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October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017 – Thought for the Week

One calendar I keep says that today is “Boss Day.” I not sure which greeting card company came up with this idea, but I’m not one who is comfortable with the concept. A quote I ran across recently helps me come to terms with who is a true boss. “More than half of people who […]

October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017 – Thought for the Week

Public education may be crumbling in many of our cities, but if American schoolchildren are still taught history at all, they probably do know that on this day, five hundred and twenty five years ago, Christopher Columbus (they will not know that this Hispanicized Genoese sailor, born Christoffa Corombo, knew himself as Cristóbal Colón) made […]

October 3, 2017

October 3, 2017 – Thought for the Week

One of the themes of the famous 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey was the idea of a man-made computer (names HAL) taking on human characteristics even taking on a will of its own. At a time when computers were not common, it was a revolutionary thought. Unlike HAL, human creations in real life are […]

September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017 – Thought for the Week

At a nursing home, a resident group was discussing ailments. One man said: “My arms are so weak I can hardly life this cup of coffee,” An old lady added: “Yes I know, my cataracts are so bad I can’t even see my coffee,” Then a third person said: “I can’t turn my head because […]

September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017 – Thought for the Week

When I was growing up, my mother didn’t utter the words: “Go wash your hands.” It’s a wonder I made it to old age. Sales of hand sanitizer have skyrocketed since it was introduced in the public in the late ‘90s. A recent study showed hand sanitizers containing ethanol to be more effective at removing […]

September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017 – Thought for the Week

I heard my father the Major once talking to one of the people he worked with, although I don’t remember the conversation, I remember one thing he said. In speaking of my brothers and me he said that: “none of the three of them ever disrespected me to my face.” At the time, I don’t […]

September 6, 2017

September 4, 2017 – Thought for the Week

Well, Labor Day is here again, and though the calendar says we have a little more than two weeks left of summer, it’s time to put the vacation season behind us and gear up for a faster pace at work, and for our children and grandchildren to get back to their school routines. Although Labor […]

August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017 – Thought for the Week

A police officer from Harris County, Texas, took to social media to praise a local teen for offering to provide backup for her while she pumped gas. Officer Tommi Jones Kelley explained in a Facebook post that she was pumping gas in her patrol car when McKinley Zoellner, a teenager she’d never met, approached her. […]

August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 – Thought for the Week

A few years ago, a black bear in Vermont got himself into trouble.  As he was nosing around where he shouldn’t, he got his head stuck in an old-fashioned milk can. (For you youngsters, a milk can was a big metal can with a wide mouth at the top that tapered before opening out again.) […]

August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017 – Thought for the Week

An old fox hunter had been extremely successful, but finally decided to retire and go south for the winter. Before he left for his first winter in a warmer climate, an energetic young man came to him and asked how to become as successful as the old hunter was.  He offered to buy the old […]

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