Mature Life Features

Cecil Scaglione, Editor

Hard Work is Still . . .

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. . . a sound route to success,

but it’s still second

to a good knowledge of the tax laws.

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June 20, 2022 at 3:00 am

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Have You Ever Wondered . . .

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. . . how moths survive?

All they eat

are holes.

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June 19, 2022 at 3:00 am

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FYI: WSJ Letter to the Editor

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Whatever His Faults, Biden

Is Still Preferable to Trump

Regarding William David Stone’s letter to the editor (“In Life There Are Trade-Offs,” June 14). President Biden doesn’t control gas prices, though he is considering a federal gas-tax holiday. He doesn’t control the crime rate. Nor does he control Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping or baby-formula manufacturers.

Republicans never miss and opportunity to denigrate Mr. Biden. But at least this president can speak in clear, coherent sentences, isn’t flaunting loose morals and isn’t in a position to be blamed for inciting a rebellion against our government.

Give me a president worthy of respect for trying to unite our fractured country instead of urging people to storm the capitol, where they wanted to hang Vice President Mike Pence.

(Name withheld because letter was in June 17/22 WSJ)

Columbia, S.C.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

June 18, 2022 at 3:00 am

Going On a Diet . . .

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. . .will help you combat inflation on two fronts.

You’ll cut back on the escalating cost of food

as well as the need to buy record-priced gasoline

to go shopping.

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June 17, 2022 at 3:00 am

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When You Return From Space . . .

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. . . you’ll find everyone down here

older than you are, we’re told.

Heck, I found that out

at my last high-school reunion.

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June 16, 2022 at 3:00 am

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Another Sign of a Diminishing Sunrise . . .

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. . .I’ve been quarantined half a week now and regulations demand lunch and dinner be delivered to such sequestered residents.

I call daily to ask what’s on the menu but to really remind staff I’m here.

Today, lunch was not delivered. No one knows why.

And the dinner server remained in the hallway this evening to wave when I opened to door to retrieve my food.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

June 15, 2022 at 3:00 am

To Really Be a Success . . .

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. . . you have to develop the art

of making your mistakes

when no one is looking.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

June 14, 2022 at 3:00 am

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COVID Quarantine . . .

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. . .has certain advantages.

I haven’t done a damned thing

for the past three days.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

June 12, 2022 at 3:00 am

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Listening to the Constant Criticism Here . . .

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. . . brings to mind an Arab proverb:

Stop for every barking dog

and your journey will never end.

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June 9, 2022 at 3:00 am

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There Are Two Types . . .

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. . . of people in this world,

but the bully

manipulating the inmates here

is neither one of them.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

June 8, 2022 at 3:00 am

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