Monday, December 11, 2017

Sun Tzu -- The Art of War

"A good commander is benevolent and unconcerned with fame".
The Art of War by
Sun Tzu

Safe bet to say it's a book on neither Trump's nor Putin's bookshelf.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Just Sayin'

  1. For a man, true style is the effort it takes to make it look like an effortless endeavor. For a woman, it's the effort, visible to all, that makes for her perfect evening. 
  2. There is no greater barometer of a city's civility than the collective driving habits of it's citizens during rush hour. 
  3. Cubicles, khaki pants, and company monogrammed polo shirts are analogous to prison wear and its cell-like housing. Together they diminish free thought and are an indisputable petri dish for corporate disloyalty. 
  4. Absolutely no one wants to watch you scroll through the pictures on your cell phone. 
  5. A true intellectual welcomes a dissenting opinion. 
  6. If an atheist can be no more certain in the absence of a God than a believer can be in the presence of a God, than I pick faith. At the very least, faith offers a comfort that atheism could never explain.
  7. Very few technological advancements in the last few years please me more than the inevitable death of cable television. 
  8. I suspect pharmaceutical firms are now spending as much money on politicians to prevent non-criminal marijuana use, as tobacco firms spend on politicians to retain non-criminal cigarette use. 
  9. Retirement is a lot like dancing. You have to let yourself move to the rhythm of it before it feels like a natural and carefree lifestyle. 
  10. I simply can not recall at which point in my life the wafting aroma of a pot roast cooking in the oven began to stir my senses more than the intimate scent of a woman's perfume.

Jesus, Joel, and a Hundred Preachers More

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