Monthly Archives: August 2012

If You Please

I know it is sometimes unavoidable, but pleasing is something that can make life miserable. I know. I am an expert. I grew up thinking I had to be the person my parents wanted me to be, rather than being … Continue reading

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Senior One and Senior Two

When I started high school as a freshman in 1953, I entered knowing there was a big reward at the end of my senior year — a trip with my classmates to Washington, D.C. It was a tradition. During my … Continue reading

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An Apt App

I enjoy sports, especially the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. When I learned that I could download an app on my iPod that would let me know not only when my team was playing but would send me the scores at various times … Continue reading

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The Seesaw (Revised)

“Balance” is a word that has to be the key to right-thinking. Balance is the seesaw of our human existence. Balance needs to be taught to kindergarten children who are screaming “Mine!” Bigots who have lost the idea of balance … Continue reading

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Memories of First Grade

Two of my grandchildren just went into first grade this year. It certainly brought back memories for me. I attended my first grade class at Florida Street Elementary School in Clinton, SC. It is probably a bit ironic that I … Continue reading

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The Blizzard of 2012

I live an austere life. I don’t spend money for things I don’t need. When I go to a ballgame, I refuse to pay outrageous prices for hotdogs and a Coke. I wear most clothes until they look goofy or wear … Continue reading

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Nazi Un-intelligence

I have written in this blog several times about the importance of words and language. I have just finished reading No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin. In this book, Mrs. Goodwin writes about the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during World War … Continue reading

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