Monday, June 29, 2009

According to a young man who works for one of our suppliers who parents were Salvadoran by birth, half the citizenship of El Salvador lives in the United States.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Apology does not make it OK

You are a politician, and it is revealed that you have been committing adultery against your wife. So, you go on television, act contrite, apologize to everyone - and that is supposed to make everything all right? I'm sorry. Not to me.

St. Louis Cardinal moments

I was listening live when Lou Brock broke the single-season steals record, when Fernando Tatis his two grand slams in the same inning, and when Fernando Valenzuela pitched his no-hitter against the Cards. Lots of fun.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What is wrong with these expressions?

"Roger willco"
"Over and out"
What do The Runt, Jameison, Birmingham Brown and Goldie Locke have in common?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Our old movie collection

You kids realize that you will get to fight over all the old movies we have after we are dead and gone. That’s the good news. The bad news is that DVD’s will probably be obsolete by then so you won’t be able to play them anyway.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My costs vs. my earings

When I was in college at Westark, has was almost exactly 1/10 of the cost today. When I got my first job three years later, I was making more than 1/5 of what I am making today. In other words, the price of has has gone up more than twice as fast as my earnings.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Doing great things

When we are young, we often think in terms of accomplishing great things, and sometimes we are able to do just that. As we grow older, however, we frequently turn our attention just to accomplishing something; and if we can add up a number of “somethings” consistently, it will be significant.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I suspect that the underlying issue in the current health care crisis is that this earth is still under a curse. It is still by the sweat of our faces, and this is no Garden of Eden. We know how to heal much: but now we cannot afford to do it.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Trivia fact. While under contract to Warner Bros., George Raft turned down picture after picture as being "unimportant" and thus unworthy of his talents. Among his turned-down projects were such minor items as High Sierra and Casablanca.