“Thinking things through: If the new Amazon headquarters deal in New York City should collapse, does that mean a second life for my proposal that Amazon rent space in the old Buchanan store for their second headquarters? And, given the recent publicity about Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, do you think Buchanan folks would have any reservations about  having Mr. Bezos for a neighbor?” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.


“Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.” — Katharine Fullerton Gerould, American author (1879-1944).


“I’m thinking this Jeff Bezos-National Enquirer flap is kind of a refresher course in the ‘market place of ideas’ thing for me. As long as I’ve been seeing supermarket tabloids around checkout stands, it’s never occurred to me to pick one up, as I always supposed they fell right behind restroom graffiti in terms of quality, credibility and journalistic standing.” — Clyde Peterson.


“You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.” — Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss theologian (1741-1801).


USA Today is touting that Toyota will be adding something called Android Auto to bunches of its upcoming vehicles. I take it this is something more advanced than when my buds and I learned how to set the radio station buttons on the family’s ’55 Pontiac.” — Clyde Peterson.

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