Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Daily Dose – June 30, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… ADVANTAGE: MEN: Former professional tennis player John McEnroe opened his yap last week and, not for the first time, something that ended up controversial came out. It was actually fairly innocuous, though this did … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Thoreau

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – June 28, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… USA! USA!: The United States Senate has announced it will not vote on its GOP-written health care bill anytime soon. Considering how lousy a bill it was, along with the fact very few liked … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Robert Louis Stevenson

There is no duty so much we underrate as the duty of being happy. – Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson remains, more than a century after his death, one of this planet’s most translated writers, the author of such … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – June 26, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… CAPSULE VICE PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE REVIEW: Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, Interstate 25, Colorado Springs, Colorado: Unless you are a stalker, you generally do not run into vice presidential motorcades too often, … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – June 25, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT: The picture of United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was almost laughable. We saw it on the AP wire and you may have seen it, too. Dutifully … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

– Men are unfathomable, aren’t they? – I agreed. Actually, I have found men quite fathomable. They look entirely to their own interest.  – Gore Vidal, Creation Gore Vidal is featured regularly here at the Thought for the Day, and … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – June 21, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT: One of the funny things about Tuesday’s special US House of Representatives election in Georgia was how it was being hailed as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – June 21, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… CAPSULE BOOK REVIEW: Lincoln, The Prairie Years by Carl Sandburg: Whew. Made it. Climbed the mountain. That is the best way to describe putting this book down for the final time, because completing this … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – June 19, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… RIP, SHIPMATES: No matter what the investigation into the crash of the USS Fitzgerald with a Philippine-flagged container ship ends up showing, it will show that seven US Navy sailors died needlessly. This Is … Continue reading

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