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

The Thought for the Day – Thurston Clarke

In Profiles in Courage he had been the one delivering the verdict, praising eight senators for possessing…the breadth of a man above party or section…and, above all, a deep-seated belief in themselves…“ – Thurston Clarke, JFK’s Last Hundred Days Thurston … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Robertson Davies

Age, linked with achievement, was a splendid crown to life, and took the sting from death. – Robertson Davies, The Lyre of Orpheus Robertson Davies was a Canadian writer and newspaper executive, spending most of his life in southern Ontario. … 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 Deng Ming Dao is an American artist and writer and 365 Tao is a book of daily Tao meditations that contributes to … Continue reading

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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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