‘Big 12’ and numbers game
Jokes requiring explanation should be avoided, and so should athletic conferences with numbers in their names. Too many members are here today and someplace else tomorrow.
GE on the take
GE, the once great blue chip company, has been reduced to a money grubbing parasite on the American economy.
William Barclay tells the story of a servant who was sent to meet a train on which his master’s friend, an English nobleman, was supposed to arrive. The servant, who had never met the man, asked his master, “How will I recognize him?” To which his master replied, “He will be a tall man helping somebody.” What a description!
I thought of that story after seeing the excellent film version of Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel, The Help.
I can’t believe summer is over for thousands of kids. Now begins nights of homework, tests and maybe sports of some kind.
My grandson, Jeffrey, started school in Plano Monday and came home with homework in four subjects. I can’t ever remember having homework assigned on the very first day of school. Things have really changed.
Sound the alarms
Lets get one thing straight — I am not a morning person. Never have been and probably never will be.
When I was a kid in school, the only thing that would get me out of bed some mornings was Dad standing over me with a cup of water. Luckily, I never pushed it to the point of being drenched.
Whadda ya really want?
Expect cures for the common cold, erasure of national debt, and world peace before recipients of written invitations really know senders’ actual intent.
Why isn’t it OK to help each other?
We have a semi-strict rule at work that there shall not be any Facebooking. We can do it for work, but many times in search of story ideas, we do troll Facebook pages just to see what our friends and fellow residents are thinking.
Blame it on the Joneses
Until triteness wore it down to a nub, the expression “keeping up with the Joneses” was a guaranteed grin-getter, or at least a “been there/done that” nod of the head.
Wrapping up records
I hope you’ve been able to read my columns all week long about what types of public records are available, how much they’ll cost you to obtain and how to get help in finding them.
Good medicine for parched souls
In the comic strip Shoe, the young owl is sitting at his school desk taking a test. The quiz question is: “Name all the senses.” He writes this answer: “Sight, sound, touch, smell, taste and humor.”
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