Go Ahead… Start Something!

If you’re going to start something, make sure you’re ready. Unless there is an emergency, it’s just not smart to start something until you’re ready. That’s why “ready” and “set” come before “go.” And that is why an opportunity can actually be an invitation to a disaster. Most opportunities do not make appointments. If you […]

Secrets!

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” So said Benjamin Franklin in his Poor Richard’s Almanack when he was publishing it around 250 years ago. That has never changed. I know of at least three things you can do with a secret: You can keep it, tell it or sell […]

Meat or Poison?

Meat or Poison?

“One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” It is an old proverb that is rarely disputed. In fact, it has often come to the rescue of a child “encouraged” by well-meaning parents to eat his broccoli, Brussels sprouts and chicken livers. Some give credit – or blame – to the Roman poet Lucretius for first […]

Comedy

Comedy

How many ways can you laugh? There’s a belly laugh, a giggle and a chuckle. How about a cackle, a snicker or a snort? And when you were a kid, I bet there was even one kind of laughing called, “I laughed so hard soda came out my nose!” Every kind of laugh has one […]

Bridges

Bridges

The longest bridge in the world is 102.4 miles long. It took 10,000 workers and just 4 years to build. It’s in China,  a railroad bridge called the Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge. The world’s longest highway bridge, a six-lane elevated expressway, is 34-miles, the Bang Na in Thailand. It contains more than 9 billion 500 million […]

Not Easy Being Green

Not Easy Being Green

“It’s not easy bein’ green; Having to spend each day the color of the leaves… …But green’s the color of Spring And green can be cool and friendly-like And green can be big like the ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.” (“Bein’ Green. Lyrics and music: Joe Raposo, Sesame Street. […]

Tourists

Tourists

What most people don’t understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That’s why they’re always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there’s possibly some connection between aliens and golf, according to Alice Cooper. […]

Don’t eat that!

Don’t eat that!

Pica: (noun) “An abnormal desire to eat substances not normally eaten.” Pica was the Miriam-Webster Dictionary’s Word of the Day on 08/28/2014. The word pica derives from the Latin word picave, meaning magpie, a bird that will eat anything. Pica is a common cause of illness, injury and parental panic with toddlers who seem so […]

Actors to Movies to Talkies

Actors to Movies to Talkies

It all started a long time ago… and we’re not sure how. Historians say that acting was invented about 2,600 years ago by a Greek tragic actor named Thespis… hence all such people since that day are called “Thespians.” Personally, I doubt it. The very first actor was probably the first kid whose mother yelled, […]

Potted

Potted

Spring arrives this week. Pretty soon the flowers will begin to come up, the trees will begin to bud, and the grass will begin to green up lawns all across the town. But are you tired of same plain old posies and crabgrass and dandelions? Some of the alternatives are not for the faint of […]

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