Most of us have had bad days in our lives. On those days, everything possible seems to have gone wrong. Why me, you probably thought; I’ve tried to do the right things and why has the world turned against me. I would wager that you’ve had those days too.
A friend who reads this column asked me why I often use quotes.
I’ve used portions of Bud Brand’s poetry in past articles. Slowly, but surely, I’ve come to the conclusion that I should share a bit, about Bud with you. It always makes me happy to know some local volunteer that has made, and continues to make, it very good for others. Actually Bud’s poetry will be my main topic today.
Who hasn’t forgotten something that later came back to embarrass them? I’ll bet it has happened to you. Most everyone reading this will likely remember such an experience.
Has the new technology (glass screens, iPads, smart phones, etc.) partially eliminated old sayings?
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program is a great community service: Many people doing so many good things for those who truly benefit and appreciate the help.
I’m reading about a man who served as president during my very early life, Calvin Coolidge.
I’ve been asked several times why I write this column. I think the questioners are thinking a few additional words, “at your age?” I am old, but I don’t feel that my life is over. I do have physical limitations (had to give up handball at the YMCA a few years ago).
We all would rate a good attitude as very important in life. We would rate ourselves as having a good attitude. Okay, but there are a few individuals who can never seem to discover a good characteristic to cite. Don’t you agree? So let’s spend a few minutes examining this trait a bit further.
At times, I have been accused of being liberal and progressive by conservative friends.
Have you had some of those thoughts too? What I would have done under different circumstances — what I could have done if I had chosen to do so and/or what I should have done.
A reader — always pleased to hear from one — asked me if I was going to let Christmas pass by without comment.
I’ll bet this has been bothering you too. What happened? What caused the collapse of worldwide financial agencies?
I took “Indian Givers, How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World” by jack Weatherford along on a western trip with stops at the Crazy Horse Museum in the Black Hills and a National Indian Monument in Pipestone, Minn.
We’ve had a good deal of political fear expressed since 9-11. When will the terrorists attempt to strike again?
Are you hearing more about sustainability these days too?
You, very likely, will think me presumptuous for bringing up the sacrosanct subject of high finance.
One of the joys of being able to write this column are the comments you return. Most are positive kind and generous.
With the discouraging talk today of recession, old fogies like me especially are probably thinking a wee bit about our U.S. depression in the 30’s known as the Great Depression.
When I was a young-un, nationality was important. At least it was in my neck of the woods.