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Some Things I Learned This Week That May or May Not Be True (7-20-12)

July 20, 2012

Oprah Winfrey’s two-hour interview with best-selling author of “Wild,” Cheryl Strayed, premieres on July 22 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will simulcast online worldwide via (Everywhere)

The trouble with bourbon is corn. The trouble with corn is Monsanto. Ninety percent of the corn in this country is genetically-modified. Drink Wild Turkey or Four Roses for Monsanto-free bourbon. (Personal Observation – Me, Bourbon recommendations – Steve Edwards, Twitter, @The_Big_Quiet)

Two years ago I swore I would never do social media, that it was a soul-sucking, mindless, and wasteful endeavor. Today, I have 1,291 Facebook friends, 1,535 Twitter followers, and a blog. (Personal Observation)

If you liked Bill Bryson’s book The Thunderbolt Kid, but want more meat, read Lunch Bucket Paradise by Fred Setterberg ( (Personal Observation)

I cannot be an optimist, but I am a prisoner of hope. (Cornel West, Philosopher, Activist, Author)

And finally, saving the best news for last: A nightly glass of wine may protect boomer women’s bones. (Nightly Glass of Wine, Morning Edition, NPR)

Max and Jazz are always true.

  1. Great stuff. And the dogs are cool, too. 🙂

  2. Then my bones must be strong. 🙂

  3. Thanks, Amy! Darrelyn, my bones are getting stronger every day!

  4. Some Other Things that are “true.”
    On Time is Late.
    The race is not always to the swift.
    Life is a long lesson in humility.
    There is always a certain meanness in the argument of conservatism, joined with a certain superiority in its fact.
    Life is short, art is long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.
    No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
    A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point.
    The Future: That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
    Have no friends not equal to yourself.
    Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.
    Luck is not chance–It’s toil– Fortune’s expensive smile is earned.
    Brevity may be the soul of wit–but not when someone’s saying “I love you.”
    To one who is afraid, everything rustles.
    There is no armor against fate. Death lays icy hands on kings.
    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
    Experience is not what happens. It is what people do with what happens to them.
    The trouble with specialists is that they tend to think in grooves.
    Jim Dunne

  5. A word is dead
    When it is said,
    Some say.
    I say it just
    Begins to live
    That day.
    E. Dickinson

  6. Hi Diane,
    I came across you via Deborah Rose Reeves. Hello!
    One day my laptop and I stepped off the edge of the FaceBook cliff. We’re still free falling – quite pleasant really and not as scary as some might think. In fact, I’m glad I jumped though I miss some of the photos. Twitter? Never been there.
    Blogging? Still wavering.
    Cheers to wine and strong bones…and good books of course.

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