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A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
· Katharine Graham


The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
· Mark Twain


The educated Southerner has no use for an ‘R’, except at the beginning of a word.
· Mark Twain


Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
· Mark Twain


Eyjafjallajokull is the name of the volcano in Iceland causing all the problems with travel in Europe.

The news media is filled with all kinds of stories centering around eruption.

Many of the articles are about the anger travelers have directed towards the EU for shutting down four of the five major airports (and most air travel) in Europe; as well as how much money the air lines are losing (and wanting the EU to compensate them for their loses).

I wonder what these same people and companies would do if the EU had done nothing and catastrophic loss of life had occurred.

I’m sorry for all the inconvenience and the financial loses — but perhaps erring on the side of caution is the right choice.


You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
· Mark Twain


Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
· Mark Twain


Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
· Mark Twain


Autumnal Equinox 2011

September 23, 5:05 A.M. EDT


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
· Mark Twain