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Those Oldies But Goodies

March 14, 2011

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As I was driving today my radio was tuned in to the XM music of the 50’s station.  This is music that I listened to in High School. I liked it, but never gave it much thought beyond it being the background music of my adolescent years.  It’s rather astounding that the simplistic three chord […]

The Roots Of Boredom

February 6, 2011

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“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone”.  Thus said the French philosopher Blaise Pascal.  I used to think that boredom was an affliction that was peculiar to the young. Children and Youth are always rendering that complaint and view it as something very  difficult to endure.  I […]

A Tribute To My Bowling Team-Mate

January 28, 2011

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Today I lost a team-mate and a friend. She died unexpectedly, although when one is in their mid-eighties the possibility is certainly always there.   I bowl on a senior league bowling team. We bowl every Friday and have a great time.   Gayle was one of our most enthusiastic members and never missed a game […]

Are Things Today Really That Bad?

January 25, 2011

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The economy is depressed, people are out of work, real estate is in the tank and people are just generally fed up with a declining standard of living and the politicians that have caused most of the problems.   If this is your view of life in the twenty first century, let us consider what life […]

The Art Of Complaining

November 16, 2010

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“The meritoriousness of your complaint is directly proportional to the condition of those you are complaining to.  The illustration is from the  Steven Pastis  cartoon  “Pearls Before Swine ” He  has really hit the nail on the head with this entry from today’s newspaper. Very often great wisdom and heady observation emerge from the wonderful […]

The Death Of Optimism

August 8, 2010

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In  an opinion piece by syndicated columnist Peggy Noonan in today’s Wall Street Journal, Ms. Noonan laments that public optimism about the “American Dream” has declined in America to an alarming degree.  The bonds that cement us together as a free and united people are being eroded by the rising radicalism of the politically correct, […]

Immigration and Common Sense

May 16, 2010

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The recent madness over the Arizona Governor signing a bill making it legal for police officers to question a persons immigration status has reached the point of lunacy.  The city of Los Angeles, despite being nearly bankrupt, has decided to cease doing business with the State of Arizona . Because of previous pending contracts with […]