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Notes from around the Human Experience… ANCHORS AWEIGH: Last week the Navy released its reports on collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John McCain. Both suffered catastrophic collisions this past summer, the Fitzgerald off the southern coast of … Continue reading
If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American poet, essayist and lecturer. He was ordained as a … Continue reading
Notes from around the Human Experience… OUR COUNTRY IS DYING: Usually after the latest mass shooting we trot out our suitably witless remark about cutting and pasting the previous mass shooting column, changing only the location and the number of … Continue reading
Humility will give you the power to do the job honestly. – Sonny Bono, December 5, 1997 Sonny Bono was an American singer, actor and politician and today’s Thought was one of the few we were actually present at when … Continue reading
Notes from around the Human Experience… WHO HAD NINE MONTHS IN THE POOL?: In fairness to President Trump – President Trump! – none of the three people indicted in the Mueller investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential … Continue reading
781….for here on earth there is nothing but falsehood and deceit. – King Frederick William of Prussia, August 1718 King Frederick William I was king of Prussia from 1713 until his death in 1740. He was an able ruler who … Continue reading