Category Archives: Philosobaen

Oh, Mama, Could This Really Be the End?

Quote of the Day: “We don’t need to talk about it anymore…The world has been warned – my it has been warned. We have done our share and the media picked it up. The world has been warned that it … Continue reading

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A Satisfied Mind

Quote of the Day: “How many times have you heard someone say, if I had his money I’d do things my way, But little they know it’s so hard to find, one rich man in ten with a satisfied mind.” … Continue reading

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It’s Cool

Quote of the Day: “Where do you want it?” –Billy Joe Shaver TB’s come to a conclusion, gradually I guess, over the last thirty years or so. Moma, Daddy, Teacher, Coach, Preacher and even my ARB’s were wrong about something … Continue reading

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Losin’ Streaks

Quote of the Day: “You can win, you can lose, or it can rain.” –Casey Stengel You ever had one? TB has damn sure known a losin’ streak or two. I had one that lasted over a decade. It took … Continue reading

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Winter Sojourning in Vermont

Quote of the Day: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner … Continue reading

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The (Third) Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Arguably)

Quote of the Day: “For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.” –Douglas Adams, patron Saint of the TBU, who I like to believe, would truly appreciate the sensible randomness of Third Week … Continue reading

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear

Quote of the Day: “Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts…perhaps the fear of a loss of power.”     John Steinbeck TB read this article yesterday and I found it enlightening. It caught my eye because it referenced Stephen Colbert’s Rally to … Continue reading

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TB, Hat Fashion, and Middle Age Angst

Quote of the Day: “…excuse yourself from obsessing on the state of the economy, the meaning of life and the clash between science and religion…” TB’s Leo Free Will Astrology excerpt The local rag here in Jackson, MS, runs a feature … Continue reading

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Does America Still Love an Underdog?

Quote of the Day: “If there’s one cultural quality we have, it’s that we always see ourselves as an underdog.” –Bill Gates When better to pose the question above? TB’s been thinking of a new feature, “Underdog of the Week.” … Continue reading

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Economic Patriotism

Quote of the Day: “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” –Sam Walton TB remembers the commercials from years ago, … Continue reading

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