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Happy New Year to the 6,722,318,700 of us on the planet at 13:50 5-1-09, and to the 122,231 who join us daily according to the World Clock by…
Dear Santa: Christmas catalogues come in handy these days. They help us to describe clearly what we’d like you to bring us.
Standing up for Canada … A child stood silently on an overpass in southern Ontario this day waving a Canadian flag.
It’s all for the good of the Canadian people… Well, fellow Canadians, it’s time to believe in Santa again.
A thought from Shakespeare’s England, comes in a book published in 1592. It tells the young swain to bend old pennies and give them to his…
Dancing with words . . . Fog stole the mountain this morning, and left its breath on every berry and twig of our May tree; actually, its breath was…
The first rule of life is: “The best things in life aren’t things!” We’re surrounded by rules, too many some say, though…
How gullible are we? Chargoggaggoggmanchaugagoggchaubunagungamaug is a native American name meaning “you fish on your side, I’ll fish on…
Ten Lost Years… “…Look at it this way. Say on July 1, Steve had a business and a fine house and a nice wife.
Speaking of days … “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you,”…
Words and Numbers Our incumbent politicians, and bands of political hopefuls are promising the moon, and we, on the receiving end, might want to…
Hank Ketchum’s thought may be useful during this election campaign. “Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it, but don’t swallow it.
“All Shook Up” A friend sent a list of songs today, 337 of them. Many titles evoked emotions and moods laid on by the election call.
“It would be a great reform in politics if wisdom could be made to spread as easily, and as rapidly, as folly.
Mandela’s eight . . . Writer Richard Stenge worked with Nelson Mandela for two years toward publishing Mandela’s biography, A Long Walk…
Monday morning blues, eh? Well these blues are a figment of the imagination according to Australian scientists.
People of wisdom are admired; people of wealth are envied; people of power are feared, but only people of character are trusted. Tergiversation . . .
2x4s at work … or little things can mean a lot A woman came home from work to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, like in a…
Signs . . . Are they spontaneous, a flash of inspiration, or are they “signs of the times?” There is nothing…
Stop, look, and listen . . . When we were kids, adults were the other side — not enemies as such, just not where you’d go for advice on…