“Loved reading Shelby Frye’s Post-Intelligencer piece on the recent Paris Special School District board meeting. Having spent a lot of time in the trenches as a school volunteer, news about what inspired school folk are doing each and every day for our kids is the happiest news there is.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

 

“The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.” — Alfred North Whitehead, English philosopher and mathematician (1861-1947).

 

“Saw a Washington Post piece that said some diabetic folks are so strapped for paying for their insulin these days that they’re making runs across the Canadian border to stock up on their medications. So, there we are: Trying to cut off the flow of drugs across our southern border and organizing car pools to procure drugs across our northern border.” — Clyde Peterson.

 

“The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.” — Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete and golfing Hall of Famer (1911-1956).

 

“Still trying to get my grandkids into watching cowboy movies with me. Told them we should order a pizza and pull up a tale of the Old West on the tube. They declined the movie but said they’d love a cheese pizza. Told them that when the cowpokes of the 1880s were out on the trail doing their cattle drives and such, their choice for pizza deliveries was raw meat and cactus pizzas. I don’t think they believed me.” — Clyde Peterson.

 

“A straight line is the shortest in morals as in mathematics.” — Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (1767-1849).

 

“A PBS piece tells us U.S. pedestrian traffic deaths are higher than they’ve been in nearly 30 years. Much of that is laid off to pedestrians (not to mention drivers) being distracted and dumbed down by their ‘smart’ technology gadgets. How smart is that?” — Clyde Peterson.

 

“Exuberance is better than taste.” — Gustave Flaubert, French author (1821-1880).

 

From the ‘I don’t remember ever knowing that’ department: England’s Magna Carta of 1215, the English document famously nailing down English rights and English liberties, is written from start to finish, not in English, but in Latin.” — Clyde Peterson.

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