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"EVERY LIFE HAS A MEASURE OF SORROW, AND SOMETIMES THIS IS WHAT AWAKENS US." Steven Taylor The famous statement from the movie about Hitler when his occupying troops had to withdraw from Paris was "Is Paris Burning?" Hitler had ordered all the landmarks including Notre Dame to be...

"THE ONLY SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE IS EXPERIENCE." Albert Einstein   If you have been around a while and especially if you have spent any time setting at the Liar's Club drinking coffee, you soon have a good idea of what to raise an eyebrow on. When you are being oversold...

"MANAGEMENT IS DOING THINGS RIGHT; LEADERSHIP IS DOING THE RIGHT THINGS." Peter Drucker   There is a common problem with government especially local government. Remember the saying that all politics start locally. It does not matter what size of town, city, township, county, school district, or state, it...

"THERE'S A VINTAGE WHICH BECOMES WIT, AGE, AND EXPERIENCE." Jon Bon Jovi   Well I had another birthday come and go. I took the opportunity to head off the question of "how does being 64 feel?" It is kind of a rhetorical question people ask when the subject of...

"IT IS OBVIOUS THAT WE CAN NO MORE EXPLAIN A PASSION TO A PERSON WHO HAS NEVER EXPERIENCED IT THAN WE CAN EXPLAIN LIGHT THE BLIND." T.S. Eliot   When I try to explain a point here it is a great shot in the dark. Even though I get so much...

"LIFE LITERALLY ABOUNDS IN COMEDY IF YOU JUST LOOK AROUND YOU." Mel Brooks   If you really think that living in the rural areas is dull and boring then you have way too high a bar for enjoyment. Probably the number one pastime here in the hills is listening...

POLITICS DERIVED FROM THE WORD 'POLY' MEANING 'MANY'. AND THE WORD 'TICKS' MEANING 'BLOOD SUCKING PARASITE'.   There are many who have the words of wisdom that describe the American Dream. Many who have the personal experiences of working hard and achieving their goals and dreams. Most of those who...

"IF WE DESIRE RESPECT FOR THE LAW, WE MUST FIRST MAKE THE LAW RESPECTABLE." Louis Brandeis   I had someone actually say 'thank you for your service' the other day when they found out that I am a retired firefighter/EMT. It was nice and not something I expect. I...

"I AM JUST A GIRL CHASING HER DREAMS AND HAVING AN AMAZING ADVENTURE" Madeline Stuart   When I was looking for an inspirational quote to start this as I always do, this just seemed to fit. In fact it jumped right out at me. I am always adding to my...

WHEN I WENT TO FIND A GOOD SAYING ABOUT ANGER I FOUND NOTHING ABOUT RIGHTEOUS ANGER WHEN I WENT LOOKING FOR A GOOD SAYING. THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING UNDER HEAVEN. I AM ANGRY AND I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE FOR IT. Roger Ringer   I hate thieves. I was angered by...