“Just read another spate of stories on the future of space travel, but you gotta wonder that since no space destination is known to have chocolate, West Tennessee barbecue or the likes of our own Old Buchanan, what would be the point of going there?” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

 

“Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.” — Carl Sandburg, U.S. writer (1878-1967).

 

“The word circulating is that, in contrast to its 2016 campaign, the 2020 Donald Trump campaign will be all about iron discipline, organization and focus — or, to paraphrase legendary Texas football coach Darrell Royal, they apparently ain’t plannin’ to dance with the girl that brung ’em.” — Clyde Peterson.

 

“A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.” — Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher (1533-1592).

 

“Always eager to thumb through those upscale national real estate magazines. Like to learn the latest about folks unloading their $200 million penthouses so they can move up to something better.” — Clyde Peterson.

 

“If writers were good businessmen, they’d have too much sense to be writers.” — Irvin S. Cobb, U.S. humorist (1876-1944).

 

“So, the news story says that Americans with student loans owe on average $33,000 and there are 2.8 million Americans who owe more than $100,000 in federal student loan debt, making you think there should be mandatory majors in financial management with an emphasis on fiscal restraint.” — Clyde Peterson.

 

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.” — Ambrose Bierce, American author (1842-1914.)

 

“Just caught a piece of an interview of low-in-the-polls Beto O’Rourke going on the attack on Joe Biden. Seems like Beto was a lot better at running against a Texas senator nobody likes than he is at running against a former vice president nobody hates.

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