THE NEW FORTY Apparently, the days of gym socks are over...
It doesn't take much to amuse me most days. Simple things amuse simple minds. Some of the things I find amusing I think would be generally amusing to most folks, but others may be amusing based on my ... Posted on 3/16/13 at 2:35 PM
The older I get, the more I realize how much there’s yet to learn. Life lessons are never-ending and have no age limits — thank goodness. Often, they are achieved through blood, sweat and tears, which makes them more valuable than the newest piece of technology or fancy car parked in the driveway. And, unlike the newest 4G gizmo, their relevance endures through generations.
It was a party 14 years in the making. Attendees included nine moms who met when our kids were in preschool. Now, we came together to anticipate and celebrate those same preschoolers’ high school graduations.
There’s a lot of competition for misnamed bills and government programs. But the so-called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program takes the cake — or should I say the big, fat, sugar-filled, frosting-covered, waistline-expanding cake.
Dirty little secrets. None of us are completely immune. We all have them — pesky yet irresistible traits or habits or desires we try to hide from everyone except ourselves. Some of us even attempt to shield the truth from the person staring back at us in the mirror.
My wife Michelle and I built our house about 12 years ago now. One of the things that appealed to me at the time about building new was not having the unexpected cost of home repairs that come with older houses.
The other thing that appealed to me was that Michelle told me, “We are building new.”
“Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three lefts do.” – Eric Parslow
Whether you’re turning a corner or signing your name, being left is hardly ever right. That’s because lefties are in the minority. Only about 10 percent of the population is left-handed.
‘At’ – the two-letter combination originates from humble beginnings as a simple word that required a quick couple hits to the computer keyboard. I grew up knowing when to use ‘at’ within a sentence (but never at the end of one). The tiny word stayed out of the limelight and didn’t get a whole lot of attention — until the pint-sized preposition made the transition from word to symbol and suddenly @ was the place to be.
Recognizing the vital link between a quality transportation system and economic growth, Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed transportation budget makes strategic investments that will create jobs, preserve our infrastructure and reform government without raising taxes or fees.
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