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Monthly Archives: October 2013

“SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE . . .”

And the list of bad stuff goes from uncomfortable to disturbing to just flat dangerous.  Nausea.  Vomiting. Diarrhea.  Blurred vision.  Ringing in ears.  Suicidal tendencies.  Stroke.  Heart attack. Tell me again why years have been spent, commercial after commercial, yammering at mature women about their need to control diabetes and joint health;  and hammering at … Continue reading »

Categories: Editorial Opinion, Encouragement | 2 Comments

IT’S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

I know, right?  Don’t you just HATE that Titanic feeling every time you hear, “And hey–it’s for your own good, you know.” Translation:  Nobody’s doing that to ME and getting by with it.  Wouldn’t catch me doing that on a bet!” I have a tight cadre of authors I appreciate and after whom I read. … Continue reading »

Categories: Tell-A-Story-Make-A-Point | Leave a comment

MAY YOU BE . . . YEAH.

Albert Schweitzer once wrote, “Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being.  Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.” We’ve all experienced that.  Sometimes the person offering the lift to you never knows just how desperately you … Continue reading »

Categories: Inspirational | 2 Comments

Okay–What’s This PARC About Default?

Thomas Sowell is a black conservative.  This is a guest article.  You have permission to ignore it if you prefer to think as a liberal–or, as they now like to be masked, a “progressive”. Too many American citizens simply don’t know how this nation was intended to operate.  There are so many in its capitol … Continue reading »

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THE SKUNK AT THE PICNIC

This venue is to encourage you.  For that reason it’s rare that I use it for anything else.  I have the privilege to write thoughts into your daily experience that I believe help you.  In that sense, this post is no exception.  I am trying to encourage you. The major difference is that this message … Continue reading »

Categories: Wisdom | 1 Comment

THIS SOUND LIKE ANYBODY YOU KNOW?

“Hey.  We need to talk.” “Idawannahearit!” “We really do need t—–” “LALALALALALALALA!”  Complete with fingers in the ears, walking away.  Door slams.  Garage door goes up, engine starts, vehicle leaves rubber exiting at warp five. An hour later, texting:  “I care or I wouldn’t try.  I’ll even meet you somewhere, your choice.” REJECTION MESSAGE:  “Look, … Continue reading »

Categories: Wisdom | 1 Comment