Monthly Archives: May 2014

Liberals

“They want to feel good about themselves at someone else’s expense.” James Lee Burke from “Feast Days of Fools.” Burke is a liberal and he knows his crowd. One of my biggest objections to liberalism is the lack of accountability … Continue reading

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Normalcy

“The standards of normalcy find a new low with each passing day.” James Lee Burke from “Feast Day of Fools.” DDB comment: I was at the Hy-Vee grocery store the other day and saw a guy that seemed normal and … Continue reading

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James Lee Burke on aging

“When you get to the end of the track, you don’t regret the things you did. You regret the things you didn’t do.” “You feared death only as long as you held on to life. Mr. Death lost his dominion … Continue reading

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James Lee Burke from “Feast Day of Fools.”

“Worry robs us of our faith and our joy and gives us nothing in return.” “An intelligent man creates choices. A stupid man lets others deal the hand for him.” DDB comment: Burke has a wonderful style and is great … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2014.

“It is not what you have lost but what you have left that counts.” Harold Russell, winner of two Academy Awards for “The Best Years of Our LIves.” Russell lost both hands during World War II.

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Commencement

“So what is value? The definition is this: value, in economics, is the precise opposite of real value. That is, economic value is only that which has no intrinsic value at all. It is only commerce – only process. It … Continue reading

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Mary Dahlman Begley

“The only person you can count on is yourself.”

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