A little of this and a little of that

It looks like a piece of history
It looks like a piece of history

I took this picture yesterday morning. With the car windows rolled up, and the heater on, it felt like spring. The sun was bright, and the sky was clear. It was beautiful, so I went for a short drive in the country. This is the first photo I took yesterday, and I like it the best.

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I have to say that I was impressed with IU’s victory over Temple this afternoon in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. I was disheartened when IU fell behind at the end of the first half, but I didn’t give up hope, and obviously the team didn’t either. It was a long slog, but they finally overcame at the end. I am truly proud of that team.

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Today’s tip: Remember to trim your mustache before you don your black V-neck sweater. 

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I jotted down a quote from the episode of The West Wing that I watched Saturday morning, but now I’m trying to remember the context. I think I’ve watched too much basketball since then. Anyway, the quote is, “Modern history is another name for television.” Wait…wait…that was President Bartlett (Martin Sheen) trying to convince Charlie (Dulé Hill) that he should be studying ancient western history rather than modern history. That sounds like an idea I might try to foist off on my grandchildren. Actually, though, I think there is merit in studying both.

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I like the sound of the word bloviate. It pushes its way out of your mouth to expand into the entirety of your personal space. At least that’s how I see it. When I did a quick google on the word, I was happy to learn that the Urban Dictionary links it to President Warren Harding who, I read, used it frequently. Then they go on to quote H.L. Mencken, and I like the quote so much that I’m supplying the link to that page: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bloviate. Look it up. You’ll be glad you did, and might even become a better person for it.

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