Archive for November 2015
“‘I think I have to remain eternally oblivious to age. Honestly, when you put a number on it yourself, it’s just like, Why? Why do that?’ Mariah Carey in People Magazine on why she never acknowledges her age (45) to make herself seem eternally young.” [Chicago Sun-Times] Of days on this planet Mariah’s... Read more »
For the good things in life I give thanks: For the rivers that run in their banks. For the rise of the sun, And occasional fun, And some mustard to put on my franks.
“Now he’s playing the compassion card to ridicule Americans who have real and genuine fears of Islamic terrorists making their way into America with the Syrian refugees.” [Dennis Byrne, ChicagoNow blogger] We’re a country of immigrants; such As the refugees who need help much. Some think out of fashion This “card”... Read more »
“Coming soon to your grocery store’s seafood counter: genetically engineered salmon. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first Atlantic salmon that is genetically engineered. The decision comes as critics charge the so-called “frankenfish” is unsafe and could harm the environment.” [The Washington Examiner] I’ve never met a Frankenfish; I hope... Read more »
In Depression’s grip FDR had it right That our ultimate peril was fright. We are more insecure Motivated by fear And less likely we will win the fight.
I could fill many spiral notebooks with my favorite quotes. And I did so over the many years I taught in parochial and public schools. Here is one I especially like because of how the author.,Ashley Montagu, answers the perennial question, Nature or Nurture? “The evidence strongly suggests that it can no longer... Read more »
“Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday said Illinois will temporarily suspend accepting Syrian refugees following deadly attacks in Paris last week.” [nbcchicago.com] Our governor has issued the curious orders To stop any refugees crossing our borders. How misguided is he? For it says “Liberty” On our nickels and dimes and our pennies and quarters.
Note: Recent research seems to indicate that singing show tunes like “The Sound of Music” improves cognitive function in the elderly. You do not have to be a great singer To be pleasing to Fate’s Moving Finger. Studies show if you croon Lustily a show tune Your joie de vivre will longer linger.... Read more »
I know that the field is crowded a bit Still I wonder if Romney is thinking of it. Yes, he says he is not. Now the GOP’s got No one electable, they must admit.
(Thanks for reminding me, Miriam Iwrey, whose post “Age is a number” appears today in her “Midlife Transitions” blog) Age is a number No doubt about that. It’s doing one on me And that’s where I’m at.