Category Archives: Personal

P.O.’d

Yesterday I received a Christmas card from my sister– a card she had mailed two months ago. Mona recently sent a card to my Dad, who lives three miles away.  It took two weeks to get there. The post office used to be so good, and now they are almost useless.  We’ve had to start …

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The Lesser Of

I’m paraphrasing, but already the Democrats are saying things along the lines of, “No matter how deeply flawed our candidate is, you still have to vote for him because the alternative is even worse.” This feels like the prelude to another truly awful choice.

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It shouldn’t have mattered anyway.

After 9/11 happened, the company my father worked for sent out a memo saying they would no longer use a local motel.  They said it was owned by Arabs who refused to fly the American flag. My father stopped by this motel on the way to work the next day, and saw the American flag …

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Ambitions

“Driven by the hunger for fame and originality, we are like these monkeys, thinking that we are so clever in discovering things and convincing our fellow humans to see what we see, think what we think, driven by ambition to be the savior, the clever one, the seer of all. We have all kinds of …

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Repulsive

“Yet for every story of warped lives which fifty years later the critics of progressive schools might present, the Recording Angel might, no doubt, offer a hundred, telling of boys and girls thwarted and starved by traditional processes which made learning a repulsive and meaningless discipline to be suffered like measles, bad weather, or ill-tempered …

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Statistical Anomalies

We traveled through La Guardia airport over the holidays, and the TSA “randomly” selected my Lebanese wife for a pat down. She was the only one I saw “randomly” selected.

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Sunset

Mona sent me this picture of the sunset she saw on her drive home. The sky above makes the world below seem so insignificant.

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Sam

Even anonymously, behind the shield of a url, it’s hard for me to open up.  I intended for this blog to be a lot more personal, but it ends up being book excerpts and favorite quotes. My wife Mona writes much more from the heart, and I thought she did a good job talking about …

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Not A Secret

Not me. I hated school, and dropping out at 15 was absolutely the best decision I ever made.  I wish I could have found a way to leave sooner. PostSecret updates every Sunday, HERE.  

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Benignant

benignant (adj) /bəˈnɪɡnənt/ (now rare) Kind; gracious; favorable.   One fun thing about reading old books is learning cool words that have fallen into disuse. I like “benignant.”  I’m going to use it.

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It occurred to me that if life is eternal, then Jesus didn’t really “sacrifice” anything.  He just had a really bad day. And I don’t mean that as a dig at Christians.  I was just thinking how much better things could be if more of us were willing to have a Really Bad Day every …

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Three autobiographies I’ve read that made me intensely dislike the author: Time Enough To Win by Roger Staubach Have Tux, Will Travel by Bob Hope It’s in the Book, Bob by Bob Eubanks

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