Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

“Too often we…enjoy the comfort of opinion
         without the discomfort of thought.”  (JFK)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016


        ... Had this been an actual emergency,
            we would have fled in terror,
            and you would not have been informed.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

  “Disappointments should be cremated, not embalmed.”

                               (Henry Haskins)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

    "The society which scorns excellence in plumbing
     as a humble activity
     and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because
     it is an exalted activity will have neither
     good plumbing nor good philosophy ...
     neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."

Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday, December 19th, 2016


         "It took me fifteen years to discover
         that I had no talent for writing, but
         I couldn't give up because
                by that time I was too famous."

                     -Robert Benchly

Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday, December 16th, 2016

 Make sure you finish speaking before
            your audience has finished listening.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016


           Whenever anyone says, "theoretically",
           they really mean, "not really".

                        -Dave Parnas

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Simon's Law:

        Everything put together falls apart sooner or later.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

 “There are two kinds of people,
         those who finish what they start and so on.

                     -(Robert Byrne)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12th, 2016

“You can’t see the future through a rearview mirror.”

                            -(Peter Lynch)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9th, 2016

 The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind in others
                  the conviction and will to carry on.

                                -(Walter Lippman)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

My wife said I was hard of hearing...
                At least I think that is what she said.

                           Local ad for hearing aids.
                           (As best I can rememort. tftd)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

There's a fine line between courage and foolishness.
Too bad it's not a fence.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Golden Oldie

            If you don't like someone,
            the way he holds his spoon makes you furious;

            if you like him,
            he can turn his plate over
            into your lap and you won't mind.

                               -Irving Becker

Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Golden Oldie

   Patience serves as a protection against wrongs
   as clothes do against cold.  For if you put on
   more clothes as the cold increases, it will
   have no power to hurt you.  So in like manner
   you must grow in patience when you meet with
   great wrongs, and they will then be powerless
   to vex your mind.

               -Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
                Artist, architect and engineer
                Cited in BITS & PIECES
                BITS & PIECES: Home Delivery 2001/08/16

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Golden Oldie

           The next meeting of "Who did it?, A Grammatically
           Correct Mystery Book Club" will be ....

                          -Meeting notice in the
                           Moby Dickens Bookstore
                           Taos, New Mexico