Friday, August 8, 2008

Share your nuggets, thoughts, wisdom

BREAKING NEWS from The Onion: Al Gore Places Infant Son in Rocket to Escape Dying Planet.



A reader writes: I have been reading a book about aging called The Measure of My Days by Florida Scott-Maxwell. Here is a quotation I like:

Age is truly a time of heroic helplessness. One is confronted by one's own incorrigibility. I am always saying to myself, "Look at you, and after a lifetime of trying." I still have the vices that I have known and struggled with—well it seems like since birth. Many of them are modified, but not much.

What’s your favorite? Send it to me via email: info@texasweekly.com



English is a tough language. Playwright George Bernard Shaw was fond of pointing out that the word "ghoti" could just as well be pronounced "fish" if you followed common pronunciation: 'gh' as in "tough," 'o' as in "women" and 'ti' as in "nation." And he was a playright.



Now we’re in trouble. The NY Times reports that with new analytical techniques, a fingerprint can reveal not only the identity of the person – but also what the person was last touching. Such as drugs, explosives, poisons, or cookie jars.

2 comments:

Ken Martin said...

I wouldn't say it's "my favorite" but here's a quote I attached to an e-mail this morning concerning the edits I made in a special report we'll be publishing in the September edition, about taking care of ageing parents:

"Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our dear friends are going or gone and we survive amontst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield." -- Muriel Spark (b. 1918), British novelist. Miss Taylor, in Memento Mori, ch. 4 (1959).

You will be able to read that story ("Becoming Mother to Your Mother") in on our web site when the September edition comes out at http://www.goodlifemag.com.

Jeff Hebert said...

The last time I tried to share my nuggets with someone I got slapped with a restraining order.

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