Tag Archives: Life

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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For the Fourth Rant of Christmas, TB Gave to Me….

Quote of the Day: “We must have bloody noses and cracked crowns.” –Shakespeare, Henry IV …..FOUR freakin’ stitches. In the face. The second time this year. The Little Scamp is a pretty well-coordinated kid. But when she falls, by God … Continue reading

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The Worst Egg Bowl Ever

Quote of the Day: “Waitus  tilia nextus anno domini caninus.” –official motto of The Mississippi State University (Sighhhhh…..) So many choices……. 1983, the wind blown kick. 1981 when the zebras stole one from us on a bogus pass interference in … 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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Born to Run

Quote of the Day: “”There’s something so universal about that sensation, the way running unites our two most primal impulses: fear and pleasure. We run when we’re scared, we run when we’re ecstatic, we run away from our problems and … 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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It’s Time

Quote of the Day: “Time is but the stream I go a fishin’ in.     Henry David Thoreau The universe, as in the royal universe, the editorial….it speaks to me sometimes in theme, and when it does, TB passes the theme … 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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TB’s Love/Hate Relationship With the Rules

Quote of the Day: “Hell, there are no rules here–we’re trying to accomplish something.” –Thomas Edison TB found myself this rainy summer morn in a humorless large meeting room staring blankly at the surrounding Junior Leaguers, distracted professionals and a … Continue reading

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