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Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

So What...

Potpourri, Quality of Life, U.S., Wisconsin

Lee Enterprises is in trouble.  It is based in Davenport, IA.  It publishes newspapers.  Its stock sold at $14 per share a year ago and closed recently at $0.41 per share.  It may not be able to continue its operations. 

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An American...

Potpourri, Quality of Life

I received an e-mail that was circulating through a group of military and special operations types.  It purports to be about an Australian Dentist who wrote an editorial.  I checked Snopes and found that this piece was actually written by Peter Ferrara, an associate professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law.  It was originally published in the National Review on September 25, 2001.

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Village Buzz - January 1st...

Fire Department, Germantown, Quality of Life, Village Buzz

Happy New Year Germantown...

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Thoughts For A Better 2009...

Potpourri, Quality of Life

I received a list of tips for 2009 and decided to post those for you, as well.  There are some good thoughts here, so far as I'm concerned.

  1. Take a 10 to 30 minute walk every day; and, while you walk, smile.  It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
  2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day; buy a lock if necessary.
  3. When you awake in the morning, complete the following thought: "My purpose is to _________ today."
  4. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  5. Don't waste precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you are unable to control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  6. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a college kid with a maxed-out credit card.
  7. Remember that while life isn't fair, it's still good.
  8. Life is too short to hate anyone.
  9. Don't take yourself too seriously; no one else does.
  10. You don't have to win every argument; agree to disagree.
  11. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil your present.
  12. Don't compare your life to others; you've no idea what their journey is all about.
  13. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  14. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:  "In five years, will this matter?"
  15. Forgive everyone for everything.
  16. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  17. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  18. Envy is a waste of time; you already have all you need.
  19. Each night before you go to bed, complete the following statements:  I am thankful for _________.  Today I accomplished __________.
  20. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed!

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Some Random Thoughts...

Economy, Political, Potpourri, Quality of Life, U.S.

Obama Smoking 'Issue'...

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