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Paul is Home

Paul is Home

on May 17, 2015, 2:26 PM / in People

Some years ago there was this television western movie called Broken Trail; it starred Robert Duvall. In this film he played a cowboy by the name of Prentice Ritter, who must provide some words of comfort at the funeral of a friend. Uncomfortable, he quietly says, “We are all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing […]

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Standout moments in the battle against cancer

Standout moments in the battle against cancer

on May 16, 2015, 7:26 AM / in People

Thanaydi has a special moment with Chino & Nacho.   When a family receives the devastating news that their child has cancer, fear and uncertainty can take over. In the midst of this, however, some St. Jude families find a sense of peace by focusing on the present and savoring beautiful memories. At age 18, Thanaydi is battling a bone […]

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Quote for Today May 15th

Quote for Today May 15th

on May 15, 2015, 6:10 AM / in People

Know then, whatever cheerful and serene Supports the mind, supports the body too: Hence, the most vital movement mortals feel Is hope, the balm and lifeblood of the soul. John Armstrong, Art of Preserving Health (1744), Book IV, line 310. Dr. John Armstrong (1709–1779) was a physician, poet, and satirist. He was born at Castleton Manse, the son of Robert […]

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Quote for Today May 12th

Quote for Today May 12th

on May 12, 2015, 5:53 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People

The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once. Joseph Cossman, Wit On Target, 1998, p. 91

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Quote for Today May 6th

Quote for Today May 6th

on May 6, 2015, 6:32 AM / in People

So when all the yielding and objections is over, the other Senator said, “I object to the remarks of a professional joker being put into the Congressional Record.” Taking a dig at me, see? They didn’t want any outside fellow contributing. Well, he had me wrong. Compared to them I’m an amateur, and the thing about my jokes is that […]

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The Left has no shame… Quote for Today May 5th

The Left has no shame… Quote for Today May 5th

on May 5, 2015, 5:46 AM / in People

I would relate to the crowds how I called on a certain rural constituent and was shocked to hear him say he was thinking of voting for my opponent. I reminded him of the many things I had done for him as prosecuting attorney, as county judge, as congressman, and senator. I recalled how I had helped get an access […]

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Quote for Today April 28th

Quote for Today April 28th

on April 28, 2015, 6:50 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People

“To the King, one must give his possessions and his life; but honour is a possession of soul, and the soul is only God’s.” Pedro Calderon de la Barca, The Mayor of Zalamea, 1st day, character Pedro Crespo. Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Barreda González de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riaño, usually referred as Pedro Calderón de la […]

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Bruce Jenner Interview

on April 27, 2015, 8:53 AM / in People

Bruce Jenner didn’t just come out as a transgender woman Friday night — he also came out as a Republican. In a two-hour special aired on ABC, Jenner, 65, sat down with Diane Sawyer and revealed what has been speculated by the public for months. But he shared another fact that sent waves through the political community, telling Sawyer he’s […]

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Quote for Today April 25th

on April 25, 2015, 7:12 AM / in People

If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for the law. It invites every man to become a law unto himself. It invites anarchy. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, dissenting; Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928). Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928), was a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, in […]

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The Great Generation of Hollywood Heros

The Great Generation of Hollywood Heros

on April 25, 2015, 5:30 AM / in History, People

Special thanks to Basil for recommending the site and info… In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today’s “Hollywood” the real actors of our past loved their country, the United States.  They exhibited characteristics of class and integrity.  With the advent of World War II, many of our actors enlisted in the military to fight rather than stand and rant […]

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Famous Birthdays April 25th

Famous Birthdays April 25th

on April 25, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1599 – Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician (d. 1658) 1908 – Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (d. 1965) 1917 – Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996) 1930 – Paul Mazursky, American actor, director, and screenwriter 1940 – Al Pacino, American actor and director – Actor and director who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as […]

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Quote for Today, April 22nd

Quote for Today, April 22nd

on April 22, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

“Let your gun accompany you on your walks, the heft will do you well and it will ward off evildoers.” Thomas Jefferson

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Are You Free Yet and Other Thoughts

Are You Free Yet and Other Thoughts

on April 21, 2015, 9:23 AM / in Opinion, People

This morning as I was in the bathroom performing my daily steps to get up and get with the day ahead I thought of something a dear friend recently said to me.  She told me I have no fear and that is why I do as I do.  I hadn’t really given that comment any thought until this morning it […]

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Quote for Today April 21st

Quote for Today April 21st

on April 21, 2015, 6:28 AM / in People

“There are four categories of voting on the floor of the Senate. The first are those who have been described as ones who can hear the farthest drum before the cry of a single hungry child. Then there is the group who can hear every child, whether he is hungry or not, before they can hear a single drum. Then […]

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Why Adam runs for St. Jude

Why Adam runs for St. Jude

on April 18, 2015, 7:08 AM / in People

This summer, Adam plans to begin his training for the half marathon portion of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, which takes place December 5. While it isn’t remarkable for a healthy teenager to set a daunting physical fitness goal, it is remarkable that Adam will begin training while undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the blood. […]

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Quote For Today April 18th

Quote For Today April 18th

on April 18, 2015, 6:25 AM / in People

Debt, grinding debt, whose iron face the widow, the orphan, and the sons of genius fear and hate; debt, which consumes so much time, which so cripples and disheartens a great spirit with cares that seem so base, is a preceptor whose lessons cannot be forgone, and is needed most by those who suffer from it most. Ralph Waldo Emerson, […]

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Quote for Today; April 16th

on April 16, 2015, 6:04 AM / in People

If the Nation is living within its income, its credit is good. If, in some crises, it lives beyond its income for a year or two, it can usually borrow temporarily at reasonable rates. But if, like a spendthrift, it throws discretion to the winds, and is willing to make no sacrifice at all in spending; if it extends its […]

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Quote for Today April 14th

Quote for Today April 14th

on April 14, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

“The Son of God suffered unto the death, not that men might not suffer, but that their sufferings might be like His.”  George MacDonald George Mac Donald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as […]

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Quote for Today

on April 13, 2015, 6:45 AM / in People

Things I live by: I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. […]

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Quote for Today; April 12th

Quote for Today; April 12th

on April 12, 2015, 6:05 AM / in People

Nothing is easier than spending the public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody. Attributed to Calvin Coolidge, in Readers Digest (June 1960), p. 178. Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of […]

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