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“The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” (Rabindranath Tagore)

One of the very first blogs I ever wrote was titled, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” This quote was from a Canadian farmer named Nelson Henderson. Many … Continue reading

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“You would be insuperable if you were inseparable.” (Unknown)

Now that the Department of Justice investigation of collusion during the last presidential election has been completed, I thought it might be useful to examine the history of the tactic known as divide and conquer. Divide et impera has been attributed … Continue reading

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“Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials or none at all.” (Gerald Johnson)

Apparently, today’s younger generation is easily impressed. They seem to love the whole notion of superheroes but I’m still amazed by how little it takes to earn their respect. I came to this conclusion recently when I was given the … Continue reading

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“An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless a force acts upon it.” (Sir Isaac Newton)

I’m paraphrasing Newton with this title but it serves my purpose so bear with me. What I always found to be amazing about Newton’s Laws of Motion were how much they reminded me of the laws of emotion. An object … Continue reading

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“For the sake of old times…” (Robert Burns)

This title is actually the loose translation of the Scottish poet’s famous poem, Auld Lang Syne, or more accurately, old long since. As with most things spoken in Scottish and translated to English, this song gets slurred and mumbled by … Continue reading

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“Willful waste makes woeful want.” (Unknown)

I spent the first thirty of my working years trying hard not to waste time, resources or money because every penny mattered. I still fervently believe in this old axiom but my devotion to this cause is being tested every … Continue reading

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“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” (Robert Heinlein)

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and more importantly I hope everyone found a new reason to be thankful. For me at least, I have been blessed with a new grandson and he has already attached himself to … Continue reading

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