Why Does “The Bad” Drive Out “The Good”?

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Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Why Does “The Bad” Drive Out “The Good”?

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Have you ever wondered why the date you found on that online dating service wasn’t what you expected?  Or why the used car you bought turned out to be an old junker?  Or why the stock market crashed... read more

William Blake Today

  For sources and more information click on the BLUE links.   You may have noticed that Think in the Morning has not posted since January 21st.  Sometimes the mind needs a period of silence to clear.  We’ve been reading and pondering, thinking and... read more

Cat Fight

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Government shutdowns are not a new thing.  Gary Evans over at Global Macro Monitor recently provided an effective short summary with this graph.     It is interesting to observe that the... read more

Addicted to Trompudo

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Many families have a relative they look up to, a personality known widely in a local area, nationally or internationally.  For me it was my Great Uncle Lewis Foster, my grandmother’s brother.  He was... read more

Goldilocks

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Just then, Goldilocks woke up and saw the three bears.  She screamed, “Help!”  And she jumped up and ran out of the room.  Goldilocks ran down the stairs, opened the door, and ran away... read more

An Indulgent Nostalgic Journey

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Nostalgia, to me, is not the emotion that follows a longing for something you lost, or for something you never had to begin with, or that never really existed at all. It’s not even, not really,... read more

Eating the Seed Corn

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Wise old farmers have long had a saying: Don’t eat your seed corn. In simple terms, it means that every seed that comes through your hands has the potential to either be eaten or planted for... read more

Smoking

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   My mother and grandmother smoked their cigarettes in a little room off the kitchen we called the back porch.  In the company of a washing machine, a dryer, a chest freezer, and a broom closet they sat at... read more

Water

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   It seems odd that you can live on a peninsula surrounded by water yet run out of the stuff every year just at the busiest tourist time. But, it happened every year in Mendocino when I was running the Sea... read more

A Modest Proposal For Today

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Based on:  A Modest Proposal For Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland, from Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick by Jonathan Swift  ... read more

Bigfoot, God, and Santa Claus

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   In this Era of Political Incorrectness where snowflakes are disparaged and whiners are told to “Buck up Buttercup,” I don’t feel compelled to warn you that you may be offended by what I have to say. ... read more

De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum

  [Click on Blue links for sources and further information]   De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum (Of the Dead say nothing but good)   We all know a few jerks. Emilee Hines, Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Washington, D.C., History   The evil that men do... read more