“Scanning through the stories about Henry County’s FFA kids in Wednesday’s Post-Intelligencer, the message that those kids are champions at raising and cultivating things comes through loud and clear — and not the least of what they raise is our certainty of the quality of our coming generations and, in turn, they cultivate our sense that with bright, dedicated kids like this coming along, all of our futures are going that much better.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.


“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely, once they have exhausted all other alternatives.” — Abba Eban (1915-2002).

“Reading the news about a fellow getting a $300 million baseball contract put me in mind of old stories about St. Louis Cardinal immortal Stan Musial: The Man was thrilled with getting a raise after being named  rookie of the year in 1941 and, because of the several extra bucks, he and his wife were able to get a new apartment close enough to the Cardinal ball park that Musial could walk to work to play ball and his wife could walk to the stadium to see him play. I’m thinking Stan’s pay raise must have come to something less than $300 million.” — Clyde Peterson.

“To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius.” — Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish author (1888-1957).


“It would be of immense help to President Donald Trump’s war on satire if he stopped caricaturing himself every time he opened his mouth.” — Clyde Peterson.

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