Category Archives: Philosophy

Not Conclusive?

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”    —Ann Landers  Photo of Martha, enjoying the afternoon sun shining through the front storm door. Life is good. Advertisements

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On Eschatological Urgency

Yesterday, blogging buddy David Kanigan posted Dad’s Favorite Song (29sec) It reminded me of conversations I have had with my parents, wife and our daughters.  Isn’t it interesting that sometimes we remember events with clarity, while others who were there have … Continue reading

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According To Doctor Al. . .

“Any religion or philosophy which is not based on respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.” Albert Schweitzer

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On Direction

“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose”. Dr. Seuss. (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

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“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” Dr. Albert Schweitzer … Continue reading

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“Listen in silence because if your heart is full of other things, you cannot hear the voice of God. . .  The essential thing is not what we say, but what God says to us and through us” Saint Teresa … Continue reading

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And A One. . .

“Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life. Each year has grown better than the last” Lawrence Welk Who is Lawrence Welk you ask? I used to watch him each Saturday night with my grandmother and I’ll still … Continue reading

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Smart, Fat Man With A Cigar

It’s been over a year since I quoted GK.  Here is one of his lighter quotes. “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.” G.K. Chesterton, … Continue reading

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The Snakes

“Be Careful who you vent to. A listening ear can also be a running mouth.” Unfortunately, it took me way too long to learn who the snakes were in my life. “Rattles” and “Tattles” do rhyme, don’t they?     … Continue reading

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Canine Wisdom

“I’m done chasing people who aren’t willing to do the same for me. After today, the mailman has one less friend in the neighborhood”

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