Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Thought for the Day – Will Durant, Voltaire

He forged fiercely a path for his truth, until at last kings, popes, and emperors catered to him, thrones trembled before him, and half the world listened to catch his every word. – Will Durant, On Voltaire Will Durant was … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Emily Brightwell

She’d often observed that people generally lived up to whatever expectations they had of themselves. – Emily Brightwell, The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries Emily Brightwell is the pen name of an American writer named Cheryl Lanham, and The Inspector and … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose/May 20, 2017

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Major League Baseball (MLB) executives are talking about farting around the game’s rules again, changes designed to make games go quicker. As they should. The average MLB game now takes three hours and five minutes to … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Eleanor Roosevelt

We should constantly be reminded of what we owe in return for what we have. – Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is, among other things, a former first lady of the United States. An active, outspoken … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – May 17, 2017

Notes from around our Human Experience… FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!: It is plain that we are not going to get any leadership at all from the Trump Administration. Actually, that has been obvious almost since Day 1.. All … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Charles Bukowski

Skid row was disgusting. The life of the sane, average man was dull, worse than death. – Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye Charles Bukowski was an American poet and writer. We were introduced to Bukowski in 2011 at the Huntington … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Chesty Puller

These poor bastards. They’ve got us right where we want them. We can shoot in every direction now. – Chesty Puller Chesty Puller is the most decorated Marine in United States history. Six times he earned the nation’s second highest … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – May 14, 2017

WE HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS AND WE HAVE SOME BAD NEWS: The good news is Donald Trump has met every expectation we set for his presidency. Fly In The Ointment: The bad news is those expectations were rock bottom to begin … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Thoreau

If you are acquainted with the principle, what do you care for a myriad of instances and applications? – Henry David Thoreau, Walden Henry David Thoreau needs no introduction to most, and certainly not to our regular readers. HIs views … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John Wooden

Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. – John Wooden John Wooden was the basketball … Continue reading

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