are visible to others it causes embarrassment--as most people do NOT know that it is not contagious and cannot be spread by touch.

      People with psoriasis are more likely to have diabetes.

      Psoriasis causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin. Normally, skin cells grow gradually and flake off about every 4 weeks. New skin cells grow to replace the outer layers of the skin as they shed.

      But in psoriasis, new skin cells move rapidly to the surface of the skin in days rather than weeks. They build up and form thick patches called plaques .

      The patches range in size from small to large. They most often appear on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or lower back. Unlike eczema, psoriasis is more commonly found on the extensor aspect of a joint.

      Psoriasis is most common in adults.

      If psoriasis is severe, the skin becomes itchy and tender.. The patches can join together and cover large areas of skin, such as the entire back.

      Psoriasis gets better and worse spontaneously and can have periodic remissions (clear skin).

      Many people note a worsening of their symptoms in the colder winter months.

      Moisturizers, like ALOE VERA gel is good.

      Salicylic acid causes skin cells to slough off more easily, preventing them from blocking up the pores. It also reduces scaling..

      Fresh Gomutra ( cow urine ) of humped cow is good.

      Because stress can impact your immune system, high stress levels may increase your risk of psoriasis.

      There is an Ayurveda application called ‘Nimbatiktakam.'.

      Have curd and yoghurt. Avoid animal fats, eggs, processed canned foods from your diet.

      Avoid using soap while taking bath instead use gram flour .

      Exposing to mild sunlight daily for 30 minutes ( UV treatment ) will improve the texture of the affected area of the skin.

      Topical (skin applied) medications include topical corticosteroids . Too much use can thin the skin.

      Vitamin D analogue cream can manage it. Calcipotriene or calclipotriol (Dovonex) is a prescription cream without side effects.

      Epsom salt soaks can be helpful .

      capt ajit vadakayil

  12. oh my god ! ! !
    sir , i want to touch your feet ! and express my respect . for you have written a great article here ! ! !
    thank you so much for making my day :)
    bless you a lot .
    please keep making such posts .

  13. Is there any hope for schizophrenia patients coz on the internet I read it has no cure. I am suffering from schizophrenia since 5 years and I am on antipsychotic drugs for 5 years I am fed up taking medications can I expect any miracle medicine from ayurveda to cure it any suggestions from you sir?

  14. Hi Captain. I am in my late 20's.
    Few years ago I was an athlete.

    Now my knee makes that pop sound almost all the time and it feels weak.
    There is no pain though.

    Sometimes walking is also not comfortable unless i stop and flex my knee and make that popp sound.

    In Google I read that the popping sound and weakness will go by doing body weight exercises.

    Pls tell your opinion.