All the king’s horses and all the king’s men …………………. ………………couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again . We all made it this far in one condition or another . Most of us have perched on walls of one type or another and have fallen off now and then . Right ? Well , admittedly , some of us are more cracked than others . I was jabbering with some old friends this afternoon , old in two senses . We weren’t talking about the old days . We were just jabbering as we might have in the old days . One guy lives in Stockton . Stockton went bankrupt some years back . His house has been robbed twice in the last month or two . The city can’t afford enough police . Another guy works on high-end cars . He was talking about billionaires and their car collections . A third guy sold his environmental engineering company a few years ago and , I think , is living easy nowadays . He was talking about a shack he’s restoring on the beach up north . We are all who we are , shaped in time’s foundry . Old Humpty Dum should not have waited for the king’s horses and the king’s men to pick up his pieces . He should have just picked himself up and gone on . ( I know; I know : easy to say ! )I have a cartoon someplace . A guy with a sad look is behind bars ; his hands on the bars . What was the caption ? ” We keep ourselves in our own cardboard prisons ” , or something like that . Waiting for the king’s horses and all the king’s men ? Probably ain’t comin’ . That’d be my guess.O.K. End of my spiel . Good luck and be safe out there .Oh, did I tell you that Humpty Dumpty had a great fall ? Have a great summer .