Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

We only need travel enough to give our intellect an airing. – Henry David Thoreau, diary entry, 11/20/1857 Thoreau, one of the few of our species who only needs one name, might well be, along with Gore Vidal, the most … Continue reading

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The Diary of a Nobody – Fri 7/27/2018

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A Couple Of Days Off…

Friends, we will be taking the rest of the week off. Everything will return Sunday morning. Many thanks, Gaylon

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The Daily Dose – Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sparrow is currently bickering with the state Legion office about the date of the fall conference of the Legion district he commands on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody.   At their spring conference they had decided on their usual … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Francis Bacon

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.  – Francis Bacon Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was an English writer, statesman and philosopher … Continue reading

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The Diary of a Nobody – Tue 7/24/2018

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The Daily Dose – Tuesday, July 24, 2018

All Aboard: We noted yesterday we were considering some changes to the Daily Report feature and today we offer the first: the renaming of the feature to The Daily Dose, a name long used for one of the bellwether features of the old Writer’s Shack. As … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Miles Unger, on Michelangelo

He was the prototype of the temperamental genius, beholden to no one and responsible only to the dictates of his own inspiration. – Miles Unger, Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces Miles Unger is an American writer, specializing in, among … Continue reading

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The Diary of a Nobody – Mon 7/23/2018

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Daily Report – Monday, July 23, 2018

Sparrow still can’t get his alarm clock situation squared away on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody. Recall Saturday there was a power outage and the alarm didn’t go off. Well, he couldn’t be bothered to get a … Continue reading

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