June 1, 2016

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. (Miles Kington, journalist) Have you ever known someone who seemed very intelligent—had a lot of knowledge, but didn’t seem to make sense of the simplest...

Choosing a Different Path

On occasion, I get the idea not to walk on the woods road but to walk directly to the ridge, thinking I will get more exercise. There is nothing wrong with this rationale, but my evaluation of the terrain and my abilities to make the ascent are...

May 31, 2016

You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him (Nubiagroup.blogspot). Some people seem to be in a bad mood most of the time. They are discouraged almost to the point of depression. And when you discover what it is that has...

May 30, 2016

A girl’s true beauty is the reflection of her inner happiness. (Anon.) In today’s society outward beauty seems to be at a premium. Advertisements in print and TV commercials exalt the pretty face and the perfect body, but very little is said or...

May 29, 2016

Darkness is the absence of light. Evil is the absence of good. (quoted by Tom Roy, author, sports coach) Those comments are both obvious and significant. But the preacher whom Roy quoted went on to say, “What about words? Silence is the absence...

May 28, 2016

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will always find a way around law. (Plato, classical Greek philosopher) Readers Digest used to have a column titled “There Ought to Be a Law” that included common...

High Jump

“Throw your heart over the bar.”   A young athlete was having trouble jumping over a high bar. The track coach put his arm around the boy’s shoulder and said, “Son, you can do it, and this is how. Throw your heart over the bar, and your body...

May 27, 2016

As long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence. (George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright) Shaw may not have been speaking for everyone, but his comment is certainly a...

#7 – This is Crazy!

I had been actively looking for a new job since early fall of the previous year. Anticipating leaving Chrysler, I signed a six-month lease on a home in Detroit that was up June 30, 1980. It was early February, and nothing was happening. I was...

May 26, 2016

Be real, because a mask only fools people on the outside. (Alex Gaskarth, singer and song writer) He continues, “Pretending to be someone you’re not takes a toll on the real you, and the real you is more important than anyone else.” This comment...

The Tortoise (Slow Down…Speed Kills)

Most of us are familiar with the story of the tortoise and the hare. The tortoise may be slower, but he wins the race.  The pacespeed of life in the fast- paced, high- tech world of the 21st century is fast, faster, and fastest. Yet all of nature...

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