Jan. 25, 2010 11:58 am
A colleague at the university where I teach has this sign on her door:
I can only please one person today.
Today is not your day.
Tomorrow does not look good either.
It’s a silly sign and I smile every time I read it. But not everyone does. The number of people with a sense of humor today seems to be on the decline. Magical thinking – the belief that ... Read More
Jan. 18, 2010 10:00 am
Is it Extreme Cultural Idiocy… or the Devil? There must be an explanation. Really. About now banks, insurance companies, airlines, drug companies, and the oil industry are all getting a pretty good pummeling from interest groups, legislators and much of the public. It would appear the companies and their respective industry associations could use a crash course in public relations. (I... Read More
Jan. 11, 2010 1:45 pm
It’s often said that people get the government they deserve or that… we get what we deserve . Those are examples of using a popular quotation from some smart person to help make a case. Usually the quotation offered is close to what was actually said, but not exact enough to win a big-screen TV, luggage, or an all-expenses-paid trip to Latvia.
George Bernard Shaw wrote, " Democracy is a... Read More
Jan. 4, 2010 2:40 pm
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Here are a few things everyone needs to know:
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
– Forrest Gump (by novelist Winston Groom) Life is just a bowl of cherries. Don't take it serious; life's so mysterious.
– Composer George Gershwin Life is an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
– Poet Carl... Read More