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The Thought for the Day – Nicholas Monsarrat

The man who finds the smell is the one who sniffs. – Nicholas Monsarrat, Smith and Jones Nicholas Monsarrat (1910-79) was a British naval officer and writer. Though a pacifist, he served Britain honorably in the Navy, attaining the rank … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – November 14, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… CAPSULE BOOK REVIEW: Peter the Great: His Life and Times By Robert K. Massie: For most of the biographies we’ve read over the years we had at least a passing acquaintance with the subject. Not … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Benjamin Franklin

I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, if he first forms a good plan, and makes the execution of that same plan his sole study and business. – Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – November 13, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME: Arguing about who should and should not be in baseball’s Hall of Fame used to be great fun, and there was a time when the ten people being … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. – Alfred, Lord Tennyson Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-92), was an English poet. He replaced William Wordsworth as poet laureate of England – though he wasn’t the first choice … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – November 12, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… ELECTION DAY…VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN: We live in a small town. It has a pretty good diner, a bar, a small grocery store and no stop lights. Usual small town stuff. And we also … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

Atossa was never more splendid than when she was improvising towards some great end.  – Gore Vidal, Creation Atossa (550 BC-475 BC) was the wife of King Darius the Great of Persia. She was strong-willed, persistent, patient and cunning traits … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – Veterans Day, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… TEN HUT!: You know, honestly, we cannot remember Veterans Day being the big deal it is today while growing up. And we come from a family of many veterans. 9/11 changed that, of course, … Continue reading

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On Congress Not Declaring The Wars We Fight

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The Bottom Ten/NFL Week 11

The Bottom Ten/NFL Week 11 By Gaylon Kent America’s Funniest Guy With the bottom falling out in Denver, and both Green Bay and Houston losing star quarterbacks, the race for The Dan Henning Trophy – symbolic of NFL Bottom Ten … Continue reading

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