Do you follow the rules?

Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established. Confucius 551 – 479 B.C. You might remember Calvin and Hobbes, a wonderful comic strip from a few years back. Calvin was a young boy with a real streak of the devil in him. Hobbes was a stuffed tiger — except to Calvin. When they were alone, Hobbes came alive and was a real playmate; he and Calvin were best buddies. In one strip, Calvin and Hobbes were playing a game of Calvinball. Hobbes said that Calvin had run into an invisible sector. …
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The Generation Conflict

If youth but knew, if old age could. Henri Estienne c. 1531 – 1598 A few years ago, there was a Curtis comic that spoke directly about generational conflicts. In case you aren’t familiar with the strip, it’s about a middle income black family. The strip is named for Curtis, the older of the two boys. This particular episode starts with Curtis talking to his dad. “To my generation, technology is second nature, while yours fumbles through it. Makes you kinda jealous, eh?” If you’ve ever tried to figure out how to program a DVR or take advantage of the …
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How powerful are your thoughts?

We have met the enemy and it is us. The comic strip Pogo Walt Kelly 1913 – 1973 How powerful are your thoughts? I’m not sure if you’ve ever contemplated that question, but I invite you to take a moment and think about just how your thoughts influence your life. Now let me share a story that demonstrates just how much power your thoughts can have. In January 2010, a 29 year old British construction worker had an accident: he jumped down from a scaffold and landed on a 15 cm nail. (For those of you not used to metric …
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