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Selections from Gaylon’s personal quotebook! Plus exciting commentary from Gaylon

December 2, 2017

Friends, The Daily Dose and The Thought for the Day will be taking some time off. At least this week, maybe more. We’ll see. The Bottom Ten, of course, will run as scheduled. The second coming wouldn’t stop that. The final NCAA Bottom Ten … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – James Russell Lowell

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.  – James Russell Lowell James Russell Lowell (1819-91) was an American poet, critic and diplomat. As a poet he was one a group of New England poets known as … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Mark Messier

You can’t be afraid to slay the dragon. – Mark Messier Mark Messier was a professional hockey player who played two seasons in the World Hockey Association before playing 25 seasons in the National Hockey League. Teams he played on … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Nero Wolfe

Come, sir, is time really so precious? Mine isn’t. If yours is, all the more tempting to steal a little. – Nero Wolfe Nero Wolfe is actually a fictional character, a private detective who lives in a brownstone on West … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – FDR

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. – Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt was, of course, the 32nd president of the United States. The only president to serve more than eight years, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau, Walden While not our … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Abraham Lincoln

The world will little note nor long remember what we say here… – Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, 11/19/1863 Today is the 154th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, one of our species most memorable speeches. Abraham Lincoln gave it at … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Lawrence Sanders

In the city, people paid to hear other people sing and watch other people feel. Passion has become a spectator sport supported by emotional cripples. Love and suffering were knacks possessed by the talented paid to display their gifts. – … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – King David

As one thinketh in is heart, so is he. – King David King David is historically represented as the second king of Israel and Judah. For centuries there was little evidence outside the Bible that David existed, though the 1990’s … Continue reading

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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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