Monthly Archives: June 2017

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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The Thought for the Day – Robertson Davies

The Fool is zero. And what is zero? Power, no? Put zero to any number and in a wink you increase its power by ten. He is the wise joker who makes everything else in the hand conditional. – Robertson … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – June 18, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… HERE WE GO AGAIN: Last month we wrote about Cleve Heidelberg, an Illinois man who spent 47 years in prison after being convicted of murder, a conviction that was vacated earlier this year. It … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John F Kennedy

Go for the top. If you aim for second you will end up there. – John F Kennedy The 100th anniversary of John Kennedy’s birth passed recently. We couldn’t be bothered to do a Thought for the Day then, so … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – June 17, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… THERE’S ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE: Last month, the Ringling Brothers Circus closed after entertaining Americans for parts of three centuries.  It didn’t take long to fill the entertainment-you-don’t-need-to-see-but-want-to-see void, as it was announced this … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – June 14, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… BRILLIANT OL’ CHAP: We have come to the conclusion that either President Donald Trump will serve out his term or he will not serve out his term. Right now I ‘d say it’s 50/50, … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – June 13, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… BACK TO THE FUTURE: In our last column we discussed how the latest unemployment rate of 4.3 percent, while good, is not indicative of a strong American economy. It should be, but it’s not. … Continue reading

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