Elections are coming up fairly soon; are there are any “patriotic” answers for those who don’t plan to vote? I will if I don’t forget. I will if I have time. I will if I get back from my business trip. And that list goes on doesn’t it?
Long ago, I thought that everyone had attitudes so I was a bit puzzled to hear someone describing “so and so” as “having an attitude.” Only one?
Retirement is great, especially for those who worked many years. We looked forward to retirement eagerly. But before too long, doing absolutely nothing but enjoying ourselves, gets boring. Having worked for and accomplished a variety of responsibilities, we need constructive reasons to get out again, even if only for shorter periods. That’s not a problem for anyone seeking purposeful activity in Superior and Douglas County. First, let me speak to my good fortune after retirement:
Most of us have received a lot of advice in our lives. Parents offered a good deal when we were growing up and it was lucky for us when we followed it. Since growing up, some we’ve appreciated and some we’ve given very little consideration. We dislike having some people give us advice because we think we know how badly they need it themselves.
This article is going to relate some information that I learned as a youngster 80 years ago, but even more than that, I learned from a variety of sources. They were not the good old days at all when compared with modern conveniences and technology that we enjoy today There is an old saying, “It takes one to know one.” So I should know a few things and decided to make this article on that topic. Many of the things I’m going to share come from my readings or tales my elders recited to me when I was a small fry. There were some good old days, but many of what I share won’t be in the n
Death is not a pleasant subject, but we all have given the subject some thought and will likely drift again into those thoughts if we don’t die early, in an unexpected fashion.
I think, the first time I heard this saying on time, it was “time waits for no man” and we knew that meant all of us — women are finally being almost fully recognized. What took us so long? A local friend and poet, Bud Brand, has received good news on his poem, “Time.’ It will be printed in an upcoming book, “On the Wings of Pegasus.” “Time is a fleeting friend, It gives us life, Then takes it back again, In the realm of eternity, Our lives last only as long As it takes the wind To touch our cheek.” Evidently, all the authors on time are looking at the universe.
I don’t pretend to make the following suggestions because of personal knowledge, lifelong study or high intellect. Since I have read a lot and have access to the results historically proven, I do believe this proposal is a worthwhile effort for debt reduction and wiser use of tax funding. Knowledgeable individuals spell out and with many years to absorb some of it, I present three ways we could get our big debt reduced to manageable size. The first two are longer-range efforts but No. 3 could be made law right away. Stop our empire building.
Is faster and more really better for everyone or just for the young? Is it better for the young in age or spirit or both? I assume that some of my young relatives or friends must think I’m still living in bygone days. They say one of the ways I demonstrate that is by my pleasure in watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday night TV. Welk and his orchestra group have been on TV for more than 50 years. It isn’t only watching Welk, but I give other evidence of slowing down.
Has the new technology — touchscreens, iPads, smart phones, etc. — for the most part eliminated old sayings? If you ask what I mean by old sayings, you’ve already answered my question.