Did I Say That?

When my daughter visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, our third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, she brought me back a souvenir — a t-shirt with a quote from Jefferson that said, “I cannot live without books.” If Jefferson lived in 21st-Century America, I’d be wearing a t-shirt that said, “I cannot live without Netflix.” Or … read more

Did I Say That? How’s it going?

Think about this. You meet a friend on the street, or maybe an enemy, or possibly an ex-husband or ex-wife. It could be your gastroenterologist, your pastor, your lawyer, your banker, your baker or your barber. “How’s it going?” you ask. That’s a simple question to which there are several possible responses: “OK,” “So-so,” “Fair to middlin’,” “Lousy,” “Good” and … read more

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