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Advice to a young man & A couple of things Iím not so sure about


Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

I will begin by telling you that I am seventy-five years of age and that I am a recovering workaholic. I have been in a recovery program for the last fifty five years. I want you to understand that it is not easy for me to talk about my addiction but I do believe that every young person should be advised of the dangers and possible addiction of working.

No matter how attractive the work may appear to be, it must be avoided and the best way to do that is by not going anywhere near it. There are those that will tell you that hard work never hurt anyone; DONíT YOU LISTEN TO THEM! It has been my experience that the panderers of hard work have never done any of it themselves.

Now those of us that are in a recovery program realize that there is no cure for workaholism and that the slightest bit of toil could bring on a total collapse. We will always be what we are and we must accept our lot. If and when work should come our way, we must stand aside and let it pass. It is not for us to do or die and we shall never work while we whistle.

We must realize that while others may do their daily tasks, we must be content with our lot and let them have their fun; for we dare not. Let me leave you with my personal credo: I will never sit when I can lie down and when I go through a revolving door, I let the person ahead of me do the pushing.

A couple of things Iím not so sure about


Much is being said these days about the quality of life versus the length of life. Apparently, it is not how long one lives but how well one lives. Does living well mean that I should go out and see how much fun that I can have? Well, considering the cost of fun today, I couldnít afford it. Aside from that, even if I could afford it, my wife wouldnít let me.

From what they tell me, quality of life means that I should get up in the morning with the thought that today might be my last day on Earth. If that be the case, why get out of bed? I think that what they are trying to tell me is that I should quit sitting around the Elks Club playing cards and go out into the world and do good works and deeds. Well do I want to spend the rest of my life being a do-gooder? How many years are there in a normal life span? If there are sixty to seventy, Iím in trouble. If itís seventy to eighty, itís back to the Elks Club for me. Who would want to live to be a hundred, some people ask? Well, if they really .....
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A Harry Potter party

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

Harry Potter has worked magic in Fillmore County, enticing both children and adults to become passionate readers. And I, too, have become a Harry Potter fan. In fact, as each new book was released I had to bargain with ..... 
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Bush or Gore...Who cares?

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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By Andy CarlsonNovember 6, 2000

This election year could be one of the closest races ever. But this election isn't all that exciting. I mean come on, Bush and Gore's personalities are drier than happy hour at the Betty Ford Clinic. Worst of ..... 
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Possessed

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 30, 2000

Author Moritz Thomsen writes of his house in an Ecuadorian jungle: "At first it is infuriating to discover what is going on beneath your nose; the books rotted; the phonograph records green with mold . . . boots turnin ..... 
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Just a Juicy Little Tidbit

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 16, 2000

"Whatís this?" One of the two teenaged boys impatiently thrusts an open plastic margarine tub in my face. "We found it out in the woods just lying on the ground coming back from our tree stands." At the bottom of their ..... 
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Election year notes

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 30, 2000

Like everybody else Iíve got a case of election year fatigue, but in spite of that Iím finding a bit of perverse enjoyment in observing the whole spectacle. Say what you want about the shallow, unqualified and intellec ..... 
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Mr. Pike takes a vacation

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, November 6, 2000


My wife, Deb, and I went back to Door County for a four-day visit after a seventeen-year absence. Our eagerness to get our vacation underway had us driving across Wisconsin in the dark on a highway we dubbed "Dead ..... 
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In love with language

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, November 6, 2000

One of the first things I notice when I travel is the sound of other languages being spoken - Asian, European, Middle Eastern...

I recently travelled internationally and realized how much I missed these sounds. ..... 
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Monday, November 6, 2000

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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To the Editor,

It is now time to vote. Please vote your conscience. If you are pro-life, pro-choice, or pro-abortion; consider this question. Are you happy your mother did not abort you when you were in her womb? We should wonder if th ..... 
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