Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, April 9, 2020, 11:28 a.m.
If the country is pulling together, you can’t prove it by Facebook.
I’ll stop blaming President Twitter when he stops blaming everyone else.
The best reason to watch replays of old sporting events is that at least it’s sports. The worst thing is that everyone knows how it’s going to end. Thus do they lack “the human drama of athletic competition.” I remember the opening of ABC’s Wide World of Sports the same way I remember poems I had to recite in high school.
The design of a website and filling it (“populating” is the common cliché in the website biz) with stories has been marvelously beneficial. Now I’m antsy to get Laurens County Sports launched because I want to unveil all this work. It’s given me something to do besides worry and mourn.
I’m scheduled to have a root canal on Monday morning, and that is the perfect procedure for this time.
My best friend is my guitar.
Quit crying about coronavirus taking away your rights. In every crisis, the citizens are required to make sacrifices. They’re not a means of taking away your freedoms. They’re a means of preserving them in the future. The remaining children of the depression and World War II are laughing at your selfishness.
Make the best of what you have. Do what you do, do well, man. It’s all right to feel sorry, but not for yourself. Times are tough all over.
Try to appreciate the other fellow’s point of view. Most of the people who are truly ignorant are those who think anyone who disagrees with them is.
Stop blaming the politicians and the media. The system never fails. You get exactly what you vote for and what you read or watch. The man in the mirror keeps getting nearer. (I got that from an old Dan Fogelberg song.) If you don’t vote, don’t rationalize it. You had your chance. If you don’t have a choice, it’s because you don’t make one.
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