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It is so comforting to know that the State of the Union address is finally going to be delivered on February 5th. It’s had me worried ever since the Speaker of The House informed the President of the United States that he was not going to be allowed to stand before Congress and deliver the much ballyhooed information that our nation’s leader is bound, by the Constitution, to deliver from time to time. For many, many years now it has been delivered verbally, and I so look forward to this speech each year that I actually lose sleep in the days leading up to the address.

In all fairness, though, this information is supposed to be delivered to the Legislative branch of the government, not the people. It’s a state of the union address. Our Congressmen have no idea what’s going on in this country, so they rely on the President to tell them. That’s a scary thought. Continue reading

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Looking For Another Herd

Recently, I’ve been thinking about how our virtual world is overtaking our physical world. All around me I see people more interested in that small, oblong object they grip mobile-society-china-olympics-horizontal-large-galleryin one hand and poke at with the other than they are with what is all around them. They don’t see the first robin of spring, nor the otter swimming in the slough, or the arrival of the swallows. They probably saw an eagle hunt on the internet once, though.

A man and woman sit in a restaurant, each more engrossed with their cellphones than they are with the person on the other side of the table. They no longer discuss the day’s events, or their future engagements. They drift farther and farther away from the person they so loved not long ago. Continue reading

The Story That Counts

I follow a blog, marc & angel HACK LIFE, that has lots of good, interesting ideas throughout it. At the end of one particular entry, Marc Chernoff writes, “But above all, cropped-022_19a_fotor.jpglaugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Life is short, yet amazing. Enjoy the ride.” I second the motion. It’s advice I wish I had followed everyday of my life. But, you live and learn, and life goes on. The operative word there is “learn.”

So, today I’d like to quote a part of one of Marc’s writings. As a matter of fact it’s there that I got the quote from the previous paragraph. The name of this particular entry is 18 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was 18. It has lots of advice that would have been great to tell yourself when you were 18. Things like “Commit yourself to making lots of mistakes,” “Find hard work you love doing,” and “Invest time, energy and money in yourself every day.” They’re all good ideas. I wish they, and many more like them, had been drilled into my thick skull before I’d left home.
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