More wisdom of Will Rogers

“The first thing a despot does is to stifle and throttle laughter. A dictator in this country would have a hard time with Rogers present.” — author Rupert Hughes, at Will Rogers’ funeral A handful of gems from the master: If a fellow doesn’t have a good time once in a while and get aContinue reading “More wisdom of Will Rogers”


Enough! Enough shouting in anger and indignation and oh so outrage. Enough, sez I. Enough woe is me I wish life were easier. Enough crying how dark it is out there. Enough, enough, enough. Yep, we’ve all heard enough angry partisans to last us a lifetime. I’ve heard enough indignant mutterings to know you’re indignant.Continue reading “Enough!”

The future becomes present becomes past

“We’re going to party like it’s 1999” was the answer to Final Jeopardy the other night — Prince’s song was released and hit the pop music charts in 1982, re-released and charted again 17 years later, and a third time 17 years after that. Of course the song was popular again in 1999, and thenContinue reading “The future becomes present becomes past”

We are all interested in the future

“We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.” — The Amazing Criswell, in Plan Nine From Outer Space Ed Wood’s most famous film is one of my guiltiest pleasures, and the opening monologue by The Amazing Criswell is one ofContinue reading “We are all interested in the future”

Go For It Day

What could be different about today if you could make it so? Because, of course, you can make it so! Do you jump out of the rut today? Is it time to commit to the future? Want to dream your biggest dream? Look up and out at the sky — find a view where youContinue reading “Go For It Day”

This is what freedom of speech sounds like

Circling back to something I wrote the other day. I’m not afraid to give voice to idiots with addled brains, because I believe in a marketplace of ideas the idiots will be seen for what they are, no matter how loudly they shout. To go a step further, sometimes someone who appears to be anContinue reading “This is what freedom of speech sounds like”

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