“Had a handful of reactions to the Burgers’ Smokehouse purchase of Paris’ Clifty Farms — not the least of which was to promptly place an online order for one of their sample packs. Love Clifty products; now to check out (with enthusiasm) the folks who will be the new kids in town.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.


“Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.” — Christopher Darlington Morley, American journalist (1890-1957).


“Now comes another wave of suggestions that the Russians almost certainly have some kind of ‘dirt’ on President Donald Trump. Maybe, but it challenges the imagination to think he could be charged with or called anything that he hasn’t already been charged with or been called.” — Clyde Peterson.


“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” — Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).


“Just read a convoluted editorial in a high-powered business-oriented publication about a convoluted study by some high-powered business academics on ‘upskilling’ labor force members to be adequately prepared for today’s job prospects. The Taco Bell restaurant behemoth was cited as having a program open to their 210,000 employees offering $5,000 in college assistance to aid their employees in upskilling. What seemed to go unmentioned in the editorial and the study was how high school grad, farm boy, ex-Marine Taco Bell founder Glen Bell began his company by selling tacos out the window of his little California hamburger stand in 1951 – where somewhere, somehow along the line, Bell had upskilled himself in drive, imagination, ambition and the art of getting things done.” — Clyde Peterson.


“If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the military.” — President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).


“Merriam-Webster tells us that the term ‘mea culpa’ is Latin for ‘through my fault,’ a term that is surely headed for the ash heap of history, given that nothing is ever anybody’s fault anymore.” — Clyde Peterson.


“A dollar saved is a quarter earned.” — Oscar Levant, U.S. composer, musician, actor (1906-1972).

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