Monthly Archives: June 2008

riding from one world to the next

I use mass transit daily. (bus & train) Surrounded mostly with people similar to myself, the world I see during my daily commute is rather innocuous. When I made the choice to use public transportation, I did so fully realizing that any daytime … Continue reading

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this ‘New Math’ doesn’t add up

George Carlin, age 71. Dead. John McCain, age 72. Presidential candidate. Why?

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more than anthropomorphism?

Weekday morning waiting for the bus. Wood Thrush (maybe a Brown Thrasher?) with a piece of cellophane or plastic in its beak hopping in and out of the shrubbery and onto the sidewalk next to the street where I stand. … Continue reading

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Benchley must have written this on a Monday morning

“I think that I am violating no confidence when I say that Nature holds many mysteries which we humans have not fathomed as yet. Some of them may not even be worth fathoming.” – Robert Benchley

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I’ve wanted to post this for several years

My hometown was my life for twenty years starting the day I came home from the hospital in August 1956 until I left for my junior year of college in August 1976. Everything I experienced growing up in a somewhat (stereotypical) rural small town environment … Continue reading

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Sunday morning and today’s paper (Charlotte Observer) wasn’t delivered until after 8:15AM. I remember as a teen, staying out late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, the Sunday paper (Jacksonville Times-Union) would often be delivered before I went to bed … Continue reading

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shape up

According to General William S. Wallace, head of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, 72% of today’s age eligible youth are unfit to serve in the military because they don’t meet “minimum standards on education, character and health”. Wallace … Continue reading

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