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

The Thought for the Day – Lionel Messi

We’ve been spectacular from day one and we deserved this – Lionel Messi Lionel Messi is a professional soccer player. He is generally regarded as one of the very best in the world and currently plays for the Argentinian national … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming Dao

This is the moment of embarking. All auspicious signs are in place. – Deng Ming Dao, 365 Tao Today’s Thought has resonated with us at various times over the years. Oftentimes this is when we’ve made a momentous decision or set out … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Evan Thomas/Dwight Eisenhower

Eisenhower would from time to time pretend to know less than he did, leaving the illusion that he was distracted and ill-informed about matters that deeply engaged him. – Evan Thomas, Ike’s Bluff Ike’s Bluff is about how President Dwight … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gordie Howe

Everything you saw out there, good or bad, was the best I had. – Gordie Howe Gordie Howe, who died Friday at the age of 88, was a professional hockey player, mainly for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. He … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Saul Bellow

I almost never think of my calendar years. I’m forever hiking across the same plateau with no end in sight. – Saul Bellow, Ravelstein Saul Bellow was a Canadian-American writer. HE won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. Ravelstein … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Thomas Edison

If we did the things we were capable of, we would astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison Thomas Edison (1847-1931) was one of the most influential men who ever lived. His contributions to our Human Experience were as enormous as they … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

Of course you did. Have you forgotten you? I must have. I haven’t. You were ambitious. Perhaps you’re right. I have pretty much forgotten me.    – Gore Vidal, Empire Empire is a historical novel from Gore Vidal. It covers the lives … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Garrison Keillor

We are going to sing so that they will remember this for the rest of their lives. There is no other reason to do it, folks, none. Garrison Keillor, Love Me Garrison Keillor is an American humorist, perhaps best known … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gerald Ford

(Government) will continue to be about as good as concerned and conscientious citizens make it. – Gerald Ford Gerald Ford was the 38th president of the United States, assuming office after the resignation of Richard Nixon. Ford certainly was not … Continue reading

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

…change and growth is not in all things and places alike…the passing seasons are but ripples ever repeated in the long long stream. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings It’s said that change is mandatory, but growth is … Continue reading

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