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"WE CAN EASILY FORGIVE A CHILD WHO IS AFRAID OF THE DARK; THE REAL TRAGEDY OF LIFE IS WHEN MEN ARE AFRAID OF THE LIGHT." Plato   Today we have become so afraid of offending anyone that we cower when saying anything. We are so angered and sad when there...

"IF THE WORLD WERE A LOGICAL PLACE, MEN WOULD RIDE SIDE SADDLE." Rita Mae Brown   The recent attempt to drain the Swamp has taken a great new twist. You know that dwellers of the swamp do every thing possible to resist change. With the regular coming and going of...

"OUR LACK OF FORGIVENESS MAKES US HATE, AND OUR LACK OF COMPASSION MAKES US HARD HEARTED. PRIDE IN OUR HEARTS MAKES US RESENTFUL AND KEEPS OUR MEMORY IN A CONSTANT WHIRLWIND OF PASSION AND SELF PITY. Mother Angelica   The news last year was about allegations of abuse within the Pittsburgh PA. Diocese...

"THE FINEST CLOTHES MADE IS A PERSON'S OWN SKIN, BUT, OF COURSE, SOCIETY DEMANDS SOMETHING MORE THAN THIS." Mark Twain   You do realize that the 'average' is struck by taking the extremes and creating the average by bring both points to the middle. And everything requires a foundation in...

"GOOD, BETTER, BEST. NEVER LET IT REST. 'TIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER AND YOUR BETTER IS BEST". St. Jerome   I have had people ask me many times how I come up with the topic for my columns? I am generally inspired and since I have a wide range...

"IT IS AWFULLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT YOUR BUSINESS." Gertrude Stein   There is a definite failing of the College and University level business schools. It seems that students are turned out with an incomplete education of how successful businesses run. It is not...

"ONE MAN ALONE CAN BE PRETTY DUMB SOMETIMES, BUT FOR REAL BONA FIDE STUPIDITY, THERE AIN'T NOTHIN' THAT  CAN BEAT TEAM WORK." Edward Abbey   A friend of mine just came back from a visit to France and Paris. As part of the conversation about traffic he made...

"LEADERS ARE RESPONSIBLE NOT FOR RUNNING PUBLIC OPINION BUT FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS". Henry Kissinger   We have enjoyed the pleasure of living in a country that has health standards, relatively clean water, and abundant food. We enjoy a higher standard of living than the world has ever...

"IF EVERYONE WERE A GOOD PERSON, IT'D OBVIOUSLY BE A BETTER WORLD." Arron Paul   The world today has been turned on it's head, just as it has been the entire existence of mankind trod-ding on the earth. When the invasion of our country is fodder for political infighting...

"WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NOVELIST AND THE LIAR? I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED. Amitava Kumar   I love to read and have done so all my life. As a young child mom would read us one chapter from a series called the HAPPY HOLISTERS every morning before getting on...