Tag 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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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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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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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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Probably the worst place to build a house would be directly over the North Pole or the South Pole, because literally every room would be in a different time zone.  It would be impossible to coordinate anything, because everybody’s watch would say something different. I’m experiencing terrible insomnia lately, but the payoff is in thoughts …

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Pillars of the Community

“To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.”  ~Abbie Hoffman The city in East Texas where I live has over 100,000 people, but we only have two grocery stores to choose from: Walmart, and Brookshire’s. Brookshire’s is …

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Me and Sherwood and Billy Pilgrim

From Malcom Cowley’s introduction to the Penguin Classic’s edition of Sherwood Anderson’s Windesburg Ohio, © 1919: One characteristic of the subconscious is a defective sense of time: in dreams the old man sees himself as a boy, and the events of thirty or forty years may be jumbled together. Time as a logical succession of …

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I’m very leery of the movement to legalize marijuana. The same people with the power to improve our lives are instead offering to sell us– at a substantial profit– a few moments relief from the world they have created. That’s not nearly good enough.

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can/must

Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we have to do it, and just because we posses something doesn’t mean we deserve to possess it. I read an article that said the coming revolution in artificial intelligence and automation is going to cause social upheaval as millions of people are thrown out of work. …

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