Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

To hear someone say, "If I had my life to live over, I wouldn't do a single thing differently" must make even experience want to leave teaching.

~~ Robert Brault

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Monday Musings #8

To condone a political injustice is merely to take your place in the line of eventual victims.

There is a tendency for someone who stubbornly mistakes us for a better person to be proved right.

Nothing shakes your faith in democracy like the family's 3-2 vote for fudge sundaes for breakfast.

It is easier to battle ignorance than misinformation because, as a rule, ignorance is not refreshed hourly.

To conclude that a miracle is not going to happen, and that it's up to you, is the first requirement of a miracle.

While life can hit us with the unexpected, most things go wrong pretty much when we thought they would, for the reasons we thought they might.

We are lured into unhappiness by its reliability, the assurance that at the end of the day, it will be there.

In the end what makes us all equal is that we are all just passing through.

~~ Robert Brault

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Friday Flyer

Too often the words, "I miss you" are the "I love you" you never thought to say.


~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

An interesting fact as Presidents Day nears.  Did you know that the Washington Monument was named after Abraham Lincoln?  That's right -- Lincoln was named in 1809; the Washington Monument wasn't named until 1885.

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~ Robert Brault

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Monday Musings #7

You pray for a miracle -- for divine intervention -- until one day it finally hits you -- that you are the tool by which God intervenes, that your prayer for a miracle was answered on the day you were born.

One thing we probably have in common with the ancients is that they didn't know they were living in biblical times, either.

No politician ever catered to the ignorant for the purpose of educating them.

What the immigrant so often brings to a new land is a quest for learning, a respect for education -- the antidote to the nativist belief that it can only be true if you ain't never learned it in no school.

Far from knowing history, you wonder if politicians today even suspect that anyone is writing this down.

In a time when lies are fabricated out of whole cloth, you kinda pine for the days when liars manipulated the truth.

I have faith that "the lion will lay down with the lamb."  What I doubt is that the elephant will lie down with the donkey.

Meanwhile, February goes about its mischief -- publicly giving birth to a new crop of "leave me alone" Aquarians while privately conceiving the next round of "follow me" Scorpios.

~~ Robert Brault

Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday Flyer

Can you think of a road service sign more exasperating than "Rest Stop. No Facilities?"  I'm thinking maybe "Chick-fil-A.  No Chicken" or "Sleep Inn.  No Overnight Stays."

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~~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday Wildcard

Ever lie awake at night wondering if there's something you're not losing enough sleep over?

Rembrandt - "A Woman Lying Awake In Bed" pubhist

~ Robert Brault