Droppings

I wonder if God is like the internet, except with infinitely more sites, infinitely higher performance, infinitely more complexity, and infinitely greater power – by any measure. 150822.

Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it. R. A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, 1973

Before an enounter he spent a minute “composing himself, cleansing himself, taking a mental shower.” Lee Child, 61 hours

If he can forgive me, how can I not?

There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men. R. A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers, 1959

FITFO: Figure It The F*** Out

The folks that made this country great didn’t turn to the government for help. They did it on their own. 151210

Don’t keep score. 170727

If you cannot do it safely, don’t do it! From a Greyhound promo to drivers.

Better the devil you know than the one you don’t. I learned this from Edna

Question to ask about any task: Which will produce the more desirable result – doing it now or doing it later?

Love is experienced when the ego, superego and id have a strong positive reaction to the same thing at the same time.

Life’s a marathon, not a sprint. Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Self Matters: CreatingYour Life from the Inside Out, 2001

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing in on to future gererations. George Bernard Shaw, A Splendid Torch

When she really annoys me, I change her name on my phone to “Do not answer.”

TANSTAAFL – There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. R.A. Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, 1966

Question to ask about any task: Which will produce the more desirable result: doing it now or doing it later?

I wonder if God is like the internet, except God has infinitely more sites, has infinitely higher performance, is infinitely more complex, and has infinitely greater power – by any measure. 150822

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” Vernon Sanders Law

In order to grant voters a full range of choice in federal, state, and local elections, we propose the addition of the alternative “None of the above is acceptable” to all ballots. We further propose that in the event that “none of the above is acceptable” receives a plurality of votes in any election, either the elective office for that term should remain unfilled and unfunded, or there shall be a new election in which none of the losing candidates shall be eligible. Libertarian Platform on elections

It’s hard to believe web developers around the world have us calling their caca “cookies.” When we taught that to our kids 40 years ago it was a deliberate joke. Hmmm . . .

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