Category Archives: People

After 101 Articles, My Favorites are…

Almost 2 years ago, I began writing articles for this blog.  My goal was to write about something interesting or humorous.  I intended it to be positive, especially with so much negativity in the media.  I have posted 101 articles.  … Continue reading

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Influential People

Time magazine, April 30 – May 7, 2018 (a double issue) has a cover story entitled: The 100 Most Influential People.  Influential is defined as “individuals whose time is now.  It is not necessarily a measure of power or milestones … Continue reading

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D’oh! Homer Simpson Breaks 2 Records

In this television season, Homer Simpson, aided by his “loving” family, has set 2 television records. To truly understand the magnitude of this achievement, you need some background information. America’s true “wild west” history lasted from approximately 1865 to 1895.  From … Continue reading

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A Birthday Gift, 2

  I was part of a generation who, to outsiders, seemed to protest everything.  The Vietnam War, students’ rights, college curriculums, the Women’s movement, the first Earth Day, and probably some causes I’ve forgotten. Of course, we were always on the … Continue reading

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A Birthday Gift

When I was a kid, I was usually sick (eg, asthma, eczema, allergies).  When I had a good day, stickball occupied my –and my friends’ –time. But when it rained, we were forced inside our homes.  There were board (not “bored”) … Continue reading

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Presidential Material

Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time reading and writing about Mark Twain (ie, Seriously Funny People, 3/15/18, and Mark Twain: Humor and Wisdom, 3/28/18). He had great hair, including a mustache. I’ve pictured him in both articles. It made … Continue reading

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Mark Twain: Humor & Wisdom

I found a picture of young Mark Twain (see above). A great head of hair, and it was not white yet (see elsewhere). He was a story teller, lecturer, writer and traveler. Often, his words –written or spoken—could be both … Continue reading

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