Category Archives: Words of wisdom

Upcoming Butte County Trivia Bee to be a Jocular Event

“To speak well and eloquently is a great art, but an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ready, fire, aim. I’m one who, to my wife’s chagrin and mortification, sometimes speaks first … Continue reading

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Too Bad Will Rogers Isn’t Around for the 2016 Election

“Politics is applesauce.” Will Rogers William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers (1879 -1935) was a Cherokee cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and stage and motion picture actor. He earned fame as an American media star during the 1920s and 1930s.  Will Rogers tragically died … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom – Teddy Roosevelt

“When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em ‘Certainly I can!’  Then get busy and find out how to do it.” Teddy Roosevelt, 1858 to 1919 (26th President of the United States, 1901 to 1909)

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Word of Wisdom – Reggie Leach

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.  You must set yourself on fire.” Reggie Leach, Philadelphia Flyers 1974-1982   Hey folks, I’ve been tied up with other writing projects but have these stories in development for Etc. Guy: Adopting … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom – Art Buchwald

Hey folks, I’m on the road for a week and have a slug of articles in development.  I’m trying to find the time to finish ’em.  I’m also doing maintenance on my main Etc.Guy site.  I’d rather fix pot-holes, at … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom – W.C. Fields

I’ve had a dose of writer’s block this past week.  After spending many hours, and seven drafts, on a particular piece I decided to round-file that story. This quote seems to fit:  “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom – Will Durst

“My wife and I are trying to live within our means.  We went from a $750,000 house to a $350,000 house, and didn’t even have to move.” Will Durst, American political satirist, b 1952   ### PS Readers: I recently … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom

Regarding today’s Federal government shutdown:  “We have the best government that money can buy.” Mark Twain, American author and humorist (1835-1910)

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