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The Thought for the Day – David Von Drehle

Fear is visceral, and often overmasters reason. Horror trumps analysis. – David Von Drehle, Among The Lowest of the Dead David Von Drehle is an American reporter and writer. He has had a versatile career, covering a variety of beats … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – August 5, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… HIGHER…FASTER…LATER: We don’t usually like to start a column off with a disclaimer – we prefer to bore you in other ways, first – but today we must: We are unabashed fans of the Summer … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – J.R.R. Tolkien

…the burned hand teaches best. After that advice about fire goes to the heart. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Regular readers of this crap know The Lord of the Rings regularly produces content for this feature. We are … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – August 1, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… MOOCH, WE HARDLY KNEW YOU, WHICH IS A GOOD THING: The fun simply is not stopping at the White House. There was a time when we occasionally sat down to write this feature without … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – William C Van Horne

Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt. – William C Van Horne William Cornelius Van Horne was an American/Canadian railroad executive. He was born in America, but ended up settling in Montreal. Born in … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – July 31, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… BOY, GAYLON’S SURE BEEN ON THE RAG LATELY: Over the years, more than one person has said that a freely elected government is merely a reflection of the people who elected them. Let’s take … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Will Durant

The first lesson of philosophy is we cannot be wise about everything. We are fragments in infinity and moments in eternity; for such forked atoms to describe the universe, or the Supreme Being, must make the planets tremble with mirth. … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – July 30, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… NFL = NOT FOR LONG: The evidence is hard to ignore: you play professional football, you get brain damage. We’ve talked before in this space about whether or not the National Football League (NFL) … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Andrew Johnson

…and for my country, whether right or wrong, I am for my country always. – Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, inaugurated after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865. A native of North … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – July 29, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… WHILE WE WERE OUT: The good thing about taking a couple of days off during the Trump Administration is you know there will be material for a column waiting for you when you return … Continue reading

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