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“Grandpa was a carpenter.” (John Prine)

One of my favorite songwriters is John Prine. He’s not much of a singer but his lyrics are quite memorable. The first time I ever heard Grandpa was a carpenter, I thought he was writing about my own grandfather, Guy … Continue reading

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“Honestly… Let’s call a spade a spade not a gardening tool.” (Erasmus)

I’m glad I’m old.  As one of the most elderly people at my place of employment, I am afforded a level of freedom that the youngsters can’t achieve. It’s a darn good thing because I have a tendency to be … Continue reading

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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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