Ragged Remnants Of Random Thoughts

by Curt Kovener

I do not know precisely where these all came from but I cannot be held responsible for their veracity. But just enjoy them…if you can.
•I read somewhere that the eight-square-mile Pacific island of Nauru (pop. 8,000), which has one of the world’s highest per capita incomes, has an economy based entirely on bird droppings. (Hmmm…I wonder how it stacks up against the current congress.)
•Recipe for coping: Do whatever you can, however you can, whenever you can, wherever you happen to be. Then move on and let the chips fall where they may.
• Should the plural for spouse be spice? And if not, why is more than one mouse not called mouses?
•What we need in Washington is a Benevolent Dictator. This single, solely responsible for the outcome individual would dispense maybe not what we want, hopefully not what we deserve, but what we need much like a kindly but stern grandfather. Trouble is with this congress, everyone wants to dictate.
•Reportedly, 94% of the world’s lawsuits are filed in the USA. Whatever happened to apologies, accountability, compromise and common sense? Oh wait, in Congress compromise and common sense are considered dirty words. And for that we all should apologize and hold them accountable next election.
•Philosopher’s Thought: Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he can lie, drink beer and tell dirty jokes for a lifetime.
•Ponder these rules for the good life from legendary pitcher Satchel Paige: “Avoid fried meats, which angry the blood. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society; the social ramble ain’t restful. And don’t ever look back; something might be gaining on you.”