•“In youth, we run into difficulties. In old age, difficulties run into us.”—Beverly Sills
•Recently my beloved wife and I went to Daytona Beach to lunch with friends who had known our friend, the late “Tippen” Davidson, former co-owner of the Daytona Beach News Journal. Beloved wife and I remarked that Daytona Beach does not seem the same without Tip, who was responsible for so much of the artistic and performing activity that traditionally sparked life there. My beloved wife and I agree that we have seldom known in a community an individual who so personified the area’s cultural life as did our friend Tip.
•Over the weekend, my body said, “Enuf, awreddy!” My mind snapped back, “Not yet!”
•You want to know why I’m a right-winger? In the Bible, Ecclesiastes 10:2 says, “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” Any more questions?
•The longer Barack Obama is President, the higher the savings in savings accounts mount. Folks seem to be highly nervous about investing money with this guy running things.
•Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius says, “Unfortunately there still seems to be confusion about what is in the health care law and what isn’t… so we have a lot of ‘re-education’ to do.” What an idea, Kathleen… how about our setting up camps a la Chairman Mao’s re-education programs?
•To me, Obama seems intent upon “converting” the U.S. into a socialized nation — a la France. Was Barack Obama really the only person in 300 million plus Americans fit to shape the future of this unique and benevolent country? I muse as to how Thomas Jefferson might evaluate Obama. Would he perhaps ask, ‘Where did you find this guy? Jimmy Carter was bad enough!’
•We must beware of creating higher bills on energy. At stake are 600,000 American jobs that could be lost if we price ourselves out of the energy business and allow U.S. energy needs to be supplied from elsewhere.
•You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can’t tell him much! —Anonymous
•Every boy born in Boston has to go to Harvard, but if he knows the right people he can get out of it —Fred Allen
•Each year, 25 percent of the freshman class at Harvard enjoy the first year so much that they repeat it. —A. Lawrence Lowell (Harvard Pres.)
•Any entity that has risen above the madding throng to become a target for so much semi-serious knocking, has obviously aroused jealousy. Everyone who has been to Harvard College gets used to it. Eventually the most ardent of old-grads becomes inured. It isn’t easy to go through life lovingly remembering a college with such a lousy football team. In 1939, I wrote an article called, “It’s a long way from Winter Park High School to Harvard College.” It was!
•I used to play football for Winter Park High School. Amazing how much tougher the guys were when I got to college — also the subjects and the girls!