Something To Think About - 1/6/17
Humorist Robert Benchley once noted that “The advantage of keeping family accounts is clear. If you do not keep them, you are uneasily aware of the fact that you are spending more than you are earning. If you do keep them, you know it.”
Something To Think About - 1/5/17
Playwright George Bernard Shaw believed that “The liar’s punishment is not that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.”
Something To Think About - 1/4/17
Author and historian James Truslow Adams claimed that “There are obviously two educations. Once should teach us how to make a living. The other should teach us how to live.”
Something To Think About - 12/30/16
“While only one gathering can be pleased by the presence of the polite person,” noted Benjamin Franklin, “many more can be pleased with the absence of the disagreeable one.”
Something To Think About - 12/23/16
Augusta E. Rundel called Christmas, “that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance.”
Something To Think About - 12/21/16
Norman Wesley Brooks said: “Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, or not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.”
Something To Think About - 12/20/16
Writer, editor and critic Samuel Johnson believed that “Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords.”
Something To Think About - 12/7/16
After serving as a key fundraiser for Pres. Obama, multi-billionaire Penny Printzker became the US Secretary of Commerce in 2013. Where was all the angst at that time about billionaires in the Pres.'s cabinet? Competent is competent.
Something To Think About - 12/6/16
No one who had their job on the line questioned whether Donald Trump should have or should not have called on Carrier Corp to not move all their jobs to Mexico.
Something To Think About - 11/18/16
The late Erma Bombeck one observed that “It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of super-sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.
Something To Think About - 11/14/16
Of children, Anne Frank wrote: “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
Something To Think About - 11/12/16
Civil Rights Activist Whitney M. Young encouraged us to “Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.”
Something To Think About - 11/10/16
President Obama may not go down as First Golfer given that Wilson and Eisenhower played more rounds while in office, but he gets the prize for most expensive: $3.6mm for a round of golf in 2012 in Florida with none other than Tiger Woods. At taxpayer expense of course.
Something To Think About - 11/11/16
I guess all this civil disobedience taking place in urban areas around the country is fitting payback for all the rioting and distruction caused by Republicans in 2008 and 2012. Oh, wait, there wasn't any.